It’s a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He’s hungry and lonely and desperate – and beset by visions of a stranger who is being brutally tortured. And then there are Jesse’s own memories of . . .
Seventeen years ago the world ended with the occurance of the Event. Many questions still remain from that time, including and especially just how the world was restored. The Mage Elijah Valentine is finally ready to talk about that time and reveal the secrets he’s been holding for millenia. More than just a worker of wonders, advisor to kings and . . .
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 . . . . . .
Welcome to the first Surveillance Peace State In utopia nothing is unknown. The Cloud sees, records and shares everything. Apps can tell you anything about anyone from anywhere. No secret can be kept, no wrong can be done . . . except by a Ghost. Invisible to the Cloud and overlooked by humanity, these shadow people lead hidden lives off the grid. Unrestricted . . .
Twenty-year-olds Liseli Luenford and Russell Markson are living mundane, disappointing, lonely lives in a small midwestern town; working jobs better suited for high school students. Both want something more from life, though what exactly they cannot name, or even begin to achieve. Liseli finds solace in the Mill, a building on the edge of town, long abandoned and all . . .
Young, almost ranger finds he can do magic and is being escorted to the Tower for schooling, when he gets ambushed . . . more would be telling . . . .. . . .
Eight friends gather for a reunion vacation, but go missing after a hurricane strikes along their plane’s flight path. While friends and family mourn their loss when the crashed plane is found, the impossible happens: they appear in public claiming to have been in a cave in the mountains. Missing for months, they have no memory of the interval. What . . .
Imagine the Cinderella fairytale without the sweet fairy godmother, that Prince Charming was a louse, and Cinderella was a witch capable of cruelty and spitefulness. Sharpe’s retelling of the classic tale includes lust, deception, and violence. Nothing you’d ever expect in the Cinderella myth, but still the heart of the story survives in this re-imagining for mature readers. . . .
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. . . .
When the angel Asrial discovers that the halos of the Fallen have been maintained in Heaven against their eventual return, she speaks out against Archangel Michael’s plan to make war on them on Earth. For her insolence, she is driven from grace and ends up in the parking lot of a Jesuit high school. But can she, a priest, a . . .
James Decker just won’t stay dead. Slain while rescuing a young woman from a would-be rapist, he finds himself in a pseudo-life, caught between two realities, belonging to neither. Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, he learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing . . .
Life above ground is something Lilith has never experienced. When she gets the chance to visit the outside world, to see, firsthand, the monsters that roam the surface, she’s understandably ecstatic. But the infected have a reputation for being dangerous for a reason, and Lilith is about to find out why . . . . This is the story of Lilith, and her . . .
A work of “singularity” fiction, in which reality itself is controlled and shaped by an intelligent agent for the benefit of humans who now live forever, can no longer harm one another (without consent), and in which no desire is left unfulfilled. In a world where everything is safe, where any whim can be instantly satisfied, what is there . . .
Dec 6, 2008: The story of a mortal woman being mistakenly chosen by the Norse gods to be the champion of Earth is an interesting premise. Mythology can be fun to play with. Iris’ misadventures with the Norse gods should make for amusing reading. Odin, Thor, and Tyr have been introduced so far. Five chapters have posted at the time of this review. The story is progressing nicely, physical actions are well described, and dialogue and character interactions are believable. The story is still in its infant stages, but some improvement will be [more . . .]
Nov 24, 2008: It isn’t often that I get to leave a 5 star review, but what can I say? McLean and Poncy can write.
Bartlett House is ostensibly a murder mystery, but I have a feeling it is going to be much more than that. In these first eight chapters, we’ve met several characters—Will, the deceased’s lover, and Lucy, her friend. We are granted slight peeks into their lives, into the people they are—just enough to give the characters texture and depth, to [more . . .]