In this fast-paced story full of humor and adventure, 23-year-old April May finds herself rocketed into social media stardom. This books is a "comic debut that combines science fiction and mystery with philosophical musings about the perils of internet fame." (Publishers Weekly). Fiction. 343 pages.
Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she's albino. She doesn't seem to fit in anywhere, but then she discovers she is a free agent with latent magical power. Young adult fiction. 477 pages.
In this Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves. Young Adult Fiction. 264 pages.
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But when she left her home for the stars, she found more adventure than she bargained for. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards. Fiction. 90 pages.
Tommy’s just moved to San Francisco and landed a job in the supermarket where Jody shops. Jody’s a secretary who’s going through some changes… especially since she was bitten by a vampire on the way home! Fiction. 290 pages.
In the mid-21st century major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race that would make her a part of their supernatural army. Fiction. 466 pages.
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy. An epic fantasy set in an Afrocenric world. Young adult fiction. 531 pages.
In this fast paced urban fantasy series set in New York, Clary Fray is suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, and is drawn in to this dark world. Young Adult Fiction. 485 pages.
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others. Young Adult Fiction. 162 pages.
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life. When one of her coworkers checks out, she decides that maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. Fiction. 327 pages.
First part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. After discovering the true nature of the one ring, Bilbo Baggins entrusts it to the care of his young cousin, Frodo, who is charged with bringing about its destruction and thus foiling the plans of the Dark Lord. Fiction. 398 pages.
First in the Game of Thrones series. A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation. Treachery, murder, incest. Fiction. 835 pages.
Set in the late twentieth century, Jonas lives in a peaceful community that knows of no pain, war, or poverty, but in society's quest for sameness they have also lost the meaning of love and family. Follow Jonas and other outcasts who question this life. Young Adult Fiction. 179 pages.
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. Darkly humorous. Fiction. 384 pages.
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with a young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. Young Adult Fiction. 471 pages.
Nobody Owens, nicknamed Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. Master storyteller Neil Gaiman has written a luminous novel for audiences of all ages. Young Adult Fiction. 312 pages.
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Young Adult Fiction. 309 pages.
Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers and is asked to join the very League that rejected his father, and it is there that Thom finds other misfits whom he can finally trust. Young Adult Fiction. 428 pages.
Long before the Twilight series brought the eroticism of vampires to the teen audience, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire brought these themes to adults. Over 8 million copies sold – the first of The Vampire Chronicles, about the vampire Lestat. Fiction. 351 pages.
It's Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating. To young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favorite costume to wear at the festival--until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime. Fiction. 329 pages.
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. A Romeo and Juliet plot - with werewolves. Young Adult Fiction. 392 pages.
In the quiet English hamlet of Wall, Tristran Thorn embarks on a remarkable journey through the world of Faerie to recover a fallen star for his lover, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. Fiction. 250 pages.
When Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human. Young Adult Fiction. 498 pages.
A guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any terrain. Young Adult Nonfiction. 254 pages.