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redstarde Fombelle, Timothée. Vango: Between Sky and Earth. tr. from French by Sarah Ardizzone. 432p. ebook available. Candlewick. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780763671969. LC 2013955696.

Gr 7 Up –A thrilling historical adventure set in the mid-1930s, this novel opens with a dramatic scene in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris where 19-year-old Vango is about to become a priest. Just before he is ordained, he is falsely accused of a murder. After scaling the Cathedral, the teen’s exploits unfold across rooftops, on land and sea, and even by the Graf Zeppelin airship. Vango’s journey takes him from the Sicilian Islands, where he was raised by a nanny under mysterious circumstances, to Germany where Nazi power is on the rise. He remains just one step ahead of a determined—and somewhat comedic—police superintendent and several other characters whose obsession with capturing Vango leads to more questions than answers. Among the historical figures who make appearances are Hugo Eckener, commander of the Graf Zeppelin, Stalin, and the composer Sergei Prokofiev. Just as memorable are minor characters such as Giuseppina Trossi, a woman who lives on the isolated island where Vango was born and supplies important information about his past; a beautiful Scottish heiress, a priest who lives in an “invisible monastery,” and a girl called “The Cat” who, like Vango, is comfortable spending the nights on Paris rooftops. With numerous characters and a winding and often complicated story, this breathtaking tale is guaranteed to keep teens on the edge of their seats, and will appeal to confident readers who enjoy intricately plotted tales.–Shelley Sommer, Inly School, Scituate, MA

redstarGriffin, Adele. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone. 350p. Soho Teen. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781616953607; ebk. ISBN 9781616953614.

Gr 8 Up –Everyone knows who Addison Stone was, even if they didn’t know anything about her. Addy was a small-town girl with dreams of artistic immortality. Her talent was incredible, and she landed an agent almost the moment she set foot in New York at the age of 17. Soon her life became a whirlwind of parties, love affairs, and bursts of creativity. But Addison was keeping secrets, and burning too brightly. It seems, looking back, that her life was destined to end early, and tragically. This fictional biography of a visual and performance artist Addison Stone is compelling and tragic from the very first page. Griffin tells the teen’s story through compiled interview excerpts from those who knew, loved, and hated her. The media, which include texts to and from her friends, paint a picture of a brilliant artist full of life and potential, but also reveal the young woman’s unbalanced mental state and her loved ones’ concern. Interspersed are photos and reproductions of the protagonist’s artwork, magazine covers and articles, and interviews with Addison herself for various publications, layering level upon level of reality to the story. Readers will be fascinated with the novel and caught up in the drama right up to the end.–Heather Miller Cover, Homewood Public Library, AL

redstarMaguire, Gregory. Egg & Spoon. 496p. Candlewick. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780763672201; ebk. ISBN 9780763675820.

Gr 7 Up –With one brother conscripted into the Tsar’s army and another bound to serve a local landowner, Elena is left alone to care for her widowed and ailing mother in early 20th-century Russia. When an elegant train bearing a noble her age rolls through their barren village, Elena and her counterpart, Cat, accidentally swap places. Twin journeys to restore their former stations in life lead to encounters with murderous kittens, royal families, and even the famed witch Baba Yaga, and the challenges that lie ahead go far beyond a simple mix-up. Maguire marries the traditional “Prince and the Pauper” narrative to the Russian folktale of Baba Yaga with his trademark wit and aplomb. His lyrical descriptions of the drab countryside are equally detailed and moving as the charmed, floating courts of the Romanov dynasty. Each character is well-drawn and fascinating, whether its the prim, terrified governess to young Ekaterina or Baba Yaga herself, a cannibal with a heart of gold constantly cracking wise in her enchanted, walking house. The author weaves a lyrical tale full of magic and promise, yet checkered with the desperation of poverty and the treacherous prospect of a world gone completely awry. Egg and Spoon is a beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood.–Erinn Black Salge, Saint Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, NJ

redstarNix, Garth. Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen. 400p. HarperCollins. Oct. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780061561559.

