The Last Gargoyle

The Last Gargoyle
Author: Paul Durham
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-01-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781524700225

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Fans of Jonathan Auxier's The Night Gardener and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book will tremble with delight for this haunting tale about a lonely gargoyle who isn't alone at all. Penhallow is the last of his kind. The stone gargoyle--he'd prefer you call him a grotesque--fearlessly protects his Boston building from the spirits who haunt the night. But even he is outmatched when Hetty, his newest ward, nearly falls victim to the Boneless King, the ruler of the underworld. Then there's Viola, the mysterious girl who keeps turning up at the most unlikely times. In a world where nightmares come to life, Viola could be just the ally Penhallow needs. But can he trust her when every shadow hides another secret? Can he afford not to?

Uglies Cutters Graphic Novel

Uglies  Cutters  Graphic Novel
Author: Scott Westerfeld,Devin Grayson
Publsiher: Ballantine Group
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-12-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780345535306

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Experience the riveting, dystopian Uglies series seen as never before—through the eyes of Shay, Tally Youngblood’s closest and bravest friend, who refuses to take anything about society at face value. “From the moment we are born, we are considered threats in need of ‘special’ management. We are watched and shaped and exploited by a force most of us never see. . . . All to keep us safe. . . . Do you feel safe?! Or do you feel like you’re in a cage?”—Shay In Pretties, Tally Youngblood and her daring best friend, Shay, both underwent the operation that turned them from ordinary Uglies into stunning beauties. Now this thrilling new graphic novel reveals Shay’s perspective on living in New Pretty Town . . . and the way she sees it, there’s more to this so-called paradise than meets the eye. With the endless parties and custom-made clothes, life as a Pretty should be perfect. Yet Shay doesn’t feel quite right. She has little to no memory of her past; it’s as if something in her brain has inexplicably changed. When she reunites with Tally and the Crims—her rebellious group of friends from Uglyville—she begins to recall their last departure to the wild, and the headstrong leader she used to be. And as she remembers the truth about what doomed their escape, Shay decides to fight back—against the status quo, against the mysterious Special Circumstances, even against her own best friend.

Pretties

Pretties
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781847389107

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The second installment of Scott Westerfeld’s international bestselling Uglies series – the global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend. In Tally’s world, looks are all that matters. And now that she’s finally undertaken the surgery to become a ‘Pretty’, everything seems perfect: her looks are flawless, her clothes are cool, her boyfriend is totally gorgeous, and she's completely popular. But beneath the fun of non-stop parties, high-tech luxury and apparent total freedom, Tally can’t stop a nagging sense that something is wrong. Something important. Then a message from her ‘Ugly’ past arrives, forcing Tally to remember the truth she learned before her transformation, and the fun stops cold. Because the true price of this perfect world is more than Tally is willing to pay…

Return to Exile

Return to Exile
Author: E. J. Patten,John Rocco
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-03-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781442420335

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On the eve of his twelfth birthday, Sky, who has studied traps, puzzles, science, and the secret lore of the Hunters of Legend, realizes his destiny as a monster hunter.

Extras

Extras
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-10-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781416987352

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The final installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend. A few years after rebel Tally Youngblood takes down the Specials regime, a cultural renaissance sweeps the world. “Tech-heads” flaunt their latest gadgets, “kickers” spread gossip and trends, and “surge monkeys” are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. Popularity rules, and everyone craves fame. Fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse is no exception. But Aya’s face rank is so low, she’s a total nobody. An extra. Her only chance at stardom is to kick a wild and unexpected story. Then she stumbles upon a big secret. Aya knows she is on the cusp of celebrity. But the information she is about to disclose will change both her fate…and that of the brave new world.

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Author: Jonathan Auxier
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780143185727

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Overflowing with wit and invention, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery by his brutal master, Mr. Seamus. One fateful afternoon, as he's picking the pockets of townspeople enraptured by a travelling haberdasher, he "discovers" (steals) a box of magical eyes. When he tries on the first pair, he is instantly transported to the island at the top of the world, where he meets the maker of the eyes, Professor Cake. The Professor gives Peter a choice: travel to the mysterious Vanished Kingdom and try to rescue a people in need ... or return back to his master and a life of crime. Peter chooses wisely, and together with Sir Tode, a knight errant who has been turned into a rather unfortunate combination of human, horse and cat by a grumpy witch, he embarks on an unforgettable adventure in a book destined to become a classic.

Zeroes

Zeroes
Author: Scott Westerfeld,Margo Lanagan,Deborah Biancotti
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781471124907

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A gripping sci-fi adventure from the New York Times bestselling author, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning co-authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti about a group of teens with amazing abilities. 'Zeroes is expansive and evocative' -- NPR Who are the Zeroes? Six teens with powers that set them apart from the ordinary, and definitely not heroes. When a bank robber goes wrong, the scattered Zeroes must agree to come back together to save one of their own. But what if there was someone else that could help too? Perhaps there's a new Zero on the block? Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling series.

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood
Author: Nancy Springer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2003-09-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781101524015

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It has been little more than a year since Etty-once Princess Ettarde, promised to the power-hungry Lord Basil-escaped from her father and joined Rowan Hood's band of misfit teens and outlaws-in-the-making. Etty is so happy, she cannot imagine returning to her old life. That is, until her father appears to reclaim her. King Solon is determined to bring Etty back to barter her hand for peace. He will do anything. Even use his wife, Ettarde's mother, as bait. In a cage. In Sherwood Forest. In winter. Etty will not stand for it. Neither will Rowan Hood. An intergenerational battle of wit, will power, and wisdom follows in this third tale of Rowan Hood.

