In the thrilling conclusion to the Waterfire series, Jennifer Donnelly delivers a climactic ending focusing on three of the main characters: Astrid, Serafina, and Ava. For readers new to the Waterfire series, these three girls are part of six heroine mermaids living in an ocean rich with mythology, magic and betrayal. Along with her friends, Serafina works to stop her treacherous uncle Vallerio from stealing her throne and achieving control over all of the mer realm. But Vallerio isn't the only villain the girls must worry about.
Buck Anderson seems like your typical 13-year-old boy. He likes comic books, helps his dad with cutting down trees for lumber, and does odd jobs for his uncle, including taking care of an old man named Jacob. Buck also rides around on his bike, exploring the outdoors with friends.
There are four major reasons why Buck isn't typical. First, Buck's best friend, David, moved away, leaving him friendless. Second, Buck is 4'9" and can fit into very small spaces. Third, because Buck can fit in such small spaces, he explores caves. Finally, Buck stutters.
Albany always loved fairy tales. Pretty much from the day she was born. She’s always wanted to believe in them, and in living a fairy tale. Not once did she think, though, that a place would exist where almost all aspects of her beloved fairy tales would be alive. Jesters and witches. Princesses and knights. Magic and mystery.
Scarlett, a girl who was kidnapped at a young age, has finally escaped her captor. Now a teenager, she decides it’s time for a job. However, when she starts working at an amusement park, one of her fellow employees looks oddly familiar. Scarlett begins to wonder what (and who) she can trust. Will she figure out the truth in time?
Shades of Blue by Joyce Scarbrough is a book about a girl named JoJo and a boy named Sam who have been best friends ever since Sam moved in next door as a little kid. As Sam’s personality changes the summer going into freshman year of high school in a way that JoJo doesn’t seem to like, she gets jealous and upset by his actions.
Brian is just a normal teenage boy who likes reading spy novels. When his class goes to Europe for a field trip, he gets a taste of real life spying. He watches a man die on the street, and his last few words take Brian on an adventure. First, he talks to the embassy. Then, a man from the embassy kidnaps him so he can save his reputation.
Velma, a foster kid, is trying to escape her duties as the Kachina, the person who must kill the person she loves in order to save the world. She runs away from that life to a town called Fairhope, hoping she can live normally. But when her past comes knocking on her door, she is forced to prepare for the fight of her life, the fight that could be the end of her life. If she dies, the world will go with her.
Damien is the 16-year-old son of a super villain mom and wants to be just like her. One night he gets assigned a letter that he doesn't like on his thumb, which will put him in a category he doesn't want, half super hero and half super villain. In his world, as soon as kids turn 16 at midnight, a letter appears on their thumb dictating who they're supposed to be from there on, Damien did not like his.
It was just one prank, on top of the many others she had already played in the past. One prank that she hadn’t thought through, and caused the ends of many lives. Sunel was on a field trip with many of her classmates when she had the great idea to prank the bus driver. It was supposed to be harmless. Instead, it sent her and the rest of the kids on the bus to a place they hadn’t known existed before.