The Age of Scions by J.V.A Young

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars

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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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My Ratings: 5/5 stars


 

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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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My Rating: 5/5 stars


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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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My Ratings: 4/5 stars

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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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My Rating: 5/5 stars

 


 

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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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Molly Spungle: Heart of the Red Dragon by Jessie L Best

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars


 

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Although Molly, a courageous fairy with a big heart and her stunning red dragon, believe they have vanquished an evil and demented sorcerer, he somehow returns to their world to wreak more havoc in their lives! As the dragon undergoes some startling new changes, his magic becomes more powerful than ever. Can the combined forces of the gentle fairy and the powerful dragon destroy the villainous sorcerer once and for all?

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Gobbledy by Lis Anna-Langston

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars


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Ever since eleven-year-old Dexter Duckworth and his brother, Dougal, lost their mom, everything has been different. But “different” takes on a whole new meaning when, one day just before Christmas (or Kissmas, as they call it), Dexter finds a golden rock in the forest that hatches into an adorable alien. Gobbledy is smarter than he seems and is lost on planet Earth. Before long, Gobbledy takes Dexter, Dougal, and their best friend Fi on an adventure of friendship, family, and loss—one that requires them all to stay out of trouble, protect Gobbledy from a shadowy group called the Planetary Society, and prepare for their school’s Winter Extravaganza Play, where Dexter has to be a dreaded Gingerbread Man.

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Keepers and Destinies by Carl F. Brothers

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My Ratings: 3.5/5 stars


 

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Armageddon wasn’t a figment of some ancient society’s imagination. It isn’t centuries away, either. It’s on our doorstep. And our fate hinges on a young, overlooked angel who is desperate to prove her worth to Heaven and herself. A Guardian Angel, Andrea, journeys to Earth on a mission to find the key to winning the final battle between good and evil. She enlists the help of James, an embattled veteran who is dealing with his own demons from the past. With threats—both human and supernatural—at seemingly every turn, the repercussions of James and Andrea’s alliance is far beyond what they bargained for.

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Dreams of Thunder by Christian Cura

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy


 

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Magical outlaws roam free on the West Coast. The enforcers are stretched thin in their efforts to stem the tide of chaos. The Council headquarters is on the brink of assault, and the lives of the Council members hang in the balance. At the center of it all, is Saba Qureshi, a woman scorned by the draconian measures of the Council. They executed her grandfather and robbed her family of their status and fortune. Now Saba is coming for them and she’s not alone

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Thanksgiving Tribute, Ancestors in New World America by Gayle Michelle Fowler

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My Review: 4/5 stars


 

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Through a granddaughter’s narrative, peek into the phenomenal triumphs that led to a “Gratitude Celebration,” a Thanksgiving tradition.
The story centers on William Brewster, ancestor to many, father of the pilgrims and the nation, who perseveres through dividing issues of his era. Living in an oppressive state that deems him an outlaw, he must hide before indenturing himself to servitude. Knowing the suffering endured by the tiny fraction who lived to tell of the horrific sacrifices it took to survive in the New World, he shepherded his family onto the Mayflower to voyage to undeveloped lands on a foreign continent to make a new home.
This short exposé connects the holiday feast to both of the first victorious American settlements Jamestown and Plymouth, covering Queen Mary and King James; notable sea captains during the pirate era: Newport, Smith, and Argall; First Nations Indians: the Powhatans, the Wampanoag and their chiefs, Powhatan and Massasoit, as well as crucial pilgrim allies Pocahontas, Namontack, and Squanto. Historical pictures provide visual accompaniment to an epic that passes on these early ancestor’s spirit of survival, hope, and actions for an amicable future.

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