Friday, April 4, 2014

New YA Books Coming Soon to the Coventry Public Library!

 *Find them in the OSL catalog.
Steadfast, by Claudia Gray
"Nadia must stop the evil sorceress Elizabeth before she lures the One Beneath to Captive's Sound, destroying the town and everyone Nadia holds dear at the same time"-- Provided by publisher.

The Hit, by Melvin Burgess
There is a new drug on the mean streets of Manchester which promises the most intense week of your life, and then you are dead--and after he watches a pop star die on stage, Adam thinks that his own life is so miserable that he might just as well try it.


Threatened, by Eliot Schrefer
Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle--but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to fend for himself and join forces with the chimps to save their forest. 

Love by the Morning Star, by Laura Sullivan
Mistaken for one another when they are sent to the grand English country estate of Starkers on the brink of World War II, Hannah, a distant relative hoping to be welcomed by the family, and Anna, sent to spy for the Nazis, both unexpectedly fall in love.


Tin Star, by Cecil Castellucci
Beaten and left for dead, fourteen-year-old Tula Bane finds herself abandoned on a space station called Yertina Feray after traveling with the colonist group, Children of the Earth


The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen, by  Nicholas Christopher
"Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success -- or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm"-- Provided by publisher.

Lady Thief, by A.C. Gaughen
Scarlet's true identity has been revealed and she has been forced to marry Lord Gisbourne and participate at court, acting the part of a noblewoman in hopes of helping her beloved Robin Hood's cause and forging a future with him.

Split Second, by Kasie West
"Seventeen-year-old Addie struggles to retrieve her lost memories and makes a startling discovery that challenges everything she's ever known about herself, her family, and her world"-- Provided by publisher.

Alienated , by Melissa Landers
"High school senior Cara Sweeney gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to participate in earth's first intergalactic high school exchange program"-- Provided by publisher.

Noggin, by John Corey Whaley
After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.

The Trojan plain fills with death as Achaean forces clash in blood with the Trojan army. In the city of Troy, Pandarus pulls the strings to put Troilus in Cressida's bed. But when Cressida is ripped away to the enemy camp, how far will Troilus fight to recover her?  


Thirteen-year old Ellie meets fellow student Riley at a military school in one of the remaining quarantine zones, the two embark on a trip outside and find themselves confronted by the insurgents, the Fireflies, and the infected.

A Mad Wicked Folly, by Sharon Biggs Waller
In 1909 London, as the world of debutante balls and high society obligations closes in around her, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

Cracks in the Kingdom, by Jaclyn Moriarty
Hoping to bring back her father and the other missing royals of Cello, Princess Ko gathers a group of teens, each with a special ability, including Elliot, whose forbidden communications with Madeleine may be the key to traveling across worlds.

Divided We Fall, by Trent Reedy
Danny Wright, seventeen, joined the Idaho Army National Guard to serve the country as his father had, but when the Guard is sent to an anti-government protest in Boise and Danny's gun accidently fires, he finds himself at the center of a conflict that results in the federal government declaring war on Idaho.

Don't Even Think About It, by Sarah Mlynowski
"What happens when a group of Tribeca high school kids go in for flu shots . . . and end up being able to read each others' minds"-- Provided by publisher.

Maybe One Day, by Melissa Kantor
"Zoe thought that being cut from her ballet program was the worst thing that could happen, but when her best friend Olivia is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Zoe quickly learns that not being able to dance is the least of her problems"-- Provided by publisher.

White Space, by Ilsa Bick
"A seventeen-year-old girl jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed--but who may herself be nothing more than a character written into being from an alternative universe"-- Provided by publisher.

Doctor Who attempts to save a shadow being who emerges from a machine used to view alternate realities, while, in another adventure, Amy is left to face the Silence on her own when the Doctor and Rory have a boys night out.

Doctor Who Series 3 Volume 3: Sky Jacks , by Andy Diggle

The Doctor, Amy, and Rory's plans for a relaxing cruise end when a thief crosses the Doctor's path, while in another adventure, the Doctor is in 1965 and working to save the first space walk from myserious shadows.

While in Deadwood to pay their respects to Wild Bill Hickok, the Doctor and Clara learn that Hickok's grave is empty and that a masked gunman is terrorizing the town.

Rosa Parks: My Story, by Rosa Parks
"Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parks's life and the events that surrounded the dawning Civil Rights movement. Setting her historic refusal to give up her seat on a bus in the context of a life that began in 1913 in rural Alabama dramatizes the fact that her action came at a time and place that gave it the force to challenge the rigors of a lopsided system of justice. Few will be unmoved by the tactics employed by whites to disrupt the subsequent boycott; at the center, always, is Parks's dignified, calm recounting of outrages against her and other women and men, giving her words weight and impact as no raw fury could. Like sitting at the knee of an elder with much to tell, reading her story leads to ever more questions ('What was it really like then?') and shock that such injustices not only existed in the recent past but still linger." - Kirkus Reviews  


The Tyrant's Daughter, by J.C. Carleson
Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.

The Six, by K.B. Hoyle


The Oracle, by K.B. Hoyle


Wonder Show, by Hannah Rodgers Barnaby
Traveling with circus sideshow performers after fleeing a school for wayward girls, Portia Remini feels out of place among her companions while wondering about her missing father and fearing capture by the school's sinister headmaster.

Belle Epoque, by Elizabeth Ross
Sixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, a plain, impoverished girl in Belle Epoque Paris, is hired by Countess Dubern to make her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, look more beautiful by comparison but soon Maude is enmeshed in a tangle of love, friendship, and deception.

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, by Karen Finneyfrock
Fourteen-year-old Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until newcomer Drake Berlin befriends her, comes out to her, and seeks her help in connecting with the boy he left behind.

The Weight of Water, by Sarah Crossan
Twelve-year-old Kasienka and her mother have immigrated to Coventry, England from Poland, searching for Kasienka's father, but everyone is unfriendly except for an African neighbor and a boy Kasienka meets at the swimming pool, which is her only refuge from an alien society.