“Life is not a Sitcom...”. Toss in boy trouble and Elvy’s fall off her skateboard becomes more like the opening scene of a reality show.
Switchstance was first published as an Avon Flare Book.
When you’ve spent all your life in the same quiet village, what is there to fear? As Clarabelle Weaver passes her seventeenth year, she still lives under the protection and shadow of the Great Lord’s fortress. The lord’s men patrol the land and keep the villagers safe, but no one has seen or heard much from the lord himself for years. Then the Great Lord passes and Clara is abducted and taken to the fortress that has overshadowed her entire life. Lucias, the new lord, is hunting for a woman to bear his heir and ensure the safety of the kingdom, and Clara is his choice. With nowhere to run and no one to trust, Clara must match her will against a man with dark magic at his beck and call. But is there more to Lucias than the darkness she sees? Could this quiet, patient man be enough to replace her longing for freedom? Fans of the original "Beauty and the Beast" or the Grimm Brothers fairy tales won't want to miss this great tale.
College Life: Friends, Finals, and the Fae trying to kill you. Attending college your first year is exciting! Unless you fall victim to a siren’s love spell. Over 150 reviews on Goodreads and Amazon! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Brigit, a fae runaway, didn’t plan on getting a human roommate. Or that she would be placed under a fairy debt. Will the dryad be able to save Logan from a siren’s love spell or fail the semester? Beware though, the administration doesn’t guarantee your safety.
The first book in the College Fae magic series about friendships between humans and the fae. A clean YA fantasy for adults and teens.
"A fantasy dystopia with engaging characters in a dark and dangerous society. The Hunger Games meets A Wrinkle in Time." ~Goodreads In the Industrial District of Algea, the history taught to the children is a lie. No one remembers the rule of Princess Effailya, or what happened to her. They only remember she existed before the castle disappeared. When Fale starts to receive visions that come true, she doesn't know what to do about it. Then she uses her vision to save the life of a boxer (and her crush), and they find themselves being stalked by thugs. The good news- she has the key they want. The bad news- they want her too, dead or alive. The Key of F is a fast-paced, suspenseful adventure, with a strong female lead surviving her dystopian society and solving the mystery of a hidden war, with her tight-knit group of friends and hot crush, that you won't want to put down. It's a must-read for fans who fell in love with The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Reader series. If you're hooked on genre-blending sci-fi fantasy romance novels with action and adventure, you'll love The Key of F!
Annie Murphy can sometimes tell the future. It’s the past she has trouble with.
When her brother’s witch-girlfriend goes missing days after an invocation ritual, Annie has every reason to suspect him. But he says he didn’t do it, and Annie isn’t about to send another innocent man in her family to jail.
When a confrontation with her brother Johnny turns violent, Annie flees into the worst blizzard to hit the area in years. Led by her Sight, she arrives at a rundown inn where she meets Crow. Another powerful psychic—and a witch that can control her namesake birds—Crow seems to be hated, feared, respected and loved, all at the same time. Soon Annie begins to wonder about things. Like why Crow appears to be connected to every suspicious disappearance over the past fifty years in the small town of Raven City. Why Johnny’s missing girlfriend might be one of them. Why Crow ha ...
In an act of desperation, Maxwell Watt entrusts his son to smuggle the completed steam engine to Nikolas Klaus, a master inventor in another kingdom. When the nefarious secret society, the Fare, learns the game-changing invention’s plans are en route, they accelerate their own scheme to neutralize to reclaim control over the kingdoms. Meanwhile, after a decade of relative tranquility in Mineau, local children have started to go missing—again. Captain Archambault suspects the return of the disturbing and depraved Ginger Lady. With the help of Tee, Elly, and Richy—the Yellow Hoods—the search is on to find the missing children before it is too late. What is the secret that ties one of the Yellow Hoods to the Ginger Lady?
A rebellion is brewing in the world of the Lake of Sins while Hugh Truent sits in prison days away from his execution. After taking his findings about the genetic similarities between the classes to the Supreme Almighty and the Council, Hugh had been arrested for treason and all his evidence had vanished as if made from smoke. To protect his family, he cut off all contact with the outside world while he sat in prison for over four years waiting for his execution. He has no idea that some of his reports were leaked to the other classes and that civil war looms on the horizon. Trinity and her friends have no hope of winning the war unless they can unite the classes. In order to do that, they need someone everyone will follow. They need the one person all the classes trust and believe in. They need Hugh. That means they have to break him out of a maximum security prison and convince him to lead their army, but that won’t be easy because Hugh wants revenge and he’s not going to let anything get in his way especially mouthy, attractive, know-it-all Trinity.
Torn Fox is a new Mage series about young magicians who find mystery and adventure in their everyday world. In a post-apocalyptic world where magic works instead of electricity, teenage twins Craven and Tom try to master new Mage skills even as they struggle to pass school tests, survive werewolf attacks, Esprits, a mysterious new sister, an interfering specter and a missing older brother! It’s is exciting and funny with a touch of the macabre. Fifty years after their world was destroyed in the Dragon Wars, humans have begun to rebuild their society with the very energy source that helped them survive the war-- Magic…In the war, Modern Technology was shattered, paranormal creatures came out of hiding, and the polar icecaps melted in the fight for survival. In a post-apocalyptic world where magic works instead of electricity, teenage twins Craven and Tom try to master their new Mage skills while trying to pass school tests, survive werewolf attacks, Esprits, a mysterious new sister, a meddlesome specter and a missing older brother!
A Gripping Dark Paranormal Thriller. A Destined Prophecy along with haunting visions and supernatural talents are the norm for the sixteen-year-old, Jordan and her mother Seeley. Together with their formidable angels they find themselves in peril when a wicked sorcerer is determined to fulfill the prophecy to his lord, Lucifer. After an ominous vision of spirits inhabiting teenagers in a local school, Jordan enrolls in the social culture of teendom at Elma High to combat soulless demons. She encounters Mark, a mysterious new classmate, who is hell bent on keeping her unscathed from the forces of evil. The fight between Heaven and Hell is escalating--and Earth is their battleground.
Sworn to protect the secrets of their race, marshals are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans. After completing her advanced marshal training, Danni is blown away by her new plum assignment to Paris. But, all is not well in the City of Lights; the offices are a shambles, her boss is apathetic, and her predecessors died under mysterious circumstances; it’s almost like somebody doesn’t want the law there. Despite that she risks her life in the seedy underworld of gypsies and tramps to search for a missing Weeia man.
Uncover secrets from the past in this time-travelling adventure centered around history's most notable scientist. From the mind of a Hollywood screenwriter Irving Belateche comes this suspense thriller solving Einstein's final mystery.
When twenty-something Michelle Vermont decided to open Beans Cafe, she'd thought it would be fun, particularly with charming Clive Banks as her business partner. Not only is Clive a professional coffee buyer, he's also drop dead gorgeous. But Clive suddenly vanishes, leaving Michelle with nothing more than a few text messages, debts and a workload she can't handle. Michelle vows to find her errant associate and bring him back to work kicking and screaming if she has to. He can stand by the cappuccino frother until he's made up for all the trouble he's caused. Unfortunately the only person who seems to be able to help Michelle is Clive's brother, Arthur Banks, a ruthless property developer. Despite the fact that he's even more handsome than his sibling with dreamy eyes, he's a greedy capitalist, and certainly not to be trusted. Thrown together by the mystery of the missing barista, Michelle and Arthur will be forced to find a way to work together... ...And Michelle might even find herself falling in love with the enemy.
Should we dig for the truth when Pandora's Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself. A unique blend of literary mystery, cozy mystery, and romantic suspense. Get in on the secret - join thousands of readers in discovering who killed Diana Ferguson.
Book 2 of the Antonello Brothers series. The Thieves' Guild tech Senth is about to claim will make him invisible. Finally, the young halfbreed thief will be out of sight, shielded from the taunts humans fire at him. But when that tech reveals he has a human half-brother who's bound by a cruel slaver, Senth must find a way to save his brother from abuse and win his freedom -- even though Senth is a slave himself. After all, this is what he's always wanted. A family. There's just one problem. That brother holds him responsible for every bad thing that ever happened, and he can't wait to make Senth pay. This tech might make him invisible, but it can't hide him from the truth...
