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A Season for Fireflies

Rebecca Maizel

Maizel’s (Between Us and the Moon, 2015) latest is a captivating story about first love, second chances, and the power of memory. A year ago Penny Berne's life seemed perfect. She was surrounded by her best friends, all fellow drama students, and was cast as the lead in the school play opposite her first love, Wes. But privately, her life was far from idyllic and Penny was determined to hide her mother, who suffered from mental illness and alcoholism, from everyone at school. So a week before opening night, she quit the show and turned her back on all her friends. For a year she led a very different life until a near-fatal lightning strike robbed Penny of her memory and gave her a second chance at friendship, love, and self-discovery.

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Empire of Dust

Eleanor Herman

Herman’s second book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series combines the real scandals of history with fantasy to reimagine the world's most brilliant ruler, Alexander the Great. The stakes are high as Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands, but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katrina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt. A heartbroken Jacob vows to destroy the ancient Blood Magics and believes that the royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to the kingdom's undoing. As war threatens Macedon, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic threatens to turn the empire to dust!

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United As One

Pittacus Lore

The action-packed epic conclusion to the I Am Number Four series follows the path of Number Four, one of the nine children who escaped to Earth after the Mogadorian invasion of Lorien ten years ago. He fled to Paradise, Ohio, assumed the identity of John Smith and now lives the normal life of a high school sophomore. When the evil Mogadorians invade Earth to kill the fugitives and destroy the planet, no army will risk making a move against them. Only the Garde stands in their way and they're no longer alone in their fight. Knowing there's power in numbers, they've joined forces with human teens who have developed Legacies of their own. Tired of hiding, John is determined to fight the Mogadorians because the time has come for the Garde to make their final stand and win the war.

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