AUGUST Recommended Books for Teens

Batman. Volume 1,The Court of Owls     

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

"The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.  Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny....  Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library's rule.  Their time is running out. To survive, they'll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies--and to save the very soul of the Great Library..."--‡cProvided by publisher.

Buried Heart by Kate Elliott

"Jessamy is at the crux of a revolution forged by the Commoner class hoping to overthrow their longtime Patron overlords, but when enemies from foreign lands attack the kingdom, she must find a way to defend their home and all the people she loves, Efean and Saroese alike"--‡cProvided by publisher.

Felix YZ by Lisa Bunker

Thirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child.


Heads Up Mondy by Marcus Weeks

An engaging introduction to economics from world markets to personal finance.

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

Eternal teenager Hel, who was born with the legs of a rotting corpse, is goddess of the Underworld where she creates a magical atmosphere to welcome the dead for eternity, until eternity is threatened.