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Action/Adventure April 2015

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New in April 2015

Tracers by J.J. Howard
Cam has had it rough. His lowlife, ex-con father was stabbed to death in prison and his mother died after a long and virulent illness. Now he's working as a New York City bike messenger, trying to settle his debt to Chinese gangsters who are threatening violence to anyone close to him

New in March 2015

Andreo's Race by Pam Withers
Just as sixteen-year-old Andreo, skilled in death-defying ironman events in wilderness regions, is about to compete in rugged Bolivia, he and his friend Raul (another Bolivian adoptee) begin to suspect that their adoptive parents have unwittingly acquired them illegally. Plotting to use the upcoming race to pursue the truth, they veer on an epic journey to locate Andreo's birth parents, only to find themselves hazardously entangled with a gang of baby traffickers. Never suspecting that attempting to bring down the ring would endanger their very lives, the boys plunge ahead. Compelling, poignant, and heart-stopping, Andreo's Race takes readers on a perilous quest to discover the true meaning of family.

New in October 2014

In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis (Sequel to: Not a Drop to Drink)
"In a barren land, teenage Lucy is taken away from the community she has grown up in and searches the vast countryside for a new home"--Provided by publisher

New in February 2014

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle--but when the professor disappears, Luc has to fend for himself and join forces with the chimps to save their forest.

New in January 2014

Hero Worship by Christopher E. Long
"When homeless teenager Marvin realizes his dream of working for the Core, an elite squad of costumed heroes, he discovers that the superstars he's idolized for so long aren't the people he thought they were"-- Provided by publisher.

New in December 2013

Son of Fortune by Victoria McKernan (Sequel to The Devil's Paintbox)
In mid-1860s San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Aiden gains a hoped-for chance at a change in fortune when he wins a ship in a poker game, but soon he is involved in Peru's savage guano trade and the exploitation of its Chinese workers.

New in November 2013

The Living by Matt De La Pena
After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.

Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Seventeen-year-old Amy, her father, and her stepmother becomes hostages when Somalian pirates seize their yacht, but although she builds a bond with one of her captors it becomes brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.

New in September 2013

Also Known As by Robin Benway
As the active-duty daughter of international spies, sixteen-year-old safecracker Maggie Silver never attended high school so when she and her parents re sent to New York of her fist solo assignment, Maggie is introduced to cliques, school lunches, and maybe even a boyfriend.

United We Spy by Ally Carter (Gallagher Girls, book 6)
"Cammie Morgan and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle's elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie--and her country--forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer
The irrepressible Jacky Faber, recently arrived in Boston, finds herself at odds wit the Women's Temperance Union and local residents angry at the arrival of hundreds of Irish immigrants on a ship owned by Faber Shipping Worldwide.

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
In a near future when water is scarce, Lynn has been taught to protect her family's pond at all costs, but the desperate plight of new neighbors stirs her compassion.


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Safekeeping by Karen Hesse