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1 2012 2020 Agenda 21
Agenda 21 #1
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Glenn Beck  
Harriet Parke  
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Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.

There are only the Authorities.

Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life.

Those who cannot do either are of no use to society.

This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.

Until the day they came for her mother.

Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth?

As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21, she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic - but is she already too late?
2 2019 2023 Alone with the Stars
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In the summer of 1937, Amelia Earhart is the most famous woman in the world—a record-breaking pilot, a best-selling author, and a modern woman shattering the glass ceiling in the early days of aviation. And then she vanished.

But a series of intercepted radio signals just might save her in this historical fiction audiobook from the acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author of City of Women, David R. Gillham. Award-winning narrators Emily Bauer and Hillary Huber create an account that brings light to that specific time and place.

In Tampa, Florida, 15-year-old Lizzie Friedlander spends her afternoons glued to her father’s radio, tapping into the enormity of a world she longs to travel. Lizzie can hardly believe her ears when she picks up a radio signal from a faraway source that sets her heart racing: "Amelia Earhart calling SOS!"

As Lizzie copies down the transmissions, it’s clear that the famed Amelia Earhart is not lost at sea, as the newspapers are dreading, but alive and calling for help. In a race against time, Lizzie must convince the local Coast Guard that the radio transmissions were real and that Earhart's life hangs in the balance. But will anyone believe her?

Written for audio by David R. Gillham, Alone with the Stars is a breathtaking and illuminating fictional tribute to a woman who risked her life in pursuit of new heights and the young girl who tried desperately to save her. Inspired by actual events, Alone with the Stars reveals, in riveting detail, the final moments in the life of a great heroine, whose courage changed the world forever.
3 2009 Beautiful Creatures
The Caster Chronicles #1
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Kami Garcia  
Margaret Stohl  
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"GIVE THIS TO FANS OF STEPHENIE MEYER'S TWILIGHT OR HBO'S TRUE BLOOD SERIES." - SLJ

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

PRAISE FOR
THE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES NOVELS

"Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original." - MELISSA MARR, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

"Skillfully juxtapos[es] the arcane, magical world with Gatlin's normal southern lifestyle....  [Fans will] plead for more." - VOYA (starred review)

"A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy.." - CASSANDRA CLAIRE, New York Times bestselling author of City of Bones
4 1965 2020 The Black Cauldron
The Chronicles of Prydain #2
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Lloyd Alexander  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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In the land of Prydain, evil is never far away.  Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, has been building an army of dark warriors to take over Prydain, and the only way to stop him is to destroy the Black Cauldron he uses to create his dreaded soldiers.

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his loyal companions must journey deep into Arawn's domain to destroy the Black Cauldron.  For each of them, the quest has special meaning.  For Taran, it is a glorious opportunity to use his first sword in battle.  But war requires a sacrifice greater than he'd ever imagined....
5 2014 The Black Star
Cycle of Arawn #3
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Edward W Robertson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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Narashtovik has been saved—but Dante and Blays' friendship has been destroyed.

Blaming the Gaskan king for the loss of his love, Lira, Blays infiltrates the enemy nobility. There, he schemes to bankrupt Gask and drive its ruler from the throne. But Dante's been waiting for Blays' return. If he finds and exposes him, Blays will be executed as a spy.

As they squabble, strange lights shine in the east. Harbingers of a long-forgotten threat. If the signs go ignored, Narashtovik will be annihilated by an enemy it never knew it had.
6 1977 1979 The Book of Merlyn
King Arthur #4
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7 1964 2020 The Book of Three
The Chronicles of Prydain #1
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Taran is bored with his Assistant Pig-Keeper duties, even though his charge is none other than Hen Wen, Prydain's only oracular pig.  He'd rather be doing something more heroic, like making swords and learning the use of them.

When Hen Wen escapes and Taran goes after her, he finds himself farther from home than he's ever been.  Soon he begins to realize that heroism is no easy task.  With the dreaded Horned King on the loose and King Arawn gathering the forces of evil, Taran must look past his own dreams to warn the population of Prydain - before it's too late.
8 2005 2024 The Book Thief
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It is 1939.  Nazi Germany.  The country is holding its breath.
Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.


