Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox. Set years after the Dreamhunter books, this novel returns to the same world, but is set years later. Canny Mochrie stumbles upon a secret valley where magic exists and discovers her natural talent for manipulating magic.
2014 Young Adult Fiction finalist: Exciting plot-driven book about a teenage competitive driver. Archie Barrington, fifteen, is the third generation of his family to drive karts competitively. He's good and this is the year he and his dad have decided he'll have a shot at the Challenge series of six races. However, he's not the only good driver after the prize. Craig is his main rival, and Craig's father is wealthy and prepared to spend whatever it takes to help his son win the Challenge.