The Rule of Three: Fight for Power by Eric Walters
In a world gone dark, life goes on for Adam and his fortified neighbourhood of Eden Mills—even if the extreme steps taken by his battle-hardened mentor Herb, his police chief mom, and the other leaders in the name of security and survival are increasingly wrenching and questionable. But with renewed determination, Adam will follow Herb’s lead: he’ll do what it takes, he’ll make sense of having had to defeat the enemy in such awful ways. All that matters is that their suburban home is safe again—in a blackened world that still feels like a place worth living in. So when the next threat, more deadly and dangerous for being so unexpected, comes from within the walls, Adam isn’t ready for it. And soon the very person in whom this sixteen-year-old has placed all his hopes will pay the price, because of Adam’s mistakes, and mistaken trust.
Taken by Erin Bowman
There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys, but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The villagers call it the Heist. Gray Weathersby is prepared to meet his fate. But when he finds a strange note from his mother, he begins questioning everything he”s been told about the Heist . . . and what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds his primitive town, which no one can cross and survive. With no answers in sight, Gray must decide whether he should wait to be taken-or risk everything on the hope of the other side. Enjoyed Taken? Frozen, the sequel is available in the Learning Commons. Forged comes out in April 2015.
The Seven Realms series and The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima
In the first of the Seven Realms series Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won”t use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back. In the first of the Heir Chronicles Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great-until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts. Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: He is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game-a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir. Find both complete series in the Learning Commons.