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Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This meme has participating book bloggers everywhere, so if you are looking for that new read maybe you’ll find it here.

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I don’t have a selection this week.  I’m feeling guilty about having all those books on my TBR pile, so I shouldn’t go and wish for more.  There are quite a few upcoming books, but if I start searching for new books, I’ll never get the ones I’ve already got finished!


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Title:  Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone 
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Series: 
Outlander #9
To Be Published: unknown
Description: none available yet


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I have been a huge Heather Graham fan for longer than I have read digital books.  In fact, the first digital book I ever bought was a Heather Graham book and a 1000 and some books later, I am still buying them.  From the small amount of information I have found about this book, it doesn’t seem to be a typical Heather Graham novel so I am intrigued, plus the authors that have lent their name to endorse this book look like a who’s who of my Kindle Library.  I guess I will have to wait to give my opinion.

the-risingTitle: The Rising
Author:  Heather Graham
To Be Published:
January 17, 2017
Description: Twenty-four hours. That’s all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever.

Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it’s after him.

Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex’s attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now.


Luna_Lovebooks_100and-i-darkenTitle: And I Darken
Author:  Kiersten White
Published:
  June 28, 2016
Description:  No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

 

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Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This meme has participating book bloggers everywhere, so if you are looking for that new read maybe you’ll find it here.

Kat Mandu is waiting on…

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The Hollows returns with a prequel novel featuring the Kalamack family during the event that brought the species of supernatural world to light – right as they need to save it. I’m eager to read this and look! PRETTY COVER!!!

 

Title:  The Turnthe-turn
Author: Kim Harrison
To Be Published: January 26, 2017
Description:  Can science save us when all else fails?

Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government’s new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.

Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved.

Kal surreptitiously works against her as Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.


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I am a couple of books behind in this series, but I’m hoping to catch up by the time this is published.  This is such a good series that I can’t resist preordering the book even though I’m only 1/2 way through the series.

Title: Dragon Bites
Author: Allyson James
To Be Published:
June 20, 2017
Description:  While Janet and friends try to relax in Vegas, Janet discovers that one of Mick’s old nemeses has called in a debt, which is bound to result in Mick’s death. This is a problem for dragons, and Janet and Gabrielle have to convince Drake and Colby to assist them before it’s too late. (Stormwalker, Book 6, a full-length novel.)


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Title:  Serenity serenity
Author:   Craig A. Hart 
To Be Published:  October 14, 2016
Description:  Do You Love Thrillers? The New Shelby Alexander Thriller Series Is Here! Don’t Forget To Breathe… A woman dies in his arms…a drug dealer offers him $10,000…a gunman is determined to kill him. And then everything goes to hell.

Shelby Alexander is an aging ex-boxer and retired fixer, whose activities often flirted with the wrong side of the law. Looking for a little peace and a slower pace of life, he moved to Serenity, the small Michigan town where he grew up. But trouble follows men like Shelby, and he finds himself embroiled in an underworld of drugs and violence that may prove to be his undoing. The first book in the new Shelby Alexander Thriller Series, Serenity is an action-packed read with a lovingly rendered cast, witty dialogue, and a main character who doesn’t know when to quit.


Luna Lovebooks is waiting for…

tales-from-the-shadowhunter-academyI love Cassandra Clare’s writing! This particular set of short stories have been published in e-format before but I’ve been holding out for the hard copy since I have all her other works that way! Simon has been one of my favorite characters throughout the series because he is so adorkable! I can’t wait to see his journey to becoming a Shadow Hunter!

Title: Tales from the Shadow Hunter Academy Luna_Lovebooks_100
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Published:  November 15, 2016
DescriptionSimon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it.

So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. And that differences—like being a former vampire—are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. These ten short stories give an epilogue to the Mortal Instruments series and provide glimpses of what’s in store in the Dark Artifices.


Ruby Lee is waiting for…

Ruby_Lee_100The Island of Glass, the third and final installment of the Guardian Trilogy by Nora Roberts, will be released on December 6th and I cannot wait. Roberts usually publishes a trilogy yearly so I wait until I have all three books before reading it. I was too excited and read the first book which was released November 3, 2015, which is over a year ago. I have been waiting (not patiently) for the final book. I guess it is an early Christmas Present to me.

Title: The Island of Glass island-of-glass
Author: Nora Roberts 
To Be Published: December 6, 2016
Description: As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her…

An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love—and save them all…

 

 

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Waiting on Wednesday 11.2

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This meme has participating book bloggers everywhere, so if you are looking for that new read maybe you’ll find it here.

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Kat Mandu is motivated for…

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Crystal StormMorgan Rhodes -In this high stakes high fantasy series, book five releases next crystal-stormmonth. Super stoked!

Title: Crystal Storm
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series: 
Falling Kingdoms #5
To Be Published: December 13, 2016
Description: An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart . . . and prove that not even the purest of love stands a chance against the strongest of magic.

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?


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Title: Obsidian Sky
Author: Amy Braun
Series: 
Dark Sky #3
To Be Published:
February 2017
Description: Coming soon…


Invested Ivana is impatiently imagining this read…

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Title:  The Ghoul Vendettaghoul-vendetta
Author:  Lisa Shearin
Series: 
SPI Files #4
To Be Published: January 31, 2017
Description:  Men in Black meets Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum in the fourth urban fantasy novel in the series starring seer Makenna Fraser and her fellow agents at Supernatural Protection & Investigation.

The agents of Supernatural Protection & Investigations (SPI) are paid to keep the peace. But that’s not so easy when an endless evil threatens to tear that peace to pieces…

A vampire gangster’s nephew is abducted off his yacht by a bunch of low-rent Creatures from the Black Lagoon. A slew of banks are knocked over by what looks like the cast of Night of the Living Dead. All of this may seem like the movies, but, I promise you, it’s not.

