Frogspell by Danyelle Leafty

A fairy godmother on probation needs a certain kind of story. A story that lets her make the best possible impression. A story with a neat Happily Ever After just waiting to happen.

This isn’t that story.

Instead, Nerissa’s DID (Damsel in Distress) has a heart that only a mother could love, and a stepsister with a sweet disposition and a striking resemblance to the girls Nerissa has worked with in the past.

If Nerissa wants to bring about a Happily Ever After for this story, she’s also going to need a prince, a touch of criminal ingenuity, and a whole lot of luck.
But when the Prince Charming Nerissa kidnapped for the occasion falls for the stepsister instead of her DID, she’s going to need to make some tough decisions. Follow her heart and help the stepsister, unofficially, of course? Or fulfill her contract—even if that means helping her DID take over the kingdom?

Frogspell is a retelling of The Bluebird.

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Title: Frogspell (The Fairy Godmother Dilemma, Book 4)

Author: Danyelle Leafty

Publisher: Danyelle Leafty

Release Date: June 2, 2012


Size: 262 pages, ebook

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: Catspell (bk 1), Firespell (bk 2), Applespell (bk3)

Mists of Darkness by M.J. Evans

Having braved the evil powers in the Dark Kingdom and rescued a lost soul in Behind the Mist, the first book of the Mist Trilogy, Nick and Jazz proved themselves worthy to become members of the Legion of the Unicorn. In a ceremony passed down through the ages, Jazz is endowed with a glowing, amber-colored unicorn horn and a new name: Lazari. Nick becomes his partner as the first-ever unicorn rider.

However, the celebration is short lived as word reaches Celestia of an ominous, dark mist that descended upon Churchill Downs in Kentucky. When the mist dissipated, several horses had vanished.

The unicorns knew immediately that this was the work of the ruler of the Dark Kingdom, Hasbadana. This wicked unicorn’s desire is to conquer the earth and rule everything on it, including mankind, with an iron hoof.

Again and again, the mist of darkness descends at horse venues around the world. Horses, of all types, breeds, and sizes, disappear in its oppressive gloom. Urijah, the Lord of Celestia, and his Council of the Twelve Ancients watch helplessly, never knowing where it will strike next. Hasbadana’s mist of darkness comes down upon horse shows, herds of wild mustangs, polo matches and rodeos, anywhere there are numerous horses. And when the mist is gone, so are the horses.

Deep in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Hasbadana begins training his army of horses, controlling them through fear and intimidation. The lord of the Dark Kingdom drills his army relentlessly as he strives to prepare them to conquer the earth, one barn at a time, one house at a time, one town at a time.

Will the Legion of the Unicorn be able to stop him?

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Title: Mists of Darkness

Author: M.J. Evans

Publisher: Self

Release Date: May 18, 2012


Size: 171 pages, ebook

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Behind the Mist (bk 1)

Shayla Witherwood by Tamra Torero

A brief moment of disappointment washed over me as I approached Jace’s motionless body. Here I was, about to kiss a boy on the lips for the very first time, and he was completely comatose—possibly paralyzed—and would never even know or remember the experience. This was not how I’d envisioned my first kiss—me invisible, him unconscious.

Shayla Witherwood is not exactly normal. First, she’s spent her entire life being homeschooled, traveling in an RV around the country with her grandparents. And second, there’s the kind of inescapable fact that her mom was a genuine faerie.

But now that she’s starting a real life in a regular high school, Shayla desperately needs to stay out of trouble in both worlds, because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what’s coming.

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Title: Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale

Author: Tamra Torero

Publisher: Sweetwater/Cedar Fort

Release Date: May 8, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559636

Size: 312 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Destined by Aprilynne Pike

Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear.

He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn’t kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching.

She hated how much it felt like good-bye.

Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and Klea plans to use her to help conquer and destroy Avalon. But Klea’s reach extends far beyond one wild Winter faerie. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares to face what may be Avalon’s final days, in the stunning conclusion to the Wings series.

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Title: Destined

Author: Aprilynne Pike

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: May 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-0061668128

Size: 320 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Wings Series: Wings (bk 1), Spells (bk 2), Illusions (bk 3)

Bitten by Danyelle Leafty

Fourteen-year-old Cherrie Wilding stopped believing in fairies after her Grams had a stroke that left her a silent, empty stranger. But whether she believes in them or not, one of them bit her, and now the venom is spreading through her system and causing  . . . complications. Like an allergy to iron and a craving for milk.

It turns out that fairy venom has the power to turn mortals into small, winged versions of themselves. And it gets better. Grams’s stroke was the result of her light–her fairy soul–being stolen. The fairy who bit Cherrie demands her to help steal Grams’s light back.

