How did his parents and brothers die? Where their deaths really accidents, or were they killed? These questions young Ghyll Hardingraud must answer before he can ascend Rhidauna's throne. Ghyll’s search for the truth leads him and his Companions on a journey back to the past as he slowly unravels a dark conspiracy. Once crowned, the young King Ghyll still has to finish the mission his dead uncle imposed on him. The journey takes him and his trusted friends through inhospitable lands and dangerous swamps to the endless steppes of Zihaen, looking for the Voice from the West. He discovers he isn't the only one. His vindictive enemy pursues him, aided by undead forces.
Young adult fiction
- Auteur:Horsman, Paul E.Sommaire:
- Auteur:Lee, FondaSommaire:
A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system. Praise: 2016 Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers “A superior sci-fi outing.” —Kirkus Reviews “Lee’s debut novel is an intense, smart, and action-packed read.” —VOYA "This gripping sci-fi novel will have teens screaming for a sequel." —School Library Journal "This is a strong debut from Lee, combining brutal, visceral athletic scenes with science fiction action, all woven around a complex moral dilemma." —Publishers Weekly "A thought-provoking read." —Booklist "This book will keep students on the edge of their seat." —School Library Connection
- Auteur:Butcher, KristenSommaire:
Zee and his friends are angry that their old haunt has been replaced by stores that are off-limits to them and storekeepers who treat them with distrust. To let the merchants know what he and his friends think, Zee paints graffiti on the wall of the hardware store. After the wall is repainted, Zee decides to repeat the vandalism, but this time with more artistic flair. A store owner catches him in the act and threatens to call the police -- unless Zee agrees to repair the damage.
- Auteur:Sokol, Su J.Sommaire:
Since she was born, Zee has had a talent, or a special intelligence. She perceives things that no one else does. Zee hears what people think, feels what people feel. Through their eyes, Zee sees herself, and that vision changes her. Sometimes Zee is the precocious daughter of her four adults. Sometimes Zee is a teenage thug from Brooklyn, New York, a teenage basketball player who gets into trouble. His four adults worry and test him, but Zee anticipates their fears and outwits them. Little by little, Zee learns to grow up and adapt to the expectations of society and the eyes of others, at the risk of losing herself.
- Auteur:Sokol, Su J.Sommaire:
Depuis qu'elle est née, Zee a un talent, ou bien une intelligence particulière. Elle perçoit des choses que personne d'autre ne perçoit. Zee entend ce que les gens pensent, ressent ce que les gens ressentent. À travers leur regard, Zee se voit elle-même, et cette vision la transforme. Parfois, Zee est la fille précoce de ses quatre adultes. Des fois Zee est un ado voyou de Brooklyn, New York, un ado qui joue du basket et s'attire des ennuis. Ses quatre adultes s'inquiètent, lui font passer des tests, mais Zee anticipe leurs craintes, et les déjoue. Petit à petit, Zee apprend à grandir et à se mouler aux attentes de la société et du regard des autres, au risque de se perdre elle-même.
- Auteur:Hasiuk, BrendaSommaire:
Faye is the "good" adopted Chinese daughter. Bev is the wild child. Mannie is the unambitious stoner. What brings them together--and tears them apart--is a need to move beyond the clichés and commit to something--anything--that will bring meaning and joy to their lives. When Faye's long-lost childhood neighbor, Bev, turns up out of the blue, wanting something from her old friend, Faye goes along with Bev's plan. But Mannie, the joyriding daddy of Bev's baby, has a half-crazed romantic agenda of his own. As one cold, miserable prairie spring inches toward summer, a series of unexpected and sometimes explosive decisions sends the trio hurtling toward disaster. A darkly funny portrayal of three unforgettable teenagers feeling their way into adulthood in an imperfect world.
