"Every step humanity takes into outer space leaves more hazardous debris in Earth's orbit, which means the crew of the debris-pickup ship DS-12 never runs out of work. ...This is the series' concluding omnibus volume, produced from the original files and including all of its color pages and bonus stories."--Cover, p.
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are the only enchanters in Russia, and when the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threaten to attack, the tsar wants a powerful enchanter by his side, and as an advisor for the prince, Pasha. He initiates the Crown's Game, a duel of magical skill, and the winner will become his Imperial Enchanter; the loser will die. For Vika and Nikolai, the game is a chance of a lifetime, but they come to realize that their growing regard for each other makes the game impossible to win. And as long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes increasingly clear to them that the Crown's Game is not one to lose.
In the land of Nirai Kanai there are two realms, one that is the "outside" world, and another that is "inside" and hidden from the rest of reality. At the request of the holy Himegami, Syaoran ventures into this inside realm to investigate an anomaly, but what he sees there is very different from what Fai and Kurogane see. What is this discrepancy and what can they do to overcome it?!
"Lucy, Erza, Wendy, and Juvia are finally getting the pampering they deserve! Mavis rewards the hard-working ladies of Fairy Tail with a deluxe resort vacation, but not everything is as it seems at this beachfront paradise. Soon after, a beautiful new wizard approaches Fairy Tail, where Wendy takes her under her wing. But a dangerous job lies in wait for the new duo…will the Fairy girls ever catch a break?!"--Back cover.
"Bravely facing the darkness together Syaoran and his friends were successful in collecting Sakura's memories and defeating Fei Wang. However, in order to release Fei Wang's last spell, Syaoran had to pay the price of "continuing his journey." He parted with Sakura and once more, accompanied by Kurogane, Fai, and Mokona, travelled to a parallel universe! The group has arrived at a seemingly peaceful paradise, but a cloud of darkness approaches ..."--Back cover.
"In the kingdom of Fiore, wizards are commonplace, but the powerful women of Fairy Tail are each one of a kind! And after fighting their way to the top at the Grand Magic Games, Lucy, Erza, Wendy, and Juvia deserve a vacation. The wizards slip out of the victory celebration to do some sightseeing as a foursome, but where Fairy Tail goes, trouble's never far behind, and soon they find themselves caught up in yet another chaotic bout of spellslinging ... with the fate of Fiore in the balance!"--Page 4 of cover.520"In the kingdom of Fiore, wizards are commonplace, but the powerful women of Fairy Tail are each one of a kind! And after fighting their way to the top at the Grand Magic Games, Lucy, Erza, Wendy, and Juvia deserve a vacation. The wizards slip out of the victory celebration to do some sightseeing as a foursome, but where Fairy Tail goes, trouble's never far behind, and soon they find themselves caught up in yet another chaotic bout of spellslinging ... with the fate of Fiore in the balance!"--Page 4 of cover.
"It is time. Sunstream, son of Wolfrider chief Cutter Kinseeker, finally fulfills his destiny and becomes the psychic link among all the elfin tribes scattered across the World of Two Moons. At long last, the seeds planted 20,000 years ago in the original, classic Quest can come to fruition. But a devastating secret, long hidden in plain sight, is also moving into the light. When the full impact of this revelation becomes known, it will affect the entire elfin race forever"--
"The Eleventh Doctor is accused of terrible war crimes--crimes that he can't remember committing! Tracked by temporal bounty hunters, both chainsword-wielding and monstrous, the Doctor goes on the run with his companion Alice Obiefune. Only by digging deep into the history of the Time War--and the past of the War Doctor--can they hope to clear the Doctor's name!"--Back cover.
The Tenth Doctor and Gabriella Gonzalez set off on a bold new journey! Whether facing an evil corruption of sentient music on a gas giant, journeying back to the dawn of humankin, or battling disc-like gladatorial captors in a millennia-old free-for-all, there are no limits to the cosmic adventure - or the mortal danger!
