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Let the Storm Break
  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781442450455
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While teenaged Vane discovers more of what it means to be a windwalker and his guardian sylph Audra struggles with her deepest desires, both must band together to face greater challenges than they have ever known.

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    Let the Sky Fall
  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781442450431
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this epic series opener from the author of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And as the storm bears down on them, she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

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    Let the Wind Rise
  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781481446556
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The breathtaking action and romance build to a climax in this thrilling conclusion to the Sky Fall trilogy from the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Vane Weston is ready for battle. Against Raiden’s army. Against the slowly corrupting Gale Force. Even against his own peaceful nature as a Westerly. He’ll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden’s icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely. But Audra won’t wait for someone to rescue her. She has Gus—the guardian she was captured with. And she has a strange “guide” left behind by the one prisoner who managed to escape Raiden. The wind is also rising to her side, rallying against their common enemy. When the forces align, Audra makes her play—but Raiden is ready. Freedom has never held such an impossible price, and both groups know the sacrifices will be great. But Vane and Audra started this fight together. They’ll end it the same way.

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    Let the Sky Fall Trilogy
  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Pages : 1280
  • ISBN : 1481486756
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • All three novels in Shannon Messenger’s “remarkably unpredictable” (BCCB) Sky Fall fantasy­–adventure trilogy are now available together in a collectible paperback boxed set! In Let the Sky Fall, Vane Weston dreams of a beautiful girl whom he comes to learn is not only real but also his guardian sylph who can harness the power of the wind. In Let the Storm Break, Vane discovers more of what it means to be a windwalker, and Audra struggles with her deepest desires. And in the final book of the trilogy, Let the Wind Rise, Vane and Audra have already struggled and triumphed over amazing challenges, but they’re about to meet their biggest obstacle yet—the consequences of their own decisions.

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    Stormbreak
  • Author : Natalie C. Parker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780451478863
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this epic conclusion to the Seafire trilogy, which Booklist called "Mad Max by way of Davy Jones," Caledonia Styx will risk everything--her heart, her crew, and even her life--to defeat Lir and take back the Bullet Seas once and for all. Aric Athair is dead. But the fight for the Bullet Seas is far from over. Caledonia's nemesis, Lir--the one responsible for destroying her family--has seized control of the warlord's army. Caledonia and her crew have fled to Cloudbreak to prepare for an all-out war. And they are not the only ones. Rogue ships and even a few defecting Bullets show up to join their fight. But Lir always seems to be one step ahead of Caledonia, anticipating her every more as he secures the seas for himself. With the fight growing desperate, Caledonia is forced to make an unlikely and unsteady alliance with a new enemy. It's a gamble that could cost her everything, but with the fate of the seas in her hands, Caledonia will do whatever it takes to win the war.

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    A Sky Beyond the Storm
  • Author : Sabaa Tahir
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : 9780448494548
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir's beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm? Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off... The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning. By his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family. Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory—or to an unimaginable doom. And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life—and love—he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save—or destroy—all that he knows.

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    Kindred
  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780807083703
  • Reader Reviews : 169
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of Parable of the Sower and MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Nebula, and Hugo award winner The visionary time-travel classic whose Black female hero is pulled through time to face the horrors of American slavery and explores the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.” Dana’s torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner’s plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savagery, Dana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present. Blazing the trail for neo-slavery narratives like Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer, Butler takes one of speculative fiction’s oldest tropes and infuses it with lasting depth and power. Dana not only experiences the cruelties of slavery on her skin but also grimly learns to accept it as a condition of her own existence in the present. “Where stories about American slavery are often gratuitous, reducing its horror to explicit violence and brutality, Kindred is controlled and precise” (New York Times). “Reading Octavia Butler taught me to dream big, and I think it’s absolutely necessary that everybody have that freedom and that willingness to dream.” —N. K. Jemisin The series adaption from FX premieres December 13 on Hulu. Developed for television by writer/executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen), executive producers also include Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans, The Patient), and Darren Aronofsky (The Whale). Janicza Bravo (Zola) is director and an executive producer of the pilot. Kindred stars Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, and Gayle Rankin.

