New York Times best-selling author Charles Martin offers us grace, mercy, and forgiveness in this sweeping love story" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family's beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida's Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future - until a cherished person from her past returns. Joseph has been adrift for many years, wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown - and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie. When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite - until a 45-year-old secret from the past begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love. In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the courage we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear. Charles Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers. (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times best-selling author) Full-length, stand-alone novel Includes discussion questions for book clubs From the author of The Mountain Between Us and Where the River Ends
©2018 Charles Martin (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot.
"The Wasteland", first published in 1922, is one of Eliot's most influential works and has long been on the syllabus for A-Level English Literature.
"Four Quartets" consists of four long poems, first published between 1935 and 1942. They are linked by common themes, and are individually "Burnt Norton", "East Coker", "The Dry Salvages", and "Little Gidding".
©2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD
From the international best-selling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family's growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy. The Olanders embody a modern family in a globalized world. Jaya, the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat and Keith, an ambitious banker from middle-class Philadelphia, meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in suburban California. Their strong marriage is built on shared beliefs and love for their two children: headstrong teenager Karina and young son Prem, the light of their home. But love and prosperity cannot protect them from sudden, unspeakable tragedy, and the familys foundation cracks as each member struggles to seek a way forward. Jaya finds solace in spirituality. Keith wagers on his high-powered career. Karina focuses relentlessly on her future and independence. And Prem watches helplessly as his once close-knit family drifts apart. When Karina heads off to college for a fresh start, her search for identity and belonging leads her down a dark path, forcing her and her family to reckon with the past, the secrets theyve held and the weight of their choices. The Shape of Family is an intimate portrayal of four individuals as they grapple with what it means to be a family and how to move from a painful past into a hopeful future. It is a profoundly moving exploration of the ways we all seek belonging - in our families, our communities, and ultimately, within ourselves.
©2020 Shilpi Somaya Gowda (P)2020 HarperAudio
The old gods are growing restless. An ancient evil is stirring. Can they stop the coming storm? Mercenary Casia Greythorne cares about two things: completing whatever her latest job is and earning enough coin to buy the expensive medicine that's keeping her mentor alive. So when the king himself offers her a job, she can't resist the massive reward he offers - even if it means working with Captain Elander, the arrogant, mysterious right-hand to that king. Her partner may be infuriating, but at least their mission seems simple and quick enough: investigate the origins of the strange plague that's been ravaging their empire, help find a cure, and then call it a day. But in a land brimming with old magic and meddling gods, nothing is ever that simple, and nothing is ever what it seems. As the bodies pile up and strange monsters begin to wreak havoc throughout the realms, Cas and Elander will have to work together to protect their world whether they like it or not. Because one thing is clear: Something ancient and evil is stirring in the shadows of that world. And their empire will not survive its full unleashing.
©2020 S.M. Gaither (P)2021 Tantor
Bram Stoker Award Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel Nominee In Adam Cesares terrifying young adult debut, Quinn Maybrook finds herself caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress - that just may cost her life. Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they dont know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can. Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. Its a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now. YALSAs Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee
©2020 Adam Cesare (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
The perfect summer read (USA Today) begins with a shocking tragedy that results in three generations of the Adler family grappling with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets across the course of one summer. Rachel Beanland is a writer of uncommon wit and wisdom, with a sharp and empathetic eye for character. Shell win you over in the most old fashioned of ways: She simply tells a hell of a story. (Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Finalist for The Great Believers) Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to Americas Playground and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home. Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest for the duration of her pregnancy. After Joseph insists they take in a mysterious young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams. Esther only wants to keep her daughters close and safe but some matters are beyond her control: theres Fannies risky pregnancy - not to mention her always-scheming husband, Isaac - and the fact that the handsome heir of a hotel notorious for its anti-Semitic policies, seems to be in love with Florence. When tragedy strikes, Esther makes the shocking decision to hide the truth - at least until Fannies baby is born - and pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal. Based on a true story and told in the vein of J. Courtney Sullivans Saints for All Occasions and Anita Diamants The Boston Girl, Beanlands family saga is a breathtaking portrait of just how far we will go to in order to protect our loved ones and an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure - and even thrive - after tragedy.
©2020 Rachel Beanland (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes meets Women Who Run With The Wolves in this "gorgeously written, fierce, political, personal, and deeply inspiring" (Michelle Tea) memoir about finding meaning, beauty, and power through a life in witchcraft. An initiation signals a beginning: a door opens and you step through. Traditional Wiccan initiates are usually brought into the craft through a ceremony with a High Priestess. But even though Amanda Yates Garcia's mother, a practicing witch herself, initiated her into the earth-centered practice of witchcraft when she was 13 years old, Amanda's real life as a witch only began when she underwent a series of spontaneous initiations of her own. Descending into the underworlds of poverty, sex work, and misogyny, Initiated describes Amanda's journey to return to her body, harness her power, and create the magical world she longed for through witchcraft. Hailed by crows, seduced by magicians, and haunted by ancestors broken beneath the wheels of patriarchy, Amanda's quest for self-discovery and empowerment is a deep exploration of a modern witch's trials - healing ancient wounds, chafing against cultural expectations, creating intimacy - all while on a mission to re-enchant the world. Peppered with mythology, tales of the goddesses and magical women throughout history, Initiated stands squarely at the intersection of witchcraft and feminism. With generosity and heart, this book speaks to the question: Is it possible to live a life of beauty and integrity in a world that feels like it's dying? Declaring oneself a witch and practicing magic has everything to do with claiming authority and power for oneself, of taking back our planet in the name of Love. Initiated is both memoir and manifesto calling the magical people of the world to take up their wands: stand up, be brave, describe the world they want, then create it like a witch.
©2019 Amanda Yates Garcia (P)2019 Grand Central Publishing
An Amazon Charts bestseller. A deeply moving story of carrying on even when it seems impossible. Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive. Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces? Heartrending yet ultimately redemptive, In an Instant is a story about the power of love, the meaning of family, and carrying on...even when it seems impossible.
©2020 Suzanne Redfearn (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Critically acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen delivers the gripping second book of her New York Times best-selling epic young adult fantasy. In this sequel to the instant New York Times best seller The Traitor's Game, Kestra Dallisor has finally gained possession of the Olden Blade. With the dagger in her control, she attempts to destroy the tyrannical Lord Endrick. But when Kestra fails, the king strips her of her memory and leaves her weak and uncertain, bound to obey him. Heartbroken, Simon is desperate to return Kestra to the rebel she was but refuses to use magic to heal her. With untrusting Coracks and Halderians threatening to capture and kill her and war looming on the horizon, Kestra and Simon will have to learn to trust each other again if they have any hope of surviving. But can a heart once broken ever be healed? The Deceiver's Heart marks a stunning return to Jennifer A. Nielsen's gorgeously rendered world of Antora and all its treachery and magic.
©2019 Jennifer A. Nielsen (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.
"A striking debut." (Good Housekeeping) "Sharp, engrossing." (Town & Country) "For fans of Gossip Girl and readers of Curtis Sittenfeld and Emma Straub." (Booklist) "Incisive, astute." (Publishers Weekly) "An exciting, innovative debut from a fresh new voice." (Taylor Jenkins Reid) A keenly perceptive coming of age novel for fans of Sally Rooney, Curtis Sittenfeld, and J. Courtney Sullivan, All Girls follows nine young women as they navigate their ambitions and fears at a prestigious New England prep school, all pitched against the backdrop of a scandal the administration wants silenced. But as the months unfold, and the school's efforts to control the ensuing crisis fall short, these extraordinary girls are forced to discover their voices, and their power. A tender and unflinching portrait of modern adolescence told through the shifting perspectives of an unforgettable cast of female students, All Girls explores what it means to grow up in a place that promises you the world- when the world still isn't yours for the taking. You grow to love a place... and then you grow up. This program is read by: Ali Ahn, Caitlin Davies, Carlotta Brentan, Cheryl Smith Franco, Chloe Cannon, Dylan Moore, Emily Shaffer, Imani Jade Powers, Jesse Vilinsky, Kristen DiMercurio, and Natalie Naudus A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press Diving into the unprocessed underworld of adolescence, Layden creates space for a conversation about feminism and the unsung difficulties of surviving in a male-dominated world. Intelligent, evocative, and empathetic. (Kirkus) "[The] girls are complex, compelling and written with incredible tenderness. Layden excels at rendering the everyday details of boarding school life. (New York Times)
©2021 Emily Layden (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
From the bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler comes a fresh, funny, and thoughtful story about going off the grid in order to truly live. As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancé, she is planning the ultimate virtual wedding - expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live - and maybe find love - offline for a change. Mias sudden absence doesnt go unnoticed, especially by techie loner Paige Miller, who hacks Mias account and begins impersonating the internet celebrity. Paige has her reasons. Her half sister, Jessica, idolizes Mia and desperately needs something to believe in. If taking over Mias online persona is Paiges only means of connecting to her sister, so be it. Creating a like-worthy life is more fun than Paige expected. But when she grows too bold and is caught in the act, a fiasco ensues that could forever change Mia, Paige, and the people who love them. Because somewhere amid the chaos is an invaluable lesson - one that only real life can teach.
