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I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.
And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.
But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.
Falling for Katy—a human—won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…
Aprilynne Pike - Wings
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings. Laurel discovers she is a faerie, sent among humans to protect the gateway to Avalon. Thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to each world. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.
J. L. Armentrout - Opál
Senki sem érhet el Daemon Blackhez. Amikor elszánta magát, hogy kimutatja irántam az érzéseit, komolyan beszélt. Soha többé nem kételkedem benne - és most, hogy túljutottunk a zökkenőkön, újra és újra fellobban köztünk a tűz. Csakhogy még ő sem védheti meg családját a veszélyektől, ha eltökélik, hogy kiszabadítják szeretteiket. Mindazok után, amiken keresztülmentem, én sem vagyok többé ugyanaz, aki voltam. Még mindig változom, és fogalmam sincs, mi lesz a vége. Lépésről lépésre fedezzük fel az igazságot, és amikor szembekerülünk a hibridek vizsgálatára és kínzására kiépült titkos kormányzati szervezettel, ráébredek, hogy a képességeim előtt nincsenek határok. A halál a mindennapjaink részévé vált. Onnan kapunk segítséget, ahonnan a legkevésbé várnánk, és a barátainkról kiderülhet, hogy valójában a halálos ellenségeink - de nem fordulunk vissza. Akkor sem, ha az eredmény örökre szétzúzza a világunkat. Egységben az erőnk - és ezt ők is tudják. _"Armentrout a_ Luxen-sorozat _harmadik kötetében sem lassít a lendületén. Az olvasókat az első laptól az utolsóig megbabonázza majd. Katy és Daemon körül pattognak a szikrák, ahogy az intrika szövevénye köréjük fonódik. A barátok és ellenségek végre megmutatkoznak, és a végén az olvasók kiabálni fognak."_ - RT Book Review, 4 1/2 csillag
Ann Aguirre - Perdition
WELCOME TO HELL The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate’s most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid. Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona “Dred” Devos controls one of Perdition’s six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen. Survival is a constant battle, and death is the only escape. Of the newest convicts, only one is worth Dred’s attention. The mercenary Jael, with his deadly gaze and attitude, may be the most dangerous criminal onboard. His combat skill could give her the edge she needs, if he doesn’t betray her first. Unfortunately, that’s what he does best. Winning Jael’s allegiance will be a challenge, but failure could be worse than death…
Aprilynne Pike - Illusions
Illusions, the third book in Aprilynne Pike's New York Times best-selling series, continues the story of a not-so-ordinary girl named Laurel. _"I don't do patrols, I don't go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life, I'll keep you safe," Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. "Or die trying."_ Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice. But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.
Jennifer L. Armentrout - Obsidian
Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, outhouses, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring. Until I spotted my hot neighbor with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marked me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and the mark he left on me has me lit up like Las Vegas strip to the bad guys. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is. And then things got really bad…
Brenda Hiatt - Starfall
The electrifying conclusion to the Starstruck series! M, no longer a nerdy nobody, has finally been acclaimed Sovereign Emileia, ruler of the Martian colony Nuath. But at what cost? Without her soulmate Rigel, life seems pointless but she’s expected to shake off her heartbreak and assume her responsibilities. Reluctantly, M does what she must until an unexpected discovery restores a glimmer of hope for the future. Now she is determined to do whatever she can to salvage her longed-for happy ending—if it’s not already too late.
Stephenie Meyer - Twilight
A seventeen-year-old teenager, Bella Swan, moved from Phoniex to Forks, Washington to live with her father. After going to school one day, she falls deeply in love with who she didn't know was something she could have never guessed....a vampire. The gorgoeus Edward Cullen is the vampire. Once Edward gets over being a vampire and Bella a human, they get together. Although everybody else thinks that it's weird that Edward is finally dating, Bella and Edward simply don't care. When an unexpected visitor comes to Forks, Edward and Bella start to have some trouble. What will happen next? You'll have to read to find out.
Kelly Oram - Being Jamie Baker
An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High's resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?
