Eighteen-year-old Blake Dawkins competes against girls across the country for a spot on a reality television show through the Pretty App, but difficulties at home and a desire to be more than just her high school's "mean girl" lead her to transform herself into the person she really wants to be.
Anticipating an epic first rock concert that he will attend unsupervised, Jeremy plans to dedicate his expected night of debauchery to his friend Tim, who is donating bone marrow to his cancer patient mother on the same night.
"Rick Dial is faced with an impossible choice: save the life of his best friend Molly, or save the free world. Rick Dial's career as a superstar quarterback ended when a car accident left him unable to walk. But his uncanny gaming ability caught the attention of a secret government organization trying to stop a high tech terrorist attack on America. He's been to the fantastical cyber world called the MindWar Realm and returned to Real Life victorious. But the stakes have just gone up. Another attack is imminent and Rick is the only one who can stop it. How can he, though, when terrorists have kidnapped his best friend Molly and are threatening to kill her if Rick returns to the Realm? As Molly uses every resource of mind and body to outwit her brutal captors, Rick races against time inside a nightmare video game where a fate worse than death may be waiting for him. Hundreds of miles apart, both will have to test the power of their faith and the strength of their spirits. They are being forced to a moment of sacrifice, one that could cost them everything"--
Jessica's life is one big question mark. She doesn't remember a thing about the accident that put her in a coma. She doesn't recognize her family and friends. Her moods range from sadness to full-on rage. Would she be better off running away and starting a new life? Or should she stay where she is and accept that she may never remember her past?
The year is 1972. Fifteen-year-old Haunani "Nani" Grace Nuuhiwa is transplanted from her home in Hawaii to Santa Monica, California after her father's fatal heart attack. Now the proverbial fish-out-of-water, Nani struggles to adjust to her new life with her alcoholic white (haole) mother and the lineup of mean girls who rule State Beach.
When fourteen-year-old Staggerlee, the daughter of a racially mixed marriage, spends a summer with her cousin Trout, she begins to question her sexuality to Trout and catches a glimpse of her possible future self. Staggerlee used to be Evangeline but she took on a fiercer name. She's always been different--set apart by the tragic deaths of her grandparents in an anti-civil rights bombing, by her parents' interracial marriage, and by her family's retreat from the world. This summer she has a new reason to feel set apart--her confused longing for her friend, Hazel. When cousin Trout comes to stay, she gives Staggerlee a first glimpse of her possible future selves and the world beyond childhood.
Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a "lady" while the guys move on without her. Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni's connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine's Rent-A-Gent Service. But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.
Moving to my stepfather's English country mansion sounded so promising. But the Arnaud Manor is neglected and unwelcoming, and I get the feeling it isn't exactly uninhabited. Something wants to hurt us--especially my little sister, Tabby. Okay, so I might be a little sensitive lately. My parents act oblivious to me, my old life is far away in San Francisco, and the gorgeous guy I just met tells me terrible stories about the infamous Madame Arnaud who lived here long ago, and about missing children and vengeful spirits. The kind of stories that are impossible to believe--until you're living in one of them, fighting to protect everyone you love...
Siena Hamilton reigns over Temperley High, despite the unfortunate and horrible events that ended the last year, but Romy, a former Starlet, is back from a term away in France and nobody is happy about her return, despite her efforts to blend in and keep the clique's secret safe.
Lady Merry Ellison, seventeen, will go to any lengths to protect "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest," a band of orphans from her former village who hijacked ill-gotten gold meant for the king, capturing the attention of Timothy Grey, the ninth child of a baron, who longs to perform a legendary feat and earn a title of his own.
Looks at the events of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in the Ukraine, describing how scientists are monitoring the effects of radiation on the wildlife that continue to live there and what this means for the human population surrounding the area.
As a project for her "creative non-fiction module" at a school for the arts, Normandy Pale chronicles the work of the Truth Commission, through which she and her two best friends ask classmates and faculty about various open secrets, while Norm's famous sister reveals some very unsettling truths of her own.
Fifteen-year-old Patty Ho, half Taiwanese and half white, feels she never fits in, but when her overly-strict mother ships her off to math camp at Stanford, instead of being miserable, Patty starts to become comfortable with her true self.
"Near future thriller about a teen forced to become an indentured assassin who has only three days to complete her hit list--with the added complication of her sole ally's brother being the final assignment"--
In 1994, Fig looks back on her life and relates her experiences, from age six to nineteen, as she desperately tries to save her mother from schizophrenia while her own mental health and relationships deteriorate.
