The Shattering, by Karen Healy (Little, Brown, 2011)

Keri, Janna and Sione have one thing in common: they’ve each lost an older brother under tragic circumstances. Convinced that it’s more than coincidence, they dig deep, discovering a rash of similar deaths over the years, all linked to their … Continue reading

Eona, by Alison Goodman (Viking, 2011)

On the run after the death of the Emperor and the slaughter of her fellow Dragoneyes, Eona is caught in the middle of a rebellion, both figurehead and target. Only one man can teach her how to use her new … Continue reading

Huntress, by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown, 2011)

The Kingdom has been in upheaval for years, plagued by bizarre weather, failing crops, and unnatural creatures. An emissary from the Fae invites human representatives to meet with their Queen, to restore the balance. Among those who are chosen are … Continue reading

Shadow Walkers, by Brent Hartinger (Flux, 2011)

As a gay teenager living with his little brother and grandparents on an island community of only 4,000, Zach feels like an outsider, relying on the Internet for peace of mind and interaction with the outside world. When he’s grounded … Continue reading

(Re)cycler, by Lauren McLaughlin (Random House, 2009)

Picking up where Cycler left off, Jill McTeague has decided to make something of a fresh start with her life. Thus, she’s off to New York with her best friend Ramie, while she figures out just what she’s supposed to … Continue reading

Geektastic, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (Little, Brown and Company, 2009)

My name is Michael, and, to no one’s surprise, I am a geek. While the manner in which I express my geekitude has changed over the years, from theatre, to writing, to gaming, I’ve always embraced my geekdom. And so … 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

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

Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins (Hyperion, 2010)

When disgraced witch Sophie Mercer screws up once too often, she’s sent to Hecate Hall, a reform school for troublemaking witches, faeries, and shapeshifters. Even as she befriends her roommate, the lone vampire student, she runs afoul of a would … Continue reading

Inhuman Resources, by Jes Battis (Ace, 2010)

Vancouver’s Occult Special Investigations unit always, by virtue of its very nature, gets the weird cases. This time, a prominent academic and necromancer has been murdered, while inexplicably wearing an antique suit of armor in the safety of his own … Continue reading