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January 2017

This month's New in Paperback roundup includes TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard, which follows Safiya and Iseult, two witches who are desperate for freedom but end up getting dragged into a war; Jenny Han's P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, which picks up where we left off with Lara Jean and her adventures in falling in love; and, lastly, A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallaro, a suspenseful mystery retelling of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in which Holmes is a headstrong teenage girl and Watson is her goofy guy friend.

January 2016

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken, the first book in a series of the same name that follows Etta, a talented violinist, and Nicholas, a sea captain, on a time-traveling trip in search of a precious object; FRONT LINES by Michael Grant, which explores an alternate World War II in which women were eligible for the draft; and

Truthwitch: A Witchlands Novel by Susan Dennard

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble --- as two desperate young women know all too well.
 
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.