A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the … Continue reading A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

VEILED IN SMOKE, THE WINDY CITY SAGA, BOOK ONE, by Jocelyn Green, Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group

Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store. The sisters become separated from … Continue reading VEILED IN SMOKE, THE WINDY CITY SAGA, BOOK ONE, by Jocelyn Green, Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group

FIRE STARTERS,THE DEBWE SERIES, by Jen Storm, Illustrated by Scott Henderson, Colour by Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

Looking for a little mischief after discovering an old flare gun, Ron and Ben find themselves in trouble when the local gas bar on Agamiing Reserve goes up in flames, and they are wrongly accused of arson by the sheriff’s son. As the investigation goes forward, community attitudes are revealed, and the truth slowly comes … Continue reading FIRE STARTERS,THE DEBWE SERIES, by Jen Storm, Illustrated by Scott Henderson, Colour by Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press

GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE, by Natasha Ngan, Hachette Book Group

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she's made of fire. In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and … Continue reading GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE, by Natasha Ngan, Hachette Book Group

COOP THE GREAT, by Larry Verstraete, Great Plains/Yellow Dog

Coop is an aging, cynical, down-and-out dachshund who faces the ultimate test when his new owner, Mike, and Mike’s grandchildren, Zach and Emma, run into trouble. Mike rescued him, but does Coop have what it takes to do the same? Drawing strength from the stories about great dogs that Mike shares with him, Coop charts … Continue reading COOP THE GREAT, by Larry Verstraete, Great Plains/Yellow Dog

PHOENIX, PERADON # 1, by DACCARI BUCHELLI, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: No power is greater than the one you’re willing to sacrifice. Princess Violetta Flame lives her life according to rule, but those rules require her to pay a heavy price. Haunted by a devastating loss, she longs for freedom. When a handsome ruler takes a special interest in her, she senses greater things lie … Continue reading PHOENIX, PERADON # 1, by DACCARI BUCHELLI, Self-Published

SOOT ANGEL, by M.A. PETERSON, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: When an abandoned warehouse burns down, forensic engineer and arson investigator Dr. Anja Toussaint searches for the fire’s cause. Tragically, a homeless child within has succumbed from carbon monoxide intoxication. Suspecting arson, Anja sets out to find whoever is responsible. Her first step is following the trail of the homeless child’s family into the … Continue reading SOOT ANGEL, by M.A. PETERSON, Self-Published

CHAR, FAE OF FIRE AND STONE, by Kristina Wojtaszek, World Weaver Press

Fire is never tame—least of all the flames of our own kindling. Raised in isolation by the secretive Circle of Seven, Luna is one of the few powerful beings left in a world dominated by man. Versed in ancient fairy tales and the language of plants, Luna struggles to control her powers over fire. When … Continue reading CHAR, FAE OF FIRE AND STONE, by Kristina Wojtaszek, World Weaver Press

INSIDIOUS INTENT, by Val McDermid, Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West

Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers worldwide, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is back with the latest installment in her series featuring psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan. In Insidious Intent, Tony and Carol are on the hunt for a serial … Continue reading INSIDIOUS INTENT, by Val McDermid, Atlantic Monthly Press/Grove Atlantic/Publishers Group West