Notes on My Family is 13-year-old Lou’s uniquely clever recounting of life with her dysfunctional siblings, newly separated parents, supernaturally inclined nan, and every other person that passes her observant eye.
In Ozland, the third and final installment in Wendy Spinale’s Everland trilogy, what’s left of the Lost Boys and their allies continue to weather the gruesome effects of the Bloodred Queen’s virus.
Violet, along with her best friends, Alice and Katie, and younger brother, Nate, can’t wait to attend Comic-Con to meet the actors who star in the film adaptation of their favorite novel, a YA dystopia called “The Gallows Dance”. But just as they’re introducing themselves, something inexplicable occurs – the group is somehow transported into the real world of the book.
Paloma must be the only 12-year-old alive who isn’t thrilled to be going to Mexico City for the summer – she’s more disheartened at the thought of losing a summer with her friends back in Kansas than she is excited about spending a month in another country.
There’s a belief on the US Virgin Islands that being born during a hurricane – being a hurricane child – is a bad omen, and Caroline Murphy is starting to think it might be true.
Dara is a talented tennis player – talented enough to go pro if she can just find the money to enter the right tournaments. Her plans are thrown off-track when she learns that Mellie, the woman she’s always known as her mother, is transgender and technically her biological father.
When Sam wakes up and finds herself in a jungle, it takes her a minute to realize that she’s been in a plane crash, along with the rest of her high school fencing team. She soon locates her surviving classmates, but will rescue arrive before infighting and personal trauma tear the group apart?
Vanessa, a fanfiction writer, Phoebe, a talented percussionist, and Callie, her dad’s taxidermy assistant, all end up at the same Orlando convention center – though for very different reasons. Once their paths cross, all three girls are in for an unforgettable week in this hilarious and heartfelt novel.
We get our hands on graphic novel versions of familiar tales in this new review of “Dark Tales” by Canterbury Classics, including “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Snow Queen”, and “The Hound of the Baskervilles”.
Loved 2016’s “The Call” but couldn’t handle that cliffhanger of an ending? I’ve got good news for you – author Peadar O’Guilin has written a sequel, “The Invasion”.