The Wild Queen by Cheri Chesley

Title: The Wild Queen

Author: Cheri Chesley

Publisher: Chesley Books

Release Date: May 11, 2011

ISBN: 978-1463504649

Size: 248 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

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In the exciting prequel to The Peasant Queen, Roweena is the crown princess of Norvallen, a tiny kingdom with only one thing of value—the Healer’s Grove. The trees in this small section of forest are enchanted, giving a sap that can be mixed into potions or salves to heal almost any wound.

And it’s in high demand.

Lucien, the young king of neighboring Demarde, comes to Roweena’s father seeking an alliance, but comes away with a marriage contract for young Roweena’s hand. Furious and stubborn, this untamed beauty vows he will never conquer her. But the contract purposely gives her time to come to terms with her fate.

Before Lucien can return, Roweena’s home is attacked and her parents are murdered. The Healer’s Grove is also attacked—burned to the ground. With nothing more than her horse and the clothes on her back, Roweena goes to the only person she knows can help her. Lucien.

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One Magic Moment by Lynn Kurland

Title: One Magic Moment

Author: Lynn Kurland

Publisher: Jove

Release Date: May 3, 2011

ISBN: 978-0515149517

Size: 384 pages, 4×6.6, softcover

Genre: Romance/Fantasy

There’s no time like the present . . .
if you’re running away from the past.

Tess Alexander has it all: family within reach, work she loves, and the chance to live in a perfectly restored medieval castle. But then a trip to the village brings her face-to-face with the new owner of the local garage, who looks a great deal like the man who married her sister . . . eight hundred years in the past. She’s determined to remain objective about magic and destiny, yet she can’t help but wonder about the mysterious, sword-wielding mechanic . . .

As far as John de Piaget is concerned, he has no past; it’s safer that way. The last thing he needs is the nosey medieval studies scholar from the nearby castle dredging up ancient history—his ancient history. But from the moment he lays eyes on Tess, John can’t help but wonder how he ever took a decent breath without her . . . or how he’s going to protect her from the treachery that threatens both their futures.

Spellweaver by Lynn Kurland

Title: Spellweaver (The Nine Kingdoms)

Author: Lynn Kurland

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Release Date: January 4, 2011

ISBN: 978-0425238639

Size: 400 pages, 5.5×8, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

Sarah of Doìre is finished with mages, magic, and the mayhem caused by both. Her quest to find her brother and stop his terrible spells has failed, her future lies in ruins, and her trust in Ruith shattered. What she wants is peace, safety, and a quiet place to weave. And all that stands between her and that dream is a collection of black mages suddenly hunting her, her own sense of do-gooding, and a past she knows nothing about . . . yet.

Ruitneadh of Ceangail has managed to ignore the magic in his veins for a score of years, hiding in the mountains until aiding Sarah with her ill-fated quest forced him into places where his past was impossible to deny. Now, faced with an ever-increasing number of former enemies knowing he’s alive and wanting his power, his choice is to accept his birthright and gather all his father’s spells together so he can destroy them, or turn away and allow the Nine Kingdoms to be overcome by his father’s evil.

Sarah reluctantly agrees to help Ruith, though she’s fairly sure she’ll do so at the peril of her life . . . and her heart.

The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

Title: The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, book 1)

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: January 4, 2011

ISBN: 978-0765326577

Size: 384 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

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Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

Title: The Lost Saint

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Release Date: December 28, 2010

ISBN: 978-1606840580

Size: 416 pages, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Series: The Dark Divine

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Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven.

Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot – a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble.

Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities – not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung.

The Fallen Guardian (#2) by Steven R. Burke

Title: The Fallen Guardian (The Guardian Chronicles, Book 2)

Author: Steven R. Burke

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Release Date: December 21, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-61739-206-1

Size: 228 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

As Kana flew toward the southern edge of the Black Forest, she could see a massive group of orcs below her… She knew that this day would mark the end of the elves’ reign in the land.

