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YOUNG ADULT / HISTORICAL / FANTASY
By Grace Allison
Modern Mystic Media, LLC
eBook ASIN: B07KRMNPZK; 398 pages; $0.99; also available in audio book and paperback
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What if young Albert Einstein had a magical compass that inspired his theories of relativity?
In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?
"...a riveting fantasy about soul-searching and growth which will keep young adult readers engrossed to the end."
— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
MAGICAL REALISM / HISTORICAL
By Kathi Appelt
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1442339668; 336 Pages; $11.99; also available in hardcover, audio book, and ebook
An ocelot. A slave. An angel thief.
Multiple perspectives spanning across time are united through themes of freedom, hope, and faith in a most unusual and epic novel from Newbery Honor–winning author and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt.
FANTASY / ROMANTIC MYSTERY
By Carla Thorne
eBook ASIN: B083D63F16; 284 pages; $2.99 also available in paperback
In the supernatural battle of good vs. evil, whose side are you on?
Mary Hunter just discovered she’s half angel. Now, all she has to do is figure out which demon is trying to destroy her in this supernatural superhero series.
From brutal fights in the supernatural realm, to battling obstacles in the halls of Stonehaven Academy, Mary knows she’s different.
As her supernatural battles increase, she is drawn into friendships with others who are as confused about their bizarre abilities and encounters as she is.
Now that Mary, Deacon, Scout, and Ivy have found each other, what is their purpose and why? And how do they manage their powers and maneuver the confusing maze of school, family, romance—and the occasional demonic force?
Warrior Saints – Destroyer: Stonehaven Academy Saints Book 2
By Carla Thorne
eBook ASIN: B08563NH85; 288 pages; $2.99 also available in paperback
In the growing supernatural battle between the Creator and the Destroyer, what does it cost to do the right thing?
Mary, Deacon, Scout, and Ivy have identified their abilities and understand their work for the Creator. But with every new burst of strength and skill they discover, the Destroyer grows more determined to terminate their efforts. Surrounded by potential enemies who are capable of vicious acts, the Warriors must learn to trust each other and their supernatural help.
As evil is revealed and sneaks in to every area of their lives, how do the Warriors know who to trust—especially when the sacrifice is too great? And can they stay the course and endure the aftermath when not everyone survives the fight?
By Carla Thorne
eBook ASIN: B086BTM3TQ; $2.99; available for pre-order
In one final battle, can the Warriors defeat their sworn enemy and complete their ultimate assignment?
Destruction, heartache, and catastrophic loss have followed the Warriors back to the broken hallways of Stonehaven Academy. Challenges await around every turn, as unexpected assignments become difficult for the fractured group. When they develop relationships with new people, how do they decide who’s an ally and who’s another enemy?
With the ultimate showdown on the horizon, can Mary, Deacon, Scout, and Ivy pull together to uncover the true threat and defeat it once and for all?
MATURE YA / CONTEMPORARY / FRIENDSHIP
By L.B. Simmons
Spencer Hill Press
eBook ASIN: B07QQV5Y5B; 391 pages; $4.49; also available in paperback
(suggested for mature teens due to subject matter-mental health, suicide, addiction, abuse, homosexuality, friendship, inspirational)
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No one loves them, no one cares about them, no one even sees them until they end up in Mary Rodriguez's home, an outpost for Sacred Heart's troubled youth program. It is within these walls that the four teens forge unlikely friendships. They experience the intensity of first loves, share secrets, and suffer losses, vowing to make the world a better place in spite of their personal battles with addiction, depression, loneliness, and abuse. But when the unthinkable happens, those friendships are tested in ways they never could have imagined.
Will they find strength enough to survive or will their bonds be too fractured to heal them yet again?
We, the Wildflowers is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.
UPPER MIDDLE GRADE / YOUNG ADULT / REALISTIC FICTION
By Melanie Sumrow
Hardcover, ISBN: 9781499809176; 336 pages; $16.99; also available in eBook
Thirteen-year-old Rebel Mercer yearns for his father's approval. His dad suffers from PTSD and spends time in their basement communicating with a racist, anti-government militia group called the Flag Bearers. He doesn't agree with his dad's ideology, but he isn't speaking out against it either. Can Rebel find his voice when it's needed most?
COMING OF AGE / CONTEMPORARY
By Ann Swann
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781948679848; 320 pages; $16.99; also available in eBook and hardcover
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The first rung: the betrayal
The second rung: the assault
The third rung: the rumors
The fourth rung: the painting
The final rung: the end of everything
Benji Stevens is 14 years old when her world falls apart. Betrayed, bullied, and battered emotionally, physically, and spiritually, her life spirals out of control. She is certain there is nowhere to turn and nothing to live for. Yet in the midst of the darkness there appears an array of hope in the form of her crazy uncle, her single mom, and a host of other characters she never dreamed would be there to help. And when she is forced to join the Yeah, But I Didn’t therapy group, she is finally able to confront her inner demons and embrace her own self-worth.
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