A punto de comenzar primero de secundaria, Percy Jackson no espera emociones fuertes, sino más bien un aburrimiento soporífero. Pero cuando en la nueva escuela se presenta una vieja amiga, seguida de un par de animadoras diabólicas, los acontecimientos se precipitan y todo empieza a ir de mal en peor. Cronos, el malvado señor de los titanes, amenaza con destruir el Campamento Mestizo, donde se refugian los jóvenes semidioses.Para evistarlo, Percy y sus amigos deben emprender una arriesgada búsqueda a través del laberinto, un mundo subterráneo plagado de trampas peligrosas, monstruos furiosos y criaturas perversas, concebido para acabar con quienes se atrevan a profanarlo. Cuarto volumen de la apasionante serie «Percy Jackson y los dioses del Olimpo», cuyas anteriores entregas —El ladrón del rayo, El mar de los monstruos y La maldición del titán— han ocupado el primer puesto en la lista de libros más vendidos del New York Times y Publishers Weekly. La versión cinematográfica del primer libro —a cargo de Chris Columbus, director de las dos primeras entregas de «Harry Potter»— se estrenará en todo el mundo en febrero de 2010
Rick Riordan - El mar de los monstruos
Desde que sabe que es hijo de un dios y una mortal, Percy Jackson espera que el destino le depare continuas aventuras. Y su expectativa se cumplirá con creces. Aunque el nuevo curso en la Escuela Meriwether transcurre con inusual normalidad, un simple partido de pelota quemada acaba en batalla campal contra una banda de fer oces gigantes y el gimnasio del colegio convertido en pasto de las llamas. A partir de ahí las cosas se precipitan: el perímetro mágico que protege el Campamento Mestizo es emponzoñado por un misterioso enemigo y la única seguridad con que contaban los semidioses desaparece. Así, para impedir este daño irreparable, Percy y sus amigos inician la travesía del temible Mar de los Monstruos en busca de lo único que puede salvar el campamento: el Vellocino de Oro. Pero antes Percy descubrirá un secreto acerca de su familia, una inquietante revelación que lo hará preguntarse si ser hijo de Poseidón es un honor o simplemente una broma cruel. El mar de los monstruos es la emocionante continuación de la serie de aventuras Percy Jackson y los Dioses del Olimpo, iniciada con El ladrón del rayo. En pleno siglo XXI, los antiguos dioses griegos han creado un mundo secreto a nuestro alrededor, donde el monte Olimpo se encuentra encima del Empire State y el reino de Hades en el subsuelo de Los Ángeles.
Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes
Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.
Rick Riordan - The House of Hades
At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
Bree Despain - The Eternity Key
After escaping the Skylords, Haden, Daphne, and their friends decide to try to find the Key of Hades on their own before Persephone's Gate opens again on the spring equinox. They think they can use the Key as leverage to stop the Court from coming after Daphne, and stop them from releasing the Keres on the mortal world. Once in Olympus Hills, Haden and Daphne find themselves with some hiccups in their plan. Haden's twin brother, Rowan, reveals himself to have been following Haden's entire mission, and the Skylords have sent a group of their own to enroll at Olympus Hills High to spy on Haden and Daphne. As the spring equinox looms, the gang finds an unlikely ally in one of the Skylords who helps them devise a plan for getting the Key and using it to destroy the Keres before they can break free from the Pit and devour the world. In order to fulfill the plan, Daphne must enter the Underrealm with the Key. Unfortunately, because of the oath Haden made to never bring Daphne back there, he is unable to accompany Daphne. Reluctantly, he agrees to let Garrick and Tobin take her through Persephone's Gate, while he and the Skylord wait for them on the other side. Separated in two different worlds, but still linked by destiny, Haden and Daphne must race against time to keep the Keres from revolting and keep themselves-and their love-alive.
Karsten Knight - Afterglow
In this conclusion to the Wildefire trilogy, teen volcano goddess Ashline Wilde learns her former love, Colt Halliday, has an evil plan to kill the Cloak, benevolent beings who oversee the gods. Also, he wants to merge Ash and her two sisters back into a single, too-powerful goddess, Pele. Ash must stop her trickster-god ex-boyfriend once and for all, by feeding a few flames.
