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We’re in the heat of the summer beach read season, and BookTrib.com
is serving up four more compelling titles to consider.
I Love You Like That by Heather Cumiskey
(She Writes Press)
Perfect for fans of All the Bright Placesby Jennifer Niven, thisis the second book in a poignant young adult duology about addiction, sexuality, peer pressure, and first love.
Hannah falls into the arms of the wrong boys after the “death” of Deacon–her mysterious former boyfriend. Her mother’s growing addiction pulls her family apart. Meanwhile, Deacon wakes in a hospital and learns his “death” has placed him in the middle of a federal undercover sting operation and into the dangerous world of Miami drug cartels.
Will a cruel deception and a family’s unresolved grief change Deacon and Hannah, or can love lead them back to one another?
Buy at https://amzn.to/2XKbqia.
Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez (Imprint)
Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, Branwen has a secret powerful enough to destroy two kingdoms.
Her ancient magic led to a terrible betrayal by her best friend, the princess Essy, and her first love, Tristan. Now this same magic is changing Branwen. Adrift in a rival court, Branwen must hide the truth from the enemy king by protecting the lovers who broke her heart―and finds herself considering a darker path.
Not everyone wants the alliance with Branwen’s kingdom to succeed―peace is balanced on a knife’s edge, and her only chance may be to embrace the darkness within.
A Song for the Road by Rayne Lacko (SparkPress)
When a tornado destroys his Tulsa home, young Carter Danforth is trapped in the pawnshop where his daddy hawked his custom Martin guitar six years earlier―and then took off, leaving Carter with nothing but a hankering to pluck strings. Injured by the storm, Carter’s mother is laid up and Carter embarks on an epic road trip in search of his father.
On his way west, Carter picks up licks and techniques from a quirky cast of Southwestern charmers. Reading like a mash-up of The Wizard of Ozand Easy Rider, whenhe reaches the end of US Route 66, Carter has learned how to tell the truth of his life through music.
Buy at http://bit.ly/2GevQow.
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
In the final book of the bestselling Three Dark Crowns series, an all-out war is brewing.
After the grim confrontation with Queen Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Jules’s legion curse has been unbound, and Arsinoe must find a cure. Mirabella has disappeared.
Katharine’s reign remains intact. When Mirabella arrives, Katharine yearns for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share. But the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted.
Three sisters will rise to fight as the secrets of Fennbirn’s history are laid bare. Allegiances shift. Bonds are tested. But the fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.
Buy “Five Dark Fates” (HarperTeen) at https://kendareblake.com.