As much as Cherrie wants to save Grams, her need to protect her older brother from the fairies and the rest of the real world wins out. Who knows what lurks in a world populated by winged menaces? But when the fairy talks Cherrie’s brother into going to the fairy realm, Cherrie mounts a rescue attempt to save him. To her surprise, it’s not her brother who needs rescuing–it’s the fairies. Someone is stealing their lights and imprisoning them, and it’s up to Cherrie and her brother to free them. But saving the fairies, keeping her brother safe, and returning home requires the help of the Phoenix. And the price for his aid doesn’t come cheap. If Cherrie wants to succeed, she must be willing to part with her greatest possession: her heart.

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Title: Bitten (A Novel of Faerie)

Author: Danyelle Leafty

Publisher: Self

Release Date: April 27, 2012

ISBN: 978-1475268126

Size: 388 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Oldsoul by Dan Haring

Jason Gouvas doesn’t want to believe he has special abilities or that he’s an Oldsoul—a vessel for the souls of people who have passed away, but the dead girl in his mind can be very persuasive.

Her name is Erin, and through her Jason is able to access the knowledge and skills of the souls within him.

And with a group of power-hungry immortals bent on destroying the Oldsouls and overthrowing humanity, he’s going to need them all.


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Title: Oldsoul

Author: Dan Haring

Publisher: Pendrell Publishing

Release Date: April 24, 2012

ISBN: 978-0983558019

Size: 323 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

Cobble Cavern by Erik Olsen

“What was that?” Pilt asked in alarm.

“Whatever it is, it’s coming our way, and fast!” Flin said. He searched futilely for a nearby refuge.

Another screeching hiss rose from below.

Flin took the torch and held it out in front of him. “I can see something moving down there!” he said, panic thick in his voice.

What starts out to be a fun field trip to Ireland for Flin and his school debate team turns into a life changing adventure when their bus ends up in an earthquake. Flin and his teammates get swallowed deep into the earth and become trapped under the ocean inside a clear dome where they discover an unknown civilization. Now they must fight their way back to the surface if they ever want to see home again. Join Flin and his classmates on a journey of a lifetime in this thrilling adventure story.

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Title: Cobble Cavern (Flin’s Destiny #1)

Author: Erik Olsen

Publisher: Sweetwater/CFI

Release Date: April 10, 2012 (originally self-published in 2010)

ISBN: 978-1462110094

Size: 304 pages, 5.5 x 8, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade/YA Fantasy

A Royal Elf of Abalon by Anna del C. Dye

The deep relationship between Amaria, the princess of Abalon, and Marken, the chancellor’s son, comes to a halting stop after their kingdom is almost annihilated. However, death isn’t the only thing this battle brings. Elfs come to their rescue and, as a souvenir, take the princess home with them.

Blinded by fury, the overprotecting queen orders the extermination of the mighty elfs. Her captains know they can never win, so they are pleased when Amaria intervenes so desperately that she loses her mother. The unprepared princess is left to care for a kingdom that will demand her true love.

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Title: A Royal Elf of Abalon

Author: Anna del C. Dye

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: April 17, 2012

ISBN: 978-1475216318

Size: 460 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Elf and the Princess (bk 1), Trouble in the Elf City (bk 2), Elfs in a Conquered Realm (bk 3), Curse of the Elfs (bk 4)

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

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Title: The False Prince

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Release Date: April 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-0545284134

Size: 352 pages, 6×8, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Vodnik by Bryce Moore

Teacups: great for tea. Really sucky as places-to-live-out-the-rest-of-your-eternal-existence. Very little elbow room, and the internet connection is notoriously slow. Plus, they’re a real pain in the butt to get out of, especially when you’ve gone non-corporeal.

When Tomas was six, someone–something–tried to drown him. And burn him to a crisp. Tomas survived, but whatever was trying to kill him freaked out his parents enough to convince them to move from Slovakia to the United States.

Now sixteen-year-old Tomas and his family are back in Slovakia, and that something still lurks somewhere. Nearby. Ready to drown him again and imprison his soul in a teacup.

Then there’s the fire víla, the water ghost, the pitchfork-happy city folk, and Death herself who are all after him.

All this sounds a bit comical, unless the one haunted by water ghosts and fire vílas or doing time in a cramped, internet-deprived teacup is you.

If Tomas wants to survive, he’ll have to embrace the meaning behind the Slovak proverb, So smrťou ešte nik zmluvu neurobil. With Death, nobody makes a pact.

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Title: Vodnik

Author: Bryce Moore

Publisher: Tu Books

Release Date: March 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1600608520

Size: 368 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Hindsight by Sherry D. Ficklin

Grace Archer has come into her full powers as an immortal and has taken up the mantle offered by her father, Prometheus.

Leaving behind everything and everyone she loves, Grace becomes a pawn in a dangerous game that threatens to undo an ancient truce between Gods of Olympus and the Fae.

Can Grace find a way to prevent war or will she become the Harbinger predicted by the Gods of Fate?

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Title: Hindsight (vol. 3)

Author: Sherry D. Ficklin

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing

Release Date: February 6, 2012

ISBN: 978-1936381388

Size: 162 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

The Gods of Fate Series: Foresight (vol 1), Second Sight (vol 2)