Summer Reading - Ages 12 and Up

Prisoner of Night and Fog Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062278821
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 21st, 2015

Gretchen lives with her beloved Uncle Dolf in 1930s Munich after the death of her father. Her uncle is none other than Adolph Hitler, and all she knows of the world is that he is a good man. However, when she meets an earnest Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen, he makes her question everything she’s been raised to believe and everyone she trusts. Perfect for fans of CODE NAME VERITY and historical fiction. Look for the sequel, [2] CONSPIRACY OF BLOOD AND SMOKE.

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ISBN: 9780062320520
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Published: HarperCollins - April 28th, 2015

Aza Ray has a condition that makes it very difficult to breathe. The problem is, nobody seems to know what it is, and she’s the only recorded case of it...ever. Ambulance. Lightning. Goodbyes. Aza finds herself on a ship floating through the sky in a new world where she can breathe easily for the first time. This world is called Magonia and is a place where Aza is strong and capable. But what about her best friend, Jason, and family left on Earth? And what are the motivations of the fierce Captain Zal who is intent on training Aza as her protege?

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399171611
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2015

Inspired by A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, this novel sparkles with decadence, high stakes, and just a hint of magic. Every night, the Caliph of Khorasan marries a new bride, and every morning he has her executed. After Sharhzad’s best friend meets this fate, she volunteers to marry the Caliph, outsmart him, and seek revenge. She survives the night, but the more she gets to know her new husband, the more her feelings start to betray her.

Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250027436
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

The first book in a bestselling, lush fantasy series set in a world of war, magic, and ancient myths made reality. Alina is an orphan, ripped away from her only friend, Mal, to become the protege of the Darkling, a shadowy figure at the center of the magical elite. Alina is thought to be the Sun Summoner, whose unique powers will deliver her people. Loyalties are made, broken, and tested in Alina’s journey to find her true calling. Other available titles in the trilogy are [2] SIEGE AND STORM and [3] RUIN AND RISING.

Saint Anything Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451474704
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

Sydney has always felt invisible next to her charismatic–and in recent years, constantly in trouble–older brother. When a tragic accident lands him in jail, Sydney’s family is thrown into crisis mode, and she transfers to a new school. There, she meets friends who truly see her and give her an escape from her controlling mom, who’s in denial about her brother’s crime and responds with tight control over Sydney. This is a darker turn from Dessen’s previous work, and one of her best.

Seraphina (Seraphina Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375866227
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Published: Ember - December 23rd, 2014

In a world where dragons can take on human appearance, but not human emotions, an uneasy peace ends after forty years when the crown prince is murdered. Seraphina, a gifted musician, is half human and half dragon, which makes her uniquely positioned to provide insight, and also fear, to both populations. This highly celebrated debut is most notable for Seraphina’s voice, which is spunky, smart, complex, and wholly original. Check out the next book in the series, [2] SHADOW SCALE.

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ISBN: 9780451470775
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2015

A sixteen-year-old runaway on a cross-country bus trip to visit her estranged mother evaluates herself and how she sees the world in this mesmerizing debut. Fleeing from her father and stepmother, Mim meets a dynamic cast of characters on her bus, and the reader is privy to her sometimes snarky, sometimes admiring judgments of them. But when an accident occurs that thrusts them into deeper interactions with each other, Mim’s notions about her fellow travelers, and consequently herself, appear in different lights.

Three Day Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481439312
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2015

It’s 1969, and against the backdrop of Woodstock, Michael and Cora explore their changing perspectives in a world in constant flux around them. War, love, music, free love: characters explore all of these and more in this uplifting piece of historical fiction. For three days of muddy dancing and amazing music, anything was possible!

Since You've Been Gone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442435018
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

Sloane was Emily’s best friend, bravery, backbone, and catalyst, but she has disappeared with her parents and left nothing behind but a to-do list for Emily’s summer. As she completes each of the tasks, Emily finds new strength and boldness that she didn’t know she possessed on her own. She also gets to know Frank, an accomplished boy from school who helps her finish the list. Their deepening friendship–or more?–only adds to Emily’s self-discovery during this summer that changes everything.

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ISBN: 9780147511553
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Published: Speak - June 16th, 2015

Girls at the elite St. Joan’s Academy in Danvers, Massachusetts–formerly known as Salem Village–are falling ill with bizarre and inexplicable symptoms. News media descends, parents panic, and government agencies try to explain the inexplicable. A parallel storyline follows Ann Putnam, a key figure in the Salem Witch Trials, as she confesses to a minister that her accusations during the trials were false. Both storylines find a perfect sense of place and explore two very different cultures that bred very similar phenomena.

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