Bargain Books 05/08/2013 Fiction – YA

Professor Kompressor is an inventor. He is excellent at inventing, but the inventions don’t always work out as intended. In fact, they very rarely do. The Professor is back and this time he may be going too far. In this set of stories he faces serious challenges, from the environment and the weather to his own feelings. The results of his inventions are, as usual, unpredictable. How could he have known that it would be a bad idea to use a black hole as a rubbish bin? What could possibly go wrong with a love machine, intended to make people kinder and more generous? Why should you avoid tinkering with the climate? This book, which is aimed at children of all ages, is intended to inspire developing minds. The Professor is a fictional character and the adventures are completely made up. Yet, the various episodes draw on ideas from science and the modern world. They show that you can have a lot of fun with science and technology, especially if you allow for a little bit of creative mis-interpretation. From Professor Nils Andersson, an authority on matters of gravity and the extremes of our weird and wonderful Universe. Reader’s views of Professor Kompressor: “The best professor ever!” “Why are clever people so stupid sometimes?” “Any secret or eccentric inventors in your household will enjoy this cleverly written book.”Fiction – YA

 

 

Colby Blanchard had it all… Head cheerleader. Popular friends. Hottest date and a no-brainer for Homecoming Court. Colby’s got a nearly-perfect life – ask anybody. … until she gets bit. Some random vamp gets his fangs into her, and suddenly everything’s different. She’s different. To make matters worse, she’s only a half-blood vampire, not a full one. Now, instead of Homecoming Queen who rules the school, she’s a mongrel of the vampire community – and they’re giving her just one week to justify her existence, or they’ll “relieve her of her Undead status” . She gets the feeling that doesn’t mean just kicking her out of their clique. And she thought getting into college was going to be her biggest problem. With the clock ticking, Colby has to prove herself by finding the Rogue Vampire who tried to turn her. Colby discovers some hidden strengths, and some unlikely allies – including Thomas, a Vampire Investigator who would be really hot if he weren’t the guy most likely to kill her when her number’s up. As she digs she uncovers a conspiracy, and is offered a deal: her life, or the lives of all the half-blood vampires. Does she cut the deal, to get back all she lost? Or does she stand for the mongrels she’s accidentally joined?Fiction – YA

 

 

Storm Phase A teenage wizard burdened with a mysterious destiny, a cat-girl ninja he can’t help but fall for, and a bat-winged daemon that doubles as a diary embark on a journey of self-discovery in a world teeming with monsters and magic. Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and Avatar: the Last Airbender, this enchanting Asian-inspired fantasy series delivers fast-paced adventure for readers young and old. Book 1: The Storm Dragon’s Heart Turesobei dreams of adventure and a chance to prove he’s no longer a child. Wizards should be careful what they wish for. Destined to become his clan’s next and perhaps greatest ever high wizard, Turesobei feels smothered under everyone’s expectations. And he’s fed up with people treating him like he’s still a child, especially his grandfather, the current high wizard. After foiling an assassination attempt on his treasure-hunting dad, his grandfather sends Turesobei on his father’s expedition to find a powerful artifact known as the Storm Dragon’s Heart. He’s supposed to blow off some steam and get a dose of real world experience. But disaster strikes, and their quest becomes a race for survival. Aided by a sassy ninja cat-girl and a mysterious diary that transforms into a bat-winged familiar, Turesobei battles sinister cultists, vengeful spirits, and a mad wizard from a rival clan who’s determined to use the artifact to destroy Turesobei’s homeland. To fail is to lose everyone he loves, but success carries a terrible price.Fiction – YA

Full Price Books 29/07/2013 Fiction – YA

Welcome to the world of Hillside High. High school is a word that conjures up all sorts of different images: fun, excitement, over-active hormones, nerds, jocks, bullies, sporting events, peer-pressure, relationships, exams, stress, failures, successes, dysfunctional families, too much homework, unbelievably embarrassing moments, and so much more. Enter the world of Hillside High where you will find yourself wrapped up in the intricacies and adventures of these students.Fiction – YA

 

 

