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The Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Shanora Williams
  • Publisher : Dafina
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781496731104
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shanora Williams, a riveting novel of domestic suspense about the close relationship between two women: a severely troubled twenty-something and the mega-successful, billionaire CEO she's determined to destroy."--

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    Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781442480629
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge. Children’s Literature says “shades of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984 inspire DeStefano’s sci-fi/murder mystery page-turner.” Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city and her home, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. There’s too much for her on Internment: her parents, best friend Pen, and her betrothed, Basil. Her life is ordinary and safe, even if she sometimes does wonder about the ground and why it’s forbidden. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, Judas is being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find—or whom she will lose.

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    Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781442480612
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Sixteen-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives in Internment, a floating city utopia. But when a murder occurs, everything she knows starts to unravel"--

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    Internment Chronicles (1) - Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : Voyager
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0007541228
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Murder
  • Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she's engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence.

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    Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Nashoda Rose
  • Publisher : Nashoda Rose
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1987953053
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Kai There is nothing I care about. No attachments. No connections. Outwardly, I'm a perfect gentleman until my target sees my knife. I fear nothing, not even death. In my world, death is considered a privilege. But my life comes with unbreakable cruel strings and when I met her, I should've walked away. I didn't. I was too selfish. And that sealed her fate. Because one week with me led her into the hands of ruin. London We all have unique layers that make up who we are. What makes us vulnerable or strong. What we fear and what excites us. But peel back those layers and you're left naked and exposed. They did that to me. Each piece was slowly stripped away then burned. I merely existed. But there was one layer they overlooked. The most important of them all-the tie to one man. The man responsible for me being this way. The man who found me. And the killer who would do anything to protect me. Must be read in order: Perfect Chaos (Unyielding, #1) Perfect Ruin (Unyielding, #2) Perfect Rage (Unyielding, #3) Connor's story (early 2016) *Mature audiences only 18+

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    Perfect Addiction
  • Author : Claudia Tan
  • Publisher : W by Wattpad Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781990259227
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When Sienna Lane walks in on her boyfriend Jax Deneris in bed with her sister, her world falls apart. In less than five minutes, she’s homeless, friendless, family-less. Vowing to get back at Jax, Sienna quickly charts a course of revenge that will hit him where it hurts most—in the MMA ring. Step one: convince Jax’s rival, Kayden Williams, to train with her. At first, Kayden wants nothing to do with Sienna’s schemes, but when he figures out that she might be able to give him an advantage, he caves, letting her first into his home, then into his bed, and finally into his heart. But as much as she cares about Kayden, she can’t let her anger go, and it threatens the shaky foundation they’ve built together from their damaged lives. When Kayden gives Sienna an ultimatum—it’s either him or her revenge, she’s forced to decide. Is getting back at Jax worth throwing her future with Kayden away?

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    Burning Kingdoms
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781442480667
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Danger descends in the second book of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy. After escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island home. The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement park. It is also a land at war. Everyone who fled Internment had their own reasons to escape their corrupt haven, but now they’re caught under the watchful eye of another king who wants to dominate his world. They may have made it to the ground, but have they dragged Internment with them?

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    Ruin, Book One
  • Author : Isobel Noble
  • Publisher : EarthBound Books
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 0977181804
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • RUIN, The Tent City, by Isobel Noble, is the first book of the Ruin saga. Adventure, romance, betrayal, E.S.P., a karmic debt, and an alien invasion are all set against a post-Nuclear Winter background. The many unpredictable dangers will fire your senses and possess your imagination long after you finish the story. The Tent City populates our minds with an unforgettable cast of characters who return in subsequent volumes to lure us on in a desperate race to discover Deke Wolfson's terrifying purpose and even more terrifying destiny, as he attempts to make the reparation that will put the Earth on a life-affirming path to the future.

