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COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU

by

Tashie Bhuiyan

May 4, 2021

A Bangladeshi-Muslim teenager navigates the difficulties of independence, family, and first love after being roped into a fake dating facade by a classmate.

 

AN ISLAND WITHOUT YOU

by

Malulani Moreno

Spring 2021

Two boys struggle with identity and loss in their community after other boys in their town go missing.

DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM

by

Lori Banov Kaufmann

Spring 2021

The tale of forbidden love is about a young woman who survives the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. only to be captured and sold as a slave in Rome. She then finds love in the most unexpected of places.

DAUGHTERS OF A DEAD EMPIRE

by

Carolyn Tara O'Neil

Spring 2021

Two young women flee from the Red Army at the height of the Russian Revolution—one a peasant and proud member of the Bolshevik party and the other a battered, bourgeoisie girl who's harboring a secret that could cost them their lives.

GLIMPSED

by

G.F. Miller

Spring 2021

Coming soon!

INK

by

Tori Bovalino

Spring 2021

Tess Matheson only wants three things: time to practice her cello, for her sister to be happy, and for everyone else to leave her alone.

Instead, Tess finds herself working all summer at her boarding school library, shelving books and dealing with the intolerable patrons. The worst of them is Eliot Birch: snide, privileged, and constantly requesting forbidden grimoires. After a bargain with Eliot leads to the discovery of an ancient book in the library's grimoire collection, the pair accidentally unleash a book-bound demon.

The demon will stop at nothing to stay free, manipulating ink to threaten those Tess loves and dismantling Eliot’s strange magic. Tess is plagued by terrible dreams of the devil and haunting memories of a boy who wears Eliot's face. All she knows is to stay free, the demon needs her... and he'll have her, dead or alive.

LIKE HOME

by

Louisa Onome

Spring 2021

Sixteen-year-old Chinelo is all about her neighborhood. She loves the chill vibe of Ginger East, its ride-or-die sense of community, and the good memories she has of her best friends growing up there. Of course, Ginger East isn't what it used to be -- most of her friends moved away leaving new, gentrified businesses to move in -- but, she still has Kate, whose family owns local staple Ginger Store. As long as both Kate and Ginger Store never leave, she's good.

But when Ginger Store is broken into, Nelo's sense of security is shaken. The outside world descends upon Ginger East with promises to “fix the neighborhood” -- and suddenly Nelo finds herself in the middle of a drama unfolding on a national scale. To make matters worse, Kate begins acting strange and distant, pushing Nelo away at the exact moment they need each other most. Nelo's entire world is morphing into something she hates and she must figure out how to get things back on track or risk losing everything to the constant monster of change. It should be for the better, but better for who?

PREPPED

by

Bethany Mangle

Spring 2021

Coming soon!

THE MEMORY HOUSE

by

Stacy Stokes

Spring 2021

Coming soon!

THE OBSESSION

by

Jesse Sutano

Spring 2021

Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does- seriously, nobody. And Logan knows this for a fact, because he spends all of his free time looking through her social media profiles and watching her through her window. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called ""romantic"". They're meant to be together; he just needs to wait for the perfect moment to sweep her off her feet.

Except, during one of his watching-okay, spying-sessions, he witnesses Delilah killing her abusive stepfather. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn't so perfect after all.

But that's okay, Logan's not unrealistic. Everybody has flaws. And as long as Delilah understands that they're meant to be, everything will be okay. Everything will be totally and utterly perfect. And if she doesn't, wel..

Nothing that's worthwhile is ever easy, right?

UNDER A MIDNIGHT SUN

by

Ellie Cypher

Spring 2021

Seventeen-year-old Jorie makes her living scavenging off the bodies of foolishly ambitious men. Everyone knows no one survives the Ice Flats, but the threat of a frozen death has never deterred the steady stream of desperate men and women—or dampened the legend of a priceless treasure hidden in a forgotten city somewhere across the ice. Life is hard, but Jorie and her younger sister Brenna have survived by protecting each other. Until Jorie scavenges from the wrong corpse.

A man calling himself a Rover—a roaming outlaw—has been tracking the dead man, in search of something very valuable. Something he thinks Jorie and Brenna have hidden. When the Rover doesn't find what he wants, he kidnaps Brenna as collateral. To save her sister and solve the mystery of the dead man, Jorie must team up with Cody, the murdered man's reluctant nephew, a well-educated but untested boy from the south.

As the chase drives them deeper into the heart of the cursed Frozen North, Jorie and Cody find themselves caught in the center of a centuries-old secret. One that people are prepared to kill for. Because out in the cold embrace of the Ice Flats, nothing—and no one—is what they seem.

WHEN WE COME HOME

by

Brooke Davis

Spring 2021

A teen girl infiltrates a small-town family's life to get revenge on behalf of the only mother she's ever known, who was wronged by the family's patriarch as a teen herself; an exploration of loyalty, betrayal, gender dynamics, and the power of anger.

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