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Strategic Services (Raiding Forces Book 12)
by Phil Ward

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English

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Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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The Nazi’s need industrial diamonds to build precision instruments and harden tools. Germany has an eight month supply. The only way the Germans can get more diamonds is for DeBeers Diamond Company to supply them through neutral Switzerland. Raiding Forces has been tasked with shutting down the illicit diamond buying. Meanwhile, Col. John Randal and a party of the 575th PIR aka Rangers make a combat jump on an artillery battery on the flank of Dieppe working in conjunction with Lord Lovat’s 4 Commando. And later, during OPERATON TORCH, Col. Randal leads a party of the 10th Ranger Battalion up a 12 mile river onboard the destroyer USS Dallas to capture the Port Layety airfield in one of the most daring operations of WWII.
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>
Oath Taker: Kingdom of Runes Book 1
by Audrey Grey

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

May 23, 2019

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<I>Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black, this first book in a dark and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!</I><br /><br /><b> <h1> Light magic is forbidden. <br />Dark magic spells death. <br />Haven has both. </h1></b><br />​<br />After the Prince of Penryth saved her from captivity, seventeen-year-old Haven Ashwood spends her days protecting the kind prince and her nights secretly fighting the monsters outside the castle walls. <br /><br />When one of those monsters kidnaps Prince Bell, Haven must ally with Archeron Halfbane and his band of immortals to rescue her friend. <br /><br />Her quest takes her deep into the domain of a warped and vicious queen where the rules are simple: break her curse or die.<br /><br />Lost in a land of twisted magic and fabled creatures, Haven finds herself unprepared, not just for the feelings she develops for Archeron, but for the warring powers raging inside her. <br /><br />Her rare and forbidden type of magic may be their only hope . . . but mixing light and dark comes with a steep price. <br /><br />Haven’s soul.<br /><br />Faced with impossible love, heartbreaking betrayals, and a queen intent on destroying the realm, only one thing remains certain. <br /><br />Haven must shatter the curse or it will devour everything she loves. <br /><br /><b> Welcome to the Kingdom of Runes where immortals and humans clash, light and dark magic reign, and mythical creatures lurk in the shadows. If you like fierce heroines, enemies-to-lovers romance, wild plot twists, and endearing characters that stay with you long after you reach the end, you need to discover the book readers are calling dark fantasy at its best. Just make sure to clear out some space on your calendar first! </b><br /><br /><I>**Oath Taker was previously published in the boxed set Shattered Worlds under the name Curse Breaker. This is a revised second edition. The Kingdom of Runes series is upper/mature YA and contains mild cursing and adult situations, including romance.**</I><br /><br />"Could not put this book down! I was in a massive slump after Sarah J Maas finished her throne of glass series nothing was hitting the spot UNTIL NOW!" -Sarah Edwy-Smith , Goodreads Reviewer <b>★★★★★</b><br /><br />“Grey has a major talent for world building and writing strong female characters. The story was exciting and I could hardly put this book down.”<br />-Lauren G., Amazon Reviewer <b>★★★★★</b><br /><br />"Audrey Grey has such a way with words and her story telling in unique and very twisty (you won't see a lot of things coming!)."<br />-JK Leonard, Amazon Reviewer <b> ★★★★★</b><br /><br />“Audrey Grey is a genius storyteller that has woven a witty tale of magic, adventure, action, romance and danger.”<br />-Cassie J., Goodreads Reviewer <b> ★★★★★</b><br /><br />“OMG I freaking love this story. Audrey's writing is descriptive, captivating and hooks you in from the first moment on. It was an amazing story with absolutely great characters (loved the side characters as well). I cannot wait to read what else Audrey has in store for us.”<br />-Jamie S., Goodreads Reviewer <b> ★★★★★</b>
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>
Ophelia
by Lisa Klein

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

December 01, 2008

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<b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!</b><br /><b><br /> If you think you know Ophelia and Hamlet's story, think again... </b><br /><b><i>"A spellbinding tale of love, murder, and revenge." -- VOYA </i></b><br /> <br />As ambitious and witty as she is beautiful, Ophelia is quick to catch the eye of the captivating prince Hamlet. Their love blossoms in secret, but bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and Ophelia may be forced to choose between her relationship and her own life. In desperation, she devises a plan to escape from Elsinore Castle forever... with one very dangerous secret.<br /> <br />Ophelia takes center stage in this bold and thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, the story of a young woman falling in love, searching for her place in the world, and finding the strength to survive.
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.
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>
Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology)
by Robin LaFevers

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<DIV><B>First in a duology, this darkly thrilling page-turner set in the world of the best-selling His Fair Assassin series is perfect for fans of THRONE OF GLASS, RED QUEEN, and GAME OF THRONES. Told in alternating perspectives, when Sybella discovers there is another trained assassin from St. Mortain’s convent deep undercover in the French court, she must use every skill in her arsenal to navigate the deadly royal politics and find her sister in arms before her time—and that of the newly crowned queen—runs out. </B><BR /><BR />When Sybella accompanies the Duchess to France, she expects trouble, but she isn’t expecting a deadly trap. Surrounded by enemies both known and unknown, Sybella searches for the undercover assassins from the convent of St. Mortain who were placed in the French court years ago.<BR /><BR /> Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she no longer knows who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. When she discovers a hidden prisoner who may be of importance, she takes matters into her own hands.<BR />  <BR /> As these two worlds collide, the fate of the Duchess, Brittany, and everything Sybella and Genevieve have come to love hangs in the balance. </DIV>
Wicked Fox
by Kat Cho

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<b>An addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.</b><br /><br />Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.<br /><br />But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead--her gumiho soul--in the process.<br /><br />Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl--he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to men. He's drawn to her anyway. <br /><br />With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous and reignite a generations-old feud . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon's.
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>

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