By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger finds her life changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow.  It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery.  So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read.  Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.  But these are dangerous times.  When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish man in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

MARKUS ZUSAK is the author of Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Getting the Girl, and I Am the Messenger, which received a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award.  On his reasons for writing The Book Thief, Markus explains, "As writers do, I begin every book knowing it will mean something to me, but with The Book Thief I've been very fortunate.  It's the book that means everything to me."

ALLAN CORDUNER's numerous feature film credits include Daniel Deronda, Moonlight Mile, Topsy Turvy, Talk Radio, Yentl, and The Imposters.
9 2008 2009 Breaking Dawn
Twilight #4
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"Don't be afraid," I murmured.  "We belong together."

I was abruptly overwhelmed by the truth of my own words.

This moment was so perfect, so right, there was no way to doubt it.

His arms wrapped around me, holding me against him....  It felt like every nerve ending in my body was a live wire.

"Forever," he agreed

THE TWILIGHT SAGA:
Twilight · New Moon · Eclipse · Breaking Dawn


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WHEN YOU LOVED THE ONE WHO WAS KILLING YOU, IT LEFT YOU NO OPTIONS.  How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one?  If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it?  If it was someone you truly loved?

TO BE IRREVOCABLY IN LOVE WITH A VAMPIRE is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Sawn.  Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endure a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.  Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.

NOW THAT BELLA HAS MADE HER DECISION, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences.  Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life - first discovered in Twilight, the scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse - seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed ... forever?

THE ASTONISHING, BREATHLESSLY anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

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STEPHENIE MEYER graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.  After the publication of her debut novel, Twilight, booksellers chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publishers Weekly).  Her Web site is www.stepheniemeyer.com.

PRAISE FOR ECLIPSE
"Move over, Harry Potter." - USA Today
"[Meyer is] the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice." - Entertainment Weekly
"Seethes with the archetypal tumult of star-crossed passions, in which the supernatural element serves as a heady spice." - The New York Times

PRAISE FOR NEW MOON
"Teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more." - Booklist
"[A] near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and action." - VOYA
"Will... leave [fans] breathless for the third." - School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR TWILIGHT
  • A New York Times Editor's Choice

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Decade... So Far

  • An American Library Associates Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
10 2020 2020 The Burning God
Poppy War #3
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The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead.

Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges—and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation.

Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix’s intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it?
11 2016 2016 Calamity
Reckoners #3
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Order the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Firefight today!

From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity.

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

Praise for the Reckoners series

#1 New York Times Bestselling Series

“The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive.” —James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

“Another win for Sanderson
. . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind

“Action-packed.” —EW.com

“Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.” —The A.V. Club
12 1966 2020 The Castle of Llyr
The Chronicles of Prydain #3
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Lloyd Alexander  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she's already a princess? But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden, for she possesses magical powers sought by the evil enchantress Queen Achren.

When Eilonwy is put under a deep spell, Taran and his companions set out on a dangerous quest to rescue her. Yet how can a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper hope to stand against the most evil enchantress in all of Prydain?
13 2009 2011 Catching Fire
The Hunger Games #2
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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
14 2014 2018 Conquest
Chronicles of the Invaders #1
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John Connolly  
Jennifer Ridyard  
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The Earth has been invaded by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilized, yet ruthless alien race.

Humanity has been conquered, but still it fights the invaders. The Resistance grows stronger, for it is the young people of Earth who battle the Illyri.

Syl Hellais, conceived among the stars, is the oldest alien child on Earth, the first to reach 16 years of age. Her father is one of the rulers of the planet. Her future is assured. And Syl has hidden gifts, powers that even she does yet fully understand.

But all is not as it seems. Secret experiments are being conducted on humans, the Illyri are at war among themselves, and the sinister Nairene Sisterhood has arrived on Earth, hungry for new blood. When Syl helps a pair of young Resistance fighters to escape execution, she finds herself sentenced to death, pursued by her own kind, and risks breaking the greatest taboo of her race by falling in love with a human.

