New Books July 2011 – Secondary

Alaska by Sue Saliba

When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska? And what if the one you love is not all that you wish them to be?

A lyrical new novel from the winner of the 2009 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction with something in the world called love.

Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn

After losing her sister and finding out that she is a siren, Vanessa faces her biggest challenge yet.

In Winter Harbor the ice is melting and what is underneath is about to surface.  The sirens Vanessa stopped over the summer will want revenge, and this time they are after her.  To protect those she loves, Vanessa will need the powers she has but doesn’t know how to use . . .

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

First, my righful designation of dragon slayer is STOLEN right from under my nose by Curis Green. Sure, he’s really cute, but that doesn’t give him an excuse.
BUT THE THING THAT TOPS MY LIST OF STUFF TO RUIN MY DAY? That would be the GIANT KILLER FAIRY that I have to hunt down and slay because I am the only one who can see it.

It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Isabel’s lazy, long hot summers at her family friends’ beach house are over. Conrad – sexy and unavailable – is the only boy she’s ever loved.  He’s left for college, taking her heart with him.  Jeremiah, his gorgeous brother, is still Isabel’s best friend – but maybe friendship isn’t enough for him anymore . . .

Isabel just wants everything to stay the same, because change means moving on. But if she stops looking back, will she find a future she never knew she wanted?

Rage of Lions: Wereworld Book 2 by Curtis Jobling

He has the makings of a great warrior – but first he must master the blade and the beast. When Lady Gretchen is abducted by the Werelion Prince Lucas, Drew and his friends embark on a perilous chase to stop the prince fleeing to his homeland of Bast. As Drew encounters terrifying new Werelords along the way, he is led to the exotic city of Cape Gala, where the forces of Onyx, the Beast of Bast, await.

Now Drew must summon all of his courage and strength – because the Catlords are ready to attack . . .

Clara in Washington by Penny Tangey

Washington D.C. is meant to be all glamour, politics and great conversations but what do you do when you don’t have the words to join in?  Or the knowledge to ride the subway?  Or you’re scared someone will mug you?

Joining her mother on a trip to Washington is Clara’s end-of-school adventure and a chance to be someone else other than the studious geek she’s always been.  Although, starting an adventure is hard to do when you won’t leave the house.

But Clara didn’t count on meeting Campbell and his anarchist group and she didn’t count on her new discoveries threatening to unravel all her plans.

Will she still be the same after Washington?

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