I am a liar. I lie to protect myself. I lie because I’m terrified. I lie to keep a secret that would destroy everything in my life if everyone knew. Holly is the new girl at school and my unwilling lab partner. She hates me because I’m one of the popular guys—one of the bullies who terrorize the unfortunate and the unpopular. For me, it’s who I’ve had to become to keep anyone from getting too close—close enough to see right through me. When Holly finds out my secret, I have to do whatever it takes to keep her quiet—even if it means telling the most damaging lie of all—the one I tell myself.
After living her entire life in an orphan asylum, Zanya fears she may actually be losing her mind... Following the discovery of her ancient Maya bloodlines, eighteen-year-old Zanya Coreandero is faced with a daunting responsibility. She must protect the relic stone while Sarian, the underworld general, ceaselessly drives her to the brink of insanity. With the approach of an ancient bonding ceremony, Zanya struggles to control her abilities--and her desires... As the winter solstice approaches, it brings an onslaught of unexpected side effects. While Zanya struggles to seize control over her supercharged powers, she must also face an overwhelming suspicion that her boyfriend, Arwan, is hiding a secret so dark it could destroy them both. And with her powers finally taking root, the struggle to pace their relationship takes on a life of its own. Just when she thought life couldn't get more complicated... With the arrival of a surprise houseguest, Zanya's deepest fears about Arwan are confirmed. And when middleworld deities intercede, the group of gifted Maya descendants are confronted with hardships they never saw coming--including an enemy more deadly than they have ever faced. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And when that woman has no soul and a taste for revenge, they will need the powers of every surviving ancestor simply to stay alive.
Blow after blow has tried to knock her down, but Gaia is determined to fight till the end. Now Queen of Ica, the tables have turned. The hunter becomes the hunted as the balance of justice is forced to shift. As her name and actions begin to spread across the kingdoms, she sets out to wage war against the corrupt, and be the voice of the oppressed. Is her will strong enough to withstand? Or will it break?
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…
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.
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.
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.
When Ryan Jacobs asks to join the Faction he finds himself trapped in a situation which keeps getting worse. He needs to escape fast, or they will own him forever. But how can he fight an invisible enemy?
You shouldn't have to solve problems like these when you're only twelve. But you shouldn't have to solve problems like these at all.
Dark Web is the prequel to the Ryan Jacobs series: fast-paced, action-packed thrillers for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system.
Imagine Queen Elizabeth I never ruled. England and Scotland never unified. It's 1845 and the two countries are again at war. Mechanical genius Clara Lissing cares little for the war. She just wants to keep her five brothers safe. But when her youngest brother Tom enlists with the army, the happy family life she’s worked so hard to maintain starts to fracture. Clara goes to London to work with Duke Murgatroyd, building a device to end the fighting. Clara is determined to do her duty, help win the war and send everyone’s brothers home. But life in London brings with it the distracting presence of Gordy, Murgatroyd’s 18-year-old nephew. Gordy is a loose cog, twisting her clockwork life out of shape and making her think of things that aren’t work and duty. Then Clara discovers Murgatroyd’s secret plan for the army, the city, and England itself. With war reaching to the heart of London, Clara and Gordy must match duty with determination if they’re to save a nation.
It was supposed to help her—not turn her into a monster. Now, Lena’s stuck with this cybernetic arm, and her friends are terrified of her. And maybe they should be. The arm’s artificial intelligence takes Lena’s thoughts to the extreme. It acts when she doesn’t tell it to, even when she’s asleep. Ever since she got the new limb, she’s been sleepwalking and waking in odd places. To Lena, this is just another example of how CyberCorp—her parents’ company and the manufacturer of the arm—screws up everything. As the rollout of CyberCorp’s new android approaches, a murderer targets children of the company’s employees. And thanks to her sleepwalking, Lena doesn’t know what she was doing during the murders. When the evidence points to her, Lena decides to prove her innocence—or her guilt.
A dangerous faerie lurks behind an empty throne. Still living as a faerie outcast in the human world, Kelty is summoned by the Court of Outcasts, where another faerie—one with a dark past, a skewed sense of reality, and a penchant for influencing minds—offers her the throne. Accepting would force her to forfeit her dreams by remaining in the human world for the rest of her days. But refusing could spell disaster for the humans she now hopes to protect. Meanwhile, Nola struggles with fainting spells as her human body rejects the faerie magic now within her. She tries to stay away from the outcasts, but when the mysterious new guy in school lures her friend Lauren away, she follows them to a place she never thought she would see—and may not be able to leave. Fighting separate battles against a common enemy, Kelty and Nola find themselves questioning everything as they struggle to decide what truly matters—and to survive with their minds intact. This second installment in the Tales of an Outcast Faerie series is a magical, fast-paced tale where life-altering decisions loom, relationships falter, and the insanity of one powerful faerie threatens to break them all.
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?
Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.
Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.
