BFYA Nominations

updated December 15, 2014


Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. 240 p. ISBN: 978-0-544-10771-7. Josh, aka Filthy, is a twin, a talented basketball star, and a son who adores his father but discovers parents are not infallible.

Almond, David. The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean. Candlewick Press. 2014. 272 p. ISBN: 978-0-7636-6309-4. Billy Dean’s father has called him a monster but is he, instead, something else, something rare and wondrous, an angel child who can recreate the world?

Al Said, Adi. Let’s Get Lost. Harlequin Teen. 2014. 348 p. ISBN: 978-0-373-21124-1. On a road trip to see the Northern lights, Leila’s separate encounters with four teens change their lives and hers.

Anderson, Jodi Lynn. The Vanishing Season. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2014. 258 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-200327-0. Maggie, Pauline, and Liam negotiate friendship and love in normally tranquil Door county, WI, which now has a serial killer and a ghost that seems preoccupied with Maggie.

Anderson, Laurie Halse. The Impossible Knife of Memory. Penguin Group (USA)/Viking. 2014. 400 p. ISBN: 978-0-670-01209-1. Haley’s former soldier father, who self-medicates with drugs and alcohol, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. How can she possibly help him?

Armentrout, Jennifer. Don’t Look Back. Hyperion. 2014. 369 p. ISBN: 978-142317512-4. Samantha is a stranger in her own life. After disappearing for four days, she has no recollection of who she is or what happened to her. Can she recover her past?

Arnett, Mindee. Avalon. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 2014. 418 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-223559-0. Jeth Seagrave is leader of a group of teen thieves who find themselves caught between a ruthless crime lord and a corrupt government official.

Aronson, Marc and Charles R. Smith, Jr. One Death, Nine Stories. Candlewick Press. 2014. 153 p.  ISBN: 978-0-7636-5285-2. The editors offer nine different stories inspired by the suicide of nineteen-year-old Kevin Nicholas.

Aslan, Austin. The Islands at the End of the World. Random House/ Wendy Lamb Books. 2014. 384 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74402-7.  After a world-wide disaster, Leilani and her father embark on a dangerous journey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island.

Bassoff, Leah and Laura DeLuca. Lost Girl Found. Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press. 2014. 192 p. ISBN: 978-1-55498-416-9. Her village in war-torn Sudan destroyed, Poni walks to a refugee camp, where she must make difficult choices to survive.

Bedford, Martyn. Never Ending. Random House/Wendy Lamb Books. 2014. 291 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-73991-7. Haunted with guilt and blaming herself for her younger brother’s death, Shiv becomes an in-patient at a clinic with others like her. Can the unconventional therapy there bring her back from the edge?

Blankman, Anne. Prisoner of Night and Fog. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 2014. 398 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-227881-4. Living in Germany as Hitler comes to power, Gretchen must decide between seeking the truth or remaining Hitler’s favored pet.

Brezenoff, Steve. Guy in Real Life. Harper Collins/Balzer+Bray. 2014. 286 p. ISBN:978-0-06-226683-5. When Lesh literally runs into Lana, knocking her off her bike, the two have no idea their gamer worlds will collide romantically.

Brown, Jennifer. Torn Away. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 276 p. ISBN: 978-0316245531. After her town is nearly destroyed by a twister that killed her mother and sister, Jersey realizes that no one has ever taught her how to deal with such physical and emotional devastation.

Brown, Rachel Manija and Sherwood Smith. Stranger. Penguin Group (USA)/ Viking. 2014. 432 p. ISBN: 978-0670014804. All electronics now useless, the world is a dark and dangerous place. Ross must decide whether to run or confront the tyrant coming for him and his secret.

Brown, Skila. Caminar. Candlewick Press. 2014. 193 p. ISBN: 978-0-763606516-6. Guatemala 1981. Carlos lives in a small, peaceful village in the mountains but his life changes forever when soldiers arrive and war comes with them.

