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Get lost in the pages of these books. The 9th Annual Cavalcade of Authors will be held in April 2017 at Washington State University – Tricities, Richland WA.

TO ATTEND CAVALCADE
Students must:

  • Be among the first 50 students from your school to read a book from at least four different Cavalcade authors
  • Return your paperwork to your school librarian
AT CAVALCADE
Students will:

  • Attend writing workshops presented by different Cavalcade Authors
  • Eat lunch while sharing with friends
  • Get books and personal items autographed
  • Ask our Young Adult writers all those burning questions during the author panel

Burger Wuss

by M.T. Anderson
Anthony has never been able to stand up for himself —that is, not until his girlfriend is in someone else’s arms. Then Anthony vows revenge and devises the Plan, which starts with getting a job at the fast-food restaurant where his nemesis is a star employee. But when the Plan is finally in place, will Anthony’s hunger for revenge be satisfied and will he prove he’s not a wuss? (gr 7-10)

Far From You

by Lisa Schroeder
Alice’s story of bitterness over losing her mother to cancer, her father being emotionally distant, and the sudden addition of a stepmother and new little sister is told in first-person verse. (gr 7-12)

Spirit Animals: Tales of the Fallen Beasts

by Brandon Mull
All across the world, legends are appearing. Great Beasts, once the most powerful beings in Erdas, are being summoned as spirit animals. Bonded to special kids, they unite the human and animal worlds. But a mysterious stranger is hunting these legends. (gr 4-7)

The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen (Pals in Peril #2)

by M.T. Anderson
Jasper, Katie, and Lily are enjoying a restful mountain lodge vacation when they stumble across a mystery involving duct tape, diamonds—and Bavarian folk pants! (gr 5-8)

Silver in the Blood

by Jessica Day George
As debutantes in 1890s New York City, cousins Dacia and Lou knew little about their mysterious Romanian relatives, the Florescus. Now, upon turning seventeen, the girls must journey to Romania--a journey that seems to be both reward and punishment--to meet their cousins and their tyrant of a grandmother and to learn the secrets of their family. (gr 6-10)

The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation #1)

by M.T. Anderson
In Revolutionary Era Boston, young Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers — but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role them. (gr 9-12)

Going Wild (Going Wild #1)

by Lisa McMann
Charlie Wilde knew her life would change forever when her family moved from the city of Chicago to the suburbs of Arizona…and that was before she found the bracelet. After putting it on, she notices odd things start to happen. Suddenly Charlie seems to have the speed of a cheetah and the strength of an elephant—and that’s just the beginning. She would be thrilled about her transformation if she had any idea how to use the device or control her amazing powers. So Charlie is forced to put her trust in new friends to help her uncover the surprising truth behind the mysterious bracelet.

Little Brother

by Cory Doctorow
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security following a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right. (gr 8-12)

Chasing Brooklyn

by Lisa Schroeder
Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams. Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface. (gr 7-12)

In Real Life

by Cory Doctorow
Anda loves the massively-multiplayer role playing game Coarsegold, but things become a lot more complicated when she befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid who illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries who have money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake. (gr 8-12)

Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (Pals in Peril #3)

by M.T. Anderson
It is into the mist-shrouded heart of this forbidden, mountainous realm that our plucky and intrepid heroes, Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut and his friends Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan, must journey to unravel a terrible mystery. (gr 5-8)

Sun, Moon, Ice and Snow

by Jessica Day George
When a great white bear promises untold riches to her family, the Lass (as she's known) agrees to go away with him. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle. To unravel the mystery, the Lass sets out on a windswept journey beyond the edge of the world. (gr 6-10)

Fade (Wake #2)

by Lisa McMann
Using her ability to tap into other people's dreams, eighteen-year-old Janie investigates an alleged sex ring at her high school that involves teachers using a date-rape drug on students. (gr 9-12)

Second Chance Summer

by Morgan Matson
Sandwiched between two exceptional siblings, Taylor Edwards never felt like she stood out—except for her history of running away when things get too complicated. Then her dad receives unexpected, terrible news, and the family makes the last-minute decision to spend the summer together in the cramped quarters at their old lake house. (gr 7-12)