This swashbuckling romantic fantasy will appeal to fans of action-adventure, jousting and magical realism. For fans of “A Knight’s Tale,” “Merlin” and “Robin Hood,” this is book #1 in a 5-book adventure series.
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
A deadly alien virus spawns an epidemic. Predators attack Europe. And a clandestine organization conspires to profit from chaos and forge a New World Order. In this heart-pounding finale of the award-winning H.A.L.F. series, Tex, Erika and the rest are in a race against time. They fought for their lives. Now they battle to save our species. Tex and Erika are fugitives and running for their lives. But when Tex falls gravely ill, a Navajo healer is his only hope for survival. Tex emerges from the ordeal changed in body and mind and with vital information: how to stop the predatory M’Uktah from overtaking the human population and destroying those he has come to love. Erika Holt seeks a respite from the constant threats to her life but she’s not about to give up. As she and Tex launch a mission to shut down the intra-galactic highway used by invaders who prey on humans, she grows closer to her troubled half-human companion. But what about her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jack? Jack Wilson, with his friend Anna Sturgis, is on a mission of his own. He’s determined to destroy The Makers, an illuminati-like organization behind the H.A.L.F. program. It’s time to put an end to their schemes for world domination. Complicating matters, an anti-viral that could save millions from an alien virus has been stolen. As both alien and human forces line up against them, the destiny of all mankind is hand the hands of these young warriors. And time is running out.
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.
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.
Paris marshal Danni Metreaux has her hands full with criminals preying on a local Weeia merchant, a fresh trainee and the happy distraction of a new love interest. Her instincts tell her that a powerful Weeia has been forcing humans to commit a series of crimes, and wiping their victim’s memories, leaving them to human justice. Will Danni be able to discover who is behind the crimes and stop them without losing her own mind?
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?
Abracadabra! This word has been used for centuries as a fantastical joke. Plenty of children have waved sticks in the air and shouted this word, claiming they can perform magic. However, for twelve-year-old orphan Toby, the playful word takes on a whole new meaning when he wakes up to find his grandfather has been kidnapped by a talking panther. Following the clues left behind Toby finds himself at the 999th Magicians’ Convention. Filled with mages, illusionists, and foes at every turn, Toby and his newfound friends, Thatch and Wesa, must find an ancient magical hat before an evil magician gets his hands on it first. Failing will mean the deaths of those they love and create a dangerous divide in the world of magic. The Magicians' Convention is the spellbinding first book in a trilogy of middle-grade fantasy novels. If you like action-packed adventures, imaginative worlds, and magical spells, then you’ll love Elena Paige’s mystical tale.
When the young former Miss South Africa beauty queen, Perusha Naicker, marries US property and oil magnate Charleston Kingsley, she never guessed things would be so complicated. Although her new life at the mansion in Long Island is glamorous compared to her middle class upbringing, things are not as easy as she would like. Amid the many opponents who want to see her fail and booted out of New York are Kingley’s son, Devon and an old university flame and extortionist extraordinaire, Sarah Knight who has no intention of letting Perusha Naicker live happily ever after. When US$500 million is moved out of Kingsley’s bank account, twice in short succession, everyone is under suspicion including the staff at the mansion. Could Perusha have done it, or who had a better opportunity than his trusted lawyer, James Gregory, who was the only other person with access to all the accounts? What follows is a thrilling tale to uncover the fraudsters which involves a clever plan to find and stop the thief or thieves before more money disappears. A fast-paced YA crime mystery that will have you turning the pages for more.
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.
This book offers reimagined stories of classic fairy tales. If you are a young YA lover than this book is for you! Rachel, an orphan girl with a tragically dramatic past, finds herself in a rigid and miserable academy for girls. She dreams of an escape where she can start a new life. She and her best and only friend find a way for her to break free. Once outside, she discovers a deep secret and multiple fairy tale universes far beyond her limits of comprehension. Will she stay or give it up?
Ten-year-old Swift is weary of being “the Lad,” and he longs to feel a sense of belonging with his three older brothers. When a chance strikes to go night fishing together on their father's mighty brigantine, the Regulus, it seems the perfect chance for Swift to prove himself. When night falls, however, when stars rise and the fishing begins—as Swift ventures into the wilds of the sea and its creatures—a sense of alienation creeps in. To realize his place in the strange water world, he must summon the courage to confront the North Atlantic with all its savagery. And to learn what it means to be one of four brothers, Swift must rally the bravery to reveal to them, at the heart, who he is. Come sail the North Atlantic with Swift and his family in this poignant coming-of-age novelette.
Fear holds God Town in its icy grip. A child has disappeared...
Desperate to find little Emily, the town begins an exhaustive search. By the second day, fear grows that the little girl may be lost forever. Only the woods remain to be searched. But the gods are so afraid of the woods, they will not venture there - not even to save the young girl's life.
Armed with nothing but courage and a magical stick, Bernie and his friends, Suzie and Lenny, are the only ones willing to enter the shadowy world. They discover dangers and terrifying monsters. It will take a miracle to save them, and even that may not be enough...
