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Black Hole Sun



Black Hole Sun
By Gill, David Macinnis
2010-09 - Greenwillow Books
9780061673047 Check Our Catalog

Durango is playing the cards he was dealt. And it's not a good hand.

He's lost his family.

He's lost his crew.

And he's got the scars to prove it.

You don't want to mess with Durango. …More

Brain Jack



Brain Jack
By Falkner, Brian
2010-09 - Random House Books for Young Readers
9780375843662 Check Our Catalog

The author of "The Tomorrow Code" has created an action-packed and thought-provoking science fiction adventure in which a brilliant young computer hacker fights to prevent the human race from being deleted. …More

Girl Parts



Girl Parts
By Cusick, John M.
2010-08 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763649302 Check Our Catalog

What happens when a robot designed to be a boy's ideal companion develops a will of her own? …More

Living Hell



Living Hell
By Jinks, Catherine
2010-04 - Harcourt Children's Books
9780152061937 Check Our Catalog

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What happens when a single moment changes everything? For 17-year-old Cheney, life on Earth exists only in history books. The life he and over 1,000 other people know is aboard the Plexus spacecraft: self-contained, systematic, and serene. But that was before the radiation wave. …More

White Cat



White Cat
By Black, Holly
2010-05 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781416963967 Check Our Catalog

"The White Cat" introduces Holly Black's new world! Cassel has always known he killed Lila, but now the pieces are starting not to fit. …More

Fade to Blue



Fade to Blue
By Beaudoin, Sean
Illustrator Santiago, Wilfred
2009-08 - Little, Brown Young Readers
0316014176 Check Our Catalog

In this engrossing and wildly inventive mystery, two characters from opposite ends of the social spectrum collide in the most unexpected and uproarious way. Features comic book interstitial. …More

The Clone Codes



The Clone Codes
By McKissack, Patricia C.
Author McKissack, Frederick L.
Author McKissack, John
2010-02 - Scholastic Press
0439929830 Check Our Catalog

Acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack have collaborated with their son, John, to deliver a novel that is as suspenseful as it is searing. "The Clone Codes" is the first installment of a sci-fi trilogy that blends a futuristic society with events in world history. …More

Epitaph Road



Epitaph Road
By Patneaude, David
2010-03 - Egmont USA
160684055X Check Our Catalog

In 2097--30 years after a powerful virus wiped out 97 percent of the male population--a new world order has emerged. With women at the helm of every leadership role, Earth has entered a virtual utopia. But when a rumored outbreak of the virus threatens his community, 14-year-old Kellen must warn his father of the coming danger. …More

Fever Crumb



Fever Crumb
By Reeve, Philip
2010-04 - Scholastic Press
9780545207195 Check Our Catalog

Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. …More

Virals



Virals
By Reichs, Kathy
2010-11 - Razorbill
1595143424 Check Our Catalog

Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, leads a ragtag band of teenage sci-philes who live on a secluded island off South Carolina. Rescuing a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island exposes them to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever. …More