New Teen Reads

    The Me I Meant to Be
    The Me I Meant to Be
    By Jordan, Sophie
    2019-01 - Houghton Mifflin
    9781328977069 Check Our Catalog

     

    Girl Code: Never date a friend's ex.

    Willa Evans has no intention of breaking the code. So what if she's always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach? As her best friend's boyfriend, he was always off-limits and it needs to stay that way, even though they just broke up. Even though every time she turns around he's there, tempting her...

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    The Wicked King
    The Wicked King
    By Black, Holly
    2019-01 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    9780316310352 Check Our Catalog

     

    The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

    You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

    The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

    After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger
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    We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults
    We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults
    By Kuklin, Susan
    Illustrator Kuklin, Susan
    2019-01 - Candlewick Press (MA)
    9780763678845 Check Our Catalog

     

    The Stonewall Honor-winning author of Beyond Magenta shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America.

    "Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they'll think about me. I'm a real person."

    Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their …More
     

    We Are Displaced
    We Are Displaced
    By Yousafzai, Malala
    2019-01 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    9780316523646 Check Our Catalog

     

    After her father was murdered, Mar a escaped in the middle of the night with her mother.

    Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy.

    Ajida escaped horrific violence, but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe in their new makeshift home.

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    Two Can Keep a Secret
    Two Can Keep a Secret
    By McManus, Karen M.
    2019-01 - Delacorte Press
    9781524714727 Check Our Catalog

     

    "A must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

    Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with …More
     

    Slayer
    Slayer
    By White, Kiersten
    2019-01 - Simon Pulse
    9781534404953 Check Our Catalog

     

    From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she's just beginning to understand.

    Into every generation a Slayer is born...

    Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from …More
     

    A Sky for Us Alone
    A Sky for Us Alone
    By Russell, Kristin
    2019-01 - Katherine Tegen Books
    9780062697028 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    "A stirring, powerful, and heart-wrenching story of coming of age, falling in love, and trying to lead a life of dignity." --Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of The Serpent King

    In Strickland County--a forgotten stretch of land in Southern Appalachia--there isn't a lot of anything to go around. But when eighteen-year-old Harlowe Compton's …More
     

    Inventing Victoria
    Inventing Victoria
    By Bolden, Tonya
    2019-01 - Bloomsbury YA
    9781681198071 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    In a searing historical novel, Tonya Bolden illuminates post-Reconstruction America in an intimate portrait of a determined young woman who dares to seize the opportunity of a lifetime.

    As a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, Essie's dreams are very much at odds with her reality. Ashamed of her beginnings, but unwilling to accept the path currently available to her, Essie is …More
     

    The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
    The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
    By Philippe, Ben
    2019-01 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
    9780062824110 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    A hilarious contemporary realistic YA debut novel about a rather cynical Black French Canadian teen who moves to Austin, Texas, and experiences the clich's and joys of the American high school experience--including falling in love. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and When Dimple Met Rishi.

    Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own …More
     

    Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
    Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
    By Zoboi, Ibi
    Author Baptiste, Tracey
    Author Booth, Coe
    2019-01 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
    9780062698728 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today--Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.

    Black is...sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Ren e …More
     

    Our Year of Maybe
    Our Year of Maybe
    By Solomon, Rachel Lynn
    2019-01 - Simon Pulse
    9781481497763 Check Our Catalog

     

    From the author of You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone comes a stunning contemporary novel that examines the complicated aftermath of a kidney transplant between best friends.

    Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who's been on the kidney transplant list as long as she's known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best …More
     

    The Gilded Wolves
    The Gilded Wolves
    By Chokshi, Roshani
    2019-01 - Wednesday Books
    9781250144546 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change--one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires...

    No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

    It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life …More
     

    Famous in a Small Town
    Famous in a Small Town
    By Mills, Emma
    2019-01 - Henry Holt & Company
    9781250179630 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends--loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for--she can weather any storm. But when Sophie's beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it's her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town's …More
     

    Echo North
    Echo North
    By Meyer, Joanna Ruth
    2019-01 - Page Street Kids
    9781624147159 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    "Epic and engrossing. Magic pulsates through every page. . .Readers will ache when it's over and want to start all over again. A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales." --Kirkus, starred review

    ..".a compelling, satisfying romantic adventure with metafictional undertones." ? Publishers Weekly, starred review


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    Shade, the Changing Woman
    Shade, the Changing Woman
    By Castellucci, Cecil
    Illustrator Zarcone, Marley
    2019-01 - DC Comics
    9781401285708 Check Our Catalog

     

    Brand-new from DC's Young Animal comes another wild and psychedelic ride in Shade, the Changing Woman--the latest chapter in the radical reimagining of one of comics' craziest characters: Shade, the Changing Man.

    Shade has shed her alien identity. She's stepped out of her original Earth body and into another one. Now, free of the burdens of any past life, and finally on her own, …More
     

    Fence Vol. 2
    Fence Vol. 2
    By Pacat, C. S.
    With La Fuente, Joana
    Illustrator The Mad, Johanna
    2019-01 - Boom Box
    9781684152971 Check Our Catalog

     

    Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, alongside sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his golden-boy half-brother.

