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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

by M.T. Anderson

It’s elves vs. goblins in this creepily illustrated tale of an elfin historian, Bragwain Spurge, venturing into enemy territory. Wars between the elves and goblins have made relations tense. No elf has returned alive from the goblin kingdom in over one hundred years. Brangwain is sent to sweeten relations by returning an ancient artifact. His host, Archivist Werfel, actually looks forward… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services May 16, 2019
Imposters Imposters

by Scott Westerfeld

In a world rapidly descending into chaos, twin sisters Frey and Rafi are royalty with a big secret; few people know that Frey exists! She has been raised to be Rafi’s guard and body double, while Rafi is the family’s heir who is being raised to promote her family’s political agenda. This story is set in the same world as Westerfeld's series The Uglies. However, readers… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services May 15, 2019
Emergency Contact Emergency Contact

Penny Lee heads to college in Austin, Texas to become a writer. She gladly leaves behind her annoying mother and the social hierarchy of high school. Sam is a budding filmmaker living above the coffee shop where he works. He has no money, little family and a messy relationship with his ex. When Penny and Sam meet, they realize how good they are for each other, but are leery of a real… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 19, 2019
Selfie Made: Your Ultimate Guide to Social Media Stardom Selfie Made: Your Ultimate Guide to Social Media Stardom

by Meredith Valiando Rojas

Up your social media presence with this book by the founder of DigiTour Media. Meredith Valiando Rojas took her dream of promoting online stars and turned it into a career. She has worked with over 500 social stars and has loads of tips on how to go viral and grow a loyal fan base. Whether your preferred platform is Instagram, YouTube or Twitter, this book has something for you.

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019
Mosquitoland Mosquitoland

by David Arnold

Mary Iris Malone, or Mim, is thrust into a new life with her dad and stepmom after her parents divorce. Upon discovering her mom is sick, she runs away from her new "home" to go to her mom. This story is narrated by Mim and focuses on the journey she takes to get across the Midwest. Along the way, she meets a cast of others that quickly become part of the story. Arnold’s prose helps make… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019
Infinite Pieces of Us Infinite Pieces of Us

by Rebekah Crane

Set in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, it’s supposed to be a new start for Esther and her family. They are escaping the “mistake” Esther made in Ohio. But all this denial just make things worse. Only so much solace can be found at the bottom of the empty swimming pool where Ester goes to contemplate life. She needs to confront her past, and luckily, she finds a new group of… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019
The Gilded Wolves The Gilded Wolves

by Roshani Chokshi

Treasure hunter Séverin Montagnet-Alarie lives in a fantastical version of 1889 Paris. The city is on the cusp of change, but Séverin is privy to many of its old secrets. When he is contacted by the powerful secret society, the Order of Babel, he is given the challenge to find an ancient artifact and win his true inheritance in the bargain. He assembles a diverse crew made up of a… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

by Penelope Bagieu

Spanning the globe and the ages, Brazen, is a graphic novel that illustrates 29 stories of women who have dared to live life by their own rules. Subjects range from ancient Chinese Empress Wu Zetian, who founded the Zhou Dynasty, to astronaut Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. Bagieu portrays each woman’s life with clear visual story-telling and a sense of humor. These… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services January 29, 2019
Puddin' Puddin'

by Julie Murphy

Following the Dolly Parton-loving, pageant-subverting book, Dumplin’, this companion novel focuses on Millie Michalchuk. In Dumplin’, Millie stole hearts as the sweet pageant hopeful with the can-do attitude. In Puddin’ we learn that every summer, Millie’s mom sends her to “fat camp.” This year Millie wants to go to journalism camp instead. Fate brings Millie… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services January 16, 2019