©2020 by Kelly Harms. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Before she had an eating disorder, 12-year-old Riley was many things: an aspiring artist, a runner, a sister, and a friend. But now, from inside the inpatient treatment center where she's receiving treatment for anorexia, it's easy to forget all of that. Especially since under the influence of her eating disorder, Riley alienated her friends, abandoned her art, turned running into something harmful, and destroyed her family's trust. If Riley wants her life back, she has to recover. Part of her wants to get better. As she goes to therapy, makes friends in the hospital, and starts to draw again, things begin to look up. But when her roommate starts to break the rules, triggering Riley's old behaviors and blackmailing her into silence, Riley realizes that recovery will be even harder than she thought. She starts to think that, even if she does recover, there's no way she'll stay recovered once she leaves the hospital and is faced with her dieting mom, the school bully, and her gymnastics-star sister.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"Alison Wisdom's addictive, down-the-rabbit-hole debut reads like The Girls by way of The Virgin Suicides, with an extra dash of Cheever's unsettling suburbia. The result is sinister and surprising: a novel I couldn't put down, and one that I kept thinking about long after I'd reached its unexpected, chilling end." (Emily Temple, author of The Lightness) One of Newsweek, Bustle, and LitHub's Most Anticipated Books and Goodreads' "Debut Novels to Discover in 2021", We Can Only Save Ourselves is the story of one teenage girls unlikely indoctrination and the reverberations in the tight-knit community she leaves behind. Alice Langes neighbors are proud to know her - a high-achieving student, cheerleader, and all-around good citizen, shes a perfect emblem of their sunny neighborhood. The night before shes expected to be crowned Homecoming Queen, though, she commits an act of vandalism, then disappears, following a magnetic stranger named Wesley to a bungalow in another part of the state. There, he promises, Alice can be her true self, shedding the shackles of conformity. At the bungalow, however, she learns that four other young women seeking enlightenment and adventure have already followed him there. Her new lifestyle is intoxicating at first, but as Wesleys demands on all of them increase, the house becomes a pressure cooker - until one day they reach the point of no return. Back home, the story of Alices disappearance and radicalization is framed by the first-person plural chorus of the mothers who knew her before, who worry about her, but also resent the tear she made in the fabric of their perfect world, one that exposes the question: Isnt suburbia a kind of cult unto itself? Combining the sharp social critique of Celeste Ngs Little Fires Everywhere with the elegiac beauty of Emma Clines The Girls, this is a fierce literary debut from a writer to watch.
©2021 Alison Wisdom (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears, this fresh new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've heard before. It's been 18 months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine, since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died, one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
©2019 Nike Power (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Instant New York Times Best Seller Who has the right to change the world forever? How will we live online? How do we find comfort in an increasingly isolated world? The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While the robots were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction with only their presence. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into the Carls' path, giving them their name, becoming their advocate, and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories. Months later, Aprils friends are trying to find their footing in a post-Carl world. Andy has picked up Aprils mantle of fame, speaking at conferences and online; Maya, ravaged by grief, begins to follow a string of mysteries that she is convinced will lead her to April; and Miranda is contemplating defying her friends advice and pursuing a new scientific operation...one that might have repercussions beyond anyones comprehension. Just as it is starting to seem like the gang may never learn the real story behind the events that changed their lives forever, a series of clues arrive - mysterious books that seem to predict the future and control the actions of their readers - all of which seems to suggest that April could be very much alive. In the midst of the search for the truth and the search for April is a growing force, something that wants to capture our consciousness and even control our reality. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is the bold and brilliant follow-up to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. It is a fast-paced adventure that is also a biting social commentary, asking hard, urgent questions about the way we live, our freedoms, our future, and how we handle the unknown.
©2020 Hank Green (P)2020 Penguin Audio
The YA thriller of the summer. (Bustle) For fans of Sadie and Serial, this gripping thriller follows two teens whose lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost. What happened to Zoe wont stay buried.... When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Years Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoes life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected - and that she knows what happened to her. Two months later, Zoes body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Annas confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isnt satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martinas podcast uncover the truth? Inspired by Daphne du Mauriers Rebecca, Kit Frick weaves a thrilling story of psychological suspense that twists and turns until the final word.
©2020 Kristin S. Frick. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
From Laurie Frankel, the New York Times best-selling author of This Is How It Always Is, a Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick, comes One Two Three, a timely, topical novel about love and family that will make you laugh and cry...and laugh again. In a town where nothing ever changes, suddenly everything does.... Everyone knows everyone in the tiny town of Bourne, but the Mitchell triplets are especially beloved. Mirabel is the smartest person anyone knows, and no one doubts it just because she cant speak. Monday is the towns purveyor of books now that the librarys closed - tell her the book you think you want, and shell pull the one you actually do from the microwave or her sock drawer. Mabs job is hardest of all: Get good grades, get into college, get out of Bourne. For a few weeks 17 years ago, Bourne was national news when its water turned green. The girls have come of age watching their mothers endless fight for justice. But just when it seems life might go on the same forever, the first moving truck anyones seen in years pulls up and unloads new residents and old secrets. Soon, the Mitchell sisters are taking on a system stacked against them and uncovering mysteries buried longer than theyve been alive. Because it's hard to let go of the past when the past won't let go of you. Three unforgettable narrators join together here to tell a spellbinding story with wit, wonder, and deep affection. As she did in This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel has written a laugh-out-loud-grab-a-tissue novel, as only she can, about how expanding our notions of normal makes the world a better place for everyone and how when days are darkest, its our daughters who will save us all. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
©2021 Laurie Frankel (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
From bestselling author Mike Omer comes the first in a new series full of the psychological twists and police procedural turns that his fans have come to know and love. Lieutenant Abby Mullen is no stranger to crisis. As the hostage negotiation instructor for the NYPD, she deals with worst-case scenarios every day. Nothing fazes her anymore. That all changes when she gets a call from Eden Fletcher, a fellow survivor of the infamous Wilcox cult. The two havent spoken since the night of a tragic, fiery massacre, when their paths diverged. But now Eden needs Abbys help: someone has kidnapped her son and is demanding a $5 million ransom. As Abby throws herself into the case, she cant help but wonder why the kidnapper has targeted Eden. But Eden refuses to talk. Shes silent about the relics of their shared past hanging on her walls. About the kidnappers possible motives. About whats happened in the years since she and Abby parted ways. As the truth closes in, Abby realizes that her past may not be as far behind as she thought
and its come home to collect.
©2021 by Michael Omer. (P)2021 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
From the creator of Riverdale comes the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a new Netflix series based on the classic Archie comic series. This prequel YA novel tells an all-new, original story. It's the summer before her 16th birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She's always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. But she's also lived a normal mortal life - attending Baxter High, hanging out with her friends Susie and Roz, and going to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle. Now time is running out on her everyday, normal world, and leaving behind Roz and Susie and Harvey is a lot harder than she thought it would be. Especially because Sabrina isn't sure how Harvey feels about her. Her cousin Ambrose suggests performing a spell to discover Harvey's true feelings. But when a mysterious wood spirit interferes, the spell backfires...in a big way. Sabrina has always been attracted to the power of being a witch. But now she can't help wondering if that power is leading her down the wrong path. Will she choose to forsake the path of light and follow the path of night? Our exclusive prequel novel will reveal a side of Sabrina not seen on the new Netflix show. What choice will Sabrina make...and will it be the right one?
©2019 Archie Comic Publications, Inc. (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.
People dont just disappear without a trace.... Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold. Now, 11 years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what theyll find.... In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense and New York Times best-selling author Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
©2021 Mary Kubica (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
A War is Brewing. Kennedy is one of the last known Druids. Wanted dead by the Seelie Queen and as a coveted asset to defeat this cruel ruler, Kennedy has become a mark. Especially by a sexy, merciless Dark Dweller, Lorcan Dragen. Kidnapped and taken prisoner, Kennedy's life takes a dramatic turn down a path she never imagined. Spending time with a man who killed her best friend's mother and her friend, she knows he is not someone she should care about. But the longer she spends with her enemy, the more her feelings blur the line between what is right and wrong, what is true and what is not. As her magic grows, so does the shy, nerdy girl, and she soon realizes nothing on a list or in a book will prepare her for what is ahead. Even her own feelings.
