You Killed Wesley Payne
by Sean Beaudoin
He's come to do a job. A job that involves a body. A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field. You Killed Wesley Payne is a truly original update of classic pulp-noir filled with dark humor. Hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (...
Vampire Seduction Handbook (Zen of Zombie)
by Luc Richard Ballion and Scott Bowen
Women daring and lucky enough to discover romance with a vampire claim to enjoy the most intense love and sex of their lives. But how do you find a vampire of your very own? And just how do you get him interested in ravishing you within an inch of your life? Will the ecstasy of the coupling be worth the inherent risks of vampire love the risks of drinking your blood, the risks of secrecy, and the risks of betrayal? At last, this step-by-step guide will help women the world over to experienc...
by Blythe Woolston
Award-winning author Blythe Woolston conjures an alien yet strangely familiar world of big box stores and suburban decay. Here, daily routine revolves around shopping – for those who can. For Zoë, the mission is simpler: live.Sharp and satirical, this dark comedy will appeal to fans of M.T. Anderson's groundbreaking dystopia, Feed. An unsettling story of consumerism gone mad, MARTians brilliantly imagines "a world that is part Kafka and part Orwell" (Booklist). Last girl Zoë Zindleman, numerical...
by Simon Rich
Dubbed a cruel nickname for his plus-sized body, obedient eighth grader Seymour resigns himself to a lonely life before meeting an arrogant heir who uses his considerable resources to transform Seymour's image, with unexpected results.
The Genius Wars
by Catherine Jinks
Fifteen-year-old genius Cadel Piggot Greenaus sets aside his new, crime-free life when his best friend Sonja is attacked, and he crosses oceans and continents trying to track down his nemesis Prosper English, breaking whatever rules he must.
Hamlet II: Ophelia's Revenge (Bard's Blood, #1)
by David Bergantino
Bard's Blood #1 The classic tales of William Shakespeare are often as packed with gore and corpses as the scariest slasher flick -- and can spawn equally gruesome sequels.... Football star Cameron Dean is genuine campus royalty at Globe University, but his life is more of a nightmare than a dream. Not only was his dad murdered under mysterious circumstances, but Cameron suspects that his mom and aunt may have had something to do with it! When he unexpectedly inherits a creepy old castle in...
by M. T. Anderson
Chris just wants to be a normal guy – to hang out with his friends Tom and Jerk, avoid his bickering parents, get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Lately, though, he’s been feeling anything but normal. He has this strange desire, a terrible hunger, a thirst for blood. The truth is unavoidable: Chris is turning into a vampire. While his home-town prepares for the annual Sad Festival of Vampires, an ancient ritual to keep Tch’muchgar the Vampire Lord locked in another world, Chris desperately seeks a...
Scream All Night
by Derek Milman
With only months to rescue the sinking horror studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that s haunted him his whole life?
Love is for Losers (Phoebe Davis Thinks . . .)
by Wibke Brueggemann
A laugh out loud look at first love, loss and trying to avoid the girl of your dreams.What a stupid expression that is in the first place: To fall in love.Like you fall into a ditch or something.Maybe people need to look where they’re going.As far as Phoebe Davis is concerned, love is to be avoided at all costs. Why would you spend your life worrying about something that turns you into a complete moron? If her best friend Polly is anything to go by, the first sniff of a relationship makes you fo...
by Lorence Alison
When Adri is offered an all-expenses-paid trip to the exclusive Solstice Festival, it feels like the graduation gift of a lifetime! But when she arrives, she quickly realises it's not Instagram-ready. There's no water, no food, and no security in sight - which means there's no one to help when a dead body is found on the beach. With connections to the festival planners, Adri gets a front-row seat as everything devolves into chaos - and she's in a prime position to put together the clues to who...
Nice Try, Jane Sinner
by Lianne Oelke
Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don't know what she did in high school... what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she'll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight....
Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything
by Justine Pucella Winans
Murder most fowl? In this sardonic and campy YA thriller, an anxious, introverted nonbinary teen birder somehow finds themself investigating a murder with their neighbor/fellow anime lover, all while falling for a cute girl from their birding group...and trying not to get killed next. Sixteen-year-old Bianca Torre is an avid birder undergoing a gender identity crisis and grappling with an ever-growing list of fears. Some, like Fear #6: Initiating Conversation, keep them constrained, forcing th...
Margot Mertz for the Win
by Carrie McCrossen and Ian McWethy
Veronica Mars meets Moxie in the hilarious and thought-provoking sequel to Margot Mertz Takes it Down. It’s senior year. And Margot’s on a mission to be a better Margot. Which means saying goodbye to her old cleanup ways—and their inherent moral ambiguities. To fill her time and round out her college application, Margot volunteers on a campaign for local election. It doesn’t hurt that the local candidate is Shep Green, Avery’s dad. It’s nice to see Avery's too perfect face from time to time. ...
The Dead Girls Detective Agency (The Dead Girls Detective Agency Series, #1)
by Suzy Cox
"When Charlotte is pushed in front of the F train, she wakes up as the newest member of the Dead Girls Detective Agency and learns that she must solve her own murder before she can pass to the Other Side"--Provided by publisher.
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)
by Neal Shusterman
Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life-and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentic...
Why Is Nobody Laughing?
by Yasmin Rahman
'A warm, sensitive and hopeful portrayal of a young person struggling with their mental health and family dynamics ... it has depth and great heart as well as charming characters that you will grow to love.' - Ciara Smyth, author of NOT MY PROBLEM, winner of the Waterstones Book Prize Will the real Ibrahim Malik please stand up? Ibrahim and Dexter have been best friends forever. While Dexter is always cool and confident, Ibrahim...well, Ibrahim's dealing with a lot. Hiding his passion for com...
Holes (Holes, #1)
by Louis Sachar
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
by Sue Cheung
As heard on Radio 4's Woman's Hour and BBC Breakfast TV Winner of the YA Diverse Book Award, Bristol Teen Book Award, and 'Simply the Book' Coventry Inspiration Book Award Shortlisted for the Indie Book Award Nominated for the Carnegie Medal It is difficult trying to talk in our family cos: a) Grandparents don’t speak English at all b) Mum hardly speaks any English c) Me, Bonny and Simon hardly speak Chinese d) Dad speaks Chinese and good English – but doesn’t like talking In other wor...