Summer jobs, vacation and fun times are approaching but the students of Hillside High must remain grounded while studying for upcoming exams. With second term nearly complete, these students are raring to be wild and free. A communication breakthrough for Karen and Rebecca finally allows some insight into their terrible past experiences. These startling revelations provide their friends and family with the necessary understanding of certain peculiar behaviours that have come to surface. Clayton finds himself in a desperate situation leading to serious consequences. Kody explores Europe with her aunt, unaware of the implications for her future.Fiction – YA

 

 

Warm sunshine, swimming in the lake and total relaxation are just a few of the summertime activities in which many of the Hillside students are immersing themselves.For others, this free time represents a clean slate, an opportunity for fresh starts and new beginnings. Kody sparkles in her ever evolving self-improvement methods and Rebecca uses this time to rehabilitate herself from the traumatic events that have plagued her life over the past year. Clayton wonders if this dark time will ever come to an end and whether or not he will survive his terrible plight. Brenda Pittman, bully extraordinaire, concocts her evil plans for a stellar upcoming year.Fiction – YA

 

 

Some preventative measures are required to eliminate the newest and most menacing bully at Hillside High. Together, victimized students form an alliance to conquer their own fears as well as bravely face their tormentor in this unusual approach and unique student-led endeavour.John realizes that endless party nights and a full time course load arent as easily handled as he had previously believed, and some drastic changes will need to be made in order to get things sorted out. Breaking up isnt as quick and painless as both sets of couples would have anticipated. The ensuing chain reaction that requires some major emotional maturity to overcome.Fiction – YA

 

 

The students of Hillside High have spoken and now Brenda must come to terms with the results of her destructive and delinquent behaviour. Derek is determined to make things work with Kendra and his romantic plans are met with some initial hesitation, making his desire even stronger.The stakes are high when the boys cant resist gambling away their hard earned money to some professional con artists. Breannas darkest secret is accidentally discovered and she will do whatever it takes to ensure it does not become public knowledge.As Sean experiences one of the greatest losses of his life, River comes through for him in dealing with this sad event. Clayton once again faces some challenging ordeals while serving his time in the detention centre.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.Fiction – YA

Full Price Books 15/07/2013 Fiction – YA

Tabitha Mahony has always been that polite, smart, heavy girl who flies under everyone’s radar, until one day an unfortunate low-rise jeans incident brings her the kind of publicity no one is looking for. Rather than taking the challenge in stride, Tabitha begins to question the personality she has developed over the past sixteen years. What has she really gained from being who she is? She only has one crazy loudmouth friend, she has zero prospects in the guy department, her mom is too busy and her brother is too stoned to notice her … mostly she just feels miserable all the time. She wonders if she could instantly become someone new if she decided to. Could you? What would you do differently? Would you ask out that crush? Confront that pretty little sour-faced girl in the tennis skirt? Get drunk? Chase that dream? Yeah, so would she. Follow the crazy train exploits of Tabitha Mahony as she tests the limits of her new personality and stumbles her way into romance, all the while learning more about who she really is.Fiction – YA

 

 

She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it. Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts. But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others. After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide. As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.Fiction – YA

 

 

When her best friend Heather calls in the middle of the night, Becca assumes it’s the usual drama. Wrong. Heather’s parents have been arrested as dissidents – and Becca’s mother, the dystopian regime’s most infamous torturer, has already executed them for their crimes against the state. To stop Heather from getting herself killed trying to prove her parents’ innocence, Becca hunts for proof of their guilt. She doesn’t expect to find evidence that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the dissidents… and about her mother. When she risks her life to save a dissident, she learns her mother isn’t the only one with secrets – and the plot she uncovers will threaten the lives of the people she loves most. For Becca, it’s no longer just a choice between risking execution and ignoring the regime’s crimes; she has to decide whose life to save and whose to sacrifice. It’s easy to be a hero when you can save the world, but what about when all you can do is choose how you live in it? THE TORTURER’S DAUGHTER is a story about ordinary teenage life amidst the realities of living under an oppressive regime… and the extraordinary courage it takes to do what’s right in a world gone wrong.Fiction – YA

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted. Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her. When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future. Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul. Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.Fiction – YA

 

 

