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Marieke Nijkamp - Before ​I Let Go
Days ​before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...

Amanda Foody - Daughter ​of the Burning City
A ​darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires. Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show. But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered. Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

Darcie Little Badger - Elatsoe
Imagine ​an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. There are some differences. This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day. Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered, in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family.

Claudie Arseneault - City ​of Strife
Isandor, ​City of Spires. A hundred and thirty years have passed since Arathiel last set foot in his home city. Isandor hasn’t changed—bickering merchant families still vie for power through eccentric shows of wealth—but he has. His family is long dead, a magical trap has dulled his senses, and he returns seeking a sense of belonging now long lost. Arathiel hides in the Lower City, piecing together a new life among in a shelter dedicated to the homeless and the poor, befriending an uncommon trio: the Shelter’s rageful owner, Larryn, his dark elven friend Hasryan, and Cal the cheese-loving halfling. When Hasryan is accused of Isandor's most infamous assassination of the last decade, what little peace Arathiel has managed to find for himself is shattered. Hasryan is innocent… he thinks. In order to save him, Arathiel may have to shatter the shreds of home he’d managed to build for himself. Arathiel could appeal to the Dathirii—a noble elven family who knew him before he disappeared—but he would have to stop hiding, and they have battles of their own to fight. The idealistic Lord Dathirii is waging a battle of honour and justice against the cruel Myrian Empire, objecting to their slavery, their magics, and inhumane treatment of their apprentices. One he could win, if only he could convince Isandor’s rulers to stop courting Myrian’s favours for profit. In the ripples that follow Diel’s opposition, friendships shatter and alliances crumble. Arathiel, the Dathirii, and everyone in Isandor fights to preserve their homes, even if the struggle changes them irrevocably. -------- City of Strife is the first installment of the City of Spires trilogy, a multi-layered political fantasy led by an all LGBTQIAP+ cast. Fans of complex storylines criss-crossing one another, elves and magic, and strong friendships and found families will find everything they need within these pages.

R. F. Kuang - Mákháború
Nikant ​elárasztja az ópium, amelyet a Mugeni Föderáció juttatott el a birodalom partjaihoz. A drog folyton emlékeztet a velük folytatott háborúra, amelynek csak a trifektaként elhíresült három hős – a Nőstényvipera, a Sárkánycsászár és a Kapuőr – tudott véget vetni. Ezen legendás lények mindegyike istenszerű hatalommal bírt, ők egyesítették a birodalom hadurait a Föderációval szemben. Azóta viszont évtizedek teltek el, és a trifekta felbomlott: a Sárkánycsászár meghalt, a Kapuőr eltűnt, egyedül a Nőstényvipera ül a trónon. Béke uralkodik, de az ópiumtól nem sikerült megszabadulni. Amikor Zsin kiváló eredményt ér el a kedzsun – a birodalmi vizsgán, amely a legtehetségesebb fiatalokat válogatja ki az akadémiákra – mindenki megdöbben: a vizsgáztatók, akik képtelenek elfogadni, hogy egy Kakas tartományban élő háborús árva csalás nélkül teljesítheti a vizsgát; Zsin nevelőszülei, akik azt hitték, végre kiházasíthatják a lányt, és ezzel további üzleti előnyökre tehetnek szert; és maga Zsin is, aki ekkor jön rá, hogy végre búcsút inthet az addigi életét meghatározó rabszolgaságnak és kétségbeesésnek. Még nagyobb meglepetést okoz, hogy Zsin Nikan legkiválóbb katonai iskolájába, a Szinegardba nyer felvételt. Közben a keskeny tengeren túl ismét mozgolódik a Mugeni Föderáció, az újabb háborúhoz már csak egy szikra kell… és lehet, hogy egyedül Zsin mentheti meg az országa népét. A lány ugyanis a Szinegardban rájön, hogy halálos, földöntúli erővel bír, tehetsége van a sámánizmus szinte mitikus művészetéhez. Pszichoaktív szerek és egy látszólag eszement tanár segítségével próbálja feltárni képessége mélységeit, és közben megtanulja, hogy a rég halottnak hitt istenek nagyon is élnek, ráadásul a hatalmuk uralása nemcsak az emberi mivoltát veszélyezteti, de egy teljes nemzet elpusztításával fenyeget.

