Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer. The prophesied one. Or am I?
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to
train with Her Majesty's sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer
trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will
challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As
Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer
life, she begins to doubt that she's the true prophesied one. With
battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city--and the one
Life with Tornado by A.S. King
“I am sixteen years
old. I am a human being.”
Actually Sarah is several human beings. At once. And only one of them
is sixteen. Her parents insist she’s a gifted artist with a bright
future, but now she can’t draw a thing, not even her own hand.
Meanwhile, there’s a ten-year-old Sarah with a filthy mouth, a bad
sunburn, and a clear memory of the family vacation in Mexico that
ruined everything. She’s a ray of sunshine compared to
twenty-three-year-old Sarah, who has snazzy highlights and a bad
attitude. And then there’s forty-year-old Sarah (makes good queso dip,
doesn’t wear a bra, really wants sixteen-year-old Sarah to tell the
truth about her art teacher). They’re all wandering Philadelphia—along
with a homeless artist allegedly named Earl—and they’re all worried
about Sarah’s future.
But Sarah’s future isn’t the problem. The present is where she might be
having an existential crisis. Or maybe all those other Sarahs are
trying to wake her up before she’s lost forever in the tornado of
violence and denial that is her parents’ marriage.
“I am a human being. I am sixteen years old. That
should be enough.”
read Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick
Russia wakes from
a long sleep and marches to St Petersburg to claim her birthright. Her
awakening will mark the end for the Romanovs, and the dawn of a new era
that changed the world. Arthur Ransome, a journalist and writer, was
part of it all. He left his family in England and fell in love with
Russia and a Russian woman. This is his story.
of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this
enthralling YA murder mystery set in Kenya.
shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After
fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya
looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly
found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill,
one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns
that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime.
So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr.
Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it.
revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving
on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui
City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina
back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s
been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home,
she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past
friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that
could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the
incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding
on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.
Color One by Janny Valentine
A father and daughter
reconnect after a life spent apart to find their mutual love of art
isn’t the only thing they share.
Sixteen-year-old Iris itches constantly for the strike of a match. But
when she’s caught setting one too many fires, she’s whisked away to
London before she can get arrested—at least that’s the story her mother
tells. Mounting debt actually drove them out of LA, and it’s greed that
brings them to a home Iris doesn’t recognize, where her millionaire
father—a man she’s never met—lives. Though not for much longer.
Iris’s father is dying, and her mother is determined to claim his
life’s fortune, including his priceless art collection. Forced to live
with him as part of an exploitive scheme, Iris soon realizes her father
is far different than the man she’s been schooled to hate, and
everything she thought she knew—about her father and herself—is
suddenly unclear. There may be hidden beauty in Iris’s uncertain past,
and future, if only she can see beyond the flames.
the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
To everyone who knows them,
best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses
grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a
water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and
hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life
before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone
considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four
beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that
grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall
in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to
protect to make sure she gives them up.
by M. P. Kozlowsky
human is her greatest strength.
Sixteen-year-old Frost understands why she’s spent her entire life in
an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting
grounds for rogue robots and Eaters.
She understands why she’s never met a human besides her father. She
even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying
pet. But the thing is, it’s not her real father giving the orders…
It’s his memories.
Before he died, Frost’s father uploaded his consciousness into their
robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father
fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on
the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey
to save the one living creature she loves.
With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts,
from outrunning the vicious Eaters…to talking to the first boy she’s
ever set eyes on. But can a girl who’s only seen the world through
books and dusty windows survive on her own? Or will her first journey
from home be her last?
Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
Nemesis is a Diabolic.
Created to protect a galactic Senator's daughter, Sidonia. The girl who
has grown up by her side and who is as much as sister as a master.
There's no one Nemesis wouldn't kill to keep her safe. But when the
power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage,
there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.
She must become her.
Now one of the galaxy's most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a
world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk
everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms
closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly
force: the one thing she's been told she doesn't have - humanity. And,
amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the
only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire...
by Fiona Wood
For Vān Uoc Phan, fantasies
fall into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about
Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling
sick, as though she'd eaten too much sugar.
Vān Uoc doesn't believe in fairies, zombies, vampires, Father Christmas
- or magic wishes. She believes in keeping a low profile: real life
will start when school finishes.
But when she attracts the attention of Billy Gardiner, she finds
herself in an unwelcome spotlight.
Not even Jane Eyre can help her now.
Wishes were not a thing.
They were not.
Wishes were a thing.
Wishes that came true were sometimes a thing.
Wishes that came true because of magic were not a thing!
Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash
meets Pretty Little Liars in acclaimed author
Maggie Thrash’s new Strange Truth series.
It’s better to know the truth. At least sometimes.
Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader
Brittany Montague—dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot—hurls
herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River.
Just like that, she’s gone.
Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones
who know why.
Messenger by Carol Lynch Williams
From PEN Award–winning author
Carol Lynch Williams comes an eerie and atmospheric coming-of-age tale
about a girl who can talk to the dead—even if she would rather not.
Evie Messenger knows that her family is different from other families.
But it isn’t until her fifteenth birthday that the Messenger gift is
revealed to her. Evie has the family’s gift—a special power. Soon she
realizes she is able to see and talk to the dead—ghosts—often with no
idea who the person was. Or as Evie says: “I see Dead People. It’s a
Messenger gift.” That doesn’t mean she wants the Messenger gift. So
Evie tries to ignore it but soon she finds she cannot. Can Evie find a
way to live her life without letting her power take over? And what if
the dead person is someone close to Evie’s family?