Inspired by the stories of The Money Pit on Oak Island, Nova Scotia. For one hundred years, generation after generation of the Martin family has kept a secret. There is treasure hidden deep underground in the woods behind their home. When the secret is revealed to Jack Martin, he is immediately resolved to be the one to solve the mystery. It won't be easy. The treasure is protected by booby-traps and natural barriers and is seemingly unreachable. Thanks to Jack's cleverness and tenacity, along … [Read more...] about The Pit by Debra Breault
On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Aurora Valente goes through disturbing changes. She purrs and craves raw meat. Most alarming of all, she’s taken to chasing wildlife. Her aunt gives her a beautiful, antique choker and tells her a story about a shapeshifting Minder princess and the beast that hunts the Minder’s descendants. To Aurora it’s only a story...till later that night when her world takes a turn into terror. A horrific beast chases her through the woods, where a puma with the eyes … [Read more...] about Minder by Sandra Cox
When the world is full of magic, he who controls the magic controls the world. But what happens when the world wants it back? Abandoned, sorted, and assigned to the Grey Tower; Pitt knows next to nothing when it comes to spellweaving and whilst The Company is around; he never will. Downtrodden and destined to waste his life on the work floor, he discovers something which will shake the very foundations of his post-war society - a rebellion. 'Grey Skies' is the first part of 'The Height of … [Read more...] about Grey Skies by John Vallis
Genre: young adult sports fiction This is the second instalment of a football science fiction journey shared by two countries from opposite ends of the world. Desperate to win the 2054 Football World Cup—Chinese operatives from the mission Ninjutsu project develop a spy drone to steal competitor information that will give them an edge during the tournament. But Gunnar Grimsson and his Icelandic technology—the player virtual identification system, have other ideas to thwart their bold move … [Read more...] about FEATURED BOOK: World Football Domination: The Player Intelligence Mission by Anthony Ranieri
It’s 1950: a mysterious stranger shows up at Marlene Robert’s Canterbury home, turning her teenage world upside down. The exotic ‘Mutti’, a German Jew and Holocaust survivor, is the mother she never knew she had. Years earlier, Mutti had sent the infant Marlene to England for safety but now she wants her daughter – her ‘Lena Levi’ – back. As Marlene finds her whole identity thrown into doubt, can she still trust her English ‘mum’? And can she rely on the charismatic Mutti, a volatile woman … [Read more...] about Being Lena Levi by Bobbie Ann Cole
The sequel to the award-winning Aspiring, Part 2 of the Siblings' Tale. Leaving behind all they know, Elisabeth and her brother, Edvard, flee beyond the mountains. Elisabeth must break the mind-link her stepmother, Olivia, has forged or else the kingdom of Vendale will fall into ruin while the love of her life becomes a puppet to the witches’ coven. In an attempt to force Elisabeth and Edvard to return, Olivia sends her magic after them, pursuing them with all the force of her power and … [Read more...] about Becoming, Part 2 of the Siblings’ Tale by Astrid V.J.
Whales around the world changed their songs the day scientists announced the discovery of powerful new particles around Saturn's largest moon which could solve Earth's energy needs. The Quinn Corporation rushes to build a solar sail space craft to unlock the secrets of these strange new particles. They gather the best and brightest to pilot the ship: Jonathan Jefferson, an aging astronaut known as the last man on Mars; Natalie Freeman, a distinguished Navy captain; Myra Lee, a biologist who … [Read more...] about The Solar Sea by David Lee Summers
Winner of the 2019 Silver International Literary Classics Award for Young Adult Fantasy "[This] is a well written and utterly charming coming-of-age tale. With excellent world-building [...], we are introduced to perfectly flawed and highly relatable characters. In a tale replete with clever twists and a satisfying ending that will leave readers yearning for the next book in this highly engaging series, Aspiring, Part 1 of the Siblings’ Tale is recommended for home and … [Read more...] about Aspiring, Part 1 of the Siblings’ Tale by Astrid V.J.
Ten-year-old Benny found the drunken cart driver who caused his father's death, but he's got bigger mysteries to solve. A long, sharp knife, a bag of disguises and a savage black stallion don't reassure Benny about his traveling companion to frontier Missouri. Still, Benny can’t shake the Scripture’s promise that God “will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” Targeted Age Group:: 8-12 What Inspired You to Write Your Book? Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and the Sugar Creek Gang. I wanted … [Read more...] about Benny and the Bank Robber by Mary C. Findley
Genre: fantasy & in the case of Scottish wildcat Catastrophe, cosy mystery FANTASY BOOK REVIEW 9/10 ~ Reading Lucinda Hare’s debut novel The Dragon Whisperer is like riding a dragon. You have to hold on tight during the twist and turns, take time to stop and enjoy the breathtaking view, prepare yourself for the sudden lows, enjoy the soaring heights and make sure you’re not on the wrong end of that fiery breath! A tale hatched from Hare’s real-life experiences and devotion to all kinds … [Read more...] about FEATURED BOOK: The Dragon Whisperer by Lucinda Hare