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(BAD) ROMANCE

Ash
Malinda Lo | Little, Brown
After the death of her father, Aisling is forced to live with her evil stepmother and stepsisters. When the time comes for her "happily ever after," Aisling must choose between the fairy Sidhean, the King's Huntress, and the handsome Prince. Will Aisling choose her fairy tale dream or true love?

The Color of Earth Trilogy
Kim Dong Hwa | First Second
Ehwa has learned a lot about love from her mother: how women are like flowers and how men are like fire and wind. But it’s not until she’s in Duksam’s arms that she begins to understand what love is really about.

Fame Monster
Lady Gaga | Streamline/Konlive/Cherrytree/Interscope
GaGa ooh la la…

Gakuen Prince
Jun Yuzuki | Del Rey
The unbelievable has happened: Joshi High has gone coed. Only one problem: the female to male ratio is 20:1. Now starts an epic war for the hot guys at Joshi High. But one girl isn’t interested… so why does the new boy ask her to be his girlfriend?

Love vs. Money
The Dream | Def Jam
More than just a dream: Love vs. Money is the real thing.

Marcelo in the Real World
Francisco X. Stork | Arthur A. Levine Books
Marcelo spends his first summer away from the hospital as a mailroom clerk in his dad’s law office, uncovering love, lies, lust, betrayal, disfigurement, and the truth.

Mariposa Club
Rigoberto Gonzalez | Alyson Books
During their senior year of high school, the fabulous Fierce Foursome—Maui, Trinni, Isaac and Liberace—create Caliente High School’s first GLBTQ club.

Muchacho
LouAnne Johnson | Knopf
Eddie Corazon’s family always backs him up when they’re not in jail. And he’s proud of it. Now he works hard at staying in alternative school by keeping his bad boy persona in everyone’s face. Until he meets Lupe, a beautiful girl with bright future who makes his heart race. Soon Eddie has to choose between the girl and the life.

My World
Justin Bieber | Island
Your world is his world and your fight is his fight.

Obsessed
Sony Pictures
Beyoncé has given up being a single lady for a family life in the suburbs. But when someone goes after her man and then touches her child...there goes her halo.

Shinobi Life
Shoko Conami | Tokyopop
Beni is a semi-normal girl. One day, she is saved by the handsome ninja Kagetora. Kagetora is a bodyguard from the past, who believes that she is the princess he swore to protect. Will Kagetora accept this twist of fate?

So Far Gone
Drake | Cash Money
Last name ever, first name greatest.

Twilight
Summit Entertainment
Bella and Edward’s dangerous romance hits the silver screen.

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives
Ellen Schreiber, Elisa Kwon, and Rem | Katherine Tegen Books
A Goth girl and her boyfriend—a real life vampire—must find out about the new vampires that have come to Dullsville.

The Vast Fields of Ordinary
Nick Burd | Dial
Between his crappy job and his crappy “boyfriend,” Pablo, who won’t even acknowledge their relationship, Dade’s last summer at home before college pretty much sucks.
But when Alex Kincaid becomes part of Dade’s social circle, Dade finds him a welcome distraction. Even as the two of them fall in love, a missing young girl and Pedro’s inner turmoil have serious consequences for Dade and Alex’s relationship.

Wild Ones
Kiyo Fujiwara | Viz
When Sachie Wakamura’s mother dies, Sachie is sent to live with her grandfather, the head of a yakuza gang, with the hottie Rakuto as her protector. Soon Sachie falls for Rakuto. Can she keep both her feelings for him and the secret of her yakuza family from being found out?

DEAL WITH IT

21st Century Breakdown
Green Day | Reprise Records
Bringing people together with another rock epic.

After
Amy Efaw | Viking
Has Devon murdered her own baby?

The Chosen One
Carol Lynch Williams | St. Martin's Griffin
Kyra lives in an isolated community with her family: one father, three mothers, and twenty brothers and sisters. Just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she finds out she is expected to marry her sixty year-old uncle.