All Jordana wants is to be like her friends instead of her shapeshifter mother who died when she was a kid. So when a stranger claiming to be a scientist offers her a “cure,” she jumps in with no questions.
Christian, a shapeshifter who’s mysteriously shown up at school to befriend her, is furious when he learns that Jordana is rejecting her kind. He doesn’t trust the scientist, either, but all he can do is watch helplessly as the stubborn girl he’s fallen for gets sicker and sicker.
When Jordana finally realizes she is slowly being poisoned, she confronts the man who deceived her. He’s not the scientist he claimed to be, but a powerful warlock. An antidote in his possession can save Jordana’s life, but can she or Christian outwit the warlock in time?
Beth has spent six months at the remote Steptoe House in the English countryside and still can’t remember a single thing from before her car accident. The doctors say that’s normal. They say traumatic brain injuries heal at their own pace and insist the music therapy they prescribe to their patients is the key to recovery.
But something is off at Steptoe House and Beth can feel it. There’s a wrongness there — a discord between what is and what should be. Strange voices echo down the halls at night and shifting shadows beckon. And Beth doesn’t dare tell anyone she’s been talking to ghosts.
So, when new patient Toby arrives, she’s relieved to find a friend she can trust, a confidant to share her ghosts with. Plus, he’s really cute. Together, they will tackle the mystery of Steptoe House and uncover more than either of them ever bargained for.
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What if you woke up in someone else's life? Hazel Stone is just an ordinary teenager--or so she thinks. But lately, she's begun mind-hopping into a stranger's dark reality, and she's starting to question everything, including her own sanity. Then she meets Max McCormick, the brilliant new kid in town with an impressive list of phobias. A bizarre series of coincidences brings the two of them together, and their lives take a sharp turn from the mundane to the metaphysical. It's up to them to uncover the truth buried in the Stone family history. The more Hazel sees, the less she understands--and the closer it brings her and Max to mortal danger. Will she harness the extraordinary gift she has inherited to find the answers before it's too late?
The companion to The Dead Inside, "[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir" (Publishers Weekly) This is the story of my return to high school. This is the true story of how I didn't die. High school sucks for a lot of people. High school extra sucks when you believe, deep in your soul, that every kid in the school is out to get you. I wasn't popular before I got locked up in Straight Inc., the notorious "tough love" program for troubled teens. So it's not like I was walking around thinking everyone liked me. But when you're psychologically beaten for sixteen months, you start to absorb the lessons. The lessons in Straight were: You are evil. Your peers are evil. Everything is evil except Straight, Inc. Before long, you're a true believer. And when you're finally released, sent back into the world, you crave safety. Crave being back in the warehouse. And if you can't be there, you'd rather be dead. "Etler's gutsy present-tense narration of her feelings of insecurity and isolation is interwoven with the sublime moments of joy she experiences in music, in writing, and in her relationships; her prose dazzles with infectious verve. A powerful story of a survivor whose irrepressible personality shines throughout even her darkest moments. " - Kirkus
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in the skies of Atalanta. The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own. Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans. Young adult superheroes, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers.
No Metal Means No Magic in the magical metal-horned unicorn tribe. Can a unicorn with neither manage to save his tribe from extinction? If you enjoyed reading Lord of the Rings, Alice In Wonderland or even Watership Downs, you might just love this purely fanciful unicorn fantasy about a tribe of unicorns stranded a universe away from their home world of Unimaise. It is full of magic, adventure and sciencey stuff plus a little bit of love and war. Facing extinction, the Metal-Horned Unicorns of MarBryn are desperate for hope. Any hope. . .So when the Oracle reveals the prophecy promising just that, the remaining members of the tribe pin their future on the birth of a young foal. Hope becomes despair when the baby unicorn is born without metal. . .because without metal there is no magic. And without magic, this little blue newborn has no chance to defeat the evil sorcerer that has imprisoned all of MarBryn. Magh’s rule proves both harsh and brutal and by the time Blue comes of age there are only twelve metal-horns left in all of MarBryn. Eleven can claim some form of metal based magic. . .but one must get by on sheer grit, will, and the desire to avenge his parents untimely deaths. Like most of the metal-horns, Blue disregards the prophecy as nonsense, but driven by his insecurities, he covertly trains for a fight he’s ill-equipped to win.And then hope comes back around. For Blue…For the Metal Horn Unicorns of MarBryn …But can a unicorn with no metal … no magic … answer the cal ...
The wilderness shows no mercy. A story of love, the lost, and the hunted. In this dystopian journey, survival is key. Behind them, certain death. Ahead, a mystery called Home. The trail isn’t what it seems. And Lucy is sick. Some say nobody comes back from Home. And others say they can’t
"Morna's Spell" is the SWEET/CLEAN version of "Love Beyond Time" by USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Bethany Claire. This version is for readers who prefer clean language in their stories and love scenes that stay behind closed doors. An ancient spell. A timeless love. Brielle Montgomery finds comfort in the steadfast routines in her life—until her archaeologist mother whisks her away on an adventure in Scotland. Intent on discovering who or what destroyed the powerful Conall clan four hundred years earlier, Bri and her mother work day and night scouring the castle ruins. Rather than finding the answers they seek, Bri stumbles across an ancient spell and is sent tumbling backward through time to the seventeenth century. Once there, she is mistaken for another and is forced to marry the castle’s ill-fated laird. Now she must work to change the fate of his people, find a way home, and work to keep from falling in love with the man who is now her husband—all before the unknown enemy arrives to destroy them. But the handsome laird introduces Bri to a sort of love she’s only ever dreamed of, and with each passing day, she finds herself more reluctant to find a spell that will take her home. If she finds it, will she use it? If she doesn’t, will her love for Eoin Conall give her the strength to survive a deadly plot against his people, and the power to change the course of history?
Eleanor, a timid orphan, has no clue to her real purpose, but she also has no desire to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she grew up with. Eleanor believes Edward, whom she loves, will save her from being forced to take vows. She knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. With only her instincts to protect her, she must match wits with a powerful being intent on the destruction of her world. If she does not find The Perfect Tear and release it’s healing power into the land, she will become an accomplice in the destruction of all she loves.
One little lie won't hurt, will it? When fifteen year old Shaeleen unexpectedly is given a TruthStone, every lie she hears or tells causes her immense physical pain. As she struggles to control her new power and curb the pain, she learns a powerful truth that could thrust an entire continent into civil war. She must choose: reveal the truth and stop the pain – or sacrifice her own well-being to protect her kingdom. For two hundred years the five kingdoms of Wayland have been protected by the stones of power. Now those stones are failing and a darker power is trying to take control. With the help of her brother, Cole and a newfound friend, Orin, Shaeleen sets out to gather and restore the power of all the stones. But will she succeed before the endless lies destroy her?
As Aiden Corwin adjusts to the terror of waiting for a kidney, he wonders if he can forgive his father for leaving him when he was younger. When Zafirah Negrassi returns home after her heart transplant, she expects life to be the same as it was. Can she accept that things are different? How can Tanya James repair her relationship with her sister when her twin is in intensive care in the local hospital? Three teens face dramatic choices as they come to terms with life, death and organ donation. Transplant Dance is a fictional story for YA readers, written from alternate perspectives. If you like thoughtful, inspiring stories filled with courage then you’ll enjoy C. McIntosh’s Transplant Dance. Unlock Transplant Dance and discover this touching story today!
Fear cripples Taiyo.
No matter what he does, he can’t make friends. He can’t approach the girl he’s in love with. He can’t help free his villagers from the Darkane people who enslave them. He can’t help himself.
But now an army more terrifying than the Darkane are approaching. The Darkane get desperate at unveiling the one among Taiyo’s people who can read minds—the one they’ve been seeking a long time. Taiyo and his people are beaten and threatened like never before. They must do something or face impending death.
Only Taiyo knows ...
Rebecca is in a nightmare. Can magic save her and those she loves? 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Rebecca's turn. On the eve of Rebecca Martin's eighteenth birthday, fate throws her into a mysterious and thrilling adventure. Bounced around like a pinball in a machine, where time is fluid and death does not exist, Rebecca must survive to discover her magical destiny to save her entire family and the boy she loves.
