Tuesday, February 18, 2020

New Fiction

The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children; Book Five
“With his dying words H—, Jacob Portman’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life, entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe’s former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found. Jacob must find V and save Noor—Save the future of all peculiardom.” –WorldCat

The King of Crows by Libba Bray
Diviners; Book Four
“After the explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows. While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a vision of a girl who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe's estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow's plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever.” –Amazon

The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Sequel to The Hazel Wood
“With Finch's help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother's dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland's survivors--and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and a way back home.” –WorldCat

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Folk of the Air; Book Three
“As the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan's betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.” –WorldCat

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
Book of Dust; Book Two
“Twenty-year-old college undergraduate Lyra is once again thrown together with Malcom Polstead, now a professor, after Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, receive secrets from a dying man about a daemon-haunted city and the origins of Dust.” –WorldCat

The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Arc of a Scythe; Book Three
“Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him?” –WorldCat

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
Truly Devious; Book Two
"When Stevie Bell is finally able to return to Ellingham Academy after identifying the culprit in the murder of a classmate, she begins to wonder if the case was really resolved and attempts to uncover the truth about the school's founder.” –WorldCat

Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Book Fourteen
“An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay ... or will they be forced to move?” –WorldCat

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
“When it comes to speaking to strangers, Jamie's a choke artist. There's no way he'd ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes, until he meets Maya. Maya Rehman's having the worst Ramadan ever. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing, with some awkward dude she hardly knows, is beyond her. Going door to door isn't exactly glamorous, but the polls are getting closer, and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.” –WorldCat