Doris is 15 and lives in the barrio with her parents, both musicians. She often spends her free time with the pigeons that live on the rooftop and their caretaker, Doña Iris. Then her mother faints during a performance, is diagnosed with a heart disease, and goes home to Puerto Rico without saying goodbye. Her father quickly finds a new girlfriend, leaving Doris with the fragments of her old life. Between her conflicted family and troubled friends, Doris’s only solace come from the pigeons.
In Flutter, 17-year-old Emery Land spends all of her time in a hospital, as a team of doctors collects data from her unusual seizures. Emery knows that she travels through time during each of these "loops," but cannot convince her doctors, or her father, that this is the case. Sick of her theory being dismissed, Emery leaves the hospital in search of the people and places she visits during her loops, hoping to find answers to her strange condition. Along the way, she meets Ash, a secretive boy who seems to know something about her abilities.
Challenged with the fact that her death had been one of brutal torture, Velveteen struggles to keep her emotions hidden in purgatory. As a ghost, she’s doing pretty well, friends and a good job, until she picks up a soul that she just can’t seem to shake. Nick’s one of those jock types with that smile that makes most girls’ knees weak, and Velvet can’t stand it. Falling for him is inevitable, though, as he gets thrown into the mess of her life.
Taemon is a young man, just trying to get some control over his powers. Everyone in the land of Deliverance can use psi - a magical power used for levitating, eating, opening doors, unlocking locks, and using other mechanical things. While on the beach with his family, Taemon falls prey to a deadly trick. Someone tries to drown him! He mysteriously survives, but he does have one side-effect: his psi is gone.
Ever since Katerina saved the tsar’s life using her dark magic, she has been unsure of her place in the seemingly perfect royal society. Once she discovers that she is not the only one with dark secrets, Katerina wonders what else has been hidden from view. When an old evil resurfaces, she is forced to stay away from those she loves, especially the tsar’s son. She knows she can stop the evil, but at what price?
Nora Dearly is the only human on Earth who is immune to the Laz, a virus that brings the dead back to life, but that doesn't make the epidemic any less hard on her. Things are just starting to get back to normal for her and her zombie boyfriend, Bram Griswold, but things are about to take a turn for the worst. After much work, Nora's father's vaccine proves ineffective due to the arrival of new strain of the virus. Panic is spreading quickly, making people feel more anti-zombie than ever.
The best part of summer in the little town of Winston is the Fourth of July festival. The townspeople this year, however, are hoping the festival will end better than the previous two years, without the murder of one of their children. Despite the people of Winston's insistence to keep everything as normal as possible, the media is all over town, talking about a serial killer and predicting a third murder.
Many years have passed since the last king ascended to the throne of Adarlan. Since then, he has outlawed magic, conquered nearly the entire continent of Erilrea, and ruled with an iron fist. It's been one year since assassin Celaena Sardothien was sent to the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes. Now, Celaena is brought before the Crown Prince of Adarlan and offered freedom...if she can defeat twenty-three other thieves and assassins in a competition to find a Champion.
Alban used to be a peaceful land where magic was a regular part of life; magically gifted people, called "canny," protected the villages and took care of Alban's citizens. Now, the evil King Keldec has abolished the use of magic and forced the people to forget everything about old Alban, with its fairies and happy songs. Everyone lives in fear of King Keldec and his horrible army of "canny," which he has convinced to do bad instead of good.
In Alenna Shawcross's world, the United States of America is a thing of the past. Instead, the entire continent of North America is now the UNA, a country formed from the remains of the USA, Canada, and Mexico, a country that dragged Alenna's parents away from her when she was ten. Now, six years later, Alenna fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take--the test says she has criminal tendencies. As a result, Alenna is sent to a brutal, isolated prison island where two groups of teenagers are waging a violent war against each other.