Jason and Naomi’s son, Peter, returns home from college and back to the ranch he loves. A series of devastating events will test their strength, faith, and their hope for the future. Can they endure the hardships? Through their own personal loss and that of their friends, they learn to lean on one another when all hope seems lost. Out of sorrow will come healing and out of healing a great joy. This is a story of struggle, grief, loss and also one of victory.
The interplanetary gates require guardians and the reformed demon Malthael is one of them. His adoptive daughter, Elisabeth, is special, but her dangerous ability hasn’t awoken yet. Malthael knows it will one day and from then on her life will forever be altered. Malthael isolates her from outside world as much to protect everyone else as to safeguard her. It is all he can do to delay the inevitable. Now that Elisabeth is ten, how long can Malthael keep her confined?
How can you stop a magic war when you don't believe in magic? 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Elijiah's turn. Life as a seventeen-year-old jock at Gray Cliffs Academy is hard for Elijah Davies. Failing grades? Check. On the headmaster's hit list? Check. Dumped by girlfriend? Still working out the precise logistics on that one... When Elijah called his girlfriend's obsession with the Live Action Role Play game Legends of Orynthica stupid, he never dreamed Zoe would break up with him. Before he has a chance to make it up to her, a violent storm sweeps him into an unfamiliar world full of Ice Trolls and vicious warriors—and worse, he's got the sneaking suspicion this new world is Orynthica. Elijah doesn't believe in magic, but everyone thinks he's the Catalyst—a mage who will help the people of Thanasi win both the Ascension Games and its prize: the magic Yarlstone that can restore balance to the lands. The only person who doesn't have faith in him? Zora Stormshadow—Zoe's Orynthican alter ago—and the leader of the Thanasi team. Nine teams of four enter the Ascension Games, only one survives. The fate of Orynthica rests on Elijah's shoulders. Can he learn to wield his magic? And will he ever get a chance to make it up to Zoe in his own world?
How much wizard power is too much? Some people are born with magical powers. Others are not. It’s that simple. Roland Tyre, High Wizard of the Citadel, has always wanted to be the most powerful wizard in the land and adored by all. But there is already someone else that vies for that title – Bakari, the Dragon King; one of his best friends. While Bakari and the dragon riders race off to find the lost dragon artifacts and the mythical golden dragon, Roland discovers his own magical artifact that gives him the opportunity to increase his own powers and influence in the land. Can friendships survive greed for power? And who will emerge as the most powerful wizard in the land? A grand adventure awaits with powerful wizards, kidnappings, traitors, kingdoms changing hands, and of course dragons and other magical creatures. Is the Golden Dragon real and if so, who will find him first?
"I broke the fourth law of Kanaloa. I made physical contact with a human." Running from her past, a jazz singer finds refuge on the island paradise surrounding Pearl Harbor, but her life is forever changed when Japanese fighters attack and a mysterious man emerges from the sea to save her life.
Teens Lexi and Gil face relic-thieving secret societies. Plagued by loneliness in her Lake Erie Islands community, vegan Lexi hopes to make like-minded friends in high school. But her dad's job is jeopardized when relics are stolen from his museum, changing her priorities. And she finds her new teachers’ eerie dislike of her troubling. His dad in jail, cipher enthusiast and bacon-loving Gil hopes freshman year will provide a clean slate. Soon, he discovers secret codes within a Shakespearean play while paired with Lexi, pulling him into an ancient mystery. With the official museum burglary investigation stalled, the mismatched teen sleuths join forces to try and crack the case. Lexi’s inquiries and Gil’s codes capture their teachers’ attention. But these teachers have the stolen Tripod of Peace, a powerful relic sought by rival secret societies. Caught in these societies’ crossfire as thieves wield an instrument of astounding power, Gil and Lexi are in danger. The Ancient Tripod of Peace is the first book in novelist Kalen Cap’s Teen Thief-Catchers Series. If you like stories with artifact treasures, fighting secret societies, and spirited protagonists, you’ll enjoy this novel.
Sex, drugs, and a loaded gun... What could go wrong? It's the last day of high school and Hero Banner's last chance to step out of his brother's shadow, win the heart of the magical Gilly Jung, and show his friends he's more than meets the eye. Hero's plan? Go to the Graduation Eve rave, point a gun at the school bully's head, and force him to apologize in front of everyone. If only Hero knew his actions would set in motion a series of events so disastrous and so inescapable that by dawn, nothing would be the same. Underworld is a groundbreaking coming-of-age story featuring fast-paced action, fresh teen romance, and bone-chilling small-town secrets that will stay with you long after you finish the book. Not for the faint of heart!
The former Archangel of the arts, Lord Xuohs, has been deceiving dwellers of many lands in order to be allowed inside them. When Xuohs enters these lands, it redesigns these places in many ways, such as changing the color of the sky, repositioning rainbows, reforming flat oceans into fortresses, making frozen wastelands into festive paradises, manipulating gravity, and even creating new species. It does this by painting with its paintbrush on its wondrous canvas—everything Xuohs paints on this canvas becomes the reality of the land. Now it’s up to three young heroes, Asmund Cranite (wielder of the sword of the spirit), Tait Astron (user of astronomical miracles from above), and Eydis Virtue (summoner of three heavenly beasts), to step up and fight against this deceitful evil before it conquers the entire world without any resistance. They will journey through many lands that have been transformed by the archfiend’s magic, such as green oceans with giant anglerfishes, mystical forest-mountains with werewolf tree-nymphs, and valleys of rainbows and mysterious berries with talking coach roaches. The three young heroes face many challenges along their adventures, but who says they can’t have an absolute blast while doing it? They’ve never been more excited about anything in their entire lives. There has never been a quest like this and Asmund, Tait, and Eydis can’t wait to see what they’ll discover out in this massive world of awe and wonders.
Diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis, a teenage boy is paralyzed from head to toe—trapped in his own mind. To cope with his imprisonment, he retreats to an imaginary world called his Mind Palace, but the lines between reality and time start to blur when he receives a new roommate—an old, outspoken, Jewish jazz musician with dementia.
Seventeen-year-old Téa Lane has dodged abusive foster homes and is surviving on the streets of Houston, all in order to achieve her STEM dream to become the first Latino female astronaut to spacewalk. One day, she discovers an anomalous Native American artifact that's a powerful seed not of this world and her life is forever changed. It chooses Téa, an unlikely hero, and endows her with superhuman abilities surprisingly around the same time that a numerous amount of young girls start showing up missing or murdered. After being chosen, a new and mysterious guy, Ben, shows up at her job and school, and Téa worries that he could be one of the murderers. However, she learns that he's an alien from Aepi, a distant planet of peaceful and ocean-dwelling aliens that have come to Earth to seek refuge from the Epex aliens. Now, they have to work together against the growing threat even though they can't stand each other. That's perfectly okay by them since Aepi legend warns against their union anyway. As Téa starts to buy into the whole fairy godmother turn of events, a surprise kiss from Ben forces her to make a choice: give up her new life or give up her first love. When the interplanetary war between the Aepi and the Epex comes crashing down upon them, Tea is faced with an even harder choice: save humankind or be the one to end it.
"The new favorite series for YA readers!" —San Francisco Book Review
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"Sixteen years as a nomad…I used to love it, just the three of us, a team, moving to the next adventure. Now, when my dad changes jobs like some people change underwear, it just gives me a stomachache."
Grace Thompson is used to moving and losing. She's already lost her mother, her home, and any hope for a normal life. But when her father is abducted from the streets of San Francisco, Grace is determined to get him back. She thinks she is alone until she meets four strangers whose parents went missing at the same time. The teens work together to track down the clues to their parents' pasts with only an alien stone to guide them. With the kidnappers closing in, the only way to save them is to unravel the secret her mother died to protect.
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At the age of 16, Victoria discovers that maybe the strange condition that causes her bones to break like twigs is not osteoporosis, but a legacy from her late father’s ancestors. However, by then she is already tangled up in an intricate web of old legends and secret organizations. In order to find out who she really is, she must seek out her father’s family in Canada, and face her Indian ancestry.
