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Astral Tide by Anna Silver



Dan Rix - 2015
    What she discovers changes her life.Contained in the meteorite is a sticky, mucous-like fluid that bends light, cannot itself be seen, and seems to grow in the presence of living tissue. It’s drawn to her.But when a government team arrives in hazmat suits and cordons off the meteorite impact site, Leona questions her decision to take it home with her. For one thing, there are rumors of an extraterrestrial threat.For another, it has been speaking to her.It wants to be worn . . . stretched on like a second skin. It’s seeking out her weaknesses, exploiting her deepest fear—that the only boy she’s ever loved will unearth the vile secret in her past and see her as a monster. Now it promises salvation.It can make her invisible.


Christina Bauer - 2018
    Sure, it’s dangerous to create high-tech gizmos for a criminal overlord called the Scythe, but it keeps Mom and me safely off-grid. Ever since the Authority took over the United Americas, you either live inside a domed city (where you’re watched 24-7) or you scrape by on illegal money while hiding out in the sticks. Guess what category I fall into? Long story short, everything's fine until I screw up a job. Badly. My home slips into two-dimensional space-time. It only lasts for a few seconds, but the move still sets off about a dozen government alarms. If they track me down, Mom and I are good as dead. Now I need to pay someone off, hide the evidence, and keep us safe. Fast. That’s when a hottie named Thorne materializes in my kitchen. He’s about my age, wears black body armor, and says he came to “this version of Earth” from another planet. We share a bizarre mind-meld moment before he vows to do anything that ensures I survive. Hey, I’ll take all the help I can get. Plus, Thorne has dimples... "This kept me on my toes… Be it random science, opening portals to new dimensions, evading capture, doing shady deals with crime bosses, betrayal, the humdrum of school with Lead Camper Dave (snicker), to hot (alien) man-candy sent to help save the day. Pick this up and expect to get sucked in to the Dimension Drift." - Smada’s Book Smack Dimension Drift SeriesA dystopian adventure with science, snark and hot aliens 1. Scythe2. Umbra3. Alien Minds4. ECHO Academy5. Drift WarriorAlso From Christina Bauer- Angelbound, the story of a part-demon girl who fights evil souls in Purgatory’s Arena- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action and romance- Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love- Pixieland Diaries, with sassy pixie Calla and 'her' elf prince, Dare

Violet Eyes

Nicole Luiken - 2001
    Angel Eastland knows she's different. It's not just her violet eyes that set her apart. She's smarter than her classmates and more athletically gifted. Her only real competition is Michael Vallant, who also has violet eyes -- eyes that tell her they're connected, in a way she can't figure out. Michael understands Angel. He knows her dreams, her nightmares, and her most secret fears. Together they begin to realize that nothing around them is what it seems. Someone is watching them, night and day. They have just one desperate chance to escape, one chance to find their true destiny, but their enemies are powerful -- and will do anything to stop them.

Laimes monitorings (Happiness by the Mile)

Laura Dreiže - 2011
    Viņus aizrauj savdabīga sacensība, mēģinot notvert noslēpumainu autobusiņu, kurš spēj kliedēt cilvēku negatīvās emocijas. Taču sacensība ir tikai iegansts, kas ceļ gaismā gan pastāvošās iekārtas netaisnību, gan jauniešu sarežģītās attiecības – konkurenci, brāļu naidu, pirmo mīlestību...Sākas aizraujoši piedzīvojumi, kurus vada neapslāpējama cerība izmainīt pastāvošo...-------------------------------------------------------------------------Year 2101. After the devastating economic crisis of 2009, countries throughout the world have merged sprawling metropolises to avoid bankruptcy. Amidst them is Liberty, also known as Dust City. For almost 50 years it has been governed by a multi-corporation Genom X, which protects its citizens and exterminates the illegal inhabitants.For as long as everyone can remember, a blue-green van has been patrolling the streets of Dust City. Its purpose, destination and the identity of the driver are unknown. Wherever it appears, people feel happier. Some of the illegals have formed car racing teams to see who can get the closest to the van.Avery Cross is part of such a team. She thinks nothing of it. Because of the van's powers, nobody intends to harm it. The race is just a way to kill time... Or at least it was, until Avery's brother Brandon decides to catch the van – this time for real. Furious, Avery leaves her friends and joins the losing team with the purpose to help them win and make Brandon listen to reason. But what started as a harmless car race reveals a completely new and ugly face of the metropolis, and Avery may have a more significant role to play than she could ever imagine.

Ever Near

Melissa MacVicar - 2013
    But trouble is never far.Nantucket Island is haunted, but only sixteen-year-old Jade Irving knows it. Ignoring the disturbing spirits isn’t an option, because one dwells in the enormous historic home she shares with her newly blended family. Jade is finding it more and more difficult to explain away Lacey’s ghostly, anguished tantrums, especially with Charlie, her gorgeous, almost step-brother, living right across the hall.When a power-hungry ghost hunter tracks down Jade and blackmails her, Jade’s secret teeters on the edge of exposure, and her entire future hangs in the balance. If anyone finds out Jade can talk to ghosts, her life will be forever changed.Can she save herself, free Lacey, and hang on to her tenuous connection with Charlie? Or will everything she ever wanted slip through her fingers?


