Friday, February 18, 2022

New Fiction

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A Brown
Song of Wraiths and Ruin; Book Two
“Karina lost everything after a violent coup left her without her kingdom or her throne. Now the most wanted person in Sonande, her only hope of reclaiming what is rightfully hers lies in a divine power hidden in the long-lost city of her ancestors. Meanwhile, the resurrection of Karina's sister has spiraled the world into chaos, with disaster after disaster threatening the hard-won peace Malik has found as Farid's apprentice. When they discover that Karina herself is the key to restoring balance, Malik must use his magic to lure her back to their side. But how do you regain the trust of someone you once tried to kill?” -WorldCat
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power    
“Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for. Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there?” -WorldCat


Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa      
"Julián Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and his inauthentic life. Then in one reckless moment, with one impulsive tweet, his plans are thrown--literally--out the closet. Then Mat, an empathetic Twitter crush from Los Angeles, slides into Jules's DMs. Jules can tell him anything. But when Jules's fears about coming out come true, the person he needs most is fifteen hundred miles away.” - adapted from jacket.




Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo     
"Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father--despite his hard-won citizenship--Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day." -WorldCat



Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach          
“Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides to run against her. When Eliza's frustration spills out in a viral essay, she finds herself inspiring a feminist movement. The school asks Eliza and Len to work side by side to demonstrate civility. But as they get to know one another, Eliza feels trapped by a horrifying realization--she just might be falling for the face of the patriarchy himself.” -WorldCat




Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson
"Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house's owner. Since that day, he has given her sanctuary from the murderous world outside. All he asks in return is that she use her power to keep ticket sales high--and that she stay out of sight. For if anyone discovers she survived, Isda and Cyril would pay with their lives. But Isda breaks Cyril's cardinal rule when she meets Emeric Rodin, a charming boy who throws her quiet, solitary life out of balance. His voice is unlike any she's ever heard, but the real shock comes when she finds in his memories hints of a way to finally break free of her gilded prison." -WorldCat

The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
“When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico's father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, meeting others along the way, each on their own quest to find life and light in a world gone dark.” -WorldCat



The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor  
“When Alice inherits an apartment in Paris from her grandmother, she begins to uncover mysteries that the elder woman took to her grave. Discovering that her grandmother had a sister is a shock but not so much as the evidence that this mysterious great-aunt Adalyn may have been a Nazi sympathizer. Chapters jump between modern-day Alice sleuthing for answers and WWII Adalyn living in Nazi-occupied Paris, and an incredible tale of loss, lies, and resistance unfolds.”  -Booklist




The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance     
“Never whistle at the Northern Lights, the legend goes, or they'll sweep down from the sky and carry you away. Sixteen-year-old Eline Davis knows it's true. She was there ten years ago, on a frozen fjord in Svalbard, Norway, the night her mother whistled at the lights and then vanished. Now, Eli lives an ordinary life with her dad on Cape Cod. But when the Northern Lights are visible over the Cape for just one night, she can't resist the possibility of seeing her mother again. So she whistles--and it works. Her mother appears, with snowy hair, frosty fingertips and a hazy story of where she's been all these years. And she doesn't return alone. Along with Eli's mother's reappearance come strange, impossible things. Narwhals swimming in Cape Cod Bay, meteorites landing in Eli's yard, and three shadowy princesses with ominous messages. It's all too much, too fast, and Eli pushes her mother away. She disappears again--but this time, she leaves behind a note that will send Eli on a journey across continents, to the northern tip of the world.” -WorldCat

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
"It's been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she's still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then, one by one, the students of her small-town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets." -Publisher