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Mosquitoland
Mary Iris Malone, or Mim, is thrust into a new life with her dad and stepmom after her parents divorce. Upon discovering her mom is sick, she runs away from her new "home" to go to her mom. This story is narrated by Mim and focuses on the journey she takes to get across the Midwest. Along the way, she meets a cast of others that quickly become part of the story. Arnold’s prose helps make… Continue
Infinite Pieces of Us
Set in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, it’s supposed to be a new start for Esther and her family. They are escaping the “mistake” Esther made in Ohio. But all this denial just make things worse. Only so much solace can be found at the bottom of the empty swimming pool where Ester goes to contemplate life. She needs to confront her past, and luckily, she finds a new group of… Continue
The Gilded Wolves
Treasure hunter Séverin Montagnet-Alarie lives in a fantastical version of 1889 Paris. The city is on the cusp of change, but Séverin is privy to many of its old secrets. When he is contacted by the powerful secret society, the Order of Babel, he is given the challenge to find an ancient artifact and win his true inheritance in the bargain. He assembles a diverse crew made up of a… Continue
Emergency Contact
Penny Lee heads to college in Austin, Texas to become a writer. She gladly leaves behind her annoying mother and the social hierarchy of high school. Sam is a budding filmmaker living above the coffee shop where he works. He has no money, little family and a messy relationship with his ex. When Penny and Sam meet, they realize how good they are for each other, but are leery of a real… Continue
Imposters
In a world rapidly descending into chaos, twin sisters Frey and Rafi are royalty with a big secret; few people know that Frey exists! She has been raised to be Rafi’s guard and body double, while Rafi is the family’s heir who is being raised to promote her family’s political agenda. This story is set in the same world as Westerfeld's series The Uglies. However, readers… Continue
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
It’s elves vs. goblins in this creepily illustrated tale of an elfin historian, Bragwain Spurge, venturing into enemy territory. Wars between the elves and goblins have made relations tense. No elf has returned alive from the goblin kingdom in over one hundred years. Brangwain is sent to sweeten relations by returning an ancient artifact. His host, Archivist Werfel, actually looks forward… Continue
The Hazel Wood
17-year-old Alice spent her youth moving from town to town. Her mother Ella never explained what they were running from. Maybe it had to do with her unusual grandmother Althea who wrote about a scary, magical world called the Hinterlands. Maybe it had to do with her missing father who Alice thinks kidnapped her when she was a kid. Now Ella is missing and Alice knows she needs to go to the one… Continue
Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book?
Ally Carter, the author of popular teen series The Gallagher Girls and Embassy Row, spreads her writing wisdom in this new book. Carter covers the basics with chapters like “Developing Your Plot” and “Starting Your First Draft.” Her advice is practical as she breaks down a process that can be overwhelming. Realizing that hers is not the only method for writing, tips from… Continue
A Taxonomy of Love
Spenser, a hopeful scientist and all around nerd, understands that one never grows too old to climb trees. He also has Tourette syndrome. When Hope moves next door the summer before seventh grade, they form the beginning of their life-changing friendship. The pair grow up together and experience the highs and lows of life in high school, including sibling rivalries, family tragedies, new… Continue
Bridge of Clay
From the author of The Book Thief, this story is set in the Sydney, Australia suburbs. Five brothers have been left to their own devices after the death of their mother and their father’s abandonment soon after. (Their father is only referred to as "The Murderer.") The Dunbar boys invent individual ways of coping and surviving, and as they love, fight and learn to deal with the adult world,… Continue
Return to Zero
The third and final book in the Lorien Legacies Reborn series is here! Set in the same world as I Am Number Four, this book finalizes the story of the Garde, a subspecies of the population who are gifted with powers known as “legacies.” Legacies include speed and telekinesis, and the main job of the Garde is to defend their planet from attack. This series is a fun summer read full of… Continue
Starry Eyes
Former best friends and couple, Zorie and Lennon, are stranded together after a group camping trip in the California wilderness goes awry. With no one but each other, they are forced to face their issues and come to terms with lingering romantic feelings in order to survive. It doesn’t help that their families are also the modern-day California version of the Montagues and Capulets.… Continue