    Tryouts are well underway at King's Row for a spot on the prodigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas isn't sure he's going to make the grade …More
     

    Cellies Vol. 1
    Cellies Vol. 1
    By Flood, Joe
    Author Stuart II, Davis
    2019-01 - Lion Forge
    9781941302941 Check Our Catalog

     

    Ever had to wake up and go to a dead-end job? The clerks of America's fourth most-trusted cellular carrier feel your pain. This Jog Mobile location just outside of Pittsburgh employs the lovable underachiever Devin, under-employed MBA Elena, privileged heiress Parker, sarcastic high schooler Rey, former journalist Jerry, and their oblivious dude-bro manager, Christian. (Before you ask: No, they …More
     

    The Vanishing Stair
    The Vanishing Stair
    By Johnson, Maureen
    2019-01 - Katherine Tegen Books
    9780062338082 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's second novel in the Truly Devious series, there are more twists and turns than Stevie Bell can imagine. No answer is given freely, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.

    The Truly Devious case--an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936--has consumed Stevie …More
     

    Unnatural Disasters
    Unnatural Disasters
    By Hirsch, Jeff
    2019-01 - Clarion Books
    9780544999169 Check Our Catalog

     

    From the author of "The Eleventh Plague" comes an edgy, voice-driven novel set in a not-so-distant-future world about teens trying to survive when attacks by an unknown terrorist organization throw the entire planet into chaos. …More
     

    Someday We Will Fly
    Someday We Will Fly
    By DeWoskin, Rachel
    2019-01 - Viking Books for Young Readers
    9780670014965 Check Our Catalog

     

    From the author of Blind, a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story set during World War II in Shanghai, one of the only places Jews without visas could find refuge.

    Warsaw, Poland. The year is 1940 and Lillia is fifteen when her mother, Alenka, disappears and her father flees with Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews …More
     

    Ship of Smoke and Steel
    Ship of Smoke and Steel
    By Wexler, Django
    2019-01 - Tor Teen
    9780765397249 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    Ship of Smoke and Steel is the launch of Django Wexler's cinematic, action-packed epic fantasy Wells of Sorcery trilogy.

    In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living …More
     

    Only a Breath Apart
    Only a Breath Apart
    By McGarry, Katie
    2019-01 - Tor Teen
    9781250193858 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    Bestselling author Katie McGarry's trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart.

    They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.

    The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother's will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval …More
     

    Imprison the Sky
    Imprison the Sky
    By Gaughen, A. C.
    2019-01 - Bloomsbury YA
    9781681191140 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    " A] fantasy romance in the vein of books by Sabaa Tahir, Renee Ahdieh." - School Library Journal on Reign the Earth

    The sweeping Elementae series continues with a heroine so powerful she can command the sky . . .

    Stolen from her family as a child, Aspasia has clawed her way up the ranks of Cyrus's black market empire to captain her own trading …More
     

    The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me
    The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me
    By Hinebaugh, Olivia
    2019-01 - Swoon Reads
    9781250192653 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    A teen who's never even been kissed becomes her school's unofficial sex expert in Olivia Hinebaugh's fun, voice-y contemporary YA romance debut.



    Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke feels like the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. For starters, she's never even kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. Up until now,
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    The Truth about Leaving
    The Truth about Leaving
    By Blitt, Natalie
    2019-01 - Amberjack Publishing
    9781948705097 Check Our Catalog

     

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    Parkland Speaks: Voices Beyond the Headline
    Parkland Speaks: Voices Beyond the Headline
    By Stoneman Douglas Students
    2019-01 - Crown Books for Young Readers
    9781984849991 Check Our Catalog

     

    Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope.

    The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of …More
     

    Modern Fantasy
    Modern Fantasy
    By Roberts, Rafer
    Illustrator Gudsnuk, Kristen
    2019-01 - Dark Horse Books
    9781506707518 Check Our Catalog

     

    In the city of God's Helm, built ages ago under the shadow of the crystalline Sky Castle, Humans and Orcs have terrible Tinder hookups, Beholders and Gelatinous Cubes run Fortune 500 companies, and New Wave Dwarves wait tables at trendy Hobgoblin bistros.

    A young Ranger woman who came to the city with dreams of adventure, her drug dealing reptilian wizard roommate, and her boisterous …More
     

    The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
    The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
    By Khan, Sabina
    2019-01 - Scholastic Press
    9781338227017 Check Our Catalog

     

    Unable to come out to her conservative Muslim parents, Rukhsana Ali keeps that part of her identity hidden. And that means keeping her girlfriend, Ariana, a secret from them too. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life at home and a fresh start at Caltech in the fall. But when Rukhsana's mom catches her and Ariana together, her future begins to collapse around …More
     

    The Wild Lands
    The Wild Lands
    By Greci, Paul
    2019-01 - Imprint
    9781250183583 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    In Paul Greci's The Wild Lands, Travis and his sister are trapped in a daily race to survive--and there is no second place.

