Ysgol Eirias Top - October 2014
Ten New Teen Reads
Our October roundup includes BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater,
the third installment of The Raven Cycle series;LAUGHING AT MY
NIGHTMARE by Shane Burcaw, the hilarious memoir of a 21-year-old with
spinal muscular atrophy; and THE PERFECTIONISTS, the first in a new
series by Pretty Little Liarsauthor Sara Shepard.
Among the paperback titles released this month, we have THE CLOCKWORK
SCARAB by Colleen Gleason, the latest Stoker & Holmes mystery; THE
BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNEDby Jessica Verday, a suspenseful companion novel
to the Hollow trilogy; and GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero,
the fictional diary of Gabi’s last year in high school.
A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley - Young Adult
Paranormal Fiction
Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark,
and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will
keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried.
Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother,
Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her
mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where
someone might see. But it's not long before her powers
can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously
close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at
risk. Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.
by Ally Condie - Fiction
October 28, 2014
For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the
sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of
Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for
the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay,
makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone,
ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true
self—and the powerful siren voice she has long silenced—
she has nothing left to lose.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle
#3) byMaggie Stiefvater - Young Adult Paranormal
October 21, 2014
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in
her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to
which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in
as one of their own. Their problems have become hers,
and her problems have become theirs. The trick with
found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can
mislead. Certainties can unravel.
Chasing Power
by Sarah Beth Durst - Fiction
October 14, 2014
Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move
things with her mind-things like credit cards and
buttons on cash registers-and she has become a master
shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her
and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them
again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both.
Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe - Fiction
October 7, 2014
It’s 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen-year-old
Ashe. His dogmatic, racist father married his passionate
peace-activist mother when she became pregnant with him,
and ever since, the couple, like the situation in
Vietnam, has been engaged in a “senseless war that could
have been prevented.” When his high school history
teacher dares to teach the political realities of the
war, Ashe grows to better understand the situation in
Vietnam, his family, and the wider world around him. But
when a new crisis hits his parents’ marriage, Ashe finds
himself trapped, with no options before him but to enter
the fray.
Endgame: The Calling
by James Frey - Fiction
October 7, 2014
Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to
represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will
decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a
possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve
meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite
containing a message for a Player who has been trained
for this moment. At stake for the Players: saving their
bloodline, as well as the fate of the world. And only
one can win.
Famous in Love
by Rebecca Serle - Fiction
October 21, 2014
When seventeen-year-old Paige Townsen gets plucked from
obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a
blockbuster book series, her life changes practically
overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet
streets of her hometown for a bustling movie set on the
shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with
her costar Rainer Devon, one of People's Sexiest Men
Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the
role of the other point in the movie's famous love
triangle, Paige's crazy new life begins to resemble her
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
by Isabel Quintero - Fiction
October 7, 2014
Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school
in her diary: Cindy's pregnancy, Sebastian's coming out,
the cute boys, her father's meth habit, and the food she
craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
by A.S.
King -Fiction
October 14, 2014
Graduating from high school is a time of limitless
possibilities --- but not for Glory, who has no plan for
what's next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only
four years old, and she's never stopped wondering if she will
eventually go the same way...until a transformative night when
she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a
person's infinite past and future. Glory makes it her mission
to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow
make a difference.
by Virginia Bergin - Fiction
October 7, 2014
Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of
the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started
broadcasting the warning, "It's in the rain. It's fatal and
there's no cure," the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's
left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a
treacherous journey across the country to find her father-if
he's even still alive.
In Real Life
by Cory Doctrow and Jen Wang - Graphic Novel
October 14, 2014
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role
playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a
place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a
place where she can meet people from all over the world, and
make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.
Jesus Jackson
by James Daley - Fiction
October 7, 2014
Jonathan Stiles is a 14-year-old atheist who is coping with
his first day of ninth grade at the fervently religious St.