Rick Riordan - The Blood of Olympus
Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
Rosamund Hodge - Cruel Beauty
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom - all because of a reckless bargain her father struck. And since birth, she has been training to kill him. Betrayed by her family yet bound to obey, Nyx rails against her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, she abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, disarm him, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people. But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle - a shifting maze of magical rooms - enthralls her. As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. But even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, could she refuse her duty to kill him? Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Jennifer L. Armentrout - Deity
History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday—to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she’s a goner... and so is Aiden. If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"—which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time—she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she’s caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed. Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...
Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades
This title contains a brilliant "Percy Jackson" mini adventure plus "Horrible Histories Groovy Greeks" - a winning combo for "World Book Day!" The goddess Persephone has summoned Percy, Thalia and Nico to the Underworld in order to retrieve Hades' powerful sword before it falls into the wrong hands. Easier said than done in a world full of evil daimons, ghosts and ghouls. Not to mention Iapetos - brother of the powerful Titan lord, Kronos. This time the young demigods are really up against it - will Percy manage to return the sword before it's too late? Flip the book over for lots more ancient Greek fun with Terry Deary's brilliant Groovy Greeks: It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: Why some groovy Greek girls ran about naked pretending to be bears? Who had the world's first flushing toilet? Why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax? Discover all the foul facts about the Groovy Greeks - all the gore and more!
Marissa Meyer - Scarlet (spanyol)
Cinder, la ciborg mecánica, regresa en la emocionante segunda entrega de Crónicas lunares. Está intentando escapar de prisión y si lo consigue se convertirá en la fugitiva más buscada de la comunidad. En la otra punta del mundo, la abuela de Scarlet Benoit ha desaparecido. Hay muchas cosas que Scarlet no sabía sobre su abuela y sobre el terrible peligro en el que ha vivido toda su vida… Para encontrar a su abuela desaparecida, Scarlet deberá confiar en Wolf, un joven tan atractivo como peligroso. Aunque no serán los únicos tras su pista: Cinder cree que los Benoit son la pieza clave para poder desvelar su pasado… Ahora, todos ellos deberán mantenerse un paso por delante de la malvada reina lunar Levana, quien hará cualquier cosa para que el apuesto príncipe Kai se convierta en su esposo, su rey, su prisionero.
Aimée Carter - Das göttliche Mädchen
Du kannst das Leben deiner Mutter retten wenn du als Wintermädchen bestehst! Sie sind nach Eden gekommen, weil es der Wunsch ihrer sterbenskranken Mutter ist. Hier lernt Kate den attraktiven und stillen Henry kennen. Seit der ersten Begegnung fühlt sie sich auf unerklärliche Weise zu ihm hingezogen. Er sieht so gut aus und scheint gleichzeitig so ... unendlich traurig zu sein. Bald erfährt Kate, warum: Er ist Hades, der Gott der Unterwelt! Und er macht ihr ein unglaubliches Angebot: Er wird ihre Mutter heilen, wenn Kate sieben Prüfungen besteht und sein geliebtes Wintermädchen wird. Aber ob ihre Seele für ein Winterleben stark genug ist? Bisher haben alle ihr Scheitern mit dem Tod bezahlt.
Aimée Carter - Goddess Interrupted
Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it. Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future. Henry’s first wife, Persephone.
