AFTER THE SNOW BY S. D. CROCKETT
EVERYONE GOT TAKEN AWAY COS I SEEN TRACKS IN THE SNOW. THEY ALL GONE.
Willo is a stranggler kid living in the dangerous and barren landscape of a new ice age.
Coming home after a day of trapping hares on the snowy mountainside he discovers that his entire family is gone.
And after one night in the empty house he knows they are not coming back. Isolated and at risk Willo loads up his sledge and embarks on a terrifying, freezing journey of survival. The dog spirit inside his head is his guide and his only companion.
Prepare to have your bones chilled and your breath taken away as time and time again Willo is forced to question everything he knows.
TANTALIZE #3: BLESSED BY CYNTHIA LEITICH SMITH
„You’ll try to fight it. But you’ll only be fighting your true self. It’s done. It’s destined. In time, you’ll come to accept it.” He pulled back his sleeve to reveal two dress watches. „In time, you’ll come to me.”
Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateur and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life – or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friends and true love, the hybrid-werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire chef who „blessed” her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her waitstaff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature – and a flaming sword – and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. But even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?
With a wink and a nod to Bram Stoker, bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious new dark fantasy her fans will devour.
EASY BY TAMMARA WEBBER
A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion.
A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal.
Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
THE PECULIARS BY MAUREEN DOYLE MCQUERRT
On her eighteenth birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to leave her mother and grandmother, and their comfortable home in the city, to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness known as Scree when she was a child. Scree is an untamed and mysterious region, said to be inhabited by Peculiars – people whose unusual physical characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society – and also by those who are „strange,” have „unnatural talents,” or are just plain outlaws. The local authorities and even the family doctor believe that Lena’s father has personality „flaws,” which causes Lena to wonder if she is like him. Is he a Peculiar? Is she a Peculiar?
On the train ride north, Lena meets Jimson Quiggley, a young man traveling to Knoster, a town on the edge of Scree, to work in the private library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. En route, they cross paths with the handsome marshal Thomas Saltre. When he finds about Lena’s quest, he becomes very interested, but Lena is unsure of his motivations.
In town, she learns more about the unusual Mr. Beasley and Zephyr House, his fascinating home – and about the strange folk who go there and never come out again. But she longs to find her father, even if that means having to confront her deepest fears.
This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk and fantasy.
WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND BY TRACY BILEN (for Blog Tour)
„Don’t even think of leaving… I will find you,” he whispered. „Guaranteed.”
Sara and her mom have a plan to finally escape Sara’s abusive father. But when her mom dosen’t show up as expected, Sara’s terrified. Her father says that she’s on a business trip, but Sara knows he’s lying. Her mom is missing – and her dad had something to do with it.
With each day that passes, Sara’s more on edge. Her friends know that something’s wrong, but she won’t endanger anyone else with her secret. And with her dad growing increasingly violent, Sara must figure out what happend to her mom before it’s too late… for them both.
Thanks to S.D. Crockett, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Tammara Webber, Maureen Doyle McQuerrt and Tracy Bilen for these lovelies!