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The Reapers Are the Angels
  • Author : Alden Bell
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1429929677
  • Reader Reviews : 73
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free. For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks. “Alden Bell provides an astonishing twist on the southern gothic: like Flannery O'Connor with zombies.” —Michael Gruber, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Air and Shadows

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    The Reapers are the Angels
  • Author : Alden Bell
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9780230755321
  • Reader Reviews : 72
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell is a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller set in a world ravaged by the undead. God is a slick god. Temple knows. She knows because of all the crackerjack miracles still to be seen on this ruined globe . . . Older than her years and completely alone, Temple is just trying to live one day at a time in a post-apocalyptic world, where the undead roam endlessly, and the remnant of mankind who have survived, at times, seem to retain little humanity themselves. This is the world she was born into. Temple has known nothing else. Her journey takes her to far-flung places, to people struggling to maintain some semblance of civilization – and to those who have created a new world order for themselves. When she comes across the helpless Maury, she attempts to set one thing right, if she can just get him back to his family in Texas then maybe it will bring redemption for some of the terrible things she's done in her past. Because Temple has had to fight to survive, has done things that she's not proud of and, along the road, she's made enemies. Now one vengeful man is determined that, in a world gone mad, killing her is the one thing that makes sense . . .

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    Exit Kingdom
  • Author : Alden Bell
  • Publisher : MacMillan
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1509851658
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Horror tales
  • In a world where the undead outnumber the living, Moses Todd roams the post-apocalyptic plains of America. His reprobate brother, Abraham - his only companion - has known little else. Together, they journey because they have to; because they have nowhere to go, and no one to answer to other than themselves. Travelling the bloody wastelands of this ruined world, Moses is looking for a kernel of truth, and a reason to keep going. And a chance encounter presents him with the Vestal Amata, a beguiling and mysterious woman who may hold the key to salvation. But he is not the only one seeking the Vestal. For the Vestal has a gift: a gift that might help save what is left of humanity. And it may take everything he has to free her from the clutches of those who most desire her.

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    The Wrath of Angels
  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN : 9781476703022
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A latest entry in the popular series finds the intrepid detective racing against time to acquire a list of strategically important names from the site of a mysterious plane crash in the Maine woods, an effort that lures both good and evil individuals including a brutal serial killer. By the best-selling author of Every Dead Thing.

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    Alden Bell's "The Reapers are the Angels". Temple’s evilness and ethical behaviour
  • Author : Eva Heuft
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9783656989455
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Koblenz-Landau (Institut für Anglistik), course: 21st Century American Fiction, language: English, abstract: In Alden Bell’s "The Reapers are the Angels" ethical behaviour is largely influenced by the most basic instinct: survival. The protagonist Temple lives in a world of zombies and these conditions coerce her to kill “meatskins” and grieve the loss of loved ones. The basic conception of ethics “What shall I do?” (cf. Schwerdtfeger, 2005, 14) is turned into the question: “Why did I have to do that?” and most importantly “Am I evil?”. Temple is determined to answer this question with “Yes!”. However, she is not depicted as such a person. This paper’s aim is to discuss her evilness and to conclude that she is in fact not evil at all. For that reason two basic questions follow: Why does she think so? and how is she characterised? In order to answer these questions first an ethical theory is needed which shows that Temple is living an ethical life. Seneca, a Roman philosopher, provides this theory. Furthermore, the term evil has to be explained and defined as far as it is possible. Lastly, I will discuss Temple’s killing scenes in The Reapers are the Angels and the two fellow, major characters Moses and Maury in terms of the before assembled theories in order to evaluate her evilness and to answer the above uttered questions.

