BURST by Rachel Bublitz. As Tactix, an environmental tech company, sits on the verge of its next round of funding, founder and CEO Sarah Boyd must persevere through a late night interview with a particularly tough reporter and the waffling of her CTO. It's a heavy load, and Sarah knows that she is the only one great enough to bear it.
Bethany Sees the Stars by Emily Golden. When 15-year-old Bethany receives a letter inviting her to be a crew member on the first manned mission to Mars, she consults with the stars to decide whether she is willing to leave the Earth behind once and for all.
THE HARDER COURAGE by Leslie Slape is based on true events in southwest Washington in 1891-92. It tells the touching story of a friendship between a sheriff and a condemned prisoner, while exploring themes of family, vigilante justice, capital punishment, war, PTSD, overcoming our fears, and the healing power of story.