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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.
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Nightlights by Chrysoula Tzavelas

A serial novel about monsters, weapons and relationships.

Bitter and isolated at seventeen, Ajax’s miserable life takes new turn after he’s rescued from a nightmarish monster by a pretty girl with a sword. She’s a Nightlight, a kind of teenaged guardian angel. When she offers Ajax the chance to join them, it sets off a chain reaction that changes Ajax’s life forever. . . .

A complete novel.
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Breathless by V. J. Chambers

Who is Jason?

Jason races into Azazel’s life—sweaty, tortured, and hunted by covert forces. Even though her football-player boyfriend doesn’t like it, Azazel is drawn to Jason. He’s so complicated. He gets in fistfights, but always wins them—efficiently and thoroughly. He reads Plato and argues with their AP teacher. But he’s also quiet and serious, haunted by a past he won’t talk . . .

A complete novel.
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BEYOND PACIFICA

Dr. Where?

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Oct 6, 2013: I liked the short opening chapter in which a woman dives off a cliff and becomes a mermaid. It was quite evocative and brought back memories of the movie Splash.

The second chapter makes a grevious error – a time traveller encounters gladiators and the Coliseum in ancient Greece instead of Rome. Ouch. One mistake doesn’t necessarily condemn a story (the Coliseum scene is only a short vignette, and after that the action switches to Central America) but it does mark [more . . .]

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CRUISE CONTROL

No chocolate for you

By Sten Düring, author of Frays in the Weave

Jul 1, 2015: Cruise Control does have cruisers, of a kind, but there’s not much control.

In the future of the future, six years after the worst Valentine’s Day ever, we follow a gang of friends battling monsters. Or make that two gangs of former friends and rivals.

This is the strength of Cruise Control. A large ensemble cast with eighteen year olds who like and dislike each other based on personal background, peer pressure [more . . .]

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