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    When We Were Animals
  • Author : Joshua Gaylord
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780316297929
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL A small, quiet Midwestern town, which is unremarkable save for one fact: when the teenagers reach a certain age, they run wild. When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn't have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact, she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown. When We Were Animals is Lumen's confessional: as a well-behaved and over-achieving teenager, she fell beneath the sway of her community's darkest, strangest secret. For one year, beginning at puberty, every resident "breaches" during the full moon. On these nights, adolescents run wild, destroying everything in their path. Lumen resists. Promising her father she will never breach, she investigates the mystery of her community's traditions and the stories erased from the town record. But the more we learn about the town's past, the more we realize that Lumen's memories are harboring secrets of their own. A gothic coming-of-age tale for modern times, When We Were Animals is a dark, provocative journey into the American heartland.

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    The Reapers
  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781501122675
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "With an exlusive new introduction from the author"--Cover.

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    Alden Bell's "The Reapers are the Angels". Temple's Evilness and Ethical Behaviour
  • Author : Eva Heuft
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 365698946X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Koblenz-Landau (Institut fur Anglistik), course: 21st Century American Fiction, language: English, abstract: In Alden Bell's "The Reapers are the Angels" ethical behaviour is largely influenced by the most basic instinct: survival. The protagonist Temple lives in a world of zombies and these conditions coerce her to kill "meatskins" and grieve the loss of loved ones. The basic conception of ethics "What shall I do?" (cf. Schwerdtfeger, 2005, 14) is turned into the question: "Why did I have to do that?" and most importantly "Am I evil?." Temple is determined to answer this question with "Yes!." However, she is not depicted as such a person. This paper's aim is to discuss her evilness and to conclude that she is in fact not evil at all. For that reason two basic questions follow: Why does she think so? and how is she characterised? In order to answer these questions first an ethical theory is needed which shows that Temple is living an ethical life. Seneca, a Roman philosopher, provides this theory. Furthermore, the term evil has to be explained and defined as far as it is possible. Lastly, I will discuss Temple's killing scenes in The Reapers are the Angels and the two fellow, major characters Moses and Maury in terms of the before assembled theories in order to evaluate her evilness and to answer the above uttered questions."

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    Angels Within Us
  • Author : John Randolph Price
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307775870
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • THE ANGELS WITHIN US shows how to pinpoint your own trouble spots, discover which angel waits beyond reach, and ask it for guidance. In a step-by-step process that includes meditations, practical exercises, and examples of angelic conversations experienced by the author and others, you will meet the Angel of Unconditional Love and Freedom, catalyst of all angels. You will then learn about the twenty-one other angels whose energies are attuned to such realms as: Illusion and Reality; Creative Wisdom; Abundance; Power and Authority, and more. THE ANGELS WITHIN US guides you to that exalted and natural existence where you can be as cosmically whole, vibrant, strong, and free as you were created to be.

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    The Book of Lost Things
  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9780743298858
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

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    Way of The Wolf
  • Author : E.E. Knight
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781440625497
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural and legendary hunger, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of enslaved human souls. They rule the planet. They thrive on the scent of fear. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come. On this pitiless world, the indomitable spirit of mankind still breathes in Lieutenant David Valentine. Brought into the special forces of The Wolves—an elite guerilla force sworn to win back Earth—this is Valentine’s first command in the Kurian Zone. Driven by the losses of his past and the hope of a future, Valentine is in it to win. No matter how long it takes. No matter what doom of fate awaits him beyond his wildest nightmares. Fight. Kill. Survive. This is the way of The Wolves. “If The Red Badge of Courage had been written by H.P. Lovecraft.”—Paul Witcover, author of Waking Beauty

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    Devil's Wake
  • Author : Steven Barnes,Tananarive Due
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9781451617009
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When an unprecedented infection sweeps across the world, bringing an epidemic of mindless biting attacks from the infected that leave their victims "changed," humanity must fight for control of Earth against a sinister alien life-form. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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    Swan Song
  • Author : Robert McCammon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 9781501131424
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.

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    Brains
  • Author : Robin Becker
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780062000309
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A witty and unexpected take on the zombie genre; I had a great time.” —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Subtitled “A Zombie Memoir,” Brains looks at America’s favorite walking-dead flesh-eaters from an audaciously original and deliciously gruesome new perspective. Debut author Robin Becker blazes new ground with this story of former college professor-cum-sentient zombie Jack Barnes, who recounts the tale of the resistance he organized in the wake of the recent zombie apocalypse. World War Z; Shaun of the Dead; Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies… Becker tops them all with Brains—a witty, tasty treat for anyone who every spent a midnight glued to a classic George A. Romero zombie epic!

