Here are a few of the books I have received recently.
No Easy Way Out by Dayna Lorentz
It’s Day 7 in the quarantined mall. The riot is over and the senator trapped inside is determined to end the chaos. Even with new rules, assigned jobs, and heightened security, she still needs to get the teen population under control. So she enlists Marco’s help–allowing him to keep his stolen universal card key in exchange for spying on the very football players who are protecting him.
But someone is working against the new systems, targeting the teens, and putting the entire mall in even more danger. Lexi, Marco, Ryan, and Shay believe their new alliances are sound.
They are wrong. Who can be trusted? And who will be left to trust?
The virus was just the beginning.
Fans of Life As We Knew It and those who love apocalyptic plots will love this modern Lord of the Flies. The sequel to No Safety in Numbers is a pounding, relentless rush that will break your heart and keep you guessing until the end.
Firecracker by David Iserson
Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it’s cracked up to be.
She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents’ estate.
She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she’s intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her.
She only loves her grandfather, an incredibly rich politician who makes his money building nuclear warheads.
It’s all good until…
“We think you should go to the public school,” Dad said.
This was just a horrible, mean thing to say. Just hearing the words “public school” out loud made my mouth taste like urine (which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells).
Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school? Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol? Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something?
Find out in this hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson!
Fall From Grace by Annette Mackey
When worlds collide …
Born to wealth and privilege, ten-year-old David is arguably the most spoiled, obnoxious kid alive. That is… until he is kidnapped for ransom and left for dead. Thrown into a world he knows nothing about, he spends the next several years in an orphanage where his claims to fame and fortune fuel years of torment. Finally, he escapes hoping to make it back home. Instead, he meets Linda. Having lived among boys for so long, he doesn’t know how to handle his feelings for her. She is both irritating and intoxicating. Not that it matters. With looks like hers, every boy in the county is chasing her, and David, with his scraggly clothes and long hair doesn’t stand a chance. Then, when circumstances push them together, they both find that sometimes people aren’t what they seem.
Set during the Great Depression, Class Collision: Fall From Grace will transport you to a simpler time, filled with heartache and unexpected love.
Phoenix Rising by Annette Mackey
Linda marries him, but she doesn’t have a clue who he really is.
David Bastien was born into one of the wealthiest families on the eastern seaboard. Unfortunately, his life of grace and ease does not last. At the young age of ten, he is brutally kidnapped along with his brother Alex and held for ransom. Although Alex escapes and ultimately returns home, David is lost to the world. After years of loneliness, he now has the woman of his dreams by his side. Life seems to be looking up, until Linda begins to realize the extent of his lies. The world is on the cusp of war, and the stability David has so long sought seems to fly away like a wisp in the wind.
Don’t miss the exciting conclusion in the CLASS COLLISION series where love and loyalty are tested beyond measure, families threaten to rip apart, old relationships are confronted, and the strength of the human heart is pushed to the limit.
The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer
Gilmore Girls meets Postcards from the Edge crossed with L.A. Candy!
Sixteen-year-old Annabelle Jacobs never asked to be famous, but as the daughter of Janie Jacobs, one of the biggest TV stars in the world, she is. Growing up is hard enough. Having to do it in public because your mother is a famous actress? Even harder. When your mom crashes and burns after her DUI mug shot is splashed across the internet? Definitely not fun. Then your mom falls for a guy so much younger than she that it would be more appropriate for you to be dating him? That’s just a train wreck waiting to happen.
From Robin Palmer, author of Geek Charming and Wicked Jealous, this is a novel about the most complicated relationship a girl ever has: that with her mother.
The Great Pyramid Mystery: New Discoveries Revealed by Stephen S. Douglas
The Great Pyramid of Giza is still the biggest mystery of all time, in more ways than one! Many have spent a lifetime trying to uncover its secrets. But now, New Discoveries are Revealed which may turn it upside down and back on its earliest rumors. Discover it for yourself; Who, What, Where, When, Why and How it was built. Everything you ever wanted to know about this Great Pyramid in one fact-filled book. (easy to understand format) Also, connect Egypt’s famous Seven Years of Famine directly to The Great Pyramid Mystery. In the final chapter, follow Pharaoh Khufu and his Governor Joseph in their historic action adventure. Pharaoh is murdered, yet two young friends are determined the Old Kingdom will survive. This book has been acknowledged by the Royal British Museum and varied Historians. Both the Egyptologist and beginner will enjoy reading The Great Pyramid Mystery.