NEW Y FICTION BRYANT, ELISE 2021
Happily ever afters
Summary:Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. She’s rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place she’s a true leading lady is in her own writing–in the swoony love stories she shares only with Caroline, her best friend and #1 devoted reader. When Tessa is accepted into the creative writing program of a prestigious art school, she’s excited to finally let her stories shine. But when she goes to her first workshop, the words are just…gone. Fortunately, Caroline has a solution: Tessa just needs to find some inspiration in a real-life love story of her own. And she’s ready with a list of romance novel-inspired steps to a happily ever after. Nico, the brooding artist who looks like he walked out of one of Tessa’s stories, is cast as the perfect Prince Charming. But as Tessa checks each item off Caroline’s list, she gets further and further away from herself. She risks losing everything she cares about–including the surprising bond she develops with sweet Sam, who lives across the street. She’s well on her way to having her own real-life love story, but is it the one she wants, after all?
NEW Y FICTION CHEE, TRACI 2020
We are not free
Summary:For fourteen-year-old budding artist Minoru Ito, her two brothers, her friends, and the other members of the Japanese-American community in southern California, the three months since Pearl Harbor was attacked have become a waking nightmare: attacked, spat on, and abused with no way to retaliate–and now things are about to get worse, their lives forever changed by the mass incarcerations in the relocation camps.
NEW Y FICTION CLARE, CASSANDRA 2021
Chain of iron
Summary:Cordelia Carstairs’ romantic dreams must be put on hold when a serial killer begins targeting the Shadowhunters of London, sending the Merry Thieves on the trail of a knife-wielding killer.
ISBN:1481431919, 9781481431910, 1481431900, 9781481431903, 9781481431927
NEW Y FICTION FORNA, NAMINA 2020
The gilded ones
Summary:Inspired by the culture of West Africa, a feminist fantasy debut traces the experiences of an intuitive girl who is invited to leave her discriminatory village to join the emperor’s army of near-immortal women warriors.
NEW Y FICTION GRACE, ADALYN 2021
All the tides of fate
Summary:"Through blood and sacrifice, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. Now, with the islands in turmoil and the people questioning her authority, Amora cannot allow anyone to see her weaknesses. No one can know about the curse in her bloodline. No one can know that she’s lost her magic. No one can know the truth about the boy who holds the missing half of her soul. To save herself and Visidia, Amora embarks on a desperate quest for a mythical artifact that could fix everything–but it comes at a terrible cost. As she tries to balance her loyalty to her people, her crew, and the desires of her heart, Amora will soon discover that the power to rule might destroy her"–
NEW Y FICTION JACKSON, HOLLY 2021
Good girl, bad blood
Summary:After solving the murder case together, Ravi Singh helped Pip create a podcast that soon went viral, but they both swear off sleuthing. When Jamie Reynolds goes missing on the sixth anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh, however, Pip feels it’s too big of a coincidence to ignore. With the spotlight on her, can she still follow the clues and uncover even more sinister depths to her hometown?
NEW Y FICTION LEIMBACH, MARTI 2021
Summary:"Things aren’t going well for Kira. At home, she cares for her mother and fends off debt collectors. At school, she’s awkward and shy. Plus, she may flunk out if she doesn’t stop obsessing about science, her passion and the one thing she’s good at…very good at. When she wins a prestigious science contest she draws the attention of the celebrated professor Dr. Gregory Munn (as well as his handsome assistant), leading to a part-time job in a top-secret laboratory. The job is mostly cleaning floors and equipment, but one night, while running her own experiment, she revives a lab rat that has died in her care. One minute it is dead, the next it is not. Suddenly she’s the remarkable wunderkind, the girl who can bring back the dead. Everything is going her way. But it turns out that science can be a dangerous business, and Kira is swept up into a world of international rivalry with dark forces that threaten her life." –from Goodreads.com.
NEW Y FICTION NAYERI, DANIEL 2020
Everything sad is untrue : (a true story)
Summary:At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou’s stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy.and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story).
ISBN:“1646140001 :”, “9781646140008 :”
NEW Y FICTION ONOME, LOUISA 2021
Summary:Chinelo is all about her neighborhood Ginger East, but when her friend Kate’s parent’s store is vandalized and the vandal still at large, Nelo and her beloved Ginger East are shaken to their core.
ISBN:0593172612, 9780593172612, 0593172590, 9780593172599
NEW Y FICTION RIGGS, RANSOM 2021
The desolations of Devil’s Acre
Summary:"The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in his grandfather’s house. Jacob doesn’t know how they escaped from V’s loop, but he does know one thing for certain: Caul has returned. Risen from the Library of Souls, Caul and his apocalyptic agenda seem unstoppable. Only one hope remains–deliver Noor to the meeting place of the seven prophesied ones, if they can decipher its secret location"–
NEW Y FICTION SHARPE, TESS 2021
The girls I’ve been
Summary:When seventeen-year-old Nora O’Malley, the daughter of a con artist, is taken hostage in a bank heist, every secret she is keeping close begins to unravel.
NEW Y FICTION STAMPER, PHIL 2021
As far as you’ll take me
Summary:Seventeen-year-old Marty Pierce leaves small-town Kentucky for London, hoping to explore his sexuality and find work playing oboe, but homesickness, anxiety, and his dwindling savings worsen even as his dreams are coming true.
ISBN:1547600179, 9781547600175, 9781547600182
NEW Y FICTION SUMMERS, COURTNEY 2021
The project : a novel
Summary:Lo Denham wants to expose the Unity Project as a cult and reconnect with her indoctrinated sister, but as she immerses herself in the group with no signs of Bea, Lo begins to question everything she thought was true.
NEW Y FICTION WATSON, RENEE 2021
Love is a revolution
Summary:Harlem teenager Nala is looking forward to a summer of movies and ice cream until she falls in love with the very woke Tye and pretends to be a social activist.