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Necromancing the Stone
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780805097368
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn't exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right? Well . . . not really. He's pretty tired of getting beat up by everyone and their mother, for one thing, and he can't help but feel that his new house hates him. His best friend is a werebear, someone is threatening his sister, and while Sam realizes that he himself has a lot of power at his fingertips, he's not exactly sure how to use it. Which, he has to admit, is a bit disconcerting. But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it's time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?

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    The Necromancer Series
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9781466885561
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Necromancer Series: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and Necromancing the Stone The two books of Lish McBride's popular Necromancer Series are available together for the first time! Perfect for current fans and new fans alike. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer: Meet Sam, just your average guy rocking that fast-food career. Well, until he finds out he's a powerful necromancer, and the other necromancer in town isn't happy about that at all... Necromancing the Stone: Sam's necromancer rival is gone, and things have settled into a routine. If you can call total chaos a routine, of course. Includes bonus chapters from Lish McBrideFirebug!

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    Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1429941103
  • Reader Reviews : 68
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he's doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he's a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin? Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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    Curses
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9781984815590
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Curses is the 'Beauty and the Beast' retelling I've been waiting for." --Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A unique and twisty magical romp!" --Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author Merit Cravan refused to fulfill her obligation to marry a prince, leading to a fairy godling's curse. She will be forced to live as a beast forever, unless she agrees to marry a man of her mother's choosing before her eighteenth birthday. Tevin Dumont has always been a pawn in his family's cons. The prettiest boy in a big family, his job is to tempt naïve rich girls to abandon their engagements, unless their parents agree to pay him off. But after his mother runs afoul of the beast, she decides to trade Tevin for her own freedom. Now, Tevin and Merit have agreed that he can pay off his mother's debt by using his con-artist skills to help Merit find the best match . . . but what if the best match is Tevin himself?

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    Necromancing the Stone
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780805090994
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Six weeks after escaping from the necromancer Douglas, Sam LaCroix is under the protection of the Blackthorn pack of werewolves and fey hounds and unsure if his necromancer rival is dead.

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    Firebug
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781627791601
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Ava is a firebug—she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren't caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She's one of their main hitmen . . . and she doesn't like it one bit. Not least because her boss, Venus, killed Ava's mother. When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels. She knows very well that you can't say no to the Coterie and expect to get away with it, though, so she and her friends hit the road, trying desperately to think of a way out of the mess they find themselves in. Preferably keeping the murder to a minimum, in Lish McBride's Firebug.

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    Pyromantic
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781627795494
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn't set her free—she's still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he'll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since Ava's currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks. And that's not even taking into account the feelings she might have for him. But when a mysterious illness starts to affect magical beings, it's up to Ava and her team to stop its spread . . . or else one of them might be next.

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    Necromancer
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781429991902
  • Reader Reviews : 56
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • DEATH AND WAFFLES: A Short Story by Lish Bride, author of HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER Matt's childhood friend, Ashley, has been stopping by a lot lately. That might seem pretty normal, but Ashley died years ago and now she's Death. And tonight she wants waffles and fries. INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER... Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he's doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he's a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

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    Ruthless
  • Author : Carolyn Lee Adams
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781481422635
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "When Ruth is kidnapped, she's determined not to become this serial-killer's next trophy. After she's able to escape, her captor begins stalking her through the wilderness"--

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    The Unknown Shore
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9780393315387
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Follows the adventures of two young seamen who are shipwrecked along the coast of Chile in 1740 and are driven to drink and mutiny by a ruthless captain. Reprint.

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    Captain America
  • Author : Mark Gruenwald
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781302483883
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Collects Captain America (1968) #357-364. Baron Helmut Zemo is obsessed with raising his father, Heinrich, from the dead, and he's determined to find the fragments of the powerful Bloodstone to do it! Join Captain America and Diamondback as they fight underground, in the air, in the ocean and through the jungle to stop Zemo and mercenaries Batroc, Zaran and Machete! Including fights with cannibals, sharks, snakes, mummies and the undead in one of Cap's greatest adventures ever! Plus: When Crossbones kidnaps Diamondback to Madripoor, only Cap can save her!

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    A Bad Day for Voodoo
  • Author : Jeff Strand
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781402266812
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome." Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen. And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around out there—a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals (really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you?)—well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day ... "Jeff Strand is hilariously funny and truly deranged." —Christopher Golden, author of When Rose Wakes

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    Burnt Sugar
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781466885851
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ava, Lock, and Ezra are on assignment—for the magical mafia, of course. Faced with a gingerbread house, they're pretty sure that what's inside isn't nearly as sweet as the outside. It never is. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780486115085
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Literature's greatest detective team investigates a dozen of their best-known cases, including "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," The Five Orange Pips," and "A Scandal in Bohemia."

