Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Renegades #1) / ★★☆☆☆
Summary: The Renegades protect their society from danger and the villains who once ruled the city- the Anarchists. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a Anarchist who has the power to end them both.
She lifted the stun gun, but…who was she supposed to aim at? Was she a Renegade today, or an Anarchist? Who was she supposed to be protecting? Who was she supposed to stop?
Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Timekeeper #1) / ★★☆☆☆
Summary: 17 year old Danny Hart is the youngest clock mechanic in Victorian London, in a world in which clocks are living entities and control the passage of time. When he falls for the spirit of a clock he’s been assigned to, the mystery of his father – trapped in a town in which time has stopped – begins to unravel.
There comes a moment when time seems to slip faster, running long then short, shadows shrinking as the sun climbs. It’s the moment, he decided, when you’re no longer a child. When the concept of time and the need for more of it come together and make you powerless. Make you yearn for the longer days, the lazy days, before you knew what time passing actually meant.
Proxy by Alex London (Proxy #1) / ★★☆☆☆
Summary: As a proxy, Syd must pay for someone else’s crimes, so when his patron, Knox, crashes a car and kills someone, Syd is sentenced to pay a terrible price. Faced with no other choice but to attempt to beat the system, Syd flees – but not without Knox’s help.
He was not unredeemable and he was not a terrorist and he was not just a body they could discard and replace to teach some patron a lesson.
Front Lines by Michael Grant (Front Lines #1) / ★★☆☆☆
One sentence summary: The stories of three different girls are told when the United States allows girls to enlist and become drafted into World War II alongside men.
“Congratulations. You are all now member of the US Army.”
Riot turns slowly to meet Jenou’s unusually serious face.
“Just like that,” Jenou says. “We’re soldiers now.”
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2) / ★★ 1/2
One sentence summary: King’s Champion Assassin Celaena Sardothian is sent to kill the king’s adversaries while she questions loyalties, deals with relationships, and discovers more secrets of forbidden magic.
“Enough! We have enough enemies as it is! There are worse things out there to face!”
Celaena slowly turned to him, her face splattered with blood and eyes blazing bright. “No, there aren’t,” she said. “Because I’m here now.”
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Passenger #1) / My rating: ★★☆☆☆
One sentence summary: Seventeen year old Etta Spencer goes back in time and travels throughout history with her pirate companion, Nicholas Carter, on a mission left behind by her mother.
This was the danger, the seduction of time travel, she realized – it was the opportunity, the freedom of a thousand possibilities of where to live and how to start over. It was the beauty open to you in your life if you only stopped for a moment to look.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) / My rating: ★★☆☆☆
One sentence summary: Grace is in love with a wolf boy, Sam, whom she finds human and wounded on her doorstep, and romance ensues as they try to find a way to keep him from turning back into a wolf.
It tore my heart out, because I heard his voice. The wolves sang slowly behind him, bittersweet harmony, but all I heard was Sam.
Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley / My rating: ★1/2☆☆☆
One sentence summary: Genius scientist Gabriel Schist, winner of the Nobel Prize for discovering the cure for AIDS, is now trapped in a nursing home, hindered by Alzheimer’s, and must find a cure for a new deadly disease- the Black Virus.
He’d be the same man he once was, and he could do things right next time. He could conduct scientific experiments again. He’d never have to live in a nursing home because there would be no nursing homes. He could sail across the world. And anyone he wanted could be saved, as well.
Age range: Elementary/Middle school and up
Our main characters are Sophie and Agatha, two teenage girls who are kidnapped from their village of Gavaldon and are brought to the School(s) for Good and Evil. Once there, it’s revealed that all of the heros and villians of their most beloved fantasy tales, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, etc, once attended these schools.