With literary feel that adapts to many genres, Ferret is an original YA Mystery Urban Fantasy in a class of its own.
Pia Wade's life is a book with torn-out pages, she sees things no one else can, and she has weird dreams. It all started four years ago when she mysteriously vanished in the night. One problem though, she has no memory of the incident whatsoever, yet claims she was kidnapped.
But as Pia embarks on a trip back to where her nightmare began, she wishes all her troubles would--Poof!--disappear. If only her parents would grant a little more breathing room because after all, whatever happened that night, she certainly did not kidnap herself. What Pia doesn't know is that a new door of craziness will open up, and will lure her to investigate this strange world--our world--only she seems to live in. But that changes once a certain young man by the name of Cameron Jacks enters her life.
Convinced that she's not out of her mind, Pia grows desperate to somehow prove it to herself, if not to the world.
And, the clock is ticking!
CC is a consultant, has a degree in business, but her role as a writer resonates who she is.
She is meticulous at stringing words together, specifically designed to entertain in a unique way. Performing magic on paper is what she calls it, and oftentimes she finds a goldmine in watching movies to perform such magic.
Unlike most authors, her joy of reading came later in life. When it did, it was as if she'd been put under a spell to devour books. Then images came in her head, fussy images that wouldn't go away, especially at night. It wasn't until they started to drive her stir-crazy that she finally realized that her desire to read had evolved into something else.
At first, however, she wanted to blast the images to kingdom come so she could get some sleep--and thank goodness she couldn't. Because soon she had a whim to pick up a pen.
C.C. lives in Arizona with family and friends.
The New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Kirkus says, “If you’re going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one.”
Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent (NPR.org).
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.
But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Delilah will do whatever it takes to clear her good name, be it sneaking, skirmishing, or even sword fighting... But can she bring herself to wear a pretty dress and have a nice cup of tea with her mother? Delilah Dirk may be defeated at last. By tulle...in Tony Cliff's Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling.
Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an adventurer for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.
Tony Cliff's Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is a great pick for any reader looking for a smart and foolhardy heroine...and globetrotting adventures.
A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013