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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Passages (Seven Short Stories)

Passages (Seven Short Stories), by Emily Ann Ward, free

A brother and sister dealing with the uncertainty of their lives. Students talking about their friend at a Halloween party. A mother and daughter making pasta, both of them with a secret. These are just some of the images in these seven short stories. Centered around teenagers, Passages is a collection about the transitions we all go through as young adults. It includes Melanie's Secrets, Death of the Sun, You Remember, and The Prodigal Daughter, and brand new stories Together, Fettuccine Alfredo, and The Rowe Boys. 

The Rivalry

The Rivalry, by Phil Wohl, free

The Rivalry is the inspirational story of Pete Berman, a typical high school student who becomes memorable once he steps on the basketball court. The West Valley Rockets are perennial doormats for the Fellingwood Rams until Pete sets his sights on turning the tables. The story is center stage for Pete’s intense rivalry with Gerry Williams, Fellingwood’s star player, who has dominated the county’s basketball league.

As the story progresses, Pete’s on-court wizardry also fuels his confidence in both social and scholastic settings. The once introverted homebody transforms into a man who can’t wait to experiment with his newly found activities.

The book’s basketball scenes puts you right in the middle of the court, bumping and jockeying for position with opposing players. The story also gives the reader insight into the mind of a teenager, and all of the complex and often primitive emotions of the high school experience. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Coranite Chronicles: The Judge

Coranite Chronicles: The Judge, by Egan Yip, free

When it is discovered that the Judges, those the mythical assassins who silence criminals, are real, the Galactic Federation begins the hunt to bring down the vigilantes. Darek, a delivery boy, is the first suspect. Fearing for his life, Darek flees to a distant world. But the world is nothing like he imagined. It is desolate and full of monsters. Can he survive the perilous world? 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ascent (The Party Series, Book One)

Ascent (The Party Series, Book One), by Amy Kinzer, free

For three teens, returning to the past is the only way to save the future.

After years of recession a new political party is ascending to power. To control the United States they must offer leaders people will vote for. The Party has chosen a select group of teens to attend the Institute for Youth Development (IYD) for training to become the nation’s next leaders. But no one has a perfect past and in a world where every moment is captured on film it has become increasingly difficult to find future politicians. Everyone has something from their past they wish they could change.Matt wants to go back and change the night he drove drunk and ended the life of his girlfriend and best friend; Farrah-Kate, the daughter of America’s most tragic actress, wants to save her movie star mother; and Rick is ordered to go back and change the night he hacked the governments computers.Marvin Winn, a casino billionaire and Party founder has funded a device that will take the chosen back in time to alter their past. But not everyone is attending the Institute because they want to join The Party. And while everyone returns to their past, one person will choose not to come back, putting everything The Party seeks to achieve at risk.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Silver Smoke (#1 in the Seven Halos Series)

Silver Smoke (#1 in the Seven Halos Series), by Monica Leonelle, free

15-year old Brie van Rossum wants to know what caused her mother’s death, but she’s trapped in Honolulu under the watchful eye of her rock star father James, her overprotective older brother Pilot, and the relentless paparazzi who would love to capture her breaking down on film.

A clue about her mother’s death finally comes in the form of four teenage girls--or at least, that’s what Brie thought they were when she met them on the first day of high school. The girls are not normal teenagers, but Hallows--descendants of archangels and humans--with supernatural powers that allow them to manipulate matter and cross miles of beach in seconds. Brie learns that she is a Hallow too, just like her late mother.

But Brie’s family has enemies--specifically the New Order, a group that killed most of Brie’s family before the last survivors went into hiding one hundred years ago. Brie's new friends don’t think the New Order killed Brie’s mother, but that begs the question--who did?

Now, Brie faces a choice--she can follow the clues her mother has left behind, and risk exposing her family to a death sentence from the New Order; or she can stay on Honolulu and keep her family safe, but miss the opportunity to stop the New Order from terrorizing the entire Hallow race.