Lincoln Thomas thought he was a perfectly normal twelve-year-old … until the night he slowed time to save his mom from a super-powered assassin. He learns he and his parents are part of a secret society known as the Guardians, real-life superheroes sworn to protect the world’s most important people. As the newest Guardian in the family, Lincoln is sent to the Atlas Academy to learn how to control his new powers. Between making new friends, battling bullies and mythical creatures, and trying to survive the academy’s combat training program, Lincoln discovers someone is plotting against the Guardians—and whoever it is, they’re getting help from the inside. It’s up to Lincoln and his friends to unmask the traitor, but before they can, an army of rogue Guardians attacks the academy. Not all Guardians are good, and Lincoln is about to find out just how bad they can be.Fiction – YA

 

 

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious. Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people—until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process—or she might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans.Fiction – YA

 

 

Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Death prophecy to hang over your head? Double check. Seventeen year old Emma Hutchinson struggles to find her place in the world she has been born to as she tries to decide whether she should be with Michael, the boy she has been dreaming about since she was three or if she belongs with Dominic, her betrothed.Fiction – YA

 

 

With the Frontline looming, Scarlet, Henri, Jennie, and Tony must find a way to escape the Network. Their only refuge could be siding with the enemy they have been trained to despise. What will happen when these trained teenagers must learn to exist with their most dreaded foes? The biggest threat to their lives will ultimately change them forever.Fiction – YA

Free Books 20/06/2013 Fiction – YA

~ Free short stoy prequel to the FEYLAND Trilogy ~ Award-winning YA Urban Fantasy ~ High-tech gaming and ancient magic collide when a computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie. Jennet Carter never thought hacking into her dad’s new epic-fantasy sim-game would be so exciting… or dangerous. Behind the interface, dark forces lie in wait, leading her toward a battle that will test her to her limits and cost her more than she ever imagined. *Buy Feyland: The Complete Trilogy – all three books in one epic digital bundle for only $8.99* NOTE – This is a short story of 15,000 words (approximately 50 pages)Fiction – YA

 

 

Raising the Demon “Haralthazar,” my mother glided closer to the statue, “we summon you this third night of Power, nine days and nine nights from Samhain Eve, to tighten our bond with you and your realm.” She knelt at the foot of the altar, the picture of the submissive handmaiden. Could she be any more ridiculous? Seriously. “My love, come and be welcome.” The blinding flash that leapt from her to the statue continued to pour out of her in a deep blue rush of light. I turned my head slightly to the side, squinting in the glare, grateful for the edge of the cowl and the shadow it made. The whole room started to thrum, the floor vibrating with condensed magic as Mom used the energy we had given her to make the doorway that would let my father through. Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord of the seventh plane. The trouble is, she just wants to be ordinary. Syd struggles to survive the minefield of her new high school while being torn between her attraction to football hero Brad Peters and the darkly mysterious Quaid Moromond. When her coven comes under attack, Syd is forced to face the fact only her power can save her family’s magic.Fiction – YA

 

 

Years later, a young woman and man meet again, unexpectedly, a reunion that seems somehow fated. “She remembered her initial excursion onto the ice, being run into by a boy playing hockey at the end of the rink. Actually, she hardly remembered the collision at all. What she remembered mostly, and held onto, was how nice he had been afterwards, lifting her up, brushing her off, apologizing profusely and asking again and again if she was all right as he held her arm and skated with her to the quiet safety at the far edge of the ice.”Fiction – YA

Full Price Books 05/06/2013 Fiction – YA

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following: a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.) b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame. Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world. Literally. This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed. Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her. Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe … … and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld. My Ex From Hell is a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.Fiction – YA

Free Books 05/06/2013 Fiction – YA

Ria is an 18-year-old girl who has just started going to the University of Magic, a special university for those who have one of the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. There she meets Michael, a boy whose element is different from hers, which makes their romantic involvement seem impossible because mixing of elements can have horrible consequences. She also feels threatened by Adrian, a very dangerous magic disease carrier. Ria’s best friend, Paula, is fascinated by Adrian like most of the girls at the University and wants him to help her with her research about the disease. All Ria’s beliefs are put to test when she starts having the symptoms of the disease and the only person she can turn to is Adrian. Young Adult Fantasy/Romance for mature teens.Fiction – YA

