In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy—the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it’s the perfect love story for fans of the series and new readers alike. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her “rabid fairy,” her “voodoo eyes” are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or “Violin Boy,” her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It’s a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter’s night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy’s not going to know what hit him.
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Cynthia Leitich Smith - Eternal
At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated by none other than the King of the Mantle of Dracul, she goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as her personal assistant, has his hands full saving his girl’s soul while planning a fast-approaching Death Day gala. In alternating viewpoints, Miranda and Zachary navigate a cut-throat aristocracy as they play out a dangerous, diabolically witty love story for the ages.
Alex Flinn - Beastly
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.
Jennifer L. Armentrout - Bitter Sweet Love
_In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series THE DARK ELEMENTS, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons._ Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything...right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn't help that Jas's father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally. And now he's back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn't taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again...
Lauren Kate - Fallen in Love
Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story. And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce will spend a night together like none other. Lauren Kate's FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for. True love never says goodbye . .
Alexandra Adornetto - Halo
Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces. Is love a great enough power against evil?
Lissa Price - Starters
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .
Abbi Glines - Existence
What happens when you're stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course. Pagan Moore doesn't cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him. Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn't let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he's dead. Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all. He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.
Lisa Jane Smith - The Possessed
The bestselling author of The Forbidden Game brings readers the second volume in her all-new horror trilogy, Dark Visions. Now, Kaitlyn Fairchild and her four friends have no choice but to follow their own psychic gifts . . . to a lonely white house on a cliff . . . and into the terrifying unknown!
Avery Williams - The Alchemy of Forever
Seraphina’s first love made her immortal…her second might get her killed. Incarnation is a new series that introduces a fresh mythology perfect for fans of bestselling series like The Immortals by Alyson Noel and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. After spending six hundred years on earth, Seraphina Ames has seen it all. Eternal life provides her with the world’s riches, but at a very high price: innocent lives. Centuries ago, her boyfriend, Cyrus, discovered a method of alchemy that allows them to swap bodies with other humans, jumping from one vessel to the next, taking the human’s life in the process. No longer able to bear the guilt of what she’s done, Sera escapes from Cyrus and vows to never kill again. Then sixteen-year-old Kailey Morgan gets into a horrific car accident right in front of her, and Sera accidentally takes over her body. For the first time, Sera finds herself enjoying the life of the person she’s inhabiting—and falls for the human boy who lives next door. But Cyrus will stop at nothing until she’s his again, and every moment she stays, she’s putting herself and the people she’s grown to care for in great danger. Will Sera have to give up the one thing that’s eluded her for centuries: true love?
Cassandra Clare - Üvegváros
Hogy megmentse édesanyja életét, Clarynek el kell utaznia az Üvegvárosba, az Árnyvadászok ősi otthonába - még ha engedély nélkül belépni a városba a Törvénybe is ütközik, márpedig a Törvény megszegése halált jelenthet. Ha ennyi nem lenne elég, Jace nem akarja, hogy ott legyen, Simont pedig börtönbe vetették az Árnyvadászok, akik igencsak gyanúsnak találnak egy vámpírt, akinek nem árt a napfény. Ahogy Clary egyre többet tud meg családja múltjáról, szövetségesre lel Sebastian, a titokzatos Árnyvadász személyében. Valentine minden erejével azon van, hogy örökre megsemmisítsen minden Árnyvadászt, nekik pedig csak akkor van esélyük vele szemben, ha összefognak örökös ellenségeikkel. De félre tudják-e tenni gyűlöletüket az Árnyvadászok és az Alvilágiak, hogy együttműködhessenek? Miközben Jace rádöbben, mi mindent hajlandó kockára tenni Claryért, vajon a lány újonnan meglelt képességeivel segíthet-e megmenteni az Üvegvárost - bármilyen áron? A szerelem halálos bűn, és a múlt titkai is végzetesnek bizonyulnak, amikor Clary és Jace szembenéz Valentine-nal a New York Times nagysikerű sorozatának, A Végzet Ereklyéinek utolsó darabjában.
Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
Alison Goodman - Eona
Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power--and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans.... Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create
P. C. Cast - Kristin Cast - Megperzselve
A brutális gyilkosság új helyzetet teremt Zoey barátai számára. Mindössze hét napjuk marad arra, hogy megoldást találjanak a problémára. Hamarosan kiderül, hogy Stark az egyetlen, aki segíthet, neki azonban meg kell halnia ahhoz, hogy kapcsolatba tudjon lépni Zoey lelkével. Vajon vállalja ezt az áldozatot úrnőjéért? Az egyre nagyobb hatalommal rendelkező Neferet mindent elkövet annak érdekében, hogy Zoey soha többé keresztezhesse az útját. Sötétségből nyert erejével leláncolja Kalonát, és csak azzal a feltétellel hajlandó szabadon engedni, ha a halhatatlan bukott angyal gondoskodik róla, hogy Zoey örökre eltávozzon az élők sorából. Eközben Stevie Rae-nek egyre komolyabb problémákkal kell szembenéznie Tulsában. Csak idő kérdése, hogy a vörös vámpírjelöltek mikor szereznek tudomást Rephaim létezéséről, márpedig az mindkettőjük számára végzetes következményekkel járhat… „Seoras felemelte a tőrt, és lesújtott vele Starkra. A mozdulat olyan gyors volt, hogy Stark mindössze egy elmosódott csíkot látott belőle. Először alig érzett fájdalmat, noha a tőr az egész jobb oldalát felhasította, a derekától egészen a bordákig. A második vágás hasonló volt az elsőhöz, azzal a különbséggel, hogy ez a bal oldalát metszette fel. Aztán megérezte a fájdalmat. Mintha izzó tűzfolyamba vetették volna. Vére forró lávaként ömlött az oldalából, és tócsába gyűlt alatta a kövön. Seoras módszeresen dolgozott a fogazott élű késsel. Egy határozott mozdulattal egybenyitotta a két sebet. Stark vére úgy rezgett a szikla szélén, mint egy kicsordulni készülő könnycsepp egy óriás szeme sarkában. Aztán a vér átbukott a szikla peremén, és vörös csíkot húzva maga után végigszaladt a bonyolult mintákkal díszített kövön, majd lecsöpögött a szarv alakú sziklafogakra. Stark soha életében nem érzett még ehhez hasonló fájdalmat. Még akkor sem, amikor meghalt. Még akkor sem, amikor élőhalottá vált, és semmi másra nem tudott gondolni, csak a vérre és az erőszakra. Még akkor sem, amikor majdnem szíven lőtte magát a saját nyílvesszőjével.” Az Éjszaka Háza-sorozat hetedik kötete minden eddiginél komorabb és félelmetesebb. Vigyázz, mert a sötét lángok Téged is könnyen megperzselhetnek!
Lauren Kate - Passion - Végzet
Mielőtt Luce a Sword & Crossban Daniellel találkozik, mielőtt megküzdenek a halhatatlanokkal, már sok életet leéltek. Ha a mindenre elszánt Luce meg akarja törni a szerelmüket sújtó átkot, fel kell keresnie múltbéli megtestesüléseit, hogy teljességgel megértse a sorsát. Minden század, minden élet más-más fogódzót rejt számára. Daniel követi Luce-t a századokon át, míg a lánynak esélye nem lesz átírni a történelmet. Hány halált bír el az igaz szerelem? Képes-e Daniel és Luce jövőjük megváltoztatása érdekében feloldani a múlt rejtélyét?
P. C. Cast - Kristin Cast - Betrayed
Zoey has managed to settle in at the House of Night and come to terms with the vast powers the Goddess Nyx has given her. Just as she finally feels she belongs, the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves.
David Levithan - Andrea Cremer - Invisibility
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
Kristin Cashore - Graceling
If you had the power to kill with your bare hands, what would you do with it? Graceling takes readers inside the world of Katsa, a warrior-girl in her late teens with one blue eye and one green eye. This gives her haunting beauty, but also marks her as a Graceling. Gracelings are beings with special talents—swimming, storytelling, dancing. Katsa's Grace is considered more useful: her ability to fight (and kill, if she wanted to) is unequaled in the seven kingdoms. Forced to act as a henchman for a manipulative king, Katsa channels her guilt by forming a secret council of like-minded citizens who carry out secret missions to promote justice over cruelty and abuses of power. Combining elements of fantasy and romance, Cashore skillfully portrays the confusion, discovery, and angst that smart, strong-willed girls experience as they creep toward adulthood. Katsa wrestles with questions of freedom, truth, and knowing when to rely on a friend for help. This is no small task for an angry girl who had eschewed friendships (with the exception of one cousin that she trusts) for her more ready skills of self-reliance, hunting, and fighting. Katsa also comes to know the real power of her Grace and the nature of Graces in general: they are not always what they appear to be. Graceling is the first book in a series, and Kristin Cashore’s first work of fiction. It sets up a vivid world with engaging characters that readers will certainly look forward to following beyond the last chapter of this book.
Alyson Noël - Shadowland
Enter the realm of the Immortals—the #1 New York Times bestselling series that’s been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary. Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world’s darkest enemies—so they could be together forever. But just when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen…one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death—plunging Damen into the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick—and gets help from an unexpected source…a surfer named Jude. Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She’s always believed Damen to be her soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before…
Veronica Roth - Divergent
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.