Staff Recommendations

BOOK BUZZ. New Teen And Juvenile Fiction

New To Our Collection

3/21/2017 -- Check out the newly purchased teen fiction and juvenile fiction we recommend from our collection.

Lists compiled by Julianne Brown, Youth Services Librarian at Lorain Public Library System's Main Library.

Click on the book covers and titles to see them in our catalog.




New Teen Fiction




Heartless by Leah Rhyne.

Here's the tale of a lady Frankenstein, told from her perspective! Jolene is abducted and wakes to find her whole life has changed. She is a mosaic of parts and pieces and must solve the mystery of her new form in order to save her life.

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith.

Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn't stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy's gone now; and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her…


The Leaving by Tara Altebrando.

Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back - with no idea of where they've been. Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today…


No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista.

Caleb desperately needs a fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father’s law firm with a pretty girl on his arm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he’s not ready for and isn’t sure he wants.

It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love…


The Novice by Taran Matharu.

When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy to discover his destiny…



New Juvenile Fiction



Rump by Liesl Shurtliff. (Ages 9 and up)

In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.



The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey. (Ages 9 and up)

A princess and a peasant girl must embark on a dangerous quest to outwit a centuries-old warning foretelling the fall of the Monarchy in this modern fairytale.


Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly. (Ages 10 and up)

When shy Ivy's troublemaking twin Scarlet vanishes from Rookwood boarding school, Ivy is invited to "take her place." She has to pretend to be Scarlet. She must think like Scarlet, act like Scarlet, become Scarlet. What on earth happened to the real Scarlet, and why is the school trying to keep it a secret?



Ever After High: Once Upon A Time by Shannon Hale. (Ages 8 to 12)

Read these exclusive introductions to all your favorite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start their Legacy Year. In just a few weeks it will be Legacy Day when they will sign the Storybook of Legends and commit to live out their fairy-tale destiny, repeating the famous stories of their parents.



Joshua Dread: The Nameless Hero by Lee Bacon. (Ages 9 to 12)

From the moment Joshua Dread receives an invitation to Gyfted & Talented, the mysterious program for kids with superpowers, his plans for a normal summer turn upside down. Evil maniac Phineas Vex is still alive—and he wants Joshua dead.