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The Place Inside the Storm by Bradley W. Wright
It’s 2038. Tara Rivers is fourteen years old, socially awkward, and a bit rebellious. Her family has recently moved to Los Angeles from the Pacific Northwest ‘rogue’ clusters. Tara feels alone and confused. She doesn’t have any friends here, except her cat, Xel, a sophisticated robot with artificial intelligence. She knows she should try to make friends but the social rules other kids seem to understand without thinking don’t come to her as easily. Without warning, the corporation where Tara’s parents work makes an offer they can’t refuse. They tell Tara’s parents she is autistic. They want to put an implant in Tara’s brain to ‘cure’ her autism so she can fit in with the corporate culture. If her parents refuse, their jobs will be in jeopardy.
The Pariah Child & the Ever-Giving Stone by Natasha D. Lane
When Sarah was four, she promised her mother she would be a good girl — a proper young lady in their small country town — and that she would ignore the creatures who appeared to her and whispered in her ear of things unknown. But like all creatures of myth and legend, they won’t be ignored forever.
Now thirteen, Sarah is attacked by a wolf with poisonous black fur and strange, human-looking eyes. With the help of a few unexpected friends, she manages to survive the attack but soon discovers the creatures have returned. They want Sarah to find a powerful gemstone and bring it to them in Lyrica, their magical homeworld.
Her new friends urge caution, however. There may be more monsters like the black wolf. And the creatures themselves are frightening. Can Sarah trust them? Stuck between
The Deception Dance by Rita Stradling
We stand there, screaming into each other’s faces.
How I hate him.
How I’ve loved him.
How I want him destroyed.
After a year of preparation, eighteen year old Raven Smith has planned out every detail of her summer vacation in Europe. Yet, even before the plane touches-down her well-laid plans go off-course. While still airborne, Raven finds a letter in her carry-on suitcase; the letter tells Raven not to go to Europe, that an “evil agent of Hell” is looking for her and he will find her if she disregards the letter’s message.
Raven disregards the letter’s message.
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