New Additions to Alien Star Books!
I was thinking about this the other day and decided that I needed to add a page where I could feature new additions for a month or so, then move them over to the appropriate page. Some of these are new authors, while others are classics, but they're all new to this website. Now you can easily find the latest and greatest books that I've selected for this adventure in reading!
Please note that throughout the website, titles marked in bright green are Accelerated Reading (AR) books. AR books are assigned to your children for their Language Arts (aka English) classes. While your child is either given a list of books or referred to a list on the school's website, I've been trying to make it easier for parents and teens to find books in my favorite genres -- Science Fiction and Fantasy. There aren't any brand new authors with debut novels on the AR list (that I know of). There are, however, a few books in Spanish and a couple in French. You can search my entire website for Spanish- or French-language books by using the Search page and just type in "Spanish" or "French".
In any case, I keep adding new books, from debut novels to the classics of sci-fi and fantasy, to this website. The target age range is from 10 to 25, so each book is labeled with a grade and/or age range and parental warnings about content. I've also labeled the Kindle, Nook and Smashwords editions. If there's no tag, it's a paperback or hardback edition of the book.
I hope this helps you find new books to interest your teen in the glorious world of speculative fiction -- Science Fiction and Fantasy -- in Color!
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Justin Scott Parr
Sage Carrington, Math Mystery in Mexico City (Volume 2) (Ages 10+)
"The adventure continues...
"Best friends Sage and Isabel are traveling with family across Mexico when they encounter another baffling mystery. This time, it's a cryptic math riddle painted inside a portrait by renowned artist Frida Kahlo.
"Tag along with Sage and Isabel on a quest that stretches from the pyramids at Teotihuacan to the majestic temples of Chichen Itza, from the Olmec ruins of San Lorenzo to Mexico's island paradise of Cozumel.
"Your favorite tween detectives are on the case and won't stop until they discover the significance of Frida's peculiar numeric puzzle.
"Justin Scott Parr's Sage Carrington series is for all fans of Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew, Cam Jansen, and the Hardy Boys."
Science - added 3-25-2017
The Magister's Mask (Ages 13+)
"Shenza Waik of Tresmeer is a young woman who has just completed her training as magister, a school of sorcery with a specialty in criminal investigation. Then the first lord who rules her home is shockingly murdered, and an innocent man is arrested for the crime. Political factions begin maneuvering for a resolution that is favorable to them. The enigmatic nature spirits want revenge for the slaying. In order to prove her worthiness to become a magister, Shenza must carry out justice while resisting pressure to wrongly convict the accused man.
"Meanwhile, the killer remains free.
"Shenza must find him before she becomes his next victim."
Added 11-6-2016 - Black
Serpentine (Ages 14+ / Grade 9+)
"Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this sweeping fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming of age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self – even as she falls in love for the first time."
Asian - added 6/19/2016
Princeless Series (Ages 8+) Comic Book
"Still waiting for your prince to come? Tired of spending night after night locked in a secluded tower?
"Ready for your own adventure? So are we. Princeless is the story of Princess Adrienne, one princess who's tired of waiting to be rescued.
"Join Adrienne and her guardian dragon, Sparky, as they begin their own quest in an all-ages action adventure designed specifically for those who are tired of waiting to be rescued-- and who are ready to save themselves."
Black - added 5/28/2016