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EVENTIDE

by

Sarah Goodman

October 6, 2020

It tells the story of Verity, a teenage girl forced to abandon her plans of college when she and her little sister are put on an orphan train to rural Arkansas. There, her sister is taken in by the town's schoolteacher, and Verity must work as a farmhand, only to find herself caught up in the locals' superstitions and rumors.

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF

by

Hayley Krischer

October 6, 2020

A high school junior reeling from a recent sexual assault perpetrated by a boy she's always had a crush on and a popular senior—and his longtime friend—who tries to gain the girl's trust in hopes of dissuading her from turning him in.

WE WERE RESTLESS THINGS

by

Cole Nagamatsu

October 6, 2020

When a boy drowns in the forest, miles away from any body of water, a group of friends attempts to unravel the truth behind his death, only to discover that the woods are awake and watching.

BEYOND THE RUBY VEIL

by

Mara Fitzgerald

October 13, 2020

About a queer, self-absorbed socialite, who accidentally kills the one person in her city who can create water--water that's sourced from the blood of its citizens using a powerful magic--and who must now journey to discover the origins of magic, and take it for herself, before everyone in her city dies of thirst.

NO FRILLS

by

Elizabeth Grammar

October 13, 2020

When eighteen-year-old bi, socially anxious Harajuku fashionista Holly Roads is infected by blood that bestows destructive strength, she strikes a deal with a trigger-happy, demoted CIA prodigy: Capture the mutant his mad scientists accidentally unleashed upon San Francisco in exchange for the cure for her powers.

THE TRUTH PROJECT

by

Dante Medema

October 13, 2020

An Alaskan high school senior's genealogy project alters her world forever when she learns her biological father is not the Shakespeare-loving man who raised her, but a Seattle musician. Rocked by the news and forced to keep numerous secrets, including that she's the product of an affair, the teen searches for the truth while also falling for her town's resident bad boy.

WHITE TRASH WARLOCK

by

David R. Slayton

October 13, 2020

An apprentice mage must solve the murder of his seditious master at the hands of the impossible--a ghost dragon--while uncovering secrets that will force him to choose between the magical empire of his people and the mundane province of the boy he loves.

THE BAD BOY AND THE TOMBOY

by

Nicole Nwosu

October 13, 2020

Macy Anderson's entire life revolved around soccer, her family and her friends but she didn't know how much she had been living under a rock for seventeen years. When she meets Sam Cahill she learns that even though he's considered to be a typical 'high school bad boy', his leather exterior isn't exactly what he's made out to be. Neither of them thought they would go along a journey involving friendship, drama, humor and love.

THE MEET-CUTE PROJECT

by

Rhiannon Richardson

October 20, 2020

Mia’s friends love rom-coms. Mia hates them. They’re silly, contrived, and not at all realistic. Besides, there are more important things to worry about—like how to handle living with her bridezilla sister, Sam, who’s never appreciated Mia, and surviving junior year juggling every school club offered and acing all of her classes.

So when Mia is tasked with finding a date to her sister’s wedding, her options are practically nonexistent.

Mia’s friends, however, have an idea. It’s a little crazy, a little out there, and a lot inspired by the movies they love that Mia begrudgingly watches too.

Mia just needs a meet-cute.

BORN FROM CHAOS

by

Wendii McIver

October 20, 2020

Enter Nyx Lahey. A member of the only Necromancer family in history to convert sides in the war. Born a Necromancer, but trained and taught to live and act as the other, Nyx and her siblings live in a world of oppression and victimization, where the mere talk of necromantic powers can get you killed. But, that's all about to change...

After a disastrous night at an abandoned amusement park, Nyx is thrown into a world riddled with prophecies and danger. Here, there is a city where the dead walk free. There are monsters in the sky and demons behind the doors. Here, there are boys who wear coats that turn to feathers the next and strange creatures with warpaint and horns.

Here, no one is safe and even the dead can die again.

 

FROM DARKNESS

by

Kate Hazel

November 3, 2020

When a tiger-snake delivers a deathly bite, a beautiful, ghostly, and strangely familiar young woman appears, summoning Ari’s soul to the underworld. Ari and her summoner decide to break the rules and stay in the land of the living, where neither is supposed to be. As the girls battle savage wild dogs, evil underworld gods, and the laws of life and death to stay together, they find that being together means something quite different to what they expected. Together, they must prove that their love is strong enough to defy the Fates and save the world from darkness.