This is the prequel to The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty, that won 16 awards for excellence.
All books in The Universe Builders are standalone and can be read in any order. The first book, Bernie and the Putty, won 16 national and international awards for excellence.
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.
The point of no return has come! It’s the summer before high school and life is about to change for fourteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy. A sorcerer hexes her with everlasting powers, requiring her to become an enchantress. If she cannot learn to control her magic pronto, she will forget her loved ones and serve as the warlock’s eternal slave. In order to control her powers, Alyssa must gain control of her emotions. With the struggles of adolescence and disasters everywhere, catastrophes are bound to happen! It’s only a matter of time before Alyssa’s world changes, for better or worse...
Nora has visions of horrific things. Things that lurk in the shadows and feast on bones. After moving with her mother into an old farmhouse, Nora discovers a blank journal that fills itself with an ominous warning. A cursed beast is coming for her, and time is running out. When the lunar blood moon rises, so shall the beast. Local teen, Rebel, has his own trepidations about the house. His parents, both paranormal scientists, were investigating it when they died under mysterious circumstances. His growing feelings for Nora motivate him to battle the ghosts of his past, if it means keeping her safe. Allies to turn to enemies. Fiction turns to fact. The past and the present collide. All in an epic battle to claim unfathomable power. Can Nora unlock the secrets buried within the farmhouse in time to save herself and those dear to her from a grisly fate?
When a young god named Bernie finally gets a job building universes, it starts a series of mishaps that spark numerous revelations. Challenged by his supervisor to prove his worth, Bernie sets out to build a fully stable world but hits roadblocks every step of the way. At first, he thinks there’s some inherent problem in his design but soon learns that his universe is being sabotaged by another.
Competition is tough in the universe building business. Rivals can spring up from anywhere and incompetence can land you on the street. Bernie knows if he isn’t able to get his world working in time, he’ll never be able to realize his dream of becoming a professional universe builder.
On this extraordinary journey of creation, destruction, and subterfuge, Bernie ultimately unlocks a mystery that transforms the universe building landscape. Now all he needs to do is figure out a way to save his world from being completely destroyed.
The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty is a refreshingly original story that follows the path of a young god as he struggles to achieve his lifelong dreams. Filled with humor, action, and crazy twists, this coming of age novel is epic fantasy and science fiction at its best. If you enjoy imaginative fantasy, like Harry Potter, Peter Jackson, or the tales ...
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?
"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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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
Early 1900s, Western America. A lonely, disabled boy with a nasty temper and miraculous healing powers, Moojie is taken by his father to live at his grandfather's wilderness farm. There, Moojie falls for a girl from an otherworldly clan that he wants to join. Following a series of trials—magical and mystical—he is summoned by the call to a great destiny ... if only he can survive one last terrifying trial. Having won 22 awards, The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman is being lauded as a classic. A haunting, visionary tale spun in the magical realist tradition of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, the profoundly unique voice and heart-stirring narrative recall great works of fiction that explore the universal desire to belong.
An invasion threat. A guardian in peril. A seventeen-year-old boy to save them all…even as he questions his origins and sanity. All Kallum wants is a peaceful life in Levitor city with the girl of his dreams. He has life all planned out. But after a simulation test unexpectedly leaves him reeling, normal takes a whole different meaning. He loses his guardian and fears he’s turning into his worst nightmare—a Crazy. Worse than all of this? He finds he’s the cause of the fracture in the aetherium, a stone of vast energy that powers the dome protecting Levitor. Now the threat of invasion from the savages outside looms. What is this aetherium stone bestowed by the Aeternas, an alien race? Who are they? Why did they give the stone in the first place? Are they so benevolent? Probably not. No Levitorian citizens dare to question. To top it all, the Aeternas are now out to get him. The Shadowers, Levitor’s rulers, are more than happy to deliver him on a plate. It’s up to Kallum to fix the aetherium and save the city. He will have to choose where he belongs and what is really worth sacrificing for the greater good. Will he have the courage to do what must be done? Welcome to the Aeterna Chronicles. Strands of Time is the first installment in the series. If you love young adult sci-fi, portal fantasy, time travel, and a touch of romance, don’t miss Kris Ruhler’s debut novel.
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.
For over a century, the town of Green Beach has frightened its children with the tragic legend of Joshua Thorne. He’s the reason it not only locks its doors at night but nails its windows shut. Steeped in romance and revenge, his is the kind of story Angela Ironwright lives for. When the specter of Joshua appears to her, insisting she’s the only one who can help him piece together the fragments of his own murder, she follows him without a second thought into a place he calls the Pocket, a beautiful hidden world of jumbled memory and imagination. But the Pocket holds more than magic and mystery. Before long, its other reclusive inhabitants begin to call out to Angela, warning her not to trust Joshua and begging for her help to escape his dark power. Angela’s sure there must be some misunderstanding, and she’s determined to set it straight. Otherwise, finding justice will mean betraying the only boy who’s ever liked her. Smart and genre-savvy, Out of the Pocket is a dark, honest, subversive take on the modern paranormal love story.
