BEFORE the attack, 16-year-old Tom Harvey was just an ordinary boy. But now fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain and it’s having an extraordinary effect ... because now Tom has powers.
The ability to know and see more than he could ever imagine. And with incredible power comes knowledge – and a choice. Seek revenge on the violent gangs that rule his estate and assaulted his friend Lucy, or keep quiet? Tom has control when everything else is out of control. But it’s a dangerous price to pay. And the consequences are terrifying. Author: Jenniger Sturman Publisher: Point, 272 pages DELIA Truesdale is still searching for the truth about her mother, who is in hiding somewhere in South America. But for now, Delia has to make do with her mystery-solving in New York City, alongside her Aunt Charley (a downtown hipster), her Aunt Patience(an uptown ice queen), a detective with a questionable taste in neckties, an eccentric psychic, her brainiac friend, and Quinn, the wealthy, gorgeous boy who seems to return Delia’s affections.
Too bad Quinn’s shady CEO dad may be involved in the scheme Delia is trying to crack. And a trip to South America may be in order after all. Author: Eireann Corrigan Publisher: Scholastic Press, 304 pages FINN and Chloe have it all figured out. Their school guidance counsellor has told everyone that it’s not enough to get good grades or do community service anymore – kids like that are everywhere, and colleges are bored of them. So what do you do? Chloe decides they should get attention another way. She and Finn will stage her own disappearance – and then Finn will be the only who finds and saves her. What college wouldn’t want them after that kind of attention?
It seems like a good plan – until things start going very wrong. Author: Matthew Kirby Publisher: Scholastic Press, 400 pages ThREE ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events: Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the US; Hannah is a soft-hearted, strongwilled girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work; and Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker’s apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him.
Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears. Author: Patrick Carman Publisher: Scholastic Press, 224 pages IN the 21st century landscape of bits and bytes, everyone leaves a digital footprint ... even the most advanced cyber criminals. And that’s where the Trackers come in.
Four tech-savvy kids armed with high-tech video cameras and esoteric coding skills, the Trackers can find almost anyone, anywhere. Told through a collage of videos, text, and websites, Trackers #1 follows Adam, Finn, Lewis, and Emily as they become entangled in a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat and mouse with Shantorian, the world’s most dangerous hacker. At least, that’s who they think they’re tracking. As the four dig deeper into the shadowy world of online crime, they soon learn that things aren’t always as they seem. Author: Ebony Joy Wilkins Publisher: Scholastic Press, 272 pages NATASHA has a wonderful life in affluent Park Adams. She fits in, she has friends, and she’s a member of the all-white ballet troupe. Being nearly the only African American in her school doesn’t bother NaTasha.
But it bothers Tilly, NaTasha’s spitfire grandmother from Harlem, who decides NaTasha needs to get back to her roots or her granddaughter is in danger of losing herself completely. Tilly whisks NaTasha away to a world where all of a sudden nothing in NaTasha’s life makes any sense.
If there is ever a time when NaTasha felt like running away from something, now is it. But she doesn’t. She stands her ground. And what she discovers surprises everyone, especially NaTasha. Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry, 496 pages WHEN 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organisation called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.