New Arrivals · All Fiction

January 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A fatal twist : a downward dog mystery

January 23, 2017
Weber, Tracy, 1964- author.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2017]
xi, 295 pages ; 21 cm.
Yoga instructor Kate Davidson's life takes a chaotic turn once she agrees to not only be the doula for her pregnant best friend, but also play foster mother to two puppies. The chaos only gets worse when Kate finds the dead body of a philandering fertility doctor and Rachel, one of her yoga students, fleeing the scene. Kate is convinced her student is innocent, and she sets out to find the real killer before her testimony condemns Rachel to a life behind bars. But her hands are full with caring for three dogs, teaching yoga classes, and gaining an unexpected crime-solving partner. If she's not careful, Kate's next yoga pose may be a fatal one.

The cold eye

January 23, 2017
Gilman, Laura Anne, author.
334 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"Isobel is riding circuit through the territory known as the Devil's Left Hand. But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory. Isobel is the left hand of the old man of the Territory, the Boss--better known as the Devil. Along with her mentor, Gabriel, she is traveling circuit through Flood to represent the power of the Devil and uphold the agreement he made with the people to protect them. Here in the Territory, magic exists--sometimes wild and perilous. "--Provided by publisher.

The dark room

January 23, 2017
Moore, Jonathan, 1977- author.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Gavin Cain, an SFPD homicide inspector, is in the middle of an exhumation when his phone rings. San Francisco's mayor is being blackmailed and has ordered Cain back to the city...a helicopter is on its way. The casket, and Cain's cold-case investigation, must wait. At City Hall, the mayor shows Cain four photographs he's received: the first, an unforgettable blonde; the second, pills and handcuffs on a nightstand; the third, the woman drinking from a flask; and last, the woman naked, unconscious, and shackled to a bed. The accompanying letter is straightforward: worse revelations are on the way unless the mayor takes his own life first. An intricately plotted, deeply affecting thriller that keeps readers guessing until the final pages, The Dark Room tracks Cain as he hunts for the blackmailer, pitching him into the web of destruction and devotion the mayor casts in his shadow" --provided by publisher.

Dragon Springs Road

January 23, 2017
Chang, Janie.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
367, 19 pages ; 21 cm
After being abandoned by her mother in 1908 Shanghai, a young Eurasian girl, Jialing, becomes the bondservant to the new owners of a grand estate until she befriends a young English girl who mysteriously disappears and forever changes her life.

The futures : a novel

January 23, 2017
Pitoniak, Anna, author.
New York : A Lee Boudreaux Book, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
312 pages ; 24 cm
For Evan, a scholarship student from a rural Canadian town, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia-- blond, beautiful, and rich-- fits perfectly into the future he's envisioned. Evan lands a job at a hedge fund in New York City-- on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008. As the market crashes Evan becomes involved in a high-stakes deal that seems more than slightly suspicious. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past who offers a glimpse of a different kind of life.

Her every fear

January 23, 2017
Swanson, Peter, 1968- author.
333 pages ; 24 cm
"Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin's grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered."--Provided by publisher.

Little deaths : a novel

January 23, 2017
Flint, Emma, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
311 pages ; 24 cm
"It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy's body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.'s decomposing body is found. Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth. As police investigate the murders, the detritus of Ruth's life is exposed... Did Ruth Malone violently kill her own children, is she a victim of circumstance--or is there something more sinister at play?"-- Provided by publisher.

The midnight cool : a novel

January 23, 2017
Peelle, Lydia, author.
359 pages ; 24 cm
"Set in 1916 Tennessee that follows two flawed but appealing grifters--one older man, and one younger--in their pursuit of women, wealth, and a surprisingly valuable commodity for the troops in Europe: mules"--Provided by publisher.

The river at night

January 23, 2017
Ferencik, Erica, author.
294 pages ; 24 cm.
"A high stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident"--Provided by publisher.

