Lily has her hands full spending her days doing schoolwork and getting ready for the Fall formal and spending her nights fighting to protect Chicago’s unsuspecting citizens from the Reapers and other things that go bump in the night. When Lily discovers a Reaper draining a classmate in broad daylight, her attempts to defend the classmate fall flat when she finds her Firespell is gone. But it’s not just Lily. All of Chicago’s Adepts have lost their power and they are convinced the Reapers are behind it—until they learn that the Reaper’s magic is gone. too. Lily forms an uneasy alliance with Sebastian, the Reaper who is responsible for accidentally giving her Firespell in the first place. (more…)
Ciara Griffin’s first Halloween as a vampire ends with a bang—literally. The club hosting WVMP’s Halloween bash is blown to bits. Luckily, thanks to a phone call warning of the imminent explosion, everyone is evacuated. It is not the first time that the club has been the target, but the people behind this attack are far from finished.
When Ciara’s fiancé, Shane, receives a desperate call for help from a former donor, Deirdre, he and Ciara are dismayed to discover that Jim, the same vampire who tried to kill Ciara, has turned Deirdre and left her to starve. (more…)
Sunny and Rayne McDonald are getting the ultimate do-over. After Rayne’s twin sister Sunny is killed, Rayne travels to the underworld and makes a deal with the devil himself to bring her back. She and Sunny will be sent back in time to before they got involved with vampires and the paranormal world, and Sunny will get a chance at a normal life.
Rayne thinks it is the perfect plan. After all, she can still have the life she wants with Jareth, her vampire boyfriend, as long as she can make him fall in love with her all over again, and Sunny can avoid ever meeting Malcolm and getting bitten by mistake and just be a normal teenager. There are only a few flaws in this plan. Rayne does not count on how strong Sunny’s love for Malcolm is, and even though she tries, Sunny finds it impossible to stay away from him.
Ana Parker is having enough trouble in her life trying to figure out which boy she belongs with. There is Nik, her rocker ex, who is still holding out hope they can be together, Elias, her former vampire betrothed and Thompson, the high school jock/theatre guy that makes Ana feel like maybe she could have a semi-normal life. But even semi-normal is not in the cards for the Vampire Princess of St Paul.
Daisy Giordano, the heroine of the Dead Is series, has graduated from high school. The new heroine of this thrilling YA series is Jessica Walsh, Daisy’s next door neighbor, who has just started her freshman year. High school is hard enough, but Jessica has just found out that she is a Virago, a woman warrior trained to fight and sworn to protect her town in times of danger. She finds herself juggling her fight training with soccer practice, glee club, figuring out her feelings for the hot new singer of the local band “Side Effects May Vary,” and dealing with her best friend who is acting very strangely. It sounds complicated, but things are different in Nightshade, California. And Jessica is only just beginning to understand how different life in Nightshade actually is.
Aimery Duncan has given up his pampered life on his family’s sugar cane plantation to serve in the Allied Kingdom’s army. Preferring anonymity, he is not happy when Captain Kree Fawr appoints him as Field Marshall, and neither are the officers he is now commanding. But, what the Captain wants, the Captain gets and he is smart enough to realize that Duncan has what it takes to win the war against the Descendants.
Maya has always had questions about her heritage. Abandoned as an infant, she was very lucky to be adopted by her wonderful parents. Her father is a park ranger and his profession led the family to move from Oregon to Vancouver Island and a small, close-knit community. Everyone on the island works for the St. Cloud Corporation, a medical research company. Security is very tight and tourists are discouraged. The nearest shopping is over an hour away, but Maya has never minded. She loves the woods and the animals.
Rayne McDonald is excited to embark on her newest mission for Slayer, Inc. — until she learns who her target is. It seems that the vampire consortium has contacted Slayer, Inc. and asked for help at bringing in some people they feel have committed treason against the consortium. If Slayer Inc. refuses to cooperate, the head of the consortium, Pyrus, will consider this a breach of their truce and an all-out war could begin. If Rayne refuses, Slayer Inc. will be forced to activate the nasty things placed in her body at birth to terminate her.
