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The Last Skull by Robert C. Rodgers

Teenagers. Super-heroes. Explosions. Time-travel.

After her mother died in a car accident, Sue Daysdale never expected to stumble upon the family secret—that the mild-mannered soccer mom who taught her how to dance, sing, and properly dress a wound was the Skull, one of the most legendary (and terrifying) super-heroes alive. Now, saddled with an unpaid mortgage, a drug-addicted guardian, and a basement full of . . .

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

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The Silver Ring by Robert Swartwood

17-year-old David Beveridge is in the wrong place at the wrong time. When a gunman storms into a convenience store demanding money, he becomes spooked and shoots the cashier before shooting David. Only David doesn’t die. Neither does the cashier. She dies, yes, but David manages to bring her back to life. How? With the help of a . . .

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Rocinante by Wes Boyd

Vagabonding in the seventies! The only thing that kept Mark going in Vietnam was his plan to spend some time wandering the country by air, like barnstormers did 50 years before. In the last days before leaving, he acquires a partner—a tall, morose girl named Jackie. They spend months on their aerial oddessy, falling in love along the way while . . .

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Juryokine by Adam Bolander

For three months, Gravity Storms have been tearing Yasmik apart and neither the humans nor their winged neighbors, the Sorakines, are safe from them. One hotheaded young Sorakine named Zashiel is convinced that the Storms are being caused deliberately, but she’s unable to find evidence to back up her claims. She chooses Toke, a budding inventor studying under the most . . .

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The Extraordinary Adventures of the Alpha Six by SKIIW

Welcome to a new world of wonders and magic.

‘The Extraordinary Adventures of the Alpha Six’ is a coming of age fantasy action-adventure web serial that follows six adept and ambitious youths: Evie, Roman, Theo, Lana, Liam and Alvin, as they work for a classified government program that investigates strange cases from homicides and heists to ones beyond the scope of human understanding. ‘Alpha Incorporated’ is the first . . .

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Runner’s Moon by Wes Boyd

Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs . . . Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first—and learn about what they’re doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany’s adventures. . . .

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THE SILVER RING

Quick & Entertaining: A bite-sized adventure

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Aug 27, 2009: What seems like any other day for David takes a turn for the worse when a ring he finds at the movie theatre ends up having magical powers beyond his comprehension. Just as he begins unravelling the mystery behind the ring, he finds himself chased by mysterious beings, and his very life is in danger.

This was a quick and easy read, the writing was free of mistakes and fairly solid. The characters are likeable and have considerable depth taking into [more . . .]

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LITTLE BROTHER

This one speaks to me.

By BFuniv, member

Jan 16, 2010: This book is about young hackers fighting when tyranny passes the tipping point in their neighborhood.

What is striking is what Stephen King in his book On Writing refers to as the most important part of fiction – the truth. These characters are real, their situations ring with historicity and valid experience. I don’t need to suspend disbelief, I can believe.

I programed using punchcards in college, on mainframes that took up [more . . .]

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