Summer reads are abundant in this week’s collection of new releases! You will also see books from 2 manga series, Toriko and D.Gray-Man, being added to the shelves. These series were specially selected by our Teen Graphic Novel Club to be added to our collection. Search for the titles in the catalog to place holds on your favorite and have a wonderful and sunny holiday weekend!
Maximum Ride Forever: The 9th Book in the Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson – Maximum Ride and her broken flock roam a postapocalyptic world, searching for answers to what happened.
Off the Page: The Companion to Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer – When Delilah is united with Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairytale, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, and all must be resolved for the two to live happily ever after.
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham – Scarlett, a sixteen-year-old private detective in the fictional city of Las Almas, finds herself at the center of a mysterious case–involving ancient curses, priceless artifacts, and jinn–as she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks.
Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash – During the three days of the music festival known as Woodstock, Michael Michaelson of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Cora Fletcher, a volunteer in the medical tent who lives nearby, share incredible experiences, the greatest of which is meeting each other.
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia – Armed with her camera and a Magic 8-Ball and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college.
Elena Vanishing by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle – Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia.
Dove Arising by Karen Bao – On a lunar colony, fifteen-year-old Phaet Theta does the unthinkable and joins the Militia when her mother is imprisoned by the Moon’s oppressive government.
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum – A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights.
The Monster Book of Manga Steampunk, edited by Jorge Balaguer – Presents step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and techniques for drawing steampunk manga characters, including Victorian ladies, engine drivers, and robots.
Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army by Georg Rauch – A YA memoir of an 18-year old part-Jewish youth who, despite his heritage, is drafted into Hitler’s army and sent to serve on the Russian front.
All New X-Men, Volume 6: The Ultimate Adventure by Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar – The All-New X-Men face their next rite of passage as they hop dimensions, meeting Miles Morales in a universe altering showdown, Bobby Drake goes on the offense releasing the Iceman, and X-23 takes an interest in Angel.
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen by Abby Denson – Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun– visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel guidebook explores Japanese culture from a cartoonist’s perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to– the exciting worlds of Japanese food, the otaku (geek) culture of Japan, the complete Japanese shopping experience, the world’s biggest manga, anime, and cosplay festivals, the best travel apps for Japan, and more.
A School for Unusual Girls: The 1st Book in the Stranje House Series by Kathleen Baldwin – England, 1814. After accidentally setting her father’s stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana is sent to Stranje House where she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt. Thrust together in a desperate mission to invent a new invisible ink for the English war effort, Georgie and Sebastian must find a way to work together without losing their heads-or their hearts.
Boarding School Girls by Helen Eve – Siena Hamilton reigns over Temperley High, despite the unfortunate and horrible events that ended the last year, but Romy, a former Starlet, is back from a term away in France and nobody is happy about her return, despite her efforts to blend in and keep the clique’s secret safe.
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert – A small-town boy questions everything he holds to be true when his father is accused of murder.
Killer Within: The 2nd Book in the Killer Instinct Series by S. E. Green – Disturbed, Lane resumes her role as the Masked Savior, but an admirer becomes a copycat, assaulting the defenseless. And Lane also suspects someone is spying on her. Someone who knows her secrets.
What Remains by Helene Dunbar – After surviving a car crash that kills his best friend Lizzie, sixteen-year-old Cal Ryan must work through his grief and figure out his relationship with their other best friend, Spencer.
The Neptune Challenge: The 2nd Book in the Neptune Project Series by Polly Holyoke – Nere and her friends, all genetically engineered to survive in the ocean, go on a rescue mission.
Sparks in Scotland: A Book from the Flirt Series by A. Destiny and Rhonda Helms – While vacationing in Scotland with her parents, Ava, fifteen, meets cute and sweet Graham, the son of her mother’s college friend, but wonders if it is worth pursuing a relationship when she will soon return to Cleveland.
Dangerous Deception: The 2nd Book in the Dangerous Creatures Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – When Ridley goes missing after a car crash, Link, his bandmates, and Lennox Gates, joined by Liv and John Breed, embark on a search for the Siren, taking them to Mississippi, where they encounter legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson, and then to New Orleans, where an evil threatens to destroy them all.
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher – Ana is an honor student obsessed with being successful at everything academic, Clayton is her thirteen-year-old genius brother, the youngest student in their high school and Zak is gamer who is forced to join the quiz team by his teacher–but when Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention in Seattle while they are all there for a quiz bowl tournament, Ana is forced to rely on the unreliable Zak to find him.
Dead of Winter: The 3rd Book in the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole – In order to protect Jack from two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers, and the vast army they command, Evie leaves the comfort offered by Death and joins her allies in a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland, but for her battle plan to succeed, she must persuade Death and Jack to work together.
Rook by Sharon Cameron – In the Sunken City that was once Paris the guillotine rules again, while Sophia Bellamy from the Commonwealth across the Channel Sea tries to rescue as many of the revolution’s victims as she can smuggle out, and some prisoners disappear from their cells, with a red-tipped rook feather left in their place–but who is the mysterious Red Rook and where does Sophia’s wealthy fiance,́ René Hasard, fit in?
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan – When her imagined perfect life with her estranged mother begins to unravel, fourteen-year-old Apple finds comfort in reading and writing poetry.
Tracers by J.J. Howard – Cam is a New York City bike messenger with no family or strings attached to anyone, but when he meets a mysterious stranger and is pulled into her dangerous world of parkour, he is torn between following his heart and sacrificing everything to pay off his debts.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie – Moving from Texas to Washington, Sunshine, an adopted sixteen-year-old, discovers that her new home is haunted and that the ghosts may have revelations about her past.
When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez – Elizabeth Davis and Emily Delgado seem to have little in common except Ms. Diaz’s English class and the solace they find in the words of Emily Dickinson, but both are struggling to cope with monumental secrets and tumultuous emotions that will lead one to attempt suicide.
A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith – It’s senior year of high school, and Annabeth is ready – ready for everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been planning and dreaming. But there are some things Annabeth isn’t prepared for, like the constant presence of Noe’s new boyfriend. Like how her relationship with her mom is wearing and fraying. And like the way the secret she’s been keeping hidden deep inside her for years has started clawing at her insides, making it hard to eat or even breathe. But most especially, she isn’t prepared to lose Noe. For years, Noe has anchored Annabeth and set their joint path. Now Noe is drifting in another direction, making new plans and dreams that don’t involve Annabeth. Without Noe’s constant companionship, Annabeth’s world begins to crumble. But as a chain of events pulls Annabeth further and further away from Noe, she finds herself closer and closer to discovering who she’s really meant to be, with her best friend or without.
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas – A young elemental mage named Iaolanthe Seabourne discovers her shocking power and destiny when she is thrown together with a deposed prince to lead a rebellion against a tyrant.
Toriko, Volumes 1-12 by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
D. Gray-Man, Volumes 1-12 by Katsura Hoshino
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.