Filming for season two of The Fame Game has begun, and star
Madison Parker is doing something she never thought she'd do: avoiding
the PopTV cameras. She knows Trevor will come groveling and that she'll
go back to the show eventually—but on her terms. Fame can turn a girl
into a pawn, and Madison knows that's not the life she wants.
Fame can turn a girl into a target, too, something her Fame Game
costars are quickly learning. Up-and-coming actress Carmen is trying to
figure out who's feeding gossip about her to the press, and all signs
point to someone from her inner circle. Meanwhile, the tabloids have
dubbed Kate "The Boring One," but if she's so boring, why is she the one
with the boyfriend and a stalker? Help comes from an unexpected place
as Madison gives Kate pointers about how to work the reality-TV system.
But will Kate take the advice too far?
As the girls' careers heat
up, so do their love lives, and they each discover that chasing their
dreams almost always comes at a price. In the exciting conclusion to her
Fame Game series, bestselling author and fashion designer Lauren Conrad
pulls back the curtain on Hollywood to reveal that being glamorous
isn't always pretty.
From Goodreads: On a cool autumn night,
Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school
party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.
year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles
away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there.
She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.
Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories
of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces
of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured
memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will
never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
From Goodreads: Anna Van Housen is
thirteen the first time she breaks her mother out of jail. By sixteen
she’s street smart and savvy, assisting her mother, the renowned medium
Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage show and séances, and easily
navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums and mentalists in
1920’s New York City. Handcuffs and sleight of hand illusions have
never been much of a challenge for Anna. The real trick is keeping her
true gifts secret from her opportunistic mother, who will stop at
nothing to gain her ambition of becoming the most famous medium who ever
lived. But when a strange, serious young man moves into the flat
downstairs, introducing her to a secret society that studies people with
gifts like hers, he threatens to reveal the secrets Anna has fought so
hard to keep, forcing her to face the truth about her past. Could the
stories her mother has told her really be true? Could she really be the
illegitimate daughter of the greatest magician of all?
Boy Nobody (Nobody #1) by Allen Zadoff
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
From Goodreads: Boy Nobody is the
perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much
about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new
name, makes few friends and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for
someone in his new friend's family to die -- of "natural causes."
Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next
When his own parents died of not-so-natural causes at
the age of eleven, Boy Nobody found himself under the control of The
Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as
counter-espionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody,
is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things (like a
real home, his parents back), a boy who wants out. And he just might
want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's next mission.
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
Publisher: Farrer, Straus and Giroux
From Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Canny
Mochrie's vacation takes a turn when she stumbles upon a mysterious and
enchanting valley, occupied almost entirely by children who can perform a
special type of magic that tells things how to be stronger and better
than they already are. As Canny studies the magic more carefully, she
realizes that she not only understands it--she can perform the magic,
too, so well that it feels like it has always been a part of her. With
the help of an alluring seventeen-year-old boy who is held hostage by a
spell that is now more powerful than the people who first placed it,
Canny figures out the secrets of this valley and of her own past.
The Girl Who was Supposed to Die by April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
From Goodreads: “Take her out back and finish her off.”
doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she
knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men
arguing over whether or not to kill her.
And that she must run.
Linked by Imogen Howson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
From Goodreads: Elissa used to have it
all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three
years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and
mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.
promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her
brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth
behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another
Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered,
broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down
to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.
Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at
nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could
expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.
Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
From Goodreads: hen Miki Jones is pulled
from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her
carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a
team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau,
terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no
training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but
maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t
really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines
their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet.
She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying
Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #2) by Bethany Griffin
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
From Goodreads: In Dance of the Red Death,
Araby’s world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces
surround her. She has no one to trust. But she finds herself and
discovers that she will fight for the people she loves, and for her
Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball,
though it could destroy her and everyone she loves…or it could turn her
into a hero.
