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A Sky for Us Alone by Kristin Russell - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: January 8, 2019

When 18-year-old Harlowe Compton’s brother is killed by the Praters --- the family who controls everything, from the mines to the law to the opioid trade --- he wonders if the future will ever hold more than loss. Until he meets Tennessee, who makes Harlowe believe that they can dare to forge their own path. But as Harlowe searches for the answers behind his brother’s death, his town’s decay and his family’s dysfunction, he discovers truths about the people he loves --- and himself --- that are darker than he ever expected. Now, Harlowe realizes, there’s no turning back.

Hardcover: January 8, 2019

Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she knows her aunt went missing there at age 17. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. Before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. Ellery, who has secrets of her own, soon learns that in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda - Thriller/Suspense
Paperback: January 15, 2019

Jessa knows she doesn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But Caleb's mother asked her to pack up his things, even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? As Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, she realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge? And did she ever really know Caleb at all?

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills - Contemporary Romance
Hardcover: January 15, 2019

When Sophie’s beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it’s her job to get her and her four best friends all the way to LA. Her plan is to persuade singer Megan Pleasant, their town’s only claim to fame, to come back to headline a fundraising festival. The only problem is that Megan has very publicly sworn never to return. What ensues is a journey filled with long-kept secrets, hidden heartbreaks and revelations that could change everything --- along with a possible fifth best friend: a new guy.

Slayer by Kiersten White - Paranormal
Hardcover: January 8, 2019

It’s hard to be normal when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers --- girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until Nina becomes the newest Chosen One --- and the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied… But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested --- because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

Hardcover: January 8, 2019

Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. Since the last presidential election and the repeal of DACA, it is no longer safe for these young adults to be identified in photographs or by name. Their photographs have been replaced with empty frames, and their names are represented by first initials. We are honored to publish these brave accounts that encourage open conversation about the complexities of immigration --- and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.

Hardcover: January 8, 2019

On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and sent to work for his nephew Soren. Janneke’s survival has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.

Hardcover: January 15, 2019

 

After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, Andie gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those 24 hours again and again. Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating cliques to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings.

Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden - Historical Fiction
Hardcover: January 8, 2019

As a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, Essie's dreams are very much at odds with her reality. Ashamed of her beginnings, but unwilling to accept the path currently available to her, Essie is trapped between the life she has and the life she wants. Until she meets a lady named Dorcas Vashon, the richest and most cultured black woman she's ever encountered. When Dorcas makes Essie an offer she can't refuse, she becomes Victoria. Transformed by a fine wardrobe, a classic education, and the rules of etiquette, Victoria is soon welcomed in the upper echelons of black society in Washington, D. C. But when the life she desires is finally within her grasp, Victoria must decide how much of herself she is truly willing to surrender.

Hardcover: January 15, 2019

When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier with the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. For weeks, Abdi trains with them, witnessing atrocity after atrocity, becoming a monster himself, wondering if he's even pretending anymore. He only escapes after he is forced into a suicide bomber's vest. Eventually, he finds himself on the streets of Kenya, stealing what he can find, sleeping in alleyways and wondering what's become of his family. But everything changes when Abdi's picked up for a petty theft, which sets into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's been trying to forget.