Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Fiction

Amair and Odette by Walter Dean Myers
Presents a modern, urban retelling in verse of the ballet in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects –Summary.

Burn by Alma Fullerton
Casey helps her mother escape back to her old life of singing, even if it means having to take care of her autistic sister Ginny –Summary.

Cress by Marissa Meyer
Lunar Chronicles; Book Three
Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. –Summary

Cross Roads by William Paul Young
William Paul Young, author of the international bestseller The Shack tells a story of the incremental transformation of a man caught in the torments of his own creation, somewhere between heaven and earth –Summary.

Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney
"Lady Mary is a ward of Lord and Lady Macbeth whose life is forever changed when her father, Lord Cawdor, betrays the Scottish king – and is hanged as a traitor. In an instant, Mary has lost both her father and future. Now she's trapped in a castle with a power-hungry couple who will do anything to get what they want – and are willing to crush anyone in their way. Including Mary. As the murderous events of Shakespeare's play unfold around her, Mary must struggle to survive – and do what she can to prevent more deaths. But can a lone girl save lives when a legion of Scottish lords cannot?" –Publisher.

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
High school senior Liz, a gifted photographer, can no longer see things clearly after her best friend accuses Liz's older brother of a terrible crime –Summary.

Inferno by Robin Stevenson
Dante has a hard time adjusting to school and becomes friends with Parker, a school drop-out who lives with her boyfriend, James, but when James and his friends plan something illegal, Dante begins to reexamine her values and priorities –Summary.

Ophelia by Lisa Klein
“In this re-imagining of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage and finally gets her due. Ambitious for knowledge and witty as well as beautiful, Ophelia catches the attention of the captivating, dark haired Prince Hamlet, and their love blossoms in secret. But bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and Ophelia will be forced to choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. In desperation, Ophelia devises a treacherous plan to escape from Elsinore forever . . . with one very dangerous secret” –Back cover.

Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
Benjamin and Bockarie are two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war in Sierra Leone. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former teaching posts, but they are beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike –Summary.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Red Rising Trilogy; Book One
Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago –Summary.

The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz
Allie, a sixteen-year-old who is obsessed with LPs, works at the used record store on Telegraph Ave. and deals with crushes – her own and her mother's – her increasingly popular blog and zine, and generally grows up over the course of one summer in her hometown of Berkeley, California –Summary.