Michelle A. Hansen - Painted Blind
Seventeen years old and agoraphobic, Psyche Middleton vows her dad will never see the risqué photos she took during a summer modeling stint abroad, but one of them ends up on a billboard in her Montana hometown. Now everyone—especially her dad—can see it. And yet, somehow, those are the mundane things in her life. That is because she is about to fall unexpectedly, head-over-heels in love with Erik, a mysterious young man who rescues her from a crowd of admirers, and who she’s actually never seen because…he can make himself invisible. As strange as this may seem, it’s about to get even stranger. Erik takes her to his palace in an idyllic kingdom, and she is swept into the beauty and culture of his world, but his affection has one condition: she may not see him. Overtaken, intrigued, and not wholeheartedly believing he's real, she is going to have to decide if she can love him blindly. Because if she can’t, she may lose him forever. A wild, romantic adventure that travels at breakneck speed, Michelle A. Hansen’s debut is a fantastical journey filled with laughter, danger, and the indomitable power of love. Painted Blind reminds us that one can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds with fortitude and a little luck and is a testament to the fact that real love is worth fighting for.
Michelle Paver - Gods and Warriors
Hylas couldn't take it in... His sister was missing, his dog was dead, and he was running for his life. Hylas is scratching an existence in the mountains when he's attacked by mysterious warriors - nightmares of black rawhide armour and bronze spears, their faces smeared with ash. The black warriors want Hylas dead. He doesn't know why. He must escape and find his sister. So begins his quest across land and sea. His only friends Pirra, the rebellious daughter of the High Priestess, and a dolphin called Spirit. The black warriors are relentless. How will Hylas survive? Gods and Warriors is a breathtaking adventure series of the Greek Bronze Age: a time of chieftains, chariots and ancient magic - when the lowliest goatherd could rise to become a hero.
Jennifer L. Armentrout - Half-Blood
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure-bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
Aimée Carter - The Goddess Inheritance
Love or life. Henry or their child. The end of her family or the end of the world. Kate must choose. During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal. In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead. With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything. Even if it costs her eternity.
Josephine Angelini - Istennő
Megváltoztathatod-e A VÉGZETET? A vérszomjas istenek háborúra vágynak – Helen érzékeli a pusztítás fenyegető közeledtét. Be kell börtönöznie ismét az isteneket, másképp felmérhetetlen káoszt szabadíthat a világra. Helen ereje nőttön-nő – ám ugyanígy nő a távolság közte és halandó barátai között. Nem tudják, hogy félniük kell-e tőle vagy támogatniuk; a nagy család egysége megbomlik. Még súlyosabb lesz a helyzet, amikor az Orákulum kinyilatkoztatja, hogy a Tirannus köztük rejtőzik...és minden ujj Orionra mutat. Helen még mindig nincs tisztában vele, hogy Oriont vagy Lucast szereti-e jobban. Végső döntést kell hoznia, mert a háború hullámai már szigetük partját nyaldossák.
Kendare Blake - Antigoddess
Old Gods never die… Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health. Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god. These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning. Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath. The Goddess War is about to begin.
Suzanne Collins - Los Juegos del Hambre
Es la hora. Ya no hay vuelta atrás. Los juegos van a comenzar. Los tributos deben salir a la Arena y luchar por sobrevivir. Ganar significa Fama y riqueza, perder significa la muerte segura... ¡Que empiecen los Septuagésimo Cuartos Juegos del Hambre! ¿Podrías sobrevivir tú solo en la naturaleza salvaje rodeado de quienes quieren asegurarse de que no vives para ver el amanecer? Un pasado de guerras ha dejado los 12 distritos que dividen Panem bajo el poder tiránico del “Capitolio”. Sin libertad y en la pobreza, nadie puede salir de los límites de su distrito. Sólo una chica de 16 años, Katniss Everdeen, osa desafiar las normas para conseguir comida. Sus principios se pondrán a prueba con “Los juegos del hambre”, espectáculo televisado que el Capitolio organiza para humillar a la población. Cada año, 2 representantes de cada distrito serán obligados a subsistir en un medio hostil y luchar a muerte entre ellos hasta que quede un solo superviviente. Cuando su hermana pequeña es elegida para participar, Katniss no duda en ocupar su lugar, decidida a demostrar con su actitud firme y decidida, que aún en las situaciones más desesperadas hay lugar para el amor y el respeto.
Aimée Carter - The Goddess Test
It's always been just Kate and her mom-and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld-and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. Kate is sure he's crazy-until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess. If she fails...