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Young Adult Books from our 2019 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in the Young Readers section of our 2019 Summer Newsletter. These books are just a sampling of this year's many wonderful new books. Visit our children's and youn adults' sections in our store, and we will help you choose just the right book.

Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy #1) by Claire Legrand

A pair of headstrong, impulsive protagonists; high-stakes intrigues; ancient prophecies; mysterious supernatural villains; steamy romance…this one’s for fans of the gritty, high fantasy style of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo. The 500-ish pages flew by for me, I was so caught up in the interesting characters, intriguing plot, and fascinating world building. The sequel, Kingsbane, is out May 21st, 2019! - Stephanie

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781492678779
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - April 2nd, 2019

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon’s incredible award-winning novel starts with the complexity of the universe and continues with two teens—an immigrant and the child of immigrants, both American—on a single day in New York City. A love story and a story of choices, this book is more real and consequential than most you will ever read. Natasha and Daniel and all the lives they intersect made my breath catch and my mind soar, and made me feel like a piece of the greater wonder. - Jocelyn

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

This is one of my favorite books of the year. Reminiscent of modern classics by Diana Wynne Jones, Robin McKinley, Patricia C. Wrede, and Garth Nix, it defies age designations. Elisabeth is an entirely lovable protagonist whose fondness for books, willingness to reexamine her biases, and penchant for getting into scrapes both warmed my heart and made me laugh. I also fell in love with wry sorcerer Nathaniel and his dry wit. Though the stakes were high and danger abounded, I was in stitches for much of the book; chances are you will be too. - Stephanie

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 4th, 2019

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

Historic injustices are often treated as lacking any contemporary impact, but this book disabuses anyone suffering under that delusion. In modern-day Silicon Valley, the internment of their Japanese-American ancestors affects protagonist CJ Katsumaya and her family, though they (believably) don’t see eye to eye about it. This historical interconnectedness coupled with CJ’s evolution from an apathetic antihero (wave goodbye to the “model minority” myth) into a woke person of action, makes this book a compelling and thought-provoking read. - Stephanie

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062473448
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Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

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