- Auteur:Sher, EmilSommaire:
T-- is used to getting grief. He gets it from his mom, who blames herself for his accident years earlier. He gets it from Mr. Lam, who suspects every kid of stealing from his shop. Worst of all, he gets it from Joined at the Hip, a trio of bullies so vicious that they leave T-- terrified of even using his entire name. But T-- has his own strength too: his camera, which captures the unique way he sees the world. His pictures connect him to Ms. Karamath, the kind librarian at school; his friend Sean, whose passion for mysteries is matched only by his love for his dog; and especially Lucy, a homeless woman who shares his admiration for the photographer Diane Arbus. When Lucy is attacked by Joined at the Hip, T-- documents the assault on film. But the bullies know he has the photographs, and their anger could be deadly. What's the right thing for T-- to do? Do pictures ever tell the whole truth? And what if the truth isn't always the right answer?
- Auteur:Thao, DustinSommaire:
How do you move forward when everything you love is on the line? Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out--move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his things, and tries everything to forget him and the tragic way he died. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces back memories. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam's cellphone just to listen to his voicemail. And Sam picks up the phone. In a miraculous turn of events, Julie's been given a second chance at goodbye. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam's voice makes her fall for him all over again, and with each call it becomes harder to let him go. However, keeping her otherworldly calls with Sam a secret isn't easy, especially when Julie witnesses the suffering Sam's family is going through. Unable to stand by the sidelines and watch their shared loved ones in pain, Julie is torn between spilling the truth about her calls with Sam and risking their connection and losing him forever.
- Auteur:Marsh, CharisSommaire:
As the second semester at the Vancouver International Ballet Academy approaches, how will four maturing dancers face the new challenges that await them? The Vancouver International Ballet Academy has opened its doors after the winter break, and everyone is back! Julian is finding it difficult to concentrate on dance because of his family; his teachers think he could be great if he could just focus. Kaitlyn believes she’s the best dancer, but her body type is getting in the way of her (and her mother’s) dance ambitions, tempting her to lie. Alexandra is as focused as usual, but others don’t seem to understand how much time and energy she has to give to ballet if she wants to be the best. While Taylor is still criticized at VIBA, she’s getting a lot of positive attention from outside – especially from a recently retired Canadian ballerina who’s taken an interest in her and Julian. Who will get noticed in competition and the spring seminar? Whatever happens, someone’s going to lose and someone’s going to win.
- Auteur:McManus, Karen M.Sommaire:
From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly-and fatally-wrong. Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out from working two jobs since his family's business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up . . . again. So when the three unexpectedly run into each other, they decide to avoid their problems by ditching. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they've barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say. . . . . . until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school-and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it's about to get worse. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common...like a connection to the dead kid. And they're all hiding something. Could it be that their chance reconnection wasn't by chance after all? Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series soon to be streaming on NBC's Peacock!
- Auteur:Glasgow, KathleenSommaire:
For all of Emory's life she's been told who she is. In town she's the rich one--the great-great-granddaughter of the mill's founder. At school she's hot Maddie Ward's younger sister. And at home, she's the good one, her stoner older brother Joey's babysitter. Everything was turned on its head, though, when she and Joey were in the car accident that killed Candy MontClaire. The car accident that revealed just how bad Joey's drug habit was. Four months later, Emmy's junior year is starting, Joey is home from rehab, and the entire town of Mill Haven is still reeling from the accident. Everyone's telling Emmy who she is, but so much has changed, how can she be the same person? Or was she ever that person at all? Mill Haven wants everyone to live one story, but Emmy's beginning to see that people are more than they appear. Her brother, who might not be "cured," the popular guy who lives next door, and most of all, many "ghostie" addicts who haunt the edges of the town. People spend so much time telling her who she is--it might be time to decide for herself.
- Auteur:Johnson, LeahSommaire:
Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed Midwestern town. But it’s okay - Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor. But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz’s plans come crashing down...until she’s reminded of her school’s scholarship for prom king and queen. There’s nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington. The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She’s smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams...or make them come true?
- Auteur:Flake, SharonSommaire:
Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant--and though he knows what the right thing to do is, he's scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door--well, that's a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, readers plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys.
- Auteur:Mussi, SarahSommaire:
Lexi's been in an accident, but she can't remember it-or any of the events leading up to it. The only thing she knows for sure is that she's still in danger. As fragments of her past start to return, she thinks she knows what happened. But can she trust her own memories? Because if she's wrong...she's in more danger now than ever before. Exactly what happened on that spring evening down by the railroad tracks?
