The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan The Skinny: When Carter and Sadie Kane's father, Julius, is involved in an incident at the British Museum involving an the Rosetta Stone, an explosion, and five Egyptian gods, they quickly discover that they are descendants of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, possessing magical gifts of the magicians. Their father was… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because I still enjoy walking like an Egyptian
Abandon by Meg Cabot The Skinny: Pierce has been dead - literally. After an accident involving a too long scarf and a faulty pool cover, she is brought back to life, but not after a brief visit to the Underworld. Barely escaping, Pierce is revived and comes back not quite herself. When her parents divorce,… Continue reading Bring back Mia!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs The Skinny: Jacob grew up with his grandfather's stories of the children he grew up with on the tiny, remote island in Wales. To Jacob, they were just stories; to his grandfather, they were memories. When a horrific attack kills his grandfather, Jacob is thrown into his… Continue reading The bog down in the valley-o
Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter The Skinny: Six months after Kate passes The Goddess Test she returns back to Eden Manor to her new husband and her new role as queen of the Underworld. When she enters the Underworld she is hit with one of her new powers - the power to see other places… Continue reading These boots are made for knocking, and knocking’s what they’ll do!
Destined by Jessie Harrell The Skinny: A retelling of the classic story, Psyche hears a terrible prophecy: she must wed a horrible creature that even the gods fear. Psyche is whisked away to a beautiful palace, gleaming with gold, where invisible servants wait on her. Her betrothed is also invisible, shrouded by a dark cloud,… Continue reading You know, I haven’t seen this much love in a room since Narcissus discovered himself.
Evermore by Alyson Noël The Skinny: After a deadly wreck which killed both her parents, younger sister and family dog, Ever Bloom has been changing in ways that she cannot explain. Auras appear around other people, colored light that glows from a person. She begins to hear the thoughts of others and know a person's… Continue reading Are you sure you’re not a vampire?