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My name-my True Name-is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And… I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl...To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.Then Meghan Chase-a half human, half fey slip of a girl-smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end-a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan's side.To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.Don't miss the first book in Julie Kagawa's highly anticipated new series, TALON, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28, 2014
By Michael Grant. 2009
It's been three months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Food ran out weeks ago and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile,… the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. Each kid is out for himself and even the good ones turn murderous. But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
By Malcolm X. 1965
<P> With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the… civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. <P>As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passionately, than the rest. Malcolm X—once called the most dangerous man in America—challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it. <P>In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley. <P>In a unique collaboration, Haley worked with Malcolm X for nearly two years, interviewing, listening to, and understanding the most controversial leader of his time. <P>Raised in Lansing, Michigan, Malcolm Little journeyed on a road to fame as astonishing as it was unpredictable. Drifting from childhood poverty to petty crime, Malcolm found himself in jail. It was there that he came into contact with the teachings of a little-known Black Muslim leader renamed Elijah Muhammad. The newly renamed Malcolm X devoted himself body and soul to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and the world of Islam, becoming the Nation’s foremost spokesman. <P>When his conscience forced him to break with Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity to reach African Americans across the country with an inspiring message of pride, power, and self-determination. <P>The Autobiography of Malcolm X defines American culture and the African American struggle for social and economic equality that has now become a battle for survival. Malcolm’s fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. <P>The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Mary Cay Ricci. 2018
Have you ever thought about your dreams and if you could achieve them? Guess what? You can! You can find… your full potential and become more successful than you ever dreamed possible—it just takes changing the way you think to change your life. Unlock the secrets and clues to success in school, sports, afterschool activities, life, and so much more with the tips in Nothing You Can't Do!: The Secret Power of Mindsets. By discovering the secrets included in this illustrated, funny, and interactive book, you'll learn how to develop a growth mindset, where you look at life through a more optimistic lens, learn how to handle mistakes in a positive way, and find all the possibilities in yourself, even those you didn't know were there! With the power of a changed mindset, there's nothing you can't do!
By Marieke Nijkamp. 2016
<P>10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new… semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. <P>10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. <P>10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won't open. <P>10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting. <P>Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Susan Price. 1998
Andrea gets a second chance on the sixteenth century side of the Time Tube--only to find that nothing changes more… than the past. Having returned to the twenty-first century she was born into, Andrea Mitchell tries to forget her travels through time--and more specifically, her sixteenth-century lover, Per Sterkarm. She never felt at home in her own century, but it looks as though she's stuck with it. Then Andrea's former boss and enemy, James Windsor--executive of FUP, the corporation responsible for the creation of the Time Tube--offers her another chance to travel back to the past. She jumps at it, hoping to rekindle her romance with Per. But it's not the homecoming she had hoped for: Per doesn't know who she is. . . . It seems Windsor has found an alternate sixteenth-century Scotland, and there, Per is not quite the man Andrea fell in love with. Now, wrapped around Windsor's finger, the Sterkarms are on the verge of a bloody feud with their long-standing enemies, the Grannams. But Windsor's manipulations can't stand against the wiles and cunning of the Sterkarms. With Andrea's help, they will turn the tables on both the Grannams and the "Elves" from the future. Beware the Sterkarms! A Sterkarm Kiss is another thrilling tale in the award-winning Sterkarm series, perfect for fans of Outlander and Vikings.
All first editions will include ten black and white interior illustrations and a new short story! <P><P>Dark secrets and forbidden… love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel. <P><P>What if damnation is the price of true love? <P><P>Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. <P><P>Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. <P><P>What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. <P><P>Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
By Jane Yolen. 1999
A web of evil Scottish magic entangles 3 children American twins Jennifer and Peter love spending time with their grandmother… in Scotland, especially because their sweet and loving Gran is a witch. A trip to meet Gran's coven provides some unexpected surprises when a woman presents the twins' little sister, Molly, with an ancient talisman. The relic leads the children to a frightened Pictish girl from the 9th century who has fled through time to escape a terrible evil. Jennifer, Peter, and Molly will have to join forces with Gran's friends to defeat a bearer of bad magic and help a time traveler return to her rightful past. In this delightfully atmospheric and imaginative novel, acclaimed fantasist Jane Yolen enthralls readers of all ages with a tale rich in wonder, surprise, and enchanted adventure. The Pictish Child is the 2nd Tartan Magic book, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Jane Yolen including rare images from the author's personal collection.
