Young Adult

Claire Legrand signs Furyborn

Claire Legrand

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Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781492656623
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.

One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.


Devri Walls signs Venators: Magic Unleashed

Devri Walls

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Venators: Magic Unleashed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612549873
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Brown Books Publishing Group - April 10th, 2018

The dark unknown beckons.Rune Jenkins has a long-standing infatuation for anything from the supernatural world, and she's trying to hide it. If she doesn't, her reckless twin brother Ryker storms in fits of rage, and she starts feeling like her own sanity is slipping.But the closer she gets to Grey Malteeran old friend who waves his fascination with fantasy like a flagthe harder it becomes to stifle her own interest. When supernatural creatures from another world suddenly come hunting for the three college students, they are forced to see the hidden truth as fantasy twists with reality. With help from a mysterious savior, Rune and Grey escape, but Ryker does not. They must follow Ryker's abductors into an alternate dimension, Eon, where they discover their true identities. They are Venators, descendants of genetically enhanced humans designed long ago to protect the inhabitants of Eon from themselves, and to keep them far away from Earth. After generations of separation, the ruling Council of Eon has decided to bring about the return of the Venators for their own benefit. In this new world of fae, vampires, werewolves, and wizards, power is abundant and always in flux. Rune's brother is missing, and she and Grey are being set up as pawns in a very dangerous game. Rune, Ryker and Grey must now find their way through and out of Eon, before it consumes them.


Gretchen McNeil signs #Murdertrending, In Conversation with Demetra Brodsky

Gretchen McNeil

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#Murdertrending Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368010023
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Freeform - August 7th, 2018

@doctorfusionbebop: Some 17 y. o. chick named Dee Guerrera was just sent to Alcatraz 2.0 for killing her stepsister. So, how long do you think she'll last? 
@morrisdavis72195: I hope she meets justice She'll get what's coming to her BWAHAHA 
@EltonJohnForevzz: Me? I think Dee's innocent. And I hope she can survive.
WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. 
When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?


Dive Smack Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765396952
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Teen - June 19th, 2018

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo's mind, for good reason. Maybe it's better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone--including himself.


Demetra Brodsky signs Dive Smack

Demetra Brodsky

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Dive Smack Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765396952
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Teen - June 19th, 2018

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo's mind, for good reason. Maybe it's better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make Theo question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone--including himself.


Mark Oshiro & Amy Spalding in Conversation

Mark Oshiro & Amy Spalding

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Anger Is a Gift Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250167026
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018

Moss Jeffries is many things--considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd.

But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else--someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn't become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night.

And most of all, he wishes he didn't feel so stuck.

Moss can't even escape at school--he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations--it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals.

Something will have to change--but who will listen to a group of teens?

When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.


The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510727663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sky Pony Press - April 3rd, 2018

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby's been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she's thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.

But really, nothing this summer is going as planned. She also unwittingly becomes friends with Jax, a lacrosseplaying bro-type who wants her help finding the best burger in Los Angeles, and she's struggling to prove to her mother--the city's celebrity health nut--that she's perfectly content with who she is.

Just as Abby starts to feel like she's no longer the sidekick in her own life, Jordi's photography surprisingly puts her in the spotlight. Instead of feeling like she's landed a starring role, Abby feels betrayed. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image others have of her?


Adrienne Young signs Sky in the Deep, In Conversation with Mary Pearson

Adrienne Young

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Sky in the Deep Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250168450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - April 24th, 2018

A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings--and all heart.

OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

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 betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother's friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she's spent her life hating.


The Kiss of Deception: The Remnant Chronicles, Book One Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250063151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - June 2nd, 2015

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia escapes to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--secrets that may unravel her world--even as she feels herself falling in love.

The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy series Remnant Chronicles. The adventure continues in the New York Times bestseller, The Heart of Betrayal, and comes to an epic conclusion in The Beauty of Darkness.


The Heart of Betrayal: The Remnant Chronicles, Book Two Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250080028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - August 2nd, 2016

The thrilling, New York Times-bestselling sequel to The Kiss of Deception

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There's Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country . . . and her own destiny.

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson drives up the stakes and the romance, and will leave readers desperate to read book three in the Remnant Chronicles, The Beauty of Darkness.


The Beauty of Darkness: The Remnant Chronicles, Book Three Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250115317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - August 1st, 2017

The third and final book in the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles.

Lia has survived Venda--but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.

With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier--as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.

In this heart-stopping conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy that started with The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance. New York Times-bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and action makes this a riveting YA page-turner for teens.


YA Book Club Meeting - The Belles

the belles

 

Our First Young Adult Book Club Discussion!!!

