The Kiss of Deception

By Mary E. Pearson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 162779218X
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 801
  • File Pdf: the-kiss-of-deception.pdf

Book Summary:

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn't—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love. The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.

The Kiss of Deception, Chapters 1-5

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1627796045
  • Pages : 55
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 897
  • File Pdf: the-kiss-of-deception-chapters-1-5.pdf

Book Summary:

Download the first five chapters of The Kiss of Deception, the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles. In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight-but she doesn't-and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom-to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive-and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets-even as she finds herself falling in love.

The Heart of Betrayal

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1627794700
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 347
  • File Pdf: the-heart-of-betrayal.pdf

Book Summary:

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape . . . and even less of being together. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw. Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.

The Beauty of Darkness

By Mary E. Pearson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1627796525
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 995
  • File Pdf: the-beauty-of-darkness.pdf

Book Summary:

The third and final book in the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles. Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it. With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down. In this heart-stopping conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy that started with The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance. New York Times-bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and action makes this a riveting YA page-turner for teens. Read all of The Remnant Chronicles: The Kiss of Deception The Heart of Betrayal The Beauty of Darkness Praise for The Remnant Chronicles: A New York Times Bestselling Series “Readers will be gripping pages from the nerve-wracking start through the heart-stopping ending. . . . Pearson's Remnant Chronicles is an epic YA series to get behind.” —Romantic Times on The Beauty of Darkness “Fantastical.” —USA Today for The Kiss of Deception “A sumptuous fantasy.” —Chicago Tribune for The Kiss of Deception “In The Kiss of Deception, a new realm is masterfully created, featuring court intrigue, feuding nations, breathtaking landscapes, and the gift of sight. Fans of the Game of Thrones series will enjoy the magic and fantasy in this timeless dystopian world.” —VOYA for The Kiss of Deception

Morrighan

By Mary E. Pearson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1627795413
  • Pages : 85
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 369
  • File Pdf: morrighan.pdf

Book Summary:

Before borders were drawn, before treaties were signed, before wars were waged anew, before the great kingdoms of the Remnant were even born and the world of old was only a hazy slate of memory told in story and legend, a girl and her family fought to survive. And that girl’s name was Morrighan. In Morrighan, a prequel novella to Mary E. Pearson's The Remnant Chronicles, a girl and a boy from enemy camps meet, fall in love--and set history in motion.

The Miles Between

By Mary E. Pearson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1429927631
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 270
  • File Pdf: the-miles-between.pdf

Book Summary:

Destiny Faraday makes a point of keeping her distance from her classmates at Hedgebrook Academy. Her number-one rule: Don't get attached. But one day, unexpectedly finding a car at their disposal, Destiny and three of her classmates embark on an unauthorized road trip. They're searching for one fair day—a day where the good guy wins and everything adds up to something just and right. Their destination: Langdon, a town that Destiny's unsuspecting companions hope will hold simply a day of fun. But, as Destiny says, "Things are not always what they seem." Only she knows that Langdon holds far more than that—a deep secret she has never shared with anyone. The Miles Between explores the wonder and magic of a very real world where chance, mystery, and secrets abound.

Dark Triumph

By Robin LaFevers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547630573
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 949
  • File Pdf: dark-triumph.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times BestsellerSpring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy. Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, as one of their most dangerous weapons. But those assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

Fox Forever

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 0805096396
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 357
  • File Pdf: fox-forever.pdf

Book Summary:

Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, he has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he'll have to return the Favor he accepted from the shadowy resistance group known as the Network. Locke must infiltrate the home of a government official by gaining the trust of his daughter, seventeen-year-old Raine, and he soon finds himself pulled deep into the world of the resistance—and into Raine's life. In Fox Forever, Mary E. Pearson brings the story she began in The Adoration of Jenna Fox and continued in The Fox Inheritance to a breathtaking conclusion as Locke discovers that being truly human requires much more than flesh and blood.

