Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Books for the New Year - January 2016 New Books part 9

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern
Contemporary Fiction 
When Emily sees her developmentally disabled classmate Belinda being attacked, she does nothing at all. Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

Taking Flight by Sheena Wilkinson
Contemporary Fiction 
The only riding fifteen-year-old Declan has ever done is joyriding. When he's forced to stay with his snobby cousin 'Princess' Vicky, he's shocked to find himself falling in love with horses. Vicky would do anything to keep Declan out of her already perfect life and away from her precious showjumper, Flight, no matter who gets hurt.

The Temple of Doubt by Anne Boles Levy
Fifteen-year-old Hadara loves to go beyond the city limits gathering herbs and throwing off the yoke of her religious schooling, but when a falling star crashes into the marshes beyond Port Sapphire, two powerful high priests arrive from the god Nihil's home city to investigate, insisting it harbors an evil force, and choosing Hadara as a guide into the wilds, setting off a chain of events that will upend everything she has been taught about the sacred and the profane.

The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill
Contemporary Fiction
A high school drum major must save her school band and navigate romantic disasters when their cruise ship gets stranded at sea.

Uncertain Soldier by Karen Bass
Historical Fiction 
Erich, a teenaged prisoner of war in a logging camp near Lethbridge, Alberta, and Max, who is is bullied because his parents are German, become friends as Erich worries about sabotage at the camp, which is controlled by Nazi prisoners.

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