On the eve of battle, Kishi gathers her troops and prepares for the greatest fight of her life, knowing that this could mean the end of all she holds dear. The Orcs are moving and the evil that has already broken apart her home and family is reaching ever further across the land she hold dear. With the help of those still loyal to her and her cause, Kishi must ride out and meet the force that threatens her very livelihood.

In the thrilling second installment of The Guardian Chronicles swords finally cross and irrevocable allegiances met. Join author Steven R. Burke once again for the epic tale of The Fallen Guardian.

The Broken Council (#1) by Steven R. Burke

Title: The Broken Council (The Guardian Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Steven R. Burke

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Release Date: December 21, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-61663-747-7

Size: 222 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

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Kishi felt her body temperature rising even though the spring morning was quite cool. Her temper was always just under the surface these days, and she was growing weary of being told what to do and how to think. Today that would all change, and nothing would ever be the same. She would do what she wanted regardless of what her sister chose to do. Her father, the king, would not have the satisfaction of using her as leverage against Kira.

The lands of Tuwa are once again embroiled in conflict. Ancient councils are convened as old partnerships break apart, and new, tenuous alliances are forged. The threat of war is spreading throughout the land, and no one is sure what will become of the once peaceful land. The Guardians have been compelled to intervene as one of their own breaks sacred laws in search of forbidden powers. Lives will be lost, deception will abound, and life as the people know it will cease to exist. As events escalate, families will be forced to face off as circumstances spiral out of control. Former enemies will unite against common foes while the dark forces combine to fight for their right to rule. Heroes will be forged in the heat of battle on both sides. Prepare for battle…war will find you in the midst of The Broken Council.

The Peasant Queen by Cheri Chesley

Title: The Peasant Queen

Author: Cheri Chesley

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: December 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554167

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

“Sire, I don’t understand your plans for me,” Krystal pleaded. “Please send me home. After all, I’m only a mere peasant girl.”

King Gregory stepped closer and lifted a strand of her hair in his hand. “I don’t want you to ask me that again. And as for being a mere peasant girl, you are that no longer,”

“What do you mean?”

“I have the authority to name a princess of Avolonya, and I have. You are now that princess.”

After running away from home, Krystal is transported to a faraway kingdom where an evil tyrant is bent on taking the crown—and Krystal’s hand in marriage. But when she falls in love with the rightful heir to the throne, she must make an impossible choice: sacrifice her one chance at happiness and agree to marry King Gregory, or face the destructin of an entire kingdom.

Matched by Ally Condie

Title: Matched

Author: Ally Condie

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Release Date: November 30, 2010

ISBN: 978-0525423645

Size: 384 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: YA Dystopian

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In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Title: Pathfinder

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release Date: November 23, 2010

ISBN: 978-1416991762

Size: 672 pages, 5.5×8, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

A powerful secret. A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him–secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent…or forfeit control of his destiny.

Absolution by Jennifer Laurens

Title: Absolution (#3)

Author: Jennifer Laurens

Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing, LLC

Release Date: October, 2010

ISBN: 978-1933963822

Size: 220 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: Heavenly (book 1), Penitence (book 2)

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Zoe’s secret is out. And the powers of Hell are ravenous to claim her soul. Her brother, Luke, knows her secret: that she sees both good and evil spirits. Her boyfriend knows. At least Matthias is her guardian angel again. But now Hell’s most ruthless leader will stop at nothing to have her soul.

Albert, Matthias’ father, is relentless in his hunger for Zoe. He wants to destroy Matthias and will use Zoe to do so.

The battle between Heaven and Hell tests everything Zoe has. As she witnesses everyone important in her life suffering, she’s brought to the ultimate choice: will she sacrifice her soul to save the ones she loves?

Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

Title: Towers of Midnight (#13 in the Wheel of Time series)

Author: Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: November 2, 2010

ISBN: 978-0765325945

Size: 864 pages, Hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.

The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.

Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel’aran’rhiod and find a way–at long last–to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever.

Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways–the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn–have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men’s lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost.

This penultimate novel of Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling series–the second of three based on materials he left behind when he died in 2007–brings dramatic and compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end draws near.

Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. It’s time to toss the dice.

The Dragon’s Apprentice by James A. Owen

Title: The Dragon’s Apprentice (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, v5)

Author: James A. Owen

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Release Date: October 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1416958970

Size: 384 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: Here There Be Dragons (v. 1), The Search for the Red Dragon (v. 2), The Indigo King (v. 3), The Shadow Dragons (v4)

Seven years after the events of The Shadow Dragons, John, Jack and Charles are finally able to return to their beloved Archipelago of Dreams. But even as their return is celebrated by old friends, new concerns shadow the reunion: the threat of Ecthroi, primordial Shadow. And perhaps even worse, the apparent splintering of Time itself.

Now, the Caretakers must fight against their most fearsome enemy ever and attempt to restore Time. They must journey through a forgotten Door from the destroyed Keep of Time in order to seek out the Dragon’s Apprentice. If they fail, it will mean the end of both of the worlds. But success will carry its own price–a price that may be too high even for the Caretakers to bear.

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Release Date: October 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1416989431

Size: 432 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: Hush, Hush

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Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry

Title: Secondhand Charm

Author: Julie Berry

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date: October 12, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599905112

Size: 320 pages, 5×8, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy’s charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason’s apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king’s carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Title: The Scorch Trials

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Delacorte

Release Date: October 12, 2010

ISBN: 978-0385738750

Size: 368 pages, Hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: The Maze Runner

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Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

Adam-Ondi-Ahman by Wendie L. Edwards

Title: Adam-Ondi-Ahman (Millennial Glory, vol X)

Author: Wendie L. Edwards

Publisher: Seventh Seal Publishing

Release Date: September 23, 2010

ISBN: 978-0982733301

Size: 428 pages, softcover

Genre: Speculative

Series: Hidden Light (bk 1), Wars of Light (bk 2), Apocalypse, the Unveiling (bk 3), The Ascension (bk 4), Hanging By a Thread (bk 5), Justice of Affliction (bk 6), United We Stand (bk 7), He Is Coming (bk 8), Babylon (bk 9)

Words of light are twisted into darkness. Death to all who will not submit to the all knowing eye! Death to bring in the era of peace! Beings of light communicate with Bones, but they are not angels. Devils wish to steal her soul. …On the other side of the world, armies of angels guard Zion! The power of God rocks the earth and changes the course of rivers for the Saint’s defense! The temple rises at the hands of Ephraim and Manasseh. Soon all will have the seal of God in their foreheads! The day of Adam-ondi-ahman has come!

Sorcerors & Seers by Chris Heimerdinger

Title: Sorcerers & Seers
(Tennis Shoes Series, #11)

Author: Chris Heimerdinger

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: September 7, 2010

ISBN: 978-1608610879

Size: ___ pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

• Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites

• Gadiantons and the Silver Sword

• Tennis Shoes and the Feathered Serpent, part one

• Tennis Shoes and the Feathered Serpent, part two

• The Sacred Quest

• The Lost Scrolls

• The Golden Crown

• Warriors of Cumorah

• Tower of Thunder

• Kingdoms and Conquerors

Your favorite “Tennis Shoes” heroes return in a whirlwind of nail-biting action and suspense across the vivid spectrums of space and time!

Join Jim Hawkins as he walks side-by-side with the mortal Messiah on His eternal pilgrimage to save the souls of humankind. Journey with Joshua Plimpton – a chief captain of the Nephites – as he pursues the vilest villians to rescue the golden plates of the Book of Mormon. Experience the exhilarating and heart-wrenching exploits of Apollus, Steffanie, Gidgiddonihah, and the rest of the “Tennis Shoes” clan who seek to outwit the most mysterious and dangerous adversaries of their lives.