Dance of Thieves

By Mary E. Pearson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1250159024
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 415
  • File Pdf: dance-of-thieves.pdf

Book Summary:

A stunning new young adult adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant, by the author of the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles and the Jenna Fox Chronicles. A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations. A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power. Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen's premier guard. A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself. A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent. When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts. The Remnant Chronicles The Beauty of Darkness The Heart of Betrayal The Kiss of Deception Praise for Dance of Thieves: "Pearson is a gifted storyteller and spinner of eminently satisfying romances and fantasy. Fans will thrill at these newest protagonists, especially the women warriors, who are equal partners in the play for power." —Publishers Weekly "This novel has it all—romance, conflict, danger, and humor. A must-have for all fantasy YA shelves." — School Library Journal

Vow of Thieves

By Mary E. Pearson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1250162661
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 454
  • File Pdf: vow-of-thieves.pdf

Book Summary:

Vow of Thieves is the thrilling sequel to Dance of Thieves, set in the same world as Mary E. Pearson's New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles. Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them—the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor's Watch will be a kingdom, and Kazi and Jase will meet all challenges side by side, together at last. But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and they soon find themselves captured in a tangled web of deceit woven by their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies, a place where betrayals run deeper and more deadly than either had thought possible, and where timeless ambitions threaten to destroy them both.

The Kiss of Deception

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Darkside Entretenimento LTDA
  • Isbn : 8594540574
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 712
  • File Pdf: the-kiss-of-deception.pdf

Book Summary:

Tudo parecia perfeito, um verdadeiro conto de fadas – menos para a protagonista dessa história. Morrighan é um reino imerso em tradições, histórias e deveres, e a Primeira Filha da Casa Real, uma garota de 17 anos chamada Lia, decidiu fugir de um casamento arranjado que supostamente selaria a paz entre dois reinos através de uma aliança política. O jovem príncipe escolhido se vê então obrigado a atravessar o continente para encontrá-la a qualquer custo. Mas essa se torna também a missão de um temido assassino. Quem a encontrará primeiro? Quando se vê refugiada em um pequeno vilarejo distante – o lugar perfeito para recomeçar – ela procura ser uma pessoa comum, se estabelecendo como garçonete, e escondendo sua vida de realeza. O que Lia não sabe, ao conhecer dois misteriosos rapazes recém-chegados ao vilarejo, é que um deles é o príncipe que fora abandonado e está desesperadamente à sua procura, e o outro, um assassino frio e sedutor enviado para dar um fim à sua breve vida. Lia se encontrará perante traições e segredos que vão desvendar um novo mundo ao seu redor. O romance de Mary E. Pearson evoca culturas do nosso mundo e as transpõe para a história de forma magnífica. Através de uma escrita apaixonante e uma convincente narrativa, o primeiro volume das Crônicas de Amor e Ódio é capaz de mudar a nossa concepção entre o bem e o mal e nos fazer repensar todos os estereótipos aos quais estamos condicionados. É um livro sobre a importância da autodescoberta, do amor, e como ele pode nos enganar. Às vezes, nossas mais belas lembranças são histórias distorcidas pelo tempo. The Kiss of Deception é uma combinação de Jane Austen, Outlander e "A Seleção", de Kiera Cass, que o considera um dos grandes livros desta nova geração de autoras. A obra foi escolhida pelo comitê da Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) como umas das melhores ficções YA de 2015, além de uma das principais fantasias de 2014 pelos leitores no Goodreads.

A Room on Lorelei Street

By Mary E. Pearson
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 146680436X
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 744
  • File Pdf: a-room-on-lorelei-street.pdf

Book Summary:

Zoe's arms prickle. She turns, trying to take it all in. The ache inside returns. It is not for her. It is too much. A real room with real floors and walls. A room for sleeping, and reading and dancing and . . . in her imagination she has pictured the room, but she has never pictured herself in it. Can seventeen-year-old Zoe make it on her own? A room is not much. It is not arms holding you. Not a kiss on the forehead. Not a packed lunch or a remembered birthday. Just a room. But for seventeen-year-old Zoe, struggling to shed the suffocating responsibility of her alcoholic mother and the controlling guilt of her grandmother, a rented room on Lorelei Street is a fierce grab for control of her own future. Zoe rents a small room from Opal Keats, an eccentric old lady who has a difficult past of her own, but who chooses to live in the possibility of the future. Zoe tries to find that same possibility in her own future, promising that she will never go crawling back. But with all odds against her, can a seventeen-year-old who only slings hash to make ends meet make it on her own? Zoe struggles with this worry and the guilt of abandoning her mother as she goes to lengths that even she never dreamed she would in order to keep the room on Lorelei Street.

