But Not Forever by Jan Von Schleh
Jan Von Schleh’s debut novel centers around two young girls in two very different decades, who want nothing more than to escape their current lives. Magically switching lives while living in the same house, Sonnet and Emma will finally get the chance to experience something new, finding that they may like their new lives better. As dark family secrets are revealed and the girls find love in all forms, the two will have to figure out whether they want to remain in this new place and time or if they want to return to the lives they were given. For fans of classics like Freaky Friday, this is the fantasy story you’ll want to get lost in this year.
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Fabiola and her mother thought they could start a new life in America, free of their burdens. When Fabiola’s mother is detained by immigration officials, Fabiola is left to live with her cousins. She’ll settle into a new life and even fall in love but when a dangerous proposition is sent her way, she’ll learn that freedom really does have a price.
When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker
In this new 2018 summer release, 17-year-old Mira must find her way in the music world. Just when she thinks she’s happy with her potential future at a prestigious jazz school, she finds her heart has other plans for her. Discovering her love for dance music, she quickly picks up a talent for DJing and her new hobby takes off at a speed she hadn’t anticipated. But when tragedy strikes, she suddenly isn’t sure about the new life she has acquired and will have to decide whether or not she wants to return to her jazz roots.