This week on Young Adult Edition, we hung with fantasy authors Sarah K.L. Wilson, Whitney Evans, and T.S. Valmond + gave out 45 fantasy books that you might absolutely love! Check them out here:
The Siren Wars by K.M. Robinson
War has hovered around the kingdom of Scylla for generations ever since the original sirens left the mer collection generations ago after nearly drowning the human prince. Over the years, select mermaids from the royal bloodline have been trained as spies to work for the reigning kings and queens, keeping the collection safe from sirens and humans.
Celena and her partner, Merrick, work covertly for the royals—not even her twin brother knows. When they discover the sirens have broken through the barriers the mer set up to keep the sirens out, Celena and her friends must race to the old kingdom of Metten to stop them from starting a war within their borders.
When she’s dragged to the surface, Celena realizes that the war above the waters is as deadly as the one below the waves—and sacrificing herself may be the only way to protect her family.
The Siren Wars have only just begun.
Virtually Sleeping Beauty by K.M. Robinson
She may be doing battle in the virtual world, but in the real world, they can’t wake her up…
All Rora wants is to help people as class president, give her time to local charities, and quietly earn her way to the top level of the virtual reality system that the entire country uses without anyone noticing she’s the second best player in the game.
All Royce wants to do is level up as a knight inside the gaming system, slay dragons, and eventually play his way to controlling the palace as he takes the crown away from the reigning queen.
When his Aunt Perry calls him, hysterically screaming that her goddaughter, Rora, has been inside for more than the four hours the game allows, Royce rushes over to help.
Entering the game, Royce soon discovers that Rora is trapped inside the system after an encounter with an evil magician who can change forms inside the game and control the virtual world. If he and his friend can’t help her beat the game, she might not be able to wake up in the real world at all.
When virtual knights and princesses meet to slay dragons and defeat evil rulers, there’s nothing stopping them from suffering real-world consequences too.
To wake her up, he must enter the game and help her beat it.
A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.
Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.
Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?
Inherited by Freedom Matthews
If saying ‘I love you’ meant death, would you still say it?
The Wilted Rose, of faery-tale and folklore, is a pirate ship filled with unfortunate souls-each forbidden to love. One such soul is Valencia ‘Lennie’ Roux. Raised in a brothel and an heir to a curse; Lennie never expected to pique the interest of any man. Yet with the arrival of vivid-eyed Nathaniel, she is torn between wanting to know him better and fearing what that knowledge would mean.
With Nathaniel bringing the crew’s total to six, the Wilted Rose sets off in search of the remaining two heirs. They hope that in reuniting, they will convince the faery Sorceress responsible for the curse, to end it. However lurking beneath the water is a long standing enemy of the Wilted Rose; who is determined to thwart their quest and bring down its leaders.
Together the eight heirs fight for survival, friendship and love.
Fate Abandoned by L. Danvers
Some bow to fate.
In the ancient kingdom of Vires, Princess Daphne’s destiny is all but sealed. As her eighteenth birthday draws near, she is to remain at the castle to select a husband while her twin brother is to venture on a quest to prove his worthiness of the Crown. But soon after he leaves, Daphne gets word of a prophecy that predicts his death. Now, the princess and her maidservant must set out on a quest of their own to save him.
With threats looming at every turn, they align themselves with a band of outlaws they bribe for protection. Together, they’ll risk everything to reach the prince in time. But will it be too late?
Burn Bright by Ben McMaster
A handsome prince. A dangerous wolf shifter. And a quest to hunt a mythical Firebird…
Neva Bane knows better than to enter the Gravenwold Woods. Monsters and witches lurk there, and those who enter don’t come out.
But when a handsome young prince arrives in her village, on a quest to hunt the Firebird within the woods, Neva has no choice but to guide him—or see her ailing father forced to do so instead.
The king is dying. The only thing that can save him is the heart of the Firebird. But the deeper into the forest they go, the more Neva learns about the Firebird’s secrets… Neva must sabotage the hunt if she’s to prevent a magical war, but her only potential allies are a wolf shifter who drives her crazy, and a witch with an agenda of her own.
