GINGERBREAD, by Helen Oyeyemi, Penguin Canada

The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel. Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories--equal parts wholesome and uncanny, from the tantalizing witch's house in "Hansel and Gretel" to the man-shaped confection who one day decides … Continue reading GINGERBREAD, by Helen Oyeyemi, Penguin Canada

SHADOW OF THE FOX, by Julie Kagawa, Harlequin Teen

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks … Continue reading SHADOW OF THE FOX, by Julie Kagawa, Harlequin Teen

KID BEOWULF, THE RISE OF EL CID, by Alexis E. Fajardo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

"Kid Beowulf is a gateway drug to the classics!" – wired.com Book Three in the acclaimed Kid Beowulf graphic novel series! Beowulf and Grendel are in war-torn Spain, where honor is hard-fought, allegiances are dubious, and the bulls run wild! Amidst it all comes a young knight named Rodrigo, who fights for the name he's … Continue reading KID BEOWULF, THE RISE OF EL CID, by Alexis E. Fajardo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman, W.W. Norton & Company

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, … Continue reading NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman, W.W. Norton & Company

POISON’S KISS, Breeana Shields, Random House Teens

  A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves.. Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It's a miserable life, but being a visha kanya, a poison maiden, is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching … Continue reading POISON’S KISS, Breeana Shields, Random House Teens