Billie Paradise, her mom, and her brother move out to a strange house in a town full of secrets. While Billie explores the town, she meets a boy and falls in love with him. Many new people and many new mysteries unfold as Billie looks more closely at this unusual town. Billie’s mother has many secrets of her own, including the identity of Billie’s dad. Family secrets unravel and murders are solved. Even the cute new boy has something to do with the town’s many unknowns.
Flight of a Starling is about Rita and Lo, two teenage sisters born into a family of circus performers. The two of them perform as trapeze artists and love traveling from place to place. Then Lo meets a "flattie" named Dean, a college boy who has only lived in one place his whole life. The two form a strong connection and sneak off night after night to be together, despite her father's orders that she is to only associate with her own kind.
In the book The Door to January, Natalie Payson and her family moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine. Ever since she moved away, she’s been having these nightmares. When she goes back to Bernier, she keeps going back to this old abandoned house with her cousin Teddy. When she is at the house, she feels it calling to her, and sometimes the house takes her and shows her the past. Natalie feels the house trying to tell her something. When Natalie receives surprises in her bird hotel (it's a thing she and Teddy made) she realizes she is in danger.
Dahlia is a genie trapped in a locket attached to an ankle bracelet. Liana is the wearer of the bracelet, but from the first time she puts it on, things begin to go crazy. She meets Taffi, who offers to show her things she didn't know about her origins. Soon Liana is made aware of a new world and that she is connected to it. As more and more things come to light and Liana gets closer to Taffi, she will have to choose whether she will fight to protect her new world, even if it means fighting Dahlia's mortal enemy who so happens to be Taffi's father.
This book tells a story about a girl named Claudia. The setting is a school for the wealthy, a school where the honor council, which is made up of the best students, controls the school. Claudia tells her point of view as she watches power corrupt people. Claudia has a stutter and a limp, so she prefers to be invisible but has no problem watching her perfect older sister shine. She wants nothing more than to make it through high school with her head down and a clean record.
Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy is a charming epic of how a normal girl is whisked into an adventure beyond her wildest dreams. Willa Snap's mother has created an invention that a person could put Washington D.C. inside of it, and once something is inside, everything within it is frozen in time.
Lion Island takes place during the Cuban War of Independence, a time when Cuba was fighting for its freedom from Spain. This book shows three different perspectives. First, Antonio Chuffat. He comes from a long line of different races, which all play an important role in his life since cultural diversity is a big problem during this time. He is grateful for his messenger job. Next is Wing. Wing is a Chinese indentured servant who sells fruit. Antonio and Wing meet and soon become friends. This leads to Wing introducing his sister Fan to Antonio.
Milla knows the dangers of the town. The danger if she doesn’t take precautions. The danger of any young girl the demon possesses. Milla and her family do all that is necessary to keep the demon out of her. When her brother's potential fiancée, Iris, joins them for a visit, it looks like the demon has arrived. And she’s come through Iris. The only way to save Iris (Milla’s new and only friend) is to break the curse.