Reviews - Young Adult / New Adult

Between Silk and Sand

FANTASY:  Seventeen-year-old Saraid, princess of Thekla, is set to marry the ruler of the far off but strategically important land, although she has yet to meet him. On her journey to her wedding,  however, Saraid’s company is hijacked and the princess kidnapped.

A Reflection of Ice

Teen-age Lyra has a tumultuous relationship with her stepmother. After discovering the woman’s affair while her dad is out of town, Lyra escapes to the woods to avoid her stepmother’s dangerous anger. A cryptic musical sound lures her deep into the woods, to a castle made of ice with a winsome, lonely man who welcomes her warmly.


In advanced societies, humans create marvelous things, but even the most exciting technological advance can have drawbacks. When Maggie Stone begrudgingly agrees to try out the new Vertix H2, an innovated bit of technology that allows its user to interact and control virtual social media, the internet, and every app in a more realistic way, she quickly becomes a fan that cannot get enough.

Ghost Engine

Berd dreams of being the first programmer, but Charles has her beat with his inventing the Ghost Engine.

Rogue Crystal

Avery is on an archeological site with her cousin and boyfriend in a country with deep, unknown ancestral roots. For her, an unsettled feeling presses upon her shoulders whenever she is close to the dig, but it downright pulls her in when a body is unearthed clutching a green sword.