The Hazel Wood by Melissa AlbertYA Albert When Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away--by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: "Stay away from the Hazel Wood." The Last Girl on Earth by Alexandra BlogierYA BLOGIER Li is the only human left after aliens take over the planet, but she learns to stay alive, with the help of her human-sympathizing father, by assimilating to Abdolorean society, which she must keep a secret at all costs or risk the terrifying consequences of exposure. Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba BrayYA BARY The Diviners face ghosts that are haunting an asylum and wreaking havoc all over New York City, forgotten ones with dangerous ties to the King of Crows. Don't Cosplay With My Heart by Cecil CastellucciYA CASTELLUCCI When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, Gargantua, she feels tall and powerful. That's important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing, and Edan's feeling small and not sure which end is up. The Last Gargoyle by Paul DurhamMJ DURHAM Penhallow Fitch, a gargoyle assigned to protect a Boston apartment building, must fight against evil spirits called Netherkin and the Boneless King to keep the residents of the building and the city safe. TBH, This Is So Awkward by Lisa GreenwaldMJ GREENWALD Told entirely in text messages, emails, and notes, best friends Prianka, Gabby, and Cecily find their friendship tested by busily planning a spring fair, bullying, and boys. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie LuYA LU The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list... Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah MarshYA MARSH Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their soul from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised: the Dead must remain shrouded. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into terrifying, bloodthirsty Shades. Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsYA REYNOLDS As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. Escape from Aleppo by N.H. SenzaiMJ SENZAI After Nadia is separated from her family while fleeing the civil war, she spends the next four days with a mysterious old man who helps her navigate the checkpoints and snipers of the rebel, ISIS, and Syrian armies that are littering Aleppo on her way to meeting her father at the Turkish border. The Young Prince by Ronald SmithMJ SMITH Challa is training to inherit Wakanda, a technologically-advanced African kingdom ruled by his father, when he is unexpectedly sent to a Chicago public school with his best friend where he encounters an ancient evil that he must destroy. Friday, February 16 3:30 pm Join us at the Verona Public Library (880 Bloomfield Ave) for an afternoon of competition featuring chocolate! Event is open cardholders in grades 5+. Registration is required. Register online: www.veronalibrary.org/chocolate. More Great Reads for Teens & Tweens Hoopla is here! Stream movies, TV shows, music, comics, audiobooks, and more with your Verona Plus Library card. You MUST have a Verona Plus card. Get it today! 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! Use Overdrive to 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! You MUST have your new Verona Plus Card to use this service. Follow our boards on Pinterest to find great reading suggestions and book lists.