"Calling upon his former governess, William Jones, gentleman, is startled when his knock is answered by an uncommonly beautiful servant, the soft-spoken Emma. Throughout his visit, William's eyes drift to the maid whenever she enters the room, and he contrives to meet Emma socially as she goes about her errands. But London society is a web of strict codes and divisions. For the son of a wealthy merchant, seeking out a working-class girl is simply not done! William's father plans for his son to marry into the peerage and elevate the Jones family to greater heights, but although William says and does what is expected of him, he longs only for Emma's company..." -- cover
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Princess Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape--and even less of being together--as the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs crumble beneath her while she wrestles with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people, and her own destiny.
When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington, D.C., by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets.
Just before spending her sixteenth summer on Cape Cod, Sarah's boyfriend breaks up with her and, as a scientist whose focus is on winning a scholarship through her study of a comet, she designs an experiment to become more like her older sister to see if she, too, can be popular.
The shocking events of Justice League: Generation Lost leave Booster Gold bloody and beaten. The only way for him to put right what went wrong and save the people he loves is to travel back into the past. But, what happens when Booster comes face-to-face with himself and Justice League International?
The men of Wonderland adore Alice, but she simply can't make up her mind. Whether it's Blood, Ace, Joker, Dee and Dum, Pierce, Boris, Elliot, or Gray, each paramour has a claim on Alice's heart. But whom will she choose?
Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: his father leaving the family, being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school, growing up in inner-city Detroit, and having a violent temper. But Dr. Carson didn't let his circumstances control him and instead discovered eight principles that helped shape his future... Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of Thinking Big: Talent, Honesty, Insight, being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth learning, and God, and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. By applying the idea of THINK BIG to your life, and by looking at those around you as well, you too can overcome obstacles and work toward achieving your dreams.
"With a force of personality capable of bending time itself and all the energy of a star's exploding heart, the Doctor blasts into the hollow, tragic life of a woman with so much to offer--and gives her the chance to scream 'Geronimo!' at the thrills, colours and terrors of an infinite universe!"--Amazon.com.
Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won't belittle her musical aspirations. Q-I-99, aka "Quinn," lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power. Tyri and Quinn's worlds collide when they're accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn's love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside-out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?
"For generations, the elves sought a safe haven against all who would do them harm. But the dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for, the Palace of the High Ones, may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and there is a growing threat from a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves--creating a disastrous brew that must surely boil over. Volume 1 collects Wendy and Richard Pini's sixty-page special and the first six issues of The Final Quest, the newest adventures of the Wolfriders! "Even with a bit of a slowdown in pace, Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest: The Final Quest" is a pleasant read. And with the setup for what's to come next time, I'm looking forward to seeing them in "60," as the old issues' letter-column liked to state things. I suspect readers who made it this far will agree." - Comic Book Resources "Elfquest is just one of those stories that you never want to end. It's so visually pleasing, I would be totally down for a virtual game or even just a tour of the palace. So yet again, Elfquest scores a five out of five." - Comic Bastards "Wendy Pini's art is as strong as it ever was, and we feel for the characters as they move forward in time and in their individual lives. The scripting augments the beautiful art so very well! If you're looking for some engaging fantasy, don't miss Elfquest: The Final Quest! It's something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it!" - Major Spoilers"--
High school junior Robin Brissett accompanies her best friend Beth to the hottest party of the year knowing there will be alcohol, drugs, sex, and a scavenger hunt designed to scare and thrill, but this year the school's elite are not the hunters--but the hunted.
The end is near. Just when the Soulkeepers think they've established a foothold in the war between Heaven and Hell, the playing field shifts. Enraged by Cord's disappearance, Lucifer replaces his right-hand man with the Wicked Brethren, three Watchers so formidable even their own kind fears them. The Soulkeepers struggle to survive in an increasingly deadly world while continuing to defend human souls. How far will they go when saving the world means sacrificing their most precious team member?
For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princes. That is, until she spots her boarding school's new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn't.
Dr. Abigail Silva has waited over 10,000 years for redemption and a chance at a real relationship with the angel she loves. But when you're made from evil itself, it's hard to remember if salvation is worth the wait. With Lucifer's plan coming to fruition, she must decide if God's offer of humanity is all it's cracked up to be, or if a deal with the devil is the more promising solution.
