A Court of Thorns and Roses


Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619634457
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down! When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.

Stolen Enchantress

Beauty and the Beast meets The Pied Piper
Author: Amber Argyle
Publisher: Starling Publishing
ISBN: 1370300697
Category: Fiction
Page: 446
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Grave Mercy


Author: Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054762834X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 549
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In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and aviolent destiny.

A Court of Mist and Fury


Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619635194
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 656
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The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas's stunning and seductive A Court of Thorns and Roses.

They Own It All (Including You)!

By Means of Toxic Currency
Author: Ronald MacDonald,Robert Rowen
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 162287269X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 112
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Presented is the factual evidence that demonstrates the overthrow of world governments, and the ruination of liberties and property ownership's of the People globally. ""They Own It All Including You"" will reveal an unimaginable and hidden crime that is almost impossible to view without the information found within this book.

Reign of Beasts


Author: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 9780732289454
Category: Fantasy fiction
Page: 494
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Velody now holds the leadership of the Creature Court, but the unsteady alliances within the Court have been torn asunder as a series of murders and disappearances throw suspicion on to one of their own. As Power and Majesty, it is up to Velody to stop the surviving Lords and Court from tearing each other apart. There are those manipulating the Court for their own ends and those who love chaos for its own sake ... Will Velody be able to survive long enough to change ancient feuds and balances?

A Poison Dark and Drowning


Author: Jessica Cluess
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553535943
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
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Even though she is not the chosen one--the sorcerer destined to defeat all seven Ancient demons terrorizing humanity in Victorian England--Henrietta Howel battles alongside the sorcerers in the war against the demons, journeying to find mystical weapons, gather allies, and uncover secrets about herself and her enemies.

Beauty's Beast


Author: Amanda Ashley
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420135635
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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"Ashley is a master storyteller." --RT Book Reviews "A master of her craft." --Maggie Shayne Beauty Fair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure. Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man. The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himself. . . And the Beast Erik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under. Or the terrifying changes slowly gnawing away at his humanity. When he weds her, all he wants of Kristine is a son. But when he beds her, a wild hope is born--that love that can tame even the most monstrous of beasts. . .

Cutie and the Beast


Author: E. J. Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626496002
Category: Blessing and cursing
Page: 262
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Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick's temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he's been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission. Alun Kendrick, former Queen's Champion of Faerie's Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland's supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: no non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn't be difficult--in the two hundred years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face. But cheeky David isn't intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: when fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)


Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545418399
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Stormdancer

The Lotus War Book One
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250017912
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan. A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shogun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shogun is death. A HIDDEN GIFT Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shogun's hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her. But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

Queen of Shadows


Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619636050
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 576
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Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return. Celaena's epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena's story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Poisoned Love


Author: Caitlin Rother
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0786024275
Category: True Crime
Page: 496
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The story of a young beauty with an ugly secret she would kill to keep—“a true-crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat” (Aphrodite Jones, New York Times–bestselling author) On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find twenty-four-year-old Kristin Rossum sobbing, and her husband, Greg de Villers, not breathing. Kristin claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was planning to leave him. But family and friends who knew of Greg’s distaste for drugs weren’t buying that story—particularly the idea that he would take his own life. They could not know how right they were. The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Kristin was a brainy blonde whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. But her sweet smile masked a much darker side—she had developed a taste for meth while in high school and started cheating on Greg just after they were married. With each clue discovered, another piece of Kristin’s “good girl” façade fell away—and the world would eventually see the true face of a murderer—in a gripping account that does “a brilliant job of captivating the inner workings of a female killer” (Aphrodite Jones). Includes 16 pages of shocking photos

Infinite Jest


Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316073851
Category: Fiction
Page: 1104
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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

Danny the Champion of the World


Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141322675
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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A new edition of the well-loved story of Danny and his father who outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell. With a great new cover by Quentin Blake as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The King Must Die

A Novel
Author: Mary Renault
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480432881
Category: Fiction
Page: 338
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“Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault’s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure—a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy. The story follows Theseus’s adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book’s title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination. Renault’s story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

The Girl with the Silver Eyes


Author: Willo Davis Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534421327
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Katie Welker is used to being alone. She would rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don’t have silver eyes. Other people can’t make things happen just by thinking about them! But these special powers make Katie unusual, and it’s hard to make friends when you’re unusual. Katie knows that she’s different but she’s never done anything to hurt anyone so why is everyone afraid of her? Maybe there are other kids out there who have the same silver eyes . . . and the same talents . . . and maybe they’ll be willing to help her.