Friday, January 29, 2016

What to Read Next 1.29.16

Don't know what to read next? Check out these great reads from my wish list.  I haven't read them all yet, so I can't vouch for them, but they certainly look good.  If you read any of them first, please let me know what you think.
Don't know what to read next? Check out these great reads from my wish list.  I haven't read them all yet, so I can't vouch for them, but they certainly look good.  If you read any of them first, please let me know what you think.

Conspiracy of Silence
by Martha Powers
Category: Mystery



On a sunny day in July, Clare Prentice arrives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Although she is on assignment to interview the town's notoriously reclusive novelist Nate Hanssen, Clare is really in search of a different story-her story.

Just months before, Clare was a bride-to-be, living in Chicago, and looking to the future.until the day she learned her entire life had been a lie.Not only was Clare adopted, but there is no record that she or her adoptive mother ever existed. The only clue is a class ring from Grand Rapids Senior High School. Unable to get on with her future until she reconciles her past, Clare breaks off her engagement.

Unraveling the mystery is like trying to sculpt fog-until the first piece of the puzzle unexpectedly drops into place: Clare's birth mother, Lily Gundersen, was murdered in Grand Rapids.Lily's murder was one of the most talked-about events in the town's history, but no one is talking now. Clare doesn't know the whole story - and someone intends to keep it that way.




Tesser: A Dragon Among Us (Tesser's Series Book 1)
by Christ Philbrook
Category: Fantasy

Imagine for a moment that you are a Dragon. A creature of unimaginable power, unending intelligence and strength, and you've just woken from ten thousand years of slumber. Worse yet, you've awoken underneath a city; Boston, an alien and strange place that defies everything you've ever known.

Your last memories were of primordial forests, erupting volcanoes sculpting a developing world, faeries, witches, vampires, krakens, and monsters that feared where you turned your eyes.

But all that is gone. Humans, only barely coming into their own in the world from your memory, have taken over. They have erected cities made of stone and steel erupting from the earth like stalagmites reaching for the high blue sky, and developed sciences that have overshadowed even the glory of old magic.

This was not the way it was supposed to be.

Meet Tesser, the Dragon. He who walks in any form, and flies the skies free of fear.







The Girl with Ghost Eyes
by MH Boroson
Category: Ghost

It's the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco's Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes--the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father--and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford.

When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer's ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.

With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together.





The Stellow Project
by Shari Becker
Category: Dystopian
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When a killer storm unexpectedly hits Manhattan, seventeen-year-old Lilah Stellow’s dad insists that she and her younger sister, Flori, take refuge at their cabin in the mountains. But instead of joining them with the experimental drug that keeps Lilah alive, he disappears just as news reports name him as a prime suspect in an act of ecoterrorism.

As days pass without her medicine, Lilah finds herself teetering on the edge, caring for her sister, and growing increasingly certain they’re being watched. In her search for answers, Lilah is thrown into the center of a mystery involving an off-the-grid research facility and finds herself drawn in by Daniel, an intriguing boy who is the son of the lead scientist. As she dares to seek answers, Lilah slowly realizes that even the best intentions can go horribly wrong.

Overtaken by Destiny (A Destiny Among Worlds Book 1)
by Joseph, Vanessa and Ian Hale
Category:  Magic
Kindle Unlimited FREE

Jack, Ben, and Charles are ripped out of their normal lives in the futuristic United States and flung into a world in turmoil. These friends must fight using their intellect, magic, and cold steel to overcome the obstacles that face them as they search for a way to return home.

On their journey, the three must rely on each other as they attempt to make a positive difference in a world full of greed and slavery. As their travels bring them almost within sight of home, a darkness worse than the corruption and chaos around them looms on the horizon, threatening everyone in this new world.








by Jenny LundquistCategory: Science Fiction > Fantasy
When Elara and Wilha are brought face to face, an intimate connection is exposed, as well as answers that force them to play the part of the other. As both are thrust into lives they never knew existed, hidden conspiracies begin to surface, and the fate of two opposing kingdoms rests squarely on their untrained shoulders.


In the faraway land of Tulan, sixteen-year-old orphan Elara has spent her entire life trying to find out her real name. While she serves for the cruel and manipulative Ogden family, she feels that pertinent information about her past is being withheld. Meanwhile, in the kingdom of Galandria, Princess Wilha (known as “The Masked Princess”), is plagued with questions of her own. Despite being the most recognizable icon in the kingdom, why has she been forced to wear a mask every day since birth?