Claudie Arseneault - Viral ​Airwaves
Henry ​Schmitt wants nothing more than a quiet life and a daily ration of instant noodles. At least until he learns the terrible secret that drove his father away—the Plague that killed his mother and ravaged his country was created by those now in power. His only chance to expose the truth is through a ragtag band of outlaws who knew his father and an airborne radio broadcast, but he’d have to dig into his family’s past and risk the wrath of a corrupt government. Viral Airwaves is a standalone novel sitting firmly between dystopia and solarpunk and centering LGBTQIAP+ characters. If you love hopeful stories about overcoming desperate odds, nemesis working together, and larger-than-life characters, don’t miss out!

Claudie Arseneault - Baker ​Thief
Adèle ​has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker. Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls. When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship. --------------- BAKER THIEF is the first in a fantasy series meant to reframe romance tropes within non-romantic relationship and centering aromantic characters. Those who love enemies-to-lovers and superheroes should enjoy the story!

Nicole Kornher-Stace - Archivist ​Wasp
Wasp's ​job is simple. Hunt ghosts. And every year she has to fight to remain Archivist. Desperate and alone, she strikes a bargain with the ghost of a supersoldier. She will go with him on his underworld hunt for the long-long ghost of his partner and in exchange she will find out more about his pre-apocalyptic world than any Archivist before her. And there is much to know. After all, Archivists are marked from birth to do the holy work of a goddess. They're chosen. They're special. Or so they've been told for four hundred years. Archivist Wasp fears she is not the chosen one, that she won't survive the trip to the underworld, that the brutal life she has escaped might be better than where she is going. There is only one way to find out.

A. M. Strickland - A ​fekete ajtó
A ​fekete ajtó egy sötét YA fantasy, amely megpróbálja megfejteni külső és belső világunk rejtélyeit – bármi legyen is az ára. Kamait figyelmeztették, hogy soha ne nyissa ki a fekete ajtót, de nem hallgatott rájuk… Mindenkinek van lelke. Egyesek lelke gyönyörű kert, másoké félelmetes börtön. A lélekjárók, mint Kamai és az anyja, képesek más emberek lelkébe utazni, miközben alszanak. De bárhová is látogat Kamai, mindenhol a fekete ajtót látja – követi őt minden lélekbe, az anyja pedig figyelmeztette, hogy soha, de soha ne nyissa ki. Amikor Kamai megérinti az ajtót, az meleg és dobog, mintha pulzusa lenne. Amikor ráteszi a fülét, a saját nevét hallja, ahogy a másik oldalról suttogják. És amikor bekövetkezik a tragédia, Kamai megteszi az elképzelhetetlent: kinyitja az ajtót. A. M. Strickland izgalmas és képzeletgazdag fantasy regénye udvari intrikák és románcok, egy aszexualitásával megbékélő főhős, és számos meglepő fordulat segítségével bontakoztat ki egy sötéten csábító rejtélyt, amely nem csak Kamai lelkét, hanem a teljes királyságot is veszélybe sodorja.

Meredith Katz - The ​Cybernetic Tea Shop
Clara ​Gutierrez is an AI repair technician and a wanderer. Her childhood with her migrant worker family has left her uncomfortable with lingering for too long, so she moves from place to place across retro-futuristic America. Sal is a fully autonomous robot. Older than the law declaring her kind illegal due to ethical concerns, she is at best out of place in society and at worst vilified. She continues to run the tea shop previously owned by her long-dead master, lost in memories of the past, struggling to fulfill her master's dream for the shop while slowly breaking down. They meet by chance, but as they begin to spend time together, they both start to wrestle with the concept of moving on... A F/F retro-future sci-fi asexual romance. A story about artificial intelligence and real kindness, about love, and the feeling of watching steam rising softly from a teacup on a bright and quiet morning.

A. M. Strickland - Beyond ​the Black Door
Beyond ​the Black Door is a young adult dark fantasy about unlocking the mysteries around and within us—no matter the cost ... Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers—like Kamai and her mother—can journey into other people's souls while they sleep. But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it. When Kamai touches the door, it is warm and beating, like it has a pulse. When she puts her ear to it, she hears her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: she opens the door. A.M. Strickland's imaginative dark fantasy features court intrigue and romance, a main character coming to terms with her asexuality, and twists and turns as a seductive mystery unfolds that endangers not just Kamai's own soul, but the entire kingdom ...

