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Mistletoe & Magic: A YA Books Central Holiday Anthology
By: The YABC Staff
(C.J. Redwine, Melissa A. Craven, Michelle MacQueen, Amalie Jahn, Patrick Hodges, Beth Rodgers, Angelan N. Blount, Bethany Wicker, Kayla King, L.J. Higgins and Stephanie Augustine.
YA Books Central presents 12 heartwarming, bone chilling, and magically enchanting stories from the award-winning, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling authors of the YABC Staff.
YABooksCentral.com is one of the leading children’s and adolescent literature sites on the web today. With much love our staff of volunteers bring our readers this collection of YA stories representing the genres we love at the most wonderful time of the year.
From Contemporary Romance to Horror, Science Fiction, Dragons and Fantasy, this exclusive collection of complete Holiday stories offers something for every YA book lover this holiday season.
The K Word: Peyton | The K Word: Cameron | Skywatchers | The Uninvited Guest: A Ravenspire Short Story | After Checkmate | In the Valley of Stars | Unexpected Christmas | Young Saint Nick | Hearts & Homes | Choices: A Joshua's Island Christmas | Krampusnacht | A Shot of Christmas Magic
Golden Crown (Fantasy and Fairytales Book 3)
by M. Lynn
No longer only a warrior. Not just a queen.
Persinette Basile has a new purpose. The chains she’s carried since the curse began are gone, replaced by a crown. But freedom can’t exist while enemies surround Bela on all sides.
La Dame lurks on the border in Dracon, waiting for her revenge.
In Gaule, magic folk are hunted and punished for their Belaen heritage.
A journey into Gaule brings her face to face with the one person who can destroy her with one simple act: dying.
No longer tied to Alex by magic, his death should mean nothing to her.
As she learns more about who she truly is and the legacy of her family, she’s forced to answer three questions.
Can she save the king of Gaule?
Can he be trusted if she does?
And what will it mean for her people if she finds herself unable to let go of him again?
A rebellion. A dying king. And a magical war that could end everything.
Inspired by the Rapunzel story, this is the golden-haired princess as you've never seen her before.
Fantasitc Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...
Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.
Reign of Mist (Book 2 The Oremere Chronicles)
by Helen Schueurer
The realm’s darkest secret is out.
The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.
On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust.
But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does.
Wizard's Key (The Darkwolf Saga Book 1)
by Mitch Reinhardt
Finding a magical key was easy. Staying alive, however...
The dirt-encrusted key didn’t look like much, but when bullied teen Geoff inadvertently activates it, he is suddenly thrust into a strange and beautiful world.
It doesn’t help that he’s accompanied by Sawyer, his chief tormentor at school, but there is a silver lining in that intelligent, compassionate Jane is also with them.
Soon the three teenagers encounter evil orcs, majestic unicorns, dangerous trolls, and a mysterious elven druid who doesn’t care for humans.
Together, they must make their way back home before the new world they find themselves in erupts in war.
Along the way, they’ll be tested to the limits of their endurance - and discover hidden powers deep within.
But will those powers be enough to stop the ravenous werewolf that is stalking them?
The Princess Must Die (Book 1)
by Jaymin Eve and Everly Frost
FORBIDDEN TO LOVE. DESTINED TO BE TORN APART.
In a city beneath the streets of Chicago, the perfect storm rages, kept under control only by Marbella Mercy, the Storm Princess. Now she is of age, champions from each of the elven houses will play a game of wit and strength to fight for her hand – and for the chance to control the forces of nature.
Baelen Rath, a warrior and leader of the feared House of Rath, is the only male Marbella has ever trusted. He'll risk everything to be her champion. But what he and the others don't know? The princess is fighting too.
Because she's discovered that the winner is cursed to kill her, not marry her, and the only way to save herself is to win.
But Marbella is fighting a power greater than herself, because someone believes that the perfect storm should be unleashed and for that to happen – the princess must die.
by Astrid Arditi
A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?
Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes.
She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.
Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers, the pantheon of Greek gods.
While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay.
As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer, the granting of her heart’s deepest desire.
If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach, but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.
Time Warper: Fated (Book 1)
by Melissa Pearl
Eighteen-year-old Sage Hannigan wants to get back to her own time, preferably one that hasn't been destroyed by an underworld plot brewing in Edwardian-era South Carolina. How hard can it be?
All she has to do is:
1. Learn to use newly acquired warping skills to bend time to her will.
2. Take out a few rogue vampires.
3. Join an ancient secret society.
4. Figure out who is putting the time stream in jeopardy.
5. Find and maim whoever invented the corset.
Sage never asked to be chosen by the Druid Priestess, Amerach, to become a Warper, and she never asked to have the future hanging on her shoulders or to warp a hundred years into the past. She certainly never asked to meet Dr. Aldwin Blake, who would make her question her desire to get back to her own time. But if she fails her mission, people will die, history will change, and the present she wishes to return to will be no more.