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Fresh new books for Spring 2024!

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Title: Snowglobe Authors: Soyoung Park Website: Soyoung Park Interview Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: In a world of constant winter, only the citizens of the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe can escape the bitter cold—but this perfect society is hiding dark and dangerous secrets within its frozen heart.Enclosed under a vast dome, Snowglobe is the last place on Earth that’s warm. Outside Snowglobe is a frozen wasteland, and every day, citizens face the icy world to get to their jobs at the power plant, where they produce the energy Snowglobe needs. Their only solace comes in the form of twenty-four-hour television programming streamed directly from the domed city.Translated for the first time into English from the original Korean. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You may also like Scythe!

Snowglobe by Soyoung Park (click for more)

Title: Into the Sunken City Authors: Dinesh Thiru Website: Dinesh Thiru Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: In the slowly sinking city of Coconino, Arizona, the days are long, the money is tight, and the rain never stops. For Jin Haldar, this life is nothing new—ever since her father died in a diving accident, she’s barely made ends meet for her and her younger sister, Thara.Enter Bhili: a drifter who offers Jin and Thara the score of a lifetime—a massive stash of gold hidden in the sunken ruins of Las Vegas. Jin knows it’s too dangerous. She stopped diving after her father’s accident. But when her sister decides to go, Jin’s left with only one choice: to go with her.A ragtag crew is assembled—including Jin’s annoyingly hot ex-boyfriend. From there, a high-stakes heist ensues that’s beyond even Jin’s wildest fears. Crumbling ruins, sea beasts, corsairs, and a mysterious figure named João Silva all lie in wait. To survive, Jin will have to do what she promised herself she’d never do again: dive. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database. You may also like Song of Silver, Flame Like Night. Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru (click for more)

Title: Infinity Alchemist Authors: Kacen Callender Website: Kacen Callender Reviews: Infinity Alchemist Reviews Summary: For Ash Woods, practicing alchemy is a crime. Only an elite few are legally permitted to study the science of magic―so when Ash is rejected by the Lancaster Mage’s College, he takes a job as the school’s groundskeeper instead, forced to learn alchemy in secret.When he’s discovered by the condescending and brilliant apprentice Ramsay Thorne, Ash is sure he's about to be arrested―but instead of calling the reds, Ramsay surprises Ash by making him an offer: Ramsay will keep Ash's secret if he helps her find the legendary Book of Source, a sacred text that gives its reader extraordinary power. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this title? You may also like Spell Bound. Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

The Infinity Alchemist by Kacen Callender (click for more)

Title: If Only I Had Told Her Author: Laura Nowlin Website: Laura Nowlin on Instagram Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: If only I’d told her that I loved her years ago, then I wouldn’t be here now. Finn has always loved Autumn. She’s not just the girl next door or his mother’s best friend’s daughter, she is his everything. But she’s not his girlfriend. That’s Sylvie, and Finn would never hurt her, so there’s no way Autumn could know how he truly feels.Jack, Finn’s best friend, isn’t so sure. He’s seen Finn and Autumn together. How could she not know? And how is he supposed to support and protect Finn when heartache seems inevitable?Autumn surrounds herself with books and wants to write her own destiny—but one doesn’t always get a new chapter and fate can be cruel to those in love.Told through three different perspectives, If Only I Had Told Her is a love story brimming with truth, tragedy, and unexpected bonds that heal us. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Click HERE to read this title as an ebook. Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

If Only I Had Told Her by Laura Nowlin (click for more)

Title: This Day Changes Everything Author: Edward Underhill Website: Edward Underhill Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: Abby Akerman believes in the Universe. After all, her Midwest high school marching band is about to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City—if that’s not proof that magical things can happen, what is? New York also happens to be the setting of her favorite romance novel, making it the perfect place for Abby to finally tell her best friend Kat that she’s in love with her (and, um, gay). She’s carefully annotated a copy of the book as a gift for Kat, and she’s counting on the Universe to provide an Epic Scene worthy of her own rom-com.Leo Brewer, on the other hand, just wants to get through this trip without falling apart. He doesn’t believe the Universe is magical at all, mostly because he’s about to be outed to his very Southern extended family on national TV as the trans boy he really is. He’s not excited for the parade, and he’s even less excited for an entire day of sightseeing with his band.But the Universe has other ideas. When fate throws Abby and Leo together on the wrong subway train, they soon find themselves lost in the middle of Manhattan. Even worse, Leo accidentally causes Abby to lose her Epic Gift for Kat. So to salvage the day, they come up with a new mission: find a souvenir from every location mentioned in the book for Abby to give Kat instead. But as Leo and Abby traverse the city, from the streets of Chinatown to the halls of Grand Central Station and the top of the Empire State Building, their initial expectations for the trip—and of each other—begin to shift. Maybe, if they let it, this could be the day that changes everything, for both of them. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Click HERE for the audiobook. Interested in this title? You may also like Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute!