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.
"VERY WELL WRITTEN! SO HARD TO PUT DOWN!" -Amazon Reviewer "WOW, WOW, WOW! NOTHING SHORT OF GREAT!" -Amazon Reviewer Set in the robot cyberpunk year 2055 in British Columbia, Canada, where humans are part robotic and robots are becoming more humanlike, the line dividing the two is becoming less clear. When the nation is controlled by a popular online program, those that deviate risk their lives. But that never stopped Fione. When sixteen-year-old Fione meets Maci, a twenty-one-year-old Flexbot who escapes from ImaTech located along the crust of the Coast Mountains, Fione’s life is taken on a roller-coaster ride of events that begins with trying to save Maci from ImaTech Corporation and ends with trying to save the country. With Fione's best friend and love interest, a Flexbot named Pix, Fione and Maci must come face-to-face with the greatest dangers their country has ever seen and learn the disturbing secrets of the popular online program Exotiqa—which her friends, family, and most of the country has downloaded onto their Cerebral Slabs. This won’t be easy, since Maci’s only love and greatest enemy, nicknamed Thirty, is tracking her every move.
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.
One hundred thousand dollars. A government agency on their trail. Two teens are about to learn their world will never be safe again. In this thrill ride, Angel and Skip go on the run after learning her dad works for a government agency. One of his deadliest enemies is out for blood and Angel could be his next victim. The teens must fight to stay alive as their road trip finds them running from cops and dodging undercover agents. No one is safe from the man with glowing eyes that only Angel can see. Angel has no idea her dad's agency monitors people with special powers or that she's been on their list for years... She definitely never imagined vampires could be real. This is the first book of a new paranormal series (3 books) based on characters who appeared in the Leftover Girl series.
For over a century, the town of Green Beach has frightened its children with the tragic legend of Joshua Thorne. He’s the reason it not only locks its doors at night but nails its windows shut. Steeped in romance and revenge, his is the kind of story Angela Ironwright lives for. When the specter of Joshua appears to her, insisting she’s the only one who can help him piece together the fragments of his own murder, she follows him without a second thought into a place he calls the Pocket, a beautiful hidden world of jumbled memory and imagination. But the Pocket holds more than magic and mystery. Before long, its other reclusive inhabitants begin to call out to Angela, warning her not to trust Joshua and begging for her help to escape his dark power. Angela’s sure there must be some misunderstanding, and she’s determined to set it straight. Otherwise, finding justice will mean betraying the only boy who’s ever liked her. Smart and genre-savvy, Out of the Pocket is a dark, honest, subversive take on the modern paranormal love story. "Angela’s story truly surprised me at its end, which is not something I can say for most stories. For tackling tough issues and subverting dangerous romantic tropes Out of the Pocket gets 15/15." —Feminist Book of the Month Club.
Terminator meets Divergent In our future, robots known as Tins keep us protected from the floods, fires and diseases of the outside in what are called Compounds. But when the Tins become more our masters than protectors, humans rebel. Lexi019 is turning eighteen, and will then be sent into what Tins call the Electric Gardens. Since no one ever returns from the Electric Gardens, Lexi019 is desperate to escape. With her best friend Kyle53 and his sister, the three of them find an unlikely friendship that helps them escape. But not everything is what it seems in this Robotic Dystopia, and soon Lexi019 will be faced with hard decisions she never anticipated. Join Lexi019 and Klye53 in this four part Robotic Dystopia set in a future that could one day be our own
"I wish my parents were immortal bloodsucking vampires,” said no one. Ever. Especially not Robyn who is struggling being the only human in a house filled with vampires. Can she keep it a secret that she knows what they are? Meanwhile Jayden’s family is revealing secrets of their own and nothing is as it seems in Shadow Hills anymore. . Who can they trust? Blood and Fire is the second 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 Blood and Fire to discover a dynamic series that puts the bite back into vampire lore today.
A Prophecy. A Powerful Sword. A Reluctant Wizard. Darius San Williams, son of one of King Edward's councilors, cares little for his father's politics and vows to leave the city of Anikari to protect and bring glory to the Realm. When a new-found and ancient magic emerges within him, he and his friends Christine and Kelln are faced with decisions that could shatter or fulfill the prophecy and the lives of all those they know. Wizards and magic have long been looked down upon in the Realm, but Darius learns that no matter where he goes, prophecy and destiny are waiting to find him. If you love magic, sword & Sorcery, arthurian style books, and wizards read this first book in The Cremelino Prophecy to find out what destiny awaits Darius. (2nd edition of book)
The power of memories. Little Rush is a sleepy town on the Ohio River. Bruce Michaels is a renowned Hollywood actor. The two should never cross paths, yet one summer everything changes. The actor, haunted by demons, chasing a ghost. The town, unaware. Until the two collide. Hudson, Willow, and Mason are high school seniors with very different upbringings, but all on the verge of adulthood. As the sun sets on their final summer, questions abound. Will they ever leave the town? Is there a future here? As their plans waver, time is running out. The struggle of mental illness. As he loses his friends and sinks deeper into depression, Hudson forms an unlikely bond with the actor, Bruce Michaels. But the old man is a ticking time bomb. As Hudson relies on him more, the danger to them both grows. When dark secrets are revealed, Hudson must confront the truth about his idol and himself. Bruce Michaels isn’t who he seems. Hudson is nearly lost. And in the end, they may be more similar than different. The search for meaning. Different paths, converging in a web of alcohol, fights, and romance. Worlds collide one summer in Anywhere, USA. The question is who will make it through. EVERYTHING, SOMEWHERE is an ambitious, sprawling look at the stories, people, and places forming the nuanced landscape of rural America.
