We've got news books coming this month from THREE of our YA Fest 2017 authors! Grab K.M. Walton, Demitria Lunetta, and Tiffany Jackson's books before someone else does!
Ultimatum by K.M. Walton
Oscar is misunderstood.
Ever since his mother died, he's been disrespected and bullied by his
family, and he seeks refuge in his art. Vance is a popular athlete and
wishes his brother would just loosen up and be cool. It was hard enough
to deal with their mother's death without Oscar getting all emotional.
Vance just wants to throw himself into partying, to live.
when their father's alcoholism sends him into liver failure, the two
boys must come face-to-face with their demons-and each other-if they are
going to survive an uncertain future.
The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
Lochlanach has traded
the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled
in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations:
Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and
acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how
far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent
of Princess Aerity Lochson.
In a land where traditionalists dread
change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and
traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances
strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s
hands. It's time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking
actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.
hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this
sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy
Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling
fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion
before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.
Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta
Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia
she’s worn all year like a scratchy sweater. After her compulsion to
self-harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor’s watchful
eye. Her family thinks she’s better—and there’s nothing she wants more
than for that to be true. She still can’t believe she’s allowed to spend
her summer vacation as she always does: at her aunt’s home in Scotland,
where she has lots of happy memories. Far away from all her problems
save one: she can’t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams
into her skin.
Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can
cure almost anything…except nightmares. Heather can’t stop dreaming
about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who
somehow seem tied to her own life. Their presence lurks just beneath the
surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a
peaceful summer. The twins might hold the key to putting Heather’s soul
at rest…or they could slice her future deeper than any knife.
Vigilante by Kady Cross
It's senior year, and
Hadley and her best friend, Magda, should be starting the year together.
Instead, Magda is dead and Hadley is alone. Raped at a party the year
before and humiliated, Magda was driven to take her own life and Hadley
is forced to see her friend's attackers in the classroom every day.
Devastated, enraged and needing an outlet for her grief, Hadley decides
to get a little justice of her own.
Donning a pink ski mask and
fueled by anger, Hadley goes after each of the guys one by one, planning
to strip them of their dignity and social status the way they did to
Magda. As the legend of the pink-masked Vigilante begins to take on a
life of its own, Hadley's revenge takes a turn for the dangerous. Could
her need for vengeance lead her down a path she can't turn back from?
Release Date: March 28, 2017.
A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl
Tess da Costa is a saint
— a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that's what the
people in her hometown of New Avon, Massachusetts, seem to believe. And
when Tess suddenly and tragically passes away, her small city begins
feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess's sainthood official.
Tess's mother is ecstatic over the fervor, while her sister Callie, the
one who knew Tess best, is disgusted - overcome with the feeling that
her sister is being stolen from her all over again.
for Tess's sainthood only grows when Ana Langone, a local girl who's
been missing for six months, is found alive at the foot of one of Tess's
shrines. It's the final straw for Callie.
With the help of
Tess's secret boyfriend Danny, Callie's determined to prove that Tess
was something far more important than a saint; she was her sister, her
best friend and a girl in love with a boy. But Callie's investigation
uncovers much more than she bargained for: a hidden diary, old family
secrets, and even the disturbing truth behind Ana's kidnapping.
Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson
Mary B. Addison killed a baby.
She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the
media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died
while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old
daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But
did she do it? She wouldn’t say.
Mary survived six years in baby
jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really
“home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home.
Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.
wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got
Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to
take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate
lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma.
No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?