Michael Anthony has returned home after spending a year in Iraq. He believes that he will lead a happy life now that he’s home, but that’s not how it turns out. A couple of weeks after returning, he finds himself drinking and wanting to pick fights. He comes to the conclusion that if things don’t get better in three months, he’ll end his life. This memoir is an inspiring story of one young veteran’s struggle with life after war and how many other veterans struggle today.
Vee Delancourt lives in a world that has been reduced to using child labor. If a child’s parents can’t pay the tax to keep any extra children, their children are sent to the government known as the System to do grueling, all-day work. Vee is one of those children, along with her brother. Given to the System to do their hard work, Vee works tirelessly every day just trying to survive. Step out of line, and she’s dead.
Adam and Emma return in Adam Undercover, The Consortium Directive. The two friends have become the youngest secret agents in the Arcanum Trivindico. Having just survived their first dangerous undercover mission (not to mention the grueling schoolwork their teacher makes them do), they are enjoying a nice summer vacation. Adam isn’t complaining about the break that he has been given, but near the end of it he starts to get really bored, which is why he is so excited to get the letter marking the start of his “private school.”
In the final installment of The Five Stones Trilogy our heroes make their final stand against Dankar, the main enemy in the land of Ayda. His goal is to grab all the stones of power, which do many things like control the wind or start an earthquake. Dankar has had one of the four stones of power for a long time, but he is finally ready to make a grab for the other three. Rothermel, the keeper of Melor, is doing all he can to keep Dankar from capturing the realm of Melor along with Rothermel’s stone.
Wraith Queen's Veil is the second book in the Sun Child Chronicles. It continues Lucky's adventures in Ethra. Lucky is back in Ethra after defeating the Witch-Mortaine Isa with the help of Han and Thurlock. Luccan, Lucky's true name, is the Suth Chiell, which basically means the protector of the land. With his return, he has a lot of responsibilities now, including blessing kids, making speeches, etc.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a creature with heightened strength and power. A Diabolic has only one mission: To protect their loved one… no matter what. Sworn to protect Sidonia, whose father belongs to the galactic Senate, Nemesis has no mission other than to protect Sidonia. However, when Sidonia’s father causes trouble throughout the empire, Nemesis must be sent in place of Sidonia in order to appease the higher-ups. But a Diabolic isn’t taught human tendencies, and Nemesis needs those more than ever.
The book, “We Know It Was You,” by Maggie Thrash, is about a girl and a boy named Virginia and Benny who belong to a mystery club at their boarding school. The two friends and outcasts look for mysteries to solve. When they witness a cheerleader, named Brittany, throw herself off of a bridge and into the river, Virginia and Benny are the only ones who can solve this mystery and the reasoning behind it.
This book is about 17-year-old Mercedes, who loves basketball. Mercedes has a lot of things going on in her life right now. Some of these include college basketball scouts watching her, and also she is trying to break the record for most three-pointers ever in high school basketball in Alabama. She is also dealing with her sister, Callie, who is getting sucked into the “gang” life and a younger brother who is following in Callie’s footsteps. Mercedes' team is counting on her to help win the tournament, but other things are getting in the way.