Constantly in the spotlight thanks to her politician father's rising star, Olivia Blakely feels the pressure to be perfect. As the youngest girl in her class, she tries hard to keep up and to seem mature to the older boy she's crushing on, even as she catches his eye. But the need to look good on camera and at school soon grows into an all-consuming struggle with bulimia.
New Teen Materials
Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea.
While seventeen-year-old Sloane shares a drunken kiss with her best friend Piper's boyfriend Soup, Piper is murdered on a nearby beach, and over the next few days, Sloane and Soup are left reliving their past moments with Piper, wondering if they are responsible for her death and figuring out how to move on without her.
Misfit City. Volume 1 / created and written by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith & Kurt Lustgarten ; illustrated by Naomi Franquiz.
Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s...Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map!
The Defenders. Vol. 1, Diamonds are forever / Brian Michael Bendis ; David Marquez, artist ; Justin Ponsor, Color artist ; VC's Cory Petit, letterer.
Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS!
Champions : The freelancer lifestyle / writer: Mark Waid ; penciler: Humberto Ramos ; inker: Victor Olazaba ; colorist: Edgar Delgado, Nolan Woodard (#6 & #9) ; letterer: VC's Clayton Cowles.
"Because the world needs heroes, they are the Champions! Ms. Marvel! Cyclops! Nova! Spider-Man! Viv Vision! And the Totally Awesome Hulk! They're young and idealistic, and their movement is gathering pace -but the newly minted Champions will get a harsh dose of reality when they're forced to face a throwdown with the Freelancers!"--Amazon.
Rocket. The blue river score / Al Ewing, writer ; Adam Gorham, artist ; Michael Garland, colorist ; Jeff Eckleberry, letterer ; Mike Mayhew, cover artist.
"Get ready for a life of space crime with Rocket! It's a dirty universe out there, even when you're not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it's about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game...the heist game."-- Unedited summary from page 4 of cover.
Set in Ancient Rome, Blood and Sand reimagines Spartacus as a seventeen-year-old girl. When Attia is sold as a slave to the House of Timeus, no one knows she's actually the warrior princess of Thrace, and the last of her people. She is given to Xanthus, a fellow slave and gladiator champion of Rome, as a gift from his master. Attia and Xanthus begin to build a trust through their shared skill in combat and a driving desire to seek revenge on the Roman leaders who wiped out their respective homes. While their burgeoning love leaves them both with something to lose, Attia never takes her eyes off her goal of vengeance. The fights and battles are clear, exciting, and plentiful without being terribly graphic, and the love story, while a little quick, is deeply felt. Attia is a strong and skilled protagonist who, as the fiery ending indicates, has the tools and motivation to lead a rebellion
"Set in a near future where good people are beautiful, and bad people are mysteriously punished with ugliness and even death"-- Provided by publisher.
A group of high school students grow in understanding of each other's challenges and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a boys vs. girls poetry slam. Includes author's note about foster home care.
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
When Clementine wakes up in a hospital after being the only survivor in an airplane crash and discovers she cannot remember anything, she runs off with a stranger to avoid dealing with a father she does not recognize and the press coverage of the crash.
Steffi doesn't talk. Rhys can't hear. They understand each other perfectly. Love isn't always a lightning strike. Sometimes it's the rumbling roll of thunder ... Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
"An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins brings both peace and chaos to their post-apocalyptic world in this bewitching blend of science fiction and epic fantasy--the first entry in a debut duology that displays the inventiveness of the works of Sarah Beth Durst, Marie Lu, and S. J. Kincaid. Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family. When Kyra's beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana's long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends. Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra--and for Asiana. But what she doesn't realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is razor thin. thin as the blade of a knife"-- Provided by publisher.
Venom. Vol. 2, The land before crime / Mike Costa, writer ; Tradd Moore, artist ; Gerardo Sandoval, artist.
Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote are together again, web-slinging their way around New York! But with questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, what lies in its future now that it's back where it belongs? Will Venom be the city's lethal protector--or revert to a sadistic, Spidey-hating villain? Find out as Eddie's next chapter begins--with a showdown with Stegron the Dinosaur Man! Are Eddie and Venom the ones to stop Stegron from turning everyone in Manhattan into bloodthirsty dinosaurs? Or is something not quite right with this revived relationship? As a monstrous melee begins, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur drop by to help -- but big red just might take Stegron's side.
Star Wars. The Force awakens / Chuck Wendig, writer ; Luke Ross (issues #1-2 & #4-6), Marc Laming (issues #3), artists ; Frank Martin with Guru-eFX (issue #6), colorists ; VC's Clayton Cowles, lett...
"It's been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire...but now, on the remote planet of Jakku...there is a stirring in The Force. A young scavenger named Rey...a deserting Stormtrooper named Finn...an ace pilot name Poe...and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren...their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins"--Page 4 of cover.
"Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised: the Dead must remain shrouded. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into terrifying, blood thirsty Shades. A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa's necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own leaves Odessa shattered, and reveals a disturbing conspiracy in Karthia: Someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead--and training them to attack. Odessa is forced to contemplate a terrifying question: What if her magic is the weapon that brings the kingdom to its knees? Fight alongside her follow necromancers--and a powerful girl as enthralling as she is infuriating--Odessa must untangle the gruesome plot to destroy Karthia before the Shades take everything she loves."--Page  of cover.
Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents' world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.
Nate was eight the first time he stabbed someone; he was eleven when he earned his red laces-a prize for spilling blood for "the cause." And he was fourteen when he murdered his father (and the leader of The Fort, a notorious white supremacist compound) in self-defense, landing in a treatment center while the state searched for his next of kin. Now, in the custody of an uncle he never knew existed, who wants nothing to do with him, enrolled in school under a false name so The Fort can't find him, Nate struggles to navigate a world where people of different races interact without enmity.
Faith and Fury : the Temple Mount and the Noble Sanctuary : the story of Jerusalem's most sacred space / Ilene Cooper.
"Temple Mount is a site where worlds meet, conflict arises, and history changes. Standing in the center of Jerusalem, it is a holy landmark for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike, and has been the locus of many of the most important religious, social, and political upheavals of the last thousand years. Rumored to be the location of the Garden of Eden, Temple Mount dominates Jerusalem's Old City and contains the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, both of which attract millions of visitors and religious pilgrims each year.Veteran author Ilene Cooper explores the turbulent history of Jerusalem's famous Temple Mount in this timely, illustrated nonfiction offering"-- Provided by publisher.
Seventeen-year-old Evan struggles to deal with his mother's abuse and his new feelings for his friend Henry.
Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated-- or understood.
Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily ever afters.
Follows small town girl Jessie as she deals with first love and loss.
Attracted to each other by their rivalry, Nell falls into an intense relationship with Jackson, but see their teases as a diversion she means to win, yet triumph accompanies a higher cost than she anticipates.