Princess of Thorns
Jay’s (Of Beast and Beauty, 2013) latest is a romantic fantasy adventure. Exiled warrior-princess Aurora, the daughter of Sleeping Beauty, hopes to raise an army to save her brother and reclaim her throne from the evil ogre Queen Ekeeta. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome, but also cursed, Prince Niklaas. Although their partnership is steeped in lies, they must rely on each other as they begin their risky journey. Will they be able to reach Aurora's brother before it's too late? And can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise keep them from finding their own happily-ever-after?
The Unhappening of Genesis Lee
In McArthur's chilling debut, 17-year-old Genesis "Gena" Lee is one of the Mementi, a group of genetically enhanced humans with the ability to preserve all of their memories which they store in valuable Link bracelets. The resentful ordinary humans who don’t have this privilege belong to the rival group known as the Populace. When someone steals the Links of six Mementi, including Gena's best friend, a Populace boy named Kalan steps in to help. Gena doesn't know if she can trust him, but as tension between Mementi and the Populace drives the city into chaos, she knows she must work with Kalan to find the thief.
Debut novelist Maggi's urban fantasy finds Alessia Jacobs, 16, living a boring life in Twin Willows, Maine. That is until the mysterious and attractive Jonah Wolfe arrives in town and turns her life upside down. After encountering him at school, Alessia is confused by visions of becoming a falcon. She soon discovers these visions are real because she's a member of the Benandanti, an ancient group of warriors who can transform into animals. When she learns that Jonah may have ties to the evil Malandanti, rivals of the Benandanti, Alessia is caught in the middle of an epic struggle with devastating consequences.
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