Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a
thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a
strong heroine, and flawless world-building. This epic fantasy
adventure is destined to be a classic, and is perfect for fans of Game
"The book itself is just a wonder, part love poem about the Florida
wilds, part road-trip novel, and part thriller. The second half of the
book is a nail-biter to rival Cape Fear. I love Hiaasen for adults. I love Hiaasen for kids. But most of all, I love this Hiaasen, which brings the two writers together in one book." --Cory Doctorow
From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author and winner of the 2010
Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction ("Leviathan") comes a smart,
thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel about the parallels between a
young writer and the heroine of her story.
"Readers will find her life story gripping whether or not they are dance
fans...the heart of the journey resonates in this mother/daughter
collaboration. A revealing and absorbing journey through dance classes
and competitions to success."—Kirkus Reviews
“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we
meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded
ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of
little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four
sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The Wall Street Journal
"The Kiss of Deception is a deeply satisfying, intricately
plotted fantasy where no one—no one—is quite what they seem. Full of
lush writing and rich, complex characters, readers will quickly become
enmeshed in the intricate web of lies that have been woven into the very
fabric of the kingdom itself. A thoroughly engrossing read—I couldn’t
put it down!" —Robin LaFevers, New York Times–bestselling author of Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph
"In this thoughtful follow-up to the
bestselling graphic novel Smile, Raina Telgemeier pulls once again from
her own experiences, deftly infusing delightful humor into the
anxiety-ridden business of growing up to explore what it means to be
sisters through good times and bad." --Meghan G.
"E. Lockhart's mesmerizingly spare novel will suck you in with promises
of dappled sun, first kisses, and golden days that go on for ever. But
as the dark secrets hidden beneath the novel's bright, tidy surface
begin their gradual escape, you will fly feverishly forward through the
pages until every last lie has been punctured. We Were Liars is a novel
of brilliant beauty, taught suspense, and epic emotional impact."--Meghan G.
2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Travis Coates has a good head...on
someone else's shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original
coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and
Morris Award-winning "Where Things Come Back."
“Lu pivots from the ‘coming of age via romance’ formula to pry apart the
many emotions that pass under the rubric of love… There’s nothing easy
here, for Adelina or readers—there are no safe places where the
pressures of betrayal, death threats, and rejection aren’t felt.”—Publishers Weekly
"A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel. Jandy Nelson’s writing is so electric, so alive, her pages practically glow in the dark." —Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City
“Spells, wishes and fantastical creatures aside, this rollicking yarn
owes more to R.L. Stevenson than J.K. Rowling. Kit’s wry voice provides a
fine pastiche of old-fashioned tale-telling… enlivened by breakneck
pacing, colorful similes and a sly wit aimed at modern sensibilities….
Kit himself is as brave, clever and good-natured an orphan lad as ever
buckled a swash. The promise of more adventures to come provides
happily-ever-after enough. They can still write ’em like they used to;
hurrah!” —Kirkus Reviews
" Newly arrived
in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook
meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye
for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings.
Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which
makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's assistant. On her first
day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial
killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it's an ordinary
villain, but Jackaby is certain it's a nonhuman creature, whose
existence the police--with the exception of a handsome young detective
named Charlie Cane--deny. Doctor Who meets Sherlock in a debut novel,
the first in a series, brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the
macabre. "The rich world of this debut demands sequels." --"Kirkus
After the first girl he's ever loved moves away, a heartbroken Finn
Easton embarks on a road trip with his best friend Cade to visit their
college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and
the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour and
learn how to write their own destiny.
This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 "New York Times "bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.
It had to end sometime, but Mara had no idea it would end like this. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer's "New York Times"-bestselling story.
"Graudin is gifted at employing simile and other literary devices to describe the gritty surroundings and Hak Nam's criminal inhabitants...The result is three stories deftly entwined into a fast-paced, striking tale...."—Publishers Weekly
“Utterly captivating. A heroine unlike any I’d met before, a setting I’d never glimpsed, a story I’d never imagined. Atlantia is fresh, wild, and engrossing. I love Ally Condie.” —Shannon Hale, award-winning, bestselling author of Austenland and Dangerous
"A searing indictment... Bacigalupi, unafraid to name names, makes readers question the morality of everyday decisions... and recommends that all of us be cynics when it comes to megaconglomerates....Multi-award-winning Bacigalupi is becoming an indispensable voice in YA."—Booklist
Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self. Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast story of loyalty, love, and controlling one’s destiny.
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today's bestselling teen authors--John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle--the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
In The Island of Excess Love, Pen has lost her parents. She’s lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getting by on hard work, companionship, and dreams. Until the day a foreboding ship appears in the harbor across from their home. As soon as the ship arrives, they all start having strange visions of destruction and violence. Trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles begin.
The fifth and penultimate book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.
Seventeen-year-old Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high-school student in this winning teen memoir.
Iolanthe and Titus continue their mission to defeat the Bane in this striking sequel to The Burning Sky--perfect for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and Kristin Cashore--which Publishers Weekly called "a wonderfully satisfying magical saga" in a starred review and Kirkus Reviews said "bids fair to be the next big epic fantasy success."
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise
best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage
photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly
called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by
well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book
ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their
teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar
capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a
menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
"Tom Henderson, the same King Dork from Portman’s previous book, King Dork, tackles a new school after Hillmont High closes. Trying to get acquainted with his new school and his endless goal of trying to score a date, Tom is up for an exciting year. My favorite part of this book is when Sam (his friend) and Tom throw a concert falsely sponsored by Mt. Dew. I loved it because it starts off really well but it quickly turns disastrous as you read on. I absolutely loved the first book and King Dork Approximately also made me laugh and plow through it’s pages." - Hayden, BookPeople Teen Press Corps