NEW BOOKS JULY - FICTION
ASK THE PASSENGERS by A.S.King - Astride Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but thy're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions...like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl. As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even realise she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives-and her own- for the better . In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's definitions, author A.S.King asks readers to question everything and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.
HOLDING ON TO ZOE by George Ella Lyon - After sixteen-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn't matter anymore that her other thinks she's an attention-hungry drama queen, or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe's father is gone, too. Jules and her baby make a family now; she doesn't need anyone else in the world except Zoe. Even though it's tough being a new mom, balancing Zoe's needs with working at the Toyota factory and thinking about how to finish high school, Jules is sure she'll figure it out. Why can't everyone just be happy for her? And why does her mom refuse to believe that Zoe's real? In this haunting story where reality, memories, and delusions collide, George Ella Lyon show just how far a mother will go to save her child-and herself.
DOCTOR WHO - THE WHEEL OF ICE by Stephen Baxter - The Wheel, A ring of ice and metal turning around a moon of Saturn, home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to live - and a worse place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's only a run of bad luck, but the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing. And among the children there are stories of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Some of the younger workers are even refusing to g down into the warren-like mines any more. An then one of them, surfing Saturn's rings saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction. Once on the Wheel, the Doctor and his companions face a critical situation when they become suspected by some as the source of the ongoing sabotage. They soon find themselves caught i a mystery that goes all the way back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could destroy the Wheel - and kill them all...
SHARDS & ASHES by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong SHORT STORIES - The world is gone destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods, they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few and their courage is tested Powerful original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world.
DEAR BULLY Edited by Megan Kelley Hall & Carrie Jones - 70 authors tell their stories. You are not alone..Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and i herself, and how R.L Stine turned being the "funny guy" into the best defense against the bullies in his class. today's top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying-as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators-in a collections at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.
FLASH ANS BONES by Kathy Reichs - Dr Tempe Brennan is back.. A horrific murder. A deadly conspiracy. Dr Tempe Brennan puts her life on the line in the hunt for the truth.
LETTING ANA GO by Anonymous She was an athlete with a bright future. She only wanted to lose a few pounds. Once she started to lose weight, she couldn't stop. The feeling she got from getting thinner was addicting. She felt powerful. In control. she didn't realize she was starving herself to death. Follow her devastating journey i her own words, in the diary she left behind.
SEEING RED by Kathryn Erskine - Red Porter knows the difference between right and wrong, black and white. But he also knows that for folk in his hometown, Stony Gap, this isn't always clear. When Red's daddy dies, he's left with his younger brother, his mamma, and some hard decisions. As their money dwindles, Red does everything he can to keep the family repair shop afloat. But when he uncovers some of the racial injustices that have been happening in Stony Gap since before he was born, Red is faced with unsettling questions about the legacy behind his family's shop...With the help of a few unlikely characters however, Red realizes that while he can't fix the past, he can still change the future and stand up for those who need him most. SEEING RED is a powerful and thought-[rovoking story of family, friendship and race relations set in the deep South, from the award-winning author of Mockingbird.
WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN? by Mary Higgins Clark - Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, and left California for the wind swept peace of Cape Cod. Now remarried, she has two more beloved children and the terrible pain has begun to heal - until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten. She knows that the nightmare is beginning again...
A CONFUSION OF PRINCES by Garth Nix - I have died three times, and three times been reborn, though I am not yet twenty in the old earth years by which it is still the fashion to measure time. This is the story of my three deaths and my life between. My name is Khemri. Taken from hi parents as a child and equipped with biological and technological improvements, Khemri is now a an enhanced human being, trained and prepared for the glory of becoming a Prince of the empire. Should he die, and be deemed worthy he will be reborn...Which is just as well, because no sooner has Prince Khemri graduated to full Princehood than he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire: there are ten million Princes, and all of them want each other dead. A thrilling adventure, an unexpected love story and a powerful exploration of what it means to be human.
RED NOTICE by Andy McNab - Deep beneath the English Channel on a Paris-bound express, a crack team of East European terrorists has taken four hundred hostages at gunpoint - and declared war on a British government with more than its own fair share of secrets to keep. One man stands in their way, Tom Buckingham, an off duty SAS solider, is on-board the train. He is the only chance the passengers and crew have of survival. With only a failing mobile to contact the outside world, he must use all his tradecraft and know-how to take out the enemy and secure the train. But the odds are stacked against him - twelve battle-hardened, tooled-up veterans of a bitter civil was to his one, unarmed and injured. And little does he know that someone on his own side is determined that no-one will get out of that tunnel alive.
