Rachel Hartman

Ages 12-16

This series is amazing. It is full of wisdom about equality and finding your place, and it is a very exciting book. The first book is called Seraphina, and the second is called Shadow Scale. There is also a third one that focuses on Seraphina’s stepsister, but I would not recommend it for anyone younger than 16. Seraphina is about a medieval world populated by dragons who can disguise themselves as humans. It is kind of complicated, but very interesting. I would recommend this book to fans of Eragon or other dragon books.

The Lunar Chronicles

By Marissa Meyer

This amazing series takes place in the very distant future, where humans have colonized the moon, but that came with a price… the humans living on the moon, or “Lunars” have developed mutations. Lunars can now manipulate the minds of “Earthens,” and many have been abusing that ability. Will Cinder and her friends be able to stop Queen Levana before it’s too late? This series goes along very well with the plotlines of stories such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. It amazes me to see how well Marissa Meyer can integrate that fairy tale element into her awesome series.


By William Ritter

This is the thrilling series of Abigail Rook, who has just arrived in America and employed by the eccentric yet brilliant detective called R. F. Jackaby. He is not a regular detective though, but a seer, someone who can see things that normal people cannot see, such as all things paranormal. The series is a bit scary though so this is not for young readers. No bad  language and is a very good story!