From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This thrilling young adult novel gives listeners a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Listeners will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends - Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell - who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them - and the galaxy - apart?
"Cure for the Aftermath Blues"
Noemi Vidal is 17 years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She's willing to risk anything - including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel. Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that's begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination. Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars.
"Not a fan."
Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird - the brilliant invention of her parents; her boyfriend, Paul; and their friend, Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves. When Paul's soul is splintered into four pieces - pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions - Marguerite will do anything and travel anywhere to save him.
"A BLOODY ROLLERCOASTER RIDE!"
Marguerite Caine grew up surrounded by cutting-edge scientific theories, thanks to her brilliant physicist parents. Yet nothing is more astounding than her mother's latest invention - a device called the Firebird, which allows people to leap into alternate dimensions.
"Sliders meets Cloud Atlas for Teens"
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension's Marguerite, who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.
When Nadia's family moves to Captive's Sound, she instantly realizes there's more to the place than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia can sense that a spell has been cast over the tiny Rhode Island town - a sickness infecting everyone and everything in it. The magic at work is darker and more powerful than anything she's come across and has sunk its claws most deeply into Mateo...her rescuer, her friend, and the guy she yearns to get closer to even as he pushes her away.
"Compelling, fun and exciting!"
Captive's Sound is still standing...but a new evil is rising. Nadia saved the town of Captive's Sound from a fiery apocalypse and vanquished the Sorceress Elizabeth...or so she thought. But a crack into the underworld opened, and a greater evil is breaking through. As Nadia's Steadfast, her boyfriend, Mateo, should make her magic stronger, but the curse that torments him has only intensified. And try as she might, Nadia can't break the cruel spell on her best friend, Verlaine, or stop a mysterious illness that's striking people down one by one.
"Love this series!"
Elizabeth's power grows stronger by the day, and the clouds over Captive's Sound grow darker. And soon a terrible flood will drown everything and everyone in its path. In order to save her family, her friends, and her Steadfast, Mateo, Nadia swore herself to the One Beneath. Her only chance to learn how to defeat him and Elizabeth is to pretend to be a loyal student of dark magic - but to do so, she must abandon Mateo and the world she knows.
Life's a beach . . . and then you're undead? In this must-have collection, five of today's hottest writers tell supernatural tales of vacations gone awry. Lost luggage is only mildly unpleasant compared to bunking with a witch who holds a grudge. And a sunburn might be embarrassing and painful, but it doesn't last as long as a curse. Of course, even in the most hellish of situations, love can thrive.... From light and funny to dark and creepy, these stories have something for everyone. You definitely won't want to leave this collection at home!
"What a Pleasant Surprise!"