After the Fire by Will Hill
Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2017
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
“The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade”.
I picked up After the Fire without reading the blurb or having prior knowledge of its subject. Coming to the book raw and without preconceptions I was quickly immersed in an intense atmosphere of fear, suspicion and confusion. The disjointed memories of survivor Moonbeam are filled with gunshots and burning fire. It is not clear how her family of Brothers and Sisters – the Lord’s Legion community – reached this devastating and tragic crisis.
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Title: Sage Stone: The Magic Between The Worlds
Author: Darcy Deming
Genre: YA / Adventure / Spirituality
In this unique coming of age story, Darcy Deming tells the tale of Sage Stone, his extraordinary family, and the equally extraordinary journey he must take to become the man he was destined to be. Chosen by the mythical Thunder Beings and having closely survived a brush with death, Sage’s life is irrevocably altered, as he must now battle the darkness in order to bring light into the world with the aid of his twin sister Hannah.
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Title: Melissa and Kasho
Author: Camilla Chance
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
A young girl from a comfortable upbringing goes on a journey to discover her full potential in this latest offering from author Camilla Chance. Melissa has always followed the rules, especially those set out by her domineering and abusive parents. An opportunity to study in Italy serves as a catalyst for a chain of events that will ultimately change the course of her life and leave an indelible mark on who she is as a person.
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Title: I Am the Messenger
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Literary Fiction/YA
Ed Kennedy knows he’s a nobody. However, after the nineteen-year-old cab driver thwarts a bumbling bank robbery attempt, Ed is selected by an unknown party to make a difference in the lives of people he’s never met before. His leads? Nothing more than addresses and times listed on an Ace of Diamonds playing card. Clearly, someone realizes that Ed has a propensity to take matters into his own hands.
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Goodreads: Prophecy of Thol
Author: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
Published: 6th September 2017 (Artistic Origins Inc)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 5/5 (It was amazing)
Official Summary: “Recurring nightmares haunted D’laine Jackson when she woke from an eight-month coma following a tragic accident. Four images were branded in her head: a dark-haired, handsome princely young man, a fierce reptilian monster, a white furry creature whose red eyes implored her with some unspoken message, and an ominous black robot.
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Wingbound by Heather Trim is a fantastic adventure tale for all readers with their heads in the clouds.
Meet Ledger, a boy hungry for manhood and the chance to prove his worth in battle, and watch him have his whole world turned upside down when he meets one of the winged enemy – and finds nothing to hate. On the contrary, Alouette opens up new horizons for him and stirs his creativity into top gear.
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Title of the Book: The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart
Author name: Maria E. L. Thomassen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Magic, romance, and family secrets collide in this young adult fantasy novel by Maria Thomassen. As the crowned princess of Serendia, Maria has always known love and security. Beloved by friends and family and admired by many, she has always been certain about her place in the world.
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Author name: Nia Markos
Name of the book: Elements: Book One of the Complete Crystal Series
Genre of the book: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Book synopsis: Alexa is discovering that her whole life has been a lie. As her nineteenth birthday approaches, her true identity is revealed. The incredible world of witchcraft and Otherworlds come to light. Pulled into a prophecy centuries old, her existence takes a turn for the surreal. As well as having to save all worlds, the choice of who to love is presumably not hers.
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Book Title: The Secret Keeper
Author: Jane Alvey Harris
Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary Realism / Fantasy
The Secret Keeper is the second book in the My Myth trilogy. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emily Alvey, who was sexually abused by her own father when she was only seven years old.
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Title: Breaking Into the Light
Author: Cynthia A. Morgan
Genre: YA Fantasy
The third book in the Dark Fey series brings the band of characters to their darkest battles. The Fey of the Light have managed to save some abducted younglings who were taken to become Dark Fey, but when Legionnaires follow them back across, complications ensue.
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