by Kelly Walker
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition
Pages: 263 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Kelly Walker
Publication date: September 30, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, fantasy
First in the Souls of the Stones series. From Amazon:
"In a world comprised of three rival kingdoms as different from each other as the families that rule them, Emariya Warren is unique in being a daughter of not one but two of the ruling families.
Sixteen years ago, Emariya narrowly escaped dying on their cold estate floor beside her mother. Now, after learning her father has been captured, Emariya makes the desperate decision to follow in her mother's ill-fated footsteps and journey to marry the prince of a rival land, Torian Ahlen. But when Emariya discovers the secrets of the three families and an ominous prophecy warning the three bloodlines must never be combined, she begins to fear the handsome prince waiting for her may desire more than to steal her heart.
CORNERSTONE is a full length Young Adult fantasy.
Mature Content - Cornerstone does include a few minor curse words. No sexual or explicit content."
by Jessica Sorensen
Available as: Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 288 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Jessica Sorensen
Publication date: March 14, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, dystopia
First in the Darkness Falls series. From Amazon:
"When the disease spread through the world, people had no choice but to go into hiding. The Colony is hidden deep underground, far away from the vampires—humans that were transformed by the disease. The vampires are hideous, starving, and they will kill any human they come across.
Seventeen-year-old Kayla is a Bellator, a warrior that protects The Colony. In order to survive, there are three rules she must follow:
Rule #1—Never go out after dark.
Rule #2—Always carry a weapon.
Rule #3—No matter what, never EVER get bit.
But what happens when the rules Kayla has always lived by can no longer apply?
The Highers run The Colony and accept nothing less than perfection. One slip up can mean death. Kayla has always worked hard to follow the rules and strive for perfection. But during a moment of weakness, she lets her imperfections show. Her punishment is worse than death. She is chosen for The Gathering and is thrown out into a world full of starving vampires.
No one has ever survived The Gathering, at least that’s what Kayla’s been told. But when she runs into a group who insist they were once part of The Gathering, Kayla discovers the Highers have been keeping secrets. Secrets that could lead to a cure."
The Deepest Cut
by J.A. Templeton
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 306 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Julia Templeton
Publication date: June 27, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, ghosts
First in the MacKinnon Curse series. From Amazon:
"Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.
When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn't get worse--that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley's falling hard for Ian.
Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she's not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn't complicated enough, the malevolent spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she'll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.
Please note: THE DEEPEST CUT is a mature YA paranormal romance. Due to strong language, mention of cutting, alcohol and drug use, it is not recommended for younger teens."
by Scott Tracey
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 338 (Kindle edition)
Publication date: September 1, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, witches
First in the Witch Eyes series. From Amazon:
"Braden's witch eyes give him an enormous power. A mere look causes a kaleidoscopic explosion of emotions, memories, darkness, and magic. But this rare gift is also his biggest curse.
Compelled to learn about his shadowed past and the family he never knew, Braden is drawn to the city of Belle Dam, where he is soon caught between two feuding witch dynasties. Sworn rivals Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe will use anything—lies, manipulation, illusion, and even murder—to seize control of Braden's powers. To stop an ancient evil from destroying the town, Braden must master his gift, even through the shocking discovery that Jason is his father. While his feelings for an enigmatic boy named Trey grow deeper, Braden realizes a terrible truth: Trey is Catherine Lansing's son . . . and Braden may be destined to kill him."