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Star Wars, the new republic. Volume 1

Zahn, Timothy.

TEEN ZAHN

After the events of Return of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine is dead - but can his faithful Hand, Mara Jade, complete her final mission of revenge? Replica droid assassin Guri has also lost her master.but as she struggles for humanity, her android brain makes her a target!

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


An ember in the ashes : a novel

Tahir, Sabaa, author.

TEEN TAHIR

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


Anything could happen

Walton, Will, author.

TEEN WALTON

A phenomenal debut about a gay Southern boy in love with his straight best friend.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


Geek magnet : a novel in five acts

Scott, Kieran, 1974-

TEEN SCOTT

Seventeen-year-old KJ Miller is determined to lose the label of "geek magnet" and get the guy of her dreams, all while stage managing the high school musical, with the help of the most popular girl in school.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


The shadow prince

Despain, Bree, 1979-

TEEN DESPAIN

In this modern retelling of the Persephone myth, Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, is sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


Scarlet

Meyer, Marissa.

TEEN MEYER

Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


An illustrated book of bad arguments

Almossawi, Ali, author.

168 ALMOSSA

Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments ! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments--which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


The complete Persepolis

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-

TEEN 955.054 SATRAPI

Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


The diviners

Bray, Libba.

TEEN BRAY

Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


The glass arrow

Simmons, Kristen, author.

TEEN SIMMONS

Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she's raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom ... if she can truly trust him.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


The game of Love and Death

Brockenbrough, Martha, author.

TEEN BROCKEN

Seattle, 1937: two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death. They must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


Feed

Anderson, M. T.

TEEN ANDERSO

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


Challenger deep

Shusterman, Neal, author.

TEEN SHUSTER

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

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


Mosquitoland

Arnold, David, 1981- author.

TEEN ARNOLD

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


Audacity

Crowder, Melanie.

TEEN CROWDER

A historical fiction novel in verse detailing the life of Clara Lemlich and her struggle for women's labor rights in the early 20th century in New York.

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


The Isle of the Lost

De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-

J DE LA C

Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that's been left to rot and forgotten by the world. But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon's eye: the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it...who will it be?

Suggested by Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo 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 Melleny, Teen Librarian @ the Mukilteo Library.


A list of things that didn't kill me : a memoir

Schmidt, Jason, 1972- author.

TEEN 362.1969 SCHMIDT

Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


Another day

Levithan, David.

TEEN LEVITHA

Rhiannon is disappointed that her neglectful boyfriend Justin doesn't remember the one perfect day they shared, until a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person... wasn't Justin at all.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


More happy than not

Silvera, Adam, 1990- author.

TEEN SILVERA

After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


The Marvels

Selznick, Brian, author, illustrator.


In 1766, a boy, Billy Marvel, is shipwrecked, rescued, and goes on to found a brilliant family of actors that flourishes in London until 1900--and nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis, runs away from home, seeking refuge with his uncle in London, and is captivated by the Marvel house, with its portraits and ghostly presences.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


Last man. 1, The stranger

Balak, author, illustrator.

TEEN BALAK

People are puzzled when Richard Aldana, a mysterious stranger who smokes cigarettes and wears a leather jacket, arrives in a medieval town where everyone else is casting spells and weaving tapestries, but when he enrolls in the games he quickly becomes a top contender using only his martial arts prowess.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


Princess Ugg. [1]

Naifeh, Ted, author, artist.

TEEN NAIFEH

Princess Ülga isn't your standard princess, but her royal lineage goes back for generations. At her mother's bequest, [she] travels to the city-state of Atraesca, where the prestigious Princess Academy lies, so that she can learn about things like diplomacy-- hopefully for the benefit of her rough and tumble people. But Ülga will learn that she's more behind in her studies than she realized-- and that when you're a princess, you're bound to have a few enemies.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


5 to 1 : a novel

Bodger, Holly, author.

TEEN BODGER

In a dystopian future where gender selection has led to boys outnumbering girls 5 to 1 marriage is arranged based on a series of tests. It's Sudasa's turn to pick a husband through this 'fair' method, but she's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


The improbable theory of Ana & Zak

Katcher, Brian, author.

TEEN KATCHER

Ana is an honor student obsessed with being successful at everything academic, Clayton is her thirteen-year-old genius brother, the youngest student in their high school and Zak is gamer who is forced to join the quiz team by his teacher--but when Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention in Seattle while they are all there for a quiz bowl tournament, Ana is forced to rely on the unreliable Zak to find him.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


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