This Day Changes Everythingby Edward Underhill(click for more)

Title: A Place for Vanishing Author: Ann Fraistat Website: Ann Fraistat Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: The house was supposed to be a fresh start. That's what Libby's mom said. And after Libby’s recent bipolar III diagnosis and the tragedy that preceded it, Libby knows she and her family need to find a new normal.But Libby’s new home turns out to be anything but normal. Scores of bugs haunt its winding halls, towering stained-glass windows feature strange, insectile designs, and the garden teems with impossibly blue roses. And then there are the rumors. The locals, including the mysterious boy next door, tell stories about disappearances tied to the house, stretching back over a century to its first owners. Owners who supposedly hosted legendary masked séances on its grounds.Libby’s mom refuses to hear anything that could derail their family’s perfect new beginning, but Libby knows better. The house is keeping secrets from her, and something tells her that the key to unlocking them lies in the eerie, bug-shaped masks hidden throughout the property.We all wear masks—to hide our imperfections, to make us stronger and braver. But if Libby keeps hers on for too long, she might just lose herself—and everyone she loves. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You may also like Delicious Monsters! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

A Place for Vanishing by Ann Fraistat (click for more)

Title: The Bad Ones Author: Melissa Albert Website: Melissa Albert on Instagram Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: Goddess, goddess, count to fiveIn the morning, who’s alive?In the course of a single winter’s night, four people vanish without a trace across a small town.Nora’s estranged best friend, Becca, is one of the lost. As Nora tries to untangle the truth of Becca’s disappearance, she discovers a darkness in her town’s past, as well as a string of coded messages Becca left for her to unravel. These clues lead Nora to a piece of local folklore: a legendary goddess of forgotten origins who played a role in Nora and Becca’s own childhood games... Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love YA Horror? You'll also like: You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight. Interested in this title? Check out this Melissa Albert interview with Ryan La Sala on YouTube!

The Bad Ones: A Novel by Melissa Albert (click for more)

Title: Heartless Hunter Author: Kristen Ciccarelli Website: Kristen Ciccarelli Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: On the night Rune’s life changed forever, blood ran in the streets. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating revolution, witches have been diminished from powerful rulers to outcasts ruthlessly hunted due to their waning magic, and Rune must hide what she is.Spending her days pretending to be nothing more than a vapid young socialite, Rune spends her nights as the Crimson Moth, a witch vigilante who rescues her kind from being purged. When a rescue goes wrong, she decides to throw the witch hunters off her scent and gain the intel she desperately needs by courting the handsome Gideon Sharpe - a notorious and unforgiving witch hunter loyal to the revolution - who she can't help but find herself falling for. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Click HERE to find this book on ebook! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

Heartless Hunter (The Crimson Moth: Book One) by Kristen Ciccarelli (click for more)

Title: Wander in the Dark Author: Jumata Emill Website: Jumata Emill Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: In this new pulse-pounding thriller from the author of The Black Queen, two brothers must come together to solve the murder of the most popular girl in school after one of them is caught fleeing the scene of her death.Amir Trudeau only goes to his half brother Marcel’s birthday party because of Chloe Danvers. Chloe is rich, and hot, and fits right into the perfect life Marcel inherited when their father left Amir’s mother to start a new family with Marcel’s mom. But Chloe is hot enough for Amir to forget that for one night.Does she want to hook up? Or is she trying to meddle in the estranged brothers’ messy family drama? Amir can’t tell. He doesn’t know what Chloe wants from him when, in the final hours of Mardi Gras, she asks him to take her home and stay—her parents are away and she doesn’t want to be alone.Amir never gets an answer to his question, because when he wakes up, Chloe is dead—stabbed while he was passed out on the couch downstairs—and Amir becomes the only suspect. A Black teenager caught fleeing the scene of the murder of a rich white girl? All of New Orleans agrees, the case is open and shut.Amir is innocent. He has a lawyer, but unless someone can figure out who really killed Chloe, it doesn’t look good for him. His number one ally? Marcel. Their relationship is messy, but his half brother knows that Amir isn’t a murderer—and maybe proving Amir’s innocence will repair the rift that’s always existed between them. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this title? You may also like Promise Boys! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

