HIDDEN POWER by Tracy Lane
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tracy was fascinated with the paranormal when she was very young. She always felt like someone was around her even when she was alone. Those experiences inspired her to write a paranormal book where a teenager can see and hear ghosts and actually makes friends with one.
Tracy loved to write short stories in school and had always wanted to be a writer. But raising children and working jobs got in the way of indulging her passion of writing. Then she realized her children had grown up into teenagers and they didn't need her as much. She started toying with the idea of writing once again. So setting aside 5 to 10 minutes per day to write at least one page she thought she could end up with a book a year. Now Paranormal Properties is published and she still has a list of at least 8 more books to write. She doesn't think she'll be slowing down anytime soon.
When she is not writing she is spending time with her children, they enjoy going to Disney, Universal Studios and Funspot. They have even jumped together from the 300 foot Skycoaster.
This is a wonderful story of two enchanted teens who find more than just normal attraction between them. It's a clever and exciting retelling of the triumph of good over evil, of love over darkness. Ms. Lane has created a magical and beautiful world, which is easy to feel at home in. I recommend this for fantasy lovers as well as anyone who enjoys a good story. I can't wait for the sequel!
TALES OF AN ALIEN INVADER by Michelle S. Brown
He may be becoming a little too human.
His mission becomes even more complicated when he stumbles upon a startling discovery that forces him to face the facts: Felix Winters doesn’t have everyone fooled.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michelle Brown lives in Portage, MI with her husband and two children. After earning her B.A. in English at Western Michigan University, she became a secondary English teacher, and she currently teaches high school English in a nearby school district. She went on to earn an M.A. at Western Michigan University and has tentative plans to pursue a doctorate in the future. When she’s not writing, you can find her sipping on a cup of coffee, chasing around her two young children, developing projects for her students, or immersing herself in a new YA/middle grade novel. Her love of science fiction and deep interest in space led her to write her debut novel,Tales of an Alien Invader. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My three sons, ages 10 - 16, also read it and we all loved it. The story follows Felix, an alien from the planet Bopton (which is apparently much more advanced than Earth), on his mission to discover the resources that Earth has to offer. This provides a very different viewpoint, one that is intriguing and often humorous. We especially loved Felix's observations at the beginning of each chapter. This is a book that I'm sure my boys will want to read again and again.