Shares interesting facts about the video game and cool commands that will help users become experts, including how to get a rainbow sheep, how to write text into thin air, and how to let a creeper fly.
"A convenient dictionary for high school and college students, featuring clear definitions and abundant example sentences. New for 2016, The American Heritage(r) High School Dictionary offers all the distinctive qualities that readers have come to expectfrom the American Heritage line without the inclusion of obscene words or offensive slurs. It has a contemporary, readable defining style, clear guidance on English usage, an easy-to-use pronunciation key, and an abundance of example sentences that enhance the definitions by showing how words are used in context. This reference work provides up-to-date information about words that students are likely to encounter in their studies, including current information on terms in astronomy, chemistry, physics,and medicine. In-depth usage notes enhance writing skills and help the reader discern the difference between the conventional and the quirky in language use. Special features on synonyms and word histories enrich vocabulary and show how language changesover time. The most comprehensive reference in its category, The American Heritage(r) High School Dictionary is the ideal choice for any student, family, home, or school. "--
"Now expanded with more quotations, this thesaurus makes it even easier to find the right word for every occasion. The American Heritage(r) Essential Student Thesaurus, Fourth Edition, is an at-a-glance writing aid and vocabulary builder. Drawing on revisions made for the fifth edition of its renowned companion The American Heritage(r) Dictionary of the English Language, this thesaurus presents more than 300 entries and 1,200 synonyms in a clear A-to-Z format. With paragraph-style writing to help readers differentiate synonyms, this book is ideal for students (ages 12 and up) and English language learners. An example sentence or quotation illustrates every synonym. Many entries go into greater detail, explaining nuances that distinguish related words.The quotations show synonyms in literary contexts, a feature that has been expanded for this edition. New quotations from contemporary usage include public figures such as Barack Obama, acclaimed writers such as Maya Angelou, and popular authors such as Suzanne Collins and Neil Gaiman. "--
"At Tennomifune Academy, students with "negative karma"--the kids who are practically weighted down by misfortune--are all collected into one place: Class 1-7. On the first day of school, Ruri Hibarigaoka (Hibari) meets fellow 1-7 classmates Anne Hanakoizumi (Hanako), a girl up to her ears in bad luck, and the all-too-frail Botan Kumegawa (...Botan). These fast friends just want to have a fun high school life, but are they pushing their luck...?!"--Cover, page 4.
Many women have overcome the culture of gender inequality to make important contributions to society. These contributions include numerous firsts. In the twenty-first century, one woman who had already become a lawyer, a senator, and a secretary of state sought to claim another first: the first female president of the United States. That woman was Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary growing up -- Wellesley, Yale, and Bill Clinton -- First Lady Hillary -- Senator Clinton -- Running for the White House.
He's been moved from foster home to foster home, and doesn't know who he can trust. When Aaron begins to hear strange voices, he tries to resist his supernatural abilities, but must accept his newfound heritage-- and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him.
"Fresh off the excitement of her camping trip, Yotsuba initiates a very productive session of sandbox play in which she instructs Fuuka how to properly run a bakery. But even more exciting is a visit from Grandma! Yotsuba learns how to value and enjoy cleaning, how not to be rude when hoping for souvenirs, and most important, how to cope when Grandma leaves. But don't worry, she'll be back someday!"--Publisher.
While Shinjiro copes with the disturbing way Dan Moroboshi kills alien enemies without hesitation, a secret plan to awaken Shinjiro's Ultraman Factor is set in motion, placing Rena Sayama's life in danger.
"Set in the not-so-distant future, the DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass, becoming just as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. The previous regime of heroes--the Justice League--returns under the most dire of circumstances, setting up a battle of the old guard against these uncompromising protectors in a battle that will define what heroism truly is"--
Drawing comics is hard work, as high school boy and shoujo manga-ka Umetarou Nozaki and his motley crew of friends-turned-assistants know well. But being a manga pro doesn't necessarily make Nozaki great at everything. In fact, Chiyo is about to discover that his talent just might be full of holes?! As it turns out, everyone's got some weaknesses, and nobody's perfect--not even school "prince" Kashima! And Chiyo doesn't get a pass either... because her greatest weakness is Nozaki himself!
