Three new books this week, one being a highly anticipated sequel. Which one are you buying first?
Livewire (Livewire #1-3) by Vita Ayala with illustrators Raul Allen, Patricia Martin, Kano, & Tana Ford
Mentor. Savior. Enemy of the State.
Livewire is on the run after plunging the United States into a nationwide blackout to stop the exploitation of the psiots she is sworn to protect. Now, she’ll have to outrun the government she once served and those she once called allies while finding herself called on to track down disappearing psiots. Can she overcome the political forces out to get her or will she become what the world condemns her as, a traitor? — Cover image and summary via Goodreads
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
When her twin sister reaches social media stardom, Moon Fuentez accepts her fate as the ugly, unwanted sister hidden in the background, destined to be nothing more than her sister’s camerawoman. But this summer, Moon also takes a job as the “merch girl” on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and her fate begins to shift in the best way possible.
Most notable is her bunkmate and new nemesis, Santiago Phillips, who is grumpy, combative, and also the hottest guy Moon has ever seen.
Moon is certain she hates Santiago and that he hates her back. But as chance and destiny (and maybe, probably, close proximity) bring the two of them in each other’s perpetual paths, Moon starts to wonder if that’s really true. She even starts to question her destiny as the unnoticed, unloved wallflower she always thought she was.
Could this summer change Moon’s life as she knows it? — Cover image and summary via Goodreads
The Sisters of Reckoning (The Good Luck Girls #2) by Charlotte Nicole Davis
The Good Luck Girls are free. Aster’s sister and friends have new lives across the border in Ferron, while Aster remains in Arketta, helping more girls escape. But news of a new welcome house opening fills Aster with a need to do more than just help individual girls. And an unexpected reunion gives her an idea of how to do it. From there, grows a wildly ambitious plan to free all dustbloods, who live as prisoners to Arketta’s landmasters and debt slavery.
When Clementine and the others return from Ferron, they become the heart of a vibrant group of fearless fighters, working to unite the various underclasses and convince them to join in the fight. Along the way, friendships will be forged, lives will be lost, and love will take root even in the harshest of circumstances, between the most unexpected of lovers.
But will Arketta’s dustbloods finally come into power and freedom, or will the resistance just open them up to a new sort of danger? — Cover image and summary via Goodreads