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Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe
Forbidden magic, a family secret, and a night to reveal it all... The only life Mae has ever known is on the island, living on the charity of the wealthy Prosper family who control the island's magic and its spirits. Mae longs for magic of her own and to have a place among the Prosper family, where her best friend, Coco, will see her as an equal, and her crush, Miles, will finally see her.But tonight is First Night, when the Prospers and their high-society friends celebrate the night Lord Prosper first harnessed the island's magic and started producing aether - a magical fuel source that has revolutionized the world. With everyone returning to the island, Mae finally has the chance to go after what she's always wanted.When the spirits start inexplicably dying, Mae realizes that things aren't what they seem. And Ivo, the reclusive, mysterious heir to the Prosper magic, may hold all the answers - including a secret about Mae's past. As Mae and her friends unravel the mysteries of the island, and the Prospers' magic, Mae starts to question the truth of what her world was built on.In this YA fantasy, Samantha Cohoe wonderfully mixes magic and an atmospheric setting into a fantastically immersive world, with characters you won't be able to forget.
Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon
For fans of Sandhya Menon and Adam Silvera comes a prom-night romantic-comedy romp about a Sikh teen's search for love and identity.Sunny G's brother left him one thing when he died: His notebook, which Sunny is determined to fill up with a series of rash decisions. Decision number one was a big one: He stopped wearing his turban, cut off his hair, and shaved his beard. He doesn't look like a Sikh anymore. He doesn't look like himself anymore. Even his cosplay doesn't look right without his beard.Sunny debuts his new look at prom, which he's stuck going to alone. He's skipping the big fandom party--the one where he'd normally be in full cosplay, up on stage playing bass with his band and his best friend, Ngozi--in favor of the Very Important Prom Experience. An experience that's starting to look like a bust.Enter Mindii Vang, a girl with a penchant for making rash decisions of her own, starting with stealing Sunny's notebook. When Sunny chases after her, prom turns into an all-night adventure--a night full of rash, wonderful, romantic, stupid, life-changing decisions.
Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi
From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed PET that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution--and how youth lead the way.After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the city of Lucille.Bitter's instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren't willing to settle for a world that's so far away from what they deserve. Pulled between old friendships, her artistic passion, and a new romance, Bitter isn't sure where she belongs--in the studio or in the streets. And if she does find a way to help the revolution while being true to who she is, she must also ask: at what cost?This timely and riveting novel--a companion to the National Book Award finalist Pet--explores the power of youth, protest, and art.
In the Serpent's Wake by Rachel Hartman
From the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of Seraphina comes a piercing new fantasy adventure that champions our resilience and humility.
MIND OF THE WORLD,
OPEN YOUR EYES.
At the bottom of the world lies a Serpent, the last of its kind.
Finding the Serpent will change lives.Tess is a girl on a mission to save a friend.
Spira is a dragon seeking a new identity.
Marga is an explorer staking her claim on a man's world.
Jacomo is a priest searching for his soul.There are those who would give their lives to keep it hidden.
And those who would destroy it.But the only people who will truly find the Serpent are those who have awakened to the world around them--with eyes open to the wondrous, the terrible, and the just.Discover more critically-acclaimed YA from Rachel Hartman!
Tess of the Road
The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa
As Evenfall nears, the stakes grow ever higher for those in Faery...
Banished from the Winter Court for daring to fall in love, Prince Ash achieved the impossible and journeyed to the End of the World to earn a soul and keep his vow to always stand beside Queen Meghan of the Iron Fey.
Now he faces even more incomprehensible odds. Their son, King Keirran of the Forgotten, is missing. Something more ancient than the courts of Faery and more evil than anything Ash has faced in a millennium is rising as Evenfall approaches. And if Ash and his allies cannot stop it, the chaos that has begun to divide the world will shatter it for eternity.
Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee
A striking debut novel about racism on elite college campuses. Fans of Dear White People will embrace this activist-centered contemporary novel about a college freshman grappling with the challenges of attending an elite university with a disturbing racist history, which may not be as distant as it seems.Savannah Howard sacrificed her high school social life to make sure she got into a top college. Her sights were set on an HBCU, but when she is accepted to the ivy-covered walls of Wooddale University on a full ride, how can she say no?Wooddale is far from the perfectly manicured community it sells on its brochures, though. Savannah has barely unpacked before she comes face to face with microagressions stemming from racism and elitism. Then Clive Wilmington's statue is vandalized with blackface. The prime suspect? Lucas Cunningham, Wooddale's most popular student and son of a local prominent family. Soon Savannah is unearthing secrets of Wooddale's racist history. But what's the price for standing up for what is right? And will telling the truth about Wooddale's past cost Savannah her own future?A stunning, challenging, and timely debut about racism and privilege on college campuses
No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado
You should know, right now, that I'm a liar.They're usually little lies. Tiny lies. Baby lies. Not so much lies as lie adjacent.
But they're still lies.Twenty one-year-old Max Monroe has it all: beauty, friends, and a glittering life filled with adventure. With tons of followers on Instagram, her picture-perfect existence seems eminently enviable.Except it's all fake.Max is actually 17-year-old Kat Sanchez, a quiet and sarcastic teenager living in drab Bakersfield, California. Nothing glamorous in her existence--just sprawl, bad house parties, a crap school year, and the awkwardness of dealing with her best friend Hari's unrequited love.But while Kat's life is far from perfect, she thrives as Max: doling out advice, sharing beautiful photos, networking with famous influencers, even making a real friend in a follower named Elena. The closer Elena and "Max" get--texting, Snapping, and even calling--the more Kat feels she has to keep up the façade.But when one of Max's posts goes ultra-viral and gets back to the very person she's been stealing photos from, her entire world - real and fake -- comes crashing down around her. She has to figure out a way to get herself out of the huge web of lies she's created without hurting the people she loves.But it might already be too late.A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie
A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.
Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes: her best friends, Cuban food, rose-gardening, and boys - way too many boys. Her friends and parents make fun of her endless stream of crushes, but Ophelia is a romantic at heart. She couldn't change, even if she wanted to. So when she finds herself thinking more about cute, quiet Talia Sanchez than the loss of a perfect prom with her ex-boyfriend, seeds of doubt take root in Ophelia's firm image of herself. Add to that the impending end of high school and the fracturing of her once-solid friend group, and things are spiraling a little out of control. But the course of love--and sexuality--never did run smooth. As her secrets begin to unravel, Ophelia must make a choice between clinging to the fantasy version of herself she's always imagined or upending everyone's expectations to rediscover who she really is, after all.Ophelia Rojas is the type of character that leaps off the page and directly into your heart
--Ophelia After All is a queer delight through and through. --Leah Johnson, bestselling author of You Should See Me in a Crown
Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams
A thrilling gothic horror novel about biracial twin sisters separated at birth, perfect for fans of Lovecraft Country and The Vanishing Half
As infants, twin sisters Charlie Yates and Magnolia Heathwood were secretly separated after the brutal lynching of their parents, who died for loving across the color line. Now, at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Charlie is a young Black organizer in Harlem, while white-passing Magnolia is the heiress to a cotton plantation in rural Georgia. Magnolia knows nothing of her racial heritage, but secrets are hard to keep in a town haunted by the ghosts of its slave-holding past. When Magnolia finally learns the truth, her reflection mysteriously disappears from mirrors--the sign of a terrible curse. Meanwhile, in Harlem, Charlie's beloved grandmother falls ill. Her final wish is to be buried back home in Georgia--and, unbeknownst to Charlie, to see her long-lost granddaughter, Magnolia Heathwood, one last time. So Charlie travels into the Deep South, confronting the land of her worst nightmares--and Jim Crow segregation. The sisters reunite as teenagers in the deeply haunted town of Eureka, Georgia, where ghosts linger centuries after their time and dangers lurk behind every mirror. They couldn't be more different, but they will need each other to put the hauntings of the past to rest, to break the mirrors' deadly curse--and to discover the meaning of sisterhood in a racially divided land.
Star Wars: The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel Older
Centuries before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in the era of the glorious High Republic, the Jedi are the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy!
