I've been addicted to Marissa Meyer's dystopian fairy tales since I first laid eyes on Cinder (in some cases you really can judge a book by the cover!) Now with Cress, Meyer continues Cinder's and Scarlet's stories and adds another—her fractured version of Rapunzel. Cress is an expert hacker and has been trapped in a satellite orbiting Earth and her native Lunar since she was a little girl. Now she is a teenager and ready to break free by whatever means necessary. She is the Damsel in Distress, now where is her Prince Charming? I couldn't put this down and, even though it is a hefty 500-odd pages, I wanted it to just keep going! Winter can't come fast enough! --Lauren's Staff Picks
Mia the ballerina kitten stars in this whimsical retelling of the favorite Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker, " in which she is transported into the role of Clara in this clever tale within a tale. Full color.