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When we make it / Elisabet Velasquez.

When we make it /  Elisabet Velasquez.
A first-generation Puerto Rican eighth grader, Sarai can see with clarity the truth, pain, and beauty of the world both inside and outside her Bushwick apartment. Together with her older sister Estrella she navigates the strain of family traumas and the systemic pressures of toxic masculinity and housing insecurity in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. As she questions the society around her, her Boricua identity, and the life she lives with determination and an open heart, Sarai learns to celebrate herself in a way that she has been denied. -- adapted from Goodreads info


The other Merlin / Robyn Schneider.

The other Merlin /  Robyn Schneider.
Welcome to the great kingdom of Camelot. Prince Arthurs a depressed botanist who would rather marry a library than a princess, Lancelots been demoted to castle guard after a terrible misunderstanding, and nothing is going according to plan. Then Arthur accidentally pulls the sword from the stone (in his defense, he was drunk and mostly kidding), and now everyones convinced hes some prophesied hero. Emry Merlin is stuck in her small town. Her father, the legendary court wizard, disappeared years ago, and Emrys been peddling theater tricks to make ends meet. When a royal messenger arrives summoning her far less talented twin brother to serve as Prince Arthur's right-hand wizard, Emry is understandably upset. But after Emmett becomes indisposed thanks to a bad spell, Emry disguises herself as her brother and travels to the royal court to impersonate him until they can switch. Studying magic at the castle is everything Emry hoped for. But life in King Uthers court is full of scandals, lies, and backstabbing courtiers. Whats a casually bisexual teen wizard masquerading as her twin brother to do? Other than fall for the handsome prince, stir trouble with the foppish Lord Gawain, offend Princess Guinevere, and make herself indispensable to the future of Camelot? When the truth comes out with disastrous consequences, Emry has to decide whether she'll risk everything for the boy she loves, or give up her potential to become the greatest wizard Camelot has ever known.


Defy the night / Brigid Kemmerer.

Defy the night /  Brigid Kemmerer.
The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand. King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents' shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King's Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion--it's the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited. Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most--but it's still not enough. As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King's Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it's even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.


Alma presses play / Tina Cane.

Alma presses play /  Tina Cane.
Alma's life is a constant of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and, at thirteen, she's halfway through becoming a woman. Then comes the year when everything changes, and her life is overtaken by constant endings: friends move away, romances bloom and wither, her parents file for divorce, and just like that her childhood seems to be over. Among this world of confusing beginnings, middles, and endings, could there be a roadmap for Alma to truly find herself?--OCLC.


It ends in fire / Andrew Shvarts.

It ends in fire /  Andrew Shvarts.
As a child, Alka witnessed her parents' brutal murder at the hands of Wizards, Taken in by an underground rebel group, Alka is deep undercover at the most prestigious school of magic in the Republic: Blackwater Academy, a place where status is everything, where decadent galas end in blood-splattered duels, where every student has their own agenda. To survive, Alka will have to lie, cheat, kill, and use every trick in her spy's toolkit. And she will have to make friends in order to recruit the misfits and the outcasts into her motley rebellion. Can Alka destroy the twisted game-- without becoming a part of it? -- adapted from jacket


The hollow heart / Marie Rutkoski.

The hollow heart /  Marie Rutkoski.
At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the God of Thieves in order to restore her peoples memories of their citys history. The Half Kith who once lived imprisoned behind the citys wall now realize that many among them are powerful. Meanwhile, the person Nirrim once loved most, Sid, has returned to her home country of Herran, where she must navigate the politics of being a rogue princess who has finally agreed to do her duty. In the Herrani court, rumors begin to grow of a new threat rising across the sea, of magic unleashed on the world, and of a cruel, black-haired queen who can push false memories into your mind, so that you believe your dearest friends to be your enemies. Sid doesnt know that this queen is Nirrim, who seeks her revenge against a world that has wronged her. Can Sid save Nirrim from herself? Does Nirrim even want to be saved? As blood is shed and war begins, Sid and Nirrim find that it might not matter what they want&for the gods have their own plans.


Tides of mutiny / Rebecca Rode.

Tides of mutiny /  Rebecca Rode.
In a world where female sailors are executed, Lane's dream of being a ship's captain seems impossible. Sea life is all she knows, and Lane has to hide as a captain's boy to avoid being killed. Then an old pirate enemy comes after her father, and she begins hearing rumors that her father was once a pirate as well. Then a mysterious prince shows up, and Lane finds her very survival tied to a boy who could destroy everything. Now Lane must either protect herself and find a way to live her dream, or risk everything for a world where her very existence is a death sentence. Maybe there's a third option. After all, she has never played by the rules before. Why start now? -- adapted from jacket


It all comes back to you / Farah Naz Rishi.

