Macmillan Tor Children's and Young Adult Spring 2019

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    Series: Puppy Tale
    Toby's Story A Puppy Tale W. Bruce Cameron
    9780765394989 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 8 - 11 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019 Print Run:200000
    $22.99 CAD 5.85 x 8.43 x 0.97 in | 270 gr | 192 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Starscape
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      Meet Tobya very special dog with a very important purposefeatured inA Dog's Journey, the basis for the major motion picture! Young readers will love this story in the popular A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales series by bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron.

      Toby is a beagle who doesn’t seem to have a purpose. While all of his littermates are adopted right away, Toby is left behind because he's not as energetic as they are. But because he is so quiet, he is adopted by a girl named Mona and her mother, who works at a nursing home. As Toby comforts the residents of the home, he discovers that his purpose may be the most important of all!

      Toby’s Storyis another uplifting tale of the bond that exists between humans and their cherished animal companions. Young fans ofEllie’s Story,Bailey’s Story,Molly’s Story, andMax’s Storywill welcome this new addition to the bestselling series. Includes heartwarming illustrations by Richard Cowdrey and a reading and discussion guide at the end of the book.

      Read all the books in the bestselling series:
      Ellie's Story
      Bailey's Story
      Lily's Story
      Max's Story
      Molly's Story

      Shelby's Story

      Bio
      W. BRUCE CAMERON is the #1New York Times andUSA Today bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose,A Dog's Way Home,andA Dog's Journey (all now major motion pictures),The Dog Master,the A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales for young readers (starting withEllie's StoryandBailey's Story), The Dogs of Christmas, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, and others. He lives in California.
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      “A heartwarming tale for animal lovers and fans of the ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ series.” —School Library Journal

      “Middle grade students who love animals will enjoy Bailey’s character.... Readers will laugh out loud at his antics and feel tears in their eyes.... Overall, this is a very heartwarming story.” —VOYAon Bailey’s Story

      “Ellie's view of the world is spot-on, feeling just like the thoughts dogs must have.... A satisfying and illuminating tale.” —Kirkus Reviews onEllie's Story

      "Ellie's Story is heartwarming and suspenseful.... A fine read for young animal lovers." —School Library JournalonEllie's Story

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    Series: Puppy Tale
    Molly's Story A Puppy Tale W. Bruce Cameron
    9780765394941 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 8 - 11 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019 Print Run:200000
    $10.99 CAD 5.38 x 8.25 x 0.58 in | 180 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Starscape
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      Meet Molly—a very special dog with a very important purpose—featured inA Dog's Journey, soon to be a major motion picture! Young readers will love this story in the popular A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales series by bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron.

      Molly knows that her purpose is to take care of her girl, C.J., but it won’t be easy. Neglected by her mother, Gloria, who won’t allow her to have a dog, C.J. is going through some tough times. Molly’s job is to stay hidden in C.J.’s room, cuddle up to her at night, and protect her from bad people. And no matter what Gloria does to separate them, nothing will keep Molly away from the girl that she loves.

      Adorable black-and-white illustrations by Richard Cowdrey bring Molly and her world to life. Also includes a discussion and activity guide that will help promote family and classroom discussions aboutMolly’s Storyand the insights it provides about humankind’s best friends.

      Read all the books in the bestselling series:
      Ellie's Story
      Bailey's Story
      Lily's Story
      Max's Story
      Shelby's Story
      Toby's Story

      Bio
      W. BRUCE CAMERON is the #1New York TimesandUSA Today bestselling author ofA Dog’s Purpose,A Dog’s Journey, A Dog’s Way Home (all now major motion pictures), The Dog Master,Ellie's Story, Molly’s Story,Max’s Story,Shelby’s Story,The Dogs of Christmas,The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man,and others. He lives in California.
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      "Cameron has written other books about dogs for adults, and this one is a charming and delightful story about what it means to be a working dog.... The book is a must for middle school libraries." —VOYA 4Q 4P M onEllie’s Story

      “Through this heartwarming story about a dog’s unconditional love for his best friend, readers learn about life from a dog’s perspective.” —Children’s Literature onBailey’s Story

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    9781250189233 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction Age (years) from 9 - 11 On Sale Date:July 02, 2019 Print Run:50000
    $18.99 CAD 5.85 x 8.26 x 1.2 in | 400 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Starscape
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      "Fans of Dav Pilkey, Jon Scieszka, and Tom Angleberger will race to read this smart and silly space adventure."School Library Journal

      The launch of a hilarious space adventure trilogy for young readers by David Lubar, author of the popular Weenies Tales!