Burgess, Melvin. The Hit. Scholastic/Chicken House. 2014. 304 p. ISBN: 978-0-545-55699-6. In a near future world, a drug called Death promises seven days of euphoric bliss followed by the oblivion of death. Desperately unhappy, Adam takes the drug. Will he die or can there possibly be an antidote?

Caletti, Deb. The Last Forever. Simon & Schuster. 2014. 336 p. ISBN: 978-1-4424-5000-4. Tessa, dragged on a road trip by her father after her mother dies, meets Henry. Is this the forever love she’s been seeking?

Carleson, J. C. The Tyrant’s Daughter. Alfred A. Knopf. 2014. 295 p. ISBN: 978-0-449-80997-6. Laila’s father was King of an unnamed Middle Eastern country before being killed in a coup. Now living in exile in suburban Washington, D. C., Laila searches for the truth about her family’s past and its prospective future.

Colbert, Brandy. Pointe. Penguin Group (USA)/ G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 2014. 333 p. ISBN: 978-0-399-16034-9.  Theo, an elite ballerina, is on track to achieving everything she’s ever wanted when her life is dramatically derailed.

Combs, Sarah. Breakfast Served Anytime. Candlewick Press. 2014. 978-0-7636-6791-7. Spending the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted students, Gloria struggles with the recent death of her beloved grandmother as she strives to make new friends.

Dellaira, Ava. Love Letters to the Dead. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2014. 327 p. ISBN: 978-0-374-34667-6. When Laurel begins writing letters to dead persons for a school assignment, she inadvertently reveals the secret circumstances of her troubled life.

DeWoskin, Rachel. Blind. Penguin Group (USA)/Viking. 2014. 394 p. ISBN: 978-0-670-78522-3. Blinded in an accident, Emma returns to regular high school, while coming to terms with her new reality.

Fine, Sarah. Of Metal and Wishes. Simon & Schuster/ Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2014. 321 p. ISBN: 978-1-4424-8358-3. There are whispers of a wish-granting ghost in the slaughterhouse where 16-year-old Wen assists her doctor father. Are they true?

Foley, Jessie Ann. The Carnival at Bray. Elephant Rock Books. 2014. 254 p. ISBN: 978-0-98951155-9-7. Maggie has recently moved to Ireland when tragedy strikes and her goal becomes to see Nirvana perform in Rome.

Fombelle, Timothee de.  Vango. Candlewick Press. 2014. 421 p. ISBN: 978-0-7636-7196-9. Moments before his ordination as a priest 19-year-old Vango, falsely accused of murder, must flee for his life.

Fredericks, Mariah. Season of the Witch. Random House/Schwartz and Wade. 2013. 256 .ISBN: 978-0-449-81277-8. Tired of being bullied, Toni turns to a new friend and the possibility of revenge using hexes, spells, and other psychic abilities – witchcraft, in short.  

Giles, Gail. Girls Like Us. Candlewick Press. 2014. 210p. ISBN: 978-0-7636-6267-7.  Special ed. grads Quincy and Biddy move in together and forge an unlikely friendship as they attempt to navigate the challenges of living in the real world.

Giles, Lamar. Fake ID. HarperCollins/Amistad. 2014. 303 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-212184-4.   Nick Pearson – not his real name -- is hiding in plain sight. But when his friend Eli is murdered, Nick must choose between helping solve the murder or keeping a low profile.

Gold, Jennifer. Soldier Doll. Second Story Press. 2014. 277 p. ISBN: 978-1-927583-29-6. A small soldier doll makes an incredible journey through history, bringing both pain and happiness to the many lives he touches.

Graudin,  Ryan. The Walled City. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 424 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-40505-8. Drugs, prostitution, gangs, hunger, and violence run rampant in Hak Nam Walled City, where three teens lives intersect.

Green, Sally. Half Bad. Penguin Group (USA)/Viking. 2014. 394 p. ISBN: 978-0-670-01678-5.  Sixteen-year-old Nathan is a Half Code, who must find his elusive father and receive three gifts from him before his seventeenth birthday or he will die.

