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The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 1)
by Charlie N. Holmberg

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 01, 2014

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<p><b>“Charlie is a vibrant writer with an excellent voice and great world building. I thoroughly enjoyed the <i>Paper Magician</i>.” —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and <i>The Way of Kings</i></b></p> <p>Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.</p><p>Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.</p><p>An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.</p><p>From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, <i>The Paper Magician</i> is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight readers of all ages<i>.</i></p><p>Short-Listed for the 2015 ALA Fantasy Reading List </p>
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

562

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>DON’T MISS <i>BRIDGE OF CLAY</i>, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE <i>THE BOOK THIEF</i>.</b><br />  <br /><b>The extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b><br />  <br /><b>Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>.</b> <i> <br /><br />When Death has a story to tell, you listen.</i><br /><br /> It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.<br /><br /> Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. <br /><br /> In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of <i>I Am the Messenger,</i> has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.<br />  <br /> “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br />  <br /> “Deserves a place on the same shelf with <i>The Diary of a Young Girl </i>by Anne Frank.” —<i>USA Today</i>
The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Book 3)
by Charlie N. Holmberg

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p>Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she’s kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She’s discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own—an ability long thought impossible.</p><p>While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician’s exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice. To make matters worse, a murderous criminal from Ceony’s past escapes imprisonment. Now she must track the power-hungry convict across England before he can take his revenge. With her life and loved ones hanging in the balance, Ceony must face a criminal who wields the one magic that she does not, and it may prove more powerful than all her skills combined.</p><p>The whimsical and captivating follow-up to <i>The Paper Magician</i> and <i>The Glass Magician</i>, <i>The Master Magician</i> will enchant readers of all ages.</p>
His Bluestocking Bride: A Regency Romance (Branches of Love Book ...
by Sally Britton

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 06, 2018

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<p><strong><em>He vows to never risk his heart again. She hides her love to avoid rejection. A marriage of convenience is not what either of them wished for.</em></strong><br /><br />Overlooked by society and underappreciated in her family, Ellen Bringhurst has resigned herself to spinsterhood and a life of reading. Until her match-making friends contrive to reintroduce Ellen to the man she has secretly loved since their shared childhood. <br /><br />As the younger son to an earl, Marcus Calvert must wed in order to inherit his estate. Still nursing a broken heart, he prefers a practical approach to matrimony rather than romantic love. When Ellen is presented as a possible bride, he proposes a marriage of convenience. <br /><br />Ellen accepts his hand, hiding her feelings rather than risking her husband’s rejection. Marcus, though determined not to expose his heart again, finds more to admire in his childhood friend with each passing day. What began as a sensible arrangement now has the possibility to become so much more. But is Marcus willing to risk his heart a second time?<br /><br /><em>His Bluestocking Bride</em> is <strong>clean/sweet</strong>, standalone romance featuring a marriage of convenience, though it is part of a larger series. The entire series may be enjoyed in any order.</p><p><em>Martha's Patience</em>, a prequel novella</p><p><em>The Social Tutor</em></p><p><em>The Gentleman Physician</em></p><p><em>His Bluestocking Bride</em></p><p><em>The Earl and His Lady</em></p><p><em>Miss Devon's Choice </em></p><p><em>Courting the Vicar's Daughter</em></p>
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

December 18, 2008

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<b>“Powerful and unsettling. . . . As memorable an introduction to the subject as <i>The Diary of Anne Frank</i>.” —<i>USA Today</i></b><br />  <br /> Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance.<br />  <br /> But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
by Tamora Pierce

Language

English

Pages

234

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. </b><br /> <br /> Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall—one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she’s returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel’s way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It’s just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair.<br /><br />More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure.<br /><br />"Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home."<br />—<b>SARAH J. MAAS</b>, #1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author<br /><br />"Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace."<br />—<b>LEIGH BARDUGO</b>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author
Oppressed & Empowered: The Viscount's Capable Wife (Love's Second...
by Bree Wolf

