Eve Evans is sixteen years old and to the outside world she seems to have a perfect life. Sure, her Dad left her when she was little more than a toddler… and there was that incident that left her friend hospitalised, which even Eve has nearly forgotten. That is the part that is public knowledge. The part Eve keeps hidden is her bipolar mother who struggles to keep a roof over Eve’s head and the bailiffs knocking on the door.Something had to give somewhere along the line...
One night, at 3:15am, a fairground rolls into town. Behind the façade is a skills test booth for a school for exceptional children. A school that sits in the middle of a hidden island in the North Sea. A school that Eve finds has many dark secrets. And a vampire in the dungeon.
Eve must use her talents to survive and more importantly, she has to choose her new friends very carefully.
Down a Lost Road by J. Leigh Bralick
For 16-year-old Merelin Lindon, the only secret her family ever had was the reason behind her father's mysterious disappearance, four years ago. But when an old family friend gives her a small, strange metal circle that once belonged to her father, Merelin discovers just how deep the family secrets run. Without any warning, she finds herself swept into a foreign world mysteriously linked to Earth's mythical past -- a world with no remembrance of its own history, tottering on the brink of a devestating war with an enemy it cannot recall.
As Merelin begins to understand her own place in this world, she learns that her father may have held the key to unraveling all the mysteries. With the help of a fascinating and sometimes infuriating young man named Yatol, she chooses to hazard everything, to suffer things she never imagined, in a foolhardy quest to rescue her father and save his people.
But it may cost her more than she can imagine...
Sophie's Secret by Tara West
After shedding 30 pounds of baby fat, Sophie Sinora has grown into a pretty, but insecure, teen in bloom. To make her life more complicated, Sophie can sometimes read minds.
Sophie's BFFs, AJ and Krysta, are also 'gifted' with paranormal abilities. Keeping their gifts secret proves difficult, as their powers are strengthening, making them feel more and more like freaks.
When Sophie falls for Jacob, she hopes he'll ask her out to the Freshman Formal. But when she's forced to cheat and lie for him, she wonders how far she'll have to go to make him like her. Add to her growing list of problems - her teacher's suicidal thoughts, a locker bully who wants to kick her butt, the hot school flirt who won't stop teasing her, her pregnant sister who boots Sophie out of her room, and the growing tension between Sophie and her best friends.
Sophie's got issues. Hopefully, she can fix them in time to save her teacher's life and her social life.
When her parents die, teenager Gail Dorjee retreats into an angry, sarcastic shell. She hopes it will ease her pain, but all it gets her is a one-way trip from Kansas to a Seattle boarding school, the elite Osland Academy.
As soon as she arrives, Gail clashes with Diana, the leader of the school's most powerful clique. The Winged make Gail's life hell until she find allies: her airhead roommate; a cowardly fellow victim of the Winged; and, bit by bit, Diana's boyfriend--the seemingly heartless Nick.
Gail soon has bigger problems than Diana. One of her teachers hates her. Glasses shatter and fountains erupt around her. She can't swear no matter how hard she tries. An unseen force is keeping her on campus. And worst of all, she uncovers a plot that will give one person a precious gift at the cost of thousands of lives. Now Gail and her friends must stop the plot--not just to save lives, but to win a brain, the nerve, a heart and a home in this modern young adult urban fantasy take on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Twin Souls by DelSheree Gladden