Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Fiction

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
“Sixteen-year-old Isadora, the mortal daughter of Isis and Osiris, is sick of being in the middle of family drama so she jumps at the chance to leave Egypt and start a new life in San Diego with her brother.”—WorldCat

Dusk by Eve Edwards
“When Helen, a young hard-working nurse, meets aristocratic artist Sebastian, she doesn't expect to even like him, let alone fall in love. But against the troubled backdrop of wartime London, an unlikely but intense romance blossoms. And even bloody trenches of the Somme, where they are both posted, cannot diminish their feelings for each other.”—WorldCat

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
“Sophie is not happy to be back in the Congo for the summer, but when she rescues an abused baby bonobo she becomes more involved in her mother's sanctuary--and when fighting breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, it is up to Sophie to rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle.”—WorldCat

Game Changer by Margaret Peterson Haddix
“While playing in the championship softball game, star pitcher KT Sutton blacks out and awakes to a changed world where the roles of academics and sports at her middle school have flipped, making talented athletes, such as KT, outcasts and brainy nerds popular.”—WorldCat

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
"Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place."—WorldCat

The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman
“When a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs a fourteen-year-old Sudanese refugee with an American teenager from Richmond, Virginia, the pen pals teach each other compassion and share a bond that bridges two continents.”—WorldCat

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Shadowfell; Book One
“Fifteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured, but when she sets out for Shadowfell, a training ground for a rebel group, she meets a mysterious soldier and the Good Folk, who tell her that she, alone, can save Alban.”—WorldCat

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
The Dark Unwinding; Book One
“In 1852, when seventeen-year-old Katharine is sent to her family's estate to prove that her uncle is insane, she finds he is an inventor whose work creating ingenious clockwork figures supports hundreds of families, but strange occurrences soon have her doubting her own sanity.” —WorldCat

Whatever by Ann Walsh
“After she pulls a fire alarm that results in an injury to an older woman, Mrs. Johnson, Daraah must assist Mrs. Johnson two days a week and discovers that she enjoys it, but she is unprepared when she discovers a secret that Mrs. Johnson is hiding.”—WorldCat

When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
“When his mother dies three weeks before his high school graduation, Danny goes to Tokyo, where his mother had been going for cancer treatments, to learn about the city his mother loved and, with the help of his friends, come to terms with her death.”—WorldCat