By Susan Price. 2017
The sixteenth-century Sterkarms are legendary warriors known for their cunning and strength--but what will happen when time travel sets them… up to battle their counterparts in an epic final clash? James Windsor--leader of FUP, the twenty-first-century megacorporation that created a tunnel back to the past called the Time Tube--has no intention of giving up his plan to pillage resources from pristine sixteenth-century Scotland. Unfortunately for Windsor, the Sterkarm clan, who will do anything to protect their lands from invaders, continues to stand in his way. But if Windsor's modern-day mercenaries, with their technology, rifles, and rocket launchers, can't beat the primitive Sterkarm warriors, who can? And who could possibly understand the wild Scottish moors and the clan's brutal ways better than the Sterkarms themselves? When FUP opens up a new portal, two universes of Sterkarms are pitted against each other, but anthropologist Andrea Mitchell--originally sent back in time by FUP to study the clan--will risk her life to save Per, the warrior she loves, and the community she has grown to call home. And when both sets of Sterkarms become wary of the twenty-first-century "Elves," who shake on promises of friendship with one hand and commit murder with the other, they know there is only one way to protect their futures: join with the Grannams, and with each other, to destroy the tunnel, preventing the Elves from returning ever again. Perfect for fans of Outlander and Vikings, A Sterkarm Tryst is the epic conclusion to Susan Price's award-winning Sterkarm Trilogy.
By Cassandra Clare. 2017
<P>Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1… New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight. <P>Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again? And the faerie courts are not silent. <P>The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Cassandra Clare. 2019
From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy… where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. <P><P>Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. <P><P>Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else. <P><P>But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. <P><P> Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero. <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Albert S. Tarendash. 2020
Barron's Let's Review Regents: Chemistry 2020 gives students the step-by-step review and practice they need to prepare for the Regents… Chemistry/Physical Setting exam. This updated edition is an ideal companion to high school textbooks and covers all Chemistry topics prescribed by the New York State Board of Regents. Let's Review Regents: Chemistry 2020 covers all high school-level Chemistry topics and includes: * Extensive review of all topics on the test * Extra practice questions with answers * A detailed introduction to the Regents Chemistry course and exam * One actual, recently released, Regents Chemistry exam with an answer key Looking for additional practice and review? Check out Barron’s Regents Chemistry Power Pack 2020 two-volume set, which includes Regents Exams and Answers: Chemistry 2020 in addition to Let’s Review Regents: Chemistry 2020.
By Joel Hedstrom, Mark Van Steenwyk. 2016
Nominee:2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year, Juvenile FictionThis imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and the Wolf explores… what it means to be a peacemaker in the midst of violence and how to restore a healthy relationship with creation. Settle in and read a tale of tooth and sword, of beggars and lords, of outlaws and wild beasts. It is a story of second chances and the power of love.
Throughout history--and even today--the head honchos usually like things the way they are. Rocking the boat does not make them… happy--not one bit. They may even want your head for going against the grain. But that threat didn’t stop the characters spotlighted in Fantastic Fugitives from changing history. They founded countries, won wars, and even ended empires--all while on the run! History’s Most Wanted covered in this book include: Spartacus Martin Luther Harriet Tubman John Dillinger Emmeline Pankhurst Nelson Mandela And six more! The exciting second book in the Changed History series, Fantastic Fugitives lets you follow these historical figures’ fast-paced stories to learn how anyone can change the world. Even you! Just make sure you have your running shoes on. This book is ideal for kids ages 8 and up, and is especially good for reluctant readers and those kids who think history reading is simply dry and boring. There are many color illustrations, photographs, and maps included through the book and sidebars with fascinating facts break up larger chunks of text in each chapter. Teachers, librarians, and parents will like that this can be used as a good go-to book to inspire kids to become interested in history.
By Alfonso Zapico. 2013
A dazzling, prize-winning graphic biography of one of the world's most revered writers. Winner of Spain's National Comic Prize and… published to acclaim in Ireland, here is an extraordinary graphic biography of James Joyce that offers a fresh take on his tumultuous life. With evocative anecdotes and hundreds of ink-wash drawings, Alfonso Zapico invites the reader to share Joyce's journey, from his earliest days in Dublin to his life with his great love, Nora Barnacle, and their children, and his struggles and triumphs as an artist. Joyce experienced poverty, rejection, censorship, charges of blasphemy and obscenity, war, and crippling ill-health. A rebel and nonconformist in Dublin and a harsh critic of Irish society, he left Ireland in self-imposed exile with Nora, moving to Paris, Pola, Trieste, Rome, London, and finally Zurich. He overcame monumental challenges in creating and publishing Dubliners, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegan's Wake. Along the way, he encountered a colorful cast of characters, from the Irish nationalists Charles Parnell and Michael Collins to literary greats Yeats, Proust, Hemingway, and Beckett, and the likes of Carl Jung and Vladimir Lenin.
