EABJM Library: New acquisitions, January 2014. Fiction in English: some highlights Dreams of Joy by Lisa See Angry and confused after discovering Sam and Pearl are not her real parents, Joy leaves her Los Angeles home for the only place she can still believe in: Mao's China, where she is determined to find her real father and to be a part of the bold new plans sweeping the nation. A monster calls by Patrick Ness; from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. The monster showed up just after midnight. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. Also available at the EABJM Lbrary : The French language translation: Quelques minuits après minuit Life: an exploded diagram by Mal Peet Clem Ackroyd lives with his parents and grandmother in a claustrophobic home too small to accommodate their larger-than-life characters in the bleak Norfolk countryside. Clem's life changes irrevocably when he meets Frankie, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, and experiences first love, in all its pain and glory. The Ascendance trilogy: volume 1: The false prince. volume 2: The runaway king by Jennifer A. Nielsen. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, a nobleman of the court devises a cunning plan install a puppet prince. A defiant orphan called Sage takes centre stage. Dumpling days by Grace Lin Lin is ready for summer! But her parents have decided the family is going to visit Taiwan for a whole month. Pacy isn't even sure if she knows where it is. And when she gets there, Pacy looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, her art talent seems to have disappeared, and she only has her sisters for company. Ketchup clouds by Annabel Pitcher 15-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Zoe tells her story in the only way she can: in letters to the man in prison in America. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called 'Expedition Survival', Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling to keep his dad from killing the show's inept star Derek Badger, who insists on using real wild animals for his stunts. Night school, volumes 1, 2 and 3 by C. J. Daugherty Allie Sheridan finds herself in the world of the super rich when she is sent to Cimmeria Academy, an exclusive boarding school in the south of England. The series is a modernday look at trust, lies and greed. Diary of a wimpy vampire: volumes 1 and 2 by Tim Collins Nigel Mullet was transformed into a vampire when he was still a teenager, and will remain this age forever. Unfortunately, Nigel became a vampire at the awkward age of 15, and must spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and an ineptitude with girls. Zany, illustrated fun. Web of Lies by Beverly Naidoo Two years after their flight from Nigeria, 14-year-old Sade, her younger brother Femi and her father are living in a council flat in London, waiting for their claim for asylum to be approved. When Femi gets involved with a violent gang and later arrested, the family has to pull together to get through a difficult time. A stand- alone novel but also a powerful sequel to The Other side of Truth.