©2017 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2017 Stacey Marie Brown
Half-witch, half-mortal 16-year-old Sabrina Spellman has made her choice: She's embraced her witchy roots, and her power is growing daily. But will it come at too high a price? It's not easy being half-mortal, half-witch. At least, not for Sabrina Spellman. She just discovered that her dad is Satan...and that it's her destiny to rule Hell. As usual, Sabrina's got other plans for her future. She's figured out a way to trap her father...but he's caged in the body of her boyfriend, Nick Scratch. Now the love of her life is stuck in Hell...with Satan stuck inside him. Sabrina knows there's a way to get Nick back while also keeping dear old dad out of commission. She just has to figure out what it is. Unfortunately, her loyal cousin Ambrose is unavailable he's off hunting Father Blackwood, the evil former head of the Church of Night. Fortunately, Sabrina's still got her mortal friends, Roz, Harvey, and Theo. So when her aunt Zelda now the church's high priestess mentions an ancient quest that might help open the gates of Hell, Sabrina and her friends are all in. But Zelda failed to mention that the quest has some perils of its own....
©2020 Archie Comic Publications, Inc. (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.
When Nina decides to take a radio-broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it's a complete disaster. The members of Nina's haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness, her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she'd hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life. The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and, to top it all off, Nina's family is on the brink of some major upheaval. Everything feels like it's spiraling out of control - but maybe control is overrated?
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
When Georgia finds a secret sketch her late father - a famed artist - left behind, the discovery leads her down a path that may reshape everything holding her family and friends together. Caroline Gertlers debut is a story about friendship, family, grief, and creativity. Fans of Rebecca Steads Goodbye Stranger, Dan Gemeinharts The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, and E. L. Konigsburgs From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will find a new friend in Georgia. Georgia Rosenblooms father was a famous artist. His most well-known paintings were a series of asterisms - patterns of stars - that he created. One represented a bird, one himself, and one Georgias mother. There was supposed to be a fourth asterism, but Georgias father died before he could paint it. Georgias mother and her best friend, Theo, are certain that the last asterism wouldve been of Georgia, but Georgia isnt so sure. She isnt sure about anything anymore - including whether Theo is still her best friend. Then Georgia finds a sketch her father made of her. One with pencil points marked on the back - just like those in the asterism paintings. Could this finally be the proof that the last painting would have been of her? Georgias quest to prove her theory takes her around her Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was almost a second home to Georgia, having visited favorite artists and paintings there constantly with her father. But the sketch leads right back to where shes always belonged - with the people who love her no matter what.
©2021 Caroline Gertler (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
The King has fallen!
While Stavros moves to take over Larss throne, the war for the entire kingdom begins. However, this is no ordinary war against Seelie or Unseelie. The real enemy is the most powerful object in the world: The Stone of Fail.
Lars isnt the only one the stone wants. Zoey Daniels is next on its list. And the stone will do whatever it takes to finally get the girl.
With a battle on all sides and lives of those they love threatened, fae, humans, Druids, pixies, and a certain sprite-monkey will have to come together to save the true King, along with the world, from destruction.
Out of ashes, true heroes Rise from the Embers.
Dont miss the final installment of the Dark/Light/Collector series, where your favorite characters unite to try and protect those they love, and the earth, from the ultimate opponent.
Ember, Zoey, Kennedy, and Fionna lead the fight, but be prepared...not everyone will make it out alive.
©2018 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2019 Stacey Marie Brown
The World has a new Witch. The Federation Navy wants her. But she has to decide if she wants the Federation Navy. Stephanie Morgana comes from a long line of Morganas, much longer than she ever realized. The Artificial Intelligence which runs the Virtual World has decided that it needs to break a few rules in order to follow its prime directives. Can it help Stephanie acquire her skills quickly enough to help defend against an evil already heading toward the Federation? Will Stephanie overcome her injuries from the battle for the Ambassador, or will she succumb to the pain it brought about? Will BURT be able to help the Federation while remaining undiscovered?
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Megan Harper is the girl before...just like Rosaline from Romeo and Juliet. Every one of Megans relationships has ended the same way - her ex replaces her with someone perfect. But instead of crying over every breakup, Megan spends her time on her two passions: pursuing her next fling and directing theater. She hates the spotlight, and shes hoping to fulfill her college programs acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But then, Megans theater teacher casts her to play none other than Juliet in her schools production of Romeo and Juliet - and she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright. In exchange for Megans help writing a play, Owen agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a hot hipster stagehand. Between rehearsing and contending with her dads plans to move with Megans pregnant stepmom to New York, Megan begins to realize Owen - thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes - might be the Romeo she never expected. Better yet, with him, she might finally be a Juliet
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
This enchanting debut teen romance novel, which follows one girl across the Atlantic in a quest to find adventure, love (preferably with a guy with a cute accent), and maybe even herself, is perfect for fans of Kasie West and Stephanie Perkins. After a horrifying public rejection by her crush, Ellie Nichols does what any girl would do: She flees the country. To be more precise, she joins her high schools study abroad trip to England. While most of her classmates are there to take honors courses and pad their college applications, Ellie is on a quest to rebuild her reputation and self-confidence. And nothing is more of a confidence booster than getting a hot British boyfriend. When Ellie meets Will, a gorgeous and charming Brit, she vows to avoid making the same mistakes she did with the last guy she liked. Which is why she strikes up a bargain with Dev, an overachieving classmate who shes never clicked with but who does seem to know a lot about the things Will is interested in: If he helps her win over her crush, then shell help him win over his. But even as Ellie embarks on a whirlwind romance, she still needs to figure out if this is actually the answer to all her problems...and whether the perfect boyfriend is actually the perfect boy for her. Don't miss this teen romance book for girls 13-16 and up as well as adults who enjoy a well-written and fun teen romance novel.
©2021 Kristy Boyce (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
Now that Stephanie has graduated to Protector of ALL, she needs to gain the Federations respect. But can she mature into the leader they need her to be?
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Fans of Rooster Teeth's hit animated series RWBY will want to savor every moment of this collection of 12 short fairy tales. In addition to classic tales from the show, such as "The Story of the Seasons" and "The Tale of the Two Brothers", listeners can immerse themselves in eight never-before-heard stories from RWBY's show writers, offering new insights into the strange, beautiful, and dangerous world of Remnant. This audiobook comes complete with a foreword from the former Beacon headmaster Professor Ozpin himself. Fans won't want to miss this must-have collection, sure to reveal more secrets about RWBY and the stunning world of the show!
©2020 E. C. Myers (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.
For fans of Small Spaces and the Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine comes a chilling ghost story based on real Chicago history about a malevolent spirit, an unlucky girl, and a haunting mystery that will tie the two together. Claire has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She's a scientist, which is why she can't think of anything worse than having to help out her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. She thinks she's made it through when she sees a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the bus. There's something off about his presence, especially because when she checks at the end of the tour...he's gone. Claire tries to brush it off, she must be imagining things, letting her dad's ghost stories get the best of her. But then the scratching starts. Voices whisper to her in the dark. The number 396 appears everywhere she turns. And the boy with the dark eyes starts following her. Claire is being haunted. The boy from the bus wants something...and Claire needs to find out what before it's too late.
©2020 Lindsay Currie (P)2021 Tantor
In the futurefantasy world of RWBY, Rooster Teeth's hit animated webseries, teens train to become warriors. Join the fight in this epic official, original novel from E.C. Myers and RWBY's head writers! Trouble is brewing.... After Beacon Academy fell, Coco, Fox, Velvet, and Yatsuhashi made a vow: No one else is getting left behind. It's been more than a year since Team CFVY saw their school destroyed by the creatures of Grimm, their friends felled in battle or scattered across the world of Remnant. Since then, they've been settling into life at Shade Academy in Vacuo, fighting hard to finish their training so they can find their friends and save their world. When a distress message comes into Shade, asking for huntsmen and huntresses to defend refugees from a never-ending stream of Grimm, Team CFVY answers the call without hesitation. But in the heat of the desert, they're forced to relive their former battles, both from the fall of Beacon and from everything that came before. Don't miss this exclusive original story straight from awardwinning author E.C. Myers and RWBY's head writers, Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna!
©2019 Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC; Watch RWBY on Roosterteeth.com (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.
The Last Magician meets A Gentlemans Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impalers cursed ring in order to save her father. Some legends never die.... Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. Shes read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the worlds most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesnt have is her fathers permission. That honor goes to her fathers 19-year-old protégé - and once-upon-a-time love of Theodoras life - Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul. Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodoras help in rescuing him. Armed with her fathers travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler - more widely known as Dracula - and that it just might be the key to finding him. Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they arent the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths - including murder - to possess it.