Melissa Koberlein - 2013
    Things change when a close encounter of the third kind leaves a glowing mark on her shoulder, and a new boy shows up at school. A peculiar green glimmering in his eyes reminds her of fireflies, both captivating and scaring her right out of her boots. When he reveals that he's a host for alien symbiotes, it sends her running in the opposite direction…that is, until he catches her.Meanwhile…Will is entering yet another school midyear. He has all his usual problems: acclimate to a new school, deal with his assigned FBI agent, track a compatible human, all the while appearing the normal teenage boy. He can’t believe his luck when his search leads him to Marley, a girl more agile in the woods than in a mall. He reminds himself that he can’t let what happened to his last assignment happen in Pine Grove, not to her…

Morning Star

Desiree Finkbeiner - 2012
    There’s just one little problem… they are tempted by a forbidden romance, which threatens to compromise a divinely appointed mission. They are faced with a choice… love eternal, or the end of the world…

The Perception Trilogy Boxed Set

Lee Strauss - 2013
    He's taken up his deadfather's cause, speaking out and protesting against unfair GAP policies that areresponsible for the massive social divide between wealthy GAPs and poorernaturals.If only he could keep hismind off of perfect Zoe Vanderveen, daughter of the GAP family his mother worksfor.And can he really fillhis father's shoes?PerceptionSeventeen year old ZoeVanderveen is a GAP--a genetically altered person. She lives in the security ofa walled city on prime waterfront property along side other equally beautifulpeople with extended life spans.Her brother Liam ismissing.Noah Brody is a naturalwho lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests thewidening chasm they've created between those who have and those who don't. Hedoesn't like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like herspecifically.Zoe's carefree lifetakes a traumatic turn. She's in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the lastguy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.VolitionZoe Vanderveen is on therun with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.They're in love.Or at least that's whathe tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike--thinand fleeting. Her heart can't be trusted. Just look at what happenedwith Taylor Blake.Senator Vanderveen's newteam of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture isbroadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someonedies helping them.And their fight forsurvival has only begun.ContritionZoe, Noah and the other plane crash survivors are stranded in the Arizona desert.They all have secrets,and reasons to hide.But they're not alone.Cyborg soldiers.War.Humans and humanoids.Who can be trusted?Zoe's life is in danger.Noah must make an impossible choice.Will their love survive their brokenness?Will the world as they know it end before they can find out?


Leigh Talbert Moore - 2014
    Red Dawn meets LOST in this New Adult action-adventure romance.Prentiss Puckett is certain of three things:-Graduation is two weeks away.-Summer only gets hotter in south Mississippi.-She's getting a job with air-conditioning.  She did not expect to be kidnapped walking to work.And she never expected to become a hero.


Madeline Dyer - 2015
    Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides--because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being.But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate.Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes.Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors.

Soul Taken

Katlyn Duncan - 2013
    It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to New England to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years.But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies... To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!The Life After series:1. Soul Taken2. Soul Possessed3. Soul Betrayed

The Revealed

Jessica Hickam - 2013
    Her father is one of the most powerful men in the world, having been a vital part of rebuilding and reuniting humanity after the war that killed over five billion people. Now he’s running to be one of its leaders.But in the rediscovered peace on Earth, a new enemy has risen. They call themselves the Revealed – a powerful underground organization that has been kidnapping 18 year olds across the globe without reservation. No one knows why they are kidnapping these teens, but it’s clear something is different about these people. They can set fires with a snap of their fingers and create a wind strong enough to barrel over a tree with a flick of their wrist. No one has been able to stop them, and they have targeted Lily as their next victim.But Lily has waited too long to break free from her father’s shadow to let some rebel organization just ruin everything. Not without a fight.Find out more about the book at

Blood Match

Ginna Moran - 2018
    If not, her family dies. When the Blood Hunger Plague decimated humanity, Donor Life Corp inoculated humans against vampirism and stopped the extinction of the human race. To ensure civility, all adult humans are required to donate blood to vampires. After eighteen-year-old Jewel's father goes missing, she applies to the Blood Match Program to save her siblings from a life on the streets. If she matches, she'll become an exclusive lifetime donor to an elite vampire in exchange for her family's safety. But the matching process turns out to be more than she anticipated. Jewel perfectly matches with Kingston, Diego, and Austin Divine, the three dangerously hot vampire heirs to Donor Life Corp, and they sweep her into a world where she turns into something she never imagined: An equal. As powerful enemies arise to threaten her blood matching, Jewel must learn to survive in a world that would rather see her caged. If she can't, she not only jeopardizes her family's lives and the hearts of her three perfect vampires, she risks facing her final donation.This is an upper young adult/new adult reverse harem paranormal romance suitable for ages 16+.

Death Wish

Megan Tayte - 2015
     The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint? Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. But suicide? It makes no sense. Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to an isolated English cove with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real Scarlett, who’ll challenge her, who’ll save her. And Jude: the elusive drifter with a knack for turning up whenever Scarlett’s in need. As Scarlett’s quest for the truth unravels, so too does her grip on reality as she’s always known it. Because there’s something strange going on in this little cove. A dead magpie circles the skies. A dead deer watches from the undergrowth. Hands glow with light. Warmth. Power. What transpires is a summer of discovery. Of what it means to conquer fear. To fall in love. To choose life. To choose death. To believe the impossible.

Deadly to Love

Mia Hoddell - 2012
    Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthless world of elemental forces. The price of truth is her life—and now the world wants her dead.