The Vampire Skeleton is Mohawk author Sara General's third title from her publishing company, Spirit & Intent. It is a novel loosely-based on old Haudenosaunee stories and explores what vampires might be like in a First Nations context.
“It’s a fast moving Young Adult story with hints of romance and a lot of magic. Most of my stories have magic in them. I like a lot of different kinds of books, but the ones with magic have always been my favourite."
The Fortune Teller's Daughter: Fortune & Fall Book One tells the story of Cora who returns home to find her mother missing and a large pool of blood covering the floor. Desperate for answers Cora must now leave her home and stay at a teen shelter in her community. Cora is soon to turn sixteen and plays for her local high school lacrosse tea. After just learning the scout for the Iroquois Nationals team is impressed with Cora's lacrosse skills, Cora is sent reeling and confused. Cora's mom is the community's fortune teller despite Cora's objections.
In the young adult novel, The Skeleton Key by Sara General, Cruz has made no secret of his desire to sever ties with his vampire sire. But when he brings old Haudenosaunee manuscripts to Brantwood University, intent on exploring their secrets, Rowen can't help but feel betrayed. Determined never to speak to him again, Rowen vows to concentrate on her healer training. But when Cruz's friend and fellow researcher is found brutally murdered, Rowen is drawn back to his side.
The School That Ate Children by Sara General draws on the author's Mohawk cultural traditions and history. Set in contemporary time two sisters, Maple and Eva, have experiences that have caused them extreme heartbreak. But when a kid at school bullies Eva, she takes drastic measures and signs a magical contract with a powerful witch who promises her a lifetime of freedom from pain. Little does she know, she will be giving up everything she loves, including her friends, family, and memories. Horrified by the witch's duplicity, Maple sets out on a mission to free her sister.
The Stone Gift by children's author Deborah L Delaronde brings a young adult fantasy novel for teen readers. Sixteen-year-old DJ awakens from a coma with no memory of who he is or what happened to him. All he knows is that he was severely beaten and his face is disfigured. D.J.'s grandmother places an unearthly stone necklace around his neck and he begins to recover at a rapid pace. When D.J. has visions about a boy named Jeff and his friend Tim, he starts to piece together the events that landed him in the hospital.
You Can't Make Me is a title in High Interest Publishing's (HIP) MainStream series of High Interest young adult novels. Written by Metis author Ashley Hayden, this easy to read novel features a Metis teenage boy who gets in trouble with the law while trying to impress his friends and ends up with a summer of tough love at his grandfather’s rural cabin. That summer, and a terrible encounter with a supernatural creature, changes his life. This story combines a contemporary coming-of-age story with the traditional scary Roogaroo, a wolf-like monster from Metis stories.
Why The Monster by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is a young adult novel. Huuq is a young Inuk boy who has never fit in to camp life. One day, fleeing yet another attack from the camp bullies, Huuq finds himself alone and far away, with only his dog Qipik as company. On a lonesome hill, Huuq and Qipik find an egg. But this is no ordinary bird's egg. It's big. And almost looks like a stone. When Huuq breaks this mysterious egg, it unleashes a series of events that turn Huuq himself into a monstrous half-human creature.
If I Ever Get Out of Here tells the engaging story of seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation. Being the lone rez teen and being bused to a small town for his educations presents a challenge that resonates for many outsider students trying to fit in. Lewis has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.