Now the hunter has become the hunted, and the predators become prey.

And as Syl Hellais is about to learn, the real invasion has not yet even begun....
15 2018 2024 A Court of Frost and Starlight
A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.5
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A new, original novella in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series that picks up several months after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin.

Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated - scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
16 2016 2024 A Court of Mist and Fury
A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
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"Tell me what you see."

"A world divided in two."


Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost.  Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.  As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.  But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future - and the future of a world torn apart.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah J. Maas expands Feyre 's world beyond even her wildest imagination in this seductive and stunning sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses.


Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets.  The company owns an exclusive catalog of thousands of audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
17 2021 2024 A Court of Silver Flames
A Court of Thorns and Roses #4
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Sarah J. Maas' sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta.

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance - and healing - in each other's arms.
18 2015 2023 A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
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She stole a life.
Now she must pay with her heart.


When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution.  Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As Feyre dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility to a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae.  But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin - and his world - forever.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive and breathtaking new book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into her most unforgettable story yet.

Jennifer Ikeda was born and raised in Oakland, California.  She received a BFA in drama from the Juilliard School, and she is an actress working in New York City and regional theaters across the United States.  She currently resides in Brooklyn.
19 2017 2024 A Court of Wings and Ruin
A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
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A nightmare, I'd told Tamlin.
I was the nightmare.


Feyre has returned to the Spring Co and the invading king threatening to

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to ather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatens to bring  Prythian to its knees.  But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.  As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords - and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book of the Court of Thorns and Roses series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets.  The company owns an exclusive catalog of thousands of audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
20 2015 2023 The Cycle of Arawn
Cycle of Arawn #3.5
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The White Tree (book one): In Mallon, the dark magic of the nether has been banned for centuries. Its users have been driven out or killed. Its secrets lost.

But the holy book of the nethermancers has just been found by a boy named Dante.

As he works to unlock the book's power, he's attacked in the street. The nethermancers aren't gone—and they want their book back. Caught between death cultists and the law, Dante fights for his life, aided by his growing skills and a brash bodyguard named Blays. Together they're drawn into a centuries-old conflict that brings Mallon to the brink of civil war.

Surviving won't be easy. But if they make it out alive, they'll step down the path to becoming two of the greatest warriors the world has ever known.

The Great Rift (book two): Dante and Blays have averted war against their new home of Narashtovik. But they didn't do so alone. It's time to repay their debts.

The norren who helped them remain enslaved by the Gaskan Empire. While arming the norren clans for rebellion, Dante hears one of them is in possession of the legendary Quivering Bow. If he can track down the weapon, it could secure norren independence.

But the wheels of war have already begun to turn. As Gask moves to crush the rebellion, Dante and Blays find themselves at the head of a campaign for survival—for norren and Narashtovik alike.

The Black Star (book three): Narashtovik has been saved—but Dante and Blays' friendship has been destroyed.

Blaming the Gaskan king for the loss of his love, Lira, Blays infiltrates the enemy nobility. There he schemes to bankrupt Gask and drive its ruler from the throne. But Dante's been waiting for Blays' return. If he finds and exposes him, Blays will be executed as a spy.

As they squabble, strange lights shine in the east. Harbingers of a long-forgotten threat. If the signs go ignored, Narashtovik will be annihilated by an enemy it never knew it had.
21 2021 2022 Cytonic
Skyward #3
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The third book in an epic series about a girl who will travel beyond the stars to save the world she loves from destruction from the author of the Reckoners series, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive.

Spensa’s life as a Defiant Defense Force pilot has been far from ordinary. She proved herself one of the best starfighters in the human enclave of Detritus and she saved her people from extermination at the hands of the Krell—the enigmatic alien species that has been holding them captive for decades. What’s more, she traveled light-years from home as an undercover spy to infiltrate the Superiority, where she learned of the galaxy beyond her small, desolate planet home.

Now, the Superiority—the governing galactic alliance bent on dominating all human life—has started a galaxy-wide war. And Spensa’s seen the weapons they plan to use to end it: the Delvers. Ancient, mysterious alien forces that can wipe out entire planetary systems in an instant. Spensa knows that no matter how many pilots the DDF has, there is no defeating this predator.

