Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table; and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other.
When their dad returns for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie, on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she’s tried so hard to keep.
National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr has written her most personal and affecting book yet—an unforgettable story of breaking apart and of coming together again.
Danielle Rollins - Breaking
_Monsters lurk where you least expect…_ Charlotte has always felt ordinary compared to her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Not enigmatic and daring like Ariel or beautiful and brilliant like Devon, Charlotte has never quite met the standards of the school — or those of her demanding mother. But with Ariel and Devon by her side, none of that mattered. They became the family she never had. Until the unthinkable happens — Ariel commits suicide. And less than a month later, so does Devon. Everyone accepts the suicides as tragic coincidences, but Charlotte refuses to believe that. And when she finds mysterious clues left behind by Ariel, Charlotte is thrust down a path that leads to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep. There’s a reason Weston students are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth…
Danielle Rollins - Stolen Time
Seattle, 1913 // Dorothy is trapped. Forced into an engagement to a wealthy man just so she and her mother can live comfortably for the rest of their days, she’ll do anything to escape. Including sneaking away from her wedding and bolting into the woods to disappear. New Seattle, 2077 // Ash is on a mission. Rescue the professor—his mentor who figured out the secret to time travel—so together they can put things right in their devastated city. But searching for one man means endless jumps through time with no guarantee of success. When Dorothy collides with Ash, she sees it as her chance to start fresh—she’ll stow away in his plane and begin a new life wherever they land. Then she wakes up in a future that’s been ripped apart by earthquakes and floods; where vicious gangs rule the submerged city streets and a small group of intrepid travelers from across time are fighting against the odds to return things to normal. What Dorothy doesn’t know is that she could hold the key to unraveling the past—and her arrival may spell Ash’s ultimate destruction.
Danielle Rollins - Twisted Fates
As far as anyone in New Seattle knows, Dorothy has disappeared. The stowaway from 1913, the girl who Ash maybe—possibly—could’ve loved: she’s gone. Even though he saw her fall through the anil on their last ill-fated mission through time, Ash can’t stop looking for Dorothy around every dark corner. But what he doesn’t know is that the girl he fell in love with is now Quinn Fox—the very same person who is fated to kill him. As Ash and his friends watch their hometown of New Seattle fall to crime and decay, Quinn struggles to keep her hold on the bloodthirsty Black Cirkus. When the two finally collide, can they change the course of the future entirely?
Danielle Vega - The Haunted
Clean slate. That's what Hendricks Becker-O'Malley's parents said when they moved their family to the tiny town of Drearfield, New York. Hendricks wants to lay low and forget her dark, traumatic past. Forget him. But things don't go as planned. Hendricks learns from new friends at school that Steele House--the fixer upper her parents are so excited about--is notorious in town. Local legend says it's haunted. But Hendricks isn't sure if it's the demons of her past haunting her ...or of the present. Voices whisper in her ear as she lays in bed. Doors lock on their own. And, then, one night, things take a violent turn. With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don't take her first.
Django Wexler - City of Stone and Silence
After surviving the Vile Rot, Isoka, Meroe, and the rest of Soliton’s crew finally arrive at Soliton's mysterious destination, the Harbor―a city of great stone ziggurats, enshrouded in a ghostly veil of Eddica magic. And they're not alone. Royalty, monks, and madmen live in a precarious balance, and by night take shelter from monstrous living corpses. None know how to leave the Harbor, but if Isoka can't find a way to capture Soliton and return it to the Emperor's spymaster before a year is up, her sister's Tori's life will be forfeit. But there's more to Tori's life back in Kahnzoka than the comfortable luxury Isoka intended for her. By night, she visits the lower wards, risking danger to help run a sanctuary for mage-bloods fleeing the Emperor's iron fist. When she discovers that Isoka is missing, her search takes her deep in the mires of intrigue and revolution. And she has her own secret―the power of Kindre, the Well of Mind, which can bend others to its will. Though she's spent her life denying this brutal magic, Tori will use whatever means she has to with Isoka's fate on the line...
Robert Silverberg - Revolt on Alpha C
With a mighty twist, the Space Ship Garden lunges into overdrive and shoots out into space. Ahead lies Alpha C IV, eerie world of three suns. But the Carden arrives on Alpha C right in the thick of a revolution against Earth. Treason! Then young cadet Larry Stark finds himself caught up in the revolution on both sides.
