From Goodreads: Elizabeth
Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and
Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear
in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she
doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s
intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed
Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.
Elizabeth and Fear both sense
that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in
the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as
she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long
enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will
she be able to rely on Fear to save her?
Shallow Pond by Alissa Grosso
From Goodreads: Barbara “Babie” Bunting
is constantly mistaken for her sisters, but she’s determined not to end
up like her family. She doesn’t plan to stick around Shallow Pond after
graduation, and she certainly won’t be ruined by a broken heart. That
is, until fellow orphan Zach Faraday walks into the picture, and Babie
can’t deny their chemistry.
When her oldest sister, Annie, comes
down with a mysterious illness—initially dismissed as “love
sickness”—Babie and Zach start investigating what exactly killed the
girls’ mother and why their late father became so consumed by grief.
What they find changes everything.
Half Lives by Sara Grant
From Goodreads: Present day: Icie is a
typical high school teenager - until disaster strikes and her parents
send her to find shelter inside a mountain near Las Vegas.
future: Beckett lives on The Mountain - a sacred place devoted to the
Great I AM. He must soon become the leader of his people. But Beckett is
forced to break one of the sacred laws, and when the Great I AM does
not strike him down, Beckett finds himself starting to question his
As Beckett investigates The Mountain's history, Icie's
story is revealed - along with the terrifying truth of what lies at the
heart of The Mountain.
Shadow of the Mark (Carrier #2) by Leigh Fallon
From Goodreads: Megan knew she was
destined to be with Adam from the first moment she saw him and now they
are determined to be together. But Megan and Adam are Marked Ones, and a
romance between two Marked Ones is strictly forbidden…and could cause
Only Ever Always by Penni Russon
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
From Goodreads: Claire lives in an
ordinary world where she is broken with grief. The silvery notes of her
music box allow her to escape into the dream-world of Clara. In Clara’s
world, powerful people are pulling the strings. She ﬁnds broken things
to swap at the markets and walks treacherous routes. Claire’s and
Clara’s paths are set to collide but which world is real?
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
Publisher: Delacorte Press
From Goodreads: Romeo and Juliet are
gone. Will love live on? Despite the glooming peace that's settled on
Verona after the recent tragedy, Montagues and Capulets are brawling in
the streets. Faced with more bloody battles, Prince Escalus concludes
that the only way to truly marry the fortunes of these two families is
to literally marry them together. Everyone is skeptical, but none more
so than the pair selected, for the most eligible Montague bachelor is
Benvolio, Romeo's best friend, still anguished by the loss of his
companions, and the chosen Capulet maid is Juliet's older cousin
Rosaline, the girl Romeo first loved and whose refusal of Romeo's
affection paved the way for bloodshed. Contrary to their late cousins,
there's no love lost between Benvolio and Rosaline, yet they forge a
bond to end the renewed feud not only to escape their forced betrothal,
but to save their lives and the city of Verona itself.
Who Needs Magic? (Magic #2) by Kathy McCullough
Publisher: Delacorte Press
From Goodreads: Delaney’s spending the
summer working at Treasures, a secondhand store at the mall, surrounded
by cool vintage boots—and potential clients. But when she finally feels a
connection with Jeni, a girl who needs a life-changing,
happily-ever-after wish . . . Jeni doesn’t want her help. And to make
matters worse, Delaney finds herself competing with another f.g.
Glittery, sparkly Ariella is an uber-f.g., granting wishes with a flick
of her lemon candy stick, while Delaney can’t seem to make anything
happen. Not even a summer romance with her boyfriend, Flynn.
takes more than waving a chopstick to make big wishes come true. But
what good is being an f.g. if you can’t make the boy you like want to be
with you as much as you want to be with him?
Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher: Simon Pulse
From Goodreads: Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.
it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one
day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts
falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.
are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road
trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is
pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is
prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…
In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
From Goodreads: Annie Fleet, master
scuba diver and history buff, knows she can’t fight her nerd status as a
freshman at her Los Angeles private school. And she doesn’t care—except
for the fact that her crush, Josh, thinks she’s more adorable than
desirable. Annie is determined to set him straight on their school trip
to Mexico. But her teacher has other plans: he needs Annie to help him
find Cortez’s lost-long treasure.
Suddenly, Annie finds herself
scuba diving in pitch-black waters, jetting to Hawaii with Josh, and
hunting for the priceless Golden Jaguar. But Annie and Josh aren’t the
only ones lured by the possibility of finding the greatest treasure ever
lost at sea. Someone else wants the gold—and needs Annie dead. In
deeper danger than she ever imagined, can Annie get the boy and find the
Jaguar, or is she in over her head?
