Harper získá v roce 1931 klíč od domu, který mu umožní cestovat časem. Nachází zde pokoj plný trofejí z vražd, které jednou spáchá – protože už je vlastně spáchal. Putuje časem od světové hospodářské krize třicátých let minulého století až po léta devadesátá a pronásleduje „zářící dívky“, mladé inteligentní a nadějné ženy „s potenciálem“.
Alexandra Bracken - Sötét elmék
Egy nap titokzatos betegség üti fel a fejét, mely a tizenéves gyerekeket támadja. A kór gyorsan terjed, és félelmetes pusztítást végez. Csak kevesen maradnak életben. Ám amikor kiderül, hogy a megmaradt fiatalok mellékhatásként különleges, de egyben veszélyes képességekkel rendelkeznek, megkezdődik a "rehabilitációs táborokba" gyűjtésük, ahol kutatók és orvosok dolgoznak azon, hogy a gyerekek újra egészségesek legyenek. Úgy tűnik, minden a legnagyobb rendben megy, hisz az elnök fiát már meggyógyították. És bár a közvélemény úgy tudja, hogy ezeket a helyeket a gyerekek megmentésére hozták létre, valójában kegyetlen eszközökkel próbálják féken tartani őket. Ruby szintén túlélte a betegséget, így nála is megjelent egy képesség, amely talán mind közül a legveszélyesebb. És képtelenek uralni. Tízéves volt, mikor Thurmondba, a legkegyetlenebb táborba hurcolták. Az évek teltek, a napok egyformák voltak, és nem volt semmi remény, hogy egyszer majd kiszabadul Ám egy nap az egyik ápolónő segítségével sikerül elmenekülnie, de hamar kiderül, hogy a nőben sem bízhat, így egyedül kell boldogulnia. Útközben találkozik Liammel, Charlesszal és Suzuméval, akik szintén táborlakók voltak egy másik városban. Közösen indulnak el, hogy megtalálják East Rivert, ami a szóbeszéd szerint az egyetlen biztonságos menedéket jelentheti a szökött gyerekeknek. Az út során Ruby és Liam egyre közelebb kerülnek egymáshoz. Ám amikor elérik az East Rivert, kiderül, hogy semmi sem olyan, amilyennek látszik.
M. J. Rose - The Hypnotist
Haunted by a twenty-year old murder of a beautiful young painter, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work as a Special Agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a crazed art collector who has begun destroying prized masterworks, Glass is thrust into a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation--dedicated to the science of past life study--where, in order to maintain his cover, he agrees to submit to the treatment of a hypnotist. Under hypnosis, Glass travels from ancient Greece to 19th century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of world. These journeys will change his very understanding of reality, lead him to question his own sanity and land him at the center of perhaps the most audacious art heist in history: the theft of a 1,500 year old sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
M. J. Rose - The Collector of Dying Breaths
A lush and imaginative novel that crisscrosses time as a perfumer and a mythologist search for the fine line between potion and poison, poison and passion…and past and present. Florence, Italy—1533: An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fragrances and potent medicines—and a formula for an alchemic process said to have the potential to reanimate the dead. In France, René becomes not only the greatest perfumer in the country but the most dangerous, creating deadly poisons for his Queen to use against her rivals. But while mixing herbs and essences under the light of flickering candles, Rene doesn’t begin to imagine the tragic and personal consequences for which his lethal potions will be responsible. Paris, France—The Present: A renowned mythologist, Jac L’Etoile, is trying to recover from personal heartache by throwing herself into her work, learns of the 16th century perfumer who may have been working on an elixir that would unlock the secret to immortality. She becomes obsessed with René le Florentin’s work—particularly when she discovers the dying breathes he had collected during his lifetime. Jac’s efforts put her in the path of her estranged lover, Griffin North, a linguist who has already begun translating René le Florentin’s mysterious formula. Together they confront an eccentric heiress in possession of a world-class art collection. A woman who has her own dark purpose for the elixir… a purpose for which she believes the ends will justify her deadly means. This mesmerizing gothic tale of passion and obsession crisscrosses time, zigzagging from the violent days of Catherine de Medici’s court to twenty-first century France. Fiery and lush, set against deep, wild forests and dimly lit chateaus, The Collector of Dying Breaths illuminates the true path to immortality: the legacies we leave behind.
Mira Grant - San Diego 2014
It was the summer of 2014, and the true horrors of the Rising were only just beginning to reveal themselves. Fans from all over the world gathered in San Diego, California for the annual comic book and media convention, planning to forget about the troubling rumors of new diseases and walking dead by immersing themselves in a familiar environment. Over the course of five grueling days and nights, it became clear that the news was very close to home…and that most of the people who picked up their badges would never make it out alive
Daniel O'Malley - The Rook
"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own. In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined. Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.
Daniel O'Malley - Stiletto
In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed _The Rook_, Myfanwy Thomas returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic -- and slimy -- supernatural war. When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers---and the bureaucratic finesse---to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: The Checquy---the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and... The Grafters---a centuries-old supernatural threat. But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war. _Stiletto_ is a novel of preternatural diplomacy, paranoia, and snide remarks, from an author who "adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof " _(Booklist)_.