THE HILL

by

Ali Bryan

November 10, 2020

After a Departure Ceremony releases the eleven oldest girls back to the Mainland, Wren becomes their new leader, and she's desperate to do a good job.So when one of the girls goes missing only a few hours into her new position, Wren makes the fateful decision to leave the Hill in search of the girl--only to encounter boys for the first time in her life. Is it a coincidence, then, that the Hill is attacked while she's gone?

In order to survive and lead her community, Wren must sort fact from fiction, ally from enemy, and opportunity from threat. The Hill is a feminist dystopian novel that explores gender, power, and the search for truth in a world defined by scarcity, distrust, and gender politics. Gritty and compassionate, Bryan's unforgettable novel shines a light on the consequences of consumerism and environmental neglect while reminding us what it takes to be a girl in this world.

A DRAGONBIRD IN THE FERN

by

Laura Rueckert

November 10, 2020

While the entire kingdom mourns, Scilla's betrothed arrives and requests her seventeen-year-old sister Jiara take her place as his bride to confirm the alliance between their countries.
Marrying the young king intended for her sister and traveling to his distant home is distressing enough, but with years of scholarly struggles with her own language, Jiara abandoned any hope of learning other languages long ago. She's terrified of life in a foreign land where she'll be unable to communicate.
Then Jiara discovers evidence that her sister's assassin comes from the king's own country. If she marries the king, Jiara can hunt the murderer and release her family from Scilla's ghost, whose thirst for blood mounts every day. To save her family, Jiara must find her sister's killer . . . before he murders her too.

THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS

by

Chloe Gong

November 17, 2020

A monster has awakened in 1920s Shanghai, killing off citizens and stirring trouble between two feuding gangs. The rival heirs, Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai, must work together before the monster destroys all they hold dear, even while the Chinese Civil War breaks out around them.

CAST IN FIRELIGHT

by

Dana Swift

November 17, 2020

Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, a talented witch on the cusp of taking her royal ceremony test, and a girl who just wants to prove her worth to her people.

Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a competitive wizard who's mastered all nine colors of magic, and a boy anxious to return home for the first time since he was a child.

Together, their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery's most powerful kingdoms. But after years of rivalry from afar, Adraa and Jatin only agree on one thing: their reunion will be anything but sweet.

Only, destiny has other plans and with the criminal underbelly of Belwar suddenly making a move for control, their paths cross...and neither realizes who the other is, adopting separate secret identities instead.

Between dodging deathly spells and keeping their true selves hidden, the pair must learn to put their trust in the other if either is to uncover the real threat. Now Wickery's fate is in the hands of rivals..? Fiancées..? Partners..? Whatever they are, it's complicated and bound for greatness or destruction.

 

HEIRESS APPARENTLY

by

Diana Ma

December 1, 2020

Gemma Huang is a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Illinois, having abandoned plans for college to pursue a career in acting, much to the dismay of her parents. Now she’s living with three roommates in a two-bedroom hovel, auditioning for bit roles that hardly cover rent. Gemma’s big break comes when she’s asked to play a lead role in an update of M. Butterfly filming for the summer in Beijing. When she arrives, she’s stopped by paparazzi at the airport. She quickly realizes she may as well be the twin of one of the most notorious young socialites in Beijing. Thus kicks off a summer of revelations, in which Gemma uncovers a legacy her parents have spent their lives protecting her from—one her mother would conceal from her daughter at any cost.

COMING UP FOR AIR

by

Nicole Tyndall

December 15, 2020

Ever since her mom's cancer scare, Hadley hasn't been one for taking risks. And after seeing her sister go through one too many heartbreaks, she definitely has no interest in dating. Hadley just wants to keep her head down and enjoy the rest of high school with her friends, focusing on her photography and getting into the art school of her dreams.

Then enters Braden, star of the swim team and precisely the kind of person Hadley avoids, all bravado and charm and impulsivity. From their first moment together, they are perfect sparring partners, equally matched. And it's intoxicating. Braden sees her, really sees her, and Hadley decides it might be time to break all her rules.

Braden shows Hadley how to live again, and soon Hadley is happier than she'll ever admit out loud. But that's before her family is faced with devastating news, and Braden starts hiding a growing, dark secret. As it threatens to shatter everything they've built, Hadley must confront her own actions and determine if she has the strength to walk away.

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