Crash Into Me
Albert Borris | Simon Pulse
Owen, Audrey, Jin-Ae, and Frank have one thing in common: they all want to die. The four go on a cross-country road trip to visit the graves of famous suicides, and they don’t plan on coming back. Ever.

Hate List
Jennifer Brown | Little, Brown
Last spring, Valerie’s boyfriend decided to gun down six students in the Commons. Now it’s fall, and Valerie has to walk through the same halls and face the same students who saw him kill.

If I Stay
Gayle Forman | Dutton
Before the accident, Mia had punk rock parents, a loving boyfriend, and a shy passion for playing the cello. Now everything has changed, and Mia’s in a coma, looking back and wondering if life is worth fighting for.

Initiation
Susan Fine | Flux
Terrified and feeling like an uninvited guest, Mauricio Londoño sets his main goal for freshman year at the all-boys St. Stephen's School: survival.

Last Night I Sang to the Monster
Benjamin Alire Saenz | Cinco Puntos Press
Zach doesn’t want to remember, but now that he’s been institutionalized, he’s got to face up to the drug use, the abuse, and the horrors that traumatized him and tore his family apart.

Positively
Courtney Sheinmel | Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Emmy's mother just died from AIDS. Emmy is HIV +. How do you live your life when you’re afraid of dying?

Purple Heart
Patricia McCormick | Balzer + Bray
Before he got shot in Iraq, Private Matt Duffy knew who he was. Now he’s suffering from a brain injury and wondering—did he kill a child?

Skins
BBC
It's the British invasion! Join Tony, his girlfriend Michele, and his best mate Sid as their group of friends rampage through Bristol, England, partying every chance they get.

Tricks
Ellen Hopkins | Margaret K. McElderry
Eden’s family is strict and religious. Seth was kicked out of his house for being gay. Whitney fell for the wrong guy. Ginger is following in the footsteps of her mother. Cody has a gambling problem. Five teenagers from all across the country are all drawn to the same dark place: prostitution.

We Were Here
Matt de la Peña | Delacorte
Miguel barely escaped juvie and was sent to a group home instead. Now he’s on the run with fellow inmates Rondell and Mong. At first the path to freedom seems pretty short, but soon Miguel realizes that running away often means going right back where you started.

Wintergirls
Laurie Halse Anderson | Viking
Lia and Cassie used to be best friends. And then they weren't anymore, and now Lia is the only one left. If she had just picked up the phone when Cassie called, could Lia have saved her life?

FOR REAL

Ask Me Anything
Richard Walker, Carole Stott, Claire Watts, and Dougal Dixon | DK Children
Frogs, farts, pharaohs, feet … more facts than you can swallow in one sitting.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Phillip Hoose | Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Meet Claudette, the teenager who refused to give up her bus seat nine months before Rosa Parks.

Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs
Rozanne Gold and Phil Mansfield | Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Transform simple ingredients into mouthwatering creations!

Goners: The Final Hours of the Notable and Notorious
Gordon Kerr | Abrams Image
Peacefully in bed, with a last desperate gasp, or in a blaze of gunfire: how Tupac Shakur, George Harrison, Pope John Paul II, and others spent their last few moments.

The Good Soldiers
David Finkel | Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Operation Iraqi Freedom, seen though young soldiers’ eyes.

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets
Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser | HarperTeen
How would you define yourself in six words? The sad, funny, deep, and short life stories of teenagers.

Marni
Marni Bates | HCI Teens
Marni wants her father's love and affection. She gets nothing. So she begins to pull—her hair, that is—until she can't stop.

My Little Red Book
Rachel Kauder Nalebuff | Twelve
Your period: embarrassing or empowering?

Stitches: A Memoir
David Small | W. W. Norton & Company
David Small’s childhood was filled with physical and emotional pain. This graphic novel tells the true story of how he survived by dreaming of the future that was waiting for him down the rabbit hole.

