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New Books This Week (May 7th, 2018)

Spring is here in full force! While it’s imperative that you get outside and enjoy this nice turn of the weather, don’t forget about our latest arrivals in the teen section. Click the links in the titles to be taken to our catalog, where you can see more information and put the book on hold for yourself (or a friend!).

 

Fiction

Beyond a Darkened Shore, by Jessica Leake.Beyond a Darkened Shore, by Jessica Leake.
Harper Teen, 2018.

“The ancient land of Eirinn is mired in war. Ciara, princess of Mide, can barely remember a time when Northmen weren’t plundering the shores of her divided homeland.

“With her intimidating ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions, Ciara has managed to keep her people safe. But lately a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as superstition, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Eirinn but the entire world.

“It isn’t until Ciara captures Lief, a young Northman leader, during his failed siege of Mide that she discovers she’s not the only one who has these prophetic visions. Leif is Ciara’s enemy, but together they may be the only ones who can save their world. And as battle grows closer, their alliance borne out of necessity starts to become something more.

“With evil rising around them, they must do what it takes to defend the land they love… even if it means the greatest sacrifice of all.” From the publisher.

 

A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas.A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas.
Bloomsbury YA, 2018.

“Hope warms the coldest night.

“Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and, with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

“Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.

“Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this wondrous tale of hope and promise picks up after A Court of Wings and Ruin and sets the stage for the thrilling events in the future books.” From the publisher.

 

Nonfiction

Bygone Badass Broads, by Mackenzi Lee.Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World, by Mackenzi Lee.
Abrams Image, 2018.

“Based on the popular Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world.

“With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BCE and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time—like the legendary inventor of silk, the world’s first novelist, and a woman who transformed modern physics. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.” From the publisher.

 

Graphic Novels

Kim Reaper, vol. 1, by Sarah Graley.Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings, by Sarah Graley.
ONI Press, 2018.

“Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim’s job is pretty cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel who frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that.

“Unaware of the ghoulish drama she’s about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it… and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain!” From the publisher.

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RML's teen services librarian since October 2017.

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