Kill the father : a novel

January 23, 2017
Dazieri, Sandrone, 1964- author.
498 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Italy in 2014 as Uccidi il padre"
When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre, both still recovering from personal catastrophes, team up to solve the series of killings and abductions that ensues. As they follow the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, one thing becomes clear: what's really going on is much darker than anyone imagined.--adapted from book jacket.

The devil's daughter

January 23, 2017
Robert, Katee.
304 pages ; 21 cm..
When the bodies of murdered young women appear with ties to her mother's cult, FBI agent Eden Collins has to go undercover in the tight-lipped group to catch the killer.

Carve the mark

January 23, 2017
Roth, Veronica, author.
468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes glossary.
Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others' control before they become unlikely survival partners.

Missing people

January 23, 2017
Graham, Brandon (Brandon S.), author.
Blue Ash, OH : Tyrus Books, [2017].
408 pages ; 23 cm
"At the age of seventeen, Etta Messenger stepped from a school bus in a seemingly safe Chicago suburb and never reached her front door. Six years later, it's clear that none of the members of her middle-class family have finished mourning. Gaping emotional wounds have been poorly addressed. Etta's mother, Meg, anxious to find closure and make what she can of the rest of her life, has organized a memorial service to mark the painful anniversary. Newton, Etta's erstwhile high school sweetheart, a disabled Afghanistan veteran with anger issues, uses the impending anniversary as a convenient excuse to spin out of control. Charlie, Etta's earnest blue-collar father, takes stock of his life and is reminded how he failed to protect his daughter. Her younger brother, Townes, who was the last of them to see Etta and is convinced his emotional outburst drove his sister away, has his fragile hermetic cocoon threatened by the heightened emotions of the day. On the day of the memorial, a snowstorm threatens the city, and a chance observation on a commuter train entangles Townes in a dangerous situation that recall the events surrounding Etta's loss. The characters are shaken from their mournful routines by an unrelenting chain of events, including Newton's arrest, Townes' dangerous heroics, Charlie's recognition of his own shortcomings, and Meg's shocking discovery. The action moves from the seemingly serene suburbs to the heart of a dangerous Chicago neighborhood. Will this ensemble of damaged characters pull themselves together in time, or will new stresses rip their tattered lives to shreds.."-- Provided by publisher.

It happened in Scotland

January 20, 2017
Griffin, Patience, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2017.
366 pages ; 18 cm.
"Returning to the Scottish Highland village of Gandiegow to visit with her late husband's grandfather, widow and single mother Rachel runs into an old flame who offers her something she never thought she'd have--a second chance at love."--Provided by publisher.

1636 : the Ottoman onslaught

January 20, 2017
Flint, Eric, author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2017.
579 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Armed with new weapons inspired by the time-displaced Americans of Grantville, the Turks--led by the young, dynamic, and ruthless Murad IV--are determined to do what they were unable to do in the universe the Americans came from: capture Vienna. And this time they won't have to face massive reinforcements from Austria's allies, because the only army Emperor Gustav Adolf can send to Austria is under the command of Mike Stearns, and it's already engaged in a desperate struggle for Bavaria. Or so they think. -- adapted from book jacket.

Alaska skies

January 20, 2017
Macomber, Debbie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, 2016.
393 pages ; 17 cm.
Two previously published titles in one volume.
Brides for brothers -- The marriage risk.
Lonely men in Hard Luck, Alaska, looking for women. Our town might be cold, but our hearts are warm! Location: north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men!). But the three O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to town. Brides for brothers: Sawyer O'Halloran, the middle brother, isn't entirely in favor of this scheme. But he considers himself immune to any woman&#x;even the lovely Abbey Sutherland. She's arriving in Alaska within days. However, there's a complication&#x;or two. She hasn't told them she's arriving with kids! The marriage risk: Like his brothers, Charles O'Halloran has a distrust of marriage in general&#x;and of anyone related to Catherine Harmon Fletcher in particular. She's the woman who tried to destroy his parents' marriage. Too bad Lanni Caldwell, the only woman he's ever really fallen for, is Catherine's granddaughter&#x;

The angels' share

January 20, 2017
Markert, James, 1974- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
313 pages ; 21 cm
"While the miracles occurring in Twisted Tree are redeeming the McFee family, they're also bringing past secrets dangerously close"-- Provided by publisher.

