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June 2022

Echoes Between Us

by Katie McGarry

Sawyer is one of the most popular guys at school, but he has a secret. He’s an adrenaline junkie. Veronica has a secret too. She sees her mother’s ghost. Or maybe it’s just a side effect caused by the brain tumor. When the two meet, will they be able to conquer their demons together? A perfect realistic (with a touch of supernatural) romance for Teens.

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook and e audiobook.

Recommended by: Erin Faxel, Youth Services Teen Librarian

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


Chasing Lucky

by Jenn Bennett

Looking for a cute romance? Pick up Chasing Lucky. Josie is forced to move back to her hometown to run the family bookstore after years of being away. In walks Lucky, bad boy of the town, and her ex best friend. When some poorly executed plans for revenge gets Josie in trouble, Lucky takes the fall for her instead. Determined to find out why he helped her and to return the favor she starts spending more time with him. In doing so she find out there is much more to the bad boy then anyone knows.

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook and e audiobook

Recommended by: Erin Faxel, Youth Services Teen Librarian

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


The Cousins

by Karen McManus

3 cousins receive letters inviting them to work at their Grandma’s island resort for the Summer. The catch is they don’t know each other, and their parents have all been disinherited by the Grandma before any of them were born. Of course the cousins all go, and as soon as they show up, they realize things aren’t always what they seem. As family secrets are revealed, will the three cousins be able to work together and survive? Or will the family secrets tear their lives apart? Check out this 2023 Read For A Lifetime book today!

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook and e audiobook.

Recommended by: Erin Faxel, Youth Services Teen Librarian

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


Be Not Far from Me

by Mindy McGinnis

Ashley enjoys the outdoors. But things change when she goes out partying with her friends in the Smoky Mountains. When she catches her boyfriend with another girl, she runs off alone in a drunken rage and falls down a steep hill. Hurt, by herself, with no one knowing where she is, she has to figure out how to survive. Will she make it to safety? Or die alone? Check out this 2023 Read For A Lifetime book today!

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook and e audiobook and on Hoopla as an e audiobook

Recommended by: Erin Faxel, Youth Services Teen Librarian

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


Pride: A Pride & Prejudice Remix

by Ibi Zoboi

Pride: A Pride & Prejudice Remix by Ibi Zoboi’s is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Zuri Benitez takes immense pride in her Brooklyn neighborhood and is devastated by the gentrification taking place. The love she has for her neighborhood is in sharp contrast to the new Darcy boys that have moved across the street from Manhattan. While she aims to prevent her sister from falling for the oldest son, she finds herself in a situation that flips everything upside down. Her neighborhood is changing before her eyes which is causing her to look at people with a fresh perspective.

Recommended by: Darnetta Bolton, Youth Services Reference Librarian I

 

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


May 2022

The Red Palace

by June Hur

Seventeen-year-old Hyeon is a palace nurse in the capital city. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job and finally win the approval of her estranged father. But when someone murders four women  in a single night Hyeon is thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when her closest friend and mentor becomes the prime suspect. But when evidence starts pointing to the crown prince himself Hyeon and a young police inspector Eojin must work together to uncover the truth.
Recommended by: April Balasa, Patron Services Clerk

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


All the Best Liars

by Amelia Kahaney

Three best friends grew up poor, but one by one each gained money and popularity, until only one girl was alone on the wrong side of the tracks. When the ex friends reunite in a blaze of fire, one will end up dead, one will be a murderer, and one will be taking the fall. You think you know someone…. Until you don’t. Check out this YA read today!

Recommended by: Erin Faxel, Youth Services Teen Librarian

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


Furia

by Yamile Saied Méndez

Camila is forced to live a double life. At home she is a well behaved daughter who is excelling at school. In her spare time though, she is La Furia. An amazing female soccer player who might just be good enough to win a scholarship to a North American University, and her chance to play in the professional women’s league. Her biggest problem is that her parents don’t know about her soccer passion, and if they did, they would never let her play. Worst of all, she needs their permission to play in a tournament where all of her dreams might come true. Her life gets more complicated when the boy she once loved comes back into town and starts distracting her. But Camila won’t let anything stand in the way of her dreams. Will she face her secrets and find her true place in the world? Check out this 2023 Abe Lincoln Award nominee today!

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla as an ebook and e audiobook.

Recommended by: Erin Faxel, Youth Services Teen Librarian

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


An Ember in the Ashes

by Sabaa Tahir

This is a dystopian fantasy that is inspired by Ancient Rome. There is a world where if you defy the empire, you will be put to death. When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, she is forced to spy for the rebels within the Empire’s military academy to keep him alive. There she meets Elias, the Empire’s best soldier and it’s most unwilling. Both Laia and Elias want freedom. When their destinies come together their choices might change the fate of the Empire forever. Check out this 2023 Read For A Lifetime book today!

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby as an ebook and e audiobook.

Recommended by: Erin Faxel, Youth Services Teen Librarian

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


April 2022

I Wish You All the Best

by Mason Deaver

When Ben tells their parents that they identify as nonbinary and prefer the pronouns they/them, they are thrown out of the house. In desperation Ben contacts his estranged older sister. She offers him refuge and they begin to start over in a new house and school with no friends. When Nathan takes Ben under his wing, Ben is unsure of how to handle his exuberance and extroversion. As the two forge a friendship their feelings begin to change. Just what is in store for Ben and Nathan?

This book is available in the library and on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla as an ebook and e audiobook.

Recommended by: Becky McCormack, Youth Services Assistant Manager

Posted in: Young Adult Fiction


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