Crash (Visions #1)

by Lisa McMann
Sixteen-year-old Jules, who has a history of mental illness and whose family owns an Italian restaurant, starts seeing a recurring vision about a rival restaurant, a truck crash, and forbidden love. (gr 9-12)

Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms #1)

by Brandon Mull
Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level. (gr 5-8)

I Text Dead People

by Rose Cooper
Annabel Craven hopes she’ll fit in at the Academy. She’s worried she’ll stay friendless and phoneless. But when she finds a mysterious phone in the woods near the cemetery, one of her problems is solved . . . and another one is just beginning. (gr 5-8)

Princess of Glass (Princesses of Westfalin #2)

by Jessica Day George
Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program. She travels abroad hoping to find better political alliances and perhaps a marriage. But thanks to a vengeful fairy, Poppy's happily ever after gets complicated. (gr 6-10)

Girl, Stolen

by April Henry
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, the car is being stolen. (gr 8-12)

Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1)

by Jessica Day George
Every Tuesday Castle Glower takes on a life of its own--magically inventing, moving, and even completely getting rid of some of its rooms. Good thing Princess Celie takes the time to map out these never-ending changes, because when the castle is ambushed and Celie's family goes missing, it's up to her to protect their home and save their kingdom. (gr 4-6)

Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms #2)

by Brandon Mull
Cole has teamed up with Mira, Twitch, and Jace in unstable Elloweer to search for Mira’s sister. A mysterious enemy is wiping out towns, sparing no one, and a rebel known as the “Rogue Knight” is upsetting the balance of power. Cole and Mira must resort to a fascinating new kind of magic to protect themselves when every move is filled with danger as they try to outwit the High King. (gr 5-8)

Swim the Fly

by Don Calame
Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. (gr 8-12)

Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders #2)

by Brandon Mull
Jason has returned home, but is drawn to go back to Lyrian and help Rachel and the others defeat Maldor. As soon as he crosses over, he’s in more danger than ever. The group must secure an important alliance if they are to overtake Maldor. In the process, they learn their surprising rolls in the rebellion. (gr 5-8)

Call the Shots

by Don Calame
Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! It’s a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash — and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. (gr 8-12)

Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princesses of Westfalin #1)

by Jessica Day George
Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. (gr 6-10)

Cryer's Cross

by Lisa McMann
Seventeen-year-old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each other with no explanation. (gr 9-12)

The Unwanteds (The Unwanteds #1)

by Lisa McMann
In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated; Aaron, the Wanted, attends the university in Quill and Alex, the Unwanted is sent to be eliminated. But Alex instead finds himself in wondrous Artime, where magic and creativity prevail. When Artime is discovered by Aaron and the Quillians, will Alex be able to fight against his twin to save his beloved home? (gr 6-8)

Wednesdays in the Tower (Castle Glower #2)

by Jessica Day George
Rolf dares Celie to catch Castle Glower making a new room. She finds the room, and an egg she is clearly tasked with caring for, along with whatever hatches from it. But taking on a pet is a challenge no one bargained for, especially after discovering what else the castle is hiding. (gr 4-6)

Spirit Animals: Tales of the Great Beasts

by Brandon Mull
Meet the great beasts of the past, good and evil, and learn about the war that started it all.
Co-authored by Nick Eliopulos, Billy Merrell, Gavin Brown, and Emily Seife. (gr 4-7)

Arcade Catastrophe (Candy Shop War #2)

by Brandon Mull
At Mr. White’s Arcadeland, kids can play games and earn tickets that are redeemable for magical stamps like jets that let you fly, and subs that let you breathe underwater. Mr. White is hiding a secret: when all four stamp clubs are filled, he will be able to retrieve the most powerful talisman ever. For Nate and his friends, it will take more than candy to fight and win this war. (gr 5-8)

The Summoning (The Darkest Powers #1)

by Kelley Armstrong
“My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.” (gr 7-12)

Feed

by M.T. Anderson
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary Spring Break trip to the moon; but that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days, and before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. (gr 9-12)

