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These are the newest teen books at the Jessamine County Public Library. They just came in this week, so take a look and see which ones you might want to put a hold on or check out!
Fiction
All the rage
by Courtney Summers

Branded a liar and bullied after being hurt by the golden-boy son of the town's sheriff, Romy, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, seeks refuge in the diner where she works and faces a difficult choice when another girl is assaulted.
Anastasia and her sisters
by Carolyn Meyer

A tale based on historical events follows the Romanov family's 1914 visit to the palace of the Crown Prince Carol, an event that is challenged by a secret illness, regional poverty and Germany's declaration of war. By the award-winning author of Mary, Bloody Mary.
Ask the dark
by Henry Turner

A 14-year-old petty thief and vandal struggles from her underprivileged position to piece together the truth about an elusive killer who is responsible for a string of child disappearances. A first novel.
Awakening
by Shannon Duffy

Desiree Six believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned out-her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn't even think to question when Darian, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family. But if he was convicted, then he must have done it. Then Darian shows up in her room late one night. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her doubt everything she's ever been told.
Biggie
by Derek E. Sullivan

Preferring to pursue academic achievements and maintain a low profile over sports in spite of having a famous athlete father, overweight perfectionist Henry reconsiders his beliefs when in his junior year the girl of his dreams begins to return his affections.
Black dove, white raven
by Elizabeth Wein

Adopted by his late stunt pilot mother's white partner after a devastating accident, Teo endures discrimination for his dark skin in 1930s America, a situation that is further complicated by his bond with his adoptive white sister.
The bullet catch : murder by misadventure
by Amy Axelrod

Turning to larceny to survive after his orphanage burns to the ground, 14-year-old Leo is cruelly betrayed and becomes the apprentice of a has-been magician who wants to stage a comeback while exacting revenge against an old rival.
The bunker diary
by Kevin Brooks

Sixteen-year-old Linus Weems, a street person since leaving his wealthy father's home, is kidnapped and taken to an underground bunker where he is soon joined by five others, ranging in age from nine to seventy, who are alternately cared for and tortured by their unseen captor.
Catch you later, traitor
by Avi

It's 1951, and 12-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid in Brooklyn, New York, who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas, but when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery.
The cemetery boys
by Heather Brewer

When Stephen moves to the small, midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon; but the town has a dark secret, and the twins are caught in the middle of it.
Citizen Sim : cradle of the stars
by Michael Solana

On his fifteenth birthday, Johnny Clark wakes up with memories and abilities that don't belong to him, but with the help of a mysterious hacker called Citizen Sim, Johnny must uncover the extraordinary truth about his past.
Crystal keepers
by Brandon Mull

Journeying in a magical region where he continues his search for his friends and works to correct magical imbalances in The Outskirts, Cole confronts difficult challenges that threaten to trap him in the world between reality and imagination.
Denton Little's Deathdate
by Lance Rubin

A tale set in a world where everyone knows the day on which they will die finds Denton preparing for his imminent demise and wondering about a mysterious purple rash before a stranger's warning raises suspicions about shady government characters.
Don't stay up late : a Fear Street novel
by R. L. Stine

Plagued by nightmares and hallucinations after a car accident kills her father, Lisa takes a seemingly straightforward babysitting job to distract herself only to discover horrifying truths about her young charge. By the best-selling author of the Goosebumps series.
Dream a little dream : The First Book of Dreams
by Kerstin Gier

Starting over yet again when her family moves in with her mother's new boyfriend in London, Liv begins experiencing fantastical, mysterious dreams about four new classmates who seem to know her. By the best-selling author of the Ruby Red trilogy.
Echo
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Decades after a man is entwined in a prophecy-based quest involving three mysterious sisters and a harmonica, three individuals from different areas of the world confront daunting challenges involving the same harmonica.
Empire of night
by Kelley Armstrong

Separated while trying to save the children of their village, twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must draw on all their power and influence to defeat enemies of legend and avert war in the empire.
First there was forever
by Juliana Romano

Los Angeles, California, 10th-graders Lima and Hailey have always been best friends, but now Hailey is chasing after a more popular crowd, and Lima not only connects with a different popular group but also begins developing a closer relationship with Hailey's long-term crush, Nate.
Forged
by Erin Bowman

After learning the truth about the Laicos Project and surviving betrayal by a Forgery in their midst, Gray Weathersby and his group of rebels plan their final attack on the Franconian Order, in the epic conclusion to the Taken trilogy.
Gabe Johnson takes over
by Geoff Herbach

