New Teen Books

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

  • The Apothecary by Maile Meloy.
    See what the book jacket has to say:
  • “It’s 1952 and the Scott family has moved unexpectedly from Los Angeles to London. Janie Scott feels uncertain in her strange new school until she meets Benjamin Burrows, the local apothecary’s curiously defiant son, who dreams of becoming a spy.

    Benjamin’s father promises Janie a cure for homesickness, and it seems to work. But Mr. Burrows is no ordinary apothecary, and he holds dangerous secrets. When he disappears, Benjamin and Janie find themselves entrusted with his sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia. And Russian spies are intent on getting their hands on it.

    Discovering transformative elixirs they never imagined could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous quest to save the apothecary and prevent an impending nuclear disaster.”

  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Book One of the Heroes of the Olympus series (we have books two and three, too!).
    See what the book jacket has to say:
  • “Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and his best friend is a guy named Leo. They’re all students at the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids,” as Leo puts it. What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly? Jason doesn’t know anything–expect that everything seems very wrong.

    Piper has a secret. Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out, whether she wants to or not.

    Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. but there’s weird stuff, too–like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them–including Leo–is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?”

  • No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz.
    See what the book jacket has to say:
  • “They should have just stayed home. When a biological bomb is discovered in the air duct of a busy suburban mall, the entire complex is shut down and all those inside are quarantined. At first, there’s the novelty of being stuck in a mega mall with free food and gift certificates. But it isn’t long before supplies start dwindling and widespread panic surges through the place. Of thousands trapped, four teens, each with his or her own story, are anxious to escape and help their loved ones survive. But it isn’t easy to stay calm when the truth is deliberately kept secret. Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Shay are about to find out that in desperate times people can change…and not always for the better.”

Have you read any of these? If so, let us know in the comments!

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