Peter David - Line of Fire
MISSION TO DANTAR Mysterious space raiders are threatening the joint Federation-Klingon colony on the remote planet of Dantar, and pitting the two sides against each other. Worf and his fellow first year cadets – Zak, Tania, Soleta, and Mark – have accompanied their teacher to observe the negotiation process, but soon find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic dispute. Just as Worf and the other cadets arrive, they discover the Klingon Empire has sent its own diplomatic team, including Klingon cadets, to investigate the attacks. As the cadets from Starfleet Academy come face to face with their Klingon counterparts, tensions quickly mount as each side accuses the other of staging the raids. While a deadly space battle rages overhead, Worf will face his ultimate test as his Klingon heritage and future in Starfleet collide.
Peter David - Survival
Deadly space raiders have destroyed the colony on Dantar. Now stranded on this remote planet, surrounded by the burning fires of the abandoned colony, Worf, his friends from Starfleet Academy, and cadets from the Klingon Empire fight to survive. They face harsh weather, low supplies, and hidden dangers. As suspicion between the Klingon and Starfleet cadets grows, the camp quickly becomes a battleground, with Worf right in the middle. But Worf and the others soon realize they are not alone as they face a mysterious and dangerous alien warrior. Klingons and Humans now must unite and work together before their first mission in deep space becomes their last.
Peter David - Worf's First Adventure
Before he was an officer on the USS Enterprise… Cadet Worf arrived at Starfleet Academy as the first Klingon to gain entrance since the Federation-Klingon peace treaty. Raised on Earth by Human parents, Worf wonders if he is still a Klingon, the proud member of an honorable warrior race, or is he more… Human? Where does he fit in? Command-level classes fill his schedule, but nothing prepares him for his fellow cadets, among them his Human foster brother. Intelligent, ambitious, and confident, the Academy cadets make life difficult for the young warrior. How can he win over his classmates – including the always logical Vulcans and the fierce Brikar – if they are still trained to think of him as the enemy? When a routine trip to a training satellite turns into an unexpected disaster, Worf must unite the cadets and risk his life before a terrible accident destroys the entire mission!
Naomi Novik - Spinning Silver
A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold. But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand. Naomi Novik once again creates a wonderfully rich, multilayered fantasty world that readers will want to return to again and again.
Lauren Oliver - Ringer
Like its ambitious companion novel, Replica, this far-reaching novel by powerhouse bestselling author Lauren Oliver digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted. In the world outside the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and neither of them knows where they belong or who they can trust. When Caelum leaves without warning to pursue the dream of a place he belongs, Lyra follows him, convinced that together they will hunt down a cure for the illness that’s slowly consuming her mind. But what they uncover is a shocking connection to their past—even as their future seems in danger of collapsing. After discovering the uncomfortable truth about her connection to the Haven Institute, Gemma struggles to return to her normal life. But when she learns that her controlling and powerful father has new plans for Lyra and Caelum, Gemma and her boyfriend, Pete, leave in the middle of the night to warn them of the danger they face.When an untimely accident derails them, they are mistaken for the escaped replicas and seized by strangers hired to capture them. The Haven Institute wasn’t destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls. Lyra’s and Gemma’s stories can be read separately—with either story first—or in alternating chapters, but no matter which way you turn the book, the two distinct stories combine into one breathtaking experience for both heroines and readers alike.
Jessica Sorensen - The Opposite of Ordinary
One day ago my life was pretty perfect. But a lot can change in a day. In one day, I went from being Ashlynn Wynterland, one of the most popular girls in school to being the girl who spends lunchtime hiding out in Mr. Chester’s classroom and watching Maxon Harter and his science obsessed friends mess around with experiments. All because Queeny Harlington thinks I made out with her crush. Queeny Harlington is the queen of Fareland high. And up until a day ago, she was my best friend. Now she’s my worst enemy who’s threatening to tell the entire school all of my secrets. Being the friendless, social outcast has its downsides. So, when Maxon Harter invites me to hang out with him and his mad scientist friends, I accept his offer, even though they all seem to despise me. Which is fine. Sort of… The truth is I’ve always thought Maxon was cute in a weirdly unordinary way. And the more I get to know him, the more I find myself crushing on him badly. Which makes me wonder if I’ve always been a weirdly unordinary kind of girl, but was too afraid to admit it. But when Queeny decides to tell everyone my darkest secret of all, I doubt Maxon and my new friends will accept me anymore. I need to stop her, and the only way to do that may be to figure out who made up the rumor that I kissed her crush.
