Teen & Young Adult

October 18, 2018

THE MOONBEAM RIDER

"THE MOONBEAM RIDER" by Carlton Holder

| Website | Occupation began when the first mothership appeared in the sky. Now they are taking over, one continent at a time. Collaborators, human traitors, are plentiful. Welcome to the resistance.  Noa Ash, a lonely teenage girl making entries into her personal journal, takes us on an astounding adventure. After she is orphaned during an alien attack, Noa is sent to live with a stern grandmother she has never known on Shadow - a once sunny beach that was warped into a hellish place of fog and darkness by a meteorite shower. There Noa finds an old surfboard and begins riding the beach’s cruel waves. As she learns to surf, Noa goes through a transformation of body and soul that turns her from a helpless nobody into a true heroine.  But fate has an even stranger destiny in mind for Noa when she discovers an underwater cavern where an archaic robot lay rusting. Only the robot is not a robot. It is a vessel. To resurrect it - the only weapon on Earth Noa believes can stop the alien occupation - she will have to transfer her life force - her soul - into the battered metal hull to pilot it. Aiding Noa in her mission is a strange boy from another time. A boy who Noa finds herself inexplicably drawn to.  "THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK" meets "WAR OF THE WORLDS."

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October 17, 2018

My Friend, My Hero

"My Friend, My Hero" by Jerald L. Hoover

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bennett Wilson has the world at his fingertips. One of the top basketball players in New York State, he is destined to lead Mount Vernon High to the state championship for the first time. Many of the nation’s top colleges are already reaching out, eager to sign him to their roster. Scholarships are guaranteed. Still young, Bennett is seduced by the promise of fame and fortune. Yet all is not as it appears. Bennett’s life is plagued with strife and conflict. The oldest of three, he has grown up with his single mother in the tough inner city projects of Mount Vernon. Life is hard but Bennett refuses to choose the fast life of the streets. He knows his only ticket to freedom is through basketball and academics. Bennett’s dreams come to a screeching halt when he learns his sick mother has fallen far behind on her rent and is threatened with eviction. He knows he can get easy money on the streets, but at the cost of ruining his future. Will Bennett finally succumb to a life he’s avoided and if he does, what will it cost? My Friend, My Hero, which celebrates its 25th year in print, is the first in the acclaimed, The Hero Book Series, by author Jerald LeVon Hoover.

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October 16, 2018

The High Court

"The High Court" by Chris Ledbetter

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | High atop Mount Olympus, dawn breaks on a new academic term. Normalcy has returned to campus following a harrowing expedition into The Underworld to rescue kidnapped students by Zeus and his fellow Olympians. Now, as they prepare to testify in The High Court, Hyperion will be tried for the attack on Crete and death of Anytos. Kronos will stand trial for the murder of Mount Olympus Prep’s Headmaster Ouranos. As the trials draw near, Mount Olympus Prep students and faculty are besieged repeatedly by a race of gargantuan stone and earth giants. Under heavy assault, the Olympians are forced to flee to the volcanic island of Limnos to regroup. Meanwhile, a toxic poison Zeus has carried with him since a prior fight with a dragoness, creeps toward his brain. In a race against time and beasts, Zeus and his friends must find a way to survive not only the toxin ravaging Zeus’ body, but also the giants who grow stronger after every attack, and somehow make it to the The High Court alive.

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October 2, 2018

Mr. Kringle’s Tales

"Mr. Kringle's Tales : 26 Stories 'Till Christmas" by Jonathan Cring

| Website | "Mr. Kringle's Tales...26 Stories 'Til Christmas" is both a book and a game--it's an advent calendar of Christmas stories, one story each night beginning on November 30th and ending on Christmas morning. From the inception of the North Pole in the mind of Kris Kringle to the discovery of the first two reindeer, to a whole heap of adorable elves, and also including a breathtaking look at the planet that sacrificed itself to become the Christmas Star, this book will infuse any home with the Christmas spirit.

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