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.
"Absorbing adventure with astute worldbuilding and plucky heroes." —Kirkus Reviews "...an enthralling post-apocalyptic teen thriller." —Booklife Reviews (⚡Editor's Pick) The bonds of family go well beyond blood. But can those bonds hold when the blood itself carries a devastating secret? Fenlee’s opal necklace had always radiated a certain warmth since her mother’s death. But now, at sixteen, her world begins to unravel as the stone sparks to life, revealing itself to be an otherworldly artifact of untold power. Between her mechatronics studies at the academy and scavenging expeditions beneath the sprawling city of New Cascadia, Fenlee and her adopted brother, Elliot, try to decipher the mysteries of her necklace and its link to events in Fenlee’s past. But they’re not alone in their search. Strange undercity dwellers offer cryptic warnings, drones track their movements, and deadly corporate agents lurk in the shadows. When tragedy rips Fenlee’s family apart, she must learn to use the artifact’s power to save those who are deeply precious to her. But nothing can prepare her for the dark truths that she will uncover on that journey… “Lee,” Elliot mumbled. “I’m not who you think I am.”
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?
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.
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?
A girl with no powers, a clueless mage, magical creatures, a long journey and a war about to begin. At thirteen, Ari knows that life is difficult. To find her only relative still alive, Ari must leave her little village and travel to the city of the King facing a long and dangerous journey. Wes is a young soldier, but also a mage who understands very little of magic. He only knows that he better keep his magic power secret. But, one day, he draws upon himself the unwanted attention of the King. In a world plagued by undead, dragons and magical creatures from a different era, Ari and Wes must complete a difficult journey. To survive, they will need all their talents, even the ones they don’t know they have.
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?
"Amazingly graphic, terrifyingly real-life and current time. A parental must read." Terry Keys, USA Today bestselling author of Lie No More and The Missing pens his most captivating book to date. This is the heart-breaking story about a small-town boy who’d taken everything from everyone until he could take no more. Seventeen-year-old Blaze Planter is a Jr. at Kilwade, High School. His parents have recently divorced. His grades are slipping. His anger is growing with each day. Relationships with his closest friends are failing. Secrets about his life are being uncovered. No one understands what he is going through. And everyone who has betrayed him needs to be taught a lesson. So now he stands with the one friend that has never betrayed him. The one friend that does what he asks every time he squeezes the trigger. The only friend that he can depend on. Tragedies don’t just happen. The signs are simply overlooked every day until it’s too late.
Alice’s stories of Wonderland did more than raise a few eyebrows—it landed her in an asylum. Now at 15 years of age, she’s willing to do anything to leave, which includes agreeing to an experimental procedure. When Alice decides at the last minute not to go through with it, she escapes with the White Rabbit to Wonderland and trades one mad house for another: the court of the Queen of Hearts. Only this time, she is under orders to take out the Queen. When love, scandal, and intrigue begin to muddle her mission, Alice finds herself on the wrong side of the chopping block.
Peace demonstrations, sit-ins, and burning the U.S. flag following the escalation of the Vietnam War are leading to a catalyst known to the world as the Sixties. A musical revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs are carrying the generations—young and old—into a new decade. All the while sixteen-year-old Mary Monroe is caught between being an innocent good girl and an autumn of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. When her brother offers a solution to her dilemma in the form of a little pill, Mary ignores the rumba in her brain and takes a walk on the wild side. Plunged into popularity and a life she’s only imagined, she meets Michael Covington, the hot newcomer, and she’s instantly drawn in by his less than flawless exterior and bad boy sex appeal. Caught up in the danger and excitement as they drift from party to party, into underground fight clubs, and through a series of drug and alcohol fueled adventures. Mary follows her new crush into a world where young girls are never truly safe from the predators lurking in the shadows and where young men are hiding from the harsh reality of war. Feeling buzzed and as if her life is spinning out of control, Mary is assaulted by an unknown man at a party, and she’s left questioning if the enigmatic Michael is truly her hero or if he is the face behind the terrible attack. With every piece of information Mary learns about Michael, her doubts grow deeper, but with every minute she spends in his presence, so does her love. With ...
