Friday, June 30, 2023

New YA Books June 2023

Checkout all the new YA Books in our Young Adult (YA) Room! If you have any special requests feel free to ask a librarian! 

A journey to the kingdom of dragons, a star-crossed love, and a cursed pearl with the power to mend the world or break it… Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon's pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

Io, the youngest, uses her Fate-born abilities as a private investigator in the half-sunken city of Alante. But her latest job leads her to a horrific discovery: somebody is abducting women, maiming their life-threads, and setting the resulting wraiths loose in the city to kill.

Small town secrets meet a true crime podcast in this YA mystery! A Long Stretch of Bad Days follows two high school seniors from vastly different socioeconomic backgrounds and live experiences who team up on a podcast investigating events that occurred in the 90's in their small town.

After the death of Ariel's mother, the queen of the sea, the seven daughters of King Triton have grown estranged at best. It's been years since Ariel's older sisters have visited home. But this year's Coral Moon is fast approaching, and it's a special one for Ariel.

Told from more than a dozen alternating and diverse perspectives, The Grimoire of Grave Fates follows Galileo's best and brightest young magicians as they race to discover the truth behind Dropwort's mysterious death.

The Forest of Stolen Girls centers around the case of thirteen missing girls from Hwani's hometown. Her father, the best investigator in the country, works on this case for years until one day he goes missing.

This is a deeply moving book rooted in mental health. Brynn is exiled to Florida to stay with her absent father after her mother finds what she believes is a suicide note in one of Brynn's blog posts. Stuck on a houseboat with no phone and no Internet access, she is somewhat left to her own devices, stranded.

Imogen Obviously is a heart-felt and light-hearted romcom that focuses on Imogen, a hopelessly heterosexual girl who is also the world's greatest ally. She knows all the queer movies, never missed a queer/straight alliance meeting and knows more about queer discourse than her lesbian sister.

Heartstopper meets Friday Night Lights in this keenly felt coming-of-age story about a teen hometown hero who must find out who he is outside of basketball when his coming out as gay costs him his popularity and place on the team. In his small Georgia town, Barclay Elliot is basically a legend.

Danna Mendoza Villarreal's grandfather is slowly losing himself as his memories fade, and Danna's not sure her plan to help him remember through the foods he once reviewed will be enough to bring him back. Especially when her own love of food makes her complicated relationship with her mother even more difficult.

"It starts today. Your world is about to change. "Harley ignores the cryptic warning but soon learns the chilling message is absolutely true. When his motorcycle is stolen, he feels he's lost the one thing that connects him to his dad--and keeps his dad's memory alive. Harley believes he knows exactly who is responsible--and takes dangerously reckless steps to get his bike back. Parker will do almost anything to help his friend--which is exactly what has Jelly and Ella worried. Their efforts to change Harley's self-destructive course simply haven't worked. Now they have to find a way to stop him before he goes off the deep end . . . and takes Parker with him. Sometimes lies and deception are so believable that only God can reveal the truth. And every person has a push-point. Something that--if given enough pressure--has the power to send them someplace they never want to go. Off the deep end. The Deep End is the third book in the High Water series. It blends contemporary mystery and suspense, dramatic situations, and high adventure that 12- to 15-year-old boys and girls will love.

When Stevie wakes up from her coma, she thinks her life is the same as when she was fifteen. Now, she has to rediscover why she's drifted away from her parents, who she was close with, and her best friends, who gradually reveal their true colors again.

A bittersweet tale of friendship surviving and growing amid heartbreak and change. A trio struggles during the first summer following the unexpected death of the fourth member of their close-knit group in this contemporary novel.

Ultimately, The Night in Question is a collection of stories about transformations, realizations, and the strange realities of contemporary suburban life. Wolff pairs the mundane with the absurd to create tension and to force readers to consider the state of their own plain lives.

For Taylor, Saint Juniper is a mystery. She tries to practice the magic her dad banned from the house after her mom, an accomplished witch, suddenly died. But without someone to guide her, she's floundering. Then a wide-eyed teenager barges into her life, rambling about a haunted house and a trapped boy.

​When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families' age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.

She's even running out of outlandish diseases to fake so she can skip PE. But when Aideen stumbles on her nemesis, overachiever Meabh Kowalski, in the midst of a full-blown meltdown, she sees a problem that—unlike her own disaster of a life—seems refreshingly easy to solve.