The Masked Truth

by Kelley Armstrong
Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for. Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal. The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with "issues." But that's exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. (gr 10-12)

My Secret Guide to Paris (Wish Series #1)

by Lisa Schroeder
Feeling she has lost everything when her beloved grandmother passes away, twelve-year-old Nora embarks on a mysterious Parisian scavenger hunt organized by her late grandmother that helps her find healing and forgiveness. (gr 5-7)

The Suburb Beyond the Stars (Norumbegan Quartet #2)

by M.T. Anderson
Strange Creatures are chasing Brian and Gregory, and Gregory’s cousin Prudence is missing. The boys go into the woods to track her down and find many things off. People are not where they’re supposed to be, and time has stopped working properly. (gr 5-8)

A World Without Heroes (Beyonders #1)

by Brandon Mull
A routine visit to the zoo ends with Jason Walker being transported to a strange world—without heroes—where outsiders from The Beyond are no longer welcome under the power of the wizard emperor Maldor. Will Jason and fellow Beyonder Rachel be able to save this world from Maldor and find their way back home? (gr 5-8)

Sea of Shadows (The Age of Legends #1)

by Kelley Armstrong
Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood, beginning with their16th birthday. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead—where the veil between the living world and the beyond is thinnest—to pay respect to the spirits who have passed. But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong. (gr 8-12)

The Ungrateful Dead

by Rose Cooper
All Annabel Craven wants is to be normal, but that’s hard to do when ghosts keep texting her. Keeping her secret from her nosy new stepsister isn’t going to be easy either. When a ghost named Harper wants Anna’s help to rejoin the living, Anna warns her that it’s impossible. Once you’re dead, you can’t just start living again . . . or can you? (gr 5-8)

Rumors from the Boys' Room

by Rose Cooper
Sofia Becker, Middlebrooke Middle School blogger extraordinaire, is back! And this time her gossip isn't only from the girls' room. The rumor mill is out of control at Sofia's school, so it's a good thing Sofia and her super-secret notebook can set everyone straight. (gr 5-8)

The Honest Truth

by Dan Gemeinhart
Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals and treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away, leaving home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier. Even if it's the last thing he ever does. (gr 5-8)

Whales on Stilts (Pals in Peril #1)

by M.T. Anderson
A madman has unleashed an army of stilt-walking, laser-beaming, thoroughly angry whales upon the world! Luckily, Jasper Dash and his friends Katie Mulligan and Lily Gefelty are around to save the day. (gr 5-8)

Dan vs. Nature

by Don Calame
Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she’s sending her "two favorite men" on a survivalist camping trip to "bond." Dan’s plans to humiliate Hank go hilariously awry when an incredibly hot girl joins their party, a man-hungry bear gets on their trail, and an embarrassing accident leaves Dan with some unpleasant itching. (gr 8-12)

It's Raining Cupcakes (Cupcake #1)

by Lisa Schroeder
Twelve-year-old Isabel dreams of seeing the world but has never left Oregon. When her friend, Sophie, tells her of a baking contest where the finalists will be flown to New York City, Isabel eagerly enters despite concerns about her mother. (gr 4-7)

Empire of Night (The Age of Legends #2)

by Kelley Armstrong
Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least they were. Their village is gone, their friends have betrayed them, and now the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the captured children of Edgewood; but the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, the girls are running out of places to turn. (gr 8-12)

For the Win

by Cory Doctorow
All over the world, MMORPGs are big business. In China and elsewhere, young players are pressed into working as "gold-farmers," amassing game-wealth that's sold to Western players at a profitable markup. In L.A., young Wei-Dong knows the system is rigged and that kids everywhere are being exploited. He and his Asian counterparts begin to work together to claim their rights, but soon the battle will spill over from the virtual world to the real one, leaving the young rebels fighting not just for their rights, but for their lives. (gr 8-12)

The Unquiet Past

by Kelley Armstrong
Waking visions torment Tess and make her question her sanity, so when her orphanage burns down, she decides to face her fears and find out what’s really wrong with her. Believing the truth must lie with her parents, she follows what little information she has to a crumbling mansion in Quebec where she unearths her family’s sad history and the truth about her paranormal powers. (gr 8-12)

