In Lorie Ann Grover's new YA novel Firstborn, Tiadone has been forced to live her entire life as a female accepted as male in her community in order to survive as a Firstborn child. But when she needs to pass the rites of manhood, she finds the Creator may have use for her feminine traits after all.
In Outcasts, the second book in Jill Williamson's Safe Lands series, Levi finds himself not only the leader of Glenrock's remaining people but also the head of a new rebel force called the Messengers, intent on unmasking the Safe Lands' lies. At the same time, Mason uncovers secrets that may be more dangerous than he ever imagined. Meanwhile, Omar decides to take matters into his own hands.
Joining them is Jonathan Friesen, with his new teen novel Aquifer. In the year 2250, a ruling class controls the entire world by controlling the only source of hydration, buried deep underground---and they also control the flow of knowledge. While the Wise Ones can monitor the Topper world above and the 'Water Rat' mines below, there's one boy they can't watch, and he has the passion and knowledge to find a crucial prophecy and potentially change the world.
In Remnants the first book of bestselling author Lisa T. Bergren's new YA futuristic dystopian series, a group called the Remnant begins their mission to course-correct humanity, one person at a time. But as soon as they begin to move, so do their enemies, placing the entire world in peril.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Lorie Ann Grover attended the University of Miami. After school she lived with her husband, David, in South Korea, where she spent most of her time painting and writing poetry. The Grovers have two daughters, Emily and Ellen, and live in Sumner, Washington.
Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. Growing up in Alaska led to love books, and in 2010 her first novel, By Darkness Hid, won the Christy Award. She loves working with teenagers and gives writing workshops at libraries, schools, camps, and churches. Jill lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. Visit Jill online at www.jillwilliamson.com
Jonathan Friesen is an author, speaker, and youth writing coach from Mora, Minnesota. His first young adult novel, Jerk, California, received the ALA Schneider Award. When he's not writing, speaking at schools, or teaching, Jonathan loves to travel and hang out with his wife and three kids. LISA T. BERGREN is the author of over forty books, with a combined count of over two million copies sold. She is a writer and editor residing in Colorado Springs, CO, with her husband and three children.
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