Saturday, August 11, 2012

SHADOW AND BONE By: Leigh Bardugo Ages 12 and up.

SHADOW AND BONE  By: Leigh Bardugo
Alina doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned as a young child, the one thing she could rely on was her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they're sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with the most terrifying monsters. When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed.
Ripped from everything she knows, she is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. He believes that Alina is the one person with the power to destroy the Fold. But as the treat to the kingdom mounts, Alina uncovers the truth about the Darkling's intentions and is forced to make an impossible choice.  Ages 12 and up. Henry Holt  17.99
Reviewed by Maggie.

TIME BETWEEN US By: Tamara Ireland Stone Ages 12-18

TIME BETWEEN US  By: Tamara Ireland Stone
Anna lives in 1995 Chicago. Bennett lives in 2012 San Francisco. They were never supposed to meet, but Bennett's unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna's life. As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs. Then a devastating crisis makes them question everything they believe in. As time begins to run out, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they are willing to push fate and what consequences they will bear in order to stay together. Ages 12-18 Hyperion  17.99 Reviewed by Maggie

TIGER LILY By Jodi Lynn Anderson Ages 14 and up

TIGER LILY  By: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings, until she meets Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. He is brave and reckless, and Tiger Lily immediately falls for him. Soon, she is risking everything to be with him.
When she is forced into a marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With so many enemies threatening to tear them apart, Peter and Tiger Lily's future seems doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies are not those who lurk in the woods of Neverland, but the feelings that live inside her heart. Ages 14 and up. Harper Teen  17.99
Reviewed by Maggie


Nothing much really peaks Guy Langman's interests. But when his friend wants Guy to join the forensics club with him in the hopes of impressing some girls, Guy thinks why not. They certainly weren't expecting to find a real dead body on the simulated crime scene they're assigned to. But then, after screaming and freaking out for quite awhile, the two realize they have indeed stumbled across a real, dead murder victim.
And as if that wasn't enough drama for a lifetime, Guy has been looking into the past of his recently deceased father. He was much older the Guy's mom, and had a whole past Guy never knew about. Could his father's past be linked to the dead body? Guy's going to need all his new found forensics skills to find out... Ages 12 and up Alfred Knopf  16.99 Reviewed by Maggie

DARK STAR By: Bethany Frenette Ages 12-18

DARK STAR  By: Bethany Frenette
Audrey Whitticomb had always thought that he had nothing to fear. And really, when your mother is the superhero Morning star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, what's there to be afraid of? But the Audrey is lured into the night by something human and not human-something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile-and uncovers the truth: her mom doesn't fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers-terrifying, merciless creatures who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some had managed to escaped, and they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one the the Kin.
To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had and join the fight between the Kin and the Harrowers. When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her self, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything she loves. Ages 12-18  Hyperion 17.99 Reviewed by Maggie.

ILLUMINATE By: Aimee Agresti Ages 12 and up.

ILLUMINATE  By: Aimee Agresti
Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes after she is awarded a prestigious internship in Chicago, along with her best friend Dante and their classmate Lance, and is sent to live and work at a new swanky hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers. There's powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the handsome Lucian grove; and their stunning staff called The Outfit.
Soon Haven begins falling for Lucian and discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of her friends, she uncovers Aurelia and company's evil agenda: they're in the business of buying souls. And Haven and her friends are being recruited to help them. Ages 12 and up. Harcourt  17.99 Reviewed by Maggie

BREATHE By: Sarah Crossan Ages 13 and up.

BREATHE  By: Sarah Crossan
In the future, the world is dead. The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air. A state lottery meant a lucky few won safety and air, while the rest were left to suffocate in the oxygen depleted air. Now Alina, Quinn, and Bea are leaving the dome. They are walking straight into the heart of danger, with only two days worth of oxygen in their air tanks. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to? Ages 13 and up. Greenwillow  17.99  Reviewed by Maggie.

OVER YOU By: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Ages 14 and up.

OVER YOU  By: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
After having her most recent relationship explode in her face, seventeen-year-old Max Scott has developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to girl for heartbroken high-school girls all over New York City. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max's carefully controlled world starts to unravel. It suddenly becomes clear that Max is anything but over him. With her Clients' hearts hanging int the balance, Max will have to the seemingly impossible: take her own advice and get over him once and for all. Ages 14 and up. Harper Teen 17.99 Reviewed by Maggie.

WHAT'S LEFT OF ME By: Kat Zhang Ages 13 and up

WHAT'S LEFT OF ME  By: Kat Zhang
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else--two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their body as together they learned how to live. But as they grew, so did their parents worry. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? Then, just when they were about to give up hope the doctors pronounced that Addie was healthy and Eva was gone. Except, she wasn't... Eva has been clinging to the remnants of her life for three years now and only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. But Eva would risk anything for the chance to live again. Ages 13 and up. Harper Collins 17.99  Reviewed by Maggie.

FALSE MEMORY By: Dan Krokos Ages 12-18

FALSE MEMORY  By: Dan Krokos
After waking up alone, panicked, with no memory Miranda releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. That is everyone, except Peter, a boy who isn't at all surprised by Miranda's shocking ability. Miranda is left with no choice but to trust this stranger, and soon discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens that possess amazing combat skills and enough power to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn't easy, especially when Noah, the boyfriend she can't remember loving, comes back into the picture. Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her remembering her past isn't all that important, especially when she may not have a future. Ages 12-18 Hyperion 17.99  Reviewed by Maggie.

BREAK MY HEART 1,OOO TIMES By: Daniel Waters Ages 12-18

BREAK MY HEART 1,000 TIMES  By: Daniel Waters
Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that they would all leave her alone. Instead, the ghosts aren't disappearing--they are gaining power, some even trying to make contact with her.
When Veronica and her friend, Kirk, decide to investigate why, they find that they have stumbled across a sinister plot. One of Veronica's high school teachers has become convinced that Veronica would be the perfect host for his dead daughter's spirit. Terrified and on the run Veronica and Kurt are running out of time to stop the ghosts and their teacher. Because the second the clock strikes midnight on Veronica's birthday she'll be dead and the world will be facing another Event. Ages 12-18  Hyperion  $16.99 Reviewed by Maggie.