New Book Tuesday: October 26th

Here are the new books coming out for this week on New Book Tuesday. Click each book for more information and to purchase. Which are you planning to read? Do you have a favorite of all the new titles being released this week? Tell us in the comments section below.

Rest Easy by Warona Jolomba

About the Book:

Heartsick from the death of his mother and heartsore from breaking up with his girlfriend, Dee Warrington is barely getting by.

Eccentric with mad style, Naya’s had straight As since the seventh grade, and when she makes a pinky promise, she means it.

Both find themselves at Salvation Hill Nursing Home, volunteering during their summer break. There they meet Marie Delden―a former aspiring poet with a mysterious backstory. As Dee and Naya read through Marie’s poems, they begin to unravel Marie’s past . . . and discover their own future.

About the Author:

Warona Jolomba’s lifelong passion for storytelling was further ignited by her first writing accolade, aged sixteen. Since then, she has won two Watty Awards and was a finalist in Penguin’s WriteNow editorial scheme. Her works include Rest Easy, which has garnered over 350,000 reads on Wattpad and will be her debut novel. When she’s not working on her PhD in creative writing, she’s reading or painting portraits in her home in South East London.

We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera

About the Book:

Pedro, Luna, and Rafa may attend Fairfax High School together in Los Angeles, but they run in separate spheres. Pedro is often told that he’s “too much” and seeks refuge from his home life in a local drag bar. Luna is pretending to go along with the popular crowd but is still grieving the unexpected passing of her beloved cousin Tasha. Then there’s Rafa, the quiet new kid who is hiding the fact that his family is homeless.

But Pedro, Luna, and Rafa find themselves thrown together when an extraterrestrial visitor lands in their city and takes the form of Luna’s cousin Tasha. As the Visitor causes destruction wherever it goes, the three teens struggle to survive and warn others of what’s coming–because this Visitor is only the first of many. But who is their true enemy–this alien, or their fellow humans?

Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Lilliam Rivera examines the days before a War of the Worlds-inspired alien invasion in this captivating and chilling new novel.

About the Author:

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and the author of children’s books Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit, Dealing in Dreams, The Education of Margot Sanchez, and the forthcoming young adult novel Never Look Back (September 2020) by Bloomsbury. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times, and Elle, to name a few. A Bronx, New York native, Lilliam currently lives in Los Angeles.

Journey …the healer by Rebecca Conaty Bruce

About the Book:

Journey is a girl with very few friends. She rarely went to school and never felt special. Momma created a project to keep her busy. In the North Georgia woods behind their tiny home Journey and her sister Justice helped Momma create a hut, a safe place where they could escape to when times got tough. They built it with boards from an abandoned barn, Christmas wrapping paper for the walls, and even parts from the old dog house. Although it was meant to be a temporary hideout, when her Momma died, Journey never went home. At eleven years old, young Journey lived in the secret hideout until one day after falling into a spring changed her life forever. Did the spring give Journey the power to heal? Journey felt special for the first time in her life but will the rest of the world believe her?

About the Author:

Rebecca is the Author/Writer of Irish Bones a two book series and Esther Valentine Chronicles a crime series. Fictional characters are weaved through historical facts of rebellion, wars, time line events, cities, towns and places. Irish Bones includes events and places in Ireland. Esther Valentine includes historical towns and places in and around Texas. Rebecca includes female heroins in her books. Look for more books coming soon.

Ski Weekend: A Novel by Rektok Ross

About the Book:

Six teens, one dog, a ski trip gone wrong . . .

Sam is dreading senior ski weekend and having to watch after her brother and his best friend, Gavin, to make sure they don’t do anything stupid. Again. Gavin may be gorgeous, but he and Sam have never gotten along. Now they’re crammed into an SUV with three other classmates and Gavin’s dog, heading on a road trip that can’t go by fast enough.

Then their SUV crashes into a snowbank, and Sam and her friends find themselves stranded in the mountains with cell phone coverage long gone and temperatures dropping. When the group gets sick of waiting for rescue, they venture outside to find help—only to have a wilderness accident leave Sam’s brother with a smashed leg and, soon, a raging fever. While the hours turn to days, Sam’s brother gets sicker and sicker, and their food and supplies dwindle until there isn’t enough for everyone. As the winter elements begin to claim members of the group one by one, Sam vows to keep her brother alive.

No matter what.

Filled with twists, secrets, and life-changing moments, Ski Weekend is a snow-packed survival thriller featuring a diverse cast of teens that will appeal to fans of One of Us is Lying and I Am Still Alive.

About the Author:

Rektok Ross is the pen name of Liani Kotcher, a trial attorney turned young adult author and book blogger. An avid reader since childhood, Liani writes exactly the kind of books she loves to escape into herself: exciting thrillers with strong female leads, swoonworthy love interests, and life-changing moments. She graduated from the University of Florida School of Journalism and obtained her juris doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law. Originally from South Florida, she currently splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles with her husband, stepkids, and her dogs.

Tink and Wendy by Kelly Ann Jacobson

About the Book:

What happens when Tinker Bell is in love with both Peter Pan and Wendy? In this sparkling re-imagining of Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy’s granddaughter Hope Darling finds the reclusive Tinker Bell squatting at the Darling mansion in order to care for the graves of her two lost friends after a love triangle gone awry. As Hope wins the fairy’s trust, Tink tells her the truth about Wendy and Peter—and her own role in their ultimate fate. Told in three alternating perspectives—past, present, and excerpts from a book called Neverland: A History written by Tink’s own fairy godmother—this queer adaptation is for anyone who has ever wondered if there might have been more to the story of Tinker Bell and the rest of the Peter Pan legend.

About the Author:

Kelly Ann Jacobson is the author of many published books, including the novel Cairo in White and the poetry collection I Have Conversations with You in My Dreams, and she edits anthologies such as Dear Robot: An Anthology of Epistolary Science Fiction. She works as a professor of English and creative writing instructor. Kelly also writes young adult fantasy novels under her pen name, Annabelle Jay. Her short fiction has been published in places such as Northern Virginia Review, New Plains Review, and Iron Horse Literary Review.

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