When I read the very first page and the author “reminded” me that Erebus is the primordial God of Darkness in the annals of Greek mythology, my skin began to tingle. I just knew I was about to dive headfirst into yet another Westhoff masterpiece.
“Rising Together” is the first book in the new ‘Prosperity’ series by Christopher Cole & K.M. Sparks. With themes of friendship, bullying, adoption, abuse, and young love, it’s a coming of age tale that will appeal to all ages.
When I read this book, although the scenery was different, the teens and their issues hit me right where I lived because I remembered seeing this, live and in person, when I was growing up. Think “West Side Story” (without the music), meets “The Hunger Games.” Add extra grit, and you have this book.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the land is scorched and to survive, society has taken to scrounging. With many children orphans, the adults have no problem making sacrifices of them as no one will miss them.
“A Prophecy of Wings” by Jane McGarry is a contemporary young adult fantasy novel loosely based on the classic fairy-tale Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen.
Through “Mission Preposterous,” with its incredible plotline as well as the main character, twelve-year-old Travis Warnofski, you get it all! Every sentence was wrapped in humor, every scene was as memorable as Spielberg’s Indiana Jones on his adventures, and the plot caters to everyone’s desire to be the ultimate superhero who saves the world.
"An Audience for Einstein" is a beautifully crafted, genre-bending work of fiction. This young adult science fiction novel chronicles the lives of three people whose lives become connected, with each of them seeking to benefit from an unconventional experiment.
“Hao and Sabine Buy the World’s Currencies” is part of the Raising Young Scholars Series by SB Hilarion. In this third volume, philomaths (lovers of learning and studying) Hao and Sabine receive $500 from the Nascent Scholar Award and $500 from their grandparents. After donating $50 to charity, they use their $950 to buy currencies as they visit six of the seven continents of the world with their famil
"The Cavern" by Allen Kent, is a story that will keep you guessing and questioning things until the end. It deals with social issues that Americans are dealing with every day, but does so respectfully. The story is an interweaving of multiple characters and how their differences make them so similar.
“Fedor” by Brant Vickers is a historical fiction/biographical novel about the life of a boy named Fedor. His full name is Feodor Adrianovitch Jefticheff; he was a circus performer in the late 19th century. More specifically, Fedor was a performer in the Black Tent, the sideshow of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Black Tent hosted the “freaks” of the circus: the bearded lady, the zipper headed boy, the human pincushion, the skeleton man, etc
“Boy at the Crossroads,” is the biographical fiction story of Conley Ford, as written by his wife, Mary Ford.
“Touch” is a novel by Rebecca Miller as told through the eyes of a young teenage girl touched by circumstances out of her control. The resulting emotions and personal growth reveal a deep coming-of-age tale that will draw fans of this genre.
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