Except that Spensa is Cytonic. She faced down a Delver and saw something eerily familiar about it. And maybe, if she’s able to figure out what she is, she could be more than just another pilot in this unfolding war. She could save the galaxy.

The only way she can discover what she really is, though, is to leave behind all she knows and enter the Nowhere. A place from which few ever return.

To have courage means facing fear. And this mission is terrifying.
22 2019 Dark Age
Red Rising #5
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For a decade, Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his place?

Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury.

But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance.

On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic behind her husband. Beset by political and criminal enemies, can she outwit her opponents in time to save him?

Once a Red refugee, young Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is a desperate escape with unlikely new allies.

Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra, the children of Darrow and Sevro, must trust in Ephraim, a thief, for their salvation - and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption.

As alliances shift, break, and re-form - and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed - every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.
23 2008 Defending Elysium
Skyward #0.5
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As Brandon Sanderson's #1 bestselling Skyward series celebrates its third volume, Cytonic, travel back in time to the origin of Cytonics in the novella Defending Elysium.

Centuries before Spensa looked skyward from the planet Detritus—back on Old Earth before it was lost—Jason Write faced a crucial question: was humanity ready to join galactic society?

When faster-than-light communications were discovered by a small telephone company in 2071, alien species such as the Tenasi and Varvax overheard them and came to visit Earth. Because the Phone Company controls all communications with the aliens, their operatives like Jason operate above the law.

Now, on the space platform Evensong, one of the Phone Company’s scientists has gone missing before surfacing in a hospital with amnesia, and Jason is sent to investigate. Right as he arrives, the body of a murdered Varvax ambassador is discovered, sure to cause a galactic incident. Coln Abrams of the United Intelligence Bureau seizes the opportunity to investigate Jason as he deals with the crisis. This could be the UIB’s chance to discover the Phone Company’s secrets—how does FTL communication work, and what is Jason hiding?

Winner of Spain’s UPC Award for Science Fiction in 2007.
24 2023 Defiant
Skyward #4
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25 2016 2018 Dominion
Chronicles of the Invaders #3
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The third thrilling Chronicles of the Invaders adventure from New York Times best-selling author John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard mixes classic sci-fi with rich, character-driven plot as Paul and Syl fight to save Earth from an enemy who is closer than ever.

Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr have traveled through Derith, the mysterious wormhole from which no traveler has ever returned. Yet Derith's secrets are darker than they imagined, and, trapped in a dimension beyond their own, they finally emerge to discover a universe that has moved on without them.

Years have passed, and civil war rages among the Illyri. It is whispered that Earth is lost, prey to the alien parasites known as the Others, and other worlds will soon follow. Most shocking of all, the sinister Archmage Syrene of the Nairene Sisterhood has disappeared into the bowels of the Sisterhood's lair.

But before she cloistered herself, Archmage Syrene chose her replacement. The Sisterhood has a new leader with her own plans for the future of her race. Now Syl and Paul, teenagers in a deadly adult world, must find a way to change the course of history and save the lives of billions. They have but one hope.

For Syl Hellais is changing....
26 2020 2022 Dragon Chained
The Dragon of 23rd Street #1
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A dragon, a fae, and a pixie walk into a bookstore…

Sounds like a joke, right? For me, it’s just an ordinary day on the job. At least, it has been ever since my aunt disappeared and left me with her store, her cat, and a whole lot of unanswered questions.

My plan is to stay hidden. Pretend I’m human. Sell books, drink tea, and never ever talk about the dragon.

But it turns out my aunt had secrets, and a lot of those secrets seem to involve me ending up dead. To survive, I’m going to have to learn how to fight, even if it means placing my trust in a total stranger.

Draven is a half-fae assassin who’s as gorgeous as he is irritating, and his motives are less than clear. He might be willing to help me—for a price—but is it a price I’m willing to pay?

And if I accept his help, can I trust an assassin to keep the biggest secret of them all?