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    Shades of Rust and Ruin
  • Author : A. G. Howard
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781547608102
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author A.G. Howard launches a dark and compelling new YA fantasy series about a girl whose family is cursed by Halloween. Phoenix “Nix” Loring knows her family is under a Halloween curse. When she was three, her parents tragically died on October 31st. Eleven years later, her twin sister Lark suffered a similar fate. Ever since, Nix has battled survivor guilt. She can't even find comfort in Clarey, Lark's boyfriend and the one person who understands her pain, because Nix's hidden feelings for him go far beyond friendship. All that remains are her sketches, where she finds solace among the goblins and faeries in her imaginary world of Mystiquel. When her depression starts affecting her ability to see color, Nix all but gives up on her art, until her uncle goes missing on Halloween day. Hot on his trail, Nix and Clarey step through a portal, becoming trapped inside a decaying version of their town filled with Nix's own sketches come to life. As Nix and Clarey search for her uncle within the sinister and dangerous world of Mystiquel, Nix discovers there's more to her family curse and otherworldly artwork than she ever imagined-and unless she can solve the Goblin King's maze before the clock strikes midnight, her life won't be the only one the curse claims next. Set in a gritty, atmospheric world filled with magical creatures, New York Times bestselling author A.G. Howard launches a thrilling new fantasy full of romance, twists, and betrayals.

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    Broken Crowns
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781442496446
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • War rages everywhere and Morgan is caught in the middle in the haunting and “satisfying conclusion” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy. The city is falling out of the sky… Morgan always thought it was just a saying. A metaphor. The words of the dying. But as they look up at the floating island that was their home, Pen and Morgan make a horrible discovery—Internment is sinking. And it’s all Morgan’s fault. Corrupted from the inside by one terrible king and assailed from the outside for precious resources by another, Internment could be destroyed because Morgan couldn’t keep a secret. As two wars become one, Morgan must find a way to bring her two worlds together to stop the kings that wage them… Or face the furthest fall yet.

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    Perfect Illusion
  • Author : Claudia Tan
  • Publisher : Wattpad Books
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9781990259210
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From showmance to romance? Will Alex open her heart (and mind) and let notorious playboy Daniel Kerrington in? When her parents’ company fails, Alex Woods finds herself at the mercy of billionaire Harry Kerrington, who will bail them out but only at a cost. That price? Alex must agree to be engaged to Harry’s playboy son for a period of three years. Three years to put her life on hold. Three years where she has to pretend. Three years she won’t get back . . . Daniel isn’t happy about the arrangement, either. But he’s willing to make it work, to prove to his father that he’s ready to run the company. And when the sparks do more than fly, Daniel will do anything to prove to Alex that he’s worthy of her, that he’s changed his ways. Except she doesn’t know if she can ever trust him, or her heart—both of which have betrayed her before . . . Perfect Illusion is the first book in the Perfect Series from Claudia Tan, and this steamy new adult romance from the Wattpad superstar will take your heart for a ride and never let go!

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    The Ruins
  • Author : Scott Smith
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 9780307266040
  • Reader Reviews : 111
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine in "the best horror novel of the new century" (Stephen King). Also a major motion picture! Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation—sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site ... and the terrifying presence that lurks there.

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    The Bones of Ruin
  • Author : Sarah Raughley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781534453579
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this “bloodily spectacular” (Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights) historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves. As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly an unusual sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture…​ She cannot die. Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. But that mission gets more complicated when she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam seems to know much more about her than he lets on, and he shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives…and who doesn’t. To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a macabre competition made up of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion, and in return he promises her the one thing she wants most: the truth about who she really is. If Iris wants to learn about her shadowy past, she has no choice but to fight. But the further she gets in the grisly tournament, the more she begins to remember—and the more she wonders if the truth is something best left forgotten.

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    Perfect Chemistry
  • Author : Simone Elkeles
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9781619637016
  • Reader Reviews : 235
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When wealthy Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of others.