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    Let It Snow
  • Author : John Green,Lauren Myracle,Maureen Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781101575178
  • Reader Reviews : 73
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Now a Netflix Original Film! #1 New York Times bestseller An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train, setting off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista. A trio of today’s bestselling authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away. “A comedy as delicious as any whipped up by the Bard.” —Washington Post Book World

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    The Modern Break-Up
  • Author : Daniel Chidiac
  • Publisher : Undercover Publishing House
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780987166555
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "When it comes to dating, I seem to be going around in a circle. The ones I want don't want me, and the ones who want me, I don't want." -Amelia “I don’t know, I just think there’s too much miscommunication between guys and girls. I mean, no one knows what the fuck is going on. We need to have the discussion. We need to vent it and get it out in the open,” I said, grabbing my drink from the bedside table. _______ sat on the edge of the bed and put his shirt back on. “What do you want to know?” “I just want to know what guys are thinking. I mean we have sex and stuff and nothing lasting ever comes of it,” I said, taking a cigarette out and lighting it. I knew I shouldn’t be smoking in the room, but I was too drunk to care. “I don’t think I should say. We don’t know everything girls are thinking. I think some things are better left unsaid.” “I want to know. I’d prefer shit to be clearer, because I’m always confused,” I replied. I could tell he was still a bit sexually frustrated, but he seemed okay to chat. “Go ahead then, ask what you want. I’ll try give it to you as straight as I can. But don’t hate the messenger,” _______ responded, taking the champagne from my hand and having some. “I won’t, promise. So why do guys act so interested and then not get in touch at all? ?” I asked. Excerpt taken from The Modern Break-Up.

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    The Road
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780307267450
  • Reader Reviews : 1030
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

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    Wuthering Heights
  • Author : Emily Bronte
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9789354860805
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Emily Bronte was an English novelist & poet, who is best known for her only novel, "Wuthering Heights: She has written poems also such as - ‘Poems by Currer, Ellis and Action Bell’, ‘A Death Scene’, ‘To a Wreath of Snow, and lots Many. ‘Wuthering Heights’ is a highly imaginative work of passion and hate. Author was interested in mysticism and used to enjoy her solitude outdoors. This novel consists of those elements. It is now considered a classic of English literature. It was published under the pseudonym - "Ellis Bell” The story is full of high creativity and very imaginative. It narrates revenge also. It revolves around the main character, Heathcliff. Wuthering Heights is his farmhouse. Heathcliff is a young orphan, who was brought by Earnshaw at Wuthering Heights, 30 years ago. Earnshaw loves him (Heathcliff) so much, even neglects his own children. After death of Earnshaw, his elder son Hindley becomes the new master of Wuthering Heights and he allows Heathcliff to stay there only as a servant. Catherine is in love with Heathcliff, but doesn't show due to her social statue. The story thus seems very interesting and it ends with sights of the ghosts of Catherine and Heathcliff. It consists of many ups and downs Readers will Surely going to enjoy the novel. It’s Heartthrobing and it’s very difficult to getup without reading the novel - fully.

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    Lord of the Flies
  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0399501487
  • Reader Reviews : 2903
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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    The Doublecross
  • Author : Jackson Pearce
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9781619634145
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Overweight and non-athletic, twelve-year-old Hale may have been born and raised to be a spy for the Sub Rosa Society but it seems he is unlikely to become a Field Agent until his parents are captured by the evil League and Hale sets out on a solo mission to save them.

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    Break the Fall
  • Author : Jennifer Iacopelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780593114193
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed." --Holly Sorensen, Television Creator/Showrunner, Make it or Break It, Step Up: High Water Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics. A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She's made the United States gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She's on top of the world. The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they trusted most--but not all the gymnasts are as supportive. With the team on the verge of collapse, the one bright spot in training is Leo, her new coach's ridiculously cute son. And while Audrey probably (okay, definitely) shouldn't date him until after the games, would it really be the end of the world? Balancing the tenuous relationship between her teammates with unparalleled expectations, Audrey doesn't need any more distractions. No matter what it takes, she's not going to let anyone bring them down. But with painful revelations, incredible odds, and the very real possibility of falling at every turn, will Audrey's determination be enough?

