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These six titles may have been published for adults, but we think your teens will love ’em too!
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
An April 2017 Indie Next pick, a Barnes & Noble Spring 2017 Discover pick and one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Spring 2017 Debuts with FOUR starred reviews! An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades. “Buntin’s prose is emotional and immediate, and the interior lives she draws of young women and obsessive best friends are Ferrante-esque.” — Booklist, starred review
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
Two starred reviews! Cory Doctorow’s first adult novel in eight years: a “sweeping epic” (Booklist, starred review) of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death. “A truly visionary techno-thriller that not only depicts how we might live tomorrow, but asks why we don’t already.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle
Two starred reviews! Life in a small Iowa town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut. “Darnielle’s masterfully disturbing follow-up to the National Book Award–nominated WOLF IN WHITE VAN reads like several Twilight Zone scripts cut together by a poet.” — Booklist, starred review
IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M.L. Rio
A literary debut in the tradition of Donna Tartt’s THE SECRET HISTORY about a group of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts school who find their friendship turned into nasty rivalry that leaves one of them dead after a teacher switches around the in-character casting. “This novel about obsession at the conservatory will thoroughly obsess you.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE ROMANCE READERS GUIDE TO LIFE by Sharon Pywell
Two sisters, a murder, a bodice-ripping pirate romance, plus a cross-dressing talking dog! With shades of THE LOVELY BONES combined with the guilty pleasure of a pirate romance: a novel about two sisters coming of age in the 1950s, and what happens when one of them disappears. “Smart, funny, and compulsively readable: this one may finally win the underrecognized author the wider audience her talent deserves.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
OOLA by Brittany Newell
A provocative and impressive debut delivered with a uniquely sinister lyricism by a brilliant 21-year-old; a story about sex, privilege, desire, and creativity in the post-college years. “Newell’s rangy, circuitous tale is a kind of queer Nadja for millennials with a self-satirizing—and satisfying—bite. A dreamy and provocative exploration of sex, privilege, and self-discovery.” — Kirkus Reviews
We were completely dazzled by Sarah Domet’s debut novel, THE GUINEVERES, about four girls inexplicably named Guinevere, all left by their parents to be raised by nuns, and the year in which Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win’s friendship is tested when four comatose soldiers arrive at the convent.
We’re not the only ones impressed—THE GUINEVERES has two starred reviews and will be reviewed in the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and included in ELLE Magazine‘s “Trust Us” section in the October issue!
“With polished prose, Domet offers an unsettling, melancholy first novel whose tone echoes that of Jeffrey Eugenides’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES. This phenomenal, character-driven story is mesmerizing, with just a glimmer of hope that good can emerge from the most troublesome situations.”
— Library Journal, starred review
“Domet’s debut is a luminous bildungsroman, brimming with wisdom about how girls view themselves, each other, and the world around them.”
— Booklist, starred review readmoreremove
FANTASTIC NEWS: THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens is the #6 pick on the July 2015 LibraryReads list!
Life has never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father’s fists. One night, a fight gets out of hand and the sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. Events spiral out of control and a chance encounter with the wrong people leaves them in a horrific and desperate situation. They are left with no choice but to change their names and create new lives.
Eighteen years later, they are still trying to forget what happened that summer when one of the sisters goes missing and they are pulled back into their past.
This time there’s nowhere left to run.
Praise for THOSE GIRLS:
“Stevens’s fourth thriller weaves such an engrossing, suspenseful tale that readers will wish they could warn the protagonists of the dangers that lie ahead. Highly recommended for fans of the genre who relish nail-biting suspense as well as stories about the endurance of family and the human spirit.”
— Library Journal, starred review
“Gripping… Stevens skillfully builds suspense [and] this fast-paced nail-biter will keep readers up late-and may evoke a few tears.” — Publishers Weekly
“Tense, believable, and action-packed, made more vibrant by Stevens’ sense of place.” — Kirkus Reviews
Anyone else read THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens yet? Another tense psychological suspense coming out this summer. It never lets up! #ewgc
— Robin B (@robinsbooks) January 6, 2015
“I loved Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale. She has captured a particular slice of French life during World War II with wonderful details and drama. But what I loved most was the relationship between two sisters and Hannah’s exploration of what we do in moments of great challenge.”–Lisa See, author of New York Times bestseller Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
“I read The Nightingale in one sitting, completely transported to wartime France… A historical novel–built on Kristin Hannah’s proven skill with story, complex and enduring family ties, and passion…”–Marilyn Dahl, Editor, Shelf Awareness
“My wife came home as I was on the final few pages…she wondered why I was sobbing. What a read, She immediately took it from me. Powerful and interesting on many levels as only great historical fiction can be.”–David K. Cully, EVP, Baker & Taylor
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