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.
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.
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...
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?
Two strains of a devastating pathogen infect population centers around the globe. From mega-cities to remote villages, the descent into chaos is swift as the disease spreads like wildfire.
When Jag is injured from an accident, Tegan reluctantly assumes leadership of the group as they are tasked with their most challenging mission yet by the Elders of Dema-Ki.
But things take a turn for the worse when one of them becomes infected and hovers on the brink of death. The friends throw caution to the wind and risk everything in their quest for a cure… one which, for reasons unknown, has remained concealed for over two thousand years.
Can Tegan and the League discover the remedy before a relentless enemy locates and destroys it, sending millions of lives to their end?
If you like gripping action-adventure stories in an immersive world, then you will love the Aegis League series!
"Following the tradition of the prior two books, readers are treated to chapter after chapter of fascinating characters, exciting action and apocalyptic consequences." ~~ The U ...
The gripping adventure continues in this international best-selling Steampunk meets Fairy tale series!
As the shepherd watched the aerial bombardment of his village, he had no idea it would lead him to tip the scales in the war between Marcus Pieman and the Lady in Red.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Hoods, along with the meager remains of the Tub, race to rescue Nikolas Klaus before it's too late. Who will betray them, and who will be murdered?
The Day the Sky Fell picks up where Beauties of the Beast left off, and brings an epic finale to the series. But is this truly the end of the Yellow Hoods? Find out!
\"WHAT AN AMAZING ACTION PACKED THRILLER OF A BOOK SET IN A WORLD THAT YOU CAN EASILY IMAGINE AS OUR FUTURE.\" -Amazon Reader Along the lines of City of Ember meets CW’s The 100, this story will capture your heart and still won’t let go...even at the end. Written in part while listening to Outside by Ellie Goulding, this story contrasts technology to nature, rich to poor, privilege to hardship, lies to truth, and illusion to reality. Set in 2175 in Colorado, USA, where Citigogs are the new form of cities and citizens are kept under a careful population control, we meet Ilia the Princess of our main Citigog named Iliad, and Jez a Giver. As Ilia spends more time with Jez, she finds herself drawn to the Outside and ventures out of her Citigog only to learn that everything is not what it seems. Fans of CW's The 100, City of Ember, Breathe, The Water Knife, Oryx and Crake, and the Windup Girl will revel in this YA SIM Cli-fic Dystopian story about a strong, but disillusioned heroine who must become brave as she uncovers the truth about her world.
When London comes to a standstill, terror strikes ... Introvert postman Stanley "Mac" McCready spends his days delivering parcels and dreaming of a life together with his alluring neighbour, Maria Alejandro. But when otherworldly lights dominate the skies above Central London and mysterious objects rain death down on the city, Mac and Maria soon find themselves running for their lives ... A must for science fiction fans, Time of Death is the thrilling prelude to the exhilarating Standstill series.
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.
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?
"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?
Summer McKidd is a bright, compassionate 7th grader. She has a good group of friends, which can be a hard feat for someone in junior high. She and her friends love to sing in their choir at school, and this is where her trouble begins. At the fall concert, her friends drag her into a mean prank and Summer is soon sentenced to nursery duty at church. When she walks into the nursery, she sees that the victim of their prank is also a volunteer. Summer begins a friendship with this girl but soon sees that she will have to choose between her group of friends and her new friend. Can Summer do what is right and keep her friends?
Drake Sinclair is a freak. There’s no other explanation for his superhuman speed, strength, and fighting prowess that makes him feared by his peers. But going to college in North Carolina promises a fresh start; a new place with new people, and maybe, just maybe, a chance to discover the origin of his abilities... Until the psychopath arrives. The notorious serial killer, Lucius Sykes, is physically enhanced like Drake: stronger, faster, smarter than any human. He is the original survivor of the illegal tests done to both of them by Project Midnight; a project that will stop at nothing to capture Drake and complete their experiments. Trapped between Sykes’ murderous frenzy against guilty and innocents alike, and the brutality of Project Midnight, Drake realizes his own superhuman abilities are the only things that can stop them both. He takes to the streets as Phantom, a vigilante straddling the blurred lines of good and evil. Hounded by the chief of police, his morality tested by the sickness and hate he fights everyday, and split between stopping Sykes and seeking answers from him, Phantom must find out who the real evil is before everything he’s come to love goes to ruin.
