Of Beast and Beauty

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Author: Stacey Jay

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385743211

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Raised to be a sacrifice to protect her people in the domed city of Yuan, blind princess Isra endeavors to help Banished citizens who were cast out because of their Monstrous traits and enlists the help of mutant boy Gem while uncovering dark secrets from her society's past. By the author of Juliet Immortal.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619634457

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down! When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about 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 she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into 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.

Stolen Enchantress

Beauty and the Beast meets The Pied Piper

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Author: Amber Argyle

Publisher: Starling Publishing

ISBN: 1370300697

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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Grave Mercy

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Author: Robin LaFevers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054762834X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 549

View: 8836

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and aviolent destiny.

A Court of Mist and Fury

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Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619635194

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 656

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The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas's stunning and seductive A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Beast

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Author: A. Zavarelli

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546334552

Category: Bondage (Sexual behavior)

Page: 242

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Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales. But then he took me. And he taught me that life isn't a fairytale. He is scarred. Broken. A dark and wild thing. His beauty is violent and his words are cruel. His heart is a shadowed landscape where nothing can grow. He tells me he could never care for me, and he proves it every day. He's destroyed my life. Tortured me. And worse... He's trained me to beg for his affection. This prison is a place where sunlight doesn't reach. He taught me that hate is born in darkness. And then he taught me that sometimes love is too.

A Poison Dark and Drowning

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Author: Jessica Cluess

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553535943

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Even though she is not the chosen one--the sorcerer destined to defeat all seven Ancient demons terrorizing humanity in Victorian England--Henrietta Howel battles alongside the sorcerers in the war against the demons, journeying to find mystical weapons, gather allies, and uncover secrets about herself and her enemies.

They Own It All (Including You)!

By Means of Toxic Currency

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Author: Ronald MacDonald,Robert Rowen

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 162287269X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 927

Presented is the factual evidence that demonstrates the overthrow of world governments, and the ruination of liberties and property ownership's of the People globally. ""They Own It All Including You"" will reveal an unimaginable and hidden crime that is almost impossible to view without the information found within this book.

Beauty's Beast

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Author: Amanda Ashley

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420135635

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"Ashley is a master storyteller." --RT Book Reviews "A master of her craft." --Maggie Shayne Beauty Fair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure. Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man. The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himself. . . And the Beast Erik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under. Or the terrifying changes slowly gnawing away at his humanity. When he weds her, all he wants of Kristine is a son. But when he beds her, a wild hope is born--that love that can tame even the most monstrous of beasts. . .

Reign of Beasts

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Author: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780732289454

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 494

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Velody now holds the leadership of the Creature Court, but the unsteady alliances within the Court have been torn asunder as a series of murders and disappearances throw suspicion on to one of their own. As Power and Majesty, it is up to Velody to stop the surviving Lords and Court from tearing each other apart. There are those manipulating the Court for their own ends and those who love chaos for its own sake ... Will Velody be able to survive long enough to change ancient feuds and balances?

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)

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Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545418399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1313

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Cutie and the Beast

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Author: E. J. Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626496002

Category: Blessing and cursing

Page: 262

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Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick's temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he's been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission. Alun Kendrick, former Queen's Champion of Faerie's Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland's supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: no non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn't be difficult--in the two hundred years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face. But cheeky David isn't intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: when fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.

Queen of Shadows

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Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619636050

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6601

Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return. Celaena's epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena's story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

The Poisonwood Bible

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Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571246214

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.

Poisoned Love

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Author: Caitlin Rother

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0786024275

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

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The story of a young beauty with an ugly secret she would kill to keep—“a true-crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat” (Aphrodite Jones, New York Times–bestselling author) On November 6, 2000, paramedics answered a call to find twenty-four-year-old Kristin Rossum sobbing, and her husband, Greg de Villers, not breathing. Kristin claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was planning to leave him. But family and friends who knew of Greg’s distaste for drugs weren’t buying that story—particularly the idea that he would take his own life. They could not know how right they were. The daughter of a well-to-do California family, Kristin was a brainy blonde whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. But her sweet smile masked a much darker side—she had developed a taste for meth while in high school and started cheating on Greg just after they were married. With each clue discovered, another piece of Kristin’s “good girl” façade fell away—and the world would eventually see the true face of a murderer—in a gripping account that does “a brilliant job of captivating the inner workings of a female killer” (Aphrodite Jones). Includes 16 pages of shocking photos

Infinite Jest

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Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316073851

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

Danny the Champion of the World

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141322675

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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A new edition of the well-loved story of Danny and his father who outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell. With a great new cover by Quentin Blake as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The King Must Die

A Novel

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Author: Mary Renault

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480432881

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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“Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault’s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure—a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy. The story follows Theseus’s adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book’s title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination. Renault’s story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.