THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West

Money can’t buy a good first impression. Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom’s porcelain-doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence—he’s tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways […]

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SPRIG MUSLIN by Georgette Heyer

Regency Romances: A dashing man of honor…  En route to propose to his sensible acquaintance Lady Hester, Sir Gareth Ludlow finds young, pretty Amanda wandering unattended and knows it is his duty to bring her back to her family. This turns out to be a challenge as Amanda seems to possess an imagination as intriguing […]

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THE ROYAL WE by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks

American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling […]

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THE RED TENT by Anita Diamant

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons. Told in Dinah’s voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood–the world of […]

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LET IT GO: A TRUE STORY OF TRAGEDY AND FORGIVENESS by Chris Williams

When his wife and two children were killed in a drunk-driving accident, Chris Williams made the most important decision of his life. On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically different—and uncertain—future. But […]

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THE DAVINCI CODE by Dan Brown

A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at […]

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I’D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU by Ally Carter

Book 1: GALLAGHER GIRL SERIES The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, it would be if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might […]

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SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD by Orson Scott Card

THE ENDER QUINTET In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens’ ways are strange and frightening…again, humans die. And […]

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UNDER DIFFERENT STARS by Amy Bartol

Book 1: THE KRICKET SERIES All she wants is a home, but can she find one…UNDER DIFFERENT STARS Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket […]

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GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchelle

A novel of love and war, written about the Civil War and its aftermath. Taking us into the burning fields and cities of the American South, we meet the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, who survive under the harshest of circumstances, and become two of the most famous lovers since Romeo and Juliet.

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FURIES OF CALDERON by Jim Butcher

Book 1: CODEX ALERA For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies – elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious […]

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HEXED by Kevin Hearne

Book 2-6: THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES (HEXED, HAMMERED, TRICKED, TRAPPED, HUNTED)

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THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss

Book 1: KINGKILLER CHRONICLE My name is Kvothe.   I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are […]

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HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne

Book 1: IRON DRUID CHRONICLES Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He […]

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MOON CALLED by Patricia Briggs

Book 1: MERCY THOMPSON Mercy Thompson’s life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn’t exactly normal herself.

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CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare

Book 1: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when […]

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MAGIC LOST, TROUBLE FOUND by Lisa Shearin

Book 1: RAINE BENARES SERIES Raine Benares is a Sorceress Seeker of average ability until she comes into possession of an amulet that amplifies her powers-and her enemies.

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THE ELEVENTH BROTHER by Rachel Wilcox

A novel of Joseph in Egypt When Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob, is sold into bondage by his brothers, Egypt is a land in turmoil—its fortune determined by the unpredictable rains that either bring prosperity or leave the people in famine and starvation. But Joseph is no common slave. Imprisoned and forgotten by all […]

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BLOOD CROSS by Faith Hunter

Book 2-6  JANE YELLOWROCK SERIES (SKINWALKER, BLOOD CROSS, MERCY BLADE, RAVEN CURSED, DEATH’S RIVAL, BLOOD TRADE)

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SKINWALKER by Faith Hunter

Book 1: JANE YELLOWROCK SERIES Jane Yellowrock is a supernatural skinwalker–one sharing her body with the soul of a mountain lion. When the rogue-vampire hunter is hired to hunt down a particularly nasty vamp, Jane is drawn into the steamy New Orleans vampire society where she learns the ins-and-outs of the “sane” vampire culture, more […]

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DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the […]

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THE LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel

After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan—and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger.

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EDENBROOKE by Julianne Donaldson

Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she’ll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while […]

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UNCOMMON CRIMINALS by Ally Carter

Book 2: THE HEIST SOCIETY Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to […]

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THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in […]

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THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss

Book 1 : KINGKILLER CHRONICLE Prompted by a biographer called Chronicler who realizes his true identity, Kvothe starts to tell his life story. From his upbringing as an actor in his family’s traveling troupe of magicians, jugglers and jesters, the Edema Ruh, to feral child on the streets of the vast port city of Tarbean, then […]

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THE EYE OF THE WORLD by Robert Jordan

Book 1:  WHEEL OF TIME SERIES The peaceful villagers of Emond’s Field pay little heed to rumors of war in the western lands until a savage attack by troll-like minions of the Dark One forces three young men to confront a destiny which has its origins in the time known as The Breaking of the […]

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ELDEST by Christoper Paolini

Books 2-4:  THE INHERITANCE CYCLE (ELDEST, BRISINGR, INHERITANCE)  

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ERAGON by Christopher Paolini

Book 1: THE INHERITANCE CYCLE Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his […]

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FROSTBITE by Richelle Mead

Book 2-6: THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY SERIES (SHADOW KISS, BLOOD PROMISE, SPIRIT BOUND, LAST SACRIFICE)  

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MY SISTERS KEEPER by Jodi Picoult

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — […]

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UNBROKEN by Lauren Hillenbrand

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in […]

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HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter

Book 1: THE HEIST SOCIETY For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business-thieving. When Kat tries to leave “the life” for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and Kat’s father […]

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RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier

Book 1:  PRECIOUS STONE TRILOGY Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth […]

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VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead

Book 1: THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY SERIES St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but […]

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THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau

Book 1: THE TESTING TRILOGY It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the […]

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PARTIALS by Dan Wells

Book 1: THE PARTIALS SEQUENCE Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old […]

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