Disappeared by Lucienne Diver is a gripping YA suspense with a twist that readers won’t see coming. It will appeal to fans of One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus and Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig.
Ever since Jared and Emily Graham’s mother fled her toxic relationship with their father, they’ve waited for her to come back for them. Now it’s time. Their mom is settled into her new place and picking them up for a visit. But when she arrives, their father insists the two of them first go to dinner to work out a few things. It’s a meeting from which she never returns. Dad tells them Mom took off, for good this time.
Emily is heartbroken. But Jared heard something that night. He’s not sure entirely what, but he knows it gave him chills, enough that he pretended sleep when his father came to check on him. He keeps the secret, at least until he really knows what he heard. He can’t risk losing the only parent he has left based on speculation.
Emily has a secret of her own. She turns her emotional pain on herself, and sometimes she goes a little too far. She’s terrified that someone will find out and send her away, yet she can’t seem to stop—especially as her heartbreak over her mom’s betrayal starts to weigh on her.
Then the police show up on their doorstep. And Mom’s car is discovered, abandoned, and covered in blood. Jared and Emily need answers. If no one will tell them what’s going on, they’re going to find out for themselves.
In the late 1930s something fell from the sky and landed in an area of the Atlantic not yet known as the Bermuda Triangle. After that event, part of the world irrevocably changed . . . and the mysteries began.
Something else would change as well—seemingly ordinary men and women on both sides of the Allied/Axis war suddenly began to manifest uncanny powers. Super-powers. The advent of the age of metahumans had begun.
And hidden in the heart of the ocean, the masterminds sat back to watch.
This collection contains stories of that time, as metahumans enter and change the Second World War forever. From the streets of Paris to the beach at Dunkirk, from the Battle of Britain to the Atlantic Deeps, metahumans meet and clash, while all around them rage the battles of ordinary men and women.
These 16 stories are woven in and around the Secret World Chronicles, the five-book mega-series written by Mercedes Lackey, Dennis K. Lee, Cody Martin, Veronica Giguere, and Steve Libby.
Qu’uda alien, Billy, begs Taylor to rescue his stranded fellow aliens. The Clan mobilizes and conquers Ohio to get C-17 planes at the Wright-Patterson base and rescue the Qu’uda survivors. Learning a U.S. military network exists on the West Coast, the Clan flies to the West Coast and builds spacecraft using fusion drives in submarines.
Meanwhile, the Qu’uda build armored warcraft, for they want to return to Earth and wipe out its “dry-land vermin.” Unseen to the Qu’uda, a Hoo-Lii craft emerges from a warp in space-time. It is attacked by the Qu’uda, which then attacks the human spaceship, which uses nuke missiles to overwhelm the Qu’uda ship. The humans send water in an effort to open communication with them. The Hoo-Lii aliens accept the water and promise to return. . . .