Nadia Cara is in Florence, Italy with her family because her professor father is researching the 1966 flood, but Nadia herself is in trouble--she has turned into a kleptomaniac and she feels detached from everything, except for an elusive Italian boy whom no one but herself has seen.
"Meg has searched the globe for answers about why her parents were killed; where her grandfather disappeared to; and above all the identity of the man with the clockwork mask behind all of this treachery. At last, she has clues that will lead her to the shocking truth"--
Clara discovers that her sister is becoming a mermaid, and realizes that no mermaid can survive on land. Desperate to save her, she and her friend load the girl in a gypsy wagon and begin a journey to the sea. But no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. And always, Clara wonders if she herself will become a mermaid.
High school senior computer experts William King and Blake Watt are picked up by the authorities to help them track down a father who has failed to make child-support payments, but as they learn more about the man they are searching for, they discover the true nature of their mission and learn the scary reason why they were chosen.
While training to join the ranks of the Queen's legendary army, the Second Guard, fifteen-year-old Talimendra and her new friends Zarif and Chey discover a conspiracy that could bring down the entire Tequendian Empire.
Twin sisters, one living in the Shadow Lands--the realm of the dead-- and one in the land of the living, are called upon to try and save a boy and his friends who have been marked for death by a long-dead serial killer.
Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.
When Cass transfers to a preppy new private school, her plan is to stay anonymous by hiding her skater girl veneer beneath plaid skirts and knee socks. But when her cute locker neighbor, Cooper, takes an interest in Cass, keeping a safe distance isn't easy. And once Cass lets her guard down, the unthinkable happens: Cooper is mysteriously murdered. As the investigation unfolds, Cass's close friend, Gav, is suspected as the killer. Determined to find answers, she must go through her list one by one until somebody cracks. However, will uncovering the truth really give Cass what she is looking for?
When fifteen-year-old genius Carter Chance agrees to help create the "most advanced video games ever imagined"--something he hopes will impress the hottest girl in town --Carter gets himself involved in a dangerous adventure.
When a shapeshifter/vampire nation is charged with a crime against Midnight that sixteen-year-old Kadee and her friend Vance played a hand in, Kadee feels compelled to return to the Shantel forest where she must confront her past and the decisions she's made in the pursuit of freedom.
Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the land of Grace. It is all Jacob knows. Beyond the fence lies the World, a wicked, terrible place, doomed to destruction. Only the Grace will be spared. But something is rotten in paradise. A wolf invades Nodd, slaughtering the Grace's sheep. A new boy arrives from outside, and his scorn and disdain threaten to tarnish Jacob's contentment. Then, while patrolling the borders of Nodd, Jacob meets Lynna, who tempts him to sample forbidden Worldly pleasures. Jacob's faith, his devotion, and his grip on reality are tested as his feelings for Lynna blossom into something greater and the End Days grow ever closer. Eden West is the story of two worlds, two hearts, the power of faith, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Minutes after eighteen-year-old Bennett Bardo of Gordo, New Mexico, asks Sophie Gilkey, his dream girl, to prom and she says yes, she is abducted by aliens and Bennett catches a ride across the galaxy with a band of misfit musicians to find her.
My name is Jazz Marsh. I am a Random Were, which means I am a Were of no fixed form--like all Random Were, my family can become any warm-blooded creature which is the last thing they see before they Turn. For me, when my time came, that meant... trouble. I was quite young when I lost my older sister, Celia, and my family never spoke about her. It was only when I found the secret diaries that she had left behind that I began to discover the truth behind her life and her death. I never understood what drove my moody and dangerous older brother until I began to get an inkling about his part in Celia's death... and until, driven to the edge of patience and understanding, he finally had to face his own Turn problems... and disastrously took matters into his own hands. One thing is clear. Everything I thought I knew about Were-kind was wrong.
"Shreve, along with Jack and his mute girlfriend Ember, travel to Maryland to solve the mystery behind "the elder," the ancient, malevolent force hidden near Baltimore, which has been sending psychic tremors out into the world causing mayhem, mass suicides, and the beginning of the end of civilization"--
"The latest addition to the misfit students of Class 3-E is a Norwegian robot specially designed to assassinate their teacher-- but sadly lacking in social skills. Nothing Koro Sensei can't cure with a little super-fast tentacle work! When playboy Maehara gets dissed by a girl for being in Class 3-E, revenge is clearly warranted and Koro Sensei can help with that too! Then Irina, the English language teacher/ sexy assassin, gets a visit from her murder mentor. Plus, secrets of Koro Sensei's mysterious past revealed!"--P.  of cover.
"Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in Beirut as fighting between Christians and Muslims divided the city streets. Follow her past cars riddled with bullet holes, into taxi cabs that travel where buses refuse to go, and on outings to collect shrapnel from the sidewalk. With striking black-and-white artwork, Abirached recalls the details of ordinary life inside a war zone" --
After being assaulted by the sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, Romy Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assaulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.
Fourteen-year-old Emily would rather spend her days dreaming of adventures and wandering the moors, but when her father falls sick, and her sister Charlotte is sent away to school reality comes crashing in.
The sinister organization Al-Thamen seeks the wisdom of Solomon, and they don't care who they have to destroy to get it! Deep within the dungeon, faced with opponents capable of using powerful magic and with their friends the Tran under attack by the Al-Thamen as well, Aladdin and Alibaba must use all their skill and strength to stay alive.
DJ's efforts to make sense of Christianity, prayer, and the Bible only seem to make it harder for her to deal with the inability of the girls in her grandmother's boardinghouse to get along, especially after Taylor begins flirting with Rhiannon's boyfriend.
"Hime is really excited about her new role in the hot anime series Cruel Octalia. But the fan response (including from her friends!) is just lukewarm. Hime knows she needs to do more research into the character, but recent events have made her too confused to go to the best source of help-- Senri Kudo!" --
It has been nearly seventy years since Hitler's armies won the war, and sixteen-year-old Zara St. James lives in the Shenandoah hills, part of the Eastern American Territories, under the rule of the Nazis--but a resistance movement is growing, and Zara, who dreams of freedom, may be the key to its success.
As Mrs. Carter becomes increasingly distracted by General Harding, her boardinghouse girls find more opportunities to get into trouble, especially during a weekend getaway to a luxurious Vermont ski lodge, to which some of the girls have invited boys.
Lon Chaney Rodriguez is a typical thirteen-year-old until his mother, a security guard, is shot and killed and he becomes haunted by the feeling that he is letting her down by getting bad grades, skipping church, lying, and goofing off while worrying that he and his alcoholic, unemployed father will wind up homeless.
They always say that high school is the best time of your life. Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried "they" might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can't wait to escape Seattle -- and her reputation -- and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn't understand all the fuss about college and career -- the future can wait. Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors -- along with the rest of the planet -- wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they're going to spend what remains of the present.
In a future where few places are still habitable and people share their entire lives on the Web, Mila illegally enters the Isles, is captured and has a telephone implanted in her brain, and escapes--but government agents are after her and her greatest asset is a seven second delay from the time she acts until they receive the signal.
After eighteen years of dealing with CIPA, which allows him to feel no pain or temperature, David Hart sets out with new friend Luna to complete his "bucket list," starting with finding the parents who abandoned him.
"Adam not only is trying to understand his OCD, while trying to balance his relationship with his divorced parents, but he's also trying to navigate through the issues that teenagers normally face, namely the perils of young love"--
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.
Gen and her twin brother, Jack, were raised with their mother's tales of the World Above, but when adventurous Jack trades their cow for magic beans, he is captured by the tyrant ruling the land, and Gen must save him.
As Nin the Destroyer and his armies threaten to conquer the peaceful land of Mensandor, young Quentin sets forth on a perilous journey to open the prophetic path for a coming deliverer--the Priest-King--who will wield the blazing sword Zhaligkeer and usher in the heralded age of light.
"With the help of her friend Miles, Juneau continues her desperate search to find and rescue her clan, but the same forces that abducted her people are after her because, unbeknownst to Juneau, she is the answer to unraveling an ancient secret that couldchange the world"--
Things are going well for sixteen-year-old Bree Bennis until the day she leans over to kiss her anachronistic boyfriend, Finn, and her lips meet those of her nemesis Wyck instead, but to repair damage to the timeline she must pose as Wyck's girlfriend andrisk losing Finn--to kidnappers, or worse.
Inheriting the family business when his father is thrown in jail, seventeen-year-old Ty Johnson becomes one of the most successful drug dealers on the streets of Brooklyn until a competitor enters the neighborhood and a nasty turf war begins.
