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New books – Week of April 26, 2010

Posted by Laura on April 29, 2010

We buy a lot more books than what I can read and recommend so, I am going to start compiling general lists of what is new.  Perhaps you will see something that strikes your fancy.  If I later read the book, I will write one of my traditional recommendations.  Here you go:

The Shadow Project

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The Shadow Project
By Brennan, Herbie
2010-01 – Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780061756429 Check the catalog

From a “New York Times”-bestselling author comes a high-concept fantasy thriller for boys that mixes elements of “The Matrix” with “The Da Vinci Code.” …More

The  Carbon Diaries 2017 The Carbon Diaries 2017
By Lloyd, Saci
2010-02 – Holiday House
9780823422609 Check the catalog


Center Field

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Center Field
By Lipsyte, Robert
2010-04 – Harper Teen
9780060557041 Check the catalog



By Wilks, Mike
2009-10 – Egmontusa
9781606840085 Check the catalog

The first installment of a new trilogy takes readers into the Mirrorscape–an amazing world accessible through paintings that is limited only by an artist’s imagination. …More

The Goodbye Season The Goodbye Season
By Hale, Marian
2009-10 – Henry Holt & Company
9780805088557 Check the catalog

Mercy Kaplan longs to be on her own–until her wish comes true in the worst possible way. It is 1918 and a deadly flu epidemic ravages the country, leaving her utterly alone. Mercy soon finds a job with Mrs. Wilder. But there’s something unsettling about the woman, whose brother died under mysterious circumstances. …More

Fragile Eternity

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Fragile Eternity
By Marr, Melissa
2010-04 – HarperCollins
9780061214738 Check the catalog

Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone–but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he’d ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.

Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who’d always terrified her–but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she’d ever imagined.

In Melissa Marr’s third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos. …More

Rikers High Rikers High
By Volponi, Paul
2010-02 – Viking Children’s Books
9780670011070 Check the catalog BookPage Notable Title

An award-winning author, Volponi is uniquely qualified to tell this story because he taught on Rikers Island for six years. He originally wrote “Rikers” for an adult audience. The book has been revised for young adults and is being republished as “Rikers High.” …More

The Fire Within The Fire Within
By D’Lacey, Chris
2007-03 – Scholastic Paperbacks
9780439672443 Check the catalog

When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David’s personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth behind an unsolved mystery close to home. The story has an unhappy ending, and when David realizes the consequences of it he is angry. Then David finds Gadzooks crying and near death, and he discovers that these special dragons die when they are not loved. Soon David is forced to save his friend and unlock the powers of the fire within. …More

The Immortal Realm

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The Immortal Realm
By Jones, Frewin
2010-02 – Harper Teen
9780060871574 Check the catalog

Princess Tania thinks she’s found a way to bring her two worlds together. But as faeries fall to a mysterious illness, Tania must race to save her beloved immortal realm from a dangerous mortal threat. …More

Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas
By Maguire, Eden
2010-03 – Sourcebooks Fire
9781402239441 Check the catalog


Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials
By Wiseman, Rosalind
2010-01 – Putnam Publishing Group
9780399247965 Check the catalog

Looking for a new beginning after a terrible mean girl past, Charlie Healey realizes there’s no escaping high school drama, in this first novel for young adults by the author of “Queen Bees & Wannabes.” …More


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By Myers, Walter Dean
2010-02 – Amistad Press
9780061214806 Check the catalog

A “New York Times”-bestselling author takes readers into the world of Progress juvenile detention facility. It is possible for 14-year-old Reese to get a second chance when he’s treated like a criminal, handcuffed and thrown into solitary confinement? …More

Sweet, Hereafter Sweet, Hereafter
By Johnson, Angela
2010-01 – Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
9780689873850 Check the catalog

In this follow-up to the novels “Heaven” and “The First Part Last,” Johnson takes readers back to Heaven, Ohio, in a bittersweet tale of first love found and lost. …More

Walk of the Spirits Walk of the Spirits
By Cusick, Richie Tankersley
2008-04 – Speak
9780142410509 Check the catalog

From the author of” April Fools” comes a haunting, lyrical new novel of paranormal romance about a young woman with a special gift of communicating with the spirits who still walk around a small Louisiana town. …More

Shadow Mirror Shadow Mirror
By Cusick, Richie Tankersley
2010-03 – Speak
9780142412275 Check the catalog

The bestselling author of “Walk of the Spirits” delivers this haunting companion novel, about a young woman who can hear the cries of the dead. …More

Dragons of Darkness Dragons of Darkness
By Michaelis, Antonia
Translator Bell, Anthea
2010-01 – ABRAMS
9780810940741 Check the catalog

The author-translator team behind the internationally acclaimed “Tiger Moon” reunites for this lush, exotic tale of fantasy and adventure–and dragons galore. Two boys from very different backgrounds are thrown together by magic, mayhem, and a common foe. …More

Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island

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Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island
By Adam, Paul
2010-03 – Walden Pond Press
9780061863233 Check the catalog


The Body Finder

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The Body Finder
By Derting, Kimberly
2010-03 – HarperCollins
9780061779817 Check the catalog

Filled with suspense, a gripping romance, and deadly consequences, “The Body Finder” tells the story of a young woman with the ability to find the bodies of the murdered, and who may be the only one who can stop the serial killer terrorizing her town. …More

Wish Wish
By Bullen, Alexandra
2010-01 – Point
9780545139052 Check the catalog

For brokenhearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone–until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn’t just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back. …More

The Summer I Got a Life The Summer I Got a Life
By Fink, Mark
2009-11 – Westside Books
9781934813126 Check the catalog

