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Review: "Light Up New York" by Natalie Grant

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 09:46 Posted by Clash Monday, 20 February 2017 01:30


Review: "Light Up New York" by Natalie Grant

Reviewer: Jamie for CTFDevourer

Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5

Mia couldn’t have been more surprised if Jennifer had reached down and pulled the rug out from under their feet. Did Jennifer know? She couldn’t. But then why was she asking them this question? Mia’s heart thumped in her chest, and the silent words, “Don’t do it, Lulu. Don’t do it!” beat in her ears. But how could she expect her little sister to keep the secret at a moment like this, with the eyes of… everyone… watching? Mia knew she should say something, but she wasn’t sure what to say. She couldn’t lie on national television? No, of course she couldn’t. But what could she do?

   

"King's Blood" by Jill Williamson

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 16:03 Posted by Clash Wednesday, 08 February 2017 01:43


They Flee for Their Lives, But Will a New Home Be Found?

The Five Realms have been destroyed. The remnants of the population who escaped now find themselves confined only to several hundred ships adrift at sea. Guided by hope, rumor, and a promise, they sail north into the unknown, desperate to find land that might become their new home.

   

"Curio" by Evangeline Denmark

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 February 2017 11:30 Posted by Clash Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:51


Grey Howard has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small, closed-off western town. She has tried to stay unnoticed-or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists' enforcers and suddenly risk taking is the only choice she has.

After retreating to her grandfather's shop, Grey finds herself cornered. And when she accidentally touches the old curio cabinet in the back of the store, she is whisked to a hidden world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. and where Grey may be able to find a key that could save Whit's life and end the Chemists' dark rule forever. Recommended for ages 15 and older.

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 432

Vendor: Blink

Publication Date: 2016

Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)

Ages: 12-16

About the Author

Evangeline Denmark cannot sing. The tragic discovery of this truth led to bouts of angst-ridden poetry writing in her teens, several ill-advised relationships with literary characters, and the compulsive creation of her own fictional worlds. Having found her true voice, Evangeline now writes fiction with hints of whimsy, glimmers of fantasy, and strokes of the supernatural.

Her debut novel, Curio, a young adult steampunk fantasy, released January 2016. She has also co-authored two children’s books, The Dragon and the Turtle and The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari (Waterbrook Press.)

Evangeline lives in Colorado in a house stuffed full of animals and creative people that would surely go to ruin were it not for the watchful eye of a cattle dog named Willie.

To learn more, visit: Evangeline Denmark

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"The Lost Girl of Astor Street"

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 February 2017 09:54 Posted by Clash Monday, 06 February 2017 01:51


"The Lost Girl of Astor Street" by Stephanie Morrill

When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no surprise that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s abduction from their privileged neighborhood.

   

Review: "STORM" by Bonnie S. Calhoun

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017 09:29 Posted by Clash Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:43


Review: "STORM" by Bonnie S. Calhoun

Reviewer: Carol R. Gehringer for Worthy2Read

Rating: 4/5

Bonnie Calhoun continues her young adult dystopian series set in a world where life is very different 150 years from now. Most of the population lives in the ruins of American cities destroyed by a nuclear holocaust.

   

Review: "Steadfast Love series"

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2017 09:23 Posted by Clash Monday, 30 January 2017 01:43


Review: "Steadfast Love series" by Rachelle Rea)

Reviewer: Carol R. Gehringer for Worthy2Read

Rating: 4/5

In Honor of the Reformation — A YA Historical Fiction Series (Steadfast Love series / Rachelle Rea)

   

"Unfolding" by Jonathan Friesen

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Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2017 13:17 Posted by Clash Monday, 23 January 2017 01:17


In Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen, it's a post-apocalyptic world in Oklahoma where 18-year-old Jonah Everett wishes he could get the girl next door, but the two are worlds apart. Jonah's physical condition is debilitating, with epileptic seizures that fill his life. Stormi is seemingly carefree but with a unique talent of foresight. When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery that his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers that Stormi needs about her past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known.

   

Time Echoes Trilogy by Bryan Davis

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2017 08:24 Posted by Clash Monday, 09 January 2017 01:17


Time Echoes Trilogy by Bryan Davis

This fast-paced adventure trilogy starts with murder and leads teenagers Nathan and Kelly out of their once-familiar world as they struggle to find answers to the tragedy. A mysterious mirror with phantom images, a camera that takes pictures of things they can’t see, and a violin that unlocks unrecognizable voices … each enigma takes the teens further into an alternate universe where nothing is as it seems. Find out what happens when good battles evil in multiple worlds. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

   

"The Messengers: Discovered" by Lisa M. Clark

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 12:41 Posted by Clash Wednesday, 28 December 2016 01:17


"The Messengers: Discovered" by Lisa M. Clark

Join Simon and the other Messengers in this futuristic teen novel as they risk their lives to protect the Gospel. Teenage Simon lives in a world of tight controls, where everything is regimented, defined, observed. Yet he doesn't buy into any of it.

