Books & Reading

please excuse this poem

Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation

Edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer & Lynn Melnick

 

when my heart was

When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling

After her father dies, leaving sixteen-year-old Lacy with her much-loved stepmother, Lacy’s birth mother suddenly shows up wanting Lacy back and she will stop at nothing, not even dark magic, to control her daughter and draw her into her own twisted life.

vanishing girls

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Two sisters altered by a terrible accident, a missing nine-year-old girl, and the shocking connection between them.

shadow scale

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina, half-dragon and half-human, searches for others like her who can make the difference in the war between dragons and humans in the kingdom of Goredd.

Invaded

Invaded by Melissa Landers

Cara and Aelyx maintain their extremely long-distance relationship, with Cara continuing as an exchange student and becoming human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr and Aelyx working on a campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations, which soon makes him a target of extremists.