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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother?
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
Meg's father has been missing for over a year. Some believe him dead. Others prefer to think of him as a cruel man who abandoned his lovely wife and children. Meg's mother continues to hang on to hope that her husband will someday return, but after more than a year without hearing even one word from him, even that hope is beginning to fray. As for Meg herself...well she doesn't really know what to think. Not, at least, until one dark and stormy night, when a mysterious stranger arrives at her doorstep with the most unbelievable news:
Meg's father is alive, but only just. Ever since disappearing more than a year ago, he has been an evil ruler's prisoner...on another planet.
Now the time has come for Meg to rescue him. With the help of her friend, Calvin, and her younger brother, Charles Wallace, Meg must travel across space and time to save her father. But are these three children really strong enough to outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
When Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, must flee through the Pool of Tears to escape her murderous Aunt Redd, she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London. Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol, Alyss tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere will find her and bring her home. But he gets the story all wrong. He even spells her name incorrectly!
Fortunately, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows all too well the awful truth of Alyss' story and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may eventually battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.
The Looking Glass Wars unabashedly challenges our Wonderland assumptions surrounding mad tea parties, grinning Cheshire cats, and a curious little blond girl to reveal an epic battle in the endless war for Imagination.
Why not try reading something REALLY scary for Halloween this year?
From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose…
Bestselling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation…
Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.
When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature.
Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon, Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.
A smooth blend of historical fiction and fantasy, His Majesty's Dragon asks readers to consider one question: What would the Napoleonic Wars have been like if the British and French militaries had dragons at their disposal? Half Master and Commander and half How to Train Your Dragon, Naomi Novik's debut novel presents readers with a dynamic cast of characters, both human and non. This is a thrill ride you won't want to miss!
What would YOU think if you woke up one day only to discover that you could suddenly see ghosts? Would you think you were crazy? Sleep-deprived? Cursed?
Unfortunately for Chloe Saunders, she doesn’t get to decide that for herself right away. When an unexpected visit from a dead school janitor causes her to have a mental breakdown, Chloe finds herself placed in Lyle House, a group home for troubled teenagers. Overnight, she goes from being a normal high school girl to a diagnosed schizophrenic. And that’s not even the worst of it.
Besides the fact that she is now seeing things she shouldn’t be able to see, Chloe is still the same “good girl” who follows the rules, does well in school, and works towards her dream of becoming a movie director. Normally, this would not be a problem. In Lyle House, though, where one of her nicer housemates is a pyromaniac who might have set her own mother on fire, being the only good girl in a group of troubled teenagers may be a weakness…one that could get her killed.
As if things aren’t already bad enough, Chloe becomes suspicious that Lyle House isn’t all it seems when her roommate is suddenly taken away, never to be heard from again. After doing a little digging, Chloe finds evidence suggesting that she might not be the only Lyle House resident parading unusual abilities around under the guise of a mental illness...
This suspense-packed, page-turner is no Twilight! Be warned: Pick this up and you'll want to read the whole trilogy!
Kaeldra is an outsider. Her wavy, blonde hair and tall stature alone are enough to single her out as a foreigner. But what the people of Elythia really don't like about Kaeldra is her uncanny, green "Dragon-Sayer" eyes. According to legend, people with green eyes possess the power to commune with dragons. And on one fateful, stormy night, Kaeldra learns that this legend is not just some fairy tale...she really can understand dragons.
When her younger sister falls deathly ill, Kaeldra must put her special ability to the test. Seeking out the mother dragon who is nesting with her newly born draclings in a nearby cave, Kaeldra makes a dangerous bargain. In return for some of the mother dragon's milk, the only existing cure for her sister's illness, Kaeldra agrees to help care for the draclings.
Unfortunately, Kaeldra is not the only person who knows of the dragons' existence. And when the mother dragon is killed while out on a hunt, the fate of the draclings is left in Kaeldra's hands. Will she turn them over to her mighty King, who demands their blood? Or will she defy his will and take on the dangerous task of reuniting the draclings with their kyn?
In this exciting fantasy adventure, readers will fall in love with Susan Fletcher's colorful cast of characters. Readers will sympathize with Kaeldra, suffering with her in her sacrifices, rejoicing with her in her successes, and falling in love with the draclings. This is a book you don't want to miss!
Twice, Earth has been under attack. And twice, the aliens have nearly succeeded in wiping out the human species. If the Buggers attack a third time, eradication is inevitable. So rather than waiting for the end, Earth is pulling out all the stops and taking the war to them.
In preparation for the impending battle, the Earth’s world government has been breeding military geniuses trained for war. During their search for the perfect general to lead these elite soldiers, the government stumbles across one Andrew “Ender” Wiggin. Ender is a genius among geniuses. He has broken every record and defied every expectation. A respected leader among his Battle School peers, Ender shows plenty of promise.
There’s just one problem. He’s only ten years old. Earth’s final battle is quickly approaching, and humanity’s only hope of survival rests in the hands of a child.
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Ender’s Game is a rare gem and a shining example of what the Science Fiction genre can offer readers. Whether you are a Science Fiction lover or not, Card’s intense novel should be at the top of your reading list, For aficionados, it is a definitive work of the genre; and for those new to Science Fiction, Ender’s Game is the perfect introduction.
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight–she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme and often-feared skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. Now, Katsa must struggle for redemption from her own horrifying Grace while teaming up with another young fighter to save their land from a mad king's corruption...
The winner of more than ten literary awards, including the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and the ALA Teens' Top Ten, Kristin Cashore's debut novel will draw you into a vivid world of magic and intrigue. The strong-willed Katsa and her warrior friend Po will take you on a wild adventure that will keep you turning pages!
On a snowy night, Cara and her grandmother are pursued into St. Christopher's church by an unknown man. Clutching her grandmother's mysterious amulet, and following the old woman's instructions, Cara escapes their pursuer by taking a leap of faith...literally!
When Cara throws herself from the roof of the church's bell tower, she finds herself falling into an unexpected place...Luster, the world of the unicorns. There, Cara must embark on a journey across Luster to deliver a message from her grandmother to the queen of the unicorns. With the help of a few of Luster's strange inhabitants, Cara sets out to reach the Unicorn Queen before the unknown man chasing her does. But can they make it in time to prevent the destruction of all unicorns forever?
Don't let the unicorns fool you! In this page-turning fantasy, Bruce Coville will keep you on the edge of your seat. Into the Land of the Unicorns provides just the right amount of danger, twists and turns, and magic for any lover of a thrilling fantasy adventure.
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