Can Neva save her world from the darkness they’ve unleashed—or is it too late?
Soul Render by T.L. Branson
Resistance fighter Will Sumner wants little more than to avenge his father who died at the hands of the ruthless king, Alexander Drygo. When the opportunity arises to steal the king’s most valuable possession, Will and his brothers launch an assault to retrieve it.
Obtaining the unimaginable power of a legendary soul stone, Will learns that the gods of old aren’t dead after all. But even his newfound ability is no match for the tyrant that sits on the throne.
Now, the power he thought would be his salvation may very well claim his life – or his soul. To help tame this uncontrollable magic, Will seeks assistance from an unlikely source and aligns himself with a rebel group that may not have his best interests at heart.
Will’s brothers have forsaken him, his friends may deceive him, and his enemies will stop at nothing to end his life and seize his power for themselves.
The Girl Without Magic by Megan O’Russell
Death would have been easier, but the Siren wasn’t through with her.
Seventeen-year-old Maggie Trent fell out of a battle and into the Siren’s Realm, a land where secrets hide in the shadows and pleasure comes at a price Maggie is unwilling to pay.
The time for the Siren’s reckoning has come, sweeping away all she deems unworthy to live in her realm. Those without magic are hunted by the Siren. Those with magic are hunted by the Stricken. Fighting or hiding seem necessary to survive. But there is a different way.
Bertrand Wayland, unaging and unrelenting in his determination for Maggie to accept her fate, slips in and out through the stitches that bind the Siren’s Realm to other worlds, gaining magic and having glorious adventures. When Maggie follows Bertrand out of the Siren’s Realm, seeking an adventure of her own, she finds instead a world of magic on the eve of war. To save innocent lives Maggie risks her heart, her life, and her only chance of returning to the Siren’s Realm.
Horrid by L.C. Ireland
Delta’s family has been cursed. Every night, one of her sisters vanishes; and she’s next. Desperate to save her family, Delta makes a deal with the very witch who cursed her. With only three days left to live, she has a terrible decision to make: Kill a target of the witch’s choosing or lose her life … and her soul.
Haven by Katherin Bogle
Princess Haven was never meant to be queen.
Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her personal guards, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.
Between assassination attempts and brutal scare tactics, the evil tyrant Kadia’s army is fast approaching. Haven’s neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia’s shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven’s only home.
Haven must make a choice; take her people and flee to the foreign Republic across the sea or lead a last stand against a powerful dictator.
Shade by Marilyn Peake
Thanks to her offbeat mother, Shade’s full name is Galactic Shade Griffin. Having a name like that while being the new girl in school is pretty much catnip for bullies. The summer before Shade’s junior year of high school, her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend and moves them once again to a new town.
This time, they move into a dilapidated old house where Shade has an entire attic bedroom to herself—at least until she discovers it’s haunted by the ghost of a teenaged boy named Brandon Yates. When Shade’s best friend goes missing, her life becomes even more complicated. With the help of Brandon who’s struggling with his own issues in the world beyond, Shade faces the question of whether or not she has what it takes to become a true hero.
Although this novel deals with a number of serious issues—drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and disturbing world events—it’s primarily a novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she’s capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.
Disowned by Sarah Addison-Fox
When Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.
After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn to protect the fragile peace.
For Corporal Mick Haynes, life is simple. Follow the rules, do your job and work your way up the ranks. Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family’s farm wasn’t part of the plan.
When a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste, Mick’s loyalty will be stretched to the limit.
With war on the horizon, Celeste faces two impossible choices. Both securing her freedom, but both at a cost she could never have imagined.
Will Etraea provide the freedom she’s longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master?
Blind the Eyes by K.A. Wiggins
In a drowned city where hope kills and dreams are deadly, one wrong thought can end your life.
Teenaged outcast Cole is haunted by a trickster spirit, down to her last chance, and desperate to hide her macabre obsession with the corpses of the Mara-taken before she becomes one.
