New Teen Books @ MPL in April

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Take a look at these new titles we’ve added to the Teen collection in the month of April. Check one out today!

triumphDark Triumph by Robin LaFevers*

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.

cureEternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning — New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

gameGame by Barry Lyga (sequel to I Hunt Killers)

I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jasper (Jazz) Dent, the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer.

When a desperate New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz’s door asking for help with a new case, Jazz can’t say no. Meanwhile, Jazz’s dad Billy is watching . . . and waiting.

vintageGoing Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

When Mallory’s boyfriend Jeremy cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too.

Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory swears off technology and returns to a simpler time.

blackbirdsIn the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters**

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to seances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

theftLife After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Moving to a new high school sucks.

Especially a rich kid private school. With uniforms. But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead. And a klepto.

No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so–in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history–he agrees to help her complete her “unfinished business.” But when the enmity between Kimberlee and Jeff’s new crush, Sera, manages to continue posthumously, Jeff wonders if he’s made the right choice.

lightLight (Gone #6) by Michael Grant

Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are revealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save themselves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach perish in this final power struggle?

riseRise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey

Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight, as Anna Carey’s epic tale of romance and sacrifice in the chilling dystopia of The New America comes to a stunning conclusion.

circusThat Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard

Lexi Ryan just ran away to join the circus, but not on purpose. After making a huge mistake — and facing a terrible tragedy — Lexi has no choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that Lexi’s mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.

When Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn’t there . . . but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus’s fortune teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.

But then Lexi’s ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it’s Lexi’s own future that’s thrown into question.

happyThis is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?

                                                                                                                                                                       

* I loved this one so much, I read it twice back-to-back. How can you resist the pull of assassin nuns for the god of Death? I submit that you cannot.

**That cover is amazing, isn’t it? Sounds like a good story for fans of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and for those who enjoy spooky gothic fiction.

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