The Dragon of 23rd Street is a YA Urban Fantasy trilogy that’s perfect for fans of Linsey Hall, Bella Forrest, and Annette Marie. Grab a copy today if you love snarky dragons, dangerous fae, sweet, slow-burn romance, and non-stop twists!
27 2020 2022 Dragon Crowned
The Dragon of 23rd Street #3
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You know it’s time to reconsider your life choices when…

Where do I start?

Technically, it could have been worse. My visit to the dragon enclave could’ve ended with me being eaten. Somehow I survived—with a few new bruises—and now all I want is to go home. Back to Twenty-third Street. Back to my house, my cat, and my grumpy, bathrobe-wearing gargoyle roommate.

But nothing is as simple as it used to be. My store is in shambles, there’s a traitor running around loose, and every bounty hunter in Oklahoma seems to want a piece of my hide—literally. Worst of all? The man who just might be my mate has disappeared during a desperate attempt to save his brother’s life.

I’ve never been the sort of dragon to sit on my hands when my friends are in trouble, so I can’t help but get involved. But this time, it’s going to take more than a bit of dragon fire to keep my friends safe.

The fae queen has been making her own plans, none of which involve us surviving the next ten days. When we can’t seem to stay ahead of her magic or her mercenaries, the only chance to save my friends is a potentially deadly gamble—where a single mistake could bring disaster not only for us, but for every Idrian refugee on Earth.

Only one thing is for certain—I’m going to need a lot more tea.

Don’t miss this action packed conclusion to The Dragon of 23rd Street Trilogy, a YA Urban Fantasy that’s perfect for fans of Linsey Hall, Bella Forrest, and Annette Marie. If you love snarky dragons, dangerous fae, sweet, slow-burn romance, and non-stop twists, grab a copy and start reading today!
28 2020 2022 Dragon Hunted
The Dragon of 23rd Street #2
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What’s worse than a fae prince with murder on his mind?
How about a family reunion…
But with dragons.


The good news is, I survived the murderous fae prince. I also found my aunt and embraced my inner dragon. Everything should be going great, right?

If only. My aunt has disappeared again, there’s no news from my friends at the Fae Court, and now there’s a gargoyle terrorizing my customers. To make matters worse, my savings are running out, and I may lose the bookstore unless I can find a job.

So of course, that’s when fate decides I have it too easy, and my path suddenly collides with the one person I’ve been running from for nineteen years—also known as “Mom.”

My whole life, I’ve been told my family wants me dead, but the truth turns out to be a lot murkier than that. The only way to get to the bottom of all the lies is to take a little field trip to the dragon enclave, where I’ll be surrounded by stubborn, suspicious, short-tempered lizards, most of them not very happy to find out I’m still alive.

I’m about to get a crash course in dragon politics—which is just like regular politics, but louder. And with fire.

Lucky me.

The Dragon of 23rd Street is a YA Urban Fantasy trilogy that’s perfect for fans of Linsey Hall, Bella Forrest, and Annette Marie. Start reading today if you love snarky dragons, dangerous fae, sweet, slow-burn romance, and non-stop twists!
29 2019 2020 The Dragon Republic
Poppy War #2
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Rin’s story continues in this acclaimed sequel to The Poppy War - an epic fantasy combining the history of 20th-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters.

The war is over.
The war has just begun.


Three times throughout its history, Nikan has fought for its survival in the bloody Poppy Wars. Though the third battle has just ended, shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix - the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power.

Though she does not want to live, she refuses to die until she avenges the traitorous Empress who betrayed Rin’s homeland to its enemies. Her only hope is to join forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who plots to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new republic.

But neither the Empress nor the Dragon Warlord are what they seem. The more Rin witnesses, the more she fears her love for Nikan will force her to use the Phoenix’s deadly power once more.

Because there is nothing Rin won’t sacrifice to save her country...and exact her vengeance.
30 2007 2009 Eclipse
Twilight #3
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In the dead silence, all the details suddenly fell into place for me with a burst of intuition.  Something Edward didn't want me to know.  Something that Jacob wouldn't have kept from me....

It was never going to end, was it?

