Assassins and paranormal are just some of the topics the 18 new titles and eight reprints bring this week.
Looking for assassins? Try Crossing the Line or Strike. Paranormal? You'll find zombies in The Fearless, vampires in Bloodtraitor, the conclusion of the Maeve'ra series. Ghosts are found in Afterlight and Mutant Rising continues the Mutant City series with the reveal of other kids with powers that have been hidden from the world. The Passage, a Dance and a Little White Dress brings angels, nephilims, demons and trips into Fairyland.
For those with romance in mind try Dreamology and if you're just looking for a great horror, Can You Keep a Secret by RL Stine, an author who never disappoints.
Crossing the Line, book 1 of the Raven Files series by Meghan Rogers
When Jocelyn Steely was kidnapped by a North Korean spy agency, she was only a little girl. Young. Scared. Powerless. And completely moldable.
Now, ten years later, she’s a ruthless assassin. Yet her target isn't who you might think. Jocelyn is determined to escape her kidnappers and take down North Korea and their spy agency forever.
But when she makes it to U.S. soil, she finds that not everyone believes her story. Will she be able to get the Americans to trust her? Or will the North Koreans discover her deception before she has a chance?
In this life-or-death action-packed spy thriller, Meghan Rogers creates a teen girl character whose toughness, intelligence and determination rival Jason Bourne, Sydney Bristow and James Bond. The first novel in the Raven Files series will leave you breathless.
"For fans of TV’s Alias, this is the beginning of an excellent new espionage series."—School Library Journal
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Gardner Berry
I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it.
Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all.
Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire, and wants Dolssa executed, too.
Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas.
When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers. But all of Botille’s tricks, tales, and cleverness can’t protect them forever, and when the full wrath of the Church bears down upon Bajas, Dolssa’s passion and Botille’s good intentions could destroy the entire village.
"Readers racing through the story's murder mystery and thrilling romance may miss much of Berry's lovely, poetic writing; luckily, many will finish only to turn right back to the beginning, this time to savor a more leisurely paced, equally satisfying read."—Horn Book, starred review
Afterlight by Rebecca Lim
Sophie Teague doesn't fit in. Not at her old school, nor at the new one, which she started when her parents died in a freak motorbike accident. She lives with her gran in a rundown pub. It doesn't help that she's six feet tall and built like a beanpole with a shock of wild red hair. The one person keen to spend time with her, is "Eve," a beautiful and forceful ghost, who starts making nightly appearances in Sophie's bedroom. Eve needs her help. Sophie isn't sure why or how—but she knows Eve won't stop haunting her until she finds out. So with the unlikely help of brooding classmate Jordan Haig, Sophie sets out to unravel the mystery.
"Lim delivers satisfying action and romance throughout, continually raising the stakes on the way toward a chilling, violent ending."—Publishers Weekly
Former Hardcovers and Reprints