Wildborn (Spirit Animals #1)

by Brandon Mull
As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts, a bond that gives great powers to all of them. (gr 4-7)

Fablehaven (Fablehaven #1)

by Brandon Mull
Kendra and Seth have no idea their grandfather is the caretaker for Fablehaven, a hidden refuge for mystical creatures. When they discover the sanctuary, curious and reckless Seth accidently unleashes powerful evil forces. Can they overcome their fears and save Fablehaven, their family, and the world? (gr 5-8)

Endangered (The Ape Quartet #1)

by Eliot Schrefer
When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature. But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. (gr 7-11)

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

by Morgan Matson
Amy’s mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew—just in time for Amy's senior year, and her dad recently died in a car accident. Life sucks. So Amy embarks on a cross-country road trip to escape. Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend, joins her. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. (gr 8-12)

The Night She Disappeared

by April Henry
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part-time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working. (gr 8-12)

Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven #2)

by Brandon Mull
The Society of the Evening Star is an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the Fablehaven and steal a hidden artifact of great power. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world. Will Kendra learn to use her fairy gifts in time? Will Seth stay out of trouble? (gr 5-8)

Immortal Guardians (Spirit Animals Fall of the Beasts #1)

by Eliot Schrefer
When an ancient dark force emerges from a centuries-long slumber, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan must stop it from sweeping through Erdas and destroying their spirit animals and the world. (gr 4-7)

Beat the Band

by Don Calame
It’s the beginning of 10th grade and Coop is matched with “Hot Dog” Helen for a presentation on safe sex in health class. Everybody’s laughing, except for Coop, who is convinced that the only way to escape this social death sentence is to win “The Battle of the Bands” with their group, Arnold Murphy’s Bologna Dare. There’s just one problem: none of the guys actually plays an instrument. (gr 8-12)

Island of Silence (The Unwanteds #2)

by Lisa McMann
After the dramatic ending in the Unwanteds, there is a tentative peace between Artime and Quill. But how long will it last? With Aaron and Quill losing necessaries through the now open gate to Artime, tensions are high as necessary job duties are left undone. In Artime, strange golden-eyed children wash up on shore with thorned necklaces that prevent them from speaking, and Alex feels isolated and overwhelmed with Mr. Today presents him with an unexpected role for his future. (gr 6-8)

Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2)

by William Ritter
Members of a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later their owner is found murdered, with a single mysterious puncture wound to her neck. In nearby Gad’s Valley, dinosaur bones from a recent dig go missing, and an unidentifiable beast attacks animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Policeman Charlie Cane, exiled from New Fiddleham to the valley, calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer. (gr 7-11)

The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation #2)

by M.T. Anderson
Fearing a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor escape to find shelter in British-occupied Boston and soon learn of Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join the counterrevolutionary forces. (gr 9-12)

Dead to You

by Lisa McMann
Ethan, abducted at age seven, is now sixteen and has been returned to his family. If Ethan could remember anything about his life before, he would be able to put the pieces back together. (gr 9-12)

Since You've Been Gone

by Morgan Matson
Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane? (gr 7-12)

Dragon Flights (Dragon Slippers #2)

by Jessica Day George
With the Dragon Wars over, Creel finds herself bored with life as a seamstress. Then word comes that a bordering country has been breeding dragons in preparation for an invasion. Never one to miss out on the action, Creel throws herself headlong into an adventure. (gr 5-8)

The Girl I Used to Be

by April Henry
When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be, before the killer tracks her down. (gr 7-12)

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles #1)

by Mary E. Pearson
She wasn't supposed to survive the accident. But she did; and she can’t remember anything that lead up to her 18 month long coma. The more everyone’s storied begin to unravel, the more Jenna realizes the horrors of her accident. (gr 7-12)

Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers #1)

by Jessica Day George
Many stories tell of damsels in distress, who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor, and swept off to live happily ever after. This is not one of those stories. (gr 5-8)

