JENNIFER SCALES AND THE MESSENGER OF LIGHT
In this sequel to Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace, our teen heroine deals with the knowledge that she's a weredragon. To make matters worse, her mother is a beaststalker, her mortal enemy. Plus, Jennifer has crushes, homework, school bullies and a new being stalking her family.
These books maintain a light tone. The writing is spunky and the authors never forget that their main character is a teen. But the story might be better told in first person. (Jun., 336 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 0425210111, 12 and up, TR)