- Auteur:Perkins, MitaliSommaire:
This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture'for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new. Full Cast: Sneha Mathan, as Narrator Shivali Bhammer, as Sonia Priya Ayyar, as Tara N'Jameh Camara, as Chantal Zehra Jane Naqvi, as Anna
- Auteur:Rivers, KarenSommaire:
A story about life lived and lost, and what two teens hold onto in the wake of a tragic plane crash, told in a unique voice and style that puts readers directly inside the heroine's mind. Can you want something-or someone-so badly that it changes your destiny' Elyse Schmidt never would have thought so, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It's as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, or as perfect as it can be when you've literally fallen out of the sky and landed hard on the side of a mountain-until suddenly it isn't. When the pieces of Elyse's life stop fitting together, what's left? You Are the Everything is a story about the fates we yearn for, the fates we choose, and the fates that are chosen for us.
- Auteur:Schwartz, EllenSommaire:
Yossi Mendelsohn works hard to help his family survive after they flee Russia to find a better life in Montreal. He sells newspapers and carries bundles from the garment factory. Yossi longs to play "le hockey" with the French boys, but he has no skates. When his father falls ill and his sister and her fiancé organize a walkout at the factory, Yossi's dream of lacing on skates seems farther away than ever.
- Auteur:Ferraro, DaveSommaire:
Yumiko Sato was spirited away by yokai when she was seven-years-old. Kagami, the yokai lord of a magical realm that exists beyond mirrors, allowed her to leave, but vowed that he would come for her when she turned eighteen, whereupon he would consume her, body and soul. When she returned from that strange world, Yumiko found that everything had changed. She could see the supernatural monsters of Japan called yokai, when no one else could. She could return to that terrible place by walking through mirrors. And her mother had disappeared. With less than a year left before Kagami comes for her, Yumiko has become an expert at hunting down and dispatching yokai with her mirror sword, sending them into the mirror world, where they can no longer harm anyone. She prepares for the battle of her life and hopes that when the yokai lord comes for her, she will be strong enough to defeat him, saving not only herself, but her mother as well. Between the ghosts, demons and urban legends that find their way into her life, Yumiko has little time for people. So when things go south, she finds herself in an uncomfortable position, working alongside a ragtag group of humans and yokai to try to save the world before evil forces march upon it. Things are not what they seem, and Yumiko has just scratched the surface of the mysteries surrounding yokai, and just who she has become since returning from that fateful trip to the yokai realm.
- Auteur:Bourke, PatSommaire:
It is the end of the First World War, and thirteen-year-old Meredith yearns to become a teacher. But she must leave school to help support her family, moving to the city to work as a maid in a wealthy doctor's home. As the deadly Spanish Flu sweeps across the city, members of the household fall ill one by one. With the doctor working night and day at the hospital, only Meredith and the doctor's children, Maggie and Jack, are left to care for them. Every day the newspapers’ lists of “Yesterday’s Dead” add to Meredith’s growing fears. When Jack becomes gravely ill, Meredith must stop fighting with Maggie so they can work together to save him. As Meredith wrestles with questions of duty and responsibility, she opens the door to a future that she thought had been closed forever.
- Auteur:LaCour, NinaSommaire:
The debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour , following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind not only the losses that have shattered her world but the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings to her. Across the city, Emilie Dubois is in a holding pattern. In her sixth year and fifth major as an undergraduate, she yearns for the beauty and community her Creole grandparents cultivated but is unable to commit. On a whim, she takes a job arranging flowers at the glamorous restaurant Yerba Buena and embarks on an affair with the married owner. When Sara catches sight of Emilie one morning at Yerba Buena, their connection is immediate. But the damage both women carry, and the choices they have made, pulls them apart again and again. When Sara's old life catches up to her, upending everything she thought she wanted just as Emilie has finally gained her own sense of purpose, they must decide if their love is more powerful than their pasts. At once exquisite and expansive, astonishing in its humanity and heart, Yerba Buena is a love story for our time and a propulsive journey through the lives of two women finding their way in the world.