When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine's funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight "band geek" tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war.
The glass arrow
by Kristen Simmons

Living in hiding with other ragtag girls in a world where women are hunted and sold for breeding, 15-year-old Aya is caught by a group of businessmen who test her survival skills.
The haunting of Sunshine girl. Book one
by Paige McKenzie

Moving from Texas to Washington, Sunshine, an adopted sixteen-year-old, discovers that her new home is haunted and that the ghosts may have revelations about her past.
Hit
by Delilah S. Dawson

When the U.S. national debt is bought out by an unscrupulous bank that surreptitiously takes over society and unleashes anarchy, teen Patsy is forced to become an indentured assassin to prevent her mother from being murdered.
I am her revenge
by Meredith Moore

A debut novel inspired by Great Expectations follows the experiences of a girl whose manipulative mother has raised her to assume a range of alternate identities in order to exact revenge at a gothic boarding school on the English moors.
Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys)
by Amy Spalding

Making a pact to pursue their respective crushes, bandmates Riley and Reid encounter more difficulties than anticipated when Reid is compelled to adopt a dog and Riley becomes attracted to more than one boy.
Liars, Inc.
by Paula Stokes

Seventeen-year-old Max; his girlfriend, Parvati; and his best friend, Pres, form Liars, Inc., expecting that forging notes and lying for their peers will lead to easy cash, but when Pres asks Max to cover for him, it may be a fatal mistake.
Lies I told
by Michelle Zink

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art and anything else of value, and though she's never had any difficulty pulling off a job, when things start to go wrong on the Fontaines' biggest heist yet, Grace finds herself breaking more and more of the rules designed to keep her from getting caught... including the most important one of all: never fall for your mark.
Like a river : a Civil war novel
by Kathy Cannon Wiechman

Two Union soldiers, one too young to have properly enlisted, and the other a girl disguised as a boy, find themselves struggling through the rigors and horrors of war, from amputation to the Andersonville prison camp.
A Little Friendly Advice
by Siobhan Vivian

With friends Beth, Katherine, and Maria by her side, sixteen-year-old Ruby gets all the support she could ever want and so turns her back on a visit with her long-lost father, but when a new boy enters the mix and questionable advice is given by her closest confidants, Ruby begins to doubt their truthfulness and sincerity.
Love & profanity : a collection of true, tortured, wild, hilarious, concise, and intense tales of teenage life
by Nick Healy

"A collection of short, true stories by well-known and up-and-coming YA authors on the teenage experience."
Mapmaker
by Mark Bomback

Taking an internship at a digital mapping company founded by her late father, Tanya forges romantic ties with a business partner's son before stumbling onto a deadly secret.
Miles from nowhere
by Amy Clipston

During her last summer before college, Chelsea begins to question her choices as she works as a designer for a local theater group and develops a relationship with a college boy who joins the summer production.
Miss Mayhem
by Rachel Hawkins

Hoping to focus on more fulfilling priorities months after the Ephor attack at Cotillion, Harper learns that David is being trained by his captors and that she cannot remain his Paladin unless she passes a deadly trial.
None of the Above
by I. W. Gregorio

After being elected as homecoming queen and engaging in a first sexual encounter with her boyfriend, Kristen discovers that she is intersex and possesses male chromosomes, a diagnosis that is leaked to the whole school, throwing Kristin's entire identity into question.
Palace of lies
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A latest fairy-tale adventure set in the world of Just Ella and Palace of Mirrors finds Desmia, one of 12 sister-princesses, forced to confront a threat to the kingdom without the support of her family or her royal status.
The Pretty App
by Katie Sise

Eighteen-year-old Blake Dawkins competes against girls across the country for a spot on a reality television show through the Pretty App, but difficulties at home and a desire to be more than just her high school's "mean girl" lead her to transform herself into the person she really wants to be.
Prim Improper
by Deirdre Sullivan

Primrose Leary, age 13. Likes: her pet rat, sausage sandwiches and her best friend Joel. Dislikes: human statues, living with her dad and not having her mum around any more. Hilariously and cleverly written, Prim Improper is the debut novel from Deirdre Sullivan.
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion
by Chris Mccoy

Witnessing the girl of his dream's abduction by aliens moments after she agrees to go to the prom with him, Bennett hitches a ride into outer space with a band of extraterrestrial musicians to rescue her.
Public School Superhero
by James Patterson

Targeted by bullies for his membership in the chess club, Kenny, a boy who longs to be a hero, struggles to find his inner strength, but can he recognize it before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life? Includes 150 pieces of line art and comic-style sequences.
The queen of bright and shiny things
by Ann Aguirre

