Gypsy Legends: A Quest For Peace is about a girl named Clara and a boy called Luke. They both have special magical abilities, and Luke is a Gypsy. It is near Christmas, and Luke’s clan is on the move because the Gypsy Council has called a meeting for all the different Gypsy clans. The clan is almost there when they are ambushed and the Gypsy Council members taken hostage. Luke runs away, because someone is trying to kidnap him too. Clara, unaware of this danger that has befallen her friend, finds him in the woods behind her house in bad shape.
The Best Family Ever is about the Baxter Family: Mom, Dad, Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke. The book is written from the viewpoint of Kari and Ashley. Both girls are in middle school and share the details of their family life from their perspective. The family is a God-fearing family that tries to live a good life and serve each other and others. However, this isn't always - with things like Ashley being jealous of her sister Brooke, who seems too perfect to her, and her younger sister Erin, which causes sibling rivalry.
Dealing in Dreams is set in a future metropolis where gender roles have been reversed and men are not allowed power over anyone. The dream shared by most is to live in the towers where only the elite are allowed. There are two main ways to get acceptance into the towers. One is to have a strong presence in the arts community and be noticed by the leader, Deesse. The other way is the most common; it involves getting noticed by Deesse for being in a gang. Young girls are forced into training camps where they are taught to fight.
The First Principle is a charming story about a teenage girl whose life is about to get flipped upside down. After one of Vivica's classmates is forcibly removed from a study hall by Population Management for her mandatory abortion after being found pregnant, Vivica speaks up. Little does she know that she is planting seeds of rebellion in her own life with those very actions. Only days after this she finds out that she herself is pregnant by her ex. Now she must save the child's life and the only people who can help her are the rebels.
Joey Kinkaid is the princess of Baker Street, and Eric Sinclair is the prince. They have been close friends since they were little, and now the terrors and troubles of middle school are tearing them apart. Joey does not make an easy friend; he comes to school dressed in the fashion of most girls with leggings, lip gloss, and a pink silk scarf. Eric, troubled by his lack of parenting and guidance at home, forces himself under the radar despite his wishes to help Joey so that no one finds out he lives alone.
Slayer by Kiersten White is a new series that takes place in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe. It is set after Buffy's time when a new slayer has been chosen and all magic has been destroyed by Buffy. The new chosen one is a girl named Nina who is studying at the Watcher's Academy in Dublin, Ireland. To all of the other watchers, including her mother and twin sister, she has been dubbed not important. She doesn't get to do any kind of defensive or weapons training. Her twin sister, Artemis, is seen as the strong and dominant one.
In Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade, Greta Zipp is just starting 6th grade and it's off to a shaky start. First of all, she hasn't been paired in the same class with her best friend Mari. They've been together every other year. Second of all, she ends up running for class president even though she never signed up for class president. Then there's Kiki - the girl she's running against for class president. Kiki is making her life miserable. This book is mainly about Greta's struggles with 6th grade, friendships, and her class president campaign.
Cedar was found in the forest by the foot of a large cedar tree when she is just a baby, found by Sara and Keven Montgomery, who take her home and house her as their own. She later names the large cedar tree, the one she was found under, Stella. On her first day of school, she meets Phillip, who becomes her only friend. Cedar later convinces Phillip to join the Order of the Trees, a club that only Cedar had been in before the two friends met.