- By Jacquelyn White
- Posted Sunday, December 1, 2019
New in Fall & Winter 2019
The telling and sharing of fairy tales is nothing new, but in these twisted tales the story you thought you knew won’t be found here.
"Frankly in love" by David Yoon
High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all.
"Pet" by Akwaeke Emezi
In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster.
"I'm not dying with you tonight" by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones
Told from two viewpoints, Atlanta high school seniors Lena and Campbell, one black, one white, must rely on each other to survive after a football rivalry escalates into a riot.
"The Fountains of Silence" by Ruta Sepetys
Drawn back to his mother’s homeland by the utopian promises of the Franco regime in 1957 Madrid, the photographer son of an oil tycoon bonds with a girl who raises his awareness about the lingering shadows of the Spanish Civil War.
"The Beautiful" by Renee Ahdieh
In the 19th century New Orleans, Celine, a dressmaker from Paris, becomes embroiled in a murder mystery that's connected to a glamorous supernatural cohort
"The end and other beginnings: stories from the future" by Veronica Roth
A collection of six short stories by the best-selling author of Divergent imagines future lands brimming with new technologies and beings, where in spite of advanced capabilities, people are forced to confront deeply troubling human problems.
"Slay" by Brittney Morris
An honors student at Jefferson Academy, seventeen-year-old Keira enjoys developing and playing Slay, a secret, multiplayer online role-playing game celebrating black culture, until the two worlds collide.
"The queen of nothing" by Holly Black
As the exiled Queen of Faerie, Jude must travel back to Elfhame to help her twin sister, Taryn, and uncover how to break a dark curse threatening the whole Faerie world.
"Girls of storm and shadow" by Natasha Ngan
In a sequel to the best-selling Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren escape their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace before discovering the terrible cost of their freedom in the wake of an evil plot to crush the rebel uprising.
"Sick kids in love" by Hannah Moskowitz
Isabel has one rule: no dating. She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor. He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.