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The Toll (Arc of a Scythe Book 3)
by Neal Shusterman

Language

English

Pages

637

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>In the highly anticipated finale to the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling trilogy, dictators, prophets, and tensions rise. In a world that’s conquered death, will humanity finally be torn asunder by the immortal beings it created?</b><br /><br />Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him?<br /> <br />The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.
The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2...
by Philip Pullman

Language

English

Pages

641

Publication Date

October 03, 2019

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller!<br /><br />Return to the world of His Dark Materials—now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—in the second volume of Philip Pullman’s new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust.</b><br />  <br /> The windows between the many worlds have been sealed and the momentous adventures of Lyra Silvertongue’s youth are long behind her—or so she thought. Lyra is now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia’s College and intrigue is swirling around her once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. <br />  <br /> The more Lyra is drawn into these mysteries, the less she is sure of. Even the events of her own past come into question when she learns of Malcolm Polstead’s role in bringing her to Jordan College. <br />  <br /> Now Lyra and Malcolm will travel far beyond the confines of Oxford, across Europe and into the Levant, searching for a city haunted by daemons, and a desert said to hold the truth of Dust. The dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves.<br />  <br /><b>Praise for The Book of Dust<br /><br />“It’s a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on.” <b>—</b><i>The New York Times</i></b><br />  <br /><b>“Pullman’s writing is simple, unpretentious, beautiful, true. The conclusion to The Book of Dust can’t come soon enough.”—<i>The Washington Post</i></b>
JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <i>Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition</i>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <i>Dance Moms</i>. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<br />  
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
by Philip Pullman

Language

English

Pages

463

Publication Date

October 19, 2017

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of His Dark Materials--now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda--to expand on the story of Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible heroines” (<i>The New York Times Magazine</i>).</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>Don’t miss Volume II of The Book of Dust: <i>The Secret Commonwealth</i>!</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> </b>Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, are used to overhearing news and the occasional scandal at the inn run by his family. But during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm finds a mysterious object—and finds himself in grave danger. <br /><br /> Inside the object is a cryptic message about something called Dust; and it’s not long before Malcolm is approached by the spy for whom this message was actually intended<i>.</i> When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he begins to notice suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl—just a baby—named Lyra.<br />  <br /> Lyra is at the center of a storm, and Malcolm will brave any peril, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through it.<b><br />  <br /> <b>“Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: <i>The Book of Dus</i>t is one of them.” —<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman’s new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when <i>The Golden Compass</i> came out.” —<i>Slate</i></b><br /><br /></b>
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha Book 1)
by Tomi Adeyemi

Language

English

Pages

537

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p><b>Instant <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><b><i>New York Times</i> Notable Children's Books of 2018 </b><br /><b>TIME Top 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2018</b><br /><b><i>NPR</i>'s Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads List </b><br /><b>Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018</b><br /><b>Bustle's Top 25 Best Young Adults Books of 2018</b><br /><b></b><b>2018 <i>Kirkus </i>Prize Finalist </b><br /><b></b><b>YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist</b> <b></b><br /><b>Paste Magazine’s 30 Best YA Novels of 2018</b><br /><b>Newsweek’s 61 Best Books from 2018</b><br /><b>Boston Globe’s Best Children's Books of 2018</b><br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best YA Books of 2018</b><br /><b><i>School Library Journal </i>Best Books of 2018 </b> <br /><b>2019 YALSA Teen's Top Ten List</b> <b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.</b></p><p>They killed my mother.<br />They took our magic.<br />They tried to bury us.</p><p>Now we rise.</p><p>Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.</p><p>But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.</p><p>Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.</p><p>Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.</p><p>"A phenomenon." <b>—</b><b><i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b></p><p>“The epic I’ve been waiting for.” <b>—</b><b><i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author Marie Lu </b></p><p>“You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” <b>—</b><b><i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton</b></p><p>“The next big thing in literature <i>and </i>film.” <b>—</b><b><i>Ebony</i></b></p><p>“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” <b>—</b><b><i>Teen Vogue</i></b></p><p>This title has Common Core connections.<br /><b></b><br /><b>#1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><b>, March 14, 2018</b></p>
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air Book 1)
by Holly Black

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>An instant bestseller!</b><b><br /></b><b>By #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.</b> <i><i><br /></i>Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.</i><i><br /></i><i>And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.</i><i><br /></i>Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.<br />To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences.<br />In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Book 1)
by Neal Shusterman

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<b>Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Unwind dystology.</b><br /><br />A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.<br /> <br />Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.<br /> <br /><i>Scythe</i> is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air Book 2)
by Holly Black

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling novel <i>The Cruel Prince.</i></b><br /><i>You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.</i><i><br /></i><i>The first lesson is to make yourself strong.</i><i><br /></i>After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.<br />When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

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English

Pages

447

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<p><strong>8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best</strong> <strong> ∙  </strong><strong>William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds</strong></p><p><strong>"Stunning." —John Green</strong></p><p><strong>"This story is necessary. This story is important." —<em>Kirkus </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"Heartbreakingly topical." —<em>Publishers Weekly </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A marvel of verisimilitude." —<em>Booklist </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —<em>Horn Book</em> (starred review)</strong></p><p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.</p><p>Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what <em>really</em> went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. </p><p>But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p><p><strong>And don't miss <em>On the Come Up</em>, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to <em>The Hate U Give.</em></strong></p>
The Giver (Giver Quartet, Book 1)
by Lois Lowry

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English

Pages

99

Publication Date

April 26, 1993

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<p><b>Celebrate Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world in this 25th Anniversary Edition of <i>The Giver. </i>Includes a new afterword from Lois Lowry, as well as her Newbery acceptance speech.</b><br /><br /><i>The Giver,</i> Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal–winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time. Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than forty languages, and made into a feature film, <i>The Giver</i> is a modern classic.  <br /><br /> Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. Lois Lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this edition. <br /><br /> This ebook includes a sample chapter of sequel <i>Gathering Blue.</i></p>

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