Happy Tuesday, YA Librarians, and welcome to this month’s edition of Teen Talk Tuesday!
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SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young
Ages 12 to 18
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
“A rousing saga and moving coming-of-age tale, perfect for those who appreciate the wild and the wildlings, strong female protagonists, and cinematic battles.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A refreshing tale where life is tested and people have to overcome their differences to fight a bigger foe to survive. A fast-paced, action-filled fantasy for all YA collections.” —School Library Journal
FROM THE EARTH TO THE SHADOWS: Valkyrie Book Two by Amanda Hocking
Ages 12 to 18
The adventure and romance continues in the final installment of the new fantasy duology by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking. While dealing with dark revelations about her life and her world, Malin finds herself with new allies—and new enemies. Her quest for the truth leads her to places she never thought possible, and she’s never been one to shy away from a fight. But for all her strength and determination, will it be enough to save the world before it’s too late?
“Fans of this fictional world will enjoy seeing more of it—and appreciate that the story’s conclusion leaves the door open for more adventures.” —Kirkus Reviews
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ZOMBIE ABBEY by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Ages 14 and up
For as long as the pastoral village of Porthampton has existed, everyone has known his or her place. There’s upstairs, downstairs, and then there are the villagers who tend the farms. But when a farmer is killed in a brutal and most unusual fashion, and then more deaths rapidly follow, it soon becomes apparent that all three groups will have to do the unthinkable: work together, side by side, if they want to survive the menace.
UNRAVELED by Kate Jarvik Birch
Ages 14 and up
Ella isn’t anyone’s pet anymore, but she’s certainly not free. After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet’s breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, she thought girls like her would finally be free. But she never dreamed that it would backfire. NuPet may have convinced the public of their intentions to assimilate pets back into society, but Ella knows it’s a lie. They aren’t planning mass rehabilitation . . . they’re planning a mass extermination.