When Charlie Laird’s dad remarries and they move into his new stepmother’s house, Charlie’s nightmares become real. He thinks his stepmom is a witch and is upset that his little brother likes her. Then his nightmare witch enters the real world and takes his younger brother. Charlie discovers and enters the Netherworld through a portal in the house and enlists his friends to help get him and his brother out.
“Home isn’t just a house or a city or a place.” After being constantly on the move for the last five years, Felicity has finally made a friend and wishes more than anything that her wandering mother will let them stay in Midnight Gulch, a town that was once considered magical. When she participates in the town Duel (a talent contest), everyone’s luck changes and perhaps the magic has returned after all.
And her name was Maleficent… This is actually the thinly-veiled story of Sleeping Beauty told from Maleficent’s point of view. Beginning with her idyllic childhood in the Moors, this story continues with her crush on Stefan and how he becomes king by betraying her, and then the curse she puts on his child, Aurora.
Nick’s family moves to Colorado Springs and into a deceased aunt’s home. The attic is full of clutter and Nick decides to have a garage sale to make space for a bedroom. The items turn out to have strange powers which attract a sinister group of scientists who have suspect reasons for wanting them. It is up to Nick and his friends to keep the stuff out of the wrong hands so they can figure out exactly what power this pile of junk holds.
This first book in the Sherlock, Lupin & Me series introduces the reader to young Sherlock Holmes and his two best friends in the summer of 1870. While at a seaside resort town, the three find a dead man on the beach with an apparent suicide note in his pocket. Then a diamond necklace gets stolen and they wonder if there’s a connection. The friends end up in jeopardy more than once as they investigate, and the cliffhanger chapter endings keep the suspense moving.