Leviathan

-Scott Westerfeld-   Alec, son of the Archduke, finds out that his parents have been murdered. Now he is on the run with a group  of men and a walker, a sort of fighting machine. Deryn loves being airborne and can’t wait to be again. She only has to pass the Airmans Middy’s test to…

Pirates!

-Celia Rees-   Nancy, along with her former slave Minerva, take to the sea as an escape. Both are running from dangers on land and they embrace the pirate life full on. They have quite the adventure, but can they ever stop running?   I loved Pirates!. It gave me a bit of a different…

Throne of Glass

-Sarah J. Maas-   Celaena, a 19 year old well-known assassin, is taken to the castle by the Crown Prince after spending a brutal year in slavery at the Salt Mine. The King is having a competition for twenty-three thieves, warriors, and killers, and one of them will become the King’s Champion and later earn…

The Finisher

-David Baldacci-   Vega Jane is one of two Finishers at the Stacks in Wormwood; at least, one of two until the other Finisher disappears. Vega saw him get chased out of the village, but now the council is lying about that. What else are they lying about? What really lies beyond the Quag?  …

Fly By Night

-Frances Hardinge-   In a world where all books are banned, being able to read is a dangerous thing. When Mosca escapes from her cruel aunt and uncle to rescue a story teller and become his secretary, she doesn’t realize how exciting and dangerous her life will become. Books are the only thing that remember…

Learning the Ropes

-Monique Polak-   Mandy has been accepted to go to a circus camp in Montreal where young circus performers from all around the world come together to learn more of what they specialize in. Mandy’s specialty is climbing. To be more specific, the ropes.There is one other girl, Genevieve, with whom Mandy will be competing…

Always Emily

-Michaela MacColl-   Emily Brontë, Charlotte’s younger sister, always gets all the attention. She is rebellious, outgoing, and headstrong, whereas Charlotte has a more cautious and practical side. The two sisters are as different as can be, except for one thing: their love for writing. When odd things start happening,  can the two not-yet-famous writers…

Star of Light

-Patricia St. John-   Kinza, Hamid’s blind baby sister, is going to be sold to a beggar by their step-father. So Hamid and his mother decide that Hamid has to escape with Kinza. The story follows Hamid and Kinza’s journey through Morocco to find an English missionary. But even when Kinza is supposedly safe, Hamid…

Pygmalion

-Bernard Shaw- Professor Higgins, a scientist of phonetics, and Colonel Pickering, an Indian dialect linguist, meet on a rainy night in London. Higgins bets that he can transform a poor flower girl with “kerbstone English” into a lady that could pass as a duchess in six months. The next day a flower girl who had…

Shadow and Bone

-Leich Bardugo-   When Alina finds out that she has Grisha powers during an attack crossing the Fold, her whole life changes. Alina, along with another orphan, Mal, grew up together and were drafted into the army together. When she has to leave her best friend behind to go to the palace, she doesn’t know…

Memory of Water

-Emmi Itaranta-   Noria Kaitio lives in a time of limited water. The past-world used up such a huge supply of water that now it has to be rationed. Noria has just become a tea-maker, like her father, and her father has shown her a secret: “the place that doesn’t exist”, a stream deep within…