Innate: A Chance Dawson Story by Eric Carter

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Chance has always done his best to stay out of the spotlight. He’s never been a star athlete or the perfect student. He’d never dream of being a hero. Chance’s reality is ruled by his disability. It always has been. According to the doctors, Chance’s best life will come from staying rested, stress free, and out of the way. But that’s impossible when the military unexpectedly shows up on the last day of school and recruits Chance’s brother, and some other students, to join a top secret military experiment. And then, a strange man appears out of nowhere and suggests that Chance’s disability isn’t a weakness at all. In fact it’s a power necessary to save his brother, and potentially the entire world.

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The String Rider: A Time Travel Story by John Epsie

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Trevor jumps 20 years forward to steal lotto numbers for his dream girl Rubie. Except, in this future, Rubie has been murdered… and Trevor instantly adores the daughter he’s raising with another woman. Never mind his missing thumb, or the fact that he drives a minivan… with eyelashes. So, Trevor must ask: how can he save Rubie? And does saving her mean his daughter won’t be born, or can he—should he—have both?

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Little Wade and Watchtower: Abigail and the Great Gang Trap by Sean March

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A poor farm girl who only recently moved to New York from the country, she quickly learns that New York City can be a very dangerous place. Her mother recently passed away from fever. Her father works three jobs to support them. The Longshadows, the ruthless gangsters that control her neighborhood, have her surrounded, but just when Abigail thinks she is all alone, she meets the legendary LITTLE WADE AND WATCHTOWER! With their help, Abigail will discover that she is far braver and more capable than she ever imagined and that New York City can be a wonderful place. 

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Connected to Me by Marc Kage

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Aoi Kanemoto is Japanese, cute, shy, and a certified genius. Despite graduating top of her class at Caltech, she struggles to find a job in the fast-paced tech industry. Her family, although very loving, doesn’t understand her at all, and her little sister seems poised for success. But Aoi suffers from deep seated trust issues, that keep her from pursuing her dreams. Then she meets Christian Sterling at a local ramen shop. An Afro-Hispanic foster child and fellow tech-head, Christian’s gentle demeanor and kind gestures cut through Aoi’s emotional barrier. But as they chat and grow closer, the shy girl’s anxiety causes her to flee the restaurant, before he can even ask for her number. Getting ditched is bad enough, but Christian has no idea that this chance encounter is about to turn both their lives upside down.


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Moon Gate by Susan Mountford

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars


 

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Fourteen-year-old Alice’s life changes forever after inheriting Briar Cottage and a magical bracelet from her great aunt. She discovers she is the daughter-heir, last of a long line of ‘charmed’ women in her family, stretching back to pre-history and descended from faery, who must protect humanity from the return, through the Moon Gate, of the Horned King. However, first she must rescue her friend, Rhys, from the clutches of Berethast, a powerful faery adversary, who hopes to force her to choose between saving the life of her friend or protecting humankind.

Alice needs the help of other creatures of magic, some unwilling, to aid her struggle against the Lady of the Forest. Only with their help does she stand a chance to save Rhys, enter the Moon Gate to stop the Horned King’s return and fulfil her destiny as the chosen daughter-heir.

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The Age of Scions by J.V.A Young

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Ana Wicker’s life turns upside down, when her parents inform her, they intend to divorce. Ana thinks the answer is to run away, but in doing so, she finds herself transported to the strange world of Eperidium. There she meets Frey, Felix, and Clomtrop, three magical children known in their world as Scions. They explain to Ana that the only person who can help her return home, has disappeared without a trace. Ana brought with her the only clue to finding him, The Omnibus.

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Crooked Creek by Fredrick Robertson

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Billy’s first novel launched him into literary stardom. Now all he has to do is write a second book. His decision to move back to his hometown might not have been in his best interest. The neurotic homeowners association has different plans to manipulate and distract him. What’s worse? He can’t seem to write down a single word. Billy soon learns you can find inspiration in the most unexpected places – even if everything else is against you. Crooked Creek is a humorous novella about writer’s block and a neurotic homeowners association. It’s the classic overbearing “king or queen and the feeble subject” situation.

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The Good Witch of the South by T.C Bartlett

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There is a darkness brewing in the east and alarming rumors of dragons and an evil enchantress building an army to overthrow the Great Head of Oz. A demon fairy witch the Land of Oz hasn’t seen since Dorothy Gale destroyed the Wicked Witch of the West.

Soon to be sixteen-year-old Samantha Goodwitch, the daughter of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, knows she is disobeying her mother’s wishes when she leaves the castle to search for dragons, but she’d rather have an adventure than follow her mother’s command. When one of the Shadow Mountain Cats, Akasha, unexpectedly saves her life, the adventure turns deadly and a friendship grows between them.

But the rumors soon become real, and the freedom that had captured the hearts of the citizens of Oz is quickly unraveling. As the tensions mount and battles begin, Sam and Akasha find others who join them in the last Great War of Oz, to fight against the darkness that is devouring a once peaceful land.

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The Code: If Your AI Loses Its Mind, Can It Take Meds? by Peter McAllister

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Life on earth is at risk when an AI sent to the moon goes rogue! Shutting him down means an unscheduled trip to the moon and a battle for our very survival. Liam, a gifted engineer, is trying to save the world, by finding a way to let industry mine for metals without the environmental disasters that make the news. Nanobots mining asteroids are the answer, and they are being tested on the dark side of the moon.

But Gene, the AI tasked with helping him, spirals down the path of schizophrenia and is on track to mine the moon to dust — and without the influence of the moon, the ecosystems that mankind depends on for its survival as a species will be lost. This leaves Liam and his colleagues to battle the creation and his own demons to save humanity — who are oblivious to the potential destruction around the corner.

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Bay of Devils by Grahame Shannon

Bay of Devils

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Sean Gray, sailor and amateur detective teams up with clever waitress Cindy Lu to solve a fifty-year-old mystery of strange events and buried treasure in Thomas Bay Alaska, aka the Bay of Devils. In 1918 the SS Princess Sophia sank in Alaska with 350 souls aboard. All perished when the ship, stranded on Vanderbilt reef, slid off into deep water.
Going through her father’s effects in 1968, Cindy finds an old flask. The message inside is from the doomed ship. She delivers it to the original address, which is nearby. Elizabeth Hadley, now in her seventies, reads the letter from her former suitor with excitement. She hires Sean to lead an expedition and unravel the mystery. He tracks down Cindy, and the chemistry between them is immediate. Lizzy introduces the crew of her 110-foot classic yacht Lady L, including Ajax, an acid-tongued parrot. With Cindy as Cook, and Levi, a mysterious Israeli ex-soldier, providing security, Sean prepares for the voyage to Alaska. However, they aren’t alone. There are others after the booty, and they are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.

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