Feast on delicacies unique to the Earth Kingdom, Water Tribe, Air Nomads, and the Fire Nation with the Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Official Cookbook.

From the shores of Kyoshi Island to the crowded streets of Ba Sing Se, this official cookbook collects signature dishes from all four nations, like vegetarian plates of the Air Nomads, fiery entrees from the Fire Nation, seafood from the North and South Poles, and delectable cuisine from the Earth Kingdom.

Featuring enticing color photography, step-by-step instructions, and tips for adapting dishes to specific diets, this book includes sixty authentic food and beverage recipes inspired by the beloved series. Enjoy this diverse compendium of delicacies from the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

In sharp and witty prose—aided by humorous comics from artist Jules Zuckerberg—Schrefer uses science, history, anthropology, and sociology to illustrate the diversity of sexual behavior in the animal world. Interviews with researchers in the field offer additional insights for readers and aspiring scientists.

Everything You Need to Ace Math . . . covers everything to get a student over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions.

Everything You Need To Ace Science In One Big Fat Notebook takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more.

Big Fat Notebooks offer the support of a knowledgeable teacher in the form of an approachable peer--the notes of smartest kid in class. Everything You Need to Ace U.S. History in One Big Fat Notebook is the same indispensable resource so many students depend on, updated with new and improved content covering Indigenous history in the U.S., the legacies of slavery, exploration, colonization, and imperialism, and significant current events through 2022, including the BLACKLIVESMATTER movement and the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the cutting edge reference for students as education styles shift toward this informed approach to history.

Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . . takes students from grammar to reading comprehension to writing with ease, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives.

Mental Toughness For Young Athletes is a book designed to help kids and teens find and strengthen their mental toughness mindset muscle. There are a lot of books out there for mental toughness for the adult mind, but not a lot for the developing mind. This book fills the gap. Filled with proven, easy to apply, 5-minute exercises, "Mental Toughness For Young Athletes" is a chronicling of an actual youth athlete's mental toughness journey. In the book he and his father talk about their mental toughness struggles and successes. They also give the exact mental toughness exercises that helped them down their path towards their success. If you have a young athlete who is struggling with finding and growing their mental toughness this book is for you. Real proven exercises with a young athlete's perspective. Experts are great, but having a kid's mindset and thought process included in a book about mental toughness for kids and teens is priceless.

Teens have been experiencing anxiety and depression at surging rates. The situation is so dire that in December 2021 the US Surgeon General sounded the alarm about teens' deteriorating mental health. Through personal accounts and comments from experts, this book explores how to recognize anxiety and how to stay grounded, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and heal anxiety.

Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, the United States was a distant fantasy to identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores—until, at age seventeen, a deadly threat from the region's brutal gangs forces them to flee the only home they've ever known.

Written by twenty youth authors, geared towards youth, this anthology weaves together different perspectives on mental health and wellness. All authors are from the BIPOC and disability communities, which were disproportionately affected by COVID-19, a generation forever changed by an unprecedented pandemic and whose voices have not really been heard, until now. Detailing personal challenges and struggles through art, graphic novels, poetry, and prose, these youth express profound insight and vulnerability about how their lives have been changed and that of their loved ones and their communities.

Many Christian teen girls struggle with identity and discerning God's purpose for their life. This guided devotional journal will help them grow in their relationship with the Lord and set out on an adventure of faith, love, and bravery. Written in a whimsical and friendly tone, this unique devotional encourages readers to draw out their own personalized roadmap for the path God has put them on--both literally, by completing bucket list-⁠⁠inspired activities, and figuratively through daily prayers. Girls who are fond of inspirational quotes, enjoy coffee dates with friends, and have a touch of wanderlust will be especially enticed to pick up this devotional. Includes quizzes, recipes, and journaling prompts.

Cheer Up follows a trans girl whose the captain of her schools cheerleading team, and an anti-social lesbian who forces herself to join the cheer squad to learn better people skills. We watch as these characters teach each other how to stand your ground but also how to let down your guard.

When Wisteria, an ambitious, kind-hearted sprite, starts to ask questions about the way things used to be, she'll begin to unearth her long-lost talent of gardening. But her newly honed skills might not be the welcome surprise she intends them to be.