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    Revelation
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9780857861016
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Bibles
  • The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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    The Minotaur Sampler, Volume 5
  • Author : Nora Murphy,Ragnar Jonasson,Katharine Schellman,Kelley Armstrong,James Byrne,Jennifer Hillier,Mark Pryor,Sandie Jones
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781250854131
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Looking for a new book that will make your heart race? The fifth edition of The Minotaur Sampler compiles the beginnings of eight can't-miss novels--either standalone or first in series--publishing Spring/Summer 2022 for free for easy sampling. Standalone: A gripping debut domestic suspense novel, Nora Murphy's The Favor explores with compassion and depth what can happen when women pushed to the limit take matters into their own hands. Standalone: Four friends head into the Icelandic highlands in the middle of winter. The first day they get caught in an unexpected snowstorm, and end up in an abandoned hunting lodge. Outside is a chilling new standalone thriller from Ragnar Jonasson. First in Series: Katharine Schellman's captivating Jazz age mystery series debut, Last Call at the Nightingale, beckons readers into a darkly glamorous speakeasy where music, liquor, and secrets flow. First in Series: James Byrne's The Gatekeeper introduces Dez Limerick - "a welcome blast of freshness"* and "the most exciting new character I've read in years"** -- in the most anticipated new thriller in years. First in Series: A Rip Through Time mixes romance, mystery, and fantasy with thrilling results. In this series debut from New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, a modern-day homicide detective finds herself in Victorian Scotland—in an unfamiliar body—with a killer on the loose. Standalone: The Things We Do in the Dark is the brilliant new thriller from Jennifer Hillier, the award-winning author of the breakout novels Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts - The secrets of the past come back around when a woman, long believed dead, turns up alive. First in Series: Mark Pryor's Die Around Sundown is the first entry in an exciting new mystery series set in World War II era Paris, where a detective is forced to solve a murder while protecting his own secrets. Standalone: From Sandie Jones, the New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club pick The Other Woman, comes a gripping new domestic suspense novel. In The Blame Game, a psychologist working with victims of domestic abuse suddenly finds she may be being targeted herself: She knows she’s telling the truth. But the evidence says she’s lying.

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    The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • Author : Carrie Ryan
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780385736824
  • Reader Reviews : 301
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? [STAR] "A bleak but gripping story...Poignant and powerful."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line."-Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series and Leviathan "Intelligent, dark, and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget."-Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of City of Bones "Opening The Forest of Hands and Teeth is like cracking Pandora's box: a blur of darkness and a precious bit of hope pour out. This is a beautifully crafted, page-turning, powerful novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it."-Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange "Dark and sexy and scary. Only one of the Unconsecrated could put this book down."-Justine Larbalestier, author of How to Ditch Your Fairy

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    Downriver
  • Author : Jess Montgomery
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781250852359
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Downriver is an evocative, gorgeously written short story: the tale of one woman's past—and her inability to escape it—from Jess Montgomery, author of the Kinship series. "Now that I'm dying, I must decide what to do about the necklace." In 1939, many years ago, Rona Carter was a shy, lonely girl. Nothing like the pretty, popular Emily—the golden girl of Liberty, Ohio. Emily, whose body was found in the river. Now, the legend of Emily's death has lived on in Rona, in the town, and in the tiger's eye necklace that Emily’s mother gave her. Forced to reckon with her own mortality, Rona must decide whether to share a secret long kept buried—or take it to her grave.

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    Valley of the Dead
  • Author : Kim Paffenroth
  • Publisher : Permuted Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781934861370
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Using Dante’s Inferno to draw out the reality behind the fantasy, author Kim Paffenroth tells the true events… During his lost wanderings, Dante came upon an infestation of the living dead. The unspeakable acts he witnessed —cannibalism, live burnings, evisceration, crucifixion, and dozens more—became the basis of all the horrors described in Inferno. At last, the real story can be told.