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    Sword in the Storm
  • Author : David Gemmell
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780307797612
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fierce and proud, the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands, worshiping the gods of air and water, and the spirits of the earth. Among them lives a warrior who bears the mark of fate. Born of the storm that slew his father, he is Connavar, and tales of his courage spread like wildfire. The Seidh--a magical race as old as time--take note of the young warrior and cast a malignant shadow across his life. For soon a merciless army will cross the water, destroying forever the timeless rhythms of life among the Rigante. Swearing to protect his people, Connavar embarks on a quest that will take him into the heart of the enemy. Along the way, he receives a gift: a sword as powerful and deadly as the Seidh who forged it. Thus he receives a name that will strike fear into the hearts of friend and foe alike--a name proclaiming a glorious and bitter destiny . . . Demonblade.

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    The Alchemist
  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780062416216
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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    Hundred Percent
  • Author : Karen Romano Young
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781452143644
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. In this novel, equal parts funny and crushing, utterly honest and perfect for boys and girls alike, Christine Gouda faces change at every turn, starting with her own nickname—Tink—which just doesn't fit anymore. Readers will relate to this strong female protagonist whose voice rings with profound authenticity and absolute novelty, and her year's cringingly painful trials in normalcy—uncomfortable Halloween costumes, premature sleepover parties, crushed crushes, and changing friendships. Throughout all this, Tink learns, what you call yourself, and how you do it, has a lot to do with who you are. This book marks beloved author Karen Romano Young's masterful return to children's literature: a heartbreakingly honest account of what it means to be between girl and woman, elementary and middle school, inside and out—and just what you name that in-between self.

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Author : Zora Neale Hurston
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Reference
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. It is considered a classic of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and it is likely Hurston's best known work.

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    The Perfect Storm
  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 039304016X
  • Reader Reviews : 70
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts. Tour.

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Author : Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781582438870
  • Reader Reviews : 208
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

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    Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table
  • Author : Louie Giglio
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780785247340
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • Publishers Weekly bestseller Discover how to break free from the chains of negative thinking and experience true freedom from unhealthy thoughts and emotions. The Enemy is constantly seeking to fill your mind with destructive and harmful thoughts—whether of fear, worry, insecurity, anxiety, temptation, envy. . . . It’s all too easy for Satan to manipulate his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and Jesus, and to try making himself at home in your mind. It’s an ongoing battle, but one you can win! In Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, bestselling author and pastor Louie Giglio shares practical ways to overcome the Enemy’s lies and instead find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation. By drawing from Psalm 23 as a framework, he offers biblical insight on how to . . . Cancel the lies that will wreck your life. Take empowering steps to live fully alive in Christ. Stop the spiral of shame, temptation, and insecurity. Restore peace and rest in your life. Embrace the true purpose behind your journey through challenging circumstances. Break free from the endless cycle of destructive thinking. You can find freedom from the war inside your mind—if you allow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, to lead the battle. Learn how to find encouragement, hope, and strength no matter what valleys you face. It’s time to reject the lies and listen to the truth.

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    The Storm Crow
  • Author : Kalyn Josephson
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781492672944
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • First print run includes exclusive gold foil casing! Eragon meets And I Darken in this thrilling new fantasy debut that follows a fallen princess as she ignites a rebellion to bring back the magical elemental crows that were taken from her people. In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life...until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything. That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother's death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost. But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

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    On the Move!
  • Author : Michael Teitelbaum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 9781416941781
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Rita, Dan, Max and Ted are on the move in Trucktown! Kids will have hands-on fun with a movable part on each spread! Swing Wrecker Rosie's wrecking ball, spin Monster Truck Max's wheel, dump gravel from Dump Truck Dan's bed, and move Tow Truck Ted's hook up and down as he saves a good friend!

