Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy)

By Sally Green

“An spell binding fable within the Harry Potter tradition.”— Time magazine

“A bewitching new thriller.” — The Wall highway Journal

In modern day England, witches dwell along people: White witches, who're reliable; Black witches, who're evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who's either. Nathan’s father is the world’s strongest and vicious Black witch, and his mom is useless. he's hunted from either side. Trapped in a cage, crushed and handcuffed, Nathan needs to break out prior to his 17th birthday, at which element he'll obtain 3 presents from his father and are available into his personal as a witch—or else he'll die. yet how can Nathan locate his father whilst his each motion is tracked, whilst there isn't any one secure to trust—not even family members, no longer even the woman he loves?

within the culture of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping story of alienation and the indomitable will to outlive, a narrative that may seize carry of you and never allow pass until eventually the final page.

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Borderlands: The Fallen

What sort of guy MAKES A residing IN HELL?

His name’s Roland. Soldier type, a former mercenary, he’s on a full-time challenge to scrape a dwelling out of the main harmful planet within the galaxy.

Is he certified? He’s good armed, he’s ruthless, and he’s more durable than skag conceal. And, oh yeah—he’s strapped with one of the most unique weaponry this facet of the Vault, let alone owning fists like chunks of metal.

Zac Finn and his spouse and younger son had greater get at the correct part of Roland, simply because a stopover in orbit has become a nightmarish fall to the unforgiving panorama of the Borderlands. Zac hopes to discover a wierd new alien treasure within the Borderlands to show his down-spiraling existence round. yet his spouse, Marla, and his son, Cal, simply are looking to continue to exist, and reunite, simply because disaster has left them separated by way of hundreds and hundreds of klicks. Their possibilities aren’t reliable . . . and Roland is all that stands among them and the planet’s kill-crazed Psychos and murderous bandits—not to say the ugly primals, mammoth wyrm squids, insane tunnel rats, voracious skags, brutal bruisers, and ruthless mercs. . . .

An unique novel set within the universe of the Rated M for Mature video game created by way of Gearbox software program and released by means of 2K Games.

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Between You & Me

By Marisa Calin

Phyre is aware there's something life-changing approximately her new drama instructor, Mia, from the instant they meet. As Phyre rehearses for the varsity play, she involves observe that the unrequited emotions she has for Mia cross deeper than she's ever skilled. specifically with a instructor. Or a lady. the entire whereas, Phyre's top friend-addressed in the course of the tale within the moment individual, as "you"-stands by way of, able to aid Phyre make experience of her emotions. yet simply as Mia does not comprehend what Phyre feels, Phyre cannot fathom the intensity of her top friend's feelings...until it really is nearly too past due for a contented finishing. Characters come to lifestyles during the cutting edge screenplay structure of this striking debut, and unanswered questions-is "you" male or female?-will have readers talking.

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On Blue's Waters: Volume One of 'The Book of the Short Sun'

By Gene Wolfe

On Blue's Waters is the beginning of a big new paintings by way of Gene Wolfe, the 1st of 3 volumes that contain The publication of the fast solar, which occurs within the years after Wolfe's four-volume ebook of the lengthy sunlight. Horn, the narrator of the sooner paintings, now tells his personal tale. although lifestyles is tough at the newly settled planet of Blue, Horn and his family members have made an honest existence for themselves. yet Horn is the single person who can find the nice chief Silk, and persuade him to come to Blue and lead all of them to prosperity. So Horn units sail in a small boat, on a protracted and tough quest around the planet Blue looking for the now mythical Patera Silk. the tale maintains in In Green's Jungles and Return to the Whorl.

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The Basic Eight: A Novel

By Daniel Handler

Flannery Culp desires you to grasp the total tale of her spectacularly lousy senior 12 months. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, merciless jokes, and the hallucinatory results of absinthe -- Flannery and the seven different associates within the uncomplicated 8 have suffered via all of it. yet now, on tabloid tv, they're calling Flannery a assassin, that is a complete lie. it truly is precise that top college will be so demanding occasionally. And it truly is real that typically a woman simply has to kill a person. yet Flannery desires you to understand that she's no longer a assassin in any respect -- she's a murderess.

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At Home in Mitford (The Mitford Years, Book 1)

By Jan Karon

It's effortless to suppose at domestic in Mitford, North Carolina. In those excessive, eco-friendly hills, the air is natural, the village is fascinating, and the folk are pleasant. but, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wishes whatever extra. input a puppy the dimensions of a settee who strikes in and won't depart. upload an enticing neighbor who starts off donning a direction during the hedge. Now, stir in a cute yet unloved boy, a mystifying jewel robbery, and a mystery that's sixty years outdated. abruptly, Father Tim will get greater than he bargained for. And readers get a wealthy comedy approximately usual humans and their usual lives.

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The Big Bamboo (Serge Storms)

By Tim Dorsey

His marriage plans fizzled, so Floridaphile serial killer Serge A. Storms is on a brand new project: to persuade the West Coast motion picture bigwigs to do their company in his loved Sunshine country. So it is off to Tinseltown together with his substance-sustained sidekick, Coleman—to schmooze with craven cokehead manufacturers and vacationing Yakuza, who're wrestling to salvage the main disastrous big-budget stinkeroo within the background of celluloid . . . and to appreciably decrease the rampaging inhabitants of precise Hollywood slimeballs.

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The Third Reich: A Novel

By Roberto Bolaño

A New York occasions publication Review Editors' Choice

On holiday together with his female friend, Ingeborg, the German war-game champion Udo Berger returns to a small city at the Costa Brava the place he spent his summers as a baby. There, they meet one other touring German couple, who introduce them to the darker aspect of the lodge town's lifestyles. quickly Udo is enmeshed in a around of the 3rd Reich, his favourite global warfare II approach online game, with a shadowy neighborhood known as El Quemado. because the online game attracts to its end, Udo discovers that the end result might be all too real.

Written in 1989, The 3rd Reich is Roberto Bolaño's wonderful exploration of reminiscence and violence---and a unprecedented glimpse at a world-class author entering his own.

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And Another Thing... (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

By Eoin Colfer

And one other factor ... may be the 6th novel within the now improbably named Hitchhiker's advisor to the Galaxy trilogy. 8 years after the loss of life of its author, Douglas Adams, the author's widow, Jane Belson, has given her popularity of the undertaking to be endured via the overseas number 1 bestselling kid's author, Eoin Colfer, writer of the Artemis poultry novels. Douglas Adams himself as soon as acknowledged, 'I suspect at some point soon sooner or later i'm going to write a 6th Hitchhiker publication. 5 appears to be like a fallacious type of quantity, six is a greater type of number.' Belson acknowledged of Eoin Colfer, 'I love his books and will no longer reflect on a greater individual to move Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new.' Colfer, keen on Hitchhiker on account that his schooldays, acknowledged, 'Being given the opportunity to write down this publication is like unexpectedly being provided the superpower of your selection. For years i've been completing this significant tale in my head and now i've got the chance to do it within the actual world.' arrange to be amazed...

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The Tower and the Hive (A Tower and Hive Novel)

By Anne McCaffrey

A mythical FAMILY

For generations, the descendants of the strong telepath often called The Rowan have used their skills to learn humanity. As human civilization reached out to colonize the celebrities, the relations led Earth to best friend itself with the peaceable alien Mrdini. jointly, the 2 races have held again the predatory Hivers, who as soon as decimated complete worlds.

THE NEW ORDER

But there are factions in the world who resent the facility the kin has accrued. Now, with their pursuits of peace and prosperity so shut handy, The Rowan’s descendants face the looming destruction of all they've got suffered to achieve…

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