Only a Monster

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len is a beautifully written and totally absorbing contemporary fantasy novel about a star-crossed pair of teens from two very different worlds. Joan is shocked when her parents reveal the family secret to her: they're all monsters. Stuck with this secret, Joan can never tell anyone the truth about who they are, or the powers they possess. That revelation alone is enough to send Joan reeling, but things get worse when she discovers the cute boy she has been crushing on is actually a monster slayer on a mission to destroy her family at any cost.

All My Rage

Sabaa Tahir is known for her richly drawn fantasy series, An Ember in the Ashes, but in All My Rage, she proves she's equally adept at writing unforgettable contemporary stories too. Beginning in Lahore, Pakistan, with the story of the main characters' parents, this astounding story follows best friends Salahudin and Noor as they navigate life in Juniper, California. After a fight tests their bond, the teens must follow their own paths as Sal tries to save his family's failing hotel business by any means necessary and Noor saves money for college in hopes of escaping her alcoholic uncle's control.


Bestselling author V.E. Schwab creates a new dark fantasy world in Gallant. At the centre of the story is the idea that everything casts a shadow, even the world itself. Olivia Prior just happens to be able to move between the real world and the shadow world, which puts her in a unique position to study the crumbling manor that is Gallant. When she crosses over into the shadow world, she sees firsthand the darkness that has haunted her family for decades, and now she has to make a choice: join the darkness or fight against it for the sake of generations to come.