Elfin historian Brangwain Spurge has been catapulted into the goblin kingdom in order to deliver a recently uncovered artifact as a gesture of goodwill between the two nations. His host, goblin archivist Werfel, is excited about this unique opportunity to compare notes with a fellow lover of history. Brangwain, however, routinely dismisses the efforts of the goblins to impress him and to make him feel welcome. His real mission is to transmit messages back home about the mysterious kingdom and to collect intelligence. The hapless elf and his host, however, are about to find themselves in the middle of an international crisis when misunderstandings escalate into preparations for war.
Outnumbered and with inferior technology, the human race has won two wars against the aliens they call the buggers. They fear the Third Invasion, however, and will not trust to luck to save them again. Instead, they scour the Earth for the child who can lead them to victory. Ender Wiggin possesses the qualities necessary to make him a formidable general. To that end, the government places him in Battle School to train him for the upcoming war. The race, however, is running out of time and Ender may not be ready to fight when the war comes.
Cassia Reyes lives in a Society where everything is decided for her—what clothes she wears, what food she eats, and even what man she marries. The Society informs Cassia that the computer system has chosen her childhood friend Xander as her future spouse, but when she views the digital card containing his personal information, another face flashes onto the screen: her mysterious neighbor Ky. Torn between her love for Xander and her newfound love for Ky, Cassia begins to question a life without choices and to dream of a future where she has the freedom to express herself.
Nineteen-year-old Vango is about to be ordained when gunshots ring out across the plaza. The police want Vango–but so do a shadowy group of men. Unsure of why he’s being attacked, Vango flees. He will travel across Europe, by airship, by train, and by boat, in search of his past, hoping it will unlock the secrets of his present.
Imprisoned in the Beast’s castle, Belle finds a mysterious book in the library that, upon opening, allows her to enter its pages and take part in its story. There she meets a handsome duke and an enchanting duchess who assure her that she can stay with them forever. But are they truly who they seem? And, when the story tries to claim her, will Belle be able to find her way back home? Strong for a movie tie-in, but a book that will ultimately appeal most to fervent Disney fans.
Faith Sunderly and her family move to a small island in the wake of scandal; her father has been accused of forging fossils. When he dies, Faith believes it is murder and set out to find the killer by using the legendary Lie Tree–a tree that feeds on falsehoods and provides secrets in return A gripping story about a science-loving teenager trying to survive in a man’s world.
Makepeace has a ghost inside her–a ghost she never meant to let in. But when her father’s family suddenly adopts her, her ability to contain ghosts might be the only thing that can save her. A gripping fantasy set during the English Civil War.
Darius Kellner is used to being a disappointment. His father, he knows, wishes he were tough enough to handle both the school bullies and his clinical depression. Then his family takes a trip to visit family in Iran. At first, Darius is skeptical he will fit in. But then he meets Sohrab, who makes him feel understood for the first time. And now he’s not sure how he will ever return to his old life in the United States.
In Jonas’s world, there is no choice. Each life follows a predetermined path marked by various ceremonies, culminating in the assignation of jobs to each girl and boy at the age of twelve. Jonas awaits his assignment with trepidation, only to learn that his life, for the first time, is about to diverge wildly from that of his peers. He has been selected as the next Receiver, the vessel who holds the memories of the past and who alone knows true pleasure and true pain. Jonas initially longs to discover the truth about his society, but he may find that some memories are too much bear alone.
Miles Morales is struggling. His Spider-Man powers have been acting up and he was just suspended from school for walking out of class to use the restroom. He’s just not sure he can do it anymore. What good is a hero who can’t even graduate?
Ten years ago Calamity appeared in the sky and gave men superpowers. Called Epics, they quickly used their powers to claim dominion over the Earth. Dave watched an Epic named Steelheart kill his father. And now he will do anything to end Steelheart’s rule. His plan: to join the Reckoners, a group of ordinary men and women who dare to fight back. Because he thinks he can give them the one thing they need. A clue to Steelheart’s weakness.
The drought in California has seemingly lasted forever, but no one expected the taps to run dry–except, perhaps, for Alyssa’s weird prepper neighbors. But now Alyssa’s neighborhood is descending into chaos as one-time friends turn on each other for one life-saving sip of water. With her parents missing, Alyssa, her brother, and some unlikely allies set out on their own to find one drop to drink.
Humanity now lives in a utopia where hunger, disease, and death can no longer touch them. To keep the population under control, they created the Scythes, individuals who “glean” a certain number of individuals each year. The Scythes must adhere to the highest code of morality, gleaning only when necessary and avoiding bias. But when Citra and Rowan are taken on as apprentice Scythes, they begin to see that corruption is eating the Scythes from within.
Before Lina’s mother dies, she insists that Lina go to live with her old friend Howard in Italy. Somehow she forgot to tell Lina what her grandmother does–that Howard is really her father. Lina doesn’t want to live with a man she barely knows. And she certainly doesn’t want to stay in Italy, even if it is beautiful. But then she receives her mother’s old journal and she’s suddenly experiencing Florence for the first time along with her mom. As Lina continues to read, however, things don’t seem to be adding up. Why did her mom leave Italy? And who is Howard, anyway? A sweet romance perfect for readers who love dessert.
Five years ago, Evelyn Hapwell, her brother Jamie, and her sister Phillipa found themselves transported to the magical world of the Woodlands while hiding during an air raid. Then, after fighting a war there over the course of five years, they were sent back to London at the very moment they had departed. Evelyn would do anything to return to the tree spirits and the mighty elk Cervus. But Philippa, concerned with nylons and boys, is convinced they must make a life where they are. When Evelyn goes missing, however, Philippa must confront her past.