Sage has learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it's working just fine. . . until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He's a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.
The Remedy
by Suzanne Young

A latest entry in the series that includes The Treatment finds Quinn using her shapeshifting abilities to bring closure to grieving families only to compromise a long-term assignment by falling for a bereaved boyfriend.
The Second Guard
by J. D. Vaughn

Required at the age of 15 to train as an elite Second Guard soldier, Talimendra hears dark rumors about a rising threat that places the queen and the entire realm in danger.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda
by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity—and that of his pen pal—will be revealed.
Sisters of blood and spirit
by Kady Cross

Wren, the ghost of a girl who died at birth, and Lark, her depressed misfit living twin, help a boy who saves Lark from a suicide attempt and who is being threatened by the malevolent spirit of a long-dead serial killer.
Skandal : My Mind Is Mine Alone
by Lindsay Smith

Having risked everything to flee communist Russia, Yulia struggles to keep her sanity and protect her loved ones in spite of her father's recklessness, Valentin's distant behavior and suspicious government forces.
Solitaire
by Alice Oseman

Tori Spring feels completely disconnected from her life until she meets the relentlessly cheerful Michael Holden, and a series of schoolwide pranks start to draw her out of her shell.
The start of me and you
by Emery Lord

Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.
Tales of the Madman Underground
by John Barnes

In September 1973, as the school year begins, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life and the affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
The trap
by Steven Arntson

When a notorious bully disappears from their quiet 1960s town, seventh-grader Henry and his friends discover an odd instruction guide to out-of-body experiences that compels them to uncover an otherworldly threat in the nearby woods.
The trials
by Stacey Kade

Forced to participate in an upcoming competition against other alien hybrids when she lands back under the cruel control of Dr. Jacobs, a heartbroken Ariane resolves to take down the corrupt researchers behind Project Paper Doll.
The truth about us
by Janet Gurtler

When Jess's father orders her to work at a soup kitchen for the summer, she meets Flynn, a classmate from the wrong side of the tracks, and discovers that sometimes the person who should not fit in your world is the one who finally makes you feel as if you belong.
The Truth Commission
by Susan Juby

As a project for her "creative non-fiction module" at a school for the arts, Normandy Pale chronicles the work of the Truth Commission, through which she and her two best friends ask classmates and faculty about various open secrets, while Norm's famous sister reveals some very unsettling truths of her own.
Valentina
by Kevin McDermott

Valentina lives in the privileged Citadel, at the heart of the protected Green Zone. She is the president's daughter, sheltered, spoilt and arrogant. But when she makes a secret trip to the Badlands, with her friends she must face up to the realities of life on an island teeming with climate refugees and to the responsibilities of her position.
The walls around us
by Nova Ren Suma

Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.
Watch the sky
by Kirsten Hubbard

Growing up dominated by his stepfather's superstitions about an imminent end of time, Jory escapes to school every day with his friends and explores the outside world at the same time he is required to help build an underground disaster shelter.
What waits in the woods
by Kieran Scott

Getting lost while on a camping trip in the woods with her boyfriend and two new friends, Callie encounters a charismatic but unsettling stranger before stumbling on a dead body and embarking on a desperate effort to survive.
The wicked will rise
by Danielle Paige

A sequel to Dorothy Must Die finds Amy continuing her efforts to free an oppressed Oz only to discover harrowing truths about her mission, Oz's past and a growing danger that threatens her Kansas home.
The world within : a novel of Emily Bronte
by Jane Eagland

Loving her siblings and the moors that surround her village, Emily Bront immerses herself in the world of her writing and worries how she will survive when her father falls ill.
Written in the stars
by Aisha Saeed

Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met.
Zeroboxer
by Fonda Lee

An up-and-coming weightless combat athlete prepares for the Zero Gravity Fighting Association championship while partnering with a beautiful Martian marketing strategist who renders him an Earth celebrity before he stumbles into a criminal plot.
Nonfiction
Arctic thaw : climate change and the global race for energy resources
by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Describes how global warming has made the Arctic's oil, gas, natural resources, and minerals more accessible and how competition between nations and corporate interests for control of the resources is endangering the Arctic's fragile ecosystems.
Breaking codes : unravel 100 cryptograms
by Pierre Berloquin

Challenges the reader to reveal quotations from prominent people in history and fiction by using a collection of coded alphabets devised by actual historical figures, including Hildegard of Bingen, Edgar Allen Poe, and Hélène Smith.
Careers : the graphic guide to finding the perfect job for you
by Sarah Pawlewski

