Set in the autumn of 1888, Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross is an exquisite tale about Paris society. Maude Pichon, a romantic young woman, has always dreamed of leaving her small village in Brittany to live in Paris. But when Maude reaches Paris with a pocket full of stolen coins, she soon realizes that her romantic idea of the glamorous capital city won’t help her survive there.
In Casimir Pulanski Juvenile Detention Center, there is a boy named Shreve. He sells candy, which is (of course) against the rules. One day, he gets a new roomate named Jack who has 2 extra fingers and 2 extra toes. He also has powers, that certain people want to train him to use. Shreve and Jack decide to escape from these people, which means escaping from Juvie.
This book, by John Horner Jacobs, is about them running, and figuring things out about themselves, and just trying to survive.
Emma's life is not going so well at the moment; she can't get along with her step-father, her grades are failing and the only person she seems to connect with is Caleb, a boy with a terrible reputation. She longs to be comforted by her mother, but Emma's mom is brain dead, only kept alive by life support in order to bring a baby to term. Emma's grief has caused her to withdraw from the world, but Caleb, who has suffered his own tragedy, appears to be the only person who can make Emma feel alive again. Will she allow Caleb to help her heal?
Alice is just getting over her parent's death. She is slowly building her new family, yet she still shields her heart. A part of her is afraid. At some point that part of her is taken over by Zombie Alice. It’s her dark side. The dark side sends her life spiraling into more madness. The slayers are falling apart.
Ethan Chase has done everything he can to stay out of the Faery world. That is until his girlfriend was given the Sight and he found out that his sister, the Iron Queen, had a son Keirran. But Keirran disappears to try and find a cure for the Fade to save the one he loves, and the only person who can find him is Ethan. The only question is, will Ethan find Keirran before he destroys everything in Faery?
Astrid is not your average student. She is a trouble maker with billionaire parents. The elite Bristol Academy has recently caught her in another one of her ploys, cheating on an exam. This is her last straw as she is kicked out of the school. This is strange to Astrid, after all she did cheat, but she isn’t one to get caught. This means one of her accomplices ratted on her, and Astrid wants revenge. After being kicked out of her last private school, Astrid’s world turns upside down as she’s trapped in public school.
Set in a mysterious family castle passed on for generations, McKinley’s Jewel takes David, owner of McKinley castle, and Boonie-Jean, his assistant, on a freighting journey. It all begins and ends in the castle which holds what we all want most.
After leaving her Uncle Chester's homestead to pay off the debt, Hattie Brooks is now ready to take on a new challenge: she wants to be a reporter. Ever since she began writing about working on a farm for her local newspaper in Iowa, she caught the writing bug and decides to try her luck in San Francisco where she discovers an old lover of Uncle Chester's lives.
Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories is exactly what it says on the cover--a collection of rich and strange stories that all, in some way, have to do with the theme of steampunk. When I first heard of this book, I was instantly intrigued. Writing a steampunk novel is already tough work, setting the scene and all, but imagining fourteen short stories that all would create unique steampunk worlds in just a few pages was beyond me. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to read and review this book!
In My Boyfriend is a Monster, by Dan Jolley, Staci Glass and her best friend, Faith, join three wannabe witches in a magical ceremony at a history exhibit. A shriveled up Incan mummy goes missing only to have an Incan prince appear. It seems that the ceremony had apparently risen the dead, and with it, the secrets to magic that the witches wanted.