There’s a lot going on in debut author Lissa Price’s dystopian sci-fi action romance Starters.  Within the first 3 pages I wrote “Dollhouse?” at the top of the page, realizing the multiple plot, setting, and character similarities to Joss Whedon’s short-lived TV Series, Dollhouse.  Then there’s the subtle inspiration and re-envisioning of the Cinderella fairytale, with a sci-fi element added in, reminding me of Melissa Marr’s fantastic Cinder.  And of course the post-apocalyptic world, ravaged by the Spore Wars and the smart determined young heroine willing to risk herself to save her younger sibling will be a great “what do I read next?” after TheRead More →

Nevermore: Final Maximum Ride Adventure, by James Patterson One last chance… for Max, Fang, and Dylan… before it all ends. Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.Read More →

Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. The only way Kendra can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and she has perfection down to an art — until a cheating scandal threatens her flawless reputation. Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to drive away from it all — with enough distance, maybe she’ll be able to figure everything out. But eventually, Kendra must stop running and come to terms with herself, her brother, and herRead More →

Enchantress (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michaels Scott The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power. And Danu Talis has yet to fall. The future of the human race lies in the balance—how will the legend end? Snivel: Fifth Circle of Heck by Dale E Basye Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo to Snivel, the circle reserved for crybabies, for their latest hilarious escapade in Heck. Snivel is a camp—a bummer camp—a dismal place where it’s always raining, and Unhappy Campers are besieged by swarms of strange mosquitoes that suck theRead More →

Vampire Kisses 9, Immortal Hearts, by Ellen Schreiber Ellen Schreiber was an actress and a stand-up comedienne before becoming a writer. She is the author of the first book about Celeste and Brandon, Once in a Full Moon, as well as Teenage Mermaid, Comedy Girl, and the bestselling Vampire Kisses series, which includes Vampire Kisses, Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins, Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville, Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire, Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club, Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood, Vampire Kisses 7: Love Bites, and Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings. She is also the author of the fully illustrated manga series aboutRead More →

City of Lost Souls, by Cassandra Clare This title is fifth in the international bestselling paranormal thriller series “The Mortal Instruments”. This is the follow-up to the international number one bestseller “City of Fallen Angels”. “The Mortal Instruments” series has over one million books in print. It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for six months straight. The books have been translated into 19 languages and have also appeared on bestseller lists in Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Film rights optioned, with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower cast as leads Clary and Jace. Global cover reveal planned for autumnRead More →

Ghost Knight, by Cornelia Funke Jon didn’t expect to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts at his new boarding school. Now he and his friend Ella must uncover a centuries-old murder, all while haunted by terrifying spirits. When Jon summons the ghost of Knight Longspee, only one question remains-can Longspee be trusted? Invaders, Brotherband Chronicles #2, by John Flanagan Follow up to the highly successful Brotherband Chonicles #1: Outcasts Revenge of the Dinotrux!, by Chris Gall THE DINOTRUX ARE BACK… AND LOOKING FOR A SNACK! Millions of years ago, DINOTRUX ruled the earth. But in the present day, people rule them! Their rusty fossils haveRead More →

Whisper, by Alison Noel This time, Riley might really have bitten off more than she’s ready for. After practically begging the Council for a more challenging Soul Catch, she is assigned an actual Roman gladiator—Theocoles, the Pillar of Doom. How is Riley, a skinny twelve-year-old, supposed to get through to him? Then she meets the beautiful Messalina, who convinces her that her only chance is to become part of this world. To accomplish this, Messalina helps Riley through a dramatic, mystical makeover, transforming her into the beautiful and mature teen she’s always wanted to be. Finally, Riley can experience her first boyfriend and her firstRead More →

Polly Horvath’s latest is a heart-warming little gem about a girl in need of some security, a pair of empty-nesters in need of a new hobby, and a villainous bunch of bad guys looking to cause a lot of trouble.  When self-sufficient, hard-working 5th grader Madeline arrives home one evening, she discovers her flighty, hippie parents have gone missing:  all that’s left is a threatening note from “The Enemy” and a recipe card written in code.  Turns out Flo and Mildred (Madeline’s parents) have been kidnapped by a gang of Foxes who are in search of a Master Decoder to decode their gangs’ recipes forRead More →