Wander in the Dark by Jumata Emill (click for more)

Title: A Tempest of Tea Author: Hafsah Faizal Website: Hafsah Faizal Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by dark, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it—and she can’t do the job alone.Calling on some of the city's most skilled outcasts, Arthie hatches a plan to infiltrate the sinister, glittering vampire society known as the Athereum. But not everyone in her ragtag crew is on her side, and as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy that will threaten the world as she knows it. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Click HERE for the audiobook version and HERE for the ebook version! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal (click for more)

Title: Dungeons and Drama Author: Kristy Boyce Website: Kristy Boyce Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: Musical lover Riley has big aspirations to become a director on Broadway. Crucial to this plan is to bring back her high school’s spring musical, but when Riley takes her mom’s car without permission, she's grounded and stuck with the worst punishment: spending her after-school hours working at her dad’s game shop.Riley can't waste her time working when she has a musical to save, so she convinces Nathan—a nerdy teen employee—to cover her shifts and, in exchange, she’ll flirt with him to make his gamer-girl crush jealous.But Riley didn’t realize that meant joining Nathan's Dungeons & Dragons game…or that role playing would be so fun. Soon, Riley starts to think that flirting with Nathan doesn't require as much acting as she would've thought... Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You may also like Better Than the Movies! Interested in playing D&D? See if your school has a club! Otherwise, HERE are some other tips to getting started.

Dungeons and Drama by Kristy Boyce (click for more)

Title: Lunar New Year Love Story Author: Gene Luen Yang Website: Gene Luen Yang Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: Valentina Tran was named after Valentine's Day, which used to be her favorite holiday. But when Val learns the truth behind what happened with her parents and why she's being raised by a single father, she realizes true love is a lie. This is reinforced when she meets the spirit of Saint Valentine, who tells her she and her family are cursed to always be unlucky in love. Val is ready to give into her fate, until one Lunar New Year festival, where a mysterious lion dancer hands her a paper heart, and ZING. Val becomes determined to change her destiny, prove Saint Valentine wrong, and give her heart to the right person.Meanwhile, lion dancing is the only thing that has given Jae peace after his dad passed away. It's also what keeps him connected to his father's side of the family. Both Jae and his cousin Leslie notice Val at the Lunar New Year festival, and for some inexplicable reason, Jae hands Val a paper heart. But it's Leslie, with his K-Pop good looks, who starts to date Val. Jae still feels this connection with Val and feels it's somehow tied to how he feels about losing his father.Both Val and Jae struggle with the spirits who haunt them as they are inextricably brought together in a love story that is satisfying, sweet, and moving. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You might also like Crumbs! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen-Yang (click for more)

Title: 49 Days Author: Agnes Lee Website: Agnes Lee on Instagram Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: Day 1. Gotta get up. Gotta keep moving. This map – it says I have to cross over here. Wait, what’s that…?And so begins a graphic novel story unlike any 49 Days. In Buddhist tradition, a person must travel for forty-nine days after they die, before they can fully cross over. Here in this book, readers travel with one Korean American girl, Kit, on her journey, while also spending time with her family and friends left behind. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Did you love this book? You might also like The Girl Who Became a Tree. Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

49 Days by Agnes Lee (click for more)

Title: Ghost Roast Author: Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs Website: The Gibbs Sisters Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: For as long as she can remember, Chelsea Grant has tried everything she can think of to distance herself from the disastrous damage her father does to her social life. It's not easy to shake her reputation as Ghost Girl when Dad keeps advertising his business as a "paranormal removal expert" in big, bold, loud letters all over New Orleans!This year, Chelsea's all grown up, attending one of the most prestigious high schools in the city, and she's finally made friends with the popular crowd. Things are looking up—until a night on the town backfires spectacularly, landing her in hot water at home. Her punishment? Working for her dad at Paranormal Removal Services. All. Summer.Worst of all, her new job reveals an unexpected secret she has to keep: While Dad hunts ghosts with his own DIY tech, Chelsea can actually see them. And when she meets Oliver, a friendly spirit, at the fancy mansion her dad is getting a handsome fee to exorcize, she realizes she has to save his after-life, even if it risks everything her father's worked for. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this title? Check out Pumpkin Heads! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