A fresh new blend of dystopian urban fantasy, for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, or The Mortal Instruments. 16-year-old Daria Grayson is tired. Which doesn’t make sense. She’s taking her daily dose of miracle-drug Sendrax, just like everyone else. And she’s sleeping a full 45 minutes every single night, just like everyone else. So why is the rest of the world enjoying the most active and productive period in human history, while all Daria feels like doing is taking a nap? Of course, more than anything, Daria just wants to be normal. She’s sick of being made fun of by her classmates – and even by some of her teachers. She’s sick of that disappointed look on her dad’s face all the time. And she’s sick of never being able to think of what to say around Jake, the guy she’s had a crush on for the last 2 years – the only person besides her friend Brix that’s actually nice to her. So when Daria’s parents have her hauled off to the Caxton-Meyers Institute for rehabilitation, she gets over her outrage pretty quickly. If they can help her finally be normal, why not go along with it? That is, until she discovers that things at the CMI aren’t exactly as they seem. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Sendrax, the New Humanity, the Dark, and those savages, the sleepers... everything she knows is about to be turned upside down. And Daria’s biggest weakness might just turn out to be her greatest strength...
Welcome to Ecrivain Academy. Here in these storied halls you will be trained to become one of the greatest writers the world has ever known. There are poetry battles. Friends. Enemies. Is your story a romance? Or is it something darker? Explore all Ecrivain has to offer. That is, if you can survive until graduation.
Personal trainer Cassidy Novak garners popularity and fame while starring in a hit reality show. She catches the attention of an obsessive stalker that turns her well-ordered life topsy-turvy. As Cassidy's competitors disappear in a string of murders, she teams up with Zach Gallagher, the photographer tasked to record her personal moments for a local newspaper. Is Zach trustworthy? He shadows her as easily as the stalker. Cassidy hates the bizarre rules in this guessing game, but when her stalker forces a showdown, she plays to win.
When 16-year-old Lucy McGowen goes under sedation for a routine dental procedure, she hopes to come out of it free of pain. Instead, she wakes up in an alternate version of her life―a reality in which her secret hobby is out in the open, her own parents feel like strangers, and her boyfriend doesn’t even know her name. Navigating her new world is hard enough, but then Lucy begins getting cryptic messages from a mysterious sender with unfinished business. She has also acquired a new habit―sleepwalking―and with each episode, she finds herself in increasingly bizarre situations. She doesn’t know if luck has landed her in this revamped version of reality―or if she was somehow chosen―but one thing is clear: she must uncover the truth about how it’s all connected before she loses herself completely. Will Lucy find a way back to her other life . . . or will she create a new world that she can truly call her own?
Seventeen years old and stuck in the sprawling suburbs of Country Hills, Lux decides she will never be able to hear the truth if she doesn’t first plug her ears. Secretly dropping out of private school, using her kilt and tie as a disguise to remain under the radar of her distant father, Lux gets a job at a coffee shop, appointing her co-worker, Bianca from public school, as her partner in crime. As Lux drags Bianca around the city, gingerly stepping over boundaries she's been told never to cross, she encounters Ari, a twenty-four year old construction worker with a dark side. Readily trading in her boredom for Ari's allure, Lux’s identity begins to blur as he gets into her head. Raised as a prep school overachiever, Lux becomes set on deciphering Ari. But in following her intrigue, what exactly is Lux defying?
Megan Hollis lives for her saxophone.
Enter Vincent, the mysterious guy with a dangerous reputation.
Will Megan lose herself or dance to her own rhythm?
The first book in a young adult romance series about a small town football team and the girls who win their hearts.
This is it—Tori Lomax’s senior year.
Her last chance to leave Nelson High without a bucketload of regrets.
Number one priority—get Colt Burgess to fall in love with her. So what if he’s the Raider’s number one playmaker? So what if he’s so far out of her league, the idea of them together would rupture the school’s social order?
She has to try, before it’s too late.
She’s come up with the perfect set of plays. All Colt has to do now is buy into them.
Colt Burgess wants one thing: to play football after high school. But his grades are tanking and his dreams of playing college ball are fading…fast. He shouldn’t waste time on Tori Lomax. However, she was a friend back in middle school, and he can’t really ignore her small request for a favor. How hard can it be to get the guy she’s lusting after to notice her?
He’ll help her out, and then he’ll focus on what’s really important: football.
Assuming he can stop thinking about her…
The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn't be more different. Bakari is a brilliant scholar wizard who's more at home in a library than a battlefield. Alli is a beautiful young battle wizard whose grace in battle is both enchanting and deadly. Roland is a counselor wizard with a seemingly limitless depth of untapped power -- and the ego to match it. As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom of Alaris from dangerous outsiders begins to fail, and a fomenting rebellion threatens to divide the country in a civil war, the three wizards are thrust into the middle of a power struggle. When the barrier comes down, the truth comes out. Was everything they were taught about their kingdom based on a lie? Will they all choose to fight on the same side, or end up enemies in the battle over who should rule Alaris?
Anne Mason has a storybook childhood.
A wealthy father, loving mother, and a beautiful home in Richmond.
But behind the polished windows, Anne's father brutally terrorizes her mother.
Sent to live with her aunt and uncle, Anne enrolls in boarding school. Though she thrives, the traumas of her past gnaw at her insides.
Will hope and inner strength prevail?
A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart. SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid... but is it too late to save her? BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions. SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn't believe in Native American magic--until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path. THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him. A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness. THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?
Waking up in a desolate cell, Gaia realizes she has been kidnapped by a human trafficking organization, doomed to be sold to the highest bidder and unable to remember anything before her capture. An opportune rescue by Raoul, the Prince of Kayamato, saves her from a gruesome future, and throws her into a world of luxury and privilege. As she struggles to regain her memory, Gaia learns that her rescue was no accident and finds herself in even more danger. Fighting for sanity and survival, she works to unravel the truth behind her capture, each revelation more shocking than the last. The intricate web of deceptions spun around her will shatter her world, leaving her unsure if she will ever trust again.
Harmony is a student at the biggest, most famous school ever known ...and so are you! Earth. Yep, Earth is school, and Harmony has always been a very good student, life after life. Until recently, after she accepts a challenge from a boy in her class named Kaleb which starts an on going string of untimely deaths. This creates tension between them, because neither one is aware of the true underlying cause. Will Harmony and Kaleb discover the truth behind their accidental deaths? Imagine waking up to discover that the life you thought was real never was. That your real life is actually lived somewhere else, and the love you thought was lost will go on forever
“Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor: this book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose.” — Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane
Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . .
When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can't imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew--including the identity of her father.
Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lover's obligations to his family, title, and estate. It's a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young man who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other--only to find that their parents' lies may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.
Thrown together on a coming of age journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand esta ...
Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black. After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide. When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer. Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?
To discover the truth, she will bleed. Was it suicide? Two months after finding her stepmother’s corpse, Maddy is still unconvinced. Magic users like her stepmother don’t spill their blood without purpose. Blood magic is illegal for minors. But both of Maddy’s birth parents are long dead, and the truth is all she has left. She starts her investigation with a few familiar spells—finding lost objects, summoning the dead. Soon, she draws the attention of a man with an unexplained connection to her stepmother—a man with power so big and so lethal that it shouldn’t exist. But who’s going to believe a grief-stricken kid when she claims impossible magic killed her stepmother? Maddy must decide what the truth is worth. Her friends? Her freedom? Or even her own life?
More than a hundred years ago, a king declared that all geniuses, scientists and inventors were abominations, save for those willing to become his Conventioneers. His edict spread like wildfire through the kingdoms, and drove the hunted into the arms of the secret societies, the Tub and the Fare. Decades later, having taken control of the remains of the crushed Fare, a young Marcus Pieman follows up on rumors of a homeless, teenage Abominator in his city. When the scared Nikolas Klaus looked up at Marcus for the first time, a tremendous bond was forged. A betrayal leads Tee to a showdown with her greatest foe. Who breaks and who lays bleeding in the middle of nowhere? And Mounira learns the truth about the once great inventor, Christophe Creangle.