©2019 Jenn Bennett (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
War is coming to the Sundolian Empire. Can a forbidden love between a prince and a dragon save it? Or are they destined to bring it all down in flames? The kingdoms are shattering. A tyrant rules from the north. The Dragon clan, once exiled beyond the edges of the empire, has joined forces with a bloodthirsty, opportunistic king in the south. And the crown prince of Rooks is running out of options to keep the people and places he loves safe. His best chance to save his world and take the crown from his mad father may lie in the most dangerous of those exiled Dragons-a woman who is just as likely to ruin him as she is to save him. Alaya is part human, part divine, and fully prepared to use her growing powers to destroy everyone that has hurt and betrayed her. The list of those people is long. Despite her pain, she still intends to find a way to bring peace to her world-but she can't do it alone. The high king must fall. What was broken must be mended. And somehow, both Dragon and Rook must find a way to protect each other from the dark side of the magic building within and around them....
©2019 S. M. Gaither (P)2020 Tantor
Hearts and loyalties collide in this electrifying new YA series from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer A. Nielsen. Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right-hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well - and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home. The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what - and who - it is they're fighting for. Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this epic tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.
©2018 Jennifer A. Nielsen (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.
Thalia knows three things: Her first name. That she barely escaped the clutches of the Septori with the help of a mysterious stranger. And that her run-in with the Septori's iron butterfly machine did something to her. It changed her into something neither fully human nor Denai. Fearing her inner darkness and seeking answers to her past, Thalia finds refuge as a servant at the Citadel in Calandry, a school for the gifted Denai. When strange powers awaken within her she is forced to pretend to be one of them and goes from being a servant to a student overnight. Her life becomes even more complicated when the handsome stranger who saved her from the Septori becomes her new fighting instructor. Thalia knows that the Septori are still looking for her and they will stop at nothing to get her back - dead or alive.
©2013, 2014, 2019 Chanda Hahn (P)2019 Tantor
A dream world turns haunting nightmare in this spellbinding debut novel, perfect for fans of Circus Mirandus and The Night Gardener. After Andrea's brother, Francis, disappeared, everything changed. Her world turned upside down, and there was nothing she could do to right it. So when she discovers a magical dream world called Reverie in the woods near her home, Andrea jumps at the chance to escape her pain and go inside. But the cost of admission is high: Andrea must give up a memory in order to enter. And she knows exactly which memory she'd like to give up. Once inside, Andrea discovers tent after tent of dreams come alive; she can fly on a gust of wind, brave swashbuckling pirates and search for buried treasure, reach for - and wish on - a tangible star, and much, much more. But Andrea soon realizes that not all of Reverie's dreams are meant to delight, and the Sandman behind the circus tents seems to have plans of his own. When Andrea finds a tent in which her brother's darkest nightmare has been brought to life, she realizes the dark truth: Reverie is not an escape; it's a trap. Will Andrea and her new friend Penny have what it takes to find Francis, figure out what's really going on in Reverie, and break free from this nightmarish dream world? A wonderfully inventive, deliciously creepy debut novel that is sure to linger in listeners' minds long after the last thrilling minute. Praise for The Circus of Stolen Dreams: "Savaryn's unconventional story makes for a bewitching debut, filled with dazzling descriptions and real surprises." (Booklist, starred review)
©2020 Lorelei Savaryn (P)2020 Listening Library
One hundred years ago, a killer wave of molasses struck a crowded Boston neighborhood. Discover the story of this strange disaster in the next book in the New York Times best-selling I Survived series. There were warning signs that the molasses tank would break. The steel sides moaned and groaned. Molasses oozed from its seams. But the people of Boston's North End - mostly poor immigrants - were powerless to complain to the big molasses company. On a bright January day in 1919, the tank finally broke and almost three million gallons of molasses rushed the neighborhood. At 15 feet tall, 160 feet wide, and traveling at 35 miles per hour, the gooey wave was more destructive than any flood of water would have been. Lauren Tarshis tells the riveting story of one child who was swept up in the sticky storm and lived to tell the tale.
©2019 Text Copyright © 2019 by Lauren Tarshis. (P)2019 Scholastic Inc
A storm is coming... After their strange mission in the desert, Coco, Fox, Velvet, and Yatsuhashi are back at Shade Academy, doing some extracurricular work to track down The Crown, a mysterious force thats snatching up people with powerful semblances. The job should be easier with Team SSSN by their side, but The Crown continues to evade them. Out of options and worried that a bigger plot is in motion, CFVY and SSSN notify Theodore, the Headmaster of Shade Academy, but Theodore has problems of his own. Troubled by the disasters at Beacon and Haven Academies and struggling to support the flood of refugee students, Theodore declares a new initiation - including the formation of new teams to better unite the student body. Amid mounting tension at the school, CFVY and SSSN must contend with unfamiliar teammates and uneasy rivalries, all while The Crown plots their next move.
©2020 Scholastic (P)2020 Scholastic Inc
Vishlog is working to understand the Morgana group and just what he has volunteered to be part of. Hopefully, he won't die before he learns. The Witch of the Federation has matured, and she has learned how to be a bit more aggressive. She chooses to use this new strength...to go on a date. Will Todd be able to handle the new Stephanie, or will even the Toddster succumb to fear when and if the Morgana reveals herself? Stephanie and her team need a break, but the Federal Navy comes to Elizabeth, hat in hand, to ask for a favor. Unfortunately, it requires the team to go active earlier than they should. Will they accept? Will Stephanie's team be able to defend the Federation? She is a Morgana. There are no other alternatives, no matter the risk to her and her team.
©2019 Michael Anderle (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Seven vengeful sisters. Seven fairytale kingdoms. Seven daughters of Eville. Everyone dreams of marrying a prince - except for me. I am nothing more than a pawn in my adoptive mother's diabolical plot against the seven kingdoms. I was the chosen tool, her sharpened blade that would cut the deepest into the heart of the kingdom of Baist. But like all deadly weapons, my wedding is two-edged sword that could cost me my soul. For I am Rosalie, one of the adopted daughters of Lady Eville, and it is my duty to enter into a loveless and hate-filled marriage with the narcissistic Crown Prince of Baist. My choices and heart are not my own to give. Yet even in the thick of dire situations, beastly vengeance can give way to beautiful attraction.
©2019 Chanda Hahn (P)2019 Tantor
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister - at all costs. Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose.... Sara's sister disappeared one year ago - and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it. When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: The road has a toll and it will be paid. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.
©2019 Kate Alice Marshall (P)2019 Listening Library
Magic, romance, and adventure collide in Wandfasted, the irresistible prequel to The Black Witch. When they painted Heretics on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get. Until they sent the dragons. But they didn't count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn't count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance. The Black Witch.
©2017 Laurie Forest (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Born under a hunter's moon, abandoned as a child, I was raised to be a powerful sorceress - okay, a mediocre sorceress. All right, I'm good at glamour and can make things sparkle, if my spells don't backfire. It was foretold long ago that I was a child of prophecy that would unite the fae and humans of Candor. The only problem, no one told me, and now the king wants me dead. For I am Eden, one of the adoptive daughters of Lady Eville, and I have to attend the royal masquerade ball - not to win a prince, but to avenge my parents. Even if it means pretending to be a fairy godmother and wreaking a little havoc.
©2019 Chanda Hahn (P)2020 Tantor
A haunted house, a killer ghost, and a long-lost comic come to life in another spectacular package of novel and comics from Cherie Priest, author of I Am Princess X. Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and stepdad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have finally returned, wagering the last of their family's money on fixing up an old, rundown house and converting it to a bed and breakfast. Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn't seem too weird to Denise. The unexplained noises are a little more out of the ordinary, but again, nothing too unusual. But when floors collapse, deadly objects rain down, and she hears creepy voices, it's clear to Denise that something more sinister lurks hidden here. Answers may lie in an old comic book Denise finds concealed in the attic: the lost, final project of a famous artist who disappeared in the 1950s. Denise isn't budging from her new home, so she must unravel the mystery on the pages and off them if she and her family are to survive.
©2018 Cherie Priest (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.
Death. Betrayal. Destruction. This was Alaya's destiny, written in the stars on the night she was born. She should have been killed because of it. She wasn't. The once crown prince of the highest throne in Sundolia is now the high king, and all of his advisors agree on one thing: He should have destroyed that dangerous Dragon woman when he had the chance. He didn't. Now war spreads like a wildfire from the southern kingdom. The empire is burning. The day of prophecy is arriving. Alaya still lives, her power more dangerous and unpredictable than ever. And the stars, it seems, told no lies. Or did they?
