May 2016 : New Teen Fiction, Science Fiction, and Mystery

    • Andreani, Michelle
      The Way Back To You
      Cloudy and Kyle, both grieving the death of their close friend Ashlyn, embark on a spontaneous road trip across the Southwest to meet three strangers whose lives were saved by their friend’s organs.

    • Andrews, Jesse
      The Haters
      A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.

    • Calame, Don
      Dan Versus Nature
      “Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she’s sending her “two favorite men” on a survivalist camping trip to “bond.” Determined to trick Hank into showing his true flawed colors on the trip, Dan and his nerdy germaphobe best friend, Charlie, prepare a series of increasingly gross and embarrassing pranks. But the boys hadn’t counted on a hot girl joining their trip or on getting separated from their wilderness guide not to mention the humiliating injuries Dan suffers in the course of terrorizing his stepdad-to-be. With a man-hungry bear on their trail, no supplies, and a lot of unpleasant itching going on, can Dan see his plan through now that his very survival depends on Hank?”–Provided by publisher.

    • Castleman, Virginia
      Sara Lost And Found
      When their mother abandons them and their father ends up in jail again, ten-year-old Sara and her mentally troubled sister are thrust back into the foster care system.

    • Chima, Cinda Williams
      Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the king, Ash, a gifted healer, and Jenna, a girl abandoned at birth, find themselves on the run from the King’s Guard.

    • Fiore, Kelly
      Thicker Than Water
      Arrested for dealing drugs and playing a part in her brother’s death, CeCe reflects on the injury that led to her brother’s drug addiction and her fateful decision to steal and sell his drugs to protect him and save money.

    • Garvin, Jeff
      Symptoms Of Being Human
      “A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students”–

    • Gephart, Donna
      Lily And Dunkin
      “Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he’s called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change”–

    • Gout, Leopoldo
      Genius : The Game
      “Three underprivileged young prodigies from across the world with incredible skills in technology and engineering team up to become the heroes the world never knew they could be.”–

    • Karalius, Kimberly
      Love Charms And Other Catastrophes
      “Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura, her friends, and her new boyfriend (given to her by Love itself), must find and stop a rogue charm maker from taking over Grimbaud”–

    • Keating, Lucy
      Experiencing dreams about her soulmate all of her life, Alice meets the real boy, Max, when she moves to a new school and finds that their real relationship is more complicated than their dream one.

    • Lake, Nick
      Whisper To Me
      Told through letter-writing flashbacks, Cassie is a New Jersey shore teen who over the course of one summer experiences the exhilarating highs of new love, the frightening free-falls of personal demons and family tragedy, and the bumps along the way to forgiveness, acceptance, and self-discovery.

    • Love, Jessica
      In Real Life : A Novel
      How can your life change when you break the rules every now and then? Hannah Cho is about to find out when she impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick Cooper and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

    • Malone, Lee Gjertsen
      The Last Boy At St Ediths
      Seventh-grader Jeremy Miner, the only boy in a school of 475 girls, unleashes a series of pranks in hopes of getting expelled.

    • Myracle, Lauren
      Wishing Day
      Three sisters in the town of Willow Hill participate in a fabled tradition of making three wishes and find out what they really want only after their wishes come true.

    • Nijkamp, Marieke
      This Is Where It Ends
      Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.

    • Parker, S M
      The Girl Who Fell
      “When new boy in school, Alec, sweeps Zephyr off her feet, their passionate romance takes a dangerous and possessive turn when Alec begins manipulating Zephyr”–

    • Riordan, Rick
      The Hidden Oracle
      “After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor”–

    • Shusterman, Neal
      Challenger Deep
      Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. A brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior, he is designated the ship’s artist in residence in order to document the journey with images. Caden pretends to join his school’s track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head; he is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn.

    • Sullivan, Derek E
      Hiding behind his weight, Henry “Biggie” Abbott prefers academics over athletics, until he catches a glimpse into a different future and decides to lose weight, eat healthy, gain his stepfather’s respect, and win over the girl of his dreams.

  • Thomas, Kara
    The Darkest Corners
    When her father dies, Tessa is pulled back to the small Pennsylvania town where her life came apart when her father was sent to prison, her mother went to pieces, and her beloved older sister ran away, and where her testimony and that of her now-estranged friend Callie sent a serial killer to death row–a serial killer who may be getting a new trial as long buried secrets come to light.

    • Vaughan, M M
      When twelve-year-old Parker’s father, on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, is kidnapped, Parker is determined to find him, but his search soon uncovers a sinister project that threatens far more than Parker’s family.

    • Vivian, Siobhan
      The Last Boy And Girl In The World
      If her town is to be evacuated due to flooding, high school senior and class clown Keeley wants to cheer up her friends and pursue her big crush.

    • Whaley, John Corey
      Highly Illogical Behavior
      Agoraphobic sixteen-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that–and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.