Monday, May 14, 2018

Recently Added to the YA Bookshelf

Taking a look at some of the most recent additions gracing the shelves of our YA department:

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

When Clementine wakes up in a hospital after being the only survivor in an airplane crash, she discovers she has complete amnesia. She cannot remember anything, and doesn’t even recognize the man who says he’s her father and wants to take her home to America. With the Irish press bearing down on her, Clementine assumes a new identity and runs off with Kieran O’Connell to avoid dealing with this inexplicable situation.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. That is, until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most – a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

Hooper by Geoff Herbach

For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life. But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. She’s going to community college after graduation to stay close to home and her best friend, Faye. She’ll take over the family diner that her dad has been managing since her mother died. And one day, she’ll marry her high school sweetheart, Logan. But when she unexpectedly lands a scholarship to a prestigious summer theater camp, she is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt.

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nature and an outlaw by trade. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09 – one of the last remaining illegal Metals – has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Sixteen-year-old Scott Ferdowsi’s impromptu trip to a famous professor for advice about success turns into a summer of freedom that brings him answers in unexpected places.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Drafted into the International Space Training Camp to train alongside other elites, a champion swimmer and a science genius become suspicious of the program’s actual purpose as their tests grow increasingly more dangerous.

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

When her perfectly planned summer of quality time with her parents, her serious boyfriend, and her Bible camp unravels and long-hidden family secrets emerge, Lucy must figure out what she is made of and what grace really means.

Where I Live by Brenda Rufener

Linden Rose has a big secret – she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward. However, when ‘cool girl’ Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea’s life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. And attention is the last thing she needs.

The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana

Susannah Hayes has never been in the spotlight, though she dreams of following her father, a former rock star, onto the stage. As senior year begins, she’s more interested in composing impressive chord patterns than college essays, certain that if she writes the perfect song, her father might finally look up from the past long enough to see her. But when he dies unexpectedly, her dreams – and her reality – shatter.

This update brought to you by YA Librarian, Chris.

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