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Furious Thing

by Jenny Downham

Anger was something to believe in when the world let her down.
FURIOUS THING roars with justifiable anger at an unfair world, as one girl fights to claim back the spaces that belong to her and battles to be heard . . . Lexi's angry.
And it's getting worse. If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her step-father would accept her, her mum would love her like she used to and her step-brother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her.
She wants these things so badly she determines to swallow her anger and make her family proud. But pushing fury down doesn't make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface waiting to erupt. There'll be fireworks when it does.

 

 

 

 

 Love Frankie

Saga (Systir Saga #3)

by Nikki McWatters

A powerful novel about three young women caught in the stories of their own times.
In the last years of the Viking Era, priestess Astrid takes on the task of recording the True Things. A skáldmær learning to write royal sagas and a member of one of the last remaining temples to the Goddess Nerthus, Astrid knows she must protect her secrets from the bishops of the Roman Church and from Norway's kings - a task that becomes harder when she falls in love. Orphaned Mercy is taken from the Glasgow Poorhouse by a man with ill intentions. When she realises the true horror of his evil plans, she escapes to London. She is fortunate to meet Ann Radcliffe, a successful yet reclusive author of Gothic horror novels.
Mercy joins Ann's household and is taught storytelling. But even though she's finally found a home, she longs to discover her true identity. Mia is given the ancient book Systir Saga at the funeral of her cousin.
With her best friend, Cait, she travels from the Blue Mountains to the UK on a quest to decipher the runes and learn more about her mysterious heritage.They journey to an ancient rock mound on a windswept island in the Orkneys.
There, Mia seeks to unearth the secrets of the Systir Saga.

 Night of the dragon

 

Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3)

by Julie Kagawa

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has given up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers in order to save everyone she loves from imminent death.
Now she and her ragtag band of companions must journey to the wild sea cliffs of Iwagoto in a desperate last-chance effort to stop the Master of Demons from calling upon the Great Kami dragon and making the wish that will plunge the empire into destruction and darkness. Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil - the demon inside him, Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko and their companions to stop a madman and separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that had trapped the demon for nearly a millennium..

 

 

 

 

Supernova

 

Supernova (Renegades #3)

by Marissa Meyer

All's fair in love and anarchy... Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life.
Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City.

 

 

 

 

 

two can keep a secret

 

Two Can Keep a Secret

by Karen McManus

Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it. It's where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen's murder five years ago made national news. And where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother she barely knows, after her failed-actress mother lands in rehab. No one knows what happened to either girl, and Ellery's family is still haunted by their loss.
Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen's death. His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace. His mother's remarriage vaulted her and Malcolm into Echo Ridge's upper crust, but their new status grows shaky when mysterious threats around town hint that a killer plans to strike again. No one has forgotten Malcolm's brother--and nobody trusts him when he suddenly returns to town.
Ellery and Malcolm both know it's hard to let go when you don't have closure. Then another girl disappears, and Ellery and Malcolm were the last people to see her alive. As they race to unravel what happened, they realize every secret has layers in Echo Ridge. The truth might be closer to home than either of them want to believe. And somebody would kill to keep it hidden.

 

 adventure zone

The adventure zone. Volume 2, Murder on the Rockport Limited!

by Clint McElroy

In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery.
This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train

 

 

 

 

Wynters thief

 

Wynter's Thief

by Sherryl Jordan

Fox is a fringe dweller, with a T branded on his cheek that marks him a thief.
He lives on his wits and moves from village to village. He finds Wynter, chained by her father, working as a water diviner. She finds water for the drought-strapped village, but they turn on her and want to burn her as a witch. Fox rescues her and together they flee.
They dream of finding a safe place they can settle and resolve the unanswered questions about their past. But they are being pursued ... 

 

 

 

 

Teen Non-Fiction

Wink

Dealing With Dating and Romance

by Hilary W. Poole

Navigating the dating scene is hard enough on its own--add in the concerns raised by the Me Too movement and it can seem completely overwhelming.
This book will introduce you to key concepts like consent, provide advice about how to date safely, share information about what a healthy relationship is and how to build one, and offer counsel about getting out of relationships that are violent or toxic. Sexual violence and harassment are alarmingly widespread problems that we as a society have only just begun to confront. From the legal framework for fighting harassment to bystander intervention tips, and from safe-dating strategies to understanding sexual abuse, these books help readers navigate a complex world of rapidly shifting standards and expectations.

 

Beyond Male and Female : the gender identity spectrumBeyond male and female

by Anita R. Walker

Gender identity helps define who each of us is, but it's also a complicated topic for many people to understand or discuss. This book carefully explains terminology, the dichotomy of lives beyond gender, and experiences of genderqueer people.
Finding one's true self and claiming that are not always easy. The path is often littered with obstacles along the way, but with the right tools, the navigation is easier. The more information we have, the better advocates, activists, and educators we are for ourselves and those we love. Exploring stereotypes is beneficial for genderqueer students and the teachers who educate them. Not everything is as cut and dried as a marked box on a birth certificate. LGTBQ Life: Beyond Male and Female details gender fluidity as a modern concept as well as in historical context. The present is often explained by our past.

 

 

 

 

Updated 12/06/2020