New and Newish Teen Books at BPL

Tangled, by Carolyn Mackler: The lives of four very different teenagers become entangled in ways that none of them could have imagined after a short stay at a Caribbean resort.

Pretty Dead, Francesca Lia Block: Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend. 

The World Is Mine, Lyah B. LeFlore: Maryland high school juniors and best friends Blue Reynolds and Collin Andrews seem to have it all, and when they decide to become party promoters, anything can happen–including being pitted against parents, jealous girlfriends, and even one another.

The Everafter, Amy Huntley: After her death, seventeen-year-old Maddy finds a way to revisit moments in her life by using objects that she lost while she was alive, and by so doing she tries to figure out the complicated emotions, events, and meaning of her existence.

Purple Heart, Patricia McCormick: While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali. 

Ash, Malinda Lo: In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King’s Huntress whom she loves.