Young Adult Books
Carina’s senior year is spiraling downward. Fast.
Both her mother and her uncle, the only two family members she’s ever known, are dead. Their deaths were accidents, unfortunate results of the highly confidential research they performed for a national security organization. Or so she’s been told.
She’s not buying it.
After finding a unique code hidden beneath the stone in a ring her mother left to her, Carina goes straight to the only family she has left: her boyfriend, Tanner. Following a trail of clues by solving a series of cryptic puzzles, Carina and Tanner are on the run to prevent her family’s work from falling into the wrong hands. The people Carina loved kept dangerous secrets. Secrets that make her question the life she’s been living up to now. Her life is on the line, but more importantly, so is Tanner’s. And if she fails? He dies.
“A heart-stopping adventure about a future in which science has become humanity’s enemy…A thrilling read!”
—School Library Journal
“Nail-biting action with a scientifically and technologically involved plotline gives this novel an edge, and, moreover, the character development is surprisingly rich given the fast pace of the narrative. Red herrings keep the reader guessing until the end. Hard to put down.”
“Littlefield’s page-turning thriller…serves up plenty of twists and exciting action sequences.”
“An action-packed, fast-paced thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing right up until the end.”
Hanging by a Thread
Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year’s Fourth of July festival won’t see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing’s wrong.
And they’re not the only ones hiding something.
Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people’s pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year’s Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams.
In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?
“The story’s premise and even Clare’s unusual fashion sense will attract readers.”
“Intriguing and entertaining.”
First Hailey Tarbell Novel
Sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell can’t wait for the day she’ll leave Gypsum, Missouri, far behind, taking only four-year-old Chub, the developmentally-delayed little boy her cruel drug-dealing grandmother fosters for the state money. But when a freak accident in gym class leaves a girl in critical condition, Hailey feels drawn to lay her hands on the injured girl and an astonishing healing takes place. Before Hailey can understand her new powers, a beautiful stranger shows up…just in time to save her and Chub from hired killers. A desperate race begins, with Hailey as the ultimate prize: there are those who will stop at nothing to harness her gifts to create an undefeatable army of the undead. Now it is up to Hailey and a small but determined family of healers to stand up to the unbelievable and face the unthinkable.
“An intense thriller of life-and-death proportions.”
“An excellent writer…suspenseful and engaging. The ending will leave you begging for a sequel.”
—RT Book Reviews
“Plenty of action, family drama, and the promise of romance…seriously entertaining.”
—School Library Journal
Second Hailey Tarbell Novel
Hailey Tarbell is no typical girl. As one of the Banished who arrived from Ireland generations ago, Hailey has the power to heal—and, as she recently learned, to create zombies if she heals someone too late. But now, Hailey is finally getting a chance at a normal life. After realizing the good and bad sides of her power, Hailey has survived the unimaginable to settle with her aunt, Prairie, and her little brother, Chub, in the suburbs of Milwaukee. Finally Hailey has a loving family, nice clothes, and real friends. But her safe little world is blown apart when she tries to contact her secret boyfriend, Kaz—and alerts the incredibly dangerous man who’s looking for her to her true whereabouts.
“Fast paced and disturbingly vivid…nail-biting moments of zombie attacks and heart-fluttering moments of romance.”
—School Library Journal (Read more)
“Thrills, fast-paced chases and edge-of-your-seat action.”
—Diary of a Book Addict (Read more)
“Fast-paced and exciting adventures…would definitely recommend.”
—YA Books Central (Read more)
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