Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Anne Rice, creator of the Vampire Lestat, the Mayfair witches and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to become a chronicler of his fellow Undead. The novel opens in present-day Paris in a crowded café, where David meets Pandora. She is two thousand years old, a Child of the Millennia, the first vampire ever made by the great Marius. David persuades her to tell the story of her life. Pandora begins, reluctantly at first and then with increasing passion, to recount her mesmerizing tale, which takes us through the ages, from Imperial Rome to eighteenth-century France to twentieth-century Paris and New Orleans. She carries us back to her mortal girlhood in the world of Caesar Augustus, a world chronicled by Ovid and Petronius. This is where Pandora meets and falls in love with the handsome, charismatic, lighthearted, still-mortal Marius. This is the Rome she is forced to flee in fear of assassination by conspirators plotting to take over the city. And we follow her to the exotic port of Antioch, where she is destined to be reunited with Marius, now immortal and haunted by his vampire nature, who will bestow on her the Dark Gift as they set out on the fraught and fantastic adventure of their two turbulent centuries together. Look for Anne Rice’s new book, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, coming November 29, 2016. From the Hardcover edition.
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID
Akabara is heavily injured during his battle against Kayuki, the newest incarnation of the Black Swan. Kayuki remains shrouded in mystery--not only does she bear a striking resemblance to the previous Black Swan, but she also offers Akabara a temporary truce! Why does she need to keep the Vampire King alive?
The Things I Do for You
Author: M. Malone
Publisher: CRUSHSTAR ROMANCE
Nicholas Alexander doesn't mind being called a playboy. His charm serves him well in business and a beautiful woman is always on his arm. Except the one he's in love with. Raina Winters doesn't believe in love, so when she's dumped right before her wedding, she's more upset about losing what she really wants from marriage, a baby. When Nick learns about Raina's dilemma, his first reaction is to leave her handing like she left him after their steamy one-night stand. But he finally has something Raina needs, so he offers her a deal. He'll give her a baby if she gives him something he desires just as much. Just two little words... I do.
Author: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
Publisher: Harper Collins
In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months . . . the world. At New York's JFK Airport an arriving Boeing 777 taxiing along a runway suddenly stops dead. All the shades have been drawn, all communication channels have mysteriously gone quiet. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of a CDC rapid-response team investigating biological threats, boards the darkened plane . . . and what he finds makes his blood run cold. A terrifying contagion has come to the unsuspecting city, an unstoppable plague that will spread like an all-consuming wildfire—lethal, merciless, hungry . . . vampiric. And in a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem an aged Holocaust survivor knows that the war he has been dreading his entire life is finally here . . .
A deadly love triangle Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers . . . who will she choose?
The Society of S
Author: Susan Hubbard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Half-vampire Ariella Montero struggles with her condition while harboring a desire to unravel the secrets of vampire nature, a longing that leads her to learn about the gentle, wise, and vegetarian lifestyles of vampires.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Puffin Books
John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. The multi-million #1 bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.Sunday Times (Culture)'A touching, often fiercely funny novel'The Sun on Sunday (Fabulous Magazine)'So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!'Daily Express'John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough.Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions... No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living'Daily Telegraph'The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults'The Metro - 2013 Best FictionThe YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming.The Guardian'A Smart Book'Grazia'So good!'Good Housekeeping'John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Starsdefies categorisation... as funny as it is heartbreaking... we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus.'The Tablet'A humourous and poignant love story... It's terrifically funny... as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers... it's for everyone.'Bliss'If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you'Mizz'Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, this is a life-affirming tale of two teenagers who are terminally ill. Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, if this doesn't make you cry, it'll definitely make you think, laugh and maybe even fall in love yourself!'** A thought-provoking love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and - with David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson.** John Green has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and more than 2.1 million subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. ** The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls' One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. ** 'Electric . . . Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy' - Jodi Picoult** 'A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more' - Markus Zusak, author of The Book ThiefJohn Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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 Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates 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, then 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.
