Maddie’s life isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty good – there are only a few things that she wishes she could change, like her parents’ fighting all the time and worrying about paying for a good college. On her 18th birthday, she buys a lottery ticket on a whim… and ends up winning 50 million dollars.
It’s been just over a year since author Goldy Moldavsky’s debut novel “Kill the Boy Band” was published, and now she’s back with her follow up “No Good Deed”. Though “No Good Deed” isn’t a sequel to “Kill the Boy Band”, it does take place in the same universe, and readers of Moldavsky’s first novel will enjoy nods to it in her second work.
While we’re all waiting on Philip Pullman’s continuation of “His Dark Materials” in “The Book of Dust”, due out October 2017, we can tide ourselves over with Pullman’s very first graphic novel – “The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship”!
Michael’s parents are the founders of Aussie Values, a fringe political party dedicated to keeping refugees from arriving in Australia illegally. Mina, the new girl at school, openly challenges his assumptions about illegal immigrants in class – and is breathtakingly beautiful. Can she change his mind? Can Michael bring himself to defy his parents’ political beliefs?
Esme, Katy, and Veronica are sisters who just happen to be witches, but that doesn’t really prepare them for the arrival of two new and unusual boys – Norman, whose giant body seems to be held together with bolts, and Zack, who has a sun allergy and seems to be flirting with every girl in school.
In the fun-packed sequel to “Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures”, Pip and Tomas must help get the scaredy-unicorn Regent Maximus ready to compete in the Triple Trident show. As if that wasn’t already hard enough, someone is sneaking into the show stables and cutting off the luxurious tails of Regent’s competition. Can Pip solve the mystery and keep her unicorn friend from panicking?
This dystopian racing extravaganza is reminiscent of both “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Hunger Games”. Author Chris Wooding’s thrilling races and desert wastelands conjure the excitement of Mad Max’s best races, and the dangerously engineered tracks Cassica and Shiara must race will immediately bring to mind Katniss’s arena. Still, Velocity doesn’t quite live up to its (admittedly intimidating) precedents.
All Anya wants to do is sit in her library and read books about sorcery. Unfortunately, her wicked step-step-father Duke Reginald has turned her older sister’s true love, Denholm, into a frog, and Anya has sworn to change him back (even if only to get Morven to stop screaming). But before she’s able to complete her task, the royal dogs have sent Anya away on a Quest.
“The Crystal Ribbon” chronicles the life of 11-year-old Jing after her aunt sells her in marriage to a cruel family. Jing’s husband is only three years old, and Jing is expected to be both his nursemaid and the family’s servant.
A war orphan, Blue disguises herself as a newspaper delivery boy to survive. Three years later, she’s one of the best newsies around, and her secret is still safe. But when Blue becomes apprenticed to an eccentric inventor, Jack, and befriends a mysterious boy named Crow, everything changed.