There were well over half a dozen main characters, but probably the two most closely followed by the author were Carrie—a ten year old girl who has to move to Nevada from New Jersey because of a divorce, and Milla—mother-less daughter of Devon, who takes care of wild horses after they are rounded up. Carrie and Milla become friends as the story takes a magical turn involving the Calico Mountains, quilts, meditation, Calico Horses, and these random squares of calico that seemingly fall from the sky.
What makes a “bad girl” a bad girl? Is it the shoes? The acts of murder? The self-defensive stances taken? Is it the way she ruled a kingdom, or the way she sacrificed all that she cared about for the cause of her choice? Are all “bad girls” really bad, or are some just misunderstood?
These are the questions this book finds answers to.
In an alternate universe, Death-Cast is a service which calls you on the day you are going to die. When eighteen year-old Mateo Torrez receives the Death-Cast call, he is terrified. He feels as if he has wasted his whole life. So he downloads an app called Last Friend which pairs him up with Rufus Emeterio, who has also received the Death-Cast call. Read along as these two venture out on their End Day, taking risks they never would have taken before.
Sirius Soum de Gaia was a purebred Pyrenees Patou. Bred for beauty and show-winning, he told the story of his life, starting with his earliest memories in the womb, jostling alongside his brothers and sisters, and following his life to adulthood, showing how he dealt with adversity, trials, and tribulation. Ultimately, he searched for one thing in life: someone he could look up to.
Sydney and William are back in this explosive finale to the Star-Crossed Saga. With their bond threatening to destroy them, William is forced to leave Sydney on Earth in search of a cure. Sydney stays on Earth and continues her training as a star-child, though it is more difficult than she imagined. With threats both alien and human, it seems that the whole world is out to get her. Will the two star-crossed lovers survive to meet again? Join Sydney and William in this final adventure across the stars.
A Horse Named Viking is about a Danish Warmblood colt, Viking, whose dam (mom), Carpia, was put down because she defended her foal against Ulrik, a drunken groom (stable boy) who attacked them. Viking was not yet weaned at the time, and after Carpia’s death, Viking stops eating and nearly dies. When he recovers he is sold by Kurt, his owner. After Viking has been passed through several owners and a top-class sale barn, he is bought by Anne O’Neil, an American Olympic/Grand Prix (the highest level of dressage) rider who bought him as a last resort.
In Tommy Black and The Staff of Light, Tommy thought he was a normal kid with a normal life. One day he went to the theater and then a restaurant, when suddenly he was caught in an attack against his grandfather by Shadows and his life is changed forever. He finds out he is actually the Archmage of Light, the most powerful Archmage in the world! Then his grandfather, The Archmage of Destruction, is captured by djinns.
Ollie's Odyssey is a very sweet and somewhat “magical” story about everlasting friendship and bravery. Ollie is a toy, but not just any toy. The main character, Billy, thinks of Ollie as his “favorite,” which is the highest honor in the secret toy realm. Not everything in the world of toys is always so jolly, though. There are also mean toys, like Zozo, the clown king and his creeps. When Ollie is toy-napped by Zozo's evil right-hand men, Billy sets out on a journey to hopefully bring his pal back home.
The battle continues in the next book of the Invasion of the Ortaks series. Join the characters you've read about in the previous books as they fight to overcome the wicked Ortaks. The humans and elves fight to survive in this next installment. Will they win the battle or die trying? Read to find out!