Between Us and the Moon
In Maizel’s (Infinite Days, 2013) summer romance, Sarah Levin has always lived in the shadow of her larger-than-life sister, Scarlett. Accused of being overly academic, Sarah initiates the Scarlett Experiment, deciding to dress, act and play like her popular older sister. While spending the summer on Cape Cod, she starts channeling her “inner Scarlett” by borrowing both her sister's clothes and her personality. When she meets Andrew, a gorgeous college student, she lies to him about her age. Soon, one lie grows into another and by the end of the summer, Sarah might have to choose between falling in love and finding herself.
When Tess Kendrick’s grandfather develops dementia, she’s whisked off his Montana ranch by her older sister Ivy and moved to Washington D. C. in this thriller from Barnes (Killer Instinct, 2013). Ivy is a high-powered “fixer” who can make the impossible happen for her clients including the president and first lady. When Tess enrolls at Hardwicke Academy, she follows in her sister's footsteps and becomes D.C.'s premier high school fixer, solving problems for elite teens. She finds herself at the center of a major scandal and suddenly, there’s more on the line than good grades, money, or politics, and the price for this fix might be more than Tess is willing to pay.
In her YA debut, Older introduces a heroine and magic unlike anything else in fantasy fiction. Summer has just started, and Sierra Santiago plans to enjoy it, hanging out with her friends in their Brooklyn neighborhood and painting a mural on an abandoned building. But something sinister is going on and Sierra discovers that she lives in a world full of magic known as shadowshaping which infuses art with the spirit of a departed soul. When someone starts killing the shadowshapers, Sierra realizes she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.
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