Soren's Academy when his idolized older brother Ryan is found
dead at the bottom of a ravine behind the school. As his world
crumbles, Jonathan meets an eccentric stranger who bears an
uncanny resemblance to Jesus Christ (except for his white
linen leisure suit and sparkling gold chains). Jesus Jackson,
as he calls himself, offers to provide faith to Jonathan. He
also suggests that Ryan's death may not have been an accident
after all.
by Nikki Kelly - Fiction
October 7, 2014
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no
family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as
to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face
in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She
knows his name is Gabriel.
Laughing at My Nightmare
by Shane Burcaw - Memoir
October 14, 2014
With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's
Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as
a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From
awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in
between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "youonly-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about
everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an
eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life
threatening disease.
Mortal Gods
by Kendare Blake - Fiction
October 14, 2014
Ares, god of war, is leading the other dying gods into battle.
Which is just fine with Athena. She’s ready to wage a war of
her own, and she’s never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky,
the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not,
at least she’ll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she
and Hermes can die in peace.
My True Love Gave To Me
by Stephanie Perkins - Fiction
October 14, 2014
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TVholiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms
and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going
to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday
Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly
Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han,
David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell,
Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by
the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins.
Salt & Storm
by Kendall Kulper - Fiction
September 23, 2014
Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful
place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that
keep the island's whalers safe at sea, but her mother has
forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and
respectability. When Avery dreams she's to be murdered, she
knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save
Perfectly Good White Boy
by Carrie Mesrobian - Fiction
October 1, 2014
Sean's pretty sure he's seen his future and its
"possibilities," and they all look DISPOSABLE. Like the rental
his family moved into when his dad left. Like all the unwanted
filthy old clothes he stuffs into the rag baler at his thriftstore job. Like everything good he's ever known. The only
hopeful possibilities in Sean's life are the Marine Corps,
where no one expected he'd go, and Neecie Albertson, whom he
never expected to care about.
Picture Me Gone
by Meg Rosoff - Mystery
October 21, 2014
Mila has a talent for reading a room --- sensing hidden facts
and unspoken emotions that others miss. So when her father’s
friend goes missing from his home, Mila and her father come to
find him. Slowly, she pieces the story together. But a
shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one
person she thought she could read best.
The Beautiful and the Damned
by Jessica Verday -
Cyn Hargrave is on the run, but she can’t escape her dark
past. The brother of her murdered boyfriend is convinced she’s
the killer—and now he’s tracked her down. Cyn has only one
person to turn to, and she can’t stand him. Avian knows the
evil that lives inside of Cyn, but he’s still compelled to
help her. As the thirteenth Revenant, he’s scorned by Heaven
and unwanted by Hell, so he understands what it’s like to be a
part of two worlds and not fit into either. Together they will
need to deal with the danger that follows her—and the danger
inside of her—before one of them destroys her.
The Carnival at Bray
by Jessie Ann Foley - Fiction
It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain
and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is
uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the
Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and
Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll
ever find her place in this new world. When first love and
sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined
Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to
a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life- altering night in
Rome to fulfil a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers
an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but
rewarding thing of all, live.
The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes
Novel by Colleen Gleason - Mystery
October 7, 2014
Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the
family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the
niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in
your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there's no
one more qualified to investigate.
The Ice Dragon
by George R. R. Martin - Fiction
October 21, 2014
In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a
creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When
it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen
land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child,
born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones,
could remember.
The Perfectionists
by Sara Shepard - Fiction
October 7, 2014
Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker are all driven to
be perfect—no matter the cost. At first the girls think they
have nothing in common, until they discover that they all hate
the same person: handsome womanizer Nolan Hotchkiss, who's
done things to hurt each of them. They come up with the
perfect plan to murder Nolan—jokingly, of course. They'd never
actually go through with it. But when Nolan turns up dead in
the exact way they'd discussed, the girls suddenly become
prime suspects in his murder. Only, they didn't do it. So who
did? Unless they find the real killer, and soon, their perfect
lives will come crashing down around them.
Trust Me, I'm Lying
by Mary Elizabeth Summer - Fiction
October 14, 2014
Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a
master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St.
Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a
weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to
mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep
doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her
classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining
an A+ (okay, A-) average.
Top Ten Suggested Teen Reads
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
5. 1984 by George Orwell
6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
7. A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
8. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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