It all comes back to you /  Farah Naz Rishi.
After Kiran Noorani's mom died, Kiran vowed to keep her family-- dad and sister Amira-- together. When Amira announces that she's dating someone-- and might move across the country with him-- Kiran's world is turned upside down. Deen Malik is thrilled that his brother, Faisal, has found a great girlfriend. Three years ago Kiran and Deen dated in secret... until Deen ghosted Kiran. Now they are face-to-face: Deem just wants his brother to be happy; Kiran wants answers to Faisal's shady past. And Deem will do anything to keep her from reaching the truth. -- adapted from jacket


I swear I won't bother you again! Volume 1 / story by Reina Soratani ; art by Haru Harukawa ; translation, Jacqueline Fung ; adaptation, Rebecca Schneidereit ; lettering, Aiden Clarke ; editor, Shannon Fay.

I swear I won't bother you again! Volume 1 /  story by Reina Soratani ; art by Haru Harukawa ; translation, Jacqueline Fung ; adaptation, Rebecca Schneidereit ; lettering, Aiden Clarke ; editor, Shannon Fay.
The proud and beautiful daughter of the duke, Violette, has been thrown into prison after committing a crime of passion out of jealousy towards her half-sister, Maryjune. Condemned to jail time, Violette reflects on her actions and repents for her sins. As she does so, time begins to rewind and Violette returns to one year ago, when she first met her sister. Violette determines not to go down the wrong path this time, and to become a nun instead. However contrary to her wishes, she still ends up attracting all the wrong kinds of attention...?!--


Captain America Volume 5, All die young Part 2 / Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer ; Leonard Kirk, artist ; Matt Milla, color artist ; VC's Joe Caramagna, letterer.

Captain America Volume 5, All die young Part 2 /  Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer ; Leonard Kirk, artist ; Matt Milla, color artist ; VC's Joe Caramagna, letterer.
How Cap got his mojo back! Featuring...the Red Hulk?! Captain America has been through a lot in the last few months, but there's another challenge just over the horizon! Acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates continues his extraordinary exploration of Steve Rogers -- the man, the myth, the living legend that is Captain America!


The lost girls : a vampire revenge story / Sonia Hartl.

Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town, at least until Holly meets Elton's other exes, who invite Holly to join them in their quest to kill Elton before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence.


Walking in two worlds / Wab Kinew.

Walking in two worlds /  Wab Kinew.
An indigenous teen girl is caught between two worlds both real and virtual in the YA fantasy debut from bestselling Indigenous author Wab Kinew. Bugz is caught between two worlds. In the real world, she's a shy and self-conscious Indigenous teen who faces the stresses of teenage angst and reserve life. But in the virtual world, her alter ego is not just confident but dominant in a massive multiplayer video game universe. Feng is a teen boy who has been sent from China to live with his aunt, a doctor on the reserve, after his online activity suggests he may be developing extremist sympathies. Meeting each other in real life, as well as in the virtual world, Bugz and Feng immediately relate to each other as outsiders and as avid gamers. As their connection is strengthened through their virtual adventures, they find they have much in common in the real world, too: both must decide what to do in the face of temptations and pitfalls, and both must grapple with the impact of family and community trauma. But betrayal threatens everything Bugz has built in the virtual world, as well as her relationships in the real world, and it will take all her newfound strength to restore her friendship with Feng and reconcile the parallel aspects of her life: the traditional and the mainstream, the east and the west, the real and the virtual.--


Idol gossip / Alexandra Leigh Young.

Idol gossip /  Alexandra Leigh Young.
Every Friday after school, dressed in their new South Korean prep-school uniforms sweater vests, knee-highs, pleated skirts, and blazers seventeen-year old Alice Choy and her little sister, Olivia, head to Myeongdong, brave a dank, basement-level stairwell full of graffiti, and slip into a noreabang. Back in San Francisco, when she still had friends and earthly possessions, Alice took regular singing lessons. But since their diplomat mom moved them to Seoul, she pours herself into karaoke, vamping it up in their booth to Lady Gaga while loyal Olivia applauds and howls with laughter. Alice lives for Fridays, but when an older woman stops her on their way out one day, handing Alice a business card with a bow, singing turns serious. Could the chance encounter really be her ticket to elite status at Top10 Entertainments Star Academy? With a little sisterly support, backed by one of the worlds top talent agencies, can Alice lead her group on stage before a stadium of 50,000 chanting fans and just maybe strike K-pop gold? Not if a certain influential blogger and the anti-fans get their way. Delicious gossip squares off with genuine heart in a debut about standing out and fitting in, dreaming big and staying true for avid K-pop fans and those just discovering the worldwide cultural phenomenon.


Jujutsu kaisen Volume 10 / story and art by Gege Akutami ; translation, Stefan Koza ; touch-up & lettering Snir Aharon.

