Publisher: Tu Books
From Goodreads: Once a GEN (genetically
engineered nonhuman) girl terrified of her first Assignment, Kayla is
now a member of the Kinship, a secret organization of GENs, lowborns,
and trueborns. Kayla travels on Kinship business, collecting information
to further the cause of GEN freedom.
Despite Kayla’s relative
freedom, she is still a slave to the trueborn ruling class. She rarely
sees trueborn Devak, and any relationship between them is still strictly
Kayla longs to be truly free, but other priorities
have gotten in the way. A paradoxically deadly new virus has swept
through GEN sectors—a disease only GENs catch. And GEN warrens and
warehouses are being bombed, with only a scrawled clue: F.H.E. Freedom,
With the virus and the bombings decimating
the GEN community, freedom and love are put on the back burner as Kayla
and her friends find a way to stop the killing . . . before it’s too
Pretty Ugly (Bluford #18) Karyn Langhorne Folan
Publisher: Townsend Press
From Goodreads: A freshman at Bluford
High, Jamee never expected Vanessa Pierce and her friends to go this
far. The trouble starts at cheerleading practice when Vanessa begins
teasing Angel McCallister, a shy new girl at school. When the insults
turn nasty, Jamee tries to stop them. She wins Angel's friendship but
makes many enemies. Now Jamee is a target, and someone is texting lies
and pictures of her all over school. Unwilling to tell her family or
snitch on her fellow cheerleaders, Jamee is cornered. Will her next move
solve her problems---or make them worse?
That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard
From Goodreads: Lexi Ryan just ran away to join the circus, but not on purpose.
music-obsessed, slightly snarky New York City girl, Lexi is on her own.
After making a huge mistake--and facing a terrible tragedy--Lexi has no
choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that
Lexi's mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.
Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn't there . . .
but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze
artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising
chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus's fortune
teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.
But then Lexi's ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it's Lexi's own future that's thrown into question.
Money Run (Ashley Arthur #1) Jack Heath
Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia
From Goodreads: Take two child geniuses
(thieves in their spare time), one obsessed assassin, and the richest
man in the world to create a compelling, completely unpredictable young
adult thriller. Fifteen-year-olds Ashley and Benjamin have concocted a
daring master plan: to steal billionaire Hammond Buckland's most
precious belonging, hidden in the depths of his conspicuous corporate
building. But Hammond Buckland has a most elaborate plan of his own -
and none of them have counted on Peachey, the hit man with a
determination to finish the job - at any cost!
A Corner of White (The Colors of Madeleine #1) Jaclyn Moriarty
Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia
From Goodreads: Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop.
Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where
seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn
of attacks from dangerous Colours.
They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.
A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
From Goodreads: When teenage movie star
Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email
about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and
unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun,
except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out
that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film,
and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But
can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an
ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's
spotlight at all costs?
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
From Goodreads: In 1918, the world seems
on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks
to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young
men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear
and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate
mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she
herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment,
however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and
death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit
form. But what does he want from her?
Fearless (Reckless #2) by Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Chicken House
From Goodreads: After saving his
brother, Jacob Reckless faces death from the fairy's curse burnt into
his heart. In search of a cure, he returns to the Mirrorworld where he
is reunited with Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting girl. He has one more
chance: a golden crossbow with the power to save and destroy life,
buried in a dead king's tomb, beneath an invisible palace. Jacob must
cross continents,face monsters and men, including a dangerous rival, and
learn what it means to stay alive.
The collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen
From Goodreads: He makes good girls...bad.
Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer
charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul
collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those
round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the
good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't
want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has
given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.
doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This
assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket
out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come
to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a
collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.
Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey
Publisher: Harper Collins
From Goodreads: How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?
she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended.
Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic
princess of The New America—and the blushing bride of her father's top
adviser—Eve's whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going
is Caleb's memory, and the revolution he started.
