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The Creeping Shadow
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9780552573153
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Books for boys
  • Lucy has left Lockwood & Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies - agencies that might value her ever-improving skills. But now Lockwood needs her help. Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood & Co. - and only them - to locate and remove the 'Source' for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. It's a tough assignment. Made worse by the tensions between Lucy and the other agents - even the skull is treating her like a jilted lover! What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving their closest rivals may just do the trick. But not all is at it seems. And it's not long before a shocking revelation rocks Lockwood & Co. to its very core . . . 'Stroud is a genius' - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series.

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    Lockwood & Co., Book Four The Creeping Shadow
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1484711904
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .

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    Lockwood & Co.: The Creeping Shadow
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN : 9781484729052
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them -- and only them -- to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .

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    Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781448198153
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Soon to be a major Netflix series! Want to hear a ghost story? That's good. I know a few . . . After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break . . . so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily-guarded crypt. A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa Fittes, the legendary and (supposedly) long-dead ghost hunter - though the team have their suspicions about just how dead she might be. What they discover changes everything. Pitched into a desperate race to get to the truth behind the country's ghost epidemic, the team ignite a final, epic battle against the Fittes agency. A battle that will force them to journey to the Other Side, and face the most terrifying enemy they have ever known. Can everyone make it out alive? Join Lucy, Lockwood, George and Holly for one last time as they battle ghosts and humans for truth and justice in this breathtaking finale to the bestselling series. 'Stroud is a genius' - Rick Riordan

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    Lockwood & Co: The Dagger in the Desk
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 9781448196944
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A thrilling new case for London’s most talented psychic detection agency – from the global bestselling author of the Bartimaeus Sequence. In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St Simeon’s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold – and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger . . . The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins. Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day?

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    The Whispering Skull
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN : 9780552568050
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series. Ghosts and ghouls beware! London's smallest, shabbiest and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their ghost jar, while Lockwood is desperate for an exciting new case. Things seem to be looking up when the team is called to Kensal Green Cemetery to investigate the grave of a sinister Victorian doctor. Strange apparitions have been seen there, and the site must be made safe. As usual, Lockwood is confident; as usual, everything goes wrong a terrible phantom is unleashed, and a dangerous object is stolen from the coffin. Lockwood & Co must recover the relic before its power is unleashed, but it's a race against time. Their obnoxious rivals from the Fittes agency are also on the hunt. And if that's not bad enough, the skull in the ghost-jar is stirring again The author of the blockbuster BARTIMAEUS sequence delivers another humorous and chilling instalment in the critically acclaimed LOCKWOOD & CO. series."

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    The Last Siege
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781446480304
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Emily, Simon and Marcus discover the deserted castle, it seems like an escape from the midwinter snows and their individual loneliness. But their occupation of the ruin quickly takes on a momentum of its own, and soon threatens their friendship, their freedom and their lives.

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    The Creeping
  • Author : Alexandra Sirowy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781481418867
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Seventeen-year-old Stella has no recollection of the day her best friend disappeared while the two, then six, were picking strawberries, until the corpse of a similar girl turns up and Stella not only begins to remember, she learns that something dark has been at work in their little town for generations"--Provided by publisher.

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    Before the Devil Breaks You
  • Author : Libba Bray
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780316356510
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Diviners are back in this thrilling and eerie third installment by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray. New York City.1927.Lights are bright.Jazz is king.Parties are wild.And the dead are coming... After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They're more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward's Island, far from the city's bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten--ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows. With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them fact-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they've ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation--a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves. Heart-pounding action and terrifying moments will leave you breathless in the third book of the four-book Diviners series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.

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    The Screaming Staircase
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 1484436202
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : England
  • Follows three young operatives of a psychic detection agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

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    Heroes of the Valley
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780552557931
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • YA. Adventure fiction. Fantasy fiction. Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun . . .Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far, he reawakens an old blood feud and finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is . Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.

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    The Creeping Shadows
  • Author : Lois Walfrid Johnson
  • Publisher : Mott Media (MI)
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 0880622776
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Kate plans a birthday party for her stepbrother Anders and gets involved in the mysterious disappearance of items from the Erickson household.

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    Buried Fire
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0552573205
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Two brothers, Michael and Stephen MacIntyre, together with their sister Sarah and the local vicar Tom Aubrey, uncover a deadly secret buried near their village. But time is short: can they prevent the awakening of an ancient evil before its powers corrupt them for ever?