When she uncovers the dark secret behind the Towers of Refuge and the monsters they claim to offer protection from, she abandons the life she knew to seek out allies in the glittering underworld. But with the dead piling up at every turn, can she untangle the lies and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive?
Zephyra by Andrea B. Lamoureux
A royal fire elemental. The mysterious man she can’t figure out. And a mad king with a dark plan.
Bullied as a child and never able to live up to her mother’s expectations, it’s no wonder Zephyra longs to leave her royal life at court behind.
When she has to do just that in order to protect her cousin, the queen, she quickly finds out how dangerous life beyond the palace walls is. And there is more than one threat to the kingdom.
After being thrown in harms way, Zephyra’s destiny becomes entangled with a mysterious stranger’s who harbours secrets of his own.
Can she learn to trust him and master the fire within her before their world is shrouded in darkness?
The Helm of Darkness by A.P. Mobley
Andy and Zoey are two normal teenagers living in the modern day—that is, until they’re knocked unconscious in a freak storm sweeping the United States.
When they wake up, the world they know has been tossed away. Their city is in ruins, strange creatures walk the earth, and worst of all, everyone is gone. They stumble across Diana and Spencer, two kids around their age who possess incredible magical abilities, and who claim to be the demigod children of Greek gods. Not only that, they also claim the year is 500 AS, five hundred years after the gods conjured a massive storm that destroyed most of humanity and helped them take the world as their own once again.
Andy and Zoey are soon handed an impossible task: To save humanity. To lead a war on the gods.
They’ll have to battle monsters, death, and their own inner demons to survive and to protect the people they love.
Running Toward Illumia by Angel Leya
Astrea would do just about anything to feel like she belongs–even hunt a unicorn to feed her starving tribe.
But when her guilt and the promise of a curse gets the better of her, she’ll do everything in her power to free the unicorn. Even if it means taking away the last hope of meat in the midst of a famine and leaving behind her foggy homeland to return the unicorn to the safety of Illumia. And Illumia is nowhere she wants to go, being the land her parents were banned from.
The problem is, she can hear the unicorn talking, though no one else can, a handsome and mysterious elf joins her and the snarky unicorn, sending her emotions careening, and someone is following them.
Just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, she finds out that her parents have been keeping a secret from her, and the revelation ruins every hope of fitting in. Her homeland is now inhospitable in every possible way, and the once comforting fog becomes a smothering blanket that promises death.
It’s a race to escape and a struggle to put everything right.
And Astrea is running out of time.
Spells and Sorcery by Whitney Evans
Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.
Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.
Fake by Lori Saltis
Penny Sparrow is trapped in a lie. She’s a Strowler, a wanderer, forced to live as a Bleater, an ordinary person, for the sake of her family. Rebellion against her fake life leads to more misery as she’s bullied at school and suppressed at home. She makes an ally when she meets Lennon Lau. This ragged street hustler is the heir of the Two Dragon Clan and the descendant of a powerful dragon. Murderous relatives have forced him into hiding. The two teens become friends, and perhaps something more, but will the laws of the Crossroads and the demands of a dragon tear them apart?
Ignited by A.M. Deese
A NOBLE DAUGHTER.
A FORMER SLAVE.
SCORCHED EARTH AND DANGEROUS GAMES.
“Jura imagined it sounded like rain.”
Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her father, she is thrust into the seat of power and forced to rule her elders.
“To Tylak, water had never tasted sweeter.”
Jura must track down her father’s assassin and balance a country on the verge of collapse. To find the Prince of Shadows and uncover the truth, Jura puts her trust in Tylak, a former slave accused of stealing from the Everflame—a man she once condemned to death.
In a world where water is currency and enemies lurk around every corner, Jura will use her wits or risk igniting a world war.
Zelia by Zora Marie
Zelia knew she was not an elf, but that did not matter as the elves were kin. They protected, nurtured, and taught her, but what she did not know was that they helped create her.
While the elves helped create her, they all soon found out that she was not theirs to train. The elder wizards, her other creators, voted against their younger members and forced her powers to emerge in an explosion that faked her death.
