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“Amikor Maud visszatért a szobába, egy úr lépett ki a szekrényből, pizsamában, fején egy ízléses zöld selyem lámpaernyővel, és barátságosan mosolygott.”
(Rejtő Jenő)


Virginia Henley - The ​Pirate and the Pagan
Wild ​as a pagan goddess, Lady Summer galloped her stallion along the Cornish coast. She had dabbled in the smuggler's game to save her family estate, but a wealthy marriage would better serve her purpose now. Lord Ruark Helford seemed the answer to her reckless prayers. But as his hot, hungry kisses drew her toward deception and irresistible acts of love, she had to hesitate. Would this arrogant, handsome lord be her ticket to heaven--or hell?

Wataru Karasuma - Not ​Lives 1.
PLAY ​TO WIN Mikami Shigeru is a video game genius—he can play and conquer any game, and just as easily program his own. While planning his next project, Shigeru discovers a strange oddity among his stack of research materials—a game disc labeled NOT ALIVE. Absorbing into his body, the disc thrusts him into a strange parallel reality where he becomes the “Player” of a real life video game, one where he controls the mysterious and skilled Amamiya Kyouka as his new female avatar. With rules to learn, other players to combat, and an omniscient GM overseeing the process, will Shigeru’s gaming skills be enough to survive in this brave new digital world?

Wataru Karasuma - Not ​Lives 3.
DO ​YOU WISH TO CONTINUE? Mikami and Amamiya have successfully achieved their second win in the life-or-death game of “NOT ALIVE” and, for better or worse, it’s earned them an invitation to the game’s multi-player battle royale. With harsh battle rules, and even harsher participants, the two must struggle to overcome this most recent challenge. But when a single avatar approaches them amidst the chaos, have their finally found an ally or just another deadly enemy?

Wataru Karasuma - Not ​Lives 5.
MAZE ​RUNNER! The battle against the third-ranking Melodious Maze has begun, and it’s a whole new game: underwater battles, skillful tactics, and physical endurance pushed to its limit. Maze is overwhelmingly strong on all fronts–much stronger than any opponent thus far. Mikami and Amamiya are forced into defensive mode at first, but they soon discover the true source of their strength.

Sarina Bowen - Elle Kennedy - Ez ​a srác
Ők ​ketten nem egy csapatban játszanak. Vagy mégis? Jamie Canning sosem jött rá, miért veszítette el a legjobb barátját. Négy évvel ezelőtt a tetovált, nagyszájú, szabályszegő szobatársa minden magyarázat nélkül kizárta őt az életéből. Végülis mi rossz van abban, ha tizennyolc éves korukban a nyári hokitábor utolsó éjszakáján furán alakultak köztük a dolgok? Csak egy kis részeg hülyülés volt. Senki sem halt meg. Ryan Wesley már nagyon megbánta, hogy annak idején belerángatta a nagyon is heteró barátját egy fogadásba, ami próbára tette a barátságukat. Most, hogy a z egyetemi csapataik egymás ellen játszanak a nemzeti bajnokságon, végre lesz alkalma bocsánatot kérni. De elég egy pillantást vetnie a srácra, akiért időtlen idők óta odavan, és a fájdalom erősebb, mint valaha. Jamie régóta vár válaszokra, de ehelyett egy újabb kérdést kell megfejtenie: vajon egy együtt töltött éjszaka tönkretehet egy barátságot? És ha nem, mi a helyzet hat, együtt töltött héttel? Amikor Wesley megjelenik a táborban, hogy egy újabb forró nyáron át együtt edzősködjenek, Jamie-nek sokmindenre rá kell jönnie a régi barátjával kapcsolatban… és magával kapcsolatban is.

K. Webster - Pearson
I ​am selfish. Spoiled. A single father. I do what I want because I can. One of my four sons is dating the hot, young little neighbor... Too bad it won't last long. When I want something, I take it—even if it means taking from my son. My name is Eric Pearson. I am an unapologetic, egotistical, domineering man. People may not like me, but it doesn't stop them from wanting me.