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)
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?
Hanuman is one of a kind. A monkey turned person thanks to the same magic gemstones that created the powerful Anki race. His friends are not the typical human colonists either. Follow Han on a space fantasy adventure as he battles the dangerous Rakshasa who have been working in secret to overthrow the various independent communities of people on his home planet, Nibiru. One little green Monkeyboy struggles to belong among various species of people while fighting beings with powers that stretch the imagination. Will Hanuman find his place in the universe? Can he stop the rekindling Anki Empire? Why do girls try to kiss him?
There’s something in the woods. And it’s out of control. When Ryan realises the danger, he has a difficult decision to make. It’s not easy to own up to your mistakes when you’re in trouble. But if he doesn’t, someone could die. Will he be able to tame the technology before anyone is killed? Or confess and lose his place at the academy? At thirteen, it’s a harsh choice. But, this time, he only has himself to blame. Code Zero is the third book in the Ryan Jacobs series: a fast-paced action-packed thriller for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system. If you like teenagers with attitude, you're going to love Ryan Jacobs!
Friendship is elusive for Allison Anderson. It’s so difficult to measure up to other people’s expectations when you don’t understand them. Discovering a lost horse at her new home gives her an accepting friend, something she doesn’t have as she starts her first year of high school. After meeting the Caldera brothers, she lets her defenses crumble. Putting her trust in her new friends, she confides in them about the horse and is swept into their exciting world of equestrian and extreme sports. But her closeness to them also makes her suddenly very visible. Navigating her way around confusing emotions, over-protective parents, and jealous classmates is hard enough, but her greatest fear is losing the friendships that are now so important to her. Especially the affection of the boy she's grown to love. And her final risky decision could be the end of everything.
"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?
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 ...
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?
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?
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.
Naomi & Jason Sanders, move to Pacific Cove Ranch shortly after their wedding. Prior to her graduation from college, Naomi’s younger sister is killed in a hit and run accident. Naomi is having a hard time accepting her loss, and the isolation of her new surroundings bring a new type of terror; haunted visions that keep her on edge terrifying her. Is Naomi being tormented by her own inner demons or some new type of ghostly visions that haunt the Pacific Cove Ranch? Can she survive or will they drive her mad? Can she convince her family that she isn’t just grieving for her sister, but that these ghosts are trying to tell her about a secret she is supposed to discover? Will she figure it out and prove to her family she isn’t imagining things?
A Top Ten Best YA Finalist at the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference
The first book in an epic science fiction adventure, perfect for fans of Firefly and Star Wars.
The galaxy's deadliest soldiers are now its most wanted criminals...
The year is 2119. Earth is a crowded, ugly shell of its former self, surrounded by numerous alien races and ‘protected’ by the oppressive Earth Alliance. Not exactly prime real estate.
When Alyx Starburn is arrested for stealing food, he’s given a choice: join a new branch of the Earth Alli ...
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!
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 ...
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
For God School's latest graduate, the adventure continues...Bernie is a young god who fixes broken universes for a living. Unfortunately, the universe he's working on is in the middle of a civil war caused by Ashok, a murderous wizard determined to control the lucrative pepper trade.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
John and Lena are hoping for some downtime after their exciting adventure to save the alien disk, named KAD. As they plan their well-deserved holiday, a group of hostile aliens bursts in on the two, imprisoning them and transporting them to a totally different planet. KAD is nowhere to be seen, and they are left to deal with these threatening and seemingly unpredictable captors on their own.
Stuck in this barren and strange place, separated from home and from KAD, who is their only hope for rescue, John and Lena’s fortunes turn when they manage to win the hearts of the aliens. But then an even more perilous situation arises. Their skills and smarts are again put to the test. John and Lena risk their lives to bring things to a good end, but will that be enough to get them back home safely?
