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Books to Keep Your Teen Reading All Summer Long

Good Morning Texas YA Picks on 6/13/2012

Looking for something for your teen to read this summer? We've got a few picks one of which is sure to grab their interest. Books for the Harry Potter fan, for a taste of the paranormal with vampires and dragons and even a little history mixed into the batch. We didn't forget the royals and adventure awaits even the most reluctant reader. And if you find yourself picking up one, you'll find complete enjoyment in these books.

THE ENCHANTRESS
The Enchantress by Michael Scott
June 2012

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6
Random House
June 2012
On Sale: May 22, 2012
416 pages
ISBN: 0385735359
EAN: 9780385735353
Hardcover

Young Adult

The Enchantress by Michael Scott

The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it.
 
San Francisco:
Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San Francisco. The monsters gathered on Alcatraz Island have been released and are heading toward the city. If they are not stopped, they will destroy everyone and everything in their path.

But even with the help of two of the greatest warriors from history and myth, will the Sorceress and the legendary Alchemyst be able to defend the city? Or is it the beginning of the end of the human race?
 
Danu Talis:
Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past to Danu Talis when they followed Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare. And it's on this legendary island that the battle for the world begins and ends.

Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also on the island. And no one is sure what—or who—the twins will be fighting for.
 
Today the battle for Danu Talis will be won or lost.
But will the twins of legend stand together?
Or will they stand apart—
one to save the world and one to destroy it?


SOUL BOUND
Soul Bound by Mari Mancusi
March 2012

Blood Coven Series #7
Razorbill
March 2012
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Featuring: Sunny McDonald; Magnus
272 pages
ISBN: 0425245470
EAN: 9780425245477
Kindle: B006LU1PAW
Paperback

Young Adult Paranormal

Soul Bound by Mari Mancusi

Sunny McDonald and her vampire boyfriend, Magnus, are on the run-accused of treason and wanted alive...or undead. And her twin is the slayer sent to track them down.

Rayne would do anything to save her twin sister, Sunny, from the Vampire Consortium dictator who wants her dead. Instead, she's been commissioned by Slayer Inc. to find Sunny and Magnus and deliver them to the Consortium...which Rayne knows means certain death. She also knows that if she and her boyfriend, Jareth, disobey orders, they are signing not only their own death warrants, but also those of every vampire in the Blood Coven.

As a rival slayer with a personal vendetta moves in, Rayne and Jareth must do something to stop her. So they embark on their most dangerous journey yet, deep beneath the streets of New York City and through the Gates of the Underworld. But when a greedy god demands the ultimate sacrifice, will Rayne be forced to choose between her sister...and the vampire she loves?

Also by Mari Mancusi:

Soul Bound , March 2012
Blood Coven Series #7
Paperback
Blood Ties , August 2011
Blood Coven #6
Paperback
Night School , January 2011
Blood Coven Vampire #5
Trade Size
Bad Blood , January 2010
Blood Coven #4
Paperback
Girls That Growl , October 2007
Blood Coven #3
Paperback
Stake That! , December 2006
Blood Coven #2
Trade Size
Boys That Bite , April 2006
Blood Coven #1


BLACK DAWN
Black Dawn by Rachel Caine
May 2012

Morganville Vampires #12
NAL
May 2012
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Featuring: Claire Danvers
352 pages
ISBN: 0451236718
EAN: 9780451236715
Kindle: B0072NWJCA
Hardcover

Young Adult Paranormal

Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire's deadliest enemy, Morganville isn't just in danger—it's dying...

Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town's residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.

Using the city's water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug's bite. 

Now, if Claire and her friends don't figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town...

Also by Rachel Caine:

Black Dawn , May 2012
Morganville Vampires #12
Hardcover
Last Breath , November 2011
Morganville Vampires #11
Hardcover
Bite Club , May 2011
The Morganville Vampires #10
Hardcover
Ghost Town , November 2010
Morganville Vampires #9
Hardcover
Kiss Of Death , May 2010
Morganville Vampires #8
Paperback
Fade Out , November 2009
Morganville Vampires #7
Mass Market Paperback
Carpe Corpus , June 2009
Morganville Vampires #6
Mass Market Paperback
Lord Of Misrule , January 2009
Morganville Vampires #5
Paperback
Feast of Fools , June 2008
Morganville Vampires #4
Paperback
Midnight Alley , October 2007
The Morganville Vampires #3
Paperback
The Dead Girls' Dance , April 2007
The Morganville Vampires #2
Paperback
Glass Houses , October 2006
Morganville Vampires #1
Paperback


THE SELECTION
The Selection by Kiera Cass
May 2012


HarperTeen
May 2012
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Featuring: America Singer; Prince Maxon; Aspen
336 pages
ISBN: 0062059939
EAN: 9780062059932
Hardcover

Young Adult Paranormal

The Selection by Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.


