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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

177

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>
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>
Fatemarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 1)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<b>They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. </b><br /><br />An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. <br /><br />A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.<br /><br />In the spirit of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings, enter a world of magic and dragons, kings and queens, and victory and defeat, during a time when honor and valor still meant something. <i>Fatemarked is now a #1 Amazon bestseller in NINE categories. Start your 4,000+ page epic adventure today.</i>
The Fountains of Silence
by Ruta Sepetys

Language

English

Pages

511

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<div></div><b>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Salt to the Sea</i> and <i>Between Shades of Gray</i> comes a gripping, unforgettable portrait of love, silence, and secrets amidst a Spanish dictatorship.</b><br /><br />Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.<div><br />Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.</div><div></div><div>Includes vintage media interstitials, oral history commentary, photos, and more. </div>
Truthmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 2)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

612

Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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<b> The Hundred Years War rages on, with tensions between kingdoms growing ever more strained.</b><br /><br />While Annise Gäric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked.<br /><br />In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people. A master named Jai Jiroux looks to help the rebel cause, an act of treason punishable by death.<br /><br />Surrounding the Four Kingdoms is the pall cast by the Kings' Bane, who continues his quest to kill eight rulers and thus fulfill the Western Oracle's ancient prophecy, which he believes will pave to way to peace across the realms.
Soulmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 3)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

785

Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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<b> Despite the efforts of several of the fatemarked, turmoil and violence continue to plague the Four Kingdoms...</b><br /><br />To the north, Annise Gäric ventures into the Hinterlands to discover the truth of the Sleeping Knights, who may be the only hope for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Tarin Sheary travels to Darrin in a desperate bid to repel the eastern forces amassing at Crow's Nest. Unbeknownst to either of them, a new threat rises in Blackstone.<br /><br />In the west, Rhea Loren seeks to ransom her prisoners, Gareth Ironclad and Gwendolyn Storm, which will bring her one step closer to her goal of controlling the fatemarked. Relying on her ability to summon the ancient sea creature, Wrathos, she seeks to unify her people while persuading them that the child growing inside her was placed there directly by Wrath.<br /><br />With his fatemarked sister in tow, Grey Arris sails toward Pirate's Peril in search of the truth about Shae's marking and the cause of her recurring dream of a pirate.<br /><br />In the southern empire of Phanes, a slave rebellion is brewing, with Jai Jiroux and Shanti Parthena Laude at its core. But the Hoza brothers will not relinquish their power without a fight.<br /><br />Finally, in Calyp, Raven Sandes' dragonia are growing, and she must decide whether to use them against the east, who continue to attack her desert borders. Simultaneously, Roan Loren shows up at her palace with an offer she cannot refuse, as he strives to learn the truth of the Western Oracle's prophecies and the origins of the fatemarked.<br /><br />As always, Bane is lurking in the shadows with his new partner, Chavos the plaguemarked, plotting how to destroy those who would stand in the path of peace.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne

Language

English

Pages

224

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.
Alex & Eliza (The Alex & Eliza Trilogy Book 1)
by Melissa de la Cruz

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<b>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Witches of East End</i> and the Descendants series<i> </i>comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. <br /></b><br /> 1777. Albany, New York. <br />  <br /> As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. <br /><br /> Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history. <br /><br />In the pages of <i>Alex and Eliza, </i>#1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
Deathmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 4)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

820

Publication Date

July 28, 2017

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<b> While the war for the Four Kingdoms drags on, a new threat emerges from across the sea...</b><br />To the north, Annise Gäric seek to rescue Lady Zelda and retake Castle Hill from the sellswords known as the Brotherhood. In the back of her mind is a growing fear, something she can't quite explain. Meanwhile, Lisbeth Lorne tries to regain control of the ancient army of Sleeping Knights before they become the horde of death her soulmark has shown to her in visions.<br /><br />In the west, Rhea Loren find herself at a crossroads. Continue down the path of destruction or seek another way, another life. But when the truth she's buried from her own people comes to light, she loses the control she so desperately clings to.<br /><br />In the east, newly crowned King Gareth Ironclad must decide whether to pursue peace or follow in his father's and brother's footsteps. After all, he now has a dragon...<br /><br />In Calyp, Raven Sandes is forced to fight in the pits of Zune. She wants nothing more than to give up, to die, until she discovers her sister, Whisper, is a prisoner too. What she doesn't know is that Gwendolyn Storm is closing in on her, seeking her own vengeance for the latest attack on Ferria.<br /><br />Roan Loren, on the other hand, continues to seek knowledge, clinging to the Western Oracle's prophecy of peace. His journey takes him southward, to Teragon, where a truth has been hidden for more than a decade.<br /><br />Grey Arris, with his new pirate allies, sails for the southern continent, but he doesn't know what monsters lurk beneath the waters of the Burning Sea.<br /><br />In the southern empire of Phanes, Jai Jiroux and the Black Tears fight to maintain order as the newly released slaves cry for the blood of their previous masters. At the same time, he must control the slave army to defend against the Phanecians warriors to the north, who have a new leader: Bane. The kingslayer still wants peace, but he's finally realized that he might have to destroy everything to achieve it.
Lifemarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 5)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

830

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<b> The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen...</b><br /><br />In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked...<br /><br />To the north, Annise Gäric, Tarin Sheary and their allies are hunted mercilessly by the army of barbarians known as the Horde, led by her long-lost uncle Helmuth, now known as Klar-Ggra. While she seeks refuge in the east, Tarin once more struggles with his own demons...<br /><br />In the west, Ennis Loren and his brothers, including self-proclaimed king of the west, Sai, return to Knight's End against the advice of the fatemarked, who they despise. Secretly, they plot another attack on the south...<br /><br />In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel...<br /><br />In Calyp, Raven Sandes returns with the most unlikeliest of friends: Gwendolyn Storm. But when tragedy strikes at the heart of the empire, the survivors are left behind and forced to pick up the pieces...<br /><br />The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon #1 bestselling series!

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