Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?
Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth–that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it.And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.But to get his revenge, Aly may have to travel back to the very place he thought he’d left forever—home.Princess Kara knows that a single piece of technology located on the uninhabitable planet Wraeta may be the key to remembering—and erasing—the princess she once was.Here’s a look at some excellent 2018 book covers where teens of color are front and center. Know of any I’ve missed from traditional publishers? After The Shot Drops by Randy Ribay (March 6) Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir is betrayed.Not all covers for next year’s books have been revealed yet, so this isn’t comprehensive. Bunny feels out of place among his new, privileged peers, and Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted.But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do.It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane.