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Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein When spy "Verity's" plane is shot down over France
during World War II, her capture means torture and possibly death unless
she confesses her mission. But will cooperation mean the Germans will
let her go?
Diviners by Libba Bray Evie has been banished from her hometown in
Ohio and is now staying with her uncle who is curator for the Museum of
American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult otherwise known as the
Museum of the Creepy-Crawlies in New York City. Then murders with an
occult twist start occuring and Evie and her uncle are in the middle of
them. Can they catch the killer before Evie's secret talent is
discovered or before the killer catches her?
The second installment in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series is as good as the first. In Days of Blood and Starlight Laini Taylor continues her story of Karou. Karou must face the reality of who and what she is. She must also deal with what has happened to her world and the choices she must make to avenge her people. But nothing is as black and white as it first seems and difficult choices need to be made.
The Matched Series by Ally Condie tells the story of Cassia and her place in the Society. They have always made the right choices for her and she trusts them implicitly. Until the day of her Matching, when she sees the one chosen for her, Xander. Except, for a brief moment the face of Ki appears. While she is told to forget him, she finds that impossible and her feelings for Ki lead her to question everything else the society has chosen for her. The story of Cassia is continued in Crossed and Reached, a top ten book for 2012.
In Ask the Passengers, A.S. King tells the story of Astrid Jones. who is lonely, confused and unsupported. Her family consists of a pot-smoking father, a distant mother who parties with her younger sister, and classmates that are homophobic. She's not sure she's gay and needs someone to talk to, so she confides in the passengers of the airplanes that fly over her backyard. And it is these "talks" that help her when her world is blown apart.
John Green, author of Looking for Alaska, writes another heart-wrenching story. In The Fault in our Stars he tells the story of 16-year-old Hazel who has terminal cancer. But when she meets gorgeous Augustus her life changes forever. What is it that Augustus brings to her that wasn't there before?
every day by David Levithan: A wakes in a different person's body each day and lives their life. There are three rules: never get attached, avoid being noticed, do not interfere. But then one day A wakes up in Justin's body and meets Justin's girlfriend. Suddenly A wants to stay in one body and be with the same person forever. How will A deal with the situation?
All Perry wants is to do is live a relatively peaceful life, date nice girls, and play with his band. But when his mother makes him take geeky exchange student Gobija Zaksauskas to the prom, things are from from peaceful. Gobi, a trained assassin, has a job to do and she is taking Perry with her. In Perry's Killer Playlist, author Joe Schreiber, reunites Perry and Gobi in Venice, where chaos is once again the order of the day.
Blue comes from a family of psychics, but is not psychic herself. When she meets some Raven Boys, boys from the nearby prep school, she is drawn into their quest to find an ancient Welsh king buried nearby. As she works with them she begins to think that the prophecy that says if she kisses her true he will die may have a chance of coming true. This first book in a four book series sets the stage for a glorious adventure.
Amelia is 15, Chris is 21. While their attraction goes both ways can they be together when they are in such different places in life?