Friday Barnes

By R.A. Spratt

“When Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country – and discovers it’s a hotbed of crime! Soon she’s investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school who inexplicably hates her. Will the homework be found? Can they ever track down the Yeti? And why is Ian out to ruin her?” Continue reading “Friday Barnes”

Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home

By Bridget Farr

“Twelve-year-old Pavi Sharma is an expert at the Front Door Face: the perfect mix of puppy dog eyes and a lemonade smile, the exact combination to put foster parents at ease as they open their front door to welcome you in. After being bounced around between foster families and shelter stays, Pavi is a foster care expert, and she runs a “business” teaching other foster kids all she has learned. With a wonderful foster family in mom Marjorie and brother Hamilton, things are looking up for Pavi. Then Pavi meets Meridee: a new five-year-old foster kid, who is getting placed at Pavi’s first horrendous foster home. Pavi knows no one will trust a kid about what happened on Lovely Lane, even one as mature as she is, so it’s up to her to save Meridee. With help from Hamilton, brooding eighth grader Santos, and Hamilton’s somewhat obnoxious BFF Piper, they set off on an important mission with life-changing stakes. Pavi will stop at nothing to keep Meridee from the home that still haunts her nightmares.” Continue reading “Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home”

Lockwood & Co

Book One (American cover, I think)

By Jonathan Stroud

“When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive. Set in a city stalked by specters, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humor and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .” -Official summary Continue reading “Lockwood & Co”

Keeper of the Lost Cities Neverseen

Book Four

By Shannon Messenger

Plot: “Sophie Foster is on the run—but at least she’s not alone. Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets bigger than anything they’d imagined. But their enemies are far from done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—with new allies joining them—but every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person could prove deadly. In this game-changing fourth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world—or shatter it.” -Publisher Continue reading “Keeper of the Lost Cities Neverseen”

Keeper of the Lost Cities YOUReview

Book One

By Shannon Messenger

Reviewed by Wafflefalafel

“This book is the best book ever! It’s full of mystery, and excitement, and suspense. It is also HILARIOUS. You read the first chapter, and your completely stuck! Especially if you keep reading the books, it just gets better and better! I seriously recommend these books, and i think this person did a great job explaining it.
(Team Keefe!)”

Keeper of the Lost Cities Everblaze

Book Three

By Shannon Messenger

Plot: “Sophie Foster is ready to fight back. Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again. But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes.” -Publisher Continue reading “Keeper of the Lost Cities Everblaze”

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Book Two

By Suzanne Collins

Plot: “It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.” -Publisher Continue reading “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

Keeper of the Lost Cities Exile

Book Two

By Shannon Messenger

Plot: “Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny–the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities–her life finally seems to be coming together. But Sophie’s kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk—one that puts everyone in incredible danger. As long buried secrets rise to the surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memories—before someone close to her is lost forever. ” -Publisher Continue reading “Keeper of the Lost Cities Exile”

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Book One

By Shannon Messenger

Plot: Sophie Foster lives a completely normal life- except for the fact that she can read minds and happens to be a twelve years old high school senior. One day, she meets Fitz, an elf! Turns out, elves are not the silly little creatures we think they are. They are beautiful, powerful beings who keep The Lost Cities hidden from humans. Sophie finds out that she herself is an elf, and Fitz brings her to the Lost Cities, where she finds out the glittering elven words isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Continue reading “Keeper of the Lost Cities”