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    The Garden of Angels
  • Author : David Hewson
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9781448304738
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • At his beloved Nonno Paolo's deathbed, fifteen-year-old Nico receives a gift that will change his life forever: a yellowing manuscript which tells the haunting, twisty tale of what really happened to his grandfather in Nazi-occupied Venice in 1943. The Palazzo Colombina is home to the Uccello family: three generations of men, trapped together in the dusty palace on Venice's Grand Canal. Awkward fifteen-year-old Nico. His distant, business-focused father. And his beloved grandfather, Paolo. Paolo is dying. But before he passes, he has secrets he's waited his whole life to share. When a Jewish classmate is attacked by bullies, Nico just watches - earning him a week's suspension and a typed, yellowing manuscript from his frail Nonno Paolo. A history lesson, his grandfather says. A secret he must keep from his father. A tale of blood and madness . . . Nico is transported back to the Venice of 1943, an occupied city seething under its Nazi overlords, and to the defining moment of his grandfather's life: when Paolo's support for a murdered Jewish woman brings him into the sights of the city's underground resistance. Hooked and unsettled, Nico can't stop reading - but he soon wonders if he ever knew his beloved grandfather at all.

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    Reaper's Rise
  • Author : K.L. Savage
  • Publisher : Ruthless Romance
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nothing can end before it begins. My beginning started with the death of my best friend. And the kid he left behind... I had no idea what to do. But I made a promise. Jenkins was my responsibility. But he wasn't the only one I had. Raising a kid while being the President of the Ruthless Kings MC? The club had as much influence over him as I did. But somehow we made him a man his father would be proud of. Then his sister showed up... Covered in bruises. Fighting for her life. Her attacker is going to learn a lesson he will never forget. Nothing is more dangerous than a woman with the Ruthless Kings by her side.

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    Reapers
  • Author : Bryan Davis
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0989812219
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Reapers trilogy is a dystopian tale with a supernatural twist that takes place in a futuristic, urban setting. Two teenagers, Phoenix and Singapore, male and female Reapers, collect the souls of the dead and transport them to the Gateway where they will travel to their final destination ... or so they are told.

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    Darkness Hunts
  • Author : Keri Arthur
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781101590218
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur returns to the enthralling Guardian World—and a twilight realm of danger and desire… Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, can enter the realm between life and death. She can speak to the dying and the dead, and she can see the reapers, collectors of souls. What she can not yet see is the identity of a stranger murdering women and draining their blood. Now Risa must summon her gifts to find him, even if it means putting her own life in danger. But Risa needn’t look far. The killer knows who she is. He tells her his victims are infected by darkness and he’s fated to destroy them. Fascinated by Risa, he engages her in a sinister game: the chance to save the life of his next victim by deciphering his series of clues. In a race against time, she enlists the help of the reaper Azriel. But as an attraction between them grows, so does the fear that the stranger’s motives are only part of a larger, more dangerous stratagem—one that that has lured Risa and Azriel into the dark.

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    Zone One
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9780385535014
  • Reader Reviews : 154
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys: A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the three-person civilian sweeper units tasked with clearing lower Manhattan of the remaining feral zombies. Zone One unfolds over three surreal days in which Spitz is occupied with the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder (PASD), and the impossible task of coming to terms with a fallen world. And then things start to go terribly wrong… At once a chilling horror story and a literary novel by a contemporary master, Zone One is a dazzling portrait of modern civilization in all its wretched, shambling glory. Look for Colson Whitehead’s bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!

