Blue Fire by Janice Hardy (Lexile: HL 570; Interest Level: Grades 5-9) is the second book in The Healing Wars series. If you haven't read The Shifter, you should stop reading this review now, as it will mention things you should learn in the first book!
Nya and her sister Tali are living in the townhouse of the man who tried to get Nya to shift pain for profit. Now, however, the Duke is after her, and has put a bounty on her head. Even though she has tried to disguise herself, people are bound to figure out that the reward of 5,000 oppas the Duke has offered are for her. When the landlady demands rent just a week after they paid, they know they must leave quickly, but they just aren't quick enough!
Now separated from her sister and her friends, Nya must use her wits to figure out how to find them, save them, and escape whatever plan the Duke has in store. She will need to make some tough decisions about who to save when and what they should do next. Are there really right and wrong answers? What if she chooses wrong? Follow Nya on her journey as she faces some of the hardest truths about being human--especially when put in a "you or me" situation. (384 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.