Let the Right One In
Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Let the Right One In Takes Top Honors at Tribeca Film Festival and is now an Award-winning movie in both the U.S. and Sweden! It is autumn 1981 when inconceivable horror comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenager is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last---revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day. But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door---a girl who has never seen a Rubik's Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .Sweeping top honors at film festivals all over the globe, director Tomas Alfredsson's film of Let the Right One In has received the same kind of spectacular raves that have been lavished on the book. American and Swedish readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled! Following the success in Sweden, this movie was remade starring Kodi Smit Mcpheem, Chloe Grace Moretz and Richard Jenkins under the new title Let Me In. The story has continued to reach new viewers in a London Musical and the book remains a vampire favorite among its readers.
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Collins
Bianca wants to escape. She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him. "I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would." But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.
Secretos del Pasado
Author: Checko E. Martinez
Publisher: CheckoBooks via PublishDrive
¡La novela de misterio y suspenso en español más adictiva de los últimos tiempos! ¡Más de un año en las listas de los más vendidos de Amazon!La aventura mágica más misteriosa ha comenzado... Para Ryan Goth el haberse mudado a Terrance Mullen, California parecía haber sido la mejor decisión que su familia pudo haber tomado. Sin embargo, una serie de extraños sucesos adentran a Ryan en un mundo dónde lo sobrenatural y la fantasía abundan siendo conducido a un destino inesperado. Ahora que sabe que es uno de los Cinco Guerreros pertenecientes al Círculo Protector, deberá encontrar a sus cuatro compañeros y cumplir con su llamado mientras que una ola de secretos sale a la luz y pone en riesgo la vida de su familia y amigos. "SECRETOS DEL PASADO" (LIBRO #1 de "El Círculo Protector) es una novela de fantasia, misterio y suspenso en español que te mantendrá atrapado capítulo tras capítulo y no podrás soltar. Es uno de los libros en español más vendidos del último año ¡Cómpralo y léelo ahora! Entrevista con el Autor: P: ¿Qué hace a la serie El Círculo Protector tan especial? R: Es una mezcla de muchas cosas realmente. Cuando comencé a escribirlos, quería crear algo que mostrara el tipo de libros y series de televisión que me gusta leer. Los géneros que más me apasionan son las novelas de misterio con giros inesperados que te van soltando una pista tras otra y tu vas haciendo tus teorías, todo ello con una mezcla de fantasía y drama sobrenatural. Los libros de El Círculo Protector son una mezcla de estos géneros. Cómo suceden cosas sobrenaturales, desde peleas campales y uso de poderes mágicos, hasta la revelación de misterios y secretos que desencadenan una serie de eventos capítulo tras capítulo. Después de todo, la serie "El Círculo Protector" está diseñada para que te mantengas página tras página y me he asegurado de que no haya momentos aburridos. P: Entonces, el Círculo Protector, ¿Es una serie? R: Así es. Secretos del Pasado es el primer libro que detona el inicio de todas las aventuras de los protagonistas, en este caso, los guerreros de El Círculo Protector. Lo que he planeado es una serie de libros que narrará la historia de estos personajes enfrentando varios Big Bads o enemigos muy poderosos a través de todos los libros. P: ¿Porqué los lectores deberían darle una oportunidad a este libro? R: Debido a que es una historia que desde el momento en que comiences a leerla no podrás parar. Querrás saber que sucede después capítulo tras capítulo. Y a decir verdad, hay cosas muy satisfactorias dentro que el lector disfrutará cuando llegue a ellas, y otras que jamás verá venir cómo los conocidos giros inesperados. P: Cuéntame, ¿Cómo es el caso del misterio sobrenatural? R: La idea nació hace tres años, justo cuando yo quería darle un toque de misterio a la historia. Anteriormente yo le llamaba los Protectores y es una historia que comencé a escribir hace más de diez años así que digamos esa chispa de misterio llegó gracias a varias series de televisión que estaba viendo y uno que otro libro que leí por ahí. P: ¿Cómo defines esta historia? ¿A quien está dirigida? R: Secretos del Pasado es el inicio de todo. Pero así mismo, es el descubrimiento de algunas cosas que sucedieron mucho antes. He hecho una mezcla de mis series favoritas de TV, así que este libro va dirigido a las personas que les encanten las novelas de fantasía, magia, los libros de suspenso y las novelas de misterio. ¡Y gracias por leer!
City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Still pursuing a cure for her mother's enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into Idris, the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass. With the help of a newfound friend, Sebastian, she uncovers important truths about her family's past that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear.
An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.