New Bestsellers at CA Library!

Check out some of the latest books, eBooks and audiobooks at CA Library, all of which have spent some time on the New York Times bestsellers list!

The bad ones The Bad Ones by Melissa Albert — Teenage Nora uncovers dangerous secrets and eerie local lore surrounding disappearances in her small town, where a teacher and three high school students, including her best friend, go missing.

“The romance is subtle but sweet, the supernatural creep factor is extreme, and there are secrets aplenty in this compelling and eerie tale” (Booklist).

Heartless hunter

Heartless Hunter (Crimson Moth, Book 1) by Kristen Ciccarelli — In a world where witches face persecution, Rune leads a double life, masquerading as a socialite during the day and transforming into the vigilante known as the Crimson Moth by night, and forms a complicated alliance with the witch hunter Gideon Sharpe, blurring the lines between love and danger.

“Great for fans of Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series and Bridgerton, both the show and books” (School Library Journal). Get the Audiobook

I hope this doesn't find you I Hope This Doesn’t Find You by Ann Liang — Channeling her frustrations into email drafts — ones that she’d never send — seemingly perfect Sadie Wen finds her carefully crafted, conflict-free life turned upside down when the email is sent out accidentally, and the only person growing to appreciate the “real” Sadie is the only boy she’s sworn to hate. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“Full of giggles, snark, and sweetness: Rom-com lovers, I hope this does find you” (Kirkus Reviews). 

Infinity alchemist Infinity Alchemist (Book 1) by Kacen Callender — Discovered practicing alchemy by apprentice Ramsay Thorne, Ash must help her find a sacred text of extraordinary power — a journey that forces him to discover his own definition of true power and how far he will go to seize it. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“Occasionally alternating viewpoints, political intrigue, a fascinating magic system, and heart-pounding action propel the plot . . . resulting in a refreshingly affirming and tender standout fantasy” (Publishers Weekly). 

The prisoner's throne : a novel of Elfhame The Prisoner’s Throne (Stolen Heir, Book 2) by Holly Black — Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires. With a new war looming on the horizon and treachery lurking in every corner, neither Oak’s guile nor his wit will be enough to keep everyone he loves alive. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

Snowglobe Snowglobe by Soyoung Park — Enclosed under a vast dome, Snowglobe is the last place on Earth that’s warm. Outside is a frozen wasteland, and every day, citizens face the icy world to get to their jobs at the power plant, where they produce the energy Snowglobe needs. The residents of Snowglobe have everything: fame, fortune, and above all, safety from the desolation outside their walls. In exchange, their lives are broadcast to the less fortunate outside, who watch eagerly, hoping for the chance to one day become actors themselves. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“This debut, a dystopian thriller with a reality-TV twist, is perfect for fans of Squid Game or Snowpiercer” (Booklist). 

A tempest of tea A Tempest of Tea (Blood and Tea, Book 1) by Hafsah Faizal — When her prestigious tearoom is threatened, criminal mastermind and collector of secrets Arthie Casimir must make a devil’s bargain with an adversary to infiltrate the dark and glittering vampire society of Athereum to pull off a heist that turns into a fight to save the world.

“Sweet danger abides in this heist novel perfect for fans of Faizal’s first duology and Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows” (School Library Journal).

With a little luck With A Little Luck by Marissa Meyer — When a mysterious 20-sided dice gives him the gift of good luck, Jude feels invincible until he loses the magic dice, which forces him to step into the spotlight to win the true girl of his dreams. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“Sweet and slightly magical, this romance is guaranteed to please fans and newcomers alike” (School Library Journal). 

Where the dark stands still Where The Dark Stands Still by A.B. Poranek — When attempting to rid herself of magic, seventeen-year-old Liska is captured by the demon warden of the spirit-wood who offers her one year of servitude in exchange for any wish, but she soon discovers the sinister truth at the heart of their deal.

“Readers will be rewarded with a well-written tearjerker featuring a fully fleshed-out magic system with pagan roots. Dark, devastating, and gothic” (Kirkus Reviews).

Where sleeping girls lie Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé — Starting her junior year of high school at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy, Sade Hussein decides to investigate when her roommate Elizabeth goes missing and is plunged into a world of dark secrets — ones that rival even her own.

“Àbíké-Íyímídé employs exceptionally perceptive character dynamics rendered via beautifully twisty prose to deliver a searing indictment of sexual violence and the lengths to which corrupt institutions will go to discredit and silence survivors” (Kirkus Reviews).

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