Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Books for June...Finally! (Part 13)

Undertow by Michael Buckley
Science Fiction 
A sixteen-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island.

Urban Outlaws by Peter Jay Black
Deep beneath the city live five extraordinary kids: world-famous hacker Jack, gadget geek Charlie, free runner Slink, communications chief Obi, and decoy expert Wren. Orphans bonded over their shared sense of justice, the kids have formed the Urban Outlaws, a group dedicated to outsmarting criminals and handing out their stolen money through Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s). But the kids find themselves in serious trouble when they're caught in an epic battle to control Proteus, a genius super-computer. Proteus can crack any code in the world-and steal top-secret documents in nanoseconds. It's down to the Urban Outlaws to use their guile, guts, and skill to destroy the computer, avert world domination . . . and stay alive.

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Weird Inventions: Strange Gadgets You Can't Live WIthout by the Bathroom Readers Institute
From the nation's top collector of curious and interesting information comes a book of strange gadgets you never knew existed. The writers behind 'Uncle John's Bathroom Reader' present this totally true treasury of amazing gizmos - devilish devices you never knew existed, created by people who thought the world absolutely needed what they had to offer and sell. nbsp; Read all about:nbsp;* The onesie that turns your crawling baby into a mop * The fart-stifling blanket * The square watermelon * The video game you control with your mind * The weight loss device that sucks food out of your stomach nbsp;

What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott
A hiking trip in the woods in upstate New York is out of the comfort zone for sixteen-year-old city girl Callie Velasquez, but she wants to bond with her new friends Lissa and Penelope, not to mention her new boyfriend, Jeremy--however, nothing could have prepared her for the true human darkness that waits for her in the wood. 

YOLO Juliet by William  Shakespeare and Brett Wright
Contemporary Fiction 
Two families at war. A boy and a girl in love. A secret marriage gone oh-so-wrong. What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? The classic Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses.

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