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Booked for Teens - February 5, 2018


Booked for Teens

Monday, February 5, 2018

Booked for Teens is a monthly booklist of new and/or great YA titles, and highlists programs and events for teens.  View more Booked for Teens: Blog View | Archived Newsletter View | All insider newsletters



New titles hitting the shelves this month! What are you excited about this year? 

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American Panda
Gloria Chao

A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt can prevent her from hiding several truths-- the she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she has decided to reconnect with her estranged brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.

The Apocalypse of Elena mendoza
Shaun David Hutchinson

Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beans of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.

The Belles
by Dhonielle Clayton

In a world where Beauty is a commodity only few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her popwers, and rise up to change the world. 

Between the Lines
by Nikki Grimes

A grou pof nine high school students grow in understanding of each other's challenges and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a boys vs girls poetry slam. 

The Book of Pearl
by Timothee de Fombelle

Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in, a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is truck in an unfamiliar time and place, Paris on the eve of WWII. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny frangments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever.

The Hazel Wood
by Melissa Albert

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. 

The Queen's Rising
by Rebecca Ross

Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and be chosen by a patron. She is offered patronage by a discraced lord, which throws her into a dangerous plot filled with magic, old rivalries, and the fight for the throne.

Say You'll Remember Me
by Katie McGarry

Drix and elle come from different backgrounds and different worlds. They try to find what connects them and break past the odds to, maybe, be together while finding their own independence from their pasts and their families' expectations.

Tess of the Road
by Rachel Hartman

Tess Dombegh journeys through the kingdom of Goredd in search of the World Serpents and finds herself along the way.