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  • Another Jekyll, Another Hyde

    Another Jekyll, Another Hyde

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Daniel and Dina Nayeri
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   400

    An elusive stalker is targeting Marlowe kids — and something unearthly has gotten into its wealthiest student — as the Another series builds up to a fiendish finale.When his billionaire father marries French governess Nicola Vileroy, high society is all abuzz — but Thomas, the most popular student at Marlowe, is just plain high. Ever since his girlfriend Belle dumped him, he’s been spending less time with old friends and more time getting wasted at clubs. But after someone slips him a designer drug one night — and his stepmother seems to know way too much about his private life — things really start to get scary. As Thomas’s blackouts give way to a sinister voice inside his head, and as news of a vicious hate crime has students on edge, Thomas comes to the sickening realization that Madame Vileroy has involved him in a horrifying supernatural plan. more

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  • The Difference Between You and Me

    The Difference Between You and Me

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Madeleine George
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Viking Juvenile; First Edition edition (2012, Mar 15th).
    Pages:   256

    "Sweet, tender, and true!" - Laurie Halse Anderson Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend. These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private time" they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what's more important: what you believe in, or the one you love? more

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  • Belles

    Belles

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jen Calonita
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Poppy (2012, Apr 10th).
    Pages:   368

    Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she's ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn't go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls' lives forever. more

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  • Above

    Above

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Leah Bobet
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Arthur A. Levine Books (2012, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   368

    An extraordinary debut urban fantasy about dangers outside and in."Above pulls off that rare trick of being convincing and utterly magical at the same time."- Emma Donoghue, NYT bestselling author of ROOM"Leah Bobet's ABOVE is that rarest of creatures, combining the outspoken honesty of a good first novel with the craft of a seasoned professional." - Elizabeth Bear, Hugo Award-winning author of DUSTMatthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above--like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. more

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  • The Secret Circle: The Divide

    The Secret Circle: The Divide

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   L. J. Smith
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   HarperTeen (2012, Mar 20th).
    Pages:   304

    Keep your enemies close. . . . For the first time since moving to New Salem, Cassie Blake feels normal. She's dating her soul mate Adam and making new friends in town. But between the secret coven of witches she belongs to and the incredible power she holds within her, Cassie is leading a far from ordinary life. When tragedy strikes the Circle, Cassie realizes being extraordinary can be a curse.The Circle is being hunted by an unknown enemy—and anyone could be the next victim. As they struggle to protect themselves, alliances are formed and relationships are tested. No one knows who to trust or who to fear. Will Cassie be able to save the Circle . . . and herself? Or will her choices break it apart forever? more

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  • Embrace

    Embrace

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jessica Shirvington
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Fire (2012, Mar 6th).
    Pages:   400

    It starts with a whisper: "It's time for you to know who you are..." On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice. Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, EMBRACE is a compelling novel of good and evil, seductive desires and impossible choices. A centuries old war between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity chooses a new fighter. It's a battle Violet doesn't want, but she lives her life by two rules: don't run and don't quit. If angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden. LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. more

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  • Froi of the Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles

    Froi of the Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Melina Marchetta
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Candlewick (2012, Mar 13th).
    Pages:   400

    From master storyteller Melina Marchetta comes an exhilarating new fantasy springing from her celebrated epic, Finnikin of the Rock.Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home . . . or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been taken roughly and lovingly in hand by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior's discipline. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds in its surreal royal court. Soon he must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess in this barren and mysterious place. It is in Charyn that he will discover there is a song sleeping in his blood . more

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  • After the Snow

    After the Snow

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   S. D. Crockett
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Feiwel & Friends (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   304

    The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, so the world of ice and snow is all he's ever known. He lives with his family deep in the wilderness, far from the government's controlling grasp. Willo's survival skills are put to the test when he arrives home one day to find his family gone. It could be the government; it could be scavengers--all Willo knows is he has to find refuge and his family. It is a journey that will take him into the city he's always avoided, with a girl who needs his help more than he knows.S.D. Crockett on narrative voice and an especially cold winter:What was your inspiration for After the Snow?Well, apart from the unbelievably cold winter during which I was writing—in an unheated house, chopping logs and digging my car out of the snow; I think much of the inspiration for the settings in After the Snow came from my various travels. more

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  • Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked (Trilogy - Hardcover))

    Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked (Trilogy - Hardcover))

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elisa Ludwig
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Katherine Tegen Books (2012, Mar 13th).
    Pages:   368

    Willa's secret plan seems all too simple. Take from the rich kids at valley prep and give to the poor ones. Yet Willa's turn as Robin Hood at her new high school is anything but. Bilking her "friends"—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to break into lockers and Beemers is as hard as she'd thought it would be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are bullied just for being different, is more fun than she'd expected. The complication Willa didn't expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, VP's most notorious ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her—evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. more

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  • Hitler

    Hitler

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   A.N. Wilson
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Basic Books (2012, Mar 27th).
    Pages:   224

    A ruthless dictator who saved his country from economic ruin only to nearly destroy it—and an entire people—in his quest for world domination, Adolf Hitler forever changed the course of history.  In this masterful account of Hitler’s life, biographer A.N. Wilson pulls back the curtain to reveal the man behind the mythic figure, shedding new light on Hitler’s personality, his desires, and his complex relationship with the German people.While Hitler maintained that his life had been characterized by “struggle” from its very beginnings, Wilson shows that the reality could not have been more different. Hitler grew up in middle-class comfort and, as a young man, lacked ambitions of any sort besides a vaguely bohemian desire to become an artist. more

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