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    Rule and Ruin
  • Author : Geoffrey Kabaservice
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 9780199921133
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • The chaotic events leading up to Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 election indicated how far the Republican Party had rocketed rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists mounted primary challenges against Republican officeholders who appeared to exhibit too much pragmatism or independence. Moderation and compromise were dirty words in the Republican presidential debates. The GOP, it seemed, had suddenly become a party of ideological purity. Except this development is not new at all. In Rule and Ruin, Geoffrey Kabaservice reveals that the moderate Republicans' downfall began not with the rise of the Tea Party but about the time of President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address. Even in the 1960s, when left-wing radicalism and right-wing backlash commanded headlines, Republican moderates and progressives formed a powerful movement, supporting pro-civil rights politicians like Nelson Rockefeller and William Scranton, battling big-government liberals and conservative extremists alike. But the Republican civil war ended with the overthrow of the moderate ideas, heroes, and causes that had comprised the core of the GOP since its formation. In hindsight, it is today's conservatives who are "Republicans in Name Only." Writing with passionate sympathy for a bygone tradition of moderation, Kabaservice recaptures a time when fiscal restraint was matched with social engagement; when a cohort of leading Republicans opposed the Vietnam war; when George Romney--father of Mitt Romney--conducted a nationwide tour of American poverty, from Appalachia to Watts, calling on society to "listen to the voices from the ghetto." Rule and Ruin is an epic, deeply researched history that reorients our understanding of our political past and present. Today, following the Republicans' loss of the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests, moderates remain marginalized in the GOP and progressives are all but nonexistent. In this insightful and elegantly argued book, Kabaservice contends that their decline has left Republicans less capable of governing responsibly, with dire consequences for all Americans. He has added a new afterword that considers the fallout from the 2012 elections.

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    A Slow Ruin
  • Author : Pamela Crane
  • Publisher : Tabella House
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9781940662206
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Little Deadly Secrets comes a highly anticipated novel that weaves an ancient family mystery and tense drama into a page-turning psychological thriller. Perfect for fans of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, Laura Dave's The Last Thing He Told Me, Lisa Jewell, and Ruth Ware. April 1910. Women’s rights activist Alvera Fields mysteriously vanishes from her home one night, leaving her newborn baby and husband behind, the case never solved. April 2021. On the anniversary of her great-great-grandmother’s disappearance, Alvera’s namesake Vera Portman vanishes in an eerily similar manner. Six months later, the police recover a girl’s body. While the family waits in the horror of finding out if it’s Vera, Felicity Portman clings to hope that her missing teenage daughter is still alive. Despite all odds, Felicity senses a link between the decades-apart cases—a mother feels such things in her bones. But all suspicion points to the last person who saw Vera alive: Felicity’s sister-in-law, Marin. Marin, with her troubled past. Marin, the poor woman who married into the rich family. Marin, the only one who knows Felicity’s darkest secret. As Felicity makes a shocking discovery in Vera’s journal, she questions who her daughter really is. The deeper she digs, the more she’s ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed their ancestor in a terribly slow ruin. “An emotionally charged mystery of how a mother must lose her daughter to find herself. Chilling from the first page, gripping until the last.” – reader review Praise for Pamela Crane: “It kept me on my toes the whole time I was reading it and trying to guess the twisty ending of what really happened. Fans of thrillers, suspense, and mystery novels will not be disappointed with this book.” - San Francisco Book Review “You are not prepared for the twists...Pamela Crane has in store for you. Sure to have you at the edge of your seat.” – POPSUGAR “Crane succeeds at painting families and friendships in vivid detail; women will see their tussles and triumphs in these pages, and will relish the twists and moments of brave camaraderie and bold revenge... A satisfying read that has echoes of Liane Moriarty and of Emily Giffin's All We Ever Wanted.” – Booklist

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    Posh Boys
  • Author : Robert Verkaik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781786073846
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • ‘The latest in the series of powerful books on the divisions in modern Britain, and will take its place on many bookshelves beside Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race and Owen Jones’s Chavs.’ –Andrew Marr, Sunday Times ‘In his fascinating, enraging polemic, Verkaik touches on one of the strangest aspects of the elite schools and their product’s domination of public life for two and a half centuries: the acquiescence of everyone else.’ –Observer In Britain today, the government, judiciary and military are all led by an elite who attended private school. Under their watch, our society has become increasingly divided and the gap between rich and poor is now greater than ever before. Is this the country we want to live in? If we care about inequality, we have to talk about public schools. Robert Verkaik issues a searing indictment of the system originally intended to educate the most underprivileged Britons, and outlines how, through meaningful reform, we can finally make society fairer for all.

