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Monday, 19 May 2014

Indie YA Books Summer Reading List For Book Club Discussions!







Yeehaaaa! It's Summertime!! The wonderful people I share IndieYAbooks.com with, and I, are celebrating its arrival with the launching of our Summer Reading Book Club!! A taste of our favourite novels are staring down at you from one of the bubbles up above! We’ll also be doing a Rafflecopter and giving away cool prizes ie A KINDLE, and you can join us to read books by some really cool authors and participate in a book club with the authors themselves! Look how EXCITED we are!


Our Rafflecopter begins on June 1 and the first book we’ll be reading is Bill Hiatt’s Living With Your Past Selves with the discussion starting on June 13. Bill Hiatt is one of our own highly esteemed team members, a schoolteacher, and an Author extraordinaire; we are positive that you will love his book so go ahead and scoot over to Amazon for your copy!

Synopsis

He's haunted by the past, but he has an enemy very much in the present.

Danger lurks around every corner for the seemingly ordinary teen who is anything but.

Many teenagers struggle to find their identity, but for Taliesin Weaver, that struggle has become life or death--and not just for him. Tal, as he prefers to be called, believes in reincarnation, and with good reason. When he turned 12, his mind was nearly shattered by a flood of memories, memories of his past lives, hundreds of them. Somehow, Tal managed to pull himself together and even to make good use of the lessons learned and skills developed in those previous lives. He even had the ability to work magic--literally--and there was no denying that was cool. No, his life wasn't perfect, but he was managing.

Now, four years later, his best friend, Stan, has begun to suspect his secret, and Stan isn't the only one. Suddenly, Tal is under attack from a mysterious enemy and under the protection of an equally mysterious friend whose agenda Tal can't quite figure out. An apparition predicts his death. A shape shifter disguised as Stan attacks him. An old adversary starts acting like a friend. He and some other students get hurled into Annwn (the Otherworld), face Morgan Le Fay, and only just barely get back alive--and that's just during the first month of school!

By now Tal knows he is not the only one who can work magic and certainly not the only one who can remember the past. He realizes there is something that he is not remembering, something that could save his life or end it, some reason for the attacks on him that, as they escalate, threaten not only him but everyone he loves as well. In an effort to save them, he will have to risk not only his life, but even his soul.

Can Tal save both himself and his friends, or will he have to choose? 

 
Summer Reading List & Dates

June 6-12, Living with Your Past Selves by Bill Hiatt. Discussion on June 13.

June 16-26, The Chosen: The Chosen Series, Book One by Andrea Buginsky. Discussion on June 27.

June 30 - July 10, Only Human by Maria Bradley. Discussion on July 11.

July 14-24, The Founders by Holly Barbo. Discussion on July 25.

July 28 - August 7, Finding My Escape by Fran Veal. Discussion on August 8.

August 11-21, The Chosen (Zincian Legend, book 1) by Sheenah Freitas. Discussion on August 22.

August 25 - September 4, Novel Ideas by J.C. Allen. Discussion on September 5.

All discussions will take place on our website. IndieYAbooks.com

I will be featuring each book as we go through the list so I hope you will be able to participate with our discussions. Get your copies now via the links above and we look forward to hearing from you! 
Thanks so much to each and every one of you that have taken the time to follow me, and to follow our IndieYAbooks! Happy Summertime!!


Gripping Read!!

Dragonman: Face of the UnknownDragonman: Face of the Unknown by Ted Lazaris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an edge of the seat story, which begins smack bang in the middle of an apocalyptic event. The end of the world is a topic which has intrigued mankind since the beginning of time, but in this story it is just the beginning; not the final annihilation of humankind. The foreign object hurtling towards the earth is merely the first sting of a battle that will consume the heavens above and the earth below.
The threat introduces the DragonMan; a superhero already living on our planet, with access to different worlds such as ‘Spellville’; and he is not alone with his incredible abilities, of which more are revealed as the story continues. His family, with which he runs the family business ‘Starr Investigations’, are also endowed with their own fascinating skills, which invite further investigations of their own. Other characters from Spellville include ’Plupee’ and ‘Dooley’ who add a little light comedy in the midst of such dark and dangerous occurrences. Another lead character is Nathan, who has no abilities except for his skill with a pen. Luke and Nathan's lives become intertwined in the midst of the first catastrophe, and when Nathan has a series of personal disasters, he seeks out their firm for help. Thus begins a rollercoaster of explosive tragedies, spectacular fantasy, and murder mystery. The Author leads you through each one in a well written, intriguing and captivating way.

In summary I would advise that you set the scene to read this novel. Get your cocoa, your pyjamas, and go to your private place; switch off the tv and ignore the kids for a while, and step into Ted Lazaris complex and fascinating world of the unusual, the bizarre, and the downright terrifying creatures you are about to meet.


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