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Starfire Angels by Melanie Nilles

They've been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human. Raea is now a high school senior and her life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant; it's a collective of powerful entities who chose her as their Keeper, a protector of one of the four shards that power a machine capable of destroying whole worlds. Those who desire the Starfire's power have sent an agent to find her, but she's too busy evading a nosy reporter ready to exploit her secret and dating a hot new foreign student to notice. Nevermind learning what she really is. Only one person on Earth can help her, the last person she ever expected. But he's not from Earth. Life as a human would be so much easier.

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About the Author
Melanie Nilles grew up on a western North Dakota cattle ranch and farm. Along with her interest in horses, she always had a fascination with science fiction and fantasy. She currently resides in central North Dakota with her family, which includes her husband and kids, and two cats. Her published works include the STARFIRE ANGELS series and the LEGEND OF THE WHITE DRAGON epic. Besides writing, she also trains and shows her horse. For updates, visit her website at http://www.melanienilles.com/.

Kori's Review
This is a wonderful book for adults and young adults alike. What teen hasn't been through the does he/she like me and trying to fit in, and what adult can't vividly remember those feelings. This book is almost a corss between sci-fi and paranormal. The relationships between Raea and her aunt and between her and Josh are ones you can relate to easily. This is a great read and perhaps one that both a parent and child could read and talk about.

Reining In by Dawn Judd

After witnessing the murder of one of her dearest friends, Khalida finds herself caught between doing what she knows is right and letting go of her past. With the help of the Network, an organization created to keep her secrets buried, Khalida will battle enemies as old as time. But will the secrets of her past destroy everything she knows and loves? Soon, another friend is facing his death, and she will have to save him. Others will follow, and she will have to make the hardest decision of her life. There is only one way to save her friends from this enemy. As she races against time, Khalida will learn that sometimes your past comes back to haunt you, even when you are a vampire.

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Dawn is the author of Reining In and the upcoming Finding Hope. Dawn was born and raised in South Dakota, where she met her husband, Jeremy. The two of them now live with their three daughters in Kansas. She enjoys all things creative; writing, drawing and photography are her favorites.

Kori's Review
I loved this book; that the lead was a female vampire. She is strong but there is also a vulnerability that you don't get to see in most vampires. The book draws you in. At one point I thought I knew what was going on and going to happen next. I was way off base and I love that even more. I hate when books become predictable. That does not happen with this book. I cannot wait for the sequel.