Full Price Books 24/05/2013 Fiction – YA

January 21, 2013 Winner of the IBD Award! A-list actress, 17-year-old Liana Marie Michael struggles to find herself when Hollywood’s obsession with youth and power threatens to destroy her future. Used to talking and thinking in scripts, can Lia find her own voice? Can she and a Tim Tebow overcome Hollywood’s web of lies? Liana is dating Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob while filming her seventh motion picture with sexy co-star Byron. Surrounded by a culture of casual sex and adult responsibilities, Lia feels lost and confused. With her film soon to wrap, her acting contracts up for renewal, her high school graduation looming and growing tension between her and smart, religious jock, Manuel, life feels overwhelming. Will Lia find the courage to share her love for Manuel, a guy unimpressed with Hollywood? In the eternal quest for youth, what life-shattering secrets has Lia’s mom been keeping from her? Can Manuel accept Lia’s role? STARLET’S WEB is not only a love story. With fast-paced narrative that reflects Hollywood’s hyper-drive lifestyle, Ms. Hanna transports the reader into an actor’s daily life and demonstrates how difficult it is for young adults to break free from a path created by someone else – even when it is a successful one. — Genre: YA contemporary romance, teen love and romance, young adult, coming of age fiction, inspirational romance, edgy Christian romance. Note for Christian readers: contains premarital sex and cultural diversity.Fiction – YA

 

 

Hollywood teen actress, Liana Marie, loves smart student athlete, Manuel. But when Lia’s scripts speak for her and drama becomes her life, can Lia and Manny find the strength to run their own lines and shape their uncertain futures? In a world where an actress is a product and everyone is a critic, can their love survive? Should it? STARLET’S RUN is a triumphant story of Lia’s determination to step forward into a new and authentic life, taking on a role she has never before been given the chance to play – her self. — Genres: YA contemporary romance, teen love and romance, young adult, new adult, YA, NA, teen, coming of age fiction, multicultural fiction, inspirational romance, edgy Christian romance. Note for Christian readers: contains premarital sex and cultural diversity.Fiction – YA

 

 

Why the hell can’t chicks be more like guys? That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn’t change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam’s best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It’s Sam’s chance to create the perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam’s Three Step Guide to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it’s driving him nuts. Told from Sam’s and Ally’s alternating POVs, Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship. This book contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of “bow chicka wow wow.”Fiction – YA

 

 

One goal: Hunt the demon that killed my family. Make that two goals: Survive. Six hours ago, men in dark suits and sunglasses came looking for me. Four hours ago, they offered me training to hunt the things that killed my family: demons. Two hours ago, I joined their secret organization–the CGE. Now… All I have to do is survive demon-hunting school. The classes won’t kill me, but the finals might. Warning: This book contains kick-ass (literally) demon-hunters in training, vampires (not the cuddly, marrying type), and sarcastic (and sometimes snarky) attitudes. No humans were eaten during the writing of this book. Bitten doesn’t count…right?Fiction – YA

 

 

A ferocious fish terrorizes a small town while a 13-year-old girl struggles with her own terrifying problems of growing up in this action-packed thriller. On a quiet summer day, 13-year-old Kady Gonzalez sees an armored silver fish leap high in Peachwood Lake. She thinks it’s an awesome sight—until, a few minutes later, Kady watches in horror as the same jumping fish savagely attacks a neighbor in his rowboat. That’s the start of the malevolent fish’s war on the pristine Connecticut lake. As the casualties mount, Kady, an aspiring writer, is befriended by Monique, a sassy young newspaper reporter. In addition to covering the fish story, Monique counsels the motherless girl on the frightening problems of growing up, especially how to deal with the hurtful taunts of Hannah, a popular classmate. While the mysterious fish continues to attack anyone venturing into the water, town officials desperately attempt to destroy the demonic creature. Will they succeed without having to sacrifice Peachwood Lake—and will “Fraidy Kady” succeed in conquering her own personal demons?Fiction – YA

 

 

Unbeknownst to two teenagers—Ralph worried about a history exam he didn’t study for and Sarah having studied all weekend—a flu pandemic with apocalyptic proportions rages over the world. On Monday, they arrive at their high school besieged by men in hazmat suits, escorting infected teenagers to buses. Ralph is forced on one of these quarantine buses and Sarah, along with the remaining healthy student body, gets quarantined at school. This flu however is worse than the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed a hundred million people—much worse. This flu turns its victims into the walking dead. The few not infected are left not only with the grief of their family and friends passing, but also with the horror of their families, friends, and neighbors trying to rip the flesh off them. Ralph—unsure about the real destination of the bus and trapped inside with kids that are getting worse by the minute—may not get to the destination in time before the first one dies. Sarah, trapped at school, deals with a worsening situation that she soon needs to escape from. Will the zombies feast on their young flesh or will they escape?Fiction – YA