"The Spider-woman of Earth-65 was convinced that the Lizard's threat died in her arms along with Peter Parker. But a new reptilian rampage leaves her with doubts not only about Peter's life, but also his death. While her father, Captain George Stacy, struggles with Gwen's double life, troubles mount as the Osborns make their debut--and Gwen finds herself on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most-wanted list! Perhaps some wise lessons about power and responsibility that might come in handy when Gwen battles the Goblins! Plus: discover who wields the shield as Earth-65's Captain America joins the fray--but will she be on Gwen's side?"--Back cover.
"Years before Luke Skywalker would clash with Darth Vader, turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. But when a pair of Jedi Knights - Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi - are dispatched to end the trade conflict that has gripped the galaxy, they make a surprising discovery: the "chosen one" destined to bring balance to the Force - a young boy named Anakin Skywalker! But this new hope may not last long when an ancient enemy returns to threaten the Jedi after centuries in hiding. As the Sith rise again, the small planet of Naboo finds itself in the middle of a power struggle for the ages. Can Queen Padmé Amidala save her people from invasion?"--Back cover.
"Back to the Swingin' '60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form. These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish Rogues Gallery just the way viewers remember them. When False Face goes looking for a shape-shifting formula, he ends up creating Clayface! Then, it's a bewitching evening as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, crashes a gala of Gotham's elite. Later, The Scarecrow and The Harlequin are introduced, and Batgirl makes an appearance as Batman grapples with the masked menace, Bane"--
Fresh out of rehab for oxycodone addiction, Casey and some of her friends attend an all-night rave called Survive the Night in the New York City subway, and find themselves fighting for their lives because drugs are not the only danger here--something is using the rave to attract victims, and some of them will not be coming back.
Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from poverty in Chinatown, and she gains admittance to a prestigious finishing school through a mix of cunning and bribery. She soon discovers that getting in was the easiest part, and must carve a niche among the spoiled heiresses. When the earthquake strikes on April 18, Mercy and her classmates are forced to a survivor encampment, but her quick-witted leadership rallies them to help in the tragedy's aftermath.
"When Kelsey's agoraphobic mother disappears after years of claiming the kidnappers she escaped from were coming back for her, Kelsey quickly discovers that her mother isn't who she thought she was -- and she's not the abductor's only target"--
Maguire is bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys or good luck rituals she performs, horrible things happen. She spends a lot of time in her room to avoid causing damage. But then she meets Jordy, a talented, lucky, aspiring tennis star. He's convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak; she is convinced the best thing she can do for Jordy is stay away. But it turns out that staying away is harder than she thought. --
When fate brings fourteen-year-old Leven and thirteen-year-old Winter together, they discover that for mankind to continue dreaming, the gateway between reality and dreams needs to be found and demolished.
Cassie deals with a breakup by deciding to spend the summer with her father and his family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. Bryan, now in a wheelchair after being paralyzed last summer, is back at his camp job. Neither of them is expecting to fall in love.
Thirteen-year-old Sherry helps her mother, a ghost, to investigate who is stalking Sherry's stepmother, but Sherry is also very busy with school and friends, while her mother is also striving for a gold medal in the Ghostlympics.
Ana has three choices: One, stay with her abusive foster parents and watch her little sister, Izzy, get hurt. Two, expose their abuse and risk being separated from Izzy. Or three, join the Contest, win the prize money, and escape together. No matter what Ana chooses, the odds are against her.