      When seventh grader Nicholas V. Landrew, his beloved pet gerbil Henrietta, and a package of ground beef are beamed aboard an alien space ship, they soon find themselves on the run in a madcap chase across the universe.

      Now all Nicholas wants to do is get back home before his parents find out and ground him forever, but with the Universal Police hot on his trail, that won’t be easy. Before it’s all over, Henrietta will find herself safely ensconced back in her cage, Nicholas will be crowned Emperor of the Universe, and something even more surprising will happen to the package of ground beef.

      "David Lubar’sEmperor of the Universe isThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for middle school!"—Alan Gratz, bestselling author ofRefugee

      Bio
      Ever since DAVID LUBAR was little, he has traveled to alien planets, fantasy realms, and Earthly wonders by means of books. He’s thrilled he can help launch others on this journey through his own novels and short stories. In the past 25 years, he’s written more than fifty books for young readers, includingHidden Talents (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults),My Rotten Life, which is currently under development for a cartoon series, and the Weenies Tales short story collections, which have sold more than 2.7 million copies. He grew up in Morristown, NJ, and currently lives in Nazareth, PA with his awesome wife, and not too far from his amazing daughter and son-in-law. In his spare time, he takes naps on the couch.
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      "This book is ridiculous! Ridiculous crazy fun ... and deep truth." —Jon Scieszka, bestselling author of the Time Warp Trio series

      "What do you get when you combine a 7th grader, a gerbil, a package of ground beef, and an alien space ship on a chase across the universe? David Lubar’s latest masterpiece, of course!" —Dan Gutman, bestselling author of the My Weird School series

      "David Lubar’sEmperor of the Universe isThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for middle school!" —Alan Gratz, bestselling author ofRefugee

      “A cosmically comic caper, no matter how you slice it.” —Booklist

      "A riotous ride."—Publishers Weekly

      “A zany adventure with humorous asides that open up the author's peculiar and silly version of the known universe.” —Kirkus

      “Nicholas’ adventure into space will delight readers with its combination of twists, turns, and imagination that makes for a truly wild ride. ...a great pick for reluctant readers” —School Library Connection

      “[P]lenty to amuse, spook, and entertain. With supernatural events and creatures, the short and super-short stories are fun, fast-paced reading for Weenies fans and new readers.” —Booklist onBeware the Ninja Weenies

      “This book will talk itself right off the shelves, and reluctant readers will devour it." —School Library JournalonThe Curse of the Campfire Weenies

      "Bullies and others get their due in this hilarious new collection of 35 warped and creepy tales by the master of the ‘weenie' story." —Buffalo News onThe Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies

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    Happily and Madly A Novel Alexis Bass
    9781250195913 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:May 21, 2019 Print Run:35000
    $24.50 CAD 5.61 x 8.6 x 1.14 in | 400 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      Alexis Bass'Happily and Madly is a mature, twisty, compulsively readable YA suspense novel about a young girl who embraces a fate bound in love and mystery.

      Maris Brown has been told two things about her destiny:

      1. She will fall happily and madly in love.
      2. She could be dead before she turns eighteen.

      The summer before that fateful birthday, Maris is in the wealthy beach town of Cross Cove with her estranged father and his new family--and the infamous Duvals. Since the youngest member of the Duval family, Edison, is back from college and back in the arms of Maris’s new stepsister, her summer looks to be a long string of lazy days on the Duval's lush beach.

      But Edison is hiding something. And the more Maris learns about him, the more she’s given signs that she should stay as far away from him as possible. As wrong as it is, Maris is drawn to him. Around Edison, she feels truly alive and she's not willing to give that up. Even if it means a collision course with destiny.

