The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1)

With the arrival of her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn is ascending to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling. Surrounded by enemies, including an evil sorceress possessed of dark magic, the young ruler stands little chance of success. But Kelsea possesses fearsome weapons of her own, including the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic. As an epic war draws near, Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny begins- a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend…if she can survive.
Excerpt taken from book. […]

Wonder

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.
Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid- but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and- ultimately- kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Excerpt taken from Wonder The Book website. […]

Orbiting Jupiter

“I can’t see Jupiter,” Joseph said. “The moon’s too bright. And I don’t know where she is.”
“It’s where it always is,” I said.
“No, it isn’t.”
He wrapped his arms around himself. When he finally turned, I could see his breath in the moonlight.
“I’m going to find her,” he said. “I’m not going to stay alone. ”
“You’re not alone.”
He shook his head.
“You’re not.”
“I’m alone,” he said.
“You’ve got me,” I said.
He laughed, but not a happy laugh. “Jackie, I’m a whole lifetime ahead of you.”
Excerpt taken from book cover. […]