When Elanor's near-death experience opens a door to a world
inhabited by bold, beautiful Madeline, she finds her life
quickly spiraling out of control
Fourteen-year-old Elanor Moss has always been an outcast who
fails at everything she tries—she's even got the fine, white
scars to prove it. Moving was supposed to be a chance at a
fresh start, a way to leave behind all the pain and ugliness
of her old life. But, when a terrible car accident changes
her life forever, her near-death experience opens a door to
a world inhabited by Madeline Torus . . .
everything Elanor isn't: beautiful, bold, brave. She is
exactly what Elanor has always wanted in a best friend and
more—their connection runs deeper than friendship. But
Madeline is not like other girls, and Elanor has to keep her
new friend a secret or risk being labeled "crazy." Soon,
though, even Elanor starts to doubt her own sanity. Madeline
is her entire life, and that life is drastically spinning
out of control. Elanor knows what happens when your best
friend becomes your worst enemy. But what happens when your
worst enemy is yourself?
With her debut novel, The In-Between, Barbara Stewart
presents a bold new voice in teen fiction.
From breakout New Adult author Monica Murphy comes the
exhilarating conclusion to Drew and Fable's story—the
star-crossed young romance that began in One Week
Lost. Everything in my life can be summed up by that
one sickening word. My football coach blames me for our
season-ending losses. So does the rest of the team. I wasted
two whole months drowning in my own despair, like a complete
loser. And I lost my girlfriend—Fable Maguire, the only girl
who ever mattered—because I was afraid that being with me
would only hurt her.
But now I realize that I'm the one who's truly lost without
her. And even though she acts like she's moved on and
everything's fine, I know she still thinks about me just as
much as I think about her. I know her too well. She's so
damn vulnerable, all I want to do is be there to help her .
. . to hold her . . . to love her.
I just need her to give me one more chance. We may be lost
without each other, but together, we're destined to find a
love that lasts forever.
The Dark Ages: a time of chaos and bloodshed. The Roman
legions have long deserted the isles and the despotic Uther
Pendragon, High King of Celtic Britain, is nearing death. As
the tyrant falters, his kingdom is being torn apart by the
minor kings who jostle for his throne. But only one man can
bring the Celts together as a nation and restore peace -
We meet Arthur first as a shy, subservient twelve-year-old
living in the home of Lord Ector, who took in the boy when
he was a babe to protect him from murderous kin. One day,
three influential men arrive at Ector's villa and arrange
for Arthur to be taught the skills of the warrior: blade and
shield, horse and fire, pain and bravery.
When they return years later, the country is in desperate
straits, for the great cities of the east are falling to the
menace of the Saxon hordes.
In spite of Uther, Arthur becomes a war chieftain and wins
many battles to earn him the trust of his Celtic warriors
and prove that he alone can unite the tribes. But if he is
to fulfill his destiny and become the High King, Arthur must
find Uther's crown and sword.
The exhilarating, genre-bending sequel to the sensational
New York Times bestseller City of Dark
In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic,
we find musicologist Sarah Weston in Vienna in search of a
cure for her friend Pollina, who is now gravely ill and who
may not have much time left. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pertusato,
in London in search of an ancient alchemical cure for the
girl, discovers an old enemy is one step ahead of him. In
Prague, Prince Max tries to unravel the strange reappearance
of a long dead saint while being pursued by a seductive
red-headed historian with dark motives of her own.
In the city of Beethoven, Mozart, and Freud, Sarah becomes
the target in a deadly web of intrigue that involves a
scientist on the run, stolen art, seductive pastries, a few
surprises from long-dead alchemists, a distractingly
attractive horseman who's more than a little bloodthirsty,
and a trail of secrets and lies. But nothing will be more
dangerous than the brilliant and vindictive villain who
seeks to bend time itself. Sarah must travel deep into an
ancient mystery to save the people she loves.
The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried
Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait to Get
to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her
hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel
about two women who are forced to reimagine who they
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear,
Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and
is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with
her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is
her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry.
Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the
most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then
one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about
her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly
calls into question everything she ever thought she knew
about herself, her family, and her future.
Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to
California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s,
when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of
running her family's filling station. Soon truck drivers are
changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling
Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more
groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the
adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she
finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.
Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and
generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of
America's twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling
Station's Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by
the remarkable Fannie Flagg.
After Lady Emma Avery "accidentally" sends The London Weekly
the notice of her betrothal to Blake Lovelace, Duke of
Ashbrook-a man to whom she is not acquainted, let
alone engaged-they embark on a sham engagement. As one
does with so much at stake...