"When Fate gave Dane the water from Eden to drink, she did more than save his life. She changed his destiny. Since the beginning, a covenant between God and Lucifer has maintained a tenuous peace, balancing Soulkeepers and Watchers and the natural order of things. Dane upset that balance the day he became a Soulkeeper. Fate broke the rules. Now, Lucifer is demanding a consequence, requiring Fate to pay the ultimate price for her involvement. God intervenes on the immortal's behalf but in order to save her soul must dissolve the covenant and with it the rules, order, and balance that have kept the peace. A challenge is issued. A contest for human souls begins. And the stakes? Earth. Winner take all. The Soulkeepers are at the center of a war between Heaven and Hell, and this time nobody, anywhere, is safe from Lucifer's reach." -- Back cover
Faced with devastating feelings of loss after the death of her sister and having to move away from her home, thirteen-year-old Carrie escapes into a fantasy world, despite her family's efforts to draw her back to them.
"On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school's library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie's spirit walks the halls of her father's school, waiting for someone who can. One hundred years later, while joining her sister's friend Leigh to help clean out the school's administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie's hidden journal. Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh's worst nightmare, into helping them. Once Leigh and Calum are forced to work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected."--P.  of cover.
Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. And it doesn't help that a new Soulkeeper named Mara is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob's love. When Malini faces her worst fears, and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny. Fate is a tapestry of choices, and she has the power to weave hers.
"Aubrey Van Houten is a 15-year-old misfit who spends his time reading and dreaming about the good old days above. Believing the planet uninhabitable after a global nuclear war, Aubrey's people live deep underground, begrudgingly working assigned jobs until they can retire at 35 to a virtual reality paradise. Through a series of curious accidents, Aubrey stumbles onto the surface and discovers a real paradise off limits: a pristine planet where humans are hunted and killed by a mysterious Park Service. Now, Aubrey must decide between his only friend, his true love, and his imprisoned people, as he struggles to find the courage to stand up to evil, no matter how pretty its face" -- Amazon.com.
Daemon and Katy cross paths with a secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but the two truth-seekers won't turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter their worlds forever.
"The Twin Willows Waterfall is now under the control of the Benandanti, but for Alessia, the victory comes at a steep price. And the arrival of Nerina, one of the seven Concilio elders from the Friuli Clan, only complicates her life. Now she's hiding a 450-year-old immortal on her farm, juggling school and her increasingly frustrated friends, and trying to keep the Malandanti from regaining the Waterfall. But it's the passion that still lingers between her and Jonah that really keeps Alessia awake at night. After a fatal visit from the Malandanti's mage, Alessia brings in Jonah's twin sister, Bree, to serve as a Benandanti spy. Bree has her own reasons for wanting to bring down the Malandanti, and soon she and Alessia find themselves in a tenuous alliance. But not even the powerful magic that Bree possesses nor the strong leadership that Nerina provides can stop the vicious Malandanti. As the two Clans barrel towards their inevitable collision, Alessia and Jonah are swept into the devastation and forced to make the ultimate choice."--Back cover.
Seventeen-year-old KJ Miller is determined to lose the label of "geek magnet" and get the guy of her dreams, all while stage managing the high school musical, with the help of the most popular girl in school.
Sang Sorenson used to be the invisible girl in class. As a new student at Ashley Waters High School, Sang hopes her new friends will make fitting in a breeze. But the school is overcrowded and prone to outbreaks of violence. This year, instead of being invisible, Sang is a target.
Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
Touma Kamijou just can't catch a break. He might live in Academy City, a place full of more super powered students than you can shake a stick at, but his only superpower is his supernatural lack of luck. He wants nothing more than to keep a low profile, but when a girl named Index comes into his life, it gets more complicated and dangerous than ever!
"Richard Aldana, the mysterious stranger who entered the Games in the first volume of Last Man, continues to defeat all of his competitors, despite his outlandish refusal to use any magic, and to rely solely on martial arts. With young Adrian fighting at his side, he's beginning to look like a likely contender for the Royal Cup. But in a breathtaking twist, everything changes: this world is not what you thought it was, and Richard Aldana is certainly not who he claimed."--Amazon.com.
On Career Shadow Day, Maya gets paired with pop star Jesse Scott, who rose to fame at a young age and has no real friends, and although the last thing Maya wants is to be reminded of how music broke her heart, she and Jesse might be just what the other needs. But can they open up enough to become real friends--or even something more?
In this graphic novel adaptation of the classic Star Trek episode, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock travel through a time portal to 1930's New York City in order to rescue a delusional Dr. McCoy and prevent him from altering human history.
In Academy City, where superhuman abilities are scientific reality, Touma Kamijou is trying to reconstruct a life for himself, but that's easier said than done with a girl by his side with the arcane knowledge of 103,000 grimoires rattling around in her brain... Now seemingly inextricably caught up in a world where magic is reality, Kamijou learns that a certain shrine maiden is being held captive in one of Academy City's cram schools. Can Touma ally himself with a sorcerer who has on more than one occasion tried to do him in? The only thing we knows for sure is that he really does have rotten luck...
"Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi faces a menace from Mars! It will take all the considerable fortitude, ingenuity, and heroism that Usagi and his loved ones can muster to combat the fearsome extraterrestrial war machines and halt the alien invasion"--
"As if Dio wasn't diabolical enough, now he's an immortal vampire with incredible strength! But Jonathan Joestar's not one to back down, even when it seems like victory is impossible! It's a classic battle! Good versus evil! Grit and determination against power and arrogance! Who will win?!"--
"Young Jonathan Joestar's life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!" --
"The Time Gem has reappeared, ushering the Avengers into a peril-filled journey forward into days to come! Propelled 50 years into the future, the Avengers come face-to-face with the legacy of their actions! Then, 5,000 years into the future, the mysterious origin of the rogue planet is finally revealed! And finally, 50,000 years into the future, Earth's Mightiest Heroes find themselves on Holoworld, captured in conceptual space. How can they defeat an idea? And back in the present day, Original Sin comes crashing into Avengers Mansion. Remember back when the Illuminati erased Captain America?"--Amazon.com.
Miles Morales' life has been turned upside down on every conceivable level! New villains are coming out of the woodwork...but more importantly, Miles has a girlfriend! Her name is Katie Bishop - but she has a secret, and it's bad news for Spider-Man! Miles makes a life-changing decision and discovers a mind-blowing truth. Who was his father? What is the secret of Miles' legacy? And will the Ultimate Spider-Man become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? As Miles confronts his family's past and his terrifying future, and discovers a new spider-power, the man behind the mysteries of the Human Flies plans reveals himself...and it's not good news for Spider-Man!
Nothing can prepare Jessica Drew for the multidimensional insanity of Spider-verse. A war is brewing, and every spider-character in the multiverse is a target. With Silk, the newest spider on the block, at her side, Jessica will need to put all her training to the test to make it out of the Spider-verse alive.
"Scott Lang has never exactly been the world's best super hero. Heck, most people don't even think he's been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that's saying something. But when Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott's going to get a second chance to be the hero he's always dreamed of becoming! Then, Scott faces off against his old foe the Taskmaster, but who is the mystery villain pulling the strings? And when Ant-Man needs to pull off an impossible break-in, he assembles a new gang-- of criminals! Because that's what heroes do, I guess. Sure, he's been to prison, had a messy divorce and was, um, dead for a while there. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man!" --
"Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him unworthy for the first time ever! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, the hammer will be lifted - and a mysterious woman will be transformed into an all-new version of the mighty Thor! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows, but she may be Earth's only hope against the Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you've never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: The Odinson clearly doesn't like that someone else is holding his hammer - it's Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It's a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!" --
They were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents' annual business meeting...until a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth: their parents are the secret criminal society known as the Pride! For years, the Pride controlled all criminal activity in Los Angeles, ruling the city with an iron fist...and now, with their true natures exposed, the Pride will take any measures necessary to protect their organization - even if it means taking out their own children! Now on the run from their villainous parents, Nico, Chase, Karolina, Gertrude, Molly and Alex have only each other to rely on.
While Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot team up with Iron Man to battle the Badoon for control of Earth, Angela, heaven's most fearsome angel, comes for the Guardians. Then, Captain America, Doctor Strange, the Thing, the Hulk, and other familiar faces join the Guardians in the greatest war the future ever saw.
"At a secret Hydra installation hidden away in rural Japan, the Avengers discover a time-portal that sends them on an adventure that spans millennia. But what kind of bad guys have a time machine they don't use to change the past? Bad guys who know they win. Now the team must leap through time to figure out what kind of horrors Hydra have cooked up for the world, but something goes horribly wrong. Something always does. Plus: The Avengers are sent back to 1945 where they meet Cap and Bucky before the explosion that changed their lives forever. And later the team finds themselves in WWII Paris where Kang and the Grandmaster force them to battle the Invaders!"--Amazon.com.
"In the year 2099, Otto Octavius-- the Superior Spider-Man-- follows a trail of dead spiders through the multiverse. He tracks the deaths to a man named Karn and confronts the villain head-on, but finds himself hopelessly overpowered! The time-lost Superior Spidey will need to gather an army of allies, but will it be enough to make a dent in Karn's plans?"--Page 4 of cover.
"Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk, and Charlie-27 fight to save the 31st century from the Badoon. But they soon discover an even worse threat! Time is collapsing, the very future is in danger, and the only possibility of salvation lies on the Guardians' shoulders and in new recruit Geena Drake"--Page 4 of cover.