After a series of staggering losses, the Republic seems to finally have the villainous Nihil marauders on the run, and it looks like there's light at the end of the tunnel. Until word comes of a suspected Nihil attack on the industrial cosmopolitan world of Corellia, right in the Galactic Core.Sent to investigate are Jedi Masters Cohmac Vitus and Kantam Sy, along with Padawans Reath Silas and Ram Jomaram, all fighting their own private battles after months of unrelenting danger. On Corellia, Reath and Ram encounter a brazen young security specialist named Crash, whose friend was one of the victims of the Nihil attack, and they team up with her to infiltrate Corellia's elite while the Masters pursue more diplomatic avenues. But going undercover with Crash is more dangerous than anyone expected, even as Ram pulls in his friend Zeen to help with an elaborate ruse involving a galactic pop star.But what they uncover on Corellia turns out to be just one part of a greater plan, one that could lead the Jedi to their most stunning defeat yet....The New York Times best-selling series continues.... For light and life!
You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen
You Truly Assumed is a beautiful portrayal of the multitude of ways to be Black and Muslim while navigating our contemporary world. A must-read for everyone."--Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars
In this compelling and thought-provoking debut novel, after a terrorist attack rocks the country and anti-Islamic sentiment stirs, three Black Muslim girls create a space where they can shatter assumptions and share truths. Sabriya has her whole summer planned out in color-coded glory, but those plans go out the window after a terrorist attack near her home. When the terrorist is assumed to be Muslim and Islamophobia grows, Sabriya turns to her online journal for comfort. You Truly Assumed was never meant to be anything more than an outlet, but the blog goes viral as fellow Muslim teens around the country flock to it and find solace and a sense of community. Soon two more teens, Zakat and Farah, join Bri to run You Truly Assumed and the three quickly form a strong friendship. But as the blog's popularity grows, so do the pushback and hateful comments. When one of them is threatened, the search to find out who is behind it all begins, and their friendship is put to the test when all three must decide whether to shut down the blog and lose what they've worked for...or take a stand and risk everything to make their voices heard.
"I reached the ending with tears in my eyes--tears cued not by sadness but hope and elation." --S. K. Ali, New York Times bestselling author of The Proudest Blue and Love from A to Z
League of Liars by Astrid Scholte
In this fantasy thriller, four teens charged with murder and caught up with the illegal use of magic band together to devise the ultimate jailbreak. Perfect for fans of Six of Crows and How to Get Away with Murder.Ever since his mother was killed, seventeen-year-old Cayder Broduck has had one goal--to see illegal users of magic brought to justice. People who carelessly use extradimensional magic for their own self-interest, without a care to the damage it does to society or those around them, deserve to be punished as far as Cayder is concerned. Because magic always has a price. So when Cayder lands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apprentice under a premier public defender, he takes it. If he can learn all the tricks of public defense, the better he'll be able to dismantle defense arguments when he's a prosecutor. Then he'll finally be able to make sure justice is served.But when he meets the three criminals he's supposed to defend, it no longer seems so black and white. They're teenagers, like him, and their stories are . . . complicated, like his. Vardean, the prison where Cayder's new clients are incarcerated, also happens to be at the very heart of the horrible tear in the veil between their world and another dimension--where all magic comes from.League of Liars is a dark and twisty mystery set in a richly-drawn world where nothing is as it seems, rife with magic, villains and danger.
Golden Boys by Phil Stamper
National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams. It's the summer before senior year. Gabriel, Reese, Sal, and Heath are best friends, bonded in their small, rural town by their queerness, their good grades, and their big dreams. But they have plans for the summer, each about to embark on a new adventure.Gabriel is volunteering at an environmental nonprofit in Boston. Reese is attending design school in Paris. Sal is interning on Capitol Hill for a senator. Heath is heading to Florida, to help out at his aunt's boardwalk arcade.What will this season of world-expanding travel and life-changing experiences mean for each of them--and for their friendship?Phil Stamper treats readers to an emotionally resonant summer story, full of aspirational experiences, sweet romance, and joyously affirming friendship.