Bestselling Amazon author of THE FROST CHRONICLES, Kate Avery Ellison, delivers a fantasy novel packed with clever betrayals, surprising twists, and many moments of delicious vindication for its scrappy heroine. This is a must-read for fans of Sarah J. Maas’s THRONE OF GLASS, Maria V. Snyder’s POISON STUDY, Megan Whalen Turner's THE THIEF, and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Briand just wants to survive. Oh, she's clever. She's quick with knives and even quicker with cards. She can scramble up a castle wall. She can ride a bad-tempered stallion with her arms tied behind her back. But her odd, unseemly skills have never been enough to protect her, for she's an orphan, no better than a guttersnipe in her uncle's eyes. Because the lord of the manor despises her, everyone else feels free to as well. The guards, her cousin's tutor... Even Kael, the handsome, enigmatic young steward who has protected her from her uncle’s wrath too many times already, sees her as nothing but trouble with a sassy tongue and pretty green eyes. But when Briand unexpectedly--and accidentally--gains the power to control dragons, she becomes the weapon to winning the kingdom's bitter civil war. Terrifying magic users called Seekers are now hunting her as Briand plunges into a world of danger, betrayal, and secrets, with only a motley band of rebel fighters to protect her. Or have they kidnapped her? It's hard to tell sometimes. Briand's going to need all her cleverness to su ...
A secret organization wants to help her. An ancient order wants her dead. And she doesn't even know what she is... Kaylee Richards just blasted her first date with lightning. She has no idea how, but when the creep pulls a sword on her, what’s a girl to do? Turns out Kaylee is a dragon-kin, a half dragon/half human with the rare power to summon storms. The problem? Her newly-discovered magic has attracted the wrong kind of attention: Slayers, a murderous ancient order dedicated to eradicating all dragon-kin. They’re planning something big. Something deadly. And they need Kaylee to do it. A fast-paced young adult urban fantasy with an awesome heroine, full of magic, wizards, and dragon shifters!
Nightmares or waking dreams? Only the keeper of the Legend knows… and it’s up to him to keep them from Harm! By day, Jeffery is the best friend of Montague the Magician. By night, he’s the powerful warrior, Harm, The Legend, who leads a band of Berserkers—ridding the land of evil while saving villages by the score. Only Montague knows the villagers also have to cough up a hefty pouch of coin for the privilege of being rescued! All Jeffery knows is he has no memory of any battle he fights. Under the Spirit of Lohocla, he awakens the morning after the battle barely able to think for the pain in his skull and the lethargy in his body. The more Jeffery tries to discover his lost memories, the vaguer Montague becomes until it’s too late not to tell the truth—at least part of it. But how could Jeffery ever imagine his entire life may be smoke and mirrors… just ephemeral fragments of dreams? THE CYCLE OF HARM—enter a world of magic, mayhem, and mystery you may never be able to leave… if the Spirit of Lohocla captures you in its embrace!
The Seventh Dimension Series Full Box Set includes The Door, The King, The Castle, The City, The Prescience, and The Howling. The Seventh Dimension Series has won over thirty-five book awards. "Time is an illusion until God's appointed time," is the major theme based on A.W. Tozer's quote in The Pursuit of God: "A spiritual kingdom lies all about us, enclosing us, embracing us, altogether within reach of our inner selves, waiting for us to recognize it. God Himself is here waiting our response to His Presence. This eternal world will come alive to us the moment we begin to reckon upon its reality." The two young protagonists, Shale Snyder, an American, and Daniel Sperling, an Israeli, meet in the seventh dimension--a reality outside of time. Their love for each other is conflicted over their opposing spiritual beliefs that seem irreconcilable. The story covers many years as the young couple matures. The sixth book, The Howling, culminates with Biblical revelations concerning the future, Daniel's missing father, and a startling surprise. Allegory, foreshadowing, and symbolism are woven into the Seventh Dimension Series, and the heroism of the two protagonists is meant to inspire the reader. Love and forgiveness are virtues that both protagonists must learn. The Seventh Dimension Series begins in Atlanta, Georgia, but quickly moves to Israel. The reader soon finds himself immersed in the first century, and stories from the life of Jesus Christ intersect the story plot outside o ...
Facing extinction, the Metal-Horned Unicorns of MarBryn are desperate for hope. Any hope. . .So when the Oracle reveals the prophecy promising just that, the remaining members of the tribe pin their future on the birth of a young foal. Hope becomes despair when the baby unicorn is born without metal. . .because without metal there is no magic. And without magic, this little blue newborn has no chance to defeat the evil sorcerer that has imprisoned all of MarBryn. Magh’s rule proves both harsh and brutal and by the time Blue comes of age there are only twelve metal-horns left in all of MarBryn. Eleven can claim some form of metal based magic. . .but one must get by on sheer grit, will, and the desire to avenge his parents untimely deaths. Like most of the metal-horns, Blue disregards the prophecy as nonsense, but driven by his insecurities, he covertly trains for a fight he’s ill-equipped to win.And then hope comes back around. For Blue…For the Metal Horn Unicorns of MarBryn …But can a unicorn with no metal … no magic … answer the call of fate? The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated book was a feast for the eyes but the story was short. This novel is the expanded version of that story.
Runa, the prophesied Daughter of Five, needs to learn how to master herself, or all of Pendomus will perish. In a world where mythical creatures are either controlled, or on the brink of extinction - a prophecy reveals there's one who can restore balance. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it. Separated from the only people who've had her back - as well as the love of her life, Traeton - Runa must go on a quest alone to uncover what it means to be human, as well as the Daughter of Five. Dropped in an unknown location, presumably still on the planet, she only has a monolithic book - the Caudex - as her guide, but it's not giving up its answers easily. Will she be able to uncover the mysteries? The fate of the entire word rests on her shoulders and her ability to push through all of the challenges set her way. Will she learn what she needs to step into her role as savior? Or will everything be derailed by her desire to get back to her friends? Polarities is the second science fiction/fantasy/dystopia genre-bending novel in the Pendomus Chronicles series. Even those who ordinarily don't like sci-fi love this series, and you will too. If you like movies like The Matrix, you'll love this fast-paced series that will stay with you for days once you're done. To see where it all began, be sure to check out Carissa's first novel, Pendomus: Book 1 of the Pendomus Chronicles. Buy Polarities today to continue the transformation of Runa into the Daughter of Five ...
He’s no normal person—but that’s what intrigues her the most. And he likes the fact that he can’t deduce everything about her at first glance. She does things that aren’t recognizable—simply because these things are original. There’s something about these two that makes the other curious—and that curiosity is what unconsciously keeps them together longer than they’ve ever been with anyone else before. They share dreams of old-fashioned romances, but as irresistible as they find each other, can they wait that long? What about trust when their relationship gets more intimate? Can she accept vulnerability in exchange for the love that he wants to give her? And can he be patient with her when she starts doing insensible things that he doesn’t understand? Are they really meant to be like the universe keeps suggesting, or is all this a wishful fairy tale in their own minds?
Ivan Morrow has spent his short life waiting for things to happen. Now something has happened. An unknown ancestor has entrusted him with something of great value and it has gone missing. But who stole it and how to get it back? He's grown extraordinarily over the last year since turning eleven, but his mind is stuck in a kid-sized brain. Now he must match wits with a desperate thief if he is to honour the trust placed in him by his distant relative. "IVAN THE GIANT uses a concrete mystery to spur abstract philosophical musings, resulting in a unique coming-of-age detective story." - IndieReader "A measured, engrossing story that turns philately into a quiet mystery." - Kirkus
Gods, monsters, and magic school. Class will never be the same. I thought that I was just a normal girl. Well except for being sickly with a bad back and asthma. But then my family was lost in a tragic accident and then next thing I know Hermes is knocking at my door. Yeah, that Hermes - the Greek god. He tells me I'm special and shows me the how to partially shift to release the wings in my back. Suddenly the pain that's been there my whole life is gone...and I can fly! Well sort of. I've got a lot to learn. So it's off to Mount Olympus Academy where my teachers are gods and my classmates are vampires, werewolves, and witches. There's also...Val. He's a vampire, and I can't stop thinking about him even though interspecies dating is taboo. I think he might like me too...even though I did accidentally set him on fire the first time we met. Awkward! It's not all fun and games, though. MOA has a darker side and the more time I spend here, the more secrets I uncover. And the worst secret of all just might be about me. Fire & Flood is a young adult magic academy fantasy novel with non-stop action. It contains a spunky heroine, one best friend with the gift of sight...to see tomorrow's lunch menu, a mean-girl vampire roommate with a carnivorous plant, and a meet-cute with her roommate's hot twin brother that almost kills them both. Percy Jackson meets Vampire Academy in this fun new series! Classes start now - one-click to enroll with Edie at Mount Olympus Academy!
