Staff Pick

Giant battle robots, characters with tragic pasts, forbidden romances, and a dystopian future Korea: one might be forgiven for thinking that no novel could ever cohesively tell a story that included all these elements. Luckily for sci fi fans everywhere, debut novelist Axie Oh has proven herself more than equal to the challenge. Set in 2199 amidst a decades-long war in which young orphans are trained to be supersoldiers, Rebel Seoul (Tu, $19.95) is a spellbinding rollercoaster ride of a novel. Ages 14-17.


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By Axie Oh, Sebastien Hue (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781620142998
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tu Books - September 14th, 2017

Staff Pick

A Strange Fire (Simon & Schuster, $17.99) burns between two brothers, Clive and Clover, who have grown up spreading the gospel in their father’s traveling ministry. They are members of the Descendancy, who decry past attempts to promote science and technology. When the brothers’ beliefs are challenged after the ministry encounters a community seeking to advance human knowledge, a holy war ensues that threatens all life on Earth. Clive and Clover’s rivalries and internal struggles symbolize deeper philosophical arguments in this first volume of Tommy Wallach’s new dystopian trilogy. With a fast-paced plot, breathtaking prose, and complex characters, this uniquely structured novel is required reading. Ages 14-17.


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ISBN: 9781481468381
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

Staff Pick

When her dad goes on a trip to repair his broken heart, 17-year-old Delilah is left to manage her family’s café. But between homework, traitorous employees, and guilt-tripping best friends, Del struggles to make ends meet. It doesn’t help that a distractingly beautiful girl named Rosa dances every night across the street. Del doesn’t have a chance with her—until the day Rosa walks into the café and announces she’s been thinking about Del, too. When everything else is going wrong, is it too much to ask that this go right? Set in Australia, this charming coming-of-age story by Erin Gough is sure to have you yelling Get It Together, Delilah! (Chronicle, $16.99). Ages 14-18.


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ISBN: 9781452151878
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 4th, 2017