Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Recently Added to the YA Bookshelf

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

Snowflake, AZ by Marcus Sedgwick

Ash has lived in eight states in as many years. Mom has gone walkabout, but stepdad Jack is like a father, and stepbrother Bly the best anyone could wish for. When Bly goes missing, too, Ash sets off to search for him and finds something much bigger: the sickness of the world.

"An ominous, relevant, and uniquely compelling read." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Torn between his love for his white girlfriend and his sense of duty to the matchmaking parents who made hard sacrifices to move to the United States, a Korean American teen looks for solutions along with a friend who has a similar problem.

New York Times Bestseller
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Title

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Nineteen-year-old Pablo Neruda Rind is working in an upscale health food store in New York City when pop star Leanna Smart rushes in and turns his life upside-down.

"Choi has penned a smart and funny read that is as much about finding your path as it is about falling in love." -- Booklist, starred review

American Royals by Katharine McGee

In an alternate America, princesses Beatrice and Samantha Washington and the two girls wooing their brother, Prince Jeffrey, become embroiled in high drama in the most glorious court in the world.

"For readers looking for intrigue - and for those who like their royal fever with a twist - this is a quick and delicious read." -- Booklist 

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee

After the banishment of his only friend, the sorceress Amora, to Earth, a young Loki travels to nineteenth-century London to investigate a string of murders but finds much more than he expects.

"This deft, nuanced examination of identity, destiny, and agency is a surprisingly tender addition to the Marvel canon." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez

Branwen has a secret mighty enough to destroy two kingdoms. Her ancient magic led to a terrible betrayal by both her best friend, the princess Essy, and her first love, Tristan. Now this same magic is changing Branwen.

"The female characters are vivid, powerful, and passionate...a thrilling roller coaster." -- Kirkus Reviews

Song of the Abyss by Makiia Lucier

As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach.

Teen Magazine Best YA Books of 2019
Barnes & Noble Teen Best YA Books of August
Hypable.com 10 Most Anticipated YA Sequels
Book Riot 10 New Enemies-to-Lovers YA Books You Need to Read

Mind Games by Shana Silver

Arden sells memories. Whether it's becoming homecoming queen or studying for that all important test, Arden can hack into a classmate's memories and upload the experience for you just as you'd lived it yourself. Business is great, right up until the day Arden whites out, losing fifteen minutes of her life and all her memories of the boy across the school yard.

"An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep readers guessing. The complex plot, the occasional twists, and the quick pacing make this a difficult read to put down." -- School Library Journal

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