Kiss him. Don't fall in love. Break a spell with a kiss. Karina has heard and seen enough weird stuff for this request to sound legit. At 16, Karina has a shot at adventure—and an odd first kiss—when she's called to Whyland, a kingdom in another dimension, to save a guy she barely knows. Why her? No clue, but she's happy to help, and kissing Sian isn't torture, even if he isn't to be trusted. Karina's smart enough not to fall in love—or at least to tell herself not to. Once in Whyland, she realizes that risking a broken heart is the smallest of her problems. Karina will need to stand between an ancient darkness and the kingdom. But what hope does she have against mysterious powers when she can't control her own heart? If you like fantasy and adventure with romance and some humor, give Kissing Magic a try. This is book 2 in Portals to Whyland series but you can jump straight into it without having read book 1. This novel is recommended for readers 13 and older. Coming out on February 22nd, 2019.
“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 ...
In this special compilation of books 1 through 3 of the North Oak series, you'll discover and relive Alex's first year at North Oak. The trilogy contains: BORN TO RUN: **FREE** Alexandra Anderson is on the run from the law. When the thirteen-year-old orphan can run no further, she collapses at the gates of the prestigious racing and breeding farm, North Oak. Horse racing strikes a deep chord in her. She hears a higher calling in the jingle jangle of bit and stirrup and in the thunder of hooves on the turn for home. It tells her she has a place in the world. But when the racing headlines find her on the front of every sports page, she realizes North Oak is no longer a safe haven. Money can't buy love, but it just might secure Alex's future. Will everyone at North Oak still want to offer her a home when they learn of her unspeakable crime? YEARLING: A new year has come to North Oak, and with it a new life for Alexandra Anderson. Will she be able to open her heart to others when its still battling demons from her past? Or will she go so deep into herself where no one can touch her, and risk losing Promenade in the Keeneland Yearling Sale? MORNING GLORY: When a terrible accident shakes the Showmans, Alex finds herself questioning her place in the family. Feeling like a second class citizen, she turns once again to find her solace in horse racing. With a new filly to manage with Brooke, and Venus Galaxies's first foal on the way, the girls must rely on each other to make things wo ...
Logan West and Emma James grew up together but are now high school seniors going in totally opposite directions after graduation. When they are assigned to work together on one last history project, they hardly expect the monotony of high school life to change. Instead, as they decode a series of unexplained clues hidden within their history project itself, Logan and Emma manage to unfold an ancient mystery that has baffled scientists and archeologists, one with powerful implications for the present day. As they embrace the adventure they’ve stumbled upon, and a growing romantic attraction to each other, Logan and Emma find themselves caught up in a dangerous, high-stakes race across the globe to decipher mankind’s past in order to save humanity’s future, not to mention their very own lives, with a mystery that just might reach towards the stars…
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.
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 ...
Skye’s a comic book superhero with a gun in his hand and a gripe against his author. Every girl Skye’s ever dated is either dead or trying to take over the world, and in the series finale, Skye’s best friend kills him. Or so he thinks. The weapon meant to disintegrate Skye lands him in his author’s universe. With a shot at revenge. Skye, meet Jace. Jacen Howard’s a brilliant #blerd math whiz and comics aficionado–but at his West Baltimore high school that’s a bad thing, and if the bullying isn’t bad enough, Jace’s cop-father regularly pisses off the neighbors. Jace doesn’t see himself as a hero; he’s just trying to survive. Jace might be just the hero Skye needs. But Skye won’t open up when Jace tries to ease him out of PTSD, and the author’s still torturing his friends. As Skye’s mood swings and nightmares escalate, Jace realizes that if he doesn’t uncover his roommate’s real identity soon, Skye will hurt someone–and Skye’s still deciding if murder will save his world, or damn his soul.
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.
A secret hidden in plain sight. A devastating attack. And a world hanging in the balance. There are a lot of things I wish I’d known earlier—but three top my “wow, she was naïve” list. First—there are others on Pendomus. Second—a prophecy is in motion & I hold the key to the survival of literally everything. Third—I'm being hunted by a madman who is desperately trying to wipe me from existence. So yeah, no pressure. *** If you like Maze Runner, or The Hunger Games, then you’ll love Carissa Andrews’ Pendomus Chronicles.