"Colin wants out of the Contest. Each task he's assigned by the Benefactor leaves him more convinced that he's part of something shady. Not to mention his every move is being tracked. But the prize money would help Colin's transgender sister, Danni, afford surgery. Can Colin find out what the Benefactor is really up to without ruining his chances to win the Contest?"--Page  of cover.
When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency. Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against...
Continues the story of Austrian Prince Alek who, in an alternate 1914 Europe, eludes the Germans by traveling in the Leviathan to Constantinople, where he faces a whole new kind of genetically-engineered warship.
"One of America's most honored writers--a Newbery Honor medalist, Coretta Scott King Medalist, and a three-time National Book Award finalist--draws upon history, and her astonishing imagination, to revive the long lost community of Seneca Village."--Jacket.
"No one can live without food, but what you eat is a personal decision. In the twenty-first century, many people are choosing to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. But is all meat bad for you? What does science say? And what about sugar and trans fats, which are linked to diabetes and heart disease? In addition to health concerns, people make food choices for ethical and religious reasons. Some ancient religions asserted that killing animals was wrong, a belief that persists among modern vegetarians and vegans. Some twenty-first century consumers shun meat from factory farms-- where animals are crowded into stalls and fattened up with antibiotics and hormones. An increasing number of people seek out foods grown locally, especially those raised without chemical pesticides, using agricultural methods that keep the soil healthy and do not waste water. As the Earth's population grows, chefs, nutritionists, and scientists are considering how to feed the world. The future of food includes insects-based foods, 3D-printed meals, and crops that can grow inside buildings. What do you choose to eat and why? This book will helps you make decisions to support your values."--
"Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, and there is only one likely reason for that: the evolution and arrival of the earth's only tool-wielding hunter, the wildly adaptive, comparatively pint-sized human species. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures--including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk--have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who were pushed to extinction in the modern era. At the same time, the book also highlights those giant species that remain--even though many barely survive, living in such low numbers that they are on the brink of leaving this world within the next few decades. The continuing loss of these spectacular animals is troubling and tragic, for it leaves us inhabiting a smaller, much more impoverished world. However, the book also includes a hopeful not throughout, for many endangered species can still be saved. As it profiles each extinct and endangered animal, Last of the Giants also focuses on the conservation efforts that are trying to preserve the world's remaining charismatic species before they are lost forever."--Publisher's website.
A bittersweet tale of puppy love, tragedy, and aspirations of pop-star fame. A spark of hope ignites to a blaze in twelve-year-old Mitsuki Koyama's life when a comical pair of magical beings appears to prove to her that dreams really do come true. Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start.
The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world's greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun. Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for. Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught? Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way.
"This volume of Campfire's graphic history of World War II deals with the war in Europe from the rise of the Nazis through to May 1945 and VE Day. World War II shows the effects of the war on the soldiers, the refugees, the victims and protagonists of the most terrible conflict the world has ever known. In a world that is forgetting the lessons history has to teach, this book is a reminder of the horrors that come from intolerance." -- Amazon.
As the daughter of an astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows the truth lies within the stars, so when she discovers a rare planetary alignment she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear-- The Fifth House of Relationships and Love-- but Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother's legacy when she falls for a sensitive guitar player.
Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna have quickly learned that living together in the city that never sleeps means NYC magic, boy adventures, and unexpected moments that will bond them for life... and summer is just heating up.
"Addie Emerson doesn’t believe in love. Not for herself anyway. With one year left of high school, she’s more interested in snagging a full scholarship to Harvard than a full-time boyfriend. That doesn’t mean she’s oblivious to the ways of the heart. Or, rather, the head. Because after months of research, Addie has discovered how to make anyone fall in love. All you need is the secret formula. But will her discovery be enough to win the coveted Athenian Award and all its perks? (See above, full scholarship to Harvard.) Or will she be undone by Dexter, her backstabbing lab partner, who is determined to deep-six her experiments at their exclusive private school? Those are the least of her problems now that she’s survived a death-defying flight with a mysterious, dark-haired boy, who has delicious chocolate-brown eyes and a few secrets of his own. With an experiment to mastermind, an infatuated exchange student on her hands, and at least one great white shark (more on that later), can Addie’s prefrontal cortex outwit her heart? Or will she have to give in to her amygdala and find out, once and for all, if this thing called love is more than just her brain on drugs?"--Amazon.com.