Ghost Roast by Shawnelle Gibbs & Shawnee Gibbs (click for more)

Title: The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee Author: Ellen Oh Website: Ellen Oh Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: When a Korean American teenage artist gets sucked into the world of her own web comic, she must find a way out with the help of a cute boy all while facing off against a villainous corporation. Inspired by the A-ha's "Take on Me" music video.Mina has become the hero of her own story. Literally. When Mina Lee woke up on Saturday morning for SAT prep, she did NOT expect to:1. Nearly be fried by a superhero who turned out to be a supervillain.2. Come face to face with Jin, the handsome boy of her dreams.3. Discover a conspiracy involving the evil corporation Merco that she created.And it’s all happening in her fictional world. Mina is trapped in the story she created. Now it’s up to her to save everyone. Even if it means losing Jin forever. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You may also like The Perfect Guy Doesn't Exist! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee by Ellen Oh (click for more)

Title: The TInvocations Author: Krystal Sutherland Website: Krystal Sutherland Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: Zara Jones believes in magic because the alternative is too painful to bear—that her sister was murdered by a serial killer and there is precisely nothing she can do to change it. If there’s anything Zara cannot stand it's feeling powerless, so she decides she will do whatever it takes—even if that means partaking in the occult—to bring her sister back from the dead. Jude Wolf might be the daughter of a billionaire, but she is also undeniably cursed. After a deal with a demon went horribly wrong, her soul is now slowly turning necrotic. Flowers and insects die in her wake and monstrous things come to taunt her at night. If Jude can’t find the right someone to fix her mistake, she fears she’ll die very soon. Enter Emer, the solution to both Zara's and Jude's predicaments. The daughter of a witch, Emer sells spells to women in desperate situations; willing to sacrifice a part of their soul in exchange for a bit of power, a bit of magic to change their lives. But Emer has a dark past all her own—and as her former clients are murdered one-by-one, she knows it’s followed her all the way to London. As Zara and Jude enter Emer's orbit, they'll have to team up to stop the killer—before they each end up next on his list. Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You may also like Nightbirds! Interested in this title? Check THIS out!

The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland (click for more)

Title: Royal Scandal Author: Aimee Carter Website: Aimee Carter Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: American girl turned monarchy nightmare, Evan Bright, has gotten used to the press about her but the media attention has only seemed to get worse. From desperate clickbait articles about her and the President's son to Royal Record headlines pitting her against Princess Maisie, it seems everyone is dying for Evan to return back to America for good. Meanwhile Evan is receiving mysterious threats about her real story being reveiled in a tell-all biography. When more information is leaked about Evan, she fears she will always be Britain's media villain. But the threats escalate when there is an attempted assassination with no suspects...and Evan believes the person is in the palace's walls. They say what doesn't kill you will make you stronger...but what if it's the royal family who wants you dead? Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You may also like The Inheritance Games! Want to know what this series is all about? Check THIS out!

Royal Scandal by Aimee Carter (click for more)

Title: Shut Up, This is Serious Author: Carolina Ixte Website: Carolina Ixte Reviews: Kirkus Reviews Summary: Belén Dolores Itzel del Toro wants the normal stuff: to experience love or maybe have a boyfriend or at least just lose her virginity. But nothing is normal in East Oakland. Her father left her family. She's at risk of not graduating. And Leti, her super-Catholic, nerdy-ass best friend, is pregnant--by the boyfriend she hasn't told her parents about, because he's Black, and her parents are racist.Things are hella complicated.Weighed by a depression she can't seem to shake, Belén helps Leti, hangs out with an older guy, and cuts a lot of class. She soon realizes, though, that distractions are only temporary. Leti is becoming a mother. Classmates are getting ready for college. But what about Belén? What future is there for girls like her? Click HERE or the book cover to find it in the library database! Love this book? You may also like I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom! Interested in this title? Check out the Spotify Playlist!

Shut Up, This Is Serious by Carolina Ixta (click for more)

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