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    Odyssey
  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HW3IZ5
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Odyssey

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    We Unleash the Merciless Storm
  • Author : Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780062691361
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this nail-biting sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia’s critically acclaimed fantasy novel We Set the Dark on Fire, La Voz operative Carmen is forced to choose between the girl she loves and the success of the rebellion she’s devoted her life to. Perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Anna-Marie McLemore. Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio’s border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause. Carmen Santos is one of La Voz’s best soldiers. She spent years undercover, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil war, Carmen returns to the only real home she’s ever known: La Voz’s headquarters. There she must reckon with her beloved leader, who is under the influence of an aggressive new recruit, and with the devastating news that her true love might be the target of an assassination plot. Will Carmen break with her community and save the girl who stole her heart—or fully embrace the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be?

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    Love, Penelope
  • Author : Joanne Rocklin
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781683352488
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers “Penny”) and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and the Golden State Warriors) and shares the trials and tribulations of being a fifth-grader (which, luckily, YOU won’t have to worry about for a long time). Penny asks little questions about her sibling’s development and starts to ask big questions about the world around her (like if and when her moms are ever going to get married “for real”). Honest, relatable, and full of heart, Love, Penelope explores heritage, forgiveness, love, and identity through the eyes (and pen) of one memorable 10-year-old in a special year when marriage equality and an NBA championship made California a place of celebration.

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    Girl A
  • Author : Abigail Dean
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9780593295847
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Pitch-perfect... Dean tells this story with such nuance and humanity, you’re desperate to step into its pages." —The New York Times “Heart-stopping psychological drama… A modern-day classic." —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author “A gripping story about family dynamics and the nature of human psychology.” —Good Housekeeping She thought she had escaped her past. But there are some things you can’t outrun. Lex Gracie doesn't want to think about her family. She doesn't want to think about growing up in her parents' House of Horrors. And she doesn't want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped, the eldest sister who freed her older brother and four younger siblings. It's been easy enough to avoid her parents--her father never made it out of the House of Horrors he created, and her mother spent the rest of her life behind bars. But when her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can't run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the home into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her siblings--and with the childhood they shared. What begins as a propulsive tale of escape and survival becomes a gripping psychological family story about the shifting alliances and betrayals of sibling relationships--about the secrets our siblings keep, from themselves and each other. Who have each of these siblings become? How do their memories defy or galvanize Lex's own? As Lex pins each sibling down to agree to her family's final act, she discovers how potent the spell of their shared family mythology is, and who among them remains in its thrall and who has truly broken free. For readers of Room and Sharp Objects, an absorbing and psychologically immersive novel about a young girl who escapes captivity–but not the secrets that shadow the rest of her life.

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    Unlocked Book 8.5
  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN : 9781534463431
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Book 8.5 in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series delivers what fans of the series have been begging for! Told in an exciting new way, the saga continues with plenty of huge reveals and shocking new twists—plus a complete series guide with beautiful color and black-and-white illustrations and other awesome bonuses! In this extra special installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the story picks up right from Legacy’s particularly devastating cliffhanger. But chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe’s perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths from the past will come to light. And all of your favorite characters will find themselves tested in ways they never imagined. And that’s not all! Unlocked also includes a comprehensive guide to the world of the Lost Cities, featuring new character and world details that have never been revealed before—plus fun bonuses like Keeper-themed recipes, a detailed map of the Lost Cities, gorgeous illustrations, and so much more!

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    Frog Music
  • Author : Emma Donoghue
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316324663
  • Reader Reviews : 56
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of the worldwide bestseller Room: "Her greatest achievement yet...Emma Donoghue shows more than range with Frog Music -- she shows genius."- Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice -- if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, Frog Music digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.

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    Stormbreaker
  • Author : Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0142406112
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Alex Rider is now an IMDb TV/Amazon Original Series! Meet the orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! They said his uncle Ian died in a car accident. But Alex Rider knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in the windshield prove it. Yet he never suspected the truth: his uncle was really a spy for Britain’s top secret intelligence agency. And now Alex has been recruited to find his uncle’s killers . . . Alex Rider's is debut mission is packed with bonus material - including an extra Alex Rider short story, a letter from Anthony Horowitz, and much more! From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty. “Slam-bang action, spying and high-tech gadgets . . . a non-stop thriller!”—Kirkus Reviews

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    Silverwing
  • Author : Kenneth Oppel
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781443411295
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Shade is a young silverwing bat, the runt of his colony. But he's determined to prove himself on the long, dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a fierce storm, he loses the others and soon faces the most incredible journey of his young life. Desperately searching for a way to rejoin his flock, Shade meets a remarkable cast of characters: Marina, a Brightwing bat with a strange metal band on her leg; Zephyr, a mystical albino bat with an unusual gift; and Goth, a gigantic carnivorous vampire bat. But which ones are friends and which ones are enemies? In this epic story of adventure and suspense, Shade is going to need all the help he can find -- if he hopes to ever see his family again.

