Delcroix Academy: The Candidates, by Inara Scott (Hyperion, 2010)

Dancia Lewis has lived her entire life trying not to be noticed, trying to hide the strange power that lashes out of her whenever someone she cares for is in danger. Thus, she’s surprised when the Delcroix Academy, a place … Continue reading

Black Hole Sun, by David Macinnis Gill (Greenwillow, 2010)

On Mars, you grow up fast or not at all. For Durango, the teenage leader of a motley band of mercenaries, that means taking deadly jobs so he can give his imprisoned father a better life in jail. It also … Continue reading

Escape From Furnace #2: Solitary, by Alexander Gordon Smith (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010)

Framed for murder, imprisoned for life in the hellish Furnace Penitentiary, Alex Sawyer must escape if he wants to avoid the horrible fate awaiting him in the bowels of the Earth. But when his plan to break out fails, landing … Continue reading

Leviathan #2: Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse, 2010)

Westerfeld’s wildly inventive reworking of the First World War heats up as the Germans and English enter into open hostilities, bio-engineered creatures against mechanical marvels. Aboard the English airship Leviathan, Midshipman Deryn Sharp (secretly a girl) and Alek (Austrian Prince … 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

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

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 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