Every Ugly Word follows 17 year old Ashley who is relentlessly bullied at her high school and by her own mother, and his helplessly in love with her best friend, Matt, who is bullied by his father.
She seeks help by looking to her future self, “Older Me” who supports her through it all and teaches her to love herself. But is she really seeking “Older Me” or is she looking within herself for the answers?
When Ashley looks in the mirror she can see and talk to her future self. “Older Me” has been her support system through her relentless tormentor’s bullying, her unstable mother at home, and her forlorn love for her longtime best friend. But when Ashley discovers “Older Me’s” betrayal, she is targeted in the worst way and impends her last chance with Matt. She’s done with hearing every ugly word.
About the Author
Aimee L. Salter writes novels for teens and the
occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with
their inner-high schooler. She never stopped
appreciating those moments in the dark when you say
what you're really thinking. And she'll always ask you
about the things you wish she wouldn't ask you about.
Everyone is exactly like me.
There is no one like me.
The rough fabric of my cotton nightgown chafes so I lie very still.
They say my discomfort comes from being built like one
accustomed to niceties. How is that fair when I myself have never
experienced anything but copies of the real thing?
My entire life is an imitation.
I am an Imitation.
I’ve been here five years. Training. Preparing. Waiting.
And now I have a letter.
My assignment has begun.
I am a prisoner.
I am not Raven Rogen.
I am here to die.
Ven is an Imitation, a clone of a wealthy girl named Raven. Imitations only leave their home, Twig City, when they are needed by their Authentics- to replace them in any situation, to serve as organ donors, or, as in Ven's case, to become bait when her Authentic's life has been threatened. Ven must pretend to be Raven even as she experiences the sights, sounds, and feelings of the real world for the first time. But real life is more dangerous than she ever imagined. The attacks begin the second she replaces her Authentic, and Ven is quickly caught in a game of cat-and-mouse with her assailants.
About the Author
Heather Hildenbrand has published more than eight YA & NA
novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her
time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves
having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two
There are two things in the world that Aris truly loves: flying in her wingjet above Atalanta, and Calix, the boy that she is about to be promised to after the selection.
Just before the selection happens, a mysterious military officer named Theo presents her
with a job alternative in his sector she never thought possible: to fly. But from all the
information that Aris has ever known, women are not allowed in the Military sector of
the Five Dominions. What could he possibly have in mind?
With the war between the Five Dominions and Safara becoming increasingly dire, Theo
also shares with Aris that there will be an increase in military recruits assigned at the
selection and Calix will likely be on that list – allowing Aris to truly consider the job
She could save lives, maybe even Calix’s.
In a society where conflict has overtaken, relationships are tested through the most
dangerous of situations: war. REBEL WING will test the limits of love and explore how
far people will go for the ones they truly care about. But even with Aris stepping up, high
up in the backbone of the Five Dominions reside the wards of each sector, those in
charge, and they truly have all the power.
About the Author
Award-winning author, army wife, and mom, Tracy Banghart has an MA in publishing and
an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends. Rebel Wing is her third novel.
Says author Tracy Banghart of writing REBEL WING:
"Rebel Wing is the book of my heart. It’s a story I felt compelled to tell, both from the
perspective of an Army wife and as someone who believes you can never have enough
strong female characters in the world," said author Tracy Banghart. "Being given the
opportunity to work with the incredibly talented folks at Alloy to make it the best version
of itself was an exciting and affirming process, and knowing that its distribution will be handled by Amazon—a company that has already made so much possible for me as an
indie author—is pretty much the definition of win-win as far as I’m concerned."