There is a song you dare not sing - a melody that you dare not play, a concerto that you dare not hear: It is called a Song of Power. It is a gateway to another world - a gate that will lock behind you as you pass, barring you from the Earth forever. Resist at all cost. For it is a world of great danger and great beauty - and it is not good to be human in the Realm of the Sidhe.
XALAX When I see her groped and humiliated at the auction house, I have no choice but to buy her.
Even if a virgin human female costs as much as all the minerals on Fenda. I don’t care if it’s against the rules, if the healers say our DNA isn’t compatible. I’m the Crown Prince. I make the rules. I take what I want. And I want her. She’s my proper mate. I can feel it. But first, I must claim her. I’ll try to be gentle with my delicate little creature, but I don’t know if I can… RESA I’m a Marked human female, bought and paid for. He can do anything he wants to me. This gigantic, muscled alien has total mastery over my body.
I’ve never done this before… with human or alien. I'm frightened, alone and trembling but I can't help but imagine what it will feel like when this hulking creature takes me... Why would I desire this brute? Even if he’s the one who saved me. The only one to show me kindness. All that stuff he said about bonding and mates, that’s just alien superstition. It’s not what’s happening. Is it?
We are in the Seventies, a time where the sexual revolution is fully embedded and every ‘advanced’ marriage condones affairs and swinging. (After all, it adds to the spice and happiness of the union, and all right-minded people understand that monogamy is heavy.) The setting is a red brick English University, one that is freshly designed by the finest Finnish architect and is packed full with buildings named after eminent philosophers. Our protagonist is Howard Kirk, a Zapata moustachioed, right
A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction Mireille, Astrid and Hakima have just been voted the three ugliest girls in school by their classmates on Facebook.
But does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it?... Well, maybe a little, but not for long! Climbing onto their bikes, the friends set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris. The girls will find fame, friendship and happiness on their journey, and still have time to eat a mountain of food (and drink the odd glass of wine) along the way. But will they really be able to leave all their troubles behind? Piglettes is a hilarious, beautiful and uplifting story of three girls who are determined not to let online bullying get them down. Clémentine Beauvais (born 1989) is a French author living in the UK. She writes books in both French and English, for a variety of ages, and is a lecturer at the University of York. Piglettes won four prizes in France, including the biggest book prize for young adult fiction, the Prix Sorcières. Film and stage versions are also in production. Now Clémentine has translated her book into English!
The pain was unbearable, but I had to keep moving. I had to keep running because, if I didn’t, he’d find me. I looked behind me as I ran through the streets; scared, alone, and in the dark as the mist of rain hit my face. There was no time to think, and there was no time to stop. My shoes were soaked as they sloshed through the puddles of the dimly lit streets. My name is Rory Sinclair, and the night I was violently attacked was the night that changed my life forever.
One man, a man named Ian Braxton, made it his mission to heal me, to save me, and to show me a world that previously had been only a dream to me.
Ian Braxton is far from perfect.
He’s a self-absorbed, demeaning, arrogant, and a womanizing millionaire. He makes it so easy to hate him, but so very hard to resist him. We’re from opposite sides of the spectrum. He comes from money and I come from poverty. When our worlds collide, his struggles become mine, and mine become his, leaving us with one question: How much would you give up to be with someone who was meant to be yours?
A spirited retelling, perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Donna Jo Napoli. When a great white bear promises untold riches to her family, the Lass agrees to go away with him. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle. To unravel the mystery, the Lass sets out on a windswept journey beyond the edge of the world.
Based on the Nordic legend East of the Sun, West of the Moon, with romantic echoes of Beauty and the Beast, this re-imagined story will leave fans of fantasy and fairy tale enchanted by Jessica Day George.
A Teen Top Ten “A vivid, well-crafted, poetic fantasy for readers . . . who are ready to move from Gail Carson Levine to more sophisticated fare.” —Booklist Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/8/2008 Pages: 352 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Of Castles and Kings is the first book in a timeless trilogy of poetic justice and uncompromising truth, bringing the soul of a man—and a city—to life. Paulus Dean is a defiant young gangster who struggles to define his power in a world that has always denied his purpose. Shadowed by the woman he loves, and by the men—and memories—he fears, he treats life as it has treated him, until a murder of retribution forces the reveal of his heart, where a strange redemption is born. Peopled by heroes and hustlers both indiscernible and indestructible, Of Castles and Kings moves from the sharecropping fields of the rural South to the splendor of 125th Street, from the prayers of biblical prophets to that of policy kings, evoking the tragedy of a violent man and the enduring triumph of his ideals.