Everyone has a fear. Fear of spiders? Arachnophobia. Fear of small spaces? Claustrophobia. And of course, the fear of being tickled by feathers: pteronophobia. Sophie Smart fears drowning. No, her fear isn’t some made up malarkey like exposedflabophobia (acute paranoia when wearing a swimsuit and baring pasty thighs and a round bottom). Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real. Yet Sophie, hot-shot advertising executive, isn't a child anymore. Now Sophie's most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can't blame him really - he's the owner of a chain of swimming centers, and Sophie's in charge of his new advertising campaign. The last thing Sophie wants to do is get in the water, in a clingy swimsuit, with a client she’s trying to impress. She's not going to win him over flapping around like an idiot, is she? But with a broken heart from her last relationship, maybe getting into the pool is just what Sophie needs. Maybe she can trust Matthew with her fears. Maybe it's time for her to forget about her past and take the plunge?
Welcome to the thrilling Magical Beasts YA fantasy series. If you love fantasy thrillers with nonstop action, powerful heroines, quirky tough heroes, and a ton of magical beasts, you will love The Guardians.
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?
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.
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?
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.
FIVE STARS *****: A swirling mix of political intrigue, vivid action sequences, and lighthearted romance makes Forbidden Ties a delight for medieval fiction lovers. Author Kyrie Wang's tale of two people from opposing factions finding themselves forced to work together under extraordinary circumstances is captivating from start to finish. - Pikasho Deka for Readers’ Favorite Reviews
FIVE STARS *****: The characters are well developed, the scenes are described with attention to detail, and the history is well researched. Interspersed between the battles and the growing need to find clarity between what is good and what is evil, romance blossoms with a subtlety that will have readers sitting on edge, wanting to learn more. - Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite Reviews
The orphaned. The outcast. In a country torn by rebellion, they will rise as heroes.
1075 A.D. England
Nine years after the Norman Conquest Orphaned during a rebellion against William the Conqueror, Heather is thrust into another revolt when her childhood sweetheart disappears to save the son of a murdered Norman knight.
This quarrelsome son, Matthew, is determined to destroy the English rebels who decimated his household. Heather stays out of it- until she is accidentally entangled with a young rebel leader named Toby. As she is whisked off through the forests of medieval England, inhabit ...
For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world. Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother's people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role has its challenges, but the biggest is the inexplicable connection with her scarred bodyguard, Ren. Frustrated and fascinated by him, Evan resists the magnetic pull after realizing there's more to it than simple attraction. Claiming her birthright reignites the wrath of a ruthless enemy with a score to settle. To protect her new family, Evan will need to call on her formidable power. But embracing it could cause her to lose herself and the man who holds her heart.
On trial for her life, the Girl who Sang with Whales thought life could not deal her any worse surprises. Little did she know the despicable plans of her enemies would drag her through the Isle of darkness to a new, unimaginable future. Salty adventure for those with a love of pirates, dragons and heroines who simply will not lay down and die.
Stabbed. Burned by a dragon. Abandoned for the windrocs to pick over. The traitor Ra’aba tried to silence Hualiama forever. But he reckoned without the strength of a dragonet’s paw, and the courage of a girl who refused to die. Only an extraordinary friendship will save Hualiama’s beloved kingdom of Fra’anior and restore the King to the Onyx Throne. Flicker, the valiant dragonet. Hualiama, a foundling, adopted into the royal family. The power of a friendship which paid the ultimate price. This is the tale of Hualiama Dragonfriend, and a love which became legend.
"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!
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?
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…
Brad's twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J., the bright light in his father's eyes, is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he's testing his popularity with Brad's friends, eyeing Brad's girl and competing to be captain of the team. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win...not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off.
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!
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
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.
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?
Somehow, he lost his freedom. Now he belongs to the Academy, and the rules have changed. What started out as a game has become a matter of life and death.
When Ryan Jacobs hacks into a top-secret computer system, he has no idea that his life is about to change. He is forced to confront his worst fears as a sinister organisation tries to use his skills for its own evil ends.
If he doesnt think fast, someone will die.
At thirteen you shouldnt have to face these kinds of issues. But at thirteen, you dont get to decide THE RULES.
The Rules is the first book in the Ryan Jacobs series: a fast-paced action-packed thriller for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system.
Jordan has visions of monsters, demons, and death. Seventeen, orphaned, and born into the family business, she doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t have choices. Her uncle, older brothers, and a few annoying angels dominate her life, demanding she tow their lines – and the punishment is severe when those lines are crossed. When Jordan is ordered to help hunt down a monster, she’s not sure which she dreads more: the elusive, blood-thirsty creature or spending time in a cramped backwoods cabin with a brother who despises her. To make matters worse, a demon shows up and warns Jordan that she could be her family’s next assignment. In a game between Good and Evil where God seems to have tapped out early, lines are blurred and not everything is as it seems. Jordan learns a little too late that the real monster is closer than she thinks.
Would you protect a girl whose forbidden abilities condemn her to death? Welcome to the world of Myrrah, ruled by the Church of Four Orders - Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. But there exists another gift, dubbed magic, which is considered an aberration by the Church. To be born with the powers of magic is to be condemned to death. To be born with the ability to control an element is to be born to a life serving the Church... and obeying its rules. One Priestess will stand against the Church to protect sixteen year old Ria, beginning an epic fantasy adventure that leads four unlikely friends across the breadth of their world to seek answers hidden in the buried archives of the Temple of Dust. Secrets from an ancient war and discoveries of hidden power lead to a fight for survival that threaten to tear apart their world. What is magic and why does the Church want those who harbor its power exterminated? This four book bundle includes the complete Rise of the Fifth Order series, Born of Water, Rule of Fire, and Spirit of Life, plus the series Companion!
Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on... Zanya Coreandero is a seventeen-year-old orphan with only a single friend and no hope for a normal life. Diagnosed with anxiety and night terrors, no one believes her cuts and bruises are a result of an evil entity, and not a brutal case of self-harm. With the only home she's ever known being the isolated institution--where breakfast is a handful of medications, the psychiatry sessions are mandatory, and her every move is watched--the only relief is her red-haired roommate named Tara, who's more like a little sister than her best friend. Free will is strong, but destiny is stronger... When Zanya is kidnapped, she meets a group of gifted Mayan descendants, each with a unique ability. Gone from a nameless castaway to the only hope of mankind, Zanya is forced to make a grueling decision: bond with an enchanted stone and save humanity from rising underworld forces, or watch helplessly as Earth falls victim to a familiar dark deity from her dreams. This time, he's playing for keeps. A wicked secret hides behind a handsome face... When Arwan, a dark-eyed timebender, takes interest in Zanya's mission, it's unclear if his intention is to help, or if he's on a hell-bent mission for revenge. Wary of falling for another guy with major secrets and a tainted past, Zanya fights to keep her distance. If only her heart gave her a choice.
Evil is spreading across the Western Continent. One by one, kingdom, king, and wizard are falling under its influence. Dragon King Bakari, Battlemaster Alli, and High Wizard Roland are now powerful leaders in their own right. Differing missions and responsibilities have separated them; Bakari flies north to find the last Dragon Rider, Alli goes south to find the source of the evil, and Roland, leader of the Citadel, finds himself stuck in the magic stream without his body. The Dragon King and his riders always emerge in times of great need – but will their powers be enough? Or will they succumb to the temptations of evil? Each wizard and Rider will be tested – not all of them will pass.
A famed pirate relic—the Star of Atlantis—lies forgotten on the rugged Welsh coast, where waves and stone clash and where creatures of legend hold sway. When thirteen-year-old Swift finds a map to the treasure, he sets out to claim it and prove his worth to his skeptical brothers who seem determined to thwart his every step. To tease out the secrets of the Star of Atlantis, Swift must take on the gallant Celtic Sea with its azurite waves, its capricious winds, its enigmas… its monsters. And to realize his dream, he must face the most formidable challenge of all—his own father. A masterfully written YA literary fiction story of a boy finding his own way.
Together is somewhere they long to be. Eden Moore has a long academic rivalry with Ash Gupta, a guy who has everything going exactly as he wants. He’s admired by his peers and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. But Eden knows, for Ash, she's an obstacle– the sharp-tongued girl from the wrong side of the tracks who stands in his way to becoming valedictorian. All Eden’s ever wanted was a way out. Her perfect GPA should be enough to guarantee her a free ride to college-- and an exit from her trailer-park existence for good. The last thing she needs is another battle with Ash, who wants a prized scholarship for his own selfish reasons. Or so she thinks. . . When Eden ends up working with Ash on a class project, she discovers that the two have more in common than either of them could have imagined. They’re both in pursuit of a dream — one that feels within reach thanks to their new connection. But what does the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds? “Julia Day’s modern day tale of Romeo and Juliet meets Pride and Prejudice will touch your heart.” – Katie McGarry, bestselling author of Pushing The Limits "How do I explain the total awesomeness of The Possibility of Somewhere??? ... Eden & Ash rule my ships!" - Laura's Book Addiction “An engaging read…full of drama.” – School Library Journal "To some extent...Eden reminded me of myself. I grew up in trailer parks more often than not, had little money, wanted to go ...
Stabbed. Burned by a dragon. Abandoned for the windrocs to pick over. The traitor Ra’aba tried to silence Hualiama forever. But he reckoned without the strength of a dragonet’s paw, and the courage of a girl who refused to die. Only an extraordinary friendship will save Hualiama’s beloved kingdom of Fra’anior and restore the King to the Onyx Throne. Flicker, the valiant dragonet. Hualiama, a foundling, adopted into the royal family. The power of a friendship which paid the ultimate price. This is the tale of Hualiama Dragonfriend, and a love which became legend.
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.
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 ...
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?
When a young crippled orphan finds himself caught on the wrong side of town by a group of highborn youths, his life is forever changed. Left for dead after a vicious attack, Lyric finds himself in the care of a witch. One who knows more about him than he does. With the old witch's help, Lyric will learn his true place in life, one far more interesting and dangerous than his old life as a street rat. Lyric will meet two young women who play intricate roles in deciding his future, will it be love or destiny? All the while a dark shadow is crossing the land ... Dragons have returned.