Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Dragon Speaker (The Shadow War Saga Book 1)

An underdog hero.A quest to save a dragon.An unforgettable journey takes flight.Born into a land of magic wielders without any powers of her own, Keriya Nameless isn't exactly hero material. Despite this disability, the goddess Shivnath tasks her with saving the last living dragon. Desperate to prove her worth to a world that has told her she's worthless, Keriya accepts the mission.But darkness is stirring in the Empire of Allentria. An ancient and powerful warlord has broken free of his prison with one goal: to kill the dragon. Keriya has bitten off more than she can chew, and she must stay a step ahead of his forces if she wants to survive.On a journey that tests her courage at every turn, Keriya has to decide what she believes in and who she wants to be. She'd better decide fast, because she discovers that she's at the center of an age-old war...A war that will decide the fate of everything.

Dragon Blood (The Shadow War Saga Book 3)

Keriya Soulstar awakens on the other side of the world after her defeat at Necrovar's hands. Determined to return home and finish what she started, she teams up with new allies and begins the arduous process of turning herself into a warrior. She'll make it back to Allentria, or she'll die trying. Dragon Blood is Book Three in The Shadow War Saga.

Mageborn (The Mageborn Saga Book 1)

Emma was a normal teenage girl before her twin nearly burned her to death. When Emma and her brother discover they have magic, they are visited by an archmage of a school for mages. They embark on a journey, but it becomes fraught with peril as a deranged cult captures them. Using every trick in their book, and with the help of unexpected allies, they struggle to not only survive in the wilderness but foil a dangerous plot involving a world-ending artifact. Can Emma and her allies overcome overwhelming odds and stop the cult before it's too late?The first book in a new series by author Dayne Edmondson, "Mageborn" takes place twenty years after "Shadows Fall" and features cameos from characters past.Read now to jump into the adventure.

Crystal Magic: A Young Adult Fantasy Series (Clearwater Witches Book 1)

Krissa Barnette has a secret.When she’s upset, she can hear what other people are thinking. And when she’s overwhelmed, things explode.A move to Clearwater, Michigan, gives her the chance to reinvent herself, but a fresh start is further away than she realizes. Her abilities magnify—making her a target for Crystal Jamison and the town’s circle of witches.Even with new friends at her side, Krissa can’t ignore the witches’ magnetic pull—especially when a strange illness rips through the town.If Krissa doesn’t push her fears aside, she could lose more than control. Learning to wield magic could consume her. Ignoring her gift could destroy the world.Crystal Magic is the riveting first tale in the Clearwater Witches series of magical YA novels. This spellbinding tale will hook you from the start and keep you turning pages all night long. If you like bewitching characters, first loves, and strong female leads, then you’ll love this thrilling series!Can Krissa control her powers before the town and her life go up in flames?

The Ides

When 16 year old Jordan Tripp witnesses a dramatic flash in the sky -a phenomenon unnoticed by everyone else in a crowded school playground- it's just the first of a bizarre series of incidents that threaten not just Jordan but the entire world. What is the strange influence that causes his teachers to forget their subjects, his friends to turn against him, and strangers to attack him for no reason? What is happening to the police, who are painting leaves on their faces and calling themselves Gardeners? And what are the invisible creatures that stalk the streets of London at night, leaving piles of bones behind them?As a sinister force tightens its grip on an increasingly insane and servile population, Jordan manages to contact others who are immune to the Influence- the Ides.  Retreating to an isolated farmhouse, the motley group struggle to survive the brutal crisis of the Fugue, an event that threatens to transform the Earth and enslave humankind forever.

Open Minds (Mindjack: Kira Book 1)

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can't read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can't be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf's mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she's dragged deep into a hidden underworld of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.MINDJACK: KIRAOpen Minds (Book One)Closed Hearts (Book Two)Free Souls (Book Three)Mind Games (Book Four) - novellaThe Handler (Book Five) - novellaThe Scribe (Book Six) - novellaKeeper (Book Seven) - novella MINDJACK: ZEPHLocked Tight (Book One)Cracked Open (Book Two)Broken Wide (Book Three)The Locksmith (Book Four) - novellaFORMATS AND TRANSLATIONSMindjack available in ebook, print, audiobook, French and GermanLIVE ACTION TRAILERVoted Best Trailer at the 2014 Illinois International Film Festival and one of 50 Most Cinematic Trailers Ever Made – check it out at Susan’s website.