Hello, YA librarians!
Sorry we missed #ewgcya today… We’re in Seattle drinking all the coffee and making sure our booth is ready for all of our librarian friends attending Midwinter this week! We hope you had a great chat! Here’s our new YA from the past two months — let us know what you’ve been reading & loving lately!
THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi
Ages 12 to 18
Paris, 1889: In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts. Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris.
“Chokshi shines as a master storyteller.” —Booklist, starred review
“An opulent heist adventure that will leave readers voracious for more.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A delectably intriguing adventure for all teen shelves.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Evocative writing, sumptuous set pieces, and vividly sketched, authentically flawed characters distinguish this immersive tale of found family and star-crossed romance.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA (Young Readers’ Edition) by Melissa Fleming
Ages 10 to 17
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA chronicles the life of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by the onset of her country’s brutal civil war. When Doaa’s boat to Europe is struck and begins to sink, Doaa stays afloat on a small inflatable ring and clutches two little girls—barely toddlers—to her body. She must stay alive for them. She must not lose hope.
IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais
Ages 14 to 18
A sweeping romance about the love that got away. Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet again in Paris. What really happened back then? Could they ever be together again, after everything?
“Originally written in French, this novel in verse inspired by Pushkin’s serialized verse novel and Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin explores first love’s ability to linger . . . Anyone who has pined over a relationship will recognize Beauvais’s heartbreaking story.” —Publishers Weekly
WHITE STAG by Kara Barbieri
Ages 12 to 18
As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to.
“Janneke’s epic journey to overcome past horrors and seize her rightful place in the world is packed with equally gripping action and emotion. Readers will flock to this compelling debut.” —Booklist, starred review
And don’t miss these new titles from Page Street Kids and Entangled: Teen!
ECHO NORTH by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Ages 14 and up
A spellbinding and darkly romantic twist on East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
ANALIESE RISING by Brenda Drake
Ages 14 and up
Half-Blood meets the Antigoddess in this new series from NY Times bestselling author Brenda Drake.