Damaged by Alex Kava In Pensacola Beach, the Coast Guard braces for a Category-5 hurricane that has entered the Gulf of Mexico. During a routine patrol of the waterways, the aircrew spots a massive fishing cooler floating a mile offshore. The guards suspect that the icebox contains smuggled drugs, but when they open it, they’re shocked. It is filled with body parts. Criminal profiler Maggie O’Dell is sent to investigate as the rest of Florida holds its breath for the storm’s impending arrival. Eventually, Maggie is able to trace the torso in the cooler back to a man who mysteriously disappeared weeks earlier after a hurricane hit Port St. Lucie, on the Atlantic side of Florida. How, then, did his body end up six hundred miles away in the Gulf of Mexico? Cliffhanger chapters, behind-the-scenes forensic details, colorful characters, and satisfying twists have become the trademarks of Alex Kava’s psycho- logical thrillers. In Damaged she ratchets up the suspense by sending Maggie into the eye of a monster storm to track down a killer.
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia. Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know. Because Incarceron is alive.
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony's vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two—the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander—survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian's sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian's family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.
The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatra's Daughter. Recounted in Selene's youthful...
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
Readers fell in love with teenage waitress Hope Yancey when Joan Bauer's Newbery Honor—winning novel was published ten years ago. Now, with a terrific new jacket and note from the author, Hope's story will inspire a new group of teen readers.
Also available this week:
- Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
- The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux Series #18) by James Lee Burke
- Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren Series #4) by Lisa Gardner
- Faithful Place by Tana French
- Captive Queen by Alison Weir
- Rules of Betrayal by Christopher Reich
- The Obama Diaries by Laura Ingraham
- Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik
- Red Hook Road by Avelet Waldman
- The Whisperers by John Connolly
- Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley
- Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch Series #15) by Michael Connelly
- Beyond Exile (Day by Day Armageddon) by J.L. Bourne
- Willow: It's Hard to Keep a Secret When It's Written All Over Your Body by Julia Hoban
- Wake (Wake Trilogy Series #1) by Lisa McMann
- Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long
- Betrayals by Lili St. Crow
- The Defector by Daniel Silva
- Glass by Ellen Hopkins