Swish: The Quest for Basketball's Perfect Shot
Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy | Millbrook Press
Nothing but net...and amazing down to the buzzer moments.

The Beatles: Rock Band
MTV Games
If you love the Beatles or playing Rock Band, this is the ultimate game experience. Pretend to be John, Paul, George and Ringo!

Tyranny
Lesley Fairfield | Tundra Books
Anna goes through endless cycles of binging, purging, and starving herself to try to change the girl she sees in the mirror. But Tyranny is always there, keeping Anna down whenever she tries to climb back up out of her misery.

FREAKS AND GEEKS

Adventureland
Miramax
Vomit, corn dogs and girls.

Glee
20th Century Fox
A unique group of students strives to turn their hopes and dreams into song.

How to Say Goodbye in Robot
Natalie Standiford | Scholastic
Robot Girl Bea and Ghost Boy Jonah become friends through their shared love of a late night Baltimore radio show, the Night Lights. Will their friendship blossom into something more?

Tales of the Madman Underground
John Barnes | Viking
Welcome to Operation Be F—ing Normal.

FREAKY CHAOS

Cirque Du Freak: The Manga
Darren Shan and Takahiro Arai | Yen Press
Darren Shan always loved spiders. Then he saw a rare spider in a freak show that he had to have… Now part of the freak show as a half-vampire, Darren must learn how to use his new powers and learn to live in the vampires’ world.

Drag Me to Hell
Universal Studios
Go to hell with horror master Sam Raimi.

The Eternal Smile: Three Stories
Gene Luen Yang | First Second
Duncan slays an evil frog king, Grampa Greenbax is an evil frog, and Janet just wants some face time with people who aren’t evil.

Going Bovine
Libba Bray | Delacorte
A Norse God, a punk rock angel and an angry Hispanic dwarf accompany Cameron on a cross-country quest to find a cure for a fatal illness and maybe save the universe.

Negima!
Ken Akamatsu | Del Rey
Being a 10 year old male mage genius is hard enough, but to graduate, Negi has to go to Japan to be a high school English teacher in an all girls’ school. Talk about bad luck! Or is it?

Nightschool
Svetlana Chmakova | Yen Press
Creatures of the night have one thing in common: they all have to go to night school. Things get a little hairy for these students and for their teachers too.

Orphan
Warner Home Video
A creepy little girl named Esther.

Pumpkin Scissors
Ryotaro Iwanaga | Del Rey
A war has left a bitter taste after the signing of a peace treaty. Now a small army known as Pumpkin Scissors will try to stop renegade forces bent on destruction.

Soul Eater
Atsushi Ohkubo | Yen Press
Maka Albarn, a student at Death Weapon Meister Academy, has a mission: devour 99 evil human souls and a witch to turn her scythe Soul Eater into the ultimate Death Scythe. Maka and Soul have devoured 99 evil human souls and there is a report that a witch is nearby. Will they succeed?

Soul Enchilada
David Macinnis Gill | Greenwillow Books
Finally, some luck has come Eunice “Bug” Smoot’s way. Her new boyfriend moonlights for the International Supernatural Immigration Service and he can help her evict Mr. Beals, the demon who possesses her dead grandfather’s classic 1958 Cadillac Biarritz.

Xxxholic
CLAMP | Del Rey
What do you wish for? This is a question that a young boy named Kimihiro Watanuki deals with every day. In order to be rid of the evil spirits that plague him, he works in a mysterious wish-granting shop where people always get more than they bargained for.

KICK A$$

Bad Girls Don't Die
Katie Alender | Hyperion
Alexis Warren is a tough, sarcastic loner. But when strange "accidents" start happening all over town, could her baby sister be involved? How can Alexis fight evil forces that she can't see? What if defeating evil means sacrificing the only person Alexis cares about?

