February 7, 2016
Three fantastic new additions to our collection!
Wells' (Partials series) latest series is a futuristic cyber-thriller about virtual reality gone wrong. It is 2050 and everyone has a djinni, a smart device implanted into their brains. Teens like Marisa Canesca, a teenage coder, spend nearly 24 hours a day online and much of that time is spent playing virtual reality games. When one of her friends, Anja gets her hands on Bluescreen, a new drug that plugs into the djinni, Marisa's world is upended. With her hacking prowess, she discovers that not only is Bluescreen an incredibly powerful drug, it's also turning its users into puppets. Marisa works to get the drug off the streets, but in doing so, she finds herself involved in a conspiracy more dangerous than she ever imagined.
The Girl from Everywhere
Heilig's debut is a fantasy that travels from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii. Sixteen-year-old Nix Song has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her father's time-traveling ship, the Temptation. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can travel to any place at any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought that will return him to Honolulu in 1868 before Nix's mother died in childbirth. If her father is able to change the past it could mean an end to Nix's future, her dreams, and her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. As Nix struggles to preserve her life, her father's obsession threatens her very existence!
The Shadow Queen
C. J. Redwine
Redwine’s (Defiance series) dark fantasy is inspired by the tale of Snow White. Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large wants the throne back from Queen Irina who killed her family nine years ago and rules Ravenspire by starving its citizens. Meanwhile, in nearby Eldr, half dragon, half human King Kol begs Irina to save his country from invading ogres. In return for her help, the wicked Queen compels Kol to hunt down Lorelai and bring back her heart. When Kol encounters Lorelai they are drawn to each other and soon form an alliance to overthrow Irina. But the Queen isn't going down without a fight, and her final move may cost Lorelai the one thing she still has left to lose.