Chosen One

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1489253521

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8956

The next book in the best–selling Forever Evermore series as Caro goes where no spirit elemental has gone before... When Philip Masterson sends Caro back in time, he doesn't expect to set off a series of events that will see her return stronger and more powerful than ever before. But her time spent with the Prodigies, Kings, and Elders in the nineties has long–reaching consequences that no one could have foreseen, consequences that increase tensions between the Mystical leadership when peace is needed. Then Caro discovers something that changes the entire trajectory of her life, and finds herself torn: between the man she loves and the man who could mean everything, and the life that she's chosen and the life that she was born to lead.

Chosen Thief

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0857992333

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 6279

The second saga in the bestselling, groundbreaking Forever Evermore series begins with Chosen Thief, where the life of a skilled lawbreaker becomes much more than she ever wanted... Caroline Jules knows death is imminent. She's only 22, but as an inmate of Death Row in the most secure Mystical jail, what else could her future hold? Caro has no idea. Her solitary, transient life is about to get flipped on its head when it is revealed that she is the new Prodigy Elemental, and she has responsibilities and ties that she can't ever escape. Caro is attempting to run from a brutal past, but the Rulers have other plans for this thief's future. But the transition from a self–contained existence to life with the other Prodigies, the Kings and Queens, and even the Elders was never going to be easy, and Caro has secrets she's loath to share. Suddenly she has friends, mentors, lovers – and they all want to know more about her than she is willing to reveal. Will Caro ever escape the darkness of all she is, or will she fall deeper into the life that has been chosen for her?

Evermore

The Immortals

Author: Alyson Noël

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429918688

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7625

Don't miss Evermore, the first book in Alyson Noël's #1 New York Times bestselling The Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies. . . After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

King Hall

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0857990675

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 7737

A fresh, meaty, sink–your–teeth–in–and–hold–on–tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall... King Hall – where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing – The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace – her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild–child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life. Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

Chosen Fool

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1760370061

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 7212

The second saga in the bestselling, Forever Evermore series continues with Chosen Fool, where deception runs deep and Caro's transitioning life turns even more deadly... Caroline Jules has received news of a lifetime. She's going to be Queen to 'her' people. Instead of running, as any sane criminal would, she faces the mêlée with all the wits and savvy that her difficult life has honed. With her best friend, Sin, at her side, Caro pushes past the animosity her power inevitably brings, and prepares to rewrite her future. Until the night Sin leaves, and she is alone. Now, Caro must face the Royal world and all its intrigues and intricacies by herself. People aren't always as they appear–and danger lurks behind even the most pleasant face. When a threat not even the Elders can handle puts her new tribe in danger, Caro takes matters into her own hands. Armed with the power of the mysterious spirit Elementals, Caro's determined to eliminate the evil ransacking the Mysticals. All she needs is time. But time waits for no fool...and time isn't as straightforward as it seems.

King Cave

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 085799123X

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 2389

The long–awaited sequel to the bestselling, award–winning King Hall: the revolution is here, but the most dangerous attack may come from within... The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave. It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation. Their friendship saves them both...but it also draws attention. Whispers. Judgment. It's not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra's life as well?

King Tomb

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0857991892

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 1238

From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spellbinding conclusion to the bestselling Forever Evermore trilogy. Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability. When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller's private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment. They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can't control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

Queen of Gods

Author: Scarlett Dawn,Katherine Rhodes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986186582

Category: Vampires

Page: 354

View: 1927

Dark. Brutal. Sexy. The VAMPIRE CROWN series sets emotions on fire, as vampires and druids hunger for one thing-power. Sex, secrets, and bloodshed twist two intoxicating love stories into one wicked tale. Magic is life. Bound to S'Kir, the Unseen Gods wait to reunite with their brethren. Only an ancient prophecy keeps their hope alive. Blood is life. Locked away from S'Kir on earth, the Vampire Overlords and an Original Druid hold their crowns with brute power. The Law is all that keeps their savage nature hidden. Until one defiant vampire is awakened early from her Rest and summoned to the vampire stronghold. In her wake, all hell breaks loose... Magic always wins. But never without blood.

The King Trilogy

Forever Evermore Books 1-3/King Hall/King Cave/King Tomb

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 148922114X

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 5114

From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spell–binding King Trilogy; the first and best–selling Forever Evermore trilogy now in one volume. King Hall A fresh, meaty, sink–your–teeth–in–and–hold–on–tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall... Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden. Then Lily becomes deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing – The Mystical Kings. Being named future King of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight. But with risk comes a certain solace – her friendships with the other three Kings: a wicked Vampire, a wild–child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life. Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: human. King Cave The long–awaited sequel to the bestselling, award–winning King Hall: the revolution is here, but the most dangerous attack may come from within... The world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Lily has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave. But she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation. Their friendship saves them both...but it also draws attention. It's not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra's life as well? King Tomb From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spell–binding conclusion to the best–selling first Forever Evermore trilogy. Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability. When a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller's private quarters, surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn–up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re–learn all they cannot remember. If they can't control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

Author: Kim Fu

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544227328

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4691

From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy, a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls—Nita, Andee, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan—through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves—and the pasts we can't escape.