Nicole Kornher-Stace - Firebreak
One ​young woman faces down an all-powerful corporation in this all-too-near future science fiction debut that reads like a refreshing take on Ready Player One, with a heavy dose of Black Mirror. Ready Player One meets Cyberpunk 2077 in this eerily familiar future. “Twenty minutes to power curfew, and my kill counter’s stalled at eight hundred eighty-seven while I’ve been standing here like an idiot. My health bar is flashing ominously, but I’m down to four heal patches, and I have to be smart.” New Liberty City, 2134. Two corporations have replaced the US, splitting the country’s remaining forty-five states (five have been submerged under the ocean) between them: Stellaxis Innovations and Greenleaf. There are nine supercities within the continental US, and New Liberty City is the only amalgamated city split between the two megacorps, and thus at a perpetual state of civil war as the feeds broadcast the atrocities committed by each side. Here, Mallory streams Stellaxis’s wargame SecOps on BestLife, spending more time jacked in than in the world just to eke out a hardscrabble living from tips. When a chance encounter with one of the game’s rare super-soldiers leads to a side job for Mal—looking to link an actual missing girl to one of the SecOps characters. Mal’s sudden burst in online fame rivals her deepening fear of what she is uncovering about BestLife’s developer, and puts her in the kind of danger she’s only experienced through her avatar. Author Kornher-Stace’s adult science fiction debut—Firebreak— is loaded with ambitious challenges and a city to save.

R. F. Kuang - The ​Poppy War
When ​Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising. But surprises aren’t always good. Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power—an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive—and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school. For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away . . . Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity . . . and that it may already be too late.

Alice Oseman - Loveless
Georgia ​feels loveless - in the romantic sense, anyway. She's eighteen, never been in a relationship, or even had a crush on a single person in her whole life. She thinks she's an anomaly, people call her weird, and she feels a little broken. But she still adores romance - weddings, fan fiction, and happily ever afters. She knows she'll find her person one day ... right? After a disastrous summer, Georgia is now at university, hundreds of miles from home. She is more determined than ever to find love - and her annoying roommate, Rooney, is a bit of a love expert, so perhaps she can help. But maybe Georgia just doesn't feel that way about guys. Or girls. Or anyone at all. Maybe that's okay. Maybe she can find happiness without falling in love. And maybe Rooney is a little more loveless than she first appears.

Akemi Dawn Bowman - Summer ​Bird Blue
Seventeen-year-old ​Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. Whether it’s as minor as her favorite food, or as important as her sexuality, she often feels lost in a world that’s just too big for her. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea. But then Lea dies in a tragic accident, and her mother sends her to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Rumi struggles to navigate the loss of her sister, being abandoned by her mother, and the absence of music in her life. With the help of the “boys next door”—a teenage surfer named Kai, who smiles too much and doesn’t take anything seriously, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe, who succumbed to his own grief years ago—Rumi tries to find her way back to her music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish. Summer Bird Blue is a story about family, loss, and learning how to say goodbye to someone who is already gone.

Rosiee Thor - Tarnished ​Are the Stars
A ​secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: An illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog -- donning the moniker Technician -- to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws. Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner's son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father's respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father's elusive affection is worth chasing at all. Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner's secrets at any cost -- even if it means betraying her own heart. When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic -- before the Commissioner ends them first.

Daria Defore - The ​Trouble
Danny ​Kim is the frontman of a Seattle indie rock band. He's also struggling to graduate from college. After rudely hitting on a cute guy at one of his concerts, he gets in even deeper trouble when the guy proves to be the TA of his accounting class. Though Jiyoon clearly would prefer never to see Danny again, a rough breakup brings then unexpectedly together and a tentative friendship forms. But Danny can barely keep his band afloat and pass all his classes, nevermind learn how to make time for what is rapidly becoming the most important person in his life.

Mackenzi Lee - Útmutató ​hölgyeknek a kalózélethez
Egy ​évvel azután, hogy bátyjával, Montyval kalandos útra vállalkoztak, Felicity Montague visszatér Angliába. Egyrészt menekül egy házassági ajánlat elől, másrészt szeretne beiratkozni egy orvosi iskolába. Ám hiába intelligens és szenvedélyes, az iskola vezetősége elutasítja, mert szerintük csak férfiak képviselhetik a tudományt. Hirtelen azonban új lehetőség nyílik meg előtte: egy híres orvos, akit ismeretlenül is csodál, feleségül veszi Németországban élő gyerekkori barátnőjét. Felicity rendületlenül hiszi, hogy megváltozna az élete, ha találkozhatna az orvossal, csakhogy van egy bökkenő: nincs pénze a hosszú útra. Szerencsére egy titokzatos fiatal nő hajlandó állni a költségeket, ha vele mehet mint a szobalánya. Felicity kételyei ellenére beleegyezik, amikor azonban fény derül útitársa valódi indítékára, már együtt sodródnak egy veszedelmes küldetés során a német vidékről Zürich utcáira, majd onnan az Atlanti-óceán mélyén rejtőző titkok felé. „Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde és Indiana Jones összegyúrásából született ez a finoman anakronisztikus csemege.” Kirkus Reviews