The Fox Inheritance

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 9781429926799
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 834
  • File Pdf: the-fox-inheritance.pdf

Book Summary:

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries. Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead. Everyone except Jenna Fox.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1429952059
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 577
  • File Pdf: the-adoration-of-jenna-fox.pdf

Book Summary:

Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers? This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Rotten Beast

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1466801557
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 218
  • File Pdf: the-rotten-beast.pdf

Book Summary:

A new, original science fiction story by Mary E. Pearson which features characters from and takes place in the near-future world of The Jenna Fox Chronicles. In "The Rotten Beast," a sixteen-year-old girl named Allys, living in a near future version of the U.S., is vehemently opposed to the way scientists are meddling with human and artificial life. In fact, she blames such scientific overreaching for the illness which is killing her. When she awakens one day to find that her parents have gone against her wishes and had an illegal operation performed to save her life and restore her body, she is furious and must come to terms with this new chance at life, which she didn't ask for and didn't think she wanted. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bring Me Their Hearts

By Sara Wolf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Isbn : 164063147X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 170
  • File Pdf: bring-me-their-hearts.pdf

Book Summary:

A Goodreads "YA Best Book of the Month" An Amazon "Best Book of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy" Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger's control, she serves the witch unquestioningly. Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince's heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she's discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera's heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles. Crown Prince Lucien d'Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She's inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince's honor has him quickly aiming for her throat. So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all. Winner takes the loser's heart. Literally. The Bring Me Their Hearts series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Bring Me Their Hearts Book #2 Find Me Their Bones Book #3 Send Me Their Souls

The Gift of Intensity

By Imi Lo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Isbn : 1529341175
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 290
  • File Pdf: the-gift-of-intensity.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a book about being successful, fulfilled and happy in a world in which you don't always feel you fit in. Many people are emotionally sensitive and intense and while these characteristics need not limit us, they often hold us back from expressing ourselves, being heard and taking charge of our life, love and work. This book is a complete guide which shows sensitive and intense people how to navigate, successfully and predictably, the fundamental relationships that make up their lives - demonstrating along the way that intense feelings are a gift not a curse. Grounded in the author's extensive clinical and personal experience, the book advises readers on challenges such as low self-esteem, family conflicts, loneliness, complex work challenges and times of emotional crisis. Readers are given actionable steps to change their lives.

Going Down in Flames

By Chris Cannon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Isbn : 1622665309
  • Pages : 407
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 923
  • File Pdf: going-down-in-flames.pdf

Book Summary:

If her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution. Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you're a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on. Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention. Zavien is tired of the Directorate’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they might be able to change the rules. At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She'll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can't have... The Going Down in Flames series is best enjoyed in order Reading Order: Book #1- Going Down in Flames Book #2- Bridges Burned Book #3- Trial by Fire Book #4- Fanning the Flames Book #5- Burning Bright

You Must Not Miss

By Katrina Leno
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0316449806
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 511
  • File Pdf: you-must-not-miss.pdf

Book Summary:

One of Us Is Lying meets Carrie in this suspenseful story of friendship, family, and revenge. Magpie Lewis started writing in her yellow notebook the day after her family self-destructed. The day her father ruined her mother's life. The day Eryn, Magpie's sister, skipped town and left her to fend for herself. The day of Brandon Phipp's party. Now Magpie is called a slut in the hallways of her high school, her former best friend won't speak to her, and she spends her lunch period with a group of misfits who've all been as socially exiled as she has. And so, feeling trapped and forgotten, Magpie retreats to her notebook, dreaming up a magical place called Near. Near is perfect - a place where her father never cheated, her mother never drank, and Magpie's own life never derailed so suddenly. She imagines Near so completely, so fully, that she writes it into existence, right in her own backyard. At first, Near is a peaceful escape, but soon it becomes something darker, somewhere nightmares lurk and hidden truths come to light. Soon it becomes a place where Magpie can do anything she wants...even get her revenge. You Must Not Miss is an intoxicating, twisted tale of magic, menace, and the monsters that live inside us all.

