Charlie didn't think Nick could ever like him back, but now they're officially boyfriends. Nick has even found the courage to come out to his mom. But coming out isn't something that happens just once, and Nick and Charlie try to figure out when to tell their friends that they're dating. Not being out to their classmates gets even harder during a school trip to Paris. As Nick and Charlie's feelings get more serious, they'll need each other more than ever.--Provided by publisher.
Social media status determines real world status in this near-future YA coming of age story. Averee is a typical high schooler living in the near future where social media status has real world consequences. The app, Ranked, determines everyone's status, not just online, but in real life; who you can hang out with, what places you have access to, what schools you can get into, and what jobs you can get. And Pretty Kitty, the virtual pop star, is the spokesperson for it all, letting everyone know what products they should buy and hangout spots they should frequent in order to increase their rank. Averee's rank is just high enough for an enjoyable life. Unlike her best friend, Zoe, who has no rank, Averee is able to eat lunch where she chooses and to have a boyfriend of a high rank. That is, until one day when her rank mysteriously drops all the way down to Zoe's level. With nothing left to lose, Averee and Zoe hatch to kidnap Pretty Kitty and hold her ransom. They embark on a quest that takes them to the corporate underbelly of Ranked, and discover how the technology was originally developed with good intentions but was twisted in order to fuel corporate greed and control people's lives. They team up with the scientist who originally developed the app in order to expose the dangers of Ranked, and restore proper order and control over their own lives.--
A strange darkness grows in Allward. Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea. She soon discovers the truth. She is the last of an ancient lineage--and the last hope to save the world from destruction. But she won't be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions: a squire, forced to choose between home and honor, an immortal, avenging a broken promise, an assassin, exiled and bloodthirsty, an ancient sorceress, whose riddles hide an eerie foresight, a forger with a secret past, a bounty hunter with a score to settle. Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed--
After the scandal surrounding the tragic death of her first love, Alexis, Anna K's father takes her to South Korea to connect with family but it feels more like exile. Back in the states, all her friends are spending their summers in different ways, but also each needs to face the reality of their relationships in order to move forward in the wake of last school year.
After the aliens begin their invasion of Earth, a rebel faction contacts Anaya and proposes a plan that would allow humans, hybrids, and cryptogens to coexist peacefully, though it is unclear if all hybrids will agree.
Sixteen-year-old princess, Piper Parish, is a disappointment to the citizens of Capalon, a STEM-structured kingdom where innovation is valued above all. Her older sister, the queen, views Piper's tears during their parents' funeral as a weakness, not to mention her strange affinity for singing. When Piper receives an anonymous note stating her mother is still alive and living in the enemy kingdom of Mondaria, Piper chooses to risk death and flees Capalon to prove once and for all that she's not just the queen's defective little sister. Posing as a Mondarian citizen named Paris Marigold, Piper bumps into a cute black-haired boy named Ari who encourages her to audition for the King's 100, an esteemed performance court of singers, magicians, and drummers. Piper lands a spot as a singer and dives head-first into a world of glittering dresses, girl-code, sugar, blackmail, and physical contact-all while taking direction from an evil maestro. Under Mondarian law, Piper will be killed if her identity is revealed. But living a life without the freedom to love might actually be the most dangerous risk of all.
It's been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods. When the town's children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers' mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. She runs into Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, and he claims that if they don't do something the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what is waiting for her in the woods. -- adapted from jacket
As much as Alex Rufus tries, he often comes up short. It is hard to for him to be present when every time he touches an object or person, Alex sees into its future. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. These visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life. And then Alex touches a photo that gives him a vision of his brother Isaiah's imminent death. Now the brothers grapple with their past, their future, and what it means to be a young Black man in America in the present. -- adapted from jacket
What if Meg had to become a Greek god? After Hercules proves he's a true hero and regains his godship, all seems right in the world. That is, until Zeus tells Meg that she can't be with Hercules because she's, well, mortal. Luckily, Hera has a solution, offering Meg a chance to prove herself worthy of a spot on Mt. Olympus--as a god. All Meg has to do is complete a mysterious quest. The mission? Oh, just to rescue her ex's current wife from the Underworld. The ex-boyfriend she saved by selling her soul to Hades. The ex-boyfriend who immediately moved on to someone else while she was stuck in the Underworld. Can Meg put her past behind her and use her quick wit to defeat monsters and gods alike, including the nefarious Hades? Will she finally figure out her place and contribution to the world? Or will her fear of commitment have her running away from an eternity of godhood with Herc? --
Ady, Kate, and Clem don't operate in the same spheres at school, but a class project brings them together. It seems like the bullying from a gossip website called PSST may test their newfound bond, but instead they use their different influences to work together and uncover the culprits. The question remains, however, if fighting back will even make a difference.
Sabrina saved the day--saved her friends, her family--the whole town of Greendale really, and she should be riding high. But things are never quite that simple. She's trapped in a love triangle, she's having trouble balancing the mortal and witch parts of herself, oh yeah, and she's being blackmailed. As if all that wasn't enough, while trying to help Radka and Ren with their...supernatural problem, her aunts suddenly starting to look like people she can't trust. What's a teen witch to do?!
Jack Morton has nothing left. Except his younger brother, Matty, who he'd do anything for. Even die for. Now with their mother gone, and their funds quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the drug money that sent his father to prison. He chooses the money. Ava Bardem lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years her father has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one. Trust no one. Now Victor Bardem is stalking the same money as Jack. When he picks up Jack's trail, Ava must make her own wrenching choice: remain silent or help the brothers survive.
When Robyn and his brothers are turned into ravens through the work of a curse, their younger sister is their only hope for them to become human again. Though she's never met them, April is determined to restore her brothers' humanity. But what will become of Robyn, who has discovered a much greater affinity to the air than to the earth-bound lives of his family?--Dust jacket.
