This semi-biographical book of essays is dynamic and entertaining! Gay takes on white privilege, tasteless movies, her own fascination with Twitter, and the constant question of identity. In turns eviscerating and humorous, Gay is a fantastic storyteller! You'll stay up late trying to finish it!
Do you love Goosebumps and other scary stories? Then pick up this thrilling series! Tom is studying to be a monster-hunter. He's fights witches, breaks curses, and takes on demons. But nobody is who they seem to be and Tom harbors secrets of his own. Enjoy this spooky tale--if you dare!
If you love Hemingway, check out Maugham. This is his best work, a study of a crumbling marriage in 1920's China. This emotional, character-driven drama is as fascinating as any BBC drama, but is not half as sappy. (Invest in tissues.)
Simon is having a rough year. Granted, he has a part in the school play, two great friends, and while he struggles to come out to his family, overall he’s happy. But now he’s being blackmailed. This offbeat coming-of-age story is funny and touching.
Summer camp sure has changed. Instead of campfire smores and bunk sing-alongs, these Lumberjanes battle Greek gods, find mystical treasure, and accept impossible quests. If their angry counselors don't ruin their summer, the hipster Yetis might. Ridiculous, heartwarming fun. Welcome to your new favorite comic series!
Agnieszka lives in Dvernick, a village surrounded by mystical woods. One day a wizard arrives and everything changes. Full of non-stop action, this has the eerie charm of a Grimm fairytale.
Two college rivals become arch nemeses in this fast-paced, supernatural noir. As each side is told, and they plot their final move, the “hero” and “villain” roles blur together. Definitely a page-turner!
In the dystopian city of Ketterdam, six unlikely characters get pulled into a heist. As alliances get tested and the job goes south, this misfit crew must work together to succeed in this high-stakes fantasy adventure. (No mourners, no funerals.)
This fast-moving (and fast-talking) crime drama follows Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, two private investigators working in Boston. Lehane writes a darkly humorous noir series that gets better with each book.
Once a divine city, Elantris is now a decaying prison. Now the mysterious illness that struck its residents is now affecting those outside the capital. Full of political intrigue and magic! A great standalone!
Neryn has been able to see fey all of her life. In a dangerous kingdom that outlaws magic, all she can do is hide.But one night someone starts hunting her and that all changes. This is a great introductory YA fantasy and for fans of Celtic lore.
Ellie and her friends go backpacking in the Outback for a careless, fun week. But when they return home, Australia has been attacked and they are the few fugitives still left free. With little to defend themselves, they take a stand and try to rescue their families.
Fans of the Marvel superhero movies will love this! Hawkeye and Deadpool team up one Halloween to solve a murder in New York City. With crashed Ubers, detective dogs, and plenty of wisecracks, it's just a day in the life of this dysfunctional team. Warning: lots of fighting.
Knowing nothing about the Outback, Davidson travels across the Australian desert. Whether describing the dangers of camel-training or the difficulties of Aboriginal reservations, this gritty memoir is inspiring.
Parallel universes, royal intrigue, and wise-cracking pirates -- sound weird? Well, it is! But this unusual adventure delivers. Fans of Neil Gaiman will love this strange and eerie fantasy.
Ged wants to be a wizard. He goes to a magical school. Everything goes wrong. From curses to dragons to secret names, Earthsea is packed with adventure, and its vivid landscape (and great characters) make this series classic.
Sophie, a hatseller living with her sisters, is cursed by a jealous witch. In order to break the spell, she runs away and stumbles upon a magical castle owned by a bizarre wizard. Weird? Yes. Entertaining? Absolutely.