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A roller coaster of a read! This is the story of a librarian from a splintered family with a tragic past who is gifted a mysterious book that leads him to dive deep into his family’s history, all while his present life seems to be falling to pieces around him. If you loved Morgenstern’s The Night Circus or Kostova’s The Historian, this is a book for you.
If you are fascinated by how the crazy rich live, you have to pick up this book immediately. The perfect beach read. Soak up some sun and read about shopping sprees in Paris and back stabbing in Singapore. This is a delicious read that is going to become a movie soon! - Sarah L.
A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life--mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. This is an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day.
Crosley’s collection of essays is a humorous and witty look at life. She writes on a range of topics, from the noisy teenage boy next door who disturbs her peace, to the time she appeared on Gossip Girl, to climbing a volcano. Each essay is fresh and funny; I found myself smiling throughout. – Stephanie
This teen collection contains two wintery short stories. Midnights is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year's Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time. Kindred Spirits is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan. Both have been previously published but appear here with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Simini Blocker. A little treat for the New Year.
Gwen is fourteen, a student, a swimmer and a best friend. But she'd like to be an adventurer and an outlaw. She teams up with a new, fierce friend and some restless souls. They head for the open sea, stealing a boat to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, and hunt for treasure.
Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love. But four years into their marriage Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time--until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone, or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. What's really going on once the front door has closed?
Documents the adventures and legacy of 19th-century botanist and food explorer David Fairchild to reveal the stories of how diverse crops ranging from avocadoes and mangoes to seedless grapes and pomegranates were introduced to America from faraway cultures.
Florida is an American state and a state of mind in Groff's stunning story collection, where her human characters face elemental dangers from all sides – hurricanes, panthers, gators, swamps and starvation – as they navigate their own fears and anxieties of the world and their place in it. The writing is wrapped in metaphor, and at times approaches magical realism – but each story is so lyrical and suffocating you can almost feel the humidity and smell the rot.
Teen historical romance at it's best with a very young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. Set in 1877, they struggle for her parents' approval to marry Alex as he's considered a man with no family and no money, and Eliza is from a Society family. We see the complications and how true love can conquer them in this charming story loosely based on their real-life courtship.
How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages - and for the ages - about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.
Fans of Ready Player One should check out this YA novel written by Jason Segel of television's How I Met Your Mother. This fast-paced adventure features a life-and-death journey through the surreal, decadent, and dangerous Otherworld. Perhaps even more compelling is the web of intrigue and mystery created by the powerful corporation that controls Otherworld, which our ensnared teenage heroes cleverly combat inside and outside of the game. - Jacque
After a series of suicide-killings and a deadly storm, the residents of the town of Oleander, Kansas, start acting even more strangely than would be expected. Only the 5 witnesses of the murders retain their sound minds, and must band together to save the town from whatever has come over it.
Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.Only he isn't sure he wants to.
The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have an alien octopus teacher with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who's just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth--unless they can kill him first! This battle shonen is full of mind games and plots!
Hayden and her best friend Del must confront the secrets of Hayden's past in a house that holds all the mysteries of her childhood--and might be the last protection against the dark powers in the surrounding woods.
This science fiction/fantasy mash-up -- set on a plague-ravaged future Earth -- retells the stories of four oppressed, but empowered, fairy tale heroines. New characters are woven into each book creating a separate but layered story connected to Cinder, a cyborg version of Cinderella. The stakes are high as each heroine fights for a happy, and romantic, ever after.
Three teens, Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, in a complex love triangle navigate a fine line between friendship and romantic love. An illuminating exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery.
Mackie Doyle is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years before, and when creatures under the hill decide that they want him back, he must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.
Nick thinks her sister Dara is just playing around when she disappears on her birthday. But when nine-year-old Madeline Snow disappears shortly after, Nick thinks there might be a connection in this compelling novel of intrigue, loss, and suspicion.
Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, a young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.
As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. But as the Rithmatists begin to disappear, Joel finds himself on the trail of an unexpected discovery in this engrossing tale of danger, suspense, and strategy.
Isabel isn't the kind of girl who goes on adventures but that all changes when she stumbles through the invisible barrier that separates the human world from the fairy world. She quickly finds herself caught up in an age-old war.
Danny is in seventh grade and really needs a new best friend. She inherits a magic sketchbook from her eccentric great-aunt and anything she sketches in it comes to life, so she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best friend ever.
First, there's an egg in your book. Then the cutest baby dragon you've ever seen hatches from it. But don't tickle its nose, and whatever you do, don't let it sneeze! Children will be delighted to participate in this satisfying interactive tale.
Once upon a time there was a prince looking for a kind and worthy bride, but the prince didn't quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met. When he partners with a Knight to defeat a dragon, he finds out what he was missing all along.
Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. Gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, but it isn't long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station.
For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background?
A creature has eaten his friend. Now he's on a journey to find a new one with hilarious consequences in this bright, subversive debut picture book.
Heidi McKinnon delivers a hilariously macabre story with colorful illustrations and a satisfying, dry wit