So remember that time I made up book blurbs based entirely on the titles? Yeah, I’m doing it again because I had so much fun with them!!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
To them, it’s not anorexia. To them, it’s the Hunger Games. How long can they last without eating? How long can they last without people noticing? How long until they’re not hungry anymore?
How long until they realise this isn’t a game at all?
This is the story of two siblings. Two distinct stories. But they’re both trying to cope in the same deadly way.
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
Justina lives in Hideous Dideous, which is south of Utterly Repulsive Get Away From Me, and north of Beautiful. Beautiful holds everything Justina wants – beautiful people, clothes, houses, cars, landscapes. Justina wants out. So she gathers some loyal friends and they begin what is to be the most eventful journey of their lives.
Attacks by the Beauty Queens. Unlikely allies, the Ugly Onion-Breaths. And they discover that Beautiful may not be as amazing as everyone thinks.
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
Sarah is a mermaid of the deep waters, where vision is unnecessary and everything is veiled in shadows. The weight of water is crushing her, and the allure of the shallows calls her.
And once she reaches the shallows, she learns about the Otherworld, the world above the water. But Sarah’s never left the water. All she knows is its pressure.
In a retelling of The Little Mermaid, this story captures Sarah’s journey as she ventures to the Otherworld. Gravity might as well not exist for how weightless she feels here, in her element.
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
Ocky is a Heart-Breaker. Employed by the Mirror Queen, she is contracted to travel over the land of Ventricle and remove the things that make people most happy. It might mean stealing candy from a baby. It might mean arranging an “accident” for a noblewoman’s son.
One day it means killing the Princess, the Mirror Queen’s daughter. Ocky’s best friend.
So Ocky travels with the Princess to the Dwarf Lands, where she has a change in role. Now she’s a Heart-Mender. But the Book of Broken Hearts is long, and Ocky’s time is short. Soon, the Mirror Queen will expect her back. And she’ll expect the Princess’s silent heart.
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
In the world of the New Order, there are no stars. There is no singing. There is no dancing. Religion. Painting. There are only the Skyscrapers, hundreds of storeys tall, capable of sustaining their citizens with genetically modified food.
Trish lives in the top level of one of these Skyscrapers, along with her family – mother, father, brother, since birth rates are strictly controlled by the Officials.
But Trish has heard rumours. She’s heard rumours of another world. The Old World. There is music. There is dancing. There are stories and painting.
It’s the land where the stars still shine. And Trish will do anything to find it.
The Rapunzel Dilemma by Jennifer Kloester
Rapunzel has a serious dilemma.
It may be the most serious dilemma she has ever faced.
That’s right. Rapunzel has split ends. You’d think this wouldn’t come as a surprise given how long she’s been cultivating her luscious locks.
Can Rapunzel overcome her insecurities and let Hairdresser Harriet take the scissors to her terrific tresses? Or will she end up with the worst split ends the world has ever seen? Only time will tell…
Paper Towns by John Green
When fairies take gap years, they visit much more exciting places. Greta is half-human, but now she wants to get in touch with her fairy heritage. Along with sarcastic unicorn companion Mildred, Greta begins her journey.
She visits the Star Pavilions.
The Flying Cities.
The mysterious Endless Landscape.
The Vertices of Tomorrow.
The only places left to visit are the Paper Towns, where her parents died. She’s saving those until last.