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.
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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Book 1 in the Elements Series, The Keystone is a complete story with an HEA and no cliffhangers. This is a fast-paced, action-p ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
A magical heritage. A threat in the forest. An explosion of powers. Charley Cooper is tired of being the lone non-magical person in a family of witches. At the ripe old age of sixteen, she believes the witchy gene has skipped her. But when something dark in the forest threatens her best friend and her little sister, Charley's powers appear out of nowhere. Now Charley's best friend is angry about the secrecy. Her crush is dating someone else. And, her out-of-control powers threaten to expose her family's secret. When a dangerous enemy tries to silence them forever, Charley knows she must fight back. Can she learn to control her magic before they're all taking a nap in the local graveyard? If you enjoy magic, quirky characters, and small-town mysteries with a touch of romance, you're sure to enjoy A Witchy Surprise!
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.
At the age of 18, Esperanza Ignacio begins her college years at an upscale Los Angeles art school, where she studies to fulfill her long-term dream in Animation. But she soon learns the truth to the old folktale: “you can take the girl out of the barrio, but you can’t take the barrio out of the girl.” Even though she’s getting financial aid, Esperanza works a part-time job during her break from classes just to make ends meet. Her roommate, Anna, is what she calls a “chicana from Beverly Hills” because of the rich daddy and the new car she got for her quinceañera. Things get a little confusing for Esperanza when an old friend comes looking for her, hoping to start a meaningful relationship. But is Carlos the right guy for her? She never even considered him to be anything more than a friend since high school. Then comes Jake, a gorgeous mechanic, who shares her passion for books and loves her for who she is. What’s a girl to do? Strength and determination help pave the way for the future. And, as she approaches her graduation, she is faced with a difficult decision: should she leave Los Angeles and leave behind her family, her home, and everything she’s known? Ever since she was born in the California barrio of Hawaiian Gardens, she’s always had to look over the fence, wondering what she’s been missing. Now she’s taking a flying leap over to see what’s beyond the little barrio. What’s beyond her family, her friends, and her past? What’s beyond the little nothing town, where dre ...
Rachel Blum isn’t beautiful — yet. But she’s got it all figured out. All she has to do is save up enough money as a medical test subject to have her nose fixed, and make sure her friends and family don’t notice that she’s stopped eating. It’ll all be worth it if she can get chosen as a promising new talent by the Public Aesthetics Endowment, giving her access to all the loan money she’ll need to have her body made fully camera-ready, so her acting career can finally begin. When one of the labs she works for begins trials for a miracle beauty supplement called Swan, Rachel’s skeptical of its claims. No more starving. No more sweating. No more surgery. She’s heard that pitch before. But this treatment is different. There’s no denying it when she drops fifteen pounds and grows three inches overnight. There’s no denying it when she scores both the next lead role in Roberts High’s legendary drama department and the attentions of its uncontested leading man. And there’s certainly no denying it when her newly out-of-control appetite for flesh starts becoming murderously selective. Prepare for a grisly and haunting tale of one girl’s quest to be good enough at last.
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?
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 ...
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.
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.
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 young-adult psychological drama containing two novellas about mental illness.
One hears voices screaming in the shadows; the other burns with self-absorbed hunger.
Every Last Thought:
Sixteen-year-old Tess Davis suffers from schizophrenia, broken since the death of her twin brother. While her best friend Ed provides comfort, her love for him is unrequited, and he can't save her from spiraling out of control.
Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Baxter is perfect on the surface. Intelligent, beautiful, and set on applying to Cambridge University. But underneath her shiny exterior lies a calculated monster on the brink of snapping.
Will those around her realize her true nature?
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.
