TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim (11/8/16, ages 14+): “A steampunk adventure (and forbidden romance) like you’ve never seen before.”—Bustle
Set in an alternate-Victorian London where clock towers control the flow of time and a stopped clock means life comes to a stand-still, Danny Hart must foil a terrorist plot that could cripple all of England . . . Even if it means freezing his own heart.
SPIN THE SKY by Jill MacKenzie (11/1/16, ages 12+): “MacKenzie deftly explores the idea that each person experiences pain, often deeply hidden from the world, as well as the maturity that comes from that understanding. Teens questioning the status quo and thinking about an independent future, regardless of their family situations, will find interest in Magnolia’s journey.” —School Library Journal
Magnolia Woodson thinks that a televised dance competition will be her way out of her tiny Oregon town, but will the competition prove to be too steep? And will important friendships survive the pressure? Fans of So You Think You Can Dance? will feel right at home with this young adult novel from debut author Jill MacKenzie.
LOVE, LUCAS by Chantele Sedgwick (11/15/16, ages 12+, new in paperback): “Fans of Sarah Dessen and realistic fiction with a poignant and sad slant will find this an enjoyable read.” —School Library Journal
After Oakley Nelson loses her brother Lucas to cancer, she becomes depressed and withdrawn, prompting her mom to send her to stay with her aunt in California. There, she meets a handsome local surfer named Carson, but can she fully commit to him and her love when Lucas was never able to experience these things? This powerful novel explores love, loss, grief, and finding one’s self in the aftermath of unspeakable tragedy.
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