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    A Wizard of Mars
  • Author : Diane Duane
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9780152047702
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Young wizards Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan manage to wangle their way onto an elite team sent to investigate the mysterious, long-sought "message in a bottle" that holds the first clues to the secrets of the ancient Martian race.

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    The Jefferson Bible
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780486112510
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Religion
  • Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity. In his unique interpretation of the Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings, discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements, to reflect the deist view of religion.

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    The Necromantic Ritual Book
  • Author : Leilah Wendell
  • Publisher : Westgate Co
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 0944087035
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Successful working of any of these devotions will enable you to share consciousness with the Angel of Death as well as becoming 'one' with your own death.

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    Ancillary Justice
  • Author : Ann Leckie
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9780316246637
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ancillary Justice is Ann Leckie's stunning debut -- the only novel to ever win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke awards -- about a ship's AI who becomes trapped in a human body and her quest for revenge. A must read for fans of Ursula K. Le Guin and James S. A. Corey. "There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can. There are few who ever could." -- John Scalzi On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren -- a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

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    Freaks & Other Family
  • Author : Lish McBride
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 0998403202
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Two short stories set in Lish McBride's Necromancer universe.

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    The Hellion's Waltz
  • Author : Olivia Waite
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9780062931818
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It’s not a crime to steal a heart... Sophie Roseingrave hates nothing more than a swindler. After her family lost their piano shop to a con man in London, they’re trying to start fresh in a new town. Her father is convinced Carrisford is an upright and honest place, but Sophie is not so sure. She has grave suspicions about silk-weaver Madeline Crewe, whose stunning beauty doesn’t hide the fact that she’s up to something. All Maddie Crewe needs is one big score, one grand heist to properly fund the weavers’ union forever. She has found her mark in Mr. Giles, a greedy draper, and the entire association of weavers and tailors and clothing merchants has agreed to help her. The very last thing she needs is a small but determined piano-teacher and composer sticking her nose in other people’s business. If Sophie won’t be put off, the only thing to do is to seduce her to the cause. Will Sophie’s scruples force her to confess the plot before Maddie gets her money? Or will Maddie lose her nerve along with her heart?

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    The Sworn Book of Honorius
  • Author : Honorius of Thebes
  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780892546305
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate “Seal of God,” has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe. Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attempted—until now. Purporting to preserve the magic of Solomon in the face of intense persecution by religious authorities, this text includes one of the oldest and most detailed magic rituals. It contains a complete system of magic including how to attain the divine vision, communicate with holy angels, and control aerial, earthly, and infernal spirits for practical gain. Largely ignored by historians until recently, this text is an important witness to the transmission of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism to European Hermeticists.

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    The Monstrumologist: The Terror Beneath
  • Author : Rick Yancey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780857070241
  • Reader Reviews : 79
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Will Henryis anassistant to a doctor with a most unusual speciality: monster hunting!In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown usedto late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will's world changes forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi- a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest - and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi.Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to consume our world and find the rest of the monsters before it is too late...

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    Fat Vampire
  • Author : Adam Rex
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780061920929
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it’s just not the same. Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it’s not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . . Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today.

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    Crewel
  • Author : Gennifer Albin
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780374316440
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Deadly Secrets Tangled Lies Woven truths Incapable. Awkward. Artless. That's what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she's exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. But if controlling what people eat, where they live, and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn't interested. Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and used her hidden talent for a moment. Now she has one hour to eat her mom's overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister's academy gossip and laugh at her dad's jokes. One hour to pretend everything's okay. And one hour to escape. Because tonight, they'll come for her.

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    Changeling Places
  • Author : Micol Ostow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780689878527
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Changeling Places Rock-a-bye baby, in the elf lair -- Shapeshifters took you, pretending to care. If someone can save you, the Charmed Ones can -- Rock-a-bye baby, don't leave again. Piper is trying to be her usual superwitch self and do it all -- run P3, take care of her newborn son, Wyatt, and, of course, save Innocents. Her first week back at work is hard -- leaving Wyatt at his day care center makes Piper feel like she's abandoning her son. At least Paige has taken a temp job there, and Wyatt seems perfectly content and safe. But is he? Piper notices that Wyatt's acting strange, not eating or sleeping according to his normal schedule. Phoebe thinks the baby is just going through a stage, but Piper is not convinced. Several of the center's other charges have been exhibiting the same behavior, and some parents are pulling their children from the center's care. After one toddler asks Paige, "Did they take them because they're the wrong babies?" the sisters discover that someone's swapping babies all over San Francisco. The Charmed Ones spring into action, because not only is Wyatt the most magical being on the planet, but he's also a Halliwell...and nobody messes with the Halliwells!