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    Chasing the Darkness
  • Author : Cassie Sanchez
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781631956102
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Chasing the Darkness is a story about vengeance and redemption and takes place in a land called Pandaren where there are two types of people - those with magic, Spectrals, and those without. Azrael, obsessed with revenge and power, undergoes a procedure giving him magic, but an unexpected side effect causes him to feel emotions he’s blocked for years. As an assassin and second in command of the Watch Guard, he has become a liability. Azrael is betrayed by his team and rescued by the people he’s hunted. He learns his beliefs and purpose are based on lies and has to choose the path of vengeance or the road to redemption. Chasing the Darkness entertains readers who enjoy character-driven stories with twists and turns. Chasing the Darkness is a fast-paced novel with magic, sword fights, and romance that keeps readers turning the page. The underlying themes, besides redemption, include forgiveness, sacrifice, and learning that one’s worth is not defined by one’s past.

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    Brother Wulf
  • Author : Joseph Delaney
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780241416501
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When young novice monk Brother Beowulf is sent to spy on Spook Johnson, he has no idea of the trouble he's about to find himself in. Johnson boasts to Wulf of his battles against demonic creatures, and even seems to imprisons local witches, though Wulf is sceptical - not least because the church has taught him that Spooks are a force for evil, and not to be trusted. But then the monsters Johnson claims to fight turn out to be very real indeed, and soon Wulf is forced to seek help from another young Spook, Tom Ward, who terrifies and charms him in equal measure. But the forces of the dark are many, and it's not long until Wulf and Tom realise they've bitten off far more than they can chew. A horrifying new enemy is rising - and only Wulf can stop it.

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    Life and Death, Or the Creeping Shadow
  • Author : D. Lambden Flemming
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : 0483456020
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Excerpt from Life and Death, or the Creeping Shadow: A Lecture, Silent but of Sovereign Power, Consisting of Numerous Original Compositions in Verse and Prose, and Collections From Ancient Manuscripts and Various Writers With whatever success the labors of i the moralist, the philosopher, or the preacher, may have been attended in bringing into View the skeleton remains of the human frame as an emblem of Death, to warn and awaken man kind to a sense of the condition to which they must come at last, the satirist has seldom failed of exciting attention to the characteristic structure of this human machinery, stripped of those lineaments and fair pro portions which in life were its charm and pride; but With this difference; that his views of the subject have ever tended to the ludicrous. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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    They Threw Us Away
  • Author : Daniel Kraus
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781250224415
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Truly captivating." —The New York Times "A deliciously macabre fairy tale, full of snuggles.” —Holly Black, award-winning author of Doll Bones and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles Welcome to The Teddies Saga, a gripping new middle grade trilogy from New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Kraus and illustrator Rovina Cai. Buddy wakes up in the middle of a garbage dump, filled with a certain awareness: he’s a teddy bear; he spent time at a Store waiting for his future to begin; and he is meant for the loving arms of a child. Now he knows one more thing: Something has gone terribly wrong. Soon he finds other discarded teddies—Horace, Sugar, Sunny, and Reginald. Though they aren’t sure how their luck soured, they all agree that they need to get back to the Store if they’re ever to fulfill their destinies. So, they embark on a perilous trek across the dump and into the outer world. With ravenous rats, screeching gulls, and a menacing world in front of them, the teddies will need to overcome insurmountable challenges to find their way home. Equal parts Toy Story and Lord of the Flies, They Threw Us Away is the unforgettable start of a captivating series.

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    The Leap
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781409096481
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Everyone says that Max is drowned, but Charlie thinks differently: she was in the mill-pool with him, and knows exactly what she saw. When she begins to see him in her dreams, her hopes are raised. It seems the reunion she craves is possible. But where exactly is Max leading her? And will she be able to return?

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    Creeping Shadow
  • Author : Caroline Peckham
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 1519760329
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A man waits in Vale, a world void of humanity. A mother vanishes, her disappearance concealed by the police. A girl collapses, black magic invading her blood. And a boy linked to them all must fight to save his family. Earth is just one of seven worlds. Gateways divide the realms and those who pass through must earn keys, participating in challenges that will separate the fearful from the brave, the weak from the strong, and the witless from the cunning. Sixteen year old Oliver Knight knows nothing of the other worlds or his family's dark past. But when his adopted sister succumbs to a deadly curse the truth is revealed and he is plunged into an unknown land in a desperate bid to save her. However, a sinister enemy is on the rise and the danger they face at every turn throws those around them under suspicion. In order to survive, Oliver must figure out who to trust, who to believe and, ultimately, who to fear...

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    Amulet Of Samarkand
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : 1417628650
  • Reader Reviews : 123
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

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    The Witch and the Werewolf
  • Author : Michele Hauf
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781488031311
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The werewolf's fate rested in the witch's hands… Mireio Malory is a quirky witch who's on a quest to complete a dark spell that will grant her immortality—at the expense of a live vampire's heart. She's ready to conjure that dangerous and life-changing spell when she meets a lone werewolf and beekeeper. Lars Gunderson has secrets of his own. His alpha allure is obvious, but Mireio senses that there's something more to him than his raw sexiness. When Lars entrusts her with a devastating revelation, Mireio has to make a choice. Will she sacrifice the most potent magic she's ever worked on to be with the man she loves?