Threatened (The Ape Quartet #2)

by Eliot Schrefer
Luc’s mother is dead, and he lives in a house of mistreated orphans, barely getting by, until a man named Prof offers him a mysterious job. Together, Luc and Prof head into the rough, dangerous jungle in order to study the elusive chimpanzees. There, Luc finally finds a new family -- and must act when that family comes under attack. (gr 6-11)

Symphony for the City of the Dead

by M.T. Anderson
In the winter of 1943-1944, composer Dmitri Shostakovich, stuck between the Nazi invading force and his own Soviet government, wrote a symphony that roused, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens—the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory. (gr 8-12)

Thirsty

by M.T. Anderson
All Chris wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps the Vampire Lord locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own fate. (gr 8-12)

Blood Will Tell (Last Point Seen #2)

by April Henry
When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away—a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder. (gr 7-12)

The Game of Sunken Places (Norumbegan Quartet #1)

by M. T. Anderson
Brian and Gregory suddenly find themselves real-life players in the Game of Sunken Places, where they have to deal with trolls, warring kingdoms, and very starchy britches! (gr 5-8)

Mia's Golden Bird (Charmed Life #2)

by Lisa Schroeder
Mia hopes the good-luck charm bracelet she and her friends from summer camp bought will help as she deals with the gossip of classmates as she photographs birds for the grandmother of her friend, famous actress Lacy Bell. (gr 3-6)

Caitlyn's Lucky Charm (Charmed Life #1)

by Lisa Schroeder
Caitlin hopes the good-luck charm bracelet she bought with her friends from summer camp will help as she deals with stress over her dad possibly losing his job, her mom making her do volunteer work, and going to a new school. (gr 3-6)

Gossip from the Girls' Room

by Rose Cooper
Middlebrooke Middle Schooler, Sofia, has her very own blog where she dishes out all the juicy gossip on the happenings in the Girls’ Room. Read along with the students to find out just what’s going down. (gr 5-8)

Secrets from the Sleeping Bag

by Rose Cooper
Middlebrooke Middle School blogger, Sofia, is spending the summer at Camp Krakatow. S'mores, crafts, bug juice, water sports, boys(!) . . . Sofia doesn't want to forget one second of sleepaway camp! (gr 5-8)

Jackaby (Jackaby #1)

by William Ritter
A serial killer is on the loose in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892. Abigail Rook, a newly hired assistant, helps R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby—who has the ability to see supernatural beings—is convinced the foul deeds are the work of a supernatural creature. (gr 7-11)

Sealed with a Secret (Wish series #2)

by Lisa Schroeder
When Phoebe finds a beautiful antique at a flea market, and inside she discovers something truly amazing: a letter written during World War II, from a young girl to her sister who's been evacuated from London. The letter includes a "spell" for bringing people closer together: a list of clues leading all through the city. Each stop along the way adds up to magic. (gr 5-7)

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

by April Henry
She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. (gr 8-12)

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2)

by Mary E. Pearson
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but also sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who was meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country—and her own destiny. (gr 7-12)

Odin's Ravens (The Blackwell Pages #2)

by Kelley Armstrong
Baldwin is poisoned, and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must battle monstrous beasts and godly enemies to travel though the underworld, reunite the challengers, find Thor’s hammer, in order to save him…and all humanity. (gr 4-7)

The Miles Between

by Mary E. Pearson
Destiny makes a point of keeping her distance from her classmates at Hedgebrook Academy. Her number-one rule: Don't get attached. But one day, unexpectedly finding a car at their disposal, Destiny and three of her classmates embark on an unauthorized road trip to Langdon, a town that Destiny's unsuspecting companions hope will hold simply a day of fun. Only she knows that Langdon holds far more than that—a deep secret she has never shared with anyone. (gr 9-12)

Unexpected Everything

by Morgan Matson
It’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned, that is, until a political scandal costs her her summer pre-med internship, and lands her back into the same house with her dad, who she avoids at all costs. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Her friends tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control? (gr 7-12)

