Falling Star by CJ Wright
Meet Katie Jenkins. She, like many girls, has issues with self-confidence, wonders when a boy will look twice at her, and has a mom who works too much. But she’s different than most. She is special; at least according to her grandmother who passed away two years ago. Why, you ask? How, you wonder?
When her grandmother was alive she and Katie fooled around with tarot cards and eventually she learned how to read them herself.
“You have a gift,” her grandmother would reassure her. “There is something about you that is special, don’t be afraid of it, grasp it, relish in it.”
When her grandmother died, Katie had a remarkably weird experience. One she put behind her and never looked back at. Continue reading
Shaken (Mind Reader #1) by Susan Hatler
High school junior, Kylie Bates, can suddenly read minds. When she touches people’s hands, she’s able to see their deepest thoughts. As if that’s not freaky enough, her dad sends her to help hottie detective, Sam Williams, track down a missing girl. Way too much pressure, especially for a girl who can’t watch Scream without getting nightmares. Then, finding the missing girl leads to much more than Kylie’s prepared for. Like discovering that her dad has been lying to her. That she has a family she never knew about. That the girls have powers similar to hers. Oh yeah, and that someone is out to get her. When the detective’s teenage wanna-be-cop cousin, Trip Williams, approaches Kylie at school insisting she help him solve the case, she discovers Trip might be the only one she can trust, and the only one to help her unravel the secrets behind her mysterious gift.
I scrolled through the books on my Kindle and blindly chose this book to read. It was a generously ‘free’ download I’d acquired a while back ago. (Not sure exact date). It goes for $3.99 currently on Amazon. I strongly believe it would be a well-enjoyed $3.99 although it would be even better at $2.99 IMO (in my opinion) because it wasn’t all that long a novel. Continue reading
Split by Swati Avasthi
Jace finally stands up to his father but only after other things have built up all around him and he can no longer hold in his rage. In doing so, he gets kicked out. His mother barely able to give him any loving words to carry away with him, hands him an envelope which leads him to Christian.
Jace Witherspoon pulls up to his brother’s apartment building in the middle of the night with a split lip and less than $5 in his pocket. He hasn’t seen his brother Christian in over five years because Christian ran away from home because he couldn’t take living with his physically abusive father anymore.
Jace carries only his camera and the desire to change; to move on with his life. Christian agrees with certain conditions. Jace will do anything to steer clear of his past; including the secret that he carries. He reaches out to his mother and she promises that she will come to him. Jace is counting down the days while starting his new life.
A new school, a new job, and new friends is not enough to move Jace past the darkness of his past. The abuse carries him along and he realizes that to get past what scares him the most he must face his secrets head on as well as admitting to some very real and terrifying truths. Continue reading