C. B. Lee - Not ​Your Backup
Emma ​Robledo has a few more responsibilities that the usual high school senior, but then again, she and her friends have left school to lead a fractured Resistance movement against a corrupt Heroes League of Heroes. Emma is the only member of a supercharged team without powers, and she isn't always taken seriously. A natural leader, Emma is determined to win this battle, and when that's done, get back to school. As the Resistance moves to challenge the League, Emma realizes where her place is in this fight: at the front. Lambda Literary Award finalist C.B. Lee returns with the third book in her bestselling Sidekick Squad series, which has garnered both critical acclaim and fans for its joyous tone and inclusivity.

Maia Kobabe - Gender ​Queer
In ​2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

Emily Victoria - This ​Golden Flame
Orphaned ​and forced to serve her country’s ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away. But family bonds don’t matter to the Scriptorium, whose sole focus is unlocking the magic of an ancient automaton army. In her search for her brother, Karis does the seemingly impossible—she awakens a hidden automaton. Intelligent, with a conscience of his own, Alix has no idea why he was made. Or why his father—their nation’s greatest traitor—once tried to destroy the automatons. Suddenly, the Scriptorium isn’t just trying to control Karis; it’s hunting her. Together with Alix, Karis must find her brother…and the secret that’s held her country in its power for centuries.

Alex London - Black ​Wings Beating
The ​people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer--while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe. Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he's long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother's future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

Alex London - Una ​furia de alas negras
Se ​alzarán juntos o caerán solos. El pueblo de Uztar ha mirado el cielo con asombro y esperanza desde tiempos remotos. Nada en su mundo es más venerado que las aves rapaces y nadie es más respetado que los cetreros que las llevan en el puño. Brysen se esfuerza por ser un gran cetrero, mientras que su hermana melliza, Kylee, posee dones ancestrales pero quiere librarse para siempre de la cetrería. Ya casi lo ha logrado, pero una guerra se aproxima a Seis Aldeas, con un ejército rebelde que no deja nada a su paso, excepto sangre y el cielo vacío. No habrá cetrero ni ave a salvo de esta invasión. Juntos, los mellizos deben emprender una expedición a las traicioneras montañas, para atrapar a la casi mítica águila fantasma, asesina solitaria y el ave rapaz uztari más temida de todas. Cada uno va por sus propias razones: Brysen, por el chico que ama y la gloria que tanto anhela; Kyle, para reparar el pasado y proteger el futuro de su hermano. Pero ambos son perseguidos por aquellos que solo buscan una cosa: poder. Con este libro, Alex London lanza una vertiginosa saga sobre los recuerdos que nos acechan, las historias que nos persiguen y los lazos de sangre entre nosotros.

Mackenzi Lee - The ​Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
In ​this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. A must-have for fans of Mackenzi Lee’s extraordinary and Stonewall Honor-winning novel. A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science. But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

Alice Oseman - Silence ​radio
Écoute ​ta propre voix... "Je suis Frances, Frances la sérieuse, la solitaire, la discrète. Je passe mon temps à étudier. J'ai un seul objectif : entrer à Cambridge après le bac. Je suis Frances, la vraie Frances. Je suis fascinée par le mystérieux Silence Radio et sa chaîne Youtube Universe City. J'aime rire et j'aime dessiner. Et puis je rencontre Aled. Avec lui, je peux enfin être moi. Avec lui, je vais enfin avoir le courage de trouver ce qui compte vraiment pour moi."

Margaret Rogerson - Vespertine
From ​the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead. The dead of Loraille do not rest. Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. She would rather deal with the dead than the living, who trade whispers about her scarred hands and troubled past. When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her—but death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself. As she unravels a sinister mystery of saints, secrets, and dark magic, her bond with the revenant grows. And when a hidden evil begins to surface, she discovers that facing this enemy might require her to betray everything she has been taught to believe—if the revenant doesn’t betray her first.

