One amazing perk of working in a library is finding out about upcoming books and seeing the fresh, brand new books hit the shelves! It’s also a little daunting because you know that you can never read them all. Nonetheless, it’s something that I can still get pumped about. Speaking of “hot and new,” have you checked out our new catalog yet? If you are looking for something new to read, you’ll enjoy the new format. I’ve found it’s easier to search and narrow down my results of what I am looking for. Plus there are many great features like the ability to create lists. Check out our Staff Picks or you can even create your own themed lists to share with others or keep for your own information.
Here are a few of the more recent titles that have recently hit the shelves, including a few nonfiction titles you might enjoy!
And without further distractions, here are a few new and upcoming Young Adult fiction releases to check out this spring.
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brokenbrough (April 28)
Set in depression era Seattle two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.
Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (April 28)
From the author of The DUFF , Sonny is staying at her friend Amy’s house after she got kicked out of her own house by her mother. She uses lies to try to control her out-of-control life, but when she begins talking online to a boy who has a crush on Amy, she finds herself caught up in one lie to many. If you like contemporary romances from authors like Sarah Dessen, Rachel Vail or Susane Colasanti, give this a try.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (April 28)
Recommened for fans of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, and viewers of Game of Thrones, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (April 28)
Aza Ray Boyle’s life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she is swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity. If you enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars but want some fantasy added to the mix, try this out.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (April 28)
Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire, a Rome-like world. 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
The Heir by Kiera Cass (May 5)
Fans of The Selection series rejoice, the wait for book 4 almost over! 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.
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (May 5)
Sydney’s charismatic 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.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas (May 5)
The start of a new series by the author of Throne of Glass. In this action packed work of fantasy, 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.
The Hunted by Matt De La Peña (May 12)
This book starts where the The Living left off. After surviving the earthquake and tsunami, Shy manages to make it back to land but he is far from safe because a secret his cruise ship co-worker, Addie, shared with him is one that people have killed for, and now that Shy knows, he has become a moving target.
Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson (May 18)
Are you excited for the ninth and final book in this fast paced, post-apocalyptic series? Maximum Ride and her broken flock roam a postapocalyptic world, searching for answers to what happened to their world.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (May 26)
In this sequel to All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too.
The Cage by Megan Shepherd (May 26)
A new sci-fi series from the author of The Madman’s Daughter in which a teenager named Cora wakes up in a cage on an alien planet where she meets the Kindred, her mysterious alien captors, and along with other teenager abductees must find a way to escape back to Earth.