"Secret Wars has destroyed the multiverse! All that remains is Battleworld! And in the realm of Marville, a whole school of super-powered kids do their best to live up to the planet's name! From their top-secret treehouses, the Avengers and X-Men fight over anything and everything -- from action figures to fast food to dodgeball. But when a twin brother and sister move into town, the playground becomes a battleground like never before as the two teams tussle to recruit them! Will the new arrivals join Earth's Mite-iest Heroes, the Children of the Atom...or the Kindergarteners of the Galaxy?!? Plus: In the very first tale inspired by Skottie Young's variant covers, Cyclops and Captain America come to blows over Bucky the teddy bear! When these junior Avengers and X-Men swap their ABCs for AVX, it spells only one thing: trouble!"--Page 4 of cover
Now a driver in the chariot races, Nic is still a target of the Praetors because of the magical amulet he found, and they will do anything to get their hands on it--and meanwhile Atroxia is beginning to wake up.
Starting in 1972 when she is nine, Ling, the daughter of two doctors, struggles to make sense of the communists' Cultural Revolution, which empties stores of food, homes of appliances deemed "bourgeois," and people of laughter.
When Earth is hit by an asteroid and begins the end of the world, Billy and his companions, who have taken refuge in outer space, learn that survival above the atmosphere is as difficult as survival below.
Sensitive guitarist Jake has been trying to express his love for his best friend, anime artist Elena, but when Elena connects online with Harlow, sparking an instant connection, Jake is sure something is wrong but his objections only push Elena into Harlow's arms.
After a party gets raided by the police, four teenagers who barely know each other find themselves on the run in a car with a trunk full of stolen drugs--and in the next few hours they will make decisions that will determine the course of the rest of their lives.
"Amani is desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, and she's counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan's army, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji...and herself"--
Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp.
Struggling to survive in a decimated world where nearly everyone she loves is missing or presumed dead, Lyric Walker works to unite the Alpha before a second wave of invasions wipe out the rest of humanity.
After nine years Clare Macleod and her father are finally returning to their old home in Ireland, a house by the sea, with a yew tree growing inside it, a tree with its roots in both the human and fairy world--and soon Clare, who has always been able to sense the "Strange," meets the boy Finn, and discovers that she must battle against the forces of evil to restore order to both worlds.
After her mother is arrested, Dess is sent to live with the foster family that took in her baby brother several years before, and although she and her new foster sister, Hope, clash immediately, they soon realize they have much in common.
Sixteen-year-old Red desperately tries to fit in with her peers while saving her grandmother's failing bakery, handle her crush on Peter, and protect herself from the ferocious wolves that attack around each full moon.
"Sixteen-year-old Lyla lives in a bleak, controlling society where only the brightest and most favored students succeed. When she is caught buying cheats in an underground shadow market, she is tattooed--marked--as a criminal. Then she is offered redemption and she jumps at the chance, but it comes at a high cost, and doing what is right means betraying the boy she has come to love"--
As the Iremonger family begins a search for a new home in London, residents of the city begin to notice strange incidents, including missing persons, strange objects appearing, a creeping darkness, and lots of rats.
Sixteen-year-old expert archer Merry Owen is desperate to save her family's farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, and when she finds a buried chest containing an ancient and hopefully valuable Welsh text, she hopes it will be the key to a fortune--and so it is, but not in the way she expected, for it sends her and her friend James de Courcy into past.
Having achieved fame and thousands of followers with her Tumblr exposé of her brilliant-yet-clueless parents, a seventeen-year-old African American honors student tries to keep secret that her microblog is ghostwritten by a forty-one-year-old white man.
Four fan-girls of The Ruperts, sneak away to a hotel in Manhattan to see their favorite boy band, but when one of them literally drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and they tie him up, things get complicated--and when Rupert is killed things go from badto worse.
After defeating an evil Ruby Eye with the power of Isolation, Minoru Utsugi is invited by the Accelerator--a girl named Yumiko--to join a mysterious organization whose goal is to defend humanity from the threat of the Ruby Eyes.
