New Books 11/25/2009

White-Out by Walter Sorrels (Hunted series)–mystery thriller that takes place during a blizzard

Why I Fight by J. Adams Oaks–At the age of 12, Wyatt begins traveling the country with his uncle and earning money by fighting.  After six years away, Wyatt finally confronts his parents

Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser–The day after an anonymous blogger writes that he wishes Lucy were dead, Lucy vanishes from school–a thriller in the vein of I Know What you Did Last Summer.

Access Denied by Denise Vega–Eighth grade isn’t as easy as what computer whiz, Erin, had hoped.

On Viney’s Mountain by Joan Donaldson–“Reminiscent of  a Jane Austen novel, this sparkling historical romance, set in late 19th-century Appalachia, features a confirmed spinster transformed by the power of love.”–Jacket flap

The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner–During the French Revolution, Yann uses his magical skills to help refugees escape.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima–A war between the clans and the wizard; fantasy

Splendor by Anna Godbersen (A Luxe novel)–In 1900 New York City, fashionable debutante Diana Holland and married soldier Henry Schoonmaker flaunt the rules of society to be with one another.

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr–As the tragedy of a missing girl enfolds in her small town, fifteen-year-old Samara, who feels emotionally abandoned by her parents, begins to question her faith.

Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz–Eighteen-year-old Zach does not remember how he came to be in a treatment center for alcoholics, but through therapy and caring friends, his amnesia fades and he learns to face his past while working toward a better future.

Who You Wit’? by Paula Chase–When Mina Mooney betrays the clique’s year-long virginity pact, she fears that her best friend Lizzie will never forgive her, while Kelly is only too happy to take things slowly with Greg, and Jacinta has a pregnancy scare.

That’s What’s Up! by Paula Chase–Spring break means all sorts of trouble for Mina Mooney and her friends, including Mina’s enemy calling a truce that is merely a disguise for what she really has in store for Mina, and Lizzie developing an interest in boys.

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough–Born into a family of witches, seventeen-year-old Tamsin is raised believing that she alone lacks a magical “Talent,” but when her beautiful and powerful sister is taken by an age-old rival of the family in an attempt to change the balance of power, Tamsin discovers her true destiny.

The Dying Breath by Alane Ferguson–When her ex-boyfriend starts stalking her, seventeen-year-old Cameryn must use her knowledge of forensic sciences to protect herself.

Gateway by Sharon Shinn–While passing through the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, a Chinese American teenager is transported to a parallel world where she is given a dangerous assignment.

Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle–In 1838, Penelope Leland goes to Ireland to study magic and prove to herself that she is as good a witch as her twin sister Persy, but when Niall Keating begins to pay her court, she cannot help being distracted.

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink–In late nineteenth-century New York state, wealthy sixteen-year-old twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe find that they are on opposite sides of an ancient prophecy that has destroyed their parents and seeks to do even more harm.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by Marilyn Kaye–Emily’s classmates lack faith in her ability to see the future and when her premonitions become more clear and certain, she has trouble convincing them to heed her warnings about a dangerous event that will soon take place.

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