Kristan Higgins - If ​You Only Knew
Letting ​go of her ex-husband is harder than wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate expected…especially since his new wife wants to be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this isn't exactly helping her achieve closure, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll start her own business and bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life…and maybe even find a little romance of her own with Leo, her downstairs neighbor, a guy who's utterly irresistible and annoyingly distant at the same time. Rachel's idyllic marriage, however, is imploding after she discovers her husband sexting with a colleague. She always thought she'd walk away in this situation, but her triplet daughters have her reconsidering her stance on adultery, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' perfect marriage as a shining example of patience and forgiveness; but to protect her sister, Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship­—and reveal a family secret she's been keeping since childhood. Both Rachel and Jenny will have to come to terms with the past and the present and find a way to get what they want most of all.

K. Webster - B-Sides ​and Rarities
Peeking ​into the head of a writer is like opening the door to a room filled with lunatics, villains, and demons—all running amuck while screaming at exactly the same time. In other words, complete chaos. Most days, authors are able to quieten those voices in their head and focus on the ones who yell the loudest. They are able to clutch onto the hand of the most important character and pull them from the fray. But what happens when they’re all screaming much too loudly? What happens when they all speak at once and they pull the author into the depths of their fiery hell? Writer’s block, that’s what. Have you ever wondered why an author jumped into a different story while in the middle of a series you’ve been following or why they are taking too long to release or why they’ve gone genre hopping? Well, I’ll tell you why. They’re in hell. The hell of their own mind. In most cases, the writer will open new documents and tell portions of these character's stories if only to shut them up for a while. Other times, it’s because the author simply needs to feel useful or productive when their work in progress has come to a screeching halt. Regardless of the reason, you can ask just about any writer in this world and they’ll show you right to a folder on their desktop or a notebook of many scribblings of unfinished stories. This is our therapy. Our coping mechanism. And most days, as a reader, you’re only welcome into the world of our stunning, finished works of art we’ve spent months and months agonizing over. The beautiful final product of our blood, sweet, tears, and insanity. Nobody ever lets you in to see what wasn’t ever meant for the world. The imperfect. The incomplete. The utter madness. Nobody would ever share that with the world, right? Well, they’d have to be a little crazy. They’d have to be me. *** WARNING: This is a collection of incomplete stories. Some end abruptly, almost as quickly as they started. Others let you sink your teeth in just a bit before pushing you away. A couple will leave you pulling at your hair and cursing for more. In this collection, it’s all about beginnings…there are no climaxes or epic endings. It’s madness I tell you! Enter at your own risk.

K. Webster - J. D. Hollyfield - Hate ​2 Lovers
She ​hates him and his big head. He likes her and her big t*ts. She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him. He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her. She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid. He likes her because she's carrying his child. She hates the way he gets inside her head. He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart. Andie: I hate you. Roman: I know...but I'm going to change that.

H. G. Wells - Szörnyetegek ​szigetén
Edward ​Prendick ifjú angol természettudós hajótörést szenved. Keserves hányódások után titokzatos szigetre vetődik: szörnyetegek hemzsegnek a vadonban. A délövi szárazulat ura ugyan azt állítja, hogy biológiai kutatóállomást vezet, az igazság azonban más. A megszállott, ősz öregember, dr. Moreau borzalmas műtéteket hajt végre. A rovott múltú, hajdan híres, sőt hírhedt kórboncnok tudós idétlen szörnyetegeket állít elő. Fenevadakat és szelíd állatokat vagdal széjjel és operál egybe, olyan "alkotása" azonban nincs, amelyikkel elégedett lehetne. Mitévők lesznek a félresikerült, torz teremtmények, ha győz lényükben a ragadozó elem, és föllázadnak a tudós ellen, hogy bosszút álljanak pokoli kínjaikért?! Milyen áldozatok árán sikerül Prendicknek, az emberséges fiatalembernek megmenekülnie az elszabadult ösztönök véres szigetéről? Erről szól a világhírű nagy angol regényíró hátborzongatóan izgalmas remekműve.

