September 2019 Reading List
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Locked Up - Cristy Watson
When he was fifteen, Kevin took a car for a joyride and got in an accident that seriously injured a pedestrian. Now known as "Strider" in juvie, he has spent more than two years incarcerated, learning the hard way how to survive on the inside. Strider keeps his head down and in exchange for protection from another inmate, Strider provides "loans" of money and helps him cheat on schoolwork. But when his parole officer suggests that he apply for early parole, Strider realizes it would be hard for him to survive on the outside. Is there anything waiting for him back home, or should he stay where he thinks he belongs?
Gone Viking - Bill Arnott
Join bestselling author Bill Arnott as he treks the globe in the wake of the Vikings - adventure, history, and laugh-out-loud humour! Whistler Independent Book Awards 2019 Finalist.
Sonnet of the New Dawn - Wayne Meyers
Jim Cork is an unhappy man living in a future where all hope and inspiration have been replaced with security and routine. The scanners watch your every move and detect the slightest aberration from past behavior that might indicate you're thinking of doing something...bad. When a stranger slips an odd key into Jim's pocket on a crowded subway, Jim must decide whether to continue living in a soulless world or risk his life to find something worth living for.
Long Paradise - James Murdo
A novel from the Wanderer Universe. An ancient mystery has returned. Everyone wants to survive. Everyone wants answers. *** The Outer Layer is an enigma to its residents. Representatives from countless races and civilisations wander the many territories, hoping to unlock the secrets and progress further into its depths. *** An anomaly has been detected in space by an artefact from an extinct civilisation. Ciqalo, a machine intelligence from the Wanderer civilisation, is tasked with leading the investigation in the hope of weaponizing it for a galactic war. Beatrict and Gerstial are leaders of the Alexis-Meld - a prominent Roranian collective. They control their commercial interests from the idyllic homeworld of Lillea, and expect rule of the meld to be passed to their heirs, Beatrict II, Gerstial II and Philsima. Unfortunately for them, life is never so simple. Tolren, playmate of Gerstial II, becomes a hunted fugitive, and finds himself thrust into an adventure aboard a structure in space that defies all understanding, alongside Seremend, a fellow Roranian. While the relationship between them intensifies, they race to comprehend the complexities of their new home and why they have been chosen. What is the purpose of it all?
Rogue Skies Collection
The skies have gone rogue. Space can't be tamed. And magic is a law unto itself. Transport yourself to new worlds where dark magic clashes with witty witches, diabolic demons, feisty fae, and sexy shifters. Or travel through time and space with cosmic spies, space thieves, and telepathic pirates. Add in a dash of Victorian heroes and inhuman soldiers, and you have a one-of-a-kind science fiction and fantasy collection of intoxicating proportions. Fans of Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Anne McCaffrey, John Scalzi or Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Tamora Pierce, Lois Lowry, and Maria V. Snyder will find themselves transported to weird realms and epic otherworlds in this reality-optional boxset. Rogues and Rebels, Magic and Mayhem, Futures and Fantasy—there's no limit to the excitement that awaits when you turn the pages of this collection of spellbinding adventures from some of today's best-selling Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.
Heart of the Valkyrie - Tom Fallwell
In a future among the stars, the origins of mankind have all but faded into the past. Nathan and his crew aboard the Valkyrie, an extraordinary but ancient ship, enjoy the freedom of the outer systems, away from the despotic rule of the Quanios Empire. But when they suddenly find themselves saddled with an equally extraordinary teenage girl, Sybille, who is now being sought by the Empire, things take a very unexpected turn. They are thrown into a desperate race to locate the lost planet of mankind's origin. To stop the Empire, they must solve the mystery of Sybille's past and locate Earth first, or it could mean the end of freedom for the known galaxy.
Curses of Scale - S.D. Reeves
Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander's role he doesn't want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won't meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she'll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she's cursed instead to become it. Curses of Scale is the 2018 First Place Winner of Red City Review’s Young Adult Category, and an Official Selection of the 2018 New Apple Literary Awards.
Part-Time Monster Hunter - Nicholas Woode-Smith
There’s a ghost inside in my head…
And I need to slay three monsters by lunchtime.
What could go wrong?
Well, I’m also trying to pass university, make friends, and find the man who killed my parents. And I’ve got rent to pay, a cat to feed, and I’m pretty sure the local grocery store is haunted.
This is a crazy world we live in. Monsters roam the streets, vampires run nightclubs, necromancers sacrifice little girls. Somebody has to do something about it.
My name is Kat Drummond, and I’m a Part-Time Monster Hunter.
Part-Time Monster Hunter is the first book in the Kat Drummond Series, an action-packed urban fantasy for readers who like their main characters bad-ass and their world filled with danger.