Reviews - Young Adult / New Adult

Set against a steampunk backdrop, “Wicked Treasure” dishes up a political drama that emerges in the midst of people with paranormal abilities: a fortune teller, an asylum patient who can see the future, a couple who can see and raise the dead. Just another day in the life for Clark and Amethyst.

The Girl Before

SUSPENSE/THRILLER:  Growing up in the foster care system, Miley is used to new and strange places, but her new foster parents might be some of the strangest. A house full of porcelain dolls and a locked basement she is forbidden to enter are just the tip of the iceberg. It doesn’t take Miley long to make enemies in her new town, and soon she is getting in fights and causing problems.

Halcyon: A Sentinel Novel
Caroline Akervik,
Ruth Rankin

SCI-FI:  Hailey is the new girl at University School, the high school she has been dragged to for her parents’ work. She is striving hard to fit in with the popular crowd, trying not to commit social suicide and become an outcast. To accomplish that goal, she hangs out with Chelsea and Preston—the rulers of the school’s social order.

On the Edge of Tomorrow
Emerald Barnes, Elise Manion, Tracey Hewitt Meyer, Caytlyn Brooke, Jean Booth,
Sara Daniell, Landen West, Margaret Nerz Iribarne, John Darryl Winston

Teenagers deal with all kinds of problems and emotions, but in this diverse collection of novellas nine authors show teens dealing with death, illness, assault, bullying, and suicidal thoughts, while at the same time making friends, discovering their identities, and finding hope.

Riches to Rags
Casey L

FANTASY/ANTHOLOGY:  Most girls dream of being princesses, but one princess just wants to be a normal girl. Ella Carina, princess of Aelawyn, knows the brutality and lies of her father’s rule. He treats her and her sister as pawns, betrothing both away for what political gain they can earn him. Her freedom comes from an unexpected attack on the castle.