In order to regain use of his crippled body, Kokichi Muta, otherwise known as Mechamaru, has been acting as an informant for the cursed spirits. He's prepared for the betrayal when he's thrust into a battle to the death against Mahito, but is knowing his enemy enough against a cursed spirit whose powers keep growing exponentially?-Page [4] of cover.


Wolverine Volume 2 / writer, Benjamin Percy ; pencilers, Victor Bogdanovic, Adam Kubert, Scot Eaton ; inkers, Victor Bogdanovic, Adam Kubert, JP Mayer with Oren Junior ; colorists, Matthew Wilson, Antonio Fabela, Frank Martin ; letterer, Cory Petit.

Wolverine Volume 2 /  writer, Benjamin Percy ; pencilers, Victor Bogdanovic, Adam Kubert, Scot Eaton ; inkers, Victor Bogdanovic, Adam Kubert, JP Mayer with Oren Junior ; colorists, Matthew Wilson, Antonio Fabela, Frank Martin ; letterer, Cory Petit.
Someone is making moves against Logan's old crew, Team X -- and it's leaving bodies dropped and artifacts stolen. The answers lie in Madripoor, which means this is a job for Patch! But at an underworld criminal auction specializing in super hero artifacts, Logan will find that the next lot up for sale -- is his old ally Maverick! Together, can they fight their way to freedom? And how will Maverick react to the prospect of a fresh start on Krakoa? Then, it's claws against fangs as Wolverine braves the vampire nation in a quest to stop Dracula's plot to co-opt his mutant healing factor! But what sacrifices and moral compromises must be made? Prepare for a betrayal that will tear through the X-books! Plus, how well does Logan clean up for the Hellfire Gala?--Amazon.com.


The legend of Zelda : Twilight princess Volume 9 / story and art by Akira Himekawa ; translation, John Werry ; English adaptation, Stan!

Midna tells Link about the time before she came to the world of Light and how she was changed into her current form. Bitter and angry, Midna only used other people to get her revenge. Link needs Midna's help now more than ever and his forgiveness may give her the strength to continue the fight. Ahead of them, in the Twilight Realm itself lie greater dangers then they have faced before, as well as Mildna's nemesis the scheming Zant -- Back cover.


The girls are never gone / Sarah Glenn Marsh.

The girls are never gone /  Sarah Glenn Marsh.
Privately, shes a supernatural skeptic. But publicly, shes keeping her doubts to herselfbecause shes the voice of Attachments, her brand-new paranormal investigation podcast, and she needs her ghost-loving listeners to tune in. Thats what brings her to Arrington Estate. Thirty years ago, teenager Atheleen Bell drowned in Arringtons lake, and legend says her spirit haunts the estate. Dares more interested in the suspicious circumstances surrounding her deathcircumstances that she believes point to a living culprit, not the supernatural. Still, shes vowed to keep an open mind as she investigates, even if shes pretty sure what shell find. But Arrington is full of surprises. Good ones like Quinn, the cute daughter of the houses new owner. And baffling ones like the threatening messages left scrawled in paint on Quinns walls, the ghastly face that appears behind Dares own in the mirror, and the unnatural current that nearly drowns their friend Holly in the lake. As Dare is drawn deeper into the mysteries of Arrington, shell have to rethink the boundaries of what is possible. Because if something is lurking in the lake&it might not be willing to let her go.


A dark and starless forest / Sarah Hollowell.

A dark and starless forest /  Sarah Hollowell.
Derry and her eight siblings live in an isolated house by the lake, separated from the rest of the world by an eerie and menacing forest. They know it's for their own good. After all, the world isn't safe for people with magic. And Derry feels safe--most of the time. Until the night her eldest sister disappears. When a second sibling goes missing, feeling safe is no longer an option. Derry will risk anything to protect the family she has left. Even if that means returning to the forest that has started calling to Derry in her missing siblings' voices. As Derry spends more time amidst the trees, her magic grows more powerful . . . and so does the darkness inside her, the viciousness she wants to pretend doesn't exist. But saving her siblings from the forest might mean embracing the darkness. And that just might be the most dangerous thing of all.--Dust jacket flap.


The Robber Girl / Franny Billingsley.

The Robber Girl /  Franny Billingsley.
The Robber Girl has a good dagger. Its voice in her head is as sharp as its two edges that taper down to a point. Today, the Robber Girl and her dagger will ride with Gentleman Jack into the Indigo Heart to claim the gold that's rightfully his. But instead of gold, the Robber Girl finds a dollhouse cottage with doorknobs the size of apple seeds. She finds two dolls who give her three tasks, even though she knows that three is too many tasks. The right number of tasks is two, like Grandmother gave to Gentleman Jack: Fetch unto me the mountain's gold, to build our city fair. Fetch unto me the wingless bird, and I shall make you my heir -- Jacket flap


The Jasmine Project / Meredith Ireland.

