A boy, a girl, an ancient puzzle, and a House of Answers, Artefacts, Miseries and Mysteries. From the moment Horace F. Andrews sees the sign from the bus - literally a sign with his name on it - everything in his normal little life changes. An encounter with the House of Answers, a magically hidden warehouse full of mysterious objects and even stranger people, only leads to more questions. These people think he's special - a Keeper of an incredible gift - although scientifically-minded Horace isn't so sure he really believes in that kind of thing. But then a confrontation with an impossibly tall, thin, creepy and undoubtedly menacing man makes him think twice... Horace must now quickly begin to unravel the mysteries of this hidden world and his new gift, as he finds himself immersed in a battle between ancient forces, where the bad guys don't pull any punches, even the good guys have their flaws, and where friendship, loyalty and trust turn out to be the greatest powers of all.
There are two kinds of people on the island -- those who leave at summer's end...and those who are left behind. For seventeen-year-old Winnie, summer can't arrive fast enough -- anything to get out of the house and escape the cold war brewing between her parents. With her older sister, Shelby, spending the summer in Boston, Winnie's left to deal with the situation all by herself. Which is why she's happy to spend all day away from home at a cushy job -- camp counselor at the prestigious Oceanview Inn. And when the Barclays, a wealthy summer family, offer Winnie an additional babysitting job in the evenings after work, she jumps at the opportunity. Little Cassie Barclay is fun to take care of, and hanging out in the gorgeous Barclay summer house overlooking the harbor is far more pleasant than being on the front lines of the battle between her parents. Then Cassie's older and devastatingly attractive stepbrother Jay arrives on the island after a disastrous first year at college, and he seems to want nothing more than to wreak havoc for his stepmother and the rest of his family. Winnie soon discovers that life in the Barclay summer house isn't so perfect after all, and what was supposed to be a carefree summer escapade is quickly becoming more complicated than she ever thought possible....
When Sasha Silver and her horse, Charm, arrive on the campus of the elite Canterwood Crest Academy, Sasha knows that she's in trouble. She's not exactly welcomed with open arms. One group of girls in particular is used to being the best, the brightest, and the prettiest on the team, and when Sasha shows her skills in the arena, the girls' claws come out. Sasha is determined to prove that she belongs at Canterwood. Will she rise to the occasion and make the advanced riding team by the end of her first semester? Or will the pressure send Sasha packing?
Take the Reins; Chasing Blue; Behind the Bit; Triple Fault
Author: Jessica Burkhart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The first four titles in the popular Canterwood Crest series are now available as an eBook boxed set. In Take the Reins, Sasha Silver and her thoroughbred, Charm, arrive on the campus of elite Canterwood Crest Academy. Sasha knows immediately that she's not in her home town anymore. Surrounded by the trappings of privilege, Sasha feels inadequate. But she's determined to prove to others--and herself--that she isn’t just a big fish rider from a small town. She belongs on the Canterwood equestrian team—after all, she was recruited. But it turns out that her talent might be harder to prove then she thought. In Chasing Blue, Sasha and Charm have proven that they're worthy competitors for any girl on the elite Canterwood Crest equestrian team. Now Sasha must prove herself again when she finds out that she'll be working with her arch-nemesis, Queen Bee Heather, on the advanced riding team to win their school the blue ribbon-- first place-- in the national competition. Will Sasha and Heather be able to put their differences aside and work together to put Canterwood Equestrian on the map? In Behind the Bit, Sasha and her team have been accepted to the Mr. Conner's prestigious clinic, on campus over mid-winter break. Even better, they find out that scouts from the Youth Equestrian National Team will be there looking for new members. But, to make it the girls must work together as team--which might be hard to do given the state of the "team"... In Triple Fault, Sasha has had it. First, Heather pretends to date Sasha’s boyfriend behind her back, just to mess with her. Strike One. Then, Callie cops an attitude because a guy she has a crush on starts crushing on Sasha. Strike Two. Add to that a former BFF who steals your boyfriend? Strike. Three.
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