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    Augustine's Theology of Angels
  • Author : Elizabeth Klein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9781108424455
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Angels and creation -- Angelic community -- Angels in salvation history -- Augustine and spiritual warfare

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    The Soul Guardians Series, Books 7-8
  • Author : Kim Richardson
  • Publisher : FablePrint
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781311179722
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Enter the world of Soul Guardians with this great collection of Kim Richardson’s best-selling series. This bundle includes the last two books. From the award-winning author comes a gripping, supernatural adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. REAPERS (Book 7) Kara has lost her elemental power, and with her guardian angel days behind her, all is back to normal—or so she thought. But when she's injected with a mysterious substance by a shadowy man, she begins to change…but into what? As Kara deals with the change that brews inside her, a new menace threatens the angels and the mortal world: Reapers. And now back in Horizon, it's up to Kara and her friends to figure out who is powerful enough to control the Reapers and how to stop them. What's worse, rumors of something far worse than Reapers surface, of beings more sinister and evil. Something that the Legion believed they had banished forever is now resurfacing—creatures rumored to be so powerful they could destroy Horizon forever. SEALS (Book 8) Kara has survived the threat of the Reapers, but an unspeakable cost—the Archfiends have escaped their eternal prisons. Now, with the mortal world on the brink of the apocalypse, with the threat of evil beings as powerful as gods, she must break the rules and travel across the mortal world on an unauthorized mission. Along the way she must face her darkest truth . . . a truth about the change inside her, a truth that she cannot stop. Meanwhile, the Archfiends and their brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on Earth, intent on enslaving the mortal world, and to destroy Horizon and all the angels. Will Kara find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

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    Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 14
  • Author : Ellie Alexander,Diane Kelly,Korina Moss,Gigi Pandian,Paige Shelton,Rhys Bowen,Clare Broyles
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781250862013
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Looking for a new cozy series? In the new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of six charming cozy mysteries publishing in Winter 2022 for free for easy sampling. The fourteenth edition of Cozy Case Files features the latest cozies by the following authors: Korina Moss, Gigi Pandian, Diane Kelly, Ellie Alexander, and Paige Shelton. Feeling hungry? Check out these two series debuts. In Cheddar Off Dead, a cheesemonger discovers that her new home in a small Sonoma Valley town is ripe for murder... something here stinks to high heaven, and it's not the cheese. An impossible crime. A family legacy. The intrigue of hidden rooms and secret staircases. Under Lock & Skeleton Key layers stunning architecture with mouthwatering food in an ode to classic locked-room mysteries. Continuing with the architecture theme: Nashville’s killer real estate market returns in Batten Down the Belfry: Here is the church, here is the steeple... Open the doors, and see all the trouble. Celebrate the greats in these next two offerings. Bake, Borrow, and Steal finds Oregon’s favorite bakery, Torte, catering an authentic feast to celebrate a museum’s unveiling of Shakespeare’s lost manuscript. After being invited to a traditional Scottish celebration to honor poet Robert Burns, bookseller Delaney Nichols faces off against an elusive arsonist in The Burning Pages. Travel to 1907, New York: Beloved heroine Molly Murphy returns in Wild Irish Rose, from New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen, now writing in partnership with her daughter, Clare Broyles.

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    Dying to Live
  • Author : Kim Paffenroth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781439180747
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A lone survivor in a zombie-infested world, Jonah Caine wandered for months, struggling to understand the apocalypse in which he lives. Unable to find a moral or sane reason for the horror that surrounds him, he is overwhelmed by violence and insignificance. Then Jonah comes across a group of survivors living in a museum-turned-compound. They are led by Jack, an ever-practical and efficient military man; and Milton, a mysterious prophet who holds a strange power over the dead. Both share Jonah’s anguish over the brutality of their world as well as his hope for its beauty. Together with others, they build a community that reestablishes an island of order and humanity surrounded by relentless ghouls. But this newfound peace is short-lived, as Jonah and his band of refugees clash with another group of survivors who remind them that the undead are not the only—nor the most grotesque—horrors they must face.

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    The Door to Inferna
  • Author : Rishab Borah
  • Publisher : Three Rooms Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1941110967
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Khioneus Nevula is beginning to realize something strange is going on. Ghostly apparitions appear at night; his mirror ripples like a pool of water; he starts to dream of a mysterious girl who invents fantastical devices. Khioneus is being pulled into a mystical world: Elkloria. The inhabitants need his help to survive.

