- Anthony, Jessica. Chopsticks. 2012. (realistic)
After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out shows across the globe. Now, as a teenager, Glory has disappeared.
- Blake, Kendare. Anna Dressed in Blood. 2011. (horror)
For three years, 17-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna.
- Brooks, Kevin. iBoy. 2011. (realistic, suspense)
Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack embedded fragments of an iPhone in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power. Using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend, though, could have deadly consequences.
- Carson, Rae. The Girl of Fire and Thorns. 2011. (fantasy)
A fearful 16-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil, and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
- Crowley, Cath. Graffiti Moon. 2012. (realistic)
Told in alternating voices, this all-night adventure features Lucy, who is determined to find an elusive graffiti artist named Shadow, and Ed, the last person Lucy wants to spend time with, except for the fact that he may know how to find Shadow.
- Flack, Sophie. Bunheads. 2011. (realistic)
Hannah Ward revels in the competition, intense rehearsals and dazzling performances that come with being a member of Manhattan Ballet Company's corps de ballet, but after meeting handsome musician Jacob she begins to realize there could be more to her life.
- Flinn, Alex. Bewitching. 2012. (fairy tales)
Kendra, a witch, doesn't know when to take her powers and butt out. The first 300 years of her life include a take on a classic fairy tale, the 1666 plague in Britain, the Titanic disaster and the story of a modern-day, plain stepsister.
- Grant, Michael. BZRK. 2012. (science fiction)
In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots.
- Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. 2012. (realistic)
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at age 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumors in her lungs for now. Two years post-miracle, enter Augustus Waters. A match made at Cancer Kid Support Group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission and interested in Hazel.
- Johnson, Maureen. The Name of the Star. 2011. (mystery)
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London, it's the start of a new life at a boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.
- Myracle, Lauren. Shine. 2011. (realistic)
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, 16-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small Southern town did it.
- Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. 2011. (historical, mystery)
Growing up, twin brothers Victor and Konrad fill their lives with imaginary adventures... until the day they stumble upon The Dark Library, where they discover secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies.
- Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 2011. (mystery)
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.
- Rossi, Veronica. Under the Never Sky. 2012. (dystopian)
Aria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies in a future dystopia, hate being dependent on one another until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can't stay together.
- Sharenow, Rob. The Berlin Boxing Club. 2011. (historical)
In 1934, Karl's Jewishness has never been an issue, but suddenly it is. Offered the opportunity to train under a champion, Karl grabs it and boxing becomes his refuge.
- Taylor, Laini. Daughter of Smoke and Bone. 2011. (supernatural)
Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.
- Tregay, Sarah. Love and Leftovers: a novel in verse. 2012. (verse, GLBTQ)
This powerfully written debut novel chronicles one teen's journey navigating family, friends and love.
- Vivian, Siobhan. The List. 2012. (realistic)
An intense look at the rules of high school attraction and the price that's paid for them.
- Walker, Melissa. Small Town Sinners. 2011. (realistic)
Lacey Anne Byer is a perennial good girl and lifelong member of the Evangelical church in her small town. But when Ty Davis, a cute new stranger, comes to town, something begins to stir inside her.
- Young, Moira. Blood Red Road. 2011. (dystopian)
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. When a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered.
- Zarr, Sara. How to Save a Life. 2011. (realistic)
Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends everyone who wants to support her.
- What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? by Ben Nemtim. 2012. [031.02 NEM]
Two hundred of the most moving, imaginative, amusing and thought-provoking things to do before you die are brought to life through handmade art curated by Dave, Duncan, Jonnie and Ben the founders of The Buried Life.
- The Pregnancy Project: a memoir by Gaby Rodriguez. 2012. [362.8392 ROD]
Rodriguez details how she was able to fake her own pregnancy hiding the truth from even her siblings and boyfriend's parents and reveals all that she learned from the experience.
revised May 2012