Titles for young adults featured at the library

Published 12:00am Sunday, June 8, 2014

Eona is the sequel to the novel Eon by Alison Goodman. In order to become a Dragoneye—an interpreter for one of the spirit dragons of fortune—Eon had to disguise herself as a boy for her apprenticeship or risk being killed. Now she is known as Eona–the Mirror Dragoneye and her country’s savior. Only, she has a dangerous secret: she cannot control her powers. Each time she tries, she opens herself up to the ten spirit dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. This overwhelming thirst for revenge twists Eona’s abilities into a fierce killing power that frightens her. On top of this, she and her friends are running from the army of High Lord Sethon and they must find the young Pearl Emperor and help him take back his throne. To do this, Eona may have to make a dark pact with an old enemy.

Where She Went is a sequel to If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Mia is a gifted cellist who was involved in a devastating accident that claimed the lives of her parents and her younger brother and put her into a coma. After coming out of her slumber, Mia decides to leave her boyfriend—Adam–behind and make her way across the country. Now, Mia is a rising star at Julliard and Adam is a real-life rock star complete with tabloid headlines and a famous girlfriend. Fate pushes them together for one night and, as they explore New York, they revisit the past and open themselves up to the possibilities of the future and to each other.

Bloodhound is book two of the Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce. This book is part fantasy, part police procedural. Beka Cooper is now a full-fledged member of the Provost’s Guard (the Dogs), which keeps the peace on the streets of Corus. Her natural skills of observation and tenacity are augmented by her magical abilities. She is able to divine information from the swirls of dirt and dust that swirl the city’s streets and from the pigeons. These abilities are not very helpful, however, when counterfeit currency begins showing up in Tortall’s capital city. Merchants raise their prices to cover their losses, but winter is fast approaching and the poor of Corus can hardly afford the food and fuel costs. The phony coins seem to be coming from the city of Port Caynn and the Dogs there don’t seem to be doing anything about it. Beka and her mentor, Clary Goodwin, go undercover in Port Caynn to find out what they can and report back to Corus. Also accompanying her is her newly assigned hound, Achoo and Slapper the pigeon, who carries the voices of the dead.

Love Sick is a novel by Jake Coburn. Ted doesn’t know where to begin to rebuild his life. His drunk-driving accident cost him his basketball scholarship, ended his plans for college, and forced him into AA. Just as Ted is beginning to resign himself to this new life, Michael makes him a tempting proposition. He will pay for Ted’s college tuition under one condition: Ted must secretly keep an eye on Michael’s bulimic daughter, Erica. This seems to be a relatively simple task, but there is one minor problem: Ted didn’t expect to find love.

Babe in Boyland is a novel by Jody Gehrman. Natalie writes the love advice column for her school newspaper using the name Dr. Aphrodite. The only problem is that she gives terrible advice, especially when it comes to deducing what it is that guys really want and what they think. She keeps asking the guys in her class, but they won’t give her an honest answer. Natalie decides to take matters into her own hands. She disguises herself as a boy and spends a week at the all-boys private school in town. As “Nat” she learns all kinds of things about the opposite sex—whether she really wants to know them or not. What she doesn’t expect, though, is to fall in love with her hunky roommate, Emilio. Will she be able to tell him how she feels without blowing her cover?

Road Rash is a novel by Mark Huntley Parsons. Zach isn’t a great songwriter, but he can sometimes channel the crappy stuff that happens to him into decent lyrics. But ever since he was kicked out of his band, he hasn’t exactly been inspired to do his best work. He decides to join a new band and they hit the road for a summer tour. Zach is convinced that his luck is about to turn for the better, but when jealousy raises its ugly head and tempers flare; it is all he can do to play his drums. Can Zach keep it together long enough to finish not only the tour, but his song as well?

Royal Blood: A Vampire Kisses Novel is by Ellen Schreiber. Alexander is an immortal vampire who lives in a spooky old mansion, but Raven, his mortal girlfriend, feels very much at home there. Now that summer break is over, Raven’s schedule of sleeping all day and waking to romance-filled nights is over as well. She must return to Dullsville High and all of the boredom and drudgery that accompanies it. A letter arrives at Alexander’s mansion announcing that his parents will be arriving for a visit. When they arrive, it seems that everyone in town has gotten a glimpse of the macabre-looking couple except Raven. She suspects that Alexander is hiding something about his parents’ homecoming and she wonders if she will ever meet them. What she doesn’t realize, however, is that the arrival of his parents will bring the biggest threat yet to her relationship with Alexander.

Brother/Sister: Just Give Them a Chance to Explain is a novel by Sean Olin. Will and Asheley are a brother and sister who live in an affluent suburb in California. Their lives have spun wildly out of control during the restless nights of summer. Asheley loves her brother, but she is also afraid of him. Will has killed a man, but he swears he had no choice. As these siblings lay out their versions of the same story, lines between right and wrong, love and fear, defense and murder become blurred. What is the truth and what is a lie?

Evangeline Cessna is a history librarian at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library.

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