Brand New Eyes
Paramore | Fueled By Ramen
Emo anthems, fairytale truths, and vocals that pack a punch.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Activision
A spectacular single-player campaign, addictive multiplayer, and challenging co-op missions will keep you playing this one for a long time.

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins | Scholastic
After Katniss beat the odds and survived the Hunger Games, she thought that her life was going to change for the better. But now she is in more danger than ever before.

Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Geoff Johns, Shane Davis, and Mike McKone | DC Comics
The Green Lanterns, powered by willpower, are the strongest force for good in the galaxy. But when the power of anger finds wielders to spread hatred throughout the universe, the Red Lanterns are born. How do you stop an army powered by rage?

Killzone 2
Sony Computer Entertainment
One of the slickest first-person shooters ever.

Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood
Tony Lee, Sam Hart, and Artur Fujita | Candlewick
Traumatized as a child, Robin grows up to become an expert fighter and a selfless hero.

Punch-Out
Nintendo
Little Mac is Back...

Rated R
Rihanna | Def Jam
Go hard or go home. Rihanna is bold, daring and fearless.

School for Dangerous Girls
Eliot Schrefer | Scholastic
Angela is forced to attend the Hidden Oak boarding school, where the rule is survival of the fittest. Is she smart enough to save herself, or will she wind up like the other girls who never left Hidden Oak alive?

Shadow Complex
Chair Entertainment
Calling all Metroid and Castlevania fans: this may be your favorite game this year!

Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
Cindy Pon | Greenwillow Books
Ai Ling decides to leave her home to find her missing father. The journey becomes dangerous when she encounters terrible demons that will do anything to stop her. Will her growing yet mysterious powers help her reach her father in time, or is she already too late?

X Factor: Time and a Half
Peter David and Valentine De Landro | Marvel Comics
After a tragedy, the superhero X-Factor team rallies together to protect a new client from an enemy that can seemingly be everywhere at once. What's a mutant detective team to do?

X-Men: Wolverine Uncaged Edition
Activision
This is what the Wolverine movie should have been.

MYSTERY

Gentlemen
Michael Northrop | Scholastic
When their buddy Tommy disappears, Micheal, Bones, and Mixer suspect their English teacher. What exactly is inside the heavy, human-sized barrel he brought to class?

Monster Variations
Daniel Kraus | Delacorte
Someone is killing young boys with a pickup truck. But that doesn't mean Willie and his friends will stay in at night.

Wherever Nina Lies
Lynne Weingarten | Point
Ellie’s sister Nina was always wild, artistic, and larger than life. Ever since Nina disappeared two years ago, Ellie has felt a gigantic hole in her heart. Then, a mysterious drawing turns up in a donation box at the local thrift store and Ellie thinks it might just hold the key to where Nina is hiding.

Wish You Were Dead
Todd Strasser | Egmont USA
She always wanted Lucy Cunningham to drop dead. Be careful what you wish for.

NEW YORK

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Eidos Interactive
The Joker, Scarecrow and Harley, oh my! Batman faces his deadliest foes and so do you.

Jumped
Rita Williams-Garcia | Amistad
At 2:45, Trina will be jumped for no good reason, and she has no clue what’s coming. Leticia knows what will happen when the school day ends, but even her best friend, Bea, can’t get her to warn Trina.

Love Is the Higher Law
David Levithan | Knopf
9-11-01. Three New York City teens. Claire is called to action, Peter is reverent, and Jasper can't feel a thing.

Notorious
20th Century Fox
The rise of Biggie Smalls from unknown Brooklyn rapper to superstar.

Once a Witch
Carolyn MacCullough | Clarion Books
Witches, time-travel, New York City, prophecies, secrets, danger lurking around every corner, and an epic battle that decides the fate of the world...what else can seventeen-year-old Tamsin Greene ask for?

Prototype
Activision
Blood, guts, and gore. Oh yeah, and you can change your hands into claws.

