Saturday, May 25, 2019

Recently Added to the YA Bookshelf

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

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz

A universe-expanding collection of new and previously published Alex Rider short adventures finds the elite teen spy navigating explosive threats while infiltrating a terrorist hideout in Afghanistan and preventing an assassination attempt at a Christmas resort. 

"Once again amid races, chases, hails of bullets, and increasingly spectacular explosions, the teenage James Bond pulls off one awesome feat of derring-do after another." -- Booklist

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman

Relegated by a misguided act of heroism to a squad comprised of his school's hopeless misfits, a cadet in a 24th century space academy rescues a centuries-hibernating girl only to be swept up in a war millions of years in the making.

"This intergalactic space opera has it all: action, thrills, suspense, laughs, and all the feels." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with challenges of finishing high school and her dream of working as a chef.

New York Times Best Seller

Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid

The summer after senior year is not going as eighteen-year-old Lu Charles expected. After her longtime boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, Lu can't write a single word, despite the fact that her college scholarship is tied to her columnist job at hip online magazine Misnomer.

From the acclaimed author of Let's Get Lost and North of Happy

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Eighteen-year-old mystery-loving Birdie's new job at a historic Seattle hotel leads her and her coworker, Daniel, to a real mystery about a reclusive writer who resides there.

Author of the RITA-nominated Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Here is what happens when your mother dies. It's the brightest day of summer and it's dark outside. It's dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel the darkness is going to split you apart. That's how it feels for Tiger. It's always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger's mother dies. And now it's Tiger, alone. Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.

"An honest and extremely harrowing read." -- BookPage, Starred Review

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

Magnus Bane learns that a demon-worshiping cult, the Crimson Hand, is wreaking havoc across Europe, threatening more than just his romantic getaway with new boyfriend, Alec Lightwood.

New York Times Best Seller

The Fall of Crazy House by James Patterson

Eighteen-year-old twins Becca and Cassie, now trained fearless fighters, hold the key to defeating the despotic United regime and freeing the people of the former United States. At what cost, though?

"Action-packed fight scenes, flickers of romance, and Patterson's signature speedy chapters should satisfy teens who like their suspense served with a side of political revolt." -- Booklist

Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan

A girl named Nadya, who hears the whispers of the gods inside her head. A prince surrounded by desperate suitors and deadly assassins. A monster hidden behind pale, tortured eyes (and a smile that cuts like a knife). The paths of these three characters become entwined during a centuries-long war filled with sinners and saints, magic and mystery, and a star-crossed romance that threatens to tip the scales between dark and light forever.

"If you like your young adult fantasy full of ice, blood, and angst, Wicked Saints will sweep you up in its wintry embrace." -- NPR

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