Fueled by years of abuse and anxious to protect June her younger sister, Marva Garcia commits a horrible crime. Even though she has not been discovered, Marva fears that one day she will be. The stress of holding down a job, looking after June, and trying to elude the police drive her to drink. Her childhood friend Jason wants to have a romantic relationship with her, but because of her abusive past, Marva doesn't think herself capable of loving any man. Although Cicely, Marva's former teacher, has her own problems, she becomes a substitute mother to Marva and June and tries to help them overcome the effects of their abuse. Marva finds some peace when she becomes a Christian, but will she one day receive the punishment she deserves, or the forgiveness she longs for?
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?
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 ...
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.
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.
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
You do not need to have read book 1 to read book 2. After a series of devastating events, a gifted seventeen-year-old Israeli boy becomes the focus of a wager between good and evil when he unwittingly makes a pact with the devil. 232 pages
This is a story about Addison Erhard, an affluent young seventeen-year-old growing up in McLean, Virginia, who feels pressured to be successful. She wants to be a journalist who makes an impact on the world. In order to attend her dream school of Columbia University, she must break the state track record, and write an incredible story for her school's magazine. Her family is split in their support, the pressure in the community and from her father is to attend an Ivy League school, to become a successful lawyer, doctor, politician or banker; her father would like her to become a banker. Her mother, an artist who does not fit in with the McLean society as well as her father, supports her desire to follow her dreams. She meets a boy, Mason Gentry, who wants to buck high society McLean by following his family’s legacy and become a farmer. While investigating her story about kids who pursue non-traditional college and career paths, the young journalist falls in love with Mason. In March a student at Chain Bridge High School and friend of both Mason and Addison, Jamison Randall, is struck down during a hit-and-run accident early one morning. The driver of the car has fled and Jamison is in a coma. Addison, who works for the news magazine, decides to investigate the accident on her own, and what she find is more than she can handle.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Chained to a rock and tossed off a cliff by her boyfriend, Aranya is executed for high treason against the Sylakian Empire. Falling a league into the deadly Cloudlands is not a fate she ever envisaged. But what if she did not die? What if she could spread her wings and fly? Long ago, Dragons ruled the Island-World above the Cloudlands. But their Human slaves cast off the chains of Dragonish tyranny. Humans spread across the Islands in their flying Dragonships, colonising, building and warring. Now, the all-conquering Sylakians have defeated the last bastion of freedom–the Island-Kingdom of Immadia. Evil has a new enemy. Aranya, Princess of Immadia. Dragon Shapeshifter.
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.
Hundreds of years ago, the Great Death desolated the planet, killing most humans and animals. The world that was reborn is filled with human-animal hybrids. The descendants of humans rule over the others using segregation and subjugation to enslaved and command. Trinity, a sixteen year old Producer, knows she won’t be chosen to stay in the encampment and breed. Instead, she’ll be taken from camp, never to be seen or heard from again. She has one week to discover where they’ll take her and that means she needs to sneak into the woods – again. But this time she stumbles across mutated monsters and predators long thought to be extinct.
If you could control minds...would you? It's hard enough for Dawn hiding that she's a teen psychic from her new classmates and new step-family, but it gets even tougher when she learns that ESP spells D-A-N-G-E-R. When Dawn gets involved with a fortuneteller mentor and two girls who share her mysterious talents, she finally belongs after years of being a misfit. When she learns her new friends may be tied to freak "accidents" in town, Dawn has an important choice to make - continue developing the talent that makes her special or challenge the only people who have ever accepted her.
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 ...
"...intriguing contraptions, appealing characters, snide villains, humor, and an exciting story." — Kirkus Reviews
"Dreece has crafted a tale with elements to delight the child in all of us, and intrigue the most creative adult mind." — Author J.K.Norry
Welcome to a world of inventions and inventors, where fairy tales are real. A world where a secret society named the Tub, led by a butcher, baker, and a candlestick maker, is about to fall apart. Meet Tee, Elly, Richy as their life is turned upside as they're caught in the middle of a plot to steal the first steam engine plans from master inventor, Nikolas Klaus. Then, as entering books 2 and 3, the political intrigue builds as the secret society, the Fare, is introduced and their plans revealed!
