Jen Malone, author of teen novels Wanderlost and Map to the Stars, will take readers to the high seas - literally - in this contemporary YA novel about a girl facing the dissolution of her parents' marriage, a new romance, and self-discovery while sailing down the Pacific coast.
After concluding that her is to blame for her parents' recent divorce, Cassandra McClure is hoping to stay as far away from her as possible. With a summer of freedom right around the corner, it shouldn't be too hard. But when a forty-foot sailboat appears in her driveway and her mom announces that Cassie and her brother Drew will be accompanying her on a four-month sailing trip down to Mexico, Cassie's plans for the summer go, quite literally, overboard.
Once the three set sail, tensions quickly rise. So meeting Jonah - a gorgeous, whip-smart deckhand - is an unexpected bright spot on an otherwise dim horizon. Though she tries to keep him at a distance - considering the upheaval of her home life - their chemistry is impossible to ignore, and Cassie soon finds herself questioning everything: Should she go for it with Jonah? Can she forgive her mom? Will home ever feel the same? With life's unpredictable tides working against her, Cassie must decide whether to swim against them, or dive right in.
By Hiaasen, Carl
Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink - No Surrender. A National Book Award Longlist Selection When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There's only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators. There are a million places cousin Malley could be, a million unpleasant fates that might have befallen her, but one thing is certain: in the Florida swamp, justice is best served wild.SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!From the Hardcover edition.
Knopf Books for Young Readers
By Zorn, Claire
I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty-one days old.
Hannah has survived high school by putting up walls. At first, they were meant to protect her from the relentless bullying that no one would defend her from, not even her popular older sister, Katie. Then Katie died, and, in a cruel twist of fate, Hannah's daily torment abruptly stopped. Now the walls try to shut it all out -- the grief, the loneliness, and the harsh truth that Katie's death has somehow improved Hannah's life.
Then something happens that Hannah couldn't have predicted -- friendship comes knocking in the form of new student Josh Chamberlain. Hannah has never been so desperate for connection. But if this isn't for real, if it's just another joke, Hannah's not sure she can take it...
An inspiring and achingly honest story of a girl with the courage to endure, hope, and even heal in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
By Brewer, Heather
Heather Brewer, the New York Times bestselling author of THE CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD, brings this spin-off series to a thrilling conclusion. All secrets will be revealed as Slayer Joss McMillan tracks a murderous vampire terrorizing his hometown of Santa Clara. During his investigation, Joss comes head to head with old enemies seeking revenge and faces the truth about his sister Ceciles murder. Joss must use all of his skill to protect his loved ones, even if it means paying the ultimate price.,
Chinese Myths and Legends
By Ganeri, Anita
The Ancient Chinese lived thousands of years ago, but their myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people ever since. This book mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of Chinese myths, exploring the gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, tricksters, and quests that make Chinese myths and legends so compelling.
People Like Us
By Mele, Dana
A sharp psychological thriller that's just right for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and Pretty Little Liars--this story will seduce, mislead, and finally, betray you.
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened.
Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that readers will tear through and not stop talking about.
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
By Wells, Robison
We are not alone. They are here. And there's no going back. Perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the I Am Number Four series, Dark Energy is a thrilling stand-alone science fiction adventure from Robison Wells, critically acclaimed author of Variant and Blackout.
Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest. Since then, nothing - or no one - has come out.
If it were up to Alice, she'd be watching the fallout on the news. But her dad is director of special projects at NASA, so she's been forced to enroll in a boarding school not far from the crash site. Alice is right in the middle of the action, but even she isn't sure what to expect when the aliens finally emerge. Only one thing is clear: everything has changed.
Divergent Collector's Edition
By Roth, Veronica
The #1 New York Times bestseller that started a worldwide phenomenon and inspired a major motion picture is now available in a beautifully designed Collector's Edition. This deluxe package features:72 pages of bonus content, including: Two essays by Veronica Roth, including excerpts from early drafts of Divergent An essay about the psychology behind fear and the "exposure therapy" of Dauntless initiation Artistic renderings of the Choosing Ceremony Bowls An excerpt from the movie script Favorite quotes from Divergent, illustrated by fellow Initiates A map of the Dauntless compound Divergent discussion questionsPlus: A four-color fold-out poster A brilliant metallic book jacket A satin ribbon placeholderThis edition makes a great gift for established fans who want to expand their Divergent library or who already own the Insurgent Collector's Edition; readers new to the series who want a fuller reading experience; and fans of the feature film.
Katherine Tegen Books; Collectors edition
By Hughes, Dean
From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought-provoking, action-packed page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.
Yuki Nakahara is an American.
But it's the start of World War II, and America doesn't see it that way. Like many other Japanese Americans, Yuki and his family have been forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert. But Yuki isn't willing to sit back and accept this injustice - it's his country too, and he's going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies.
When Yuki and his friend Shig ship out, they aren't prepared for the experiences they'll encounter as members of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated regiment made up entirely of Japanese-American soldiers. Before Yuki returns home - if he returns home - he'll come face to face with persistent prejudices, grueling combat he never imagined, and friendships deeper than he knew possible.