Into the Dim- Janet B. Taylor: There's nothing like a good time travel story! When three teens find themselves sent back to the middle ages via an ancient wormhole, they must rescue someone they thought was dead and ward off the evil plots of a rival time-traveling society, all the while searching for a gemstone that will give them control over the wormhole. It's really an interesting look at a time in history most people don't think about. Click here to get it from KHCPL.
Vengeance Road- Erin Bowman: This is one of my absolute favorite takes on the Wild West. There isn't a lot of western historical fiction in the YA genre, and Vengeance Road set the bar high for future writers. I love the gritty heroine, the chase across wild desert, and the truth behind the setting. If you think you would, too, check this one out here.
Blackhearts- Nicole Castroman: This one is described as a Blackbeard origin story, or "pre-pirate." As a member and co-founder of the #prepiratenation, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite books. Ever. It's got a great set of characters, perfect pacing, and excellent conflict, as well as a sequel coming in 2017. It's not a dangerous adventure on the high seas, but it peeks into what could have been the life of one of our most treasured bad guys. Click here to get your copy.