New Teen Books!

We have received quite a few new teen books recently and have had the chance to read several of them.  They have all been excellent and am looking forward to booktalking some of them in January and February!

Here are a few of the titles, the pictures are linked to the catalog, so you can see if they are in or place holds on them.  Happy Reading!

hunger-games      The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

A Blue Bloods NovelRevelations: A Blue Bloods Novel by Melissa de la Cruz

Have you ever wondered what secret’slurk behind the closed doors of New York City’s ;wealthiest families? They’re powerful, they’re famous… they’re undead. Schuyler Van Alen’s blood legacy has just been called into question-is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force. When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire’s secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

GracelingKatsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be

able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone. With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.

The Juvie Three by Gordon KormanThe Juvie Three

Gecko Fosse drove the getaway car. Terence Florian ran with thenbsp;worst gang in Chicago. Arjay Moran killed someone. All three boys are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance at life in the form of Douglas Healy.nbsp; A former juvenile delinquent himself, Healy is running an experimental halfway house in New York City where he wants to make a difference in the lives of kids like Gecko, Terence, and Arjay.nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Things are going well, until one night Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious while trying to break up a scuffle among the boys.nbsp; Terrified of the consequences, they drop him off at a hospital and run away.nbsp; But when Healy awakes, he has no memory of them or the halfway house.nbsp; Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left.nbsp; They will go to school, do their community service, attend therapy, and act like model citizens until Healy’s memory returns andnbsp;he can resume his place with them.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; But life keeps getting in the way…like when Gecko finds romance.nbsp; Or Arjay gets famous. Or Terence starts reverting to his old ways.nbsp;nbsp;If the boys are discovered, their second chance will be their last.

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