Now, Eve is
taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover
subversive in the King's court, she plots to take down The New America,
beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring
about a new, free world when she's called upon to perform the ultimate
act of rebellion—killing her father?
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
Publisher: Walker Childrens
From Goodreads: There is no cure for being stung.
doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she
discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and
broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is
the tattoo on her right hand—a black oval with five marks on either
side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover
at any cost. She’s right.
Those bearing the tattoo have turned
into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying
upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a
fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and
killing all who bear the mark.
Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall.
Sacrifices (Shadow Grail #3) by Rosemary Edghill and Mercedes Lackey
From Goodreads: The students of
Oakhurst Academy believe they have triumphed over the Shadow Knights.
But Spirit, Burke, Muirin, Loch, and Addie know better. Under the guise
of a company called Breakthrough Adventure Systems, the Shadow Knights
have actually taken over the campus. The new regime is brutal, designed
to turn the students into soldiers wielding both weapons and magic.
Anyone who protests disappears.
Desperate, the group decides
that Muirin should go undercover to spy on Breakthrough. But Muirin’s
act is a little too good, and Spirit begins to fear that her friend’s
loyalties might have truly changed. Surrounded by enemies and friends
who suddenly seem like strangers, Spirit has decide who can—and
Light (Gone #6) by Michael Grant
Publisher: Katherine Teagen Books
From Goodreads: In the time since
every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from the town of
Perdido Beach, California, countless battles have been fought: battles
against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against
evil. And now, the gaiaphage has been reborn as Diana's malicious mutant
daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to
conquer her Nemesis, Little Pete, and then bend the entire world to her
warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are
revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save
themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of
Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?
Vengenace Bound by Justina Ireland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
From Goodreads: Cory Graff is not alone
in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child,
Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always,
waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum
where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies
quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down
targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.
perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy
named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about
him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy.
But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust,
or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a
battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put
everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to
The Rising (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Harper Collins
From Goodreads: Things are getting
desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds
and now a rival Cabal as well, they're quickly running out of places to
hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash,
it's not like they can just go to the authorities for help.
they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give
them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable, and why their
supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.
Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or
not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever
hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can't keep running forever.
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
From Goodreads: Lucy just had the worst
week ever. Seriously, mega bad. And suddenly, it's all too much—she
wants out. Out of her house, out of her head, out of her life. She wants
to be a whole new Lucy. So she does something the old Lucy would never
And now her life will never be the same. Now, how will
she be able to have a boyfriend? What will she tell her friends? How
will she face her family?
Now her life is completely different...every moment is a gift. Because now she might not have many moments left.
Unbreakable (Unraveling #2) by Elizabeth Norris
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
From Goodreads: Four months after Ben
disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes
she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is
finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent
Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running
a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on
different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been
imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within
And when Janelle learns that someone she cares
about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she
knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now
Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to
locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to
reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add
up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may
not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth
before everyone she cares about is killed?
White Lines by Jennifer Banash
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
From Goodreads: A gritty, atmospheric coming of age tale set in 1980s New York City.
Cat is living every teenager’s dream: she has her own apartment on the
Lower East Side and at night she’s club kid royalty, guarding the velvet
rope at some of the hottest clubs in the city. The night with its
crazy, frenetic, high-inducing energy—the pulsing beat of the music, the
radiant, joyful people and those seductive white lines that can ease
all pain—is when Cat truly lives. But her daytime, when real life
occurs, is more nightmare than dream. Having spent years suffering her
mother’s emotional and physical abuse, and abandoned by her father, Cat
is terrified and alone—unable to connect to anyone or anything. But when
someone comes along who makes her want to truly live, she’ll need to
summon the courage to confront her demons and take control of a life
already spinning dangerously out of control.
Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1) by Lili St. Crow
From Goodreads: When Camille was six
years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino,
godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New
Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after
his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own
Now Cami is turning sixteen. She’s no longer mute,
though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and
though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to
Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami
is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really
Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in
trauma. And it’s not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals
scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her
birth…to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening