New Books: Fall Edition

Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde is a collection of stories based on the “Little Red Riding Hood” fairytale. Read an excerpt. Then put a copy on hold.

Slayed by Amanda Marrone is about Daphne vanHelsing, the latest in a long line of vampire slayers. She’s tired of life on the move and buying garlic in bulk. What she really wants is to be normal and hang out at the mall. And then she meets her first potential BF. The problem? He’s Tyler Harker, son of her family’s rival slayers.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow. Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver’s daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden charms are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade” — a dangerous nickname in a town where witches are hunted and burned in the square.

Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part.

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon. After her parents die under mysterious circumstances, sixteen-year-old Renée Winters is sent from California to a mysterious boarding school in Maine, where she meets handsome fellow student Dante Berlin, to whom she feels strangely connected, in a haunting love story about desire, danger and destiny.

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