Sixteen-year-old Hope Walton travels back in time to help rescue her mother, a member of the secret society of time travelers, who is trapped in twelfth-century England in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
This title examines the role and theme of Biblical allusions in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Matrix, Lord of the Flies, and The Lion King. It features four analysis papers that consider Biblical allusions, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.
Having defeated General Eugene of the Salamanders and having aided the alliance between Sylphs and Cait Siths by protecting their leaders, Kirito and Leafa reach Alne, the town at the foot of the World Tree, at long last. But before they can tackle the tree--and their main objective--server maintenance begins, and they are forced to log out. Back in the real world, Kazuto and Suguha Kirigaya, each unaware of the other's in-game identity, pay a visit to Asuna Yuuki, who still lies asleep in her hospital room. While there, Suguha suffers a terrible shock when she realizes just how strongly her beloved brother cares for Asuna. Meanwhile, Asuna, still imprisoned atop the World Tree within the game world of ALfheim Online, makes a fateful and desperate decision to escape...
Kum-Ji takes pity on E-Soh and tells him where her heart truly lies. But speaking candidly with E-Soh doesn't automatically give her an opening to grow closer to E-Wan. Just when she decides that it's time for her to stop clinging to her fantasies and come back to reality, the band gets in a terrible accident. Some of the members are hurt badly, and there are fears that the band may not be able to carry on... Kum-Ji wants desperately to help her friends, but what can one girl do?! Find out in the long awaited conclusion of Chocolat!
"It is the seventh year--the time when the UnSeelie Court must pay a tithe to Seelie royalty to remain a separate entity. Sacrificed at midnight on Samhain, the UnSeelies call their offering the Seven Year King. This time, Donegal plans to sacrifice someone Tiki loves. To make matters worse, Fiona disappears, Johnny lies near death, and the threat of the liche comes closer. Tiki's only hope is that she and Rieker can find an ancient faerie treasure and outsmart the Winter King before the turning of the seasons. In this third book of The Faerie Ring series, Tiki is pulled between two worlds--and unable to find peace in either."--Author's website.
In The Island, the compelling conclusion of The Line trilogy, Rachel and Pathik continue their adventure. Will fire tales about the mysterious island called Salishan prove to be true? Are there inhabitants, and if so, are they friends or enemies?
In a graphic novel adaptation of the book, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
In this graphic novel, Simon Schwartz weaves biography and fiction together to explore the life of Arctic adventurer Matthew Henson. Moving between different time periods and incorporating Inuit mythology, Schwartz offers fresh perspective on the many challenges Henson confronted during his life. As a member of early missions to reach the North Pole, Henson braved subzero temperatures and shifting sea ice. As an African American at the turn of the twentieth century, he also faced harassment and prejudice. Henson won a place on Arctic expeditions through skill and determination--though he didn't receive the same credit as his teammates. He also won the respect of the native peoples he met during his journeys--though he couldn't prevent the harm that the expeditions caused them. More than a biography, First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson is an artistic homage to Henson's accomplishments and the complicated realities of being a trailblazer in a society that didn't recognize black men as equals.
Shredder and Krang finally meet up, but will they be able to overcome their differences and join forces? Meanwhile, Old Hob has perfected the art of making mutants! With the ranks of his gang swelling, the Turtles will have to determine if they can truly trust Hob against the Foot.
"Survival of the fittest. This is the one principle that governs the lands of Baron Apocalypse. His mutant armies have subjugated the human population, forcing them into ghettos. The X-Men have failed in their every attempt to unseat Apocalypse from his throne. The dream of Charles Xavier is dead. This is the world that Doug Ramsey has grown up in. A world where he has spent most of his life hiding in fear"--Amazon.com.
"Luke continues his quest to learn about the Jedi by heading for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. But when his lightsaber is stolen, he soon finds himself entrapped and imprisoned! Will his friends come to his aid before he's forced to enter the Arena of Death? Meanwhile, Han and Leia are confronted by an unexpected foe. The Imperials are closing in on them, and they were set on the rebels' trail by a mysterious woman from Han's past--one with a very personal grudge! As Chewbacca is unleashed, Han finds himself dealing with...a ball and chain?! You've got to read it to believe it! Plus: Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant. Will Ben Kenobi risk revealing himself to do what's right? It's a special tale from Obi-Wan's past!" -- Page  of cover.