The Forever War #1

Author: Joe Haldeman

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785861808

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 34

View: 9613

A stunning adaptation of the Hugo Award-winning novel. A story of humanity, frailty and the horrors of war. William Mandella, a young physics student has been conscripted into the United Nations Exploratory Force. As a member of an elite task force, he and his comrades are to be sent into the depths of space to battle the alien race that has recently attacked the ships of human columnists. William is witness to the harshest realities of war as training for the mission begins, and he sees that humans have taken on a fight for which they are in no way ready… p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}

Inside Picture Books

Author: Ellen Handler Spitz,Robert Coles

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300084764

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 230

View: 7307

Inside Picture Books raises the question of whether our childhood experiences of picture books can actually be profound enough to shape our adult lives. This book should be of interest to teachers, parents and therapists alike and a lesson to anyone reading a bedtime story.

Under Pressure

Author: Cathryn Fox

Publisher: Entangled: Scorched

ISBN: 1640631631

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 2416

Veterinarian, Reese Scott can't believe it when her dossier contains vouchers to Mexico to go cage diving with sharks. And when not being intimidated by sea creatures, she's supposed to be having hot monkey sex with a stranger. So why would her best friend Cole Rayburn be involved in her adventure? Except when Cole takes his shirt off, and she sees he's filled out in all the right places, she can't help but want a closer look...touch. Too bad he'll always see her as the tomboy from next door. When she finds herself inside a shark cage and in his arms, she knows she has to do something about it. But what if she tries to seduce her best friend and he rejects her? More importantly...what if he doesn't? Each book in the Dossier series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Private Reserve Book #2 House Rules Book #3 Under Pressure

Earth Abides

Author: George R. Stewart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0899683703

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1992

First Year

Author: Rachel E. Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946155047

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7085

Fifteen-year-old Ryiah enrolls at her realm's most notorious war school for those with magic. But there's a catch-only fifteen will be apprenticed. Competition is fierce and she trusts no one, especially the arrogant Prince Darren... Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

The Raven

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 36

View: 5766

Manana Forever?

Mexico and the Mexicans

Author: Jorge G. Castañeda

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375703942

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 6532

Examines the history and national characteristics of modern Mexico, discussing the contradictions of its politics, its complicated relationship with the United States, and its possible future direction. Reprint.

The People of Forever Are Not Afraid

A Novel

Author: Shani Boianjiu

Publisher: Bond Street Books

ISBN: 0385676905

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7561

Shani Boianjiu's stunning debut gives us a world where girls in the Israeli Defense Forces wait, endlessly--for womanhood, orders, war, peace. Yael trains marksmen and flirts with boys. Avishag stands guard, watching refugees throw themselves at barbed-wire fences. Lea, posted at a checkpoint, imagines stories behind the familiar faces that pass by her day after day. They gossip about boys and whisper of an ever more violent world just beyond view. They drill, constantly, for a moment that may never come. They live inside that single, intense second just before danger erupts. And they find that their dreams have stranger repercussions than they have been trained to imagine.

The Book of Joan

A Novel

Author: Lidia Yuknavitch

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062383299

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3404

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 The 25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, Elle Magazine The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed 50 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017, Nylon Magazine 33 New Books to Read in 2017, The Huffington Post Most Anticipated, The Great 2017 Book Preview, The Millions New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice National Bestseller “Brilliant and incendiary. . . . Radically new, full of maniacal invention and page-turning momentum. . . .Yuknavitch has exhibited a rare gift for writing that concedes little in its quest to be authentic, meaningful and relevant. By adding speculative elements to The Book of Joan, she reaches new heights with even higher stakes: the death or life of our planet.” — Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times Book Review (cover review) “Stunning. . . . Yuknavitch understands that our collective narrative can either destroy or redeem us, and the outcome depends not just on who’s telling it, but also on who’s listening.” — O, The Oprah Magazine “[A] searing fusion of literary fiction and reimagined history and science-fiction thriller and eco-fantasy. . . Yuknavitch is a bold and ecstatic writer.” — NPR Books “[The Book of Joan] offers a wealth of pathos, with plenty of resonant excruciations and some disturbing meditations on humanity’s place in creation . . . [It] concludes in a bold and satisfying apotheosis like some legend out of The Golden Bough and reaffirms that even amid utter devastation and ruin, hope can still blossom.” — Washington Post The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine—a reimagined Joan of Arc—poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet’s now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule—galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one—not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself—can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places—even at the extreme end of post-human experience—Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.