Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, by Lish McBride (Henry Holt and Company, 2010)

It’s all fun and games for college drop-out and professional fry cook Samhain “Sam” LaCroix, until Seattle’s most powerful necromancer recognizes the power Sam didn’t even know he possessed. Now Sam’s the target of his rival’s dark ambitions, and has … Continue reading

Enchanted Ivy, by Sarah Beth Durst (McElderry Books, 2010)

When Lily visits Princeton with her family for Reunions Weekend, she’s ready for the usual campus tours and alumni parties. What she gets is a surprise, when she’s asked to take the mysterious Legacy Test. Pass, and she’s accepted into … Continue reading

The Blending Time, by Michael Kinch (Flux, 2010)

In 2054, the world is a dystopia, with all but a few constantly struggling for survival. In a bid for something better than manual labor or hazardous canal-digging, three teens – Jaym, Reya, and D’Shay – opt for the experimental … Continue reading

Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic, 2010)

With Sam apparently cured of being a werewolf, he and Grace can finally try dating like normal people. Unfortunately, her parents don’t entirely approve of the fresh relationship, some of the townspeople of Mercy Falls are still out to weed … Continue reading

The Ghost and the Goth, by Stacey Kade (Hyperion, 2010)

Being hit by a bus is just the beginning for queen bee cheerleader Alona Dare, forced to exist as a ghost until she resolves some personal issues. Then she discovers the one living person who can interact with her: the … Continue reading

The Iron Daughter, by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen, 2010)

Making good on a promise, Meghan, recently revealed as the half-human daughter of King Oberon of the Summer Fae, has become an uneasy “guest” in the Winter Court of Queen Mab, where she must deal with court politics and prejudice. … Continue reading

X-Isle, by Steve Augarde (David Fickling Books, 2010)

In a world where the rising tides have drowned much of civilization, people eke out a hardscrabble existence on the remaining dry land. One hope exists: X-Isle, a reputed safe haven which only takes young men willing to work hard. … Continue reading

Thresholds, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Viking, 2010)

The night before Maya’s due to start seventh grade in a new school where she doesn’t know anyone, a fairy flies into her room and sleeps in her bed. This kicks off a series of events culminating with her delving … Continue reading

The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2010)

Elizabeth’s new job at the New-York Circulating Material Repository, which houses and lends out everything under the sun except books, takes an unexpected twist when she discovers the Grimm Collection, an array of magically-imbued fairy tale artifacts. Unfortunately, someone’s stealing … Continue reading

Paranormalcy, by Kiersten White (HarperTeen, 2010)

Evie’s unique talent to see the supernatural in their true forms makes her an essential part of a secret organization which captures rogue paranormals and either kills or conscripts them. However, her yearning for a normal life, one not involving … Continue reading