INSURGENT
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
May 2012

Divergent #2
Katherine Tegen Books
May 2012
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Featuring: Tris Prior
496 pages
ISBN: 0062024043
EAN: 9780062024046
Kindle: B00655U3WE
Hardcover

Young Adult Paranormal

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

Also by Veronica Roth:

Divergent, May 2011
Divergent #1
Hardcover


KISS OF FROST
Kiss Of Frost by Jennifer Estep
December 2011

Mythos Academy #2
Kensington
December 2011
On Sale: November 29, 2011
368 pages
ISBN: 0758266944
EAN: 9780758266941
Paperback

Young Adult

Kiss Of Frost by Jennifer Estep

At Mythos Academy, teen warriors in the making train to take up their roles protecting humankind. With her snarky, self-deprecating voice and strange gift of psychometry - the ability to know an object's history just by touching it - Gwen Frost is an outsider both to the students of the Academy and the rest of the world. But now that she's taking private tutoring with the Academy's most notorious young Spartan, and has Nike's own sword to protect her, she's ready to make mark...

Gwen survived one reaper attack with some help. Can she be lucky again a second time around?

Also by Jennifer Estep:

Kiss Of Frost , December 2011
Mythos Academy #2
Paperback
Touch Of Frost , August 2011
Mythos Academy #1
Trade Size


CHANGELING
Changeling by Philippa Gregory
June 2012

Order of Darkness #1
Simon Pulse
June 2012
On Sale: May 29, 2012
272 pages
ISBN: 1442453443
EAN: 9781442453449
Kindle: B0061QAWCS
Hardcover

Young Adult Historical | Young Adult | Young Adult Paranormal

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of the first-ever teen series from #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.

Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days.

Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can't inherit any of her father's estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape.

Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.

The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama is grounded in historical communities and their mythic beliefs. It includes a medieval map of Europe that will track their journey; and the interior will include relevant decorative elements as well as an interior line illustration. And look for a QR code that links to a note from the author with additional, detailed information about the setting and the history that informed the writing. With Philippa Gregory's trademark touch, this novel deftly brings the past—and its salacious scandals—vividly and disturbingly to life.

Gwen survived one reaper attack with some help. Can she be lucky again a second time around?

Also by Philippa Gregory:

The Kingmaker's Daughter , August 2012
Cousins' War #4
Hardcover
The Lady Of The Rivers , October 2011
Cousin's War #3
Hardcover
The Women Of The Cousins' War , September 2011
Hardcover
The Red Queen , August 2010
Cousins' War #2
Hardcover
The White Queen , April 2010
Cousins' War #1
Paperback (reprint)
The White Queen , August 2009
Cousins' War #1
Hardcover
The Other Queen: , September 2008
Hardcover
The Wise Woman , June 2008
Trade Size (reprint)
A Respectable Trade , January 2007
Trade Size
The Boleyn Inheritance , December 2006
Hardcover
The Constant Princess , September 2006
Boleyn Series
Trade Size
Virgin Earth , April 2006
Tradescant #2
Trade Size (reprint)
The Constant Princess , December 2005
Tudor
Hardcover
The Virgin's Lover , August 2005
Trade Size (reprint)
Earthly Joys , June 2005
Tradescant #1
Trade Size (reprint)
The Virgin's Lover , November 2004
Tudor series
Hardcover
Queen's Fool , November 2004
Hardcover (reprint)
The Queen's Fool , February 2004
Paperback
The Favored Child , July 2003
Wideacre #2
Trade Size (reprint)
Meridon , July 2003
Wildacre #3
Paperback
Wideacre , July 2003
Wildacre #1
Trade Size
Bread and Chocolate , December 2002
Paperback
The Other Boleyn Girl , June 2002
Trade Size (reprint)
The Wise Woman , February 2002
Trade Size
Zelda's Cut , December 2000
Hardcover
Florizella and the Giant , February 2000
Princess Florizella
Paperback
Florizella and the Wolves , February 2000
Princess Florizella
Paperback
Pirate Story , August 1999
Paperback
The Little House , February 1998
Paperback
Perfectly Correct , January 1997
Paperback
Diggory and the Boa Conductor , April 1996
Paperback
Fallen Skies , August 1995
Mass Market Paperback
The Little Pet Dragon , July 1994
Paperback

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