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    The Help
  • Author : Kathryn Stockett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9780425245132
  • Reader Reviews : 4197
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era. Includes reading-group guide. Reissue. A #1 best-selling novel.

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    The Robe of Skulls
  • Author : Vivian French
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780763656355
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "A romp filled with language play and just plain nonsense. . . . Everyone gets his, her, or its due; goodness is rewarded; and evil punished oh-so-wickedly."– The Horn Book High above the mountain village of Fracture, trouble is brewing. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet, but her treasure chest is empty of gold. That doesn’t stop her, however, from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a little magic to get what she needs. Will her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, two chatty bats, a gallant (if scruffy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very ancient crones?

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    The Storm
  • Author : Arif Anwar
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501174513
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history. Shahryar, a recent PhD graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the US when his visa expires. In their last remaining weeks together, we learn Shahryar's history, in a village on the Bay of Bengal, where a poor fisherman and his wife are preparing to face a storm of historic proportions. That story intersects with those of a Japanese pilot, a British doctor stationed in Burma during World War II, and a privileged couple in Calcutta who leaves everything behind to move to East Pakistan following the Partition of India. Inspired by the 1970 Bhola cyclone, in which half a million-people perished overnight, the structure of this riveting novel mimics the storm itself. Building to a series of revelatory and moving climaxes, it shows the many ways in which families love, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another. At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, The Storm explores the humanity that connects us beyond the surface differences of race, religion, and nationality. It is an epic novel in the tradition of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner and Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance, by a singularly gifted and perceptive new writer.--

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    The Swimmer
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    Dreadnought
  • Author : Mark Walden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9781442413689
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While en route to a training exercise in the Arctic, Otto and his friends stop off for a tour of the new G.L.O.V.E. flagship, Dreadnought, and when Dreadnought is commandeered by a rogue villain, they try to thwart his evil plans.

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    Break in the Storm
  • Author : Sherryl D. Hancock
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1910780367
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Lesbians
  • Ex-Special Forces bodyguard Quinn Kavanaugh takes a job protecting up-and-coming singer, Xandy Blue. Little does she know the diminutive lavender-eyed singer is far from the drama queen type that Quinn can't stand. When the tragedies of Xandy's young live catch up with her, can Quinn save the day to bring a Break in the Storm?

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    We Ride the Storm
  • Author : Devin Madson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780356514079
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Highly recommended' John Gwynne 'Madson is an exciting new author in fantasy' Mark Lawrence 'A complex tale of war, politics and lust for power' Guardian AS AN EMPIRE DIES, THREE WARRIORS WILL RISE. THEY MUST RIDE THE STORM OR DROWN IN ITS BLOOD. The kingdom of Kisia is divided, held together only by the will of the god-emperor. When an act of betrayal shatters an alliance with the neighbouring land of Chiltae, all that has been won comes crashing down. Now, as the fires of war spread, a warrior, an assassin and a princess must chase their ambitions, no matter the cost. War built the Kisian Empire. And now war will tear it down. 'A visceral, intriguing, intense and emotionally charged ride' Grimdark Magazine 'Breathtakingly triumphant . . . it has become one of my favourite books of all time' Novel Notions 'Buckle your seatbelts and prepare for a hell of a ride' Fantasy Book Critic 'Complex and immersive . . . doesn't let go until the final electrifying pages' Fantasy Book Review Books by Devin Madson The Reborn Empire We Ride the Storm We Lie with Death (coming Jan '21) The Vengeance Trilogy The Blood of Whisperers The Gods of Vice The Grave at Storm's End