Griffin, Adele. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone. Soho Teen. 2014. 242 p. ISBN: 978-1-61695-360-7. Sensationally popular eighteen-year-old artist Addison Stone has died and this faux biography recounts her story in the form of interviews, photographs, and examples of her art.

Griffin, Bethany. The Fall. HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books. 2014. 420 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-210785-5. A breathtaking retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher from the perspective of Madeline Usher.

Han, Jenny. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Simon & Schuster. 2014. 357 p. ISBN: 978-1-4424-2670-2. Lara Jean has been in love five times, but the boys never knew. But then her secret love letters are mysteriously mailed and Lara Jean’s relationships become a lot more interesting!

Hattemer, Kate. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy. Alfred A. Knopf. 323 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-75378-4. When their school decides to host a reality TV show of dubious distinction, four students band together to save the school and its students from commercial exploitation.

Herbach, Geoff. Fat Boy vs the Cheerleaders. Sourcebooks Fire. 2014. 311 p. ISBN: 978-1-4022-9141-8.  When the school’s band program is cut to fund the cheerleader dance team, Gabe, the band’s “fat kid,” decides to make a stand.

Hosie, Donna. The Devil’s Intern. Holiday House. 2014. 229 p. ISBN: 978-0-8234-3195-3. The Devil has an intern. Who knew? His name is Mitchell and he thinks he may have found a way out of hell. Or has he? The Devil’s in the details.

Howe, Katherine. Conversion. Penguin Group (USA)/ G. P. Putnam’s  Sons. 2014. 402 p. ISBN: 978-0-399-16777-5. Colleen struggles to figure out what is at the root of the mystery illness plaguing students at her school.

Hubbard, Jenny. And We Stay. Delacorte Press. 2014. 240 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74057-9. Emily’s boyfriend Paul kills himself in front of her. Now in boarding school, she uses the spirit of Emily Dickinson to slowly reveal her hidden truths through her own poetry.

Johnston, E. K. The Story of Owen Dragonslayer of Trondheim. Carolrhoda LAB. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4677-1066-4. Dragons live everywhere and they’re threatening to exterminate a Canadian town unless dragon slayer Owen and his bard Siobhan come up with a plan to save them all.

Kephart, Beth. Going Over. Chronicle. 2014. 262 p. ISBN: 978-1-4521-2457-5. Berlin. 1983. Pink-haired graffiti artist Ada is in love with Stefan, but the Berlin Wall separates the two, Ada on the west side, Stefan on the Communist east. Can the two ever be together?

Kiely, Brendan. The Gospel of Winter. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2014. 296 p. ISBN: 978-1-4424-8489-4. As Aidan’s family disintegrates, he turns to Father Greg for love and comfort, an act that turns into something dark and unexpected.

Kiernan, Celine. Into the Grey. Candlewick Press. 2014. 290 p. ISBN: 978-0-7636-7061-0. When Patrick’s family moves into a house in Ireland, they discover it’s haunted and the ghost is taking possession of Patrick’s twin brother. How can Patrick stop it?

King, A. S. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 307 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-22272-3. Beware of drinking a liquefied bat! Glory O’Brien does and suddenly finds she can see the past and future of everyone she encounters. Everyone but herself. What does her future hold?

Kizer, Amber. Pieces of Me. Delacorte Press. 2014. 291 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74116-3. One death. Five teens. Their lives become intertwined when they all receive organs from the dead teen.

Knudsen, Michelle. Evil Librarian. Candlewick Press. 2014. 343 p. 978-0-7636-6038-3. Think librarians are a yawn? Then you haven’t met Mr. Gabriel, the new librarian at Cynthia’s school. He’s not dull; he’s a demon!

Kuehn, Stephanie. Complicit. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2014. 250 p. ISBN: 978-1-250-04459-4. After two years, Jamie’s sister Cate has been released from juvenile detention, threatening the boy’s sanity as he seeks the truth about their shared past.

