Feb 11, 2016
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FRACTURES
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An assassin continues her work in the afterlife in: FRACTURES

By Will James

Rating:  star star star star star 

A professional assassin commits her last murder, dies, and finds herself recruited to reprise her role in the afterlife.

OUTSHINE
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Two teens with extraordinary powers are juxtaposed against their normal teen desires in: OUTSHINE

By Nola Decker

Rating:  star star star star star 

OUTSHINE is the tale of two mismatched teens whose shared concern leads to the discovery that they have way more in common with each other than mutual disdain and not much in common with the rest of the world.

SILENCE
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Tween softball drama with happy endings in: SILENCE IN CENTER

By Jody Studdard

Rating:  star star star star star 

Protagonist, fourteen-year-old Melody Gold is part of Studdard’s Softball Star series. Melody fails to win a place on a Seattle-area tournament team when the coach turns her down because of her hearing problems: a condition that requires her to wear hearing aids.

MYND
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High tech comedy and intrigue in: THE MYND-FYND MACHINE

By Andrew Salchert

Rating:  star star star star star 

A precocious teenage boy genius invents a machine that reads brainwaves, and from there finds himself in way over his head.

Dolphins
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Canine detectives search for pirate treasure in: WHERE DOLPHINS DIVE

By Rhoda Canter

Rating:  star star star star star 

WHERE DOLPHINS DIVE is a delightful mystery story that follows canine detectives Bennett and Lola (a.k.a. Chief Inspector Brown and Sergeant Starfoot) as they search for a pirate treasure.

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An aspiring journalist by day is paralyzed by prophetic dreams in: THE PHOENIX RISING: DESTINY CALLS

By Phenice Arielle

Rating:  star star star star star 

A fantastical adventure through a refreshingly creative and elaborate world, THE PHOENIX RISING: DESTINY CALLS is heavy on plot and light on logic.

SOUTH
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A prominent and spunky young protagonist grows up on a colorful southern farm in SOUTH OF EVERYTHING.

By Audrey Taylor Gonzalez

Rating:  star star star star star 

SOUTH OF EVERYTHING follows the story of a precocious and thoughtful young girl as she grows up on her wealthy family’s plantation in west Tennessee during the 1940s.

St.Anthony
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In the Shadow of St. Anthony

By Andrew Hernon

Rating:  star star star star star 

An arrogant, selfish adolescent must find the better man inside him when an old friend is attacked by supernatural forces.

Ghostboy
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Ghostboy, Chameleon & the Duke of Graffiti

By Olivia Wildenstein

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young teen’s superficial life is changed when he meets a sick little boy and embarks on an emotional and all-consuming literary journey to raise the younger boy’s spirits and let him dream of all the things he could have done.

Muses
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The Muses: Escaping Montague Manor

By N.L. McEvoy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ten-year-old Sarah and her twelve-year-old brother Nickolas leave their happy home in Silver Springs, Colorado to live with their mysterious Great Aunt Vivian in an enchanted mansion in Sydney, Australia.

MINDMONSTERS
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Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters

By Vegard Svingen

Rating:  star star star star star 

A 10-year-old boy moves to the country with his parents and older sister, only to realize that their new house is haunted and there are strange creatures popping up unexpectedly in his backyard.

Heliocentric
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Heliocentric

By JW Lolite

Rating:  star star star star star 

HELIOCENTRIC is the second volume in a science fiction series that follows a hidden struggle between a group of human guardians and the Ankira, a race of humanoid aliens with glowing eyes and strange powers.

Hockey
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A hockey star and high school student team up to push through their troubles: The Hockey Saint

By Marcia Inoue, Howard Shapiro, Andres Mossa

Rating:  star star star star star 

High school aged Tom Leonard gets the nerve to meet his hockey mentor Jake, and discovers that even mentors have their demons. Together the two of them battle both Jake and Tom’s demons in this heartwarming tale of friendship.

Atlantis
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Keys to Atlantis

By Sally Copus

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man, traveling back in time with his grandfather, must find the way to Atlantis and the antimatter needed to send his family’s time ship forward in time.
Jon Sinclair is a teenage time-traveler, the son and grandson of time-travelers.

Blooded
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Lisen faces more challenges as disaster strikes after she gains the throne in: Blooded

By D Hart St Martin

Rating:  star star star star star 

The third installment in the Lisen of Solsta series, BLOODED tracks the journey of Lisen, ex-valley girl and reluctant ruler, as she at last ascends her rightful throne as Empir of the other-dimensional Garla.

Melt
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Melt

By Selene Castrovilla

Rating:  star star star star star 

MELT tells the story of two teenagers from opposite worlds who fall in love with each other despite how their circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

Rain
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War of Rain

By HW Vivian

Rating:  star star star star star 

WAR OF RAIN tells the story of Miri, a 15-year-old who lives in Boreala, a village in a parched desert where Rain is venerated. The citizens of Boreala compete with neighboring Stratos for Rain.

decay
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Decay

By Mark Lingane

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author Mark Lingane’s sci-fi novel, DECAY, is the second book in the Tesla Chronicles series. It follows several teenagers as they battle cyborgs in a world set far in the future.

52
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The 52nd

By Dela

Rating:  star star star star star 

An immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demi-gods watch over a cycle of sacrifices to appease the denizens of the Underworld. For the first time, a sacrifice will survive, setting into motion an adventure tinged with romance that shatters the uneasy balance

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Luz, Rebound

By Jeania Kimbrough

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a year spent studying abroad in Australia, American teenager Kara Jagger returns home to complete her senior year of high school. She struggles to reconnect with friends and her ex-boyfriend as well as to understand her relationship with a young man she dated while abroad.

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A hit man and an identity crisis further burden a troubled teen genius who discovers a cure for an epidemic in: Elixir

By Ted Galdi

Rating:  star star star star star 

At its heart, ELIXIR is a captivating love story.

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Montana in a Minor

By Elaine Russell

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young aspiring cellist must alter her plans and spend her summer in Montana instead of practicing – but finds that there are unexpected benefits.

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Vectors

By Debbie Ingram

Rating:  star star star star star 

VECTORS offers readers a fast paced adventure about a girl from a different planet entwined in a prophecy foretelling her destiny to save her home from an invading force.

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Music is the power in: Grooveworld

By Jeremy Gray

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man joins forces with the outcasts and uses his heightened musical abilities to help topple an oppressive government.