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Sulfur Heart

by Brooke Carter
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: crime, contemporary, mysteries & detective stories, violence

Will’s father was just found dead in a pile of sulfur.

He was a retired cop who'd been working as a night security guard at the SulCorp sulfur mill. Now, to determine if his death was a tragic accident or something more sinister, Will must return to the place he swore he'd never set foot in again. Hope is a little town struggling in the shadow of …

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The Summer Between Us

by Andre Fenton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: coming of age, general (see also headings under social themes), eating disorders & body image, contemporary

This coming-of-age story follows 18-year-old Adrian Carter as he graduates from high school and confronts difficult decisions about his future, all while dealing with the stress and pressure he feels to please those closest to him. As Adrian navigates the emotional highs and lows of the summer between graduation and his post-secondary future, he ga …

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A Dark and Hollow Star

by Ashley Shuttleworth
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Audiobook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, dark fantasy, paranormal, occult & supernatural

“Beautifully written and deliciously complex…I couldn’t get enough.” —Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers series
The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hid …

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Still With Me

by Jessica Cunsolo
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary

Together...until the very end

Jessica Cunsolo’s epic romance that began in She’s With Me comes to a heart-stopping conclusion.

Love has never been easy for Amelia Collins and Aiden Parker. They’ve faced every imaginable challenge: car wrecks, stalker attacks, evil fathers, wicked rivals, falling for each other, and finally giving in to their fe …

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Blood Like Magic

by Liselle Sambury, read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, wizards & witches, multigenerational

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.

After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass in order to come into thei …

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My Summer of Love and Misfortune

by Lindsay Wong
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, self-esteem & self-reliance, asia

Confessions of a Shopaholic meets Crazy Rich Asians” (Kirkus Reviews) in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.

Iris Wang is having a bit of a rough start to her summer: Her boyfriend cheated on her, she didn’ …

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Misfit in Love

by S. K. Ali, read by Priya Ayyar
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, general (see also headings under social themes), prejudice & racism

In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.

Janna Yusuf is so excited for the weekend: her brother Muhammad’s getting married, and she’s reuniting with her mom, whom she’s missed the wh …

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