B. N. Toler - Hybrid
"My ​name is Aldo Lawson. I'm awake. And I'm a hybrid." My Aunt Lucy used to say, “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” She said many wise things I never heeded when she was alive. I want to be the woman that’s okay with hiding from what she fears and letting her big, strong man protect her. But that’s not me. I hate to be scared. I hate the feeling that there is an evil out there that could hurt me if it finds me. But mostly, I hate that so many before me lived in fear and died at the hands of evil. That is why I cannot find peace within. There is no peace for me while Healers suffer the atrocities of others. I know Rhett would protect me at all costs. He loves me. And that is why I must leave him behind. It’s impossible to justify hurting someone you love—or many you love—to do what you truly believe is right. Lucy also used to say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I get what she was trying to tell me now. Hindsight is twenty/twenty. Sometimes we choose a path we think will lead us toward a noble cause, full of ambition and altruism, only to look back and see we’ve run over and crushed the ones we love most along the way. I can only pray that one day those I love will forgive me. I woke up and I left. I left Rhett, the man who saved me from myself. The man I love. I left my brothers—my best friends. I left. But leaving led me to more. I found answers. I found others like me—who want what I want. But most importantly, I found myself. My name is Aldo Lawson. I’m awake. And I’m a Hybrid.

K. Webster - J. D. Hollyfield - Sundays ​are for Hangovers
For ​nearly a year, they’ve been at war. Cops. Forks. Eggs. Two feuding neighbors who couldn’t be more opposite, forced to live next door to one another. Neither is backing down. She drives him crazy with her loud nineties rap music. He gets under her skin the way he obsesses over his stupid perfect lawn. She fantasizes about having sex with the hot nerd—but with duct tape over his dumb mouth. He has dirty dreams of the bombshell beauty where he bangs the crazy right out of her—nightmares of course. Anger isn’t the only thing heating up between these two. They think this is a battle only one of them can win… The growing attraction between them, though, seems to be far more stubborn than the two of them combined.

K. Webster - J. D. Hollyfield - Text ​2 Lovers
It’s ​the start of nothing good. I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number. And he replied. Him: Show me a picture. Him: Tell me your name. Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger? It’s the start of everything right. I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong. And she made me laugh again. Her: You’re probably a creeper. Her: Possibly a stalker. Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine? Him: Take a chance with me. Her: This is crazy. Him: I need to see you. Her: What are we doing? Him: We’re about to find out. Her: PHOTO ATTACHED Him: PHOTO ATTACHED

K. Webster - J. D. Hollyfield - Thieves ​2 Lovers
Best ​friends aren’t supposed to kiss. But these best friends did. He can’t get the taste of her lips off his mind. She can’t let go of the guilt from her mistake. He wants to be good enough for her. She wishes life were different. He’s the bad boy reject. She’s the girl next door. When opposites attract, they collide and create an explosion that can’t be ignored. Is it possible to be madly in love with your best friend? Love follows no rules because love is a rebel. Her: We should talk about what's happening… Him: It's about damn time.

K. Webster - Becoming ​Countess Dumont
Edith ​Merriweather has done deplorable things in her past, including breaking her younger sister’s heart by betraying her in the most unforgiveable way. Edith is ready to come clean and beg for forgiveness when a handsome stranger enters her life. He offers her an escape from reality, where she is destined to be a poor, single woman for the rest of her years. This man entices her with a contract she simply cannot refuse. The great Earl of Havering, Alexander Dumont, has chosen to wed Edith. But not because the playboy loves her. No, Alexander needs a wife in order to convince his father that he’s settled down and capable of inheriting their exorbitant amount of wealth. He promises to lavish Edith with his riches and indulge her in any desire she could ever want, including allowing her to have as many lovers as she so pleases. And the most appealing part of it all is she’ll also become a countess. Together, Alexander and Edith conspire to pull off one of the greatest deceptive acts of their time. Somewhere along the way, though, the lines of their faux marriage become blurred and something altogether foreign enters the picture. Love. Will becoming Countess Dumont weaken Edith’s heart, which she’s always kept protected under a hard, callous outer shell? And if Alexander breaks her vulnerable heart, will she be able to continue the sham of their marriage or reveal the falsehood to his father?