Discover the earliest days of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Billy - right after they became Teenagers With Attitude. Juggling high school, extracurriculars, and budding romance, your favorite teen heroes might have it all under control... if it wasn't for the dastardly Rita Repulsa, her minions, and their plan to defeat the Power Rangers once and for all. And if that wasn't hard enough, the original Rangers also have to deal with keeping their new lives secret from a sixth member of their pre-Morphin Grid circle. Their friend Matthew Cook wasn't chosen by Zordon, but will our team be able to keep their new identities from him even when their distant, dark future collides with their new beginning?

Five years ago, Ariel defied her father, King Triton, and traded her voice for the chance to meet Prince Eric. But when Ursula attacked and defeated Ariel, the sea witch took everything: the little mermaid's voice, her prince, and her father's life. Now, Ariel rules as the silent queen of Atlantica, while Ursula, disguised as a beautiful human woman, runs Prince Eric's kingdom on land. 

But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world--and a prince--she never imagined she would see again. 

On land, Ariel learns that Ursula has been making the most of her role as princess: plotting, scheming, and waging outright war with neighboring kingdoms. And after Ursula catches wind of Ariel's resurfacing, she threatens to obliterate both land and sea. Will Ariel be able to overthrow the murderous villain bent on destroying her home--along with the world she once longed to be a part of?

Raven Roth, Garfield Logan, Maxine Navarro, and Damian Wayne are on the run…from Slade Wilson, from H.I.V.E., and from the horrible experiments H.I.V.E. conducted at their expense.

But where will they go? Who can they trust?

Dick Grayson just wants to know what happened to his brother, Damian. Is Damian okay? Does he need help? Why hasn’t he been in contact? And why did his tracking device go silent?

One thing is for sure—they all need answers and there is only one person that might be able to help them defeat H.I.V.E. for good.

A year before meeting Sailor Moon--and her destiny as a member of the Sailor Guardians--Minako was the first hero to find her calling. At age 13, all this teen can talk about is finding a boyfriend, but her dreams change when a talking cat with a crescent moon on his forehead reveals her true identity as the Soldier of Justice, Sailor V! Miracles have returned to modern Tokyo, and she must use her powers to stop the Dark Agency, which is trying to manipulate Japan's entertainment industry and enslave the population.

This definitive, two-volume "Eternal Edition" of the Codename- Sailor V manga follows the ten-volume Sailor Moon Eternal Edition. They feature new cover illustrations by Sailor V and Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi, a new translation, entirely redesigned lettering, and, for the first time, all the color pages from the original magazine run in the 1990s, at the largest size available anywhere in the world!

Jugyeong Lim has been treated unfairly by her family and bullied by her enemies due to being perceived as ugly. She learns how to use makeup by binge-watching Youtube tutorials. As she slowly masters the art of makeovers, her dramatic transformation leads to her overwhelming popularity and fame.

Armed with her newfound beauty, Jugyeong is in a love triangle with two of the most handsome boys at school: Suho, the stoic mystery man who knows her secret and Seojun, the "bad boy." But will her elite status be short-lived? How long can she keep her true appearance a secret?

Living in a society where people are judged based on their physical appearance, Jugyeong navigates both high school and her college life, while her self-esteem, romantic life and career are constantly in flux.


When Blondina is revealed to be a long-lost princess, she hopes to say good-bye to the miserable life of an orphan. But all that awaits her in the palace is bullying and ridicule for her common background, and the cold, condescending gaze of her father, the emperor. Her first and only friend is a black cat she meets in the garden. Though Amon has a big attitude for a little ball of fur, he's the perfect buddy she always wanted. And the best part--he can talk! But just when she thought her little friend couldn't be any more special--FLASH!--Blondina finds herself staring at the most handsome boy she's ever seen.

In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna have been lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna's body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of jujutsu sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the supernatural!

Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they'll unleash when they break the seal...

Empress Navier and Emperor Sovieshu: a match made in heaven, they were the two pillars of the land whom everyone believed would stand by each other through thick and thin...until a chance encounter with a beautiful girl in the forest leaves the emperor smitten! Though hurt by the betrayal, Navier's not one to waste time wallowing in despair. And when Sovieshu requests a divorce, she has but one condition in return--permission to remarry the man of her choosing!

