On a future world that has become a barren wasteland, the supply of water is controlled by the greedy king. Sheriff Rao, the demon prince Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief, have teamed up to find a long-lost lake, facing dragons, bandits, and the King's army along the way.
When the ferocious Shi'ar warrior Deathbird lands on S.W.O.R.D.'s doorstep at the brink of death, Abigail Brand calls in the X-Men to investigate! But are even the X-Men equipped to handle the horrific new threat that's emerged from the edge of space? Monstrosities called the "Genespliced" - creatures engineered from the fiercest alien races across the galaxy - threaten S.W.O.R.D.'s orbital base, but as the X-Men explore the Acanti Skunkworks, they soon find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that has connections to the deaths of Rachel Grey's family! Can the X-Men hope to stop an alien horde? And does Brand know more about the Genespliced than she's letting on?
"Ava can't see or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here. Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds"--Cover, P. .
Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and as a spy passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret.
Adelice returns to Arras, where the Guild's control is slipping and Cormac Patton needs her help to reestablish order, but she soon discovers that she is not alone and must choose between an unimaginable alliance and a war that could destroy everyone she loves.
On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her classmates--Vanessa, Linnea, Anna-Karin, Rebecka and Ida--arrive, compelled the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida's body and tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is hunting them. The park is a safe haven; the school, a place of danger. The six are wildly different and definitely not friends...but they are the Chosen Ones. As the weeks pass, each girl discovers she has a unique magical ability. They begin exploring their powers, but they are not all firmly committed to their mission--to discover the truth about Elias's death. Then a horrible tragedy strikes within the circle. Newly determined to fight the evil forces, they begin to learn magic from The Book of Patterns, an ancient work with a will of its own that reveals different things to different witches. In this gripping first installment of the Engelsfors Trilogy, a parallel world emerges in which teenage dreams, insanely annoying parents, bullying, revenge, and love collide with flirtation, dangerous forces, and ancient magic. An international sensation with rights sold in 24 countries, The Circle is razor-sharp and remarkable from start to finish.
Sixteen-year-old Claire is unable to face her fears about a recurrence of her leukemia, her eating disorder, her need to fit in with the popular crowd on Hackett Island, and her mother's alcoholism until the enigmatic Lani Garver helps her get control of her life at the risk of his own. The close-knit residents of Hackett Island have never seen anyone quite like Lani Garver. Everything about this new kid is a mystery: Where does Lani come from? How old is Lani? And most disturbing of all, is Lani a boy or a girl? Popular Claire McKenzie isn't up to tormenting Lani with the rest of the high school elite. Instead, she decides to befriend the intriguing outcast. But within days of Lani's arrival, tragedy strikes, and Claire is left questioning herself, her friendships, and, most interesting of all, the possibility that angels may exist on earth.
Headstrong sixteen-year-old Lady Luneta and her distant cousin, Sir Ywain, travel to Camelot and beyond finding more adventure than they hoped for until, with the help of a fool, Luneta discovers what she really wants from life.
After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is captured by their mortal and spiritual enemy - Sethos - and his master, Keallach, emperor of Pacifica. Andriana is certain Keallach can be convinced to follow the Maker's plan and join the other Remnants... but in time, she must decide whether she really can pull him back to the Way, or if Sethos's web of darkness has slowly and thoroughly trapped them both... forever.
As she lay dying, Elena is offered the opportunity to live by the Guardians if she can return to her senior year of high school and prove that she can exist beside Damon and Stefan without either of them killing a human.
Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she's not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet--but it may also mean real friendships.
When her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu works with Mason, a local boy, making and selling moonshine but their growing romance may mean giving up her dream of escaping her small Virginia hometown.
After her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Kate Quinn meets the father she did not know she had, joins his presidential campaign, falls for a rebellious boy, and when what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign's talking points, Kate must decide what is best.
Fourteen-year-old Emily would rather spend her days dreaming of adventures and wandering the moors, but when her father falls sick, and her sister Charlotte is sent away to school reality comes crashing in.
A hiking trip in the woods in upstate New York is out of the comfort zone for sixteen-year-old city girl Callie Velasquez, but she wants to bond with her new friends Lissa and Penelope, not to mention her new boyfriend, Jeremy--however, nothing could haveprepared her for the true human darkness that waits for her in the wood.
As part of herself observes, eighteen-year-old Oona Antunes attempts suicide, tries to pull her family and her life back together, and begins to understand her own problems and those of her parents before finally becoming one with herself again.
Living and learning to survive at Haywood House, a group home for girls, since she was thirteen, eighteen-year-old Andy Burton must now learn how to live on her own, especially when she discovers her struggles are far from over.
Flea, the least significant member of a gang of teens who sleep next to the Temple walls in first-century Jerusalem, witnesses Christ's passion and resurrection, torn between Jude, who protects Flea and employes him to run errands, and a brutal Roman spydetermined to uncover the truth about "the Magician."
"In this follow-up to TIN STAR, the desolate planet below the Yertina Feray space station is discovered to have overwhelming amounts of an invaluable resource, which suddenly makes the station a major player in intergalactic politics"--
In the slums of Brummingham, where a new type of music is taking shape, classically-trained Astor must survive in a world where rock music reigns, and she learns to depend on her former servant Verrol, who has a mysterious past.