Gr 7 Up –Over a decade has passed since Nix’s last Old Kingdom novel, Abhorsen (HarperCollins, 2003), but he has lost none of his skill in depicting this fantasy realm. Nix sets Clariel 600 years before his other Old Kingdom novels, in a time when the king is old and weary and the current Abhorsen prefers to hunt game rather than Free Magic creatures and necromancers. Clariel is a young woman who is close kin to both the King and the Abhorsen but with little knowledge of either. She has reluctantly come to the capital city of Belisaere with her mother, Jaciel, who has been declared a High Goldsmith. Clariel would prefer to roam free amongst the forest near her childhood home of Estwael and seeks any way to escape the odious city with its lifeless streets and political squabbles. Clariel’s instructor in Charter Magic, Magister Kargrin, promises his help to leave the city in return for her aid in capturing a Free Magic creature that he believes is in league with Governor Kilp. Little does she realize the effect that the touch of the creature will have on her or the depths to which Kilp will stoop to assuage his ambition. Nix pens a compelling character in Clariel while his skill in rendering both politics and magic is strong. This excellent work can be enjoyed independently of the other Old Kingdom novels, but will certainly draw readers to those works.–Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

redstarPearson, Mary E. The Kiss of Deception. 496p. (The Remnant Chronicles). ebook available. Holt. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780805099232.

Gr 9 Up –This genre-bending novel begins with 17-year-old Princess Lia, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan, about to undergo a ceremony of preparation for her wedding to the prince of Dalbreck, a man she has not yet met but already loathes. Rather than follow the demands of her father and the expectations of her mother, Lia and her maid, Pauline, slip away before the wedding can take place and travel to the coastal town of Terravin. Disguised as tavern maids, the teens manage to remain hidden until two strangers come to town; young men, each with their own agenda—one the prince Lia should have married, one an assassin bent on killing her. Pearson, author of the popular “Jenna Fox Chronicles” (Holt), has created the first in a marvelous new fantasy series that is sure to find an audience with devotees of Suzanne Collins’s “The Hunger Games” and John Flanagan’s “Ranger’s Apprentice” books (Philomel). Romance, adventure, mysticism—this book has it all and it just may be the next YA blockbuster.–Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK

redstarPERKINS, Stephanie. Isla and the Happily Ever After. 352p. Dutton. Aug. 2014. RTE $17.99. ISBN 9780525425632.

Gr 9 Up– When Isla, loopy on medication after a dentist appointment, finds herself in the same Manhattan café as her crush object, Josh, she’s able to do something she’s never managed in the three years they’ve attended the same boarding school in Paris: talk to him. Lo and behold, it turns out that he likes her too, and once they’re back in France, a relationship blossoms. Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth, and pressures both internal (Isla’s self-doubt) and external (Josh’s father’s Senate reelection campaign) force them apart. Is their love strong enough to bring them back together? Fans will relish appearances by characters from Perkins’s Anna and the French Kiss (2011) and Lola and the Boy Next Door (2013, both Dutton) in this sweet, charming series third that will make readers feel like they’re in Paris too. Realistic characters, spot-on dialogue, and a truly delightful romance make for a novel that will delight the author’s fans and win her legions of new ones.–Stephanie Klose, Library Journal

redstarSmith, Andrew. 100 Sideways Miles. 288p. S. & S. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442444959; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781442444973.

Gr 9 Up –Finn Easton has lived his life in the shadow of a book. As a child, Finn was severely injured and his mother killed in a freak accident: a dead horse landed on them when it fell off a truck that was traveling over a bridge. After the accident, his father took many of Finn’s unique characteristics (his name, heterochromatic eyes, propensity to measure time in miles traveled by the Earth in orbit, struggle with epilepsy, and a particular scar along his back) and made them into a character in a Robert Heinlein–esque novel, The Lazarus Door. The novel has attained cult status around the world and made Finn’s life a nightmare. The only person who treats him as though he is not the character in the book is his best friend, Cade Hernandez, the tobacco-chewing, sex-obsessed, teacher-baiting hero to their classmates, beloved for his pitching skills and his ability to get most people—especially girls—to do whatever he wants. Late in their junior year, Julia Bishop moves in and Finn falls in love. She is creative and funny. When she announces that she is moving back home to Chicago shortly after Finn’s birthday, he is heartbroken, but decides to continue with his planned road trip with Cade to Dunston University in Oklahoma, a school they plan to attend unless Cade is drafted by the major leagues or is given an athletic scholarship to another university. The trip is the first time Finn has been out of California or away from home, and Cade helps him cut the cord by throwing away his cell while on the road in Arizona. While driving in a deluge in Oklahoma, they witness an accident and risk their own lives rescuing a little boy, a dog, and a grandfather from a raging river. This will appeal to teens who like novels with a bit of an absurdist edge, such as Libba Bray’s Going Bovine (Delacorte, 2009).–Suanne B. Roush, formerly at Osceola High School, Seminole, FL

redstarWESTERFELD, Scott. Afterworlds. 608p. Simon Pulse. Sept. 2014. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781481422345; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781481422369.