Hannah and Tamar are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving break with their grandparents. On the long ride to Vermont, the sisters are quick to offer assistance when a fellow passenger – a girl in her late teens – is hassled by a rough-looking young man. Grateful as she may be for their help, Gwen is in no hurry to make friends, not even as she thrusts a mysterious package into Tamar’s hand and disappears in the Rutland train station. Puzzled by her behavior, Hannah and Tamar set out to locate Gwen and unravel the secret of the mysterious package.
Rebecca had been bullied for most of her school life. Now her father had been promoted in his job, they had relocated to a new area. A new school. A chance for a new beginning. But was it? How will Rebecca respond when she’s finally had ENOUGH? This is based on a true story. Parental Guidance is strongly recommended due to subject matter.
A contemporary YA romance with a dark edge. Ava has everything planned to finish senior year at the top of her class and help put on the greatest prom ever. But her best friend, Cade, convinces her to abandon the rigid schedule and enjoy her last year of high school. After letting her hair down for one amazing night and exchanging a steamy kiss with Cade, she's ready to explore this carefree side of herself... Until someone plays a cruel joke on her. Humiliated and hurt, Ava retreats into her carefully constructed box, hoping everything will return to normal. But it only gets worse. What she thought was a prank turns out to be much more, and she doesn't even know the half of it. Determined to handle the situation herself, Ava hides from her friends and new love interest, but is quickly pushed past her breaking point. If she doesn't let herself live outside the box, a sickening betrayal, a broken heart, and a perilous attack could mean the end of her carefully thought out senior year. *This is the first in a series of standalone mature YA romances.
Four kings. One girl. And a magical destiny that binds them. Magic is fading in Charnrosa. The Emperor is killing magicians and hoarding their magic for himself. Kyann doesn’t believe in the stories of the four kings from Charnrosa's golden past. She just wants to keep herself and her sister safe following the failed rebellion that killed their parents. She dreams of a quiet life. But that becomes impossible when the four kings of legend wake and insist that Kyann is Charnrosa's guardian. Kyann has no intention of joining four mythical kings on a wild goose chase. But then Kyann's sister is abducted, and the four kings are the only people who can help her carry out a rescue inside the Emperor's impenetrable citadel. Awakened by Magic is the first story in a new, sweet reverse harem series. Grab your copy to step into a gorgeous fantasy world with four powerful kings and a young woman oblivious of the power that rests inside her. Awakened by Magic launches on June 29th. Early readers can grab their copy from Bookfunnel: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/ugz3gzwfdb
One girl, chosen by blood. A prophecy only partially fulfilled. And a madman desperate enough to destroy everything. There's more than meets the eye to Videus' obsession with Runa and her bloodlines. The only problem is, unraveling the mystery could unleash catastrophe on everything she holds dear. As the prophecy starts to unfold, Runa's left with a severe handicap. Not only has she not completed the trials like she was meant to - she's rocked by a betrayal she didn't see coming. Can Runa stop Videus once and for all - or will the fate of Pendomus be locked forever by one man's madness? You're one click away from having all the answers to the Pendomus Chronicles secrets. An unforgettable, action-packed ending brimming with mystery, magic, and suspense - The Pendomus Chronicles is sure to captivate fans of The Maze Runner, The Gender Game, Divergent, and The Hunger Games....
A golden dragon. A hidden enemy. Blackmail. A secret group of smugglers blackmail Sam and Jake. The two young guardians must find the golden dragon, or Jake dies. Their friend Uncle Biggie and his chimera crocle-lion pledge to help them. Yet everyone wants the golden dragon, including the powerful Evil One, who has been hiding for millennia and has sworn to destroy all of life. No one can be trusted. Enemies surround Sam and Jake. Death Matches and ancient secrets test the guardians as never before as they encounter more mysterious creatures from KiraKu. And the golden dragon is not what they think… Sam fears that whatever she does, she won’t be able to capture the golden dragon to save Jake…nor stop the Evil One. She will have to take her power to the next level, which scares her, and it still may not be enough… Guardian, The Quest has a touch of humor and romance & stars a powerful heroine, a quirky tough hero, and a slew of not-so-friendly magical beasts. Fans of Rick Riordan will love Magical Beasts. Guardian, The Choice--2019 WINNER YA Outstanding Fiction IAN BOTY Award.
A teenage girl. A returning extinct species. A murderous alien. Nell is looking forward to leaving the isolation of her beach, and attending University in the city. But when her father reveals she isn’t human, but a product of two warring alien species, her life somersaults as ever-increasing evidence proves him wrong. She is something else.
The Lady in Red’s revenge against the Piemans is nearly complete, and soon there will be no one to stop her. She’s ready for anything, except for the return of her long dead son. But is it really him? Tee watches as the airships rain down fiery destruction. She adjusts the rocket-pack’s leather straps and glances over her shoulder. Her friends might never forgive her, but she can’t stand idly by any longer. In a blink, she’s thrown into the air. Then, the unthinkable happens—the rocket-pack comes off. Who’s the new Yellow Hood? Who dies? And are the Piemans really down for the count? Beauties of the Beast continues the thrilling ride from All the King’s-Men and will have you punching the air with joy and biting your nails in angst.
Would YOU be chosen? Cam Mackintosh is in his last year of a science degree at Melbourne University when he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to help establish an entirely sustainable community on an island off the coast of Australia following a deadly outbreak. The community is presented with a clean slate; a completely new eco-village, protected from the outside world, but with much of the knowledge and technology of today. The community on August Island thrives and is established on modern values of gender equality and cultural inclusion. In their second year, Cam overcomes his personal challenges and finds love with Freyja. Life is idyllic until Freyja goes missing. Cam follows her to Scotland using Antipodes, an ancient secret, referenced by many cultures throughout history. There he connects with another sustainable community on the island of Lewis, much like his own. Strangers become friends, and he realises he has found his forever home, the place where he is genuinely "of the land". His new friends include Fraser, who shares his passion for sustainable agriculture and Laetitia, a psychologist turned teacher with a challenging past. Despite his contentment, his loyalty and commitment to Freyja continue to haunt him, and Cam travels outside the protection of the communities in search of Freyja and other communities like theirs. Now with 26 four and five-star reviews on GoodReads, Antipodes is described by one reviewer: While this falls into the ‘dyst ...
Mira wants nothing more than to hide away from the world and its cruelties. Overcome with grief for the loss of her father and burying herself deep in school and her internship, her one respite is her admiration for the Hollywood actor, James Dean, an admiration she shared with her father. Although Dean is long dead, Mira wishes that she could meet him and tell the actor just how much he means to her. As she closes her eyes on another day to sleep and escape reality, her wish is about to come true… But when she finally meets the Hollywood hunk, it presents her with the most difficult decision she has ever had to make…
When Edy Phelps falls hard for her best friend, she knows nothing can come from it. Forget actual chemistry, or the fact that she cherishes his mother more than her own; centuries of tradition say that Hassan will grow up, marry the girl his parents pick, and forget his best friend: the dancer with the bursting smile. Except he can't. In a world erupting with possibilities for the boy with a body of steel and dreams of the NFL, everything seems promised while nothing at all is; when he's denied the girl he wants most.
