In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.
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This brief, light-hearted comics-style guide offers an introduction to a wide-range of nontraditional choices and identities.
Three girls, drawn together on remote Sawkill Rock, are affected in different ways by a bloodthirsty power that inhabits its forest. Val, the heiress of the island, has a long history with it. Zoey knows something is wrong with Val but not what. And Marion, newly arrived with her mother and sister after a tragic loss, only knows that the island makes her feel sick. Together they will discover who they really are and what powers they hold. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby, as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.