BLACKBOX by Julie Schumacher - Elena is quieter and steadier than her fun, unpredictable older sister, Dora. But they have always been close, and have always told each other everything. So when Dora is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can't seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge Elena are Dora's friends and Jimmy Zenk - who failed at least one grade and wears black every day of the week. At home, Elena's parents have started arguing after they think Elena has gone to bed, and the arguments only get worse when Dora is finally discharged. Elena will do anything to help her sister get better and get their lives back to normal - even when the responsibility becomes too much to bear. In this gripping, moving novel about a family in crises, Julie Schumacher asks: How far should we go to try to project the people we love?
RUNAWAY by Wendelin Van Draanen - Holly's run away before, but this time she sactually gets away - and what feels like and escape at first soon becomes a daily struggle for survival. she is smart and resourceful, and she manages to make it all the way across the country on her own. But how long can this go on? It's getting harder and harder to avoid the truth - Holly is now homeless. Runaway is a riveting portrait of a girl just young and stubborn and naive enough to hold out for finding a better place in the world to be. One of the best young adult books of the year.
SHADOW by Amy Meredith - Fifteen-year-old Eve Evergold is cute, sassy and enjoying a busy social life. What she doesn't know yet is that someone close to her is an evil demon that only she has the supernatural power to defeat. She needs to work out who it is - and fast. Because although there's something very attractive about the dark side...dating a demon? PURE HELL.
FROZEN FIRE by Tim Bowler - "I'M DYING" SAID THE VOICE. This is how it starts-with a seemingly random phone call. Who-or what-is the voice, and how did it get Dusty's phone number? Dusty wants no part of it...until the voice begins saying things that only someone who knows Dusty could say. Things that lead her to believe the caller knows the whereabouts of her brother. Suddenly Dusty finds herself wanting to save this boy. The trouble is, she can't find him-and he doesn't want to be found. He claims he is to dangerous. And there are many people who agree. But can Dusty avoid getting hurt and still protect this mysterious boy? Frozen Fire is a mystery that is creepy and compelling.
DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL - Just Ask Alice by Meldoy Carlson - When Kim gets a speeding ticket, her dad offers her a way to retain her driving privileges. If she'll write the anonymous teen advice column for his newspaper, she can still get a car. so Kim becomes "Jamie" of "Just Ask Jamie." No big deal, she thinks. She answers letters about stuff that's everyday and stuff that's not: parents, piercings, dating, drugs, depression, and people who are just users. Nothing Kim can't handle. But when a classmate is killed, the letter turn to questions about life, death, and what it all means. And Kim starts to wonder if she really does have all the answers-and if not, where to find them/ The Christian faith of her adoptive family? The Buddhism of her Korean heritage? Who cans she turn to-to just ask?
SKINNY by Ibi Kaslik - Holly's older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her troubled relationship with her late father, Giselle is fighting an all-consuming battle with anorexia. Once a role model and top medical student, her life is spiraling out of control. As a track star, Holly struggles to keep her own life in balance whil coping with sister's mental and physical deterioration. And together they are holding on for dear life. Told from both girl's perspectives as they narrate alternating chapters, SKINNY explores love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance the drives us all. "A remarkable book about the devastating effects of eating disorders on both the person suffering from the illness and those around them. A rich powerful novel"
MR. MONSTER Book 2 by Dan Wells - The story continues - No one in Clayton is safe unless John can vanquish two nightmarish adversities: the unknown demon he must hunt and the inner demon he can never escape. In this sequel to his brilliant debut, Dan Wells ups the ante with a thriller that is just as gripping and even more intense.
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY What do the Greek and Roman myths represent and why are they so endearingly fascinating? this book goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical mythology. It also examines how myths are used and understood in art and popular culture.
FREEDOM STRUGGLE The Anti-Slavery Movement in America 1830-1865.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MUSIC Instruments of the Orchestra and the great composers. Features strings, woodwind and brass percussion and keyboards. Famous composers, including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and many more.
THE 100 GREATEST OLYMPIANS AND PARALYMPIANS
THE HISTORY OF ROCK From vintage rhythm & blues to today's R&B, Elvis Presley to the rebirth of guitar rock in the 21st century, this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated history of rock music brings the most popular and vibrant art for alive. In over 300 fact-packed pages, discover how rock has grown from its surprise, sometimes shocking post-war beginnings into a multi-billion dollar industry that caters to all manner of tastes.
POP AND ROCK World Records 2011 MTV
UNFORGETTABLE - A tribute to 100 icons who died too young - The likes of Marilyn Munroe, John Lennon and Dale Earnhardt Sr, all reached the pinnacle of success in their respective fields. Yet, we still wonder how their lives and careers would have played out had they lived. This book memorializes the lives of 100 luminaries from the worlds of art ,music, sports, politics, and more who were taken from us all too soon. Their achievements are unshakable, Their contributions, undeniable.