I’m Makenna Fraser, seer for SPI, and I know the culprits aren’t wearing disguises or makeup. They’re real. Deadly real. Especially their leader—an ancient shapeshifter who leaves a trail of chaos and blood in his wake. Now, he’s taken my partner, Ian—and his intentions aren’t pretty.

The worst part? This is only the beginning…

The beginning of the end of the human race.


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Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout

This is the fifth and final installment of the Lux Series! It was originally released in paperback format August 2014 but I have the series on my nook so I’ve been eagerly waiting for it to release there! I was originally introduced to Armentrout when my nook suggested that I may like Obsidian. I fell hard core for Deamon and the entire series and the author in general.

oppositionTitle:  Opposition
Author:  Jennifer Armentrout
Series:  Lux #5
Published: August 5, 2014

Description:  Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.


Agent_Annie 100Agent Annie is anxiously awaiting…

I’d have to say, I’m anxiously awaiting the final book or books in George R R Martin‘s series: Song of Ice and Fire. More popularly known as Game of Thrones. I have read the original trilogy 3 times because when book 4 and 5 came out there had been such a gap of time I wanted to re-immerse myself in the story.   I am very torn between wanting the TV series to finish the story and wanting to read Martin’s amazing story. Either way, the moment it’s available, I’ll be picking it up!!

Title: Untitled as of yet
Author: George R R Martin
Series: Song of Ice and Fire #8
To Be Published: Unknown
Description: None released yet

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Waiting on Wednesday 10.19

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This meme has participating book bloggers everywhere, so if you are looking for that new read maybe you’ll find it here.

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Kat Mandu is waiting on…

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In this retelling of the wicked Rumpelstiltskin, Mrs. Redwine takes us on another fabulous journey through Ravenspire. It’s due out on shelves Valentine’s Day 2017 and I’m super stoked to read this action packed sequel.

 

Title: The Wish Granterthe-wish-granter
Author: CJ Redwine
To Be Published: February 14, 2017
Description: An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.


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owl-electric-samuraiTitle: Owl and the Electric Samurai
Author: Kristi Charish
To Be Published:
May 8, 2017
Description: The third exciting novel starring the unforgettable antiquities thief Owl—a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world. From the pen of rising urban fantasy star Kristi Charish (Owl and the Japanese Circus) and for fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Jennifer Estep, Jenn Bennett, and fantasy lovers everywhere.

The International Archaeology Association (IAA) is responsible for keeping all things supernatural under wraps. They’re also responsible for ruining the promising archaeology career of Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl.

Needless to say, Owl’s still a little sore about that.

Just to keep Owl’s life lively, the IAA has opened a bounty on the two designers of World Quest, the online RPG that is much, much more than it seems. Owl needs to locate the notorious gaming duo before the other mercenaries do. But finding the gamers won’t be easy since every clue points to them hiding out in the legendary lost city of Shangri-La. Not to mention that the last time Owl and the game designers spoke, their conversation didn’t exactly end on the best note…

Meanwhile, undercurrents of supernatural politics are running amok in Tokyo, dragging Owl and her friends into a deadly game of wits with an opponent who calls himself the Electric Samurai. The cost of losing? All-out civil war between two powerful supernatural factions.

All in all, just another great day on the job.


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Title: Shadowed Soulsshadowed-souls
Author:  Jim Butcher  (Editor), Seanan McGuire  (Contributor), Kevin J. Anderson  (Contributor), Rob Thurman  (Contributor), Tanya Huff (Contributor), Kat Richardson  (Contributor), Jim. C Hines (Contributor) , Anton Strout  (Contributor), Lucy A. Snyder  (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch  (Contributor), Erik Scott de Bie (Contributor)
To Be Published: November 1, 2016
Description: In this dark and gritty collection—featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman—nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil..

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s Cold Case, Molly Carpenter—Harry Dresden’s apprentice-turned-Winter Lady—must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you’re a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad…

New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything “weird.” They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.

In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Anderson’s Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble’s latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner…

And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman’s infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue—and nightmarish—vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters .

ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BY

Tanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie *

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Waiting on Wednesday 10/5

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This meme has participating book bloggers everywhere, so if you are looking for that new read maybe you’ll find it here.

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Kat Mandu is waiting on…

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(YA) – Holy crap, I loved the Girl At Midnight, the first book in this series. It’s one of the most fascinating things I’ve ever read. The sequel, The Shadow Hour, was recently published in July but I haven’t gotten around to buying it. However, my birthday is coming up….

 

Title:  The Shadow Hourthe-shadow-hour
Author:  Marissa Grey
Published:  July 12, 2016 (Kat is waiting on it…to buy)

Description: A battle has been won. But the war has only just begun.

Everything in Echo’s life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.

The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart.

Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she’s already overcome.

She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight.

Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature—or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what’s left of her world to the ground?

Welcome to the shadow hour. 


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curse-on-the-landTitle:  Curse on the Land
Author: Faith Hunter
To Be Published:
November 1, 2016

Description: Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly-formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals presents dangers of its own…

After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more…


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Title: Silence Fallensilence-fallen
Author: Patricia Briggs
To Be Published: March 7, 2017

Description:  Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…


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Luna Lovebooks is waiting on…

Ok. So I know this technically came out yesterday (10/4/2016) but I’m waiting to own it so that counts right? After reading All the Bright Places, a book that leaves you both heart-broken and full of hope and touches on the topic of suicide, I cannot wait to own Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. The description sounds like it will be just as heart breaking and hopeful.

holding-up-the-universeTitle: Holding Up the Universe
Author: Jennifer Niven
To Be Published: October 4, 2016

Description: Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

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