After the End
Plum (Die for Me series) serves up another suspenseful series opener. Juneau, 17, has grown up isolated in the Alaskan wilderness, believing that she was one of the few survivors of a nuclear war. Returning from a hunting trip, she discovers that everyone in her clan has vanished. In her quest to find family and friends, Juneau discovers that there was no World War III in 1984. Instead of devastation, she finds the contemporary city of Anchorage. Juneau must now adapt to a strange and dangerous modern world and someone who knows the truth about her past is after her.
In Fantaskey's (Jessica Rules the Dark Side, 2012) funny mystery, 17-year-old Millie Ostermeyer writes for her school newspaper and is a lot like her literary heroine, Nancy Drew. When the head football coach is found dead, the student reporter decides to investigate his murder. She teams up with her classmate, the gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright. Unfortunately, the prime suspect is Millie's father, the assistant coach who often disagreed with the victim. Millie tackles every angle to solve the mystery and in the process she uncovers some surprising facts about all the suspects, including her dad.
We Were Liars
Award-winning author Lockhart (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks, 2008), delivers a devastating tale of greed and secrets. Cadence Eastman, heiress to a fortune, leads a charmed life. She spends every summer with her family, her cousins Johnny and Mirren, and friend Gat (the four "Liars"), on a private island. When she was 15, Cadence suffered a head injury and has spent the last two years trying to piece together her lost memories. As she recovers snippets of the past, Cadence learns what family means, and what it’s like to lose the one person who really matters most to you.
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