©2020 S. M. Gaither (P)2020 Tantor
Gods, monsters, and magic school. Class will never be the same. My Florida summer is not so hot. My mom and sister disappear, my dad is killed by a rogue wave, and then Hermes - yeah the god guy - shows up. He says a wave didnt kill my dad - it was a monster from Greek myth. He invites me to attend Mount Olympus Academy where Ill learn to be a killer and take my revenge. My classmates are vampires, witches, and shifters - all of us training to fight in the war between the gods and monsters. Theres also...Val. Hes a vampire, and I cant stop thinking about him, even though interspecies dating is taboo. Plus, hes got secrets too. I get secrets. The wings that sprout from my back were hidden from me my entire life. Ive learned how to control them, but havent completed a full shift yet, which makes it impossible to figure out what I am. And...sometimes, I breathe fire. Which is weird, but also unfortunate, because someone has started setting fires on campus, and right now all the evidence points to me. I need to figure out how to shift and clear my name, or else Im going to find out what happens to those who betray the gods. Ive heard they die by fire or flood...and I dont like either of those options.
©2019 Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitria Lunetta, and Marley Lynn (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
The future has amazing technology. Our alien allies have magic. Together, we are building a training system to teach the best of humanity to go to the stars. But the training is monumentally expensive. Stephanie Morgana is a genius, she just doesn't know it. The artificial intelligence that runs the virtual world is charged with testing Stephanie, a task it has never performed before. Will Stephanie pass the test and be moved to the advanced preparatory schools, or will the system miss her? Will the AI be able to judge a human's potential in an area where it has no existing test data to compare?
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Return to the world of Clockwork Boys in this all-new novel from T. Kingfisher! Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle's estate...and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel. When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her own in-laws...and the sword itself may prove to be the greatest threat of all....
©2018 T. Kingfisher (P)2021 Tantor
The Federation knows where a lurking Teloran ship is hiding and decides to send Morgana Inc. to ferry a special-operations team to procure data. Unfortunately, the team only needs to provide the data; getting back off is up to them. Since this team is the Hooligans, led by Stephanie's boyfriend, they secretly suspect she will help. But what happens when Morgana shows up scares Todd's team to their core. Will they share what they find out with the Navy Brass? Then what Todd's team finds changes the whole future of the war. Will the Federation succumb to the Telorans, or will the Telorans find out an ancient enemy still fights them to this day? Elizabeth is pulling together the largest, fastest computer the Federation has.... Can Stephanie help create the sensitive parts? Will they be able to move BURT if they do? The small girl from the gov-subs now moves the forces of the universe to stop an implacable foe. Will she burn her energy pathways out in the process? She is the Morgana. There are no other alternatives, no matter the risk to her and her team.
©2020 Michael Anderle (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In gaining the crown, Kennedy lost friends, her first love, and her heart. And now her throne is being threatened.
In this time of turmoil, radical groups surface trying to kill her and take down the kingdom. Kennedy is forced to go undercover and penetrate one of these groups with the help of the one person she has sworn against ever seeing again, Lorcan Dragen. He is the one man she let in but cannot have. What she must do to save her falling reign is dangerous, foolish, and impossible, but that doesn't even come close to the truth she discovers along the way. Kennedy's world is flipped upside down with heartbreaking discoveries, betrayal, secrets, lies, and a darkness in herself Kennedy won't be able to fight.
When lightness falls, darkness rises. Which side will win? Find out in the conclusion of Kennedy's story.
©2017 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2018 Stacey Marie Brown
One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals. Her brother Milo withdraws, struggling to function. And Brynn, Milo's wife - and the only person Jessa's ever been in love with - walks out without a word. As Jessa seeks out less-than-legal ways of generating income, her mother's art escalates - picture a figure of her dead husband and a stuffed buffalo in an uncomfortably sexual pose - and the Mortons reach a tipping point. For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them. Kristen Arnett's debut novel is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love. An Esquire Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019 A BuzzFeed Books Pick of 2019 - Books to Keep on Your Radar A Huffington Post Pick of 2019 - Books We're Looking Forward To A Boston Globe Pick of Books We Can't Wait to Read A Bustle Pick of 2019's Books to Add to Your Reading List
©2019 Kristen Arnett (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Teagan Frost - the girl with telekinetic powers and a killer paella recipe - faces a new threat that could wipe out her home forever in the second book of Jackson Ford's irreverent fantasy series. Teagan Frost's life is finally back on track. Her role working for the government as a psychokinetic operative is going well. She might also be on course for convincing her crush, Nic Delacourt, to go out with her. And she's even managed to craft the perfect paella. But Teagan is about to face her biggest threat yet. A young boy with the ability to cause earthquakes has come to Los Angeles - home to the San Andreas, one of the most lethal fault lines in the world. If Teagan can't stop him, the entire city - and the rest of California - will be wiped off the map.... For more from Jackson Ford check out: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind
©2020 Jackson Ford (P)2020 Orbit
Summer school sucks. Its summer term at Mount Olympus Academy, and its definitely getting hot in here - even for a dragon-shifter like me. My best friend is being held by the monsters. My crush, Val, just brought his fiancée back to campus with him. And my first mission was a big fat fail. But there is a silver lining. His name is Nico, a one-eyed werewolf whos been tortured by the monsters and has a major alpha thing going on. His mother, though, is a real piece of work. Maddox Tralano wants more killing, more bloodshed, and less monsters in the world. Her searing, charismatic speeches have MOA students ready to follow her into battle. The drumbeat of war is growing louder, and soon everyone will be forced to fight for their lives. Because when gods and monsters battle it out, there is no middle ground.
©2019 Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitria Lunetta, and Marley Lynn (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The Telorans just got pummeled in Meligorn space, but the victory came with unexpectedly bad news: there is another Teloran fleet heading in their direction. What will the Federation Navy decide to do? On Earth, Stephanie's plans to help rebuild are slowly taking shape. Will her team be able to figure out a plan to reduce the toxic radiation zones, or will they die of radiation sickness or magical destruction and sink the future of the planet? Regardless of the victories, some in power are willing to make deals to try and cut Stephanie and her team out of the future. But she is a Morgana. There are no other alternatives, no matter the risk to her and her team.
©2020 Michael Anderle (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A neglected girl's chaotic coming-of-age becomes a trending new hashtag in a novel about growing up and getting away by an award-winning author. Underprivileged and keenly self-aware, SoCal fourteen-year-old Layla Bailey isn't used to being noticed. Except by mean girls who tweet about her ragged appearance. All she wants to do is indulge in her love of science, protect her vulnerable younger brother, and steer clear of her unstable mother. Then a school competition calls for a biome. Layla chooses her own home, a hostile ecosystem of indoor fungi and secret shame. With a borrowed video camera, she captures it all. The mushrooms growing in her brother's dresser. The black mold blooming up the apartment walls. The unmentionable things living in the dead fridge. All the inevitable exotic toxins that are Layla's life. Then the video goes viral. When Child Protective Services comes to call, Layla loses her family and her home. Defiant, she must face her bullies and friends alike, on her own. Unafraid at last of being seen, Layla accepts the mortifying reality of visibility. Now she has to figure out how to stay whole and stand behind the truth she has shown the world.
©2020 Meg Elison (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Take a look at what the future holds - and how women are making it better. In The Future of Science Is Female, author and award-winning journalist Zara Stone shares the fascinating, complicated stories of how a diverse group of powerful women got started - from the perspective of those still working it out as they go along. Take 22-year-old Dominique Barnes, a female hero of the oceans. She was worried about all the dolphins and whales killed during shrimp farming, so the marine biologist created a tasty, affordable plant-based shrimp alternative. And she's just one of the sheroes you will discover in The Future of Science Is Female. Real encouragement and inspiration for today's amazing girls. Forget the "ivory tower" of accomplishment. Learn about the drama, tears, and adventures everyday women heroes face as they race to fix everything the world has messed up. The Future of Science Is Female inspires future female founders of the world to turn their dreams into reality.
©2020 Zara Stone (P)2020 Tantor
Decades ago, the High King of Sundolia waged a war that vanquished the Serpent clan and drove them out of the empire, reducing them to nothing more than legends spoken of in occasional frightened whispers. But they did not leave peacefully. Their parting gift included curses that now rest within the empire's soil, beneath the shade of its jungles, treading through the waves of its seas. Growing more and more dormant as the years pass under the rule of that increasingly tyrannical high king. Until Alaya - a young woman with a hidden Serpent mark who shouldn't exist - accidentally wakes one of them up. Then another. And suddenly she finds herself exiled from her adopted village and left with no choice but to seek the truth about her lost clan and the so-called curses they left behind. About her true home. About a power, stolen from the Serpent goddess herself, that is supposedly resting in that home. It is the sort of power that could help her overthrow a king, expose the lies he's told, and put a stop to his wars. The crown prince of Sundolia claims he wants to put a stop to those wars with her. That he only wants to help her find that power so he can undo the horrors his father has created. All they have to do is find a way to trust each other.
