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Yalsa has announced the top teen titles of 2014!

If you would like a list with brief descriptions of the books, click here.

Official 2014 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced!
1.Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin)
2.Splintered by A.G. Howard (ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
3.The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
4.The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Penguin/Putnam Juvenile)
5.Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
6.Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Prometheus Books /Pyr)
7.The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
8.Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte Press)
9.Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
10.The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Random House/Delacorte Press

There are 25 contenders for the top ten book trailers.

Check out their youtube channel to see all 25.  You might even find a familiar face or two talking about why they are young adult librarians!

The Yalsa hub at ala.org will always give you up to date information about teen literature.  You can find book trailers, contests, lists of recommended reading and much more.  Yalsa stands for Young Adult Library Services Association.  It is all about literature for teens.  There is even an app for finding book recommendations for young adults.  I highly recommend it!

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undertheneverskyUnder the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi is appealing for so many different reasons. Not only does it fit into the dystopian genre that has been so popular these past few years (The Hunger Games trilogy, Divergent, etc.), but it also has its own unique elements. If you are someone who enjoys a story mixed with adventure, survival, technology, romance, and nature, this is a must read.

Aria lives in Reverie, a pod-city that protects its citizens from the raging storms outside by allowing them to live in the Realms, a technology-enhanced world within their mind. Perry lives on the Outside, a member of the Tides whose survival is based on his ability to protect himself and his family from the cannibals and savages that live in the open territories. When the unthinkable happens and their worlds collide, who will be able to survive? Will they be able to overcome their differences? Will the secrets both of their families have been keeping from them destroy the homes they hoped to go back to?

Check out this book trailer, or pick up a copy of the book from your local library branch. If you really like it, check out a copy of the second book in the series, Through the Ever Night, as well!

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The countdown to the second installment of the Hunger Games movies, Catching Fire, has begun! The new movie will be released November 22nd. For more photos from the movie, check out IMDB. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire website has tons of cool features too, including portraits of the main characters and a breakdown of Capital Couture, the crazy fashion that you read about in the novels and saw come to life in the first movie.

If you haven’t read any of the Hunger Games books yet, don’t worry. We have tons of copies available for checkout. Click on the titles below to find a book at your closest branch.

hungergames catchingfire mockingjay

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New at the library is The 5th Wave, the first book in a new post-apocalyptic sci-fi series by Rick Yancey.  Here’s the trailer for the book:

(link to catalog)

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Taken: Book Trailer

New at the library is Taken, the first book in a new dystopian sci-fi series by Erin Bowman.  Here’s the trailer for the book:

(link to catalog)

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Check out this trailer for The Forsaken by Lisa Stasse.  The Forsaken is a the first book in a new YA dystopian trilogy.

The Forsaken
Lisa Stasse

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.  (catalog link)

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Do you like intense survival stories?  Check out this trailer for the new book No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz.

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it’s even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there’s no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

Shay, Marco, Lexi, and Ryan, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn’t have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.

This is a gripping look at people and how they can–and must–change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.

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