Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke responds to the failure of her school's abstinence-only sexual education curriculum by handing out advice and contraceptives in the girls' bathroom, even as her own life gets complicated.
Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, alongside sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his golden-boy half-brother. It'll take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big!
The eldest of three sisters in a land where being the eldest is considered a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice — until a witch turns her into an old woman, and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it's not exactly a surprise when he's kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But his one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape — barely — but they're also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.
The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they're also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.
Teenage Bina runs away to New York City's Catherine House, a young women's residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history and dark secrets, where she is drawn to her mysterious downstairs neighbor Monet.
Coming of age in a land where her magi mother was killed by the zealous king's guards along with other former wielders of magic, Zélie embarks on a journey alongside her brother and a fugitive princess to restore her people's magical abilities.
Doris — a lone liberal in a conservative small town — has mostly kept to herself since the terrible waterslide incident a few years ago. Nell had to leave behind her best friends, perfect life, and too-good-to-be-true boyfriend in Chicago to move to Alabama. Grant was the star quarterback whose drinking problem has all but destroyed his life. What do these three have in common? A summer job working in a store called Unclaimed Baggage.
When Savannah, a high school senior, must live alone with her weight-obsessed mother after her older sister goes off to college and her mother begins pressuring her about her own eating habits, Savvy finds consolation in a new relationship with George, the cute new boy at school with insecurities of his own.
Through the Woods collects five beautifully creepy stories by author and illustrator Emily Carroll — from a young bride in a house with a terrible secret, to the awful things that go on at the neighbors'. Includes a reprint of Carroll's breakout webcomic, "His Face All Red."
Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Illustrated by Edward Gorey, a master of macabre, this sinister novel follows Lewis, an orphan who goes to live with his magician uncle in a house that holds a clock counting off the time until the end of the world. When Lewis accidentally raises the dead, he must stop the clock before it strikes for the last time.
Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor's salary isn't enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home.
Staying loyal to her boyfriend in spite of her reservations because of an astrologer's prediction only to discover that he has fallen for someone else, Winnie Mehta considers the advice of a friend and fellow film enthusiast, Dev, who encourages her to look beyond her horoscope and find someone who makes her happy.