Kulper, Kendall. Salt & Storm. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 398 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-40451-8.  All 16-year-old Avery Roe wants is to become the next witch of Prince Island but what is she prepared to sacrifice to make her wish come true?

LaCour, Nina. Everything Leads to You. Penguin Group (USA)/Dutton. 2014. 307 p. ISBN: 978-0-525-42588-5. When Emi discovers a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, she must move beyond the walls of her carefully crafted world to track down a decades-old secret.

LaFevers, Robin. Mortal Heart. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014. 452 p. ISBN: 978-0-547-62840-0. Annith, a trained assassin loyal to Death, takes matters into her own hands to help her country at war.

LaMarche, Una. Like No Other. Penguin Group (USA) /Razorbill. 2014. 347 p. ISBN: 978-1-59514-674-8. Two Brooklyn teens – Devorah, a Hasidic Jew, and Jax, a fun-loving nerd, meet and fall for each other, even though their romance is forbidden.

Lloyd-Jones, Emily. Illusive. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 406 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-25456-4.  A vaccine designed to stem a deadly plague causes .003% of the population to develop superpowers. Teenage Ciere is one of these. What is her superpower and how will she use it?

lockhart, e. We Were Liars. Delacorte Press. 2014. 225 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74057-9. Suffering from serious injuries, Cadence doesn’t remember much from the summer of her fifteenth year spent on Beechwood Island. Two years later, she returns to try to fill in the persistent gaps in her memory.

Lu, Marie. The Young Elites.  Penguin Group (USA)/ G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 2014. 355 p. ISBN: 978-0-399-16783-6. An intense fantasy about Adelina, an outsider girl who is rescued by the legendary Reaper, the leader of the Young Elites. But can she keep her friends and sister safe?

Maas, Sarah J. Heir of Fire. Bloomsbury. 2014. 565 p. ISBN: 978-1-61963-065-9. This third installment in the Throne of Glass series finds Celaena Sardothien in a foreign country where she must learn how to control her magic.

Maciel, Amanda. Tease. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 2014. 336 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-230530-5. Sara Wharton is a bully but not, she insists, a murderer. However, Emma Putnam is dead, a suicide who was, literally, bullied to death. And Sara has been criminally charged.

Magoon, Kekla. How It Went Down. Henry Holt and Company. 2014. 326 p. ISBN: 978-0-8050-9869-3.  A community grapples with the shooting death of 16-year-old Tariq. How did it happen?

Maguire, Gregory. Egg & Spoon. Candlewick Press. 2014. 475 p. ISBN: 978-0-7636-7220-1. When Elena, a Russian peasant, and privileged Ekaterina meet, an enchanted adventure begins.

Mathieu, Jennifer. The Truth about Alice. Roaring Brook Press. 2014. 199 p. ISBN: 978-1-59643-909-2. Four high school students tell all they know about Alice, who, rumor has it, slept with two guys at a party and was sexting the star quarterback right before his fatal wreck.

McGovern, Cammie. Say What You Will. HarperCollins/ Harper Teen. 2014. 343 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-227110-5. Amy, who has cerebral palsy, and Matthew, who has OCD, develop a relationship when he becomes one of her peer helpers.

Mesrobian, Carrie. Perfectly Good White Boy. Carolrhoda LAB. 2014. 296 p. ISBN: 978-1-4677-3480-6. What’s Sean Norwhalt going to do with his life? It has to get better than this . . . doesn’t it?
Miller, Lauren. Free to Fall. HarperCollins/Harper Teen. 2014. 469 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-219980-5. When Rory is accepted to the prestigious Theden Academy, she discovers a biotech conspiracy that could change civilization. The question: will she survive her discovery?

Moracho, Cristina. Althea & Oliver. Penguin Group (USA)/Viking. 2014. 364 p. ISBN: 978-0-670-78539-1.            When Oliver, who suffers from a rare sleep disorder, heads to New York to participate in a clinical study, his estranged friend Althea follows, but is it too late to save their relationship?

