August 2016 : New Teen Fiction

New Teen Fiction


    • Ahdieh, Renee
      The Rose And The Dagger
      In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her in an attempt to break Khalid’s curse, save the empire, and reunite with her one true love.

    • Altebrando, Tara
      The Leaving
      “Six kindergarteners were taken. Eleven years later, five come back–with no idea of where they’ve been. No one remembers the sixth victim, Max. Avery, Max’s sister, needs to find her brother–dead or alive–and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story”–

    • Avery, Lara
      The Memory Book
      When a rare genetic disorder steals away her memories and then her health, teenaged Sammie records notes in a journal to her future self, documenting moments great and small.

    • Barnes, Jennifer
      The Long Game : A Fixer Novel
      Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington D.C., can fix just about any problem her classmates–or their power-wielding parents–might have, but when terrorism, assassination, and murder strike, she soon finds herself wrapped up in an intricate plot that may end up hitting closer to home than she could have ever imagined.

    • Blake, Ashley Herring
      Suffer Love
      Hadley St. Clair’s life changed the day she came home to a front door covered in slips of paper, each of them revealing the ugly truth about her father. Now as her family falls apart in the wake of his year-long affair, Hadley wants everyone–her dad most of all–to leave her alone. Then she meets Sam Bennett, a cute new boy who inexplicably “feels like home” to Hadley. Hadley and Sam’s connection is undeniable, but Sam has a secret about his family that could ruin everything.

    • Dawe, Ted
      Into The River
      Wanting more than the Maori customs and rituals provide Te Arepa believes his prayers are answered when he is awarded a scholarship to a boarding school across the country.

    • Fitzgerald, Laura Marx
      The Gallery
      In 1929 New York City, twelve-year-old housemaid Martha O’Doyle suspects that a wealthy recluse may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings on her gallery walls.

    • Freitas, Donna
      Unplugged
      In the App World, Skye is a sixteen-year-old virtual girl without any glamorous downloads or fancy effects. She joined the App World for the promise of a better, virtual life, but she’s looking forward to her seventeenth birthday, when she gets to unplug, see her mother and sister again, and decide which world she belongs in once and for all. Without warning, the border between worlds suddenly closes. Skye is trapped, and her only chance to unplug and see her family again is to find and help Rain Holt, the son of the most powerful leader in App World, who was also left behind when the border closed. But when Skye unplugs, she discovers that the reasons for the border closing are much bigger than anyone in the App World knows, and that she somehow has a part to play–a part that will turn friends into traitors and strangers into followers. And the only person she can trust–in either world–is herself. —

    • Goldhagen, Shari
      100 Days Of Cake
      “Molly suffers from depression, and when she finds out that the exotic fishstore she works at is closing down, her whole life, which is already hanging on a thread, starts to crumble”–

    • Greenidge, Kaitlyn
      We Love You, Charlie Freeman : A Novel
      The Freeman family–Charles, Laurel, and their daughters, teenage Charlotte and nine-year-old Callie–have been invited to the Toneybee Institute in rural Massachusetts to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother. The Freemans were selected for the experiment because they know sign language; they are supposed to teach it to Charlie and welcome him as a member of their family. Isolated in their new, nearly all-white community not just by their race but by their strange living situation, the Freemans come undone. And when Charlotte discovers the truth about the Institute’s history of questionable studies, the secrets of the past begin to invade the present.

    • Lo, Cathy
      How It Ends
      Jessica is a good student who hates school because she is bullied by the “cool” girls and she is startled and grateful when Annie, the new girl in her southern Ontario high school, seeks her out on the first day of tenth grade and defends her from the bullying–it is a friendship that both girls need, but one based on assumptions and misunderstandings that ultimately threaten to drive them apart.


    • Maas, Sarah J
      A Court Of Mist And Fury
      Though Feyre now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, but as she navigates the feared Night Court’s dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it.

    • Russo, Meredith
      If I Was Your Girl
      Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

    • Welch, Jenna Evans
      Love & Gelato
      Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, and she’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? When Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy, she begins to uncover a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. Soon Lina is inspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long.

New Teen Science Fiction


    • Gray, Claudia
      Star Wars, Lost Stars.
      The reign of the Galactic Empire has reached the Outer Rim planet of Jelucan, where aristocratic Thane Kyrell and rural villager Ciena Ree bond over their love of flying. Enrolling at the Imperial Academy together to become fighter pilots for the glorious Empire is nothing less than a dream come true for the both of them. But Thane sours on the dream when he sees firsthand the horrific tactics the Empire uses to maintain its ironclad rule. Bitter and disillusioned, Thane joins the fledgling Rebellion — putting Ciena in an unbearable position to choose between her loyalty to the Empire and her love for the man she’s known since childhood. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these friends turned foes find a way to be together, or will duty tear them — and the galaxy — apart?

    • Yancey, Richard
      The Last Star : The Final Book Of The 5th Wave
      “The enemy is other. The enemy is us. There’y down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these lasy days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves … or saving what makes us human.” – Publisher