K. Webster - Becoming ​Lady Thomas
***This ​is book one in the series but can be read as a standalone. It is novella length.*** Elisabeth Merriweather has one destiny. His name is William. The moment William returns from university, he has promised to marry his childhood sweetheart, Elisabeth. Unfortunately, as he prepares to propose, they learn that her father has done the unthinkable. In an effort to save their farm, he has incurred an exuberant amount of gambling debts that he cannot ever repay and become involved with a man of incredible wealth and power. His name is Lord Thomas. When the debtor decides to pardon the debt in exchange for one simple favor, Elisabeth’s father wholeheartedly agrees. Lord Thomas, upon seeing the portrait of the three beautiful daughters, negotiates to marry the daughter of his choosing. He chooses Elisabeth. What happens when Elisabeth’s entire life plan is overturned by one simple deal with the devil and she’s whisked away to London as his prize? Will her traitorous heart fall for Lord Thomas, or will it stay true to William?

K. Webster - Becoming ​Mrs. Benedict
Ella ​Merriweather has watched her sisters grow up and fall madly in love with men that cherish and adore them. She wants to find that kind of love. However, she’s saddled with taking care of their dying father on the farm where she was left behind so easily. When she went to her older sister’s wedding, she had met a man, Alcott Dumont, and he was intoxicatingly handsome. She was immediately taken by his charms and began to fanaticize about a life with him. Unfortunately, a year later and he has never come to court her like she so desperately dreamed about. One evening, William Benedict, her sister Elisabeth’s previous fiancé, shows up and is ready to whisk her away. She nearly relinquishes in to settling with a man like William for he is handsome and could take care of her. However, William has other plans for Ella. Plans that involve revenge, her sought after virginity, and a vendetta at having lost his prior fiancée to Lord Thomas. Will Ella fall in love with William despite the circumstances that have brought them together? Is her destiny to become Mrs. Benedict? Or will someone, the man she was once charmed, by decide to show up and win her heart over just in time?

K. Webster - Lawn ​Boys
She’s ​lived her life and it has been a good one. Marriage. College. A family. Slowly, though, life moved forward and left her at a standstill. Until the lawn boy barges into her world. Bossy. Big. Sexy as hell. A virile young male to remind her she’s all woman. Too bad she’s twice his age. Too bad he doesn’t care. She’s older and wiser and more mature. Which means absolutely nothing when he’s invading her space. ***All characters are of legal age.***

Sophie Jordan - Once ​Upon a Wedding Night
An ​Innocent Deception . . . Lady Meredith Brookshire has every right to Oak Run. Now that she's suddenly husbandless and penniless, where else would she, her addled father, and spinster aunt reside? Yet who should appear but Nicholas Caulfield, the new Brookshire heir, claiming the estate is rightfully his by law. The brute is as arrogant as he is handsome-besides, he's supposed to be dead. And the only plan resourceful Meredith can devise to save her family from homelessness is a desperate scheme that may lead her to salvation or ruin . . . and the bed of the man she has vowed to hate. A reluctant aristocrat, Nick does not trust this fiery, infuriating chit whom he suspects of subterfuge-yet who bewitches him with her innocent green eyes. The sooner he can get this tempting beauty married off to some stodgy old blueblood-and off his hands for good-the better. There is one slight problem, however: Nick can't bear the thought of her wedding any man but him.

Virginia Henley - The ​Raven and the Rose
Her ​hair was black and silk against her ivory skin; her gray eyes burned with opal fire. The love child of King Edward IV, Roseanna was pledged to her father's most prized warrior. He was dark, strong, and commanding, and in the bedchamber, where he forced her to honor her marriage vows, she learned not to crave his intoxicating touch. And still she swore not to love him even as she surrendered to the dark rapture of...the Raven.

