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Jane Unlimited

ISBN: 
Jane, Unlimited
  • Authors: Kristin Cashore
  • Publishing date: 2017
  • Google ID: CNkxDwAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 0803741499
  • EAN: 9780803741492
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Description: "Recently orphaned Jane accepts an unexpected invitation from an old acquaintance to an island mansion where she will face five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her newly untethered life"--
				

Baby Teeth

ISBN: 
Baby Teeth A Novel
  • Authors: Zoje Stage
  • Publishing date: 2018-07-17
  • Google ID: GDFbDwAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 1250170753
  • EAN: 9781250170750
  • Publisher:
  • Description: “Best Summer Reads for 2018”—Publishers Weekly A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage’s tense novel of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth. Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied. But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven-years-old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother’s rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she’s with her father. To Alex, she’s willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she’s told. Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger... “Unnerving and unputdownable, Baby Teeth will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline “We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen...a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.”—Entertainment Weekly “A deliciously creepy read.”—New York Post “A pulse-spiking thriller.”—PopSugar
				

Agent of Chaos

ISBN: 
The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos
  • Authors: Kami Garcia
  • Publishing date: 2017-01-03
  • Google ID: KveiDQAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 1250119561
  • EAN: 9781250119568
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Description: In the spring of 1979, seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder is the new senior in high school--his father's way of trying to help the family move on after the disappearance of Mulder's little sister. But when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can't stop himself from getting involved, and finds himself on the trail of a serial killer.
				

Monster Movies of Universal Studios

ISBN: 
The Monster Movies of Universal Studios
  • Authors: James L. Neibaur
  • Publishing date: 2017-06-15
  • Google ID: OFb4MAAACAAJ
  • ISBN: 1442278161
  • EAN: 9781442278165
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Description: Universal Studios produced some of the most famous movie monsters in history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The Wolf Man. This book looks at each of the key films produced by Universal from 1931 until The Creature Walks among Us in 1956. A concluding chapter will discuss the continued impact of the films.
				

Twelve Days in May

ISBN: 
Twelve Days in May Freedom Ride 1961
  • Authors: Larry Dane Brimner
  • Publishing date: 2017-10-24
  • Google ID: zp4qswEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 1629795860
  • EAN: 9781629795867
  • Publisher: Calkins Creek
  • Description: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the "Freedom Riders," traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.
				

Hate U Give

ISBN: 
The Hate U Give
  • Authors: Angie Thomas
  • Publishing date: 2017-02-28
  • Google ID: QRFnvgAACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0062498533
  • EAN: 9780062498533
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • Description: 8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.
				

Hazel Wood

ISBN: 
The Hazel Wood A Novel
  • Authors: Melissa Albert
  • Publishing date: 2018-01-30
  • Google ID: raM7DwAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 1250147905
  • EAN: 9781250147905
  • Publisher:
  • Description: Welcome to the Hazel Wood—the fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy everyone is raving about: Four starred reviews! “Thoroughly, creepily captivating.” —Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling and Jane, Unlimited “Will be your next obsession.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval “Destined to be a classic.” —Kami Garcia, author of The Lovely Reckless “Breathtaking.” —Seanan McGuire, author of Every Heart a Doorway “Mesmerizing.” —Karen McManus, author of One of Us Is Lying “One of the best books I’ve read in years.” —Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began—and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
				

Furthermore

ISBN: 
Furthermore
  • Authors: Tahereh Mafi
  • Publishing date: 2016
  • Google ID: HDnIDAAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 1101994762
  • EAN: 9781101994764
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Description: "Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities"--
				

Crosstalk

ISBN: 
Crosstalk
  • Authors: Connie Willis
  • Publishing date: 2016
  • Google ID: pOr4DAAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 0345540670
  • EAN: 9780345540676
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books
  • Description: "One of science fiction's premiere humorists turns her eagle eye to the crushing societal implications of telepathy. In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only ... the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems"--
				

Lou Reed: a Life

ISBN: 
Lou Reed A Life
  • Authors: Anthony DeCurtis
  • Publishing date: 2017-10-10
  • Google ID: 9-iLAQAACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0316376558
  • EAN: 9780316376556
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Description: The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans, inspiring succeeding generations of musicians, and forever changing the way we think of the enshrined verities of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Throughout his five-decade career, Reed embodied artistic fearlessness and embraced the glamour, paranoia, and jagged energy of his times. While creating hit songs and crafting boldly experimental albums, he inhabited a larger-than-life persona that has made him an enduring symbol of individual and aesthetic freedom. With such masterpieces as "Sweet Jane" and "Walk on the Wild Side," Reed exerted an influence on popular music rivaled only by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles. He is recognized to this day as one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century. Now, just a few years after Reed's death, comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone writer, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to dozens of Reed's friends, family, and collaborators, DeCurtis brings this groundbreaking artist's story compellingly alive and enhances our understanding of his indelible music. We travel deep into Reed's defiantly subterranean world, enter the studio as the Velvet Underground record their signature work, and revel in Reed's relationships with such legendary figures as Andy Warhol and David Bowie. Insightful, revelatory, and intimate, Lou Reed is a gripping tribute to a quintessential American icon.