Texas Lone Star Reading List

2018 Lone Star YA Books

Wild Bird.
YA FIC Wendelin
Location: Lone Star Shelf
When Wren is “kidnapped” and sent to a wilderness camp to help her deal with her alcohol and drug addiction, she thinks her parents are just trying to get rid of her.  In her fury, she struggles through the first days in the Utah desert, but this could be Wren’s last chance.

Also try these:
Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

YA FIC Hughes Location: Lone Star Shelf
Yuki Nakahara is an American. But during World War II many Japanese Americans are forced into internment camps. Yuki doesn’t accept this injustice—it’s his country, and he enlists in the army. Yuki and his friend Shig aren’t prepared for the experiences of the “Four-Four- Two,” a segregated regiment made up of Japanese-American soldiers. Before Yuki can return home, he’ll face prejudices, combat, and friendships deeper than he knew possible.

Also try these:
Dive!: World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific by Deborah Hopkinson
Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes
Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury

YA FIC Meyer
Location: Lone Star Shelf
Long before she was the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland, Cath wanted to open a bake shop and fall in love. Her mother has other plans for her to marry the king, but when Cath meets Jest, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship, desperate to live happily ever after--but in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Also try these:
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Beastly by Alex Flinn

Location: Lone Star Shelf
Emika Chen didn’t mean to glitch into the opening tournament of Warcross and get exposed to the entire world--she just wanted to hack her way into a valuable power-up. Instead of facing jail, she’s invited into the tournament with the top-secret task of stopping the real threat to the game. But as she’s drawn deeper into the world of Warcross, Emika finds it’s not so easy to know who to trust.

Also try these:
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Otherworld by Jason Segal and Kirsten Miller

Location: Lone Star Shelf
What is she to do? Princess Anya has a wicked stepfather who wants to turn the kingdom evil—and anyone in his way is changed into a frog. Anya and her talking dog escape into the dark forest, where she meets witches, wizards and a boy thief (currently enspelled as a talking newt). Can she make the magic lip gloss that will allow her kiss the frogs and turn them back to humans in time to save the kingdom?

Also try these:
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Between Two Skies
JFIC O'sullivan
Location: Lone Star Shelf
Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town in Louisiana, is sixteen-year-old Evangeline’s home. She has her friends, her beloved Mamere, and two titles in the fishing rodeo. It's a small life, but it is Evangeline's. Then Hurricane Katrina comes, and everything changes. Amid the chaos, pain, and destruction she finds Tru -- a fellow refugee, a bluesman, and a balm for Evangeline's aching heart.

Also try these:
Finding Someplace by Denise Patrick
Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by W.R. Philbrick
Ninth Ward by Jewell Rhode

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
JFIC Reynolds
Location: Lone Star Shelf
Miles Morales’ spidey-sense has been out of whack. He can’t shake the nightmares or the buzz every day in history class amidst his teacher’s suspicious lectures on the historical “benefits” of slavery. Something’s off, but he has no idea what it might be. After being set up and then suspended, Miles wonders if he’s even cut out to be a superhero. As his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers an evil in his school--now all he can do is suit up.

Also try these:
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stoh

YA SF Shusterman
Location: Lone Star Shelf
In a perfect world with no hunger, no disease, no war, and no death, scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Cita and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Also try these:
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern Nemesis by Brendan Reichs Unwind by Neal Shusterman