Teen & Young Adult
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You Don’t Choose The Academy. The Academy Chooses You.
The last of the Culling Trials is here. I foolishly thought I’d survived the worst.
My team is falling to pieces around me and my heart is shattered for the losses I’ve endured. But I can’t stop when I’m so close to the end. There are too many people depending on me.
I foolishly thought there wasn’t much more I could lose…until the nature of my bloodline comes to light.
I’m not what I thought I was. Not what anyone thought I was.
But to tell people the truth would be to kill us all.
To fail the trials will mean death, but to succeed might damn me for life.
Jeremy Rice is like many other high school basketball standouts with NBA aspirations. He is poised to ride a successful senior season to a bright future on the hardwood when he is confronted by a life changing event
Jeremy Rice is a star high school basketball player in the midst of a championship senior season when he encounters the toughest challenge of his life
All 17-year-old Xavier can think about is graduating high school and moving to a place where no one will look twice at him. Everyone at school thinks he’s gay, but he’ll take the rumors over everyone knowing his truth. For 17-year-old, Natasha, life’s pretty good. She’s popular, has two best friends, and is dating the captain of the football team, the object of Xavier’s crush.
After witnessing a traumatic event at a Halloween bash, Xavier and Natasha experience a night which forces them to view the world through each other’s eyes. Soon Natasha is faced with the grim realization that her identity dictates how the people in her life treat her. Meanwhile, it’s a concept which Xavier knows painfully well. As they struggle to accept certain truths of their own realities, they can tell no one what’s happening to them. No one would believe them anyway, because they barely believe it themselves.
Middle School Mayhem: Down with the Dance is the first book in this action-packed, hilarious series.
Meet Austin Davenport, whose fabulous luck landed him on this earth only eleven short months after his brother, Derek, putting them in the same grade. While Austin’s brain power is unmatched, it appears as if his brother got all the athletic gifts and the family butt-chin, meaning their parents love Derek more than Austin, or so it seems.
Join Austin on his journey through the tumultuous waters of middle school as he navigates the swampy and undeodorized hallways and explores the depths of the cafeteria’s seafood surprise.
Oh, and someone is plotting to take down the Halloween Dance, the one that Austin has his sights set on, so he can take Sophie Rodriguez, a girl way out of his league, but who doesn’t seem to know it.
Can he stay one step ahead of the new principal who has it out for him? Will Austin figure out who the perpetrators are? Will he save the dance in time? Will he wear a diaper on a stakeout?
This first in a planned series of twelve will have you ROFLing like you never have before.
The funny and fast-paced nature of this series is meant for middle grade and early young adult readers.
Beware! This series has the tendency to turn reluctant readers into eager ones.
You Don’t Choose The Academy. The Academy Chooses You.
Being accepted into an elite school of magic, monsters, and assassins was not my idea of higher education. But here I am, fighting my way through the Culling Trials to claim my right to be taught.
As if the gauntlet-type physical and mental tests aren’t enough, people are going missing.
People that are my friends.
In a dangerous world where no one is as they seem, the golden rule is simple: Trust no one. They think we should just look out for ourselves. That we should leave the fallen behind and ask no questions.
They clearly think we’re idiots. I got this far by trusting my instincts, and I’m not going to back down now.
Those kids won’t be left to die.
Not on my watch.
In a world filled with darkness…
can true love spark just enough light to save it?
When Chase hires the mysterious ghost exterminator, Ryder, to cleanse his house from a pesky poltergeist he gets way more than he’s paying her for…
There’s just something about Ryder that has him mesmerized.
Is it the fact that he’s witnessed her do the unexplainable? Or the fact that she’s absolutely breathtaking? Or perhaps it’s that eerie familiar feeling that they’ve met before, perhaps in another lifetime.
Chase desperately tags along with Ryder on a whirlwind of life threatening adventures in exchange for a few precious moments of alone time with her. With the Grimm Reaper’s Scythe as their defense, Chase developing some supernatural gifts of his own and an intense crush developing between the both of them what crazy supernatural force will target them next?
Nobody has an easy time with depression, and Emma Middleton is no exception. Between her older brother’s sickness, a persistent bully, and an upcoming graduation, Emma is at her wit’s end. Will she be able to graduate with the rest of her class? Will the doctors be able to find out what’s wrong with James?
Luckily, Emma’s not alone. She finds help in the form of an unexpected friend named Elijah, who helps her to see that life isn’t so bad, after all. Through the ups and downs of teen life, they lift each other up and grow closer together than either of them thought possible.
Brave Heart: Malcolm’s Quest follows 16 yr. old Malcolm Bronner, whom has had a hard life. Dealing with a broken home, hunger, and lack of sleep makes him miserable. When Danny, his sometimes friend, presents an opportunity to make quick cash he jumps at it. But when it goes bad, he finds himself in a world of trouble that only God can deliver him from.
‘Growing up in a distressed family, having an unsettled schooling, Deon found himself not understood by the people around and often succumbed to his imaginary world of adventure. As a child Deon loved spending time in Nature and one day aspired to find a treasure, however he didn’t know what that treasure would be.
He finds a job at a departmental store and moves out of his troubled home but nothing much changes in his life. He feels drained and lost in the daily fight for survival in the everyday life of earning and spending.
One day being in his 20s his frustration leads him to make a life changing decision; to begin a quest for a deeper meaning of his life. Deon decides to take a trip to Glastonbury and his life is never going to be the same.
In his daring quest Deon accidentally enters a magical portal where he is faced with trials and spell binding encounters that leads him to find the treasure that he was always looking for.