   

"Scarlet Moon" by S.D. Grimm

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 12:33 Posted by Clash Tuesday, 27 December 2016 01:17


Destiny can pick someone else.

Evil is slipping through the cracks of its prison, and all Soleden trembles in its wake. Yet some would harness that evil to their own ends, and first among them is Idla, the sorceress queen bent on distorting the world.

   

"Storm" by Bonnie S. Calhoun

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 09:27 Posted by Clash Monday, 05 December 2016 01:17


Selah Chavez's has survived and reunited with her family, however happiness is short lived as they are forced into a barren world of volcanic ash. Her abilities are growing & she is now hunted by people who want her blood, while feeling guilt over people that have died to protect her. She must follow a trail of ancient artifacts in search of the Third Protocol. Can she finish the quest? or is this just a fancy story?

   

"The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet"

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 10:33 Posted by Clash Monday, 05 December 2016 01:17


"The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet" by Natasha Farrant

Lydia is the youngest of the five Bennet girls. She's stubborn, never listens, and can't seem to keep her mouth shut--not that she would want to anyway. She's bored with her country life and wishes her older sisters would pay her attention . . . for once!

   

"The Shattered Vigil" by Patrick W. Carr

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:45 Posted by Clash Thursday, 24 November 2016 01:43


"The Shattered Vigil" by Patrick W. Carr

Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bassolas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they’ve been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. Jorgen, the member of the Vigil assigned to Frayel, has gone missing, and new attacks have struck at the six kingdoms’ ability to defend themselves. Just when the Vigil thought they had quenched the menace from their enemy in Collum, a new threat emerges: assassins hunting the Vigil, men and women who cannot be seen until it’s too late.

   

Review: "PULSE by L. R. Burkard

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2016 09:58 Posted by Clash Monday, 21 November 2016 01:43


Review: "PULSE by L. R. Burkard

Reviewer: Carol R. Gehringer for Worthy2Read

Rating: 4/5

L. R. Burkard, a new voice to young adult fiction, wrote a number of adult historical romances under the name Linore Rose Burkard. Her first venture into YA fiction is Pulse, a suspenseful contemporary novel about a major disaster, told from the viewpoint of three teenage girls.

   

"The Silent Songbird" by Melanie Dickerson

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Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 11:06 Posted by Clash Monday, 14 November 2016 01:55


"The Silent Songbird" by Melanie Dickerson

Evangeline is the ward and cousin of King Richard II, yet she dreams of a life outside of Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love and not an arranged marriage. But the young king betroths her to his closest advisor, Lord Shiveley, a man twice as old as Evangeline. Desperate to escape a life married to a man she finds revolting, Evangeline runs away from the king and joins a small band of servants on their way back to their home village.

   

Review: "Witch’s Mark" by Sarah Norkus

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Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2016 10:24 Posted by Clash Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:30


Review: "Witch’s Mark" by Sarah Norkus

Reviewer: Jamie for CTFDevourer

Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5

Em’s eyes flashed with anger. “Let me repeat what I told you last week. I said that God is real, and if you don’t watch what comes out of your mouth, He just might show you how real He is. And now He has.”

Em’s head whipped toward Megan. “And now He has!”

Megan looked back at Em with the same shocked look. “You think it’s Sam? God sent us back in the past because of Sam?”

   

Review: "Toward A Secret Sky"

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Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2016 10:18 Posted by Clash Tuesday, 08 November 2016 01:30


Review: "Toward A Secret Sky" by Heather Maclean

Reviewer: Jamie for CTFDevourer

Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 1/5

“I knew that ‘crackin’ was a synonym for ‘super’, but all I could think of when I heard the word was the girl from Culloden falling to her death. I didn’t know yet that there were worse things that cracking your head open. Much worse.”

   

Review: "The Prince Warriors"

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Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2016 10:10 Posted by Clash Monday, 07 November 2016 01:30


Review: "The Prince Warriors" by Priscilla Shirer and Gina Detwiler

Reviewer: Jamie for CTFDevourer

Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5

“Wait!” Xavier said. “Do you really think it’s safe?”

“Hey,” Ean replied. “We’re in a cave, under a lake, with a little purple dude that’s not a troll. What could be safer?”

   

November 2016 New Releases

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Posted by Clash Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:21


More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope by Texie Susan Gregory -- In a deadly race to save her son, a young slave woman dares defy the most powerful man in the world. (Biblical from Barbour Publishing)

   

"Remnants: Season of Glory" by Bergren

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Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016 10:07 Posted by Clash Monday, 31 October 2016 08:43


"Remnants: Season of Glory" by Lisa Tawn Bergren

In #3: Remnants: Season of Glory, the third installment in Lisa Tawn Bergren's Remnants series, the power of the Remnants and their people are growing and threatening Pacifica's careful plans for domination. Among the Trading Union, everyone is drawn to people of the Way, and agree to stand against those who hunt them. But Pacifica intends to discover each and every Remnant and destroy them---as well as everyone who hasn't sworn allegiance to the empire. An epic finale to a heart-pounding series.

   
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