YA Fantasy – Hoods: The Beginning

Hoods The BeginningHoods: The Beginning
By David Niall Wilson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Release Date: January 15, 2020
ISBN: 978-1950565023
ASIN: B07YF856NP
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Superhero
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San Valencez is a city with many levels. Near the barrio, on the south side of town, gangs rule the streets, and those that don’t find a way out tend to be sucked into the shadows and consumed. Not far away, near the border between the bad side of town and civilization, there are those standing up to the shadows. They aren’t superheroes, exactly, but they aren’t regular kids either. They have abilities, intelligence, strength, skill—and a desire to see their city become a better place.

Four teenagers, Weaver, Cami, Shooter and Combo, come together with a mutual desire to make things better, to help those who need it and punish those who deserve it. When Shooter’s old friend Mikey approaches them, concerned over his brother Dale’s connections with a gang called Los Escorpiones, they organize and become something stronger than their separate parts. The city is in danger from a threat it doesn’t even know exists. All that stands in the way of disaster is a group of “Hoods.”

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Sports – Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players

Minnesota's 50 Greatest Baseball PlayersMinnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players
From Town Ball to the Twins
By Jonathan W. Sweet
Publisher: Brick Pickle Media
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 978-1095694350
ASIN: B07R87ZP9T
Genre: Sports
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Who are the greatest baseball players in Minnesota history? A look at 50 of the stars who have played for baseball teams in the North Star state, from the Minnesota Twins to the Minneapolis Millers, the St. Paul Saints to the St. Cloud Rox, and everywhere in between.

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Memoir – UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL

UP-CLOSE & PERSONALUP-CLOSE & PERSONAL
In-Country, Chieu Hoi, Vietnam 1969-1970
By Robert C. Bogison
Published: June 2019
ISBN:  978-1097969142
ASIN: B07VQ87QPT
Genre: Memoir – Military History
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The Vietnam War has tormented American consciousness for more than half a hundred years, and Up-Close & Personal is a signal contribution to understanding that drawn-out conflict from a soldier’s point of view, informed by knowledge gained from being “up-close” at the basic, ground-pounding or river-patrolling combat level. Drugs, sex and blind resistance to authority at home exported its rot to the military in Vietnam as morale collapsed and Army leadership went adrift. 1969-1970, the era covered by this book, was the nadir. That the stalwarts who dubbed themselves “Bushwhackers” were actually Military Police assigned an infantry role — and thus unique in US military history — makes the tale all the more compelling.

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Women’s Fiction / Romance – The Romantic Prophecy

The Romantic ProphecyThe Romantic Prophecy
By Tessa Andrews
Publisher: Lilford Squire Publishing
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 978-1916062122
ASIN: B07RQN7JL8
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Women’s Fiction
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Karen Devitt is a young, beautiful and ambitious artist. She is also struggling to make ends meet. And to make matters worse her father has fallen ill. Through love and a sense of duty, she neglects her painting to be by his side while her brother, in the absence of their father, is forced to take over the family firm which is now collapsing under his stewardship, leaving the entire Devitt family in disarray and facing certain financial ruin.

Single, but not looking for love, Karen meets the dashing and ruggedly good looking Ralph Corbeck, a wealthy landowner of a prestigious game reserve in southern Africa. He is also a highly regarded businessman and a ruthless investor with a reputation as a womaniser. And he has identified and targeted the Devitt’s family business for an aggressive takeover.

From Karen and Ralph’s first encounter emotions run high, and unwittingly, Karen is lured to his game reserve where she stays at his extraordinary safari chalet, Vundu Lodge. Here, she begins to get an insight into the real Ralph Corbeck. Betrayal, deceit, jealousy and love all have their role to play, and the inferno and beauty of the African wilderness fuels this searing and beautiful romance.

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YA Christian – Come As You Are

Come As You AreCome As You Are
Finding Peace in a Church Youth Group Godspell Production
By Anne Marie Bennett
Publisher: KaleidoSoul Media
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 978-1797978802
ASIN: B07V49CY77
Genre: Young Adult Christian
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This relevant, adventurous young adult Christian novel explores faith, community, and family relationships within the setting of a church youth group’s theatre production of the musical Godspell.

Fifteen-year-old Casey Donovan wants nothing more than to live wildly. In her town of Woodfield, Connecticut, she is more than content to toe the line of danger while trying to put away memories of a painful past.

But then she and her boyfriend are arrested for drug possession. To have the charges dropped, and keep peace as her mother goes through a bitter divorce, Casey reluctantly joins her local church’s Youth Group.

She expects a boring summer as she helps with the church’s summer theatre production of the musical Godspell. Though she longs to return to her old life, Casey soon finds herself bonding with the other teens in the group who have their own struggles. Slowly, this once lonely teen realizes that she is not alone in the challenges she has been afraid to face.

Part of Casey’s journey involves letting go of two people who have harmed her in the past, even though at first she doesn’t want to admit that they hurt her. Watching Casey grow in faith and become stronger and more confident as the novel progresses is a testament to the author’s own experiences with growing up, letting go, and finding strength and faith in community.

As opening night of the musical nears, Casey will soon have to confront her own faith and connection to God.

Contains a set of intriguing discussion questions which can be used in a church youth group setting, or for the individual reader who feels led to write about their response to the story.

From rehearsals to building sets to creating costumes, Casey’s journey inspires us to take a look at our own lives as we strive towards determining which friendships are most important and which can be safely turned away from.

Christians of all ages will savor this young adult novel and cheer Casey on from beginning to end. You’ll be inspired to seek out places where you are invited to show up exactly as you are, and where you are accepted for being exactly who you are.

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YA Fantasy – Knight School

Knight SchoolKnight School
By Richard M. Lohrey
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Release Date: October 24, 2019
ISBN: 978-1684333738
Genre: YA Fantasy
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Sheltered teen Jack Pepper receives a nautilus shell from his estranged grandmother on his fourteenth birthday. When he holds it up to his ear, he’s given coordinates to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean along with a time and date in the not-so-distant future. He embarks on the journey of a lifetime along with his new best friend Bowie Blackwood, a fearless, street-smart runaway.

A harrowing voyage combined with supernatural intervention transports the boys to medieval Atlantis. Upon their arrival, they are summarily captured and sentenced to death for espionage—following obligatory torture, of course. They are pardoned by the mystic leader Master Lumens who’s been expecting them. They each have a higher purpose to fulfill, but first things first—a good education.

They are enrolled at Strongthorne Academy where they will learn to become knights if they can survive the four-year curriculum, goblins, enemy troops—and prom.

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