What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes, there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
10:00 am: The principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.
10:02 am: The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
10:03 am: The auditorium doors won’t open.
10:05 am: Someone starts shooting.
This explosive, emotional, page-turning debut about a high school held hostage is told from the perspective of four teens—each with their own reason to fear the boy with the gun.
A debut of profound depth about how grief can isolate us—and how it can open the world in magical ways. Suzy Swanson knows the real reason that Franny Jackson died. Everyone says that there’s no way to be certain…that it was an accident…that sometimes things just happen. But Suzy knows there must be a better explanation, a scientific one. Haunted by the loss of her best friend—and by a final, terrible moment between them—she retreats into a silent world of her own imagination. Convinced that Franny’s death was the result of a rare jellyfish sting, Suzy crafts a plan to prove the truth, even if it means traveling around the globe…alone. But the more she looks inward, the more she begins to recognize the astonishing wonder of the universe around her…and discovers the potential for love and hope in her own backyard. In achingly heartfelt writing, this powerful debut novel is the story of a young girl confronting life, death, and immortality in a way that is both uniquely her own and universal to us all.
The day the bomb threat put the school on lockdown, Gabi was trapped in the girls’ room. It seemed like everything she’d been working for—the AP classes, the college applications—was about to go up in smoke. The police found the bomb in time, but they didn’t find the bomber. He or she could be anyone—one of Gabi’s friends, or the guy she rejected, or the person leaving ominous notes all over the school. It could even be one of the anonymous callers who calls the school helpline where Gabi volunteers. The more messages Gabi gets, the more she suspects she’s part of Stranger’s plan. Could she be the only one who can stop another attack? Or will she be the first victim of Stranger’s revenge?
Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive. Asa, the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food crisis, believes she can save her family’s livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, heir to the throne of Westlet, a planet rich with food, but desperate for the new energy source that Fane can provide. As Asa and Eagle begin to forge a genuine bond, will the appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton and who holds secrets from her past, endanger the tenuous alliance?
For fans of We Were Liars and How I Live Now comes an addictive, sexy, twisty YA novel you won’t want to miss.
Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it’s bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it’s just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season—when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17—is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think.
Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There’s a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she’ll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she’ll uncover the dark origins of the accident season—whether she’s ready or not.
A story where edge-of-your-seat horror meets post-apocalyptic thriller, perfect for fans of Lois Lowry and The Mazerunner.
Night is coming.
On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours—it comes every twenty-eight years. Each sunset, the townspeople sail to the south, where they wait out the long Night. None of the adults will tell Marin, Kana, or their friend Line exactly what happens when they leave the island, but when the three are accidentally left behind in the gathering dusk, they learn the truth: at Night, their town belongs to others, and those others want them gone.
Fleeing through the now-alien landscape that used to be their home, the three confront shocking transformations and uncomfortable truths about themselves. They are challenged to trust one another or perish. Marin, Kana, and Line must find their way off the island . . . before the Night finds them.
The party last Saturday night is a bit of a blur.
Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids. But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details, and begins to ask questions.
What really happened at the party after she left?
Who was still there?
What did they see?
When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?
This story—inspired by real events—from debut novelist Aaron Hartzler takes an unflinching look at silence as a form of complicity. It’s a book about the high stakes of speaking up, and the razor thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time.
Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world.
Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. That was before her planet was invaded. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto the evacuating fleet with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But the warship is the least of their problems. A deadly plague has broken out. The fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy, and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light . . . and it’s the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.