Young Adult

Fountains of Silence

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$15.19
ISBN: 9780399160318
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Published: Philomel Books - October 1st, 2019

 

It’s the summer of 1957, and aspiring photojournalist Daniel Mattheson is staying in Madrid with his wealthy family at the luxurious Castellana Hilton. When he meets Ana, a hotel employee, he begins to understand the dark truth of life under Franco’s dictatorship and strives to capture a story through his photography. This is rich, character-driven historical fiction that will appeal to both teens and adults.

Katie


I Wish You All the Best

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$14.39
ISBN: 9781338306125
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Published: Push - May 14th, 2019

 

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband. Ben tries to keep a low profile at their new school while finishing senior year, but when a student named Nathan takes them under his wing, Ben finds more than they could have imagined. Heartbreaking, beautiful, important, and romantic, this book will sweep you off your feet. Give to the teen in your life, but give it a read yourself as well—I promise you'll fall in love.

April


Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set

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$31.96
ISBN: 9781250000934
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Published: Square Fish - October 25th, 2011

 

The Prydain Chronicles are a fantasy classic equally worth re-visiting or discovering for the first time. Whether you're new to fantasy (hello, Rick Riordan fans!) or a weathered veteran, this series provides all the magic and fellowship of Lord of the Rings as it deftly crafts its story from the bones of Welsh mythology. For bonus points: I'm pretty sure Princess Eilonwy is the original Hermione Granger.

Caleb


Neverworld Wake

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399553929
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 5th, 2018

 

Neverworld Wake is the perfect book for those of you who aren't quite ready to give up on those creepy October vibes. It's like Inception with a murder mystery and also GHOSTS (?). Much like the characters, you'll find yourself unable to escape this constantly-twisting tale until it's finally untangled. I couldn't put it down!

Caleb


JULIET TAKES A BREATH

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

 

 I think the blurb smack dab on the front of the book, the one from Roxane Gay herself, sums it up best. Early in the book, Juliet writes a letter to her feminist writer icon, saying, “I know you’re not a Magic 8 ball. You’re just some lady who wrote a book. But I fall asleep with that book in my arms because words protect hearts and I’ve got this ache in my chest that won’t go away.” Juliet Takes A Breath is a book you can fall asleep holding.

Leila 


Loki

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By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781368022262
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Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 2019

 

Mackenzi Lee adds depth and heart to the backstory of Marvel's Loki--but this book has wider appeal than just fans of the franchise. Mythology fans will appreciate the nods to the original lore; historical fiction buffs will adore Lee's well-researched vision of 19th-century London; and YA readers will fall in love with teen Loki and sweet new character Theo. As always, Lee is clever, quippy, and unafraid of exploring the complexities and contradictions of her characters, making her the perfect writer to give voice to the god of mischief.

Kate


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