Bounty Hunters on the attack--against the Empire! Vader has a new mission to do for the Empire. Unfortunately, it's completely at odds with his own mission. What's a Dark Lord to do? Plus: Who is Tagge's mysterious new agent?
When Annalise steals away Cooper, Noelle's lifelong crush, Noelle and her friends create the perfect virtual guy to deceive Annalise, but when the plan goes awry, Noelle learns hard lessons about phonies and friendship.
A few weeks into her sophomore year at Ventura High School in California, Wren Verlaine is shipped off to Hardwick Hall, a prestigious boarding school in Connecticut, where clues begin appearing about the one secret her mother has ever kept from her.
Having arrived in Candeia, Brazil, starving and footsore, after walking sixteen days to fulfill his dying mother's last wishes, young Samuel takes up residence in an enormous, broken statue of Saint Anthony and finds that he can hear the prayers of the townspeople, despite his lack of faith.
"Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman. Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought--1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life--herentire existence--is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures. her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own"--
Nita, Kit, and all the other young wizards are planning and practicing for a planetwide wizardry competition--but spells can go awry, unexpected dangers await, and the wizards must discover what secrets lie within themselves.
Committed to a mental hospital against her will for something she claims she did not do, Cassie O'Malley signs herself out against medical advice when she turns eighteen and tries to start over at college, until her estranged mother appears, throwing everything Cassie believes about herself into question.
Evan, the nephew of a conservative southern senator, and Alma, who lives with her large, warm Mexican family, fall in love, but when Immigration and Customs Enforcement begins raids on their town, Alma knows she needs to tell Evan her secrets, but how canshe tell her country-club boyfriend that she is an undocumented immigrant?
McKenna and her best friend planned for over a year to defer their freshman year of college to hike the Appalachian Trail all the way from Maine to Georgia, so when her friend backs out McKenna embarks alone on a physical and emotional journey that will change her life forever.
Eden Munro spends the summer with her father and his new family in Santa Monica and quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences and the more time she spends breaking the rules with them, the more she finds herself falling for the oneperson she should not--her stepbrother, Tyler.
When her boyfriend dies, a grieving Ari uses a spell to erase her memories of him, but this spell triggers a series of events that reveal hidden, and sometimes dangerous, connections between her friends and the boyfriend she no longer remembers.
"Fourteen escaped and found their way to a new territory, but Book, Hope, and Cat can't settle into their new free life knowing the rest of the Less thanks and Sisters are still imprisoned. Now the Teens must retrace their steps to save the others and destroy the compound. But the path back is filled with even more heart-pounding danger--as motives are questioned and relationships tested"--
"When sixteen-year old Noelle takes a summer nightshift job at the Boy Meets Girl Inn, the site of a decades-old murder, she keeps a diary to document evidence of hauntings, until another ghoulish murder lands her diary in the hands of investigators"--
To help out with her family's financial situation, seventeen-year-old Morgan Dey begins working for the Body Institute, an organization that uses new technology to allow one person to take over another person's body temporarily to return that body to theproper weight and physical condition.
After traveling through the desert, Jayden is finally reunited with Kadesh, but they must flee to Kadesh's homeland of Sariba when they learn that Horeb is still determined to hold Jayden to their betrothal.
With the election of a new president, some in the administration have a vendetta against Sarah's supervillain mother, a situation that forces her to look into the true origins of her mothers turn from hero to villain.
Sixteen-year-old Connor tries to help his severely depressed father, who learned upon his mother's death that Nonno was not his biological father, by doing research that reveals Dad's father was probably a Tuskegee Airman.
The Turtles return from Burnow Island to find unimaginable tragedy. As the family struggles to cope, an enraged Foot Clan prepares its revenge. Meanwhile, Casey prepares for a final showdown with Hun as the Purple Dragons run amok.