Five of Spider-Man's deadliest foes have banded together as an unstoppable force of evil! Will the combined forces of Spider-Man and the Ultimates be enough to stop these criminal masterminds before their reign of terror spreads across the world? And who will be named as the final member of the Sinister Six? Plus: A major movie studio is making a summer blockbuster about Spider-Man, and the Ultimate Wall-Crawler swings by the set to give the producers a piece of his mind. But someone else is even hotter about being in the film than Spidey: Doctor Octopus, who just may shut the production down if he doesn't get final edit! As the cameras roll, the real wall-crawler and Doc Ock go head-to-head behind the scenes!
Before Matt, Ella had a plan. A simple one: get over her ex-boyfriend, graduate, and attend Florida State. The cute, shy, bespectacled bass player was never part of that plan... and neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying "yes" to every crazy, fun thing they could think of. Then Matt leaves town. When he shows up a year later-- wanting to relive the night that brought them together--Ella isn't sure if re-creating the past can help them create a different future.
Four girls, who each have their own personal reasons for wanting revenge, come together to complete the fourteen dares on a list before the rookie members of the football team can accomplish the same goal.
"The elves have reclaimed the Palace of the High Ones, but it is not the safe haven they believed. New threats loom as Winnowill, lord of Blue Mountain, vows to destroy all trace of the Wolfriders, and Cutter's rival Rayek is overcome with power"--
"As Carol Danvers comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life--and the entire Marvel Universe. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the 4Spartax! While investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl's people, Carol discovers she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it's payback time! Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy!" -- Unedited summary from the book.
The Avengers make their explosive return to the big screen this spring, and we've got everything you need to prepare right here! First, relive the historic first meeting between Marvel's mightiest heroes as Loki's plot to gain ultimate power sparks a worldwide manhunt, a vicious war against the invading Chitauri in the heart of New York City, and the founding of the mighty Avengers! Next, thrill to an all-new Infinite-style adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, set between the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron! What world-shaking threats have the Avengers battled since their last film? And can anything prepare them for the looming threat of the mad mechanoid known as Ultron? -- back cover.
B Smith considers making a sacrifice far greater and more surreal than any she has conceived before when she is reunited with the killer clown, Mr. Dowling, who desperately wants B as his partner in crime.
When Kaidan Rowe, Nephilim and the son of a malicious demon Duke, meets Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.
Feeling confined by an overprotective father after her mother disappears, Cora begins seeing auras around others and is drawn to an Irish exchange student before fleeing to Ireland to search for her mother and discover the truth about her powers.
After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge -- one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith, Rise, Darth Vader!
Living near the water on Maryland's Eastern Shore, thirteen-year-old Brady and his best friends J.T. and Digger become entangled in a tragedy which tests their friendship and their ideas about right and wrong.
The story of a teenager named Phillip who is blind and is told by his father that Phillip has telekinetic powers. He attends a school for those with similar powers but soon finds that others harass him because he is put in a special education class. He and his friends call themselves the Ables and discover that a malevolent force is going after humans.
Presents two stories in which Suze Simon, who can mediate between the living and the dead, is haunted by a ghost named Jesse from the nineteenth century, but is also troubled by the ghost of a murdered woman.
When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family's California vineyard estate. Here, she's meant to stay out of trouble. Here, she's meant to do a lot of things. But it's hard. She's bored. And when Sadie's bored, the only thing she likes is trouble... Emerson Tate's a poor boy living in a rich town, with his widowed mother and strange, haunted little brother, Miles. All he wants his senior year is to play basketball and make something happen with the girl of his dreams. That's why Emerson's not happy Sadie's back. An old childhood friend, she knows his worst secrets. The things he longs to forget. The things she won't ever let him forget... Haunted is a good word for fifteen-year-old Miles Tate. Miles can see the future, after all. And he knows his vision of tragic violence at his school will come true, because his visions always do.
After forming a secret society that takes revenge on school bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers, four very different teenaged girls must discover the killer who is coming after them and the ones they love.
When an MI5 operation goes disastrously wrong, James Adams needs all of his skills to get out of Russia alive. Meanwhile, his sister Lauren is on her first solo mission, trying to uncover a brutal human trafficking operation. And when James does get home, he finds that his nightmare is just beginning ...CHERUB agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.
As her dad and best friend lie dying in the hospital, Miki and Jackson prepare for the final mission that, hopefully, will win the Game before the walls between the real world and the deadly Game come crashing down.
"Tormented after a daring escape, Cora Sandoval must find a way to stop the Arrazi from murdering innocent people and from violating, using, and killing the Scintilla for their powers. She must all except one bitter betrayal. Finn Doyle--the Irish boy who has both a piece of Cora's heart and soul--is Arrazi"--Back cover.