When Ten moves out of her parents' home in the mountains to live in a boardinghouse, she finds herself becoming fast friends with her male roommates. But can love and romance be far behind?

Ten Serizawa has a two-hour commute through the mountains to high school every day, so she can't spend much time hanging out with her friends in the afternoon. She decides to move into the local boardinghouse, where one of her friends and three other boys are living. Ten's friends consider her to be as oblivious as a rock when it comes to noticing boys and falling in love, but will she be able to keep her calm and steady heart in her new living situation?

Twenty-Fifth Bam must journey skyward in a mysterious tower if he has any chance of reuniting with his best friend Rachel, even if that means facing his own death.

Before mysteriously disappearing into the tower gates before his very eyes, Rachel cautions Bam to forget all about her. Unwilling to lose her, Bam enters the Tower completely surrounded by Shinsu -- a divine and magical water, at his own peril.

The Tower itself contains multitudes of floors as vast as continents, each one with its unique geography, language and culture. Confronted by skillful tests each step of the way, Bam meets powerful guardians and otherworldly environments, making his quest to the top no easy feat.

Beginning his journey, Bam is met by Headon, the first floor guardian and caretaker of the Tower who explains the rules of the Tower. At each level Bam is constantly tested for his strength, dexterity and wit. With help from fellow travelers and unlikely villains, Bam makes both allies and enemies in order to find Rachel; however her intentions of reconnecting with him become unclear as misinformation about her whereabouts do not add up. Behind each ascension is a revelation about their friendship, revealing a much deeper, darker secret.

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks"? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny...

Peter Parker is on the outs with the Avengers. He's on the outs with the Fantastic Four. He's on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man - except for Doctor Octopus. Doc Ock is on Spidey's tail, and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. But what did Spider-Man do that has alienated him from everyone? And what moves is the gangster called Tombstone making? Just in time for Spider-Man's 60th Anniversary, a new era of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN begins, blockbuster artist John Romita Jr. returns - and 2022 is going to be the biggest year for the wallcrawler ever!

Doctor Stephen Strange is the Master of the Mystic Arts. Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. A one-man barrier protecting our world from all the nightmares, demons and warlords out there in dimensions beyond our comprehension. So what happens... when Doctor Strange is murdered? As his friends mourn - and his enemies rage at having been deprived of the killing blow - dark forces set their sights on an unprotected Earth. The Avengers... the Fantastic Four... all of our mightiest heroes are woefully out of their depth. Now, as the world's remaining magicians race to protect our world from an unimaginable sorcerous threat, one very surprising investigator must unravel the mystery of Doctor Strange's murder. But can he do it before his own time runs out? 

The galaxy's best buddies star in a hair-raising adventure from the days before they joined the Rebellion! Loveable rogue Han Solo and his Wookiee partner-in-smuggling, Chewbacca, set off on a heist for none other than Jabba the Hutt - and this time, the Rodian bounty hunter named Greedo is working alongside them! It's supposed to be a nice, straightforward job. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, how about a reunion with the very last person Han expected to see? When the target safe is cracked, you won't believe what's inside! Plus, celebrate the galaxy's favorite holiday with a collection of festive tales from all across the saga of Star Wars. Happy Life Day!

Can Wonder Woman save humanity...without losing her own? The Warrior of Truth defends the human race in this sci-fi epic!

Whisked away from Earth by a distant cosmic entity, Wonder Woman is forced to navigate a series of perilous challenges that push her to the brink both mentally and physically. At stake is the fate of all humanity, with the alien entities casting Diana as Earth's proxy for a trial judging humankind's worthiness to exist in the universe.

Can Diana stand trial to save humanity without losing her own? Does the capacity for good outweigh the great evils done to one another and the entire planet? Diana must believe it does...or else all the people she has sworn to protect will face certain extinction.

Gotham City is a battleground as the Joker takes his war against the Dark Knight to the streets, using Bruce Wayne's own fortune to mount a fully armed attack against Batman and his allies. Read the full epic here, featuring the long-anticipated confrontation between Harley Quinn and the Joker's new girlfriend, Punchline; the return of Nightwing; the debut of new character Clownhunter; and many more can't-miss moments!