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    The Killing Kind
  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781501122644
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the truth about the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict with a group of religious fanatics.

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    Reapers
  • Author : Jamie Campbell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9798652114435
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  • Genre : Books
  • One takes life, the other gives it.There are two sides of the Angel Academy of Excellence. The guardians are superior in every way and separated from the reapers by a big wall that runs right through the campus. Neither side is allowed to mix with the other.Eighteen-year-old Posie Maxwell was just trying to survive on the street when strange people turned up and told her she was required to attend Angel Academy. Failure to do so would result in her immediate death. She had twenty-four hours.Thrust into a world she had no idea even existed, Posie must come to terms with her true calling and accept the fact she is a reaper and required to take souls for the rest of her life. If only she could stop thinking about the hot guy on the other side of the forbidden wall.When demons start attacking the reapers, Posie realizes there is a lot more at stake than her heart. At Angel Academy, there are perils around every corner. Her new school brings death closer than it's ever been before.Reapers is the first book in an action-packed series that is sure to delight lovers of urban fantasy.

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    The Lovers
  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1444735616
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Books
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    The Ascendancy Veil
  • Author : Chris Wooding
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780575085930
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The final part of the critically acclaimed Braided Path trilogy The war that is tearing apart the ancient Empire of Saramyr is reaching its apocalyptic conclusion. The Weavers have stepped from the shadows and taken control, the capital is a demon-haunted nightmare, the land ridden by pestilence. New, terrifying demons, immune to all but magic, have been unleashed on the cities and armies of the resistance movement. And the Aberrant hordes are seemingly without end. As the madness of the weavers takes hold their tactics become even more crazed and bloody, and thousands are dying on both sides. Someone must stop the weavers, someone must discover the secrets of what lies at the bottom of the massive pits they have dug across Saramyr. This is the final volume of what has proved to be one of the most original, exotic and exciting epic fantasies of the 21st century. Chris Wooding melds an extraordinary imagination with deft characterisation and a flair for gripping plots.

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    The Echoes
  • Author : Jess Montgomery
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781250623430
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The fourth in Jess Montgomery's evocative Kinship series, The Echoes combines exquisite storytelling with extraordinary crime plotting. "A beautifully written tour de force." —Linda Castillo on The Stills As July 4, 1928 approaches, Sheriff Lily Ross and her family look forward to the opening of an amusement park in a nearby town, created by Chalmer Fitzpatrick—a veteran and lumber mill owner. When Lily is alerted to the possible drowning of a girl, she goes to investigate, and discovers schisms going back several generations, in an ongoing dispute over the land on which Fitzpatrick has built the park. Lily's family life is soon rattled, too, with the revelation that before he died, her brother had a daughter, Esme, with a woman in France, and arrangements have been made for Esme to immigrate to the U.S. to live with them. But Esme never makes it to Kinship, and soon Lily discovers that she has been kidnapped. Not only that, but a young woman is indeed found murdered in the fishing pond on Fitzpatrick's property, at the same time that a baby is left on his doorstep. As the two crimes interweave, Lily must confront the question of what makes family: can we trust those we love? And what do we share, and what do we keep secret?

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    Future Home of the Living God
  • Author : Louise Erdrich
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062694072
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A New York Times Notable Book Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event. The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Twenty-six-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. Though she wants to tell the adoptive parents who raised her from infancy, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby’s origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity. There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women. Of a registry, and rewards for those who turn these wanted women in. Flickering through the chaos are signs of increasing repression: a shaken Cedar witnesses a family wrenched apart when police violently drag a mother from her husband and child in a parking lot. The streets of her neighborhood have been renamed with Bible verses. A stranger answers the phone when she calls her adoptive parents, who have vanished without a trace. It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe. A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

