The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine HoweYA HOWE It's summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a seance in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicating girl named Annie. As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her but there's something about her that he can't put his finger on. Why does she use such strange slang? Illuminae by Amie KaufmanYA KAUFMAN "The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all"-- Provided by publisher. Losers Take All by David KlassYA KLASS "At a sports-crazy NJ high school where all kids must play on a team, a group of rebels start a soccer team designed to undermine the jock-culture of the school"-- Provided by publisher. Carry On by Rainbow RowellYA ROWELL Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. The Tournament of Gorlan by John FlanaganYA FLANAGAN In this prequel to the Ranger's Apprentice series, Halt and Crowley travel north seeking Prince Duncan's royal warrant to stop Morgrath from corrupting the Corps, but if they are to prevent a coup that is nearing success, the young Rangers will have to tread a dangerous path toward the annual tournament at Gorlan. Featured Book Reviews The Prank List Anna Staniszewski This book is about Rachel joining a pastry class. Chef Ryan is the instructor of the class. He pushes Rachel to do her best. But in a mean way. Rachel's mom wants to sell the house because their cleaning business isn't working out. Also there's a baking contest. Will Rachel win? -- Reviewd by Natalia Locurto I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Lauren Tarshis I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 is about the devastating affect Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans. This story, set in the lower ninths neighborhood of New Orleans shows how a kid named Barry struggles to survive in his neighborhood after he is separated from his family. It displays what kind of terror and harsh obstacles you would have to face in a natural disaster. This adventure book is a great read. It keeps you excited and wondering what would happen next. This story also gives you a history lesson on Hurricane Katrina and what it did to New Orleans. It also describes the wreckage of the hurricane and the people’s emotions realistically. I recommend this book for kids ages 8 - 13. If you liked this book, you should read the other books in Lauren Tarshis' I Survived Series. -- Reviewed by Jack Lambert More Great Reads for Teens & Tweens Tweens, find your next great read with NoveList K-8 Plus. Check out NoveList K-8 Plus and discover books by your favorite authors and book suggestions and read-alike lists for your favorite books. Go to Online Resources and click on EBSCO to get started. You will need your Verona Public Library card number to login. Read book reviews of the newestYA fiction by professionals and other teenagers or write your own! This site features book giveaways. Get started now! Looking for a book reviews, contests, and bookish awesomeness? Check out Epic Reads! This site offers book reviews, blogs, frequent contests, polls, and info of your favorite authors. Get started now! Did you know you can read and listen to some of the most popular teen books on your tablet or smartphone? Download teen fiction including Divergent, The Hunger Games Series, Twilight, Alex Rider and much, much more! Check it out here.