It's been three months since the revolt against the Commander's fifty-year-old regime failed. Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better. But can anyone really be trusted? Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted. Lives will be lost. Dreams will be crushed. Fears will be realized. Secrets will be exposed. When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one capture will change everything. Forever.
Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best. Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I've been accused of a crime I didn't commit and now the Hole is my new home. DARKNESS. DEATH. VIOLENCE. PAIN. Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won't die. I won't let them win. The Hole can't keep me. The Hole can't break me. I am more than my brand I'm a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.
More than ever, hatred and fear has made the world a dangerous place for mutants. But as the few remaining X-Men retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them! And no one is more concerned about their fate than Scott Summers, whose young shoulders must bear the heavy weight of the terrible acts committed by his adult counterpart. Cyclops is joined by three of his timetorn teammates - Beast, Iceman and Angel - as well as the All-New Wolverine, Kid Apocalypse and Oya. Together, they're heading out on the highway, looking for adventure, intent on writing their own futures! But when they encounter the baleful Blob, their road trip may end before it begins...
"Told through emails, text messages, journal entries, and blog posts, two fans of a popular TV show become friends online, but soon realize the bond between them is more than fan fiction in this story of friendship and love through social media in the digital age"--
Oscar Dunleavy, a teenager who used to make incredible apple tarts, has gone missing and everyone thinks he is dead, but Oscar's best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie, form a band as they try to figure out what happened to him.
Growing up, Mallory "Mouse" Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. After she escaped her terrifying childhood and spent years being homeschooled by loving adoptive parents, she is starting her senior year at a public high school. The first day, she runs into Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her childhood, and Mallory realizes that their bond never really faded. But as Rider's life spirals out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out--for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.--
"At age 31, office worker Chikage Deguchi feels she missed her chances at love and success. When word gets out that she’s a virgin, Chikage is humiliated and wishes she could turn back time to when she was still young and popular. She takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to when she was 15. Now Chikage is determined to pursue everything she missed out on all those years ago--including becoming a star! Chikage has debuted as the 15-year-old Akari, but now she must compete with Yuko to have Hibiki produce her CD. Tokita, the only one who knows Chikage's secret, continues to help her while trying to atone for the past" -- Amazon.com
"At age 31, office worker Chikage Deguchi feels she missed her chance at love and success. When word gets out that she's a virgin, Chikage is humiliated and wishes she could return to the time when she was still young and popular. She takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to when she was 15. Now [she] is determined to pursue everything she missed out on all those years ago-- including becoming a star!"--Page 4 of cover.
Pete, a young Aboriginal gang member, is sent to jail for killing his mother's boyfriend during a fight. While there, he realizes that he has become a negative influence on his younger brother and decides to turn his life around with the help of traditional Aboriginal healing circles and ceremonies.
Josie Little and her girlfriend Annette Anderson have traveled halfway across the country to attend Brookwood Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Connecticut, and get away from Annette's abusive mother, but as soon as they get there things begin tounravel--the undercurrents in the school are poisonous, Annette seems more interested in drinking with the in-crowd, and a boy declares that he is in love with her.
Kyle Cash is doing time in a youth correctional facility after driving a friend's car into a schoolbus when the sister of one of the children he killed offers him the chance to travel back in time and make things right.
In a world where modern science can transfer diseases from one person to another, the government uses the technology to transfer illnesses to criminals, causing sixteen-year-old Talia to rally against the government and her father--a candidate for prime minister.
In 1908, on the inaugural journey from Europe to the United States of the world's first underwater railway, seventeen-year-old Rosalind finds love, a murder mystery, and the truth behind the railway's construction.