©2019 S. M. Gaither (P)2020 Tantor
From the number one New York Times best-selling author of All the Bright Places comes a compulsively listenable novel about a young woman determined to write her own story - sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all. With high school coming to an end, Claudine Henry is focused on four things: sex, starting college, becoming a famous writer, and...sex. But when her parents announce they're splitting up, her entire world begins to fall apart. The epic road trip she planned with her best friend is cancelled, and she finds herself stuck on a remote island off the coast of Georgia with her mom - an island with no WiFi, no cell service, and no friends. Until she meets the free spirited, mysterious, and beautiful Jeremiah. He infuriates and intrigues her. Their chemistry takes her by surprise, and when Claude decides he should be her first, she tells herself it's just sex. Exactly what she wanted, right? They both know that what they have can't last forever, but maybe the time they have can be enough.
©2020 Jennifer Niven (P)2020 Listening Library
Sabrina Spellman has just made the hardest decision of her life: She's leaving behind her beloved friends at Baxter High. Now it's time to follow the path of night and find her way among the witches and warlocks at the Academy of Unseen Arts. Sabrina has always been good at the school thing, but now she has a whole new world to navigate. Her power is growing daily, but it comes with a high price. She must always remember her new allegiances and the cost they have on her friends...and on herself. And then there's her new classmates. Prudence, Dorcas, and Agatha are friends, kind of, but can Sabrina trust them? And what about Nick Scratch? He's as charming as ever, but will his feelings for Sabrina last? Based on the hit Netflix show, this original YA novel tells an all-new, original story about Sabrina.
©2019 Scholastic Inc (P)2019 Scholastic Inc
Simon and Kestra are hurtling down paths ever farther from each other as the battle for control of Antora rages. Simon, newly king of the Halderians, is pressed on all sides by royal duties. Harlyn Mindell is his betrothed and intended queen, but Simon can't give up hope for a life with Kestra. Kestra, exiled, feels her magic growing - and despite everyone's warnings, she knows she must embrace it. That power is the key to the kingdom's future. Both still strive to defeat the evil Lord Endrick, but danger awaits them on the murky road forward. And is a common enemy enough to help them survive - or to carry them back to each other? Jennifer A. Nielsen delivers breathtaking twists and shocking revelations in an epic and action-packed third installment of The Traitor's Game.
©2020 Scholastic Inc (P)2020 Scholastic Inc
Samantha and Rachel used to be friends. But then Rachel betrayed Samantha...and Samantha decided to make her life a living nightmare. Then one day, Sam and Rachel found themselves in a fight by a lake. Samantha pushed Rachel...and watched as Rachel fell back. And back. Into the water. And gone. No way to save her. No way she could be alive. The next day, Rachel shows up to school as if nothing happened. And now she's the one who wants to make her former friend's life a living nightmare....
©2020 Scholastic (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.
Number one Amazon best seller in Children's Humorous Action & Adventure Earth awakened...seed planted...path revealed. What begins as a special trip for 11-year-old Sophia Freeman and her father leaves her trapped on a mysterious island with a tree boy and fantastical creatures. Later, she learns she is dying from an eternal curse and the only way to prolong her life is to drink the islands sacred water. Can Sophia and her companions reach the fountain and defeat the guardian before time runs out? www.txtroan.com
©2018 T. X. Troan (P)2020 T. X. Troan
Teagan Frost's life is finally back on track. Her role working for the government as a psychokinetic operative is going well, and she might even be on course for convincing her crush to go out with her. But, little does she know, that sh*t is about to hit the fan.... A young boy with the ability to cause earthquakes has come to Los Angeles - home to the San Andreas, one of the most lethal fault lines in the world. If Teagan can't stop him, the entire city - and the rest of California - could be wiped off the map.
©2020 Jackson Ford (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK
Lexi Sobado is a young woman with a special gift: She's psychic. But even knowing things others don't, Lexi's unable to avoid genuine danger when a stalker focuses his evil on her. As the situation escalates, she must navigate through a sinister web of fear and danger to stay alive. When the madman forces his way into Lexi's home, she sustains near-fatal injuries. Lexi's survival means she is the only one who can identify the stalker, and she becomes the critical witness who might hold the key to stopping the murderer terrifying the families of Washington's elite intelligence agencies. Striker Rheas, an ex-Navy SEAL, and his team of expert operators are charged with protecting Lexi. The more time Striker spends on this security assignment, the more trouble he has maintaining the boundaries of professionalism. He knows Lexi is keeping secrets, and protecting her is not going to be an easy task if he's missing vital information...and losing his heart to her. Somewhere between peril and resolve, Striker must find a way to help Lexi trust. What she hides, what she reveals, and what she uncovers will need to find the perfect balance if she's going to save her own life and stop the killer. And time is running out.
©2015 Fiona Quinn (P)2018 Tantor
Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers shes part of a superhero team! Josie OMalley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more - like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If Josie cant fly and control weather like her idol, Zenobia, maybe she can put her math smarts to use cracking puzzles for the government. After an official tosses out her puzzler test because shes a girl, it soon becomes clear that an even more top-secret agency has its eye on Josie, along with two other applicants: Akiko and Mae. The trio bonds over their shared love of female superhero celebrities, from Fantomah to Zenobia to the Black Cat. But during one extraordinary afternoon, they find themselves transformed into the newest (and youngest!) superheroes in town. As the girls abilities slowly begin to emerge, they learn that their skills will be crucial in thwarting a shapeshifting henchman of Hitler, and, just maybe, in solving an even larger mystery about the superheroes whove recently gone missing. Inspired by remarkable real-life women from World War II - the human computers and earliest programmers called the ENIAC Six - this pulse-pounding adventure features bold action, brave thinking, and an empowering belief that each one of us has the stuff it takes to be a superhero.
©2019 Kate Hannigan (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod. In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Greys research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillies exclusive and famed "Book Party" - where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems. A coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, The Last Book Party reveals what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice.
©2019 Karen Dukess (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Gustav and Fernie continue their journey through Dark Country! Gustav and Fernie's adventures in the Dark Country continue as they search for their families. But as they get closer to discovering their families' fates, their mission is once again threatened by old foes - as well as some new, even more treacherous, ones. Will Gustav and Fernie be able to battle their way through and rescue their families before it's too late?
©2015 Adam-Troy Castro (P)2020 Tantor
New York Times best-seller Jennifer A. Nielsen tells the extraordinary story of a Jewish girl's courageous efforts to resist the Nazis. Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. Using forged papers and her fair features, Chaya becomes a courier and travels between the Jewish ghettos of Poland, smuggling food, papers, and even people. Soon Chaya joins a resistance cell that runs raids on the Nazis' supplies. But after a mission goes terribly wrong, Chaya's network shatters. She is alone and unsure of where to go, until Esther, a member of her cell, finds her and delivers a message that chills Chaya to her core, and sends her on a journey toward an even larger uprising in the works - in the Warsaw Ghetto. Though the Jewish resistance never had much of a chance against the Nazis, they were determined to save as many lives as possible, and to live - or die - with honor.
©2018 Jennifer A. Nielsen (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.
Every journey has an end. Unable to find the answers she sought in Skyfell, Thalia, Joss, and Kael travel to Haven with a prisoner in tow. An attack on the road waylays their plans, and Thalia finds herself traveling alone with Kael to the hidden sanctuary of the SwordBrothers. But war is on the horizon and the Raven is amassing his army. This time, the target is not Calandry, but the Sirens of Sinnedor. When family ties are revealed, Thalia must choose sides. Desperate to break the final seal on her power and save those she loves, will Thalia willingly taste the bitter pain of the iron butterfly machine one final time?
©2013, 2014, 2019 Chanda Hahn (P)2019 Tantor
"A delicious high-stakes adventure." (People magazine) Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Holly Black, The Kinder Poison is an enthralling fantasy adventure that follows a teenage girl chosen to be the human sacrifice in a deadly game between three heirs who will do anything for the crown. Zahru has long dreamed of leaving the kingdom of Orkena and having the kinds of adventures she's only ever heard about in stories. But as a lowly Whisperer, her power to commune with animals means that her place is serving in the royal stables until the day her magic runs dry. All that changes when the ailing ruler invokes the Crossing. A death-defying race across the desert, in which the first of his heirs to finish - and take the life of a human sacrifice at the journey's end - will ascend to the throne. With all of the kingdom abuzz, Zahru leaps at the chance to change her fate if just for a night by sneaking into the palace for a taste of the revelry. But the minor indiscretion turns into a deadly mistake when she gets caught up in a feud between the heirs and is forced to become the Crossing's human sacrifice. Now Zahru's only hope for survival hinges on the impossible: somehow figuring out how to overcome the most dangerous people in the world.