As time passes under the rage of the elder wizard, Asenten, Zelia’s only glimpse of the light that’s still present in the realms becomes her new connection to the child god of mischief. But when she hurts him, will she ever be able to move forward? Or is she doomed to suffer the past as much as the future?
Alora by Lara Wynter
I’ve just met the perfect guy…pity he’s a figment of my imagination.
A modern day fairy tale. Although this is no Cinderella story. There is a prince and a magical world. But Ash is one girl who can take care of herself, and even manage to rescue her prince. She not only wants to be with her man, she wants to fight beside him. A sweet love story with a twist….
Pliethin by Avril Sabine
Sixteen-year-old Amber’s life, that was once completely normal, is dramatically changed when she is forced to move to a small Queensland town west of Brisbane. Suddenly dragons are no longer creatures of myth. Amber becomes caught up in their world of clans, survival of the fittest, ancient traditions, dangerous enemies and dragon warriors.
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson
Some see it… Some don’t…
People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie and her friend August go on a pursuit for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with the disappearances?
P.A.W.S by Debbie Manber Kupfer
When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama, Celia, on the night before Celia dies she has no idea that the charm holds a secret, a powerful magic that saved her omama’s life and is about to make Miri’s a whole lot more interesting.
Join Miri on a mysterious and supernatural journey with her new friends, members of an underground St. Louis society known as the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, better known as P.A.W.S.
Ruthless Magic by Megan Crew
In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die… or kill.
Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages’ Exam.
Disadvantaged by her parents’ low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic.
Long ashamed of his mediocre abilities, Finn Lockwood knows the Confederation accepted him only because of his prominent family. Declaring for the Exam instead means a chance to confirm his true worth.
Thrown into the testing with little preparation, Rocío and Finn find themselves becoming unlikely allies—and possibly more. But the Exam holds secrets more horrifying than either could have imagined. What are the examiners really testing them for? And as the trials become increasingly vicious, how much are they willing to sacrifice to win?
The first in a new series by USA Today bestselling author Megan Crewe, Ruthless Magic combines the magic of Harry Potter with the ferocity of The Hunger Games alongside a poignant romance.
The Saphire Legend by E.L. Tenebaum
Sapere has always been different. In her tribe, select families are blessed with a gift that is passed through the generations from father to son. But something went wrong when Sapere was born, because she has her family’s gift and she shouldn’t.
When Sapere’s village is attacked the night of her wedding, the survivors flee to the Wild in hopes of finding refuge in a dangerous place stalked by deadly predators. There they struggle to protect what little remains of their tribe and their traditions, many of which don’t seem to fit into their new life. Out here, Sapere feels like an outsider on the precipice of two worlds, unable to fit into the old way, unaccepted by the new, and terrified of being shunned by both.
Through the survivors’ fight for survival, Sapere learns that she can be a victim of circumstance or master of fate. Can she rise above the nature of her birth and mold her own future? Can she be herself and earn the villagers’ respect? Or will she forever be shackled by the anomaly that makes her different?
In The Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby.
Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte. Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he’s some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He’s supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who’s too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone.
With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn.
Opal of LIght by Norma Hinkens
Mistaken for a spy. Hunted by an assassin. Arrested as a traitor.
And things are about to get much worse for Orlla, Keeper of the ancient dragon runes. She guards a powerful secret buried on the shores of Efyllsseum—a prehistoric artifact that shields the island kingdom’s inhabitants from death and destruction and hides the chosen land from the rest of the world.
Now, corrupt monarchs plot war to steal the valuable relic, shattering the uneasy peace throughout the realm. Torn between loyalty to her family and duty to the crown, Orlla calls upon the dragons of light.
But the light always casts shadows, and the dragons bring with them an unimaginable terror that no one saw coming—and no one can stop.
OPAL OF LIGHT is the first book in The Keeper Chronicles, a stunning new epic dragon fantasy series, perfect for fans of heroic fantasy sagas, dragons, mystery, action and adventure, light romance, and plot twists you won’t see coming!
The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp
What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie?
