Reviews - Young Adult / New Adult

The Order of the Key
Justine
Manzana

PARANORMAL:  Jacklyn had to grow up real fast when she lost her father at a young age. She took care of her sister while her mother worked to make a living.  Jacklyn is an outcast in school but enjoys running. One night while on a run, she is attacked by a creature and rescued by a team of teenager warriors led by Kyp. Jacklyn discovers her parents were both members of the Order of the Key.

HISTORICAL:  Arin, a blind girl, and her family are peaceful and content with their life when certain beings begin to disturn their peace with malevolence. The black gryphons, led by their power-thirsty leader, Cahal, are busy laying out their plans to vandalize all Irish villages where humans and gray gryphons live.

The Witches of Vegas
Mark
Rosendorf

FANTASY:  From a very young age, Isis could make things happen… bad things. As a result, her foster parents are trying to kill her. Right when she is about to meet her maker, she is rescued by a man with similar powers. He takes her in and makes her a part of his coven, his family, and teaches her to use her powers.

The Haunted Purse
Kimberly
Baer

When Libby Dawson buys a denim purse at her local thrift store, strange things start happening. She soon discovers that her treasured new purse is haunted by a ghost; a ghost who wants her to solve a decades-old cold case. Soon Libby and her friend Toni are on the prowl for answers. But Libby has troubles of her own. She lives in the bad part of town and her mother is almost never around.

Worlds Apart
Niki
Bright

FANTASY:  When Keynis and his wife Nicolaté wake up in a strange place, their two-year-old daughter not with them, they must quickly adapt and find a way home. However, they quickly discover that they are not even in the same world. They are in a world called Nogatha now, and the people of Nogatha call Keynis and Nicolaté’s home Eden, rather than Earth.

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