Author Archives: EHL

Orphan Island – Laurel Snyder

“Nine on an island, orphans all, Any more, the sky might fall.” An idyllic island is home to nine orphans, each one year apart in age.  Every year, a boat delivers a small child who is about 5 years old.  … Continue reading

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The Traitor’s Kiss – Erin Beaty

Following the death of Sage’s peasant father, a fowler who taught Sage all he knew, Sage is taken in by her noble uncle. She is a natural teacher and tutors his children until she reaches the age for marriage.  Arranged … Continue reading

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The Berlin Project: An Alternative History of World War II – Gregory Benford

It is 1944, the Manhattan Project has been underway for several years, and the goal is finally in sight. Little Boy is ready to be dropped on the enemy. With any luck, Berlin will soon be rubble and Hitler turned … Continue reading

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Flame in the Mist – Renee Ahdieh

Mariko knew her purpose as the daughter of a prominent Samurai was to be pawn in political maneuvering by being given as a bride to a family of higher standing.  She is being delivered to her fiancé, the second son … Continue reading

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Count All Her Bones – April Henry

The much craved for sequel to Girl, Stolen (crazy popular on my campus) is everything April Henry fans come to expect.  The story opens months after Cheyenne’s escape from her kidnappers.  Cheyenne is preparing for her testimony against Roy, the … Continue reading

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Literally – Lucy Keating

Annabelle (AB) is a highly organized, borderline control freak, high school senior who is dealing with a major disruption in her life.  Her parents just announced they are divorcing and selling the only home she has ever known.  Elliott, her … Continue reading

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Defy the Stars – Claudia Gray

Noemi is a fighter pilot for the planet Genesis, colonized by Earth inhabitants after Earth was ruined by pollution.  Genesis has rebelled against Earth’s control and has been locked in battle for many decades.  Earth’s cybernetics genius, Burton Mansfield, created … Continue reading

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