Sometimes forgiveness is the greatest escape.
Dealing with the loss of her mother, seventeen-year-old Jessica Stone tries to find an escape from the pain by secretly medicating herself with Xanax, but the anxiety increases, crushing her and her grades.
Then she meets Caleb Jonas, the pastor's son at her mother's church. Between his cute dimples and love of fast cars, Jessica is completely smitten, and the feeling is mutual. But dating a Christian boy isn't easy. He doesn't party, and he never goes past first base. Jessica struggles with his faith, since it makes her question her own, but for the first time since her mother's death, she can breathe. Life is finally shifting into a state of happiness.
But the differences between them grow until one act of betrayal forces to rip them apart forever. Hurt and love collide into a storm neither can break free from, and Jessica must decide if she's ready to trust her heart, one last time.
Fans of Ismee William's The Train is Being Held and Pushing the Limits by Katie Mcgarry will enjoy this similar emotional Young Adult Contemporary Romance.
Book Genre: romance
Romeo and Juliet meet The Walking Dead in 9th Century KievAfter accompanying his father to a Slavic settlement to investigate strange tales of the undead, Viking Folkvarr discovers that not only do the dead walk, but the whole forest wants his kind dead. When his father is kidnapped by the magical rusalka maidens, there's only one person who can help, and Vikings and Slavs just don't mix.
Ever since her parents were slaughtered by Vikings, Agna has feared and hated the Northmen. When a voldak attacks her in the woods, she realizes the dead are more terrifying than Vikings. Putting aside the hate and distrust, she decides to help Folkvarr and stop the madness invading her home.
With generations of dislike running through their veins, Folkvarr and Agna must embrace their growing desire and work together in order to save both their people from the rising dead.
But sometimes love isn't enough, and it can't stop what's about to come.
Arabella must use her songspell magic to stop a necromancer from destroying everything she holds dear.
After being kidnapped by occultists, Arabella Grace and her family move to the mining town of Port Tablot to forget the horror they experienced in England. With scars adorning her body, Arabella searches for peace by hiding within her songs.
But Port Tablot has its own demons.As the dead leave their domain, a spark of magic awakens within Arabella, and her songs have the power to stop the creatures from hurting anyone she loves, including the quirky boy Leo she's falling for...if she's willing to make a sacrifice.
With the powerful words of her songs, Arabella must fight the wave of undead and stop the necromancer who's raising them...or it won't just be her home that falls in to a pit of ghosts.
The power that once saved her life could now destroy it.
Arabella and her older brother Edgard leave home to journey to a secret monastery where Arabella's power will be tested and hopefully deemed "holy" by the nuns.
While Edgard may have plans for his sister, Arabella has her own agenda. No matter how hard she tries, she can't forget about the quirky boy who opened her heart and left her for dead. She needs to find Leo and his missing horde of undead and stop them both once and for all.
But when a dead girl with the same cult markings as Arabella is found in a quiet village they pass through, everything changes.
Edgard wants to run. Arabella wants to fight.
Now she must decide whether to protect the village from the cult or to look out for herself, knowing that the wrong choice will seal the fates of everyone around her.
Continue reading the second book in the Unholy Magic Saga and get lost in a YA Paranormal Romance series that takes place in Victorian England and has a gothic twist. Perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Holly Black.
He's risking his life to save his sister while she falls in love with the dark lord who took her.
Seventeen-year-old Avikar spends most of his time in the stables trying to forget his tragic past, but when his sister Jeslyn is kidnapped, he must undertake an impossible quest to save her from the dark lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.
Daath is very real, and its keeper has diabolical plans for Jeslyn.
Lucino is a shapeshifter who feeds off the auras of humans, and Jesyln's is the most powerful shade he's ever encountered. She should hate him. Only, the longer she's in his clutches, the more entranced she becomes with his domain-- and with the monstrous lord himself.
Avikar will give everything to find his sister, but the longer he takes, the harder she falls, and it won't just be her life in danger.