We bandied about a lot of ideas, but eventually, we settled on information — and the gathering and usage thereof— as our preferred analogy. Just like Dracula lured his victims with the promise of life eternal, only to…well, you know what vampires do. Lucy keeps counts of her Twitter followers, just like in the book she keeps track of her suitors.
Social media is definitely something that both requires energy and gives it back, though not always in ways we might want — or need. I have a wonderful memory of walking down the rain-misted streets with Roan in August of , when I helped her move from New Orleans to Philly, and we first talked about the book and what we wanted to do. Like Dracula, Thrall is epistolary, told entirely through text messages, chats, emails and tweets.
Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. Twitter Facebook Newsletter Instagram Website. But right now, my best friend and source of solace, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring me to text some girl.
I also want to kiss him. Jupiter Charity-Sanchez The only thing worse than losing the girl you love to a boy is losing her to your boy. That means losing him, too. I have to make a move. Ilse and Wolf Klein bear many secrets. Genius Ilse is unsure if her parents will ever accept her love of physics. But their deepest secret lies within their blood: Can Ilse prove her loyalty—and find a way to help her brother—before their time runs out? Loyalties and identities will be tested in this sweeping fantasy and a fast-paced thriller that bravely explores the tensions at the dawn of the nuclear age.
A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.
But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip. A new world ruler is crowned. Plunged into a crumbling world of foreign politics that is desperate for a leader, Eros chooses a loyal prince to help him navigate the hostile sands of Safara.
But not everyone is happy to see a half-blood become the most powerful person on the planet. A queen must restore her nation. In power once more, Kora faces new challenges and a difficult decision that puts someone close to her in mortal danger. The wrong choice could destroy her relationships, her right to rule, and her life.
But with generations of hate stacked against them, the two young monarchs may be doomed to fail. An epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love, from acclaimed author Tillie Walden. Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As Mia, the newest member, gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fell in love with a mysterious new student.
When Mia grows close to her new friends, she reveals her true purpose for joining their ship—to track down her long-lost love. An inventive world, a breathtaking love story, and stunning art come together in this new work by award-winning artist Tillie Walden. Inspired by real historical evidence that Abraham Lincoln was in love—romantic love—with another man, this debut YA novel was too controversial for traditional publishing.
Not even his best friend and accidental girlfriend Mackenzie. Then he discovers a secret from actual history: Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy! What the Hell Do I Read? Susan thinks her little sister Jackie has the best giggle! She wants to play with mud and be a super bug! Sequel to Alan Cole is Not a Coward.
Imperial Blood (Scott Adler Book 2) - Kindle edition by Andrew Richards. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. In this second Scott Adler action-adventure thriller, modern-day Russia is in turmoil. President Valentin Petrov desperately clings to power amid mass.
Alan Cole is not a coward. Not since he stood up to his brother. Not since he let his friends Zack and Madison into his world.
Never mind that he has two left feet, does not like girls, and might be developing feelings for a new boy at school. In this follow-up novel to Alan Cole Is Not A Coward , Eric Bell returns to the Unstable Table with Alan and his friends as they tackle middle school in another poignant and laugh-out-loud tale about friendship, family, and the many meanings of bravery.
Book 2 in Their Bright Ascendancy series. Since she was a child, the divine empress O Shizuka has believed she was an untouchable god. When her uncle, ruler of the Hokkaran Empire, sends her on a suicide mission as a leader of the Imperial Army, the horrors of war cause her to question everything she knows.
Thousands of miles away, the exiled and cursed warrior Barsalyya Shefali undergoes trials the most superstitious would not believe in order to return to Hokkaran court and claim her rightful place next to O Shizuka. As the distance between disgraced empress and blighted warrior narrows, a familiar demonic force grows closer to the heart of the empire. Will the two fallen warriors be able to protect their home? The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods.
They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
A foster kid with a checkered past and a history of suicide attempts, Ash was just another number in a system that failed him. But to James, Ash was never just a number, and the facts around his death no longer stack up so neatly. In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers.
After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden.
But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves. This is the 3rd book in the Broken Moon series. When Ren wakes from his life-threatening injury on the Star Stream, he learns that Asher has left with the Phoenix Corps and that the Corps believes Ren to be dead.
Despite the opportunity to disappear, Ren is determined to fix his mistakes. But a war is brewing between two formidable armies, and, despite his wish to flee, Ren is drawn into the conflict. With his friends by his side, Ren must make a choice, and it will affect the future of his found family and the cluster forever. Parole is full of danger—and secrets. The deepest of them make up intricately interconnected stories.
Damaged survivors finding each other, stitching their lives together in the harshest of places, forging precious bonds amidst the flames. Gradually growing trust, love, and understanding between found families. A hellish withdrawal and fragile recovery. A breakneck sprint across a haunted, poisoned wasteland. Life and death, trust and betrayal, choking smoke and breaths of fresh air—all of these are just part of life within Parole.
