With the holidays upon us, we have made a GenZ holiday gift guide, so you can get a book for any kind of book lover on your list!

For the mystery fan:

AN HOUR FOR MAGIC

Justin Fulkerson’s An Hour for Magic is a mystery thriller like no other. After a prophetic vision is set in motion, a group of magicians must trust in each other to prevent a powerful beast from being released, a demon hell bent on destroying what remains of the human race and reclaiming this planet as his own once and for all. With many references to real life magicians, like Houdini, readers of all fanbases will enjoy Fulkerson’s tale.

THIRTEEN YEARS OF DUST 

Introducing Duke Bradley, an egotistical, sarcastic, and obsessive, ex-FBI special detective…he’s a new kind of private eye and the only one who could solve a murder. Author Jeffrey M. Thompson Jr. describes the book genre as ‘Mystere Gris’: Noir inspired, but not so black and white. The grey area is where there is light in the darkness, a shadow to step out of and a light down there at the end of the hallway.

For the hopeless romantic:

INTERNAL CONFLICT

Internal Conflict by E.A. Stripling is the story of Olivia Moore, a heart-broken department store buyer, who is trying to find herself again after losing the love of her life. Also dealing with loves lost, her roommate, Natalie drags Olivia bar to bar, trying to convince her that the cure for a broken heart is random hookups with the local bar hunks. As it usually goes, love pops up where you least expect it, and Olivia is faced with quick-witted Victor Montgomery.

LEARNING TO FLY 

Star quarterback Gunnar Rawlings has life all figured out. He has everything a senior in high school could want – admiration of the entire town, status as the best quarterback Blackridge High has ever seen, and a scholarship to UCLA. Everything in Gunnar’s life is going according to plan. Then he meets Carrie Jennings. An emotional roller coaster, the story of Gunnar and Carrie teaches us all to live life deliberately, chasing our dreams in spite of whatever adversity we may face.

For the thinker:

A CONFESSION

William F. Aicher’s A Confession takes a look inside the mind of a nameless man struggling to find meaning in a life that he now questions. Journey with him as he navigates through this crisis by recounting of the choices he has made to a captive. His falling in love with a millennial, a glossy mirror of who he used to be, just adds to his life questions. This timeless internal struggle explores the very definitions of arrogance, freedom, regret, ego, control, public humiliation, and blackmail in the digital age.

For the vampire lover:

EVANESCENCE

R.J. Rogue will thrill you with this new spin on vampires in Evanescence, a book about a late-blooming vampire from New York named Evan Macrae, who has trouble accepting his reality. Remember, things are not always as they seem. Evanescence is a supernatural, yet relatable novel that will surprise you through every chapter.

For the poetry lover:

PURGATORY

K.W. Peery writes about his personal life experiences through poetry and lyrics, as he grapples with morality and mortality. His unvarnished truth bleeds from his pen onto the page of each poem in this collection, while his unapologetic vulnerability is neatly embedded within each work of this impactful poetry collection. Peery is a prolific musician, and his book of poetry is just as enthralling.

 ‘Wood to Burn’ 

A captivating collection that includes thirty poems and two performance pieces that have been presented as part of Under The Fable’s last tour of the UK. The pieces focus on the individual voice highlighting important world issues.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Kerry Dolan’s The Bigger Picture is an honest exploration of the self and big picture questions. It is an inspirational book made up of poetry and introspective prose. The book aims to help readers find light in the dark. These are tales from an empathetic, introverted, and sensitive young lady whose insight is a breath of fresh air.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU

Bethany McTrustery’s ‘I Want to Know You’ is an introspective look at her personal world and observations of the environment around her.  Within this collection, Bethany explores her interpersonal relationships with family, the progression of time, and the changing landscape of Britain.

For fans of the apocalypse:

WHEN DARKNESS REIGNS 

Preston L. Marshall’s dystopian sci-fi novel follows Lumar Lee as he’s swept into humanity’s desperate war for survival against the Sarsaul, predators from another world. No one can escape the war. Safety is a lie. The walls cannot keep the enemy out. The world is dying. What hope can be found when darkness reigns?

For the creatives:

somewhere only we know

Bri Marino’s somewhere only we know explores emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in the lives of four young girls. The novel shows Frankie’s struggle to make sense of the violence in her life, and her struggle to get her friends to open up about their abuse so that they can try to once again find that place of peace in their lives.

DRY WORLD:

Dylan James Brock’s Dry World is about how close love can be to a psychosis. In this narrative told by a split mind, two love stories about one psychotic narrator are told simultaneously. The first plot, set in 2003, is at the end of a college career and the second plot, set in 2005, is at the beginning of a literary one. Each spirals into violence through the recklessness characterizing the severe mental illness. What results is a patient and realistic Bildungsroman about how to learn through love from madness.

INSPIRITED

From her hospital bed, Cheyenne begins to remember bits and pieces from the crash, the police chase, and Dante’s lifeless body…Penelope Aaron’s INSPIRITED picks up right after sixteen-year-old triplet Cheyenne’s hospital stay, the death of a friend, and the discovery that she has an inherited gift:  the shocking and sometimes horrific ability to see the memories of others.  This gift is meant to be used not only to guide her and her decisions, but to help others, that is, if Cheyenne is cooperative.  Her first instinct is to deny it and try to return to normal.

 

 

 

 

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