Sarah M. Eden - A ​Fine Gentleman
Jason ​Jonquil can't go anywhere, it seems, without hearing at least one of his many brothers praised to the skies. He is hard working and accomplished, but no one seems to notice. Especially Miss Mariposa Thornton. On the surface, she seems quite empty-headed. But Jason is certain she is hiding something. Initially, he wants nothing more than to be rid of the exasperating lady. But as her mask begins to slip, he finds himself wishing she saw him in the same way the world sees his brothers: as a gentleman worthy of admiration, respect and love.

Richard Happer - The ​Hills are Stuffed With Swedish Girls
...you ​remember we used to joke how in the next glen we were going to come across some mythically hot European birds, all lost and sweaty and lovely? Well, pack your bags cos I've just found out they really do exist. .....Coming from your best friend, this sounds wonderful. Now that the love of your life has left and you got fired, some boys-in-the-hills-action is just what you fancy. But there are problems. There's your upper-class flatmate who gets the shakes if he goes more than half a mile from a delicatessen. And you'll have to take the cat, but he will insist on murdering things. Then there's your best friend himself, a vodka-toting maniac whose last great idea was snorting gunpowder... What's going to happen when you re all up a rainy glen in a leaky tent? How much damage is it possible to do on a distillery tour? Will anyone apart from the cat actually get a shag? There's only one way to find out. Pack your rucksack, lace your boots and head for the hills with the boys..

Bonvy Iván - Memória!Zavar? ​Mellékhatás
Kit ​érdekel az egészségügy titokzatos világa? Szinte mindenkit! Filmek, tévésorozatok garmadája szól orvosokról, klinikákról, nővérekről, sürgősségi osztályokról, különös betegségekről. Nemhiába, hiszen ez a világ egy cseppet sem unalmas. A fehér köpenyek, klumpák, és zöld műtősruhák sterilnek tűnő sejthártyája mögött ugyanúgy megtalálható a szakmai elhivatottság, rátermettség, tapasztalat, emberi együttérzés, mint a kicsapongás, intrika, hatalomvágy, pénzéhség, botrányok, és persze a szex. Mindemellett – köztudottan – rengeteg humor is. Prof.Dr.Bonvy Iván igazságügyi orvos-szakértő évek óta gyűjti az általa belülről ismert hazai orvostársadalom és szakdolgozói kar legmeglepőbb és legmulatságosabb történeteit. Olyan sztorikat mond el – a távolabbi múlttól a közelmúlton keresztül napjainkig – és nemegyszer olyan titkokba avat be ebben a könyvében, amelyek bár jórészt bizonyíthatóan igaz történetek ugyan, de mégsem találhatóak meg a hivatalos szaklapokban. (Csak ízelítőül említem Rákosi lelkiismeretes sebészét, a Váci úti ámokfutót, vagy az anatómiatudós pornósztár, és a szófukar sztár-fogorvos esetét, hogy a zavart Viagra-kutatóról már ne is beszéljünk.) Aki belekezd az olvasásba – legyen bár laikus vagy szakmabeli – nem bánja meg, mert a szerzőnek tényleg van (mellék)hatása az olvasóra, és gondoskodik arról, hogy kedves "betegei" remekül szórakozzanak, sőt rendszeresen betegre röhögjék magukat. Ám a komolyabb értékeket keresők sem fognak csalódni. Hiszen az anekdota jellemeket, korokat, örök emberi helyzeteket idéz fel, másként feledésbemenő, de mégis felejthetetlen személyiségeknek állít emléket. A jól megírt anekdota irodalmi élmény. A szerző alaposan feldolgozza témáját, nem fukarkodik a korrajz, az emberi érzések, a kiélezett szakmai viták bemutatásával sem. Éppen ez adja igazi bukéját Dr.Bonvy írásainak, éppen emiatt nem lehet őket letenni. Hiszen egy anekdota gyakran többet árul el egy korról, egy szakmai miliőről, mint egy tudományos monográfia, miközben a nem ritka tragikus helyzetek és fájó nehézségek feldolgozását is enyhíti a gyógyító nevetés, az üdvözítő mosoly. Külön is felhívjuk olvasóink figyelmét, hogy a szerző – vállalva ennek kockázatát – szándékosan nem mondott le a valós élethelyzetek bemutatásához illő történeti hűségről és szakmai hangulatfestésről, így a szöveg kifejezetten kötetlen, szókimondó stílusban íródott.