Trapped in the middle of nowhere. Chomping at the bit for thrills. Accused of the worst crime in the region’s history… Canada, 1941. Harriet Hall still feels out of place. Homesick for London and stuck in a small town, the thirteen-year-old aspiring journalist jumps at the opportunity for a headline when precious personal items mysteriously go missing. But she’s stunned when her snooping catches the wrong kind of attention and she gets pegged as the primary suspect. Embarrassed to have put her family’s name in danger, Harriet flees into the woods with her sasquatch pal to dig up some exonerating evidence. But as she battles bee stings, a broken arm, and the ire of all the official investigators, she fears this scoop may have sunk her career before it even began. Can she write the criminals into a corner before she’s forced to take the fall? Harriet Hall and the Kaiser's Curse is the intriguing second book in the Harriet Hall children’s adventure series. If you like brave amateur sleuths, Canadian mythology-inspired escapades, and hair-raising page-turners, then you’ll love Sonia Garrett’s return to the forest.
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 ...
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.
For fans of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries comes a new addiction impossible to put down. Amy thinks she is the only normal person living on her street since she found out her friend's parents are all supernatural beings. But what about her? Why is she in such deep pain? Is she actually dying like the Internet is telling her or is it something else? Another secret buried in Shadow Hills? What if you can’t trust your own family? Beauty and Beasts is the 4th 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 Beauty and Beasts to discover a dynamic series that puts the bite back into vampire lore today.
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
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?
Sea legends and pirate adventures charm eight-year-old Swift, until an encounter with the deadly power of the ocean shocks him into reality. Swift struggles to hang onto his childhood fantasies, but his new grasp of the fragile nature of life and of friendship threatens to swamp his hope. Under the guidance of his older brother, Swift must learn to brave the rough waters of change without losing himself to their destruction.
In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse, a creature which seeks to destroy 16-year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses. Begin the epic fantasy adventure described as “fast paced and … a wonderful fantasy trilogy” and “a rich fantasy full of interesting characters,” “the author’s imagination is mindblogging!” It is from among the ranks of those who control the Curse where Ria will find her best chance of success. Only the Water Priestess Niri can save Ria from the forces that hunt her, if Niri doesn’t betray the girl first. Along with Ria comes Ty and his sister, Lavinia, both bound to defend Ria from the Church of Four Orders. However, Ty has been living a life less than honest and keeping it from his sister. To survive a journey that takes them across the breadth of their world, the four must learn to trust each other before pursuit from the Church and Ty’s troubled past find them. Born of Water is the first book in the Rise of the Fifth Order Saga full of elemental magic and epic fantasy adventure. Welcome to the mythical world of Myrrah, ruled by the Church of Four Orders - Fire, Earth, Water, and Air.
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.
The barrier is down, war is brewing and dragons fill the skies once more. Bakari is the first dragon rider in centuries but he alone cannot subdue the growing tensions among the kingdoms around Alaris. He begins a quest to find more dragon riders -- the only way to secure peace in the fractured lands around him. In this second book of the Alaris Chronicles everyone is forced to choose sides in the battle for the governance of Alaris. Roland Tyre seizes control of the Citadel and carefully plays both sides -- but his immense charm and considerable wizard powers may prove useless against a deadly and hidden enemy. Battle Wizard Alli Stenos is in the thick of every fight she can find and only wants to secure an end to the violence. The three young wizards, Bakari, Roland and Alli have become more powerful than many of their elders. But will that be enough to keep Alaris, and the surrounding kingdoms, from descending into all out war?