Assault and beret

January 20, 2017
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
292 pages ; 17 cm.
London milliner Vivian Tremont and her American cousin and partner, Scarlett Parker, tip their caps to their beloved shop on Portobello Road in Notting Hill and set off for Paris, where Viv can't wait to teach a hat-making class. But she has another reason to travel to the City of Light: to find the man she impulsively eloped with years ago and have their marriage annulled.

Big law

January 20, 2017
Liebman, Ronald S., author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
256 pages ; 24 cm
"As a young partner at Dunn & Sullivan, one of New York's most prestigious law firms, Carney Blake has represented dozens of high-profile clients. But being a pawn of Big Law often means defending the corporate dirt bags of the world--the spillers, the drillers, and the killers. Morality aside, Carney is starting to make a name for himself, despite having a father who resents his success and an unpredictable big brother bent on self-destruction. So when Carney is suddenly asked by his firm's chairman to represent the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit--and not, as usual, the corporate bad guys--he warily accepts..."-- Provided by publisher.

Blood of the dawn

January 20, 2017
Salazar, Claudia, 1976- author.
Dallas, Texas : Deep Vellum Publishing, 2016.
98 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Spanish in 2013 as La Sangre de la aurora by Animal de Invierno in Lima, Peru."--T.p. verso
This novel follows three women whose lives intertwine and are ripped apart during what's known as the time of fear" in Peruvian history when the Shining Path militant insurgency was at its peak. The novel rewrites the armed conflict in the voice of women, activating memory through a mixture of politics, desire, and pain in a lucid and brutal prose.

Boomer's bucket list

January 20, 2017
Pethick, Sue, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2017]
281 pages ; 21 cm
When her cuddly canine companion Boomer is diagnosed with a rare heart condition, Jennifer Westbrook, decides to take a leave of absence from her busy PR job - and take Boomer on the greatest road trip of his life.


January 20, 2017
Diamond, De'nesha, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
356 pages ; 21 cm
"When elite escort Abrianna Parker is framed for murder, she must evade the police, government agencies, and a lethal third party in order to clear her name, relying on a sexy ex-con to help her expose a web of corruption."--Provided by publisher.

Expecting to die

January 20, 2017
Jackson, Lisa, author.
346 pages ; 24 cm.
Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or chance. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren't just the stuff of legends and campfire lore. Someone is in the nighttime shadows, watching the local teens play around in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life. Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept up in the media storm. When a reality show arrives in town, the chaos only makes it harder for Pescoli and her partner, Selena Alvarez, to distinguish rumor from truth. Another body is found ... and another. And as the nightmare strikes closer to home, Pescoli races to find the terror lingering in the darkness, where there are too many places to hide ... and countless places to die.

Fudge & jury

January 20, 2017
Alexander, Ellie, author.
[New York, New York] : St Martin'S Press, 2017.
314 pages ; 17 cm.
"A world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead...right after sampling a slice of Jules' decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now all eyes are on Jules as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe."--Provided by the publisher

A ghostly reunion

January 20, 2017
Kappes, Tonya.
New York, N.Y. : Witness, c2017.
338 pages ; 17 cm.
Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl, trying to come between emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again. there's only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash talking ghost, solve the murder so the former pro queen can cross over. But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated miss popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get6 to the twisty truth.

The Kaiser's last kiss : a novel

January 20, 2017
Judd, Alan, 1946- author.
New York : Touchstone, 2017.
221 pages ; 20 cm
"Soon to be a movie starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James, and Jai Courtney, this "wonderfully satisfying, sophisticated novel" (Daily Telegraph) follows the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm, the young Nazi officer assigned to guard him, and the Jewish maid who unwittingly comes between them. It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn. The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser's staff is replaced by SS guards, led by young and recently commissioned SS officer Martin Krebbs, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper. While they agree on the rightfulness of German expansion and on holding the nation's Jewish population accountable for all ills, they disagree on the solutions. But when Krebbs becomes attracted to Akki, a Jewish maid in the house, he begins to question his belief in Nazism. As the threads of history conspire with the recklessness of the heart, The Kaiser, Untersturmfuhrer Krebbs, and the mysterious Akki find themselves increasingly conflicted and gravely at risk" -- Provided by publisher.

