Classic Sherlock in comic form.
The follow-up to Retaliation. Ahmed and Tashera left DC and are not in college. Accusations of a crime kills Ahmed's dreams of playing college basketball. Tashera begins investigating a serial rapist that's attaching freshmen, but can a high profile athlete go to jail?
Kidnapped and mutilated, Judith survives and returns to her colonial town only to be shunned. But when her community is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice.
Book 3 in the Divergent series. The movie of Part 1 releases in March of 2016 and Part 2 March of 2017.
Trying to create a mathematical formula to explain relationships.
A destructive alien, who just finished taking a chunk out of the moon, makes a deal with the government. It will take over as the teacher for a class of troubled students, and they may attempt to assassinate him.
Would it really work?
Recommended by Kaila L.
Recommended by Eric H.
Finally, a super practical use for classics.
Enter the world of competitive knitting!
Imagine being born in Zimbabwe, raised in North Philly and having a story to tell. MK deals with an absent father, a mother in a mental hospital and a brother locked up in prison and learns how to grow up from strippers, rappers, alternative school and ghetto philosophers.
Kennedy always follows the rules until she starts hanging with Sasha. Now that school's out, it's parties, boys, drama and lies.
Recommended by Dawson W.
Allied spy gets caught and must give up her secrets to the Gestapo. Or die. She's young, but does she break? I'd tell you more but I'd have to kill you.
Insane, super mutant knows he's in a comic book. What's next?
Amy, another girl from Kansas, is sucked into a assassination plot to dethrone the megalomaniac and magic addict Dorothy.
A gory, funny and delightful read.
Eat, Brains, Love is a gut wrenching zombie novel. Literally.
Their love began with music and comics.
Good beach read: light and entertaining.
Astrid, brutally honest and beyond snarky, lives in a rocket ship in her backyard. And she's forced to go to urine-smelling public school. Iserson writes for SNL and New Girl.
Recommended by Jia-Hui M.
An honest depiction of one woman's struggle with crack addiction, incarceration and traumatic childhood. Raised in the public housing projects of San Francisco, Marilyn Jones has the odds stacked against her.
It was all an accident...really!
Recommended by Cathy C.
Neo-Victorian and emo.
White witch, Black witch, Good Witch, Bad witch. But what do they do with you if you're in between?
Recommended by Emily A.
Recommended by Annika L.
Summer is always hot in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn and this year is no different. Kate's missing her best friend Felicia and can't stand her new foster mother. She starts kickin it with Naleejah and transforms into a fly girl but is it real friendship or is it just a game?
Amusing etiquette and manners stuff. The verbal and cartoon asides are a stitch.
Based on the blog with the same title. Humorous and true-to-life narratives coupled with awesome artwork.
Movie in theaters August 2014.
She freed herself, but first hid for seven years in an attic too small to stand up in. A true story.
Book 2 of the Divergent series. Movie releases March 2015.
The first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, Jarhead puts the desert sand between your toes and your head in the game of a sniper.
A wounded soldier's internal experience of war and its wounds. Famously anti-war, this angry and intense story will get under your skin.
Sequel: Romeo Redeemed.
Includes essays, photographs and live stories of more than 1,000 incarcerated youth at 200 juvenile detention instutions in 31 states within 5 years.
Kendra was raised by her grandmother so her mom could finish high school. Fast forward 14 years and it's time for Renee to raise her own high schooler, Kendra, who can't seem to stay out of trouble.
It's always a rough neighborhood where these four gals- a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow- show up. They took no prisoners and they weren't taken either. True stories.
The work of a time traveler never ends.
John Lewis may be a congressman now, but his first audience was his flock of chickens. A graphic memoir.
Tim Burton directs the movie, which releases March 2016.
Book 3 in the Hunger Games series. Movie version of Part 1 released November 2014; Part 2 comes out November 2015.
Recommended by Chaz B.
Teenager, Jersey girl, Muslim, Superhero
Bad guys and sidekicks.
DeMarco and Kyle need to figure out what they want and how to get it. They couldn't be more different, so is there enough room for both of them?
Recommended by Camryn H.
Movie starring Nat Wolff in theaters June 2015.
Brittany is forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town. Her reputation, relationship and any secrets are now up for grabs. Alex's homies make a bet that he can't get Brittany so when he does he finds out she's a real person with real problems.
Bright girl overcomes rough Anglo Saxon homelife to become... pope. Based on what some say is a true story.
How can he learn to love, when he can barely stand himself?
Recommended by Serena L.
Classic works with a Steampunk flair.
The cursed powers of a slave may change the outcome of war.
Ty needs to learn about survival and high school isn't going to teach him that. He's inherited the family's not-so-legal business but when a serious and deadly competitor gets involved Ty needs to stay ahead and away or it's game over.
The dangers of untested diet sugar substitutes may be deadly.
Brittain, an English schoolgirl turned World War One nurse, lost every young man in her life to the trenches. Her brilliant memoir is about loss of innocence- hers, and humanity's.
Movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz comes out January 2016.
Shorts from the world of the Shadowhunters.
Recommended by Dana W.
Ballet dancer/Crime Fighting Superhero
Based loosely on Giselle.
Makes statistics less scary. Plus there are funny stories.
Asleep for years, a boy in the forest finally awakens.
Very loosely adapted movie version releases February 2015.
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is in theaters December 2014.
Recommended by Miquela P.
After some smoking, drinking and a fight with a rival gang, Azael wakes up in juvie. Although he's not surprised, he also can't seem to get a straight answer out of his cell-mate or the oblivious guards. Instead he has to spend his time observing a white girl through a one-way mirror and isn't sure what she has to do with MS-13, El Salvador or his own life.
Recommended by Brad L.
Blaise is from DC where she turns to gangs for safety, money, love and family. She's a beautiful girl but the problem with gangs is there's always another that wants to take you down.
Crazy parents, human experimentation, and love triangles.
Recommended by Annika S.
Recommended by Lily M.
It's the 1770's. Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers with numbers for names. What is the nature of their experiments, and what is his role in them? It gets weird. Don't worry, it's fiction.
Recommended by Marisa L.
Book 2 of the Maze Runner series. Movie releases September 2015.
Tyrell is young, black and can't catch a break. His dad is in jail, his mother is clueless and he is torn between being a teen and helping raise his younger brother. He's not good enough for his girl, but making legit money isn't easy.
An investigation on failed relationships.
Answers to what you thought were silly questions. He takes you seriously, and adds stick people for emphasis.
Recommended by Erica K.
Born and raised in Bed Stuy, New York - Ali stays away from the problems. His best friend Noodles seems to find trouble and his brother Needles blurts out the craziest things. It's all good, until they meet some people who aren't very understanding.
An interesting coincidence.
Both perversely hilarious and devastating.
Based on a chilling true story about the execution style murder of an 11 year old. Yummy hoped to impress and join the Black Disciples but when he knew too much about a recent shooting, he became a marked target by his own gang.