Zom-B Angels (Zom-B #4) by Darren Shan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
From Goodreads: After spending the last
few months wandering around London--a city filled with the dead--B Smith
has given up hope for any sign of normal human existence. But then B
finds strange signs all over the city--a "Z" plus red arrows. Following
them, B finds The Angels-- a group gathered in the hopes of combating
the evil dead and the forces that introduced them. But all is not as it
seems and it's up to B to find out: what battle are they truly waging?
Raven Flight (Shadowfell #2) by Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
From Goodreads: Neryn has finally found
the rebel group at Shadowfell, and now her task is to seek out the
elusive Guardians, vital to her training as a Caller. These four
powerful beings have been increasingly at odds with human kind, and
Neryn must prove her worth to them. She desperately needs their help to
use her gift without compromising herself or the cause of overthrowing
the evil King Keldec.
Neryn must journey with the tough and
steadfast Tali, who looks on Neryn's love for the double agent Flint as a
needless vulnerability. And perhaps it is. What Flint learns from the
king will change the battlefield entirely—but in whose favor, no one
The Saints (Quarantine #2) by Lex Thomas
Publisher: Egmont USA
From Goodreads: A cross between the
Gone series and Lord of the Flies, Quarantine #2: The Saints contunues
this frenetically paced and scary young adult series that illustrates
just how deadly high school can be.
Nothing was worse than being locked in—until they opened the door...
High has been a battle ground for eighteen months since a virus
outbreak led to a military quarantine of the school. When the doors
finally open, Will and Lucy will think their nightmare is finished. But
they are gravely mistaken.
As a new group of teens enters the
school and gains popularity, Will and Lucy join new gangs. An epic party
on the quad full of real food and drinks, where kids hookup and
actually interact with members of other gangs seemed to signal a new,
easier existence. Soom after though, the world inside McKinley takes a
startling turn for the worse, and Will and Lucy will have to fight
harder than ever to survive.
Smokescreen by Nancy Hartry
Publisher: Tundra Books
From Goodreads: Nothing in Kerry’s life
prepares her for her first summer job. Stationed as far north from
Toronto as Florida is south, unqualified and inexperienced, she
perceives hazards around every tree. What does she know about
fieldwork? Or black bears? Or men? Absolutely nothing—all she’s done
with her life so far is competitive dance. If her mother only knew what
this job required!
Kerry’s new partner, Yvette, is unlike anyone
she’s ever met and something about her doesn’t add up. Her boss is a
chauvinist pig and out to get them. When forest fires break out, Kerry
and Yvette are drafted for fire duty and sent deeper into the bush—even
closer to the fire. As all of northwestern Ontario goes up in flames,
Kerry vows to find out what is really going on and uncovers a crime of
international scope and scale that will threaten her life.
Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes
Publisher: Candlewick Press
From Goodreads: It
was meant to be a diversion — a summer in Florence with her best
friend, Liam, and his travel-writer mom, doing historical research
between breaks for gelato. A chance to forget that back in Vermont,
May’s parents, and all semblance of safety, were breaking up. But when
May wakes one night sensing someone in her room, only to find her
ghostly twin staring back at her, normalcy becomes a distant memory. And
when later she follows the menacing Cristofana through a portale to
fourteenth-century Florence, May never expects to find safety in the
eyes of Marco, a soulful painter who awakens in her a burning desire and
makes her feel truly seen. The wily Cristofana wants nothing less of
May than to inhabit each other’s lives, but with the Black Death
ravaging Old Florence, can May’s longing for Marco’s touch be anything
but madness? Lush with atmosphere both passionate and eerie, this
evocative tale follows a girl on the brink of womanhood as she dares to
transcend the familiar — and discovers her sensual power.
The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna
From Goodreads: Sophie Sophia is
obsessed with music from the late eighties. She also has an eccentric
physicist father who sometimes vanishes for days and sees things other
people don’t see. But when he disappears for good and Sophie’s mom moves
them from Brooklyn, New York, to Havencrest, Illinois, for a fresh
start, things take a turn for the weird. Sophie starts seeing things,
like marching band pandas, just like her dad.
Guided by Walt,
her shaman panda, and her new (human) friend named Finny, Sophie is
determined to find her father and figure out her visions, once and for
all. So she travels back to where it began—New York City and NYU’s
physics department. As she discovers more about her dad’s research on
M-theory and her father himself, Sophie opens her eyes to the world’s
infinite possibilities—and her heart to love.
45 Pounds (More or Less) by Kelly Barson
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
From Amazon: Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi's life:
She is 16.
And a size 17.
Her perfect mother is a size 6.
Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 2 months, and wants Ann to be a bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less).
Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons,
endless run-ins with the cutest guy Ann's ever seen—and some surprises
about her not-so-perfect mother.
And there's one more thing—it's all about feeling comfortable in your own skin—no matter how you add it up!