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Silent Symmetry cover lo-resSilent Symmetry by JB Dutton
Genre: YA mystery-fantasy love story
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The Embodied glide through the busy streets of New York, uttering barely a sound.

Their eerie beauty comes from their perfect symmetry. Male, female, old, young…their faces are always absolutely symmetrical. Are they flawless humans, the epitome of evolution? Are they a genetically modified super-race? Are they extra-terrestrials? Once prep school student Kari Marriner becomes aware of their existence, she is driven to find the answer and finds herself ensnared in a web that reaches further than she could possibly have imagined.

Kari’s earliest memory is her father’s death in a car crash back in small-town Wisconsin. Now, 12 years later, her mother has been hired by a pseudo-religious organization in Manhattan called the Temple of Truth (a.k.a. the ToT). At Chelsea Prep, Kari develops a crush on classmate Cruz. But when she realizes that Noon, another attractive guy at school, is involved with the ToT, her curiosity gets the better of her.

Kari stumbles upon a secret tunnel leading from her apartment to another in the building, where an ancient book holds images she can scarcely believe, and a cavernous room contains… something inexplicable. As Kari pieces together the incredible evidence, she discovers that the ToT is run by other-worldly beings called The Embodied who influence human behavior and have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this?
Just as she starts wondering whether the love she feels for Cruz is genuine or if her emotions are being controlled by The

Embodied, her mother is kidnapped and Kari has to figure out who is human, who is Embodied, and who she can count on to help rescue her mother.

Silent Symmetry is the exciting first novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The second installment, Starley’s Rust, will be published in late 2013.

What they’re saying:

“This is a fantasy of splendid proportions and the remaining two novels in this series not only have a lot to live up to but equally have a magnificent foundation from which to build on.”

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BookCoverImage2Lost Heaven: The Diary by Bernard Gilmore, Carlito Gilmore
Genre: Young Adult/Fiction/Action&Adventure
Price: 0.99
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After being the sole survivor of an experiment, Julius is pulled into  the world of the Zanatos. Beyond the blood, bullets, wealth and women he unravels a world stitched together by the lies and deceit.
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Before the events of Lost Heaven: In The Beginning, there was Julius, the hero Tenkai. Discover the origins of the Xahakku curse and learn the story of Julius Sigma’ in Book 2 of the Lost Heaven series.

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BookCoverImage (1)Lost Heaven: In The Beginning by Bernard and Carlito Gilmore
Genre: Young Adult, Action&Adventure

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Lost Heaven follows the story of a family whose bloodline has been  cursed by a demonic deity. While pursuing his dreams Herata, the stories protagonist, learns just how cut-throat the world is while combating  the curse within his blood.

Guided only by his desire to learn  the truth of his father’s disappearance, the suicide of his brother and  the constant pressure of living in the shadow of his family’s legacy,  Herata embarks on a dark adventure which will unearth the secrets of his family and country, chasing a dream that may have been already lost at  the start.

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EDEN4The Eden Project: Humanity’s Last Chance by DP Fitzsimons   
Genre: Science Fiction, YA dystopian romance
Price: 99 cents
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There was only one rule: NEVER LEAVE THE DOME.
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Inside the dome,  117 tube-born kids lived free of contamination. Trained since birth,  they were almost ready to launch their ships and leave the dying planet  behind. They were humanity’s final hope to avoid extinction. Their  mission would be to explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy seeking  out a habitable world free of the C-1 virus.
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They tried not to  think of conditions outside the dome where the virus had driven the last of the uninfected into the ground, into dark bunkers where they waited  to be rooted out by cannibalistic hordes. Streets had become boneyards.  Weeds grew inside long-forgotten government buildings.
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Fifteen-year-old Genevieve Fifthborn knew all this, she was fully aware that the world  was coming to an end, but on the island of The Eden Project she had much bigger problems, boy problems. Only her first love might risk far more  than a broken heart, it just might bring about the end of our species.
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“Its 4 AM and I literally couldn’t put this book down all night.  What an amazingly well thought out story.  Its got Sci-Fi, a touch of horror,  suspense, intrigue, and romance.”

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cover-smallFlute of the Wind Queen (Outlander Leander: vol.1) by Eisah
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Price: $2.99
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The light-hearted adventure of Leander, a young man on another world who dreams of being a treasure hunter. The world is painted from his view as he runs through the story; living in a country on the brink of war he continues to be optimistic and naive, but when his quest leads him to enemy territory he discovers it’s not what he expected.

What they’re saying about it:

“One of the strongest aspects of the novel is how vivid the main characters are. The give and take between Leander and Ellora early on has a perfect blend of mutual suspicion, humor as well as affection that I found immensely appealing.”

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Arabelle's ShadowsArabelle’s Shadows by Fleur Gaskin
Genre: Coming of Age, Young Adult
Price: $3.99
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Everything in Arabelle’s life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she’s even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she can’t find an agent in New York, and Naak isn’t as wonderful as he first appears.

Slowly the Shadows creep back into Arabelle’s mind, bringing with them thoughts of hopelessness and despair. The vile Shadows know something Arabelle’s refusing to remember and, if she’s not careful, they’ll use it to destroy her.