Rise of the Reaper by Lorna Reid
A strange, dark place haunts Danny Stone’s dreams. A place that reveals glimpses of his mother, years after she mysteriously disappeared. She seems lost in a grim place, swallowed by darkness, searching for a way out. But where is she?
Danny’s chance for answers comes when he and his friends discover the secret that their parents have been hiding: an ancient portal to a fragmented cluster of lands, forged by swords and shrouded in magic. Taking matters into their own hands, Danny and his friends plunge through the portal to search for her, but their quest takes a terrifying twist when they learn of a coming evil that threatens not just those they love, but the very lands themselves.Their journey becomes a desperate race to change fate that will carry them into the arms of the rising darkness. But will they be in time?
Graveyard Rose by Ginny Clyde
Stay out of the woods at night- An easy rule for the people of Maldorfina, but not for seventeen-year-old Lenara Gerrickson. In fact, she’s been sneaking out on dark New Moon nights on her own secret missions.
Handpicked by the beautiful vampiress, Annabelle, Lena carries on her family legacy to protect the people from the scourge of the nulan- the mindless undead creatures that plague the land.
She is sent to investigate a looming threat from a new breed of werewolves along with the other elite warriors of her rank, but the company falls into unseen calamity. Fate puts her in the path of a mysterious masked hunter who saves her life. He has his own secrets to protect but Lena can’t help her feelings towards the stranger.
She is soon forced to choose between duty and freedom, but if she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything. Here begins the incredible tale of a lost maiden and a mysterious gentleman who calls himself a beast…
The Courier’s Code by T.S. Valmond
A rebellious teenage princess with a day job?
Rasha enjoys the independence that comes with being a professional courier with a perfect record in the Bolaji kingdoms, that is until she’s tasked to deliver a mysterious package from the tenth king to the prince of the first kingdom.
When the package is accidentally opened her hidden royal past could be exposed, and she might lose her precious freedom for good. Worse than that the troublesome package could ruin her entire life.
Dark Fates by G.K. DeRosa and J.N. Colon
Would you risk it all for love?
A high-ranking official’s daughter, Solaris is wild and reckless, a daredevil with no regard for authority.
For icy Kaige, the nocturne prince of Draconis, life is discipline and self-control.
A prophecy split their worlds in two—a decree issued outlawing all human and vampire contact. Death is the consequence for crossing the dark divide between Imera and Draconis.
When their worlds collide, a dangerous and forbidden string of events unfold. Bound together by blood and secrets, they make a startling discovery that could shatter the precarious balance of New Isos.
Haunted by the words of the prophecy, Solaris and Kaige attempt to unravel the mystery they’ve stumbled upon, but every moment spent together threatens the very existence of each race.
Can Solaris and Kaige discover the truth without triggering the century old prophecy and destroying both their worlds?
The Triplet’s Curse by Marsha Black
When the moon is full High above the Earth
Three daughters shall be born
On their 16th birthday, their destiny will begin
One daughter, born with the knowledge of the future, yet blind of those closest to her
Hope, your normal teenage girl, other than being one out of a set of triplets’, dreams about the day she turns 16 and can get her license.
Unknowingly, as her 16th birthday draws closer, a curse that has been around for centuries will activate, causing her to have visions, giving her knowledge of the future. The things she sees, she hopes are just hallucinations.
New guy Bryce, comes to town, knowing of the curse. He’s part of a group that prepares their whole lives to train the triplet sisters, who are unlucky enough to have it befall them. Hoping, the town he moves to doesn’t have the sisters they are looking for, once his eyes rest upon Hope, he knows without a doubt that his life will be changed and with the spark at contact, he knows it will be changed forever.
With Bryce’s help, Hope must accept these changes and train, learning how to control her ability and preventing more visions from becoming a reality. As the fight hits closer to home, will Hope be prepared to defeat the evil, making the world safer, for just a little bit longer?
First Spell by Lucía Ashta
An ordinary girl, a dream to become extraordinary, and the powers that will lead her to change the world.
Sixteen-year-old Isadora is recruited to join a secret school. She knows nothing of where she’s going, but anything is better than being stuck at the house of her belittling uncle.
