Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, no topic is off limits (from anxiety to feminism to falling in love with the wrong boy back in middle school) in this unique take on how crappy life can be and how unfairly harsh we can be on ourselves.
Fatal Throne pulls back the curtain on a story we all remember from history class- the infamous Henry VIII and his doomed six wives. Rather than focusing on the king himself, this collection of stories adds a feminist twist by giving each of the wives their own voice. As each woman plots and struggles to try and stay alive, we are given a glimpse into who they are as individuals outside of their husband. We see their likes, their hopes and dreams, and ultimately, get a better understanding of just how powerful and independent these women were in a time were female autonomy was punished harshly, and how they were often and tragically silenced because of it.
Before he was crusading around Gotham as Batman, Bruce Wayne was just a young billionaire who wanted to help keep his city safe from the violence plaguing it. Unable to stay out of any injustices he sees, Bruce ends up serving community service in Arkham Asylum where he meets a mysterious young prisoner who is part of a murderous group responsible for a crime wave striking the elite of Gotham. With Bruce a potential next target, he finds himself drawn to her while determined to find and stop the other members still out there. Marie Lu does a great job of portraying a young Bruce Wayne while paying homage to the decades of Batman comic lore. Nightwalker is the perfect step in seeing Bruce start to become the caped vigilante he will be known as someday.
When street magician Carter runs away from his con artist uncle, he finds a group of young misfits like himself who team up to take down the greedy owner of a nearby carnival.
Middle-schooler Kelly Ferguson's first time babysitting takes a turn for the worst when the boy she's watching is kidnapped by an actual monster. Turns out that all the stories about things that go bump in the night are real and Kelly must team up with a group of professional monster hunters/babysitters if she wants to get her charge back.
Ivy Sparrow never thought a toilet brush could give her so much trouble, but when two maniacs weilding them show up and swear she has something she doesn't, she's forced into a world where common items are given special uncommon powers. Along with her brother, Ivy must unravel the secrets of the town and her family before it's too late.
Fans of the Netflix series will love this additional look into the Paladians' lives. With alternating comics from Shiro, Keith, Hunk, Lance and Pidge, this first volume serves as a great extra episode in season one.
You've never quite read a time travel book like this! Etta discovers she is a time traveler, the race is on to save her mom and herself from the people who want to use her! With help from fellow time traveler Nicholas, Etta starts down on a journey that will forever change her.
Mindy Kaling is back and funny as ever in this collection of essays on life, love, and the pursuit of finding a really good drink! This book is perfect for fans of Tina Fey's Bossypants or Amy Poehler's Yes Please!.
For 5 year-old Jack, room is all he's known. For Jack's mother, it's the place she's been trapped after being kidnapped 7 years ago. As Jack grows more curious, Ma grows more desperate to escape for both their sakes. A powerful and moving story about survival, courage, resilience, and the power of love.
Magnus Chase is no one special. Homeless and living in the streets of Boston, his life is forever changed when he finds out he is related to the Norse gods. Like Percy Jackson before him, Magnus is sarcastic, sassy and everything you could want in a hero.
The sole survivor of a building collapse that killed her three friends, Mara Dyer thinks moving away to Florida will make her life normal again. It won’t. When she starts seeing things, she hopes her problems are all in her head. They aren’t. And things will never be the same.
Sophie has been trying her best to lay low after her father is sent to prison, but all that changes when a family of five brothers moves to town and Sophie forms an intense connection with Nic. But when Nic pushes her away, Sophie’s search for the truth is more complicated than she could imagine.
Lois Lane is known for being a certain superhero’s girlfriend, but make no mistake -- Lois is the hero of this story. At sixteen years old, Lois is already flexing her prowess as a reporter and detective in Metropolis.