SKY IN THE DEEP, by Adrienne Young, Wednesday Books – OWLCRATE

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. Faced with her brother's … Continue reading SKY IN THE DEEP, by Adrienne Young, Wednesday Books – OWLCRATE

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THE DOOR TO THE LOST, by Jaleigh Johnson, Delacorte Press

There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home. Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they've been on the run, … Continue reading THE DOOR TO THE LOST, by Jaleigh Johnson, Delacorte Press

BLUECROWNE, A GREENGLASS HOUSE STORY, By Kate Milford, HMHKIDS

Return to the world of the bestselling Greenglass House, where smugglers, magic, and pyrotechnics mix, in a new adventure from a New York Times best-selling, National Book Award-nominated, and Edgar Award-winning author. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I can't believe this, but I DNF this book. Not for me. NO RATING!

LOST CITY OF THE TEMPLARS, by Paul Christopher, Penguin Fiction

The latest rip-roaring adventure thriller from Paul Christopher featuring John Holliday and his search for the Templar Order. Retired Army Ranger turned historian John Holliday has thwarted the plots of Rex Deus, the twenty-first-century incarnation of the Templars, all over the world. Now, the lost journal of explorer Percy Fawcett leads Holliday deep into the … Continue reading LOST CITY OF THE TEMPLARS, by Paul Christopher, Penguin Fiction

THE BIRD AND THE BLADE, by Megan Bannen, Balzer & Bray/HarperCollinsPublishers

As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom … until the kingdom is conquered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire. On the run, with adversaries on all … Continue reading THE BIRD AND THE BLADE, by Megan Bannen, Balzer & Bray/HarperCollinsPublishers

BORN SCARED, by Kevin Brooks, Candlewick Press

Elliot has lived his first thirteen years confined to his home, incapacitated by fear. Now he's out of pills, snow is falling, and his only safe person is missing. A terrifying thriller from Carnegie Medalist Kevin Brooks. From the moment of his birth, Elliot's life has been governed by fear of almost everything, even of … Continue reading BORN SCARED, by Kevin Brooks, Candlewick Press

THE ACCIDENTAL GUARDIAN, by Mary Connealy, Bethany House

She's the only witness to a wagon train attack. Keeping her safe, though, means his world is about to be turned upside down. When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes an attack by the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness … Continue reading THE ACCIDENTAL GUARDIAN, by Mary Connealy, Bethany House

GRACE LIKE SCARLETT, by Adriel Booker, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

Though one in four pregnancies ends in loss, miscarriage is shrouded in such secrecy and stigma that the woman who experiences it often feels deeply isolated, unsure how to process her grief. Her body seems to have betrayed her. Her confidence in the goodness of God is rattled. Her loved ones don't know what to … Continue reading GRACE LIKE SCARLETT, by Adriel Booker, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

THE DOLLAR KIDS, By Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they’re hoping to start over — but have they traded one set of problems for another? Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about … Continue reading THE DOLLAR KIDS, By Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

THE GOOD DEMON, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books/Abrams

True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl’s exorcism—and her desperate quest to reunite with her demon Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get … Continue reading THE GOOD DEMON, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books/Abrams