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Wonder Woman. Warbringerby Bardugo, LeighWhen Princess Diana breaks Amazon law and saves a mortal girl, she has no idea her actions could negatively impact the world. And the girl she saved, Alia Keralis, had no idea she is a Warbringer--destined to bring bloodshed and agony to the world. Now the unlikely friends will have to stand side-by-side in order to save both their worlds. ADVENTURE BAR
Bull by Elliott, David Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, which NPR called "beautifully clever,"Bull will have readers reevaluating one of mythology's most infamous monsters. FANTASY ELL
Beheld by Flinn, Alex.Being a powerful witch, Kendra has survived it all. Since she first beheld James over three hundred years ago, Kendra has tangled with witch hunters and wolves, helped a miller's daughter spin straw into gold, cowered in London as German bombs fell, and lived through who knows how many shipwrecks. But her powers have limits, and immortality can be lonely. Kendra isn't ready to stop searching for the warlock she had met centuries ago. With the help of her magic mirror, Kendra will travel the world to reconnect with her lost love-and, of course, she can't help but play a hand in a few more stories along the way FANTASY FLI
Norse mythology by Gaiman, Neil Neil Gaiman presents a version of the great Norse myths, fashioning primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. 293 GAI
Agent of chaos by Garcia, Kami The prequel to The X-Files. In the spring of 1979, seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder has bigger problems than applying for college. Five years ago, his younger sister disappeared from their home and was never heard from again. Mulder blames himself, and his mother blames his father, who has retreated into his top-secret work for the State Department. In Fox's senior year, his dad has moved him to Washington, DC--away from his friends on Martha's Vineyard. While Mulder doesn't mind the fresh start and not being known as "that kid with the missing sister," he's still obsessed with finding Samantha. So when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can't stop himself from getting involved. Could there be a link to his sister's case? As he uncovers the truth, Mulder and his friends find themselves on the trail of a serial killer. SCIENCE FICTION GAR
Roseblood by Howard, A. G.Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her singing talent that leaves her sick and drained at the end of each performance, so her mother sends her to a French boarding school convinced that creative direction will cure her. Rune recognizes something otherworldly when she sees a masked boy in the graveyard. She also befriends Thorn, who dresses in nineteenth-century clothing. Thorn can cure Rune, but at what expense? FANTASY HOW
Hunted by Spooner, Meagan Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones-and in her blood. She knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering them. But Yeva's grown up far from her father's old lodge, raised to be part of the city's highest caste of aristocrats. Still, she's never forgotten the feel of a bow in her hands, and she's spent a lifetime longing for the freedom of the hunt. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronesses . . . or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva's father's misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. Deaf to her sisters' protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory-a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva's heard about only in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin-or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast FANTASY SPO
My plain Jane by Hand, Cynthia Refusing a job with the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits, Jane Eyre heads to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess for Mr. Rochester. FANTASY HAN
Cadaver & queen by Kwitney, AlisaWhen a faulty Bio-Mechanical malfunctions Elizabeth Lavenza--Ingold's first female medical student-- jumps at the chance to fix it. However, she puts her life at risk when she realizes the Bio-Mechanical is Victor Frankenstein--a former student who mysteriously died. MYSTERY KWI
A blade so black by McKinney, L L. A fresh take on an old classic, A Blade So Black is Alice in Wonderland as urban fantasy with a black teen heroine. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple; even warriors have a curfew. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. FANTASY MCK
Prideby Zoboi, Ibi Aanu. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can't stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon-Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick's changing landscape or lose it all. In this timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic. REALISTIC ZOB
A study in Charlotteby Cavallaro, Brittany Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are the descendants of a certain famous crime-fighting detective duo. Charlotte, like the original Holmes, is tempestuous, unpredictable, and completely brilliant. Jamie is the reserved, honorable, utterly Watsonian straight man. When the two are framed for the murder of a student at their Connecticut prep school—a murder ripped straight from the Sherlock Holmes stories themselves—things get all kinds of suspenseful. Soon it’s up to Jamie and Charlotte to clear their names. MYSTERY CAV
The wrath & the dawnby Ahdieh, Renée. A retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, Sharhrzad wants revenge. The Caliph of Khorasan—Khalid, the Monster King—is a man as merciless as he is vile. Every night, he takes a new bride. Every dawn, he has her executed. When Sharhrzad’s best friend, Shiva, falls victim to the Monster King, Sharhrzad volunteers to be his next wife. She manages to stay alive by weaving captivating stories for him that she refuses to finish until the next day, all while plotting his murder. Before she can follow through with her plans, however, she discovers the king is not at all what she expected; indeed, everything may not be as it seems. FANTASY AHD
Cinderby Meyer, Marissa.Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle. SCI FI MEY
The shadow queen : a Ravenspire novelby Redwine, C. J. In this retelling of Snow White, follows the adventures of Lorelai, an exiled princess who is being pursued by a magic-wielding prince serving as the personal huntsman for evil queen Irina, who has charged him with bringing her Lorelai's heart. FANTASY RED
The Hazel Wood : a novelby Albert, Melissa. “Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: ‘Stay away from the Hazel Wood.'” FANTASY ALB
Blanca & Rojaby McLemore, Anna-MarieFANTASY MCL twines Latino folklore through the fairy tales of Swan Lake and Snow White & Rose Red The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know. The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they're also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan. But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans' spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.
Stepsisterby Donnelly, JenniferFANTASY DON Isabelle is one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate--there will be blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph, and most of all the chance to find her true self.
The sleeper and the spindleby Gaiman, NeilFANTASY GAI Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together with the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked, and the result is a captivating and darkly funny illustrated story that will hold fans spellbound from start to finish.
A curse so dark and lonelyby Kemmerer, BrigidFANTASY KEM In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer. Eighteen for the three hundred twenty-seventh time, Prince Rhen despairs of breaking the curse that turns him into a beast at the end of each day until feisty Harper enters his life.