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    Gideon the Ninth
  • Author : Tamsyn Muir
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781250313171
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gideon the Ninth is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Locked Tomb Trilogy, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle! WINNER of the 2020 Locus Award and Crawford Award Finalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, Dragon, and World Fantasy Awards “Unlike anything I’ve ever read. ” —V.E. Schwab “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” —Charles Stross “Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead. THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY BOOK 1: Gideon the Ninth BOOK 2: Harrow the Ninth BOOK 3: Alecto the Ninth At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Bone Crossed
  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780441018369
  • Reader Reviews : 114
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Welcome to Patricia Briggs’s world, a place where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist). It takes a very unusual woman to call it home—and there’s no one quite like Mercy Thompson. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so-human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for. Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she’s out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won’t be Mercy’s blood Marsilia is after. It’ll be her friends’.

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    In Every Generation (Volume 1)
  • Author : Kendare Blake
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 9781368075152
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Return to Sunnydale in a brand-new series by New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Frankie Rosenberg wasn't yet alive when her mom, Willow, her aunt Buffy, and the original Scooby Gang destroyed the Hellmouth and saved the world from the First Evil. These days, life in New Sunnydale is blissfully quiet. Frankie is just trying to survive her sophomore year at the rebuilt high school and use her budding magical powers to make the world a better place. But that world is suddenly plunged into danger when the slayer community is the target of a deadly attack, leaving the future of the line uncertain. Then Frankie discovers she's sort of freakishly strong. Oh, and there's something Willow never told her about her true identity. Cue the opening credits. Quicker than she can carve a stake, Frankie discovers there's more to saving the world than witty one-liners and stupid hot demons. now everyone looks to her for answers, but speaking up has never been her strong suit. And it's hard to be taken seriously when your mom is such a powerful witch she almost ended the world once, while your greatest magic trick is recycling. Despite the many challenges standing in her way, Frankie must assemble her own bumbling Scooby Gang, get dressed up in Buffy's (vintage '90s) clothes, and become a new slayer for a new generation―before whatever came for the rest of the slayers comes for her next. “A worthy successor to the Slayer stories.” –Booklist Starred Review

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    Learning OpenCV 3
  • Author : Adrian Kaehler,Gary Bradski
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 1023
  • ISBN : 9781491937969
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • "This book provides a working guide to the C++ Open Source Computer Vision Library (OpenCV) version 3.x and gives a general background on the field of computer vision sufficient to help readers use OpenCV effectively."--Preface.

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    In a Glass Grimmly
  • Author : Adam Gidwitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101591611
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Inquisitor's Tale. Cover may vary If you dare, join Jack and Jill as they embark on a harrowing quest through a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Follow along as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true in this hair-raising companion to Adam Gidwitz’s widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm. An Oprah Kids’ Reading List Pick A Publishers Weekly Best New Book of the Week Pick For more twisted tales look for A Tale Dark & Grimm and The Grimm Conclusion

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    Archaeology of the Solomon Islands
  • Author : Richard Walters,Peter Sheppard
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0947522530
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Archaeology of the Solomon Islands presents the outcome of 20 years research in the Solomon Islands undertaken jointly by Richard Walter and Peter Sheppard, both leaders in the eld of Pacific archaeology. At the time of first European encounter, the peoples of Melanesia exhibited some of the greatest diversity in language, socio-political organisation and culture expression of any region on earth. This extraordinary diversity attracted scholars and resulted in coastal Melanesia becoming the birthplace of modern anthropology, and yet the area remains one of the least well-documented regions of the Pacific in archaeological terms. This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approach and considers the work of archaeologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and historians. At the same time this volume highlights the results of the authors own considerable field research. Until recently, much Pacific archaeological research focused primarily on colonisation events and cultural-ecological interactions. Walter and Sheppard are interested too in the long-term development of diversity in coastal Melanesia and in the evolution of traditional Melanesian societies. As a case study they focus on the Roviana Chiefdom, an aggressive but highly successful polity based around headhunting, slave raiding and ritual violence that dominated the political economy of the Western Province into the early twentieth century. They also integrate the Solomon Islands into ongoing models and debates around Pacific culture - history, including in such key areas as human expansion during the Pleistocene, the spread of Austronesians, Lapita colonisation, the development of food production, the role of exchange systems, the concept and meaning of culture areas, and human impact on landscapes and ecosystems. This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.

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    The Library Card
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0590386336
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The lives of four young people in very different circumstances are changed by their encounters with a mysterious library card that introduces them to the world of books and reading. Reprint.