      Bio

      ALEXIS BASS grew up in Washington, went to college in Arizona, and spent her early twenties in Seattle. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband and a gorgeous and rambunctious Golden Retriever, Dylan McKay. She loves good fashion and good TV as much as a good book, and is a huge advocate of long beach vacations.

      Alexis is the author ofHappily and Madly,Love & Other Theories, andWhat's Broken Between Us.

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      "Sexy and surprising, with sinister twists and turns lurking beneath the surface.”—Kara Thomas, award-winning author ofThe Cheerleaders

      "Forbidden romance, dark family secrets, twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end—get ready to fall madly and deeply for your next favorite YA romantic thriller."—Kim Liggett, author ofThe Grace Year

      "Sophisticated and smart,Happily and Madlyis everything you want in a summer read: a lavish beach setting, a troubled family, forbidden love, and a slow-burning mystery that sinks in its hooks and doesn’t let go until the last page. I’m still thinking about it." —Virginia Boecker, author ofAn Assassin's Guide to Love & Treason

      “This lush and slow-burning mystery by Bass (Love and Other Theories, 2014;What's Broken Between Us, 2015) is intoxicating and exhilarating and will enthrall young readers and mystery fans alike. Readers will be hard-pressed to unravel the mystery before the last page.”—Booklist

      "This masterfully paced crime thriller grabs readers from the get-go and does not let up, pulling them along with Maris down a twisting path through blind alleys, past red herrings, and into an enticingly complex web of deceit, money, and power. The emotional backdrop of her difficulties with her father and her rebellion against him gives her character depth and also provides the setup for an even more chilling twist."—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

      "A bold debut that authentically captures the frenzy of love, lust, and senior year of high school!"—Julie Murphy, #1New York Times bestselling author ofDumplin’,onLove & Other Theories

      “Warning: Bass’s debut novel will ignite ALL your feelings!”—Wendy Higgins,New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy, onLove & Other Theories

      “Careful, subtle and aching."—Kirkus Reviews(starred review) onLove & Other Theories

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    Series: Dark Shores
    Dark Shores Danielle L. Jensen Canada
    9781250317728 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019 Print Run:35000
    $24.50 CAD 5.48 x 8.64 x 1.17 in | 420 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet inDark Shores, a thrilling first novel in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series byUSA Today bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen.

      In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West.


      A SAILOR WITH A WILL OF IRON
      Teriana is the second mate of theQuincenseand heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape—a choice with devastating consequences.

      A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET
      Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him – and the world.

      A DANGEROUS QUEST
      When an Empire senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely—and unwilling—alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.

      Readers may read eitherDark Shores orDark Skies first!
      Suggested series reading order:
      1.Dark Skies orDark Shores
      2.Dark Shores orDark Skies
      3.Gilded Serpent(coming spring 2021)

      Bio
      DANIELLE L. JENSEN was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in finance, then went back to school to complete an English literature degree at Mount Royal University. She is theUSA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy:Stolen Songbird,Hidden Huntress, andWarrior Witch (Angry Robot).
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      “Richly-woven, evocative, and absolutely impossible to put down—I was hooked from the first lines!Dark Shoreshas everything I look for in a fantasy novel: fresh, unique settings, a cast of complex and diverse characters, and an unflinching boldness with the nuanced world-building. I loved every word.”—Sarah J. Maas, #1New York Timesbestselling author

      "The book grabs readers from the beginning with its stellar worldbuilding and multidimensional characters, and the mythical elements are truly believable within the constructs of the story. The perspective shifts between the viewpoints of Teriana and Marcus from chapter to chapter, offering readers greater insights into each. ...A gripping introduction to a new series."—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

      "This epic first installment in a new series from Jensen (The Malediction Trilogy) features stunning worldbuilding, a vivid cast of secondary characters, and a steamy slow-burn romance between two exceedingly competent and compelling heroes.Dark Shores is not one to miss."—Booklist

