Set in a world where some people are born with a Grace - a unique, sometimes uncanny, gift - this is the story of Katsa, whose Grace, demonstrated at an uncomfortably early age, is for killing. This makes her a perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa But Katsa chafes at the way she is being used - and even more at the injustices she sees around her.Then she meets Prince Po, who has a Grace to match hers...
When Lady Saren defies her father’s command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first the girl is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren’s true love, Khan Tegus - though he can only call to them from outside their walls. But their circumstances soon grow desperate.
"I can't stop from playing it over and over again"
Kit is a typical teenage girl happily engaged in school and family life. She and her younger brother, Buddy, are deeply bonded. Despite their age difference, they're connected by a love of baseball and math. Then Kit learns that Buddy has been diagnosed with cancer. The poems that follow capture both devastating loss and the beginnings of recovery in spare, lyrical verse that throbs with raw emotional power.
High-school senior Dana discovers that three can mean trouble when she has to face some facts: not only is she in love with her long-time best friend's boyfriend, but he returns the feelings.