Gr 8 Up –Darcy Patel, just graduating from high school and accepted to the college of her choice, has a written a book that has been picked up by a major publisher. She decides that instead of going directly to college, she will move to New York City, live on her advance, and edit Afterworlds and write the sequel. She heads to the city with no friends, no place to live, and a sense of adventure and excitement. Lizzie, traveling home from a visit with her father, changes planes at the Dallas airport where terrorists attack and she is almost killed. During those moments when she hovers between life and death and plays dead so that she will not be shot, she travels to the afterworld where she meets Yamaraj, who guides her back to life. As a result of this near-death experience, she can now see ghosts and travel back and forth between the real world and the afterworld; she has become a “pschopomp.” And yes, Lizzie and her story are actually Darcy’s book. Westerfeld has once again written a story with characters so compelling and a plot so intriguing that despite the book’s length, readers still want more. With the interweaving of Darcy’s rewrite of Lizzie’s story, the background of Hindu legend and death gods, and the allusions to the YA literary world, including mentions of the Printz award and BookExpo America, this is a book that can be enjoyed on multiple levels. The blend of realism and supernatural is especially strong. Recommend this book as a “what to read next” for teens who enjoyed Libba Bray’s The Diviners (Little, Brown, 2012), Maureen Johnson’s The Name of the Star (Putnam, 2011) and Karen Healey’s Guardian of the Dead (Little, Brown, 2010). A riveting and unique read.–Janet Hilbun, University of North Texas

redstarWood, Fiona. Wildlife. 385p. Little, Brown/Poppy. Sept. 2014. Tr $18. ISBN 9780316242097.

Gr 9 Up –This story takes place in the mountains outside Melbourne, Australia. Sib’s class is spending a quarter of their 10th grade year at Mount Fairweather, an “outdoor education campus” of their private school. The students go on solo hiking overnight trips, have to follow chore charts, and learn to adapt to shared living spaces. Holly, Sib’s best friend and a drama queen, has dominated their relationship since childhood. Sib is likable but not popular, naïve but not clueless, smart but not a show-off: Why does she cling to someone this mean and insecure? When Ben Capaldi, a catch, moves in on unsuspecting Sib, she’s all aflutter at first. But as she befriends Lou, a defiant newcomer, she realizes that her self-worth is all tied up in what others see and expect of her. Lou, privately battling grief and loss, isn’t an easy person to know or to take advantage of; she’d rather be alone. Still, she’s self-possessed; when she chooses to speak, it’s through a performance of the Beatles’s “Blackbird” that earns her the audience’s hushed silence. Before Fairweather, Lou had another life. Memories of her first times with Fred suggests that puppy love can be the real thing; in fact, Lou and Sib relate losing their virginity with such refreshing candor that Wildlife validates the sexual needs of girls everywhere. The believable characters will win over fans of E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landua-Banks (Hyperion, 2008).–Georgia Christgau, Middle College High School, Long Island City, NY

redstarCarroll, Emily. Through the Woods. illus. by Emily Carroll. 208p. ebook available. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. Jul. 2014. Tr $21.99. ISBN 9781442465954; pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781442465961. LC 2013030969.

Gr 8 Up –Not exactly a book of fairy tales, these illustrated short stories are more a series of ruminations interwoven with dreams and fairy tales. Classic elements are here—there’s a girl in a red hooded cloak, and a girl who wears a ribbon around her throat—but the entries expand and wander in different (and darker) directions. The illustrations (done in ink and graphite on Bristol board and then digitally colored) fill the entire page, so at first glance the work looks more like a picture book than a graphic novel. The hues are bold and striking, with the color red dominating the pages in the form of sunsets, flushed cheeks, bloodshot eyes, twisted word balloons, a deep crimson ruby, and even pools of blood. This collection contains four new stories and one (“His Face All Red”) that was originally published as a webcomic on Carroll’s website. This is a beautifully rendered but deeply chilling collection of vignettes that will be most appreciated by teens and adults who are fans of fairy tales, horror, and the things that hide in the dark. A delight for Edgar Allan Poe and Alvin Schwartz enthusiasts.–Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library

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The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:

Grades 9 & Up

Abawi, Atia. The Secret Sky. 320p. ebook available. glossary. Philomel. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780399160783. LC 2013026895.

Adler, Dahlia. Behind the Scenes. 360p. Spencer Hill. 2014. Tr $9.95. ISBN 9781939392978; ebk. ISBN 9781939392985.