      "This is a lush, imaginative world, and as the focus shifts between Teriana and Marcus, it becomes clear that the readers are only getting a glimpse of its complicated history and mythology. ...Their secrets don’t, of course, stop Teriana and Marcus from embarking on a steamy romance, and fans of Rutkoski’s sighworthyThe Winner’s Kissand the high-stakes sea adventure of Levenseller’sDaughter of the Pirate King will want to know where Marcus and Teriana journey to next." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      "The plot's twists and turns and fantastical elements add to the allure of this thrilling story. VERDICT Exhilarating fantasy-adventure romance for fans of Tricia Levenseller'sDaughter of the Pirate King, Alexandra Christo'sTo Kill a Kingdom, or Natalie C. Parker'sSeafire. Readers will eagerly await the next book in the series."
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    Series: Stormheart
    Rage A Stormheart Novel Cora Carmack
    9780765386366 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:August 27, 2019 Print Run:50000
    $24.50 CAD 6.44 x 8.4 x 1.22 in | 450 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack, the second in the captivating new YA fantasy/romance Stormheart series, perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and Victoria Aveyard.

      Princess or adventurer.

      Duty or freedom.

      Her Kingdom or the storm hunter she loves.

      If Aurora knows anything, it's that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.

      In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different…they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.

      This feels like more than rage.

      It feels like war.

      Bio
      CORA CARMACK has done a multitude of things in her life–boring jobs (retail), fun jobs (theatre), stressful jobs (teaching), and dream jobs (writing). Raised in a small Texas town, she now lives in New York City and Texas, and spends her time writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix. Her first book,Losing It, was aNew York Times andUSA Today bestseller, and her subsequent books were also hits.
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      A blazing maelstrom of powerful magic, fierce romance, and adventurous storytelling. —Stephanie Garber, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofCaraval

      Ragedelivers an incredible second chapter in Cora Carmack's Stormheart series, and will have you positively aching for the next one.Hypable

      Perfect beach read[.]Booklist

      “A rich and unforgettable fantasy forged from the power of storms, the danger of secrets, and the magic of Cora Carmack's imagination.”—Kami Garcia, #1New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofBeautiful Creatures& author ofThe Lovely Reckless,onRoar

      “Carmack shines with this unique fantasy and alluring romance.”—# 1New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout,onRoar

      “Captivating and altogether unique.Roaris a force of magic and romance to be reckoned with!”—Wendy Higgins,New York Timesbestselling author of theSweet Evil trilogy

      “Bright, electric and imaginative with crackling tension and thrilling twists that left me ravenous for more. [Roar] is Cora Carmack’s most exciting work to date.”—Vilma Gonzalez, blogger and reviewer forUSA Today

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    Five Midnights Ann Davila Cardinal
    9781250296078 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:June 04, 2019 Print Run:50000
    $24.50 CAD 5.64 x 8.56 x 1.11 in | 360 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      Ann Dávila Cardinal'sFive Midnights is a “wickedly thrilling” (William Alexander) and “flat-out unputdownable” (Paul Tremblay) novel based on the el Cuco myth set against the backdrop of modern day Puerto Rico.

      2019 Digital Book World Award Winner for best Suspense/Horror Book

      Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución.

      If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can survive each other’s company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends. And if they want to catch the killer, they'll have to step into the shadows to see what's lurking there—murderer, or monster?

      “A frightening, fast-paced thriller.” —Julianna Baggott, Alex Award-winning author ofPure

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      Ann Dávila Cardinal is a novelist and director of student recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) where she earned her MFA in Writing. She also helped create VCFA’s winter Writing residency in Puerto Rico. She comes from a long line of Puerto Rican writers, including poets Virgilio and José Antonio Dávila, and her cousin, award-winning fiction writer Tere Dávila. Ann lives north of Stowe, Vermont with her husband Doug and son Carlos, and likes to spend her free time cycling, doing fiber arts, and preparing for the zombie apocalypse.Five Midnights (Tor Teen) was her first solo novel.
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      Bram Stoker Awards - Finalist 2019, Short-listed
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      2019 Digital Book World Award Winner for best Suspense/Horror Book

      “I looooove. This novel set in Puerto Rico is inspired by a Latinx boogeyman myth.... Lupe and numerous other characters are indeed sassy AF and the narrator gets their attitudes, accents, and inflections so, so right.” —BookRiot

      Five Midnights combines Puerto Rican mythology with a thrilling mystery. The members of your book club will love trying to solve this one as they read.” —Bustle

