Young adult sequels will make or break a series. Sometimes it is hard to live up to the first book in a series and readers will feel as if the characters or plot just cannot hold up. However, sometimes the author will take the characters and plot to extreme new heights in the second book exceeding the readers expectations. Here is a few where readers preferred the second book:
Coldwater by Samuel Parker was published January 2nd 2018 by Fleming H. Revell Company and is a suspense novel. Having forfeited his youth to the state prison system, Michael moved back to the only home he’d ever known. An empty shell of a man who now lived–if it could be called living–in the still vacant house of his parents in a town with one stoplight. A town that hated him. Had always hated him. And was ready to pick up where the prison system had let off.
Now he’s on the run from men who’ve tried to kill him once; but Michael is more than an ex-con. A powerful, sinister force creeps inside him, threatening and destructive. Who–and what–it will destroy next is the only real question. From the bold voice that brought readers down Purgatory Road comes a new pulse-pounding, spine-rattling tale of vengeance and justice that will have them up all night. Continue reading
Spirit Land: The Peyote Diaries of Charles Langley: Against Witchcraft and Evil Ones by Charles Langley has a scheduled release date of February 1st, 2018. This is the true story of Charles Langley, an Englishman from London, who became apprentice to a powerful Navajo Indian medicine man in the remote desert of the American Southwest. His first experiences of Navajo witchcraft, divination, healing, and of visions induced by the peyote cactus, proved so remarkable, and so other-worldly, he knew others would find them hard to believe. Encouraged by the medicine man Blue Horse, and using skills honed as a top British journalist, Langley began a detailed diary from which this book has been crafted. Continue reading
The road to power… is paved with blood and magic. Cleo is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people. Magnus stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia. Lucia is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms. Jonas watched at the palace gates a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius. After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over…
Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places by Chad Bird was published January 2nd 2018 by Baker Books. Most of us are regular people who have good days and bad days. Our lives are radically ordinary and unexciting. That means they’re the kind of lives God gets excited about. While the world worships beauty and power and wealth, God hides his glory in the simple, the mundane, the foolish, working in unawesome people, things, and places.
WICKED CHARM by Amber Hart has an expected publication date of January 30th, 2018 by Entangled Teen Publishing and is a young adult romance novel. Nothing good comes from living in the Devil’s swamp.
Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn’t half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog. Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next.
Everyone warns Willow to stay away from Beau Cadwell—the bad boy at the top of their suspect list as the serial killer tormenting the small town. Continue reading
Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone has an expected publication date of June 5th, 2018 by Disney Hyperion and is a young adult novel. Next-door neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven’t spoken in months. Not since the fight—the one where they said things they couldn’t take back.
Now, Emory is fine-tuning her UCLA performing arts application and trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before they head off to separate colleges. Meanwhile, Hannah’s strong faith is shaken when her family’s financial problems come to light, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places—and people—for answers to the difficult questions she’s suddenly facing. Continue reading