JACOB’S BELL: A CHRISTMAS STORY, by John Snyder, Faith Words/Hachette Book Group, Inc.

For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Melody Carlson comes JACOB'S BELL, a heartwarming Christmas story about how an unlikely friendship between an old man and a little girl saved a family. Sometimes the road to forgiveness and restoration can be a rocky one. Set in Chicago and Baltimore in 1944 with flashbacks to the … Continue reading JACOB’S BELL: A CHRISTMAS STORY, by John Snyder, Faith Words/Hachette Book Group, Inc.

VERY RICH, by Polly Horvath, Puffin Canada/Penguin Random House

Ten-year-old Rupert Brown comes from an ordinary family. They live in a small house in the poorest section of Steelville, Ohio, and have little money or food. So when Rupert inadvertently finds himself spending Christmas at the house of Turgid River -- the richest boy in town -- he is blown away to discover a … Continue reading VERY RICH, by Polly Horvath, Puffin Canada/Penguin Random House

A BOY AND A HOUSE, by Maja Kastelic, Annick Press

What will the little boy find at the top of the stairs? When a little boy sees a cat slip into the open door of an apartment building, the temptation is too great: he follows the cat into the lobby. Before continuing up the stairway, the boy picks up one of several discarded drawings that … Continue reading A BOY AND A HOUSE, by Maja Kastelic, Annick Press

MIRAGE, by Somaiya Daud, Flatiron Books

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond … Continue reading MIRAGE, by Somaiya Daud, Flatiron Books

GRIM LOVELIES, by Megan Shepherd, HMH TEEN (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk … Continue reading GRIM LOVELIES, by Megan Shepherd, HMH TEEN (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

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

RELIC, by Alan Dean Foster, Penguin Random House

The last known human searches the galaxy for companionship in a brilliant standalone novel from the legendary author of the Pip & Flinx series. Once Homo sapiens reigned supreme, spreading from star system to star system in an empire that encountered no alien life and thus knew no enemy . . . save itself. As had happened … Continue reading RELIC, by Alan Dean Foster, Penguin Random House

THE STONE GIRL’S STORY, by Sarah Beth Durst, Clarion Books

DESCRIPTION: Exploring the power of stories and storytelling, Sarah Beth Durst presents the mesmerizing adventure of a girl made of living stone who braves unforeseen dangers and magical consequences on a crucial quest to save her family. Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time … Continue reading THE STONE GIRL’S STORY, by Sarah Beth Durst, Clarion Books

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

BAD ROCK BEAT DOWN, BOOK TWO, IN THE MILKY WAY REPO SERIES, by Michael Prelee

OVERVIEW: The starship repossession agents of Milky Way Repo are sent to the desolate settlement of Bad Rock to retrieve a vessel. Once there, they become entangled with a notorious thug running a smuggling operation for the Syndicate. Struggling to do the right thing while trying to complete their job, things go seriously awry with … Continue reading BAD ROCK BEAT DOWN, BOOK TWO, IN THE MILKY WAY REPO SERIES, by Michael Prelee