      “Dávila Cardinal brings both the colorful culture as well as the struggles of Puerto Rico to life....Five Midnightsis a thrilling spin on legendary source material as well as a study in identity, community, and connection. A story that lingers in sinister shadows.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Five Midnights is wickedly thrilling.” —William Alexander, National Book Award winner and NYT bestselling author ofGoblin Secrets

      “Between the threat of an enigmatic monster and an escalating murder mystery, Five Midnights is a novel that kept me up late. As much as it is a frightening, fast-paced thriller, it's also a love story. Lupe and Javier are characters I rooted for, at every dark twist and chilling turn.” —Julianna Baggott, Alex Award-winning author ofPure

      "Ann Dávila Cardinal's inventiveFive Midnights is topical, fun, frightening, and flat-out unputdownable. You'll want to follow Lupe and Javier all over Puerto Rico. Do keep an eye out for El Cuco, though. Especially at night, and after you turn off the lights." —Paul Tremblay, author ofThe Cabin at the End of the World

      “You're in for a suspenseful ride through some very thrilling Puerto Rican lore.” —Locus

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    Bright Star Erin Swan
    9780765392992 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:August 13, 2019 Print Run:50000
    $24.50 CAD 5.46 x 8.56 x 1.29 in | 460 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      Erin Swan's YA fantasy debut,Bright Star,is an action-packed adventure tale of rebellion, romance, and finding one's voice in the heart of a storm.

      Paerolia has been at peace for two centuries, and all is well in the land—or so it seems. Beneath the surface, a tyrant is rising to power.

      A traumatic experience in Andra's childhood has left her mute and subdued, a servant in the Chief Judge’s manor. But when an assassination team, led by the secretive and alluring Kael, infiltrates the manor and makes a quick escape, she takes her chance and flees with them.

      Andra is thrust into the ranks of a secret rebellion—a group of outcasts and believers seeking to overthrow the Chief Judge and replace the corrupt government with new members, ones who will restore and preserve the land they love. Now, the girl who was once an outcast must somehow become the leader Paerolia needs. But she is stronger than she believes—and with the help of a fiercely loyal dragon, she may just be the one to lead them all to victory.

      Bio
      ERIN SWAN was born in a small farm town in Oregon, and spent her childhood on United States Air Force bases around the world. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Erin lives with her husband in Utah, where she works as a marketing copywriter and a novelist.Bright Staris her debut novel.
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      "The book’s fierce protagonist and vivid action will make it a solid read for young fans of the genre." —Booklist

      "Swan depicts a society in transition with undercurrents of feminism, racism, and oppression in a dynamic world blended with the pragmatic and the magical. VERDICT Recommended for fans of Rachel Hartman’s “Seraphina” series and Leigh Bardugo’s “Shadow and Bone” trilogy." —School Library Journal

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    Series: Steeplejack
    Guardian Book 3 in the Steeplejack series A. J. Hartley
    9780765388162 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:June 18, 2019 Print Run:10000
    $14.99 CAD 6.22 x 9.25 x 0.85 in | 330 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      In A. J. Hartley’s thrilling and intriguing 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world,
      which started with the Thriller Award-winningSteeplejack and continues withGuardian, Anglet Sutonga is a teenage detective fighting in a race against time as her beloved city is pushed to the brink.

      This is what Ang knows:

      A dear friend is accused of murdering the Prime Minister of Bar-Selehm.

      A mysterious but fatal illness is infecting the poor.

      A fanatical politician seizes power, unleashing a wave of violent repression over the city.

      This is what Ang must do:

      Protect her family.

      Solve a murder.

      RESIST, no matter what, before it’s too late.

