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Young Adult Book Club

Our bookseller and resident YA expert Rhiannon will lead discussions around a YA book every month. Join us to share insight and chat about the highs and lows of each month's pick. Open to young adults and adults alike, but recommended for ages 15 and up!


UPCOMING BOOK CLUBS

The Devouring Gray Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368024969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 2nd, 2019

Sunday, May 19 - 3 pm

Our next book is THE DEVOURING GRAY by Christine Lynn Herman.

After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn't: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

Justin Hawthorne's bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray-a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family's powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can't let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn't yet know.

The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families' abilities... before the Gray devours them all.


The Fever King Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781542040402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyscape - March 2019

Sunday, April 14 - 3 pm

Our April book was The Fever King by Victoria Lee. It takes place in the former United States, where Noam Álvaro is a survivor of a magical virus that has killed his family and made him a technopath. Undocumented immigrants, like his late parents, are being deported with ruthless efficiency. When his magical gift gains the attention of the minister of defense, Noam sees an opportunity to make change through infiltration. But when he meets the minister's son, Noam's heart starts making the way forward far more hazy. 


The Weight of Our Sky Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534426085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - February 5th, 2019

Sunday, March 17 - 3 pm

Our book was The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf. This historical fiction takes place in 1969 Malaysia during racial conflict between the Malays and Chinese. In the midst of it all Melati Ahmad is struggling with OCD, which for her comes in the form of a djinn who makes her imagine her mother's death over and over again if she does not comply with compulsive behaviors. When Melati and her mother are separated during the conflict, she will have to overcome her prejudice by teaming up with a Chinese boy named Vincent, and find her mother. 


Sawkill Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062696601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

Sunday, February 17 - 3 pm

Our book for February was Sawkill Girls, an eerie mystery about the disappearances of several girls on the island of Sawkill Rock. Val, Marion, and Zoey are three girls who dig deeper, and fight harder, to end the disappearances and uncover their cause. Ultimately, this novel is about girls, perhaps best represented by this quote from the book, "Girls hunger. And we're taught, from the moment our brains can take it, that there isn't enough food for us all." The heroines of this book have to grapple with internalized suspicion of each other, to discover the real enemy is an oppressive regime designed to disregard and disenfranchise them. This novel smashes the patriarchy while giving you a fantastic and magical atmosphere to do it in.

 


Sadie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250105714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

Tuesday, January 8 - 7 pm

Our book for January was Sadie, a propulsive and harrowing thriller about a young woman trying to get to the bottom of her sister's murder, and the man who chronicles his quest to find her through podcast.