Friday, October 3, 2008

December 2009

12/1/09
What I Wore to Save the World
by Maryrose Wood

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It’s not just the end of high school…


Senior year’s coming up fast and I still have no clue about college, or a career — the whole rest-of-my-life thing is basically a blank. Maybe it’s because I spent junior year obsessing about Colin, the hunky Irish guy I fell for last summer (that was right around the same time I discovered I’m a half-goddess from the days of Irish lore — trust me, you had to be there). I even saved Colin from a nasty faery enchantment, but he doesn’t know that. Colin doesn’t believe in faeries, not one magical bit.

…it’s the end of the world.



The truth is my grades stink and all my best extracurricular activities happened in the faery realm. But a visit to this wacko college counselor turns things around: soon I’m on an all-expense paid trip to England to take a very special campus tour. A mysterious message reunites me with Colin, but it turns out he’s caught up in the biggest faery-made disaster ever. We’re talking the end of reality, people, and I don’t mean reality TV. To save the world, I’m going to have to tell Colin the truth about my half-goddess mojo. But if he doesn’t believe in magic, how will he ever believe in me?




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12/1/09
Beautiful Creatures


The Caster Chronicles, Book I
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
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There were no surprises in Gatlin County.We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.At least, that’s what I thought.Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.There was a curse.There was a girl.And in the end, there was a grave.



Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

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12/01/09


Blood Ninja
by Nick Lake

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In a secret underworld, ninjas and vampires are one and the same.
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12/08/09
Fallen
By Lauren Kate
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Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.


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12/22/09
The Dark Divine
By Bree Despain

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A prodigal son

A dangerous love



A deadly secret . . .

I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.



As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel's dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.



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12/22/09

Darklight
Sequel to Wondrous Strange
By Lesley Livingston

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Faerie can't lie . . . or can they?
Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved the mortal realm from the ravages of the Wild Hunt. Now Kelley is stuck in New York City, rehearsing Romeo and Juliet and missing Sonny more with every stage kiss, while Sonny has been forced back to the Otherworld and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the remaining Hunters and Queen Mabh herself.
When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring, and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. Caught in a web of Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next step could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart.
With breathtakingly high stakes, the talented Lesley Livingston delivers soaring romance and vividly magical characters in darklight, the second novel in the trilogy that began with wondrous strange.
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01/2010
Vinyl Princess
by Yvonne Prinz

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It's the story of a music-obsessed sixteen year-old named Allie who works at Bob & Bob's, a record store in Berkeley, California. This book is "High Fidelity" for teens.



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12/24/09
Wanderlust
Beautiful Americans Book 2
By Lucy Silag

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Will they save their lost friend before it’s too late?
Angst and betrayal abound as teens search the French countryside for their missing classmate in this exciting sequel to Beautiful Americans.
The book opens with PJ on a train, racing toward Rouen to meet her sister, Annabel. But Annabel’s life may be fraught with troubles far worse than her own.
Alex persuades Jay and Zack to hunt for PJ at one of her absentee father’s ritzy estates in the country. But a painful encounter with her dad leaves Alex weeping—on Jay’s shoulder. Three’s a crowd for Zack; he heads to Amsterdam seeking an old friend, and a place to belong.
Back in Paris, Olivia’s escapades with Thomas are interrupted when they discover reason to believe PJ is in more peril than she knows. Will the crew find PJ in time? Have they lost themselves along the way?


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12/29/09
My Soul To Save

Soul Screamers BK 2
By Rachel Vincent

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Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh. She doesn't see dead people, but...


She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Sequel to
My Soul To Take.

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