RIFT, by Rachael Craw, Candlewick Publishing

For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home only to find … Continue reading RIFT, by Rachael Craw, Candlewick Publishing

STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON, by Mary Fan, Page Street Publishing, Manda Group

When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. Anlei is appalled when … Continue reading STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON, by Mary Fan, Page Street Publishing, Manda Group

SKELETON CREEK, by Patrick Carman, Book One, Scholastic

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way. Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their … Continue reading SKELETON CREEK, by Patrick Carman, Book One, Scholastic

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