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Above Ground by A. M. Harte

Mayhem, violence, and danger: a story about fighting the odds, and surviving.

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 complete novel.  Recommended by Sarah Suleski and 2 other members.
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Rema by Amy Kim Kibuishi

"The City of Water is an old place full of dark secrets. I brought you here to find that darkness, and illuminate it."

Rema: a distant world of magic and beauty where the gods are slowly dying. The City of Water is held hostage as greed becomes the standard and a race of elemental demigods are suppressed for their powers. It would seem all is lost if not for the chance estrangement of a singular Earthling girl. Her search for answers surrounding . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Morgan O'Friel.
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A BIT OF COLD WEATHER AT UPPERWORTH

Sam’s Sense of Snow

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 8, 2011: This is brilliant! An original and well-written serial novel about what happens when a boy finds that he has the ability to communicate with an alien entity living in the snow. The snow-loving beings are bit miffed with humans right now, it turns out: they like it cold, and we’re making it hotter. The snow creatures are not without resources, but humans won’t like their solution.

This is in the British tradition of stories about resourceful children having mad adventures and [more . . .]

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JURYOKINE

Human or Sorakine, Adventure All The Same

By Hejin57, author of Music Masters

Dec 27, 2018: As I’ve said before, young adult adventure stories can be hard to write.

There’s a delicate balance between the familiar and the innovative, and often times I see a lot of these stories try to juggle between being super original yet mainstream enough to succeed.

The thing is, those things don’t matter so much in the end. What truly matters, is good writing, good characters, a good narrative, and most of all, [more . . .]

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