It’s life or death stakes in the thrilling conclusion to the ELEMENTAL series.
After the shocking discovery that his mother is still alive, Thomas demands that his fellow colonists return with him to Roanoke Island to rescue her. But the island is still under pirate control, and worse, there’s a new adversary who wields a more sinister element than they could have imagined. With the help of an unlikely ally and the newly discovered ability to combine elements, Thomas must summon the full extent of his power to end this battle for their home once and for all.
Packed with a daring escape from pirates, dangerous rescue missions, and a heartbreaking romance, the final book in the ELEMENTAL trilogy escalates to a riveting finale.
"The action doesn’t skip a beat in this gripping conclusion to the “Elemental” trilogy. . . . Fans will not be disappointed." —School Library Journal
"Action-packed conclusion." — Kirkus
"Thrilling conclusion . . . the perfect way to wrap things up. It is a wonderful book." — Left Bank Books, staff pick.
In this sequel to the dystopian fantasy-adventure ELEMENTAL, the stakes are life-or-death and nothing is as it appears to be.
Thomas and his friends have rescued the Guardians and commandeered the pirates' ship, but the pirates still hold fast to Roanoke Island. Using his newly discovered element, Thomas hears a radio message calling for refugees to head to Fort Sumter. They sail south, but quickly discover that their elements wane as they leave Roanoke behind. There is something sinister going on in the refugee colony too. From the perilous food-gathering squads, to the constant threat of rat infestation, to dangerous secrets, Thomas and his colonists begin to realize that this promising new world may be even more terrifying than the one they left behind.
"Quickly paced and jam-packed with action. . . . A strong follow-up to an unusual, interesting postapocalyptic world dusted with just enough romantic and paranormal traces to attract a wider readership." —Booklist
"A page-turner with a dose of mystery and adventure, this series will interest fans of fantasy, history, and romance."— VOYA
"This sequel moves briskly . . . the danger and drama run high." —Kirkus
"Fans of THE MAZE RUNNER and SHIP BREAKER will love the fast pace, high stakes, and touches of romance in this thrilling novel." — Teenreads
A lost colony is reborn in this heart-pounding fantasy adventure set in the near future.
Thomas has always been an outsider. The first child born without the power of an element—earth, water, wind, or fire—he has little to offer his tiny, remote Outer Banks colony. Or so the Guardians would have him believe.
In the wake of an unforeseen storm, desperate pirates kidnap the Guardians, intent on claiming the island as their own. Caught between the plague-ridden mainland and the advancing pirates, Thomas and his friends fight for survival in the battered remains of a mysterious abandoned settlement. But the secrets they unearth will turn Thomas’s world upside-down, and bring to light not only a treacherous past but also a future more dangerous than he can possibly imagine.
“Completely gripping and full of intrigue, revelation, mystery, and suspense. I highly recommend this book." — James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner
“Plenty of mystery, adventure, and action.” — Publishers Weekly
“An unexpectedly emotional story of survival and self-discovery." — VOYA
"A gripping science fiction survival story." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Plenty of action for readers who enjoy survival stories with a twist of the supernatural and a hint of romance." — School Library Journal
"The lost colony of Roanoke Island meets Captain Kidd." — Kirkus
2014-15 Truman Readers Award nominee
Five flavors of dumb
The Challenge: Piper has one month to get a paying gig for Dumb—the hottest new rock band in school.
The Deal: If she does it, she'll become manager of the band and get her share of the profits, which she desperately needs since her parents raided her college fund.
The Catch: Managing one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl who is ready to beat her up. And doing it all when she's deaf. With growing self-confidence, an unexpected romance, and a new understanding of her family's decision to buy a cochlear implant for her deaf baby sister, Piper just may discover her own inner rock star.
"Complex characterizations, authentic dialogue and realistic ups-and-downs give this title chart-topping potential." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This smart, lively novel captures the downs and ups of young rock and rollers." — The Washington Post
"An entertaining story that is essentially a love letter to rock music." — The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A solid, satisfyingly complex story." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Witty yet thoughtful." — Publishers Weekly
"Written with a reverance for popular music . . . and a respect for its ambitious teen characters." — School Library Journal
"No glittery teen novel here, thank heavens. Five Flavors of Dumb is raw, fresh, funny, and authentic. Piper is my hero." — New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle
"I loved it and laughed out loud. Hilarious and so smart... Five Flavors of Dumb proves that everyone, no matter what, deserves to be heard." — Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of Dairy Queen
2011 ALA Schneider Family Book Award winner
Nominated for ten state reader awards
Winter 2010-2011 Kids' Indie Next List selection
Thou shalt not road trip
One crazy road trip full of rejection, redemption, and romance.
When sixteen-year-old Luke's book, Hallelujah, becomes a national best seller, his publisher sends him on a cross-country tour with his unpredictable older brother, Matt, as chauffeur. But when Matt offers to drive Luke's ex-crush, Fran, across the country too, things get a little crazy. Luke thinks he's enlightened, but he really needs to loosen up if he's going to discover what it truly means to have faith, and do what it takes to get the girl he loves.
"With a nice balance of adventure and character development, Antony’s novel . . . will reward teens seeking an upbeat read with a unique premise, great settings, and just a little more." — Booklist
It was all a misunderstanding.
Up until two weeks ago, the sexiest thing Kevin Mopselyhad touched his lips to was the spit-filled mouthpiece of his flute. But when he accidentally volunteers for the jocks' Graduation Rituals, Kevin's social stock—and his make-out record—soars. All he has to do to preserve his alpha male status is compile the annual Book of Busts, a record of the chest size of every girl in the senior class.
But as Kevin morphs from bumbling sweetheart into lying serial dater, his project sparks a full-blown feminist revolt at Brookbank High, pitting “GRRLS” against jerks. When he finds himself the prime object of disgust—to his teacher, to himself, and, worst of all, to Abby White, the only girl who's ever liked him for who he is—Kevin must decide if his newfound popularity is worth the fallout of a life spent chasing girls.
"Hilariously dead on." — Kirkus Reviews
"John uses and breaks teen stereotypes with wit and plot twists." — VOYA
"A superior exploration of the clash between high-school horniness and feminism." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Antony John plunges the reader deep into the treacherous waters of high school with this lighthearted book. His characters are genuine, and his dialogue is quick and snappy ... an entertaining and fun read." — TeensReadToo