Fifteen-year-old Ella has cancer and is living a fantastical existence despite her illness, but the world around her is suffering. Her mom, Tessa, frenzies over keeping her daughter safe. But in their dreams, an odd Star in the sea shows signs that Ella is the only one who is able to save the world. However, Ella’s life will end if she succeeds. While Ella is on the journey, her mother discovers that she and Ella are not human. If they are not human, then what are Ella and Tessa?
Different is an enlightening story about Izzy Palmer, a girl most people assume is just angry or weird but really has Tourette syndrome. Her behavior consists of disguised tics and sometimes undisguisable tics. Izzy's life seems to be going well until a new girl moves to town and starts hanging out with Izzy's best friend, Addison. Next, her crush is acting suspisciously. On top of it all, the eighth-grade dance is coming up and Izzy wants to look perfect. Her solution is to stop taking her meds.
Cindy doesn’t know her life is being written down as she lives it. She also doesn’t know she is about to become a brand-new witch. But these things are happening. While Cindy figures out—sometimes unconsciously—what being a new witch means, those watching her are fighting to have her on their side. Cindy's magic is changing her life in ways she never expected—especially when, right after she awakens it, she is mostly unaware that she is even performing magic!
Lara's Story is a moving tale of a young girl bereft of her mother and everything she knew. Lara is forced into indentured servitude to her father's landlord. After narrowly escaping him, she is found cold, sick, and hungry in the streets of Ennis, Ireland, by a young American couple who are convinced she is the answer to their prayers for children. She is swept away into a whole new world of petticoats, luxury, and love she never imagined possible.
Anna lives in a meticulously clean apartment, which she rarely ever leaves. She is full of fear, compulsions, and disdain for most people she meets. So when she gets a wedding invitation in the mail, it remains unopened until her nosy neighbor brings it to her attention.
In the third and final installment of the Blowback trilogy, we join Arky and Iris Jongler-Jinks as they continue their search for their mother, who is trapped in the past. Mere hours after Arky and his friend Danny returned from their time voyage to 1863 and the American Civil War, Arky is off on his second time voyage, this time taking his sister along for the ride. Now, the cor anglais has transported the Jongler twins to a brand-new continent, in addition to a new time. Specifically, the cor anglais has blown them back to Paris in 1894.