The first book we'll be reading and discussing is The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. It is a thought provoking, beautifully crafted fantasy with a dark side to it we hope you love as much as we do. Read our reviews below!

 

 

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The Belles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484728499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Freeform - February 6th, 2018

"Beauty is power. Beauty is a necessity. Beauty is everything.
In a society where beauty is not just what you look like but who you are, the Belles are the greatest treasures of a cursed kingdom. They are “goddess blessed” with gifts that let them shape your very flesh, like clay, into any shape or color. But has their power made them honored servants of the kingdom or puppeteered prisoners in gilded cages with fine dresses nibbling on dainty macaroons?

Fantastically crafted, The Belles brings to life a richly imagined world that harkens back to the American South and decadence of Louis the XVI. The author vividly paints detail into every nook and cranny, while throwing you into the middle of a court filled with lies, cruelty, and a sick darkness slithering underneath a thin veneer of rosy lips and flawless skin. Sometimes the most beautiful monsters are the ones to fear the most, for they smile at you while tearing you apart. A truly unique read compared to many in its genre and a must read of 2018."

— From Constance's Collection

"Belles live to bestow beauty upon a people born gray and red-eyed…for a price. Camellia Beauregard and her five Belle “sisters” are the latest season of Belles. Camellia’s determined to be Queen’s favorite. But something’s rotten in the lush kingdom of Orleans. Belles are practically deified for their talents, but they lived a cloistered existence in the most lavish of cages. Camellia is both the main protagonist and our narrator. Her perspective and voice are both guide and gatekeeper. As this tale grows increasingly full of political intrigue and shifting loyalties, this is both a boon and a barrier. Clayton’s built a world rich in detail and strong themes, but her young protagonist is a dreadfully slow learner. The Belles opens with such vibrant descriptions it reels you in without you realizing. If you’re a fan of the story progression of a Kiera Cass novel or the world-building of Leigh Bardugo then The Belles is the first in a series you’re destined to enjoy. This is Dhonielle Clayton’s debut solo novel and the buzz is definitely warranted." – Guest Reviewer Ro


YA Book Club Meeting

We will be holding an interest meeting on April 5th for everyone to get to know one another a bit better and to talk about the club. You'll also be able to purchase the book we'll be discussing on April 26th, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton.

RD Trimble signs Middle School Madness

RD Trimble

It's time for MG at MG as Mysterious Galaxy hosts local author and uber-supporter of other local authors and indie booksellers Rusty R.D. Trimble for his latest Middle Grade novel, Middle School Madness: A Strange First Week. Rusty is also the author of the Andrew Chronicles and the Tyler Chronicles.

Middle School Madness: A Strange First Week Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781986033169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 11th, 2018

Hugo Finley has just moved from Mesa, Arizona to San Diego, California just days before the start of the new school year. He is very excited, but nervous about making new friends and also for his first year at Tom Harkin Middle School. Little does he know what his first week has in store for him... Join Hugo and his new friends as in one week, he... - Gets sent to the Principal's Office numerous times. - Joins a superhero group. - Endures an attack of flatulence in class - Engages in a prank war with a teacher. - Faces off against the school's worst bullies. - Encounters a zombie. - ...and so much more Also enjoy over 300 illustrations as well as educational or just plain fun facts at the foot of each page...such as: "The peregrine falcon can fly at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour.


Jenn Polish signs Lunav

Jenn Polish

 

Let Sadie tell you about herself and Lunav, the world she lives in:

They don’t have dragons where I was born – not living ones, anyway – but here, everyone knows that dragon eggs grow on trees like leaves and need Dreams to hatch.

Without our Dreams, faerie Dreams, the dragons won’t survive. And neither will the rest of us.

Lunav Cover Image
$16.09
ISBN: 9781948608336
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ninestar Press, LLC - March 13th, 2018

They don’t have dragons where half-faerie Sadie was born—not living ones, anyway—but in the Grove, everyone knows dragon eggs grow on trees like leaves and need Dreams to hatch. Without faerie Dreams, the dragons won’t survive. And neither will anyone else.

Brash, boyish sixteen-year-old Sadie uses her half-human status to spy on the human monarchy, who’ve made it illegal to Dream. But spying is a risky business. Still, Sadie thought she was a pro until they sent a new human magistrate to the Grove. Evelyn.

Evelyn might be the most beautiful girl Sadie’s ever seen, and Sadie might be betraying her family by falling in love with the ruthless leader who locks them up. But that’s not even the biggest obstacle between the two: Evelyn is leading the charge against Dreaming, and there’s something she doesn’t know. Sadie can still Dream.


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