Willow Tate is a successful graphic novelist—successful in that she can support herself with the income she brings in writing for the young adult crowd. In her personal life? Not so much. Her boyfriend is not even close to being the man of her dreams, and her mother always seems to be disappointed in her. Then Willow decides to write a new book focusing on a troll. Her troll, she decides, will not be scary or nasty; he will be a hero. (more…)
In Beatrice’s world, society is divided into factions and each faction has a different job to perform. This was done to avoid the conflicts that brought about the end of society as we know it today. Once a year, all 16 year olds are given an aptitude test to determine their placement within the factions. There are the Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). (more…)
Piper has never known a world where seasons change and blistering heat is not the normal temperature. With the world in a global heat crisis, every day brings new challenges. In addition to the environmental challenges, Piper has major issues with her mother. Saying her mother is overprotective is like saying the sun is hot — smothering might be more accurate. When a customer of her mother’s greenhouse brings Piper a beautiful box for her birthday, the environment and her mother become the least of Piper’s problems.
Jenn Leitner has been appointed the leader of Team Salamanca and she feels like she is in over her head. After a failed attack in New Orleans, she is struggling to deal with the guilt she feels over not being able to rescue her sister Heather before Heather was converted. Now she prays that Father Juan and Antonio will be able to save Heather and restore her humanity.
[/amazon_link]Christine is only a few months from turning sixteen and she has been saving up for a car. Finally, she will not have to rely on her mother for rides anymore. Her biggest problem is getting up the nerve to talk to her crush, football hero Ethan Everett. Until one morning, she wakes up and hears what her mother is thinking. When she gets to school, she hears what her classmates and teachers are thinking. (more…)
Lily is not your typical girl next door. Sure she has an unrequited crush on the captain of the swim team and she worries about her grades and her looks just like any other high school girl. But Lily is also a mermaid and not just any mermaid; Lily is a princess and heir to the throne of Thalassinia. Lily only has until her 18th birthday to find her bond-mate and she is sure she has already found him. (more…)
Bloody Valentine is a collection of three short stories focusing on some of the main characters in Melissa de la Cruz’s critically acclaimed Blue Bloods series. The first story focuses on Oliver Hazard-Perry. Still reeling from letting Schulyler Van Alen go, Oliver is lost. As a human familiar, he is doomed to never love another but Schuyler for his entire life. (more…)
Sidorio and Lola Lockwood are determined to take over the waters of the world and secure a place as leaders for the twin boys that Lola is expecting. These dark-hearted murderers will stop at nothing to make sure that they rule the Vampirate world and that the nocturnal are completely eliminated.
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith only wants one thing: to reunite her mother and father and finally have the family that she has always dreamed of. Her journey to accomplish this is complicated by a sea goddess who is out to destroy her, thieves who steal something essential to her mission and the two men who are vying for her heart. And before she can reunite her family, Bertie will be forced to face the truth about the part that she has played in the tragedy that tore them apart.
In this sequel to Eyes Like Stars, Bertie has left the Théâtre Illuminata, determined to rescue her true love, Nate, from the clutches of Sedna the Sea Goddess. Accompanied by her fairy friends and Ariel, an air spirit who has his own agenda for joining her, Bertie’s brave little band of performers has no idea how dangerous the outside world can be. Though not a stranger to magic, Bertie never realized that she had gifts of her own. (more…)
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith, or Bertie for short, has lived at the Théâtre Illuminata for as long as she can remember. The Théâtre Illuminata is no ordinary theatre, though. Here, the characters of every play ever written are real. Bertie’s playmates are Shakespeare’s fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nate, a dashing young pirate who makes Bertie’s heart beat a little faster whenever he is around. The stage is her bedroom, and if she gets tired of the scenery, it is easy enough to put on the stage manager’s headset and call for a scene change. It is the only life she has ever known, but after a misadventure involving a cannon, Bertie is asked to leave. (more…)
Kelsey Morningstone is still struggling to overcome the guilt she feels for failing a patient. Her mother, a renowned psycho-therapist, has publicly humiliated her on national television and she is grateful for the offer of a job at a private clinic which comes with an amazing salary and lots of luxuries. In fact, her new job seems too good to be true. You know what they say about things seeming too good to be true………
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