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Posted on May 11, 2016 at 1:53 PM by Craig Jacobson
On May 18th, the Frank L. Weyenberg Library will host Milwaukee author Liza Wiemer (Hello?) and New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout (Obsidian, The Problem with Forever) for an author talk. Get a sneak preview and suggestions on what to read while you wait below.
Five Wisconsin teens’ lives are intertwined through their connections to each other and a single phone call. Each teen’s story is told from their own viewpoint and in their own style, -- and those styles range from prose to screenplay. This intensely emotional debut novel is full of friendship, heartbreak, loss, and resilience.
Find out more here: Hello by Liza Wiemer
Jennifer Armentrout writes paranormal romance, suspense, and more. In The Problem with Forever, Mallory “Mouse” Dodge has finally found caring adoptive parents after years in an abusive foster home – but has been separated from her one-time protector, Rider. When their paths cross again, Mouse finds that she remains mired in the past while Rider has grown. How has their relationship changed – and is it for the better? The Problem with Forever will be released on May 17 – click here to request it early.
While You Wait
Of course, sometimes there’s a waitlist for new titles. If you’re wondering what to fill the gap with, here are some suggestions.
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout
Two girls disappear – only one returns. Samantha – or Sam – remembers little of her former life and nothing of what happened to her friend. As Sam tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that she didn’t much care for who she used to be. But as she tries to piece back together what happened to her, she puts her life at risk because someone does remember what happened the night her friend disappeared and they don’t want Sam to remember – ever.
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
Breanna is the responsible girl, the weird one, the quiet one. She doesn’t fit in at home or at school – she just wants to leave her small town. When a kindness from local bad boy Razor turns against the two of them, warping into blackmail and cyberbullying, the two push back … and the more time they spend together, the more they care for one another.
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
For fans of Armentrout’s Covenant series (Half-Blood, Apollyon), Embrace follows Violet, 17 and torn between two identities. Angels live among humans – and sometimes, humanity needs protection from angels. It’s not a fight Violet wanted and if chooses wrong it’s not just her life that’s at stake – it’s her soul.
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Wren and Charlie are about to graduate when chance brings them together. Wren is trying to find her own identity after years of living with loving but overbearing parents. Charlie, a former foster child, loves his family – he’s trying to regain his sense of identity after a toxic relationship. Myracle captures the intensity of first love in this summer romance.
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