New Books (Junior Campus) – May 2014

A Taste of Heaven A Taste of Heaven by Meg Tilly
Puffin, 2013
260 pages

Madison Stokes leads a pretty average life, but all that changes when quiet, secretive Alyssa Hawkins moves to town. When Madison takes Alyssa under her wing, the two girls quickly become best friends. But Alyssa is harboring a secret that could put their treasured friendship in jeopardy and when Madison finds out by accident, Alyssa makes Madison promise not to tell anyone, not even Madison’s parents.

StarlingStarling by Meg Tilly
HarperTeen, 2012
314 pages

Mason Starling, a champion fencer at Gosforth Academy, finds her school overrun with terrifying creatures after a mysterious, ferocious storm falls on Manhattan and the mysterious stranger who saves her life becomes her only ally as they work together to discover his past and learn of Mason’s family’s dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods.

Doll BonesDoll Bones by Holly Black
Margaret K. McElderry books, 2014
244 pages

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury an doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

16 Thin16 Things I Thought Were Truegs I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Sourcebooks Fire
283 pages

When Morgan’s mom gets sick, she takes a road trip with her friends to find her real dad.


 Sylo by D. J. Machale
Razorbill, 2014
407 pages

“They came from the sky parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine. They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO’s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world. Tucker believes there’s more to SYLO’s story. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. He tasted the Ruby–and experienced the powers it gave him–for himself. What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying. Only Tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery. Look to the sky because Pemberwick Island is only the first stop.”– Cover

The AbilityThe Abilty by M. M. Vaughan
Margaret K. Mcelderry Books, 2014
330 pages

While Chris and five other twelve-year-olds learn to make the most of their mental abilities in a secret, government-run school last used in 1977, twins Ernest and Mort are studying under someone with much more sinister motives.




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