Audrey Grey's Shadow Rise is the story of a girl named Maia Greystone. She is the strong main character though she has her downfalls and shortcomings. The book starts with her remembering the bombing from the previous book. She is being tortured by the Archduchess and plans to escape. When she does, she finds herself in the hands of the rebels, who she thought were her friends.
The Crowns of Croswald is a mystery adventure book about a girl named Ivy Lovely. Ivy is a maid that despises supervising the scaldron dragons. One night she escapes and runs away. She discovers a cloud that crashes in front of her. The cloud takes her to Ravenshollow, a town filled with magic. She is sent to school to become a scrivenist. She makes few friends and is treated terribly by one student. Ivy is desperate to get into the forgotten room to unlock its secrets and powers.
Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant, a novel centered on the adventures of 9-year-old Flora, a recent transplant to Rosetown, Indiana, captured my attention from the first page and held it until the end. The book chronicles Flora's adjustment to a new town, the flourishing friendship with Yury, and the excitement of beginning 4th grade. But Flora's transition to Rosetown is complicated by her parents' recent divorce and her insecurities of being new in town.
The main character of this book is a high schooler named June. The story begins as June and her father (a wildlife activist) go to investigate a recent oil spill and find something very unexpected caught in the oil: mermaids!
True Blue by Joyce Scarbrough is a story to treasure in your heart forever. Beginning in fourth grade, Wade Strickland has really wanted to tell Jeana Rusell that he is madly in love with her. So has Billy Joe DuBose. Jeana loves them both as brothers, not as boyfriends.
A Gypsy Secret is the third book about Clara, a girl with secret shape-shifting powers. A Gypsy put a curse on her family, so they had to transform on the nights of the full moon. Clara broke the curse, so now she can transform at any time. Because of events in book two, she is treated with hostility at the Gypsy camp. The only people who treat her well are Grams – called that by everyone, Des - Luke's dad (and the camp leader), and Luke - her best friend.
No longer masquerading as Everly March, Maia flees the Island and joins up with the Fienan Rebels. Unfortunately, nothing is as she expected. The boy she loved no longer remembers her, the people she fought so hard to save don’t trust her, and her brother is a total stranger. On top of that, Maia has less than a week to stop the rebels from making a terrible mistake that will cost them all their lives.
The book Anna and the Food Forest is a story centered around a girl named Anna who enjoys gardening. She begins the story as an amateur gardener who hardly understands the requirements to grow a strawberry plant. Unexpectedly, her classmates look to her for help when planting a garden at a sister school. Weirdly, the garden plan takes off like an airplane on runway, and many volunteers rush in to help.
In a world on the brink of destruction, Maia Graystone has fallen from grace. Once a member of the Chosen—one of the few genetically perfect children selected to live on a space station and survive the destruction of Earth—Maia now lives in the Pit, barely enduring a difficult existence. When presented with an opportunity to escape the Pit and save the brother she left behind, Maia jumps at the chance. To enact her new benefactor’s plan, she must become someone completely different, but she must also be careful not to lose herself in her fictional role.
The Day the Swing Stopped is about a girl named Ellie Jaymes. She lives in a very modern city where they have the latest technology: everything from a dresser that shoots her clothes out, to a drink maker. She goes to school, where all they do is work on computers. At lunch, she accidentally hits someone else and doesn't know what to say, for texting says all her words. She goes home and complains to her parents, but all her parents tell her to do is relax and play video games. The next day, the power goes out, and they don't know what to do.