The Deadly Sister

by Eliot Schrefer
Abby Goodwin has always tried to keep her younger sister Maya out of trouble. But now that Maya has graduated from skipping school to using drugs, such protection may no longer be possible. While out for her morning run, Abby comes across the dead body of Jefferson Andrews, the big man on campus and class valedictorian. Unfortunately, Maya’s phone is lying near the body and Abby knows Maya was the last person to see Jeff alive. Abby is determined to find her missing sister and prove Maya’s innocence at the same time. (gr 8-12)

I Heart You, You Haunt Me

by Lisa Schroeder
Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here. Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds. (gr 7-12)

Homeland

by Cory Doctorow
Marcus’s his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumb drive containing a WikiLeaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. (gr 8-12)

Pirate Cinema

by Cory Doctorow
Sixteen year-old Trent gets caught illegally making movies on his computer that reassembles footage from popular films that he downloads from the Net. This is a big no-no in dystopian Britain, and his family is shamed and nearly destroyed, so he runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a single stroke. (gr 9-12)

Some Kind of Courage

by Dan Gemeinhart
Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he's ever loved. He lost his pa in an accident. He lost his ma and his little sister to sickness. Now, he's lost his pony-fast, fierce, beautiful Sarah, taken away by a man who had no right to take her, and he will stop at nothing to get her back. (gr 5-8)

Rise and Fall (Spirit Animals #6)

by Eliot Schrefer
Scattered by a devastating betrayal, former teammates Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan and their spirit animals confront a ruthless enemy who forces them to consider the greatest sacrifices of their lives. (gr 4-7)

All We Have is Now

by Lisa Schroeder
There are 27 hours, 15 minutes left until an asteroid strikes North America; for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home last year. Since then she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat. When the two friends realize they can help people’s final wishes come true, suddenly this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in 27 hours -- maybe even their own. (gr 8-12)

Sprinkles and Sectrets (Cupcake #2)

by Lisa Schroeder
Twelve-year-old Sophie is excited to have the opportunity to audition for a TV commercial until she learns it is for the biggest competitor to her best friend's family's cupcake shop. (gr 4-7)

Bang (Visions #2)

by Lisa McMann
Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people’s lives and she’s finally with Sawyer. But the nightmare’s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Feeling responsible for what he’s going through and knowing that people’s lives are at stake, Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer’s vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there’s a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Bang. (gr 9-12)

The Awakening (The Darkest Powers #2)

by Kelley Armstrong
I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control—I raise the dead without even trying—and I’m running for my life with three of my supernatural friends: a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch. (gr 7-12)

Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)

by Mary E. Pearson
In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn't—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village and settles into a new life, but deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—and falling in love. (gr 7-12)

The Body in the Woods (Last Point Seen #1)

by April Henry
Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds. When they join Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for an autistic man lost in the woods, but find a dead body instead. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear and courage, the three team up to find the girl's killer—before he can strike one of their own. (gr 7-12)

The Candy Shop War (Candy Shop War #1)

by Brandon Mull
Magical candy that gives kids superpowers? Sweet! The possibility of evil overtaking the world? Not so tasty. Danger unfolds as Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon discover that magical strangers have come to town in search of a hidden treasure—one that could be used for great evil. Can the kids find it first? (gr 5-8)

Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages #1)

by Kelley Armstrong
Matt has grown up a normal kid in Blackwell, SD, though he’s always known he was a descendant of Thor. Now Ragnarok is coming, and Matt and his friends Fen and Laurie must find Thor’s hammer and shield and save the world. (gr 4-7)

Geek Fantasy Novel

by Eliot Schrefer
Be careful what you wish for. Really. Wishes are bad. Very bad. They can get you trapped in a fantasy world full of killer bunny rabbits, evil aunts, and bothersome bacteria, for example. But you already knew that, didn't you? Ralph, apparently, does not. (gr 6-9)

Falling for You

by Lisa Schroeder
Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give. As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous. He’s not about to let her go. And with danger following her every move, Rae must fight for the life and love she deserves if she’s going to survive. (gr 9-12)

The Fox Inheritance (Jenna Fox Chronicles #2)

by Mary E. Pearson
Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries. (gr 7-12)

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