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The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

  • The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda.
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  • “Don’t sweat. Don’t laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.

    Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him, and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night–a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

    When he’s chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible–and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever–but is it worth the cost of his humanity?”

  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.
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  • “Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend the court as ambassadors and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

    Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered in suspiciously draconian fashion. Drawn into the investigation, Seraphina works with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift–one that is so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.”

  • The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour.
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  • “Colby & Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev’s band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: She’s abandoning their plans–and Colby–to go her own way in the fall.

    But the show must go on, and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie Colby struggles to deal with Bev’s already growing distance and the most important question of all: What’s next?”

  • In Darkness by Nick Lake.
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  • “Shorty is a Haitian boy trapped in the rubble of a hospital when an earthquake shatters the world around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing desperately weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across two hundred years of history. It is a man named Toussaint l’Ouverture–the Haitian slave turned revolutionary leader whose life was marred by violence and whose own end came in darkness. As Shorty slips in and out of consciousness, scenes from his life and Toussaint’s play back and entertwine.”

  • Every Day by David Levithan.
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  • “Every day I am someone else. I am myself–I know I am myself–but I am also someone else. It has always been like this.

    Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

    It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with–day in, day out, day after day.”

  • Boy21: A Novel by Matthew Quick.
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  • “Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in broken down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, his dad works nights, and Finley is left to take care of his disabled grandfather alone. He’s always dreamed of somehow getting out, but until he can, putting on that number 21 jersey makes everything seem okay.

    Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and the life of his teen basketball phenom has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he won’t pick up a basketball, but answers only to the name Boy21–taken from his former jersey number.

    As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, ‘Boy21′ may turn out to be the answer they both need.”

  • UnWholly book two in the Unwind trilogy by Neal Shusterman.
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  • “Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa, and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp, people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens, and in the same stroke, providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question.

    Connor has his hands full running the Graveyard, a safe haven for AWOLS, kids like him who escaped unwinding. Risa, paralyzed from the waist down after the attack on Happy Jack Harvest Camp, is afraid that she may be more of a burden than a help. And Lev finds himself involved in an underground movement to rescue tithes, where is practically worshiped as a god.

    One of them will be betrayed. One of them will go on the run. And one of them will cross paths with Cam, a teen who doesn’t exist, and make a startling discovery about the truth behind unwinding.”

  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
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  • “‘There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve. Either you’re his true love…or you killed him.’

    Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

    His name is Gansey, and he’s a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionboys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

    But Blue is drawn to Gansey, ina way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

    For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.”

  • My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve.
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  • “Franziska Mangold is not Jewish. But in Hitler’s eyes, her Jewish ancestors are enough to make her the enemy. When her father is arrested by Nazis, she is smuggled out of Germany with hundreds of other children on the kindertransport.

    Confronting her future alone with a single suitcase, Frances courageously pieces together a new life in London with Jewish strangers who soon become more of a family than her own parents. But being German in England isn’t easy, and she is once again seen as the enemy. Undaunted, Frances boldy faces questions of identity, family, and love head on. But how will she cope when the war ends and she must choose whether to stay with her new family or return to the people she left behind?”

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
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  • “Oct. 11, 1943
    A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France.
    Its pilot and passenger are best friends.
    One of the girls has a shot at survival. The other has lost the game before it’s barely begun.

    When ‘Verity’ is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.

    They’ll get the truth out of her. But it won’t be what they expect.

    As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot, Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confront her views on courage, failure, and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from a merciless and ruthless enemy?”

Have you read any of these books? If you have, post a comment with your thoughts. If you haven’t, post which one sounds the most interesting and then come and check it out!