Niya : rainbow dreams

January 20, 2017
Joseph, Fabiola, author.
406 pages ; 21 cm
Niya is just coming to terms with being a lesbian when she falls for her straight neighbor Jamilla, but when Jamilla starts to succumb to the sexual tension between them, the two embark on the road to self-discovery together.

The perils of Paulie

January 20, 2017
MacAlister, Katie, author.
New York : Jove, [2017]
325 pages ; 18 cm.
"Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car. Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he's been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married. And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power..." -- Page 4 of cover.

Pop goes the murder

January 20, 2017
Abbott, Kristi, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
vi, 296 pages ; 17 cm.
"Includes popcorn-related recipes!"--Page 4 of cover.
Gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson and her poodle, Sprocket, are back on the case, in the second Popcorn Shop Mystery from the author of Kernel of Truth . Despite Rebecca Anderson's best efforts to distance herself from her ex-husband, the guy keeps popping up. When Antoine offers to feature her breakfast bars and popcorn fudge on his popular cooking show, she suspects he's once again trying to butter her up--but the TV exposure for her gourmet popcorn shop, POPS, is too good to turn down. Things take a shocking turn when the crew comes to Grand Lake to film in her shop, and Rebecca discovers Antoine's assistant electrocuted in a hotel bathtub. Now the police want Antoine to come clean. Her ex may be a pain, but he's no killer. So Rebecca decides to bag the real culprit. If she isn't careful, however, she may be the next one getting burned.

Preacher's hellstorm

January 20, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
vi, 376 pages ; 18 cm.
"Long ago, the legendary trapper known as Preacher took shelter with the Absaroka, and fell in love with a girl called Bird in the Tree. Twenty years later, he rescues a woman and her son from an ambush by the hated Blackfoot. The woman is Birdie, and the valiant young warrior is Hawk That Soars--Preacher's son. Now the greatest fighter on the frontier is about to go to war, to protect a family he never knew he had. Led by the vicious war chief Tall Bull, the Blackfoot are trying to wipe out the Absaroka. Hopelessly outnumbered by vicious warriors, Preacher and his son launch a war that will stain the Rocky Mountain snow with Blackfoot blood." -- Back cover.


January 20, 2017
Mansell, Jill, author.
472 pages ; 21 cm
It all starts at a party, as these things often do... A one-night stand with far-reaching consequences--Momentarily enamored guests going home with all the wrong people--An unfaithful wife struck by jealousy and getting a dose of her own medicine--A shocking family secret revealed at the worst possible moment... One fling follows another, and now the whole community is embroiled in a great big web of deceit.


January 20, 2017
Heiter, Elizabeth, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Mira Books, [2016]
376 pages ; 17 cm.
If you're reading this, I'm already dead ... That's the note seventeen-year-old Haley Cooke leaves behind when she disappears from inside her high school. FBI profiler Evelyn Baine is called in to figure out who had reason to hurt her. On the surface, the popular cheerleader has no enemies, but as Evelyn digs deeper, she discovers that everyone close to Haley has something to hide. Everyone from estranged parents, to an older boyfriend with questionable connections, to a best friend who envies Haley's life. Secrets can be deadly ... One of those secrets may have gotten Haley killed. If she's still alive, Evelyn knows that the more the investigation ramps up, the more pressure they could be putting on Haley's kidnapper to make her disappear for good. It's also possible the teenager isn't in danger at all, but has skillfully manipulated everyone and staged her own disappearance. Only one thing is certain: uncovering Haley's fate could be dangerous--even deadly--to Evelyn herself.

