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ALL THIRTEEN

by

Christina Soontornvat

October 13, 2020

On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon’s adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how long can a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with no food or clean water? Luckily, the Wild Boars are a very extraordinary "ordinary" group. Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat—who was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went missing—masterfully shows how both the complex engineering operation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteen young people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission. Meticulously researched and generously illustrated with photographs, this page-turner includes an author’s note describing her experience meeting the team, detailed source notes, and a bibliography to fully immerse readers in the most ambitious cave rescue in history.

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THE SHADOW WAR

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Lindsay Smith

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The story is set in the forests of Nazi Germany, where five teens get more than they bargained for when they attempt fringe science in order to destroy the Third Reich.

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QUIET NO MORE

by

Nikki Barthelmess

October 13, 2020

After surviving sexual assault by her father and six months in foster care, college freshman Victoria Parker is trying to move on with her life. She's focusing on the positives--attending college, living on her own, repairing old relationships and making new ones, and getting involved with an abuse survivors activist group on campus. But everything's thrown into disarray when a strange woman shows up, claiming to be Victoria's aunt and asking Victoria to lie about what happened to her. With her father's sentencing in a few months, Victoria's nervous about having to share the truth of what happened with a judge. She's not even sure if she has the strength to go through with it. But when her fellow club members begin pressuring her to speak out, Victoria has to decide how to share her story while remaining true to herself.

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WINTER, WHITE AND WICKED

by

Shannon Dittemore

October 13, 2020

Twice-orphaned Sylvi has chipped out a niche for herself on Layce, an island cursed by eternal winter. Alone in her truck, she takes comfort in two things: the solitude of the roads and the favor of Winter, an icy spirit who has protected her since she was a child.
Sylvi likes the road, where no one asks who her parents were or what she thinks of the rebels in the north. But when her best friend, Lenore, runs off with the rebels, Sylvi must make a haul too late in the season for a smuggler she wouldn’t normally work with, the infamous Mars Dresden. Alongside his team—Hyla, a giant warrior woman and Kyn, a boy with skin like stone—Sylvi will do whatever it takes to save her friend.
But when the time comes, she’ll have to choose: safety, anonymity, and the favor of Winter—or the future of the island that she calls home.

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ABOVE ALL ELSE

by

Dana Alison Levy

October 13, 2020

High school seniors and best friends Rose and Tate have trained their whole lives to summit Mount Everest. As they travel farther from home their relationship changes, however, and they must discover what they owe each other, themselves, and the mountain they pledged to climb. Rose and Tate confront their changing relationship, the very real dangers on the mountain, and the question of who—or what—they value above all else.

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IT WASN'T ME (2018)

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STORM THE EARTH

by

Rebecca Kim Wells

October 13, 2020

Maren’s world was shattered when her girlfriend, Kaia, was abducted by the Aurati. After a daring rescue, they’ve finally been reunited, but Maren's life is still in pieces: Kaia seems more like a stranger than the lover Maren knew back home; Naava, the mother of all dragons, has retreated into seclusion to recover from her wounds, leaving Maren at a loss on how to set the rest of the dragons free; and worst of all, her friend Sev has been captured by the emperor’s Talons.

As a prisoner of Zefed, Sev finds himself entangled in a treacherous game of court politics. With more people joining the rebellion, whispers of a rogue dragon mistress spreading, and escape seeming less likely with each passing day, Sev knows that it won’t be long before the emperor decides to make an example of him. If he’s to survive, he’ll have to strike first—or hope Maren reaches him in time.

With the final battle for Zefed looming, Maren must set aside her fears, draw upon all she’s learned about her dragon-touched abilities, and face her destiny once and for all. But when the fighting is over and the smoke clears, who will be left standing?

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WARMAIDENS

by

Kelly Coon

October 20, 2020

Just a few moons after escaping the tomb in Alu, Kammani and the other runaway maidens have found refuge in the city-state of Manzazu. There, Kammani has become a respected healer, especially among the warriors she’s brought back from the brink of death. Now that the nightmares of Alu are fading, she can finally decide whether or not to take Dagan’s hand in marriage.

But when an assassin murders a healer he believes is Kammani and attempts to kill the displaced queen of Alu, the maidens realize they’ve been found.

Hungry for revenge, Manzazu’s queen wants to strike back at Alu with her fiercest weapons—her scorpion warrior maidens—but Kammani knows that war harms more than it heals. To save the innocents and any chance of a future with Dagan, Kammani must take down Alu’s ruler before their lives burn up in the flames of war.

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RUINSONG

by

Julia Ember

November 24, 2020

Set in a world where magic is sung, a gifted teen girl is forced by a tyrannical queen to use her powerful voice to maintain control over a kingdom. Meanwhile, a girl who grew up in the palace with her tries to encourage her to use her voice to fight back, while the two wrestle with their feelings for each other

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THE GOOD GIRLS

by

Claire Eliza Bartlett

December 1, 2020

Three girls become the primary suspects in the murder of a fourth, playing on stereotypes in order to ultimately expose the dark truth behind the crime.

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UNTITLED

by

Shannon Schuren

Fall 2020

Coming soon!

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WHERE THERE'S A WHISK

by

Sarah Schmitt

Fall 2020

Waitress meets Big Brother, which follows 18-year-old Peyton Sinclaire as she leans into the lessons learned from her con-man father to take on nine other contestants and a producer more interested in ratings than a properly seasoned steak, all to win a reality cooking competition and the scholarship that goes with it.

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