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by S.A. Klopfenstein- 2017 Ink and Insights Contest Winner - In a world where sorcerers are hunted to extinction, one girl will defy an empire. Slave girl Tori Burodai never wanted to be the Gallows Girl. She never wanted to be looked to as a savior or a revolutionary. But then again, she never knew she was one of the last living Watchers. Long ago, the sacred order of sorcerers was a force for justice in the world. Now, their magic survives only in myth. That is, until Tori reveals incredible magic pow... more
by Garen GlazierFor some the tower of shells was folly. For Tansy McCoy it was destiny. By day, Tansy McCoy is a florist making charmed bouquets for the citizens of Junonia, capital of the Kingdom of Terranmar. By night, she’s an assassin and the keeper of the Dangerous Garden where deadly blooms grow. Together with the town tailor, butcher, baker, and metalsmith (just don’t call her a candlestick maker), she is part of the Guild, a secret group of spell-wielding thieves and mercenaries. Their task: consolid... more
by Cameron AlexanderBear Company, five stuffed bears-turned-armored protectors, is escorting a young boy named Timmy out of the city on the way to meet up with his father, a famous scientist who opened a portal to another world. But the Dark, shadowy creatures from another dimension, lurk around every corner, waiting for their chance to ensnare Timmy. The bears find another child, Anna, a young orphan girl, and try to save her from the Dark, but find themselves terribly outnumbered. Lucky for Bear Company, help arr... more
by Chelsea Walker FlaggTinsey Clover is smart. She’s brave. Also, she can’t carry a tune to save her life. Oh yeah, plus she's an elf the size of a chipmunk. When her bizarre magical power grows in and makes her feel like a total outsider in her own village, Tinsey sneaks into the forbidden forest on a journey to find someone more like her. From trolls to dragons, what she discovers along the way challenges everything, and everyone, she thought she knew.
by Kandi WyattProtect friendship, family or a creature that's not supposed to exist? Ana and Daisy have been friends since third grade, but a rift in the space-time continuum in their little town may change that. When a unicorn waltzes into the pasture with Daisy’s appaloosas, a poacher, who will stop at nothing to gain the unicorn horn and its healing tears, shows up. Daisy is focused on saving the unicorn while Ana’s parents face sudden life-threatening health issues. When Ana learns about the healing te... more
by Xavi Lang
As the last Oranyn, Elia Egerton was smuggled from another world to be hid on Earth from those who would have her dead. She is the only one who can bring the cores together and awaken the Seven Elysares, the only one who can stop Astrofyr’s sun from collapsing.
Living on Earth for the past decade, Elia has put that all behind her. She has found a family she cares about and a place she can belong, but all that is about to change. When a creature of the Avisadis attacks, Elia is lef... more
by Marjory KaptanogluFor those who loved STRANGER THINGS… First Sierra finds the dead body of the water district manager floating down the river behind her house. Soon everyone in town has caught a baffling illness that turns them into mindless automatons -- except for Sierra and a handful of her friends who have avoided the town’s water supply. Phone and internet access are cut off, and the sinister new police chief further isolates them by declaring a quarantine. Someone or something is taking over their town and ... more
by Laurel McHargueBook II of the Waterwight Trilogy! - Celeste is confident she has cured the chaos in a world shattered by The Event. - Sharon and her misshapen sister discover their nefarious parents are still alive. - Nick and the villagers must defend themselves in an altered world—a world in which everything is in flux. - And jealous ancient gods have selfish ideas about how they’ll use the girl who stopped the ooze. Lured away from curious creatures and hopeful new friends in this perplexing world,... more
by Laurel McHargueIn this final book of the Waterwight series, Celeste regains consciousness in a mysterious cave and discovers powerful new abilities—skills she will need for the challenges that continue to demand her attention. This time, the gods are in trouble, and Celeste must decide how, or if, she will help them. With insane scientists plotting to subjugate her village, she and her friends rally for a final confrontation that will change everything.
by Nadine ThomasEach story takes the reader to a different location with facts about that location. The ending of each story is quite a mystery. These are sure to delight any child ages four to eight.
by Kristin J. DawsonAn oath betrayed. A centuries-long curse. A kingdom teetering on the edge of destruction. In a world of magic, Nicoleta is unremarkable, except for her cursed, stuttering tongue. No special powers, no renowned apprenticeship, just the terrible, stammering aftereffects of the Lilac Plague. Until she opens the ghostly blue vision from her mother. Instead of words of endearment, the vision reveals that Nicoleta’s mother was a Guardian entrusted with a magical key — a key so powerful ... more
by Millie FlorenceLydia Green never had reason to worry much before. She lived in a timeless Glen on the edge of the Valleylands with her mismatched family of fairies, philosophers, and two troublemakers known as the Zs. But now, at age eleven, her world is turned upside down when rumors reach Mulberry Glen about a mysterious Darkness that dwells in the forest Tenebrae. Lydia knows it is nothing to be trifled with, but, fiery and headstrong, the Zs have other ideas. A foolish choice puts their lives in d... more
by R. A. Watt
New school. First love. A psychotic werewolf that wanted me dead. And it was only week one in Santa Isadora.
For fifteen-year-old Teavan Laurent and his older sister Suzanne, Santa Isadora seemed like a sleepy and idyllic California town to finish high school after their unexpected move west from New York City.
As he struggles to make friends in a town shrouded in secrets, Teavan soon finds himself the target of an irrational tormentor and rumored-to-be werewolf.... more
by Kendra Merritt
Rolling around in the worst fashion accessory ever…
Seventeen-year-old Merry has mucked up another chance to get into the University of Magecraft, so she doesn’t have time to deal with shape-changing creatures bent on stealing memories from the people of Woodshire. That’s her father’s job. But when an outlaw mage mistakes her for a damsel in distress on a drenched train platform, she’s dragged into a fight with the monsters and a sheriff mad enough to use ... more
by C.T. BarneyPeople try to hide pieces of themselves from the world, but Cleo's best kept secret is a mystery, even to her. Cleopatra Travers can't remember what happens when she's sleepwalking. Her parents know. They witnessed something they aren't telling Cleo-and now whatever she did has carved a canyon of space between her entire family. Cleo's parents are afraid of her, which makes Cleo terrified and unsure of herself. Not receiving the love and acceptance she longs for at home, Cleo tries to fil... more
by Donald D. Allan
The realm of Belkin is now in open civil war. The southern county of Turgany rises up to try to defeat the self-proclaimed President and end his tyrannical rule. Will Arbor, Freamhaigh to the druids, must find a way to counter the threat of Erebus. Gaea has been wounded and no longer responds to her druids.
Meanwhile, the Sect of the Church of the New Order rises with greater power and threatens to destroy the unstable harmony of the Realm. Will Arbor and the druids are all that stands ... more