Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at MonsterHouseBooks.com, and you can read about giveaways, outtakes from her characters and more in her newsletter (sign up at https://goo.gl/LYueFD).
Christina is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about heaven, hell and purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the world; and the upcoming Fairy Tales of the Magicorum , in a world like our own where fairies, shifters and wizards are real, but magic is disappearing - unless the fairytale princesses can rescue us all.
•The Dark Lands
•Zinnia (Fall 2019)
And Coming Soon...
Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
•Wolves and Roses (October 31, 2017)
•Shifters & Glyphs (Fall 2018)
•Prequel #1 (2018)
•Prequel #2 (2018)
The gang, Max, Mark, Randall, and Jamie loved summer and the pond at the old mill. The summer break, before entering high school, was like every other year. Until it changed.
On the day when Jamie stopped swimming in cutoff jeans and put on a bikini, Max found the crystalline Orb at the bottom of the old mill pond.
To the guys, Jamie was a “bookworm” until her iridescent blue bikini changed how they thought about Jamie. No longer “one of the guys”, Jamie was beautiful in the eyes of her best friends.
Wanting out of the dying mill town, Jamie planned to leave the day after graduation. She ignored her mother’s guidance and did not “dress to impress”. Leaving was the only option, else she would end up alone, and lonely, like her mother. Jamie did not care which one of “her” boys took her away, she loved them all.
Jamie wanted to be noticed. The bikini was just the start.
On the day Max found the crystalline Orb, his other geo specimens got boxed up and put in storage. The Orb became Max’s obsession. Why was the Orb warm when he pulled it from the cold pond water? Max wanted to know why he was having frequent daydreams about the future. He was sure the Orb was causing the vivid daydreams. Max began to think he was being manipulated by the Orb.
The day on the frozen pond was Max’s turning point. Saving the boy from falling through the ice was the spark. Max knew the Orb was showing him important things in the visions. It was a vision that he used to help the boy on the ice. The trigger was in the realization he could use the visions to help his friends.
The headache from saving the boy on the ice was the first clue there was more to the visions and the Orb.
The gang always knew Max was special, and more so after he found the Orb. Jamie was the first to notice the effects Max was suffering from the Orb. She made Max confess and she vowed to never let her friend suffer alone.
Jamie was afraid of the future.
Max had seen the future and knew what he needed to do to protect his friends.
Cover art by: Laura J. Prevost Photography
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.
This title has Common Core connections.
Books by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
An Acceptable Time
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson
Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time.
The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)
The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus
And Both Were Young
The Joys of Love
Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!