True Talents

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By Lubar, Dave

It’s been over a year since fourteen-year-old Eddie “Trash” Thalmeyer and his friends from Edgeview Alternative School found out about their special hidden talents. Trash can move things with his mind, Torchie is a fire-starter, Cheater reads minds, Lucky finds lost objects, Flinch can predict the future, and Martin can see into people’s souls. Now back home with their families, all the boys want to do is get back to their normal lives, start attending high school, and keep in touch with their friends from Edgeview.
When Trash tests his power in a bank and accidentally steals a fistful of cash, he is kidnapped by the ruthless leader of a shadowy company whose purpose is to gather information about psychic phenomena—and who is willing to do anything to get it…. Torchie, Cheater, Lucky, Flinch, and Martin join forces to rescue their friend using their hidden talents, and discover their true talents in the process.


Pandora Gets Vain

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By Hennessy, Carolyn

A fun take on the Greek myths. In the first book,tThirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened. In the second book, Pandy, her friends Alcie and Iole, and her little dog Dido, brave many obstacles as they travel to Egypt in search of the second of the seven evils—vanity.



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By Werlin, Nancy

Lucy, seventeen and pregnant, has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter. She discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child’s birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won’t be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil? Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair.”



Heroes of the Valley

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By Stroud, Jonathan

When young Halli Sveinsson plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny, forcing him to leave home and go on a hero's quest where he encounters highway robbers, terrifying monsters, and a girl who may finally be his match.


Eon:Dragoneye Reborn

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By Goodman, Allison

Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon's affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him (her) into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido.


Endymion Spring

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By Skelton, Matthew



Having reluctantly accompanied his mother and pesky younger sister to Oxford, where his mother is doing scholarly research, Blake stumbles across an ancient and magical book, secretly brought to England in 1453 by Gutenberg's mute apprentice to save it from evil forces, and which now draws Blake into a dangerous and life-threatening quest. Did we mention, only Blake can see the writing in this book?


Gregor the Overlander

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By Collins, Suzanne

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

Book 1 of The Underland Chronicles


Charmed Life

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By Jones, Diana Wynne

Gwendolen Chant and her brother Cat find the Chrestomancie Castle family's magic powers difficult to counter with the inferior powers of the Coven Street witches.

Book 1 of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci



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By Barker, Clive

Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, one day finds herself on the edge of a foreign world of 25 islands, each corresponding to one hour of the day and populated by strage creatures. Like Alice in Wonderland, Candy crosses into Abarat and her life is never the same again.

Sequel: Days of Magic, Nights of War


A Great and Terrible Beauty

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By Bray, Libba

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. Gothic supernatural romance.

Sequel: Rebel Angels


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