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Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: November 7, 2017

Taliah Sahar Abdallat's mother, born in Jordan and very secretive about her past, won’t say a word about who her dad really was. But when Tal finds a box full of old letters from Julian Oliver --- yes, the indie rock star --- she begins to piece the story together. She writes to Julian, but after years of radio silence, she’s given up hope. Then one day, Julian shows up at her doorstep and asks her to go on a trip with him to meet her long-estranged family and to say good-bye to her grandfather, who is dying. But as Tal spends more time with Julian and his family, she begins to untangle her parents’ secret past, and discovers a part of herself she never recognized before.

Hardcover: October 10, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this --- the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she is to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat. 

Paperback: November 7, 2017

Emma couldn't be more excited to start tenth grade. Not only is she participating in the drama club's production of "Hamlet," but her crush is directing. But soon, everything goes haywire. Emma's suddenly promoted to stage manager, and the person who's been cast as the lead turns out to be a disaster. One night, Emma stays behind to think and distractedly falls through the stage's trapdoor...landing in the basement of the Globe Theatre. It's London, 1601, and with her awesome new pixie cut, everyone thinks Emma's a boy --- even Will Shakespeare. But once Emma starts traveling back and forth through time, things get really confusing. In which reality does she belong? And can she save two epically tragic productions of "Hamlet" before time runs out?

Paperback: October 17, 2017

EVERY FALLING STAR, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age 12 to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his “brothers”; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment and even execution.

Hardcover: October 17, 2017

The beautiful and successful Darcy Fitzwilliam dates hedge funders and basketball stars. She has never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family. Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one-night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? Can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?

Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster - Science Fiction
Hardcover: October 10, 2017

Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal, a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead. When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape. Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person --- Howl, the chairman’s son. But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.

Hardcover: October 31, 2017

August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is a golden boy on the varsity rugby team but their intense friendship goes way back. Jack begins to see increasingly vivid hallucinations that take the form of an elaborate fantasy kingdom creeping into the edges of the real world. August accepts the visions as reality, even when Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy. August and Jack alienate everyone around them as they struggle with their sanity, free falling into the surreal fantasy world that feels made for them. In the end, each one must choose his own truth.

Hardcover: October 17, 2017

If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George - Historical Romance
Hardcover: September 19, 2017

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. There, Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement, one that might not make it through the summer. Beatrice and Hero --- along with Prince, his brother John, Benedick and Maggie --- throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hardcover: November 7, 2017

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it's only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she's destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art-until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill. Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he'll do anything to free them from Amparan rule-even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.