Akins, Karen. Loop. 336p. St. Martin’s Griffin. Oct. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250030986; ebk. ISBN 9781250030993.

Angelini, Josephine. Trial By Fire. 384p. (The Worldwalker Trilogy: Bk. 1). ebook available. Feiwel & Friends. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250050885.

Barrett, Tracy. The Stepsister’s Tale. 272p. ebook available. Harlequin Teen. Jul. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780373211210.

Bellin, Joshua David. Survival Colony 9. 336p. ebook available. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. Sept. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781481403542. LC 2013034595.

Bernard, Romily. Remember Me. 368p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062229069; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062229083.

Bond, Gwenda. Girl on a Wire. 360p. ebook available. Amazon/Skyscape. Oct. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781477847824.

Boorman, Kate A. Winterkill. 336p. Abrams/Amulet. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781419712357. LC 2014006378.

Boyle Crompton, Laurie. Adrenaline Crush. 192p. ebook available. Farrar. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374300616.

Brown, Rachel Manija & Sherwood Smith. Stranger. 432p. Viking. Nov. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780670014804; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781101615393.

Chang, Leonard. Triplines: An Autobiographical Novel. 236p. Black Heron. 2014. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781936364091; ebk. ISBN 9781936364107.

Chupeco, Rin. The Girl from the Well. 304p. ebook available. Sourcebooks Fire. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781402292187.

Cooner, Donna. Can’t Look Away. 272p. Scholastic/Point. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780545427654; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9780545634014. LC 2013049369.

Durst, Sarah Beth. Chasing Power. 366p. ebook available. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780802737557.

Ewing, Amy. The Jewel. 368p. ebook available. HarperCollins. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062235794.

Fehlbaum, Beth. Big Fat Disaster. 288p. Adams Media/Merit. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781440570483; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9781440570490.

Feuer, Stephanie. Drawing Amanda. illus. by S. Y. Lee. 292p. ebook available. Hipso. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780988739444; ebk. $6.95. ISBN 9780988739451.

Finnegan, Amy. Not in the Script. 368p. (If Only). ebook available. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781619633971; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781619633988.

‌●e Forman, Gayle. Just One Night. 40p. Viking. 2014. ebk. $.99. ISBN 9780698184893.

Forster, Miriam. Empire of Shadows. 496p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Nov. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062121332; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062121356.

Froley, Margaux. Hero Complex. 224p. (A Keaton School Novel). Soho Teen. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781616953201; ebk. ISBN 9781616953218.

Gaber, C. L. & V. C. Stanley. Jex Malone. 304p. ebook available. Adams Media/Merit. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781440570513.

Glines, Abbi. Misbehaving. 352p. (Sea Breeze). S. & S./Simon Pulse. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481406741; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781481406734; ebk. ISBN 9781481406758.

Gosling, Sharon. The Diamond Thief. 336p. Capstone/Switch Pr. Oct. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781630790028.

Grace, Amanda. No One Needs to Know. 240p. ebook available. Flux. Sept. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780738736259.

Grant, Michael. Messenger of Fear. 272p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062207401; pap. $12. ISBN 9780062354440; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780062207425.

Gray, Claudia. A Thousand Pieces of You. 368p. ebook available. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Nov. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062278968.

Helvig, Kristi. Burn Out. 254p. ebook available. Egmont USA. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781606844793.

Hidier, Tanuja Desai. Bombay Blues. 560p. Scholastic/PUSH. Aug. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780545384780; ebk. ISBN 9780545633871.

Hutchins, M. K. Drift. 400p. Lee & Low/Tu Bks. 2014. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781620141458; ebk. ISBN 9781620141465. LC 2014002568.

Jayne, Hannah. The Dare. 268p. ebook available. Sourcebooks Fire. Jul. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781402294570.

Johnson, Alaya Dawn. Love Is the Drug. 352p. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780545417815; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9780545662895.

Johnston, E. K. The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim. 312p. Carolrhoda Lab. 2014. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781467710664; ebk. $12.95. ISBN 9781467724067. LC 2013020492.

Kahaney, Amelia. The Invisible. 304p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062231925; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062231949.

Knudsen, Michelle. Evil Librarian. 352p. ebook available. Candlewick. Sept. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780763660383.

Lane, Lindsey. Evidence of Things Not Seen. 240p. Farrar. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780374300609.

Little, Kimberley Griffiths. Forbidden. 400p. ebook available. HarperCollins. Nov. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062194978.

