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Paperback: June 5, 2018

Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about. Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died.

Hardcover: July 17, 2018

Shelby has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy has put her through exorcist boot camp hell but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own. Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself as the last thing she wants is for her crush, Spencer, to find out what she does in her off time. But Shelby knows how to keep a secret --- even a big one. Like the fact that her mom left under mysterious circumstances and it’s all her fault. Shelby is hellbent on finding her mom, no matter what it costs her --- even if what it ends up costing her is her soul AND a relationship with Spencer.

Hardcover: July 10, 2018

Jolie’s a lot of things, but she knows that pretty isn’t one of them. She has mandibular prognathism, which is the medical term for underbite. Chewing is a pain, headaches are a common occurrence, and she’s never been kissed. She’s months out from having a procedure to correct her underbite, and she cannot wait to be fixed. Jolie becomes paralyzed with the fear that she could die under the knife. She and her best friends, Evelyn and Derek, decide to make a “Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It (Which Is Super Unlikely, but Still, It Could Happen)” list. 

Hardcover: June 5, 2018

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that she can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Then a bus crash turns Lula's world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including her boyfriend, Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn't the only one who's been brought back...

Tradition by Brendan Kiely - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: May 1, 2018

Jules just wants to keep her head down, avoid distractions and get into the right college, so she can leave Fullbrook Academy behind. Jamie feels like an imposter at Fullbrook, but his hockey scholarship has given him a chance to escape his past. At a school where girls are rated by their looks and school-sponsored dances push first year girls out into the night with senior boys, the stakes for safe sex, real love and true friendship couldn’t be higher. As Jules and Jamie’s lives intertwine, they see Fullbrook for what it really is. Can they stand together against classmates --- and an institution --- who believe they can do no wrong?

Paperback: July 10, 2018

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death --- or worse.

Paperback: June 5, 2018

It’s 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Ray Brower, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared, and 12-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks. During the course of their journey, Gordie, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio come to terms with death and the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that doesn’t offer much in the way of a future.

Hardcover: June 26, 2018

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic and passionate. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish.

Thief of Happy Endings by Kristen Chandler - Contemporary Romance
Hardcover: June 19, 2018

Cassidy Carrigan wasn’t planning to ever get on a horse again. She wasn’t even planning on going to back to school after her dad moved out, her best friend ditched her, and her anxiety took over. But then she wasn’t planning on being shipped off to a ranch in the mountains of Wyoming as a charity case either. Or falling for a cowboy with a broken nose and an even more broken soul. But sometimes you just have to do a stupid, dangerous thing to have the time of your life. Set in the wild, beautiful west, here is a story about fear and failure and falling in love when the odds are against you.

Allied by Amy Tintera - Fiction
Hardcover: May 1, 2018

Emelina Flores and her sister, Olivia, were determined to bring peace to the people of Ruina. As Olivia’s violence and thirst for vengeance became her only ambition, Em was left to pick up the pieces. But it’s not only Em who is upset by Olivia’s increased violence. Other members of the Ruined army are beginning to see the cracks, and soon a small group of them defects from Olivia’s army and joins Em instead. The two sisters are soon pitted against each other in an epic battle for the kingdom and the future, and only one will win.