“Red on White” by author J.P. Biddlecome, is a fascinating journey through the eyes of 15-year-old James Anderson and his quest to survive an earthquake ‘alone’.
“From Brick & Darkness” by J.L. Sullivan is a YA novel that is profoundly entertaining. Most of us, at some point in our lives, wondered what 3 wishes we would ask a genie to grant. It’s an interesting mental game. Would we wish for an end to sickness and crime? Would we go the fame and fortune route? The possibilities seem endless, especially for a teenager, when dreams still seem within reach and hope is a constant companion.
“The Portsmouth Alarm (December 1774)” by Terri DeMitchell takes a twist to one of the crucial historical moments leading up to the Revolutionary War.
“Spoiler” is the third and final book in The Healer Chronicles, an epic YA fantasy series by Michael J. Bowler.
“Life is Inevitable” is the debut teen/YA fantasy novel by new author, Daniel Santos. Gripping issues relevant to today’s society, such as suicide, bullying, abuse, and neglect, combines with paranormal fantastical elements to create a story that pulls you in from the first page and doesn’t let go. 
In Alfred Taylor’s, “The Write Way To Get A Girlfriend,” readers are introduced to Juan and fellow high schoolers as we get a firsthand glimpse into their daily lives. When Juan is made fun of in class because of his poorly written essay, he enters the school’s essay contest to prove he isn’t stupid. That is, with plenty of help from his new girlfriend and now tutor, Kirsten. Kirsten not only helps Juan write better, but their relationship blossoms in the process as they spend more time together.
"Trouble at the Valentine Factory" is whimsical, airy, nostalgic, and fun, while dark and troublesome as well. The story is in the "Seven Kingdoms" series of fairy tales by Laurel Decher featuring the characters Princess Saffy and Prince Magellan.
Take a well-known fairy tale, mix in some paranormal activity, set it in current times, and you have the basic foundation for “Potion.” This type of format can be so much fun to read, especially for the Young Adult age group, which this book is geared toward.
Hugh Geber is an alchemist following his family tradition of doing research in a lab at the University of Science and Progression. Until recently, this position has always been well respected and well-funded. Things have changed because there is now a clash between the Old Way and the New Way. Hugh follows the Old Way, in which magic is respected. Unfortunately, Robert Smithson, who is the Chancellor of the college, follows the New Way. Smithson declares war on the Old Way and is determined to ruin Hugh and his reputation.
"Daniel: Investing in Family” is the seventh book in Peter Pactor’s Daniel series. This story begins with Daniel and his legally adopted sons. The sixteen-year-old boys are not much younger than he is, and they have dealt with a lot of hardship. When they say it takes a village to raise a child, that is also true with Daniel’s family. His own family members, mentors and friends also play a role in the lives of these young men.
Whether you’re already a fan of the game, are interested in learning more, or simply want to bask in some hilarious outdoor adventures from the comfort of your couch, “Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie” and “More Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie”  provide the perfect summer escape—all from the luscious grounds of the River Vale Country Club golf course.
Shifter” takes the Healer Chronicles to another level as the kids are tested to their limits. Once again Bowler drives well-drawn characters through an exciting story full of epic battles with enemies, terrifying experimental procedures, and betrayal at the deepest level. There are a few twists readers might suspect, but Bowler expertly uses these devices to take us down completely different paths you won’t see coming. The introduction of William and his “cousins” add an element of magic that I would love to see on the screen. Think a “Stranger Things” vibe and kick it up a notch – can you even imagine?
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