Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, is forced to flee when her vicious aunt Redd murders her parents, the King and Queen of Hearts. She escapes through the Pool of Tears to Victorian London, but she finds she has no way home. Adopted by the Liddells, who christen her Alice Liddell and disapprove of her wild stories about Wonderland, Alyss begs Charles Dodgson to tell her real story. Sequels: Seeing Red, Archenemy
Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; time stands still for everyone in the world except this group. And the strange dark creatures seem determined to destroy Jess
Sequels: Touching Darkness, Blue Noon
By the author of the series THE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON and SONS OF THE DARK.
Sudi never thought that one note could change her life; she just thought it would give her a chance at dating her longtime crush, Scott. But that note that fell out of her locker was not from Scott. Abdel was sent by the Hour Priest, a secret Egyptian society, to tell Sudi, along with Meri and Dalila, that they are all descendants of the Egyptian Pharaohs, and they have powers that only they can use to stop the Cult of Anubis. And before they know it, all three girls turn into unusual creatures: a bird, a cat, and a cobra. Their destiny has been set for them and if they still don't believe it, maybe the evil forces will help them figure it out.
Sequels: Divine One, Enchantress, The Haunting
High school soccer player Jack has always had to take medicine for his heart condition. But when he can’t take it one day, he discovers that he really has a “warrior stone” in his heart, which gives him magical abilities and extraordinary strength, and that he is destined to fight a duel to the death against another warrior on behalf of the Houses of the Wizards. Both sides are coming after him to force him to fight for their side, or to kill him. (sequel: The Wizard Heir, third book: The Dragon Heir)
It’s been over a year since fourteen-year-old Eddie “Trash” Thalmeyer and his friends from Edgeview Alternative School found out about their special hidden talents. Trash can move things with his mind, Torchie is a fire-starter, Cheater reads minds, Lucky finds lost objects, Flinch can predict the future, and Martin can see into people’s souls. Now back home with their families, all the boys want to do is get back to their normal lives, start attending high school, and keep in touch with their friends from Edgeview.
When Trash tests his power in a bank and accidentally steals a fistful of cash, he is kidnapped by the ruthless leader of a shadowy company whose purpose is to gather information about psychic phenomena—and who is willing to do anything to get it…. Torchie, Cheater, Lucky, Flinch, and Martin join forces to rescue their friend using their hidden talents, and discover their true talents in the process.