April 19, 2015
Three fantastic new additions to our collection!
Maria Dahvana Headley
Headley's debut is a multilayered fantasy about a girl caught between two worlds. All her life, Aza Ray Boyle, nearly 16, has suffered from a mysterious fatal lung disease. When she sees a flying ship outside her window, everyone thinks it’s a side effect of her medication. Then, on her birthday, Aza suffers a fatal seizure and is suddenly lifted to the skies where Magonian sailing ships and incredible flying whales and bird-people dwell. Here she can breathe easily and is told that she’s the daughter of a powerful captain and the lost savior of the sky people. As the threat of war between Magonia and Earth grows, Aza realizes that the fate of humanity lies in her hands.
Daring intrigue, romance, and suspense fill the pages of this extraordinary tale from Cameron, the acclaimed author of The Dark Unwinding series. Sophia Bellamy, 18, lives in a future Europe where she leads a double life. By day, she is a young woman of the Commonwealth whose arranged marriage to the charming René Hasard will save her family from debt. By night, she's the daring Red Rook who rescues prisoners from the bloodthirsty revolutionaries of the Sunken City that was once Paris. As Sophia grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, she discovers that René is not all he seems and they find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.
Wrong About the Guy
This modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's Emma features the signature wit and romance of LaZebnik (The Last Best Kiss, 2014). Busybody Ellie Withers considers her life to be perfect. Her mom is married to a rich and famous TV star and musician. Ellie loves her family and friends and even has a cute tutor, George Nussbaum, hired by her mother to help Ellie get accepted to an Ivy League school. She thinks she has it all figured out, from the college she will attend to the guy she is going to marry: the handsome Aaron Marquand. But when Ellie's plans don't turn out the way she imagined, she begins to wonder if maybe she could stand to learn a thing or two after all.