To save the world, Mars must invade Earth.
The Earth is dying, overrun with pollution that the government refuses to stop. 16-year-old Tess is a proud Earther who wants to save the planet, but the government would rather ship everyone to Mars by force.
And no one hears back from the Red Planet.
When Tess's turn comes to board a one-way ship, she discovers a horrible truth: an alien race wants Earth for themselves. And Mars is a place where colonists struggle to survive. All Tess wants is to get back to Earth, but by running into Matthew, a fellow colonist with some secrets of his own, she gets wrapped up in a dangerous plan to do so: she must join an invasion of her former home. Tess has no choice but to face war. It's her duty. She's an Earther, after all.
Or is she?
Elaine has spent her sixteen years proving that she’s nothing like her murderous father—but no one will let her forget her dark family history. So when her best friend Talia goes missing, Elaine takes the search and rescue into her own hands. But Elaine finds herself in a wilderness where teenagers are worked to death in mines by a group called the Flamestone Society. Elaine barely escapes, but her boyfriend doesn’t. Because of her, his life is now in danger right along with Talia’s.
Now Elaine’s alone in a vast wilderness with only her survival instincts on her side. As if that’s not bad enough, she failed summer camp and the Flamestone Society is closing in. Armed with only an ax, Elaine will have to embrace her dark family history to survive.
Cursed with the ability to weave thread into gold, Brie has learned to trust no one. Her parents keep her around so they can gamble their money away and now her boyfriend's only staying because he's got a collection of game systems to grow.
When Brie grabs the attention of Stilt, the new guy in town, it changes everything. Brie is a Legend—a character in a fairytale—and she belongs in a realm of magic called Fable. But when she crosses over to the new world with Stilt, she soon learns that the cruel ruler of the realm has taken an interest in her ability-and it could cost Brie her life.
Stilt promises that he can help her escape, but in return, he asks for something that she might not be able to give. Can Brie put her trust in Stilt or will she die at the hands of greed?
Sixteen-year-old Janelle knows something's not right with her father when they move to their new home in Florida. During a deadly hurricane, a teenage boy, Gary, materializes out of the storm right in front of her. He bears a strange marking on his arm, a gray spiral that matches the one she was born with. It's up to Janelle to find the truth about the connection she and Gary share. When she tracks Gary down again and discovers it, it's terrifying. Janelle and Gary are far closer to the destructive power of nature than she ever imagined. As her attraction and love for Gary grows, Janelle finds herself sucked into a nightmare: she might become the instrument needed start a terrible war.