July 6, 2015
Three fantastic new additions to our collection!
The Heart of Betrayal
Mary E. Pearson
Pearson’s sequel follows the dramatic and tragic ending of The Kiss of Deception (2014). Princess Lia is incarcerated in the walled city of Venda where she is surrounded by her country's enemies. Nothing is straightforward for Lia: Kaden was sent to kill her but has now saved her life; the Vendans, whom she believed to be barbarians but now realizes, are people who have been terribly brutalized; and Rafe, who lied to Lia, has sacrificed his freedom to protect her. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people and her own destiny.
In Haston’s YA debut, it's been nearly a year since Stevie's brother, Josh, died in an accident that she believes is her fault. In that time, the eating disorder she developed after her mother abandoned the family has accelerated. Stevie's father feels he has no choice but to send her to a treatment facility in New Mexico. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. What no one knows is that Stevie doesn't plan to stay there long because there’re only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of Josh's death and if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she, too, will end her life.
Silver in the Blood
Jessica Day George
George's (Princess of the Silver Woods, 2012) thrilling new fantasy series is set in 1897 New York where spoiled cousins, Dacia and Lou are socialites who are sent to Romania to reconnect with their aristocratic clan. There they quickly realize that their relations, the Florescus, are shape-shifters, bound to do the bidding of the royal Dracula family. The cousins are just the latest in a long line of shape-shifters, and they are expected to help overthrow the Romanian king and install the maniacal Prince Mihai Dracula in his place. Dacia and Lou choose to fight against their cruel inheritance, but breaking the shackles of their upbringing will require more courage than they ever imagined.