A Sky for Us Alone

By Kristin Russell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062697048
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 216
  • File Pdf: a-sky-for-us-alone.pdf

Book Summary:

“A stirring, powerful, and heart-wrenching story of coming of age, falling in love, and trying to lead a life of dignity.” —Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of The Serpent King In Strickland County—a forgotten stretch of land in Southern Appalachia—there isn’t a lot of anything to go around. But when eighteen-year-old Harlowe Compton’s brother is killed by the Praters—the family who controls everything, from the mines to the law to the opioid trade—he wonders if the future will ever hold more than loss. Until he meets Tennessee Moore. Even as she struggles with the worst of the cards she’s been dealt, Tennessee makes Harlowe believe that they can dare to forge their own path. But as Harlowe searches for the answers behind his brother’s death, his town’s decay, and his family’s dysfunction, he discovers truths about the people he loves—and himself—that are darker than he ever expected. Now, Harlowe realizes, there’s no turning back.

The Winner's Curse

By Marie Rutkoski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn : 0374384681
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 965
  • File Pdf: the-winner-s-curse.pdf

Book Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winning what you want may cost you everything you love They were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other. Set in a new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

The Day Before Midnight

By Stephen Hunter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 030757332X
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 390
  • File Pdf: the-day-before-midnight.pdf

Book Summary:

“A breathtaking, fascinating look at what could happen—given the possibility of an atomic ‘given.’ A wrap-up you'll never forget.”—Robert Ludlum The countdown begins when welder Jack Hummel is abducted from his suburban Maryland home ans whisked to the South Mountain MX missile site—a top-secret nuclear complex now taken over by paramilitary terrorists. All that stands between the Uzi-armed commandos and the launch button is a half-ton titanium block. They want Jack Hummel to cut through it—so they can unleash a devastatingly brilliant plot that threatens global disaster. Now a Delta Force veteran and a think-tank defense wizard must get inside South Mountain—by defeating their own super-security systems and a darkly ingenious enemy leader . . . . . . while Jack Hummel's torch burns closer and closer to the launch key . . . while the clock ticks closer to midnight—and Armageddon. Praise for The Day Before Midnight “Rockets toward a shattering climax like an incoming missile.”—Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder and Final Flight “Nonstop action and mounting tension.”—The New York Times Book Review “Slam-bang action and relentless suspense.”—The Washington Post “The novel crackles and jolts.”—Chicago Tribune “The one to beat this year in the nail-biter class . . . an edge-of-the-seat doomsday countdown thriller.”—Daily News, New York

The False Princess

By Eilis O'Neal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Isbn : 1606842420
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 473
  • File Pdf: the-false-princess.pdf

Book Summary:

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia has led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when she learns, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city, her best friend, Kiernan, and the only life she's ever known. Sent to live with her only surviving relative—a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece—Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. Then she discovers that magic runs through her veins—long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control—and she realizes that she will never learn to be just a simple village girl. Sinda returns to the city to seek answers. Instead, she rediscovers the boy who refused to forsake her, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history forever. An intricately plotted and completely satisfying adventure, The False Princess is both an engaging tale in the tradition of great fantasy novels and a story never before told that will enchant—and surprise—its readers.

Spy Glass

By Maria V. Snyder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Isbn : 036971816X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 101
  • File Pdf: spy-glass.pdf

Book Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder In this riveting conclusion to Opal Cowan’s saga, the young magician will discover that glass holds many secrets… including the key to her plight. After siphoning her own blood to defeat her enemy, Opal Cowan lost everything—including her powers. Moreover, her choice has made her immune to the effects of magic. Once a trusted protegee, Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in her world. Until spying through glass unlocks something new within her. Suddenly the beautiful pieces she makes flash in the presence of magic. She also discovers that someone has stolen some of her blood for nefarious purposes—and that finding it might allow her to regain her powers. As she sets out on a new journey, she’ll learn, once and for all, if her powers are lost forever… and what she would sacrifice to regain them. Previously Published. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V. Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

The Winner's Kiss

By Marie Rutkoski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn : 0374384746
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 242
  • File Pdf: the-winner-s-kiss.pdf

Book Summary:

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that's what he thinks. But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

