Viking Warrior

-Judson Roberts-   Halfdan has dreamed of being a warrior his whole life, but there was no way that was going to happen because he is a slave. At least, Halfdan believes it’s impossible until his mother gives up her own life to buy his freedom, making him a freeman and acknowledged by the chief…

Scarlet

-A.C. Gaughen-   Scarlet, or Will Scarlet, as the rest of the town knows her, is a part of Robin Hood’s band. Only the band knows she’s a girl. When a thief taker arrives, Scarlet’s whole past is in danger of being revealed. Also, taxes for the people go up, and if Rob and his…

I Capture the Castle

-Dodie Smith-   Cassandra records her day-to-day life of what it is like to live in a castle on a 40-year-lease. She does this to practice her writing and her shorthand. She lives in the castle with her father, once a famous author, and her older sister. After a bad experience, her father stops writing…

The Agency- A Spy in the House

-Y. S. Lee-   Mary, rescued from being hanged at the age of twelve by Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, was transformed from a pickpocket into a young lady. Or so it seemed. A young lady may be the wrong word for someone who can pick open locks with a hair pin and knows boxing….

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

-Rae Carson-   Lucero-Elisa de Riqueza, princess of Orovalle, is being married off to King Alejandro de Vega. There is something special about Elisa; she has a godstone in her navel. A godstone is a stone which vibrates if Elisa prays, goes ice cold if there’s danger around, goes hot if she is angry, and…

Chasing Shadows

-Swati Avasthi-   Corey, Holly, and Savitri are freerunners; they’re basically invincible. Well, not quite. After Corey gets shot, Holly and Savitri set out to avenge his death, but they both deal with the loss differently and they start drifting apart. Will they be able to make it through this together or will they be…

The Testing

-Joelle Charbonneau-   Being chosen for The Testing is the highest honor someone can have from the United Commonwealth. If you pass The Testing, you can further your education at university. The Testing is also how the United Commonwealth raises its future leaders. When Cia gets chosen for The Testing, she’s excited for the chance…

Mandie and the Secret Tunnel

-Lois Gladys Leppard-   Mandie is convinced that God no longer loves her after her father’s death. After the funeral, her stepmother sends her to go and work for a couple with a new baby. While Mandie loves the baby, the family treats her cruelly. With the help of her Cherokee friends, she escapes to…

The Faerie Ring

-Kiki Hamilton- Tiki feeds her family of forgotten orphans with the money she manages to pickpocket each  day. When she gets an opportunity to steal a valuable ring, she takes it; it means her family will have full stomachs for a week. The ring, though, is special, and holds quite a power. One event leads…

The Game

-Krystyna Kuhn-   Julia, along with her brother Robert, begin to attend Grace College, high in the Canadian Rockies. Some things about the school seem a bit off. When on top of having to hid their past, Julia and Robert come across a dead body, they struggle to figure out what’s going on. Not everything…

Little Blog on the Prairie

-Cathleen Davitt Bell-   When Gen’s parents tell her they’ve decided to spend the summer at a 1890s-themed family camp, Gen flat out refuses. With some persuading, Gen ends up going, but is determined not to have a good time. The camp isn’t so much of a vacation, as it is experiencing what life was…

Chataine’s Guardian

-Robin Hardy-   On her tenth birthday, Chataine Dierdre is appointed a guardian by her father, the Surchatain. Dierdre assumes Roman, her guardian, is just another servant, and treats him as such. Roman also calls himself a “Christian”. Dierdre has heard of people who are Christians, but has never met one, and she doesn’t exactly…