Grab your wand and join us on a new Harry Potter adventure!
Due out: 07/31/2016
To celebrate this new Harry Potter book, Bookshop Santa Cruz will be hosting two release parties. Tickets to the release parties are provided through the pre-purchase of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child -- Parts I & II.
This is the coming-of-age story of a quirky girl who simply wants to stay in the comfortable world of childhood. But Cath’s stronger than she thinks, and finds childhood is neither so comfortable nor so simple. It’s a story about being honest with yourself, and brave enough to experience joy when you find it. And fan fiction. It speaks to my geeky, social-anxiety-filled soul. --Jocelyn
I adored Fangirl, and Rowell’s new novel is just as intriguing and delightful. You don’t need to read one book to enjoy the other, but if you like one, you should read them both. Carry On is the literary equivalent of a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows—deliciously rich and sweet, it’ll leave you feeling wonderfully warm and fuzzy inside. --Flan
Stiefvater is my absolute favorite YA writer, and one of my favorite writers, period. I devour her gorgeous sentences and reread her dark, lovely books, discovering new things in them every time. If you haven’t discovered her yet, now is the time! The final book of her phenomenal Raven Cycle comes out in April, so do yourself a favor and read this one immediately. --Flan
Nimona’s got supervillainry in the bag, now that she’s Ballister Blackheart’s one and only sidekick. But who knew plotting evil was going to be so hard? For teens who like their humor sarcastic, smart, and fundamentally quirky. —Tera & Gā
With characters as true and memorable as those in Eleanor and Park, I am Princess X is my favorite teen book of the year. It’s an unusual mystery that keeps you guessing, though it never departs from the offbeat realism of life in contemporary Seattle (think coffee shops, graffiti, hackers). May’s best friend, Libby, died in a car crash with her mother three years ago. Supposedly. But May has been haunted ever since by the idea that Libby might not be dead. Now 16, May sees a sticker plastered to a derelict shop window. It’s Princess X—an idea created by May and Libby years ago—a heroine who fights for truth. May is shy; she doesn’t see herself as a heroine, but she’ll do whatever it takes to find the source…and if Libby is alive, to rescue her, too. —Tera