Fantasy

She May Be The Key to Earth’s Survival

October 10, 2014
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Fiery tornadoes cut through quiet forests. Balls of lightning burn everything in their paths. Earthquakes open chasms that swallow vehicles whole. Clement is reeling from a new onslaught of curses, and it all started the day a mysterious, giant woman arrived at Jenna’s school. In Dave Becker‘s young adult supernatural fantasy “The Apolline Sibyl,” Jenna Hamilton was just hoping for a normal sophomore year of high school. Instead she finds herself trapped in the middle…

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Jealousy and Obsession, With a Paranormal Twist

May 31, 2013
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Sixteen-year-old Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she is sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it – her family, her friends, and possibly her soul. Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But In the YA novel “Untethered” by Katie Hayoz, everything is turned around when…

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Trapped Between Life and Death – What Will She Do?

April 16, 2013
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Beautiful wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car one night while walking home, and is left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself back in her own bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well. Then, in Melissa Pearl‘s novel “Betwixt” things take a turn for the weird when…

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An Ancient Evil Is On The Rise

October 29, 2012
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A group of adolescents comes together from across the world to study the finer points of diplomacy and governance with the Circle of Tivedon, the teaching elders at the school. But soon there are troubled tidings — an ancient evil is on the rise, threatening to plunge the land into darkness once again. This triggers a series of events that eventually leads to a hasty flight of the students under cover of darkness. With foes…

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She’s Trying, Very Hard, to Live – Happily Ever After

July 30, 2012
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Ivy Thorn is a teenager, and a military brat, who’s just gone through yet another move, as the new book by Emily Casey opens. Now, Ivy has always been afraid of mirrors, but she never knew why. Then one of them sucks her into the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” Now all she wants is to find her way home. But when Ivy tries to escape, she breaks the wrong spell. Beast is not…

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The Fate of the World in the Hands of Two Teenagers

December 13, 2011
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To others at his new high school, Kaden is a typical teenage boy. To her friends and teachers, Aren is a typical teenage girl. But neither is what they appear to be, in Charles Pulsipher‘s fantasy novel “The Crystal Bridge.” Kaden, we learn, can open wormholes to distant worlds. Aren has a jaw-dropping gift of empathy that allows her to experience not just the memories but the souls of others. So what happens when these…

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