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by James WeisThese 24 short stories weave bits and characters from various fantasy stories into new stories. Cinderella and Snow White are there, but not in the same way with the same story. In addition to characters and events from the Grimm brothers, the tales borrow from more modern authors such as Porter, Poe, Pullman and Rowling--even from Star Wars. Thus, characters go back and forth in time, enchanted frogs and ravens appear, enchanted mirrors become enchanted paintings, a glass slipper becomes an enc... more
by DelaMost people believe that the barbaric rituals of human sacrifice died with the fall of the Aztec empire. They didn't. They continue today. The 52nd is a paranormal story about Underworld gods, an immortal family, and a human girl who is chosen to be the 52nd sacrifice. Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived--until now.
by Ashley R. Carlson
by S. Alex MartinArman Lance was supposed to travel the galaxy with his father, not watch him die. He was supposed to experience the adventures from his father’s stories, not isolate himself from the world. He was going to join the Embassy Program, fly across the galaxy, and find Ladia Purnell, a girl from another planet with whom he had a summer fling years before. Clinging to his fading hopes and dreams, Arman joins the Embassy Program to fulfill that last promise. If he can reach Ladia, he’ll never have t... more
by Jessica Dragon CheramieWhen trying to find out who you are, you may just get more than you bargained. Meridienne Drake thought she had it all figured out, but her parents had other plans for her. Thrown on a plane to Portland, Oregon, to spend the summer with family she never knew existed, Meridienne realizes she didn't know the people who raised her at all. More than that, strange things are beginning to happen to her. Meridienne wants to be anything other than strange, especially when her summer begins to take... more
by Dale FurseNell’s family reveals the frightening truth of her alien heritage. If that information wasn’t scary enough, Nell’s life somersaults as ever-increasing evidence proves her family wrong. She is something else. With friend Sam by her side, she travels to an alien world where she must defend herself against her enemies and find a secret book that contains the truth about her ancestry – whatever that may be! Author, Dale Furse takes us on a fantastic adventure to a world inhabited by bizarre... more
by Fleur CamachoMy book is about Tristen, a sixteen-year-old teenager, who has all he could ever want until his mom develops leukemia. Instead of having the best time of his life in high school, Tristen is going to cancer treatments and watching his mother wither away. At school, Tristen is assigned to work with Ailey on a school project and this triggers the unlocking of an ancient prophecy that changes his life in unimaginable ways. During the day, Tristen feels an inexorable pull to Ailey. Just being... more
by Eloise SheldonMeet a new kind of fairy—weirder and more fun than all the rest—the Rflackttt. They live under the desert in Nevada, and are a lot like humans, only they hate getting wet and have more teeth! Nevin has to earn the right to live among them by riding Blue, a wild horse sacred to their clan, and retrieving a magic noose. The search can’t end until the ride is won .... Nevin’s adventures take her across the Rocky Mountain West. She matches wits with malicious outcasts and the creepy Noodj. ... more
by M.A. George
Layla McKelland is a teenage author-in-the-making, who has spent each of her seventeen years as the new kid in town. Her mother and aunt cart Layla about the country, always residing near a body of water. The latest beach town is also home to two intensely opposite young men -- the perma-smiling Tristan, and his unfailingly creepy friend Pyke. When Layla witnesses Pyke diving into the ocean -- only to emerge inexplicably dry -- she questions whether her indulgence in paranormal novels has war... more
by Louisa ClarksonIsabelle Tresdon’s silver strand of hair has been nothing but trouble since sprouting: bleeding pink dust and sparking like a firecracker. When she wishes it never grew, the hair withers and tarnishes. Trouble is, it's Isabelle's source of magic, and her ticket into Mastermind Academy, a secret school inside the earth’s core. Five days remain before the strand drains her magic and life, forcing Isabelle into a deal with two trickster Masterminds to save it.
by Mitchel Street
Become swept away into a world of light just beyond our perception.
Piper Walker, a high school senior, has seen her share of hard times. At a young age, she lost her mother to breast cancer shortly after her brother Charlie was born. Raising her baby brother under the wrathful eye of an abusive and alcoholic father, she relies heavily on her small, but tight core of friends. Lisa, her best friend from kindergarten, and Chris, her longtime boyfriend, help to keep her above water. Along ... more
by Katlynn BrookeIs it magic, or is it science?
The Six are about to find out. Life will never be the same for them again as the collective dreams that six young people share turns into a nightmare. Three boys are kidnapped by soldiers in a mandatory draft: Jarah, a baker’s boy, and best friends Adain and Blaidd. They are helped by a soldier, Tristan, whose treasonous actions find them all on the run from the vicious Captain Eglog. As they flee towards the mountains, they are joined by three girls: Kex, a... more
by Katlynn BrookeIn the second of the Ialana series, The Six have escaped the destruction of the Citadel in Rhiannon, but they find themselves caught in a power struggle between the competing rulers of Ialana. Unable to complete their healing mission, to heal those who were genetically altered by crystal manipulation, they flee the Galonese War-Lord, Ortzi, and attempt a dangerous journey back to their homes in northern Ialana.
Trapped by malevolent creatures, hunted by a monster who seeks them for reasons... more
by M. E. Patterson
Seventeen year-old genius Zakari Sharp has never stood on the surface of a planet, never seen a sun-streaked sky. He lives on a corporate-owned mining facility at the edge of the solar system, with a mute alien for a guardian and brainwashed, muscle-bound ex-convicts for company. The day his father vanished was so long ago that Zak thought he would never hear from him again.
Zak was wrong.
Now, chased off-station by a cabal of mythical assassins, Zak and his best friend Liz embark... more
by KR Conway"Dawson's Creek meets Jaws and The Goonies in a twisted, supernatural tale unlike anything I've ever read. I am totally addicted!" - ARC reviewer SUMMARY: Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she is downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are ... more
by Phil PauleySociety has been ripped apart by environmental decay and the battle scars of progress. Solar storms, extreme weather, barbaric tribes and mutant creatures rule the planet. In the 22nd century, no one lasts in the Wilds for long. Shielded from this world, teenager Luca C. Mariner lives a privileged existence in one of the last remaining Megacities. Yet his tranquil life is about to be shattered as Luca and his friends are thrown into the brutal reality of the Wilds when Earth is attacked by a ... more