Check out these books. They are some of the biggest hits in Young Adult Literature this holiday season. For more information and other great, must-read titles visit the Pearl River Public Library.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The year is 1926 and Evie O'Neill knows that her ability to read secrets from personal objects is dangerous. After Evie reveals the truth of a town VIP, she is sent to live with her uncle Will in New York City. At seventeen, Evie is ready to conquer the city with her enthusiastic can-do attitude, but she is distracted when Will's occult expertise is required to decipher clues in a series of ritualistic murders.
Reached by Ally Condie
As the long awaited finale to the Matched trilogy opens, Cassia, Ky, and Xander are separated, working as subversive agents of the Rising rebellion and awaiting their chance to take down the dictatorial Society.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The royal court of Goredd is celebrating forty years of an uneasy peace with dragonkind, but the festivities take a darker turn when Prince Rufus is found murdered. Assistant music mistress Seraphina tries to unmask the killer, all the while concealing her own secret connection with dragons.
Yesterday by C. K. Kelly Martin
A boy who looks all too familiar joins Freya Kallas, whose memories cannot be trusted, as they try to uncover the truth about where they're from and how their pasts and futures intertwine.
The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper
In this conclusion to the Montmaray Journals, the surviving royals continue their exile in Britain during the war years 1939-44. King Toby and Simon are serving in the RAF; Sophie and Veronica train as secretaries but end up acting as unofficial intelligence agents.
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
In late December 1938, German chemist Otto Hahn discovered that uranium atoms could be split, and just a few months later the race to build an atomic bomb was on. The story unfolds in three parts, covering American attempts to build the bomb, how the Soviets tried to steal American designs and how the Americans tried to keep the Germans from building a bomb.
Every Day by David Levithan
A 16-year old soul named A wakes up in a new body every day. A has a strict noninterference policy with these borrowed lives and has forged a unique perception of human consciousness and connection as part of this rootless existence. When borrowing Justin, though, A falls for Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon, and starts taking risks to court her, including telling her about the existence in which A lives.
Son by Lois Lowry
In this long-awaited finale to the Giver Quartet, a young mother from a dystopian community searches for her son and sacrifices everything to find him living in a more humane society.
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
The sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone finds the angel Akiva grieving his separation from Karou and wondering if she is still alive as he strives to rebuild his relationship with Hazael and Liraz, the brother and sister he betrayed.
Grave Mercy by Robin Lefevers
This book is the first in His Fair Assassin series and is set in a 15th-century French convent where the nuns are trained killers for the god of death. There is danger and intrigue, stark and stunning violence and gripping romance set alongside assassin nuns!