Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen
It's robots versus cheerleaders when a fight over funding threatens unlikely good friends Nate and Charlie. While Nate, the robotics club president, wants the money to go toward a robotics competition, basketball team captain Charlie thinks the cheerleaders should use the money for new uniforms.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Only the normal human Reckoners have the courage and ability to battle the normal men and women who were once granted spectacular powers by the burst that struck the sky ten years ago. They call the gifted the Epics. The Epics longed for power, and they gladly took it. Now David seeks revenge for his father's death. He looks to join the Reckoners and assassinate Steelheart, the Epic whom David holds responsible for his father's death. Read a sample.
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Even the dead have secrets. A paranormal power struggle takes a spooky turn when a rich man's estranged family comes to Richard Walker's country house looking for their inheritance…and finds three ghosts hiding just as many secrets as the late writer's fractured family. Read a sample.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
While Cinder plans a jailbreak, a girl named Scarlet learns of secrets and the danger her grandmother has long faced when her grandmother vanishes. A street fighter named Wolf claims to know where Scarlet's missing grandmother is, but trusting him could reveal what big teeth he has. When Scarlet and Wolf cross paths with Cinder, they must band together if they hope to outrun Lunar Queen Levana. Read a sample.
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Scott McCloud, a twelve-time Harvey and Eisner Award nominee, uses a comic book to explain and analyze the medium of comic books themselves, showing how words, lines, colors, symbols, panels and pictures all come together to create a unique and one-of-a-kind storytelling experience. Looking back at the 3000 year history of the art form, McCloud shows how this unique genre is just as important and valid as film and prose in his own funny and profound manner.