New Audiobooks In Sora!

Take a look at the CA Library collection in your Sora account — you’ll find thousands of eBooks and audiobooks across many different genres, including:

…and more! You can also browse the latest audiobooks in Sora, including these new titles:

Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White: Song of the Last Kingdom, Book 2Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White (Song of the Last Kingdom, Book 2) by Amélie Wen Zhao — The epic sequel to Song of Silver, Flame Like Night is a fast-paced, riveting YA fantasy inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China. Determined to finish her mother’s mission, Lan seeks to destroy the legendary four Demon Gods, while Zen, who made a perilous pact with one of these demons, seeks to use their power to save his kingdom and the girl he loves. “An action-filled tale of love, magic, and demons” (Kirkus Reviews).

Dungeons and DramaDungeons and Drama by Kristy Boyce — A fun YA rom-com full of fake dating hijinks! Musical lover Riley has big aspirations to become a director on Broadway. Crucial to this plan is to bring back her high school’s spring musical, but when Riley takes her mom’s car without permission, she’s grounded and stuck with the worst punishment: spending her after-school hours working at her dad’s game shop. “A must-read cozy romance for board gamers and thespians alike” (School Library Journal).

Forever Is NowForever Is Now by Mariama J. Lockington — A poignant and lyrical young adult novel-in-verse about a Black teen coming of age in an anxiety-inducing world. When sixteen-year-old Sadie, a Black bisexual recluse, develops agoraphobia the summer before her junior year, she relies on her best friend, family, and therapist to overcome her fears. “sharply written novel is wrought with emotional turmoil, it emphasizes the beauty of empathy and self-love. “A sharply written novel, wrought with emotional turmoil, that emphasizes the beauty of empathy and self-love” (Booklist).

Lord of the Fly FestLord of the Fly Fest by Goldy Moldavsky — Influencers trapped on a deserted island with a murder suspect in their midst — what could possibly go wrong? Fans of White Lotus will love Lord of the Fly Fest, a comical and gripping take on Lord of the Flies. At Fly Fest, true crime podcaster Rafi Francisco, hoping to score an interview with River Stone, a musician who rose to fame after the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend, finds herself fighting for her life along with hundreds of other influencers. “A hilarious, page-turning take on influencers and true-crime fandom” (Kirkus Reviews).

I'd Rather Burn than BloomI’d Rather Burn Than Bloom by Shannon C.F. Rogers — Packed with voice, this is a powerful YA novel about a Filipina-American teen who tries to figure out who she really is in the wake of her mother’s death. Alternating between present day and flashbacks, Marisol tries to figure out who she is after her mother dies suddenly. “This beautifully written debut novel is a model for how to expertly weave culturally specific cues into a universal story. Heart-wrenching and heart-filled” (Kirkus Reviews).

The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland — From the author of New York Times bestseller House of Hollow comes a darkly seductive witchy thriller where, though both men and demons lurk in shadows, girls refuse to go quietly into the night. To get what they want most, Zara and Jude search for Emer, an orphaned witch with dark and deadly powers, but when a serial killer targets Emer’s clients, the three girls form an uneasy alliance to hunt the killer before they meet the same fate. “The plot moves quickly with twists and turns; readers will find themselves speeding through to reach the explosive, satisfying ending” (School Library Journal).

Not Dead EnoughNot Dead Enough by Tyffany D. Neiheiser — Girl in Pieces meets Cracked Up to Be in this raw and candid look at trauma about a girl who is being haunted and stalked by her definitely dead ex-boyfriend. Charlotte survived the car crash that killed her boyfriend Jerry, but that night, everything changed. Charlotte wants desperately to get back to “normal”. But just when she thinks she might be moving on, someone starts sending her threatening messages claiming to be Jerry, saying things only he would know. “A harrowing and fresh foray into the thriller genre” (Publishers Weekly).

A Place for VanishingA Place For Vanishing by Ann Fraistat — A teen girl and her family return to her mother’s childhood home, only to discover that the house’s strange beauty may disguise a sinister past, in this contemporary gothic horror from the author of What We Harvest. “A compelling, darkly creative, and intensely haunting examination of the masks we wear” (Kirkus Reviews).

There Goes the NeighborhoodThere Goes The Neighborhood by Jade Adia — A raised fist against the destructive forces of gentrification and a love letter to communities of color everywhere, Jade Adia’s unforgettable debut tells the darkly hilarious story of three best friends willing to do whatever it takes to stay together. “A well-written debut that tackles issues of friendship, first love, gentrification, racism, and eviction through a compelling, fast-paced narrative full of suspense, tension, and questions of fairness” (School Library Journal).

Wander in the DarkWander In The Dark by Jumata Emill — In this new pulse-pounding thriller from the author of The Black Queen, two brothers must come together to solve the murder of the most popular girl in school after one of them is caught fleeing the scene of her death — and what they find is darker than either could have guessed. “At once riveting and disturbing, this is an edgy, fast-paced thriller exploring important issues” (Kirkus Reviews).

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