THE ANCIENT ONE, by T.A. Barron, Puffin Books

LOST CRATER IS LIKE NO OTHER PLACE ON THE PLANET... When Kate travels to Oregon for a quiet week at Aunt Melanie's cottage, her plans are dashed by the discovery of a grove of giant redwood trees in nearby Lost Crater. Caught up in the struggle to help protect the redwood forest from loggers, Kate … Continue reading THE ANCIENT ONE, by T.A. Barron, Puffin Books

SILENT THUNDER, by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen/ St. Martin’s Press

  Number-one bestselling author Iris Johansen teams up with Edgar Award winner Roy Johansen and the result is an explosive, tour-de-force thriller. . . . It was the assignment of a lifetime. . . . Brilliant marine architect Hannah Bryson has been given the job of a lifetime. A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired … Continue reading SILENT THUNDER, by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen/ St. Martin’s Press

LOOKING FOR DEI, by David A. Willson

Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her adoptive father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which … Continue reading LOOKING FOR DEI, by David A. Willson

THE ALTERED HISTORY OF WILLOW SPARKS, by Tara O’Connor, ONI Press

What happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted? Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her … Continue reading THE ALTERED HISTORY OF WILLOW SPARKS, by Tara O’Connor, ONI Press

THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST MACHINE, by Lauren DeStefano, Bloomsbury

When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten. Nothing good … Continue reading THE GIRL WITH THE GHOST MACHINE, by Lauren DeStefano, Bloomsbury

THE HEART FORGER, by Rin Chupeco, Sourcebooks

In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she's after revenge... No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to … Continue reading THE HEART FORGER, by Rin Chupeco, Sourcebooks

ARTEMIS, by Andy Weir, Crown Publishing

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a … Continue reading ARTEMIS, by Andy Weir, Crown Publishing

A SKINFUL OF SHADOWS, by Frances Hardinge, Amulet

This is the story of a bear-hearted girl . . . Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding. Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but … Continue reading A SKINFUL OF SHADOWS, by Frances Hardinge, Amulet

THE BREADWINNER, by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, 11-year-old Parvana has rarely been outdoors. Barred from attending school, shopping at the market, or even playing in the streets of Kabul, the heroine of Deborah Ellis's engrossing children's novel The Breadwinner is trapped inside her family's one-room home. That is, until the Taliban hauls away her father and … Continue reading THE BREADWINNER, by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press