Nelson, Jandy. I’ll Give You the Sun. Penguin Group (USA)/Dial Books. 2014. 371 p. ISBN: 978-0-8037-3496-8. Artistically gifted twins Jude and Noah tell the compelling story of their family in their alternating voices.

Neri, G. Knockout Games. Carolrhoda Books/Carolrhoda LAB. 2014. 304 p. ISBN: 978-1-4677-3269-7. After her parents split up, Erica moves to St. Louis with her mom, gets in with the wrong crowd and finds herself in a world of trouble.

Nix, Garth. Clariel. HarperCollins. 2014. 382 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-156155-9. The Abhorsen series continues in this tale of magical temptation and page-turning action.

Oliver, Lauren. Panic. HarperCollins/Harper. 2014. 408 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-201455-9. Heather and Dodge, two recent high school graduates, play the secret game of Panic, each with hidden motivations.

Paige, Danielle. Dorothy Must Die. HarperCollins/Harper. 2014. 452 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-228067-1. An ordinary Kansas girl finds herself thrust into the role of savior when a tornado transports her to a nightmare version of the Land of Oz, where Dorothy has become a despot.

Parker, Natalie C. Beware the Wild. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2014. 330 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-224152-8. Be lured into the dark mystery of the disappearance of Sterling’s brother and into the forbidden swamp surrounding their secretive Southern town.

Parsons, Mark Huntley. Road Rash. Alfred A. Knopf. 2014. 343 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-75342-5. Drummer Zach has the best summer of his life when he goes on the road with his band, Bad Habit.

Pearson, Mary E. The Kiss of Deception. Henry Holt and Company. 2014. 486 p. ISBN: 978-0-8050-9923-2. When 17-year-old Princess Lia flees an arranged marriage, the prince she has jilted sets off in pursuit of her. But so, too, does a trained assassin. Who will find Lia first?  

Philbrick, Rodman. Zane and the Hurricane. Scholastic/Blue Sky. 181 p. ISBN: 978-0-545-34238-4. While visiting his great-grandmother in New Orleans, Zane is caught in a race for survival in the midst of the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

Phillips, Linda Vigen. Crazy. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 2014. 313 p. ISBN: 978-0-8028-5437-7.  Laura fears she’s responsible for her mother’s latest nervous breakdown and that she’s headed for the same fate.

Polonsky, Ami. Gracefully Grayson. Hyperion. 2014. 256 p. ISBN: 9781423185277. Grayson has always felt like a girl inside but lately it is harder and harder to pretend that her outside matches her inside. Can she embrace her own truth?

Pratt, Non. Trouble. Simon & Schuster. 2014. 375 p. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4424-9772-6. Hannah is pregnant, but who is the father? Though he isn’t, Aaron, the new boy in school, volunteers to play the part. But why?

Quintero, Isabel. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces. Cinco Puntos Press. 2014. 284 p. ISBN: 978-1-935955-94-8. Seventeen-year-old Latina Gabi feels her life is straight out of a telenovela. This is the drama-filled story of her senior year in high school.

Reinhardt, Dana. We Are the Goldens. Random House/Wendy Lamb Books. 2014. 197 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74257-3. Nell, who has always worshipped and adored her older sister, discovers a secret about her that changes everything.

Reynolds, Jason. When I Was the Greatest. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books. 2014. 232 p. ISBN: 978-1-4424-5947-2. Ali and brothers Noodles and Needles are neighbors. Needles suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome. While everyone on the street accepts Needles, the three boys -- attending a forbidden party -- discover not everyone is so forgiving.

Ritter, William. Jackaby. Algonquin Books for Young Readers. 2014. 299 p. ISBN: 978-1-61620-353-5.  Answering an odd help-wanted ad that cautions “Do not stare at the frog,” Abigail discovers her life is about to change in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

Rutkoski, Marie. The Winner’s Curse. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2014. 355 p. ISBN: 978-0-374-38467-8.  Life as a general’s daughter has trained Kestrel to be a brilliant strategist. As she prepares to decide between the military and marriage, an impulsive investment at a slave market results in unexpected consequences.

