• Bellweather Rhapsody

    In 1982, Minnie Graves is a miserable bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding when she witnesses a terrible suicide / murder at The Bellweather Hotel. Flash forward to 1997 when the Hatmaker siblings travel to aforementioned hotel to partake in the Statewide High School Music Convention. Strange things start happening in...


  • Between Shades of Grey

    Fifteen-year old Lina’s world is torn apart when she is deported from Lithuania to a Siberian work camp. Inspired by the real-life stories of the survivors of Stalin’s reign of terror (during which time over 20 million people were killed), this novel tells of suffering and hope under unbearably harsh...


  • #GIRLBOSS

    Sophia Amoruso’s career in the fashion industry began when she stole a watch from Nordstrom at 17. As she moved her way up, Amoruso learned the ins and outs of how to run an online business, nastygal.com. #GIRLBOSS is a quirky memoir that not only inspires girls to work hard...


  • Raging Star (Dust Land Trilogy #3)

    The Free Hawks are reborn and their campaign against the Pathfinder has been reinvigorated. But Saba must lead an inexperienced band of passionate fighters against the all-powerful Tonton. Will her crusade work? Time is not on the Free Hawk's side - there are only seven nights until the blood moon....


  • Rebel Heart (Dust Lands Trilogy #2)

    The book opens with Lugh having been rescued and Vicar Pinch having been defeated: at a cost. On the way to meet Jack, Saba – with a price on her head – is haunted by ghosts and plagued by “dark dreams”. The Tonton – stronger and more purposeful – have...


  • The Beginning of Everything

    Ezra Faulkner was the most popular guy in school – until a tragic accident turned his life upside down. When Ezra finds himself running with a new crowd, he meets Cassidy Thorpe, a mysterious new girl who captures his attention. As Ezra navigates his new friends, classes and love, he...


  • Nothing

    Parker Rabinowitz is a star: he is a ‘shoo-in’ for those coveted spots at “HYP” (Harvard, Yale, Princeton), and people adore him. As Parker invests all of his energy towards reaching his goals, he develops a serious disorder: bulimia. As he starts to wither away, he must find a way...


  • Matched (Matched #1)

    Cassia is your typical girl-next-door who lives a good life in The Society. On her 17th birthday, Cassia is matched to her ideal mate but, before someone has a chance to change it, another person’s face flickers on the screen. Cassia goes on the ultimate quest: what is the Society...


  • In Search of April Raintree

    In Manitoba, two Metis sisters, April and Cheryl grow up separately – having been removed from their Aboriginal community and placed in the foster care system. Raintree provides a disturbing look into the cultural trauma of one Aboriginal family, and the intricate process of forming an identity when it has...


  • The Recruit (Cherub #1)

    Recently orphaned, a brilliant mathematician and thought to have great potential, James is the newest recruit for the secret (teenaged) agents known as CHERUB. After 100 days of intense training he is ready to go on his first mission. Perfect for: • Teens who love spy-fi. • Those who appreciate...


  • Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles #1)

    Alice lives a sheltered existence under her father’s strict rule until tragedy strikes her family. As she struggles to deal with the loss, she meets the smoldering Cole, a bad boy to whom she is immediately drawn. Oh – and let’s not forget the zombies. Perfect for: • Teens (14...


  • Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1)

    R is a zombie. But he’s not like other zombies. He listens to music. He dreams. He is introspective. And he falls in love with a human girl, Julie. Here’s their story.Perfect for: • Fans of stories that challenge our preconceptions about love. • Older teens. • Readers who don’t...


  • Slammed (Slammed #1)

    After Layken’s father passes away, she moves from Texas to Michigan with her mother and younger brother, Kel. Enter Will: the handsome and intriguing boy-next-door. Shortly after Will and Layken begin a tumultuous relationship, they are separated by circumstances beyond their control. Enter: slam poetry, Will’s favorite pastime, and a...


  • Taken (Taken #1)

    Gray Weathersby has lived in Claysoot for all of his life. At midnight of his eighteenth birthday, Gray (like others before him) will disappear in ‘the Heist’ – a local town ritual that robs the town of its men. After he discovers a strange letter written by his mother, Gray...


