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Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko; Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Publication Date: August 18, 2020
Tarisai has grown up living a privileged life surrounded by tutors, luxury, and protection in her realm, but she has never received love and closeness from anyone around her. She especially longs for attention from her mother, called The Lady. At 11 years old, Tarisai is sent to Oluwan City to compete for inclusion on Crown Prince Ekundayo’s governing Council of Eleven. If chosen, she will bond eternally with Prince Dayo and her Council siblings via a mystical Ray, and gain the human closeness she so craves. But Tarisai learns that before she was born, The Lady commanded a djinn to impregnate her with a child who must someday grant her third wish. Tarisai is that child. And The Lady’s third wish is to kill the prince Tarisai is now sworn to protect.
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The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg
Flatiron Books / Macmillan
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Ingrid, a seventeen year old competitive diver, cannot sleep ever since her diving accident. Neither can her neighbor Van, who happens to be the last face she remembers seeing before her accident. The two spend their sleepless nights watching their neighborhood from a bedroom window while trying to unravel the mystery of the vacant house next door and missing parts of their memories.
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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, narrated by Khristine Hvam
Audio published by Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Sky in the Deep is a thrilling, Viking-inspired historic fantasy about family, loyalty, acceptance, and triumph of the human spirit. In Adrienne Young’s debut novel, Eelyn and her brother, Iri, belong to the fjord-dwelling Aska clan, where they’ve trained from birth to be warriors. Every five years, their sworn enemy, the Riki, come down from the mountains to fight a sacred battle. Five years before, Eelyn witnessed her beloved brother’s death after he fell into a ravine while fighting a young Riki warrior. But now, at the start of the new fighting season, Eelyn sees Iri on the battlefield, fighting on the side of the enemy. Reeling from his appearance and in denial of his betrayal, Eelyn is captured and enslaved. Living in the land of her enemy, Eelyn is faced with serious questions about the true meaning of loyalty and love. When the Riki and Aska are attacked by a ruthless, legendary clan, Eelyn must decide if “Honor Before Life” is more important than uniting with the Riki to save the home she loves.
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Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
Bloomsbury USA Childrens / Bloomsbury
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
To end the war with the adjoining kingdom and save her family, Shalia marries the rival king. However, her husband Calix is a cruel man with a deep hatred for the Elementae, people who can control one of the elements. Self-effacing Shalia must find the strength to stand by her convictions especially when she discovers she has the power to move the earth.
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