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In the hand of the goddess

Pierce, Tamora.

TEEN PIERCE

Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer with whom she knows she will one day have to deal.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library


Amazing feats



J 031.02 AMAZING

Read about the most astounding achievements. Meet the brave volcano chaser, the professional camel jumpers, and the man who skydived from the edge of space to Earth!

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library


Sea of shadows

Armstrong, Kelley, author.

TEEN ARMSTRO

Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead. But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong; it seems that the mythical shadow stalkers are not only real; they have been unleashed in the forest, massacring all who enter. Moria and Asyhn are separated, and strike out to solve the mystery of the shadow stalkers.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library


I am Pusheen the cat

Belton, Claire, author.

FIC BELTON

Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print in her first comic collection! Learn what makes her purr and find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library


The Amulet of Samarkand

Stroud, Jonathan.

TEEN STROUD

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library


Dragonsong

McCaffrey, Anne.

J MCCAFFR

Dragonsong, the first volume in the Harper Hall Trilogy, is the enchanting tale of how Menolly of Half Circle Hold became Pern's first female Harper, and rediscovered the legendary fire lizards who helped to save her world.

Suggested by Marissa @ Granite Falls Library


Beauty queens

Bray, Libba.

TEEN BRAY

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Magonia

Headley, Maria Dahvana, 1977- author.

TEEN HEADLEY

Aza Ray Boyle's life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she's swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


The girl with all the gifts

Carey, M. R., 1959- author.

FIC CAREY

Not every gift is a blessing. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, The girl with all the gifts is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel

Asher, Jay, 1975-

TEEN ASHER

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Love letters to the dead : a novel

Dellaira, Ava.

TEEN DELLAIR

When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister's mysterious death, her mother's departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


The Alex crow

Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-

TEEN SMITH

The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


The secrets we keep

Leaver, Trisha, author.

TEEN LEAVER

When her identical twin sister Maddy is killed in a car accident, seventeen-year-old Ella assumes Maddy's life, only to discover that it was filled with dark secrets.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Annihilation

VanderMeer, Jeff.

FIC VANDERM

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Infinite sky

Flood, C. J.

TEEN FLOOD

After her mother leaves and her brother and father grow increasingly distant, thirteen-year-old Iris finds solace and friendship in Trick, a fourteen-year-old gypsy boy.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


The Scar Boys : a novel

Vlahos, Len.

TEEN VLAHOS

Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


The vigilante poets of Selwyn Academy

Hattemer, Kate.

TEEN HATTEME

When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


An uncertain choice

Hedlund, Jody, author.

TEEN HEDLUND

Due to her parents' promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, shortly before her birthday, a friend of her father's enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents' will left a second choice -- if Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her eighteenth year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow. Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the knights' arrival results in a series of attacks within her land, she begins to wonder if the convent is the best place after all. If only one of the knights -- the one who appears the most guilty -- had not already captured her heart.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


The summer prince

Johnson, Alaya Dawn, 1982-

TEEN JOHNSON

In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Trè‚s' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


Shutter

Alameda, Courtney, author.

TEEN ALAMEDA

When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before... or die trying.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


Walking wounded

Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.

TEEN LYNCH

Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends at home and in Vietnam, but now Rudi has been killed in action, and the remaining three are the only ones who know the truth about their friend's death--and the knowledge threatens to tear them apart.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


Seven second delay

Easton, Tom (Children's fiction writer), author.

TEEN EASTON

In a future where few places are still habitable and people share their entire lives on the Web, Mila illegally enters the Isles, is captured and has a telephone implanted in her brain, and escapes--but government agents are after her and her greatest asset is a seven second delay from the time she acts until they receive the signal.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


The witch hunter

Boecker, Virginia, author.

TEEN BOECKER

Set in an alternative 16th-century England, Elizabeth Grey is the only girl in the king's elite group of witch hunters. When she's framed for being a witch herself, Elizabeth finds freedom at the hands of the world's most wanted wizard and her loyalties are tested.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


Promposal

Helms, Rhonda.

TEEN HELMS

Camilla hopes her secret crush, Benjamin, might ask her to prom but feels pressured into accepting the invitation of a casual acquaintance, and Joshua has worked up the courage to ask his best friend, Ethan, to be his date when Ethan asks his help in crafting the perfect "promposal" for another boy. Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


Cleopatra in space. Book one, Target practice

Maihack, Mike.

J MAIHACK

When a young Cleopatra finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


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