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    Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781442480636
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Sixteen-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives in Internment, a floating city utopia. But when a murder occurs, everything she knows starts to unravel"--

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    How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
  • Author : Simone Elkeles
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780738718255
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Amy is a spoiled American teenager with an attitude to match her Jimmy Choo slides. When her estranged father drags her to Israel to meet a family she’s never known, one hilarious humiliation after another tests Amy’s fierce spirit.

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    The Glass Spare
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780062491336
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The first in a new fantasy duology, The Glass Spare is a gorgeously told tale of love, loss, and deadly power from Lauren DeStefano, the bestselling author of the Chemical Garden series. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Renee Ahdieh. Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance. Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, though, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure. But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with Wil’s power. With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

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    The Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Shanora Williams
  • Publisher : Dafina
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781496731135
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A thrilling new novel of lies, deception, and revenge from the bestselling author, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Joshilyn Jackson! The glamour of Miami has a dark side in this twisting story where nothing is what it seems, as one wronged woman seeks to destroy the seemingly perfect life of one of the city’s most revered socialites. “A shocking, sensual thriller with sharp twists.” —Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author of The Wives "Twisty and impossible to put down! 10/10 recommend." —Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author “I was hooked from the very first twist.” —Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author of Every Last Secret Book Riot Best Summer 2021 Thrillers BiblioLifestyle Most Anticipated Summer 2021 Thrillers, Mysteries, And Suspense Novels Publishers Marketplace BUZZ BOOKS Selection BookBub Best Thrillers and Mysteries Coming Out This Summer A brutal tragedy ended Ivy Hill’s happy family and childhood. Now in her twenties and severely troubled, she barely has a life—or much to live for. Until the day she discovers the name of the woman who destroyed her world: Lola Maxwell—the mega-wealthy socialite with a heart, Miami’s beloved “first lady” of charity. Accomplished, gorgeous, and oh-so-caring, Lola has the best of everything—and doesn’t deserve any of it. So it’s only right that Ivy take it all away . . . Little by little, Ivy infiltrates Lola’s elite circle, becomes her new best friend—and plays Lola’s envious acquaintances and hangers-on against her. But seducing Lola’s handsome, devoted surgeon husband turns into a passionate dream Ivy suddenly can’t control. And soon, an insidious someone will twist Ivy’s revenge into a nightmare of deception, secrets, and betrayal that Ivy may not wake up from . . . “An ideal summer read.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW “This fast-paced and incredibly entertaining book is perfect for devouring by the poolside.” —Off the Shelf

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    Rage and Ruin
  • Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781488056918
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Jennifer L. Armentrout is a master of weaving rich contemporary realism with magic and mayhem. Her characters will grab hold of your heart and refuse to let go. Every page left me wanting more."—New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer BOOK TWO IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING HARBINGER SERIES Half-angel Trinity and her bonded gargoyle protector, Zayne, have been working with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming…but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as sinister forces gather. As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a plot endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led…herded…played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all. The Harbinger Series: Storm and Fury Rage and Ruin Grace and Glory Can’t get enough of Zayne? Read about his past in The Dark Elements series: The Dark Elements Series: Bitter Sweet Love (ebook-only prequel) White Hot Kiss Stone Cold Touch Every Last Breath

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    Picture Perfect
  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0425185508
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper examines the fault lines of a troubled marriage in this “unfailingly intelligent…undeniably literary psychological drama”(Booklist). To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?

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    Wither
  • Author : Lauren DeStefano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : 9781442409064
  • Reader Reviews : 203
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

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    Thanksgiving on Thursday
  • Author : Mary Pope Osborne
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780375894848
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! It's a time for giving thanks when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But whether it's cooking or clamming, Jack and Annie don't know how to do anything the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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    The Ruin of Kings
  • Author : Jenn Lyons
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781250175489
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians When destiny calls, there's no fighting back. Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel's son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family's ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn't the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He's destined to destroy it. Jenn Lyons begins the Chorus of Dragons series with The Ruin of Kings, an epic fantasy novel about a man who discovers his fate is tied to the future of an empire.