  • Divergent

    In this dystopian hit, society is divided into five factions, each embodying a particular human virtue. Sixteen-year-old, Beatrice Prior, is torn between the difficult choices of remaining loyal to her parents’ faction or cutting ties with her family forever. Perfect for:   • Teens (14 and up) who enjoy an...


  • Thirteen Reasons Why

    When Clay Jensen receives a strange package with his name on it in the mail, he uncovers a series of seven audiotapes. Recorded by Hannah Baker, the tapes offer some insight into Hannah’s shocking suicide two weeks earlier. As Clay listens to the tapes, he learns the reasons for her...


  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1)

    In this genre-bending novel, Jacob is the only one who believes that his grandfather, Abe, who survived the Holocaust, was more than a yarn-spinner. After a horrific tragedy occurs in his hometown in Florida, Jacob (accompanied by his father) travels to a small island in Wales where he will come...


  • The Night Circus

    Welcome to the magical world of Le Cirque de Revês (The Circus of Dreams): open only at night, appearing and leaving without warning. It sets the stage for a rivalry between two young love-struck magicians, who will play their game until one wins. Perfect for: • Those looking for a...


  • The Power of One

    This is the fabulous story of “Peekay”, a young English boy growing up in South Africa during World War II. Despite being surrounded by cruelty and violence, he turns to influential mentors who help him to find the power to fulfil his dreams of becoming a welterweight boxing champion. Perfect...


  • If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?

    In this modern-day Cinderella story, Lucy hates just about everything in her life. But will the star player on the varsity basketball team be just what she has been looking for? Kantor writes a cute, heart-warming story about unexpected happy endings. Perfect for: • Teens looking for a romantic fairy-tale....


  • A Midsummer’s Nightmare

    In this updated version of a Shakespearean classic, Whitley is in trouble. Deep trouble. Waking up in bed with a guy after her graduation night turns more complicated as she learns that he is the son of her father’s new fiancée. Plot twists, juicy story lines and a main character...


  • A Long Way Gone

    Set in Sierra Leone during the early 1990s, this brutally honest memoir describes Beah’s recruitment by the RUF at age thirteen. As a child soldier who gets hooked on drugs, walks around as the proud carrier of an AK-47 and has lost all sense of humanity – the reader is...


  • If I Stay (If I Stay #1)

    Mia has a lot to live for but, in the blink of an eye, her world is turned upside down. An out-of-body experience allows her to watch memories flash before her. Does she choose to live a life that she had never imagined or will she slip away and die?...


  • The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy #1)

    Raised from birth to become an assassin, the ninth orphan decides to break free from the government agency that’s ‘raised’ him. Needless to say, severe consequences follow.Perfect for:• Lovers of fast-paced, international thrillers. • Those who usually dislike dystopian books. • Readers of addictive series.


  • Quarantine: The Loners (Quarantine #1)

    A massive explosion detonates McKinley High and all of the students have been infected with a virus that is fatal to adults: in this fast-paced book, David Thorpe must navigate a school without teachers, where violent gangs abound, and where his world is about to get a whole lot worse....


  • Alif the Unseen

    Meet Alif: as a brilliant internet hacker in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, he works to protect the government from censoring others unjustly on the web. When an unexpected twist, wrought by a love affair, forces him underground, he encounters the mystical realms of jinnis and the dark side of...


  • Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

    To put it mildly, Liz Murray did not have an easy childhood. In her fast-paced, honest and generous memoir, Murray describes growing up with addicts as parents, living on the streets of New York City and transitioning into the world of the Harvard elite. She never asks us to pity...


  • The 5th Wave

    Alien invasion? Check. Cool female heroine a la Katniss Everdeen? Check. Staying up until all hours to finish it? Check. Pick it up – you’ll love it if you were into The Hunger Games. This is YA dystopian literature at its best. A shout-out to Andrea & Emily for the...


  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

    When ‘Maintenance’ Eddie tries to rescue a little girl at the amusement park at which he works – he is killed instantly. When he opens his eyes to see that he has arrived in heaven, he meets the five people (yup, the title gives it all away) who influenced him...


  • Wonder

    August was born with a facial deformity: his endearing personality and loving family cannot protect him from the harsh judgments of his fellow students. Told through different characters’ perspectives – Palacio weaves together a touching, compelling and funny story of how isolation means different things to all of us –...