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Addergoole by Lyn Thorne-Alder

Love, lust, ownership, exploration, and coming-of-age in a strange and novel world hidden beneath the known.

Addergoole is a contemporary fantasy story with erotic and dark-fantasy elements. Set in a world which is, on the surface, much like our own, Addergoole follows three students as they enter a strange, new school and discover just how much they don’t know about themselves, their parents, or their world. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by nomesque and 2 other members.
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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 . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Kyt Dotson.
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Estimated Time of Arrival, Vol III by Sol Mann

A Self Study of the Inner Animal

With money to burn and time to spend, Sol Mann embarks on a journey through Costa Rica that would change him in a fundamental way. Where does he get his money? And what is he running from? . . . We don’t really know. But that doesn’t matter when your days are filled with cheap weed, good rum, and great women. . . .

A serialized novel, updating thrice weekly.  Recommended by apocalypsenovel.
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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.  Recommended by Sarah Suleski.
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UNUSUAL FLORIDA

Editor’s First Look – Mystery/Slice of Life/YA

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Oct 21, 2018: The author of Unusual Florida does a good job of setting her scene and place. Readers are treated to possible memory-inducing descriptions of long, sweaty car rides to get to a vacation destination, and scenes where a number of teen or pre-teen kids awkwardly try to get to know one another and explore the somewhat mysterious resort they’re vacationing in. The mystery begins to be built on the fact that about half of the kids seem to be there with (or because) of their wealthy families, and about half through [more . . .]

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GHOSTS IN QUICKSILVER

Reads like quicksilver

By 20150506, author of Paladin

Sep 4, 2018: Ghosts in Quicksilver, by Elliott Dunstan, is about ghosts in Ottawa. It’s also about Jamal, a seventeen-year-old private detective haunted by her dead sister; their first case, which happens to be a murder; and the trials of moving into a new place and fitting in with the supernatural community, which they just learned exists. There’s a lot going on in this story.

Fortunately the writer is good at juggling the different threads and keeping the story running smoothly. Ghosts in Quicksilver [more . . .]

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