Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she’s ambitious and smart and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to a prestigious school. Though she’s worried she will stick out like badly cut bangs among the razor-straight students --- she is soon welcomed into the Cabinet --- the supremely popular trio who wield influence over classmates and teachers alike. Linh is blunt, strong-willed and fearless. She is also Lucy’s last solid link to her life before private school, but she is growing tired of being eclipsed by the glamour of the Cabinet.
In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters ---and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...
As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge for the ill. The Scourge's victims can only expect to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn't know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She's been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover the truth.
England, 1914. Poppy is fifteen, beautiful and clever, but society has already carved out her destiny. Poppy will become a servant to the aristocratic de Vere family...and bury her feelings for their youngest son, Freddie. But the set path for Poppy's life is irrevocably altered when it becomes clear that the war isn't going to be over soon. England needs every able bodied person to serve. Which, for Poppy, means volunteering on the front lines as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse. As she experiences what the best and worst of humanity, Poppy will find an unexpected freedom and discover how to be truly her own person.