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
- Suspenseful Thrillers
- Science Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Humorous Stories
Attention Hijacked: Using Mindfulness To Reclaim Your Brain From Tech by Erica B. Marcus — Technology surrounds us every day — our devices and apps can make life much more convenient and entertaining. But for years, scientists have warned that too much screen time may have negative effects on our health. Attention Hijacked offers a roadmap for those deciding how they want to deal with technology, exploring the ways technology affects the individual, dispelling common misinformation, and using this knowledge to make personalized decisions.
Direwood by Catherine Yu — Aja and Fiona live in Glen Hills, a small town plagued by a mysterious fog. At night it rains black stones and a pair of vampires roams the town. When her older sister disappears, Aja follows a vampire through the fog and into the forest, where she discovers the vampires’ lair in a ruined church filled with her former classmates. “This intriguing combination of horror and coming of age will have readers haunted for weeks after it’s finished” (BCCB).
If You Could See The Sun by Ann Liang — In this genre-bending YA debut, a Chinese American girl monetizes her strange new invisibility powers by discovering and selling her wealthy classmates’ most scandalous secrets. “Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written… a thrilling ride that hooked me from start to finish” (Gloria Chao).
Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team by Andrew Maraniss — The inspirational true story of the birth of women’s Olympic basketball at the 1976 Summer Games and the ragtag team that put US women’s basketball on the map. “A winning look at the creation and legacy of a team that went from underdogs to unstoppable….Maraniss, a master of narrative nonfiction, creates an immersive and emotional story” (School Library Journal).
Jumper by Melanie Crowder — In a ripped-from-the-headlines story, nineteen-year-old Blair’s passion for fighting fires lands her a spot with the Forest Service and sets her on a wilderness adventure that quickly turns catastrophic. A story of courage, self-knowledge, and ultimate triumph over the elements, Jumper is a dramatic wilderness adventure that explores what it takes to survive—in every sense of the word. “Blair is a fierce and dynamic narrator, and Crowder’s immersive prose, crisp dialogue, and haunting descriptions of devastating fires enliven this pulse-pounding thriller” (Publisher’s Weekly).
Nothing More To Tell by Karen M. McManus — From the critically acclaimed author of One of Us Is Lying comes a new page-turning mystery. Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher — a case that was never solved. Now Brynn is moving home and starting her dream internship at a true-crime show, and she’s determined to find out what really happened. “Karen M. McManus continues her reign as the YA thriller queen” (PopSugar).
Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne — The new homecoming queen is dead . . . and she’s not the first unsolved murder at Seaview High. From the critically acclaimed author of The Ivies comes a nonstop YA thriller about a decades-old mystery, a copycat killer, and the teen who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. “Perfect for spooky season” (BuzzFeed).
These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall — The Haunting of Hill House meets Knives Out in a bid for an inheritance that will leave Helen Vaughan either rich…or dead. When Helen’s grandfather dies, she’s shocked to learn that he has left everything — the house, the grounds, and the money — to her. The inheritance comes with one condition: she must stay on the grounds of Harrow for one full year, or she’ll be left with nothing. “If you’re a fan of spooky things, you’ll adore this. I want — nay — I demand that These Fleeting Shadows be made into a streaming service Halloween-time horror movie” (Geek Girl Authority).
When The Sky Fell On Splendor by Emily Henry — The Serpent King meets Stranger Things in Emily Henry’s gripping novel about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event. The teens spend their free time investigating local ghost stories and legends, filming their exploits for their small following of YouTube fans. But one night, the strange and dangerous thing they film isn’t fiction — it’s a bright light, something massive hurtling toward them from the sky. “A vivid and multilayered story sure to turn the staunchest of Scullys into a Mulder. I am obsessed with this book” (David Arnold).
Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto — A laugh-out-loud YA rom-com about a girl who’s whisked from LA to her mother’s native Indonesia to get back to her roots and finds herself fake-dating the son of one of the wealthiest families there. “Sutanto’s novel is full of hijinks, humor, and heart. A delightfully lively rom-com”(Kirkus Reviews).