Did you miss us? We were out for last week, so we didn’t have the chance to share our new arrivals with you. Never fear, though! We’re back with another roundup of the latest additions to the young adult collection.
Now is Everything, by Amy Giles.
“Be the smartest. Be the best. And be invisible when necessary.
“Hadley McCauley knows that’s how you survive in her household. So she’s the perfect student, perfect athlete, and perfect daughter, all to keep her father happy, and off her little sister Lila’s case.
“The McCauleys look perfect on the outside. But nothing is ever as it seems, and this flawless family is hiding a dark secret.
“Hadley will do anything to keep Lila safe from their father’s abuse. But when Hadley starts secretly dating Charlie Simmons, the boy she’s had a crush on for years, her world shifts. As their relationship deepens, the tension, violence, and stakes at home escalate, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed.
“When Hadley arrives at the hospital after the accident and attempts to take her own life, everyone—from her friends to her doctors to the investigator on the case and her family—wants to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she’s not talking.
“Now is Everything is a powerful story told in alternating then and now chapters from a talented new voice in young adult literature, about what one girl is willing to do to protect her past, present, and future.” From the publisher.
This Mortal Coil, by Emily Suvada.
Simon Pulse, 2017.
“Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.
“That’s no surprise since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization calling itself Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.
“When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.
“Now Cat must decide who she can trust. The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?” From the publisher.
Graphic Novels & Manga
Josie and the Pussycats, vol. 1, by Marguerite Bennett.
Archie Comic Publications, 2017.
“Grab your cat tails and kitty-ears—Josie and the Pussycats are back! In this hard-rockin’, hard-to-put-down graphic novel, Josie gets the band together to help her climb to the top of the music world. But rock ‘n’ roll fame isn’t a formula—it takes hard work and killer tunes. Can the girls get their act together and, more importantly, stay friends? Or will Josie’s long-time frenemy Alexandra Cabot’s machinations send the whole thing to the bargain bin? Don’t miss out on the debut performance of the biggest band on the planet!
“Josie and the Pussycats vol. 1 is the first collection of an all-new take on the world’s biggest comic book band. Co-writers Marguerite Bennett (Bombshells, Batwoman) and Cameron DeOrdio team with rising star artist Audrey Mok to go behind the music and reveal Josie, Valerie and Melody’s three-chord, power pop origin story. Collects issues 1-5 of the hit Josie and the Pussycats ongoing series.” From the publisher.
Rin-ne, vol. 25, by Rumiko Takahashi.
VIZ Media, 2017.
“After a mysterious encounter in her childhood, Sakura Mamiya gained the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! Then one day she meets Rinne Rokudo, a boy who is far more than what he seems.
“Sabato Rokudo—Rinne’s deadbeat dad—is the president of the Afterlife’s evil Damashigami Company. In a shocking turn of events, it’s revealed that he’s also got a Shinigami Gold License! How can sneaky Sabato be the recipient of the shinigami world’s highest honor? Rinne and Sakura get to work solving another ghostly mystery!” From the publisher.
The Water Dragon’s Bride, by Rei Toma.
VIZ Media, 2015.
“In the blink of an eye, a modern-day girl named Asahi is whisked away from her warm and happy home and stranded in a strange and mysterious world where she meets a water dragon god!
“A young boy named Subaru comes to Asahi’s aid, but despite his help, Asahi must endure a test of survival! Will she be able to make it out alive, or will she end up being sacrificed?” From the publisher.