R. Kelényi Angelika - A ​lánynevelde 2.
Christina ​húgai, Nella és Leona is megváltoztak az évek során. Nella huszonkét éves felnőtt nő lett, és komoly munkát kap a Sorores Lányneveldében, de öt év elteltével is magát hibáztatja a nővére pokoljárásáért. Ezért magára vállal egy veszélyes feladatot, amikor kiderül, hogy az eltűnt férj, signore Costello és a véresre vert lány, Carmela ügye összefügghet. Szívén viseli a bántalmazott nő sorsát, saját múltbéli fájdalmait látja rajta, ezért jelentkezik a mulatóba szórakoztató hölgynek, ahol Carmela is szolgált... Christina félti ugyan, de beleegyezik húga vállalkozásába, hisz Nella tökéletesen alkalmas erre a szerepre, ráadásul az eltelt öt évben megtanulta, hogyan használja a szépségét és az eszét. A titokzatos mulatóban eleinte könnyedén veszi az akadályokat, és hamar a tulajdonos és úri körének kedvencévé válik. Csakhogy a szerelem és a múltja utoléri, ezzel nem csak az éltét, hanem a feladatát, mi több, Christinát is veszélybe sodorja... Christina és Marco mindent megtesz, hogy kiderítse, hová tűnt Costello, és egyre több furcsa, rejtélyes dologra jönnek rá. A szálak ijesztő irányba futnak, az ésszerűség határán túlra... Közös nyomozásuk során egymás iránti érzelmeik is komoly próbát állnak ki, kemény harcot vívnak azért, hogy ne csak Nellát, hanem szerelmüket is megmentsék. Képes lesz-e Nella felülemelkedni múltbéli sérelmein és hidegvérrel véghezvinni a feladatát? Lehetséges-e belelátni egy beteg elmébe, és megtalálni a megoldást egy valójában egyszerűnek induló bűnügyre? R. Kelényi Angelika Terézanyu-díjas, többszörösen Aranykönyv-díjra jelölt írónő ezúttal is a 19. századi Rómába viszi olvasóit. A Riva nővérek-sorozat negyedik részében döbbenetes és ijesztő rejtéllyel találják magukat szemben a szereplők. A regényt szokás szerint átszövik a titkok, gyilkosságok, a kaland, a szenvedély és a romantika.

Izolde Johannsen - A ​pontlövész
XVI. ​Lajos király halála után a királypárti összeesküvők, szimpatizáns nemesek, papok, katonák, lázadó parasztok megpróbálkoznak a lehetetlennel, de Vendée vérzivatara elsodorja őket. Gilbert Lafayette hazájától, családjától, barátaitól elszakítva börtönben él. Szalma Jason, az álruhás angol nemes minden furfangja, vagyona és igyekezete ellenére sem tudja barátját kiszabadítani. Várniuk kell. Várni, hogy az új csillag, Bonaparte Napóleon vajon bevilágítja-e az életüket a politika sötét egén. Mindeközben, a tisztogatások következtében a La Force börtönbe kerül Adrienne Lafayette is. Szintén e komor cella lakója a kegyvesztett Latouche-Tréville gróf, a neves ellentengernagy, aki nemcsak befolyását, munkáját és hajóit vesztette el, de a tengert is.