Longshore, Katherine. Brazen. 528p. ebook available. Viking. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780670014019. LC 2013026557.

McBride, Susan. Very Bad Things. 240p. Delacorte. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780385737975; lib. ed. $20.99. ISBN 9780385907040; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780385371025.

McGowan, Jennifer. Maid of Deception. 416p. S. & S. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442441415. LC 2013033412.

McNeil, Gretchen. Get Even. 400p. ebook available. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Sept. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780062260857.

Marr, Melissa. Made for You. 358p. ebook available. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062011190.

Martinez, Jessica. Kiss Kill Vanish. 432p. HarperCollins. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062274496; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062274519.

Neri, G. Knockout Games. 304p. Carolrhoda Lab. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781467732697; ebk. $12.95. ISBN 9781467746274. LC 2013036855.

Novak, Ali. My Life with the Walter Boys. 384p. ebook available. Sourcebooks Fire. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781402297861.

Ostow, Micol. Amity. 368p. Egmont USA. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781606841563; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9781606843802.

PHILPOT, Chelsey. Even in Paradise. 368p. HarperCollins/Harper. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062293695; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780062293718. LC 2013047956.

Portes, Andrea. Anatomy of a Misfit. 336p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062313645.

Sara. Snow Like Ashes. 432p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062286925; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780062286949. LC 2013047971.

Reilly, Nichola. Drowned. 304p. Harlequin Teen. Jul. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780373211227.

Rich, Juliann. Caught in the Crossfire. 182p. Bold Strokes. 2014. Tr $11.95. ISBN 9781626390706.

Richmond, Caroline Tung. The Only Thing to Fear. 288p. Scholastic. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780545629881; ebk. $17.99. ISBN 9780545629898.

Richmond, Peter. Always a Catch. 288p. Philomel. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780399250552.

Ritter, William. Jackaby. 304p. Algonquin. Sept. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781616203535; ebk. $16.95. ISBN 9781616204341.

St. Claire, Roxanne. They All Fall Down. 352p. Delacorte. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780385742719; lib. ed. $20.99. ISBN 9780375990724; ebk. ISBN 9780307977007.

Sandler, Karen. Rebellion. 400p. (Tankborn: Bk. 3). ebook available. glossary. Lee & Low/Tu Bks. 2014. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781600609848. LC 2014002775.

Schindler, Holly. Feral. 432p. HarperCollins/ HarperTeen. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062220202.

Schultz, Cara Lynn. The Dark World. 384p. (A Dark World: Bk. 1). ebook available. Harlequin Teen. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780373211203.

Scott, Kieran. Complete Nothing. 320p. ebook available. S. & S. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442477216; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781442477209.

Selzer, Adam. Play Me Backwards. 288p. S. & S. Aug. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481401029.

Shirley, S. Chris. Playing by the Book. 314p. Riverdale Ave/Magnus. 2014. Tr ISBN 9781626010710.

Solomon, Peter Adam. All Those Broken Angels. 240p. Flux. Sept. 2014. Tr $9.99. ISBN 9780738740799.

Stiefvater, Maggie. Sinner. 368p. Scholastic. Jul. 2014. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780545654579; ebk. $18.99. ISBN 9780545654586.

Talley, Robin. Lies We Tell Ourselves. 384p. ebook available. Harlequin Teen. Oct. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780373211333.

Weber, Mary. Storm Siren. 320p. Thomas Nelson. Aug. 2014. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781401690342; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9781401690366.

White, Kiersten. Illusions of Fate. 288p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062135896; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780062135919.

Whitney, Daisy. The Fire Artist. 275p. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2014. RTE $17.99. ISBN 9781619631328.

Wilson, Rachel M. Don’t Touch. 432p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062220936; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062220950.

Worthen, Johnny. Eleanor. 356p. (The Unseen: Bk. 1). ebook available. Jolly Fish Pr. Jul. 2014. pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781939967343.

Zhang, Amy. Falling into Place. 304p. ebook available. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062295040.

Zhang, Kat. Echoes of Us. 368p. (The Hybrid Chronicles: Bk. 3). HarperCollins. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062114938.

Graphic Novels

Harrop, Isobel. The Isobel Journal: Just a Girl from Where Nothing Really Happens. illus. by Isobel Harrop. 208p. Capstone/Switch Pr. Aug. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781630790035.

Liniers. Macanudo. tr. from Spanish by Mara Faye Lethem. 96p. (Macanudo: Bk. 1). Enchanted Lion. 2014. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781592701544.

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