Hunt for Eden’s Star
(Beacon Hill Series, Book 1)
by D. J. Williams
From Hollywood producer and author D. J. Williams comes a globally inspired YA debut filled with compelling characters and adventure. Jack, a coming-of-age teen is thrown into a world of ancient secrets when he discovers a supernatural artifact that protects a weapon of mass destruction. With the help of a diverse group of friends, he embarks on a global adventure, seeking the truth about his sister’s death and uncovering two clandestine, supernatural societies waging an epic, hidden war that threatens the future of civilization along the way. As Jack races to collect ancient artifacts critical to the survival of the world, readers are transported to locales across Asia, from the lush jungles of the Philippines to the high-energy streets of Hong Kong. Themes of addiction, revenge, faith, and friendship emerge as Jack battles literal and psychological demons—and even his own friends and family—on his quest to thwart the forces of evil.
The Crescent Stone
(The Sunlit Lands Series, Book 1)
by Matt Mikalatos
Kirkus Reviews calls Matt Mikalatos' series a must-read for "Narnia fans who enjoy heavy snark" Meet Madeline Oliver, a girl living with a fatal lung disease. When a mysterious stranger named Hanali appears to Madeline and offers to heal her in exchange for one year of service to his people, Madeline's adventure begins. Her journey leads her to cross paths with Jason Wu, a boy who hides a guilty secret behind his jokester facade. Together, the two are swept into a strange land where they don’t know the rules and where their decisions carry consequences that reach further than they could ever guess. Fans of this series should also be on the lookout for the series bundle coming this summer.
(Dragons in Our Midst Series, Book 1)
by Brian Davis
Outcasts Billy and Bonnie find themselves drawn together by their shared dragon heritage: he breathes fire; she has wings. Their newly formed friendship is quickly tested, however, when they are forced to fight a malevolent slayer who wields a powerful, medieval weapon and is intent on exterminating their dragon kind forever. Soon they their lives turned upside down as they are thrust into a war to preserve an ancient secret legacy in Raising Dragons, a hair-raising, modern-day Arthurian adventure from author Bryan Davis that offers a glimpse into another world filled with knights, dragons, and fair maidens fighting to destroy evil.
A Gentle Tyranny
(Nedé Rising Series, Book 1)
by Jess Corban
What if women unraveled the evils of patriarchy? With men safely “gentled” in a worldwide Liberation, the matriarchy of Nedé has risen from the ashes. Seventeen-year-old Reina Pierce has never given a thought to the Brutes of old. Itching to escape her mother’s finca and keeping her training for the Alexia and her forbidden friendship a secret, her greatest worry is which Destiny she’ll choose on her next birthday. But when she’s selected as a candidate for the Succession instead, competing to become Nedé’s ninth Matriarch, she discovers their Eden has come at a cost she’s not sure she’s willing to pay. Jess Corban’s first novel of the Nedé Rising duology presents a new twist to the dystopian genre, delivering heart-pounding action, thought-provoking revelations, and a setting as lush as the jungles of Central America.
(The Architect Series, Book 1)
by Jonathan Starrett
There’s a golden rule in Phantom City: “No one about when the Zeppelin is out.” But one night, 12-year-old Charlie Crane comes face-to-face with the Zeppelin, and instead of finding trouble, she is awakened. Determined to find the truth in a city plagued with lies, Charlie, along with a quirky band of unlikely heroes, works to free the people of Phantom City from the clutches of a shadowy villain. Helped by a mysterious Architect who only communicates over radio and telephone, Charlie wrestles with two big questions: Can she trust a guide she can’t see? And is the truth actually worth the trouble? Filled with sinister schemes, bumbling superheroes, unexpected friendships, and plenty of humor and plot twists, Jonathan Starrett's The Architect keeps readers on the edge of their seats.