March 26, 2017
Three fantastic new additions to our collection!
A Crown of Wishes
In her companion to The Star-Touched Queen (2016), Chokshi returns to a vivid fantasy world steeped in Hindu mythology. Princess Gauri of Bharata has been captured by the enemy and sits in an Ujijain prison awaiting her execution. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn adversary. He’s intent on using his wits and Gauri’s martial skills to enter the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a magic wish to the victor. An unlikely pair, Gauri and Vikram must set aside their differences and confront their fears if they're to have any hope of winning the Tournament.
Things I Should Have Known
Writing with honesty and humor, LaZebnik (Wrong About the Guy, 2015) offers a thought-provoking portrayal of how people can come together despite or because of their differences. Chloe Mitchell seems to have it all: she’s pretty, popular, gets good grades and has a handsome boyfriend. But she worries about her older sister Ivy who has autism. Concerned that she's lonely, Chloe decides to find her a boyfriend. She convinces Ivy to go on a date with Ethan, a boy in her special needs class. But Ethan's brother and chaperone turns out to be Chloe’s despicable classmate David. As Ivy and Ethan's dates continue, Chloe and David slowly form an unexpected bond and discover they have more in common than they ever thought possible.
In Cooner’s (Can’t Look Away, 2014) latest, the Worthy app is taking Sam Houston High School by storm. It allows students to secretly vote whether they consider a girl “worthy” of her boyfriend. This ranking often results in cruel comments, hurt feelings and broken relationships. At first junior Linden Wilson disregards the app and concentrates on trying to step out of her comfort zone by working on the prom committee and entering a writing contest. She's also started dating Alex Rivera, the cute rising star of the baseball team. But when the Worthy spotlight is suddenly turned on her and she's deemed “unworthy” of Alex, Linden makes it her goal to uncover who's behind the widely popular app.