*First Line Friday 5/13/22* One’s Company- Ashley Hutson

Bonnie Lincoln just wants to be left alone. To come home from work, shut out the voice that reminds her of some devastating losses, and unwind in front of the nostalgic, golden glow of her favorite TV show, Three’s Company. When Bonnie wins the lottery, a more grandiose vision—to completely shuck off her own troublesome identity—takes […]

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*First Line Friday 03/18/22* The Things the River Hides – A. N. Sage

Where rivers run red as blood, a long-forgotten darkness awaits its freedom… Nastya Sokolov dreams of not being seen as an outcast. Born with the ability to foretell death with a simple touch, she’s relegated to the confines of her mother’s funeral home. A virtual prisoner, she longs to break free. When the body of […]

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*First Line Friday 01/28/22* Edgewood- Kristen Ciccarelli

No matter how far she runs, the forest of Edgewood always comes for Emeline Lark. The scent of damp earth curls into her nose when she sings and moss creeps across the stage. It’s as if the woods of her childhood, shrouded in folklore and tall tales, are trying to reclaim her. But Emeline has […]

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*First Line Friday 12/31/21* Belladonna- Adalyn Grace

A girl confronts Death—and her own deathly powers—to solve a murder in this Gothic-infused, romantic young adult fantasy. Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa Farrow has been raised by a string of guardians more interested in her wealth than her well-being—all of whom have died of mysterious circumstances. Her last remaining relatives are the Hawthornes, […]

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*First Line Friday 12/24/21* I Must Betray You- Ruta Sepetys

Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force. Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu in a country governed by isolation and fear, Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer. […]

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*First Line Friday 12/17/21* This Rebel Heart- Katherine Locke

A tale set amid the 1956 Hungarian revolution in post-WWII Communist Budapest. In the middle of Budapest, there is a river. Csilla knows the river is magic. During WWII, the river kept her family safe when they needed it most–safe from the Holocaust. But that was before the Communists seized power. Before her parents were […]

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*First Line Friday 12/10/21* The Words We Keep- Erin Stewart

A beautifully realistic, relatable story about mental health and the healing powers of art–perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces and How it Feels to Float. It’s been three months since The Night on the Bathroom Floor–when Lily found her older sister Alice hurting herself. Ever since then, Lily has been desperately trying to keep things together, for […]

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*First Line Friday 11/26/21* I Am the Ghost in Your House- Maria Romasco Moore

From the author of Some Kind of Animal comes a wildly unique story about an invisible girl struggling to see herself in a world obsessed with appearances. Pie is the ghost in your house. She is not dead, she is invisible. The way she looks changes depending on what is behind her. A girl of glass. A […]

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*First Line Friday 11/12/21* The Grimrose Girls- Laura Pohl

Once Upon a Time meets Pretty little liars. Four troubled friends, One murdered girl… and a dark fate that may leave them all doomed. After the mysterious death of their best friend, Ella, Yuki, and Rory are the talk of their elite school, Grimrose Académie. The police ruled it a suicide, but the trio are determined to […]

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*First Line Friday 8/13/21* These Deadly Games by Diana Urban

Let’s play a game. You have 24 hours to win. If you break my rules, she dies. If you call the police, she dies. If you tell your parents or anyone else, she dies. Are you ready? When Crystal Donavan gets a message on a mysterious app with a video of her little sister gagged […]

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