Based on a true story, Arabelle’s Shadows takes us on a journey through the struggles of growing up, not quite making it as an international model, and attempting to overcome a crushing depression.

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coverPost-Human Trilogy by David Simpson
Type: Collected Trilogy
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Price: $2.99
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This complete trilogy of popular books tells the epic and fast-paced story of the future of humanity and the extraordinary benefits — and profound dangers — of powerful artificial intelligence.

What they’re saying about it:

Review one: “From start to finish I could not put this down. ITS AWESOME. The Technology, the mystery, the characters, all are AWESOME. If you have any interest whatsoever in the singularity and the future please read this.” —Adam Emrick

Review two: “This trilogy starts off well and keeps getting better the whole way through – amazing how the authour can achieve this! You need a very good excuse to stop reading cause you will not want to! Lots of science and fiction and very well written.” —Isaac Laurin

Review three: “Enjoy this series very much. Lost a lot of sleep staying up at night. Cool thing about this book is you can change it up and read the second and third book first then read the first which is how the series initially came out. Highly recommend reading. Look forward to reading some other work.” —Christina

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Elhunter-cover400Elfhunter, A Tale of Alterra, the World that Is by C.S. Marks
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Adventure
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This is the tale of Gorgon Elfhunter, a monstrous, mysterious creature who has sworn to destroy all the Elves of Alterra—until none remain. It is the story of Wood-elven heroine Gaelen Taldin, who has sworn to rid her world of the Elfhunter even as she is hunted by him. The conflict between them creates a tangled web that blurs the line between Light and Darkness, love and obsession, free will and fate. Filled with moments both tender and terrifying, thrilling yet thought-provoking, it is a timeless epic fantasy suitable for readers of all ages. Join the Company of Elves, dwarves, mortal men, and delightfully intelligent horses. Come to Alterra—the “World that Is”.

Newly remastered by Parthian Press, with illustrations by the incomparable Hope Hoover, this second edition will intrigue and delight fans of the series as well as those who have yet to discover it.

What they’re saying about it:

“Best villain since Darth Vader!”

“Truly captivating! The eloquence with which C.S. Marks writes is extraordinary.”

“Breathtaking. Brutal. Brilliant.”

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Bargain eBooks #758:

bloodmeltBlood Melt – Seth Cometh by Max W. Miller
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Price: $2.99
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All aliens visiting Earth are not little green things with exaggerated, oval shaped eyes. That’s what Avani Darrisaw found out when she gazed into the honey-brown irises of Seth, a prince from Amarka.

Sixteen year old Avani always knew there was more to the story about this secret war her father fought in—a war never broadcasted on the evening news. But when Counselor Vivian Brashear came from Savannah, Georgia, to her home in Winston Salem, her frustrations mounted even higher. The woman tells Avani that an alien Star Warrior has chosen her to help him come to earth, and that he must have talks with her. Avani tries to shrug-off the woman’s comments as the ranting of a lunatic, but still, her heart could not deny the gorgeous stranger now showing up in her dreams.

Pressured on every side, Avani feels she has no choice but to have these talks with Seth. Soon, their meetings throws the feisty teen into a tail spin for more reasons than one. Seth is trapped in a sphere and needs Avani to save him. She’d have to agree to undergo a ceremony, the Blood Melt, where Seth requires a deadly evacuation of her blood. As if the Blood Melt Ceremony wasn’t scary enough, if she consents to save him, a Walfarian Spiker, sworn enemy of the Amarkarues, would track and try to assassinate her. Find out whether Avani will risk her life to save Seth, and in return, how can Seth save her when he is imprisoned inside a disintegrating sphere?

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Bargain eBooks #750:

BOOK COVERThe Arts-Angels Track 1: Drawn to You by Janel Rodriguez Ferrer
Genre: Tween/Young Adult
Price: 99 cents for a limited time
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Rock Your Destiny!
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Gina Santiago is a thirteen-year-old “Nuyorican” with rock star dreams, so when she’s accepted into the prestigious New York Academy of Arts and Talents for art instead of music, she’s crushed.
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To make matters worse, the student body at the Upper East Side school is divided into “schollies” (students on scholarship, like her) and “dollies” (rich kids with “dollars”).
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But Gina discovers that there is one thing that brings schollies and dollies-and dancers, singers, actors, artists, and musicians-together: music! Maybe she can make her dreams come true after all….
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“Track one of the Arts Angels, Drawn to you, is a incredibly exciting, well put together story about a passion for music. I love the way the story leads the reader through all the feelings Gina is feeling. For example, the band moments make me happy, but when scenes with her mother come on I’m sitting with my nose against the paper of the book. This book is a fantastic, exciting and beautiful. It’s fantastic to see how the band grows, how relationships between characters are made and especially how some problems solve, but other mysteries appear again. Still stuck in the story, I really can’t wait for Track 2. What’s going to happen between Gina and Willow, and what about the two bands? Loved every bit of it. I really can’t think of anything negative to comment on. It was a wonderful story! Really well done!”

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