Hunted, by Meagan Spooner. A Young Adult/Russian interpretation of Beauty and the Beast.
- First lines:
- BEAST: We always know before the change comes. When a storm approaches we feel it in the thickness of the air, the tension in the earth awaiting the blanket of snow.
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones, and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when he loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva’s secretly relieved: out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronesses; or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance–the Beast.
Kirkus review here, Booklist review here,
Honestly Ben, by Bill Konigsberg.
- First line:
- According to the swim instructor at the Gilford gym, I had the worst buoyancy of any human he’d ever seen.
Ben Carver returns for the spring semester at the exclusive Natick School in Massachusetts determined to put his relationship with Rafe Goldberg behind him and concentrate on his grades and the award that’ll mean a full scholarship–but Rafe’s still there, there’s a girl named Hannah whom he meets in the library, and behind it all is his relationship with his distant but demanding father.
Kirkus review here. Booklist starred review here, School Library Journal starred review here.
The 2017 TTT nominees have been announced! The TTT are announced every year on the Thursday of National Library Week (April 9-15). Check out the video below featuring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, stars of “Everything Everything,” the new movie hitting theaters later this year and based on the best-selling YA novel by Nicola Yoon.
A total of 26 books were chosen by members of teen book groups from fifteen schools and public libraries in the U.S. Click on “2017 TTT Nominees” for a list of titles.
2017 TTT Nominees.
The Rodgers Memorial Library carries many of these titles. Click on the title to access the book in our catalog:
- Passenger, by Alexandra Bracken
- Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare
- Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard
- Don’t Get Caught, by Kurt Dinan (for the record: Hilarious)
- We Will Not Be Silent, by Russell Freedman
- Genius: The Game, by Leopoldo Gout
- The Diabolic, by S. J. Kincaid
- Starflight, by Melissa Landers
- Heartless, by Marissa Meyer
- All We Have Left, by Wendy Mills
- This is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp
- If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo
- Scythe, by Neal Shusterman
- The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon (One of the best books ever. I cried. The audio version is also one of the best book recordings for YA.)
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School of Laughs (I Funny, vol. 5), Dog’s Best Friend and Escape to Australia (Middle School, vols.8 and 9), all by James Patterson.
The End of Oz and Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die, vols. 3 and 4), by Danielle Page.
New Series! Nemesis (Project Nemesis, vol. 1), by Brendan Reichs.
Summary: It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.
For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.
★ “Min is not your average 16-year-old. Every two years on her birthday, she’s murdered. And every two years she comes back, completely unharmed. She’s tried to escape the inevitable but knows it’s only a matter of time before the man in black returns for her. Now things are getting worse, with an asteroid headed toward Earth. . . [j]ust when she’s found that classmate Noah is having the same strange experiences she’s tried to keep hidden. . . . Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “There are many overworked adjectives for action books: page-turner, fast-paced, intense. For this book, multiply all of them. Reichs truly keeps readers guessing throughout, with twists on early every page.”—Booklist, starred review
Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series), Maureen Johnson (Shades of London series), Sarah Rees Brennan (The Devil’s Lexicon series), and Robin Wasserman contribute sections to the Shadowhunter Academy series, The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter, and is now available for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations.
Cassie Hobbes and the rest of the Naturals are back in “Bad Blood,” the conclusion to Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s FBI thriller series The Naturals.
Finally, everyone’s favorite writer of mythology offers the latest – and hilarious – addition to his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series: “The Hammer of Thor.” In this second installment, Thor’s hammer is missing – again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high.
The last installment of James Dashner’s series The Mortality Doctrine has arrived: “The Game of Lives.” Read a review here.
M. J. Beaufrand’s “Useless Bay” is a tense mystery that includes quintuplets, Washington Bay, and severed body parts. *shudder* Read a review here.
“Zombies vs. Unicorns” by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black is a hilarious take on which fantasy being is the more awesome of the two. According to the BBC review, “whether you are a fan of relentless shambling or rainbow flatulence, you won’t be disappointed.” Read a review here.
Finally, we play catch-up with one of our most popular manga series: One-Punch Man, having just acquired volume #s 7, 8, and 9.
Fresh off her gold-medal wins at the Rio 2016 Olympics, gymnast Simone Biles takes you through her gymnastics career in her new autobiography “Courage to Soar,” beginning with her early childhood in foster care, followed by being adopted by her grandparents, and showing off the mad skills that has made her one of the most talented and medaled athletes in history.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series continues with “Double Down.” Same with Dork Diaries, with “Tales From a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy.” Another epic read: “The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever,” by Jeff Strand, about budding filmmaker Justin, who sets out to make great cinema, but ends up, well….the clue is in the title.
Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight (much like real teens), travel the world bring us this collection of exclusive, funny and intimate photos in their photo diary “Dan & Phil Go Outside.”
Click on the image above or the title below to access the record in our catalog. Books listed in alpha order by author’s last name. Enjoy!!