Featured New Teen Lit for June 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The A Circuit by Georgina Bloomberg
YA Fiction
A billionaire heiress, a working student, and the daughter of a famous rock star compete on horseback riding's elite A circuit.

 

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
YA Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Agnes Wilkins is about to make her debut into 1815 London society at a lavish party, where she meets Lord Showalter, a wealthy and eligible man who collects Egyptian antiquities and who is hiding a dangerous secret.

 

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
YA Fiction
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

 

Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
YA Fiction
When her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Molly moves from Indiana to California, to live with her newly discovered father, a Hollywood megastar, and his pampered teenaged daughter.

 

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
YA Fiction
Following her parents' bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs.

 

The Joshua Files: Invisible City by M. G. Harris
YA Fiction
When his father is reported murdered in Mexico, supposedly by the husband of his lover, thirteen-year-old Josh refuses to believe it and sets out to get the true story, which he believes involves UFOs and alien abduction.

 

The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
YA Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Ginny Blackstone precipitously travels from her home in New Jersey to London when she receives a message from an unknown man telling her he has the letters that were stolen just before she completed a series of mysterious tasks assigned by her now dead aunt, an artist.

 

Death Cloud by Andy Lane
YA Fiction
In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell," fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.

 

Bumped by Megan McCafferty
YA Fiction
In 2036 New Jersey, when teens are expected to become fanatically religious wives and mothers or high-priced Surrogettes for couples made infertile by a widespread virus, sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony find in one another the courage to believe they have choices.

 

Ten by Lauren Myracle
YA Fiction
Winnie's celebrates her unique style through her first year with a double-digit age as she has many new experiences, from the high of spending time in New York City with her aunt and big sister, to the low of her two best friends suddenly becoming interested in boys.

 

The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
YA Fiction
The adventures of two teenaged cousins who live in a place called The Floating Islands, one of whom is studying to become a mage and the other one of the legendary island flyers.

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth
YA Fiction
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

 

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
YA Fiction
When a mysterious threat reenters the lives of twins Ben and Sheere, separated as babies and reunited as teenagers in 1930s Calcutta, the siblings must confront an unspeakable terror, with the help of their secret society of fellow orphans.

 

The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
YA Fiction
Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business charging schoolmates for protection from bullies and for help to negotiate conflicts peacefully, with amazing challenges and results.

 

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
YA Fiction
After being kidnapped and barely escaping, sixteen-year-old Jack goes to London with his best friend Connor, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging, he is responsible for the survival of two younger boys, and Connor is trying to kill them all.

 

Harry Potter Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley
YA 791.4375 S
A guide to the Harry Potter films offers an inside look at everything it took to bring J.K. Rowling's novels to life and includes interviews with the films' stars, behind-the-scenes stories, photos of props and sets, and extra removable items.

 

It Gets Better edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
YA 306.76
A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years.

 

My Boyfriend is a Monster vol. 1 by Evonne Tsang and Janina Gorrissen
GN M
St. Petersburg High school juniors Dicey Bell, a baseball star, and Jack Chen, who loves science and role-playing games, discover a mutual attraction when paired for a project, but on their first date, a zombie-producing fungus sends them on the run.

 

Bakuman vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Tetsuichiro Miyaki, and Hope Donovan
Manga
When Akito is unable to come up with a storyboard within the time frame he promised, Moritaka decides to break up their partnership! As they go their separate ways to create manga, it may turn out that they're actually headed in the same direction.

 

King of RPGs vol. 1 by Jason Thompson and Victor Hao
Manga
Follows hardcore computer gamer Shesh Maccabee as he arrives for his freshman year at college banned by a court order from the computer gaming world and finds game master Theodore Dudek, who runs the role playing game, "Mages & Monsters."

 

This list showcases just a few of our new books in the YA section this month. Be sure to check out a full listing of all new YA titles for June including books on CD, ebooks, and downloadable audiobooks.