Thursday, December 26, 2019

Recently Added to the YA Bookshelf

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

Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean

In the summer of 1727, Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food, and only the end of the world can explain why no boat returns to collect them.

Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal.

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true -- he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them. But Spensa also discovered a few things about herself -- and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

Sequel to the New York Times bestseller Skyward.

Catfishing on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer

Because her mother is always on the move, sixteen-year-old Steph hasn't lived anywhere longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet -- a social-media site where users upload cat pictures -- a site whose admin is CheshireCat, a sentient AI who loves cat pictures. When a threat from Steph's past catches up to her and ChesireCat's existence is discovered, it's up to Steph and her friends -- both online and IRL -- to save them.

A Kirkus Reviews 2019 Best of the Year Selection.

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Isabel has one rule: no dating. It's easier, it's safer, it's better for the other person. She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. It's never felt better to consider breaking that rule for him.

"A highly recommended work that's thoughtful, funny, wise, and tender." -- Kirkus Reviews

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Be careful of the dark, dark wood. Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it's this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman -- the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago.

Kirkus Reviews "Falls Biggest YA Books of 2019."

Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Barnes

While spending a summer at the family lake house, eighteen-year-old Sawyer finally learns the full truth about her complicated family.

Sequel to Little White Lies.

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost. Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn't the end of the plan -- it's just the beginning.

Sequel to the New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire.

The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey

From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother's hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

"Book lovers will find Namey's story especially compelling because, in Darcy, they'll find a kindred spirit." -- Booklist

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