©2020 Natalie Mae (P)2020 Listening Library
Found in the debris of the plane wreck barely alive, Lexi is finally home. But home doesn't mean safe. Someone powerful, connected, and willing to kill is after her. Lexi Sobado, code name Lynx, is the young, puzzling prodigy with a psychic gift working for Iniquus. Her job is to support American security and safety as she hunts through intelligence pieces in order to stop our enemies. This time, solving the puzzle means saving her own life. Rival group Omega has been contracted to bring her in dead or alive. Alive would mean rendition and interrogation. Already broken from her Honduran imprisonment and escape, Lynx recovers in hiding while she works through the case. She is not alone; Strike Force is in full protective mode, along with her Dobermans, Beetle and Bella. Strike Force Commander Striker Rheas has won Lynx's heart, but in her world, can there be such a thing as happily ever after? Right now, Lynx's focus is fixed on the dark enemy, threatening not only her and Iniquus, but American defense and safety. Lives are on the line; can Lynx find the puppet master in time?
©2015 Fiona Quinn (P)2019 Tantor
Seventeen-year-old Signal Deere has raised eyebrows for years as an unhappy Goth misfit from the trailer park. When she's convicted of her best friend Rose's brutal murder, she's designated a Class A - the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile. To avoid prison, Signal signs on for a secret program for 18-and-under Class As and is whisked off to an abandoned sleep-away camp, where she and seven bunkmates will train as assassins. Yet even in the Teen Killers Club, Signal doesn't fit in. She's squeamish around blood. She's kind and empathetic. And her optimistic attitude is threatening to turn a group of ragtag maniacs into a team of close-knit friends. Maybe that's because Signal's not really a killer. She was framed for Rose's murder and only joined the program to escape, track down Rose's real killer, and clear her name. But Signal never planned on the sinister technologies that keep the campers confined. She never planned on the mysterious man in the woods determined to pick them off one by one. And she certainly never planned on falling in love. Signal's strategy is coming apart at the seams as the true killer prepares to strike again in Teen Killers Club.
©2020 Lily Sparks (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"A beautiful, poised, and thought-provoking debut about love, loss, coming out, and discovering living life on your own terms." (New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Glasgow) There are two things that Corinne Parker knows to be true: that she is in love with Maggie Bailey, the captain of the rival high school's cross-country team and her secret girlfriend of a year, and that she isn't ready for anyone to know she's bisexual. But then Maggie dies, and Corinne quickly learns that the only thing worse than losing Maggie is being left heartbroken over a relationship no one knows existed. And to make things even more complicated, the only person she can turn to is Elissa - Maggie's ex, and the single person who understands how Corinne is feeling. As Corinne struggles to make sense of her grief and what she truly wants out of life, she begins to have feelings for the last person she should fall for. But to move forward after losing Maggie, Corinne will have to learn to be honest with the people in her life...starting with herself.
©2020 Nita Tyndall (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A recent abduction becomes an unexpected link to a decades-long spree of unspeakable crimes. Eight-year-old Brooklyn Mercer has gone missing. And as accustomed as FBI agents Eliza Sterling and Brandon Eddison are to such harrowing cases, this one has struck a nerve. It marks the anniversary of the disappearance of Eddisons own little sister. Disturbing, too, is the girls resemblance to Eliza - so uncanny they could be mother and daughter. With Eddisons unsettled past rising again with rage and pain, Eliza is determined to solve this case at any cost. But the closer she looks, the more reluctant she is to divulge to her increasingly shaken partner what she finds. Brooklyn isnt the only girl of her exact description to go missing. Shes just the latest in a frightening pattern going back decades in cities throughout the entire country. In a race against time, Elizas determined to bring Brooklyn home and somehow find the link to the cold case that has haunted Eddison - and the entire Crimes Against Children team - since its inception.
©2019 by Dot Hutchison. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal winner and New York Times best-selling author, comes a powerful coming-of-age story of a girl who discovers the endless possibilities her future may hold, with help from a brilliant teacher and a boy with a generous smile. Perfect for fans of Love That Dog, this tale is about the transformative power of imagination and the journey to becoming who you are meant to be. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween listeners in grades five to six, at home or at school. Its a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Gina Filomena has been told she has an overactive imagination. With her bright clothing and artistic spirit, shes always felt different from the other kids in her class. That is, until she meets her new neighbor, a mysterious boy named Antonio with a wide, welcoming smile. Add in a creative new teacher, Miss Lightstone, and a world of possibilities opens up for Gina, Antonio, and their classmates. With the help of Antonio and Miss Lightstone, will Gina find the answers to the questions Who am I? and Who do I want to be?
©2020 Sharon Creech (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
I've turned traitor and spy. By the end of this, someone big is gonna die. I hope it's not me. My sister, Mavis, is going to be put on trial. Mr. Zee is certain to find her guilty of helping the monsters in their war against the gods. And then hell kill her. I cant let that happen. So when I find out about a sword capable of wounding him, I set out to the collect the pieces. With the sword in hand, Ill convince him to step down and free Mavis. Or get killed trying. My time at Mount Olympus Academy is coming to an end. The only question is, whether Ill exit the gates dead or alive. Wither & Wound is book 3 in the Mount Olympus Academy trilogy. This young adult magic academy fantasy novel features: nonstop action, lots of hot shifter boys, Val the mysterious vampire, girls who are best friends forever, and lots of plot twists. Percy Jackson meets Vampire Academy in this fun new trilogy! Healers, trackers, spies, and assassins all welcome. One-click now to join Edie for her last term at MOA!
©2019 Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitria Lunetta, and Marley Lynn (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The nail-bitingly intense story of a summer at camp that ends in a disturbing death - and depicts a powerful friendship that wont ever be forgotten. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Broken Things. Kayla is still holding on to Lainies secrets. After all, Lainie is Kaylas best friend. And despite Lainies painful obsession with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, and the ways he has tried to come between them, friends dont spill each others secrets. They dont betray each others trust. The murder at the end of the summer doesnt change all that. Besides - Kayla knows that the truth is not the whole story.
©2020 Anica Mrose Rissi (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Rhodes and Iliana couldn't be more different, but that's not why they hate each other. Rhodes, a gifted artist, has always excelled at Alabama's Conservatory of the Arts (until she's hit with a secret bout of creator's block), while Iliana, a transfer student, tries to outshine everyone with her intense, competitive work ethic. Since only one of them can get the coveted Capstone scholarship, the competition between them is fierce. They both escape the pressure on a fanfic site where they are unknowingly collaborating on a webcomic. And despite being worst enemies in real life, their anonymous online identities I-Kissed-Alice and Curious-in-Cheshire are starting to like each other...a lot. When the truth comes out, will they destroy each other's future? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2020 Anna Birch (P)2020 Tantor
After finally settling into her new life at the Citadel, Thalia is reunited with her father, Bearen, the leader of the reclusive Valdyrstahl Clan. Forced to leave the school and return home to the snowy mountains, Thalia is surprised to find she is engaged to a man she doesn't remember. When she rejects the betrothal, her father organizes a tournament for her hand in marriage. Thalia will risk everything, even banishment to try and win the tournament herself and prove that she is strong enough to lead her people. The only problem is when her mysterious bodyguard, Kael, surprises her and enters the ring to challenge for leadership of the clan and her.
©2013, 2014, 2019 Chanda Hahn (P)2019 Tantor
Inspired by an incredible true story of two Jewish friends who survived the Holocaust, this heartfelt and memorable tale of family, love, resilience, and the triumph of human spirit (Pam Jenoff, New York Times best-selling author) spans World War II from Budapest to Austria and the postwar years from Naples to Caracas, perfect for fans of The German Girl and We Were the Lucky Ones. Spring 1946: Best friends Vera Frankel and Edith Ban arrive in Naples. Refugees from Hungary, they managed to escape from a train headed for Auschwitz and spent the rest of the war hiding on an Austrian farm. Now, the two young women are starting new lives abroad. Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American officer, Vera finds work at the United States embassy where she falls in love with Captain Anton Wight. But as Vera and Edith grapple with the aftermath of the war, so too does Anton, and when he suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to change course. Their quest for a better life takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Caracas as they start careers, reunite with old friends, and rebuild their lives after terrible loss. Moving, evocative, and compelling, The Light After the War is a timely and unforgettable story of strength, love, and survival (Jillian Cantor, USA Today best-selling author).
©2020 Anita Abriel (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
Station Eleven meets Never Let Me Go in this debut novel set in an unsettling near future where the dead can be uploaded to machines and kept in service by the living. In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living cant go out, but the dead can come in - and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the "companionship" program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people - a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will. Sixteen-year-old Lilac is one of the less fortunate, leased to a family of strangers. But when she realizes shes able to defy commands, she throws off the shackles of servitude and runs away, searching for the woman who killed her. Lilacs act of rebellion sets off a chain of events that sweeps from San Francisco to Siberia to the very tip of South America. While the novel traces Lilacs journey through an exquisitely imagined Northern California, the story is told from eight different points of view - some human, some companion - that explore the complex shapes love, revenge, and loneliness take when the dead linger on.
