Title: Leftover Girl: The Complete Series
Author: C.C. Bolick
Genre: YA Sci-fi/Mystery
For the first time, all 5 books of the Leftover Girl series are available as a boxed set with a brand new collector's edition cover.
Books in this series:
Prison of Lies
Illusion of Truth
Fate of War
From Leftover Girl (Book 1):
How far will she go to learn what happened to her parents?
At fifteen, Jes has adjusted to moving without notice and never fitting in. Her adoptive parents insist she keep her past a secret from everyone they meet. Should she feel bad about the lies? It's not like Jes remembers the night they found her barefoot in the snow. Plus, they cared enough to keep her out of a foster home.
But knowing they care doesn't stop Jes from feeling alone.
After starting over in the latest town, she turns to the only person who understands her. His power should scare Jes, but she's determined to learn why he seems so familiar.
As Jes will learn, truth comes at a cost. Could he be the key to unlocking her past?
Leftover Girl starts an exciting new coming-of-age series that will take one girl from high school to the stars. These books blend high school drama with sci-fi for a mainstream story. Simply written, they are heavy on dialogue with twists you won't see coming, family secrets, and special powers.
Excerpt from Secrets Return (Book 2):
My feet froze as I focused on Ronald Pitts. He leaned against the wall next to the fire alarm he’d pulled, sipping from the straw of the clear plastic cup in his hand, which was filled with a blue liquid.
“Can’t make it to class on time?” he asked.
“Looks like I’m not the only one,” I said.
He smiled, his voice deadly. “Heard you can’t keep your mouth shut either.”
“I… I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Can’t lie well either.” He took another sip and walked toward me.
Running was my best option, but my feet wouldn’t move. I could only watch as he approached.
Ronald removed the lid from his cup. “Did you know Dr. Greene suspended me for three days?”
“It was just a stupid dare to get someone out of class. I can’t believe that man suspended me.” He looked up and down the hall. “You’re going to regret turning me in.”
I swallowed, unable to breathe as he raised the cup.
“Tell me how sorry you are.”
“I’m sorry,” I whispered.
“Such a bad liar. Make me believe it.”
Glancing up and down the empty hall, I shuddered. No witnesses for whatever he planned. “I’m sorry,” I said louder.
“Not good enough.” He launched the contents of his cup.
No, I thought and squeezed my eyes shut, preparing for a cold shock, but seconds passed as the sugared water failed to splash against my skin. Opening my eyes, I gasped at the sight before me.
Every molecule of blue liquid hung in the air between us. Like paint splattered on a canvas, the drink seemed to have a solid texture, exploding in all directions, while moving in none. Ronald stared at the liquid, his eyes huge. The cup fell from his hand, crashing to the floor near his feet. His mouth gaped open.
I touched a drop about the size of a dime, with a similar thickness and shape. My finger made a slight dent as the blue disk compressed, like a piece of gummy candy. I pressed harder and the disk moved. Without warning, the blue mass lost its solid form and rained onto the floor around my feet.
“What the hell was that?” Ronald asked, staring at me.
My power. I’d stopped the drink on impulse, not thinking of consequences. A primitive response to danger, but how could I explain? Fear gripped me as I realized Ronald knew my secret.
To my surprise, Ronald grabbed for my arm. “You really are a freak!”
“I wouldn’t do that,” said a low voice behind me.
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I’m one of the authors participating in the Spooky Halloween Bookish Giveaway and you can win an e-copy or print copy of the winner’s choice of one of C. C. Bolick’s books.
Runs October 1 - 31 and is open internationally for most prizes.
Winners will be drawn on November 2, 2020.
C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.
Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paperback in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!
C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written a dozen books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles.
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