Literary, lyrical, and cuttingly satiric, Mother India is a brilliantly original novel about Jews who go to India to find transformation and eternal release from the sufferings of life. Narrated in luminous prose by Meena, a Jewish American lesbian who has claimed India as her home, the novel is vividly populated by the darkly comic universe of three generations of women along with other family members, as well as by the Indians whose world they seek to penetrate.
Universal yet intimate, brutal yet tender, satiric yet sympathetic, Mother India evokes reactions—intellectual, emotional, visceral—that are complex, even contradictory, containing the might and bite that our current cultural hubris and self-involvement deserve. In Mother India , Reich offers us her most poignant and astonishing novel to date.
Difficult, and maybe impossible, given that Elena is stubborn to a fault and has no respect for authority—especially the kind that wears a crown. And the more time passes, the less Galina cares about doing her duty and more about simply Elena herself. Less Than Three Press. The relationship between two goddesses, one the embodiment of a galactic creation and the other of cosmic destruction, is tempestuous at best.
They create and they destroy and then they do it all over again. Seya and Mia use their divine magic to make pulsars and nebula, to set planets spinning around stars and bind a galaxy together with a central black hole. What was once a symbiotic cycle of life and death becomes a game of broken hearts and promises betrayed. These tensions and insecurities are explored in sonnets and villanelles; the arc of their love tracked in meter and verse.
These poems touch on queer love, betrayal, trust, acceptance, and forgiveness cast against a backdrop of stardust and celestial detritus. Benjamin Lewis has created a life for himself as one of the most respected silversmiths and engravers in New York City. For Benjamin, his work is his passion and he has never sought out companionship beyond the close ties of family. Stumbling across dresses sew by his late mother, however, reawakens painful memories from his past.
Now he is determined to forge something beautiful from the remains of the life and identity he left behind. In the process, he discovers stunning and fiercely intelligent Miss Quincy who might just have the power to tempt him out of his quiet isolation. She has made a name for herself crafting quilts and embroidery pieces for all the wealthiest ladies in the city. When soft-spoken, yet charming, Mr. Lewis comes to her with a particular project in mind she is intrigued both by his artistic design and by the man himself.
He treats her like an equal, values her work and makes her smile, but Remembrance already gave her heart away once, now can she risk doing it again? After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas—wielders of magic—are figures out of fairytales. To save him, Teo must travel to the capital as a DiSangro son—not merely disguised as a boy, but transformed into one. Enter Cielo, a strega who can switch back and forth between male and female as effortlessly as turning a page in a book. Teo and Cielo journey together to the capital, and Teo struggles to master her powers and to keep her growing feelings for Cielo locked in her heart.
Playing it safe to avoid a broken heart has been his MO ever since his father died and left his mom to unravel—but this strategy is not without fault. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And in a twist that is rom-com-worthy, someone does come along: After a painful mix-up when they were little, Nate finally has the chance to tell Ollie the truth about his feelings.
But can Nate find the courage to pursue his own happily ever after? Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta. She Called Me Woman ed. And that it was coming out soon? And that we have the cover reveal happening today?
So check it out! For more on the first, see here. But behind his tight leather pants and skull-crusher boots lies a different man entirely, one who needs his stage persona not only to perform, but to have the anonymity he craves. Dominic is reluctant to trust Adrian with his true identity.
But when the truth is revealed prematurely, Dominic is forced to reevaluate both his need for Adrian and everything he believes about himself. Amazon Media EU S. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 7 reviews.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. From the first page I was totally drawn into the clandestine world created by this exciting new author. His captive storytelling and impressive attention to detail made this book totally addictive, pick it up when you go to bed and you will find yourself still glued to the plot in the wee hours of the morning. I can honestly say this is one of the best thrillers I have read. Absolutely fantastic, looking forward to the next Scott Adler tale One person found this helpful.
Again sucked in from the first page, a good paced read that keeps you wanting more. The next one is hopefully coming of the end of the pen soon. Andrew Richards combines accurate historical knowledge with a thrilling plot of cold war espionage, paranoia and patriotism , a truly brilliant read his attention to detail keeps you wanting for more. Once again a book that although is hard to put down, you can pick it up at anytime and become totally immersed in what is going on. Looking forward to the next installment, I'm a fan of Scott Adler!
Scott Adler gets his man, without firing a shot. Don't start reading this unless you have plenty of time to spare. The story is non-stop and many readers won't be able to stop either. The author has that knack of breaking the story up in to segments so that the reader's attention is held. The Devil's Wave - A great plot, underwritten by a number of sub-plots, magically woven to create a compulsive read.
This is the first publication of an author I'm sure we'll hear more of. Imperial Blood - Superb research and a compelling plot and just when you think you have the answer, stand by for the final twist. I read both books over the Easter Holiday and thoroughly enjoyed both. This is the second book I have read featuring Scott Adler and I enjoyed it very much. I couldn't put it down in fact!