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What's New in YA? Graphic Novels and Manga

We’ve purchased some new additions to our Graphic Novel and Manga collections! If you have any suggestions or series you’d like to see, please email teens@amesfreelibrary.org and let us know.

Fence by C.S. Pacat

Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama.

 Through clashes, rivalries, and romance between teammates, Nicholas and the boys of Kings Row will discover there’s much more to fencing than just foils and lunges.

 Available on Hoopla.

 

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

HeartstopperShy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works

Available on Overdrive/Libby.

 

 

Death Note: Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

 

 

 Morbius Epic Collection: The Living Vampire from Marvel Comics 

Morbius

Cursed by an experiment gone wrong, Dr. Michael Morbius is possessed by an unquenchable thirst for blood, yet his heart beats like any other man. He is a living vampire! From his first appearance and solo colour comic through his black-and-white adventures, this Epic Collection begins Morbius' tragic adventure into fear. The sometimes mad, sometimes misunderstood doctor contends not just with superheroes but bizarre cultists and satanic demons. They're stories that will take you to the darker side of Marvel, a world of horror and the supernatural that overtook the industry in the 1970s and defined comics for a generation.

Available on Hoopla.

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