The Last Forever
In bestselling author Caletti’s (He’s Gone, 2013) latest novel, nothing lasts forever, and no one understands that more than Tessa. After a long bout with cancer, her mother dies and Tessa must live with her pot-smoking and irresponsible father. He takes her on an extended road trip to the Grand Canyon and ends up dropping Tessa off with the grandmother she hasn’t seen for 15 years. Along for the ride is her mother's rare plant, a pixiebell. Although it’s lasted over 40 years, now under Tessa's care, the plant is starting to wilt. Then she meets Henry who makes it his mission to save the pixiebell and wins Tessa's heart in the process.
The Slanted Worlds
In Fisher's whirlwind middle book in the Obsidian Mirror trilogy, Jake, Sarah, and Oberon Venn continue their fight for control of the Obsidian Mirror. After an explosion, most of them hunker down at the crumbling Wintercombe Abbey, desperately trying to master the Chronoptika. They are all there except for Sarah, who was sent from a ravaged future to destroy the device, and Jake, who is trapped in the London Blitz. They try to put aside their differences and agree to work together to save Jake and rescue his father. Whoever wins will either save a life, change the past, or rescue the future.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Walton’s debut is a multigenerational novel wrapped in the language of fable, magic, and local legend. It retells the family history of 16-year-old Ava Lavender who in all other ways is a normal girl except for the fact that she was born with wings. Her story begins with her great-grandmother in France and follows the family through ill-fated romances and personal calamities. Surrounded by death and despised by their neighbors, the Lavender women live in seclusion and Ava is no exception. Although she’s desperate to fit in with her peers, Ava is ill-prepared for and naive about the twisted motives of others.
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