When a sect of sorcerers out to ruin magic finds her, she doesn’t possess the skills to ward them off. She needs to reach the academy. A whole new world awaits her if only she can make it in time.
Will Isadora beat the sorcerers to the academy and begin her education in the magical arts? Or will they succeed in keeping her from her destiny?
A Warden’s Purpose by Jeffery L. Kohanek
Two schools: One of magic and science, the other focused on military excellence.
A dangerous undercurrent flows within both academies.
Everson is brilliant, ingenious, and yet, he feels broken. Cursed with a disability, he dreams of nothing more than being useful. Quinn is bold, defiant, and will do anything to protect her brother.
When Everson is accepted to an academy of magic and engineering, Quinn enters a school of combat in order to join him in Fallbrandt. However, things within the fabled institutions are not what they seem. Beneath a mantra of good intentions and the objective of a better future, spies and conspiracies lurk.
Quinn finds herself embroiled in a struggle she doesn’t understand, one with dire consequences as her training shifts from difficult to deadly. Her relentless determination and will to survive might be enough, if she only knew whom she could trust.
Within the other school, Everson learns about a dangerous power known as Chaos. Unable to wield this magic, he is instead intent on melding Chaos with science, dreaming up inventions that would shape the future. Perceptive, imaginative, and curious, his endeavors lead him to a revelation that could change the world…and then, he discovers the truth.
Regen by Cassie Greutman
A fae girl living in the human foster care system is blackmailed into teaming up with the ex-boyfriend who tried to kill her in order to capture an escaped fugitive. Things are about to get interesting.
Armegedon’s Ward by T.J. Kelly
It’s not the end of the world. Yet.
Lia Rector spent her childhood devoid of magic – no easy life for the sole heir to the largest magical corporation in the world. Then Armageddon comes for her on her seventeenth birthday. Her new guardian hides her from the dark magicians determined to take what is hers. Now Lia is racing against the clock to discover the key to her magic before she loses everything in an arena full of her greatest enemies. She knows it wouldn’t really be the end of the world if she fails. Just her life.
The Gatekeeper’s Son by Eva Pohler
The Gatekeeper’s Sons is about a teen who becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when Thanatos wants to meet her.
First Flight by Sarah K. L. Wilson
A disabled teen, an empathetic dragon, and a bond that will save the world.
Sixteen-year-old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else – with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon Riders.
But Amel has a crippled leg and Dragon School training is grueling. Before she can even become an initiate, she must complete her First Flight on a dragon.
Can Amel survive First Flight and become a Dragon School initiate or will her dreams dash on the rocks below?
On Borrowed Luck by T.J. Muir
Ancient Prophecies. Shadow Dancers. And a side of assassination.
Street Rat Kirrin gets caught red-handed on a powerful lord’s estate. Guilty of trespassing and petty theft, he is at the ruler’s mercy. But Kirrin’s tenacity makes a good impression. Instead of a severe punishment, he is taught to fight and use his natural gifts, transforming into a cunning spy.
His loyalty to the lord is absolute, and Kirrin begins to compromise his principles, and commit crimes far worse than petty theft.
He thinks he has the risk under control until his master sends him into the imperial palace and Kirrin comes face to face with the supreme ruler himself.
Kirrin must choose. Does he commit the act from which there is no return, or does he find his way in the darkness that has enveloped him.
A grand cycle is coming to an end and old powers are stirring. Gods and magic. Players are being moved around on a game board that is invisible to human eyes as cosmic forces are set in motion. Legends will be made and new heroes are about to change the world
Marked by T.L. McDonald
‘There’s something terribly wrong with his eyes. My mind struggles to rationalize what I’m seeing and I tell myself that it’s just a trick of the light, or that maybe I’m hallucinating due to the crushing amount of fear I’m feeling, because when I look at them, all I see is darkness. Deep dark voids that threaten to swallow me whole.’
When 17 year old Hanna Harper agrees to see a local band at The Iron Knife Club with her two best friends, she has no idea her life is about to change forever and that everything she thought was impossible…isn’t.
