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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


World trigger. 1

Ashihara, Daisuke, 1981- author, illustrator.

TEEN ASHIHAR

Destroy thy Neighbor! A gate to another dimension has burst open, and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Osamu Mikumo may not be the best among the elite warriors who co-opt other-dimensional technology to fight back, but along with his Neighbor friend Yuma, he'll do whatever it takes to defend life on Earth as we know it.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


I am Princess X

Priest, Cherie, author.

TEEN PRIEST

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X? When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon...

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor 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 Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Lumberjanes. 1, Beware the kitten holy

Stevenson, Noelle, author.

J STEVENS

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Sniffer dogs : how dogs (and their noses) save the world

Castaldo, Nancy F. (Nancy Fusco), 1962- author.

J 636.7088 CASTALD

Readers will discover how detection dogs are able to use their noses to find everything from people, both alive and dead, to explosives to . . . whale poop. These working dogs work to please, work to play, and work for love.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Mosquitoland

Arnold, David, 1981- author.

TEEN ARNOLD

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. She learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland, so she 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 Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


We all looked up

Wallach, Tommy, author.

TEEN WALLACH

Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels: The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.

But then we all looked up and everything changed.

They said it would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we'd been, something that would last even after the end.

Two months to really live.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


The dead I know

Gardner, Scot, author.

TEEN GARDNER

Aaron Rowe's new job at a funeral parlor may be his salvation from sleepwalking, dreams he can not explain and memories he can not recover, but if he does not discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Blue gold

Stewart, Elizabeth, author.

TEEN STEWART

Coltan, or "blue gold," is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the "blue gold" trade. All three teens are unexpectedly linked and the result is an intense and powerful story about their struggles to create better lives for themselves in the face of the world's increasing appetite for coltan.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


The selection stories : the prince & the guard

Cass, Kiera.

TEEN CASS

In "The Prince," Maxon reveals there was another girl in his life before America; and in "The Guard," America falls for Aspen Leger, a Six who has risen in the ranks to become a member of the royal guard.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library


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