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    The Wife Before
  • Author : Shanora Williams
  • Publisher : Dafina
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9781496731142
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fans of Verity will be engrossed by this unpredictable novel of suspense as a new bride’s fairytale marriage becomes a prison of secrets. From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Perfect Ruin, this insidiously sexy, twist-filled psycho-drama is reminiscent of the classic gothic tale Rebecca. BookBub’s Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2022 Samira Wilder has never had it easy, and when her latest lousy job goes south, things only promise to get harder. Until she unexpectedly meets a man who will change her life forever. Renowned pro golfer Roland Graham is wealthy, handsome, and caring, and Samira is dazzled. Best of all, he seems to understand her better than anyone ever has. And though their relationship moves a bit fast, when Roland proposes, Samira accepts. She even agrees to relocate to his secluded Colorado mansion. After all, there’s nothing to keep her in Miami, and the mansion clearly makes him happy. Soon, they are married amid a media firestorm, and Samira can't wait to make a fresh start—as the second Mrs. Graham . . . Samira settles into the mansion, blissfully happy—until she discovers long-hidden journals belonging to Roland’s late wife, Melanie, who died in a tragic accident. With each dusty page, Samira comes to realize that perhaps it was no accident at all—that perhaps her perfect husband is not as perfect as she thought. Even as her trust in Roland begins to dwindle and a shadow falls over her marriage and she begins to fear for her own life, Samira is determined to uncover the truth of Melanie’s troubled last days. But even good wives should know that the truth is not always what it seems . . . “A shocking, sensual thriller.” —Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author on The Perfect Ruin

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    It's Perfectly Normal
  • Author : Robie H. Harris
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN : 0763626104
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Introduces human sexuality, describes the changes brought about by puberty, and discusses sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and pregnancy.

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    A God in Ruins
  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780316341554
  • Reader Reviews : 76
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn), follows Ursula's brother Teddy as he navigates an unknown future after a perilous war. "He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day. Part of him never adjusted to having a future." Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy -- would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather -- as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have. An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man's path through extraordinary times, A God in Ruins proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age.

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    5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
  • Author : Bill Eddy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9780143131366
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Some difficult people aren’t just hard to deal with—they’re dangerous. Do you know someone whose moods swing wildly? Do they act unreasonably suspicious or antagonistic? Do they blame others for their own problems? When a high-conflict person has one of five common personality disorders—borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, antisocial, or histrionic—they can lash out in risky extremes of emotion and aggression. And once an HCP decides to target you, they’re hard to shake. But there are ways to protect yourself. Using empathy-driven conflict management techniques, Bill Eddy, a lawyer and therapist with extensive mediation experience, will teach you to: - Spot warning signs of the five high-conflict personalities in others and in yourself. - Manage relationships with HCPs at work and in your private life. - Safely avoid or end dangerous and stressful interactions with HCPs. Filled with expert advice and real-life anecdotes, 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life is an essential guide to helping you escape negative relationships, build healthy connections, and safeguard your reputation and personal life in the process. And if you have a high-conflict personality, this book will help you help yourself.

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    The Adventist home
  • Author : Ellen Gould Harmon White
  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN : 0828015937
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Families
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    Queen Mab
  • Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B686378
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    Free to Fall
  • Author : Lauren Miller
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780062199829
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From the author of Parallel comes a high-stakes romantic puzzler set in a near-future where everyone's life is seamlessly orchestrated by personal electronic devices. Imaginative and thrilling, this fast-paced story with two starred reviews is not to be missed. Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision-making for the best personal results. Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is to follow what Lux recommends. When she's accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school. Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn't use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux's recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore—a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming.

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    My Perfect Ruin
  • Author : Kenadee Bryant
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1640341714
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Man-woman relationships
  • Millionaire playboy Ashton Miller has everything he could ever want-sex, cars, and so much money he can't spend it fast enough. He jumps from girl to girl, leaving broken hearts in his wake. He never thought he'd want anything else from life...until he met her. Layla Kingston is decidedly not rich. Born into an abusive home, she's had to make her own way, closing her heart to every man who crosses her path. But Ashton isn't one to back down from a challenge. Layla intrigues him. She's fiercely independent, innocent, and doesn't need a man, nor does she seem to want one... But the more he learns about her, he finds himself craving more-something he vowed he'd never do.

