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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
Runaway Heart (Runaway Rockstar Series Book 2)
by Anne Eliot
Rockstar, Royce Devlin, has agreed to a fake wedding--an old-fashioned marriage of convenience.
He's only known the girl, Robin Love, for one week--but he gets that it’s 'the right thing to do'. The wedding saves his career. The plan keeps Robin’s reputation clean. It also keeps her brother out of foster care while they search for her father, who is ARMY, missing in action.
Robin Love agreed to the fake marriage--because she also understands that it’s 'the right thing to do'. These incredible people have offered to help her when she’d thought all was lost, so Robin vows to pay them back by playing the part of a rock star’s wife, perfectly. Only, at every turn, Robin blunders her fashion, messes up press conferences, and is terrified of the looming red-carpet events ahead.
In public, Royce and Robin kiss and hold hands all the time. While in private, they share hotel suites—even a bed (fully clothed, of course). As they tour New York City, then London and Paris, clues about her father surface. Album sales soar and close friendships are formed.
Wrapped in Royce’s arms and faking life for the Paparazzi, Robin often forgets what’s real and what’s not, as does Royce. But when Robin asks Royce to be her first time, ‘because they’re already married,’ Royce nearly loses his mind. When the whole world crashes in, their secrets and plans are almost exposed, and everything starts moving too fast.
Royce understands that he’s lost way more than his mind on this fake relationship. He’s lost his heart on a girl he can’t keep.
Worse, this time, no one knows what's 'the right thing to do'—not anymore.
Temptation (Book 1)
by Karen Ann Hopkins
An Amish boy. An English girl. An impossible, forbidden love . . .
Everyone told me I was making a mistake, but the heart wants what the heart wants, and my heart wanted Noah.
We met and fell in love in the hidden fields and forests of Meadowview. If he was English or I was Amish, none of this would have happened. One of us had to make the sacrifice of leaving our culture to be together. As if the clash of our vastly different worlds wasn’t enough, our small farming community had deeper troubles, and they might just be enough to tear us apart forever.
Temptation is the compelling first book in a tension-filled series about star-crossed lovers struggling to be together against all odds.
Julia Jones (Book 1 Falling Apart)
by Katrina Kahler
In Book 1, Falling Apart, Julia is now a typical teenage girl but has abruptly and unexpectedly been thrown into turmoil by the forced relocation of her family back to their old home in the city. She attempts to come to terms with her dilemma by reconnecting with her old friend, Millie Spencer and also the love of her life, Blake Jansen. However, on arrival at her old house, she soon learns that circumstances have changed dramatically during the time she was away and the days that follow seem to unravel in a series of escalating drama and events. Although Julia tries to maintain control, her life seems to snowball towards an all consuming disaster which she appears powerless to prevent.
Julia finds that her choices surrounding love, friends and rebellious teenage behavior tend to result in dire consequences and repercussions of the worst kind. What is the cause of Julia's misery and how does she deal with the challenges in her path?
Perfectly Clueless (Bayfield High Book 3)
by Madeleine Labitan
She’s in love with her best friend and he doesn’t even know it…
Bianca Hayes has been in the friend zone way too long. For years, she watched her best friend Dylan McCafferty go through girl after girl in Bayfield High.
Well, enough is enough. It’s time she stops pining over someone who will never return her feelings. A girl can only take so much.
So when another boy starts showing interest in her, Bianca decides it’s a step in the right direction.
But then Dylan starts acting like he’s…jealous?
No, that’s impossible.
by Robyn Schneider
Up until his diagnosis, Lane lived a fairly predictable life. But when he finds himself at a tuberculosis sanatorium called Latham House, he discovers an insular world with paradoxical rules, med sensors, and an eccentric yet utterly compelling confidante named Sadie—and life as Lane knows it will never be the same.
Robyn Schneider's Extraordinary Means is a heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about the miracles of first love and second chances.
Rule #2: You Can't Crush on Your Sworn Enemy (The Rules of Love)
by Anne-Marie Meyer
He was my enemy, but my heart had other ideas.
I live by three rules.
One: I never get lower than an A in any class.
Two: I never lose a cross-country race.
And Three: I never talk to Cade Kelley
Well, number three came crashing down the moment Principal Connell asks me to guide Cade back onto the right path. Something about helping him turn his life around. If only Principal Connell knew our history, he’d understand just what he’s asking.
But, I have an incessant need to please all adults, so of course I say yes.
When Cade seems pleased as well, I can’t help but wonder if this is part of some scheme. A plan he’s worked up to finish me once and for all. Apparently, what he did in junior high wasn’t enough.
Just when I think I have everything figured out, my life spirals out of control. Suddenly, adults suck—especially parents—and pleasing them becomes the last thing I want to do. What confuses me even more is in the moment I choose to run away, the first person I go to is the one guy I swore I would never get close to.
Hopefully, the Cade I’ve uncovered won’t hurt me because I’m so close to breaking.
True Colors (Masks Book 1)
by Melissa Pearl
Without fail, Caitlyn knows when someone is lying.
But will her new ability to see the truth put her in danger?
Caitlyn always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a homeless man changes everything.
Suddenly, Caitlyn can see past the masks people wear. Now, life isn’t as simple as she imagined: her best friend doesn’t care about her, her boyfriend is only after one thing, and the hot surfer next door might be the only person she can trust.
Soon she realizes that her high school is filled with secrets...some very sinister ones.
Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer.
Will Caitlyn's new ability lead her into hot water? Or, is her newfound vision a blessing that will expose her friends' true colors?