A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab (2015)
Fiction | Fantasy
“Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.
Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Continue reading
Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown (2015)
Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
“As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. Continue reading
The King of Average by Gary Schwartz (2015)
Middle Grade Fiction | Contemporary | Humor
Published: October 7, 2015
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (2015)
YA Fiction | Historical | Western
“Revenge is worth its weight in gold.
When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.”
Champions: At Fire’s End (Champions #1) by Charlotte Jain (2015)
YA Fiction | Fantasy | Mythology
“Seventeen-year-old best friends, April and Kyle, are thrown into the final battle of the Titan and Olympian war. Locked into an endless struggle, the Immortals have finally reached a solution – bestow mortal Champions with control over the elements to wage their final campaign. Continue reading
Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin (2015)
YA Fiction | WWII | Sci-Fi
“Her story begins on a train.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.
Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. Continue reading
All the Stars in the Sky (Until the End of the World #3) by Sarah Lyons Fleming (2015)
NA Fiction | Zombies | Sci-Fi | (TV-14)
“Cassie Forrest has sworn she’ll never let the world get the best of her again.
She’s chosen to believe everything will be all right.
But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive—and it’s hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.”
–Goodreads Continue reading