Brazos Bookstore Young Adult Reading List 2014

The Last Dragonslayer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544104716
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - July 2nd, 2013

Ages 10 - 14 | HAISLN List

Meet Jasper Fforde at Brazos in October! In his witty first novel for young readers, New York Times bestselling author Fforde introduces fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world’s last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer and Big Magic. First in a series.


The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547738482
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 3rd, 2013

Ages 10 - 14

Meet Jasper Fforde at Brazos in October! In an alternate United Kingdom where King Snodd tries to control the world by controlling magic, only sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of an employment agency for sorcerers, stands between Snodd and his plans. Second in a series, the third book hits shelves in October.


Fangirl Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250030955
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

Ages 13 - 17 | HAISLN List

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-- and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister Wren ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates, so Cath is on her own and completely outside of her comfort zone. The latest from the beloved author of ELEANOR AND PARK.


Counting by 7s Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142422861
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - September 16th, 2014

Ages 10 - 14 | HAISLN List 

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life...until now. She must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.


Boxers Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or Colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596433595
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

Ages 12 - 17


Saints Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or Colored by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596436893
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

Ages 12 - 17 

In two volumes, BOXERS & SAINTS tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful. But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully.


Dangerous Creatures Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780316370318
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 20th, 2014

Ages 12 - 17

MEET THE AUTHORS AT BRAZOS, MAY 21st at 7pm. 
From the world of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, this is the first in bestselling authors Garcia and Stohl’s new series DANGEROUS CREATURES. A story of magic, romance, and suspense, Ridley and Link navigate New York City’s music scene and encounter danger for Casters, Sirens, and Mortals alike. First book in a series.


The Impossible Knife of Memory Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670012091
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Children's Books - January 7th, 2014

Ages 12 - 17 

The story of Hayley, a high school senior settling back into her hometown after years spent trucking with her dad, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who now suffers from PTSD and, consequently, a whole host of coping addictions. Hayley’s adult responsibilities at home are presented in the context of classic teenage concerns–the over-eager guidance counselor, the all-important SATs, and the unwritten rules of the cafeteria– and realistically depict a girl who had to grow up too quickly.


Legend Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142422076
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - April 16th, 2013

Ages 12 - 17 | HAISLN List 

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-old Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. The first in a trilogy.


Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250007209
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 8th, 2013

Ages 12 - 17 | HAISLN List 

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl...Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg. The first in a wildly popular trilogy!

(Also available: SCARLET and CRESS.) 


The Here and Now Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780385736800
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - April 8th, 2014

Ages 12 and up 

Sixteen-year-old Prenna is a time immigrant who arrived in New York with a group from the future when she was twelve. The group must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life their society has worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect. Full of intrigue and propelled by end-of-the- world-level stakes, a thrilling glimpse at our could-be near future by the bestselling author of THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS.


The Maze Runner Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385737951
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - August 24th, 2010

Ages 12 and up

Soon to be a movie! Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he's to escape. Perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT. First book in a series. 


The Truth about Forever Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142406250
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - April 6th, 2006

Ages 12 and up

Macy is looking forward to a boring summer: she has a dull job at the library and will log many hours studying for the SATs, while silently grieving for her recently deceased father. Everything changes when she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew and starts really living life. You’ll fall in love with Macy’s crazy, lovable group of friend...and, of course, one very cute guy. A favorite from the queen of beach reads Sarah Dessen!


The Name of the Star Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142422052
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - October 2nd, 2012

Ages 12 and up | HAISLN List 
The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one: Rory. The first book in a series.


The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665661
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 25th, 2014

Ages 12 and up | HAISLN List 

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a grow- ing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. The family saga told with elements of magical realism follows Ava’s quest to a devastating crescendo.


We Were Liars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385741262
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - May 13th, 2014

Ages 12 and up 
This is the book everyone will be talking about this summer! Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her family and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember an accident that happened during her fifteenth summer. No one in the family will talk about it, but Cadence still suffers migraines two years later. You’ll need someone to talk about this book with–good thing it’s the first pick for our YA summer book club!


The Milk of Birds Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781442446830
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 11th, 2014

Ages 13 - 17 
When a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs a fourteen-year-old Sudanese refugee with an American teenager from Richmond, Virginia, the pen pals teach each other compassion and share a bond that bridges two continents.


Code Name Verity Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

Ages 14 - 17 | HAISLN list

When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo after a plane crash, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?


Will Grayson, Will Grayson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142418475
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - April 5th, 2011

Ages 14 and up

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teen boys-–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. This book also features maybe the greatest high school musical every captured on the page.


Grasshopper Jungle Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525426035
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dutton Books - February 11th, 2014

Ages 14 and up

On one level, this book is about sixteen-year-old Austin, who’s in love with both of his best friends, a fact that he finds very confusing. On another level, it’s about Austin’s love of historical recordkeeping and his chronicles of his family history and other goings-on in his small Iowa town. And on a THIRD level, it’s about a horde of six-foot-tall praying mantises that take over the aforementioned town and bring about mass destruction. It’s somehow even crazier than it sounds!


The Knife of Never Letting Go Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763645762
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - July 14th, 2009

Ages 14 - 17 | HAISLN List 

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him– something so awful Todd is forced to flee. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, Todd stumbles upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. The first in a trilogy.


Paper Towns Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142414934
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - September 22nd, 2009

Ages 14 and up 

From the author of massive hit THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons to Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night--dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge–-he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Quentin...until day breaks and she vanishes. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues, and they’re just for Quentin.


Far Far Away Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375843297
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - June 10th, 2014

Ages 12 and up | HAISLN List 

Jeremy Johnson Johnson is haunted by none other than Jacob Grimm of the Brothers Grimm. Granted, Jacob doesn’t “haunt” Jeremy so much as he tutors him in hopes of getting him far, far away from his boring hometown of NeverBetter. However, with such gifts come curses: the Finder of Occasions, a mysterious figure who intends Jeremy harm, has started kidnapping children, and nobody, not even a teen boy with a ghostly best friends, is safe. This super-suspenseful read was a finalist for this year’s National Book Award.


Dorothy Must Die Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062280671
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTorch - April 1st, 2014

Ages 14 and up

"Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. My name is Amy Gumm--and I'm the other girl from Kansas. I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I've been trained to fight and I have a mission: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain. Take the Lion's courage. Then and only then--Dorothy must die!"


Every Day Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307931894
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - September 10th, 2013

Ages 12 and up | HAISLN List 

Every day a different body, every day a different life, every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where or who it will be. “A” has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: never get too attached; avoid being noticed; do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning “A” wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which “A” has been living no longer apply. Because finally there is someone “A” wants to be with–day in, day out, day after day.


Out of the Easy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147508430
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - March 4th, 2014

Ages 14 - 17 | HAISLN List

It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine silently stirs a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam of Conti Street.


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