    Natural disasters and a breakdown of civilization have cut off Alaska from the world and destroyed its landscape. Now, as food runs out and the few who remain turn on each other, Travis and his younger sister, Jess, must cross hundreds of miles in …More
     

    King of Scars
    King of Scars
    By Bardugo, Leigh
    2019-01 - Imprint
    9781250142283 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    Face your demons...or feed them.

    Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country's bloody civil war--and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka's coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

    Yet with …More
     

    Goodbye, Perfect
    Goodbye, Perfect
    By Barnard, Sara
    2019-01 - Simon Pulse
    9781534402447 Check Our Catalog

     

    Friendship bonds are tested and the very nature of loyalty is questioned in this lyrical novel about a teen whose best friend runs away with her teacher after suffering the effects of too much academic pressure. Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Jennifer Niven.

    Eden McKinley knows she can't count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best …More
     

    The Dead Queens Club
    The Dead Queens Club
    By Capin, Hannah
    2019-01 - Inkyard Press
    9781335542236 Check Our Catalog

     

    If your school's homecoming king had a little too much in common with Henry VIII, would you survive with your head still attached?You'd think being the new girl in a tiny town would equal one very boring senior year. But if you're me--Annie Marck, alias Cleves--and you accidentally transform into teenage royalty by entering Lancaster High on the arm of the king himself? Life …More
     

    Come Find Me
    Come Find Me
    By Miranda, Megan
    2019-01 - Crown Books for Young Readers
    9780525578291 Check Our Catalog

     

    From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a captivating thriller about two teens who connect when each discovers a mysterious radio frequency, which suggests their family tragedies are mysteriously connected.

    After surviving an infamous family tragedy, …More
     

    Bloom
    Bloom
    By Panetta, Kevin
    Illustrator Ganucheau, Savanna
    2019-01 - First Second
    9781250196910 Check Our Catalog

     

     

    Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band--if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves …More
     

    The Unbroken Hearts Club
    The Unbroken Hearts Club
    By Carter, Brooke
    2019-01 - Orca Book Publishers
    9781459820616 Check Our Catalog

     

    Ever since her mom died of Huntington's disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan is . . . something else. So much so that she doesn't even see that her best friend, Cole, is head over heels in love with her.

    To make matters worse, Logan's dad is now hosting a bereavement group in their basement. That was Logan's place to escape; …More
     

    Nuclear Winter Vol. 2
    Nuclear Winter Vol. 2
    By Breault, Caroline
    2019-01 - Boom Box
    9781684153039 Check Our Catalog

     

    Nothing's rougher than a Canadian winter . . . except maybe one that never ends

    As winter fallout reaches its peak, Flavie is once again forced to leave her comfortable life to help her friend Marco. Braving the cold, she's pulled into a quest for cough syrup that will take her and her snowmobile all the way out to the dreaded, out-of-bounds Mount-Royal Park, where a group of teens on …More
     

    Belle: Beast Hunter
    Belle: Beast Hunter
    By Franchini, Dave
    2019-01 - Zenescope
    9781942275787 Check Our Catalog

     

    The Grimm Universe is filled with heroes far and wide dealing with all kinds of threats, from vampires and werewolves to corrupt government organizations and ancient orders battling for control of the realms of power. But what lies in the deepest corners of our world could give the evilest creature nightmares. A threat since the beginning of time is rising, and only one person will be there to …More
     

    Thicker Than Water
    Thicker Than Water
    By Deen, Natasha
    2019-01 - Orca Book Publishers
    9781459821989 Check Our Catalog

     

    Zack Bernard has a thing for crime shows, especially the forensic-investigation kind. So when his friend Ella goes missing, Zack can't help piecing together what he thinks is concrete evidence that could lead to her whereabouts. The problem is, it's all pointing toward his dad. He knows his dad is lying about not having seen Ella because Zack saw them together at the mall the day she disappeared. …More
     

    Cub
    Cub
    By Coccia, Paul
    2019-01 - Orca Book Publishers
    9781459820821 Check Our Catalog

     

    In the gay community, a young, husky man is known as a "cub" Seventeen-year-old Theo fits the definition perfectly, but he is very self-conscious about his body. So when his best friend signs him up for a cooking competition at Heat, the city's newest trendy restaurant, Theo is nervous. He's confident in his baking ability, and dreams of opening his own bakery one day, but he's not a chef, and he …More
     

    The Bodyguard
    The Bodyguard
    By Rodman, Sean
    2019-01 - Orca Book Publishers
    9781459822016 Check Our Catalog

     

    Ryan Hale, aka Replay, is the most successful running  back in his high school's history. With university scouts making him offers he can't refuse, his future seems set. The problem is, Ryan would much rather go to film school. But his dad doesn't want to hear it. His teammates sure don't. He can't afford the application fees anyway. But then a solution appears when Markus, a strange …More

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