The Alchemyst: The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

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Publication Date: May 22, 2007

This is the first review written solely by Alex; the 11-year-old sometimes contributor to Rabid Readers Too.

MS_Alchemist_Book_01Book: The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Author: Michael Scott

Book 1 in the 6 part series

Release Date: 22 May, 2007

Pages: 375

Cover Artist: Michael Wagner

Nicholas Flamel was born on September 28,1317, people say he died in 1418 but his tomb is empty! He has been alive for 700 years, now known at the greatest alchemist of his day!

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Sia by Josh Grayson

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Publication Date: November 20, 2013

JG_SiaSia wakes in a park with no clue as to her identity, but a name on an Ipod. She finds herself homeless on the brutal streets. When Sia is located and returned to her home, she discovers that in the life she can’t remember she was cruel and judgmental. Her life on the streets has changed her but can she convince her peers and what will happen when her memory returns?

 

 

 

 

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Legends of Amun Ra 2: The Soul of the World by Joshua Silverman

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Publication Date: November 1, 2013

JS_Legend_Soul_World“The Soul of the World” picks up two years after Legends of Amun Ra The Emerald Tablet. The fight between good and evil in Potera rages on. An ancient power returns and a power struggle ensues. Who will win?

 

 

 

 

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Sabien’s Quest: The Light – Part One by Shomari Black

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Publication Date: November 2, 2011

SB_Sabien_Quest_Light_01Fifteen-year-old Sabien the Hunchbacked Monk finds himself on the top of the Kingdom’s Most Wanted list while on a quest to recover a holy relic. Sabien’s Quest: The Light is the first novel in a planned series.

 

 

 

 

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The Dark Citadel (Green Woman) by Jane Dougherty

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Publication Date: October 3, 2013

JD_Dark_CitadelDeborah Givenchild was taken from her parents when her mother fled and given to a family without a daughter. She has been reviled, but has grown up not to cave as her gender is supposed to do but to fight back. At the age of 15, she’s about to be married off to the man of the elder’s choice. He’s a purposeful brute meant to put her in her place and Deborah simply isn’t going along with the plan. When she’s taken to the House of Corrections she meets Zacariah, a boy with dreams. He wants to be an engineer but career path is at the whim of the elders and he knows that things simply aren’t right. Can Deborah escape her fate and find her mother; the one woman who knows what Earth was like before everyone lived his or her bleakly planned lives in a dome?

 

 

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Tribal Scarring by Gary Taaffe

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Publication Date: October 11, 2011

GT_Tribal_SearringBilly isn’t yet ready for his walkabout. It’s time for Billy to become a man. Becoming a man in Billy’s world involves a knife where it shouldn’t be and a lot of blood. Can the spirit of his mother help him through and help him prepare to find some girls? Tribal Scarring (Urban Hunters) is the second book in the Urban Hunters series.

 

 

 

 

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Steps into Darkness by Ben Woodard

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Publication Date: August 14, 2013

BW_Steps_Into_DarknessTom and Will are back and looking to solve a mystery of sabotage. With F.B.I. Agent Rick Sweeney along for the ride they follow the clues but will they regret where the clues lead?

Steps Into Darkness (A Shakertown Adventure) is the second novel in the Shakertown series.

 

 

 

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Titanian Chronicles: Journey of Destiny (Volume 1) by Leisl Kaberry

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Publication Date: September 3, 2013

LK_Journey_Destiny_01Afeclin was orphaned as a baby in a terrible attack from which he was protected by magic. Raised with the elves by their king, Afeclin has an ambition to use his natural magical abilities to become a wizard. To do so he must return to the human world accompanied by his friend Wolfgang. Dark times are brewing and danger lurks around every corner. Can they save themselves and the people they love most?

 

 

 

 

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The Neworld Papers Series 1: The Historian by K.B. Shaw

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Publication Date: June 20, 2013

 

KS_Historian_TaleFallon was raised as a ward of the state and has been protected from the world living under a philosophy of always looking and moving forward. When his life changes, it changes completely. He is drafted as a historian for a resistance type group. Fallen will experience emotions he never dreamed existed and have new adventures in life and love.

 

 

 

 

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Thorn by Intisar Khanani

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Publication Date: May 15, 2012

IK_ThornBased on the fairy tale, “The Goose Girl” by the Brothers Grimm, Thorn tells the story of Princess Alyrra, a royal who is grown up in a very duplicitous and violent environment. While on her way to meet the prince she will marry, Alyrra is the victim of a magic attack and her identity is switched with that of another woman. Becoming someone new is the freedom that Alyrra has always wanted and never had. When Alyrra realizes that things aren’t what they seemed will she summon the strength to save them all?

 

 

 

 

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