Born as a damned soul, Arwan has fought his entire life to embrace the path of virtue--even when his inner beast makes it impossible to forget... Through the will of the heaven deities, Arwan has been chosen to bond with Zanya, the Stone Guardian, in the most sacred of Mayan rituals. But there are some who cannot accept their bond. And when Zanya's mother, Eleuia, realizes what has happened, she makes one thing exceedingly clear--he is not, nor will he ever be, one of them. With an unsure future, Arwan leads Zanya into the heart of Mexico... After being exiled from the group for their bond, Arwan brings Zanya to where his life began--his childhood home. When ancient Mayan inscriptions unlock shocking secrets of his origin, they tear away everything he believes to be true. The tree of life has risen, along with the king of the underworld... Yaxche--the Mayan tree of life--is hungry for souls, and is now controlled by the one enemy Arwan may not be able to defeat--his father. This kind of adversary requires every warrior they have. But can Eleuia, Arwan, and Zanya put their differences aside? Or will the clash of hearts tear them apart from the inside out? Hell-bent on taking everything Arwan loves, the king commits an unimaginable atrocity. And just as Arwan thinks there is nothing more for him to lose, the shock of a lifetime puts his loyalty to the ultimate test. Will Arwan defend Zanya and defeat his father, the underworld king? Or will he forfeit his Birthright, and watch ...
14 year old Esperanza Ignacio could only think of a few words to sum up her life: crap, crap, crap! She was born into a poor Latino family living in a small crummy apartment in the barrio side of town. Her father was a drunken, gambler, and wife-beater who, one cold night, got arrested after a violent intrusion. Her entire circle of relatives consisted of nothing but gangsters and drug-addicts. Yep, her life was nothing but a huge load of crap. After surviving a scorching summer heat, Esperanza enters the unfamiliar world of high-school with a tight knot in her stomach. On the very first day, she is sucked into a blunder of catastrophic events beginning with accidentally running into the world’s BIGGEST bully. To make things even easier, her best friend, Carla, won’t stop trying to marry her off to her twin brother, Carlos. And she has these two puny siblings constantly vying for her attention. God, it’s a wonder she doesn’t strap herself in a straight jacket and pretend to be Elvis. Nonetheless, Esperanza attempts to get through it all. She is a smart and ambitious young kid struggling to survive her life while fighting to make her mark on the world. Her story is filled with pain, strength, and too much loud bickering. It carries a voice enriched with barrio slang and sarcastic humor. Esperanza illustrates what a persistent Latino youth can achieve when they get back up after a fall and keep on walking straight into college.
From Book 1: "A bright fantasy for readers who are tired of exaggerated violence and slippery morals." -- Kirkus Reviews
Lana can draw arcane powers from gemstones. When she started reading the folklore, it sounded farfetched. Maybe she should have closed the books right then and walked away, because special abilities are nothing but trouble. Someone always wants you to do something impossible. Or dangerous. Usually both. Like going through a portal to save an oppressed race in another world. In this case, gnomes, whose ruler happens to be a gem master with unimaginable powers.
Lana decides an exploratory mission seems harmless. She can visit the other world and come up with a plan. Who knew there would be flying serpents, carnivorous insects, and goblin-like mutant gnomes? Or that she'd end up in a dungeon while the queen decides whether to kill her or turn her into an enchanted creature? The gem master hopes to rule Lana's world next and plans are in motion. Lana is determined to escape from the dungeon, but then what? She has two potential allies with gem powers, and she's afraid of both. But with two worlds in danger, and time running out, she may have to trust them.
This is a standalone novel without loose ends or a cliffhanger ending, but the resolution opens the door for further adventures. Pick up book 2, Shadowglade, and book 3, < ...
A powerless princess. A kingdom on the brink of war. A forbidden magic. Princess Jurelle of Muirland tries to be the obedient daughter her father demands. Even when he commands her to marry the brutal king of neighbouring Surran, she doesn’t protest – at least on the surface. But she will not tamely accept her fate. Using magic that would earn the death penalty if discovered, Jurelle steals her father’s pet dragonette. Her aim is to sneak the creature out of the country with help from Lyo, a refugee seeking the downfall of the Surran king. What Jurelle doesn’t know is that the deal they strike to gain revenge on two kings will have a lasting impact on both their lives, and repercussions that will change the fate of three kingdoms. Perfect for fans of Rachel E Carter and Sarah K Wilson, start reading today to join Princess Jurelle on a magic-filled adventure to uncover the strength that lies deep in her heart.
Liv, Jude and Kat are greater than the sum of their parts. Separately they are Brainy, Sporty and Arty. Together they are invincible. Until Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Ray wheels up.
The intravenous chocolate, hatred of sports and loss of her partner-in-crime have taken their toll on Liv, leaving her flabby, unfit and best-friendless. Add in a wicked tongue, lack of boyfriend, and a mortal enemy determined to destroy her, and you’re pretty much up-to-speed.
Every girl wants a piece of the new boy in town, but wheelchair-bound Ray chooses Liv’s group with devastating results. As his presence threatens the life-long friendship, Liv becomes convinced he hides a dark secret.
Described as a pitch-perfect blend of drama and romance for fans of “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Glee,” and “13 Reasons Why,” this young adult story is snappy, eclectic and edgy. An enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone with a sense of humour and an ear for the ironic.
Lucy and Ruth are country girls from a broken home. When they move to the city with their mother, leaving behind their family ranch and dead-beat father, Lucy unravels. They run to their grandparents' place, a trailer park mobile home in the barrio of San Jose. Lucy's barrio friends have changed since her last visit. They’ve joined a gang called VC. They teach her to fight, to shank, to beat a person unconscious and play with guns. When things get too heavy, and lives are at stake, the three girls head for LA seeking a better life. But trouble always follows Lucy. She befriends the wrong people, members of another gang, and every bad choice she makes drags the family into her dangerous world. Told from three points of view, the story follows Lucy down the rabbit hole, along with her mother and sister as they sacrifice dreams and happiness, friendships and futures. Love is waiting for all of them in LA, but pursuing a life without Lucy could mean losing her forever. Ultimately it’s their bond with each other that holds them together, in a true test of love, loss and survival.
Elizabeth has gone through so much lately with her mother's passing. Now she lives with her aunts and she has begun to have nightmares. Only her nightmares are not nightmares at all, but spirit walks. Elizabeth never knew she belonged to a family of witches that dates back centuries. It is believed that she is the strongest one of all. She never knew her father was alive or that she had a twin brother. Now she must learn about a world she never knew existed. She has to learn to embrace her heritage and figure out how to defeat the Council. They are conspiring to destroy the structure of coexisting in this new society that her ancient people hold dear. Night after night her dreams reveal so much more....but are they only dreams?
Who do YOU trust? Nothing is the same for Amy since she found out what she was, but how does she control her new powers? A new boy moves into the street, while Robyn gets to know more about her vampire family. Will Melanie survive the claws of Mr. Aran? Will Jazmine's mother pull out of her grief? Why is Jayden's dad acting strange and suddenly forgetting things? More secrets are revealed in the neighborhood of Shadow Hills as the teenagers dig deeper into the lives of their strange supernatural parents. Beasts and Magic is the fifth book in a fun and frightening series of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills, flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror. Buy Beasts and Magic to discover a dynamic series that puts the bite back into vampire lore today.
John is an unassuming but talented high school sophomore who finds a strange object while walking in the woods one quiet Sunday morning. There, catching beams of sunlight shining through the trees is an alien object! The object is a Kinetic Assistant Disk, or KAD. It’s smooth, silver, and about the size of a hockey puck. And John soon learns that it can be dangerous, too!
Although barely able to understand where the disk came from and what it is capable of, John quickly realizes that he’s the only one who can save KAD before it loses power and is lost forever. The path to save KAD takes John on an adventure that draws on all of his wits and physical abilities. To rescue KAD, John must hide it from everyone, including a tenacious federal agent who’s determined to get his hands on KAD, at any cost. But keeping KAD hidden proves to be quite difficult, as the disk becomes unstable and erratic, putting John’s school and the entire neighborhood in jeopardy. KAD’s actions even get in the way of John’s budding romance with his high school sweetheart, Lena. Soon, however, John and Lena must work together in a race against the clock to save KAD. Their adventure brings them in the line of fire with the federal agents and sends them to distant alien locations, all while experiencing the potency of first love and dealing with the usual setbacks faced by all teenagers, including well-meaning parents, exams, and school activities.
Can they save KAD in time?
