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.
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.”
Meggie’s father has a wonderful ability: when he reads a book aloud, characters in the book literally come to life. But when Mo “reads” the evil villain Capricorn out of his book, Meggie’s mother disappears *into* the book! Now Capricorn and his henchmen are chasing after Meggie and her father to use his “silvertongue” to carry out their dastardly plans.
Sequels: Inkspell, Inkdeath
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
Book 1 of the Septimus Heap series.
Max leads her “flock” of "birdkids," flying kids and teens that are the result of genetic experimentation, away from the scientists who have kept them in cages. But when mutant Erasers (wolf-hybrids) abduct the youngest member of their group, Max must lead the flock right back where they least want to go: to the dangerous grounds of the lab they’ve escaped from. Action-packed, fast-paced adventure and humor.
Book 1 of the Maximum Ride series.