As parents of middle school children ourselves, we’re always on the look out for new books to get them reading. We have a few titles suitable for the younger crowd which are also much loved by adults. Introduce young readers to steampunk, paranormal, and fantasy! Check these titles out and find a story you can read and enjoy with your kids!
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Tales of Ever is a fast paced read especially written to be engaging to kids and adults alike!
Suitable for readers 10 and up!
Amazon Hot New Release! Amazon Top Reader Rated! Amazon Fantasy Best Seller!
Tales of Ever by Jen Wylie
Published Jan 10 2014
Middle Grade+ Fantasy/Paranormal
Available at [Amazon]
Print for 12.99 at [Createspace][Amazon][Barnes & Noble]
~Tales of Ever is suitable for readers 10 and up. Originally written as a novella series, it has been reworked and is now available as a complete novel.
A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a “gift” my mom called it. Apparently, I’m a firestarter. I didn’t want to be. I didn’t ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn’t so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I’d never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn’t normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong.
They banished me to Ever.
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Welcome to Ever.
Ever; a deadly realm where feared, powerful, and dangerous magical beings are banished. It’s not a world, but a magically created prison you can never break out of. Who, or what, made Ever? I’ve no idea. They were powerful, and cruel. That is all I can tell you.
Ever is like, and unlike, every other world. Nothing is safe. Safety is a dream. Ever is a nightmare. Few survive their first day. Nothing is what it seems. If something appears safe, it isn’t. If something appears dangerous, well it is, but probably more than you think.
Ever has no sun, no moon, and no stars at night. Time is told by the ever changing color of the sky where portals open, dropping new inhabitants or new terrors. Time does pass. Don’t worry, you won’t get old. You won’t live that long.
The landscape changes without reason from desert to jungle. The flora isn’t safe at any time. There is food, if you can find it without getting eaten yourself. Most plants and animals are poisonous. So is the water.
Are you afraid? You should be. This is the end. It gets worse of course. Remember the portals? Do you think angels come through? Innocent people rarely do. Mostly, it is evil people, people too powerful to kill. Their magic works here. The creatures are worse.
Do you understand? Well, you will eventually, or you’ll die. There is no escaping Ever.
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Introduce your kids to steampunk with this whimsical story inspired by the life of Caroline Herschel, the first lady astronomer, who lived from 1750-1848.
Suitable for ages 12 and up!
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The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd
Young Adult Steampunk novel
Published Sept. 26 2012
Price: 3.99 Available at [Amazon]
Now in Print for 12.99 at [Createspace][Amazon][Barnes & Noble][The Book Depository]
Lucretia’s life as an astronomer is quickly turned on its head by her eldest brother when he is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Her nights spent on rooftops gazing at the stars are replaced by adventure as the family move to be nearer the king. In a race to build the Forty-foot telescope on time, misfortunes take their toll. The lady astronomer finds court life to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Can she find the strength inside to overcome the obstacles threatening her destiny? Only the stars will tell.
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Snatch up this free short story! What if the children’s song actually told of something else? Also includes a brief history of the song and possible meanings.
Suitable for 10 and up!
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Ring Around the Rosie by Jen Wylie
An Untold Press eShort (21 pages)
Published Feb 2012
Available at [Amazon][Smashwords][B&N][iTunes][Diesel][Kobo][Blio]
Aaron is a normal boy fascinated with music. He loves playing his flute so much he doesn’t even mind lessons over summer break. When he meets a strange boy at the park who seems to be just as obsessed they spend summer days entertaining children in the parks woods. But friends often have secrets, music can be magical, and even the most innocent of children’s games can be more than they appear.