I know that many of you are on spring break this week, so I hope that you are all enjoying yourselves and maybe taking in a few good books. If you’ve drained your to-read list dry, then try a few of the new titles listed below. Follow the links to place holds on your favorites!
Fairy Tail, Volume 47 by Hiro Mashima – Desperate to stop the Face bombs from going off, Natsu and Gajeel face off against Tempester and Torafuzar from Tartaros! Meanwhile, Gray emerges from his dramatic encounter with Silver with a new power: demon slayer magic, and Erza finally reaches the control room only to find it infested by demons! The Book of Zeref’s worst denizens stand arrayed before Fairy Tail’s wizards… Can they defeat them and preserve the magic of the entire continent?
Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 4: Original Sin by Brian Michael Bendis, Ed McGuinness, and Valerio Schiti – Original Sin tie-in! Remember when Star-Lord, Thanos, and Nova had been trapped in the horrific Cancerverse? When Star-Lord and Nova were going to sacrifice their lives to take out Thanos once and for all? And remember how Drax was supposed to have died? But Star-Lord, Drax and Thanos seem to be running around just fine nowadays. So what exactly happened to Richard Rider? Finally, it’s time to get some answers about the true ending of the Cancerverse saga!
Avengers: Rage of Ultron by Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, Pepe Larraz, and Mark Morales – It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence – so long devoted to ending life on Earth – has found a new world to conquer– one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos’ brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies – but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron’s creator Giant-Man – and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized ‘son,’ the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large.
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein – Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.
by Ridley Pearson – With the defeat of the Overtakers behind them, the five teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers should be celebrating. By all accounts they saved Disneyland from certain destruction. Why then did their mentor leave one last puzzle for them to decipher? The Keepers must solve a puzzle of the past, or be crushed under an evil that makes the Overtakers seem like gentle souls.
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer – When Stephen moves to the small, midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. But the town has a dark secret, and the twins are caught in the middle of it.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman – Tori Spring feels completely disconnected from her life–until she meets the relentlessly cheerful Michael Holden, and a series of schoolwide pranks starts to draw her out of her shell.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord – Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as “The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned,” and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.
The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond – Coming of age in the shadow of northern England’s shipyards, young Dominic is torn between the extremes of his shipbuilder family’s lifestyle, a complex bully to whom he finds himself irresistibly drawn, and the tightrope-walking girl he loves.
King: The 3rd Book in the Prophecy Series by Ellen Oh – Girl warrior, demon slayer, and tiger spirit of the yellow eyes–Kira is ready for her final quest to save her cousin–the young boy destined to rule the Iron Realm as crown prince–and to uncover the third lost treasure while facing innumerable enemies in order to fulfill the famed prophecy.
The Wicked Will Rise: The 2nd Book in the Dorothy Must Die Series by Danielle Paige – My name is Amy Gumm–and I’m the other girl from Kansas. After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz. But it wasn’t like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, and she was stealing magic from the land. The Wizard was back. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They’d joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me. My mission? Kill Dorothy. And when a group of former–possibly still–Wicked Witches tells you to do something, it’s kind of hard to say no. Except my job as assassin didn’t work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn’t wait to leave behind might be in danger. Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find Nox and the rest of the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down–and try to figure out what I’m really doing here. But in a place where the line between good and evil shifts with a strong gust of wind, who am I supposed to trust? And who is actually Wicked?
Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross – Twin sisters, one living in the Shadow Lands–the realm of the dead– and one in the land of the living, are called upon to try and save a boy and his friends who have been marked for death by a long-dead serial killer.
Instinct: The 6th Book in the Chronicles of Nick Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Having finally accepted the demon inside of him, Nick decides to trust the one person he should not, just as the dark gods that created his race close in on him.
In the Time of Dragon Moon by Janet Lee Carey – In 1210 AD, Uma, a Healer raised by a tribe of people native to Wilde Island, must complete an impossible task for the English queen or be burned alive, and her only ally is the part dragon, part fairy Pendragon prince who is struggling with a secret of his own.
Half Wild: The 2nd Book in the Half Life Trilogy by Sally Green – In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, but he is on the run with the Hunters close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.
Catalyst: The 2nd Book in the Control Series by Lydia King – When their foster home is invaded, Zelia, her sister, and a band of outcasts with mutated genes go on the run, trying to find a safe place and make sense of what seems to be a larger conspiracy against them.
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes – Seventeen-year-old Max, his girlfriend Parvati, and best friend Pres form Liars, Inc., expecting that forging notes and lying for their peers will lead to easy cash, but when Pres asks Max to cover for him, it may be a fatal mistake.
Guardians: The 3rd Book in the Wasteland Series by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan – In a world where teens die at nineteen and disease is rampant, Esther and her allies have created a haven within the District, the gleaming skyscraper that has become the center of all commerce; but as factions form and dangerous power emerges, the ultimate darkness is born from greed and Esther must save the citizens from themselves.
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed – Naila’s vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she’s never met.
A Work of Art by Melody Maysonet – A teenaged girl with artistic promise puts her life on hold to protect her father, who finds himself over his head in legal trouble.
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma – Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.
Ash by Shani Petroff and Darci Manley – Madden Sumner’s life is a whirlwind of privilege and perks. Born into the elite Purple ring, she is fated to be a Minister of the Seven. Although her position comes with the burden of great responsibility, she’s nothing if not confident in her future. After all, Destiny Specialists have determined how she will fulfill her life’s purpose, and they are never wrong. Her classmate Dax, an Ash, is clinging to the opposite end of the spectrum. While everyone around her knows what destiny awaits them, Dax’s fate is missing. Isolated and ignored, she refuses to let her lack of status define her. For their entire lives, the government has told Madden and Dax where they will live, who they will love, and who they will be. Yet, after a stunning twist of fate, Dax and Madden’s paths collide in ways neither could have possibly imagined. The two are forced to question their own past, present and future as they realize who they are is not necessarily who they were meant to be.
Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves edited by Ann Angel – Collects fifteen short stories about keeping, telling, and learning secrets.
Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress by Nate Cooper with art by Kim Gee – A humorous, illustrated guide introduces the basics of creating a website, including HTML tags, CSS, customizing Word Press, plugins, and choosing domain name.
Love & Profanity: True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life edited by Nick Healy – A collection of short, true stories by well-known and up-and-coming YA authors on the teenage experience.
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.