When Alyss Heart returns to her rightful place on the throne of Wonderland, she is put to the test as enemies, both inside and outside the borders of her queendom, push their own agendas and wield horrific weapons.
After an alien attack leaves Earth in shambles, the worlds of a girl serving as a slave on a spaceship and a boy with no memory of his past life collide, and truths about the past, long buried, are revealed.
Since Grace was adopted by the Fontaines, she has been carefully taught the art of the scam and has an uncanny ability to create a personality to help her "parents," but their latest job has her questioning everything she has been taught and the family she has grown to love.
In this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Ruby deVarre, the granddaughter of the most revered clanmother in New Haven, is expected to settle down, but all Ruby wants to do is run free through the woods and be with Conrad, a handsome boy from a clan across the Waste, so when she starts mistrusting Conrad and the murders start she soon finds out Conrad's secrets run deeper than she imagined.
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Princess Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape--and even less of being together--as the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs crumble beneath her while she wrestles with her upbringing, her gift, andher very sense of self to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people, and her own destiny.
Michael Malone is assigned to investigate a local comic shop by the mysterious UNICORNE agency because they are displaying a comic book with a disturbingly familiar heroine--but he soon realizes that the sinister shop hides an invisible army come to life,with a menacing maniac at its head, and worse he does not know if he can trust his fellow agents.
"In 1926, droves of Americans traveled by train across the United States to visit the West. They ate at Harvey Houses, where thousands of well-trained waitresses provided first-class service. [This novel] tells the first-person story of one spunky girl, Kitty Evans, as she faces the often funny and painful experiences she and fellow waitresses Cordelia and Emmy endure"--Amazon.com.
"It's been a year since everything happened, but I still have bad dreams. Dreams of me and Tokes and Little Pea, racing through burning streets on the night the city was in flames..."--Page 4 of cover.
Kazuki's black kakugane, which powers his Buso Renkin weapon and keeps him alive, will soon advance to the point where it begins drainging life from others around him. Teaming up with his partner Tokiko, Kazuki leaves on a mission to find out more about the black kakugane in hopes of keeping this from happening. Meanwhile they encounter an elite group of Alchemist Warriors that have been assigned to hunt them down and kill them!
"Sage has learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it's working just fine--until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He's a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted"--
Six seemingly unrelated stores all lead to the same shocking revelation -- the real Crisis has yet to begin! Karate Kid ventures to Oracle for answers, Jimmy Olsen attempts to join two exclusive clubs, and more!
Chelsea Morris has always been responsible, and focused on her dreams of fashion design. But as she settles into her role as lead designer for a summer stock theater group, tensions begin to rise. When college boy Dylan joins the production, she starts questioning her relationship with her boyfriend Todd. Chelsea finds herself breaking rules, sneaking out to meet Dylan, and soon must decide whether her heart is leading her in the right direction after all.
After a Winter Ball that was a mix of fun and worry, seventeen-year-old DJ sets aside her hope for a quiet Christmas and joins Taylor in Las Vegas, although she fears she will do nothing but try to keep her roommate out of trouble.
Life at the Carter house is in an uproar, with Taylor coming home from rehab treatment, Kriti developing a possible eating disorder, and Eliza creating competition between the girls for the New York debut at Spring Fashion Week.
"Girl warrior, demon slayer, and tiger spirit of the yellow eyes: Kira is ready for her final quest to save her cousin--the young boy destined to rule the Iron Realm as crown prince--and to uncover the third lost treasure while facing innumerable enemies in order to fulfill the famed prophecy"--
Orphaned at an early age, 15-year old Anouk's punishment for being too outspoken is an arranged marriage worse than any she could imagine. Fleeing on horseback, yet without a sense of where to turn, she stumbles upon an idyllic village where she finds safe haven. Could this be home? When a curse threatens to kill the villagers she's come to love, Anouk takes on the dangers of the natural and magical worlds to save them. Her journey takes her deep into the Dark Woods where she must draw on all her strengths to survive, but will come to realize that these magic woods hold the key to discovering a gift she never knew she had. Ultimately, it will lead her to confront the very face of death, yet amidst the danger and darkness, she meets a handsome Woodsman and finds a glowing blue flower with power beyond her wildest dreams. Inspired by Russian fairytales and steeped in ancient folklore, Paige's novel is ripe with fantasy, love, and courage.