I hope that you all had a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! That being said, we are back this week with another batch of new items for your reading and listening pleasure. Search for the titles of your favorites in our catalog. Also, don’t forget to register for our Teen Crochet 101 program, which will be taking place on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel – Just before spending her sixteenth summer on Cape Cod, Sarah’s boyfriend breaks up with her and, as a scientist whose focus is on winning a scholarship through her study of a comet, she designs an experiment to become more like her older sister to see if she, too, can be popular.
Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older – When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on–then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.
Storm: The 3rd Book in the Paper Gods Series by Amanda Sun – After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro’s deadly ability to bring drawings to life–not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that’s about to repeat. Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is determined to put his dark powers to sleep. In order to do so, she and Tomo must journey to find the three Imperial Treasures of Japan.
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 2: Revelations by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez – Miles’ life has been turned upside down on every conceivable level! New villains are coming out of the woodwork. Miles makes a life-changing decision! Plus, Miles Morales has a girlfriend. Her name is Katie Bishop. Katie has a secret. It’s bad news for Spider-Man. Collecting: Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man 6-10.
Tommy: The Gun That Changed America by Karen Blumenthal – Examines the origins of America’s debate over gun control sparked by a practical gun intended for military use that became a weapon of choice for outlaws before Congress attempted to remove it from the streets.
srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone – Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?! Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays! A kingdom on the brink of war. A stolen throne. A boy seeking revenge.
The Devil is a Part-Timer, Volume 1 by Satoshi Wagahara, illustrations by 029 (Oniku) – Being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land smack in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?!
Doctor Who, New Adventures with the Tenth Doctor: Revolutions of Terror by Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande, Arianna Florean – After landing in New York the Doctor is joined by wannabe artist, Gabriella Gonzalez, on a search through time and space for the cause of a wave of psychic horrors haunting the city.
Batgirl, Volume 1: Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, and Maris Wicks – It’s Batgirl as you’ve never seen her before! Big changes are here for Barbara Gordon as she moves across Gotham City to begin a new chapter in her ongoing fight against crime as Batgirl!
Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Jorge Molina – When Thor is found to be unworthy of Mjolnir, an unknown woman takes on the mantle of Thor to combat the Frost Giants who have invaded Earth.
Fables, Volume 20: Camelot by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Russ Braun, and Barry Kitson – Rose Red finally and formally takes on the mantle of Paladin of Hope to heroically rally the Fables in the tragic aftermath of “Snow White.” A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred quest to reassemble the shattered pieces of Fabletown.
The Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim – The Avengers, the New Warriors, and the X-Men square off against the omnipotent Thanos, who has become the most powerful being in the universe, looking to enslave or destroy all who stand in his way.
Inhuman, Volume 2: Axis by Charles Soule, Pepe Larraz, and Ryan Stegman – After months of behind-the-scenes work for the New Avengers, Black Bolt publicly returns with Maximus, but trouble follows close behind, while back in Attilan Medusa’s style of rule has changed dramatically following her inversion.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: Official Graphic Novel Prelude by James Dashner – A collection of new short stories reveals the hidden histories of favorite Gladers as well as the origins of W.C.K.D. and the survival necessities of a post-Flare, Crank-controlled world.
Gotham Academy, Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl – Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only the best and brightest students may enter its halls, study in its classrooms, explore its secret passages, summon its terrifying spirits… Okay, so Gotham Academy isn’t like other schools. But Olive Silverlock isn’t like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she’s back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude… and an unexplained fear of bats. Olive’s supposed to show new student Maps Mizoguchi the ropes. Problem: Maps is kid sister of Kyle, Olive’s ex. Then there’s the ghost haunting the campus…the secret society conducting bizarre rituals…and Bruce Wayne, the weirdo billionaire who funds the Academy – and may know the secret to Olive’s big mystery.
Sword Art Online: Progressive, Volume 002 by Reki Kawahara and abec – Having cleared the first and second levels of Aincrad at great cost, Kirito, Asuna, and the rest of the players ascend to Level Three. New challenges await them even as tenuous new allies appear in the vast forest that encompasses the entire level. Meanwhile, the first player-wide strategy meeting on the new level forces Asuna and Kirito to make a difficult choice.
Toriko, Volumes 18-22 by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
D. Gray-Man, Volumes 18-22 by Katsura Hoshino
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Terminal: The 5th Book in the Virals Series by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.