Summer, 1991. The people of Cuba are living in el periodo especial en tiempos de paz - the special period in times of peace. That's what the government insists that this era must be called, but the reality behind these words is starvation. Hunger has made Liana brave: she finds the courage to skip a summer of so-called volunteer farm labor, even though she risks government retribution. Amado also refuses to comply, so he wanders alone, trying to discover rare sources of food. United by a chance encounter, they soon discover that love can feed their souls and hearts - but is it enough to withstand el periodo especial? This story is told in their alternating voices - alongside the perspective of the stray dog that brought them together. -- description adapted from jacket.
Delve deeper into the madness of Gotham City in this anthology about Talia al Ghul-Daughter of the Demon. Intelligent, calculating, and composed: this brilliant strategist and master martial artist has proven to be one of the very few adversaries capable of going head-to-head with Batman on an emotional, mental, and physical level. As Ra's al Ghul's daughter--also known as Daughter of the Demon--she is an elite and lethal warrior of the League of Assassins. Throughout this anthology, however, she enlists in both villain and hero affiliations, making her a complex antihero in her own right. Batman Arkham: Talia al Ghul features the combined storytelling talents of classic creators like Dennis O'Neil, Bob Brown, Neal Adams, Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick and many more!--Provided by publisher.
Sophia's first memory is of drowning: the darkness of the water, the briny taste as it fills her throat. She remembers her mother pulling her to safety before disappearing forever. But Sophia has never been in the ocean... and her mother died years ago in a hospital. Or so she has been told her whole life. Clues lead her to the island of Bitter Rock, Alaska, where she talks her way into a summer internship at the Landon Avian Research Center, the same center her mother worked at right before she died. She meets Liam, whose mother runs the LARC, as well as Abby, who's following a mystery of her own: people have been vanishing from Bitter Rock for decades, leaving only their ghostly echoes behind. When it looks like their two mysteries might be one and the same, Sophia vows to dig up the truth, no matter how many lies she has to tell along the way. -- adapted from jacket and Goodreads info
In 1426 in Joseon, a year after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of thirteen girls, eighteen-year-old Min Hwani returns to the island of Jeju to pick up his trail with the help of her estranged sister.
Instagram-famous triplets Cecily, Amber, and Rudy--the children of home renovation superstars--are ready for a perfect summer. They've just moved into the site of their parents' latest renovation project when they begin to receive chilling messages from someone called The Follower. It soon becomes clear that this anonymous threat is more than a simple Internet troll, and he can't wait to shatter the Cole family's perfect veneer and take back what's his--
After an embarrassing loss to her ex-girlfriend in their first basketball game of the season, seventeen-year-old Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with her nemesis, Irene Abraham, head cheerleader for the Fighting Reindeer. When the accident sends Irene's car to the shop for repairs, the girls are forced to carpool, and their rocky start only gets worse. In trying to get back at her toxic ex, Scottie bribes Irene into a fake-dating scheme that threatens to reveal some very real feelings.
Seventeen-year-old Sky, openly gay but under the radar, decides to make a splashy Promposal - but his plans are leaked by an anonymous, homophobic hacker. This moves his classmates to help him expose the perpetrator.
Nubia has always been a little bit...different. As a baby she showcased Amazonian-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor's cat. But despite her having similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she's no Wonder Woman. And even if she were, they wouldn't want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she's reminded of how people see her: as a threat. Her moms do their best to keep her safe, but Nubia can't deny the fire within her, even if she's a little awkward about it sometimes. Even if it means people assume the worst. When Nubia's best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all--her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class--to become the hero society tells her she isn't.--Amazon.
Something happened to Iris Hollow and her two older sisters Grey and Vivi when they were children, something they can't quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats. When Grey goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister's ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind. As Iris retraces Grey's last known footsteps, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children. -- adapted from jacket
A diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year at Stanford sends Priya back to her loving but overbearing family in New Jersey. Will she ever be able to go back to premed? Thankfully she has her online pen pal, Brigid, and the oof ouch my bones virtual support group that meets on Discord to crack jokes and vent about their own chronic illnesses. When Brigid suddenly goes offline, Priya drives to Pennsylvania to check on Brigid. She finds a horrifying creature shut in the basement, and begins to puzzle together an impossible but obvious truth: the creature might be a werewolf-- and the werewolf might be Brigid. -- adapted from jacket
Seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seeks to solve a murder before her rival Mr. Darcy beats her to it.
Nimona meets Adventure Time in the third installment of this full-color graphic novel about a singing skeleton who finally finds his origins alongside his gelatin monster sidekick! Rickety Stitch is a walking, talking, singing skeleton, the only animated skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul. He has no idea who he used to be when he was covered in a living, breathing sack of meat and skin. His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale that could also explain the old fog covering the comical fantasy land of Eem... Oh, and his sidekick and only friend is a cube of sentient goo. In this race-to-the-finish final volume, Rickety faces all manner of new creatures on his ultimate quest to uncover the secret of Epoli and learn his true origins.--
Murdered on the way to her high school graduation party, Nami Miyamoto wakes up in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she'd been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all. To save the humans under Ophelia's imprisonment, Nami is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human. -- adapted from jacket
Since her parents died in an accident Daya Wijesinghe survived, bruises have become a way to keep her pain on the surface of her skin so she doesn't need to deal with the ache deep in her heart. When chance brings her to a roller derby bout, Daya is hooked. Yes, the rules are confusing and the sport seems to require the kind of teamwork and human interaction Daya generally avoids, but the opportunities to bruise are countless. As her rough-and-tumble teammates and their fans push her limits in ways she never imagined, Daya realizes some big truths about love, loss, strength, and healing. -- adapted from jacket