Daisy’s ready for summer fun–but it seems summer has something else in store.
High school is over, and Daisy Crispin is happy to leave it in her past and look forward to a bright new future at college. In the meantime, she is planning an all-expenses-paid trip with her best friend Claire to Argentina–home of exotic food, the tango, and her handsome sort-of boyfriend Max.
When Daisy discovers she needs to do missions work to fulfill the requirements of her scholarship, she chalks it up to her monumental bad luck in life and kisses her vacation goodbye. What was supposed to be a relaxing time in the lap of luxury turns into hard work, sleeping on a cot, avoiding scorpions, and stressing about where she stands with Max. Daisy wonders if anything in her life will ever go according to plan . . .
Now, this is one I love and I am totally excited about her third novel coming out this late fall/winter! The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson Genre: Christian Historical Ages 15-18 Pages: 304 Trade Paperback Date Published: November 2011 Publisher: Zondervan Melanie Dickerson, the Award-Winning author of “The Healer’s Apprentice,” returns with another inspiring retelling of a classic fairy tale Following the success of her multiple award-winning debut novel, The Healer’s Apprentice, Melanie Dickerson revisits the alluring fairy tale world with an eagerly anticipated follow-up, THE MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER (Zondervan; December 2011; $9.99). Inspired by “The Beauty and the Beast,” THE … Continue reading
How did I get into writing teen/tween literature? Stories are just as much a part of my life as sleep, food and exercise. As a child, I curled up in the library and escaped into imagined worlds drawn by Chris Van Allsburg. I visited with old friends like Lucy and Aslan, Meg and Calvin, and Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. The stories I wrote myself were magical in a different way. As my own first reader, I set off into uncharted territory as my words filled the pages. After college, I acted and directed in the theatre—a very collaborative process. When … Continue reading
Join embittered sixteen-year-old Carmen Castillo on her journey to hope and healing as she leaves her hurtful world behind and moves into Diamond Estates, a home for troubled teens in The Embittered Ruby—releasing April 2012. Continue reading
Ancient legend tells of an army of knights that will remain sleeping until the last days.
The knights are waking up.
A homeless man is stalked by a pale, wraithlike creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth. Maimed animals and a host of suicides cluster around a mountain in Scotland. And deep beneath the cobbled streets of Oxford, a malicious hoard besieges a hidden city.
Freya Reynolds is a university student with a touch of OCD and an obsession with myth and folklore. Daniel Tully is living rough on the streets of Oxford, waging a secret war against an enemy only he can identify. Years ago, they found themselves in a world few know is real. They have since gone their separate ways and tried to put that adventure behind them.
But the mythical world is now bleeding into our reality-a dark spiritual evil that is manifesting itself in forgotten corners of the British Isles. Alex Simpson is a Scottish police officer who specializes in hunting mythical creatures. Together, they must confront the past, the present, and points beyond to defeat the ultimate threat to humanity.
Nothing they’ve seen so far prepares them for what awaits . . . in “The Realms Thereunder.” Continue reading
F.A.I.R.I.E.S. Baptism by Fire by M.C. Pearson Here lies a most precious treasure, Awaiting one Chosen to deliver. Seek out the red cousins in the East, For on this your greed mustn’t feast. The wealth of a species now in your hands, Do with it as the Light demands. Give them your gift to unite, For it is the darkness we all must fight. Tweet
In the first book of the Halfling Trilogy, Nikki Youngblood discovers she’s the central force of a madman’s plan, and turns to three half-angel boys for protection. With the Halflings, she’s completely safe. Everything except her heart. And Mace’s soul. Falling for him could ensure his eternal ruin. Continue reading
Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tirelessly played the role of preacher’s kid—but she isn’t so sure she wants to be the good girl anymore. Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK, the first young adult novel from Betsy St. Amant, takes you inside the life of Addison Blakely as she attempts to separate love from lust, facts from faith, and keep her head above water in her murky, fishbowl existence. Available in January 2012 from Barbour Publishing, Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK is a real-life, culturally relevant story. Continue reading
Award-winning author and playwright Naomi Kinsman is making her debut in the tween market with an inspirational new series in the popular Faithgirlz brand. SHADES OF TRUTH and FLICKERING HOPE (Zonderkidz; December 2011; $7.99 each) are the first two books in a series named, “From Sadie’s Sketchbook.” They follow the life of twelve-year-old, high-spirited Sadie Douglas.
Recently uprooted from California to Owl Creek, Michigan, Sadie experiences ups and downs as she navigates her place within her changing world. Both books teach tween readers what it means to have faith when one doesn’t have all the answers. Continue reading
Addison Blakely isn’t so sure she wants to be the good girl anymore. . . Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tirelessly played the role of preacher’s kid—but she isn’t so sure she wants to be the good girl anymore. Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK, the first young adult novel from Betsy St. Amant, takes you inside the life of Addison Blakely as she attempts to separate love from lust, facts from faith, and keep her head above water in her murky, fishbowl existence. Available in January 2012 from Barbour Publishing, Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK is a real-life, culturally … Continue reading
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week. Thanks to Becky at Page Turners for starting this meme and to Rose City Reader … Continue reading
In author Melanie Dickerson’s latest fairy-tale retelling, loosely based on The Beauty and the Beast, Annabel Chapman is forced to work as an indentured servant at the manor house of Lord Ranulf. The new lord is said to be beastly in appearance and temperament, but Annabel’s greater fear is Bailiff Tom, a perverse man who has made unwelcome advances upon her in the past. As she works closely with Ranulf, she begins to feel safe and protected, but will she realize the calling of her heart before it’s too late? Continue reading