Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Illustrated Edition. By JK Rowling, illustrations by Jim Kay
The most recently published in the illustrated series, this edition will make any Harry Potter fan's heart flutter. I'm serious. It is so great.
Poe: Stories and Poems by Gareth Hinds
From the publisher: "In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe's dark genius into graphic-novel format.
The Heroes of Olympus Book Two, The Son of Neptune - the graphic novel by Rick Riordan
Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman Camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.
Beartown by Frederik Backman
This is one of the books where I'm going to obsessively gush! Think: Friday Night Lights (the TV series - and if you haven't watch that, well, I don't know that we can be friends anymore), but HOCKEY in small town Sweden. IT'S SO GOOD. There are some heavy issues covered in this book, so brace yourself if you're faint of heart - but MAN. This was the best book I read in 2017, hands down. - Girard
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
The latest from the author of The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless
From the publisher: "The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both."
Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.