By Frank Triplett. 2013
The first definitive biography of the notorious Wild West desperado; a fully illustrated, authentic reproduction of the rare 1882 edition.… There are few outlaws who were as iconic in the ruthless American West as Jesse James. A guerilla during the Civil War, he partnered with his brother, Frank, on a criminal career that lasted more than a decade, corralling numerous gangs into bank hold-ups, stagecoach hijackings, and train raids. Detailing every one of the robberies and acts of violence James and his gang perpetrated, this unique biography, written just seven weeks after his assassination, was a sensation upon its initial publication. Authorized by James’s wife as well as his mother, it’s the first and only you-are-there-account of the life and crimes of the legendary outlaw. Jesse James is an essential piece of Western literature—both an important historical document of the era, and one hell of a wild story.
By Amanda K. Morgan. 2016
In the tradition of I Know What You Did Last Summer and How to Get Away with Murder, five teens… must overcome their paranoia in order to keep their teacher's death a secret in this fast-paced suspense thriller.Nothing ruins summer vacation like a secret...especially when it involves a dead teacher. Ivy used to be on top of the social ladder, until her ex made that all go away. She has a chance to be Queen Bee again, but only if the rest of the group can keep quiet. Tyler has always been a bad boy, but lately he's been running low on second chances. There's no way he's going to lose everything because someone couldn't keep their mouth shut. Kinley wouldn't describe herself as perfect, though everyone else would. But perfection comes at a price, and there is nothing she wouldn't do to keep her perfect record--one that doesn't include murder charges. Mattie is only in town for the summer. He wasn't looking to make friends, and he definitely wasn't looking to be involved in a murder. He's also not looking to be riddled with guilt for the rest of his life...but to prevent that he'll have to turn them all in. Cade couldn't care less about the body, or about the pact to keep the secret. The only way to be innocent is for someone else to be found guilty. Now he just has to decide who that someone will be. With the police hot on the case, they don't have much time to figure out how to trust each other. But in order to take the lead, you have to be first in line...and that's the quickest way to get stabbed in the back.
By Ken W. Hanley. 2015
That's right; Fangoria Magazine’s Ken Hanley has devoted his life of uplifting the spirits and changing the lives of monsters… across this great nation of ours. Vampires, Mummies, Wolfmen, Gillmen and Monsters (Frankenstein's or Otherwise) will finally be able to step out of the shadows after reading The I in Evil and be the social, conscientious citizens without the psycho-and-sociological issues that plague mankind every day. By reading Hanley's well-versed answers to the questions that has cursed these wicked creatures for eons, monsters* around the world will be able to accept and embrace their nature for good instead of evil. Whether you're tied down by the expectations of your mystic elders or taken prisoner by your never-ending bloodlust, Hanley is here to help you solve your problems the power of positivity and self-confidence. So the next time you're about to sink your teeth into someone's neck, pick up this book instead and remember that you can't spell "evil" without the "I". *The I in Evil is not meant for humans. This book contains dark, horrifying truths and the author relinquishes any and all responsibility for any actions taken against monsters or themselves as a result of this book.
By Jacob Abbott. 2012
Jacob Abbott was one of the most prolific American writers of history in the nineteenth century, writing many biographies on… the world's most influential leaders in a clear and exciting style. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1849 and part of Abbott's Illustrated Histories series, details the remarkable and fascinating life of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England. The king's life is researched and recorded thoroughly, chronicling the years from his illegitimate birth to his calamitous burial. Born in Normandy and promised the throne of England by King Edward, William decided to invade the country after another contender for the crown took the throne. Abbott recounts the famous Battle of Hastings in great detail, and with an enthralling narrative captures the young conqueror's struggles, ambition, and aspirations during his time in power. William the Conqueror's reign in England significantly transformed the country, whose residents resented being ruled by a foreigner who relied entirely upon his army to keep the country in subjugation and who suppressed their many revolts. With a brief history of the Saxon and Danish kings of England and the dukes of Normandy, and original engravings, this book is great for anyone interested in the political struggles of the Middle Ages, and is a valuable addition to any history buff's library.
By Kate Ormand. 2014
The future world has been divided into sectors--each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is… no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors' thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive what's coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future.Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sia's seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that she'll stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people.Aimed at 13- to 17-year-old readers, both boys and girls, Dark Days has subtle themes of environmentalism, government corruption, and teamwork. In the similar vein of The Hunger Games series, the gravity of Sia's situation with only fifteen days to live, will help bring some common teenage issues--friendship, self-esteem, budding romance--to the forefront. Sia is a strong female character who becomes a true leader, a good roll model for teenagers.