At first glance, twenty-one-year-old Jan Weston has it all: a gorgeous boyfriend, fun friends, and wealthy parents who take care of all those pesky credit card bills.
Then her boyfriend dumps her, her friendships fall apart, and her parents cut her off. Suddenly without money, without a man, and without a plan, it’s time for Jan to grow up.
What you said:
The anti-heroine is refreshing. She’s been described as a Cinderella who realizes the glass slipper doesn’t fit any longer and chucks it to make her own way. – @lilian3roberts
The Norns’ Quest
Moments before she dies in a freak car accident, 14-year-old Abbie Stevenson’s mind and soul are stolen by a trio of mystical girls, known in Norse mythology as the Norns. Her soul is taken thousands of years into the future and stitched into another girl’s body, that of the legendary Valkyrie. Stranger still, when she wakes up, she is sent to Asgard, the home of the Norse Gods, to become imbued with magical runes which will allow her to return to her time and stop the terrible catastrophe that destroyed the world.
Sex in the Title
When Evan falls desperately in love with a Hollywood starlet, he schemes to meet her by writing a novel that will sweep her off her feet. His friend, Sammy knows nothing about publishing but is confident of one thing: Evan’s book should have the word “sex” in the title.
With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.
The Beautiful Dead
In fact, the whole world’s dead. Every single person, apparently. Unburied and reimagined into a beautiful living-dead woman called Winter, she is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in a quaint, peaceful city with no hunger, no sickness and no bills to pay. Her Second Life is perfect in every way possible.
So why is she so bent on destroying it all?
What you said:
So original and different from any other books about the post-apocalypse – @suebee79
Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills.
Will he steal her heart and stomp over it like other guys did?
What you said:
Witty, hot and amazing!! – @bookflirtsjessi
Everything Under The Heavens
Raised in a prosperous family of 14th century Chinese merchants, Wu Johanna has grown up on camelback, and in the cool, shaded depths of Silk Road caravanserai. Hers is a world of spice merchants and bandits, servants and sheikhs. A world in which trust is more valuable than gold, and the right name can unlock a network of contacts from Japan to North Africa. Johanna is, after all, the granddaughter of Marco Polo.
But her destiny—if she has one—lies more than a continent away, at the very edge of the known world.
The Marked File
In the middle of the night a happy, successful young man walks off his roof and plummets three stories into the alley below.
At first glance, his tragic death appears to be a suicide but Detective Jess Reilly isn’t buying it. When a second body shows up it’s just too much of a coincidence. In a strange case where nothing is as it seems, Reilly must scrutinize everything…including a witness who seems entirely too interested in the investigation.
Just the Pits
Hetta Coffey has a history of inviting trouble. But now that she’s been hired for a legitimate mining project in Mexico’s Baja, it looks like smooth sailing ahead…until she discovers that people and pesos are disappearing faster than you can say, “This job is the pits!” And Hetta Coffey as sleuth? Goodness knows she’s nosy enough, but her detective skills leave a lot to be desired.
The Fat Kid is a self-proclaimed therapist. Through his reflections on past experiences, we are exposed to alcoholism, drugs, racism, homosexuality, parenting, teen sex, divorce, obesity, teen pregnancy, bulimia, bathroom selfies, tattoos, Twitter, Facebook. The result is a book that will have you laughing, crying, contemplating your own life, and the lives of your parents and/or children.
What you said:
This is a story that reached deep into my soul – @janakat17
Green Castles tells the story of three former high school friends who are reunited when the daughter of one of the women loses her battle with mitochondrial disease. The other two friends comfort their grieving friend and help her prepare for life without her daughter. Through a series of flashbacks to their teen days, the trio learns about resilience, forgiveness, and just how strong the bonds of family and friendship truly are.