Teen & YA

When Scarlett was eight, to keep her from the shore, her father’s guards warned her about the sparkling black sand of Del Ojos Beach. “It’s black because it’s really the burnt remains of pirate skeletons,” they said. And being eight,…Read more

Blind the Eyes
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Blind the Eyes

K.A. Wiggins

CADENCE FOUND ME the night I surrendered to the Mara.  I got lucky. They devoured only my disobedience.  Cadence’s luck wasn’t so good. She’s been with me for over a year now, and I’m starting to think she’ll be the…Read more

I am awake again. Day 6.  Is today a good day to die?  This is something I ask myself in the morning when I wake up. In third period when I’m trying to keep my eyes open while Mr. Schroeder…Read more

Pip knew where they lived.  Everyone in Fairview knew where they lived.  Their home was like the town’s own haunted house; people’s footsteps quickened as they walked by, and their words strangled and died in their throats. Shrieking children would…Read more

The envelope drops through our mail slot like a love letter.  The familiar purple insignia—the four-petal flame spreading like a dancer’s fan—sends me plunging down the faded carpet of our stairs. I text Megan:  running late b there in 5. …Read more

like most juicy stories, it started at a party  “I watched Nickelodeon all morning in my room so I wouldn’t have to eat breakfast with them,” Blair Waldorf told her two best friends and Constance Billard School classmates, Kati Farkas…Read more

Lenore sighed. “Come.”  She proceeded carefully through a veil of clinging vines and down a set of ancient stairs, slick with mud and moss. Nimue grazed her hands along the sculpted walls, which depicted ancient myths of the Old Gods,…Read more

Un Lun Dun
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Un Lun Dun

China Mieville

There was no doubt about it: there was a fox behind the climbing frame. And it was watching.  “It is, isn’t it?”  The playground was full of children, their gray uniforms flapping as they ran and kicked balls into makeshift…Read more