Schrefer, Eliot. Threatened. Scholastic Press. 2014. 278 p. ISBN: 978-0-545-55143-4. Hired by a professor to help him research chimpanzees, Luc is left alone in the jungle when the professor vanishes. Can he survive?

Sedgwick, Marcus. She Is Not Invisible. Roaring Brook Press. 2014. 216 p. ISBN: 978-1-59643-801-9.  Laureth, a blind teenager, impulsively decides to journey to America to look for her writer father who has gone missing from their British home.

Sharpe, Tess. Far From You. Hyperion. 2014. 352p. ISBN: 978-142318462-1. Sophie must deal with the aftermath of the death of her best friend while trying to convince everyone she was not the cause of the death.

Shepherd, Megan. Her Dark Curiosity. HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray. 2014. 422 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-212805-8.  After fleeing her father, Dr. Moreau’s island, Juliet thinks she has left the horror of her past behind but then a series of murders bearing the hallmark of one of her father’s monsters occur and she determines to uncover the truth.

Shinoda, Anna. Learning Not to Drown. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books. 2014. 338 p. ISBN: 978-1-4169-9393-3.  Every family has a skeleton in its closet but Clare’s skeleton won’t stay hidden.

Smith, Andrew. Grasshopper Jungle. Penguin Group (USA)/Dutton Books. 2014. 432 p. ISBN: 978-0-525-42603-5. Poor confused Austin is in love with both his girlfriend Shann and his best friend Robby. Meanwhile the two boys unwittingly set in motion a chain of events that unleashes giant, carnivorous praying mantises on their Iowa hometown.

Smith, Andrew. 100 Sideways Miles. Simon & Schuster. 2014. 277 p. ISBN: 978-1-4424-4495-9. Finn feels trapped in his writer father’s novel until he meets Julia and takes a road trip with surprising results.

Smith, Jennifer E. The Geography of You and Me. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 337 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-25477-9. Lucy and Owen have a connection that spans the globe but can they find a way to reunite?

Smith, Lindsay. Sekret. Roaring Brook Press. 345 p. ISBN: 978-1-59643-892-7.   Yulia has a secret, one that has helped her survive but also has brought her to the attention of the KGB. She must use her wits, training, and a power she doesn’t understand to survive.

Spears, Kat. Sway. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2014. 306 p. ISBN: 978-1-250-05143-1. High school senior Jesse, also known as Sway, could sell a cape to Superman. He’s a high school fixer, so who could guess his untouchable heart might get broken?

Stiefvater, Maggie. Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Scholastic Press. 2014. 391 p. ISBN: 978-0-545-42496-7. The four Raven Boys return in volume three of the Raven Boys cycle. Still in search of the legendary sleeping king Owen Glendower, they discover there is not one but three sleepers. Which one do they dare awaken?

Strasser, Todd. No Place. Simon & Schuster. 2014. 262 p. ISBN: 978-1-4424-5721-8. Dan, a high school senior, seems to have it all until his dad loses his job. Now he must come to terms with being impoverished and homeless.

Talkington, Amy. Liv, Forever. Soho Teen. 2014. 278 p. ISBN: 978-1-61695-322-5. Liv Bloom is murdered soon after she is accepted to her dream school. In death she is determined to bring the school’s many dark secrets to light.

Taylor, Laini. Dreams of Gods and Monsters. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 613 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-13407-1.  The final title in Taylor’s wildly popular Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy finds Chimaera and Misbegotten forging an uneasy alliance to protect earth from the Dominion.

Templeman, McCormick. The Glass Casket. Delacorte Press. 345 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74345-7. Tragic deaths, love lost, and superstitious beliefs lead Rowan on a journey not only to save herself but also her friends and family.

Tintera, Amy. Rebel. HarperCollins/Harper Teen. 2014. 340 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-221710-3. Wren and Callum have escaped HARC and are headed for freedom only to find themselves drawn into the escalating conflict between Reboots and Humans.

