While her father travels around the world seeking curiosities and treasures for his rich employer, January is left in care of their employer, Mr. Locke. Her wealthy benefactor provides January with an education & upbringing as if she were his own daughter, which is certainly a far cry from what January would have received as a colored girl. Yet, despite of all that, or perhaps because of it, January feels like just another curiosity in Mr. Locke’s collection. One that must follow the rules at all times. One that is best seen, and not heard. When she finds a mysterious book among Mr. Locke’s collection, and learns of doors that open into magical worlds, January must decide if she will seek out & open those doors. For the doors don’t just open new worlds, they can also place January and her friends in immense danger.
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When ghosts began popping up, haunting & terrorizing the people of England, it created a need for ghost extermination services. That’s now the job of Psychic Detection Agencies, who have operatives trained to deal with these dangerous beings. However, psychic abilities fade as one gets older, and so it’s young children & teens who must do the dangerous and often fatal work.
Lucy was a pretty good agent at her old job under an established agency, until a job gone badly wrong left her as the sole survivor of her team. Looking to start over at a new Agency in London, she joins a tiny, barely surviving firm, run by & staffed with only two other employees about her own age. Desperate to keep their firm afloat, Lucy and her two new friends take on a high risk job that most established agencies have lethally failed at before.
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Currently discounted to $2.99 Green Rider by Kristen Britain My rating: 4 of 5 stars On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G’ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering […]
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When Washington accepted an American throne instead of a presidency, his heirs continue his legacy, generations later.
As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.
Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.
And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.
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A complex character journey in a very developed alternate world.
17 year old Kako is frustrated with her tribe, the Rin, for their ancient way of life, and their seclusion from the rest of the world. Wanting out, she leaves to seek marriage in a neighboring tribe with whom none of the Rin have been in contact with for many years. Trouble meets her on the way, and her plans are rerouted while she heals both physically and emotionally. But the world is more complex and different than she’d expected, and Kako is no longer sure of what she wants from life, nor of who she wants to be. Aimless, she drifts between tribal life and exploring the native settlers’ cultures, meeting and making friends from vastly different lifestyles. Kako is on a journey from adolescence to adulthood, trying to find herself, love, and the truth of her people’s history, while bumbling her way through.
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