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  • I’m Not Missing

    Two high school seniors in Las Cruces NM have been tight friends for years.  Both have mothers who ran off–one to join a religious cult, the other to fall into a lowlife of alcoholism and its attendant issues.  The former… Read More ›

  • Like Never and Always

    Sixteen-year-old Olivia (Liv) and seventeen-year-old Morgan are best friends driving home in a convertible late at night with their boyfriends, brothers Nathan and Clay.  Neither of the girls is wearing a seat belt (since they’re only driving five miles after… Read More ›

  • Hull Metal Girls

    In this book humanity has been condensed onto a fleet of starships scouting for a habitable planet on which to re-establish itself.  For 300 years its governing body has been searching.  To help keep order–in particular against a rebellious group… Read More ›

  • Nine

    NINE sets the story with this opener: “In the summer of 1808, in a world parallel to our own, the sun flared, the sky turned orange, and the clouds gathered.  It rained torrentially for months straight.  After this “summer of… Read More ›

  • The Door to the Lost

    In time past the wizardly people of Vora established a portal into the normal town of Talhaven. They supplied “animus” (magic) to make life more comfortable for the Talhaven folks and in return received goods and resources Vora lacked. Things… Read More ›

  • My Plain Jane

    The publisher’s comment on the back flyleaf of this book says the three authors ((Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows) have as their goal to “fix history by rewriting one sad story at a time.”  The book’s dedication partly reads… Read More ›

  • Spell and Spindle

    The two main characters in this book are  a brother and sister ages 11 and 13.  They live in a big city near an unusual place called The Museum of Peculiar Arts, which has a long, murky history.  The boy,… Read More ›

  • Puddin’

    This book seems to be a sequel to DUMPLIN’, which I did not read, but it stands well enough on its own. It traces mainly the story of two girls, one who is in the In Crowd and seemingly has… Read More ›

  • The Cheerleaders

    Five cheerleaders from Sunnybrook High die within two months of each other from a car crash, a suicide and a murderous attack—at least that’s what Monica Rayburn (younger sister of one of the cheerleaders) and the rest of the world… Read More ›

  • Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

    The full title of this book is:  Fatal Throne – The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All.  Seven different authors give voice to the stories of Henry VIII and his six wives. Henry was said to be a lusty guy,… Read More ›