The Bewitching of Alison Allbright
by Alan Davidson
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition
Pages: 160 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Straw Hat
Publication date: May 20, 2012
(originally published August 20, 1979)
Suggested tags: middle grade, mystery
"Alison Allbright has always sought refuge in day dreams - of having a glamorous mother and a lovely home, of being an exciting person, of doing all the things that the others at high school do - and more. When Mrs Considine appears, spinning her amazing web of fantasy and making those dreams come true, Alison is completely bewitched....until she discovers the catch.
First publication in e-book of Alan Davidson's modern classic."
by Alana Siegel
Available as: Kindle edition
Publication date: December 12, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal
First in the Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program series. (Book 2, Retreat, is also currently free!) From Amazon:
"Imagine what high school would be like if your ex-boyfriend fired lightning when he was angry, the sporty girl in your class had enough strength to lift a flatbed truck, and you could charm your way out of trouble.
When shy, sixteen year old, Olivia Hart, witnesses the actual rainstorm her ex-boyfriend, Max Smarr, creates in Pandora high school's cafeteria, she’s convinced she’s lost her mind. Nothing will prepare her, however, for the discovery of her own special Gift.
Olivia Hart has always been satisfied living in the shadows of her peers, and so high school doesn’t get any easier when her charismatic brother goes off to college and her relationship with her edgy boyfriend comes to an end. When she comes across an antique charm, she finds out that she can compel people with her mind and hiding is no longer an option. With the help of her friends in the Gifted Program and each of their special Gifts, what happens next in this young love and coming of age story will force Olivia into the spotlight, test her friendships, and cause her to question her role in a society."
by Hannah L. Clark
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition
Pages: 336 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: KinStone Publishing
Publication date: December 3, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, mystery, mythology
First in the Cobbogoth series. From Amazon:
"To seventeen-year-old Norah Lukens, the Cobbogothians were just a myth. But after her archeologist uncle's brutal murder, and being asked to translate one of his research journals for evidence, she begins a journey to discover the truth for herself. Chasing the myth her uncle was obsessed with, Norah learns that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister. If she hopes to save others from suffering the same fate he did--including the peculiarly magnetic James Riley--she must head to Iceland in order to stop the killing once and for all. If she succeeds, she'll gain the one thing she's always longed for. But if she fails, not even the gods can help her."
Heirs of Prophecy
by Michael A. Rothman
Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 380 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: M & S Publishing, L.L.C.
Publication date: April 3, 2012
Suggested tags: middle grade, fantasy
First in The Prophecies series. From Amazon:
"The Riverton family had been enjoying a simple summer vacation when, through a fluke of nature, they found themselves in a strange new land.
The Riverton brothers quickly realize that in this world, they have gained unusual powers. Powers that their parents fear will attract the attention of Azazel himself - the merciless wizard who brutally controls this world.
The two brothers soon learn that an ancient prophecy has finally been initiated by their arrival in Trimoria. As the heirs of this prophecy, they are destined to lead the armies of men, dwarves, elves, and even a misfit ogre against the prophesied demon horde.
Only one thing stands in their way.
The evil wizard who has learned of their presence, and has sent assassins to wipe them from existence."