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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle at email@example.com.
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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