Bella at Midnight

Bella at Midnight
Author: Diane Stanley
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780062044174

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In the little village of Castle Down, in a kingdom plagued by war, lives a peasant girl called Bella. Blessed with a kind family and a loving friend, she manages to create her own small patch of sunlight in a dark and dangerous world. Bella is a blacksmith's daughter; her friend Julian is a prince -- yet neither seems to notice the great gulf that divides his world from hers. Suddenly Bella's world collapses. First Julian betrays her. Then it is revealed that she is not the peasant she believed herself to be: She is Isabel, the daughter of a knight who abandoned her in infancy. Now he wants her back, so Bella is torn from her beloved foster family and sent to live with her deranged father and his resentful new wife. Soon Bella is caught up in a terrible plot that will change her life -- and the kingdom -- forever. With the help of her godmother and three enchanted gifts, she sets out on a journey in disguise that will lead her to a destiny far greater than any she could have imagined.

The Night of the Unicorn

The Night of the Unicorn
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2007
Genre: Children's stories
ISBN: 140630929X

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There it was - a sky full of shooting stars. They sped through the black night winking and glistening, and although their voices were silent, Amber felt they were trying to tell her a secret. The following morning, Amber awakes to all sorts of discoveries.

Almost Super

Almost Super
Author: Marion Jensen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780062209634

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Perfect for fans of Pixar's The Incredibles, Almost Super is a fresh, funny middle grade adventure about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds. Filled with humor, heart, and just the right kind of heroics, Almost Super is a winning story that will satisfy would-be heroes and regular kids alike. Everyone over the age of twelve in the Bailey family gets a superpower. No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it's their duty to protect the world from the evil, supervillainous Johnson family. *shake fists* But when Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny get their superpowers, they're, well . . . super-lame. Rafter can strike matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie. Along with Rafter's algebra class nemesis, Juanita Johnson, Rafter and Benny realize that what they thought they knew about superheroes and supervillains may be all wrong. And it's up to the three of them to put asides their differences and make things right. They may not have great powers, but together, they're almost super.

The Old Brown Suitcase

The Old Brown Suitcase
Author: Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2008-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1553800575

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Fourteen-year-old Slava Lenski recounts her family's adjustment to life in Montreal after fleeing Warsaw, Poland, in 1947.

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
Author: Nikki Loftin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781101575536

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Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read. Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid Academy—Principal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister? It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bones—and might even pick them clean! Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.

The Last Rite

The Last Rite
Author: Jasper Kent
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-10-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781446497166

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Russia – 1917. Zmyeevich, king of all vampires, is dead. History records that the great voordalak – known across Europe as Dracula – perished in 1893 beneath the ramparts of his own castle, deep in the mountains of Wallachia. In Russia, the Romanov tsars are free of the curse that has plagued their blood for two centuries. But two decades later and Tsar Nicholas II faces a new threat – a threat from his own people. War has brought Russia to her knees and the people are hungry for change. Revolution is in the air. Mihail Konstantinovich Danilov – who himself carries Romanov blood – welcomes the prospect of a new regime. Like his ancestors he once fought to save the Romanovs from the threat that Zmyeevich brought them. Fought and won. But now he sees no future for a Russia ruled by a tyrant. He is joined in the struggle by his uncle, Dmitry Alekseevich - a creature born in a different era, over a century before. For more than half his existence he has been a vampire, and yet he still harbours one very human desire; that his country should be free. But the curse that infects the blood of the Romanovs cannot be so easily forgotten and Mihail soon discovers that it – that he – may become the means by which a terror once thought eradicated might be resurrected . . .

Tell Me My Name

Tell Me My Name
Author: Amy Reed
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-03-09
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780593109731

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For fans of The Grace Year and We Were Liars comes a mesmerizing, can't-put-it-down psychological thriller—a gender-flipped YA Great Gatsby that will linger long after the final line On wealthy Commodore Island, Fern is watching and waiting—for summer, for college, for her childhood best friend to decide he loves her. Then Ivy Avila lands on the island like a falling star. When Ivy shines on her, Fern feels seen. When they're together, Fern has purpose. She glimpses the secrets Ivy hides behind her fame, her fortune, the lavish parties she throws at her great glass house, and understands that Ivy hurts in ways Fern can't fathom. And soon, it's clear Ivy wants someone Fern can help her get. But as the two pull closer, Fern's cozy life on Commodore unravels: drought descends, fires burn, and a reckless night spins out of control. Everything Fern thought she understood—about her home, herself, the boy she loved, about Ivy Avila—twists and bends into something new. And Fern won't emerge the same person she was. An enthralling, mind-altering fever dream, Tell Me My Name is about the cost of being a girl in a world that takes so much, and the enormity of what is regained when we take it back. New York Times: "13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring" "A lush, gorgeously crafted page-turner." —Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie “Absolutely took my breath away.” —Geek Mom ★ "As much Hitchcockian suspense as Fitzgerald’s tarnished glitz." —BCCB (starred review) “A kaleidoscope of light and shadow that will keep you flipping page after page.” —Amber Smith, author of The Way We Used to Be “Only Amy Reed could write a novel this dark, this gorgeous, this forward-looking while speaking to our present moment.” —Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home "The best kind of literary thriller—one with as much conscience as pulse." —Brendan Kiely, co-author of All American Boys “I haven’t felt this way since reading We Were Liars—mind blown.” —Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit ★ "Immersive [and] smartly written.” —SLJ (starred review) "This novel is amazing . . . A pulsating, hypnotic retelling.” —Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez “Relentlessly compelling . . . Reed's latest is a literary thrill ride.” —Kelly Jensen, author of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and editor at BookRiot "Takes the unreliable narrator to new levels . . . Mesmerizing." —SLC “[A] harrowing tale of personal trauma in a violently polarized society.” —Kirkus “A compelling and propulsive thriller.” —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King "I barely breathed the last 100 pages. Simply stunning.” —Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter