New Titles Young Adults’ February 2018 (arrived in January 2018)


The wilful eye, gathered by Isobelle Carmody and Nan McNab.
Six writers - Margo Lanagan, Rosie Borella, Isobelle Carmody, Richard Harland, Margaret Mahy and Martine Murray - have taken inspiration from stories that have shaped us all, like 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' and 'The Snow Queen'. This collection carries universal themes of envy and jealousy, deception and abandonment, control and power, courage and sacrifice, violence and deception. Characters are enchanted, they transgress, they yearn, they hunger, they hate and sometimes, they kill. Some of the stories inhabit a traditional fairytale world, while others are set in the distant future. Some are set in the present and some in an alternative present. The stories offer no prescription for living or moral advice and none belong in a nursery. Open the covers and submit to their enchantment.
Star Wars. [6], Out among the stars, writers, Jason Aaron, Dash Aaron, Jason Latour; artists, Salvador Larroca, Andrea Sorrentino, Michael Walsh; colorists, Edgar Delgado, Lee Loughridge; letterers, VC's Joe Caramagna, VC's Clayton Cowles.
Luke Skywalker finally gets the alone time he's been after with Princess Leia; unfortunately, it comes while they're stranded on a desert island! In tales of the Star Wars underworld, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits, and Han and Chewie go back to smuggling, for a Hutt?! Then, when the Alliance starts the search for a new secret base, Han leads Leia to scope out a hideout only he knows; only to find a group of killers who want him dead! But what about the droids? The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long and now his faithful friend is taking action. That's right, it's Artoo to the rescue!
Doctor Who. The Tenth Doctor. Facing fate. Vol. 2, Vortex butterflies, writer, Nick Abadzis; artists, Giorgia Sposito & Iolanda Zanfardino
Besieged by an evil red TARDIS and bounced around from the inside of a living nightmare to ancient China, the Doctor and his friends have had a tough time of late! But the TARDIS team put all that to one side when they visit the distant past of VENUS.
The rising of the shield hero: the manga companion. 7, Aiya Kyu; original story by Aneko Yusagi; character design by Minami Seira.
Naofumi and his friends meet Fitoria, the queen of the filolials. But in order to fulfill her own objectives, Fitoria challenges Filo to battle! What's more, the Spear Hero, Motoyasu, utters something absolutely shocking. In the midst of despair, when all seems lost, what will Naofumi do?
Freed by flame and storm, Becky Allen.
Revolution is nigh, and one seventeen-year-old girl stands at the head of it all. Jae used to be a slave, laboring with the rest of her people under a curse that forced her to obey any order she was given. At seventeen, she found the source of her people's lost magic and became the only person to break free, ever. Now she wants to use her power to free the rest of her people, but the ruling class will do anything to stop her. Jae knows that breaking the curse on her people would cause widespread chaos, even unimaginable violence between the castes, and her caste would likely see the worst of it. Many would die. But to let them remain shackled is to doom them to continue living without free will. How is one girl, raised a slave and never taught to wield power, supposed to decide the fate of a nation?
The rising of the shield hero. 6., Yusagi Aneko.
The summoning, Kelley Armstrong.
After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.
Crooked kingdom, Leigh Bardugo.
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo.
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law, risking exile, to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
The truth and lies of Ella Black, Emily Barr.
Guardians of the galaxy: new guard. [1], Emperor Quill, writer, Brian Michael Bendis; artist, Valerio Schiti.
Back protectin' the universe from the scum of the cosmos! Peter Quill has abandoned the Guardians and his role as Star-Lord to be Emperor of the Spartax. Rocket didn't wait a single minute to take the reins and become team leader of Drax, Venom, Groot, Kitty Pryde (A.K.A. Star Lady?) and new Guardian Ben Grimm, the ever-lovin' Thing!
Guardians of the Galaxy: new guard. 2, Wanted, Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Valerio Schiti, artist; Richard Isanove, color artist; VC's Cory Petit, letterer.
Peter Quill has become the emperor of Spartax, and Rocket has become the Guardians' new team leader. Meanwhile, the newest threat to the galaxy is Yotat the Destroyer.
Guardians of the Galaxy: new guard. 3, Civil War II, Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Valerio Schiti (#11-13) & Kevin Maguire (#14), artists; Richard Isanove, color artist; VC's Cory Petit, letterer.
Iron Man doesn't stand a chance against the Guardians, right? But the team's allegiances are split down the middle, and tensions have never been higher! And while they're busy on Earth, who's guarding the galaxy? As internal conflicts reach a boiling point, outsiders throw more fuel on the fire and one member with deep roots on Earth will struggle to hold onto their galactic connections! Plus: Flashback to Flash Thompson's earliest days on the team! Would Venom endanger his new allies to save his idol, Spider-Man? Find out why Spidey is one of the reasons Rocket hates Earth!
Guardians of the Galaxy. [4], Grounded, Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Valerio Schiti, artist; Richard Isanove, color artist.
Grounded on planet Earth and no longer a team, the Guardians explore the planet on their own, while Gamora becomes the target of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales. [1], Brian Michael Bendis, writer; Sarah Pichelli, artist; Gaetano Carlucci, inking assist; Justin Ponsor, colorist; VC's Cory Petit, letterer.
Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the Marvel Universe, but he's also a card-carrying Avenger, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America! And he'll soon be a media sensation in this All-New, All-Different New York.
Good and gone, Megan Frazer Blakemore.
When Lexi Green's older brother, Charlie, starts plotting a road trip to find a famous musician who's been reported missing, she's beyond confused. Her brother hasn't left the couch since his girlfriend broke up with him months ago, but he'll hop in a car to find some hipster rocker? Concerned at how he seems to be rebounding, Lexi decides to go along for the ride. Besides, Lexi could use the distraction.
Ambush., Chris Bradford.
The chaos of standing still, Jessica Brody.
Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it's been there for almost a year. She hasn't tried to read it. She can't. She won't. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died.
iBoy., Kevin Brooks.
Black dawn., Rachel Cain pseud.
Last breath., Rachel Cain pseud.
The infernal devices. [1], Clockwork angel, Cassandra Clare; art by HyeKyung Baek.
A prequel to Cassandra Clare's 'Mortal Instruments' series, 'The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel' is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl travelling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city's sordid supernatural underworld.
The 10 pm question, Kate De Goldi.
Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons has a rather large, quirky family. Until now they've been the centre of his universe, but now Frankie's view of his world begins to change. There's a new arrival at school- a dredlocked girl called Sydney who becomes perplexingly fascinating to him. She even starts to draw him away from his best friend, Gigs.
Someone to love, Melissa De la Cruz.
Constantly in the spotlight thanks to her politician father's rising star, Olivia Blakely feels the pressure to be perfect. As the youngest girl in her class, she tries hard to keep up and to seem mature to the older boy she's crushing on, even as she catches his eye. But the need to look good on camera and at school soon grows into an all-consuming struggle with bulimia.
Deadpool: world's greatest. 10, Secret empire, Gerry Duggan, writer; Matteo Lolli, Mike Hawthorne, pencilers; Christian Dalla Vecchia, Terry Pallot, inkers; Ruth Redmond, colorist; VC's Joe Sabino, letterer.
Deadpool takes on the event storyline of 2017: Secret Empire! But which side will he choose; and how will he face down the fallout? Wade Wilson trusts Steve Rogers implicitly, how could he not? But that trust is about to be put to the test, big-time!
Star Wars. Chewbacca, writer, Gerry Duggan; artist, Phil Noto.
After the battle of Yavin and the destruction of the Death Star, Wookiee warrior Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial-occupied planet. Stranded, Chewie is anxious to return to the Rebellion and aid his friends but nothing's ever that easy! When a feisty young girl falls in his path, Chewie has no choice but to help her. Can he save the day and get back to the fight that awaits him?
Return to Paradise., Simone Elkeles.
The True Queen, Sarah Fine.
Using fire and ice magic, Elli and Ansa battle for control in this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen books.
Batman Arkham: Clayface, [writer, Bill Finger [and 8 others]; penciller, Bob Kane [and 9 others]; inker, Jerry Robinson [and 10 others]; artist, Jim Aparo, Cliff Richards].
Celebrating the Dark Knight's most fearsome villains comes the latest from the BATMAN ARKHAM series: BATMAN ARKHAM: CLAYFACE! Clayface is now one of the most recognized villians in the Batman universe, with a unique ability to shape-shift and copy DNA, even for a time posing as Bruce Wayne and causing chaos through the streets of Gotham!
Motor crush. Volume 1, creators, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr; colors and production assistant, Heather Danforth; lettering, Aditya Bidikar.
Welcome to beautiful Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world. It is the home of the prestigious World Grand Prix, the illegal street race The Cannonball, and the racer caught between both of them, Domino Swift.
The captive twin, R. J. Francis.
While everyone else prepares for war, Elaina is on a divine mission to restore peace. She grew up believing she was an orphan, but Elaina now knows who and what she is, and she's learning how to use her new powers over nature, life, and death to achieve her goals. Heavy snow is falling in Arra and its army and royal court are hiding in caves from the Destaurian invaders. Elaina, her mentor Alessa, and Queen Alethea have journeyed northward to secure allies for a counterstrike. Meanwhile, Elaina's love Prince Jaimin learns how to inspire his people, and Jaimin's best friend and advisor Nastasha struggles with her feelings for him. Even if the counterstrike succeeds, peace is not assured. Ultimately, Elaina must travel far into a hostile land to find and heal the enemy king. She will need the help of a family she never knew she had.
The orphan's secret, R. J. Francis.
In the kingdom of Arra, where castles and crossbows mix with hints of advanced technology, and a few families wield the power to control mind or matter, an old conflict between Arra and its neighbour, Destauria, is renewed. Jaimin, the prince of Arra, seems to be the enemy's first target, and he must rely on his brilliant best friend, Nastasha, and his unexpected new love, the farm girl Elaina, to help him survive the plots of those vying for power. Entangled in a web of romance, the trio must bury their turbulent emotions if they are to save their kingdom from the devious threats it faces-from afar and from within. Together, the three young heroes unlock the secrets of the past, discover clues left by their forebears, and learn the roles they must fulfill to save their people. R. J. Francis's exciting tale explores the intricacies of love, friendship, and the will of the divine spirit. The heroes learn that by firmly trusting in themselves, each other, and the divine spirit, they can overcome all obstacles and achieve the impossible.
Haikyu!!. 18, Hope is a waxing moon, Haruichi Furudate; [translation, Adrienne Beck].
Kurasuno moves on from the match against Aoba Johsai into a face-off against perennial champions Shiratorizawa! The sheer power of super ace Ushijima has them on their heels, but Nishinoya's determination gives Kurasano a glimmer of hope. Can Kurasano pull it together and put Shiratorizawa on the defensive?
Speak easy, speak love, McKelle George.
After she gets kicked out of boarding school, Beatrice goes to her uncle's estate on Long Island. It's a rundown old mansion, where Beatrice's cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement. As Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy, they are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends– Prince, John, Benedick and Maggie– might be quietly orchestrating in the background.
Light years, Emily Ziff Griffin.
As a mysterious virus infects the world's population, a girl embarks on a quest to find a cure in this thrilling debut from Emily Ziff Griffin. Luisa is ready for her life to start. Five minutes ago. And she could be on her way, as her extraordinary coding skills have landed her a finalist spot for a fellowship sponsored by Thomas Bell, the world's most brilliant and mercurial tech entrepreneur. Being chosen means funding, mentorship, and most importantly, freedom from her overbearing mother.
Hayate the combat butler. 30, Kenjiro Hata; [translation, John Werry].
It isn't easy being a superstar idol singer who moonlights as an indie manga artist. Ruka is plumb worn out from the nonstop singing, schmoozing, and self-publishing. Luckily, Hayate is there to save the day! He goes to work as Ruka's personal assistant, on top of his usual workload as a high school student, café worker. and combat butler. If only there were someone to assist the assistant.
Skink no surrender., Carl Hiaasen.
Aho-Girl. 3, Hiroyuki; [translator, Karen McGillicuddy].
Summer break has arrived, and with it come expanded opportunities for Yoshiko to practice self-expression. Of course, for someone as unburdened of intellect as she is, that self-expression tends to be rather lacking in sophistication. Okay, fine--it's profoundly stupid. Her friend Akkun might be able to handle her, but will he be able to deal with Ryuichi the delinquent's pathetic attempts at friendship? And what about Yoshiko's mother's increasingly manipulative attempts at setting Akkun up with her daughter? Oh, well. Surely a trip to the beach will sort everything out.
Too shattered for mending, Peter Brown Hoffmeister.
After the disappearance of his grandfather "Big" and the arrest of his older brother, JT, "Little" McCardell is looking out for his younger cousin, trying to stay afloat in school, working in the town graveyard for extra cash, and in his spare time pining after Rowan, the girl JT was dating until he got locked up. When the sheriff's deputy catches him hunting deer out of season and threatens to prosecute, Little must cooperate in their investigation about Big. Beholden to the sheriff, to JT, to Rowan, and to Big's memory, there's no telling how Little's deepest secret could shatter their lives.
Tiger's curse, Colleen Houck.
Feral youth, Shaun David Hutchinson [and nine others].
Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.
The secrets of Solace, Jaleigh Johnson.
Lina Winterbock lives in the mountain strongholds of Solace. She's an apprentice to the archivists, the wise men and women whose lives are dedicated to cataloguing, studying, and preserving the objects that mysteriously fall from the sky in the scrap towns. Lina should be spending her days with books, but the Iron War has changed everything. The strongholds are now a refuge, and the people Lina once counted on no longer have time for her, so she spends her days exploring the hidden tunnels and passages of her home. And in one of the forgotten chambers, Lina discovers a secret.
School-live! Volume nine, art, Sadoru Chiba; story, Norimitsu Kaihou (Nitroplus); [translation, Leighann Harvey].
"The virus's infection rate has intensified, and even those who appear to have no physical contact with the infected are developing symptoms! Meanwhile, now in the Militant's custody, the girls have a chance to escape, but Touko wants to stay?! With tensions running high, she tries to explain, but is anyone willing to listen?
Infinity: I am the power they can't tear down, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Teenager Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is renowned. But his whole world is suddenly turned upside down on the night his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters - immortal vampire-slayers who risk everything to save humanity - and he quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one that's filled with all kinds of evil. However, before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students start turning into flesh-eating members of the undead. Nick knows he's in real danger and he soon has a lot more to deal with than starting high school: he's under pressure to hide his new friends from his mother and his chainsaw from the principal while trying to impress the girl he has a crush on - all without getting grounded, suspended...or killed.
Yona of the dawn. 9, story & art by Mizuho Kusanagi; [English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation, JN Productions].
Zeno, the Yellow Dragon, joins Yona's party, and now the Four Dragons are finally assembled! Yona and her friends head to Yun's birthplace in the land of the Fire Tribe. The people in the area not only have to deal with famine, but are forced into poverty by heavy taxes. What measures will Yona and her friends take to protect the town from oppressive government officials?
A shiver of snow and sky., Lisa Lueddecke.
How to raise a boring girlfriend. 8, original story by Fumiaki Maruto; art, Takeshi Moriki; character design, Kurehito Misaki; [translation, Kumar Sivasubramanian].
With the fight for doujin supremacy over, Tomoya develops a new game proposal; one that'll reunite the team and mend their relationship. But fame is a double-edged sword, and Blessing Software might not survive success. Can Tomoya, Megumi, Utaha, and Eriri choose between their dreams and their happiness? Find out in this final volume of How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend!
Out of tune., Norah McClintock.
Don't even think about it, Sarah Mlynowski.
What happens when a group of Tribeca high school kids go in for flu shots and end up being able to read each others' minds.
Divine madness, Robert Muchamore.
CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST. When CHERUB uncovers a link between eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a wealthy religious cult known as The Survivors, James is sent to their isolated outback headquarters on an infiltration mission. It's a thousand kilometers to the closest town, and James is under massive pressure from the cult's brainwashing techniques. This time he's not just fighting terrorists.... He's got to battle for his own mind.
The killing, Robert Muchamore.
CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST. Leona is a small-time crook with big money. When the cops call in CHERUB, James's mission looks entirely routine: make nice with Leon's kids, dig up some leads, and infiltrate his home. But when James suddenly unravels a much larger plot, the mission becomes anything but ordinary. Unfortunately, the only person who might know the truth is a reclusive eighteen-year-old boy– who happens to have died more than a year ago.
Aoharu x machinegun. 07, Naoe; [translation, Leighann Harvey].
Since childhood, Haruki has lagged behind his twin brother, Haruka. Whether it's school or survival games, Haruki just can't seem to measure up. His latest one-on-one battle, ending in a crushing defeat, is the last straw. He lashes out at Hotaru's attempts to help and insists the other members of Toy Gun Gun will never forgive him for quitting. Can the team come together in time for the upcoming TGC? And what will Haruka do when a spot opens up on rival team Star White?
Aoharu x machinegun. 08, NAOE; [translation, Leighann Harvey].
Star White suddenly shows up to join in on the fight against 11 DOGs. When Midori suggests that they temporarily team up, Matsuoka agrees to the plan. What will come of the counter battle that faces the two-man cells of Tachibana and Ichi, Yukimura and Fujimoto, and Matsuoka and Midori!? And what kind of difficult past does Matsuoka share with Midori and Yukimura?
Aotearoa whispers. 1, The awakening, Gonzalo Navarro; Charisma Rangipunga, translation.
A 13 year old boy named Kahi wanders the streets of Christchurch city, feeling a bit lost in a place he should belong. That ordinary day suddenly changes when he finds a 10 cent coin, The profile of the British Queen and the Māori icon on the reverse makes him think about himself and his Māori culture. The coin, a symbol of the colonisation, leads him to his Kuia (grandmother), a wise lady who shares some of her vast Māori knowledge with Kahi. The words of his Kuia carry him on a mesmerizing journey that will make Kahi discover his heritage and his true identity.
War of the cards, Colleen Oakes.
Dinah has lost everyone she ever loved. Her brother was brutally murdered. The wicked man she believed was her father betrayed her. Her loyal subjects have been devastated by war. And the boy she gave her heart to broke it completely. Now a dark queen has risen out of the ashes of her former life. Fury is blooming inside Dinah, poisoning her soul and twisting her mind. All she has left is Wonderland and her crown, and her obsession to fight for both. But the war rages on and Dinah could inherit a blood-stained throne. Can a leader filled with love and rage ever be the ruler her kingdom needs? Or will her all-consuming wrath bring Wonderland to its knees? This is not a story of happily ever after. This is the story of the Queen of Hearts.
Brisingr, or, The seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular, Christopher Paolini.
Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But, more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina.
Inheritance, or, The vault of souls, Christopher Paolini.
Not so very long ago, Eragon Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alaga sia? And if so, at what cost.
Lock & Mori, Heather W. Petty.
In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students; one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James "Mori" Moriarty, meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart. Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more. Fact: Someone has been murdered in London's Regent's Park. The police have no leads. Fact: Miss James "Mori" Moriarty and Sherlock "Lock" Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene. Fact: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted. Fact: Despite agreeing to Lock's one rule, they must share every clue with each other, Mori is keeping secrets. Observation: Sometimes you can't trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.
Shooter, Caroline Pignat.
A lockdown catches five Grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with them could anything be worse? Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals and homework assignments.
Ready to fall, Marcella Pixley.
17-year-old Max is struggling to come to terms with his mother's death.
Nemesis, Brendan Reichs.
As the Anvil, an enormous asteroid, threatens to end all life on Earth, sixteen-year-old Min begins to uncover a lifetime of lies, a sinister conspiracy involving all students in her sophomore class in Fire Lake, Idaho.
Nova: the human rocket! 2, After burn, Sean Ryan, writer; R.B. Silva (no. 7-9) & Cory Smith (no. 10-11), pencilers; Adriano di Benedetto (no. 7-9) & Cory Smith (no. 10-11). inkers.
Now that the events with his father have come to a close, Sam Alexander has earned himself a little R&R. But even though he's gone on a trip with his mom and sister, trouble is never far behind the Human Rocket.
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
A small charred face, Kazuki Sakuraba; translated by Jocelyne Allen.
Even monsters need families. What are the "bamboo"? They are from China. They look just like us. They live by night. They drink human lifeblood, but otherwise keep their distance. And every century, they grow white blooming flowers. A boy name Kyo is saved from the precipice of death by Bamboo, a vampire born of the tall grasses. They start an enjoyable, yet strange shared life together, Kyo and the gentle Bamboo. But for Bamboo, communication with a human being is the greatest sin.
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 1, story & art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being named Ninufa falls from the sky and hits her. Ninufa gives Anise four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 2, story & art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
Anise commands her knights to search for her rose choker before her absent father returns; meanwhile, the knights don't trust Haruto Kisugi, Anise's former friend and new transfer student.
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 3, story & art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
Seiran has been kidnapped, and the seal placed on the Demon Lord is breaking! Anise must make a True Contract with her knights in order to save Seiran and stop the Demon Lord from entering this world. But is Anise ready to accept the terms of this new contract with her knights?
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 4, story & art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
High school student Anise Yamamoto is the 'Rose Princess' who commands four handsome knights. She is quickly trying to fix the Demon Lord's seal to free herself and her knights from the Rose Contract that binds them to her. Her knights have entered a boy-band contest to win a mysterious Arcana Card, but do they have what it takes to be idols?
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 5, story & art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
High school student Anise Yamamoto is the "Rose Princess" of four handsome Rose Knights. She encountered more Rose Knights when two boys know as the Orange Rose and Lime Rose revealed themselves to be 'fake knights' created by her father. But while searching for an Arcana Card at an amusement park, Anise comes face-to-face with another fake; and this time it's a Rose Princess!
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 6, story & art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
The Gray Rose has revealed himself to be Mutsuki's older brother, whom Mutsuki killed in the past. Mutsuki is slowly regaining his memories, but what do two Dark Stalkers want with Anise, the Rose Princess?
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 7, story and art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
On the night of the academy foundation gala, a Rose Knight steals Anise's first kiss! Before Anise can come to terms with this, the Gray Rose has already laid a trap for her and her Rose Knights.
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 8, story and art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
Anise and her knights are fighting to defeat the Fake Rose Knights, but Kaede is losing to Shiden, the powerful Purple Rose, and faces death. The time has come for Anise to awaken him with a kiss.
Kiss of the Rose Princess. 9, story and art by Aya Shouoto; [translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki].
The identity of the Silver Rose is revealed, and Anise learns that her father has been captured by the Society. In order to rescue him, Anise must confront her true enemy and choose her fate!
Daredevil. [5], Supreme, Charles Soule, writer; Goran Sudzuka (Nos. 21-23), Alec Morgan (Nos. 24-25) & Ron Garney (Nos. 26-28), artists; Matt Milla, color artist; VC's Clayton Cowles, letterer.
Matt Murdock takes his fight to the grandest stage of all: the Supreme Court! Can Matt Murdock defend his new law, while Daredevil defends his life?
Star Wars. Poe Dameron. [3], Legend lost, writer, Charles Soule; artist, Angel Unzueta; color artists, Frank D'Armata (#7) & Arif Prianto (#14-19); letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna.
It's a sad day for Poe Dameron and the Resistance, as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade. But their fight is far from over; the First Order must be stopped! And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line. Follow the continuing the adventures of the galaxy's greatest pilot.
Ever the brave, Erin Summerill.
With King Aodren insisting on making her a noblewoman in exchange for saving him, Britta reluctantly agrees, but she soon is tasked with rescuing the kingdom once more from an enemy that has Channeler powers like herself.
Devils and realist. Vol. 13, story by Madoka Takadono; art by Utako Yukihiro; [translation, Jocelyne Allen; adaptation, Danielle King].
One cold winter's night, Dantalion appears and tells the tale of his own past – thus sparking Solomon's true self to life! In the blink of an eye, the battle accelerates, thrusting angels, demons, and humans alike into the fray. But in the midst of all this, William has a decision to make; which side will he choose?!
Venom: space knight. [1], Agent of the cosmos, Robbie Thompson, writer; Ariel Olivetti, artist; VC's Joe Caramagna, letterer.
Flash Thompson is many things. Soldier. Veteran. Double amputee. Host to a powerful alien symbiote. Guardian of the Galaxy. Now Flash is tasked with being an intergalactic ambassador of Earth and an Agent of the Cosmos! Join Flash for high adventure in deep space as he swashbuckles his way across the universe! But as Venom travels the galaxy, helping the helpless and punishing the violent, he is being trailed by a mysterious warship.
Venom: space knight. [2], Enemies and allies, Robbie Thompson, writer; Ariel Olivetti, artist & cover; Kim Jacinto, R.B. Silva, Ario Anindito, & Gerardo Sandoval, artists; VC's Joe Caramagna, letterer.
Venom's new career as an Agent of the Cosmos continues with the hunt for Black October! Flash Thompson has been learning quickly on the job as a space knight in symbiote armor, helping the hopeless and impressing the oppressed across the galaxy. He's even picked up a few new friends along the way, like sad cyborg 803, serpent-tressed Iqa, and mercenary panda Pik Rollo! But even they might not be enough to stop what's coming.
Monthly girls' Nozaki-kun. 8, Izumi Tsubaki; [translation, Leighann Harvey].
Nozaki's manga assistants keep mum about their sideline gigs, sometimes even from one another! What will happen when Wakamatsu discovers Mikoshiba's secret and the two 'meet' all over again? And when Wakamatsu encounters Seo's older brother, Ryousuke, for the first time, what will come of the psychological warfare that ensues? Later, Hori's true feelings for Kashima come bursting out! Will it change their relationship? And everyone finally gets to meet the youngest Nozaki sibling, Yumeko!!
Martians abroad, Carrie Vaughn.
Fearing her dream of becoming a galaxy-traveling starship pilot will never come true when she is sent to Earth's Galileo Academy, Polly teams up with her popular brother to investigate dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. Vol. 2, Bottled light, Robert Venditti, writer; Ethan Van Sciver [and six others], artists; Jason Wright, Tomeu Morey, Alex Sollazzo, colorists; Dave Sharpe, letterer.
Hal Jordan is about to go from the head of the Green Lantern Corps to an army of one. Jordan's long, illustrious, and tumultuous, tenure with the Corps takes several hairpin turns. At lightspeed. Toward a black hole. In a blender! For starters, the Green Lantern Corps has disappeared, and now Sinestro's own Corps enforces his uniquely brutal brand of law and order in the universe. As a result, Jordan has no ring to sling, or Sector 2814 (a.k.a. Earth) to protect. (So more of the usual for Hal!)
The memory trees, Kali Wallace.
Eight years after her sister Patience's tragic death on her family's remote apple orchard, Sorrow returns to the land, determined to find out what really happened the night Patience died and what other secrets may be waiting for her there.
Yowamushi pedal. 7, Wataru Watanabe; [translation, Su Mon Han].
Team Sohoku barrels toward the end of Day One of the Inter-High and into a neck-and-neck battle with the reigning champs, Hakone Academy! Now, Imaizumi needs to fend off the feral assault of Hakone's Arakita, and propel Kinjou to the finish line. But could Sohoku's can-do attitude also be their greatest weakness? The ever-devious Midousuji is counting on it to snatch victory!
