Patrick Ness, author of the “Chaos Walking” trilogy has a new book completely different from that series. Instead of me trying to explain it, watch the clip. Then reserve your copy.
Because the excitement could not be contained into one post, here are four more new and upcoming fall releases that I am going crazy over:
“Dumplin’” by Julie Murphy
Willowdean Dickson: self-proclaimed fat girl, beauty pageant contestant, Dolly Parton lover. You guys, I am so pumped for this book. Willowdean sounds like an amazing main character, and I can’t wait to read about her, her best friend Ellen, and Bo, a hot private school guy that just might be truly interested in Willowdean. Oh, yeah, and the plotline about the small town beauty pageant. This book is getting major buzz from the YA community, so get your name on the list for it NOW!
“Black Widow: Forever Red” by Margaret Stohl
I am loving the new trend to write YA books about comic book ladies! Earlier this year we got the superb “Lois Lane: Fallout” and now a book about my fav Avenger, Black Widow?! YASS. I got my hands on a copy of this book even though it is not due out until October, and I can tell you that if you are a fan of the Marvel movies, you will dig this book. There is plenty of action, mystery, and, of course, Black Widow kicking butt and taking names.
“All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Jason Reynolds is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite authors because he is not afraid to straight up go for the hard stuff no one wants to talk about. “All American Boys” is no exception. Written by two authors—one black and one white—and told from the perspective of a black kid who is subjected to police violence and a white kid who’s dad is the cop, this book is probably going to hit home for a lot of us. While you are waiting for this one, be sure and check out Kekla Magoon’s “How It Went Down.”
All the new YA Star Wars books by Various Authors
If you didn’t know that this was a thing… THIS IS A THING. Get yourself prepared for Episode VII by reading up on some of our favorite characters and getting hints as to what will happen in the new movie. We’ve got four different YA titles in the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series: “Lost Stars,” “Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure,” “The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure,” and “Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure.”
As always, click on the titles above to request a copy of these books. What do you think of my picks? Did I miss anything good? Let us know!
–Samantha D., Weber Road/Tesson Ferry
Alasdair’s brother has died, but Alasdair, a young mechanic, takes it upon himself to rebuild his brother using clock parts and other moving pieces. Check out this spooky Frankenstein retelling.
Although the weather may not feel like it, we are entering into my favorite season: autumn. When the leaves turn vibrant colors and crunch beneath our feet, when the Pumpkin Spice Latte magically reappears in everyone’s hands, and, most importantly, when some amazing YA titles bless us with their presence. School might be bogging you down, but don’t miss out on these highly anticipated new and upcoming titles:
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Madeline lives in a bubble… literally because her skin is allergic to pretty much anything. Her life takes an exciting turn when Olly, her cutie new neighbor, moves in. This one is getting some rave reviews for its sweet romance and unique main character. I’ve got this coming up as my next read and I can’t wait!
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
This is a dystopian book unlike any other. An artificial intelligence has taken over the world. The children of the world’s leaders have all been claimed as hostages—if their parents declare war, their child dies. Greta is used to her life as a pawn to keep world peace, but what happens when Elian, a new and disobedient hostage, starts to threaten her whole way of living? This one sounds super intense, and I can’t wait to have this fill the void that The Hunger Games will leave me after the last movie comes out!
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
If you read Rowell’s “Fangirl,” I probably don’t need to tell you anything about this one. “Carry On” follows the story-within-a-story that was created in “Fangirl”—the Harry Potter-esque story of Simon Snow. This is a new genre for Rainbow Rowell, but if she can do fantasy like she does realistic fiction, this will probably become one of my all time fav reads. If you haven’t read “Fangirl” yet, GET ON IT and then get your name on the list for this one!
I am becoming a HUGE fan of Steve Sheinkin, whose nonfiction titles are super interesting and easy to read (with lots of pictures!). His newest book digs into an issue that we are familiar with in our society today—whistleblowers—but in the context of the Vietnam War. If you are interested in stories like Edward Snowden’s, you MUST pick this one up.
You can click on the title to request the book from SLCL (AND YOU SHOULD). I couldn’t fit all my anticipation in one post, so be on the lookout for another one soon!
–Samantha D., Weber Road/Tesson Ferry
Thomas and friends are back. They have survived the Glade, but can they make it through the Scorch? Get your copy of the book before the movie opens this Friday.
Have questions about the college application process? Feeling overwhelmed? Let the library help you out and get that anxiety level down from a code orange. During the month of September, college counselor, Julie Kampschroeder, will be leading three different programs on applying to college: finding the best college for you, how to stand out in a sea of other applicants, and the ins and outs on financial aid.