Andy Crenshaw,15, is about to have a summer he didnt expect.He lives in the shadow of his good-looking,athletic older brother,Brad, and they don’t get along. Latelythey only agree on their excitement over their upcoming trip to Hawaii.But the familys plans change at the last minute, packingthe boys off to rural Wisconsin. They’llbe stuckwith their wacky,free-spiritedaunt and uncle–on a farm with nocableTVand Internet.Things start looking up when Andy scores a date withLaura, a cuteteenage local celebrity pianist, and even Brads impressed. Laura’s amazing: besides her late nightjam sessions at a local jazz club,shes the funniest, little-bit-crazygirl Andys ever met.Hes shocked at first to see her in a wheelchair, but nothing stops Laura–her killer bowling skills leave Andy in the dust. Meanwhile, Andy and Brad share a series of misadventures and narrow escapes that move theirbrotherhood toa whole different level. It all adds up to a summerno one will soon forget. …More

Over the End Line Over the End Line
By Martino, Alfred C.
2009-07 – Harcourt Children’s Books
9780152061210 Check the catalog

Exciting sports action combines with an undercurrent of evil in a suspenseful tale of pride cometh before the fall–and an ending that Jonny Fehey never sees coming. …More

After Ever After After Ever After
By Sonnenblick, Jordan
2010-02 – Scholastic Press
9780439837064 Check the catalog

Jeffrey isn’t a little boy with cancer anymore, in this sequel to “Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie.” He’s a teen who’s in remission. Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, which begins with his anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping a secret. …More


By Avasthi, Swati
2010-03 – Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375863400 Check the catalog

Sixteen-year-old Jace arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father’s fist), $3.84, and a secret. Jace tries to move on, but all his changes can’t make him forget what he’s left behind. Running is easy, but true escape is near impossible. …More

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
By Stork, Francisco X.
2010-03 – Arthur A. Levine Books
9780545151337 Check the catalog BookPage Notable Title

When Pancho arrives at St. Anthony’s Home, he knows his time there will be short: If his plans succeed, he’ll soon be arrested for the murder of his sister’s killer. But then he’s assigned to help D.Q., whose brain cancer has slowed neither his spirit nor his mouth. …More

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Will Grayson, Will Grayson
By Green, John
Author Levithan, David
2010-04 – Dutton Books
9780525421580 Check the catalog BookPage Notable Title

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens–both named Will Grayson–are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. …More

Summer Girls Summer Girls
By Abbott, Hailey
2009-05 – Point
9780545102681 Check the catalog

The “New York Times”-bestselling Summer Boys series spins off into an even hotter summer, with this follow-up featuring three new girls who are ready to rock Pebble Beach, Maine. …More

The iPod Book: How to Do Just the Useful and Fun Stuff with Your  iPod and iTunes The iPod Book: How to Do Just the Useful and Fun Stuff with Your iPod and iTunes
By Kelby, Scott
2009-11 – Peachpit Press
9780321649065 Check the catalog

Offering a simple approach to operating an iPod and utilizing iTunes, this book focuses on just the most important, most requested, most useful things so readers can start having fun with their iPod immediately. …More

Flirting with Disaster Flirting with Disaster
By Stapleton, Rhonda
2010-03 – Simon Pulse
9781416974659 Check the catalog

Felicity is a total romantic. That’s why she follows her heart–“not” the rules–in her job as a cupid. But when Felicity turns her matchmaking magic on her best friend, Andy, it’s Andy who breaks their golden rule: friends always come first. Andy is so wrapped up in her new guy that she’s ditching everyone else. How can Felicity stop her BFF from letting a BF come between them?

Meanwhile, Felicity decides to get over her crush on Derek by setting him up with someone else–but in her impulsive haste, she accidentally matches him with the whole school, and now “everyone” is in love with him. The entire student body is headed toward heartbreak, just weeks before prom. Does Felicity have what it takes to make everyone’s heart happy?including her own? …More

Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs

Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
By Koertge, Ron
2010-03 – Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763644352 Check the catalog

Fielding his social life is a bigger challenge for Kevin than hitting a fastball in Ron Koertge’s funny, insightful sequel to SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP.
Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland has a passion for playing baseball, a
knack for writing poetry — and a cute girlfriend named Mira who’s not much interested in either. But then, Kevin doesn’t exactly share Mira’s newfound fervor for all things green. So when Kevin signs up for open mike night at Bungalow Books and meets Amy, a girl who knows a sonnet from a sestina and can match his emails verse for verse, things start to get sticky. Should he stay with Mira? Or risk spoiling his friendship with Amy by asking her out? Ron Koertge, master of snappy dialogue and a deft poet, offers a fast-paced, sympathetic story that interweaves two narrative voices with humor and warmth.

The Promise The Promise
By Sparks Taylor, Chandra
2010-04 – Kimani Press
9780373831449 Check the catalog


Burning Ambition: A Hottie Novel Burning Ambition: A Hottie Novel
By Bernstein, Jonathon
2010-04 – Razorbill
9781595142801 Check the catalog

Alison Cole and the Department of Hotness are back and ready for action in the sizzling sequel to Hottieaall about a Beverly Hills princess who can shoot fire from her fingertips!

Ever since defeating her evil stepmother, Carmen, Alisonas life has been totally fla-mazing. But when she wins a coveted internship at “Jen Magazine,” sheall have to take on fifteen-year-old Editor-in-Chief Pixie Furmanovskyathe biggest Superbrat the world has ever seen! Pixie always gets what she wants, and now sheas after Alisonas boyfriend, T!

Can Hottie give little miss BratGirl a Super Sweet Sixteen that sheall never forget? Or is this Superteen about to get “superfired”? …More

Birthmarked Birthmarked
By O’Brien, Caragh M.
2010-03 – Roaring Brook Press
9781596435698 Check the catalog



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