The Duke has just created a scandal so great that he may
never be received again (Two words: twin sisters), let alone
inherit a desperately needed fortune from his
Oh-So-Proper Aunt Agnes. Reform-or the
appearance of it-is the answer. What better way than
to partake in a betrothal with one of London's Least Likely
Ashbrook persuades Emma to embark on a sham engagement
in spite of her protestations that he's beyond
insufferable...and then he begins to seduce the one woman
impervious to his charms, only to discover this wallflower
may not be such a shy, retiring miss after all.
The Seldons and Dales have been mortal enemies for centuries ...
But that hasn't stopped the roguish Crispin, Viscount Dale,
and the impetuous Lady Henrietta Seldon from waging their
own battle ... of the heart. Every stray glance, every chance
encounter threatens to reveal the secret passion that keeps
drawing them together.
But finally, after years of flirting with disaster ...
Crispin and Henrietta find themselves locked in a wine
cellar, and now there is no denying the love and loyalties
that have lured them in and torn them apart time and time
again. Will this one last chance—this tempting night of
desire—ignite a fire that will never be extinguished, no
matter the price?
With kids back in school that means moms (and dads) can now be found parked in the carpool lane before afternoon classes end. As a captive audience why not spend the time in the front seat reading some hot new books. Slip into the story of a young woman whose perfect-seeming life is anything but, or a novel with a husband whose secrets are bursting at the seams. Read about a time traveling dragon determined to end humanity, or question if your neighbors are really who they make themselves out to be. You can find all these novels in bookstores or in e-format for your favorite reader.
You can download Shadows for FREE on Monday, September 9th
Hannah Goodman doesn't grow up like most
kids on the Upper East side. Her mother, Gray, is an
award-winning photojournalist with little time for the
banalities of child-rearing, and when she's not jetting off
to follow the latest scoop, she's camped out at the Hotel
Chelsea. The closest thing Hannah's got to a traditional
matriarch is her grandmother—a glamorous widow six times
over with a sprawling Hampton's estate.
But Gray is
determined that her daughter resist the siren song of the
trust fund set, and make her own way in the world. So Hannah
does just that—becoming a successful lawyer in New York
City, and dating a handsome musician. Hannah has it all, or
so it seems, until one hot June day the carefully
constructed pieces of her life break apart. When she throws
it all in and seeks solace at her grandmother's estate, she
discovers that where happiness is concerned, you don't have
to stick to the recipe.
From Brenda Janowitz,
the author of Jack with a Twist and Scot on the
Rocks, comes a charming, clever, and romantic
novel about three generations of women with a culture all
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Foxx is used to her grandfather's
crazy stories, so she never believed the latest treasure he
brought home was a real dragon's egg. Not until their home
is invaded by soldiers trying to steal it and a strange boy
who tells her the world as she knows it will be wiped out in
a fiery dragon war—unless they work together to stop it.
Meantime, there's a different voice whispering to Trinity,
calling to her, telling her what to do...the dragon inside
her egg is not ready to give up without a fight.
Human Remains is a chilling, masterful thriller by
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes
that explores our darkest fears, showing how vulnerable we
are—and how easily ordinary lives can fall apart when no one
Annabel, a police analyst, is shocked
when she discovers her neighbor's decomposing body in the
house next door. And she's appalled to think that no one
noticed her absence.
Back at work, she sets out on
her own to investigate, and finds that such cases are
frighteningly common in her hometown.
A hymn to all
the lonely and compelling characters that haunt our lives,
Human Remains is a deeply disturbing and powerful
novel of suspense from Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into
the Darkest Corner.
At the heart of The Husband's Secret is a letter
that's not meant to be read
My darling Cecilia, if you're reading this, then I've
died. . .
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened
after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his
deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to
destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives
of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across
that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she's an incredibly
successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community,
and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and
spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change
everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely
know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel
the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's secret.
Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping,
thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible
to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather,
he?s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything
becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in
his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her?
Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this
is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that
don?t seem entirely crazy, but the group?s goals are
frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing.
Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything. But the most
dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths
are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side
will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be
The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany
Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human
girls are...well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep
their true identities a secret, falling for one would be
Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.
Bethany can't deny the immediate connection between her
and Dawson. And even though boys aren't a complication she
wants, she can't stay away from him. Still, whenever they
lock eyes, she's drawn in.
Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her
existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can't
stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate
that is as unavoidable as love itself.
