T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol and boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she’s not developing schizophrenia.
Genetics are not on Lily’s side. When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. And a secret has revealed that Lily’s odds are even worse than she thought. Still, there’s a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition, if Lily can live a careful life from ages eighteen to thirty, when schizophrenia most commonly manifests.
But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can’t abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf’s life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way.
Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons…a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together to create a brand-new and lushly drawn fantasy adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talon Saga and The Iron Fey.
Once Every Thousand Years…
Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns…and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near…and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret.
Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has…and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.
A WISH WILL BE GRANTED AND A NEW AGE WILL DAWN.
Sometimes the F-word can have more than one meaning…
For Cassandra Davis, the F-word is fraternity—specifically Delta Tau Chi, a house on probation and on the verge of being banned from campus. Accused of offensive, sexist behavior, they have one year to clean up their act. For them, the F-word is feminist—the type of girl who hates them to the core and is determined to make them lose their home. With one shot at a scholarship to attend the university of her dreams, Cassie pitches a research project—to pledge Delta Tau Chi and provide proof of the misogynistic behavior for which they are on probation. After all, they’re frat boys. She knows exactly what to expect once she gets there. Exposing them should be a piece of cake. But the boys of Delta Tau Chi have their own agenda, and fellow pledge Jordan Louis is certainly more than the tank-top-wearing “bro” she expected to find. With her heart and her future tangled in a web of her own making, Cassie is forced to realize that the F-word might not be as simple as she thought after all.
In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.
Ryan, Harley and Miles aren’t friends, they’re just three guys with the same best friend: Isaac. When Isaac dies, they’re thrown. Told in three parts, The Sidekicks is the story of three teen boys dealing with their grief over the death of their best friend, and the impact his loss has on each of their lives.
Multi-New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster’s YA debut features a seemingly perfect small town that is rocked when one student’s suicide becomes a suicide cluster and students form a watchdog group called the Gatekeepers—named for the patrolman on the Golden Gate Bridge who prevented more than two hundred suicides—to prevent more tragedy. For readers of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, and I Was Here by Gayle Forman.
Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter and absolute spitting image of the late Black Witch, the most powerful mage her people, the Gardnerians, have ever known. Yet while everyone she meets expects her to live up to Carnissa Gardner’s formidable legacy, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else.
The Gardnerian seers are foretelling a coming battle between a dangerous, fire-wielding Icaral demon and a new, incredibly powerful Black Witch, the outcome of which will determine the future of Gardneria. At a time when assassins and trackers of every race are scouring the lands, eager to protect one and kill the other, Elloren is faced with a greater reality; one that shatters her beliefs about her own people and reveals a legacy of privilege, cruelty and intolerance. As a result, she finds herself befriending those she once considered to be enemies, and manages to bring together an extraordinary army of rebellious misfits united in their determination to change their world.
When Agnes “Nes” Murphy-Pujols is forced to move from diverse Brooklyn to middle of nowhere Georgia halfway through her senior year, she plans to keep her head down. But Nes is soon singled out at her new school as a smart ass, which earns her the ire of the administration and school queen bee… and the interest of resident golden boy Doyle Rahn. Charming his way past her resistance, Doyle takes Nes under his wing. On the surface, they have nothing in common, but Nes and Doyle share a deep sense of self-reliance, an aggravation with ignorance, and the need to stand up when they see things they can’t make peace with. Sparks fly, and with Doyle as her guide, Nes’ new home starts to grow on her. Then he tells her about Ebenezer High’s long-standing prom tradition.
For decades Ebenezer’s prom has been privately organized and segregated—two proms, black and white. Half-Dominican Nes never saw herself as “other” in Brooklyn. But suddenly she’s forced to deal with the fact that in Georgia, everyone just sees her as black—and not everyone in town is okay with her dating a white guy. Doyle and Nes band together with a ragtag team of classmates to plan an alternate prom. But when a lighted cross is left burning in Nes’s yard, the alterna-prommers realize that bucking tradition comes at a price. Maybe, though, that makes taking a stand even more important.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz launches Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen with an unforgettable new novel featuring themes of immigration and personal identity. Jasmine de los Santos has always done what’s expected of her. Pretty and popular, she’s studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud, and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship, until everything shatters and she discovers her entire family is illegal. For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Jasmine no longer has any idea where—or if—she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she’s not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.
Get swept away in the majesty and danger of Keira Drake’s sparkling debut fantasy novel The Continent. For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land. But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.