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    Frozen Tides
  • Author : Morgan Rhodes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9781595147080
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The plans are laid and the players are determined . . . but nothing can prepare these unlikely warriors for what the elemental gods of Mytica have in store. CLEO: Reeling after a shocking realization about Magnus, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a queen. MAGNUS: The steely prince of Limeros is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he's strong enough to rule his people. LUCIA: Heartbroken and blind with fury, the betrayed sorceress allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge. JONAS: The defeated rebel leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to become a pawn in the dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred. KING GAIUS: A desperate King of Blood flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

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    The Banshee Murders
  • Author : Maxwell Grant
  • Publisher : Read How You Want.Com
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1425017614
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
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    Night Shadows
  • Author : Barbara DaCosta
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781644210253
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The third collaboration between Young and DaCosta (Nighttime Ninja and Mighty Moby) tells the story of a lonely girl who finds an unlikely friend in her elderly neighbor. Each night kids have been creeping around and spray painting houses in Tasha's neighborhood. Two days in a row, her neighbor Mrs. Lucy awakes to find graffiti outside her home. Tasha helps her paint over it. They discover that they are alike, except for their age, and become inseparable. But who keeps defacing Mrs. Lucy's house? Ed Young's inimitable cut-out art sensitively conveys the characters' emotions and the drama of the story: as the truth is discovered, the houses become multicolored, but the characters remain faceless. Then when the miscreants are revealed, Tasha's and Mrs. Lucy's faces become visible. A subtle expression of recognition on both.....This nuanced story shows young readers that honesty and respect are the most important elements for friendship. With Night Shadows Caldecott Medal-winner Ed Young's oneiric illustrations and Barbara DaCosta's introspective narrative jointly reproduce the intensity with which a child experiences solitude and companionship.

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    Ptolemy's Gate
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781423141419
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the third book of the series, Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty must test the limits of this world, question the deepest parts of themselves -- and trust one another if they hope to survive. Includes a preview chapter from The Ring of Solomon, a Bartimaeus novel.

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    Hell Mode: Volume 1
  • Author : Hamuo
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781718381988
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “‘Level up even while offline’?! That’s not a game on ‘easy mode’—that’s just an AFK game!” The online game Yamada Kenichi had been playing religiously is shutting down its servers, leaving him with a void in his heart. He looks for a new game to fill it, but everything he finds is way too easy. The kind of game he likes—the kind punishing enough to make players want to spend thousands of hours on it—just isn’t around anymore. “What’s this? ‘You are invited to a game that will never end.’” Kenichi stumbles upon an untitled game, one promising incomparable challenge with unprecedented potential. Without hesitation, he selects the “Hell Mode” difficulty. Lo and behold, he finds himself reincarnated in another world as a serf! Now called Allen, he sets out to unlock the secrets his mystery-laden Summoner class; without the convenience of walkthroughs, game guides, or online forums, he must grope his way to the top of his new world!

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    The Midwife Trilogy
  • Author : Jennifer Worth
  • Publisher : George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN : 0297859641
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  • Genre : Childbirth
  • This omnibus edition of Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse and Farewell to the East End chronicles Jennifer Worth's career as a midwife from start to finish, from her arrival in the war-scarred Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, to the demolition of the tenements and subsequent closure of Nonnatus House. It provides a fascinating snapshot of social history, documenting the East End in the days when there was a real sense of community, when times were tough but there was plenty of good humour and neighbourly support to help the inhabitants through the harsh econonic climate. The book also enables readers to follow Jennifer's personal story, as she discovers the amazing resilience of a population still bearing the scars of war, and the vibrant community of nuns with whom she lives and who teach her the skills of midwifery. In stories that are funny, disturbing and moving in equal measure, we meet prostitutes and abortionists, bigamists and mischievous nuns, and see Jennifer earn the confidence of people whose lives are often stranger than fiction.

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    Gallant
  • Author : V. E. Schwab
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780062835796
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER “A bone-chilling standalone . . . which fuses Shirley Jackson’s gothic horror sensibilities with the warmth and dark whimsy of Neil Gaiman.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review “Gripping worldbuilding, well-rounded characters, and fantastic horror.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Unsettling and intriguing.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source. #1 New York Times–bestselling author V. E. Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this stand-alone novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman. Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for Girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home; it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile, or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways. Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from. Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him? New York Times–bestselling author V. E. Schwab crafts a vivid and lush novel that grapples with the demons that are often locked behind closed doors. An eerie, stand-alone saga about life, death, and the young woman beckoned by both. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Melissa Albert, and Garth Nix will quickly lose themselves in this novel with crossover appeal for all ages.

