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Not Just a Horse by Shannon Kennedy

Sixteen-year-old Cicely Ellis ‘knows’ her parents never wanted her. They abandoned her at the age of four, going off to new lives without a kid like her. They didn’t leave her homeless. They passed her on to aunts and uncles like a pet or a toy when they were done with it – and her. Cicely ‘knows’ she should be grateful to have a roof over her head; she certainly hears it often enough.

Nobody understands the passion she has for horses, or the dream to be a world-famous, international equestrian star. So, Cicely works at Salmon Pond Stable after school and on weekends, watering, mucking, cleaning tack, grooming, saddling – performing any horsey chore just to have the chance to ‘catch’ a ride on the horses. This makes her a ‘catch rider’ and causes some of the regular students to consider her their personal groom or servant or lackey. When the woman who owns Pallas Athena, the ‘horse of Cicely’s heart’ moves the Paint mare to Shamrock Stable, she goes too.

Now, Cicely has new things to learn. They don’t all have to do with horses or riding, but also the secret of the parents who left her behind years ago. Everything comes with a price, and no one rides for “free” in this world, but will the cost she pays be too high?

The Endurance by Nathan Smith

With a clever enough plan, one man (or a lad of sixteen years) could depose a pirate captain.

While Captain Rodriguez de Medina and his pirate crew are on the beach partying, the three young prisoners in the brig of his ship, the San Paulo, are plotting. Their plan: steal the ship, steal the infamous reputation of Rodriguez de Medina, steal his plan to capture the gold laden Man-of-War, the Endurance.

The three adolescents steal the San Paulo, but manning a ship with three sets of hands is one thing—attacking the Endurance is a whole new beast. But James, the leader of the pack, has a plan. He will rely on the feared reputation of Captain Rodriguez. Every ship that has faced Captain Rodriguez in the past eight months has surrendered without a fight. This is the crux of James’ plan. No one, including the Endurance, knows the San Paulo was commandeered by three ruffians. They’re going to impersonate Rodriguez and the Endurance will surrender her treasure. Or so James hopes.

"Eve 2.0" by Winter Lawrence

Just when Gwen thought she could beat any video game hands down, her boyfriend goes and gets her stuck in a top-secret government simulator named Eve 2.0.

Being trapped within a couple of her favorite video games doesn't seem so bad at first, but as time becomes a factor and the A.I. program begins to get smarter, Gwen soon realizes that winning or losing isn't just about pride anymore; it’s about making it out alive.

All The Love You Write by D. G. Driver

Mark and Bethany are two mismatched high school seniors in a new relationship.

It’s doomed to fail.

Mark has adored Bethany since middle school, and she’s finally giving him a chance. Only, he’s clumsy at romance and knows he’ll lose her because of it. Bethany thinks Mark is sweet. Only, she’s afraid to commit her whole heart to him because he’s going into the army and she’s headed off to college.

Fifty years earlier, a boy and a girl from the same high school shared an amazing love story. They have now returned as ghosts and are interfering in Mark and Bethany’s relationship.

Who are they? Why do they care what happens to Mark and Bethany?

"Bloodborn" by Renee Lake

Embrace the darkness in this gender-bent Dracula retelling.

Maddie West is excited about the new adventures college life promises. She dreams of rallies, weird roommates and challenging classes.

She expects to have fun, play house with her girlfriend and make new lifelong friends. All while keeping an eye on her terminally ill twin brother. What she doesn’t expect is a mystery and tragedy within her first semester.

Is there a monster preying upon the people at her college?
Will she betray her friends and succumb to temptation?
Can they band together and fight the darkness?
Or is the darkness that surrounds her not the enemy... but her only ally?

"Something I'm Good At" by Caroline Andrus Summer was the girl who had it all: good grades, a spot on the high school volleyball team, and a best friend since elementary school. Then she was diagnosed with lupus, and her best friend betrayed her. Now she’s cutting ties, because nobody should have to deal with someone as broken as her.

Kane is the guy who never gives up. When he puts his mind to something, he gets it done—no matter how many broken bones it takes. So when a chance encounter at the urgent care throws him in the path of Summer, the girl he’s secretly had a crush on for years, he’s determined to win her heart.

Despite her vow to keep people away, Summer finds herself falling for Kane’s charm. Will the boy who never gives up be able to win—and keep—the heart of the girl who is afraid to let people in?

Forgotten Secrets by Maxzell Lerm
One Boy.
Two Girls.
Three hearts.
Two Worlds.
One Destiny.

As Keith confronts the brutal realization that Princess Deso has been hiding a dark secret from him, he discovers that Clara knows of Nevrhada’s existence. Keith is haunted both by Clara’s words and a deep sense of betrayal. Deso continues to avoid the burning question that Clara exploited one night on the dark hill near Keith’s home.

Stuck between two worlds, Keith is forced to choose. Questions fill his mind: Does Clara love him? Will the witches find the parallel world? Why do the Tainos refer to Princess Deso Cressida as “Poison Ivy”?

Venturing to the royal castle in Nevrhada, Keith confronts the royals with the events that unfolded in the dark forest. One of the demons released from this shadowy prison seeks out Keith. During a raging battle, Keith is badly injured and loses his memories of Princess Deso and Nevrhada. As he falls in love with Clara, his heart reminds him of memories—or dreams—of a violet-eyed princess.

Meanwhile, the bloodthirsty Burrower that escaped from Nervhada to Earth causes destruction on the plains of Santillana Del Mar...

"Taboo Tech" by Joy V. Smith

Lacie's parents leave her in her uncle's care to go back to their exploring as soon as she's 18 and graduated from the girls' academy, but later he takes her on a jaunt on his ship, Fire Seeker, where his impatience grabs the attention of the Interstellar Guard, who've been keeping an eye on him, and he has to drop her off and make his escape. Fortunately, she wasn't left alone; she has Embers, who is a gift—a spark, so to speak—from her mother, Sparkles. And she goes back to school, the space academy, part of her mother's plan for her.

After she graduates from the space academy, she's contacted by some of her mother's friends, who've been biding their time, and they take her to The Depot, where she meets aliens and AIs, and she and Embers find the star ship her mother reserved for her there This is a good thing because Embers has never stopped growing—and she's getting heavy! They name their ship Flame Bright, and that is just the beginning of her adventures with more aliens, AIs, princesses, diplomats, and villains. It's going to be an exciting ride!

Tainted Souls by Alice J. Black Ruby faces her biggest challenge yet when she's sent on an indefinite case with three other Hunters.

Settled in with her role as a Hunter, Ruby embraces the newest request from Sheila in a small country town. Things heat up as communication breaks down and she finds herself dealing with far more than demons.

Ruby's days are tied in with the community centre, but as she battles with the challenges that face her, leading to horror she could never have imagined, she also finds herself looking for more answers to questions that shouldn't have arisen.

Screamcatcher by Christy Breedlove

When seventeen-year-old Jory Pike can’t shake the hellish nightmares of her parent’s deaths, she turns to an old family heirloom, a dream catcher. Even though she’s half blood Chippewa, Jory thinks old Indian lore is so yesterday, but she’s willing to give it a try.

However, the dream catcher has had its fill of nightmares from an ancient and violent past. After a sleepover party, and during one of Jory’s most horrific dream episodes, the dream catcher implodes, sucking Jory and her three friends into its own world of trapped nightmares.

They’re in an alternate universe—locked inside of an insane web world. How can they find the center of the web, where all good things are allowed to pass?