The Strangest Woman – The Past and Passed By by Lydia R. Outland is a fiction novel in fantasy subgenre. The protagonist, Kyana, avoided humans like plague. Hiding in the deepest forests, she hunted animals for food and reminisced the old times. One fateful day, unknowingly, she saved the life of the king of Neira kingdom. It was during this fight that she got a deep gash on the side of her stomach. The grateful king, Damian Lystad, took her to Castle Lyist to cure her wound. The moment she gained consciousness, she wanted to leave the castle and go back to the safety of deep forests. This, however, was not meant to be. Days went by and she made connections with the knights, handmaids, and the king himself.
Melita by Gill D. Anderson begins in Malta with a sixteen-years-old Melita feeling suffocated in a patriarchal atmosphere of her home. She prided herself in being a feminist and detested the idea of following her mom’s footprints. However, when Ross MacDonald entered her life, her attraction toward the man shrouds her strong beliefs.
Some Laneys Died – A Skipping Sideways Thriller by Brooke Skipstone is a mind-boggling thriller in the YA genre. When Delaney, aka Laney, caught her father cheating, her world came crashing around her. Although he implored her to keep it a secret, Laney was too enraged to care for his pleading. She blurted out the truth to her mom. As a result, the decision was made and her parents decided to part ways. Unbeknownst to her, the moment she made the choice, in another universe, she lived the choice that she didn’t make.
Being born as an illegitimate daughter to a woman who was way ahead of her time, put Mary Charity in a complex position. As much as she wanted a father, her mother did not wish to be married. Finally, she accepted her reality and vowed to not let her own child, Billy, be raised without a father. However, fate intervened and she found herself a widow at an early age. Along with an unbearable emotional trauma, his death brought financial troubles in her life.
Samantha Sharp seemed to be an average 16-year-old girl living with her family in the suburbs of Cincinnati. She never cared about politics, foreign policy, or anything other than herself until a deadly virus was unleashed on the nation.
Suddenly, her world is changing. Her family retreats into seclusion only to discover there is no escaping the aftermath of this war.
Twenty-five-year-old Darcy Evans had a lot of things working in her favor. She had two best friends: Sophie and Erin. She was a personal assistant to a celebrity. Although her boss, Larissa Monroe, had some crazy viewpoints, Darcy knew how to manipulate her. Despite the positives, one aspect of her life always knocked her out: her dating life. To say that she had a bad dating record would be the understatement of the year. Therefore, her friends came up with “The No More Bad Dates Pact.”
Ten years back, a girl named Mary was kidnapped. During her captivity, she developed Stockholm Syndrome and fell in love with her kidnapper, Michael. By the time Detective Steven Bullard arrived to rescue her, things had turned dramatically bizarre. It appeared she had been brainwashed to the extent that she believed her captor to be her Archangel Michael. Steven’s failure to protect Mary sent him down the path of self-destruction.
Alex McKenna & The Geranium Deaths by Vicki-Ann Bush is a Young Adult – Paranormal fiction. 17-year-old Alex shared his mom’s ability to see the dead. Although his ability caused him grief with the bullies in his school, he learned to ignore the unnecessary noise. This was not the only reason for the bullies to target him, though. Since the day they realized that Alex was a transgender, they figured out creative names to torment him. In addition to these problems, a series of ruthless murders in his town perplexed him. If he didn’t have his amazing spidey sense, he would have discarded these bodies-with-frozen heads as a case involving a serial killer. However, his gut told him otherwise. The more research he put into the cases with his best friend, Margaret, the firmer his suspicion grew at the connection of a dark spirit.
The Portrait by Cassandra Austen is a book written in Jane Austen’s style and executed with a similar perfection. The story is set in the late 18th century. It revolves around Lady Catherine Claverton and the choices that she made. Her father, an earl, always wanted a son; however, that was not meant to be. When he was blessed with a child who was not only a girl but also a crippled child, the Earl chose to ignore her altogether. He moved Catherine far away from her childhood home and never treated her with the love and affection that every daughter deserves. His mean actions took a toll on the free-spirited Catherine.
Samantha Henthorn has covered a lot of ground in the third book of Curmudgeon Avenue series, Edna and Genevieve Escape From Curmudgeon Avenue. Edna, who did not appear a lot in the second book, has made an impressive comeback in the third part of the series. In the company of her beloved, Genevieve Dubois, Edna is smiling more and, funnily enough, farting even more. Her dream of settling in France has finally come true. However, she cannot ignore Genevieve’s reluctance to explore the country. Unbeknownst to Edna, Genevieve cannot risk being recognized due to a dark secret of her own.