We just got a whole bunch of new books today, so I thought you might like a sneak preview of what we have! Let me know what you think, and always remember, feel free to make suggestions!
by M.T. Anderson
All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps Tch’muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own vampiric fate. He needs help, but whom can he trust?
Because I am Furniture
by Thalia Chaltas
Real Life Drama
Anke’s father is abusive. But not to her. He attacks her brother and sister, but she’s just an invisible witness in a house of horrors, on the brink of disappearing altogether. Until she makes the volleyball team at school. At first just being exhausted after practice feels good, but as Anke becomes part of the team, her confidence builds. When she learns to yell “Mine!” to call a ball, she finds a voice she didn’t know existed. For the first time, Anke is seen and heard. Soon, she’s imagining a day that her voice will be loud enough to rescue everyone at home—including herself.
Forest of Hands and Teeth
by Carrie Ryan
In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
IQ – Independence Hall
Q and Angela are new step-siblings. Their parents are successful musicians who are embarking on a cross-country tour. To enable them to have “family time” and stay somewhat removed from the spotlight they decide to travel alone in a large motor home. The kids are doing school work while traveling, including creating a website showing all of the places they visit.
As their journey begins, the siblings realize they are being followed. Then a strange man, with an even stranger dog, appears out of nowhere and gains the trust of the parents right away. This leads to Angela telling Q that her mother was a Secret Service agent who was killed in the line of duty. Brother and sister are soon embroiled in an adventure that their parents would not be happy about, if they knew.
Galahad 1: The Comet’s Curse
by Dom Testa
Deadly particles in a comet’s tail have altered the Earth’s atmosphere. The only hope for saving mankind is to select the brightest young people from around the world and launch them towards a new home, light-years away. But trouble has also boarded Galahad, and it could easily spell disaster. The ship’s Council, with help from the most incredible computer ever created, must battle fear, jealousy, and time…before it’s too late.