Mirror X

By Karri Thompson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Isbn : 1622660587
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 162
  • File Pdf: mirror-x.pdf

Book Summary:

I was born more than a thousand years ago. Put into a cryogenic tube at age seventeen, forgotten during a holocaust that decimated the world, I've finally been awakened to a more serene and peaceful future. But things at the hospital are new and strange. And it's starting to scare me. Everyone is young. Everyone is banded and tracked. And everyone is keeping secrets. The cute geneticist Michael Bennett might be the only good thing in this crazy new world where "life is precious" but no one seems free to live it. The problem is, I don't think he's being totally honest with me, either. When I'm told only I can save the human race from extinction, it's clear my freeze didn't avoid a dreadful fate. It only delayed the horror...

Ice Kissed

By Amanda Hocking
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn : 1466850876
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 335
  • File Pdf: ice-kissed.pdf

Book Summary:

In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom... Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It's a dream that brings her to a whole new realm...the glittering palace of the Skojare. The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy that's been threatening the Kanin, and Bryn is there to help. Being half Skojare herself, it's also a chance for her to learn more about her lost heritage. Her boss Ridley Dresden is overseeing the mission, but as their undeniable attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level—one neither of them is prepared for. As they delve deeper into the Skojare world, they begin to unravel a long-hidden secret. The dark truth about her own beloved Kanin kingdom is about to come to light, and it'll change her place in it forever...and threaten everyone she loves.

I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas

By Tiffany Schmidt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Isbn : 1647004276
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 535
  • File Pdf: i-m-dreaming-of-a-wyatt-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this very merry holiday rom-com from the author of the acclaimed Bookish Boyfriends series Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she's bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father are more bah humbug than deck the halls. So when her favorite babysitting clients ask her to accompany them on a ski trip over winter break, she packs her bags for the slopes. It helps that they're offering double her rate--she'll need the money for Beacon, an elite ballet academy that has granted her an audition. Noelle is ready to have fa la la la fun, until Wyatt, the older half-brother of her babysitting charges, decides to surprise his family for the holiday. He's one of the best dancers at Beacon, and makes Noelle's head spin faster than pirouettes. Unfortunately, she also manages to step on his toes--spoiling his surprise and complicating his secret plans. After a few missteps, Noelle and Wyatt begin to thaw toward each other and bond over the big decisions looming in each of their lives. With enough Christmas magic, Noelle might just start the New Year with lots of babysitting cash in her pocket and a chance with the pas de deux partner of her dreams.

The Good for Nothings

By Danielle Banas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Swoon Reads
  • Isbn : 1250311268
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 528
  • File Pdf: the-good-for-nothings.pdf

Book Summary:

Whip-smart and utterly charming, Danielle Banas's irreverent YA sci-fi adventure The Good for Nothings is perfect for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lunar Chronicles, and Firefly. Cora Saros is just trying her best to join the family business of theft and intergalactic smuggling. Unfortunately, she's a total disaster. After landing herself in prison following an attempted heist gone very wrong, she strikes a bargain with the prison warden: He'll expunge her record if she brings back a long-lost treasure rumored to grant immortality. Cora is skeptical, but with no other way out of prison (and back in her family's good graces), she has no choice but to assemble a crew from her collection of misfit cellmates—a disgraced warrior from an alien planet; a cocky pirate who claims to have the largest ship in the galaxy; and a glitch-prone robot with a penchant for baking—and take off after the fabled prize. But the ragtag group soon discovers that not only is the too-good-to-be-true treasure very real, but they're also not the only crew on the hunt for it. And it's definitely a prize worth killing for. Praise for The Good for Nothings: "A fun, galaxy-spanning treasure hunt with plenty of action and heart." —Publishers Weekly

Frost Like Night

By Sara Raasch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062287001
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 180
  • File Pdf: frost-like-night.pdf

Book Summary:

Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this action-packed fantasy—the highly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Snow Like Ashes series by Sara Raasch. Perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses. Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe. Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all. Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach. Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left. As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

The Theft of Sunlight

By Intisar Khanani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062835769
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 220
  • File Pdf: the-theft-of-sunlight.pdf

Book Summary:

Perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Sorcery of Thorns, this exhilarating, page-turning fantasy will pull readers into a lush and stunning world where nothing—and no one—can be trusted. I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away from it. Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend’s sister is snatched, Rae knows she can’t look away any longer—even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her country upbringing and clubfoot will only invite ridicule. Yet the court holds its share of surprises. There she discovers an ally in the foreign princess, who recruits her as an attendant. Armed with the princess’s support, Rae seeks answers in the dark city streets, finding unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges street thief with secrets of his own. But treachery runs deep, and the more Rae uncovers, the more she endangers the kingdom itself. Praise for Intisar Khanani’s Thorn: “Set in a dark and dangerous world. Well-written and dramatically told, teens will find much to love in a novel in which the princess grows to become a force to be reckoned with.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Khanani beautifully crafts Alyrra’s quiet but clear journey of self-definition." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

One Smart Sheep

By Gary D. Schmidt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0358628946
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 139
  • File Pdf: one-smart-sheep.pdf

Book Summary:

It takes one smart sheep to escape from a piano movers’ van and find his way home in this humorous friendship story for emerging and newly independent readers by beloved, award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt and coauthor Elizabeth Stickney. Wilson is a curious sheep, and after he foolishly climbs into the back of a piano movers' truck, he ends up alone in the big city, far from the farm. But Wilson is also one smart sheep, and soon enough he's finding his way home to his worried owner by recognizing the sounds that he heard while he was trapped in the truck—a jackhammer, a calliope, a hotdog man. And could that be the excited barking of his friend Tippy, the border collie? This lighthearted story about loyalty, problem solving, friendship, and independence is divided into short, action-packed chapters and has the cozy feel of a modern classic.

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

By John Van Epp
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 9780071642491
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 394
  • File Pdf: how-to-avoid-falling-in-love-with-a-jerk.pdf

Book Summary:

AVOID THE JERKS AND FIND “THE ONE” WHO'S RIGHT FOR YOU "An insightful and creative contribution to managing the complexity of choosing a life partner. I heartily recommend it." --Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find "Don't be part of the 'where-was-this-book-when-I-needed-it?' crowd. It's not too late--read it now!" --Pat Love, Ed.D., author of The Truth About Love and Hot Monogamy Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk (previously published in hardcover as How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk) will help you break destructive dating patterns that have kept you from finding the love you deserve: Ask the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner Judge character based on compatibility, relationships skills, friends, and patterns from family and previous relationships Resolve your own emotional baggage so you're ready for a healthy relationship

Greythorne

By Smith, Crystal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0358246318
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 607
  • File Pdf: greythorne.pdf

Book Summary:

Brimming with deliciously mysterious magic, political intrigue, and a passionate heroine who will do anything to save the ones she loves—this highly anticipated sequel to Bloodleaf, praised as “enchanting, visceral, and twisty” by Laura Sebastian, won’t disappoint. Princess Aurelia’s life is upended when the kingdom she thought she saved falls to ruin, a loved one is tragically killed in a shipwreck, and her home country turns against her. With no place left to call her own, Aurelia returns to Greythorne Manor—her best friend’s family mansion—only to find that Greythorne has sinister secrets of its own. With enemies closing in on all sides, Aurelia is caught in a mad fight to protect the only people she has left—her family. In her darkest moments, when all seems grim, will Aurelia find a spark of hope from a love she thought long lost?

Eliot After "The Waste Land"

By Robert Crawford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 1466801492
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 713
  • File Pdf: eliot-after-the-waste-land.pdf

Book Summary:

The second volume of Robert Crawford’s definitive biography, Eliot After "The Waste Land", records the untold story of T. S. Eliot’s adult life, from his relationship with Emily Hale to his momentous later works...

The Crown of Embers

By Rae Carson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062190083
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 766
  • File Pdf: the-crown-of-embers.pdf

Book Summary:

The second book in Rae Carson's award-winning The Girl of Fire and Thorns fantasy trilogy, perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and Kristin Cashore. Tamora Pierce called the first book, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, "A unique and engrossing read!" A seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny. In The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Elisa won the war. She saved her kingdom. But no one prepared her for how hard it is to recover from a battle, or to rule a people who still don't trust her. She's still fighting—against assassination attempts and more—and her enemies lie both outside her court and within it. So Elisa will cross the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. With her go a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume to Rae Carson's ambitious trilogy. Cinda Williams Chima proclaimed about the first book, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, "I LOVED this book!" and Veronica Roth agreed, saying, "Definitely recommended."

