Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pick Your Poison: Poisonous YA Reads

10 Things To Do Before I Die (Daniel Ehrenhaft)
Just after his best friends make a list of things sixteen-year-old Ted should do to live it up, he learns that he has ingested poison and will be dead in twenty-four hours--which might be enough time to do everything on the list.
Crooked House (Agatha Christie)
The normally pleasant household of the late Aristide Leonides is filled with a mounting terror as it becomes obvious someone in his family has given him a fatal dose of poison.
Passion and Poison: Tales of Shape-Shifters, Ghosts, and Spirited Women (Janice Del Negro)
Presents seven short stories featuring strong female characters and involving ghosts and other supernatural phenomena.
Poison (Chris Wooding)
When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve the infant sister who was snatched by the fairies, she and a group of unusual friends survive encounters with the inhabitants of various Realms, and Poison herself confronts a surprising destiny.
The Poison Apples (Lily Archer)
At an elite Massachusetts boarding school, three fifteen-year-old girls of very different backgrounds discover a common bond and form a club to plot revenge against their evil stepmothers.
The Poison Diaries (Maryrose Wood)
In late eighteenth-century Northumberland, England, sixteen-year-old Jessamine Luxton and the mysterious Weed uncover the horrible secrets of poisons growing in Thomas Luxton's apothecary garden.
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories (Holly Black)
A collection of short stories for younger readers that feature fantasy elements and illustrations, including "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," "Paper Cuts Scissors," and more.
Poison Ink (Christopher Golden)
Best friends Sammi, Caryn, T.Q., Letty, and Katsuko decide to get a tattoo as a sign of the special bond between them, but when Sammi nervously backs out, she begins to realize the group's friendship is thrown into jeopardy.
Poison Ivy (Amy Goldman Koss)
In a government class three popular girls undergo a mock trial for their ruthless bullying of a classmate.
Poison Study (Maria V. Snyder)
Yelena, hours away from execution for murdering a general's son, is offered a reprieve in exchange for becoming the food taster for the Commander of Ixia, and although freed from life in the dungeon, she remains bound by Valek--the Commander's head of security, who gives her daily antidote medication--and by her own uncontrollable magic powers.
Snow White: The Graphic Novel (Martin Powell)
A graphic novel adaptation of the classic fairy tale of Snow White.

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