J. L. Armentrout - Obszidián
Az újrakezdés szívás. Amikor Nyugat-Virginiába költöztünk - éppen az utolsó gimis évem előtt -, nagyjából beletörődtem a rémes tájszólásba, a szakadozó internetbe és a várható tömény unalomba. Egészen addig, amíg észre nem vettem magas, szexi, különös zöld szemű szomszédomat. Az ég kiderült. Aztán a srác megszólalt. Daemon dühítő. Beképzelt. Tenyérbe mászó. Nem bírjuk egymást. Egyáltalán. De akkor, amikor egy idegen rám támadt, és Daemon a keze egyetlen intésével szó szerint megfagyasztotta az időt... akkor valami történt. Valami váratlan. A szédítő idegen a szomszédból megjelölt engem. Jól hallottad. Idegen. Mint kiderült, Daemon és a húga egy egész galaxisra való ellenféllel néznek szembe, akik mind az ő képességeikre pályáznak, a nyom pedig, amit Daemon rajtam hagyott, olyan fényesen jelzi számukra az utat, mint a vegasi leszállópálya. Csak úgy úszhatom meg élve, ha Daemon közelében maradok, amíg elhalványul a nyom rajtam. Mármint, ha nem ölöm meg addig saját kezűleg... "Daemon és Katy robbanókeveréket alkotnak... Az _Obszidián_ pörgős utazásra visz, csak úgy kapkodod majd a levegőt, és könyörögni fogsz a folytatásért." - Jus Accardo, a _Touch_ írója
Brigid Kemmerer - Storm
Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys all the ones she doesn't want. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They're powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca. Secrets are hard to keep when your life's at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all. The storm is coming
Jennifer L. Armentrout - Opal (angol)
No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever. Together we’re stronger... and they know it.
J. L. Armentrout - Ónix
Daemon Blackkel összekapcsolódni szívás... Ráadásul nemrég eltökélte, hogy bebizonyítja: amit irántam érez, az nem csupán bizarr kapcsolódásunk mellékhatása, hanem valódi érzelem. Nem tudom, mit gondoljak efelől, de tény, hogy mostanában már korántsem olyan bunkó velem, mint korábban. De nem ez a legnagyobb problémánk. A Védelmi Minisztérium emberei körülöttünk szaglásznak. Ha rájönnek, mire képes Daemon, és főleg, hogy mi ketten összekapcsolódtunk, akkor nekünk annyi. Az iskolában felbukkanó új srác sem hiányzott. Ő is tele van titkokkal. Tudja, mi okozza a körülöttem zajló sok furcsaságot, és segítene is rajtam... de ennek súlyos ára van. És aztán az események még vadabb fordulatot vesznek. Láttam valakit, akit halottnak hittem. Szóljak vagy hallgassak? Mi történt Dawsonnal? Ki árulta el? És mit akarnak Daemonéktól - na meg tőlem - a védelmiek? Az már biztos: Daemon Blackkel összekapcsolódni nem egy életbiztosítás. Senki nem az, akinek látszik. És nem mindenki éli túl a hazugságokat...
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.
Jennifer L. Armentrout - Apollyon
Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex. Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back. The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries. Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.
Motomi Kyousuke - Dengeki Daisy 14.
After orphan Teru Kurebayashi loses her beloved older brother, she finds solace in the messages she exchanges with DAISY, an enigmatic figure who can only be reached through the cell phone her brother left her. Meanwhile, mysterious Tasuku Kurosaki always seems to be around whenever Teru needs help… Could DAISY be a lot closer than Teru thinks?
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...
Melissa Lemon - Cinder and Ella
After her father's disappearance, Cinder leaves home for a servant job at the castle. But it isn't long before her sister Ella is brought to the castle herself. What Ella finds there starts a quest that will change her life and the entire kingdom. Cinder and Ella is a Cinderella story like no other, and one you'll never forget.
Laini Taylor - Night of Cake & Puppets
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.
Rachel Vincent - Before I Wake
I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn’t get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school… Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent “recovering,” she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won’t keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn’t just gambling with her own life….