Young Adult - 2022 Favorites

Anne of Greenville By Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781368078405
Published: Melissa de la Cruz Studio - October 4th, 2022

A modern Anne of Green Gables in which this Anne, a self-described ‘queer Japanese American singer, actor, and choreographer of disco operas,’ shares everything about her recent move to Greenville as if she’s writing in a diary or talking to a friend. A whirlwind of learning what it means to grow up, to stay true to yourself when you're different from most others, and to find love in the midst of it. Funny, rambunctious, and sweet."

- Grace


A Scatter of Light By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555285
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

From the author of Last Night at the Telegraph Club is this companion novel set nearly 60 years later. Aria Tang West has a world-changing summer after graduating college, with a backdrop of the Supreme Court’s first moves toward legalizing gay marriage. I like the realism of Aria’s estranged relationship with her mom and her navigating the different intersections of her own identity."

- Grace


Well, That Was Unexpected By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593433973
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 27th, 2022

Travel to Indonesia with Sharlot, who meets a boy online because their parents catfish each other – but, you know, for their own good. I especially loved the vivid descriptions of Indonesia, Bali, and the drool-worthy food the characters eat in the story. Wholesome, hilarious, sweet, and relatable – definitely an instant hit among YA-romance-lovers."

- Grace


Rust in the Root By Justina Ireland Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063038226
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 20th, 2022

Set in the 1930s, this historical fantasy imagines an America where magical dynamism has been weakened by a blight known as The Rust. Laura has a little magic of her own, but she wants more. Despite her misgivings, she gets a job with a government agency and becomes an apprentice to a powerful, but unconventional mage. What the two find in their quest to uncover the root reason behind the Rust goes deep into America's dark history. This is a complex and satisfying story, with lots to please fans of history and fans of magical atmospheric world-building. Just as good as you'd expect from the author of Dread Nation."

- Clare


A Thousand Heartbeats By Kiera Cass Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062665782
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Published: HarperTeen - November 29th, 2022

Star-crossed lovers, princesses and rebel intrigue! Exactly what you'd expect from the author of the bestselling The Selection series. Best of all, this is a standalone book, so you can read it in one sitting and get that satisfying happily-ever-after ending."

- Clare
 


The Luminaries By Susan Dennard Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250194046
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Published: Tor Teen - November 1st, 2022

Unbeknownst to the rest of humanity, sleeping spirits exist around the world, and their nightmares come to life at night as monsters. Those who hunt these monsters to protect the world are called Luminaries, and the American Luminaries live in seven clans in the hidden town of Hemlock Falls. Here, Winnie Wednesday, an outcast of the Wednesday clan because her dad was condemned for being a witch, is now sixteen: finally of age to undergo the hunter trials. She wants to regain respect for her family by becoming a hunter, and in her training, she'll face monsters and nightmares beyond all expectation. Chilling and full of tense moments."

- Grace


Lord of the Fly Fest By Goldy Moldavsky Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781250230126
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 30th, 2022

An obvious dig at the viral mess that was the ‘Fyre Festival’ back in 2017, this hilarious thriller takes you to the island of the ‘Fly Fest’ with the host of a true crime podcast trying to get to the bottom of a musician’s girlfriend’s mysterious disappearance. I like that the celebrities' names are those of real-life celebrities, just with a couple letters switched around."

- Grace


The Getaway By Lamar Giles Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338752014
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022

Get Out meets The Walking Dead, but at Disneyland...? This is amazing, edge-of-the-seat stuff. A grizzly page-turner which, like all good horror stories, seems just real enough that it might even happen. Not for the faint of heart."

- Clare


Creature: Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections By Shaun Tan Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781646142002
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Published: Levine Querido - November 1st, 2022

In this personal work of nonfiction, Shaun Tan shares his artworks of ‘creatures’ over the course of twenty-five years, from the starkly existent to the purely imaginary. As he states in the book, he is inviting readers of his stories and witnesses of his art to be co-creators who invent their own stories through their encounters with these creatures. I love that you get to hear Shaun Tan speak directly to you about his philosophical concerns, contemplations, intentions, and feelings behind his illustrations and his own sources of inspiration for them. Simply, brilliant and beautiful (but in no simple way)."

- Grace


Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories By Yamile Saied Méndez, Amparo Ortiz, Ricardo López Ortiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781643751832
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

An anthology of 15 short stories by Latine authors and editors and a Latine illustrator on creatures from Latine mythology. Each story begins with an amazing illustration of the respective focal creature. There are thrilling plot twists and action scenes that will keep your eyes glued to the pages! Powerful writing that’ll give you haunting chills (in the best way possible)."

- Grace


Foul Lady Fortune By Chloe Gong Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781665905589
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 27th, 2022

In this action-packed adventure set in Shanghai in 1931, Rosalind Lang is “Fortune,” an invincible, forever-19-year-old assassin with a dark past. When the Japanese Imperial Army begins to encroach upon the nation, Rosalind becomes Janie Mead, a spy and the pretend-wife of the insufferable philanderer, Orion Hong. Seamless writing, witty dialogue, real laugh-out-loud moments, and lifelike characters who grow on you (and each other!). YA-book-lovers will not be able to put down this thrilling sort-of-enemies-to-lovers slow-burn novel – I know I couldn’t!"

- Grace


The Teen Witches' Guide to Crystals: Discover the Secret Forces of the Universe... and Unlock Your Own Hidden Power! By Xanna Eve Chown, Luna Valentine (Illustrator), Emily Anderson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781398815186
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Published: Arcturus Editions - August 15th, 2022

This is one of three little pocket guides to the mystic arts that we have on the shelves right now. There's also The Teen Witches' Guide to Spells and The Teen Witches' Guide to Astrology. The books offer solid advice about mindfulness, friendship, meditation and, of course, magic. Any of these would make great stocking stuffers for witch-curious teenagers."

- Clare


Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book By W. Kamau Bell, Kate Schatz Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781523514281
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 19th, 2022

This book is so real and speaks straight to the heart of antiracism; as an activity book, it provides practical ways to put being antiracist into application. It starts off with providing foundational knowledge, introduces numerous ways to seriously reflect on and confront your own privilege, and describes ways to dismantle racism first-hand through the day-to-day choices that we’re faced with and that affect us and those around us. Includes games, crossword puzzles, and drawing opportunities. Also comes with a really cool black-and-yellow ‘END WHITE SUPREMACY’ poster attached to its front. An ongoing bestseller for adults and kids alike!"

- Grace