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

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

A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE, by Alex White, Orbit Books/

  Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she’s washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she might have stumbled on something real–the story of the Harrow, a famous warship, capable of untold destruction. Nilah Brio is … Continue reading A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE, by Alex White, Orbit Books/

ACTS OF INFIDELITY, by Lena Anderson, Pan Macmillan

A new novel from August-Prize winning Lena Andersson, author of Wilful Disregard. When Ester Nillson meets actor Olof Sten, she quickly recognises that they have an extraordinary connection, and falls madly in love. Olof makes no secret of being married, but he and Ester nevertheless start to meet regularly and begin to conduct a strange … Continue reading ACTS OF INFIDELITY, by Lena Anderson, Pan Macmillan

SMOKE AND IRON (THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES) #4, by Rachel Caine, Berkley Books

To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Timesbestselling series. The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in … Continue reading SMOKE AND IRON (THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES) #4, by Rachel Caine, Berkley Books

24 HOURS IN NOWHERE, by Dusti Bowling, Sterling Publishing

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of … Continue reading 24 HOURS IN NOWHERE, by Dusti Bowling, Sterling Publishing