Monday, May 27, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Eight, by SD Neeve, free
A freak power surge alters fourteen-year-old Jordan Scarlen’s life forever, forcing him to search for answers to his parents’ death and missing brother. Where a journey of discover soon reveals finding the truth isn’t his only problem.
Are you waiting for a bolt of light, the next great thing to make your life better?
Well. Jordan Scarlen isn't. In fact. He likes his life.
Captain of the football team...
high-ranker in the gaming world...
and friends he can rely on.
Only... a freak power surge was about to change his life forever.
Follow Jordan and a small group of friends as they undertake a journey in search of their missing families. A journey where old friendships are tested and new ones are formed. A journey fraught with grisly discoveries and the terrifying realisation they are not alone.
But... who is the stranger following them? What is the meaning of the yellow sky? Are they connected?
Will finding the truth be enough for Jordan and his friends. Or. Is the truth not all it seems?
Eight. The Game Has Begun.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tobin Lloyd's life is perfect: he's a senior at Bridgton High, he's one of the funniest kids in school, and his only worry is whether or not his latest prank is going to result in yet another detention.
But when he wakes up in the world of Capricious, a place where superheroes are real and attacks by super-villains are just another hassle of living in the city, all of that changes. Suddenly, Tobin's last year of high school is not going as he expected.
Far from home and pretty sure he's gone insane, Tobin must join a strange group of companions (including a beer-drinking dog and a genius, three-foot-tall robot) as he desperately tries to find a way back to Earth. However, that may be even harder than Tobin knows: a mysterious super-villain named Vincent Harris has big plans for the planet Earth...and Tobin is the only person standing in his way.
A carefree, C-student class clown is the world's last hope? Yikes.
Full of action and humor, Strike: The Hero From The Sky is the perfect novel for anyone who loves a good adventure. Book one of the Strike trilogy.
Monday, May 6, 2013
At the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has only met her father twice in person. After all, he is the lead singer of a world-famous rock band, constantly on the cover of music magazines and giving interviews on MTV. He pays for Taylor to attend the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts, and provides her mother with monthly checks to cover her basic needs, but has never made much of an effort to play an active part in Taylor’s life. Taylor's mom Dawn is the only family she has ever really known, and because of Dawn's hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle, studious Taylor is happiest on the other side of the country in Massachusetts with her nose buried in a book.
When Taylor 's mom unexpectedly dies the summer before Taylor starts her junior year, she receives a crash course in fame. She has no choice but to join her father and his new family on their summer concert tour before she has even had a chance to mourn the loss of her mother. Life as the daughter of a rock star seems like it would be enviable, but Taylor can't figure her dad out. He seems like a supportive authority figure (even if he's kind of a fashion tragedy) , but she is collecting a growing pile of evidence that he's a liar and a cheat. Her stepmother, Jill, can’t seem to decide if she wants to treat Taylor like a girlfriend or a nuisance. Having had no time to grieve and say goodbye to her childhood before being thrust into the limelight, Taylor is suddenly finding herself in situations she could have never imagined before this summer.
With no one else to turn to, Taylor falls head over heels in love with Jake, the teenage son of one of the band's touring groupies. Taylor has growing concerns about Jake's background and the suspicious relationship between his mom and her own father, but is desperate for something real in her life onto which she can build a future. When Jake offers Taylor an opportunity to join him on a whirlwind adventure and leave her problems with her father far behind, Taylor has to decide – should she carve out her own way in the world, or try to repair the relationship she has with her only living parent?
Over the course of the summer with the band, Taylor learns the depths of her own strength, the difficulty of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family means much more than shared bloodlines.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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