New Books in the Edge: September 2022

Fall weather is reading weather! Whether you're searching for avant-garde science-fiction, true stories of perseverance, or spooky tales, here are a few of titles coming to the Edge shelves this month.–Alain Laforest

Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, Evelyn Skye
Grades 7 and up
Library Catalog
“The book is set during the Halloween season in Moon Ridge, a town with a mysterious legend tied to the holiday. This legend tells of a young lady who, once a century, haunts the area on Halloween night, granting romantic wishes. Familiar with the local lore, teens Onny, Ash, and True decide to conjure romantic magic for themselves, with a dash of Onny’s grandmother’s love potion to boot.” – Booklist

The Getaway by Lamar Giles
Grades 7 and up
Library Catalog
High school junior Jermaine “Jay” Butler lives year-round at walled, world-famous Karloff Country Resort. He spends his days attending classes at the prestigious Karloff Academy, working shifts at mega-popular theme park Enchantria, and hanging with his crew […] Jay is grateful for his spot within Karloff Country’s wealthy community as the U.S. suffers national meat shortages, raging West Coast fires, East Coast flooding, and natural disasters battering Middle America. But when Connie and her family disappear overnight, it’s just the beginning of a series of ominous incidents. – Publisher’s Weekly
Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
Grades 10 and up
Library Catalog
“Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher—a story that made headlines after the teacher’s body was found by three Saint Ambrose students in the woods behind their school. The case was never solved. Now that Brynn is moving home and starting her dream internship at a true-crime show, she’s determined to find out what really happened.” – Goodreads
Girls Rule: A Collection of Women Who Defied Social Standards by Chiara Pasqualetti Johnson
Grades 7 and up
Library Catalog
“Women are taking over the world. They break down prejudices, overturn cliches, and raise their voices. They dream big and aim straight to the future. Girls Rule is a collection of extraordinary lives, recounting the challenges, struggles, and victories of Misty Copeland, Chiara Ferragni, Michelle Obama, Emma Watson, Samantha Cristoforetti, Billie Eilish, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. Indomitable and brave, they are the protagonists of a revolution destined to change the future forever, breaking barriers across the world” – Goodreads

SERIES

A Venom Dark & Sweet by Judy I Lin (Sequel to A Magic Steeped in Poison)
Grades 7 and up
Library Catalog
“A great evil has come to the kingdom of Dàxi. The Banished Prince has returned to seize power, his rise to the dragon throne aided by the mass poisonings that have kept the people bound in fear and distrust. Ning, a young but powerful shénnóng-shi—a wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making—has escorted Princess Zhen into exile. Joining them is the princess' loyal bodyguard, Ruyi, and Ning's newly healed sister, Shu. Together the four young women travel throughout the kingdom in search of allies to help oust the invaders and take back Zhen's rightful throne. But the golden serpent still haunts Ning's nightmares with visions of war and bloodshed. An evil far more ancient than the petty conflicts of men has awoken, and all the magic in the land may not be enough to stop it from consuming the world…” – Goodreads

The ARC by Ben Oliver (Book 3 in The Loop Trilogy)
Grades 10 and up
Library Catalog
“In the final installment of the critically acclaimed Loop trilogy, all of humanity hinges on the greatest escape yet. Luka Kane is dead, executed in front of a crowd of Alts who cheered despite the fact that the truth of their oppressive leaders had been revealed to them. But one Alt, Chester “Chilly” Beckett, did not celebrate; his eyes have been opened to the truth. Luka’s corpse is dragged away, but Chester remains determined to find out what is going on in the Laboratory on the 65th floor.” – Goodreads
Rivals by Katharine McGee (Book 3 in American Royals Series)
Grades 10 and up
Library Catalog / Libby
“Beatrice is queen, and for the American royal family, everything is about to change.

Relationships will be tested.
Princess Samantha is in love with Lord Marshall Davis—but the more serious they get, the more complicated things become. Is Sam destined to repeat her string of broken relationships…and this time will the broken heart be her own?

Strangers will become friends.
Beatrice is representing America at the greatest convocation of kings and queens in the world. When she meets a glamorous foreign princess, she gets drawn into the inner circle…but at what cost?

And rivals will become allies.
Nina and Daphne have spent years competing for Prince Jefferson. Now they have something in common: they both want to take down manipulative Lady Gabriella Madison. Can these enemies join forces, or will old rivalries stand in the way?” – Goodreads

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