The first ambush of adulthood happens in high school. It happens when you realize your future belongs to you. Rory knew instantly what he had to do, it took Victoria a little longer. Together they believe they can navigate their own best path. Rory drops out of the band and basketball programs to pursue a chemistry scholarship. His band teacher’s feathers get ruffled and he pressures Rory to stay in the program and tries to make his acquisition of the scholarship difficult. Victoria has a clear path to a career in music, according to her father and the same music teacher disappointed by Rory. But she begins to look into alternatives that she believes maybe be more worthwhile and will allow her and Rory to attend university together. Then, faced with an exceptional opportunity to further her musical education in Germany, Victoria has to make a choice. Rory dreads the thought of Victoria leaving after graduation but he respects her right to make her own choice. Come ride the roller coaster you rode in high school because the story of Rory and Victoria will touch you with the feeling of growing up once again.
High school senior Santana Harris' parents want her to go to college, to prepare for her future, or---at the very least---to get a job so that she can figure out what life after high school will look like. Santana doesn't want any of that. Convinced that her art will allow her to win a scholarship to a prestigious school, she’s content to coast through her final year. Her parents give her an ultimatum: if she doesn’t win the scholarship, she'll have to find a part-time job. Then Santana and her friend spot a cat in a tree. After she saves it, a strange boy shows up to offer her a job. The kind of job that would allow her to work after school and set her own hours. The only catch? Her new boss thinks he’s a superhero, and he wants Santana to be his new sidekick.
Olessia is a girl like no other on Earth. Powerful and dangerous, she is on the run, desperate to escape the incredible fate that awaits her. Ryder is an everyday highschooler about to discover her world is nothing like she imagined. And those ghosts she sees? Not ghosts at all. A fast-paced scifi-fantasy adventure.
Zombies, and ghosts, and aliens, Look Out! Hang on as you read six short stories of excitement and adventure. Thrilling tales for kids 7 and up. For kids who: love fantasy/adventure books told with humor and excitement enjoy stories about friendship, family, and school life appreciate the weirdness of Roald Dahl like the adventure writing of James Patterson get tickled by Shel Silverstein laugh at the stories of Carl Hiaasen get lost in the imagination of Beverly Cleary are enthralled by the characters of Katherine Applegate soar with the lyrical language of Kate DiCamillo and can't wait to get to their next story
In a solar system where The Authority decides who lives and who dies, only one of their own executioners can stop them. Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint—a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is designed to identify and destroy any potential humans that threaten the colonies: those marked as lawbreakers, unproductive or sick. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt. Pulled between two opposing sides, and with her family’s lives hanging in the balance, Glade is unsure of who to trust—and time is running out.
Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather's ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own. In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven's White Light in his canine guise. With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends - to take over Hell itself.
It's a neighborhood like any other. Except it is not. Under the surface lurks so many secrets that the teenagers of Shadow Hills fear for their lives. Jazmine knows her friends’ parents are strange, supernatural beings, but what about hers? Who can she trust? Fire and Beauty is the third book in a fun and frightening series of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills, flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror. Buy Fire and Beauty to discover a dynamic series that everybody is talking about today.
Seventeen-year-old Rena Mason counts the days until she can leave for college. Every night her father drinks himself to sleep, leaving her to care for her younger brother. When her father is kidnapped by terrorists, her dreams of freedom become a nightmare. Stunned that her father has a history with these terrorists, Rena knows she must run or be their next victim. She learns the tough guy at school has a reason to look after her – he’s working for a government agency with the same goal as the terrorists: find a woman who disappeared eighteen years ago. Time is running out since only this woman’s special gift can save the world from a looming nuclear attack. Rena can’t trust anyone, especially not the stone-cold agent she’s falling for. Can they save the world before Rena’s feelings trap her in an agent’s fight for justice?
Orion City has been on lockdown for ten years. Courtney Spencer, a disillusioned barista doomed to live a “normal” life in a quarantined fishbowl, is certain she’ll never see over the Wall again. Until one rainy evening, Courtney unintentionally befriends W, an eccentric customer who leaves a switchblade in the tip jar. The unexpected acquaintance soon opens the door to a frightening string of questions that flips everything she knows upside down. Stumbling into a world of secrets, lies, and disturbing truths, Courtney grapples with a burning temptation to look again at the Wall. Surrounded by citizens trained to ignore its looming shadow, Courtney no longer can. Intrigued and terrified to expand her world, Courtney finds herself toeing a knife’s edge between the law and justice, learning quickly that the two are not always compatible. She wants to cling to her morals. She also wants to stay alive. But most of all, she wants to see a certain customer again, despite everything in her whispering W is dangerous. In a gritty urban clash of hope and fear, passion and survival, The Walls of Orion explores the edges of light, dark, and the gray in between.
Welcome to the Holy City at Summer’s End. The border with the Otherworld is razor thin. Shadowfest is coming. Malevolent spirits and monsters roam. Dark forces are plotting to seize power. The past has come back to haunt Brona the Apothecary and Aurelian the Investigator. Revenge can be a double-edged sword, as Morven the Mage once discovered. And Death may be the least of their worries … Brona the Apothecary is a suspect. Someone has murdered a Temple Guard in the Holy City. Someone who looks like her. She sets out to hunt down the culprit. It’s nine days till Shadowfest - the Night of the Spirits. Not the best time to be tracking a malevolent ghost. But who can match her secret powers in a City where Mages are banned? Aurelian the Investigator has his own powers. He’s determined to rid the City of murderers, evil spirits - and Mages. On the same date nine years earlier, young Morven was forced to flee the Mages’ Citadel. She longed for revenge. But it would come at a terrible price. Cassian also has a secret Mage identity in the Holy City. He is using dark sorcery to summon evil spirits and monsters. At Shadowfest, he will bid for supreme power and immortality. Brona is facing death. But that’s not the worst of it. She may have to call on someone for help. Someone she hoped never to hear from again …
Part autobiographical, part sci-fi/fantasy; all narrative poetry and prose. Nowhere Boy is the first in a series of trilogies. Poetry and prose creatively tell the story of Nowhere Boy, a young man in search of living solid in his identity. He is challenged by fear, oppression, racism, alienation, and isolation from those he thought stood by him. Will Nowhere Boy take on the formidable task to find answers related to his origin and identity, or does one rabbit hole lead to another. Take on the task with him, carry the struggle further.
As far as eighteen-year-old Rylee is concerned, every Elect deserves to have his eyes eaten out by rats and his entrails crammed down their own throats. In a time when most people fight just to survive, Rylee and her friends fight to protect Norms from the Elects, the neurologically-enhanced humans, who steal into the slums to rape girls and kill for sport. They wouldn’t have to if the Alliance, which governs the city, would lift a finger to protect the Norms. But when Rylee unwittingly kills the son of a high-ranking Elect, the Alliance retaliates. The result will make Rylee question everything, and put those she loves in danger. In the midst of her troubles, her life becomes entangled with a mysterious—and infuriatingly charming—Elect who comes to the slums seeking asylum. In order to save the ones she loves, she must ally herself with her enemy. Ultimately, she must decide between becoming the thing she most loathes or risk losing everything. A fast-paced, action-packed, kick-you-in-the-gut post-apocalyptic techno-thriller. Fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, and The Maze Runner will not be disappointed.
Buffeted by savage winds… Author R.J. Merle shakes things up with Book Two of the Children of the Elements series when a teenage hostage computer whiz is caught in a clash between lawless survivalists and a rogue government operation turning supernaturally gifted children into weapons. Hunted, threatened, trapped... Seventeen-year-old Brody Thackett faces a militia group intent on taking the children of the elements by force from the boss-lady project scientist. A boy able to manifest earthquakes cares for his injured friend and struggles not to bring the mountains down. No escape from unending terror… Despite Scientist Nora Hicks’ plans, Brody and his brother fight to survive and undermine the rogue group. Ten-year-old tunnel rat Junior Burke digs in to help his friends escape the out-of-control elements, as he struggles to control the dire rumblings he sets in motion.
Magical creatures all around … then Dylan realizes he might be one. 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Dylan's turn. The most normal thing about Dylan’s morning was being called to the headmaster’s office. And that’s where normal forever changed for him. One minute he’s in the office, the next he’s on the roof, and moments later, he opens the doors to Gray Cliffs Academy to find he’s in a whole new world. Troll, and pixies, and chameleman, oh my. In a dimension with real-world technology along with magic, Dylan must find his grimoire and get back to Gray Cliffs before the darkness invades both worlds.