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    Hard To Resist
  • Author : Terra Kelly
  • Publisher : Balto Creative Media, LLC
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A loving romance that includes recipes made by the characters. Maybe it’s time for a change. Drew Winters is a sexy firefighter in his small-town. Lately, he’s been feeling like his life is on repeat. Nothing exciting happens, it’s the same routine every day. Get up, go on a morning run, and then head off to the firehouse. Until one day something… no, more like someone shakes up his normal routine. Isabel “Izzy” knows how to show the camera that perfect smile, but it’s a different story when it comes to real-life. She’s ready for a change of scenery and that involves the cutest cottage by the beach. One chance meeting and Drew will find Izzy hard to resist; all thanks to the no clothes rule in her house. They’ll experience instant attraction, forever romance, and you’ll never look at a grilled cheese sandwich the same way again.

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    He Will Be My Ruin
  • Author : K.A. Tucker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781501112096
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Discover the novel praised as a “nail-biting thriller” (Publishers Weekly), a “compelling web” (Kirkus Reviews), “tightly plotted character study” (RT Magazine), and a “dark, twisty tale of lurid secrets, lavish lifestyles, and devastating loss” (Lisa Gardner). A woman who almost had it all….On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old in Manhattan could want: a one-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself? A man who was supposed to be her salvation….Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life. Until he became her ruin….On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

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    The Hunting Wives
  • Author : May Cobb
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9780593101148
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Most Anticipated Novel by The Skimm * Cosmopolitan * SheReads * Frolic * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Goodreads * E! Online * Betches * Crime Reads * Pure Wow * Book Riot * Bustle * and more! A Book of the Month Club Selection “Gossipy, scandalous housewives behaving badly might make this the juiciest read of the season."--Library Journal (starred review) "Sultry, salacious and utterly unpredictable....You'll devour it."--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark The Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder. Sophie O'Neill left behind an envy-inspiring career and the stressful, competitive life of big-city Chicago to settle down with her husband and young son in a small Texas town. It seems like the perfect life with a beautiful home in an idyllic rural community. But Sophie soon realizes that life is now too quiet, and she's feeling bored and restless. Then she meets Margot Banks, an alluring socialite who is part of an elite clique secretly known as the Hunting Wives. Sophie finds herself completely drawn to Margot and swept into her mysterious world of late-night target practice and dangerous partying. As Sophie's curiosity gives way to full-blown obsession, she slips farther away from the safety of her family and deeper into this nest of vipers. When the body of a teenage girl is discovered in the woods where the Hunting Wives meet, Sophie finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and her life spiraling out of control.

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    Beasts of Ruin
  • Author : Ayana Gray
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9780593405727
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this much anticipated follow up to New York Times bestselling Beasts of Prey, Koffi’s powers grow stronger and Ekon’s secrets turn darker as they face the god of death. Koffi has saved her city and the boy she loves, but at a terrible price. Now a servant to the cunning god of death, she must use her newfound power to further his continental conquest, or risk the safety of her home and loved ones. As she reluctantly learns to survive amidst unexpected friends and foes, she will also have to choose between the life—and love—she once had, or the one she could have, if she truly embraces her dangerous gifts. Cast out from the only home he’s ever known, Ekon is forced to strike new and unconventional alliances to find and rescue Koffi before it’s too late. But as he gets closer to the realm of death each day, so too does he draw nearer to a terrible truth—one that could cost everything. Koffi and Ekon—separated by land, sea, and gods—will have to risk everything to reunite again. But the longer they’re kept apart, the more each of their loyalties are tested. Soon, both may have to reckon with changing hearts—and maybe, changing destinies.

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    A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
  • Author : Roseanne A. Brown
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780062891518
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • An instant New York Times bestseller! The first in a gripping fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction—from debut author Roseanne A. Brown. This New York Times bestseller is perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Renée Ahdieh, and Sabaa Tahir. For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts his younger sister, Nadia, as payment to enter the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom. But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition. When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a heart-pounding course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death? "Magic creates a centuries-long divide between peoples in this stunning debut novel inspired by North African and West African folklore. An action-packed tale of injustice, magic, and romance, this novel immerses readers in a thrilling world and narrative reminiscent of Children of Blood and Bone." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List") Don't miss the second book in this epic duology, A Psalm of Storms and Silence!