Take a look at the CA Library collection in your Sora account — you’ll find hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks in many different categories, including:
- Best Fiction For Teens
- Best of 2021!
- Most Popular
- New York Times Bestsellers
- Nonfiction Titles
- Suspenseful Thrillers
- Science Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Humorous Stories
The Betrothed (Book 1) by Kiera Cass — From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series comes The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike. “Fans of Kiera Cass’s Selection series will be delighted by this new audiobook featuring courtly romance and intrigue” (Audiofile).
Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri — At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls “Daniel”) stands, trying to tell a story — his story. His stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them. “Nayeri blends his heart and humor with a poignant voice to deliver tales as gripping as the ones Scheherazade told for 1001 nights” (Audiofile).
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) by Philip Pullman — Now an HBO original series! Listen to the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes listeners to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. “This glittering gem will leave readers of all ages eagerly awaiting the next installment of Lyra’s adventures” (Audiofile).
Hani and Ishu’s Guide To Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar — Everyone likes Humaira “Hani” Khan―she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate. “Dual narrators add dimension to this audiobook in which rom-com tropes tell a serious story” (Audiofile).
Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor — Decadent and darkly enchanting, this lavish YA fantasy debut follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply disturbing secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique. “A wondrous read for anyone searching for a bit of magic” (Kirkus Reviews).
A Magic Steeped In Poison by Judy I. Lin — For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her―the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu. “Ning’s unforgettable voice and the lush, atmospheric settings will enchant readers in this high-stakes story of deadly magic. Lin blends Chinese folklore with a thrilling mystery…the perfect recipe for a page-turner” (Booklist).
Sabriel (The Old Kingdom, Book 1) by Garth Nix — Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world. “Harry Potter fans will likely be drawn to Garth Nix’s fantasy, with its magical incantations and young protagonist. As the breathless adventure comes to a close, listeners can rejoice in being able to continue the series with Lirael and Abhorsen” (Audiofile).
Serpent & Dove (Book 1) by Shelby Mahurin — Listen to a new fantasy that Sarah J. Maas calls “a brilliant debut, full of everything I love: a sparkling and fully realized heroine, an intricate and deadly system of magic, and a searing romance that kept me reading long into the night. Serpent & Dove is an absolute gem of a book.” “Both narrators excel at the bickering between the main characters, and listeners will find themselves equally laughing out loud at their antics and swooning as the story progresses” (Audiofile).
The Thief (Queen’s Thief, Book 1) by Megan Whalen Turner — Best-selling author Megan Whalen Turner’s entrancing and award-winning Queen’s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics. This first book in series introduces one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. “Set in an imaginary ancient world with multiple gods and goddesses, filled with intrigue, danger and unexpected plot twists, this Newbery Honor Book is an enjoyable listen” (Audiofile).
Truthwitch (Witchlands, Book 1) by Susan Dennard — On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble — as two desperate young women know all too well. “Dennard’s rich descriptions, insightful characterizations, and breathtaking action sequences will keep readers on their toes” (Publishers Weekly).