The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, 2010)

Overview Rick Riordan, author of the popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, follows his earlier success with the start of a new series, one focusing on Egyptian myth and lore. A brother and sister discover their link to an … 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

Hunger, by Jackie Morse Kessler (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010)

Like far too many teenage girls, Lisabeth Lewis suffers from anorexia, constantly dealing with a gnawing hunger while battling her own self-image. Unlike her peers, Lisabeth has been given the Scales of Famine, and now rides across the Earth, using … Continue reading

Monster High, by Lisi Harrison (Poppy, 2010)

When her asthma got too bad for Beverly Hills, Melody and her family moved to the fresher air of Salem, Oregon. Here, at Merston High, she can do her best to fit in and feel like less of an outcast … Continue reading

The Iron Witch, by Karen Mahoney (Flux, 2011)

For years, Donna Underwood has lived with tragedy and secrets stemming from a vicious supernatural attack: her father dead, her mother driven insane, her own injuries overcome through the application of bizarre alchemical methods. Now she wears gloves to hide … Continue reading

Personal Demons, by Lisa Desrochers (Tor Teen, 2010)

Good girl Frannie Cavanaugh has just become the latest target in the eternal struggle between Heaven and Hell, with demon Luc Cain and angel Gabriel both going undercover in her high school in order to jockey for her favor and … Continue reading

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

Fallen #2: Torment, by Lauren Kate (Delacorte Press, 2010)

Continuing the epic love story between fallen angel Daniel and perpetually reincarnated Luce, this installment sees Luce relocated to the mysterious Shoreline School, secretly home to all sorts of angelic crossbreeds, a place where she can safely come into her … Continue reading

Low Red Moon, by Ivy Devlin (Bloomsbury, 2010)

Following the horrific murder of her parents, which she witnessed but cannot remember, Avery Hood leaves her beloved home in the woods to stay with her grandmother. When she meets Ben, whom she soon discovers to be a werewolf, the … Continue reading

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