Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.
"In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi."
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, by Mary Cronk Farrell (released Feb 25, 2014). When the attack on Pearl Harbor blasted the US into WWII, nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. They served in jungle hospitals and underground tunnels. Later, most were captured as prisoners of war. Pure Grit is a story of sisterhood and suffering, death and life.
When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.
The sequel to The Green Glass Sea, by Ellen Klages. A continuation of the story of the teenage children of the scientists of Los Alamos, after WWII, and the different reactions among them about the weapon they created. Told from the perspective of the teens, it very cleverly describes this era that isn't always taught...I learned a lot, anyway!