The Jasmine Project /  Meredith Ireland.
Jasmine Yap plans to move in with her long-time boyfriend, Paul, before starting a nursing program at community college-- until she catches Paul cheating. To her giant, overprotective family, Paul's loss is their golden ticket to showing Jasmine that she deserves much more. When Jasmine refuses to meet anyone new, the family set us the Jasmine Project. Their plan: use Jasmine's graduation party as an opportunity for her to meet the most eligible teen bachelors in Orlando; maybe one will win her heart. With the family fighting for their favorites, bachelors going rogue, and Paul wanting her back, the Jasmine Project may end in total, heartbreaking disaster. -- adapted from jacket


White smoke / a novel by Tiffany D. Jackson.

White smoke /  a novel by Tiffany D. Jackson.
Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper. The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. Thats only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and theres a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone. But {28}running from ghosts


What once was mine : a twisted tale : What if Rapunzel's mother drank a potion from the wrong flower? / by Liz Braswell.

What once was mine : a twisted tale : What if Rapunzel's mother drank a potion from the wrong flower? / by Liz Braswell.
Desperate to save the life of their queen and her unborn child, the good citizens of the kingdom comb the land for the all-healing Sundrop flower to cure her . . . but someone mistakenly picks the blossom of the Moondrop instead. This shimmering flower heals the queen and she delivers a healthy baby girl with hair as silver and gray as the moon. But with her mysterious hair comes dangerous magical powers: the power to hurt, not heal. For the safety of the kingdom, Rapunzel is locked away in a tower and put under the care of the powerful goodwife, Mother Gothel. For eighteen years Rapunzel stays imprisoned in her tower, knowing she must protect everyone from her magical hair. When she finally decides to leave the only home she's ever known--to see the floating lights that appear on her birthday--she gets caught up in an unexpected adventure with two thieves: a would-be outlaw named Gina, and Flynn Rider, a rogue on the run. Before she can reach her happy ending, Rapunzel learns that there is far more to her story, and her magical hair, and her future than she ever knew.


The last legacy : a novel / Adrienne Young.

The last legacy : a novel / Adrienne Young.
When a letter from her uncle Henrik arrives on Bryn Roth's eighteenth birthday, summoning her back to Bastian, Bryn is eager to prove herself and finally take her place in her long-lost family. Henrik has plans for Bryn, but she must win everyones trust if she wants to hold any power in the delicate architecture of the family. It doesnt take long for her to see that the Roths are entangled in shadows. Despite their growing influence in upscale Bastian, their hands are still in the kind of dirty business that got Bryns parents killed years ago. With a forbidden romance to contend with and dangerous work ahead, the cost of being accepted into the Roths may be more than Bryn can pay.


The bones of ruin / Sarah Raughley.

The bones of ruin /  Sarah Raughley.
As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even {28}strange


The great destroyers / Caroline Tung Richmond.

Jo Linden lives in a world where there are no atomic weapons, and the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union is played out in the Pax Games, fought with powerful robotic mecha war machines operated by young pilots; Jo needs the prize money to save her father's mecha repair shop, and keep what is left of her family together, but when competing pilots start dying from poisoning, Jo finds herself caught up in Cold War politics and political conspiracy and she discovers that it is not only her family's survival at stake--she may have to prevent World War III.


We can be heroes / Kyrie McCauley.

We can be heroes /  Kyrie McCauley.
Beck and Vivian never could stand each other, but they always tried their best for their mutual friend, Cassie. After the town moves on from Cassies murder too fast, Beck and Vivian finally find common ground: vengeance. They memorialize Cassie by secretly painting murals of her around town, a message to the world that Cassie wont be forgotten. But Beck and Vivian are keeping secrets, like the third passenger riding in Becks VW bus with themCassies ghost. When their murals catch the attention of a podcaster covering Cassies case, they become the catalyst for a debate that Bell Firearms can no longer ignore. With law enforcement closing in on them, Beck and Vivian hurry to give Cassie the closure she needsby delivering justice to those responsible for her death.


Never saw you coming / Erin Hahn.

Never saw you coming /  Erin Hahn.
18-year-old Meg Hennessey just found out her entire childhood was a lie. Instead of taking a gap year before college to find herself, she ends up traveling north to meet what's left of the family she never knew existed. While there, she meets Micah Allen, a former pastor's kid whose dad ended up in prison, leaving Micah with his own complicated relationship about the church. The clock is ticking on Pastor Allen's probation hearing and Micah, now 19, feels the pressure to forgive - even when he can't possibly forget. As Meg and Micah grow closer, they are confronted with the heavy flutterings of first love and all the complications it brings. Together, they must navigate the sometimes-painful process of cutting ties with childhood beliefs as they build toward something truer and straight from the heart--


 

 

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