Late last year, a number of Young Adult authors were swooning over the video game Life is Strange , an episodic story-driven game about a teen girl that suddenly discovers she has the power to rewind time.
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Odd things are happening in her small town, and with her premonitions of a deadly storm set to destroy her home, she goes on a quest to use her powers to save the people she loves, and the place where she lives. Myers author of The Silence of Six , who said the reason it was striking such a chord with him was because it played like a YA novel. The game has a perfect blend of magical realism blended with contemporary storytelling, set at a prestigious art academy that runs rampant with drugs and drama.
After discovering her time travel ability, she has time travel books and movies scattered all over her room. She borrows books from fellow students, and has an obvious Catcher in the Rye -esque poster in her bedroom. After-all, this is a decision based game, and the choices you make alter what you see through playing it. So if I missed something, give a shout in the comments!
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Not a spoiler. The Catcher in the Rye by J. And you know, that last name. The Time Machine by H. So there you go. Wells inspired Wells to build an actual time machine?
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A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke. Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe.
To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people.
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Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be. War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter.
But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine. If she did, the curse would get him. We think he knows. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane.
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Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about. As her college decision looms, Rosa collides — literally — with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon? Plus, Aarti could totally be his Miss Americana. Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. Plunked into a new high school and sweating a ridiculous amount from the oppressive Texas heat, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
Yet against all odds, those labels soon become actual people to Norris. And the night of prom, he screws everything up royally.
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As he tries to pick up the pieces, he realizes it might be time to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions and start living his life—along with the people who have found their way into his heart. Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match. Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. Judy has never imagined finding romance… until she falls for Reza and they start dating. Plus, this song is simply gorgeous.
Nothing in her world is what it seemed.
But Juliette has only just begun to unravel a lifetime of lies, and she finds herself faced with a familiar choice:. Stronger, braver, and more resilient than ever, Juliette will fight for life and love with her friends by her side—but first, she has to survive the war being waged against her mind:. How about two? And, okay, maybe Simon is dramatically singing along to Baz, and Penny is cracking up, and Baz is begging him to stop….
The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right?
Now comes the happily ever after…. What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light…. They find trouble, of course. Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns. And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place….
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At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions. The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But what if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them?