Penguin Random House

Tarot

Anna is a 16-year-old who is the product of an adulterous affair between her magician father and married-to-someone-else mother. She lives in what sounds like a traditional fairytale kingdom, where she has been locked away in a tower all her… Read More ›

Orphan Monster Spy

Sarah is the teenage daughter of a beautiful German Jewess whose husband? boyfriend? made himself scarce years earlier.  As their situation in Nazi Germany becomes ever more precarious, the mother dissolves into an alcoholic, depressed mess.  She rallies finally for… Read More ›

Someday

This book is a sequel to EVERY DAY by the same author.  I have not read that but recommend others read it first before picking up SOMEDAY. In this book there are two characters who do not have bodies but… Read More ›

Otherearth

This book is the sequel (which I have not read) to OTHERWORLD by the same authors.  I gamely started it anyway, expecting enough back story explanations to soldier on.  By the time I reached Page 67, however, I had been… Read More ›

Odd One Out

Courtney (“Coop”) is a heterosexual high school junior who lives with his widowed mother. Next door is his best friend Jupiter (“Jupe”), a girl living with her two dads–her biological dad and a step-dad who left a wife and children… Read More ›

Watch You Burn

When seven-year-old Jenny Breland goes on her very first sleepover at a friend’s house, a catastrophic fire in the middle of the night destroys the house and everyone but her in it. Though the fire is declared of unknown origin,… Read More ›

Counting to Perfect

Julia is a 17-year-old who, wild about her boyfriend Carter, gets pregnant by him.  Her family supports her in keeping the child, finishing high school, and planning to continue her education at a local community college.  Carter proposes marriage but… Read More ›