YA Speculative

The Bane by Keary Taylor

March 2, 2013

Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won’t […]

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The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

March 1, 2013

A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, […]

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Jump Boys: SOS by Alex Banks

February 28, 2013

A dare gone terribly wrong. An SOS from another universe. A threat from right next door. Thirteen-year-old twin brothers Jayce and Val are about to jump the multi-verses on a dangerous dare, but true danger is closer to home than they realize. The Jupiter Prime colony has been orbiting the stormy gas giant for nineteen […]

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Blood and Snow by RaShelle Workman

February 27, 2013

Snow isn’t an ordinary girl. She doesn’t know that yet. When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life is thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant—not quite human, not […]

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Fragments by Dan Wells

February 27, 2013

Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence—it must be part […]

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The Keeper’s Quest by Kelly Nelson

February 23, 2013

A tragic death. A fatal trap. A daring quest. I woke to the flash of counter coordinates and a rush of adrenalin. Suddenly, it hit me. I was a pawn in someone’s game of chess, and I’d just been moved. Master Archidus required my services. I was a Keeper, the Protector, to be specific. I […]

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Rise of Keitus (Kilenya #4) by Andrea Pearson

February 22, 2013

Jacob Clark’s fantasy adventure has reached its most dangerous phase yet. A swarm of blood-ridden insects overwhelms Taga Village—threatening the existence of the Makalos—and the secret regarding Akeno’s strengths is about to be revealed. Not only that, but Jacob’s newly honed abilities allow him to discover the origin of the evil Lorkon. But finding out […]

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Cinderella by Jenni James

February 21, 2013

A girl with a secret and a prince on a mission When Prince Anthony spies Eleanoria Woodston outside her family home dressed as a servant, he knows something is amiss. Pretending to be John, his cousin’s outrider, he decides to take matters into his own hands and figure out why Ella hasn’t been seen at […]

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Personal Demons by Ali Cross

February 20, 2013

The Desolation Diaries #1 A Desolation Novella What happened after the story ended? What do you do when your past comes back to bite you—with very sharp, pointy teeth? James thought life was good—living in Paris with Miri, not a single bad guy in sight. Until the goddess Hel came to reclaim him. Read excerpt […]

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Star Cursed by Ashley Lavering

February 19, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Tayla will never forget Beast’s fiery-venom spreading through her body like an infection. Now, with her best friend Chel’s help, she must find a human true love before the last petal falls from her enchanted rose or the full moon will transform her into a wolf forever. But Tayla never expected that her biggest […]

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Mind Games by Kiersten White

February 19, 2013

James’s frozen face melts into a smile. “Do you want to know the trick to getting in trouble under the watchful eye of a psychic?”I think of the nailed-shut windows. I think of Clarice. I think of the two, the two, the two who are now zero. Tap tap. “Yes, I absolutely do.” “Don’t plan […]

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Champion: In the Darkness by Tyrean Martinson

February 18, 2013

Clara is younger than most trainees, but she is ready to hold a Sword Master’s blade. While visions and ancient prophecies stand in her way, they also offer a destiny unlike any other. Clara is aided by a haunted mentor, Stelia, whose knowledge of their enemy Kalidess is both a bane and a blessing. As […]

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Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan

February 15, 2013

I’m dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice. Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her […]

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Manipulation by Jolene Perry

February 14, 2013

Three girls…Three talents…And a 300 year old tragedy that follows them in the shadows. Addison Prince has almost always gotten what she wants. Dean Courser only wants to find his brother, but it’s the one thing he’s failed at—even with his unusual ability. Dean and Addison share the gift of Manipulation—a brief touch that forces […]

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