Science fiction and paranormal get a new twist with several new young adult books!
Two worlds collide, that of 2063 and 1985 in the science-fiction thriller, "Yesterday" by C.K. Kelly Martin.
Freya is forcibly taken from her home in 2063 by robot guards. Something has happened to her brother. She doesn't know if she can trust her parents anymore. And suddenly
Freya wakes up after having moved across the globe in 1985. Her diplomat father has died in an accident. Her little sister and her mother are grieving, but Freya feels oddly disconnected from the rest of the world. With her good looks, she should be a popular kid, but she chooses to stay with two other outsiders instead. Nothing seems like it matters here. Until the day she sees a boy across the street that she recognizes. But how? Garren doesn't know her, so why does she know so much about him? What Freya and Garren discover is a world of secrets, time travel and danger.
This is a cool science fiction story with a young adult edge and even a bit of romance.
"Yesterday" is published by Random House. It is $16.99.
Edgar award-winning author Graham McNamee tells a creepy ghost story in "Beyond."
Jane has always been more than a little klutzy. In fact, her exploits have almost gotten her killed many times before. Her parents are starting to wonder if she has a death wish. But only Jane knows the truth. That something is out to get her. Something wants her dead. And that something is not from this world. Her shadow is the cause of the accidents. And it won't stop until it gets what it wants.
A creepy, atmospheric thriller of a ghost story, this story will leave you haunted after the last page. Young adult or not, this one will creep out even adults.
"Beyond" is published by Wendy Lamb Books. It is $15.99.
A boy learns the truth about his "gift" in Cyn Balog's "Touched."
Nick knows the future. But it's not necessarily a gift. Nick knows if he doesn't do every little thing that he "sees" in the future, if he dares deviate from "the script" bad things can happen. And knowing that all the time has made him more than a bit eccentric. When he flips the script to save a teen girl, little does he know that he may have changed things forever. For Taryn is no ordinary teenage girl. She too has powers, the power to give people what they want, or what they think they want. And her and Nick's pasts are tied together.
This is a cool mindbender that will keep you thinking and guessing until the very last page.
"Touched" is published by Delacorte Press. It is $17.99.
Steampunk and zombies meet again in Lia Habel's "Dearly, Beloved."
Nora Dearly is still reeling from the fact that her father had something to do with the "Laz" the plague that brought people back from the dead in future New Victoria. She was kidnapped by a group of undead rebels, and fell in love with their captain, Bram. But can love between a zombie and a girl who can't be infected exist? As tensions build between the living and the dead, terrorist attacks are happening and both sides begin to strike out. It seems that Nora, Bram and their friends may be caught in the middle. But when a mysterious zombie with a new strain of the plague shows up, everyone's lives may be changed forever.
This is a mix of science fiction, horror and romance with plenty of zombie thrills and chills and a spunky heroine not content to sit on the sidelines. It's full of relatable characters and otherworldly twists.
"Dearly, Beloved" is published by Ballantine Books. It is $16.99.
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