Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New books on cd in the young adult section:

The Traitors' Gate by Avi
In 19th-century London, John's father has been sent to debtors' prison. John doesn't know who to trust or how to help his father. Will mysteries be solved?

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Fifteen-year-old Clary is looking forward to having a good time with her friend Simon at the Club in New York City. But what she witnesses through the dazzling lights will change her life forever.

Fell by David Clement-Davies
Black wolf Fell travels alone after losing his sister and his pack. He is lead to a lost girl. Helping this girl could heal a broken kingdom, but it would also mean entering a world of humans. What choice will he make?

Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney
Mary is a typical young maiden and longs for her true love to wisk her away. But things happen after her father is hanged for being a traitor to the King. Unsure of her future she encounters the "weird ones" that are plotting a path of destruction for the land. Mary must rely on her wits and cunning to survive the torrent of destruction unleashed upon the land.

The Last Apprentice Night of the Soul Stealer by Joseph Delaney
Thomas is helping to dispatch evil spirits wherever they dwell. However, no amount of training can prepare him for the terror of the crature he and his master will soon meet - the hideous Golgoth.

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Together three women become involved in a revolutionary workers' strike in 1910. They are trying to make working conditions better in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. Just as the protest is about to happen a fire rages through the factory changing everything.

Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz (Book 3 of the Gatekeepers)
Psychic twins have always faced dangers from others who want to exploit their mind-reading powers. Now they will face an even greater threat that may steal their gifts forever and take their lives.

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
In l943, Dewey moves to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where her father is working on some kind of war gadget. Things in this area are always secretive. With all the doctors and scientists in Los Alamos she can work on making gadgets of her own. Then in 1945 she (along with everyone else) learns what their years of work have really meant.

Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Gavie can recall every word in a book after seeing it just once. He can also "remember" the future. But as a slave living among those who feel threatened by the powers of the Marsh people, he must keep his abilities to himself. Gavie must eventually flee from his home to a world he's never known. Again, he must keep his abilities to himself.

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Sixteen-year-old Keturah tells vibrant stories but will it be enough to save her life? She follows the legendary hart into the forest and gets hopelessly lost. After three days of being in the forest she is approached by Death in the figure of a young lord. Taken by her courage, he grants her a day's reprieve to find true love before he returns to claim her.

The Declaration by Gemma Malley
The year is 2140. Longevity drugs have made it possible for people to live far beyond normal expectations and children are a commodity. Anna is a surplus child and lives at Grnage Hall with all the other children. A new child, Peter, has arrived with news that the world outside may not be all that it seems. He tells Anna she is special and she needs to go into the underground movement and convince others to opt out of longevity. She is torn between the world she knows and this new world she has always hoped existed.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
The three rules of survival for Aislinn (she possesses the seer's sight) are 1)don't stare at invisible faeries, 2)don't speak to invisible faeries and 3)never attract their attention. However, Keenan the powerful faerie has taken interest in Aislinn and is trying to make her his queen. She can't deny being tempted, but there are other things to consider.

Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer
When the plague came to town it took many. Some were able to flee to avoid the disease. Agnes was one of those survivors and now lives with her busy father, her unkind step-mother, and a flock of young siblings that she is to look after. Agnes longs for freedom. When Will Shakespeare returns to town Agnes is surprised to find him not a child, but a young man who has a crush on her and calls her "Anne". Will she find that freedom she has been hoping for for so long?

Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
In Teddy Anderson's neighborhood, drugs, alcohol, and gang violence rule the day. Many good kids wind up getting killed. Teddy's little sister gets caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. Teddy wants revenge. Luckily the police manage to disrupt his plan before he creates even more trouble. After being put in jail and being on house arrest Teddy is put under the guidance of a tough probation officer who just might be able to make a difference.

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
Days fly by in an Irish village where 15-year-old musician J.J. Liddy lives. His mother wishes to have more time each day. J.J. can grant his mother's wish is he goes to the enchanted land of the ever young to solve a legendary mystery involving his grandfather.

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