The first installment in Legrand's (Winterspell, 2014) new fantasy series follows two fiercely independent young women who hold the power to save their world or destroy it. As one of two prophesied rulers, Rielle Dardenne must prove she’s the Sun Queen and endure seven dangerous magical trials. If she fails, she'll be executed, unless the trials kill her first. A thousand years later and a continent away, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora, a ruthless bounty hunter who joins a rebel captain to fight imperial corruption in the hope of rescuing her abducted mother. As Rielle and Eliana fight a cosmic war that spans a thousand years, their stories intersect, and the connections between them will determine the fate of their world and of each other.
Monday's Not Coming
From Jackson (Allegedly, 2017) comes a compelling mystery of a teen’s disappearance that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Monday Charles and her best friend Claudia Coleman have been inseparable since childhood. When Claudia returns from summer vacation and Monday isn’t at school, she knows something is terribly wrong. She never would have vanished, leaving Claudia, her only friend, to endure tests and bullies all by herself. After months go by with no sign of the missing girl, Claudia is baffled when nobody, including Monday's family, seems the least bit concerned. As she digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, Claudia can’t shake the feeling that Monday might be in real trouble!
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
A surrealist tale by the best-selling author of Mosquitoland (2015) follows the life-changing experiences of a 16-year-old history enthusiast. Noah Oakman loves three things: David Bowie, making real-world connections, and minutiae. Senior year has been rough and Noah dreads returning to the swim team, making a decision about college, and being alone. Then one night his friend Val drags him to a drinking party where Noah is hypnotized by the strange son of a famous inventor. Suddenly he's able to see changes in the people around him from mysterious scars and odd behaviors to rewritten histories and the unconscious ways that friends hurt one another.
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