Creepy and Atmospheric: As I Descended by Robin Talley

As I Descended by Robin Talley Published by HarperTeen on September 6th 2016 Genres: Paranormal, Retelling, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 384 Goodreads Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of...

7 Reasons to Read The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore Published by Thomas Dunne Books on September 15th 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Magic Realism, Retelling, Romance, YA, Young Adult Pages: 320 Goodreads The Palomas and the Corbeaus have long been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for more than a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers,...

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston Published by Disney-Hyperion on October 6th 2015 Genres: Retelling, Fantasy, Young Adult, YA Pages: 336 Goodreads Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next....

Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Beastly Bones by William Ritter Series: Jackaby #2 Published by Algonquin on September 22nd 2015 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 304 Goodreads The highly anticipated follow-up to the “rich world” of the “lighthearted and assured debut,” featuring an “irresistible character” whose first thrilling and original adventure “demands sequels.” “I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his...

The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz Series: Hook's Revenge #2 Published by Disney-Hyperion on September 15th 2015 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Retelling Pages: 352 Goodreads Fresh off a fearsome encounter with the Neverland crocodile, Jocelyn Hook decides the most practical plan is to hunt down her father's famous fortune. After all, she'll need the gold to fund her adventuring in the future. (And luckily, Hook left her the map.) But...

Every Word by Ellie Marney

Every Word by Ellie Marney Series: Every #2 Published by Tundra Books on September 8th 2015 Genres: Mystery, YA, Romance Pages: 340 Goodreads James Mycroft has just left for London to investigate a car accident similar to the one that killed his parents seven years ago...without saying goodbye to Rachel Watts, his 'partner in crime'. Rachel is furious and worried about his strange behaviour - not that Mycroft's ever exactly...

Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen

Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen Series: Scarlet #3 Published by Bloomsbury USA Children on May 19th 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling, Romance, YA, Young Adult Pages: 348 Goodreads The eagerly-awaited conclusion to the Scarlet trilogy delivers another action-packed and romance-filled adventure. Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate...

Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Every Breath by Ellie Marney Series: Every #1 Published by Tundra Books on October 14th 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Retelling, YA, Young Adult Goodreads When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is the mutilated body of Homeless Dave, one of Mycroft's numerous eccentric friends. But Mycroft's passion for forensics leads him to realize that something...

Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz + illustrations by John Hendrix

Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz Series: Hook's Revenge #1 Published by Disney, Hyperion on September 16th 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Retelling Goodreads Captain Hook's feisty daughter hits the high seas to avenge her father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile in Heidi Schulz's spirited middle-grade debut.Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of becoming every bit as daring as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand,...

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel Published by Farrar Straus Giroux on May 13th 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Retelling, Romance, YA, Young Adult Goodreads A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a...