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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cover Reveals - Young Adult - XLI

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
The novel follows 17-year-old physics prodigy Gottie Oppenheimer as she navigates a summer of grief and rips in the space-time continuum, all while trying to reconcile heartbreak.
American Ace by Marilyn Nelson
This riveting novel in verse, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Toni Morrison, tells the history of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of a teenage boy who realizes that he has a unique connection to them.

When Connor’s grandmother dies, she leaves his father a letter revealing a secret that shakes up their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father. Instead, Dad learns, his father was a U.S. pilot named Ace, a man his mother met in Italy during World War II. With just those facts and Ace’s ring to guide him, Connor decides to investigate. Who was Ace, and what does this man’s identity mean to Connor, his dad, and their understanding of themselves?

A compelling coming-of-age story about genealogy, race, and identity, this poetic novel is also a fascinating approach to American history. The tale of the Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American Air Corps of the U.S. Army, is woven movingly into Connor’s family mystery. Marilyn Nelson, a three-time National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor winner, has crafted a masterwork that combines contemporary fiction and history in a unique and thought-provoking way.

Exit, Pursued by Bear by E.K. Johnston
Exit, Pursued by a Bear, riffs on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, reimagining the character of the queen who becomes a statue as a devastatingly popular cheerleader who refuses to become a cautionary tale after she's sexually assaulted.

Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins
Rebel Belle Book 3!

The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
Sixteen-year-old Ivy Templeton has lived her entire life in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming commune in the Missouri Ozarks. She and her cousin Heather are closer than sisters and they share everything with each other—or so Ivy thinks. When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers both her best friend and her community are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
Tell the Wind & Fire is about a young girl called Lucie who lives in a New York very different from the New York we know: the city is torn between two very different kinds of magic, and Lucie’s own family was torn apart years ago by that conflict. Lucie wears magic rings and carries a burden of guilt she can’t share with anyone.

The light in her life is her sweetheart boyfriend Ethan, but it turns out Ethan has a secret too: a soulless doppelganger created by dark magic, who has to conceal the face identical to Ethan’s with a hood fastened by a collar nobody but a Light magician with magical rings can take off… and who introduces himself to both of them by, for reasons nobody can understand, saving Ethan’s life…
Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore
Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. And although Cecelia is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the real story is much more complicated.

Cyrus wasn’t always the drug-addled monster he’d become. He was a successful athlete, but when an injury forced him off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence. All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized one effective way to take away her brother’s drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills.

Soon, CeCe becomes part drug dealer, part honor student. But even when all she wants is to make things right, she learns that sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcome.

Thicker than Water is an unforgettable dark, harrowing look into the disturbing truth of drug addiction and the desperate love of a sister watching her brother deteriorate before her eyes.
The Way Back from Broken by Amber J. Keyser
The novel follows two adolescents, one 15 and one 10, who are both older siblings of infants who died. When the two kids are taken into the Canadian wilderness by one of their mothers, they find disaster, “in addition to the fragile hope and terrible beauty that mark the way back from broken."
Forbidden by Eve Bunting
In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

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