July 2019 YA Picks


July YA Picks

Check out what’s new this month for Young Adults!


July 2nd




Raven by Kami Garcia

When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she’s ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over and she soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her…and another, more disturbing, voice in her head. Original. Gr 7+




Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Set in post-civil war Spain, a young girl flees the home of her cruel step-father into an underground fantasy world where she encounters a strange creature and a terrifying battle between good and evil.




Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World by Anna Crowley Redding

A behind-the-scenes portrait of the SpaceX and Tesla electric car visionary reveals how he was bullied and beaten as a child and how his creativity and determination helped him become a world-changing entrepreneur. By the award-winning author of Google It.


July 9th





 Season of the Witch by Sarah Rees Brennan

A prequel tie-in to the new Netflix series finds 15-year-old Sabrina Spellman preparing to leave the mortal world before a mysterious wood spirit’s spell forces her to make a difficult choice. By the author of the Lynburn Legacy series. TV tie-in. Original.




Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Attending most of her community’s milestone occasions through her work as a florist, artistic Sophie bonds with Andrew, a caterer’s son, whose difficult attitude complicates Sophie’s plans for design school.



 July 16th




Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You  by Nicola Morgan

The award-winning international teen mental health expert behind the best-selling Blame My Brain offers practical, optimistic advice on navigating the ups and downs of the teen years and preparing for adulthood.




My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill

This honest, laugh-out-loud novel brimming with body positivity, bite-sized nuggets of feminism, and commentary on eating will have readers rooting for sixteen-year-old BB as she navigates her world while maintaining her plucky zest for life even in the most trying of times.


July 23rd




How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates

When an insect-borne plague begins to envelop the world, three sixteen-year-olds struggle to survive amongst the healthy “trues” and the infected “wickeds” in this gripping dystopian tale from the author of The Winter Place. In this brilliantly realized novel, three teens—Astrid, Hank, and Natalie—start to realize that the divisions of their world aren’t as clear as they seem, and are forced to question what being wicked truly means.


 July 30th





The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

Debut author Margaret Owen crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, survival, and sacrifice–perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake–in The Merciful Crow.   “Packed to the teeth with fresh worldbuilding and righteous fury…It’s a ride that is wildly fun.”—Emily A. Duncan, New York Times-bestselling author of Wicked Saints   “Rich, harrowing, and unafraid to tackle discrimination—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Tomi Adeyemi.”—Kirkus, Starred Review. One way or another, we always feed the crows.




The Joey Drew Studios Employee Handbook

Welcome to Joey Drew Studios! As a new animator, it’s your job to carry on Mr. Drew’s legacy of iconic characters like Bendy, Boris the Wolf, and Alice Angel! In this handy guidebook, you’ll learn how to get around the studio, operate our state-of-the-art Ink Machine, and work well with our dedicated staff of creatives and crew members. Mr. Drew himself has even included a walk-through of all the tasks you’ll need to complete to make it out of your first week alive, as well as an excerpt from his memoir The Illusion of Living, to inspire you to carry our company mission forward.




The Year They Fell by David Kreizman

Josie, Jack, Archie, Harrison, and Dayana were inseparable as preschoolers. But that was before high school, before parties and football and getting into the right college. Now, as senior year approaches, they’re basically strangers to each other. Until they’re pulled back together when their parents die in a plane crash. These former friends are suddenly on their own. And they’re the only people who can really understand how that feels.