Kidnapped and taken to China, young Sherlock Holmes enjoys adventure on the high seas before encountering a puzzling case of three men bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai. Includes historical notes.
After years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a Seeker, Quin Kincaid, fifteen, learns that she will be using the ancient artifacts and sacred knowledge as an assassin.
When three sisters discover that their unknown father is actually a recently-deceased billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner, they are whisked away to the Strip where they delve into the truth of their past.
A teenage basketball player from Harlem is befriended by a former professional player who, after being forced to quit because of a point shaving scandal, hopes to prevent other young athletes from repeating his mistake.
Recently released from a detention center, Kaya works on the streets of Vancouver as a prostitute to avoid the neighbor who sexually abused her, while her sister Beth uses food and magic tricks to avoid her own problems.
Camilla hopes her secret crush, Benjamin, might ask her to prom but feels pressured into accepting the invitation of a casual acquaintance, and Joshua has worked up the courage to ask his best friend, Ethan, to be his date when Ethan asks his help in crafting the perfect "promposal" for another boy.
Eighteen-year-old Blake Dawkins competes against girls across the country for a spot on a reality television show through the Pretty App, but difficulties at home and a desire to be more than just her high school's "mean girl" lead her to transform herself into the person she really wants to be.
After the fall of South Vietnam, fourteen-year-old Mai is forced to flee to a refugee camp on an island off the coast of Malaysia, where she must navigate numerous hardships while waiting to be sponsored for entry into America.
Through a series of lists, a narrator reveals how fifteen-year old Darren's world was rocked by his parents' divorce just as his brother, Nate, was leaving for college, and a year later when his father comes out as gay, then how he begins to deal with itall after a stolen weekend with Nate and his crush, Zoey.
Abram and Juliette have lived down the street from each other all their lives but had no connection until Juliette's mother and Abram's father had an affair that ended in a deadly car crash, then a year later, the teens begin a tentative relationship while picking up their prescription medications.
Seventeen-year-old Max, his girlfriend Parvati, and best friend Pres form Liars, Inc., expecting that forging notes and lying for their peers will lead to easy cash, but when Pres asks Max to cover for him, it may be a fatal mistake.
"Girl warrior, demon slayer, and tiger spirit of the yellow eyes--Kira is ready for her final quest to save her cousin--the young boy destined to rule the Iron Realm as crown prince--and to uncover the third lost treasure while facing innumerable enemiesin order to fulfill the famed prophecy"--
A week before high school graduation, Harvard-bound Higgs suddenly finds his life falling apart and the other students turning against him, and somehow it all started with a hypothetical question about donating a kidney--but really it goes much deeper, all the way back to the death of his older brother.
"Avery is the black sheep of the wealthy VanDemere clan--the ostracized illegitimate daughter. So she's less than excited when her grandmother ropes her into a competition to determine the VanDemere most worthy of inheriting the family fortune, until a chance to gain information about her long-lost mother motivates Avery to try to win the game"--
"In 1210 AD, Uma, a Healer raised by a tribe of people native to Wilde Island, must complete an impossible task for the English queen or be burned alive, and her only ally is the part dragon, part fairy Pendragon prince who is struggling with a secret ofhis own"--
"Near future thriller about a teen forced to become an indentured assassin who has only three days to complete her hit list--with the added complication of her sole ally's brother being the final assignment"--
Georgie Kendrick wakes up after a heart transplant, but the organ beating in her chest does not seem to be in tune with the rest of her body, and after she discovers her heart belonged to a girl her own age who fell out of the foster care system and intoa rough life on the streets, Georgie is compelled to find the truth before she loses herself completely.
In 1994, Fig looks back on her life and relates her experiences, from age six to nineteen, as she desperately tries to save her mother from schizophrenia while her own mental health and relationships deteriorate.
After a video of Kayla goes viral and a weresnake kidnaps a politician, Kayla, Yoshi, Clyde, and Aimee are declared fugitives and the were-community are targeted and threatened with a vaccine designed to suppress the ability to shift.
Liv Silver, fifteen, has lived in six countries in eight years and she and her sister yearn for a real home and normalcy, but soon after moving in with her mother's boyfriend in London, Liv's dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates.
In 1970, fourteen-year-old Shoshanna, six-year-old Mara, and their mother escape from Sweet Earth Farm, a declining commune run by their tyrranical and abusive father, but after finding peace and stability at Avery Elliot's farm, their mother's cripplingdepression returns.
After killing the leader of a clan of assassins and falling in love with his heir, a young sorceress discovers she is the one person to bring down the evil Empire that has been oppressing her people for centuries, and now, in the heart of the Empire, Ileni herself is the deadliest weapon the assassins have ever had.
In 1948 Hollywood, a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets, sixteen-year-old Alice tries to find a young runaway who is the sole witness to a beating that put her sister, Annie, in a coma.