Ascendance of a Bookworm (Manga) Part 1 Volume 6 by Miya Kazuki (Author), Suzuka (Illustrator), Quof (Translator)
Myne advances further into book-making so that she can have books to read. Her disease is known as "the Devouring," and upon learning that it requires an exorbitant amount of money to cure, she resolves to stay alive by selling her knowledge from her past life. But despite her best efforts, the Devouring heat eats away at her day by day, and she ultimately loses consciousness during a business discussion. This is a biblio-fantasy by bookworms, for bookworms!
Ascendance of a Bookworm (Manga) Part 2 Volume 1 by Miya Kazuki (Author), Suzuka (Illustrator), Quof (Translator)
Myne successfully negotiates with the temple and starts working as an apprentice blue shrine maiden. This new job also ensures she will receive the same treatment as a noble. The wait is over--she can finally read in the book room! Unfortunately, she still won't have it easy thanks to the temple's status-based structure and some problematic attendants who just won't leave her be. Can Myne beat society's rules so she can enjoy her books in peace? This is a biblio-fantasy by book lovers, for book lovers! Part 2 starts here!
Blue Period 2 by Tsubasa Yamaguchi
Art has changed the course of Yatora's once dull life, and now he's aiming for Japan's most competitive art school. With entrance exams a year away, he'll need to expand his limited eye for art, and quickly. He turns to new peers and the masters to envision pieces only he can produce, and soon dives into his first competition--the same one where his Art Club role model nearly scored last place. Among geniuses and lifelong art kids, does Yatora even stand a chance...?
Blue Period 4 byTsubasa Yamaguchi
Yatora now has new materials in his tool box and a wider range of expression under his belt. But a week before the first exam, Ooba-sensei says he's missing a crucial edge... With so much at stake, Yatora's self-doubt brings him lower than ever before. Still, he has his fire, his resilience--and he might just get a lucky break too.
Blue Period 5 byTsubasa Yamaguchi
Yatora makes the best of a bad situation during TUA's first exam, and he must surpass these efforts for the second. But after all he's gone through, Yatora is feeling a little out of sorts. To get back on track, he'll have to step out of the studio and into new lighting... With the help of an old friend, Yatora bares his soul and some skin to take on his latest challenge: the nude self-portrait.
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man! Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive in a harsh world. After being killed on a job, he is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous--Chainsaw Man! Denji's a poor young man who'll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He's a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he's betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji's become a whole new man--Chainsaw Man!
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man! Denji's a poor young man who'll do anything for money, even hunting down Devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. But his life gets turned upside down when he's betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a Devil inside him, Denji's become a whole new man--Chainsaw Man!In order to achieve the greatest goal in human history--to touch a boob--Denji will risk everything in a fight against the dangerous Bat Devil. But will getting what he wants actually make him happy...?
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous--Chainsaw Man! A mysterious devil is demanding Denji's heart! But will the devil hunters from Division 4 agree to this deal to save themselves? Or will Denji have to do what Denji does best--turn into a chainsaw and carve up everything that gets in his way?!
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 4 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous--Chainsaw Man! Devil Extermination Special Division 4 is in serious trouble as a devil has sent a whole team of assassins to take Denji's heart. In order to survive the onslaught, Denji, Power and Aki will have to get stronger. But is Denji smart enough to learn how to control his devil powers? Can you can teach an old chainsaw-dog-devil new tricks?
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 7 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous--Chainsaw Man!Denji's gotten too famous! After a news program broadcasts Chainsaw Man's heroics, the whole world now wants in on the action! Can Denji's new protection detail keep him safe from all the talented assassins that have assembled in Japan to take him down?!
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 8 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous--Chainsaw Man! As Quanxi and the members of the Special Division battle it out over Denji, the mysterious Santa Claus makes his move. But things are not as they appear, and nobody will be prepared for the darkness and despair about to be unleashed!
Chainsaw Man, Vol. 9 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous--Chainsaw Man!With the climactic battle against the Gun Devil close, Aki may be wavering. Has he found something more important to him than revenge? And what is the true meaning behind the vision shown to him by the Future Devil?
Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 12 by Gege Akutami
To gain the power he needs to save his friend from a cursed spirit, Yuji Itadori swallows a piece of a demon, only to find himself caught in the midst of a horrific war of the supernatural!In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna were 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!The incident in Shibuya becomes dire when Toji Zen'in reappears! Meanwhile, Mei Mei confronts the traitorous Geto on a subway platform, and Nanami's furious over the casualties suffered by the assistant managers. Then more grade 1 sorcerers enter the fray as Itadori fights the eldest Death Painting Womb brother, Choso!
Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 13 by Gege Akutami
To gain the power he needs to save his friend from a cursed spirit, Yuji Itadori swallows a piece of a demon, only to find himself caught in the midst of a horrific war of the supernatural!In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna were 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!Dagon has evolved into a terrifying curse, releasing a flood of endless cursed energy attacks at Nabito, Maki, and Nanami! At the same time, a group of curse users devoted to Geto attempt to summon the jujutsu world's most terrifying threat.
Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 1 by Naoya Matsumoto
Kafka wants to clean up kaiju, but not literally! Will a sudden metamorphosis stand in the way of his dream?With the highest kaiju-emergence rates in the world, Japan is no stranger to attack by deadly monsters. Enter the Japan Defense Force, a military organization tasked with the neutralization of kaiju. Kafka Hibino, a kaiju-corpse cleanup man, has always dreamed of joining the force. But when he gets another shot at achieving his childhood dream, he undergoes an unexpected transformation. How can he fight kaiju now that he's become one himself?!Kafka hopes to one day keep his pact with his childhood friend Mina to join the Japan Defense Force and fight by her side. But while she's out neutralizing kaiju as Third Division captain, Kafka is stuck cleaning up the aftermath of her battles. When a sudden rule change makes Kafka eligible for the Defense Force, he decides to try out for the squad once more. There's just one problem--he's made the Defense Force's neutralization list under the code name Kaiju No. 8.
Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 15 by Tomohito Oda
The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation. Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve. Luckily she meets Tadano, a timid wallflower who decides to step out of his comfort zone in order to help her achieve her goal of making 100 friends. It’s election season at Itan High, and one of Komi’s classmates is running for school president! But according to school rules, Kiyoko Isagi needs to select a campaign representative, and the chilly perfectionist doesn’t have anyone she feels comfortable asking. Luckily, Komi and friends have some good ideas for solving her problem!
Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 17 by Tomohito Oda
The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation.Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi's greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! Luckily she meets Tadano, a timid wallflower who decides to step out of his comfort zone in order to help her achieve her goal of making 100 friends.The Itan High culture festival is supposed to be a fun time for all, but Rumiko Manbagi's enjoyment is ruined when she comes to an awful realization--she and Komi are rivals for Tadano's love! Can her friendships with Komi and Tadano survive this crushing complication?
My Hero Academia, Vol. 30 by Kohei Horikoshi
Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world's greatest hero, but greatness won't come easy.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?Midoriya and Tomura have finally come to blows and the battle intensifies as Tomura tries to steal One For All. The clash extends into the One For All spirit realm, where the previous users and even All For One join the struggle. While the battle for the ultimate Quirk rages, the other heroes and villains duke it out. Ochaco finds herself taking on Toga, who doesn't want a fight so much as a heart-to-heart? Then, Dabi finally arrives in Jaku City with a shocking revelation...
The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse 1 by Nakaba Suzuki
Return to the magical and thrilling world of Britannia with this new adventure from the creator of The Seven Deadly Sins, the manga that inspired the No. 1 hit Netflix Original Anime!Percival has always lived with his grandfather on God's Finger, a remote haven that sits high above the clouds. And though he loves the simple life, he secretly longs for adventure. But Percival's life is changed forever when an intruder--who shares a shocking connection with him--tears away everything he's ever known.With nothing left to do but chase down the one who took everything from him, Percival sets out on his own. During his journey, the sheltered boy discovers that there are a lot of things he doesn't know about normal life. Luckily, he meets friends along the way who can help him get by--but how will they react when they find out about Percival's destiny... and how it's connected to the end of the world?