All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom's log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben's childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can't help but feeling more for him than just friendship.
When Moira helps out her sister and brother in a Wiccan ritual on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be swept away to a mystical wilderness. Sitting within the stones of the ancient circle of Penmaenmawr, Wales, she's convinced it's an illusion. But the dark-haired, handsome man with amnesia that Moira meets during her trance cannot be blinked away like a dream. What if you really can fall in love with the man of your dreams?
"Ich laufe auf das Meer zu. Die Wasseroberfläche erstreckt sich endlos bis zum Horizont, in welche Richtung ich auch schaue. Unsere Welt ist klein. Wir sind auf uns selbst gestellt und können uns nur auf uns selbst verlassen. Wir vertrauen auf die Macht tief in uns, wie unsere Vorväter es uns lehrten. Würde ich mich von hier nach Westen wenden, würde ich auf eine Barriere stoßen - auf die Mauer. Dahinter sind die Narren. Zumindest sagt das jeder. Ich habe nie einen gesehen."
Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are 10 years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason - they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors. But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true? Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?
"Luc and Leia? Hmmmm"
Jen Minkman was born in the Netherlands in 1978. Although she has always written stories in Dutch, the poems and lyrics she writes are almost exclusively in English. The aborigines of Australia use Dreaming tracks or Songlines to find their way across vast expanses of land. Words in these songs describe natural landmarks originally created by the gods in song, and the songs must be sung regularly in order to keep the land alive. Likewise, the poems in this audiobook mark my walk of life and should be listened to in order to keep my soul alive and help me find my way.
"21 short, concise and intense poems."
Walt lives in Hope Harbor, an island community that has put its trust in salvation from across the sea. The townspeople wait patiently, build their ships to sail out and welcome the Goddess, and piously visit the temple every week. Horror stories to scare their children are told about the Unbelievers on the other side of Tresco. But not all is what it seems. Walt has questions that no one can answer, and when his best friend and cousin Yorrick is killed in an accident, he digs deeper to find out the truth about the origins of Hope Harbor's society...and the secrets of the temple.
"Excellent YA story living after the Apocalypse"
'The world is never-ending. I never realized just how much space there is - how far and wide the water around our island stretches out. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I may have believed that a second Wall ran around Tresco, containing the infinite waters so we wouldn't all wash over the edge and plummet down into the depths.'Leia and Walt are on their way to the Other Side, where the legendary land of Cornwall awaits them.
"Fantastic Conclusion to Post-Apocalypse Trilogy!"
Julia has been in love with Michael for years. He's the hottest guy in school, and she can't believe her luck when they finally hit it off during senior prom. Her dream doesn't last, though: After a few dates, he callously dumps her out of the blue. Summer vacation starts with Julia feeling heart-broken and miserable.
"Excellent Story Connecting Nature to Young Love"