Want to be swept out of your everyday life by extraordinary events? Read these books!
Bergstrom, Scott     
The cruelty
When seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom's father vanishes, she sets out across Europe under a new identity to bring him back alive, even if that means becoming as cruel as his captors.


Castroman, Nicole     
Blacksouls
In the late 1690's, Edward "Teach" Drummond, the soon-to-be Blackbeard, and his beloved Anne, the daughter of a wealthy merchant and his West India slave, are both on separate journeys to Nassau, but their paths cross when they become entangled with the treacherous Governor Webb, forcing Teach and Anne to take on a dangerous mission to save both their friends and his men.


Connolly, Kara     
No good deed
Ellie is USA's best shot at Olympic gold in archery, but one wrong turn in Nottingham on her day off from the trials and she's somehow been transported back to the Middle Ages. Amidst an evil sheriff who wants to lock her up, a knight who might not be who he says he is, and an assassination plot, she must not only find her way back to the present, but fight to survive and not change history.


Cotugno, Katie     
Fireworks
It was always meant to be Olivia. She was the talented one, the one who had been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, was the level-headed one, always on the sidelines, cheering her best friend along. But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who's never sung more than Olivia's backup. Dana, who wasn't even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who's destined to be the next big thing. It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift... and there's only room at the top for one girl. For Olivia, it's her chance at her dream. For Dana, it's a chance to escape a future that seems to be closing in on her. And for these lifelong best friends, it's the adventure of a lifetime -- if they can make it through.


Davies, Linda     
Longbow girl
Sixteen-year-old expert archer Merry Owen is desperate to save her family's farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, and when she finds a buried chest containing an ancient and hopefully valuable Welsh text, she hopes it will be the key to a fortune--and so it is, but not in the way she expected, for it sends her and her friend James de Courcy into past.


Davies, Jocelyn     
The odds of lightning
"The night before their SATs, four former best friends get struck by a magical bolt of lightning that gives them special powers and sends them on an all-night adventure throughout New York City"--|cProvided by publisher.


Elliott, David     
Bull
A modern twist on the Theseus and Minotaur myth, told in verse. Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, Bull will have readers re-evaluating one of history's most infamous monsters. -- Provided by publisher.


Halpern, Jake     
Edgeland
Orphaned Wren and her friend Alec live on Edgeland, where the dead are prepared for the afterlife, but when they are accidentally sucked into the Drain, they find something unimaginable.


Kennedy, Katie     
What goes up
Teenagers Rosa and Eddie, trainees in a top-secret space exploration and research program, must thwart the aliens' Earth-destroying mission by stealing their spacecraft and traveling extra-dimensionally to an alternate Earth.


Lee, Mackenzi     
The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue
Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.


McBride, Lish     
Pyromantic
"When a mysterious illness starts to affect the magical community, it's up to Ava, who can start fires with her mind, and her team to stop its spread...or else one of them might be next"--|cProvided by publisher.


Nielsen, Jennifer A     
The scourge
When the lethal plague known as the Scourge returns to Keldan the victims are sent to Attic Island, and Ani Mells of the River People is among them--but Ani does not feel sick, and with the help of her best friend, Weevil, she sets out to uncover the truth of what is happening, and expose the lies the people of Keldan have been told.


Orlando, Kristen     
You don't know my name
Sixteen-year-old Reagan, raised to be an elite spy, is torn between honoring her family's legacy and living a normal life with the boy she loves.


Riley, Anne     
Pull
Rosie Clayton encounters a band of misfit crime-fighters with the ability to rewind time just enough to undo a recent event, and must help them elude dangerous forces that may reveal secrets to her family's past.


Scott, Kieran     
Pretty fierce
After being jumped by a hit man, Kaia's secret life as the child of professional assassins is revealed to her clueless boyfriend Oliver as the two go on the run looking for Kaia's missing parents.


Thompson, Mary G     
Flicker and mist : a novel
"In a story rich in intrigue, adventure, danger, and romance, a mixed-race teen heroine must decide which part of her heritage to claim: her privileged status, or her ability to become invisible for which her kin are being persecuted"--|cProvided by publisher.


  December 2017