‘In My World’ is a stirring fiction book that takes the readers on a breathtaking journey of discovering a secret world of infinite possibilities and the fascinating reality of life that is available to each one of them, despite the everyday challenges.
Amika Fernandez’s life is nothing out of the ordinary…until she meets Rhayne Welkins. Soon captivated by his very presence, Amika finds herself wrapped up in this mysterious intruder into her world―and the secrets he’s brought with him. In a world where nothing is as it seems, and stories once believed to be mere myth are anything but, an ordinary teenage girl must decide between the life she knows, and the life she might have―if she can handle the truth about the world in which she lives.
Amika Fernandez’s life is nothing out of the ordinary…until she meets Rhayne Welkins. Soon captivated by his very presence, Amika finds herself wrapped up in this mysterious intruder into her world—and the secrets he’s brought with him. In a world where nothing is as it seems, and stories once believed to be mere myth are anything but, an ordinary teenage girl must decide between the life she knows, and the life she might have—if she can handle the truth about the world in which she lives.
To friends and family Jane seemed like a normal teen… until one day she didn’t.
Jane Flynn – a self-proclaimed “plain Jane” – finds her life taking a dramatic detour junior year of high school when she undergoes her first bipolar episode. This gripping novel takes us on a wild ride through Janes rise into out-of-control mania and descent into dark depression as she juggles school, first love, friendship and a dark family secret.
All first editions will include ten black and white interior illustrations and a new short story!
Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel.
What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided Wizarding World.
This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.
“‘There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'”
Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone… Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
Morgan Merryweather,was to all intents and purposes, a normal girl who spent her days posting on her media account,creating vegan recipes and hanging out with her friends. That is, until she met a tall, dark, curly haired guy who showed her who she really was. She discovered she was a witch who was destined to fight the dark forces that threatened to destroy her world.
Her mother had given her a magical cloak which enabled her to fight dark angels and monsters. Morgan found life was not the same with mr.Rubin de Silva in it. Along with making vegan recipes she found she was catapulted into a world of angels ,demons and all things magical and did battle with dark forces. She found out she was strong and powerful and was ready to save her world.
Sixteen-year-old Degsy is roughing it on the snowy streets of London with no one for company but Sadface, the three-legged dog he saved from the bins. He’s spent his whole life in and out of jail, rising to power as the gaffer, dealing, cracking skulls, but he always looks after his own and those who can’t look after themselves. He learnt that from Gladys – the little old lady whose life he saved when he was a kid – and from his violent, drug-addicted mum, who showed him exactly what it feels like to be powerless and alone.
He was cut from her belly, kicking and screaming, in a prison cell and spent his first four years there in hell. It was tough – he has the scars to prove it – but he has no idea how tough until he finds her diary: The Devil’s Book. Her cheerful boasts of violence, humiliation and torture leave him breathless. Then her evil scrawl gets darker still, and sexual, and just as he is about to discover the full horror of his childhood, he finds that the pages he needs to read are missing.
But he must look forward now. He’s determined to keep his nose clean. He can’t go back to prison, not again. He wants to make a better life for himself. And he wants to help others, too: kids in gangs, like he was, the homeless, the elderly, like Gladys – he can’t bear the thought of them getting beaten up or feeling like prisoners in their own homes. He has a vision. He wants to turn an abandoned school and hospital into a housing project for young people – Unit 16-21. It will cost millions of pounds, and he can’t even afford a bag of crisps, but it’s a dream that keeps him warm at night (along with hooch, weed and the pills that the vet gave him for Sadface’s injuries).
He wants to change the world … but the world has other ideas. See, he takes on a final job to score a little cash – dumping a scooter for the TWC, a gang with a reputation for violence and connections to a mysterious crime lord with eyes, ears and guns on every corner: MR-K. It turns out the scooter was used to mow down a copper, and members of the TWC take photos of him dumping it. Now he’s just waiting to be arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.
And then there’re the kids to worry about: more and more missing kid posters are pasted all over London, and when his mate, Dipper, goes missing, he knows that it’s a problem he can’t ignore.
As Degsy searches for the truth about his past, the whereabouts of the missing children and a better way of life, losing the game of cat and mouse with street predators and the police, he is slowly drawn back into a world of trouble that he will be lucky to escape with his life intact. But Degsy’s is a story of transformation and redemption, of strength and hope, of holding onto an impossible dream and watching it become a reality … no matter what the cost.
In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—now a major motion picture, Love, Simon—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.
She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.
It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Most life stories have people overcoming their demons. I’d just like to escape mine.
My name is Jay Richard Peters. I was born on the 24th of March 1967. In less than two weeks I’ll turn seventeen, and I’ll finally be moving out of my home… or maybe I should say my hell, and into a place of my own.
For as long as I can remember, a dark cloud, my father, has hung over my existence. An inescapable, unpredictable force, worse than the devil itself. He’s made running away impossible. But I’m not planning to run away. I’m planning to move out. That’s what you do when you grow up, you move out.
But first, I want to make a record of my life up to this point. Then, my first night in my own place, I’ll hold a ceremonial burning. Burning the past to cleanse the future, as Taylora would say. Not that everything in my past was bad… to tell the story right, I guess I’ll want to talk about that too.
No, not want. Need. I need to talk about the good. I need to remember the bits of my life worth living. If I’m going to get through this… I have to talk about those bits too. The bits that kept me going. The bits that pulled me through. But… uh… I guess I should stop rambling and actually get started…