The Screaming Staircase

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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Green Rider

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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The Call of the Rift: Flight

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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Havenfall

Working at a magical inn makes for a great escape from a messed up life, where Maddie’s mother is in jail for killing Maddie’s brother.

Maddie’s uncle has no kids, so she needs to prove to her uncle that she’s no longer the immature kid who’s always spent her summers there. She needs to prove that she’s responsible enough to inherit a magical inn. Only, when everything in the safe haven goes wrong, and Maddie is put in charge, can she keep four alien civilizations from going to war?

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The Glass Magician

The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thalia is a young woman working as a stage magician towards the end of the 19th century. She performs her magic tricks, keeps her audience engaged, and looks forward to her next gig. With her parents dead, the stage and her manager, Mr. […]

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The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wacky, fun, and imaginative. Emily lives a normal boring life, which includes getting into major arguments with her embarrassing mother. When her mother leaves on an errand and doesn’t come back, and then her father doesn’t return from trying to find her mom, […]

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Fireborne

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda My rating: 5 of 5 stars A book of character, of tough life changing choices between family, loyalty, logic, and beliefs. It was just so amazingly complex and wonderful. There are two characters whose lives intertwine in many ways, yet come from extremely opposing backgrounds. Annie has every reason to hate […]

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City of Broken Magic

A young woman takes a job as a Sweeper, an elite force that combats monsters that feed off of old magic. With an underemployed staff, a crass boss, and a government that refuses to acknowledge the importance of the Sweepers, Laura has her job cut out for her.

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The Glamourist

An orphan on the run from the law seeks to learn more about her magical heritage. The witch who can help her is given an ultimatum in exchange for something she needs in order to continue her practice. Will she turn her friend in, or help her on her journey at great expense to herself?

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