YA Audiovisuals: B
Born to Rock by
Call Number: PZ 7 .K8369 Bo 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Leo Caraway - president of the Young Republicans club, 4.0 GPA, future Harvard student - had his entire future perfectly planned out. That was, until the X factor. As in Marion X. McMurphy, aka King Maggot, the lead singer of Purge, the most popular, most destructive band punk rock has ever seen. As in Leo's biological father. At first, Leo is horrified to find out his real father is punk rock's most notorious bad boy. Not only is he not a punk rock fan, but he believes the X factor (the Maggot blood in his veins) is a dangerous time bomb just waiting to explode. And sure enough it does - when Leo stubbornly defends the unlikeliest of people, thereby getting himself falsely accused of cheating on a test.Because of the blemish on his record, the once-star pupil finds his scholarship to Harvard taken away. So he accepts a job as a roadie with Purge's summer revival tour, all the while secretly hoping to convince King Maggot to pay his tuition. But life on the road is even crazier than Leo bargained for, and before the summer is over, he will finally discover the surprising truth about his dad, his friends, and most important, himself.
YA Fiction: B
Beautiful Stranger by
Call Number: PZ 7 .D3473 Bea 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-17
Anna decides to take an end-of-summer getaway-to get away from her drama-filled LA life. So she packs her Louis Vuitton, grabs her close friend Sam, and heads to the Big Apple. Between trips to the Met and shopping at Bendel's, the girls are living the A-List life on Anna's home turf. But their trip isn't exactly a vacation. Sam is here to spy on Eduardo and decode his recent strange behavior. Will what she discovers send her hopping on the next private jet back to Beverly Hills? And who is the beautiful stranger who appears on Anna's Upper East Side doorstep? Anna begins to wonder whether she wants to head back west again-especially since Ben seems to have moved on . . . with someone who isn't a stranger at all. When it comes to the A-List, there's drama coast to coast.
The Becoming by
Call Number: PZ 7 .E965 Be 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Lately Tianna has been feeling unsettled and she can't understand why. She has a great boyfriend, good friends, and for once a good foster situation too. But she just can't shake the thought that something, or someone, is after her. At a skateboarding competition she runs into Justin and Mason-now Outcasts who no longer seem to recognize her. They keep telling her that they have to help her before she "becomes." She has no idea what they mean, but deep down Tianna feels herself changing. She knows that every Daughter has a dark side, but is hers threatening to overtake her?
Before I Fall by
Call Number: PZ 7 .O475 Be 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by
Call Number: PZ 7 .L1579 Bft 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-18
In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door.nbsp; Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes.
The Black by
Call Number: PZ 7 .M177535 Bk 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-19
At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall uncovered the truth about what happened to his best friend, Cooper. Now in Book Two, we get Cooper’s perspective. What does his story have to do with Marshall and the journey along the Morpheus Road? It’s time to learn more.... From a master of scary stories, The Black takes readers down a dark path of discovery and will leave them clamoring for the conclusion.
Blonde Ambition by
Call Number: PZ 7 .D3473 Bl 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
The third novel in this witty and risqué series takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Upper East Side blueblood Anna Percy came to L.A. to learn how to have a good time. Then Princeton prince Ben Birnbaum and his amazing disappearing act turned out to be anything but. Anna finally begins to understand that telling true love from true lust us is far more easily said than done.
Blood Promise by
Call Number: PZ 7 .M478897 Bl 2009
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
Prepare to be Tested. The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling "Vampire Academy" series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. Read it Before it Hits Theaters February 14th, 2014 How far will Rose go to keep her promise? The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir's Academy was the deadliest ever in the school's history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them. . . including Dimitri. He'd rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa--the one she has sworn to protect no matter what--and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?
Bloodhound (Beka Cooper, Book Two) by
Call Number: PZ 7 .P61464 Bl 2009
Publication Date: 2009-04-14
Beka Cooper is finally a Dog-- a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Corus's streets. But there's unrest in Tortall's capital. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the city, and merchants are raising prices to cover their losses. The Dogs discover that gamblers are bringing the counterfeit money from Port Caynn. In Port Caynn, Beka delves deep into the gambling world, where she meets a charming banking clerk named Dale Rowan. Beka thinks she may be falling for Rowan, but she won't let anything-- or anyone--- jeopardize her mission. As she heads north to an abandoned silver mine, it won't be enough for Beka be her usual "terrier" self. She'll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals-- to be a Bloodhound. . . . From the Hardcover edition.
Blue Bloods by
Call Number: PZ 7 .D36967 Bl 2007
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she's starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it. Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz's vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read.
The Brewing Storm by
Call Number: PZ 7 .R835 Bre 2004
Publication Date: 2004-07-06
The sisters are not surprised to learn that a streak of freak weather is a harbinger of danger. But to avert disaster, they'll have to go straight to the supernatural source.
Call Number: PZ 7 .P19535 Bri 2009
Publication Date: 2010-04-13
Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. It's been only months since Eragon first uttered "brisingr," the ancient language term for fire. Since then, he's not only learned to create magic with words-he's been challenged to his very core. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep. First is Eragon's oath to his cousin, Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength-as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices-choices that will take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?
Broadway Lights by
Call Number: PZ 7 .C1364 Br 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-03
Her star power in demand on a hit Broadway play, Hollywood teen starlet Kaitlin Burke packs up her entourage (ok, her showbiz family, friends, assistant, and publicist, but not the dreamy boyfriend) and moves to the Big Apple for the summer. Kaitlin is the toast of the town and she hits the most exclusive New York nightspots, enjoys the best food (Hello, Magnolia Bakery), and even guests as a celebrity host on Saturday Night Live! But New York isn't all cupcakes and virgin daiquiris. Long distance and a handsome new costar put a huge strain on her relationship with Austin, and it turns out Broadway divas are a whole different breed of neuroses and competition from Hollywood starlets.