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Final New Books of the Year

Date Published: 14/10/2022

Our last order of new books for the year has arrived in the iCentre and we have some great reads for you! Check out the book covers below:

‘Unnecessary Drama’ by Nina Kenwood

We have the new Nina Kenwood novel ‘Unnecessary Drama’, for fans of ‘It Sounded Better in my Head’.  This entertaining new rom-com, set in a run-down student share house in Melbourne is sure to please.

Eighteen-year-old Brooke is the kind of friend who not only remembers everyone’s birthdays, but also organises the group present, pays for it, and politely chases others for their share. She’s the helper, the doer, the maker-of-spreadsheets. She’s the responsible one who always follows the rules—and she plans to keep it that way during her first year of university.

Her new share house only has one rule: ‘no unnecessary drama’. Which means no fights, tension, or romance between housemates. When one of her housemates turns out to be Jesse, her high-school nemesis, Brooke is determined she can handle it. They’ll simply silently endure living together and stay out of each other’s way. But it turns out Jesse isn’t so easy to ignore…

Channeling the screwball comedy of New Girl with an enemies-to-lovers twist, Unnecessary Drama is a joyful story about leaving home, dealing with the unexpected complications of life, and somehow finding exactly what you need.

Fans of Alice Boyle’s ‘Dancing Barefoot’ and Tracey Lien’s ‘All That’s Left Unsaid’ will enjoy this one.

‘The First to Die at the End’ by Adam Silvera

Another exciting new novel in the iCentre is ‘The First to Die at the End’ by Adam Silvera. This is a prequel to his very popular New York Times bestseller, ‘They Both Die at the End’.  In ‘The First to Die at the End’ two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls.

It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or is it just an elaborate hoax?

Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die. He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what’s coming.

Valentino Prince is restarting his life in New York. He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident.

Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever—one of them receives a call, and the other doesn’t. Though neither boy is certain how the day will end, they know they want to spend it together…even if that means their goodbye will be heartbreaking.

Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera’s signature bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest.

Fans of ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman and ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ by Casey McQuiston will enjoy this one.

The final new books of the year will be available for borrowing this week so keep an eye on the shelves and don’t forget to check the carousel on the OPAC to see what new copies have been added to the catalogue.

Happy reading!

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