New in the Edge: March 2022

One of the best parts of my job is ordering new books for the Edge–reading the reviews, seeing what popular authors come up with next, or finding out about an upcoming sequel to an old favorite. Read on to find out about some of the new YA fiction titles coming to our shelves this month.

Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon
Grades 9 and up
Library Catalog / Libby
“Dhillon’s debut centers on high-schooler and Sikh Sunny G, who is determined to make the most of his life after his brother, who battled alcoholism, passes away. Armed with his brother’s journal, Sunny sets off to make his titular series of decisions until someone steals the notebook. In his attempt to get it back, Sunny ends up on an overnight adventure involving friends, music, cosplay, love, the prom, and more.” –Booklist

When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord
Grades 8 and up
Library Catalog / Libby
“Millie Price has long dreamed of Broadway, and nothing is going to stop her from realizing those dreams—not an embarrassing viral video from her past, not a dad who thwarts her plans to attend the precollege theater program of her dreams in California, not even the rumors that her high school is finally going to be doing a production of Mamma Mia! in the fall. In an effort to pay for her potential new school, Millie stumbles upon a relic from her dad's past that sets her on her own Mamma Mia!–esque quest to discover the identity of her mother and leads her in some completely unexpected directions—to an internship alongside longtime rival Oliver, dance classes in a Brooklyn studio, an informal Broadway sing-along group, and maybe even her own romance.” –School Library Journal

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
Grades 9 and up
Library Catalog / Libby
“Alizeh is an orphaned servant who keeps to the shadows and tries to avoid drawing attention to herself. She is a jinn, and even though there is a truce between the jinn and the clay, that doesn’t mean that she is safe from violence. In the palace across the city lives Crown Prince Kamran, who spends his time dedicated to the empire and aspiring to be a ruler like his grandfather. When their worlds collide, both Alizeh and Kamran must accept truths that will affect their futures and that put them on opposing sides.” –Booklist

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
Grades 9 and up
Library Catalog / Libby
“Cristian is a 17-year-old living in Romania in 1989 with his family in the sterile concrete block housing that Ceausescu's communist state allows, with little to eat and no liberties. When Cristian reluctantly agrees to become an informer to protect his grandfather, nothing is sacred: not his budding relationship with Liliana, not his friendship with Luca, and not his musings about Romania in a notebook that will be a tool to fight back, if he makes that choice.” –School Library Journal

Sequels:

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi
Grades 8 and up
Library Catalog / Libby
“In this companion to Pet, Emezi once again deftly conjures an ethereal world in which hope is a practice, teen voice and choice are uplifted, and art is validated and lauded as a form of resistance. Before the angels banished the monsters from the city of Lucille, before Pet, before Jam, there was Bitter. Yet this book imagines so much more than the backstories of Bitter (Jam's mother and Pet's creator) and Aloe (Jam's father). This prequel tells the complicated yet sweet story of their fledgling love while intimately dissecting the anatomy of a revolution.” –School Library Journal

In the Serpent’s Wake by Rachel Hartman
Grades 8 and up
Library Catalog / Libby
“Continuing the heartfelt journey begun in Hartman’s road-trip fantasy Tess of the Road (2018), Tess finds herself traveling by sea. To save her quigutl friend Pathka, Tess needs to find the Polar Serpent, the last of the mythical World Serpents. She has convinced Countess Margarethe, captain of the Avodendren, to take them in the name of scientific discovery. Their ship isn’t the only one looking for the Polar Serpent, though. The other, helmed reluctantly by dragon Spira on behalf of the Mootseye, seeks to kill the serpent, though another passenger has a secret plan for the flammable pyria on board.” –Booklist

 

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