The Devil is a Part-Timer! vols. nos. 6 and 7, by Satoshi Wagahara. Read the Wikipedia description here.
Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor. The best-selling author of the “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” trilogy presents the story of a guilt-ridden hero, a dreamer librarian and a girl with dangerous powers who all combat monsters and treachery in the aftermath of a war between gods and men. Read the Kirkus review here.
The 2017 TTT nominees have been announced! The TTT are announced every year on the Thursday of National Library Week (April 9-15). Check out the video below featuring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, stars of “Everything Everything,” the new movie hitting theaters later this year and based on the best-selling YA novel by Nicola Yoon.
A total of 26 books were chosen by members of teen book groups from fifteen schools and public libraries in the U.S. Click on “2017 TTT Nominees” for a list of titles.
The Rodgers Memorial Library carries many of these titles. Click on the title to access the book in our catalog:
New Series! Nemesis (Project Nemesis, vol. 1), by Brendan Reichs.
For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.
★ “Min is not your average 16-year-old. Every two years on her birthday, she’s murdered. And every two years she comes back, completely unharmed. She’s tried to escape the inevitable but knows it’s only a matter of time before the man in black returns for her. Now things are getting worse, with an asteroid headed toward Earth. . . [j]ust when she’s found that classmate Noah is having the same strange experiences she’s tried to keep hidden. . . . Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “There are many overworked adjectives for action books: page-turner, fast-paced, intense. For this book, multiply all of them. Reichs truly keeps readers guessing throughout, with twists on early every page.”—Booklist, starred review
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King’s Cage (Red Queen series, v. 3), by Victoria Aveyard. In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?
The Bunker Diary, by Kevin Brooks. “People are really quite simple, and they have simple needs. Food, water, light, space, privacy. Maybe a small measure of dignity. A bit of freedom. What happens when someone simply takes all that away?”
We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour. “Short, poetic and gorgeously written…. The world LaCour creates is fragile but profoundly humane.” – The New York Times Book Review
“A beautiful, devastating piece of art… An extraordinary work.” – Bookpage
“So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.” – Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss
Dragonwatch (Dragonwatch series, v. 1), by Brandon Mull. In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies….
Replica, by Lauren Oliver. From Lauren Oliver, the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyra’s story and Gemma’s story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey.
The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.
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New Series! The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden.
Russian country girl Vasilisa is forbidden from honoring the household spirits by her new stepmother, who maintains that such beliefs are superstition. Vasilisa is forced to defy the people she loves and use the dangerous gifts she has been given in order to protect her family from Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon.
Concluding Series! Wayfarer (Passenger series, vol. 2), by Alexandra Bracken.
Action-packed and full of suspense, the sequel to Passenger finds Etta still struggling to unite with Nicholas, her love from another time. From colonial Nassau to New York City, San Francisco to Roman Carthage, imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, New York Times #1 best-selling author Alexandra Bracken charts a gorgeously detailed, thrilling course through time in this stunning conclusion to the Passenger series.
Continuing Series! Devil’s Advocate (X-Files Origins, vol. 2), by Jonathan Mayberry.
Fifteen-year-old Dana Scully is haunted by vivid, recurring dreams that seem more like visions. When a recently deceased classmate appears before Dana, she’s compelled to investigate, and in the course of her search uncovers even more suspicious deaths – and comes face to face with the knowledge that evil is real.
New Series! You Don’t Know My Name, by Kristen Orlando.
Seventeen-year-old Reagan is fast on track to become a member of the most elite secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. After falling in love with the boy next door, she has to make a choice: Will she continue the adventurous (and dangerous) world she was born into, or follow her heart?
“The Bitter Side of Sweet: A Novel,” by Tara Sullivan, is the story of fifteen-year-old Amadou and his little brother Seydou, both who end up as forced labor on a cacao plantation in the Ivory Coast. Upon meeting Khadija, who fights every day to get away, the brothers plot and execute their escape. Starred review here.
“Windwitch” (Witchlands series, vol. 2), by Susan Dennard, the sequel to “Truthwitch,” continues with Prince Merik (Windwitch) attempting to locate his sister after he’s left for dead after his ship explodes.
“Uprooted: the Japanese American Experience During World War II,” by Albert Marrin, a National Book Award Finalist, chronicles the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; the book is published in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
“Jazz Day: the Making of a Famous Photograph,” by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo, tells the story, in verse and picture, how graphic designer Art Kane set about to photographing a group of influential jazz musicians in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Review here.
Four volumes of Lumbarjanes, the quirky graphic novel series featuring a gal gang of four Lumberjane scouts, written and illustrated by an all-female creative team, are now available. Read the Nerdist review here and the MarySue review here.
Paper Girls, created by Brian K. Vaughn, is a nostalgia-filled romp coming-of-age – except it’s not a romp, and the characters who are coming of age are not boys, but girls. Yup. Girl Power. It’s a “Stand By Me” and “War of the Worlds” mash-up. Which is Epic.
My favorite Marvel hero, the Merc with a Mouth, is featured in two “new” (“new” as in: new to the library) Teens collection – “End of an Error” and “Deadpool vs. Sabretooth.” Because you can never have enough Deadpool in your life.
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Start the New Year off with great reads! Click on any of the images above or on the title below to access a record and description for each book, and click on the book review organization (Kirkus, to read a short synopsis and review. Listed alphabetically by author.
Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series), Maureen Johnson (Shades of London series), Sarah Rees Brennan (The Devil’s Lexicon series), and Robin Wasserman contribute sections to the Shadowhunter Academy series, The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter, and is now available for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations.
Cassie Hobbes and the rest of the Naturals are back in “Bad Blood,” the conclusion to Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s FBI thriller series The Naturals.
Finally, everyone’s favorite writer of mythology offers the latest – and hilarious – addition to his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series: “The Hammer of Thor.” In this second installment, Thor’s hammer is missing – again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high.