All of the teeth-gnashing forces of the Lamanites and Gadiantons converge upon the Hill Cumorah as the prophets Mormon and Moroni desperately strive to comprehend His full earthly mission as Gethsemane and Golgotha loom ever nearer.

It’s an adventure of breathtaking magnitude as the most common an fallible of human characters must embrace the unconquerable light of heaven and defeat the raging forces of evil to save their loved ones, themselves, and the fragile fabric of the universe!

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Title: Paranormalcy

Author: Kiersten White

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: August 30, 2010

ISBN: 978-0061985843

Size: 352 pages, 6×8, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

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Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Title: The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, v1)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: TOR

Release Date: August 31, 2010

ISBN: 978-0765326355

Size: 1008 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

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Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.

One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar’s niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan’s motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

Intrinsical by Lani Woodland

Title: Intrinsical

Author: Lani Woodland

Publisher: Pendrell Publishing

Release Date: August 20, 2010

ISBN: 978-0982729700

Size: 298 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

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Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn’t want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life.

However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist’s attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn’t going to go quietly.

Song of the Dragon by Tracy Hickman

Title: Song of the Dragon (Volume One of the Annals of Drakis)

Author: Tracy Hickman

Publisher: DAW

Release Date: July 6, 2010

ISBN: 978-0756406073

Size: 368 pages, 6×9, Hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Drakis returns from the War of the Nineth Throne — the last of the great dwarven wars — with a prize for his elven master: a strange dwarven bard and a stone which the dwarf claims to be the greatest treasure of all the kingdoms. He hopes that this prize will win him his hearts desire: pairing with his beloved Mala, a human female slave in their master’s household.

But the dwarf tells Drakis that his life is a lie: that the elven devotions held each night hide from his mind every bad thing that happened to him during the day … and keeping him a contented slave forever. When Drakis is nearly beaten to death by his master and then suffers even worse abuse by his daughter — all predicted with horrifying accuracy by the dwarf — Drakis begins to question the very devotions that are at the heart of elven life. But it is only when the dwarf destroys the well of house magic that the spell collapses…

…And suddenly every slave in the household — from lowest cook to the trained warriors of the household cohort — suddenly REMEMBERS.

Thus begins the odyssey of Drakis, an escaped slave, who discovers that his name is at the heart of a prophesy that threatens the existence of the oppressive Rhonas Empire itself. Yet as destiny seems to close in on Drakis from every turn, he himself tries desperately to avoid fate.

Foresight by Sherry D. Ficklin

Title: Foresight (The Gods of Fate, Book 1)

Author: Sherry D. Ficklin

Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing

Release Date: July 10, 2010

ISBN: 978-0984098071

Size: 176 pages, 5.5×8.5, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

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All Grace Archer wants is to graduate from high school and get on with her life. But the Gods of Fate have other ideas. Attacked at graduation by a mysterious woman with gruesome henchmen, Grace is lucky to escape with her life. Rescued by a Fae warrior named Chris and her Aunt Phoenix, Grace learns that her mother was the Greek Goddess Pandora. Now Grace must protect her mother’s urn from the crazed demi-goddess Lilith, who is determined to unleash its horrors on an unsuspecting Earth. As if her blood legacy is not bizarre enough, Grace begins to develop frightening powers that threaten to destroy her from the inside out. Can Grace find the strength to defeat Lilith? Can she learn to control her powers before she loses her mind?

The Forbidden Sea by Sheila Nielson

Title: The Forbidden Sea

Author Sheila A. Nielson

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Release Date: July 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-0545097345

Size: 304 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

A mermaid haunts Adrianne’s dreams . . . is she coming to warn her, save her, or drag her down into the depths of the briny sea forever?

When Adrianne comes face-to-face with the mermaid of Windwaithe Island, of whom she has heard terrible stories all her life, she is convinced the mermaid means to keep her younger sister. Adrianne, fierce-willed and courageous, is determined to protect her sister from the mermaid, and her family from starvation. However, the mermaid continues to haunt Adrianne in her dreams and with her song.