Rosiee Thor - Fire ​Becomes Her
In ​Rosiee Thor's lavish fantasy novel with a Jazz Age spark, a politically savvy teen must weigh her desire to climb the social ladder against her heart in a world where magic buys votes. Flare is power. With only a drop of flare, one can light the night sky with fireworks . . . or burn a building to the ground -- and seventeen-year-old Ingrid Ellis wants her fair share. Ingrid doesn't have a family fortune, monetary or magical, but at least she has a plan: Rise to the top on the arm of Linden Holt, heir to a hefty political legacy and the largest fortune of flare in all of Candesce. Her only obstacle is Linden's father who refuses to acknowledge her. So when Senator Holt announces his run for president, Ingrid uses the situation to her advantage. She strikes a deal to spy on the senator’s opposition in exchange for his approval and the status she so desperately craves. But the longer Ingrid wears two masks, the more she questions where her true allegiances lie. Will she stand with the Holts, or will she forge her own path?

Anna Zabo - Syncopation
Twisted ​Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived. Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge. Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.

Alice Oseman - Radio ​Silence
What ​if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken. Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past… She has to confess why Carys disappeared… Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets. It’s only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it’s only by being your true self that you can find happiness. Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

Laura Pohl - The ​Last 8
A ​high-stakes survival story about eight teenagers who outlive an alien attack—perfect for fans of The 5th Wave Clover Martinez has always been a survivor, which is the only reason she isn't among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth as she knows it. When Clover hears an inexplicable radio message, she's shocked to learn there are other survivors—and that they're all at the former Area 51. When she arrives, she's greeted by a band of misfits who call themselves The Last Teenagers on Earth. Only they aren't the ragtag group of heroes Clover was expecting. The group seems more interested in hiding than fighting back, and Clover starts to wonder if she was better off alone. But then she finds a hidden spaceship, and she doesn't know what to believe…or who to trust.

R. F. Kuang - Die ​Schamanin
Rin ​ist ein einfaches Waisenmädchen, das im Süden des Kaiserreichs Nikan lebt. Ihre Adoptiveltern benutzen sie als billige Arbeitskraft, und um sie herum gibt es nur Armut, Drogensucht und Ödnis. Um diesem Leben zu entfliehen, setzt sie alles daran, um an der Eliteakademie von Sinegard aufgenommen zu werden. Doch auch dort wird Rin wegen ihrer Herkunft verspottet und ausgegrenzt. Da bricht ein Krieg gegen das Nachbarreich aus. Rin muss nun kämpfen und entdeckt dabei, dass ihre Welt nie so einfach war, wie sie geglaubt hatte – und dass sie zu viel mehr in der Lage ist, als sie selbst je für möglich gehalten hätte.

Rebecca F. Kuang - Wojna ​makowa
Pewna ​sierota wojenna pragnie wydostać się z rynsztoka. Nie wie jednak, że kół czasu nie da się tak łatwo pokonać. Życie Rin nie ma dla nikogo znaczenia, a jej los wydaje się z góry przesądzony. Świat od zawsze przysparzał jej tylko bólu, pogardy i odrzucenia. Chociaż nikt nie daje jej szans na przetrwanie, dziewczyna pragnie pożegnać się z ubóstwem i zacząć normalne życie. Koniec z uległością, płaczem i niemocą. Wie, że może liczyć tylko na siebie, nie ma mowy o zwróceniu się o pomoc do przybranej rodziny, która sprzedała ją za żonę jakiemuś obleśnemu staruchowi. Rin ma dwie możliwości. Może osiągnąć cel, albo sypiając ze swoim odrzucającym przyszłym mężem, albo wstępując do Akademii Sinegradzkiej – elitarnej szkoły wojskowej. Na dostanie się do placówki ma tylko rok, a o świecie nie wie praktycznie nic. W końcu jednak dokonuje niemożliwego i zdaje z największą ilością punktów. Gdy tylko przekracza próg bramy placówki, wie, że jej życie w końcu może się odmienić. Czy Rin uda się przetrwać do końca szkoły? Czy rywalizacja z rówieśnikami z wyższych sfer nie doprowadzi do zniszczenia jej marzeń? "Wojna makowa" Rebecci F. Kuang to wyśmienite fantasy, które wpasuje się w gusta zarówno młodzieży, jak i starszych czytelników. To coś więcej niż kolejna historia o dziewczynie, która po kilku treningach staje się zahartowaną wojowniczką, a od czasu do czasu dostaje batem po plecach. Autorka serwuje nam opowieść o bólu i cierpieniu, nie szczędząc pióra nawet przy najbrutalniejszych opisach. Odnosi się do kultury Japonii i Chin, zapoznając przy tym swoją bohaterkę ze sztukami walki i tajnikami medytacji. Porusza również kwestię wiary, która jest bardzo ważna dla mieszkańców obu tych krajów. To fantastyka na bardzo wysokim poziomie, pełna magii, złowrogich bogów i silnych kobiet.