Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Week of August 22

The Secret Sea by Barry Lyga

Title: The Secret Sea, Author: Barry LygaTwelve-year-old Zak Killian is hearing a voice. Could it be a guardian angel? A ghost? No, that's crazy. But sometimes the voice is so real. . . . It warns him of danger.
One day Zak is standing on the subway platform when the tunnel starts to fill with water. He sees it before anyone else. The voice warns him to run. His friends Moira and Khalid believe this is more than a premonition, and soon all three find themselves in an alternate universe that is both familiar and seriously strange. As Zak unravels the mystery behind the voice, he faces decisions that may mean the end of their world at home—if they can even get home!
In his most propulsive and heartfelt book yet, acclaimed author Barry Lyga explores the depths of friendship, the bonds of family, and the nature of the universe itself.   Ages 10-14
"Hold onto your seats. We've got adventure and high-stakes horror here that takes us from our world to another. You did it, Barry. This is the novel you were meant to write."
--R.L. Stine, author of
Goosebumps and Fear Street

100 Days by Nichole McInnes
Title: 100 Days, Author: Nicole McInnesAgnes doesn't know it, but she only has one hundred days left to live. When she was just a baby, she was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare disease that causes her body to age at roughly ten times the normal rate. Now nearly sixteen years old, Agnes has already exceeded her life expectancy.
Moira has been Agnes’s best friend and protector since they were in elementary school. Due to her disorder, Agnes is still physically small, but Moira is big. Too big for her own liking. So big that people call her names. With her goth makeup and all-black clothes, Moira acts like she doesn’t care. But she does.
Boone was friends with both girls in the past, but that was a long time ago—before he did the thing that turned Agnes and Moira against him, before his dad died, before his mom got too sad to leave the house.
An unexpected event brings Agnes and Moira back together with Boone, but when romantic feelings start to develop, the trio’s friendship is put to the test.  Ages 12-18
"A tender, often funny tale, this story's heartbreaking ending packs no less of a punch even though readers are prepared for it."Kirkus Reviews

Also Releasing in Hardcover
 Title: Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby Series #3), Author: William Ritter  Title: Thieving Weasels, Author: Billy Taylor  Title: Unscripted Joss Byrd, Author: Lygia Day Penaflor  Title: Scavenger of Souls, Author: Joshua David Bellin
 Title: Eight Rivers of Shadow, Author: Leo Hunt  Title: Spontaneous, Author: Aaron Starmer   

Releasing in Paperback
 Title: Daring the Bad Boy, Author: Monica Murphy  Title: The Summer Before Forever, Author: Melissa Chambers  Title: The Revenge of Tirpitz, Author: M. L. Sloan  Title: Keeping Her Secret, Author: Sarah Nicolas  Title: The Boyfriend Bet, Author: Chris Cannon 

Former Hardcovers and Reprints
 Title: Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices, Author: Mitali Perkins  Title: Persuasion, Author: Martina Boone  Title: The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone: A Novel, Author: Adele Griffin  Title: The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things: Stories, Author: JT LeRoy  

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