This month’s roundup of adult books for teens includes a fantasy conclusion, a hip-hop biography, & a heartwarming dog story (& more)!
THE RISE OF MAGICKS: Chronicles of The One, Book 3 by Nora Roberts
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of YEAR ONE and OF BLOOD AND BONE concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as “A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s THE STAND.”
“Teen fantasy readers who have watched the book’s protagonist grow into her powers will not want to miss seeing how Fallon Swift saves the world.”
Booklist, YA Interest
“Roberts’ magnificent trilogy concludes with another title that perfectly balances magic, adventure, romance, and steely resolve in the battle of good vs. evil while reminding us that while the battles may save us, it’s the home, hearth, and community which sustain us. Brilliant and inspiring.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
JAY-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson
This book wrestles with the biggest themes of JAY-Z’s career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice.
“A magnet for YA hip-hop fans.” Booklist, YA Interest
“This is more than a hip-hop bio; Dyson is giving us something larger, and we are sitting in a classroom under the spell of a captivating teacher.”
Library Journal, starred review
THE MUTATIONS by Jorge Comensal
Ramón Martinez is a militant atheist, successful lawyer, and conventional family man. But all of that changes when cancer of the tongue deprives him of the source of his power and livelihood: speech.
“YAs will identify with Ramón’s teenage kids and Teresa’s patient, young Eduardo, an anxious childhood leukemia survivor.” Booklist, YA Interest
“Comensal has written a fearlessly irreverent and unexpectedly deep novel about a family’s blundering with the most atavistic of challenges.” Booklist
FROLIC AND DETOUR by Paul Muldoon
Though FROLIC AND DETOUR is Paul Muldoon’s thirteenth collection, it shows all the energy and ambition we might generally associate with a first book.
“Aspiring poets will gain insights from these accessible and varied poems, which demonstrate the value of reading and observation.” Booklist, YA Interest
“This is a strong, agile collection from one of the world’s finest poets at his best.” Booklist, starred review
MOLLY: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats by Colin Butcher
MOLLY tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the UK Pet Detective Agency how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues many more beloved lost pets.
“Animal lovers will find this an enchanting and unique story of human-animal partnership.” Booklist, YA Interest
“Animal lovers will devour this British-toned, feel-good book, and might even develop some strategies in case their furry friends go missing.”