New YA Fiction

new bookwormLike it Never Happened by Emily Adrian: As one of The Essential Five theater students at her alternative high school, Rebecca Rivers is preparing to become an actress and enjoying junior year with the perfect boyfriend until life-changing rumors threaten everything.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson: In vivid poems, the author shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

Chasing River by K.A. Tucker: After nearly dying in Dublin, Ireland, Amber Welles finds herself chasing after River Delaney, the man who saved her life. Only, Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone, and River isn’t the kind of guy she’d want to catch.

You & Me & Him by Kris Dinnison: Maggie Bowers thinks she knows what to expect her junior year of high school, but when she and her out-of-the-closet best friend Nash have feelings for the same boy she wonders if winning someone’s heart means losing her soul mate.

Joyride by Anna Banks: A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads–with the law and with each other.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan: At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby’s identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.

Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel: Told in separate voices, Lena and Aubrey, each hiding her own secrets, set off in search of the truth about Charlie, including if he is really dead, after meeting at his funeral and learning that he was dating both of them.

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff: As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.

The Fugitive: On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he’s ever been in before.

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson: David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan.

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