Realistic teen life plus a hefty dose of magic realism equals a mighty fine read! Gretchen Wing's "The Flying Burgowski" will lift you above it all and satisfy your longing for a really good YA book.
A profound work of historical fiction recounting the Norwegian Resistance to the Nazi Occupation. A testimonial to the underground heroes who put aside personal safety for a cause much bigger than themselves. Their courage is acknowledged in this superbly gripping novel.
The BOY WHO WANTED WINGS by James Conroyd Martin – Medieval Historical Fiction, War/Military, European
Masterfully written and well-conceived,"The Boy Who Wanted Wings" soars through the stratosphere in this historical fiction covering the siege of Vienna in the late 17th century. An excellent novel with staying power.
FRUIT of MISFORTUNE (Creatura #2) by Nely Cab – Science Fiction & Fantasy/Myth & Legends/Paranormal & Urban/Folklore
Being eighteen-years-old can suck. Take heart readers, it's not as if you're eighteen and destined to turn into a monstrous beast like Isis -- a suspenseful YA read with quick-witted banter.