Pivot Point by Kasie West Addie lives with her parents on a secret compound of people with paranormal abilities. Her power is the ability to tell her own future by doing a “search” in her mind. When she needs to make a choice, Addie can see her two possible futures and feel like she’s actually […]
This is the kind of teen romance that is completely satisfying yet hints at the broader world as well.
Added bonus: it’s a superhero origin story.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Blue is irritated that she is the only person in her family without psychic powers, but she does have a strange talent and a mysterious curse. Her presence makes other people’s powers stronger, which makes her valuable to her family and other people trying to channel magic. Her curse […]
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson Quinn’s life in the close-knit military town of Sweethaven used to be pretty good. She was a cheerleader with close friends and was dating town golden boy, Carey. Now her world is falling apart and everyone thinks that she’s a traitor and a whore. She was caught on film kissing a boy who is not Carey while he […]
An angry girl and a depressed boy, both sixteen, are sent to a therapeutic boarding school. This succinct description summarizes the book, but it does little to capture the complete JOY of this new story from authors Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin. If you like quirky teen characters with real honest emotions, this is the book for you.
On the back of this book, the author bio about Cory Doctorow says “He hopes you’ll use technology to change the world.”