A week ago Zoey had a group of special friends, three boyfriends and a (kinda) clear conscience. Now she has none of the above. Luckily ice-queen Aphrodite is showing signs of melting and ex-roomie Stevie Rae isnt as dead as shed thought. Though Stevies now hanging out in tunnels with freaks ? gross. If she can get them to listen, Zoey will need all her friends as events take a frightening turn at the House of Night school for vampyres. Shocking true intentions are about to come to light, loyalties will be tested and an ancient evil is about to rise again. Some days being special just doesnt seem all that …
Meet Aleks Vasin – deserter, adventurer, hero … Epic world-building from a serious teenage talent – fantasy adventure packed with a wonderfully spirited hero. The follow-up to Take Back the Skies
Norway, September 1943 For brothers Marek and Olaf, a hunting trip out on the frozen Hardanger plateau offers a brief chance to escape the German occupation. But returning home they witness the horror of their father’s arrest by the Gestapo and the start of a brutal regime under the evil Lieutenant Wold. When their daring plan for revenge goes horribly wrong, they are forced to seek refuge in the vast and unforgiving Norwegian wilderness. Saved from an icy grave by Resistance freedom-fighters, fourteen-year-old Marek is captivated by their courage and determination. He may not be a crack shot like his brother, but he is quick-thinking, resourceful and a talented mechanic. With youth on his side, the Germans probably won’t suspect him — perfect for a part in the ambitious sabotage attack planned by the group. But can he keep his nerve, especially when the final assault throws his friends and family into the path of the enemy?
Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn to the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City — and the dangers of forbidden love.
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths — until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her Ten Things To Do Before I Die list. And Number One is sex. Released from the constraints of ‘normal’ life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out. BEFORE I DIE is a brilliantly-crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly life-affirming. It will take you to the very edge.
Ты познакомилась с парнем, и он пригласил тебя на выставку картин? Неожиданно, но приятно! Значит, внешне ты похожа на интеллектуалку. То есть ты не только красивая, но и умная! Или ты хочешь познакомиться с парнем на выставке? В музеи же не только ботаны ходят, но и иностранцы, и заезжие олигархи! Ведь сегодня в тренде быть широко образованным: разбираться не только в последних моделях автомобилей и причесок, породах собак и лошадей, но и в картинах. Для того чтобы поддержать имидж умненькой красотки, мы и выпустили этот скетчбук, где доступно рассказали о самых известных художниках и их картинах. Книжка поможет тебе всего за несколько минут стать настоящим знатоком живописи.
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things — eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary — inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school — and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted — but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all? WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
Thousands of readers love the characters in Jacqueline Wilson’s bestselling books: Hetty and Diamond, Ruby and Garnet, Jodie and Pearl — and, of course, Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself? This is Jacqueline’s captivating story in her very own words. You’ll find out about her earliest memories, her first friends and teachers, her family life and even her first kiss. Best of all, Jacqueline reveals her determination to be a writer, even as a little girl always lost in a daydream — and explains how that daydream became real. With lots of original photographs, extracts from Jacqueline’s diary and illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this special book includes JACKY DAYDREAM and MY SECRET DIARY, and also features exclusive new material taken from Daydreams and Diaries, the smash-hit exhibition all about Jacqueline’s life and books.