What is a hero? It can be anything from a sister taking care of her sibling, a single mom struggling to raise a family, to a uniformed officer. Today's we're exploring heroes in fiction with something for everyone. If you like action heroes, we have a pair of time-traveling ones, if you like to read 'on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrills' we have a suspense novel that mixes 9/11 with what if. And a twist on the Peter Pan story, wasn't Tiger Lily a hero too? She saved Peter. So get ready as we explore some heroes in fiction.
Abilities: superior reflexes, I.Q. and aptitude for
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
Single mom Lynn Morrow is determined to put food on the
table for her son and daughter. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband
has failed to meet his obligations time and again-but it
turns out that Ed is struggling with his own demons.
Enter contractor Mitch Franklin, an unlikely knight in
shining armor. A widower with two grieving sons, Mitch once
admired Lynn from afar. Now he sees in her not only the
sweet girl who got away, but a woman desperately in need of
support. While rushing to the rescue of Lynn and her
children comes naturally, he's also wise enough to encourage
Lynn to find her own way...hopefully straight into his arms.
What happens when The Firm meets Anita Blake? You get
the Halls of Power—our modern world, but twisted. Law,
finance, the military, and politics are under the sway of
long-lived vampires, werewolves, and the elven Alfar. Humans
make the best of rule by "the Spooks," and contend among
themselves to affiliate with the powers-that-be, in order to
avoid becoming their prey. Very loyal humans are rewarded
with power over other women and men. Very lucky humans are
selected to join the vampires, werewolves, and elves—or, on
occasion, to live at the Seelie Court.
Linnet Ellery is the offspring of an affluent Connecticut
family dating back to Colonial times. Fresh out of law
school, she's beginning her career in a powerful New York
"white fang" law firm. She has high hopes of eventually
But strange things keep happening to her. In a workplace
where some humans will eventually achieve immense power and
centuries of extra lifespan, office politics can be vicious
beyond belief. After some initial missteps, she finds
herself sidelined and assigned to unpromising cases. Then,
for no reason she can see, she becomes the target of
repeated, apparently random violent attacks, escaping injury
each time through increasingly improbable circumstances.
However, there's apparently more to Linnet Ellery than a
little old-money human privilege. More than even she knows.
And as she comes to understand this, she's going to shake up
the system like you wouldn't believe...
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl
with the crow feather in her hair. . . .
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories
or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter
Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately
falls under his spell.
Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and
brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of
the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants,
Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is
risking everything—her family, her future—to be
with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man
in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's
always known and running away to an uncertain future with
With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem
doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English
girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger
Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live
inside even the most loyal and loving heart.
From the New York Times bestselling author of
Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the
romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't
Protecting Chicago from the dark side of life can be an
exhausting job, especially when you're in high school. So
when the girls of St. Sophia's start gearing up for Sneak,
their fall formal, Lily decides to take a break from
fighting to get ready for the event. But when a Reaper
unexpectedly crashes the party prep and Lily's firespell
fails, she realizes that she has a much bigger problem than
a full social calendar...
A tough, tender, debut novel, in the tradition of Dorothy
Allison and Janet Fitch, Hand Me Down is the
unforgettable story of a girl who travels between
California and Utah in search of her true family, having
never been loved best of all.
Elizabeth Reid has spent her life protecting her sister,
Jaime, from their parents' cruel mistakes. Their father,
who'd rather work the system than a job, pours every dollar
into his many vices, denying his daughters the shoes and
clothing they need. Their mother, once a loving parent, is
going through a post-post-adolescent rebellious streak and
finds love with a dangerous ex-con. When she chooses
starting a new family over raising her first-born girls,
Elizabeth and Jaime are separated and forced to rely on the
begrudging kindness of increasingly distant
A string of broken promises that begins
with Liz's mother swearing, "I would never hurt you, Liz.
You're family," propels her between guest beds in two
states searching for a safe home. All the while, Liz is
burdened by her stake in a bleak pact with a deceitful
adult: to tell the truth about the darkest of her
circumstances will cost her the ability to shelter Jaime.
As Liz spirals into the abyss of fear and shame that haunts
her sleepless nights, can she break free from her bonds in
time to fight for her life?
Thorne writes with a
command of language that is at once affecting and enticing.
Her debut is the kind of voice-driven reading experience
fiction lovers crave
Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't.
Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick.
But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point
to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it.
And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a
brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off
balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She
has a few of her own.
Gabriel can't let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about
the danger that's right at his heels. But there are some risks he can't help
Ten years after the catastrophe, a great fallen city
has risen again. Ten years after, a horror begins anew . . .
or never truly ended.
The nightmare of 9/11 is a
distant but still painful memory for Allison Taylor
MacKenna—now married to Mack and living in a quiet
Westchester suburb. She has moved on with her life ten years
after barely escaping death at the hands of New York’s
Nightwatcher serial killer. The monster is dead, having
recently committed suicide in his prison cell, but
something is terribly wrong. Mack has started sleepwalking,
with no recollection of where his nighttime excursions are
taking him.And here, north of the city, more women are being
savagely murdered, their bodies bearing the Nightwatcher’s
Suddenly Allison must confront
a devastating truth: her life is in jeopardy once again . .
. and quite possibly from the man she trusts and loves.