Avatar, the last Airbender. North and south, Gene Luen Yang, script; Gurihiru, art & cover; Michael Heisler, lettering.
When Aang leaves to aid Zuko with the Kemurikage, Katara and Sokka return home by themselves. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! A Northerner named Malina seems to be behind this change and is pushing the two tribes to be more unified, while a Southerner, Gilak, is gathering a rebel crew to stop her at all costs. When Malina announces a partnership with the company owned by Toph Beifong's father, tensions boil over and the rebels attack! In the face of these two opposing tribes and at odds with her brother over who to trust, Katara will have to make peace with her nostalgia to save the home she loves from being permanently torn apart. Collecting North and South Parts 1-3 and featuring commentary from Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and artist team Gurihiru ,as well as a sketchbook section chock full of never-before-seen materials, this deluxe library edition provides a unique look at the making of this beloved comic series!
The book thief, Markus Zusak.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbours.


Because I was a girl: true stories for girls of all ages, Melissa de la Cruz.
The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl; Hollywood heavy-hitters such as Quvenzhane Wallis; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.
Trans mission: my quest to a beard, Alex Bertie.
I guess we should start at the beginning. I was born on 2 November 1995. The doctors in the hospital took one look at my genitals and slapped an F on my birth certificate. 'F' for female, not fail; though that would actually have been kind of appropriate given present circumstances. When I was 15, I realised I was a transgender man. That makes it sound like I suddenly had some kind of lightbulb moment. In reality, coming to grips with my identity has taken a long time. Over the last six years, I've come out to my family and friends, changed my name, battled the healthcare system, started taking male hormones and have had surgery on my chest. My quest to a beard is almost complete. This is my story.
Garfield feeds his face, Jim Davis.
Eat early and often that' the credo of the furry fatso. Garfield fans who are gluttons for fun will want to indulge themselves in this meaty new collection of rib-tickling comics.
Earth hates me: true confessions from a teenage girl, Ruby Karp.
Sixteen-year-old Ruby Karp addresses the issues facing every highschooler, from grades to peer pressure to Snapchat stories, and unpacks their complicated effects on the teen psyche. With dashes of humor throughout, Ruby advises her peers on the importance of feminism ("not just the Spice Girls version"), how to deal with jealousy and friend break-ups, family life, and much more.
Howl's moving castle. [1], from the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; screenplay written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Accosted by the infamous Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself cursed and turned into a creaky old woman. She finds herself taking shelter in the moving castle of the dreaded wizard, Howl, who is rumored to eat women's hearts.
Howl's moving castle. 2, from the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; screenplay written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Howl's moving castle. 3, from the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; screenplay written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Howl's moving castle. 4, from the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; screenplay written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Drama, Raina Telgemeier with color by Gurihiru.
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.
What does consent really mean?, written by Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis; illustrated by Joseph Wilkins.
Consent is not the absence of 'no', it is an enthusiastic yes!! While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn't considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.Following the sexual assault of a classmate, a group of teenage girls find themselves discussing the term consent, what it actually means for them in their current relationships, and how they act and make decisions with peer influence. Joined by their male friends who offer another perspective, this rich graphic novel uncovers the need for more informed conversations with young people around consent and healthy relationships. Accompanying the graphics are sexual health resources for students and teachers, which make this a perfect tool for broaching the subject with teens.
Marvel Black Panther: the ultimate guide, written by Stephen "Win" Wiacek.
Find out everything you need to know about the heroic King of Wakanda, Black Panther.DK's Marvel Black Panther: The Ultimate Guide explores the fascinating world of the warrior, monarch, scientist and superhero known as Black Panther. This comprehensive book showcases stunning Black Panther comic artwork and examines iconic characters, from T'Challa and Storm to Ulysses Klaw, as well as key issues and story lines. Packed with information on allies, enemies, locations and much more, this book is a must-have for fans of Black Panther comics, Marvel Comics and movies and the Avengers.