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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: A new series from the author of The Darkest Minds trilogy. This one has time-travel. In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a ‘witchery,’ a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble–as two desperate young women know all too well.
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine: Chosen by her kingdom’s elders to be their queen, Elli grows up surrounded by luxury and tutors only to be banished when she fails to inherit essential magic, a situation that leads to devastating revelations about her world’s magic and the true role Elli was meant to play for her people.
Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore: Arrested for dealing drugs and playing a part in her brother’s death, CeCe reflects on the injury that led to her brother’s drug addiction and her fateful decision to steal and sell his drugs to protect him and save money.
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson: Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.
This Raging Light by Estelle Laure: Seventeen-year-old Lucille is struggling to get through each day, paying bills and looking after her little sister, Wren, while her father is institutionalized after a breakdown and her mother is “on vacation,” but nothing else seems to matter when she is with Digby Jones, her best friend’s twin brother.
Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo: Devastated when her dream of becoming a professional ballerina falls through, seventeen-year-old Harper Scott takes a job as a research assistant, wintering over at McMurdo, a U.S. science station at the tip of Antarctica where, for the first time, she considers other possible futures.
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.
My Name Is Not Friday by Jon Walter: Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother’s prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery–and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.