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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.


A court of thorns and roses

Maas, Sarah J., author.

TEEN MAAS

Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a fiery passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse or she will lose Tamlin forever.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


The Bane chronicles

Clare, Cassandra, author.

TEEN CLARE

A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


The woman who rides like a man

Pierce, Tamora.

TEEN PIERCE

On her first tour as a knight errant, Alanna assumes a position of influence with a fierce desert tribe, makes some changes in the role of women in the society, and continues her own emotional development.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


The Duff : designated ugly, fat, friend : a novel

Keplinger, Kody.

TEEN KEPLING

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, a notorious womanizer who disgusts her, in order to distract her from her personal problems, and to her surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common and are able to help each other find more productive ways to deal with their difficulties.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


Empire of night

Armstrong, Kelley, author.

TEEN ARMSTRO

Separated while trying to save the children of their village, twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must draw on all their power and influence to defeat enemies of legend and avert war in the empire.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library.


The Nethergrim

Jobin, Matthew.

J JOBIN

An evil force has been awakened from years of sleep and it's up to 14-year-old Edmund, an aspiring sorcerer, and his friends to stop it.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.


Sticky monsters

Mortensen, John Kenn, 1978-

741.6 MORTENS

In the vein of the great Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are , an irresistible little book of monster drawings, all on office stationery John Kenn Mortensen's pen is full of wonderfully creepy monsters which crawl onto sticky yellow note pads when darkness falls. Here we have collected some of the best monster drawings in a delectable hardback edition.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.


The League of Regrettable Superheroes : half-baked heroes from comic book history!

Morris, Jon, author.

741.5 MORRIS

For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers.aThe League of Regrettable Superheroesaaffectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print-from Atoman to Zippo-complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, the book celebrates characters that haven't seen the light of day in decades, like Natureboy, Dr. Hormone, Thunder Bunny, and more. It's a must-read for comics fans of all ages!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.


How to speak dog : a guide to decoding dog language

Newman, Aline Alexander.

J 636.7088 NEWMAN

A guide about how to understand a dog's body language and behavior illustrates such key concepts as barking, howling, panting, bared teeth, and wagging tail.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.


Fairy quest. [Volume one], Outlaws

Jenkins, Paul, 1965- author.

TEEN JENKINS

In the enchanted forest of Fablewood, all of the stories that have ever been told live together. But under the watchful eye of Mister Grimm and his Think Police, you either learn to keep your story straight, or face the dreaded Mind Eraser. Against all odds, Red Riding Hood and Woof 'The Big Bad Wolf' form an unlikely friendship and risk everything to escape the evil clutches of Mister Grimm.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.


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