An easy-to-navigate compendium of career profiles provides teens with information about more than 400 job options, including engaging tables, charts and quotes that reveal typical salaries, working hours and training requirements.
Fatal fever : tracking down Typhoid Mary
by Gail Jarrow

Chronicles the story of the infamous carrier of typhoid who worked as a cook, unknowingly exposing thousands of people to the deadly disease, and the efforts of three pioneering individuals to trace the outbreak to its source.
Incredible LEGO technic : cars, trucks, robots & more!
by Pawel Kmie

Showcases fan created models that have been built with LEGO technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors, providing design notes and breakaway views.
Legends : the best players, games, and teams in baseball
by Howard Bryant

A debut entry in an accessible sports-themed series by the award-winning ESPN personality and author of Shut Out presents a history of America's pastime that discusses many of its most famous players, teams and rivalries.
The manga guide to linear algebra
by Shin Takahashi

"Reiji wants two things in life: a black belt in karate and Misa, the girl of his dreams. Luckily, Misa's big brother is the captain of the university karate club and is ready to strike a deal: Reiji can join the club if he tutors Misa in linear algebra. As you follow Misa through her linear algebra crash course, you'll learn about: Basic vector and matrix operations such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication; Linear dependence, independence, and bases using Gaussian elimination to calculate inverse matrices; Subspaces, dimension, and linear span; Practical applications of linearalgebra in fields like computer graphics, cryptography, and engineering. But Misa's brother may get more than he bargained for as sparks start to fly between student and tutor. Will Reiji end up with the girl--or just a pummeling from her oversized brother? Real math, real romance, and real action come together like never before in The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra"
Marvel Avengers : the ultimate character guide
by Alan Cowsill

A colorful, alphabetical guide to the Avengers universe provides a plethora of facts--including their powers, weaknesses, enemies and origins--about the Marvel characters known as the Avengers, including Wolverine, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.
Pinstripe pride : the inside story of the New York Yankees
by Martin Appel

Profiles the New York Yankees team and chronicles the teams World Series championships and American League pennants.
Place hacking : venturing off limits
by Michael J. Rosen

Describes urban exploration, urban adventure, and urban infiltration, activities that involve secretly entering, exploring, and and engaging in other activities--even ironing--in abandoned buildings and other places not open to the public.
Mo'ne Davis : remember my name : my story from first pitch to game changer
by Mo'ne Davis

The first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series describes her life and athletic exploits.
Rockin' the boat : 50 iconic revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcolm X
by Jeff Fleischer

Recounts the stories of 50 legendary revolutionaries from different historical periods and world regions, illuminating the allure of revolutionary prototypes while citing examples from the Roman Empire through the American Founders and beyond.
Sexual health information for teens : health tips about sexual development, reproduction, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections : including facts about puberty, sexuality, birth control, hiv/aids, human papillomavirus, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and more
by Elizabeth Magill

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about puberty, sexuality, reproductive health, contraception, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Includes index, resource information, and recommendation for further reading.
Shadow Catcher : how Edward S. Curtis documented American Indian dignity and beauty
by Michael Burgan

Chronicles the life of Edward S. Curtis and his 20-volume life's work, The North American Indian."
Teen legal rights
by David L. Hudson

The only book of its kind to examine all aspects of a young adult's legal rights at school, at work, and at home, including recent developments in teen-oriented legislation.
This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon
by Nancy Plain

Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.
Treasure hunter : a memoir of caches, curses, and confrontations
by W. C. Jameson

W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park rangers, policemen, landowners, competitors, corporate mercenaries, and drug runners. He has also discovered enough treasure to pay for his own house and finance his and his children’s education. With his enigmatic treasure-hunter partners, Slade, Stanley, and Poet, Jameson's stories are worthy of an Indiana Jones film—except that they are all true.
Why'd they wear that? : Fashion As the Mirror of History
by Sarah Albee

A narrative chronicle of fashion through the ages describes the outrageous, politically perilous and life-threatening creations people have worn in different historical eras, from spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts.
Audio Books on CD
Catch a falling star
by Kim A Culbertson

Frustrated by the disruptive production of a Hollywood film in her once-quiet California town, Carter Moon reluctantly accepts a high-paying job to pose as a disgraced former child actor's girlfriend to improve his image.
Shadow scale
by Rachel Hartman

Reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world when war breaks out between dragons and humans, Seraphina seeks out other half-dragons like herself while outmaneuvering a terrifying half-dragon who wields mind-controlling powers.
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