      “Richly-drawn and diverse cast of characters, with an unstoppable plot!” —Carrie Ryan,New York Timesbestselling author

      “Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story.”Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      “A political, multilayered mystery-thriller with a strong, impressively fierce heroine.”Shelf Awareness, starred review

      Bio
      A.J. HARTLEY is the international bestselling author of a dozen novels including the Thriller Award-winning Steeplejack series, the Darwen Arkwright series, and mystery-thrillers for adults. He is UNC Charlotte's Robinson Professor of Shakespeare, specializing in performance theory and practice, and has published several scholarly books on dramaturgy, political theater, and drama history.
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      “Yet again Hartley has successfully intertwined an intricate mystery with weighty cultural and political considerations that truly echo the times in which we live.”Booklist

      “Anglet and her associates are thrust into the center of the social upheaval that strives to pull the city back from the brink and toward justice. The complexity of the forces at work leave Anglet stuck and frustrated more often than in the previous books. Heart-pounding Anglet-attacked-by-animals scenes keep the plot from slowing down, and the action sequences are among the most emotional moments....Fans of the series will be eager for more.”Kirkus Reviews, onGuardian

      Praise for the Steeplejack series

      “Hartley creates a world so analogous to our own it hardly seems like a fantasy....Anglet has blossomed in this sequel, releasing her previously restrained sharp tongue and expanding her emotional range. Even as she learns to put on a neutral face to be a more effective spy, her empathy for those who are suffering and her relentless search for the truth are her most laudable attributes.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review, onFirebrand

      “The well-crafted adventures of this feisty, diverse protagonist continue in this worthy sequel to Steeplejack (2016), evoking Sherlock Holmes with its Victorian-esquesetting, and James Bond in its espionage-laced plot. Hartley has composed another electrifying fantasy that buzzes with intrigue and timely political and social issues, making this a must-have addition to any collection.”Booklist, starred review, onFirebrand

      “Expertly written, never preaching or pointing fingers, but subtly applying pressure to examine race issues, gender inequalities, microaggressions, and socio-economic problems in our culture…. Teens will see themselves in the tough, realistic, and fierce yet vulnerable protagonist. The multicultural worldbuilding will draw in readers of many ages and backgrounds, while the well-crafted mystery and action will keep them wanting more.”VOYA, onFirebrand

      “Hartley's story succeeds in building a detailed world of both familiar (charging hippos) and unfamiliar (a precious mineral, luxorite, used by the rich) elements while also tackling a wide range of complicated social issues....Most impressive is the genre-blending; the author adeptly merges a political thriller with action, adventure, and mystery. Will have strong appeal to a wide range of readers, particularly those looking for complex novels that reflect a diverse world.”School Library Journal, onFirebrand

      “A richly realized world, an intensely likable character, and a mystery to die for."—Cory Doctorow,New York Times-bestselling author, onSteeplejack

      “A thought-provoking blend of action and intrigue, with a competent and ethical heroine in Ang and a fully imagined setting whose atmosphere and cultural cues also play important roles. The result is an unforgettable page-turner built on surprises and full of potential.”Publishers Weekly, starred review, onSteeplejack

      “Skillful writing, masterful pacing, and a capable and quite likable female detective are just a few of the things to love about this fantasy-adventure....In addition to the detective angle, Hartley thoughtfully explores issues such as race relations, both inter- and intra-racial, as Anglet deals with the censure of her own community, and class issues, as she attempts to work outside the political system to solve the murder. This one won’t stay on the shelf for long.”Booklist, starred review, onSteeplejack

      “Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story makes for a rip-roaring series opener.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Steeplejack

      “A city in crisis, breathtaking rooftop chases, harrowing assaults, blood oaths, love and loyalty, brutal betrayals and impressive detective work by the intelligent, intuitive Ang unfold in a fascinating, vividly described setting that includes smog and slums, gas lamps and opera houses, baboons and bush babies. A political, multilayered mystery-thriller with a strong, impressively fierce heroine.”Shelf Awareness, starred review, onSteeplejack

      “Steeplejack is quietly thoughtful and breathlessly exciting, and with two more series installments to follow, Ang’s personal and professional journey is far from over.”BookPage, Teen Top Pick

      “With its unique South African-inspired setting, richly-drawn and diverse cast of characters, and unstoppable plot, readers of any age won't be able to put Steeplejack down!”—Carrie Ryan,New York Timesbestselling author, onSteeplejack

      “With Steeplejack, A.J. Hartley introduces a dynamic, complex and likeable new heroine who combines wits, skill and courage to face deadly challenges in an exotic world. Teens and adults will love this book and want more, more, more!”—Jonathan Maberry,New York Times bestselling author, onSteeplejack

