A Memory of Lights (#Wattys2017)
Isobel Morrow's life is turned upside down when her mother decides to marry a high school sweetheart. It would be fine otherwise, but he lives in a small Louisiana town an hour north of historic New Orleans. To someone like Isobel, that's almost an entire country away. Even if her mom did live in Louisiana during her childhood, Isobel does not want to leave her best friends--her entire life behind.
Then come the strange voices that creep into her thoughts. And they only get stronger when she moves to Augustin Point, Louisiana. Isobel meets two teens on her first day of school, and one of them takes an interest in her. They lead her to the town library, and after finding and bringing home an old book, Isobel begins to have strange, vivid dreams of a girl named Sophie Moreaux -- and she finds herself torn between her dreams of a hazy, streetcar-run New Orleans, and her reality.
The awesome cover by Sarah Penney.