Working with and speaking to the dead is not a job anyone wants to do, but Thara Celehar considers it his calling and his duty. Able to commune with the dead, Celehar’s skills are often called upon to determine causes of death and to find answers to questions often taken to the grave.Read More The Witness for the Dead
Even and Odd are sisters who live in the mundane world and can do magic, but only on every other day of the week, taking turns. Even would love to be able to do magic every day, especially since her sister, Odd, has zero interest in using her abilities on her own magic days. When the portal to the magical world unexpectedly fails while their mother is away on a business trip, and Even is stuck in the form of a skunk, Even and Odd, and their new unicorn friend, Jeremy, will need to find a way to get back home, and perhaps figure out why the portal failed.Read More Even & Odd
A Little Princess with magic.
Emma is the daughter of a rich and famous magitect. (That’s an architect who uses magic.) Until now, she was able to live a quiet life with her father, but with her magical ceremony coming up, she needs some serious magical training to avoid snuffing her magic. The boarding school she’s left at has a great reputation and is attended by the daughters of other wealthy and notable parents. Both the teachers and students are delighted to instantly befriend Emma, who loves sharing with her friends. But when the tables turn, Emma will learn that the world isn’t always her friend, and that smiles and kind words are fake and worthless when aimed only at her riches and not towards Emma herself.Read More The Gilded Girl
In an alternative history, the US fractured into multiple countries after the president’s assassination. Lizbeth Rose lives in the poor & nearly lawless country of Texoma, a poor, desolate, hot country, ruled more often by its own gun-toting citizens & bandits than by any one authority. With her sharp shooting skills, Lizbeth works as a “gunnie,” taking on security & protection jobs, often at high risk to her own life. When some Russian wizards try to hire her for a job, Lizbeth must make several tough decisions.Read More An Easy Death
Riley knows her family’s healing spells by heart, knows them better than her sister does. The only problem: Riley is adopted and can’t do any magic. When Hattie, her sister, finds a spell that should enable them to share Hattie’s magic and finally give Riley a place among their magical community, their plans go drastically awry. With Hattie’s life in danger, Riley must hurry to complete several tasks to save her. On the way, Riley will need to make some tough decisions, uncover secrets, find help from her friends and family, and hardest of all, choose between her heart’s desire and the people dearest to her.Read More The Last Fallen Star
Harry Potter for girls.
Z isn’t a name most parents would give their kid, but Z was lucky enough to have her name chosen by some city official’s naming system. Orphaned of her parents right after she was born, Z lived a tough life in the foster system until she ran into a bookshop owned by a sorcerer.
In an alternative slightly dystopian future, Ropa is a poor girl living in the slums of Scotland. Ropa works as a ghosttalker, passing on messages from the deceased to the living, helping the dead move on. and occasionally stopping violent hauntings, when paid to. After being asked by a spirit to find her missing son pro bono, Ropa runs into magic, a secret library, and a nefarious scheme involving dark magic and kidnappings.Read More Library of the Dead
Growing up can be tough, but life is a lot worse when teens growing in their magical abilities become tasty munchies to dangerous monsters. Centuries ago, the great magical minds built a school intended to keep their kids somewhat safer, or at least give them more of a chance. For better or worse, the teens are effectively locked in the school for several years until they Graduate or meet with a monstrous misfortune. They even let in some poor minorities. (Think chess pawns next to more important pieces on the board. Monster fodder.) El is one such grateful but negative, dark, powerful, sarcastic minority student. She’s powerful enough to protect herself from the worst monsters, but to graduate, she’ll need allies, something her sarcasm and negative attitude constantly manages to push away.Read More A Deadly Education
Abigail is a biracial London girl whose uncle works as a wizard on the police force. Using tips she learned from her uncle – magical and investigative skills, Abigail attempts to solve the mystery of missing local teens, with help from a team of talking spy foxes.Read More What Abigail Did That Summer
Stella, a beagle, used her strong scent skills in her job as a chemical sniffing dog at airports until a mistake cost the life of her handler and best friend. Traumatized and suffering from ptsd, Stella is moved between different foster families as they try to help and rehabilitate her. Given a last chance on a farm with a mother and daughter, Stella must try her best to be a good dog, despite the fears that keep tripping her up.Read More Stella 🐶