Buzz-worthy YA Titles Coming to FCPL in 2021

Planning your 2021 TBR? Here are a few titles we are especially excited about this year!

  • You have a Match
  • by Emma Lord
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books 
  • Publish Date: January 12, 2021
  • Reading Age: 12-18 years
  • Grade Level: 7-9 
  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Realistic Fiction

Emma Lord’s Tweet Cute was an absolutely perfect read! During quarantine it provided lough out loud moments that lightened mental fatigue. Now Lord is back and taking on another fan favorite, The Parent Trap. We don’t want to share too much about how vital elements of those classic films are adapted in this read. It is just too much fun to read and find out for yourself. Just know, this story is not what you expect, it is better!

This is a heart-warming read for fans for Kasie West, Meg Cabot, and Sara Dessen. Place a hold now by clicking here.

  • The Project
  • by Courtney Summers
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books 
  • Publish Date: February 2, 2021
  • Reading Age: 15- adult
  • Grade Level: 9-up
  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Contemporary Fiction

The author of Sadie is back with another haunting tale that will leave readers reeling. From Goodreads, “Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo’s sister, Bea joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt… Lo knows there’s more to the group than meets the eye. She’s spent the last six years of her life trying- and failing- to prove it… as Lo delves deeper into The Project [and] the lives of its members it upends everything she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her…”.

Summers’s writing smoothly tackles needs and vulnerabilities we all experience with a tale of faith, family, and resilience. Click here to place a hold.

Pip is the new generation’s Nancy Drew, and this girl’s got teeth!

This sequel to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder will leave readers anxiously waiting for part three. Jackson develops a gripping mystery with true character development. This read will force readers to think about justice, the justice system, and a whole host of ethical questions. True Crime fans will love the references peppered throughout. Read this if you are fan of Karen M. McManus or Stephanie Perkins. Click here to place a hold.

  • Tokyo Ever After
  • by Emiko Jean
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2021
  • Reading age: 12-18
  • Grade Level: 7-12
  • Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Cultural

Izumi Tanaka is Japanese American in a small, majority white town. She is raised by a single mother, doesn’t feel like she fits in, and goes by Izzy rather than embracing her Japanese name. But when she Izumi finds out that she is actually Japanese Royalty everything changes. In a whirlwind she is headed to Japan to learning about her cultural heritage, the responsibilities of being a princess, and meeting snobby unaccepting relatives. Be watching for this book which is a fun, modernized twist on The Princess Diaries.

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