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Fever Crumb is the only girl in the Order of Engineers—and though she’s been trained and raised by them, she’s still a little shocked when a rogue archeologist recruits her for his top-secret project, forcing her to leave the Order and strike out into the real and dangerous world of London. Set in the distant, distant future, when most technology as we know it has gone extinct, the world of Fever Crumb is rugged, rough and violent. As Fever herself ventures out into London, she finds that she is exceptional for reasons other than being the only female engineer. And as she begins to parse her past, she’s lead into a thrilling adventure of self-realization, machinery and war.
Not only is Fever one of the coolest female protagonists maybe ever, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lyra Belaqua (His Dark Materials), Tally Youngblood (Uglies) and Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief), but she’s also at home in a startlingly original conception of London. Reeve’s writing style is as precise as a surgeon’s scalpel with all the emotional wallop of a wrecking ball. Gorgeously imagined, and expertly executed, Fever Crumb is a fabulous read for the precocious, the curious and the clever. For ages 12+
Teenager Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital with absolutely no recollection of why she’s there or what’s happened, but she’s told she’s the only one of four to survive a terrible accident. So when her parents move her to new town, she not only has to do the normal new kid things like find friends and such but she also still needs to figure out what she lived through. And why is she having mysterious nightmares?
Delicately walking the line between paranormal and psychological this satisfyingly bewildering page-turner will keep readers up into the wee hours of the night. Steamy romance with a swoon-worthy male lead (Noah) will appeal to ladies who like a little love with their mystery. Themes of peer pressure, cliques and post-traumatic stress make this novel a must read for teens. For ages 14+