Bargain Books 05/06/2013 Fiction – YA

It’s a game to die for… First, we used them for soldiers. Then laborers. Now the Undead are avatars — ex-cons and Volunteers, bought and paid for, then killed, implanted and reanimated — in a virtual reality video game. Welcome to the world of GAMELAND. Set in the middle of Long Island’s forbidden wasteland, Gameland is where the rich and privileged pit zombies against one another, all for kicks. Most people buy their way into The Game. Others get in by dying. Only the foolish would try to hack their way in. In a world drowning in contradictions, Jessica Daniels is struggling to make sense of it all. Her long-dead father is universally reviled for having invented Reanimation technology, yet the very beings he helped create are being increasingly accepted by an increasingly repressed society, which, in turn, is becoming more and more dependent upon the dead — for security, for work, and now for entertainment. As Jessica — a computer gamer and hacker herself — approaches her eighteenth birthday, all she wants is to escape her family’s dark past. So why does she keep rushing headlong into it? EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game A reckless suggestion leads Jessie and her friends onto Long Island for an end-of-the-summer adventure, hoping simply to catch an unlikely glimpse of the infected victims of a decades-old outbreak. But if they think breaking in was easy, they’ll soon discover that getting back out is a killer. Someone — or something — doesn’t want them to leave. Not alive, anyway. EPISODE TWO: Failsafe Jessie and Kelly clash after a member of their group gets stranded among the Infected Undead, prompting Kelly to make a rash decision which will ultimately deliver them all into the hands of those who would turn them into mindless players in The Game. Five hackers. One game. Ten thousand Undead. Deep Into the Game and Failsafe are the first two books in the hi-tech, dystopian thriller series GAMELAND. Structured along the lines of television’s The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print. Combined length of this package: approximately 100,000 words (roughly 370 pages). Not recommended for readers under age 15.Fiction – YA

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

Free Books 06/05/2013 Fiction – YA

 

When tragedy falls upon 15 year old Daisy Madigan, she escapes to the only place she feels safe, the cemetery of Abney Park. There, in the company of the dearly departed, she realises she is changing, growing stronger and faster by the day. But in the darkness lurks a terror even she can’t imagine facing. Daisy Madigan’s Paradise is a Morgan Sisters novella. Check out The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, the full length first novel in the series.Fiction – YA

 

 

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor’s parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets… Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was… well, not very motherly. After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that’s not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn’t who, or what, she thinks she is. Lilly has a very special ability and it’s just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again. Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.Fiction – YA

 

 

Darkness stalks seventeen-year-old Sam Harper. Ten years ago on Halloween night, she and her best friend Elliot were snatched by grotesque creatures and Sam narrowly escaped with her life. Now a decade on, the police investigation has ground to a halt and Elliot’s whereabouts remains a mystery. Traumatized by her ordeal, Sam finds it hard to make friends. She is mistrustful of authority and changed schools more times than she cares to remember. To Sam, the world is cruel and unforgiving. Then she meets the enigmatic Lee Weaver. With his gorgeous face and magnetic presence, he turns heads wherever he goes. Sam has never wanted anyone as much as she wants Lee, but there are things about the alluring stranger that don’t add up, leading Sam to ask unsettling questions about her past. Soon she discovers the boy of her dreams is keeping a terrible secret: one that threatens to destroy everything Sam holds dear. Super Dark is a seductive love story that will keep you guessing right until the final page.Fiction – YA

Full Price Books 06/04/2013 Fiction – YA

In the perfect city of Lucasta life is easy, bountiful, and completely planned for everyone. New fashions and material goods abound. Everyone constantly communicates with hundreds of friends through their computing device, and benevolent corporations watch over people as good parents. To the new generation, hate and prejudice are just a fairy tale, and pain, disease, and cruelty are fading into a distant memory. So is personal choice. Teenage Meliora feels as if Lucasta is suffocating her. Always an unusual child, she discovers the dark secret of a world where secrets don’t even exist any more. But what can be wrong with a perfect world?Fiction – YA