Shine, Coconut Moon
Neesha Meminger | Margaret K. McElderry
Sam never really though of herself as Indian, only as American, but her ideas about herself change with the sudden appearance of her estranged Uncle Sandeep. Sandeep wears a turban and doesn’t seem afraid to show his Middle Eastern heritage, even after 9-11 made it a threat to people who don’t understand.

The Blueprint 3
Jay-Z | Roc Nation
Preaching one hand in the air for the big city. You know he runs this town.

ROTFL

The Hangover
Warner Home Video
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas!

Honey and Clover
Chika Umino | Viz
Takemoto, Mayama and Morita are all broke art college students. Their professor’s ward is Hagumi, who is seventeen… and looks like she is five. Takemoto and Morita have developed crushes on her but have weird ways of expressing their love.

Hot Mess
Cobra Starship | Fueled By Ramen
Turning good girls and gossip girls bad since summer 2009.

Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Kid Cudi | Motown
This lonely loner seems to free his mind at nite.

Ouran High School Host Club
Bisco Hatori | Viz
The poor Haruhi is forced to make up her $80,000 debt by working in her elite school’s hottest male club: the Host Club. Haruhi reads a magazine and finally realizes her true feelings for one of the Host Club members. Will he figure out how she feels? If he does, will he return her affections?

School Rumble
Jin Kobayashi | Del Rey
Join the class at Yagami High School as they navigate their ever complicated love lives. Kenji is in love with Tenma while Tenma, a young unremarkable girl, is in love with Oji... who doesn't even know she exists. This hilarious love triangle only gets funnier.

ZOMBIES, WEREWOLVES & GHOSTS (VAMPIRES ARE SO 2008!)

Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl | Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Ethan spends months dreaming about trying to rescue a girl who is in terrible danger. When Lena, the girl of his dreams becomes a reality, he begins to learn just how much danger she's really facing.

Evermore
Alyson Noel | St. Martin's Griffin
Sixteen-year-old Ever's psychic ability begins after she miraculously survives the car crash that kills her entire family. Ever begins to isolate herself from everyone—but when the mysterious Damen moves to town, Ever finds herself inexplicably drawn to him and discovers that all is not as it seems.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Carrie Ryan | Delacorte
Mary's whole world consists of a small village surrounded by a fence—the only thing keeping out the Unconsecrated, the living dead who wait outside, hungry and snarling. When the fence is breached, will Mary be brave enough and smart enough to help the other villagers escape and survive?

Jennifer's Body
20th Century Fox
A hilarious and gory teen horror flick by the writer of Juno.

Left 4 Dead 2
Electronic Arts
Zombies, guns, what more can you ask for?

Prophecy of the Sisters
Michelle Zink | Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Twin sisters Lia and Alice are part of a satanic prophecy that holds the balance of good and evil of the world in their hands. When Lia and Alice are pitted against each other, can good triumph over evil?

Resident Evil 5
Capcom
Battle blood-thirsty zombies across Africa side-by-side or online with a friend.

Shiver
Maggie Stiefvater | Scholastic
Seventeen-year-old Grace has grown up watching the wolves behind her house. She has always been especially drawn to the yellow-eyed one, but when that wolf begins to watch her as well, could there be something else going on?

Strange Angels
Lili St. Crow | Razorbill
Dru has had a lot of experience fighting creatures that most of us can't see. But this time it's different. This time, she doesn't have her family fighting beside her. Will she be able to defeat the zombies, werewolves, and other creatures that keep trying to kill her?

The Waking: Dreams of the Dead
Thomas Randall | Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Having trouble sleeping? Kara Harper does after she moves to Japan and her classmates start dying. It's all somehow connected to a young Japanese girl who was murdered before she got there. But why is Kara having the dreams? Is she next?

Zombie Queen of Newbury High
Amanda Ashby | Speak
A love spell gone wrong. Instead of making Rob fall in love with her, Mia has turned her entire class into the living dead. Can she reverse the spell before she becomes their lunch?

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2010

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