In this story, we follow Cadence Sinclair Eastman, one of the children of the Sinclair family. Cadence has been through tuff times, but can always enjoy the summer vacations on the private island of the Sinclairs. Together with her cousin Mirren, nephew Johnny and his half-brother Gat, Cadence forms ‘the Liars’. During their fifteenth summer, Cadence and Gat fall in love. Then something happens, which causes there to be a gap in the story. Throughout her summer, memories emerge, along with family secrets and lots of lies.
In Siege and Storm, we follow Alina, just like in Shadow & Bone. She fled with Mal to escape the Darkling. They try to start a new life in another country. Alina must hide her identity in order to not to be found by the Darkling. With the help of an unknown freebooter, they manage to return to Ravka. Alina is determined to do everything she can to fight her enemy. But after using her powerful powers, Alina falls further into the Darkling’s dangerous game.
Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn, he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive. She won’t let anything hold her back. But when she is sucked into Rhen’s world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfall … and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.
In this story, we follow Cerys, the daughter of a gardener. Cerys carries magic with her – with this she can grow beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, this magic was created by a curse, a reminder of the day her mother died in the woods. When her best friend Anwen is getting crowned, the kingdom is under attack by scary creatures from the magical forest. For Cerys is this the beginning to find the Lady of the Forest in order to save the kingdom. But the forest is even more dangerous than she thought, and when many secrets emerge, the only option is to survive.
El Higgins is a girl who, just like her schoolmates, has the powers to extract ‘mana’, a kind of energy, that you collect from living creatures and objects. This ‘mana’ is then used for magic spells. You can only leave school if you pass the graduation ceremony. There is a lot of mana needed for this ceremony. You aren’t safe – monsters are everywhere. Yet there are still people at the school who keep people safe, like Orion Lake, who beats the terrible monsters almost every day.
Laura is terminally ill. Her only hope is to be frozen until she can get a cure. When she wakes up 40 years later, Laura can’t remember anything and the world around her has changed a lot. Her family probably doesn’t exist anymore and her old best friend is unreachable. The more Laura searches for her past, the more she is helped by the people and new technical developments around her.
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is about the 17-year-old boy Salvador, ‘Sal’ or ‘Sally’ to his friends. His mother died when he was only three years old, after which he was adopted by Vincent who used to be friends with his mother. At one point, Salvador notices that his personality is changing. He gets angry very quickly and beats up his classmates. Salvador wonders why this is happening and he thinks more and more about his two fathers and his life. What aspects of his life have been influenced by his adoptive father and what with his biological father?
Alina Starkov is an orphan who grew up together with her best friend Mal. This story takes place in Ravka, which is divided by great darkness and volcras, some sort of monsters, that split the land in two. The Grisha are people with certain powers, such as the power of fire. They are created and are taught their powers. The Grisha are led by the Darkling. When Alina stands in front of the Shadow Fold and sees her best friend Mal being attacked by the deadly volcra, a power arises in Alina that she never knew she had. She is sent to the kingdom with the other Grisha and comes into contact with the Darkling.