PRAISE FOR ECLIPSE:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

#1 USA Today Bestseller

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

"Piles on suspense and romance." - USA Today

"Has a hypnotic quality that puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets of {Forks}." - People magazine

"{Stephenie Meyer is} the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice." - Entertainment Weekly

"Meyer's trilogy seethes with the archetypical tumult of star-crossed passions, in which the supernatural element serves as a heady spice." - The New York Times

"Meyer knows what her fans want: thrills, chills, and a lot of romance, and she delivers on all counts." - School Library Journal

THE TWILIGHT SAGE:
Twilight · New Moon · Eclipse · Breaking Dawn



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"BELLA?"
Edward's soft voice came from behind me.  I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running.  He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again.
This kiss frightened me.  There was too much tension, to strong an edge to the was his lips crushed mine - like he was afraid of we had only so much time left to us.



AS SEATTLE IS RAVAGED BY A STRING OF mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger.  In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.  With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.  But which is which?

READERS CAPTIVATED BY Twilight AND New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much-anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga.


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STEPHENIE MEYER graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.  After the publication of her debut novel, Twilight, booksellers chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publishers Weekly).  Her Web site is www.stepheniemeyer.com.

PRAISE FOR NEW MOON
"Teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more." - Booklist
"[A] near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and action." - VOYA
"New Moon will... leave [fans] breathless for the third." - School Library Journal
"An exciting page-turner....  This tale of tortured demon lovers entices." - Kirkus

PRAISE FOR TWILIGHT
  • A New York Times Editor's Choice

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Decade... So Far

  • An American Library Associates Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
31 2015 2018 Empire
Chronicles of the Invaders #2
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Following Conquest, the first part in a stunning new science fiction trilogy that "should not to be missed" (The Guardian), Empire continues the journey of Syl and Paul as they fight to regain planet Earth from a ruthless alien species.

She is the trophy of a civilization at war with itself.

He is its rebel captive.

Separated by millions of light years, they will fight to be united....

Earth has been conquered and occupied. The war is lost.

The resistance still fights the invaders, but they are nothing more than an annoyance to the Illyri, an alien race of superior technology and military strength.

When caught, the young rebels are conscripted. Part soldiers, part hostages, they join the Brigades, sent to fight at the edges of the growing Illyri Empire.

Paul Kerr is one such soldier - torn from his home and his beloved Syl Hellais. She is the first alien child born on Earth, a creature of two worlds - and a being possessed of powers beyond imagining. Now both must endure the terrible exile that Syl's race has deemed just punishment for their love.

But the conquest of Earth is not all it seems.

There is another species involved, known only as the Others, and the Illyri will kill to keep their existence secret.

Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, Paul and Syl must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire and save all they hold dear from the hunger of the Others.

Even at the cost of their own lives....
32 2021 Evershore
Skyward #3.1
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33 2015 2016 Firefight
Reckoners #2
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The #1 New York Times bestseller and sequel to Steelheart from Brandon Sanderson, the author of Oathbringer, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight. And don’t miss Calamity, the exciting conclusion to the Reckoners series!

Newcago is free.

They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart--invincible, immortal, unconquerable--is dead. And he died by David's hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.

Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it's the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David's willing to take the gamble. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic--Firefight. And now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

Praise for the Reckoners series

#1 New York Times Bestselling Series

“Another win for Sanderson
. . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind

“Action-packed.” —EW.com

“Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.” —The A.V. Club
34 1973 The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain
The Chronicles of Prydain #5.1
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35 2000 2017 Gathering Blue
The Giver Quartet #2
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36 2012 The Great Rift
Cycle of Arawn #2
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Dante and Blays have averted war against their new home of Narashtovik. But they didn't do so alone. It's time to repay their debts.

The norren who helped them remain enslaved by the Gaskan Empire. While arming the norren clans for rebellion, Dante hears one of them is in possession of the legendary Quivering Bow. If he can track down the weapon, it could secure norren independence.