Tacoma, Washington, high school junior Aislyn's extreme shyness has crippled her socially and cost her a college scholarship, so she jumps at the chance to try an illegal gene therapy, but although she is finally able to date her long-term crush, Jack, the therapy becomes a contagious disease that can be fatal.
In the year 2048 Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx," is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental "Streaker" jets at the junior Air Force Academy, but few know the pain and loneliness of her past or the dark secret about her father, and as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret.
Henry "Biggie" Abbott has hidden behind his weight for years, and although he is the son and stepson of two of Finch, Minnesota's most famous athletes, he prefers academic success until the girl of his dreams suggests he join the baseball team, and, withhis stepbrother's help, he discovers he is a great pitcher.
"Jess Tennant has now been living in a tiny town on the English seaside for three months, and is just beginning to relax and think of it as home after the traumatic events of last summer. But in the small hours of Halloween night, a teenage boy is left for dead by the side of the road. Seb Dawson has a serious head injury and may not survive. Jess might not have liked Seb much, but surely he didn't deserve this. The police don't seem to be taking the attack very seriously, but Jess can't just let it go, and she takes matters into her own hands. As she investigates, Jess discovers that Seb was involved in some very dangerous games. A secret predator around girls, he would do whatever it took to abuse them, from lying and blackmail to spiking drinks. Coulda group of vengeful victims be behind his attack? Or is there someone else with a grudge against Seb, who will stop at nothing to silence him? Jane Casey returns with another edge-of-your-seat mystery in Bet Your Life"--
The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.
"As Chitoge gets more and more acclimated to her new life in Japan, she finds herself spending more time with Raku and her newfound friends, most of whom have a crush on Raku as well! But now that it's Valentine's Day, will Chitoge and friends find the nerve to give Raku their homemade chocolates?" --
Nanami has finally found the fallen kami who cursed Tomoe, but before she can rush home to save her beloved shinshi, she must watch the past unfold. But how will her relationship with Tomoe be affected by her standing witness to the torments he and Yukiji suffer?!
"Madara has finally succeeded in regaining his living body, and now he's going after the biju! Naruto and the others try desperately to stand in his way, but is Madara's new power too much? Will Naruto be able to protect Nine Tails from the most powerful villain the ninja world has ever seen?" --
"Amidst the fallout from the king's decision to make Prince Yul the crown prince, Chae-Kyung and Shin make plans to get back together. Meanwhile, Yul struggles to get to the bottom of his mother's involvement in the accident that may have cost Chae-Kyung dearly. When he confronts her, the Daebi reveals a shocking secret from seventeen years ago, which will set into motion events that will change their lives forever!"--Page 4 of cover.
Miri's eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.
After her father dies, leaving sixteen-year-old Lacy with her much-loved stepmother, Lacy's birth mother suddenly shows up wanting Lacy back--and she will stop at nothing, not even dark magic, to control her daughter and draw her into her own twisted life.
Abigail's parents, believing the end of the world is near, sell their house, give the money to an end-of-times preacher, and drive from North Carolina to San Francisco where they remain homeless and destitute, as Abigail fights to keep her parents, her twin brother, and herself united against all odds.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Aurora wakes to the kiss of a handsome prince and a kingdom that has dreamed of her return, but her happily-ever-after seems unlikely as she faces grief over the loss of everything she knew and a cruel new king.
Every boy in Oskari's remote mountain village must face a ritual hunt on his thirteenth birthday -- the Trial -- to become a man. It's Oskari's turn, and whatever animal he kills --if he succeeds -- will symbolize who he will become.
For four years sixteen-year-old Twylla has lived in the castle of Lormere, the goddess-embodied, whose touch can poison and kill, and hence the Queen's executioner--but when Prince Merek, her betrothed, who is immune to her touch returns to the kingdom she finds herself caught up in palace intrigues, unsure if she can trust him or the bodyguard who claims to love her.
"When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion next door, Sophie Gracewell's life changes forever. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy Nic Falcone, Sophie finds herself falling into an underworld governed by powerful families. When Sophie's own family skeletons come to life, she must choose between two warring dynasties--the one she was born into, and the one she is falling in love with"--
Seventeen-year-old Joshlyn Weaver's doubting her ability to serve as a member of a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe and battle nightmares, when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, endangering her apprentice, Will, and the whole World.
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds himself in possession of an ancient amulet filled with magic once reserved for the Gods, and becomes the center of a conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and destroy Rome.
"The year is 2099. The ultra-rich are above the law, and megacorporations rule... Miguel O'Hara, the friendly nighborhood Spider-Man of the year 2099, returns! When Spider-Man clashes with the Public Eye, he finds himself at a disadvantage--but is suddenly saved by the mysterious Thanatos. Has Downtown found a new hero, or does Thanatos have a more sinister agenda? And what is his connection to the mysterious Net Prophet, who arrives in 2099 through a portal from a strange and new universe? When Thanatos reveals his true colors, Spider-Man must battle for survival in a virtual unreality world! Plus: Who is Mutagen, and why is he targeting people born with genetic impurities? And Miguel has his hands full when he battles a body-controlling virus, investigates a century-old Soviet submarine and faces the explosive Chernobyl!" --Cover.