In the ancient and mystical world of the Old Kingdom, evil constantly breeds despite valiant attempts to destroy it forever. But evil in the Old Kingdom is no ordinary evil; it is often the work of Free Magic creatures or necromancers raising the Dead to wreak havoc. Fortunately, there is some protection against the Dead such as sunlight, running water, and the Abhorsen, whose duty is to make sure the Dead stay dead. But the struggle between life and death seems to be an everlasting one with a bleak outcome, especially when chaos reigns. “The Abhorsen Chronicles,” composed of the three novels “Sabriel,” “Lirael,” and “Abhorsen” as well as the short story “Nicolas Sayre and the Creature in the Case,” tells the awesomely fantastical tale of this heart-stopping and dangerous battle spanning all time. In this world, virtually no one can be trusted and evil will stop at nothing to succeed.
September: 66. The Fifth Wave (Rick Yancey) 65. United We Spy (Ally Carter) 64. Out of Sight, Out of Time (Ally Carter) 63. Only the Good Spy Young (Ally Carter) 62. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Ally Carter) 61. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Ally Carter 60. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Ally Carter) 59. Also Known As (Robin Benway) 58. Not a Drop to Drink (Mindy McGinnis) 57. The Waking Dark (Robin Wasserman)
August: 56. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell) 55. Arclight (Josin L. McQuein) 54. Catch Rider (Jennifer H. Lyne) 53. Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets (Evan Roskos)
July: 52. Another Little Piece (Kate Karyus Quinn) 51. The Archived (Victoria Schwab) 50. Necromancing the Stone (Lish McBride) 49. School Spirits (Rachel Hawkins) 48. All I Need (Susane Colasanti) 47. Keep Holding On (Susane Colasanti) 46. So Much Closer (Susane Colasanti) 45. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Holly Black) 44. Find Me (Romily Bernard)
June: 43. Scarlet (Marissa Meyer) 42. Anatomy of a Single Girl (Daria Snadowsky) 41. This Is W.A.R. (Laura Roecker & Lisa Roecker) 40. Out of Sight, Out of Time (Ally Carter) 39. Only the Good Spy Young (Ally Carter) 38. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Ally Carter) 37. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Ally Carter) 36. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Ally Carter) 35. The F-It List (Julie Halpern) 34. You Look Different in Real Life (Jennifer Castle) 33. Hereafter (Kate Brian) 32. Loud Awake and Lost (Adele Griffin) 31. Shadowlands (Kate Brian) 30. Poison (Bridget Zinn) 29. All Our Yesterdays (Cristin Terrill) 28. All the Truth that's in Me (Julie Berry) 27. Palace of Spies (Sarah Zettel) 26. Frozen (Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston) 25. Born of Illusion (Teri Brown) 24. Fire with Fire (Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian) 23. Emerald Green (Kerstin Gier)
May: 22. Famous Last Words (Jennifer Salvato Doktorski) 21. Burn for Burn (Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian) 20. Perry's Killer Playlist (Joe Schreiber) 19. This Song Will Save Your Life (Leila Sales)
THE BOOK MUNCHER is the reviewing alias of a prolific reader. She is guilty of several overflowing bookshelves in several states. Her literary diet is mostly dedicated to the young adult fiction genre but has been known to occasionally stray into middle grade or adult categories. She is a firm believer that reading and literacy are as essential to modern life as physical sustenance, that fiction is often truer than nonfiction, and that stories and words have the power to change the world.