Tregay, Sarah. Fan Art. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 354 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-224315-7. Jamie is in love with his best friend Mason but is afraid that if he tells him he is gay, their friendship will suffer. Can he face his fear?

Tripp, Ben The Accidental Highwayman. TOR Teen. 2014. 295 p. ISBN: 978-0-7653-3549-4. Being mistaken for his master, the notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, Kit Bristol and his horse Midnight are thrown into a world of magic they thought only existed in fairy tales.

Venkatraman, Padma. A Time to Dance. Penguin Group (USA)/Nancy Paulsen Books. 2014. 307 p. ISBN: 978-0-399-25710-0. When an accident leaves Veda, a classical dancer in India, a below-knee amputee, she is determined not to give up her passion.

 Vlahos, Len. Scar Boys. Egmont. 2014. 237 p. ISBN: 9781606844397. Harry bears the physical and emotional scars of a terrible childhood accident but finds relief and rescue in his band The Scar Boys.

Waller, Sharon Biggs. A Mad, Wicked Folly. Penguin Group(USA)/Viking. 2014. 420 p. ISBN: 978-0-670-01468-2.  In 1909 London, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much she is willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

Walrath, Dana. Like Water on Stone. Delacorte Press. 2014. 353 p. ISBN: 978-0-385-74397-6. It’s 1914 and orphans Shahen, Sosi, and Mariam are fleeing into the mountains to escape the encroaching Armenian genocide. Will they survive?

Walton, Leslye. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ada Lavender. Candlewick Press. 2014. 301 p. ISBN: 978-0-7636-6566-1.  A girl born with wings, Ada Lavender narrates a modern folktale featuring four generations of women in her star-crossed family.

Westerfeld, Scott. Afterworlds. Simon & Schuster/Pulse. 2014. 599 p. ISBN: 978-1-4814-2234-5. Two novels in one. The first is the remarkable story of 18-year-old Darcy, who has just sold her first novel for publication. The second is the novel itself, an enthralling paranormal romance.

Whaley, John Corey. Noggin.  Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books. 2014. 352 p.  ISBN: 978-1-4424-5872-7. Travis Coates has lost his head – literally. Dying of leukemia, he has had his noggin surgically removed and cryogenically frozen. Will he be revived and, if so, what kind of world will he find waiting for him?

White, Kiersten and Jim Di Bartolo. In the Shadows. Scholastic Press. 2014. 376 p. ISBN: 978-0-545-56144-0. Five lives are intertwined and forever altered by the mysterious events of a single summer.

Wiles, Deborah. Revolution. Scholastic Press. 2014. 509 p. ISBN: 978-0-545-10607-8. Freedom summer 1964 has come to Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny becomes involved with the movement in this unusual documentary novel.

Willey, Margaret. Beetle Boy. Carolrhoda Books/Carolrhoda LAB. 2014. 198 p. ISBN: 978-1-4677-2639-9. Charlie, called “The Beetle Boy,” is billed as the world’s youngest author. But are the stories he tells his own?

Winters, Cat. The Cure for Dreaming. Abrams/Amulet Books. 352 p. ISBN: 978-1-4197-1216-6. With the help of a celebrated hypnotist, Olivia struggles for independence in early twentieth-century Portland, Oregon.

Wolitzer, Meg. Belzhar. Penguin Group (USA)/Dutton Books. 2014. 264 p. ISBN: 978-0-525-42305-8. Five high school students attending a school for emotionally unstable teens bond over their study of poet Sylvia Plath’s novel Bell Jar.

Wood, Fiona. Wildlife. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 385 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-24209-7. Classmates and new friends Sibylla and Lou spend a semester in the wilderness and see their lives changed.

Zarr, Sara and Tara Altebrando. Roomies. Little, Brown and Company. 2014. 279 p. ISBN: 978-0-316-21749-1. Elizabeth and Lauren are paired up as roommates for their freshman year at UC Berkeley and become unlikely friends.