Kraus' (Death & Life of Zebulon Finch 2016) blend of sci-fi and heart-stopping horror offers a terrifying examination of grief and the price of vengeance. Two years ago, after he claimed to have been abducted by aliens, Liv Fleming’s father Lee went missing. She's long accepted that he's dead, but that doesn't stop her from checking his alien traps every Sunday with her friend Doug, the town's outcast and Lee's disciple. When the unthinkable happens and they capture a live alien, Liv wants to go public and clear her dad’s name, but Doug has another way to get justice.
Arnold, author of the Printz Honor book Damsel, (2018) returns with a dark and feminist twist on Little Red Riding Hood. Ever since her mother's brutal murder when she was four, Bisou Martel, 16, has lived a quiet life in Seattle with her grandmother. At the homecoming dance, an embarrassing incident sends her running from her boyfriend into the nearby woods where she's attacked by a vicious wolf. Bisou has no choice but to fight back and the struggle ends with the wolf dead. When she confides the incident to her grandmother, Bisou learns the closely guarded secrets of her family's past.
We Unleash the Merciless Storm
In Mejia’s sequel to We Set the Dark on Fire (2019) Carmen Santos, no longer the Segunda to Medio's most powerful heir Mateo Garcia, is on the run. With her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil war, she returns to the only real home she’s ever known: the La Voz headquarters. Her heart is torn between her allegiance to the cause and Dani, the girl she's fallen in love with but doesn't know if she can trust. Will Carmen break with her community and save the girl who stole her heart; or fully embrace the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be?
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