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    The Kiss & The Killer
  • Author : Melissa Marr
  • Publisher : Melissa Marr
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The next installment in a new faery and fanged world written by the author of the internationally bestselling Wicked Lovely series...for readers of Patricia Briggs, Chloe Neill, and Jeaniene Frost. Half witch, half killer, wholly unsuccessful at every Faery Bargain so far... Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading or resurrecting the dead in near-future New Orleans. After entering an accidental engagement, overcoming attempted murder, and discovering a family secret, Geneviève is ready for things to settle down, but carnival season in New Orleans is not the best time of year for "normal." When Eli Stonecroft, the faery who has claimed her heart despite her best attempts, offers her a new faery bargain--she's smart enough to say no . . . right up to the point when she has to decide between dealing with the consequence of this faery bargain or facing the killer alone. As the draugr mix with the locals and tourists, and bodies start to pile up, Geneviève is enlisted by the NOPD and hunting a killer amidst the swirl of parades and parties of Carnival season. WHAT READERS SAID ABOUT BOOK 1: “I loved The Wicked and The Dead! A sassy, ass-kicking heroine, a deliciously mysterious fae hero, and a wonderful mix of action and romance. Add that to Melissa's usual great world-building, and I'm already looking forward to book 2!" – Jeaniene Frost, NYT Bestselling Author "Wow! You all seriously want to read this. It's an urban fantasy - very cool twist on vampires - with a heroine simultaneously so kickass, warmly human, and passionate about the world that I want to be her. I also want to be her because of the insanely hot Eli, her fae love interest. . . .Get in on the ground level with this series, because it's going to be an auto buy. Highly recommend."-- Jeffe Kennedy, award-winning author and SFWA Board Member

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    Midnight Alley
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781440620010
  • Reader Reviews : 56
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning. Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.

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    The Warren Witches
  • Author : Constance M. Burge,Various
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780689878763
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Contains eight short stories focusing on the family adventures of Piper, Phoebe, and Paige, Wiccan sisters who are decended from Melinda Warren, a witch burned at the stake in the 1600s.

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    Arrow Season 2.5
  • Author : Marc Guggenheim,Keto Shimuizu,Brian Ford Sullivan
  • Publisher : DC
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 9781401263904
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Season two of the smash CW drama Arrow continues here! The story doesn’t stop when the TV turns off: Oliver Queen still has a city to save; and just because Sebastian Blood is dead, that doesn't mean Brother Blood is gone for good. Someone new has taken up the mantle and is building a religion aimed at cleansing Starling City of sin—starting with Team Arrow! To do it, he’s unearthed a secret weapon from the wreckage of Slade Wilson's failed raid of the city…drawn from the very blood of Slade's Mirakuru warriors! Arrow show creator MARC GUGGENHEIM and writers KETO SHIMIZU and BRIAN FORD SULLIVAN fill in the gaps between seasons with help from artists JOE BENNETT (52), SZYMON KUDRANSKI (KLARION), CRAIG YEUNG (X-Factor) and more! Collects print issues #1-12.

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    The Magus Era(1)
  • Author : Blood Red
  • Publisher : WWW.WEBNOVEL.COM (Cloudary Holdings Limited)
  • Pages : 645
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Long ago, there were people who stood upon the earth with their heads held high. They never bowed to anyone because of their indomitable spirit. They were capable of controlling wind and lightning, and conquering dragons and serpents. They seemed strong enough to split the earth and shatter the stars with their fists. They traveled throughout the land and called themselves Magi. Eventually, one of them would become a Supreme Magus! These men are the ancestors of human beings. Their blood is what we all share today. Qing Long is the former strongest man in the world. He traveled through space and time and was reborn as Ji Hao in the Fire Crow Clan of the Southern Wasteland. It’s a complicated world. Forces from both inside and outside of the clan want this young and talented boy to die. Under great pressure, Ji Hao makes a deal with a mysterious man, who resides in his spiritual space, never showing his real face. He gains two drops of blood from a dragon and phoenix. Afterwards, Ji Hao becomes increasingly more powerful. -------- Releasing: Everyday

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    Populazzi
  • Author : Elise Allen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 9780547481531
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When awkward, socially inept Cara moves to a new school just before junior year, her best friend urges her to seize the opportunity and change her life using "The Ladder"--a concept that will allow her to climb to the top of the social order by transforming herself into the perfect girlfriend for the most popular boy in school.

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    Croak
  • Author : Gina Damico
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9780547608327
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business.

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    Harrow the Ninth
  • Author : Tamsyn Muir
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781250313201
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Harrow the Ninth, an Amazon pick for Best SFF of 2020 and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor's haunted space station. “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!” —Charles Stross on Gideon the Ninth “Unlike anything I've ever read.” —V.E. Schwab on Gideon the Ninth “Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times on Gideon the Ninth She answered the Emperor's call. She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend. In victory, her world has turned to ash. After rocking the cosmos with her deathly debut, Tamsyn Muir continues the story of the penumbral Ninth House in Harrow the Ninth, a mind-twisting puzzle box of mystery, murder, magic, and mayhem. Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman's shoulders. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath — but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off? THE LOCKED TOMB SERIES BOOK 1: Gideon the Ninth BOOK 2: Harrow the Ninth BOOK 3: Nona the Ninth BOOK 4: Alecto the Ninth At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.