      “A.J. Hartley has created an exquisite, explosive, nail-biting, tear-rousing masterpiece, in a world so realistic it might be right around the corner.”—Faith Hunter,New York Times bestselling author, on Steeplejack

      “What a world Hartley has created! Enough twists and surprises to keep the pages turning long into the night.”—R.L. Stine, onSteeplejack

      “A unique epic adventure set in a richly imagined world; lush, exotic and masterfully written. It's Sherlock Holmes, Oliver Twist, and Indiana Jones rolled into one.”—Lissa Price, internationally bestselling author ofStarters andEnders, onSteeplejack

      “Smart and socially-aware, this fabulous debut adds to the growing library of multicultural fantasy and is a loudly resounding success.”—Nisi Shawl, Tiptree Award-winning author ofEverfair, on Steeplejack

      “With Steeplejack, A.J. Hartley creates a world as complex as its heroine, and a mystery that spans class, race and geography. You can feel the grit and glory of Bar-Selehm, a many-spired city teetering on the edge of the savannah, and the verge of war. The perfect setting for a street-smart young woman who is caught between three cultures, yet refuses to be trapped by them.”—Sherri L. Smith, award-winning author ofFlygirls andOrleans, onSteeplejack

      “Hartley has created a world so gritty and real I could taste the soot.”—Maurice Broaddus, author of the Knights of Breton Court trilogy, onSteeplejack

      Steeplejackcombines a lively and intelligent plot with an intriguing and well-drawn world, and caps all this goodness with a determined and indefatigable heroine.”—Kate Elliott, author ofCourt of Fives andBlack Wolves, onSteeplejack

      “A rich, atmospheric tale of adventure, morality and consequence, Steeplejack will linger with you long after you read the last page.”—Kady Cross, author of the Steampunk Chronicles and Sisters of Blood and Spirit series, onSteeplejack

      “Elegant prose, a cracking good mystery, lots of action, and characters to fall in love with and root for. I read it cover to cover in no time at all. In fact, I did so twice! And I was on the edge of my seat both times.”—D.B. Jackson, author of the Thieftaker series, onSteeplejack

      “I was completely hooked from page one. Ang is a hero to cheer for heart and soul. A thrilling, clever, meaningful read.”—Leanna Renee Hieber, award-winning author ofStrangely Beautiful andThe Eterna Files, onSteeplejack

      “An exquisitely built mystery set in a lush, vibrant world. I was loath to leave Ang and Bar-Selehm behind at the end of it. Definitely a book to be revisited again and again.” —Kat Zhang, author ofWhat’s Left of Me, onSteeplejack

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    Heartwood Box Ann Aguirre
    9780765397645 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date:July 09, 2019 Print Run:75000
    $24.50 CAD 5.69 x 8.4 x 1.15 in | 400 gr | 336 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Teen
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      Description

      Stranger Things meetsThe Lakehouse inHeartwood Box, a dark, romantic YA suspense novel with an SF edge fromNew York Timesbestselling author Ann Aguirre.

      In this tiny, terrifying town, the lost are never found.

      When Araceli Flores Harper is sent to stay with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, the plan is simple. She’ll buckle down and get ready for college. Life won’t be exciting, but she’ll cope, right?

      Wrong. From the start, things are very, very wrong. Her great-aunt still leaves food for the husband who went missing twenty years ago, and local businesses are plastered with MISSING posters. There are unexplained lights in the woods and a mysterious lab just beyond the city limits that the locals don’t talk about. Ever. When she starts receiving mysterious letters that seem to be coming from thepast, she suspects someone of pranking her or trying to drive her out of her mind.

      To solve these riddles and bring the lost home again, Araceli must delve into a truly diabolical conspiracy, but some secrets fight to stay buried…

      Bio
      ANN AGUIRRE is a New York Times &USA Todaybestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English literature. She lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.
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      “..will appeal to YAStrangerThingsfans, and the myriad cross-genre elements will draw readers of all kinds.” —Booklist

      “A unique and genre-bending tale; there are elements of a historical romance, a science fiction ghost story, and a spy thriller.”—School Library Journal

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