Texas Lone Star Reading List

2017 Lone Star YA Books

Brody, Jessica. A Week of Mondays. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2016. ISBN: 9780374382704
Call Number: YA FIC BRODY

It was the worst Monday ever--school pictures were terrible, she bombed her election speech and softball tryouts, and her rocker boyfriend Tristan broke up with her. Ellie just wishes there was a chance for a do-over. Little does she know that she'll get the do-over...and she'll have to keep on repeating that awful Monday until she gets it right.

Elliott, Kate. Court of Fives. Little, Brown, 2015. ISBN: 9780316364195

Jessamy lives in a world between: not a Commoner, not a Patron--kept apart from both by society's disapproval. She lives to compete, but even then, she can only take part in the complex Court of Fives games if she hides her identity: her father would kill her if he knew. But her skill brings her to the notice of both handsome Lord Kalliarkos and his evil-doing uncle Lord Gargaron, and sets in motion of chain of events that separates her parents and nearly destroys her family. The only way she can save them now is by winning the next games...but if she does, Kal may never look at her the same way again.

Gangsei, Jan. Zero Day. Disney-Hyperion, 2016. ISBN: 9781484722268
Call Numbers: YA FIC GANGSEI

Addie was kidnapped 8 years ago, long before her father was President. When she "escapes" her captors, everyone is overjoyed. But something happened to Addie during those 8 years, and it's about to change the fate of the United States forever.

Graudin, Ryan. Wolf By Wolf. Little, Brown, 2015. ISBN: 9780316405126
Call Numbers: YA FIC GRAUDIN

Yael is a Nazi death camp survivor in an alternative history where Hitler was successful in conquering Europe. She was experimented on by the Angel of Death and uses her shapeshifting powers to try and win a motorcycle race to assassinate Hitler.

Henry, April. The Girl I Used to Be. Henry, Holt, 2016. ISBN: 9781627793322
Call Numbers: YA FIC HENRY

When Ariel Benson was three years old, her parents were murdered before her eyes. She was the only witness. Now 17, and using her adopted name of Olivia Reinhart, she returns to the tiny town where the gruesome events took place, determined to find out who did it. Little does she expect that the killer is still there, waiting to spring into action if the wrong person every shows up— specifically, the girl Olivia used to be.

Khoury, Jessica. The Forbidden Wish. Penguin, 2016. ISBN: 9781595147677
Call Numbers: YA FIC KHOURY

A ring tells a teen boy to seek; he seeks and finds a lamp and, subsequently, a jinni. Together, they plan to avenge his parents' deaths.

Khoury, Jessica. Kalahari. Penguin, 2015. ISBN: 9781595147653
Call Numbers: YA FIC KHOURY

Six teens, stranded in the Kalahari desert, must fight to stay alive, to avoid the poachers who killed Sarah's Bushman friend Theo, and stay clear of the freakish silver lion that seems to be stalking them. But even as they draw closer to a stunning answer to their questions, they're just as far as ever from being rescued. The secrets of the evil Corpus company may just die with them.

Welch, Jenna Evans. Love and Gelato. Simon & Schuster, 2016. ISBN: 9781481432542
Call Numbers: YA FIC WELCH

When Lina's mother is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, she wants Lina to live with Howard in Italy at her death. Lina, knowing nothing about her father, finds herself in Italy uncovering the mystery of her mother's past. Lina experiences Florence and all that living in Italy entails— romance, mystery, and a new culture.