School is starting back up and book clubs are coming back from the summer break. But what to pick as a selection to stir interest and rev up the reading? We've got an assortment of every type of book to appeal to even the most jaded reader: dive into the background of today’s suspense authors with an anthology of the women suspense writers who came before, or get ready for the fall television season with a book a new series is based on, or a contemporary novel of relationships surviving through changes, and even a modern gothic. You’ll find something in our bag to discuss at your book club.
Summer is heating up, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Stay cool with some reads you might have missed, or get ahead of the trends that all your friends will be talking about come August. Whether you’re looking for a chilling thriller, a mystery with a furry friend, a romantic getaway on the run, or something spicy to keep you up all night, these five books might just be the next big thing.
July Fourth is just a few days away and families are packing up for a weekend at the beach, or maybe preparing for the neighborhood block party or friendly get together. But you can beat the heat with more than just an icy treat. From stories about women trying to piece their families back together, to one struggling to understand her young son's cruelty, staying cool has never been more suspenseful. You can honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg or you can just sit back and watch young love unfold at a beach resort. Enjoy a vacation in your mind, no sunscreen required!
Summer love is in the air and even if you're happily settled, or still looking, you can find wedded romance in a good book. Look through the eyes of a dressmaker trying to find love, a group of gossipy friends, a runaway bride unsure of her choices, or even a werewolf searching for Mrs. Right. Whether you're the blushing bride or an eager daydreamer, there's no denying the pull and excitement of a summer wedding.
As stylish as you are in your appearance sometimes the perfect accessory is a hot book, but what to pick? For the woman who enjoys crafts we have the perfect book full of southern charm. Stay ahead of trends with a haunting story for the younger reader or a sexy update to a classic story. Embrace the glamour and stardom of early Hollywood or hop on a spaceship in search of a free world. If you’re the kind of person who likes the latest and greatest here are six books, perfect to your style.
Sometimes it's fun to escape from the real world through a great book. In the real world you can't follow a serial killer, or have dinner with a vampire, or even find yourself wrapped up in a spicy office romance. But a good book entices and excites, and there is nothing better than losing yourself in a suspenseful thriller. This week the Mystery Writers of America announce their winners of the 2013 Edgars at a banquet held in New York. Widely acclaimed to be the crowning of the best in suspense and mystery, the Edgars (named after Edgar Rice Burroughs) celebrate the best writing in everything from television scripts to novels.
Spring is officially here and the timing is perfect to discover new and uncharted fantastical lands. Whether you're taking a trip to a newly re imagined Wonderland, or fighting demons with a grumpy reluctant angel or watching the sunset from a hundred year old beach house, these books are sure to delight and engage any reader--no matter their age.
Spring is right around the corner, and families are planning their trips to the beach or taking advantage of one last good week of snow for skiing. But what do you do when you've tucked the kids in for the night, or you need something to keep them occupied during the drive home? Reading is the best activity for any spring break down time. Escape to the glamor of old Hollywood, or time travel with some tough demon hunters. You can also expand your mind with a stellar debut novel, or watch a young romance flourish through mix tapes. And don't forget about something spicy to read when everyone else is asleep. Even if you aren't going anywhere for spring break, or your holiday is over, picking up a book is the perfect excuse for adventure.
Glamour, excitement, red carpets popping up EVERY WHERE! It's the annual biggest party for movies and every one is talking about film! So why not change the subject just a bit and talk about some of the books that either inspired the films or are reading to continue to keep you in the mood? We've got everything from a suspense set in New Orleans after Katrina to the story of Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, to the real life adventures of Tony Mendez and a little something in between.
Hearts are everywhere you look...in the stores, on line, and it's time to think about Valentine's Day! So let's look at some books that reflect our feelings about Valentine's Day. From a classic love tale to the emotional angst of young love, we've got the spectrum covered for your Valentine Day reading!
New year, new resolutions. If a book club is one of your resolutions, we've got a few suggestions to help you pick some "hot" new books to read in 2013. Everything from Young Adult to serial killers...with a twist! Whether your book club loves to read mysteries and thriller, or perhaps you want more like FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. Or you love history. You're sure to find one book in our selection today.
New Year, new resolutions, and that includes a few books! Looking ahead to a new slate of books we've picked some you'll want to include in your book club reading, some for the Young Adult. Can't get enough of FIFTY SHADES, we've got a couple of new ones that promise heat and a great story. But don't forget the books to keep you reading way past your bed time and then at least one (or two) just because they are guaranteed FUN reads!