Blaine's Legacy, by Scotti Jones (2012)
In a world blind to the dangers believed to be superstition and myth, young Blaine Summers fights the good fight in secrecy. Wielding amazing powers and arcane abilities, he dedicates himself to the preservation of the greater good.
Camp, by Elaine Wolf (2011)
For most girls, sleepaway camp is great fun, but for Amy it's a nightmare. Amy's home life is in turmoil, she is sent to Camp Takawanda as a teenager, and she is less than thrilled about going. At Takawanda she is humiliated and relentlessly bullied by the ringleader of the senior campers. As she struggles to stop the mean girls, Amy becomes more confident. Camp is a compelling coming-of-age novel about bullying, mothers and daughters, and the collateral damage of family secrets.
A Difficult Boy, by M.P. Barker (2008)
In Farmington, Massachusetts, in 1839, nine-year-old Ethan experiences hardships as an indentured servant of the wealthy Lyman family alongside Daniel, a sixteen-year old boy scorned simply for being Irish, and the boys bond as they try to right a terrible wrong.
Everything I Was, by Corinne Demas (2011)
Thirteen-year-old Irene helps in her grandfather's plant nursery, makes new friends, and begins to learn what she really wants and needs after her father, having lost his job as an New York City investment banker, moves her and her mother to his father's farmhouse in upstate New York.
Father of Lies, by Ann Turner (2011)
In 1692 when a plague of accusations descends on Salem Village in Massachusetts and "witch fever" erupts, fourteen-year-old Lidda, who has begun to experience visions and hear voices, tries to expose the lies of the witch trials without being hanged as a witch herself. Includes author's notes about the Salem Witch Trials and bipolar disease.
Foiled, by Jane Yolen (2010)
Aliera Carstairs is a star at fencing, but no one at school notices her--until her new biology class lab partner Avery Castle begins flirting with her. Aliera's mother just bought her a foil from a garage sale that has a strange jewel attached to the hilt. Will her first date be ruined when magical creatures try to steal her foil?
Luminous, by Dawn Metcalf (2011)
Sixteen-year-old Consuela suddenly and inexplicably finds herself in the parallel universe of the Flow, where she and other teens with extraordinary abilities safeguard a world where they no longer belong.
Menzuo in the Calling of the Sun Prince, by Keshawn Dodds (2010, c2003)
At the beginning of school break, Jammal learns hidden secrets about his life--his real birth name, information about his parents, and his true identity. He also learns that Earth is in grave danger, and that it is under attack by an evil Pirate Warrior in search of the energy of 'all good and evil.' With help from his protector and his new trainer, Jammal must protect Earth and the energy of 'all good and evil' while trying to live life as a normal kid.
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, by Holly Black (2011)
This collection of short stories includes two dark tales set in the world of Tithe, a tour of a fairy market, and the story of a girl who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match.
Red Glove, by Holly Black (2011)
When federal agents learn that seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe, a powerful transformation worker, may be of use to them, they offer him a deal to join them rather than the mobsters for whom his brothers work.
Scary Stories, illustrated by Barry Moser (2006)
A collection of stories, filled with suspense and horror features contributions from such authors as Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as such modern masters as Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. Barry Moser's twenty unforgettable engravings capture all the suspense and horror in these brilliant stories, making this a deluxe illustrated edition that readers of all ages will want to return to again and again.
Tuesday's Child, by Carolyn Gibbs (2011)
Not all teens on the street are runaways, some are throwaways. Lane Harris should be the heir to the family fortune, but the entire town hates her, and everybody's got an ax to grind. Brutalized, left to die, and ignorant of her attacker's identity, she awakens in a Seattle hospital and struggles to stay alive. Lane's life depends on how quickly she can adapt, and she's about to find out exactly what she's willing to do to live. See also Tuesday's Child 2: Redemption.
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