StarCrossed, by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Arthur A. Levine, 2010)

After her partner is killed during a hazardous assignment, thief and spy Digger finds refuge masquerading as a maidservant for a sympathetic noble family, where she can hide her ability to see magic from those who’ve outlawed all magic on … Continue reading

Shadow Grail #1: Legacies, by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill (Tor Teen, 2010)

After Spirit White’s family is killed in a car accident, she’s claimed as a legacy by the mysterious, yet prestigious Oakhurst Academy and taken away to her new home. There, she learns of her as-yet-unmanifested magical powers, and falls in … Continue reading

Shade, by Jeri Smith-Ready (Simon Pulse, 2010)

Aura was the first person born after the Shift, the first of a new generation able to interact with the ghosts of the restless dead. She thought she’d learned how to cope, until her boyfriend Logan dies abruptly and refuses … Continue reading

The Demon’s Covenant, by Sarah Rees Brennan (McElderry Books, 2010)

Bad boy brothers Nick and Alan are back for more demon-killing, mage-hunting excitement when their friends Mae and Jamie call for help against the threat of the Obsidian Circle, a homicidal group of mages set on recruiting Jamie against his … Continue reading

For The Win, by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen, 2010)

In the near future, an underground global economy has become fully realized, based on the understanding, manipulation, and acquisition of the virtual currencies of various online multiplayer games. With “gold farming” sweatshops scattered across the world, and entire fortunes made … Continue reading

The Mermaid’s Mirror, by L.K. Madigan (Houghton Mifflin, 2010)

Lena has always felt an inexplicable tie to the ocean, and it’s grown stronger of late, as if calling her. On the verge of turning sixteen, she’s determined to finally learn how to surf, despite her father’s unyielding objections. But … Continue reading

Perchance to Dream, by Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel and Friends, 2010)

Having come into her power as the Mistress of Revels, Bertie Smith has left the Theatre Illuminata in search of Nate, her pirate friend who was kidnapped by the sea goddess Sedna. With her as always are the alluring air … Continue reading

Passing Strange, by Daniel Waters (Hyperion, 2010)

In life, Karen DeSonne passed as straight, afraid to reveal her true orientation. In death, she’s passing as one of the living, a zombie girl hiding in plain sight. Even as bigots fan the flames of hate and intolerance against … Continue reading

The Boneshaker, by Kate Milford (Clarion Books, 2010)

It’s 1913, and in the small crossroads town of Arcane, Missouri, anything can happen. When a traveling medicine show stops for repairs, bringing with it all manner of bizarre technological contraptions and dubious cures, Natalie Minks is alternately fascinated and … Continue reading

The Lost Fleet #6: Victorious, by Jack Campbell (Ace, 2010)

After long months and great hardship, Captain John “Black Jack” Geary has accomplished the impossible: he’s brought the Alliance fleet home. The fleet’s suffered great losses in its desperate, prolonged escape from the heart of Syndic space, but under Geary’s … Continue reading