Summer’s Hot New Books

Here are some of the titles that are shaping up to be this summer’s bestsellers and must-haves. Click on any title below and click “request” in our catalog to add your name to a hold list!

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Realistic Fiction
The release of this year’s critically acclaimed movie adaptation has brought this 2012 book back to the attention of readers. Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Dystopian Fantasy
When her latent supernatural powers manifest in front of a noble court, Mare, a thief in a world divided between commoners and superhumans, is forced to assume the role of lost princess before risking everything to help a growing rebellion.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Realistic Fiction
Sydney’s older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Realistic Fiction
Fourteen-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.

The Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas
Fantasy Fiction
The human world is in peril. Feyre, a semi-literate girl, hunts for her family’s survival. After she kills an enormous wolf, a fierce fey shows up at her doorstep seeking retribution. Feyre is led to beautiful eternal springs, but the journey is not without danger. Maas masterfully pulls the reader into this new dark fantasy series which feels like a mix of fairy tales, from Beauty and the Beast to Tam Lin.

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Fantasy Romance
When Delilah is united with Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairytale, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, and all must be resolved for the two to live happily ever after.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Magical Realism
Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Graphic Novel
Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
Graphic Novel
Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Fantasy Fiction
Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

Nonfiction:

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pederson and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose
The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion.

Popular Series Additions:

The Heir (#4 in The Selection series) by Keira Cass
Science Fiction
When the time comes for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own, she does not expect a fairy-tale love story like her parents, but the princess discovers her own happily ever after may not be as impossible as she thought.

Scorpion Mountain (#5 in the Brotherband Chronicles) by John Flanagan
Adventure Fantasy Fiction
The Herons and Rangers join forces in order to stop the Scorpion Cult from assassinating Princess Cassandra after a previously unsuccessful attempt.

The Wicked Will Rise (#2 in the Dorothy Must Die Series) by Danielle Paige
Fantasy Fiction
Amy’s job as assassin didn’t work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home she couldn’t wait to leave behind might be in danger.

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