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.
Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers (one nice, one evil) undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking, and he must go to a spooky boarding school for “endowed” children.
Book 1 in the Children of the Red King series.
Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the minute hand of a clock. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with them a plague. A man named Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a mysterious fantastical house that only he can see, so that he can learn the truth about himself and the key, and that is only the beginning of his trials in this very original series full of dark Nothing and evil Morrow Day people.
Book 1 in the Keys to the Kingdom series.
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.