There's always something new at the Syracuse Public Library as we constantly receive shipments of new books. Fans of young adult books have several new titles to look forward to this September and October. Browse the list below for just some of the offerings. As always, be sure to visit our new YA book display in the Rosalyn Jones Room each time you visit.
“RoseBlood” by A. G. Howard is the YA Book Club Pick for February.
Rune has a mysterious affliction that’s linked to her musical talent. Her mother believes creative direction will help, so she sends Rune to a French arts conservatory rumored to have inspired “The Phantom of the Opera.”
When Rune begins to develop a friendship with the elusive Thorn, she realizes that with him, she feels cured. But as their love grows, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: save Rune or protect the phantom haunting RoseBlood, the only father he’s ever known.
Pick up copies at the library. Digital e-books are available on Libby and Hoopla.
Discussions occur from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, and from 12-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Rosalyn Jones Room/YA Space. Email Michelle, email@example.com, or Amber, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
“Mirror Girls” by Kelly McWilliams is the YA Book Club pick for January.
As infants, twin sisters Charlie Yates and Magnolia Heathwood were secretly separated after the brutal lynching of their parents, who died for loving across the color line. Now, at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Charlie is a young Black organizer in Harlem, while white-passing Magnolia is the heiress to a cotton plantation in rural Georgia.
The sisters reunite as teenagers in the deeply haunted town of Eureka, Ga., where ghosts linger centuries after their time and dangers lurk behind every mirror. They couldn’t be more different, but they will need each other to put the hauntings of the past to rest, to break the mirrors’ deadly curse — and to discover the meaning of sisterhood in a racially divided land.
Pick up copies at the library. Digital e-books and audiobooks are available on Libby.
Discussions occur from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, and from 12-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Rosalyn Jones Room/YA Space.
Email Michelle, email@example.com, or Amber, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
Here are some of the newest YA arrivals at the Syracuse Public Library. Check them out today!
Mortals don't understand life is not a book you close only after you read the last page. There is no last page in the Book of Life, for the last one is always the first page of another story."
The YA Book Club will read “Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Fawn” by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke for September.
Based on del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie, this spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
Teens, young adults and new adults can join the group to discuss the book during two sessions. The first will from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Rosalyn Jones/YA Space. The second will occur from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Rosalyn Jones Room/YA Space.
Readers can check copies out at the library. The Libby and Hoopla apps also have digital e-book and audiobook copies available. For information, contact Amber at email@example.com or Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Michelle Parker
If you love mythology, magic, or heists, you NEED to check out "The Drowned Woods" by Emily Lloyd-Jones.
This magical novel will take you on an action-packed journey through Wales, drawing on Welsh mythology as well as themes of teamwork and vengeance.
Mer is one of the last water diviners, but her power has been abused. Bound to the service of an evil prince — she was tricked into killing hundreds. Now she has escaped and hidden herself from him and his reign of terror. When an old acquaintance shows up with a proposition of vengeance and a plan to bring down the prince, Mer can’t resist. They plan a heist to steal an important artifact that will eliminate the Prince's power. To carry out this complicated plan they recruit a motley crew, each with special skills, including a fae, a thief, and a corgi. Together they must topple a kingdom and eliminate the prince, claiming peace for their land.
Michelle manages the Young Adult Department, planning programs, purchasing new books, and revamping the Rosalyn Jones/Young Adult Space.
We've had a lot of new YA novels arrive this summer! Check out the latest titles at SPL below. If they are not out yet, we've included their release date beside them.
Once upon a nightmare, her fairytale begins ...
Join the Syracuse Public Library's YA Book Club and read "Stain" by A. G. Howard this July!
“Stain,” a high-fantasy, gothic fairytale, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” takes place in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic. To win back her kingdom of perpetual day, save her night prince, and reunite the sun with the moon, a princess incapable of speech or sound must prove herself everything a traditional princess is not: tough enough to sleep on a bed of nails, and loud enough to be heard without a voice.
Teens, young adults, and new adults are welcome to join this club, which will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Rosalyn Jones/teen room for a discussion and to work on book journals.
Pick up copies at the library or digitally through the Libby app. To join or get more information, speak with Amber, Michelle, or Shelly at the Syracuse Public Library — (574) 457-3022.
After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest . . . disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight—for she is his true equal. As Lyra finds her way back to her identity, an imposter princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.
New YA materials have arrived at the Syracuse Public Library, including several new-to-us graphic novel and manga series! Check out our catalog to find more titles. Have book recommendations? Tell us what you'd like!
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