It was a gamble for Eleanor to rejoin humanity, but she was driven to it. She’d been too successful forgetting. The last vestiges of her family hung by a thread in her transformed brain and drove her to be reckless. Ten years later, Eleanor hides in plain sight. She is an average girl getting average grades in a small Wyoming town: poor but happy, lonely but loved. Her mother, Tabitha, is there for her and that’s all she’s ever needed. But now her mother is sick and David has returned. The only friend she’d ever had, the only other person who knows her secret, is back. And Eleanor again becomes reckless. Eleanor is a modest girl, unremarkable but extraordinary, young but old, malleable but fixed. She is scared and confused. She is a liar and a thief. Eleanor is not what she appears to be.
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.
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.
When all hope appears to be lost and life is not going according to the plan, it's important to look for the silver linings and to know your own happiness. Penelope and Caitlin Hall are going to have to learn to live very different lives since their parents broke up - Penny must leave college behind and find herself a job, while Caiti has no choice but to give up her private prep school in exchange for Austen High. In their new lives, the girls will meet Gabriel, a friendly new neighbour, Brett, Austen High's most attractive bad boy, and Noah, who might just be the most complicated of them all. Though possible boyfriends probably ought to be the last thing Penelope and Caitlin are focused on, it might prove difficult to ignore the possibilities! Will the sisters find their new, less affluent lives offend their sensibilities? Do they have the good sense to deal with the potential romances that come their way? Join Penelope and Caitlin as they go in search of their own happiness, only hoping that they recognise it when they see it coming!
Try as she might, Lily Lane can't remember what happened that fateful night she was left to die on the lake. It's important that she does. Lily needs to discover the truth surrounding her death and move on from this stage of existence. If she doesn't solve the mystery in time, more people could die...As Lily pieces together her last steps, she manages to make a strange psychic connection to Rose, a reporter with a secret of her own. With the help of Rose and Jeremy, the best friend Lily left behind, this ghost will solve the mystery that haunts them all.
Fourteen-year-old Swift loves the study of medicine. His interest is almost a match to his fascination for sea myths—particularly for the Star of Atlantis, a lost relic from Welsh pirate history. In struggling to “grow up,” Swift sets his sights on competing for a seat in a highly selective internship, for young students aspiring to someday read medicine, until… Swift’s former best friend, Ash, discovers a centuries-old Norse pirate treasure. And on sickening interviews, Ash reveals that his discovery contains a clue to the whereabouts of a treasure far greater: the legendary Star of Atlantis. To chase his oldest dream and lay his hands on the Star of Atlantis, Swift must cobble together the few leads that hint where it might rest. If he’s to beat Ash to the treasure, he must put his sailing skills to the test, contending with treacherous Welsh sea coves and caverns. And he must size up his own fortitude, his own capabilities, or lack thereof—for the search for the Star of Atlantis might mean lost friendships, lost dreams, and even lost life.
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.
"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.
All Sophie Bloom has ever known is a quiet, sheltered life with her abysmally normal parents. She has no idea that one morning will change everything about her ordinary life. Because by the end of her usual run, she’s seen something she can’t explain—something that can’t be human— Sophie is plunged into a dark and violent world of creatures straight out of mythology. It seems she didn’t know everything about her mother after all. Delving her mother’s past, even knowing it is the key to everything, including her own future, isn’t easy. Especially when it becomes abundantly clear that something or someone from that past is now after her. As if that wasn’t enough, her dormant love life suddenly blares to life, making a spectacular, complicated mess of things. Yet the deeper Sophie goes down the rabbit hole, the more she learns about the truth at the heart of who she is. As long-held secrets come to light, she’ll be forced to make impossible choices and only one thing remains perfectly clear: Sophie’s life will never be ordinary again.
In Little White Lies, Book # 1 of the Girlfriends Series –Eighth grader Rachel Scott finally has the perfect boyfriend. He’s good looking, athletic and wealthy. The only problem is he doesn’t actually exist. Rachel’s escape into her fantasy world worries her parents and they insist she meet with the school counsellor. Frustrated with her life and without her best friend’s approval, Rachel heads down a dangerous path, looking for love in all the wrong places.
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.