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

December 03, 2018

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<b>A woman with the desire to heal. A lord with a shameful secret. And a contract that binds them together.</b><br /><br />Wishing to follow in her father's footsteps, EVELYN PROCTEN has always tended to those in need. Despite social convention, the only future Evelyn can see for herself is that of a doctor…until she is called to Farnworth Manor to tend to the young viscount's sister, who finds herself unmarried and with child.<br />Unfortunately, her stay at Farnworth Manor once again throws Evelyn into the path of Lord Ashwood, a man she has loved from a distance for many years. A man who has never looked at her twice. A man who disapproves of her professional ambition.<br /><br />As far as society is concerned, RICHARD DAVENPORT, VISCOUNT ASHWOOD, is a cold-hearted and uncaring man. Although he does not overly care for society's opinion of him, he cannot deny that there is truth in their assessment. Nevertheless, Richard knows his duty and would never act against propriety.<br />However, the whispers retreat into the background when his unmarried sister reveals to him that she is with child. Determined to maintain her secret, Richard keeps her locked away at Farnworth Manor. Still, in order to ensure his sister's well-being, he is forced to call upon the one woman who has always been able to melt the ice from his heart.<br /><br />Will he be able to resist her? Or will he succumb to her tender heart and share with her the one secret that has always determined his life?<br /><br /><hr><br /><br /><i>"To say I loved Oppressed & Empowered is an understatement. It had all the right facets of a perfect historical romance – angst, mystery, danger, awakening love and happiness found. I was just sad to see it come to an end."</i>- Rural Reader, Amazon Review<br /><br /><i>"This book is based on a brilliant idea that forces one (very gently) to look at things through someone else's eyes, to feel what they feel emotionally and to understand, in a small way, what it is like to have Asperber's Syndrome and what it is like to live with someone with this syndrome. I truly loved everything about this story. "</i>- Zena, Amazon Review<br /><br /><i>"Bree doesn’t disappoint! She addresses issues without hesitation! Lady physicals, unmarried pregnancy, and more. I loved this tale of Evelyn and Richard. 2 souls that cry out to us! Bree does a stellar job again. I read it in one day, thank you for your wonderful way with words."</i>- FELICITY, Amazon Review<br /><br /><hr /><br /><br /> <b> Love's Second Chance Series </b><br /><br />#1 Forgotten & Remembered - The Dukes Late Wife (Rosabel & Graham)<br />#2 Cursed & Cherished - The Duke's Wilful Wife (Anna & Edmond)<br />#3 Despised & Desired - The Marquess' Passionate Wife (Ellie & Frederick)<br />#4 Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife (Henrietta & Connor)<br />#5 Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife (Charlotte & Sebastian)<br />#6 Betrayed & Blessed - The Viscount's Shrewd Wife (Beth & Tristan)<br />#7 Deceived & Honoured - The Baron's Vexing Wife (Madeline & Derek)<br />#8 Sacrificed & Reclaimed - The Solider's Daring Widow (Meagan & Edward)<br />#9 Condemned & Admired - The Earl's Cunning Wife (Violet & Oliver)<br />#10 Trapped & Liberated The Privateer's Bold Beloved (Alexandra & Antoine)<br />#11 Oppressed & Empowered - The Viscount's Capable Wife (Evelyn & Richard)<br />#12 Destroyed & Restored - The Baron's Courageous Wife (Adelaide& Matthew) <br />#13 Tamed & Unleashed - The Highlander's Vivacious Wife (Claudia & Garrett) <i>coming soon - now available for pre-order!</i><br /><br />Each love story in this series can be read as a stand alone. However, most readers prefer to read them in order. <br /><br />Also check out Bree's <b>A Forbidden Love Novella Series</b> which is <i>FREE with Kindle Unlimited</i>!
Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys

Language

English

Pages

221

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! <b>"Masterfully crafted"<b>—</b><i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br />For readers of <b><i>Between Shades of Gray</i> and<i> All the Light We Cannot See</i>, Ruta Sepetys </b>returns to WWII <b>in this epic novel that </b>shines a light on one of the war's most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.<br /></b><br />World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <i>Wilhelm Gustloff.</i> Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br /> Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people—adults and children alike—aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.<br /><br />Told in alternating points of view and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i>, Erik Larson's <i>Dead Wake</i>, and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor Book <i>Code Name Verity</i>, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the<i><b> </b>Wilhelm Gustloff<b>—</b></i>the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in <i>Between Shades of Gray</i>, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity and love can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Salt to the Sea</i>:</b><br />Featured on NPR's Morning Edition  ♦  "Superlative...masterfully crafted...[a] powerful work of historical fiction."—<i>The Wall Street Journal  ♦  </i>"[Sepetys is] a master of YA fiction…she once again anchors a panoramic view of epic tragedy in perspectives that feel deeply textured and immediate."—<i>Entertainment Weekly  ♦  </i>"Riveting...powerful...haunting."—<i>The Washington Post  ♦ </i>"Compelling for both adult and teenage readers."—<i>New York Times Book Review  ♦  </i>"Intimate, extraordinary, artfully crafted...brilliant."—<i>Shelf Awareness</i>  ♦  "Historical fiction at its very, very best."—<i>The Globe and Mail<b>  <i>♦ </i> </b></i>"[H]aunting, heartbreaking, hopeful and altogether gorgeous...one of the best young-adult novels to appear in a very long time."—<i>Salt Lake Tribune  <b>♦  *</b></i>"This haunting gem of a novel begs to be remembered."—<i>Booklist</i>  ♦ <b> *</b>"Artfully told and sensitively crafted...will leave readers weeping."—<i>School Library Journal</i>  ♦  A <i>PW</i> and <i>SLJ</i> 2016 Book of the Year<br /><br /><b><b>Praise for <i><b>Between Shades of Gray</b></i>:</b></b><br />A<i> New York Times</i> Notable Book  ♦  A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Best Children’s Book  ♦  A <i>PW</i>, <i>SLJ</i>,<i><i> Booklist</i></i>, and<i><i> Kirkus</i></i> Best Book  ♦  iTunes 2011 Rewind Best Teen Novel  ♦  A Carnegie Medal and William C. Morris Finalist  ♦  A <i>New York Times</i> and International Bestseller  ♦  "Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both."—<i>The Washington Post  ♦ </i> <b>*</b>"[A]n important book that deserves the widest possible readership."—<i>Booklist</i>
Fate of Dragons: Dragons Rising Book One: An Epic Fantasy
by Alisha Klapheke

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

March 27, 2019

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<h3><strong>Dragons. Elves. And the last surviving human fated to save them from the sea</strong>.<br /></h3><p>A flood is coming. The Sea Queen has a mad plan to drown the world.<br /></p><p>Only the magic of the Earth Queen can stop her. <br /></p><p>Vahly, the last human, was born to fill that role and wield the magic necessary to fight the rising oceans and save the dragons.<br /></p><p>But Vahly is the world's biggest disappointment. So far, she possesses no magic whatsoever. <br /></p><p>When she finds an ancient scroll that mentions a human power ritual conducted deep in the homeland of the elves, she gathers her dragon allies and journeys to see the king of that forest-dwelling race.<br /></p><p>Welcomed into a place more lovely than any dream by a handsome elf with a dark past, will Vahly find the truth about her people's past and wake her magic or will a twisted and powerful elven lord destroy her chance at saving the world?<br /></p><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p>REVIEWS</p><p><br /></p><p>"Daringly magical! I loved it! I really enjoyed this new fantasy world with dragons, elves, humans, and sea people. Full of danger, mystery, and suspense, I couldn't put this book down. I can't wait to see how everything plays out and how the story progresses!" ~Goodreads Reviewer</p><p><br /></p><p>"I LOVED it! What an amazing world, story, and adventure!" ~Goodreads Reviewer</p><p><br /></p><p>"I just didn't want it to end! I wanted to keep reading and living in that world. Books like this become my favorites!" ~Goodreads Reviewer</p><p><br /></p><h4>Jump into USA Today bestselling author Alisha Klapheke's latest fantasy series today. Scroll up and click now!</h4><p><br /></p><h5>~Perfect for Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, Robin Hobb, and Kristin Cashore readers who love fae, elves, mages, mermaids, dragons, slow-burn romance, action, and magic.</h5><p><br /></p><h2>Book Two, Band of Breakers, is available for pre-order today.</h2>
And I Darken
by Kiersten White

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

June 28, 2016

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller!<br /><br />“Absolutely riveting.” —<b>Alexandra Bracken</b>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Darkest Minds<br /></i><br />This vividly rendered novel reads like HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story’s atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate characters and a fearsome heroine. Fans of Victoria Aveyard’s THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES won’t want to miss this visceral, immersive, and mesmerizing novel, the first in the And I Darken series.</b><br /><br />NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.<br /><br />Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.<br /><br />But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.<br /><br />From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.<br /><br /><b>“A dark and twisty fantasy . . . think <i>Game of Thrones,</i> but with teens.”—<i>Seventeen</i></b><br />  <br /><b> “Sinister, suspenseful, and unapologetically feminist.”—<i>Buzzfeed</i></b><br />  <br /><b> “Will completely spin you into another time and place.”—<i>Bustle</i></b><br />  <br /><b> “Takes no prisoners, offering up brutal, emotional historical fiction.”—NPR.org</b><br /><br /><b>An ALA Rainbow List Top Ten Selection</b>

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