Leisa Rayven - Mister ​Romance
Max ​Riley is the man of your dreams. Or at least he will be, for a price. As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York's socialites can't get enough. Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he's careful to keep his real identity a secret. Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance from a lovestruck client, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max and his ability to swindle lonely society women out of their fortunes. Desperate to protect his anonymity and his clients, Max challenges Eden to give him three dates. If she doesn't fall in love with him, she can run her story with his blessing. If she succumbs to his charms, the story dies. Cynical Eden has no doubt she can resist his fake romance personas, but when the real Max admits he’s falling for her, she has to decide if the professional liar is telling the truth, or if the passionate man with the mysterious past is just one more character designed to con her out of her career-making story. Don’t miss this sizzling new standalone from the internationally best selling author of Bad Romeo, Broken Juliet, and Wicked Heart.

Alejo Carpentier - El ​reino de este mundo
Novela ​calificada por Mario Vargas Llosa como "una de las más acabadas que haya podido producir la lengua española", El reino de este mundo (1949) recrea de forma incomparable los acontecimientos que, a caballo entre los siglos XVIII y XIX, precedieron siguieron a la independencia haitiana. Estimulado por la prodigiosa historia original y valiéndose de un magistral dominio de los recursos narrativos, Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) embarca al lector, merced al poder de su palabra, en un mundo exuberante, desaforado y legendario en el que brillan con luz propia el "licántropo" Mackandal, en quien se conjugan la rebelión popular y lo poderes sobrenaturales, y el dictador Henri Christophe, quien alumbró en su palacio de Sans-Souci y la ciudadela de La Ferrièrre arquitecturas dignas de Piranesi.

Avery Monsen - Jory John - K ​is for Knifeball
From ​the authors of the breakout bestseller All my friends are dead. (more than 175,000 copies sold) and in the humorous vein of Go the F**k to Sleep comes a laugh-out-loud collection of bad advice that turns the children's alphabet book on its head. Adorable illustrated characters lead readers down a path of poor decision-making, and alphabetical, rhyming couplets offer terrible life lessons in which O is for opening things with your teeth, F is for setting Daddy's wallet on fire, and R is for Raccoon (but definitely not for rabies). With plenty of playfully disastrous choices lurking around every corner, this compendium of black humor may be terrible for actual children, but it's perfect for the common-senseless child in all adults.

Jon Klassen - We ​Found a Hat
Two ​turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.

M. C. Beaton - Agatha ​Raisin és a kísértetház
A ​kísértetjárta ház híre felébreszti Agatha nyomozókedvét, míg ki nem derül, hogy csak egy közutálatnak örvendő vén szipirtyóval járatja bolondját az ismeretlen tettes. Aztán az öregasszonyt meggyilkolják, és Agatha Raisin magától értetődően sokkalta otthonosabban mozog a bűnügyek felderítésében, mint szellemirtóként. Botladozásaiból ezúttal sem maradhatnak ki a falubeliek meg a rend helyi őrei, ahogy természetesen a jóvágású szomszéd sem. A skót írónő regénye - mint valamennyi Agatha Raisin könyv - izgalmas krimi, nagyszerű szatíra a londoni és a vidéki életről, remek karakterekkel és pergő, fordulatos cselekménnyel. Az amatőr detektív kiválóan megrajzolt figuráját kritikusok és rajongók egyaránt megszerették; a sorozat már a 24. kötetnél tart. „M. C. Beaton tökéletlen hősnője egy valódi drágakő.” Publishers Weekly Az Agatha Raisin-sorozat tizennegyedik kötete.

Louisa May Alcott - Kisasszonyok
A ​March család négy lánya - Meg, Jo, Beth és Amy - számára nehéz idők járnak. Édesapjuk az amerikai polgárháborúban szolgál, anyjuk otthon igyekszik elfogadható életet teremteni. Sok megpróbáltatást és jó pár örömteli fordulatot végigélve, a lányokból igazi kisasszonyok válnak a történet végére.

Jósika Miklós - A ​szegedi boszorkányok
A ​város birái s a tanács fellázadtak végre azon sok istentelenségen, mellyet a közvélemény szerint a Szegeden elszaporodott boszorkányok követtek el, s feltették magukban a gonoszt gyökerestől kiirtani s a mindinkább izmosodó hidrának fejeit egy csapással elütni.

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