Luminis Books; 9781935462965
Just Myrto, by Laurie Gray, is one of the many thought-provoking teen reads from Luminis Books. It follows Myrto, a young woman in ancient Greece, who is doubly cursed to have been born a mortal and a female. As her social and romantic life becomes entwined with both Socrates and Plato, Myrto must discover where she belongs in this quickly changing world and decide if she will accept the lot she has been given by her family, succumb to romantic love, or pave the way for women of the future to live better and less subjugated lives. Kirkus Reviews calls it, "An unusual and quiet historical novel. The majority of this book is an examination of Socratic philosophy, resulting in a story with incredible intellectual growth on the part of the protagonist." Just Myrto is a rarity among books for young women: a romantic and philosophical fantasy-tinged page-turner. Combining fascinating historical elements with relatable characters, this book will appeal to any teen who loves a good story.
Lost in Thought
Luminis Books; 9781935462941
Lost in Thought, by Cara Bertrand, is a different take on teens, romance, and finding your way—a sure winner for readers interested in the paranormal, romance, and action-packed twists. Lainey Young has a secret: she's going crazy. She has visions of how people died—or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that. When doctors insist she needs a new and stable environment to recover, Lainey enrolls in Northbrook Academy, where almost everyone else has a secret, too. Publishers Weekly says, “Compelling and solid, this paranormal thriller has it all: love, murder, intrigue, mind games, and a bit of mystery.” Follow Lainey's journey in Lost in Thought and the other books in the new Sententia series. Whether you're a teen or an adult, a fan of philosophy or the paranormal, Luminis Books has the intriguing and pulse-pounding fiction you want.
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