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April 2014 young adult book releases: Science Fiction

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These books are being released in April 2014. For other April releases, please see the links at the bottom of the article. Stay tuned for more April releases.

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The Here and Now
The Here and Now Delacorte Press

The Here and Now

Title: The Here and Now
Author: Ann Brashares
Release date: April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth.

But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.

The Hunt
The Hunt Disney-Hyperion

The Hunt

Title: The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2)
Author: Stacey Kade
Release date: April 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life.

But accepting Zane's help means putting him in danger.

Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?

The Klaatu Terminus
The Klaatu Terminus Candlewick Press

The Klaatu Terminus

Title: The Klaatu Terminus (The Klaatu Diskos #3)
Author: Pete Hautman
Release date: April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 268
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

In a far distant future, Tucker Feye and the inscrutable Lia find themselves atop a crumbling pyramid in an abandoned city. In present-day Hopewell, Tucker’s uncle Kosh faces armed resistance and painful memories as he attempts to help a terrorized woman named Emma, who is being held captive by a violent man. And on a train platform in 1997, a seventeen-year-old Kosh is given an instruction that will change his life, and the lives of others, forever. Tucker, Lia, and Kosh must evade the pursuit of maggot-like Timesweeps, battle Master Gheen’s cult of Lambs, all while they puzzle out the enigmatic Boggsians as they search for one another and the secrets of the diskos. Who built them? Who is destroying them? Where — and when — will it all end?

Meridian
Meridian Greenwillow Books

Meridian

Title: Meridian (Arclight #2)
Author:  Josin L. McQuein
Release date: April 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 458
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Marina thought that she had solved all of the Arclight’s mysteries. She had found her own history—that she was one of the Fade, that she never should have been human. She knows that the Fade who surround the Arclight don’t want to be the humans' enemies at all. She knows that the leader of those inside the Arc, Honoria Whit, never told the whole truth. But there is so much more that Marina is just discovering. There are more survivors out there. Only Marina—and her friends, all of whom have connections to the Fade they'd never known about—can lead her people to them. But there are also darker dangers, things that even the Fade fear. And Marina slowly realizes she may never have been “cured,” after all. The sequel to Arclight, Meridian is an intense, action-packed page-turner about the lines we draw between right and wrong, light and dark . . . and the way nothing is ever that black and white.

My Not So Super Sweet Life
My Not So Super Sweet Life Entangled Teen

My Not So Super Sweet Life

Title: My Not So Super Sweet Life (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3)
Author: Rachel Harris
Release date: April 21, 2014
Format: ebook
Pages: 190
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.

Noggin
Noggin Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Noggin

Title: Noggin
Author: John Corey Whaley
Release date: April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 342
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.

Now he’s alive again.

Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more scars.

Oh well, you only live twice.

Plus One
Plus One Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Plus One

Title: Plus One
Author: Elizabeth Fama
Release date: April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 373
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.

Salvage
Salvage Greenwillow

Salvage

Title: Salvage
Author: Alexandra Duncan
Release date: April 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 520
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

The Taking
The Taking HarperTeen

The Taking

Title: The Taking (The Taking #1)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Release date: April 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day.

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

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