From Goodreads: They have everything
their parents’ mega-celebrity can give—but when the Pampered Princesses
of Hollywood High take aim at each other, the last girl standing will
have everything to lose.
London Phillips needs a time-out from her
mother’s rules, and from her crazy clandestine romance with hottie
Justice Banks. To keep her cool, and keep her secrets, she turns to her
parent-approved billionaire fake boyfriend. But unexpected romantic
sparks ignite a firestorm of their own…
Rich Montgomery wants to
start fresh with her true love. But the web of lies she’s created is
pushing her past the edge, spinning her into battles she can’t afford to
Teen TV star Heather Cummings never thought she’d land
in rehab. Resuscitating her career means getting clean. Yet, she never
thought she’d find a counselor who’d redefine what abstinence means…
Ellington is so done losing besties and boyfriends. Good thing she’s
been keeping track of a stash of scandals. Now she’s ready to begin a
media feeding frenzy even Hollywood High’s in-crowd may not survive…
Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston
Publisher: Candlewick Press
From Goodreads: I’m Valkyrie White. I’m fifteen. Your government killed my family.
since Mabby died while picking beans in their garden — with the
pock-a-pock of a helicopter overhead — four-year-old Valley knows what
her job is: hide in the underground den with her brother, Bo, while Da
is working, because Those People will kill them like coyotes. But now,
with Da unexpectedly gone and no home to return to, a teenage Valley
(now Valkyrie) and her big brother must bring their message to the
outside world — a not-so-smart place where little boys wear their names
on their backpacks and young men don’t pat down strangers before
offering a lift.
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
From Goodreads:i When Mallory’s boyfriend,
Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the
best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too. Inspired
by a list of goals her grandmother made in1962, Mallory swears off
technology and returns to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat
with computer avatars). The List:
1. Run for pep club secretary
2. Host a fancy dinner party/soiree
3. Sew a dress for Homecoming
4. Find a steady
5. Do something dangerous
simple proves to be crazy-complicated, and the details of the past
begin to change Mallory’s present. Add in a too-busy grandmother, a
sassy sister, and the cute pep-club president–who just happens to be her
ex’s cousin–and soon Mallory begins to wonder if going vintage is going
Wasteland by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan
From Goodreads: Welcome to the
Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past
the age of nineteen. Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan’s post-apocalyptic
debut is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced to live
under the looming threat of rampant disease and brutal attacks by the
Variants —- hermaphroditic outcasts that live on the outskirts of Prin.
Esther thinks there’s more to life than toiling at harvesting, gleaning,
and excavating, day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to
make it to the next day. But then Caleb, a mysterious stranger, arrives
in town, and Esther begins to question who she can trust. As shady pasts
unravel into the present and new romances develop, Caleb and Esther
realize that they must team together to fight for their lives and for
the freedom of Prin.
Imposter (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
From Goodreads: What if a killer took control of you?
Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another
person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been
somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific
deaths of her classmates six months ago.
But just as things are
getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses
consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a
cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the
As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger
situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that
someone she knows has the ability to slide—and that this “slider” is
using Vee to exact revenge on his or her enemies.
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
Publisher: Harper Collins
From Goodreads: Paul "the Bomb" Baum
tells the truth. No matter what. It was something he learned at Sunday
School. But telling the truth can cause problems, and not minor ones.
And as Paulie discovers, finding the truth can be even more problematic.
Period 8 is supposed to be that one period in high school where the
truth can shine, a safe haven. Only what Paulie and Hannah (his
ex-girlfriend, unfortunately) and his other classmates don't know is
that the ultimate bully, the ultimate liar, is in their midst.
Shadow on the Sun (Black Hole Sun #3) by David Macinnis Gill
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
From Goodreads: Durango has always
relied on Mimi--once his tough-as-nails squad leader, she is now the
bitingly sarcastic artificial intelligence flash-cloned to his brain.
Mimi is the only reason he is alive.
Durango has always looked
out for his devastatingly beautiful and brave second-in-command,
Vienne--now wounded, crushed, missing. Vienne is the only reason he
wants to live.
Durango hasn't always despised his father. But he
does now. Lyme wants Durango to be the Prince of Mars, and he'll stop at
nothing to realize that dream. He'll sacrifice anything and anyone in
the name of domination. Even Mimi. Especially Vienne.
Lyme forgot one thing. You don't want to mess with Durango.