But the wheels of war have already begun to turn. As Gask moves to crush the rebellion, Dante and Blays find themselves at the head of a campaign for survival—for norren and Narashtovik alike.
37 2014 2022 Half a King
Shattered Sea #1
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Yarvi, second son of the feared King Uthrik and the ruthless Queen Laithlin of Gettland, was born with a useless hand, and cannot hold a shield, or make fast a knot, or pull an oar, or do any of the things expected from a man. Left an outcast, he's surrendered his birthright and been given a woman's place as apprentice to Mother Gundring, Gettland's Minister, training to be an adviser, diplomat, healer and translator.

But when his father and brother are murdered by Grom-gil-Gorm, King of neighboring Vansterland, Yarvi is forced to take the Black Chair and become king himself - or half a king, at least - swear an oath of vengeance against the killers of his father, and lead a raid against the Vanstermen. Betrayed, left for dead, and enslaved on a rotting trading galley, Yarvi will need all his Minister's wit and cunning to escape, and all his diplomacy and knowledge to keep a rag-tag band of other slaves together on a month long trek across the frozen wastes of the utmost north. Among them are Sumael, the ship's single-minded navigator, Rulf, an ex-raide, Jaud, an ex-baker, and Nothing, a mad old man with a mysterious past and an almost magical skill with a sword. And their owner, the brutal Captain Shadikshirram, will be dogging their heels at every step. Father Peace may be the patron god of Ministers, but to reclaim the Black Chair, Yarvi will have to strike a deal with Mother War, and once you've invited the mother of crows to be your guest, there can be no telling whose blood will be spilled.
38 2015 2022 Half a War
Shattered Sea #3
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Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. She must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge if she is to reclaim her birthright. Only half a war is fought with swords The deep-cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king's minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head - a man who worships no god but Death. Sometimes one must fight evil with evil Some - like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith - are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others - like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver - would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her iron wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness.
39 2015 2022 Half the World
Shattered Sea #2
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Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland's deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit. Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption. Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path?
40 1998 2000 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter #2
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Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursley's had been so mean and hideous that all Harry wanted was to get back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.  But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature who says that if Harry returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does.  For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor and a spirit who haunts the girl's bathroom.  But then the real trouble begins - someone is turning Hogwart's students into stone.  Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever?  Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told?  Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself?

•The #1 New York Time Bestseller •

Booklist 1999 Editor's Choice • Winner of the 1999 National Book Award (UK) • An ALA Notable Book • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults 1999 • Winner of the 1999 Gold Medal Smarties Prize • School Library Journal, 1999 Best Book of the Year
41 2007 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter #7
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WE NOW PRESENT THE SEVENTH
AND FINAL INSTALLMENT
IN THE EPIC TALE OF
HARRY POTTER.
42 2000 2002 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter #4
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Harry Potter is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming of age.  Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys.  He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream).  He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for hundreds of years.  He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard.  But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards.

And in his case, different can be deadly.

• The #1 New York Times Bestseller •

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2000
A Booklist Editors' Choice 2000
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
43 2005 2005 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter #6
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THE WAR AGAINST VOLDEMORT is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing.  Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names.  Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet...

As in all wars, life goes on.  Sixth-year students learn to Apparate - and lose a few eyebrows in the process.  The Weasley twins expand their business.  Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love.  Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter.  Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort - and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

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PRAISE FOR
HARRY POTTER
AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

- The #1 New York Times Bestseller -

"As Harry gets older, Rowling gets better....  She has looted the shelves of literature and mythology, fairy tales and folklore, anthropology and comparative religion, firing up a pop-culture crockpot and adding pratfalls, wordplay and dread....  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is rich and satisfying."
- John Leonard, The New York Times Book Review

"Rowling has not lost her flair as a storyteller or her ability to keep coming up with new gimcracks to astound her readers.  But her true skills lie in the way she ages Harry, successfully evolving him from the once downtrodden yet hopeful young boy to this new, gangly teenager showing all the symptoms of adolescence."  - Booklist

"By the time we finish The Order of the Phoenix, with its extraordinary passages of fear and despair, the distinction between 'children's literature' and plain old 'literature' has ceased to exist....  This is one series not just for the decade, but for the ages."
- Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

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44 2003 2003 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter #5
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THERE IS A DOOR at the end of a silent corridor.  And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams.  Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?