©2020 Katie M. Flynn (P)2020 Simon & Schuster
Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in this twisty supernatural thriller about female power and the bonds of sisterhood.... Josephine Morrow is Girl One, the first of nine Miracle Babies conceived without male DNA, raised on an experimental commune known as the Homestead. When a suspicious fire destroys the commune and claims the lives of two of the Homesteaders, the remaining Girls and their Mothers scatter across the United States and lose touch. Years later, Margaret Morrow goes missing, and Josie sets off on a desperate road trip, tracking down her estranged sisters who seem to hold the keys to her mothers disappearance. Tracing the clues Margaret left behind, Josie joins forces with the other Girls, facing down those who seek to eradicate their very existence while uncovering secrets about their origins and unlocking devastating abilities they never knew they had. A spellbinding supernatural thriller, Girl One combines the provocative imagination of Naomi Alderman's The Power with the propulsive, cinematic storytelling of a Marvel movie. In her electrifying new audiobook, Sara Flannery Murphy digs deep into womens extraordinary power and reveals an unassailable truth: so much strength lies in numbers. A Macmillan Audio production from MCD
©2021 Sara Flannery Murphy (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
From the author of the fast-paced, heartbreaking, and hopeful (Kristin Harmel, author of The Room on Rue Amélie) The Light After the War, a riveting and heartfelt story of a young woman recruited to be a spy for the resistance on the French Riviera during World War II. Paris 1943: Lana Antanova is on her way to see her husband with the thrilling news that she is pregnant. But when she arrives at the convent where he teaches music, shes horrified to see Gestapo officers execute him for hiding a Jewish girl in the piano. A few months later, grieving both her husband and her lost pregnancy, Lana is shocked when shes approached to join the resistance on the French Riviera. As the daughter of a Russian countess, Lana has the perfect background to infiltrate the émigré community of Russian aristocrats who socialize with German officers, including the man who killed her husband. Lanas cover story makes her the mistress of Guy Pascal, a wealthy Swiss industrialist and fellow resistance member, in whose villa in Cap Ferrat she lives. Together, they gather information on upcoming raids and help members of the Jewish community escape. Consumed by her work, she doesnt expect to become attached to a young Jewish girl or wonder about the secrets held by the man whose house she shares. And as the Nazis deadly efforts intensify, her intention to protect those around her may put them all at risk instead. With Anita Abriels heartfelt and memorable (Pam Jenoff, New York Times best-selling author) storytelling, Lanas War is a sweeping and suspenseful tale of survival and second chances during some of the darkest days of history.
©2021 Anita Hughes. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
58,643,129. That's how many dollars 17-year-old Fortuna Jane Belleweather just won in the lotto jackpot. It's also about how many reasons she has for not coming forward to claim her prize. Problem #1: Jane is still a minor, and if anyone discovers she bought the ticket underage, she'll either have to forfeit the ticket or worse.... Problem #2: Let her hoarder mother cash it. The last thing Jane's mom needs is millions of dollars to buy more junk. Then.... Problem #3: Jane's best friend, aspiring journalist Brandon Kim, declares on the news that he's going to find the lucky winner. It's one thing to keep her secret from the town; it's another thing entirely to lie to her best friend. Especially when.... Problem #4: Jane's ex-boyfriend, Holden, is suddenly back in her life, and he has big ideas about what he'd do with the prize money. As suspicion and jealousy turn neighbor against neighbor and no good options for cashing the ticket come forward, Jane begins to wonder if this much money might actually be a bad thing.
©2021 Jamie Pacton (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In her most thrilling novel yet, author Fiona Quinn exposes the dark forces threatening America. The Hydra, a monstrous group that includes a secret society that will do anything for power, is ready to strike, and only Lexi stands a chance to stop them. Lexi Sobado and her mentor Spyder McGraw work as a covert team to thwart the four-headed monster they've code-named the Hydra. No one - not Lexi's teammates, not her fiance, Striker Rheas, not even Command itself - knows about their mission. They fear a mole lurks among them, but the truth may be even more sinister. In trying to protect the government, the US military might have created the weapon that ultimately destroys America.
©2018 Fiona Quinn (P)2019 Tantor
A trio of young superheroes try to thwart a spy in this second book in the action-packed, comics-inspired adventure series thats Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman! After defeating The Hisser - and discovering their power as a team - Infinity Trinity is ready for its next adventure. When Akiko, Mae, and Josie learn that a spy has been betraying secrets to the Japanese military, they join Room Twelve in San Francisco for important work with other code-cracking experts. But soon there is personal code to crack: Akiko spots her mom walking with the suspected spy through San Francisco, which had been her familys home until Executive Order No. 9066 sent Akiko and all Japanese Americans on the West Coast into internment camps. Teaming up with brilliant members of The League of Secret Heroes - like real-life World War II code-crackers Genevieve Grotjan and Elizebeth Friedman - Akiko, Mae, and Josie search for answers as they battle the evil clown Side-Splitter, whos bent on destroying not only the city, but the Infinity Trinity, too. As clues begin to pile up that her mother has become entangled with Side-Splitters sinister plot, can Akiko solve the most important puzzle of all?
©2020 Kate Hannigan. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
Iniquus is an elite, top secret group run by some of America's most formidable retired special forces operators. Their jobs include intelligence gathering, hostage recovery, and taking on black-ops assignments when the US government needs plausible deniability. One of their newest intelligence hires is Lexi Sobado, code named Lynx. While Lynx tries to make a name for herself as a the only female operative on the team, a new neighbor moves into her neighborhood - their pasts are dangerously linked together. Lynx becomes a pawn in a deadly international game, is kidnapped, and flown out of the country. Striker Rheas, a former Navy SEAL is not just her commander, but the man Lynx secretly loves. His feelings for Lynx are complicated; he both respects her abilities and wants to keep her safely tucked out of harm's way. Now it looks like it might be too late to protect her. Driven by their iron clad determination and fierce loyalty, Lynx's team, led by Striker, is tasked with finding Lynx. While they are used to saving strangers, this time they are trying to save one of their own.
©2015 Fiona Quinn (P)2019 Tantor
In Gustav Gloom and the Four Terrors, things are not always what they seem in the Gloom Mansion. Gustav decides that he needs to rescue his father from the Dark Country, but he can't do that without Fernie's help. After Gustav convinces Fernie's safety-conscious father to enter the Gloom Mansion with Fernie and Pearlie, there is a prison break from the Hall of Shadow Criminals and it's up to Fernie to save her family and Gustav before it's too late.
©2013 Adam-Troy Castro (P)2019 Tantor
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Almost a decade ago, Prescott, an ex-special forces Green Beret, was boots on the ground in his new role with the FBI's Critical Incidence Response Group, searching for his childhood friend Kaylie after she disappeared from her research camp in Nigeria without a trace. Now, the NSA thinks they've identified Kaylie's image in Syria. Prescott turns to Iniquus Puzzler, Lynx, to help him prove that the picture and the missing scientist are one and the same. If the NSA is right, this woman has days to live. The clock is ticking. Lynx struggles to make progress finding Kaylie who may well be alive but is in a region where women are invisible behind their veils. Complicating the search, Lynx is fighting her own crisis. A psychic maelstrom thunders through her system. Her husband, Ranger Angel Sobado, killed by an IED two years ago, has gone to Hell and is begging Lynx to save him. Before she can marry Striker, she needs her husband to rest in peace.
©2019 Fiona Quinn (P)2019 Tantor
In Gustav Gloom and the Nightmare Vault, Fernie and Gustav find themselves battling another shadowy foe - The Shadow Eater. He is after one thing, The Nightmare Vault, which his master, the evil Lord Obsidian, will use to unleash the most terrifying and threatening shadows into the world. As Fernie and Gustav race to stop the Shadow Eater, Fernie learns about Gustav's mysterious past and just what happened to his missing parents.
©2013 Adam-Troy Castro (P)2019 Tantor
Gustav and Fernie begin their journey to the Shadow Country to save their fathers! Fernie and Gustav leave the safety of the Gloom Mansion and begin their long journey to the Shadow Country to save their families from the evil Lord Obsidian. Aided by the magical Cryptic Carousel, Fernie and Gustav travel to lots of exotic locations as they try to locate the Shadow Country, meeting a few new foes along the way.
©2014 Adam-Troy Castro (P)2020 Tantor
Enter an exciting new world of shadows from Hugo Award nominee Adam-Troy Castro. Meet Gustav Gloom. Fernie What finds herself lost in the Gloom mansion after her cat appears to have been chased there by its own shadow. Fernie discovers a library full of every book that was never written, a gallery of statues that are just plain awkward, and finds herself at dinner watching her own shadow take part in the feast! Along the way Fernie is chased by the People Taker who is determined to take her to the Shadow Country. It's up to Fernie and Gustav to stop the People Taker before he takes Fernie's family.
©2012 Adam-Troy Castro (P)2019 Tantor