Texas John Slaughter

January 20, 2017
Johnstone, William W., author.
328 pages ; 17 cm
"It's been barely a decade since the notorious gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Rustlers and outlaws still terrorize the land, and the good citizens of Tombstone are at the end of their ropes. Enter Texas John Slaughter--the new sheriff of Cochise County and the toughest lawman west of the Rio Grande. With a backbone of steel to match the iron law of his badge, Texas John is determined to bring peace to this parched desert hell even if it kills him. Which it just might. When word gets out about an untapped vein of silver in the Dragoon Mountains, every man in town heads for the hills. The streets of Tombstone are an easy target for raiders, looters--and one gang of outlaws foolish enough to kidnap Slaughter's young, pretty wife. Forget keeping the peace. This is war."-- Publisher's description.

Third time's a crime

January 20, 2017
Orgain, Diana, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
vii, 277 pages ; 18 cm.
"After two hit reality TV shows brought ex-detective Georgia Thornton into America's living rooms, audiences can't get enough of her quest for love and justice. Now producers have come up with an all-new show set in a haunted castle in Golden, California. Georgia and nine other contestants will need to solve the mystery of a young woman who disappeared at the castle in 1960. Except there's one rather substantial problem waiting for everyone when they arrive: a groundskeeper is found drowned at the bottom of the castle's empty pool. Now Georgia and the other contestants will need to work together, because there's a different sort of game afoot--and it's not one they can afford to lose..."--Provided by publisher.

Titus returns

January 20, 2017
Lillard, Amy.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
310 pages ; 18 cm
"Zebra inspirational romance"--Spine.
When the man responsible for her brother's death arrives on her family's farm, which has fallen into disrepair, Abbie King resents his appearance, but desperately needs his help and finds herself falling in love with this man who is determined to make amends.

Vampires never cry wolf

January 20, 2017
Humphreys, Sara, 1969- author.
306 pages ; 18 cm.
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town. The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

Waiting for an earl like you : a masters of seduction novel

January 20, 2017
Hawkins, Alexandra, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
342 pages ; 17 cm
"St. Martin's Paperbacks historical romance"--Spine.
"Justin Reeve Netherwood, Earl of Kempthorn a.k.a. Thorn has never cared much for his neighbor s daughter. But his twin brother, Gideon, befriended the wild, reckless, and wholly inappropriate Miss Olivia Lydall in youth, and two have been close ever since. So when Olivia finds herself in a state of romantic conflict and seeks out Gideon for advice, he s only too pleased to oblige. Only problem: The man Olivia is speaking to is Thorn. And now it s too late for him to tell Olivia the truth Thorn always believed that Olivia was too smitten with Gideon for her own good. So what s the harm in steering her away from him? But Thorn's charade turns out to be anything but harmless once he begins to see Olivia for who she really is: a woman full of spirit and passion and someone he can't live without. But how can Thorn claim Olivia's heart when their deepening connection and burning desire is built on lies and deceit?"--Provided by publisher.

Wyoming brave

January 20, 2017
Palmer, Diana, author.
301 pages ; 25 cm
"Ren Colter may own an enormous ranch in Wyoming, but he scorns his wealth. He's closed himself off since his fiancee left him years ago, so he's shocked when he allows Meredith Grayling to stay with him. He tells himself it's only to protect the blonde beauty from a stalker, but Ren's alpha instincts soon kick in. The last thing Merrie wants is a devastatingly handsome man like Ren lurking around her. He's too experienced, too appealing for her already shot nerves. What she needs is just to get away from it all: the man haunting her waking dreams and the one hunting her like an animal. But no woman escapes this Colter cowboy!"--Provided by publisher.

Crystal storm

January 20, 2017
Rhodes, Morgan, author.
[New York, New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
379 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Magnus and Cleo are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption. Lucia, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise. Jonas treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey. Amara has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she'll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge. And what kind of darkness will descend--and who will be safe--after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?


January 20, 2017
Craft, Elizabeth, author.
Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2017.
309 pages ; 22 cm
Charlotte has a plan: get the top grades in her class, make her grandmother proud, and get into Stanford with early admission, something no one else in her family has done. Her plan does not include dating, boyfriends, or the prom--because she doesn't want to end up like her mother and sister, who were obsessed with boys and have paid the price. But that was before Tate. Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in her. And now, Charlotte doesn't know what she wants.-- adapted from book jacket.

