March New Books
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean by Kirsty Murray (Editor), Payal Dhar (Editor), Anita Roy (Editor)
Be transported into dystopian cities and other-worldly societies. Be amazed and beguiled by a nursery story with a reverse twist, a futuristic take on TV cooking shows, a playscript with tentacles - and more, much more. Plunge in and enjoy!
A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around--and Lazlo Strange has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself,
in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community.
But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha―one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Though Yeva grew up with the city's highest aristocrats, far from her father's old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronesses, or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva's father's misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters' protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes – a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.
The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
In this, the fourth book in the Dorothy Must Die series, the reader continues to follow Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, as she struggles to rebuild the damaged land of Oz. Amy Gumm travels down the Road of Yellow Brick to a mysterious land of Ev, ruled by Nome King, as she attempts to free Oz from evil once and for all. Just when Amy Gumm believes her job is over, she realizes it’s only just beginning, and it’s up to her to foil Dorothy’s plans for revenge, and finally save the land she’s come to love.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and she is a girl. They don’t. They make a podcast. In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of one life-changing year. Will they have the courage to show everyone who they really are? Or will they be met with radio silence?
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
Sophia Wachowski has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States for her senior year of high school. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city she's called home for years and to finally tell her crush she's in love with him. Seven perfect days, until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.
Three years ago, Jamie left for boarding school in the States, but not before he crushed Sophia's heart. Now the last thing she wants is for him to steal her leaving. But hating Jamie is a lot harder than it used to be. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds Min and murders her. But hours later, she wakes up just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased. Across the valley, Noah is plagued by nightmares of murder and death. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. The planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Min vows to discover what is happening and uncovers a lifetime of lies.
The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
In this sequel to The Great Hunt, Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson. In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It's time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.
100 Hours by Rachel Vincent
Maddie is beyond done with her cousin Genesis’s shallow entourage. Genesis is over Miami’s predictable social scene. While Maddie craves family time for spring break, Genesis seeks novelty—like a last-minute getaway to an untouched beach in Colombia.
And when Genesis wants something, it happens. But paradise has its price.
Dragged from their tents under the cover of dark, Genesis, Maddie, and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle. It all feels so random to everyone except Genesis. She knows they were targeted for a reason. And that reason is her. Now, as the hours count down, only one thing’s for certain: If the Miami hostages can’t thwart their captors’ plan, no one will make it out alive.