"In the Battleworld zone known as Spider-Island, Peter Parker has lost -- and the Spider Queen has turned Manhattan into an island of arachnid madness! With Spider-Man defeated and captive, does Flash Thompson -- A.K.A. Venom -- stand a chance? Venom and his squad of monstrous heroes wage all-out war on the Queen, but to reclaim a Manhattan completely overrun by her spider-army, Venom will need a little help from his friend. (Which friend? We'll give you a hint: thwip!) Venom and his allies take the fight straight to the Queen, but one among them will have to make the ultimate sacrifice! Plus: Mayday Parker and her amazing Spider-Family are back as we visit the MC2 patch of Battleworld!"--Back cover.
"An all-new series--and season--of Arrow begins! Bridging the gap between seasons 2 and 3 of the hit TV series, ARROW SEASON 2.5 VOL. 1 follows Oliver Queen's story as he battles the Church of Blood, with the fate of Starling City hanging in the balance. Written by show creators Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, this collection features an all-star cast of Oliver's greatest allies and enemies including the Huntress, Black Canary and Deathstroke! Collects ARROW SEASON 2.5 #1-12"--
"For the past 75 years, Superman has faced intergalactic generals, robot powerhouses and psychotic superhuman villains, but his most dangerous enemy? The richest man in Metropolis: Lex Luthor. He's Superman's most implacable foe--and now, DC Entertainment celebrates the criminal career of Lex Luthor! This new hardcover includes every phase of Luthor's history, from mad scientist to corrupt captain of industry, from president of the United States to member of the Justice League! Includes stories from the very beginning, written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, to the present day, written by Geoff Johns!"--
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known -- and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul. Mare Barrow's blood is red -- the color of common folk -- but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince -- the friend -- who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, sixteen-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.
Looking forward to taking summer classes with a famous artist-in-residence, Corinne struggles beside a fellow student whose style clashes with her own, a view that shifts when she learns that they have more in common than she thought.
"Homura discovers that she has been trapped in an illusory space all along. Though she resolves to find and put a stop to the culprit behind the illustion, her friends' apparent happiness in this false reality makes Homura wonder if she has more to lose than gain by putting an end to it."--Back cover.
First crush, first love, first kiss--Chloe must choose between her virtual almost-boyfriend and her best guy friend in this addition to the sweet and clean Flirt series. Chloe has the best almost-boyfriend ever. Trevor is smart, talented, witty, and good-looking. Basically, he's the perfect guy for her--except for one tiny detail. He lives hundreds of miles away. Chloe met Trevor at music camp when they were kids and was so excited when they reconnected in an online music forum a few months ago. And they've been flirting non-stop ever since. Chloe's boy-crazy best friend Vanessa thinks it's the most romantic thing she's ever heard, though her other best friend, Kazuo, isn't so sure. Turns out Kaz actually has a crush on her! Chloe can't imagine her life without him, but she's never thought of him that way. Still, Kaz talks Chloe into giving him a chance and going to the big school dance together. Chloe is almost ready to agree when she gets the most amazing news--Trevor is coming for a visit! But when Trevor shows up, things don't go quite as well as Chloe was expecting, and by the time she realizes her old camp buddy has changed--and that he might not be Mr. Perfect (for her) after all--Kaz has already asked Vanessa to the dance. Did Chloe just miss her chance at true love?
Chloe lands a summer job mucking stalls at one of the best dude ranches in Colorado. The summer only gets better when she meets Stephen. He's funny, friendly, and hardworking, a welcome antidote to Chloe's daily doses of Zach, the cocky, self-satisfied fellow ranch hand. When a trailer full of new colts arrives for training, Chloe is given the job of caring for them. She's looking forward to seeing Stephen all the time, but then Zach is assigned to help with the training and Chloe's plans for moonlight rides and watching sunsets are squashed. But as the summer continues and Chloe starts to see a different side of Zach as he works with the horses, she starts to wonder if maybe she judged him too harshly at first.
While vacationing in Scotland with her parents, Ava, fifteen, meets cute and sweet Graham, the son of her mother's college friend, but wonders if it is worth pursuing a relationship when she will soon return to Cleveland.