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    Shadow Grave
  • Author : Marina Cohen
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781250783011
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twelve-year-old Arlo is afraid of fire, creepy TV shows, and even his own shadow—but most of all, he’s afraid of losing his mother to the disease that nearly claimed her life a year ago. During a Thanksgiving road trip, a sudden collision with a strange beast in the middle of the road totals the family’s car, and Arlo, his mom, and his sister end up stranded in a small town. There’s something off about Livermore. No one has a phone or a car, and the townspeople aren’t exactly friendly. Without phone service to make a call for help, the family stays at the Samuels’ mansion, but inexplicable sightings at night set Arlo on edge. When he stumbles upon a dark secret that the town’s inhabitants will kill to keep, getting out of Livermore becomes a matter of life or death.

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    Flamecaster
  • Author : Cinda Williams Chima
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780062380968
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. This dazzling beginning to a new series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for readers who are new to her work. Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it? Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught. Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

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    Shadow in the Dark
  • Author : Antony Barone Kolenc
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780829448115
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An attack by bandits in the middle of the night leaves a young boy with no memory of who he is or where he is from. Nursed back to health by the devoted monks in a Benedictine abbey, he takes the name Alexander, or Xan for short. Aided by the kindly Brother Andrew, Xan commits himself to finding out who he really is. Does he have a family? Are they still alive? And who—or what—is the shadowy figure creeping around the abbey in the dead of night? 2021 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction 2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Gold: YA Fiction - Horror/Mystery/Suspense 2021 International Book Awards, 1st Place: Religious Fiction 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Bronze Medal: Religious Fiction 2021 Catholic Media Association Book Awards, 3rd Place: Escapism 2021 ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 3rd Place: Young Readers

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    The Golem's Eye: A Bartimaeus Novel
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781423141501
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power. Includes a preview chapter from Ptolemy's Gate, the third book in the series.

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    Lockwood & Co., Book Five The Empty Grave
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1484790065
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission. They have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Has their their trip to the Other Side left the two of them changed forever? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency-and does she threaten something deeper still? The young operatives must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising-and shadowy-allies. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe as Lockwood & Co. race to uncover the truth about the Problem in this rousing finale fulle of dangers, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations just might send you back to Book One to start the series all over again

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    Slow Life In Another World (I Wish!) (Manga) Vol. 1
  • Author : Shige
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781648274350
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • One salaryman is in for quite a surprise when his isekai fantasy becomes his all-too-real life! Itsuki Shimomiya, exhausted office worker, has hit the jackpot…right? Reborn in a fantastical world, Itsuki finds himself with a magical skill that generates fat stacks of cash once a day. It should let him finally relax without having to bother with your usual fantasy fuss of slaying monsters, but otherworldly cost of living is higher than you’d think. With his wit and otherworldly knowledge, can Itsuki finally create a relaxing life for himself?

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    The Living Shadow
  • Author : Maxwell Grant,Walter Gibson
  • Publisher : Disruptive Pub
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1596542365
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The coin that meant death-- or instant riches! Assisted by the fast legwork of young Harry Vincent and the efficient brain of Claude Fellows, The Shadow solves a series of seemingly unrelated murders and unmasks a ruthless arch villain. First episode of this legendary series"--Page 4 of cover.

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    Pitch Perfect
  • Author : Bill McGowan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062273239
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Media guru and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan—coach to some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, including Eli Manning, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Welch, Thomas Keller and Kenneth Cole teaches you how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication. He is also a trusted advisor in the C-suites of tech companies like, Facebook, Spotify, AirBnB, Dropbox and Salesforce.com. Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal. Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you’ve left the room.

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    Me: a Compendium
  • Author : Wee Society
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9780553459791
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's literature, English
  • Inventive, hilarious and joyously colorful, this fill-in journal was designed to help kids capture nearly everything that's uniquely rad about them. With design-savvy, yet completely kid-friendly illustrations, they're asked to draw or write about a bunch of interesting things -- like what their hair looks like, what their band name would be, what they'd bring to outer space, and how they feel about lightning, lizards and pickles. There may or may not be a place for super-secret stuff inside the book jacket. Whether kids complete their entire compendium on a rainy day, or finish it over a year, it'll become a treasure to look back on and smile. Ideal for the holidays, rainy days and happy occasions of all kinds, this is an imagination-building gift will engage kids for hours on end

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    The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel
  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781423149569
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Bartimaeus, everyone's favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950 BCE. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a "spot" of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring....

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    Gertie's Leap to Greatness
  • Author : Kate Beasley
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780374302627
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice. Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them. From debut author Kate Beasley, and with illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, comes a classic tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, then fill it back up again--one laugh at a time.