Anne Eliot - Runaway Heart
Rockstar, Royce Devlin, has agreed to a fake wedding--an old-fashioned marriage of convenience. He's only known the girl, Robin Love, for one week--but he gets that it’s 'the right thing to do'. The wedding saves his career. The plan keeps Robin’s reputation clean. It also keeps her brother out of foster care while they search for her father, who is ARMY, missing in action. Robin Love agreed to the fake marriage--because she also understands that it’s 'the right thing to do'. These incredible people have offered to help her when she’d thought all was lost, so Robin vows to pay them back by playing the part of a rock star’s wife, perfectly. Only, at every turn, Robin blunders her fashion, messes up press conferences, and is terrified of the looming red-carpet events ahead. In public, Royce and Robin kiss and hold hands all the time. While in private, they share hotel suites—even a bed (fully clothed, of course). As they tour New York City, then London and Paris, clues about her father surface. Album sales soar and close friendships are formed. Wrapped in Royce’s arms and faking life for the Paparazzi, Robin often forgets what’s real and what’s not, as does Royce. But when Robin asks Royce to be her first time, ‘because they’re already married,’ Royce nearly loses his mind. When the whole world crashes in, their secrets and plans are almost exposed, and everything starts moving too fast. Royce understands that he’s lost way more than his mind on this fake relationship. He’s lost his heart on a girl he can’t keep. Worse, this time, no one knows what's 'the right thing to do'—not anymore.
Rachel Cohn - Very LeFreak
Very LeFreak has a problem: she’s a crazed technology addict. Very can’t get enough of her iPhone, laptop, IMs, text messages, whatever. If there’s any chance the incoming message, call, text, or photo might be from her supersecret online crush, she’s going to answer, no matter what. Nothing is too important: sleep, friends in mid-conversation, class, a meeting with the dean about academic probation. Soon enough, though, this obsession costs Very everything and everyone. Can she learn to block out the noise so she can finally hear her heart? Rachel Cohn makes her Knopf solo debut with this funny, touching, and surely recognizable story about a girl and the technology habit that threatens everything.
Jessica Sorensen - Whispered Darkness
Harlynn's life is getting more complicated by the second as ghosts and even zombies begin to consume her life. She needs to find out answers and fast before The Dead take over her life completely. But doing so might mean seeking help from the dead.
Jessica Sorensen - The Raven Oath
My name is Raven and my new life in Honeyton is becoming more complicated by the minute. It all starts when I see my uncle doing some sketchy stuff in the middle of the night that leads me to believe there might be more of a reason as to why we moved here. I also think there might be more to The Raven Three then what they’re telling me, like maybe we’ve met before. One thing is for sure. This town is filled with strange occurrences and secrets. I almost feel like I’m playing a game. I just can’t figure out who the players are or the point of the game itself.
Jessica Sorensen - The Raven Four
They call them The Raven Three. They're the most powerful and dangerous guys in town. Everyone respects them. Everyone fears them. No one ever challenges them until me. But I have nothing to lose and nothing to fear but myself. So they give me a choice. Learn to fear them, or they'll make sure I do. But they weren't expecting me to be so stubborn. And after a dangerous challenge, The Raven Three become The Raven Four. There are rules that everyone has to obey, the most important one being we all have to stay friends. But all of us have secrets. Secrets that could put us all in danger.
Jessica Sorensen - The Falling of Everything
They call them The Raven Three. They're the most powerful and dangerous guys in town. Everyone respects them. Everyone fears them. No one ever challenges them until me. But I have nothing to lose and nothing to fear but myself. So they give me a choice. Learn to fear them, or they'll make sure I do.But they weren't expecting me to be so stubborn. And after a dangerous challenge, The Raven Three become The Raven Four. There are rules that everyone has to obey, the most important one being we all have to stay friends. But none of us have ever been good at following rules and all of them are going to complicate things for me.
Michelle Knudsen - The Princess of Trelian
Part of Michelle Knudsen's exciting fantasy trilogy -- in a luminous paperback edition Meg will soon be named the princess-heir of Trelian, but her connection to her dragon, Jakl, is making her parents' subjects uneasy. Calen is about to receive his first true mage's mark, but the ceremony is disrupted by a mysterious magical attack. Will the people of Trelian accept a dragon princess as their future queen? Will Calen be able to forestall the ominous prophecies that predict a terrifying new danger?