The Sacrifice (Enemy #4) by Charlie Higson
From Goodreads: The sickness destroyed
everyone over the age of fourteen. All across London diseased adults are
waiting, hungry predators with rotten flesh and ravaged minds.
Sam and his unlikely ally, The Kid, have survived. They’re safe with Ed
and his friends at the Tower of London, but Sam is desperate to find
Their search for Ella means Sam and The Kid must
cross the forbidden zone. And what awaits them there is more terrifying
than any of the horror they’ve suffered so far . . .
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
From Goodreads: Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.
part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding
school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his
classmates out, no matter the cost.
He’s part Drew, the angry
young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a
fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to
endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the
Over the course of one night, while stuck at a
party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles both the pain of his
past and the isolation of his present.
Before the sun rises,
he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild darkness inside his mind
or make peace with the most elemental of truths—that choosing to live
can mean so much more than not dying.
Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance
From Goodreads: Fields’ Rule #1: Don’t fall for the enemy.
Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and
liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the
affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident
during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school
are not exactly lining up to date her, either.
arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her
“nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time.
She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s
But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her
investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from
discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why
can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?
How (NOT) to find a Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine Schrier
From Goodreads: ophomore Nora Fulbright
is the most talented and popular new cheerleader on the Riverbend High
cheer squad. Never mind that she used to be queen of the nerds—a chess
prodigy who answered every question first, aced every test and repelled
friends at every turn—because this year, Nora is determined to fully
transition from social pupa to full blown butterfly, even if it means
dumbing down her entire schedule. But when funny, sweet and very
cute Adam moves to town and steals Nora’s heart with his untra-smarts
and illegally cute dimple, Nora has a problem. How can she prove to him
that she’s not a complete airhead? Nora devises a seemingly simple plan
to barter her way into Adam’s classes that involves her classmates,
friends—and her older brother Phil’s award-winning AP history paper. But
soon, Nora can barely keep track of her trades, and struggles to stay
in control of her image.
In the end, the only thing that can
save Nora is a chess tournament—that she has to compete in wearing her
cheerleading uniform. Can she prove to everyone that she can be both a
butterfly and a nerd?
The Hidden Summer by Gin Phillips
From Goodreads: After a falling out
between their mothers, 13-year-old best friends Nell and Lydia are
forbidden from seeing each other for the whole summer. Nell struggles
with the thought of not only losing her best friend, but also losing the
only person in whom Nell finds refuge from the difficulties she faces
at home. Determined to find a place of their own, Nell and Lydia spend
the summer hiding out in an abandoned golf course where Nell and
Lydia find mysterious symbols scattered throughout the grounds. As
they reveal the secret of the symbols, Nell discovers she isn't the only
one seeking haven and begins to uncover what’s really been hidden all along, finally allowing herself to be truly seen.
The Saturday Boy by David Fleming
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
From Amazon: If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that everybody
has a weakness—something that can totally ruin their day without fail.
For the wolfman it's a silver bullet.
For Superman it's Kryptonite.
For me it was a letter.
With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army.
Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact. I
keep them in his old plastic lunchbox—the one with the cool black car on
it that says Knight Rider underneath. Apart from my comic books,
Dad's letters are the only things I read more than once. I know which
ones to read when I'm down and need a pick-me-up. I know which ones will
make me feel like I can conquer the world. I also know exactly where to
go when I forget Mom's birthday. No matter what, each letter always
says exactly what I need to hear. But what I want to hear the most is that my dad is coming home.
Ship Out of Luck by Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
From Goodreads: In honor of Old Man
Crawley’s eightieth birthday, the Bonano family has been invited to
celebrate with a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean aboard the world’s
largest, grandest ship. But whether on land or at sea, Antsy can’t
manage to stay out of trouble: He quickly finds himself the accomplice
of stowaway and thief Tilde, whose self-made mission it is to smuggle
onto the ship and across the U.S. border illegal immigrants from her
native Mexico. When Antsy steps in to take the fall for Tilde, he
becomes the focus of a major international incident and the poster child
for questionable decisions.