I'm thinking to do this volume in three parts, as I have compiled a list from the last 3 times I worked of 9 books. And I hate to put 9 books in as I always have trouble messing with the pictures and getting them lined up with the info about them. So, here we go with the first 3.
Tighter by Adele Griffin. This is a ghost story I think. The main character is Jamie, and she has moved to a small island. There was an accident there recently where a couple died, and supposedly Jamie looks like the girl. And she can somehow communicate with the spirits. So basically she will have to figure out what the spirits want from her, and what actually happened to the couple. I also have to say, just look at this cover, what a great way to grab someone's attention and get them to pick up the book to see what it is about.
Five 4ths of July by Pat Raccio Hughes. This is a historical fiction, and a boy main character. As the title suggests, we follow our main character, Jake Mallory, over 5 years, beginning with July 4th 1777. Jake is 14 at the time, and celebrating the country's new independence. He wants to get out, away from his overbearing father, and see some adventure, and he does over these years.
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs. Again, a really cool cover made me pick it up. Even though I haven't really been able to get into any of the mermaid books that are out there. But this sounds like it might be cool. Our main character has the cool name of Tempest, and she is half mermaid. She must decide by her 17th birthday if she wants to continue living on land, or go back to the sea. She has a boyfriend named Mark, and she loves to surf. But surfing she meets a guy named Kai who is very intriguing, and she possibly thinks there is something otherworldly about him as well.
Okay, stay tuned for part 2 of this!