Frail human heart

January 20, 2017
Marriott, Zoë, 1982- author.
360 pages ; 21 cm.
Crushed by the defeat of the Shikome, Mio has little time to grieve with the final battle between two gods coming to a head and London being their battlefield.


January 20, 2017
Dennard, Susan, author.
380 pages : map ; 25 cm.
A Tom Doherty Associates book.
After an explosion ruins his ship, Prince Merik tries to expose his sister's treachery while fighting for the weak on the streets of the royal capital. Meanwhile, Aeduan, a Bloodwitch, and Iseult, a Threadwitch, form an unlikely alliance and travel together looking for Safiya, who has been shipwrecked with the Empress of Marstok in a land of pirates and is living every moment balanced on a knife's edge, trying to keep the pirates from unleashing war upon the Witchlands. -- Adapted from book jacket.

Vampire trouble

January 20, 2017
Humphreys, Sara, 1969- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2014]
310 pages ; 18 cm
Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price...until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her. And that's not all that heats up... Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.

Fatal : a novel

January 19, 2017
Lescroart, John T., author.
New York City : Atria Books, 2017.
307 pages ; 24 cm
"From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting standalone novel about the unexpected, shattering, and lethal consequences of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married couple. Kate loves her life. At forty-four, she's happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home in San Francisco. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron attend a dinner party and meet another couple, Peter and Jill. Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a burning desire for Peter. What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into a dangerous obsession and Kate's fixation on Peter results in one intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be so willing to move on. Not long after their affair, a masked man barges into the cafe Kate is sitting in with her best friend, firing an assault weapon indiscriminately into the crowd. This tragedy is the first in a series of horrifying events that will show Kate just how grave the consequences of one mistake can be. An explosive story of infidelity, danger, and moral ambiguity, John Lescroart's latest thriller will excite and satisfy both his current and new fans"-- Provided by publisher.


January 19, 2017
Hocking, Amanda, author.
387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Welcome to Gideon Davorin's Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act. Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night. When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe ... and a normal life has never been more appealing. But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there's a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn't know she was capable of -- one that could change her future forever.

Life in a fishbowl

January 19, 2017
Vlahos, Len, author.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Jackie is determined to reclaim her family's privacy and dignity by ending a reality television program about her father's terminal brain tumor.

The truth of right now

January 19, 2017
Corthron, Kara Lee, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"A heart-wrenching debut novel about relationships in its many forms--families, friendships, romance--and how Lily and Dari, coming from different backgrounds and different worlds, strive to find a connection through their differences as they fight against their own individual pasts"-- Provided by publisher.

Everything you want me to be : a novel

January 19, 2017
Mejia, Mindy, author.
340 pages ; 24 cm
Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. When she's found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community. Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town's darkest secrets come to the forefront, and she inches closer and closer to her death.

The final day

January 19, 2017
Forstchen, William R., author.
348 pages ; 25 cm
"The Final Day immerses readers once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror. After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack. Then the government announces that it's ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what's left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. The man sent to confront John is General Bob Scales, John's old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Will General Scales follow orders, or might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? As the dubious Federal government increasingly curtails liberty and trades away sovereignty, it might just get exactly what it fears: revolution" --Provided by publisher.

Freebird : a novel

January 19, 2017
Raymond, Jon, author.
325 pages ; 24 cm
"The Singers, an all-American family in the California style, are about to lose everything. Anne is a bureaucrat in the Los Angeles Office of Sustainability whose ideals are compromised by a proposal from a venture capitalist seeking to privatize the city's wastewater. Her brother, Ben, a former Navy SEAL, returns from Afghanistan disillusioned and struggling with PTSD, and starts down a path toward a radical act of violence. And Anne's teenage son, Aaron, can't decide if he should go to college or pitch it all and hit the road. They all live inside the long shadow of the Singer patriarch Grandpa Sam, whose untold experience of the Holocaust shapes his family's moral character to the core."--Provided by publisher.

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