A Girl Like That
Bhathena makes an impressive and powerful debut with this eye-opening novel about a free-spirited girl living in Saudi Arabia. Zarin Wadia, 16, was orphaned at a young age and moved in with her uncle and abusive aunt who constantly shames and beats her. Although she's a bright and vivacious student, Zarin is a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. After she engages in a forbidden relationship with a childhood friend Porus, Zarin becomes dependent on him for protection and the gentle affection she hasn't felt since her mother’s death. When a tragic accident occurs, and her story is pieced together, friends and family question everything they thought they knew about Zarin.
Daughter of the Siren Queen
Levenseller has again captured the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battles, and a heart-pounding romance in this sequel to Daughter of the Pirate King (2017). Teen pirate Alosa is the half-siren, half-human princess and captain of the Ava-lee, a ship with an almost all-female crew. She's recovered the final map fragment that will lead her ruthless father, King Kalligan to the legendary treasure. When she and her crew reach his ship, Alosa discovers a terrible secret her father has kept hidden from her for years. Now fearing for her life, she's in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows she'll recover the treasure first because after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen!
Heart of Iron
Poston’s (Geekerella, 2017) series opener is a sci-fi tale full of romance, royalty, and adventure. Ananke Armorov was found as a child along with an android called D09 by the starship Dossier and raised by the ship’s ragtag crew of space pirates. Now a teen, Ana must find a way to save the android boy who has started to break down. D09 has always been by her side and despite his inability to feel emotions; she can't help but love him. Her desperate efforts lead Ana on a quest to steal the co-ordinates to a mysterious lost ship. But at the last moment, Robb, a spoiled Ironblood beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for getting his hands on the co-ordinates and doesn’t care what he has to do to keep them!
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