Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull

Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull

Sky Raiders

by Brandon Mull

Adventure awaits in the Five Kingdoms; come and claim it in this start to a new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

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.

After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them and ends up in The Outskirts. The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds.

And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave.

With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home; before his existence is forgotten.

book 1 in the Five Kingdoms series

#5 in MLD Teen Choice Awards 2015

The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Shadow Throne

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

One war.

Too many deadly battles.

Can a king save his kingdom, when his own survival seems unlikely?

War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.

His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighbouring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya’s throne?

Rousing and affecting, Jaron’s adventures have thrilled and moved readers in The False Prince and The Runaway King. Journey once again with the Ascendant King of Carthya, as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen brings his story to a stunning conclusion with The Shadow Throne.

book 3 in the Ascendance Trilogy

#1 in YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten 2015

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Bekka rated it ★★★★ and said, “This was a great ending to the series! I like the characters and how they’ve grown over the three books. I liked how the author was able to tie up all the loose ends, and connect all the hints given over the series into a nice resolution. I hate to see this one end!”

Miranda rated it ★★★★ and said, “4.5 Stars. Thanks to and Scholastic for access to this title. What a great ending! I loved that she gave a little extra information about what the characters did after the war ended and how they all had a happy ending. And the newly discovered ties between characters that had been hinted at but were finally revealed added a lot to the personalities and relationships of the characters. I’ve been recommending this series as much as possible and everyone I’ve given it to has loved it. A great sign of a lasting series. Now we just have to wait to see what she comes up with as a new story.”

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception

by Mary E. Pearson

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

book 1 in the Remnant Chronicles series

#8 in YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten 2015

#3 in MLD Teen Choice Awards 2015

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Miranda rated it ★★★★★ and said, “Loved this! I really liked not knowing who was who for the romance interests and trying to match up the different identities and figure out who was who. For the first time ever I couldn’t decide who I would rather have the MC end up with. They were both wonderful options. It was great not knowing which on was the prince because if I had known, it would have tipped the scale in his direction. The characters were well defined and relatable, and the setting was vivid without being overly descriptive. I’ve always enjoyed Mary Pearson, but this has got to her best one yet. I will be desperately waiting for book 2.”

Rebekah rated it ★★★★★.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus

by Rick Riordan

Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

book 5 of the Heroes of Olympus series

#1 in MLD Teen Choice Awards 2015

Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After by Rachel Russell

Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After by Rachel Russell

Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After

by Rachel Renée Russell

After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don’t go quite as expected—because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin!

book 8 in the Dork Diaries series

Strike of the Sweepers by Tyler Whitesides

Strike of the Sweepers by Tyler Whitesides

Strike of the Sweepers

by Tyler Whitesides

The stakes have never been higher, and you’ve never seen squeegees do this before!

It is a wild and slightly unsanitary ride as Spencer, Daisy, and the rebels find themselves chased by Mr Clean’s new and terrifying breed of toxite—the Sweepers. Time is short. With the fabled Manualis Custodem in hand, Spencer must figure out how to summon the founding witches if they ever hope to mop up and save education.

book 4 in the Janitors series

#10 in MLD Teen Choice Awards 2015

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