Marked with a mystical symbol by a dying boy, she’s thrust into a world she never imagined existed where her eyes are opened to the reality that fallen angels are very real, and very dangerous. And with just one look from their soulless black eyes, they can take everything from you.
And now, because of the symbol and the secret it contains, a secret she must protect at all costs, those black eyes have set their sights on her.
Souls Unteathered by K.J. McPike
“I love you all. I’m so sorry.”
After her mother disappeared, leaving only a cryptic note behind, strange things started happening to Lali Yavari. She sees visions of people she doesn’t know and witnesses violence and secrets. When one of her visions comes to life and the handsome, yet elusive, Kai Awana becomes a new student at her school, Lali thinks she’s losing her mind.
Then she discovers a dangerous secret–she can astral project, a form of telepathy that allows her soul to leave her body and travel to dark realities. Kai is willing to make her a deal. He’ll help Lali find her mother if Lali uses her abilities to save his sister, who is trapped in Alea, an alternate realm that only Lali can reach.
But Lali isn’t a hero. She’s a target. Alea’s government is looking for people like her to use as experiments in a twisted lab. If Lali’s caught, it could mean losing everything…even her own life.
Shadows of Lela by Tessonja Odette
A forgotten princess.
A deadly quest.
A threat that hides in shadow…
Sixteen-year-old Cora is a princess with a dark past. Exile has kept her safe. But when she rescues a dying unicorn from a mysterious band of hunters, her identity—and her life—are in danger.
Prince Teryn has the perfect plan—win the quest, marry his betrothed, and become king. But his mission goes awry when he faces a feisty young woman in the woods. Although they meet as foes, she shares a secret that bonds them.
Teryn and Cora’s fates are entwined in a plot far deadlier than they ever imagined. Can they face the threat together? Or will a terrifying enemy destroy the land they love?
Marked by Dragon’s Blood by N.M. Howell
Descended from dragons. Condemned to death. Driven underground.
Andie Rogers is no stranger to secrecy. After watching her dragonborn mother get taken away at a young age, she has had to learn to use her sorcery inherited from her father to disguise all trace of her own dragon’s blood magic. Now, no longer a child, Andie must attend the University, center of all magic and government in Arvall City, to learn to wield her magic and become a fully-fledged sorcerer.
But Andie has another goal in mind.
Dreams of her tormented ancestors calling out to her have haunted her since she was a child, and Andie knows she must answer their call and discover the truth. But she must do so in the magical capital in the world, surrounded by powerful sorcerers determined to uphold the lie at all cost. If they discover that she carries the blood of the dragonborn, death with be swift and her people will never get a chance at redemption.
Will Andie risk everything to shatter the lies that the world has been fed for so many years? Will she set her people free?
4-Ever Hunted by Kasi Blake
Born with dark magic in his veins that is slowly killing him… Trick enjoys a reckless lifestyle.
He rides his motorcycle too fast, plays rock music while fighting vampires, and has a talent for making girls mad, especially Dani Foster. The girl-next-door has caught all of his most embarrassing moments. She wants nothing to do with him. So he watches out for her from a distance, protects her from monsters she doesn’t know exist.
Two strangers offer a solution to his impending-death problem. He can beat fate by becoming what he hates most: a vampire. Trick is sure he’d rather die. Then Dani begins to look at him in a way that makes his heart race. She brings hope into his life.
Can he do it? Can he become the thing he fears for the promise of love?
Dragon’s Awakening by Sean Fletcher
A secret organization wants to help her. An ancient order wants her dead. And she doesn’t even know what she is…
Kaylee Richards just blasted her first date with lightning. She has no idea how, but when the creep pulls a sword on her, what’s a girl to do?
Turns out Kaylee is a dragon-kin, a half dragon/half human with the rare power to summon storms. The problem? Her newly-discovered magic has attracted the wrong kind of attention: Slayers, a murderous ancient order dedicated to eradicating all dragon-kin. They’re planning something big. Something deadly.
And they need Kaylee to do it.
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