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Shimmer by Miranda Sparks

Not your average hero...

To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

A complete novel.
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Paradise by a.c.d

a half-monster navigating the magical post-apocalypse

Once upon a time, there was a desert. It was filled with things in the way that deserts usually aren’t, including the mythical city of Paradise. Humans and soul-sucking monsters called mythos supposedly lived in harmony in Paradise, an enticing offer for our protagonist, a half mythos/half human girl who would like to live in harmony with herself. Follow her . . .

A complete novel.
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A Tale of Sorrow and Love: Book I by Hiddenhelix

Turn pain into power

Everin Thornwood is a traumatized orphan in a small village who is struggling to recover from the violent murder of his parents when he’s given the ability to see others’ suffering. Not only that, but he can absorb others’ pain, experience what they’re feeling, and wield that pain as a supernatural weapon. Everin must come to terms with these abilities . . .

A complete novel.
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The Third Person by Stephanie Newell

A brutal, tragic and darkly humorous novel about growing up, sibling rivalry and the ultimate dysfunctional family. In a series of diary entries, fourteen year old Lizzie shares her secrets about coming to terms with her parents’ break-up, battling with her younger sister, and her obsession with the man she is destined to marry . . .  . . .

A complete pdf novel.
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A Bit of Cold Weather at Upperworth by Mairi Morgan

Four children discover a strange life-form in the snow.

When the snow falls, and goes on falling, Sam and Bridie discover a strange life-form living amongst the snow. Are there more of them? Are they all as friendly as the first one, or will they bring great danger to the quiet town of Upperworth? It may be up to just four children to prevent a permananet and catastrophic freeze. . . .

A complete novel.
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Epilogue by Etzoli

A post-fantasy psychodrama

In the war-torn land of Cyraveil, four heroes strove to overthrow an empire. By cold steel and elemental sorcery, they brought peace to a warring land on the brink of destruction. As the flames died, the realm needed strong leadership, and who better than the champions who had saved the kingdom? But when the people sought out their saviors . . . they vanished. . . .

A complete novel.
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Scary Mary by Windvein/S.A. Hunter

The dead speak to her. She wishes they'd shut up.

Scary Mary is an online novel for teens about a high school girl who hears ghosts. Mary begins her junior year of high school without high expectations. As the resident school freak, she’d just like to be left alone, but Cy Asher, a new student, tries to befriend her. The budding friendship, though, dies when Mary discovers Cy’s house is . . .

A complete novel.
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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 . . .

A complete novel.
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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.
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Stalking Shadows by S.A. Hunter

A sequel to Scary Mary

Mary’s back, and she has to help Vicky, her nemesis. While on a date, Vicky gets into car wreck that leaves her in a coma. Through dreams, she reaches out to Mary for help. Mary isn’t happy to help her, but she’s willing to do almost anything to get her out of her head. . . .

A complete novel.
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Anathema by Chrysalis

Those comic books were lying about superpowers.

In the year 2010, the Pulse changed our world irrevocably. It quickly became clear that superhero comics and movies had little impact on this new reality. Secret identities turned out to be illusions for most. The defining lines between hero and villain were blurry at best, and the prime duty of the United Nation’s powered Covenant was to hunt . . .

A complete series.
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SHIMMER

Reading Comic Books — Pow, Bam, Zap!

By Morgan O'Friel, editor

Sep 5, 2008: Shimmer rocks my socks. It has an action-packed plot, interesting characters, and a wealth of superhero lore to support its storylines. Reading through, it’s almost as though I’m viewing one of my favorite comic books—it reads beautifully.

Shimmer also handles some difficult issues, including identity, secrets, family, and gender construction. They’re not just thrown around for the shock factor, but are actually examined in a well-integrated fashion.

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WORM

It grows on you

By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

Mar 10, 2012: I very rarely review "popular" stories lately—I tend to try to write a review for authors who haven’t received one lately in order to balance things out a bit. Every story deserves a look. "Worm" has received a lot of praise, so I’ve actually been avoiding reading it.

Well, this March I’ve spent a lot of time in the hospital as my wife gave birth to twins, and I needed a distraction whenever there was a quiet moment. I checked out [more . . .]

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