Thursday, October 10, 2019

New Fiction

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough
“Harriet Price is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will Everhart is a troublemaker who's never met an injustice she didn't fight. When their swim coach's inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly team up to expose his misdeeds, pulling provocative pranks and creating the instantly legendary Amelia Westlake--an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution.” –Amazon

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
“Princess Hesina's world is teetering on calamity. She would rather sneak out of the palace through the secret tunnels her father showed her than face the responsibilities of the crown. That is, until the king is found dead, mysteriously poisoned. Hesina's court is packed with dissemblers and deceivers, eager to use the king's assassination for political gain, and it falls on Hesina to lead her people and find her father's true killer.” –WorldCat

Individutopia by Joss Sheldon
“The year is 2084, and that famous Margaret Thatcher quote has become a reality: There really is no such thing as society. No one speaks to anyone else. No one looks at anyone else. People don’t collaborate, they only compete. Unable to satisfy their social urges, the population has fallen into a pit of depression and anxiety. But please don’t despair, there is hope, and it comes in the form of our hero: Renee Ann Blanca. Wishing to fill the society-shaped hole in her life, our Renee does the unthinkable: She goes in search of human company! It’s a radical act and an enormous challenge. But that, I suppose, is why her tale’s worth recounting. It’s as gripping as it is touching, and I think you’re going to love it…” –Amazon

Me, Myself and Him by Chris Tebbetts
“In two parallel universes, eighteen-year-old Chris navigates the summer before college--in one universe he is forced to spend three months with his emotionally distant father in California, and in the other he remains home and deals with a swiftly changing friendship." –WorldCat

Misery by Stephen King
“Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader--she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life--just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on.” –WorldCat

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
“Seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan secretly writes the advice column, "Dear Miss Sweetie." She decides to use the column to address taboo topics, but the backlash is bigger than she ever expected.” –WorldCat

The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
“After escaping a detention center at the U.S. border, seventeen-year-old Marisol agrees to participate in a medical experiment hoping to keep her and her younger sister, Gabi, from being deported to El Salvador.” –WorldCat

The Outsider by Stephen King
“An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park, and evidence points unmistakably to Terry Maitland, one of Flint City's most popular citizens. But is Maitland wearing another face?” –WorldCat

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
"When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead." –WorldCat

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
“When a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home ends with her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to explain to her lawyer the unraveling events that led to her incarceration.” –WorldCat