Thursday, February 25, 2016

#CapturetheFantasy with Entangled Teen

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Atlantis Rising
Gloria Craw
January 6, 2016
Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

When a strange man told me I’m in danger because I’m a descendant of Atlantis, I thought he was crazy. Now I know he wasn’t. But he left me with a warning. I’m being hunted by someone who will hurt, maybe even kill, those I love in order to control me.

So I’ve been hiding in plain sight, walking the halls of Fillmore High like a ghost. Now, two new students, Ian and Brandy, have discovered my secret. They’ve offered to teach me how to defend myself, but they want something in return…something I’m not sure I can give. And though I’m drawn to Ian, I can’t act on my feelings. I might lose focus if I do.

The only thing I’m certain of is that I’m tired of hiding. It’s time for the hunted to become the hunter.

Ian would be another complication. I’d know before Connor pointed him out that we had AP lit together. I’d stood in the registration line with him last week. He was blond, about my height, with a long, strung-out build that told me he was growing upward faster than outward. My younger brother was going through the same kind of growth thing. Ian’s eyes were an unusual color. From across the room, they appeared to be light blue. But up close, there were flecks of green, like the turquoise stone in a Navajo bracelet my mother owned.
Judging from the way he’d smiled at me, Ian remembered me from registration, too. And it didn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling.
“You will all be expected to read material in class when called on,” Mrs. Waters continued, “and you will be assigned two in-class presentations each quarter.”
More bad news. In-class presentations didn’t fit with my plan to stay invisible. Mrs. Waters picked up some Post-it notes from off her desk. “I have the names of five poets in my hand,” she continued. “You will each pick a slip of paper and partner with whoever gets the same poet as you.”
My stomach churned as I took my paper and unfolded it. “Lord Byron” was spelled out in dark print. Stomach problems stayed with me for the rest of class and got worse when everyone started searching for their presentation partners afterward. I overheard Connor’s exclamation of happiness when he found out he had Keats, the same as Nate Hopkins. Whether Nate was as delighted as Connor, I couldn’t tell. Ian’s cousin, Brandy, was standing close to Michael Larson, their eyes locked on the Post-it note in her hand. Evidently they were partners, too.
I repacked my things, trying to figure out how I was going to handle the situation. Nervous energy made me drop my class schedule, and it fluttered to the floor. Annoyed, I bent to get it and then started walking without looking up. It came as a complete surprise when I walked into a soft cotton shirt and the surprisingly strong chest beneath it.
Finally, physics class had taught me something I could reference. When two objects collide, the lighter one gets knocked farthest off course. I was the lighter object, and I felt myself careening off balance with no hope of correction.
My last thoughts were that my head was in line to collide with the edgy of the desk where Connor had been sitting, and that the chest responsible for the imminent pain belonged to Ian Palmer.

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Through Fire & Sea
Nicole Luiken
May 5, 2015
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

There is one True World, and then there are the four mirror worlds: fire, water, air, and stone. And each has a magic of its own...

In the Fire World, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm's most powerful lords. She's hot-blooded - able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods. But she has another gift...the ability to Call her twin "Otherselves" on other worlds.

Holly resides in the Water World - our world. When she's called by Leah from the Fire World, she nearly drowns. Suddenly the world Holly thought she knew is filled with secrets, magic...and deadly peril.

For a malevolent force seeks to destroy the mirror worlds. And as Leah and Holly are swept up in the tides of chaos and danger, they have only one choice to save the mirror worlds - to shatter every rule they've ever known...

Review Quotes
“It’s a complicated and thoroughly compelling plot with so many twists and turns, moments of true horror and utter heartbreak….. throw in magic, body-swapping, witches, dragons, murder and mer-men then you have quite a special tale indeed!” – Gizzimomo’s Reviews

“I found myself crying half way through[.]” – Anna, Enchanted by YA

“Gideon, oh my poor sweet tormented Gideon. This guy. Comparatively speaking we don’t see him as much as Leah, Holly or Ryan, but honestly he makes his moments count.” – Lexie, For the Sake of Reading

“Through Fire and Sea is a multidimensional thrill ride. Worlds based on elements, traveling through mirrors, and meeting ‘otherselves’ through the glass, Through Fire & Sea is a gripping epic that’s as refreshing as it is inventive.” – Jordan, Young Adult Book Madness


  1. Thanks for sharing! 99 cents is a great price for ebooks! These look like they'll be good.

    Danica @ A Redheaded Bookworm

  2. I'm glad I read the excerpt for Atlantis Rising! It's been on my radar, but I didn't know if it was worth reading.


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