Here are just a few things on Harry's mind:

* A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey
* A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
* Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team
* The looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams

... and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.  In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.

Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.

Though thick runs the plot (as well as the spine), readers will race through these pages and leave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for the next train back.

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ALSO BY J. K. ROWLING

HARRY POTTER
AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

"Another grand tale of magic and mystery, of wheels within wheels oiled in equal measure by terror and comedy, featuring an engaging young hero-in-training who's not above the occasional snit, and clicking along so smoothly that it seems shorter than it is." - Kirkus Reviews

HARRY POTTER
AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

"Isn't is reassuring that some things just get better and better?  This is a fabulously entertaining read that will have Harry Potter fans cheering for more." - School Library Journal

HARRY POTTER
AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

"Rowling might be a Hogwarts graduate herself, for her ability to create such an engaging, imaginative, funny, and, above all, heart-poundingly suspenseful yarn is nothing short of magical." - Publishers Weekly

HARRY POTTER
AND THE SORCERER'S STONE

"You don't have to be a wizard or a kid to appreciate the spell cast by Harry Potter." USA Today

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45 1999 2001 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter #3
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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black.  Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well.  And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep.  "He's at Hogwarts... he's at Hogwarts."

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of magical school, surrounded by his friends.  Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in the midst.

•The #1 New York Time Bestseller •

Winner of the Whitbread Award for Children's Literature • Booklist 1999 Editor's Choice • A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 1999 • Winner of the 1999 Gold Medal Smarties Prize • An ALA Notable Book • A New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing
46 1997 2000 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter #1
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HARRY POTTER has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick.  He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon.  All Harry knows  is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley.  Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed.  There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

A New York Times Bestseller • A USA Today Bestseller • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998 • Booklist Editor's Choice • Winner of the 1997 National Book Award (UK) • An ALA Notable Book • Winner of the 1997 Gold Medal Smarties Prize • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year 1998 • Parenting Book of the Year Award 1998
47 1968 2020 The High King
The Chronicles of Prydain #5
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More than 3 million copies of
The Chronicles of Prydain in print!


When the most powerful weapon in the land of Prydain falls into the hands of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, Taran and Prince Gwydion rally an army to stand up to the dark forces.

The companions' last and greatest quest is also their most perilous.  The biting cold of winter is upon them, adding to the danger they already face.  Their journey, fraught with battle and bloodshed, ends at the very portal of Arawn's stronghold.  There, is face with the most crucial decision of his life.

In this breathtaking Newberry Medal-winning conclusion to the Chronicles of Prydain, the faithful friends face the ultimate war between good and evil.
48 2014 2018 Hollow City
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #2
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"A STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT...
Hollow City is even richer that Rigg's imagination debut, Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecular Children"
- Boston Globe


SEPTEMER 3, 1940, TEN PECULIAR CHILDREN FLEE an army of deadly monsters.  And only one person can help them - but she's trapped in the body of a bird.  The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecular Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world.  There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine.  But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner.  And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to  safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.  Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

RANSOM RIGGS grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children - Los Angeles.  He was raised on a steady diet of ghost stories and British comedy, which probably explains the novels he writes.  You can find him on Twitter @ransomriggs.

BONUS FEATURES
  • Sneak preview of the third Peculiar Children novel
  • Exclusive Q&A with Ransom Riggs
  • Never-before-seen peculiar photography
49 2008 2011 The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games #1
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Suzanne Marie Collins  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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The book no one can stop talking about . . .

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
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Inkheart Trilogy #2
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Cornelia Funke  
Anthea Bell (Translator)  
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THE BEST BOOKS NEVER END


Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters came to life - and changed her life forever.

But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the original tale has become desperate.  When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval inkscape once more.

Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long both are caught inside the book too.  There they meet Inkheart's author, Fenoglio, now living within his own story.  But the tale is much changed, and threatening to evolve in ways none of them could ever have imagined.  Will Meggie, Farid, and Fenoglio manage to write the wrongs of a charmed world?  Or is their story on the brink of a very bad ending?






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