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

Slayed, by Amanda Marrone (Simon Pulse, 2010)

Daphne Van Helsing has been part of the family business of vampire slaying for as long as she can remember, traveling with her parents around the country, taking on the messy job of staking and beheadng misbehaving bloodsuckers. Also for … Continue reading

TimeRiders, by Alex Scarrow (Walker and Company, 2010)

In 1912, Liam O’Connor is rescued from certain death as the Titanic sinks. In 2010, Maddy Carter is snatched away from an airplane just before it crashes. In 2026, Saleena Vikram is taken away from a fatal fire. All three … Continue reading

The Line, by Teri Hall (Dial, 2010)

The Unified States are safe, but at a cost. Their expanse surrounded by the invisible National Border Defense System, their society tightly policed by merciless Enforcement Officials, their people rigidly broken down into castes of employment, everything is controlled and … Continue reading

The Cinderella Society, by Kay Cassidy (Egmont USA, 2010)

Perennial “new girl” Jess Parker is an outcast at school, unable to fit in despite making the cheerleading squad as an incoming junior. In fact, she’s the prime target of Lexy Steele, one of the resident mean girls. Is it … 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

Archvillain, by Barry Lyga (Scholastic, 2010)

When a plasma storm hits the field behind Bouring Middle School, two things happen. The first: a mysterious kid soon known as Mighty Mike appears, imbued with amazing superpowers and the desire to perform heroic deeds with them, despite his … Continue reading

Blood Feud, by Alyxandra Harvey (Walker and Company, 2010)

The vampire queen is dead, long live the new vampire queen. Helena Drake may be in charge following a brief, messy struggle, but the troubles aren’t over yet. The evil Lord Montmartre is still out there, and still eying the … Continue reading

Almost to Die For, by Tate Hallaway (New American Library, 2010)

Anastasija Parker always figured she was just a late-blooming True Witch, and she’d come into her powers eventually. Unfortunately, when she turns sixteen and she’s still as boring as ever, she figures that’s it. No powers, no coven, no dice. … Continue reading

Ivy’s Ever After, by Dawn Lairamore (Holiday House, 2010)

For many years, it’s been the custom for the princesses of Ardendale to be locked up in a tower on their fourteenth birthday, guarded by a dragon. Whoever kills the dragon gets to marry the princess and become the next … Continue reading