It's back to school time and it doesn't mean time to lose the fun, fiction books have so much to share about learning and in today's selection of books we can learn a bit of science as well. Whether it's a computer program for that second chance at saying good-bye to losing a loved one, or traveling to the past to right a wrong. Or travel to the future but with teen problems, to clones that can either save the world or ... And do you really want to live forever? Hmm, lots of questions and these authors have a few answers. So let's check these books out.
In 2074, while attending the Hanover School for Expecting
Teen Mothers aboard an earth-orbiting spaceship,
sixteen-year-old Elvie finds herself in the middle of an
alien race war and makes a startling discovery about her
Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a
great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future
working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get
involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole—and now
Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen
Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year,
but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot
commandos hijacks the ship—and one of them turns out to be
Cole. She hasn't seen him since she told him she's pregnant,
and now he's bursting into her new home to tell her that her
teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to
repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have
So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one,
but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a
commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure
out if she even wants to be a mother—assuming they get back
to Earth in one piece.
With the freedom of an entire race hanging in the balance,
Evalle has two days to make good on a promise that she
suddenly has no hope of fulfilling when demonic Svart Trolls
invade Atlanta. She takes a leap of faith, seeking help from
the one man who recently put Evalle in his cross
hairs--Black Ops specialist Isak Nyght.
While trying to
stop the bloody troll-led gang wars, Evalle unwittingly
exposes a secret that endangers all she holds dear, and
complicates her already tumultuous love life with the
mysterious Skinwalker, Storm. But when Evalle discovers
she's the number one target in the Medb coven's ruthless
plan to destroy all Beladors, the deadly Alterant is forced
to make a game-changing decision with no time left on the clock.
The second novel in the Virals trilogy from #1 bestselling author and inspiration for the TV series Bones - Kathy Reichs!
Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they've turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack! But now the very place that brought them together - the Loggerhead Island Research Institute - is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it!
So when Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, she can't believe her luck - buried treasure is exactly what she needs to save the Institute on Loggerhead! Trouble is, she and her friends aren't the only ones looking for it. And this time, the Virals' special powers may not be enough to dig them out of trouble . . .
In the spirit of ONE DAY, comes a fresh and warmhearted
love story for the 21st century. Sometimes the end is just
the beginning . . .
Sam Elling works for an
internet dating company, but he still can't get a date. So
he creates an algorithm that will match you with your soul
mate. Sam meets the love of his life, a coworker named
Meredith, but he also gets fired when the company starts
losing all their customers to Mr. and Ms. Right.
Meredith's grandmother, Livvie, dies suddenly, Sam uses his
ample free time to create a computer program that will allow
Meredith to have one last conversation with her grandmother.
Mining from all her correspondence—email, Facebook, Skype,
texts—Sam constructs a computer simulation of Livvie who can
respond to email or video chat just as if she were still
alive. It's not supernatural, it's computer
Meredith loves it, and the couple begins to
wonder if this is something that could help more people
through their grief. And thus, the company RePose is born.
The business takes off, but for every person who just wants
to say good-bye, there is someone who can't let go.
In the meantime, Sam and Meredith's affection for
one another deepens into the kind of love that once tasted,
you can't live without. But what if one of them suddenly had
to? This entertaining novel, delivers a charming and
bittersweet romance as well as a lump in the throat
exploration of the nature of love, loss, and life (both real
and computer simulated). Maybe nothing was meant to last
forever, but then again, sometimes love takes on a life of
The next installment of the Sigma Force series involves a genetic mystery with ties to both an ancient history and modern-day government, as only New York Times bestselling author James Rollins can tell it.
A yacht bearing a young American couple is attacked by
Somali pirates, leading to bloodshed and the violent
kidnapping of the pregnant woman on board. To aid in her
rescue from the lawless and war-torn jungles of coastal
Africa, Sigma Force enlists the aid of a unique search team:
former army ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war
dog, Kane. But what appears to be a straightforward mission
turns into a fiery ambush and betrayal—for this most
valuable hostage is in fact the president's daughter.
Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility
clinic in the United States reveals a group of women
collected from around the globe and enslaved to bear
children by artificial means. One woman lives long enough to
give birth to a stillborn baby, but a genetic study reveals
the child bears an impossible abnormality—a triple helix of
To uncover the dark truth hidden within our
genetic code and shrouded by a centuries-old conspiracy,
Commander Gray Pierce and Tucker Wayne must team up to save
an unborn child, a child whose very existence raises a pair
of ageless questions:
In 2027, destroying an embryo is considered first-degree
murder. Fertility clinics still exist, giving hope and new
life to thousands of infertile families, but they have to
pass rigorous inspections by the U.S. Department of Embryo
Preservation. Fail an inspection, and you will be
Brilliant young doctor Arianna Drake seems to be thriving
in the spotlight: her small clinic surpasses every
government requirement, and its popularity has spiked—a
sudden, rapid growth that leaves the DEP chief mystified.
When he discovers Arianna's radical past as a supporter of
an infamous scientist, he sends undercover agent Trent
Rowe to investigate her for possible illegal activity.
As Trent is pulled into Arianna's enigmatic world, his own
begins to unravel. The secret he finally uncovers will
deeply move him—and jeopardize them both. With the clock
ticking her life away, he finds himself questioning
everything he knows to be true, and then must summon the
courage to take the greatest risk of all. Nothing less
than human life—and a major scientific breakthrough—hang
in the balance.
A thought-provoking thriller by debut author Kira Peikoff,
Living Proof is a celebration of love and life that cuts
to the core of a major cultural debate of our time.
Aurora "Rory" Graystone Codename: Halo Abilities: superior reflexes, I.Q. and aptitude for
calculating probabilities Mission: find missing teammates
Rory knows she's being watched, and she's not about to let
hunter catch her in his trap. She'll confront her stalker, a
suspects is involved in the disappearances of other
she can ignore the sensual heat that fills her every time
Codename: Hard Target
Abilities: expert tracker and sniper Mission: kill Rory Graystone
One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the
Michael believes eliminating Rory is the key to his mission.
even as he takes aim, a split second of doubt causes him to
Drawn together by passion, and on a collision course with
Rory and Michael work together to change the future? Or have
set in motion the horrific history the time-travelers are