This week has everything from summer romance, fantasy, paranormal, spies, realistic fiction....something for everyone! Most of these books can already be found in your local Barnes & Noble and other bookstores.
99 Days by Katie Cotugno
From the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen.
Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer—99 days—with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for . . . his brother.
Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that's how I know everyone still remembers everything. She has every right to hate me, of course: I broke Patrick Donnelly's heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. Now I'm serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college and be done.
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn't finished. I'm expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it's just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. "For what it's worth, Molly Barlow," he says, "I'm really glad you're back."
Day 12: Gabe wouldn't quit till he got me to come to this party, and I'm surprised to find I'm actually having fun. I think he's about to kiss me—and that's when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who's supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who's never going to forgive me.
Becoming Jinn, book 1 of the Becoming Jinn series by Lori Goldstein
Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit.
To the humans she lives among, she's just the girl working at the snack bar at the beach, navigating the fryer and her first crush. But behind closed doors, she's learning how to harness her powers and fulfill the obligations of her destiny. Mentored by her mother and her Zar "sisters,"
Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn . . . and that her powers could endanger them all.
Soul Bound, book 1 of the Realm of the Claimed series by Linda Foster
Ash was just another high school student, intent on living life to the fullest. Until he sold his soul to a demon to save his sister’s life, and fell in love with a fallen angel. Kali has never considered herself normal. She is, after all, one of the original fallen angels, cast from Heaven in the days before mankind, and cursed to serve a dark master as repentance. She’s spent thousands of years battling that fate, and trying to regain her soul. Now the two find themselves bound together by a promise that can't be broken, tied by a blood vow stronger than life itself. Kali has unwittingly gained Ash’s soul, and cannot be rid of it by any means available to her. Ash, on the other hand, cannot escape with his life—or soul—intact. But there are darker fates than being tied to a demon. Like being at the top of the Master of Dark’s kill list. Fighting for the fate of the world.
Falling in love with the boy who will, in the end, mean your own death.
It will take an alliance of the fallen angels, answers to some ancient questions, and more courage than Kali thinks she has. But the end will mean redemption. Freedom. The chance to go back home.
Will Kali have the strength she needs? Will she be able to save the boy she loves? Or will she fail, and take the world—and her true love—with her?
Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin
A laugh-out-loud high school adventure set in Greece, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot
High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she's devastated— he must have an ulterior motive. See, when Zona's mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she’s supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks... but no thanks.
In the vein of Anna and the French Kiss, Zona navigates a series of hilarious escapades, eye-opening revelations, and unexpected reunions in a foreign country—all while documenting the trip through one-of-a-kind commentary.
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