Young Adult Books
The Breakup Artist
Breaking up with someone is a major pain—-unless you can hire someone else to do it for you! And Amelia demands top dollar for her professional break-up services. Everything's business as usual until David, one of the boys she's been hired to dump, throws her for a loop. Now she must decide if David's intentions are genuine, or if there's something sinister behind his flirting.
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Reagan West has a perfect life. She’s at the top of the high school food chain as co-captain of the cheerleading squad and she’s best friends with the most evil girl in Albany, Tawny Perez, which means she’s never on the receiving end of her wrath. The only trouble in Reagan’s perfect life comes from the constant threat of her dirty little secret leaking to her fellow classmates and casting her into a lifetime of ridicule.
Reagan West is a closet gamer and hates her role as the evil cheerleader.
But, as any well versed teenager knows, it’s better to suppress your own nerdy tendencies than to submit to a lifetime of being shoved into lockers and so, Reagan bravely soldiers through life as a reluctant bully… until a boy from her guild moves to her school and becomes Tawny’s next target. The newcomer threatens to reveal Reagan’s nerdy little secret and force her to come to terms with who she truly is. Now Reagan has to decide if she’s going to defend her fellow geeks, or if she’ll continue to be a total troll.
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Latter-day Saint (Mormon)Young Adult Books
Standing up for what you believe in is hard for any teenager in the battleground known as high school. It's even harder in the world of Hollywood, which is where sixteen-year-old June Laurie dreams of being. Thanks to the constant training from her agent/grandmother and the support of her best friend Joseph, June is positive she's ready. But is an innocent little Mormon girl like June ever really ready to be cast as the love interest for the country's hottest star, Lukas Leighton? When June lands a role in Hollywood's most popular crime drama, Forensic Faculty, she finds herself caught off-guard by the fast-paced world of tabloids and paparazzi, and swept off her feet by her gorgeous co-star. Now June must decide what she's willing to give up to achieve the title of Hollywood starlet—or more importantly, what's too sacred to lose.
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June Laurie has it all—a budding career on the hit crime drama Forensic Faculty, a supportive and perfect boyfriend in her best friend Joseph Cleveland, and hopes of transferring her acting skills to the stage at college. But in a series of plot twists as dramatic as any Hollywood storyline, June's dreams dim with a heavy dose of grown-up reality. Once she starts school at BYU, June's days become filled with classes and the new challenge of dealing with jealous theatre majors who seem determined to give her the cold shoulder. Her happy plans for a future with "the one" take a turn, too, when Joseph dumps her to focus on preparing for his two-year LDS mission. Casting directors and the siren call of stardom beckon her back to California, while an old co-star appears on the scene to confuse things even more. Caught up in the drama of life—the type that has more intrigue, subplots, and unexpected romance than a murder mystery game—June starts to wonder if maybe her life's script might end with a grand finale she never saw coming.
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June Laurie has spent the better part of her young adult years in the Hollywood world of fame, envy, and rumors, and has managed to come out of it mostly unscathed. Now that she’s finally followed her heart and married her true love, she knows she’s found the perfect end to her story. But at twenty-two years old, it turns out her story is only beginning — and marriage, it seems, is more of an opening act than a finale. When fans of June’s television show start spreading online rumors about her faithfulness to her new husband and fabricating an off-set romance between her and her costar, she learns that even marriage offers no immunity from the gossip that always seems to haunt her. With complications in her personal and professional lives threatening to topple them both, will June be able to hold to her beliefs and her newfound happiness, even as what she thought was her perfect ending transforms into the challenges of reality that lurk beyond the fairytale?
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Dystopian Young Adult Books
An unhealthy addiction to sugar cubes, a deep-seated fear of water, and universal luxury—they were the simple things that made up 18-year-old Brynn's Utopian existence. Why, then, was her perfect life also plagued with unanswered questions?
Like every other resident of the planet Halcyon, Brynn's home provided everything she needed, money was unheard of, and life was perfect. But unlike the rest of Seaside's residents, Brynn had questions. Why couldn't people leave the city? Why did the ocean fill everyone with terror? Who were the Workers? Not only was Brynn curious where others were compliant, but she suffered from chronic nightmares of an angelic woman torturing her for information she didn’t possess. These were more than just figments of her imagination, though; they were memories of things that never happened.
When Brynn meets Jonah, a brilliant, library-dwelling boy who shares her questions and her curiosity, they formulate a plan to find answers. Somewhere, the perfect veneer of Halcyon's instant gratification hid a city that only Brynn knows about—a city she and Jonah are determined to find. But will finding the city give them answers, or simply uncover the horrific truth behind the perfection?
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The façade is fading, questions are growing, and time is running out.
Brynn wanted to find answers about her world's carefree existence and her own insatiable curiosity, and upon learning the truth about her planet Halcyon, Brynn's task became simple: stop what she knew was coming. Behind the veneer of simplicity, though, nothing but complexity awaited. How could three people who were just learning to throw off the shackles of their unconscious limitations challenge an entire social order? More importantly, how could they survive the wrath of the deadly Angels who invaded Brynn's dreams and loomed over her every waking moment?
An unexpected alliance with a small group of rebels from a place Brynn had never heard of only days before offered some hope—technology she hadn't known existed, a hard-working person’s ability to endure, and a recklessness fueled by an icy determination she didn't fully understand. But secrets lurked among them too, and when a betrayal from someone close to Brynn puts everyone in danger, bonds are shaken and lines are drawn.
In the battle against the Angels, the only victory is survival.
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Lives have been lost, alliances have been split, and the answers to Brynn’s unending questions are in sight, though still escaping her. But after losing both Ty and Jonah inside of the mazelike facility of A1 with a promise to herself that she’ll come back for them, Brynn wakes up in a mysterious cabin with no idea of where she is, how long she’s been there, and no memory of how she escaped from A1 and the murderous A.I., Eris. Now Brynn must try to piece her broken memories back together while finding herself instinctually drawn back to A1, as if someone else is calling the shots in her mind. With time for her home-continent Halcyon’s termination drawing near and time running out for her friends who are trapped, Brynn has to make sense of the conflicting thoughts in her brain before everything around her comes crashing down. The final stand-off between Brynn and Eris will prove that only one can remain when the truth comes out.
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