I love these stories; they're magnificent, charming and genuine and absolutely hilarious. This is a perfect holiday warm and fuzzy book.
The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson
I love this story; at the beginning Jubilee is a more or less normal girl (except, of course, that she is named after a ceramic house) with a 'perfect' boyfriend- and then her parents get arrested and her train crashes..
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green
I love this one too; it begins just after Jubilee leaves the Waffle House, when the Acting Assistant Manager calls his friends to start them on a race to the Waffle House and the cheerleaders within it.
I love this one too; Addie is not having a good Christmas- she no longer has a boyfriend and she feels like the Universe is giving her hints that she's self centered, then she agrees to pick up her friend's pet pig from the pet shop, and everything gets complicated.
I really liked Chase the Dark. It's a fantasy/mystery set in a futuristic version of earth, after daemons had to come out of hiding to save humans from nuclear war. The main character, Piper, just wants to become a Consul, one of the peacekeepers between humans and daemons, but her world is torn apart when she is blamed for a crime she didn't commit and is force to go one the run with the only two people left who she can trust. Chase the Dark is quite a page turner, and it's full of emotional ups and downs.
I look forward to reading the sequel, Bind the Soul, which comes out in January.
I quite liked Isla's Inheritance. It's about a regular girl trying to have a normal life with normal relationships, when things she doesn’t understand start happening and she has to learn more about the mother she never knew anything about, to save her family from unexpected dangers. The book is well written, with vivid characters and a genuine, very relatable main character.
This is a really good book, but it definitely needs its sequel, Isla's Oath, which will be coming out in January 2015.