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Latest Young Adult Releases

"Orphan's Inn" by Martha Deeringer

When twelve-year-old Charity Bullock’s parents die in Galveston’s yellow fever epidemic in 1853, she and her fifteen year-old sister, Hope, must travel across the Texas frontier by ox wagon to live with their great-uncle, Richard Bullock, whom they have never met. Their only living relative, Great-Uncle Bullock owns a large hotel in Austin, the new capitol of the Republic of Texas, where his incessant swigging from a jug of corn liquor threatens his business and the Bullock sisters’ tenuous security. [more]

"Swimming Alone" by Nina Mansfield

The Sea Side Strangler is on the loose in Beach Point, where fifteen-year-old Cathy Banks is spending the summer with her aunt (who happens to be mystery writer Roberta McCabe.) Although thrilled to be away from her psychotic, divorcing parents, with no cell phone or internet access, Cathy is positive that her summer is going to be wretched. Just when she begins to make friends, and even finds a crush to drool over, her new friend Lauren vanishes. When a body surfaces in Beach Point Bay, Cathy is forced to face the question: has the Sea Side Strangler struck again? [more]

"Trail of Secrets" by Laura Wolfe

The Foxwoode Riding Academy brochure hadn’t mentioned anything about the girl who vanished four years earlier. While the other girls mock the rumor that a dead girl haunts Foxwoode, Brynlei senses that the girl—or her ghost—lurks in the shadows. Someone soon discovers Brynlei’s search for answers and will go to any length to stop her. When Brynlei finally uncovers the truth, she must choose whether to protect a valuable secret—or save a life. [more]

"The Sapphire Legend: Part 1" by E. L. Tenenbaum

Sapere has always been different.

In her tribe, select families are blessed with a gift that is passed through the generations from father to son. But something went wrong when Sapere was born, because she has her family's gift and she shouldn’t.

When Sapere's village is attacked the night of her wedding, the survivors flee to the Wild in hopes of finding refuge in a dangerous place filled with deadly predators. Now, Sapere feels like an outsider on the precipice of two worlds, unable to fit into the old way, unaccepted by the new, and terrified of being shunned by both. [more]

"Sojourn: The Wildlands" by B. D. Messick

Sojourn - The Wildlands, is the first book in the Rayn Mirago saga where she must leave on her Sojourn across the former United States to prove her worth. She will face many struggles and dangers that will challenge her, make her doubt herself, and force her to realize that she is stronger than she ever imagined.

But first, she must overcome the burden of leaving her old life, everything and everyone she has ever known and loved behind. [more]

"Taming Tigers" by Daisy White

Seventeen year old Talia is struggling to earn a living as a seamstress, surviving in the infamous Camps of war torn Arista. When her soldier fiancé Kellar suggests a bizarre route of escape – stowing away in the cross desert freight train to Leonore, Talia jumps at the chance.

In Leonore she can marry Kellar and expand her business – leaving the war behind… But a freak accident leaves her stranded and alone in the desert. Caught between the two countries, and forced to face her troubled past Talia must choose between love and revenge, whilst playing the ultimate game of survival. [more]

"Blackout" by Caroline Crane What happens when a girl gets drunk and helpless at a party?

Kelsey Fritz finds out the hard way, thanks to football hero Evan Steffers. Kelsey’s friends rescue her from suicide, and then they themselves are in deadly trouble. Maddie, who used to date Evan, knew he was bad news. She got away from him once, but how can she save herself this time? [more]

"Curse of the Fairfield Witch" by Paul Ferrante

T.J. Jackson just wants to be a normal high school kid. Unfortunately, his paranormal ability — and the responsibility that goes with it — won’t let him. He and fellow ghost hunters Bortnicker and LouAnne have made a name for themselves as reality TV stars, but now the stakes are higher. A witch from the 1600s has returned to avenge her death, and the Junior Gonzo Ghost Chasers must stop her. It sounds like great TV, but this time adventure and fame aren’t what’s important. This time, the fate of T.J.’s home town hangs in the balance...and the clock is ticking. [more]

"Until I'm Safe" by Jane Grace Does she stay and possibly get shot by her crazed father or run into the storm of the century, Hurricane Katrina?

Marguerite Aucoin has no choice but to run! Like the fiction heroine she writes about, a teen named Toots Gentry, Marguerite must be brave, despite the fact she’s lost both hearing aids and is virtually deaf. [more]

"The Great Forest of Shee" by Patricia Gilkerson

With those words from his desperately ill father, fifteen year-old Griffin begins his journey to the Great Forest of Shee, a mystical place, and difficult to navigate.

The Great Forest is Faerie itself and during his quest, Griffin will meet many magical and sometimes fearsome dwellers there. Befriended by some, challenged by others, Griffin finds he is not the person he thought he was. But who is he? [more]

Upcoming Young Adult Releases

"The Forest of Welkan" by Valerie Kyles "Sojourn: The Deadlands" by B. D. Messick "No Horse Left Behind" by Shannon Kennedy "A Land Without Snow" by Elena Kane