Dance of Thieves Sneak Peek

By Mary E. Pearson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1250311713
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 168
  • File Pdf: dance-of-thieves-sneak-peek.pdf

Book Summary:

Download a FREE sneak peek of DANCE OF THIEVES by Mary E. Pearson When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty's resentment and anger. At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.

Testament of Abraham

By Dale C. Allison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110923971
  • Pages : 543
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 373
  • File Pdf: testament-of-abraham.pdf

Book Summary:

This first verse-by-verse commentary on the Greek text of the Testament of Abraham places the work within the history of both Jewish and Christian literature. It emphasizes the literary artistry and comedic nature of the Testament, brings to the task of interpretation a mass of comparative material, and establishes that, although the Testament goes back to a Jewish tale of the first or second century CE, the Christian elements are much more extensive than has previously been realized. The commentary further highlights the dependence of the Testament upon both Greco-Roman mythology and the Jewish Bible. This should be the standard commentary for years to come.

Divine Revelations-Eye Openers

By Florencia Chang-Ageda
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1635258790
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 866
  • File Pdf: divine-revelations-eye-openers.pdf

Book Summary:

Florencia wrote Divine Revelations because she discovered the relevance of the Bible to her life. What she discovered as she spent time in the Word revealed more than just God's love for mankind-it changed her life. She realized that as she took the time to meditate on God's Word, she became more aware of the Presence of God in her daily life, and who Christ is to her. Spending time perusing the Bible has allowed her to experience the hearts of God and of Jesus. It has also given her insight into the Omniscience and the Omnipotence of an Omnipresent and very loving God. She also realized that because God sacrificed His most priceless gift - Jesus- for her, He will never withhold any good thing from her. The same is true for you. She hopes that by sharing the truths she has discovered with you, this book will pique your curiosity about the relevance of God and His Son, and the Bible to your life.

The Queen of Veils

By S. Usher Evans
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
  • Isbn : 1945438320
  • Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 344
  • File Pdf: the-queen-of-veils.pdf

Book Summary:

From bestselling author S. Usher Evans comes an award-winning young adult fantasy series filled with masked mischief and mystery. Fans of Throne of Glass and The Kiss of Deception will get swept away in this brilliant series about a runaway-princess-turned-vigilante who must resume her royal duties when her father and brother are murdered. Brynna has returned to Forcadel, but not in a manner she ever expected. After being captured - interntionally - by Ilara, she's now playing the reticent but cowed vigilante. In reality, she's counting the minutes until her growing army amasses in Forcadel, led by her two closest confidants, Felix and Katarine. But her two friends are encountering problems of their own. Katarine's army can't get past the border of Forcadel, thanks to Ilara's new blockade. And Felix struggles with leading his army and proving himself worthy to his would-be queen. The culmination of Brynna's journey from vigilante to queen will astound and surprise readers, taking them on a journey from one end of the continent to another. New alliances will be formed, old ones tested, and the true meaning of being a queen makes itself known to Brynna. Don't miss this stunning conclusion to the Princess Vigilante series. Series Order The City of Veils The Veil of Ashes The Veil of Trust The Queen of Veils Praise for The Princess Vigilante Series ★★★★★ "Once I started, I didn't want to stop and I did cry a few times (just a few tear drops here and there)." - Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "I related a lot to Brynna. We are both so stubborn and bullheaded, unwilling to admit fault, it made reading her story feel like I was reading about a piece of myself." - Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "I've always loved books with snarky female leads who can kick some ass." - Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "I highly suggest this book to anyone who read the Throne of Glass series. There are some similarities to the way the two women are in hiding and are thrust back into their royal titles. This book is full of great fight scenes, emotional blows, and great moments of laughter." - Goodreads Reviewer Search Terms: YA Fantasy, Princess, Assassin, Young Adult, magic, sorcery, myth, actions, female protagonist, novel, hero, fantasy, political, mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Princess Fantasy, vigilante fantasy, epic fantasy, epic YA fantasy, YA epic fantasy, Young adult epic fantasy, clean romance