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    The Magicians and Mrs. Quent
  • Author : Galen Beckett
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN : 9780553905403
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this enchanting debut novel, Galen Beckett weaves a dazzling spell of adventure and suspense, evoking a world of high magick and genteel society—a world where one young woman discovers that her modest life is far more extraordinary than she ever imagined. Of the three Lockwell sisters—romantic Lily, prophetic Rose, and studious Ivy—all agree that it’s the eldest, the book-loving Ivy, who has held the family together ever since their father’s retreat into his silent vigil in the library upstairs. Everyone blames Mr. Lockwell’s malady on his magickal studies, but Ivy alone still believes—both in magic and in its power to bring her father back. But there are others in the world who believe in magick as well. Over the years, Ivy has glimpsed them—the strangers in black topcoats and hats who appear at the door, strangers of whom their mother will never speak. Ivy once thought them secret benefactors, but now she’s not so certain. After tragedy strikes, Ivy takes a job with the reclusive Mr. Quent in a desperate effort to preserve her family. It’s only then that she discovers the fate she shares with a jaded young nobleman named Dashton Rafferdy, his ambitious friend Eldyn Garritt, and a secret society of highwaymen, revolutionaries, illusionists, and spies who populate the island nation of Altania. For there is far more to Altania than meets the eye and more to magick than mere fashion. And in the act of saving her father, Ivy will determine whether the world faces a new dawn—or an everlasting night. . . .

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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Author : Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Pages : 595
  • ISBN : 9783736802797
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles or just Tess, is a novel by Thomas Hardy. Though now considered an important work of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day. Hardy's writing often illustrates the "ache of modernism", and this theme is notable in Tess, which, as one critic noted, portrays "the energy of traditional ways and the strength of the forces that are destroying them". Hardy describes modern farm machinery with infernal imagery; also, at the dairy, he notes that the milk sent to the city must be watered down because the townspeople cannot stomach whole milk. Angel's middle-class fastidiousness makes him reject Tess, a woman whom Hardy often portrays as a sort of Wessex Eve, in harmony with the natural world. When he parts from her and goes to Brazil, the handsome young man gets so ill that he is reduced to a "mere yellow skeleton". All these instances are typically interpreted as indications of the negative consequences of man's separation from nature, both in the creation of destructive machinery and in the inability to rejoice in pure nature. Another important theme of the novel is the sexual double standard to which Tess falls victim; despite being, in Hardy's view, a truly good woman, she is despised by society after losing her virginity before marriage. Hardy plays the role of Tess's only true friend and advocate, pointedly subtitling the book "a pure woman faithfully presented" and prefacing it with Shakespeare's words from The Two Gentlemen of Verona: "Poor wounded name! My bosom as a bed/ Shall lodge thee." However, although Hardy clearly means to criticise Victorian notions of female purity, the double standard also makes the heroine's tragedy possible, and thus serves as a mechanism of Tess's broader fate. Hardy variously hints that Tess must suffer either to atone for the misdeeds of her ancestors, or to provide temporary amusement for the gods, or because she possesses some small but lethal character flaw inherited from the ancient clan.

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    Hell Fire
  • Author : Joe Crews
  • Publisher : Amazing Facts
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1580190413
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  • Does it burn forever someplace in the middle of the earth with the damned being cooked by the devil? Hell, every religion seems to have some version of it. Some beliefs make God and Satan out to be equal sovereigns reigning over their respective domains, heaven and hell. Other beliefs make hell a place of eternal unhappiness. Many people have turned away from belief in God and many others are confused about His loving character all because of a misunderstanding of Hell. Find out what the Bible really says about hell and put the confusion to rest. God is a God of love, mercy, and justice, and a correct understanding of Hell is essential to understanding God's plan to get rid of sin forever.

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    Firespell
  • Author : Chloe Neill
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781101171301
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • New Girl. New School. Old Evil. From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels. A new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework. Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens. They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...

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    Angelfire
  • Author : Courtney Allison Moulton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780062069665
  • Reader Reviews : 83
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • First there are nightmares. Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her. Then come the memories. When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream. Now she must hunt. Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.