Christopher Barzak - Before and Afterlives
Discover the haunting stories of Crawford Award-winning author Christopher Barzak in his new collection Before and Afterlives. These are tales of relationships with unearthly domesticity and eeriness: a woman falls in love with a haunted house; a beached mermaid is substituted for a lost missing daughter; the imaginary friend of a murdered young mother stalks the streets of her small town; a teenage boy is afflicted with a disease that causes him to vanish; a father exploits his daughter's talent for calling ghosts to her; and a wife leaves her husband and children to fulfill her obligations to a world from which she escaped
M. J. Rose - The Reincarnationist
An epic thriller of secrets, history and murder that will challenge how we think about who we are, and who we were. THE REINCARNATIONIST is equal parts modern-day thriller, historical fiction and love story. With one foot in present-day Rome and New York and another in Rome some 1,600 years ago, my story is about two worlds consumed by the fires of intrigue and passion. Photojournalist Josh Ryder survives a terrorist's bomb, only to be haunted by near hallucinatory memories of a past life in Rome as a pagan priest whose dangerous congress with Sabina, one of the Vestal Virgins, poses a transgression so serious the lovers will face a certain death if exposed. Scents of jasmine and sandalwood and images of furtive liaisons and violence descend on Josh at will, pulling him to an ancient yet strangely familiar Roman burial chamber harboring the remains of a woman clutching a wooden box. A trail of present-day murders takes us deeper into a labyrinth at whose heart lies the enigma of a collection of ancient gems or memory stones whose origins trace back to both ancient Egypt and India. The stones' promise to "assist the wearer in reaching his next incarnation" sets the ancient and modern worlds on a collision course. The questions of who we are cannot be asked without first asking who we were. And I've tried to answer that using my own research into reincarnation theory - as well as the tenets and writings of those who have studied and believed in reincarnation over thousands of years.
Gene Doucette - Fixer
What would you do if you could see into the future? As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He is a fixer. His job is to prevent accidents-to see the future and "fix" things before people get hurt. But the ability to see into the future, however limited, isn't always so simple. Sometimes not everyone can be saved. "Don't let them know you can see them." Graduate students from a local university are dying, and former lover and FBI agent Maggie Trent is the only person who believes their deaths aren't as accidental as they appear. But the truth can only be found in something from Corrigan Bain's past, and he's not interested in sharing that past, not even with Maggie. To stop the deaths, Corrigan will have to face up to some old horrors, confront the possibility that he may be going mad, and find a way to stop a killer no one can see. Corrigan Bain is going insane . . . or is he? Because there's something in the future that doesn't want to be seen. It isn't human. It's got a taste for mayhem. And it is very, very angry. By the author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal.
Shiloh Walker - The Reunited
From the national bestselling author of The Departed comes an all new novel of danger, intrigue, and a love stronger than death... AN ETERNAL DESIRE With his strong psychic ability, FBI Agent Joss Crawford longs for the woman he loved in a past life. But after years of searching, a new case is drawing him into the last place he'd ever want to find her: an underground slave ring. Going undercover to infiltrate the network, he meets Drucella Chapman--the mastermind's fiancee. Joss has every reason to believe she's evil. So why is he irresistibly drawn to her? A DANGEROUS GAME Drucella has made it her personal mission to bring the slave ring down. But the sadistic ring leader is even more careful than he is cruel. In order to gain information, Dru has had to get close to the very man she wishes to kill, psychically reading his memories bit by bit. she'd do anything to finish the job, but agreeing to marry him may have been a step too far--even for her. A FATEFUL ENCOUNTER Though Joss and Dru are both undercover, nothing can disguise the sense of deja vu they experience when they meet. Neither can afford to be distracted from the mission at hand, but perhaps their reunion is exactly what this mission needs..
Joan Swan - Blaze
The hotter they come, the harder they fall… With a man like him, every mission becomes personal… Ever since FBI agent Keira O’Shay started tracking a young boy named Mateo, she’s felt a connection even her empathic abilities can’t explain. She needs to save Mateo from the cult leader holding him hostage. Nothing can interfere with that - not even the reappearance of Luke Ransom, the hot-as-hell fire captain she’s regretted walking out on for three long years. Losing Keira left Luke vulnerable - in every way. When they were together, the powers each possesses were mysteriously enhanced. But it’s the sexy, surprising woman beneath the tough exterior that Luke’s really missed. Even if she betrayed him utterly. And even if agreeing to help her uncover a government conspiracy means watching his life and his heart go up in flames again…
Ann Aguirre - Horda
A horda megérkezett. Pikk élete örökös harcból állt, amíg Megváltásban be nem fogadták. A várost azonban körülzárták a mutáns korcsok, és félő, hogy a lány máris elveszíti a nem rég megszerzett biztonságot, új, szerető családját. Barátaival, Fakóval, Kószával és Tegannal ezért lehetetlen küldetést vállal: titokban elhagyja a települést, hogy segítséget szerezzen és megmentse azokat, akiknek új életét köszönheti. Amikor útnak indulnak, Pikk még nem is sejti, hogy a mindent eldöntő csata felé száguld. A korcsok már nem azok az értelem nélküli szörnyek, amiket az Enklávéban megismert: uralják a vadont, emberek városait rohanják le, felderítőket küldenek ki. Véres háború közeleg, olyan küzdelem, amilyenre évszázadok óta nem volt példa. De az emberiség már elfeledte, hogyan álljon ki magáért. Csak egy valaki képes összefogni őket: Pikk. A tét ezúttal nem csupán egy enkláve, egy helyőrség, vagy egy városka. Az egykori vadásznő most a teljes emberi faj túléléséért kénytelen fegyvert rántani, noha ő maga sem tudja, egyetlen lány és maroknyi barát megállíthatja-e a pusztítás hordáját…
Sarah Fine - Sanctum
Egy hete a tizenhét éves Lela Santos legjobb barátnője megölte magát. Ma, annak köszönhetően, hogy a búcsúztatási szertartás félrecsúszott, Lela a paradicsomban van, és egy óriási, elkerített várost néz a távolban – a poklot. Senki nem megy át saját jószántából az Öngyilkos Kapukon egy olyan helyre, amelyet beborít a sötétség, és hemzseg a lecsúszott teremtményektől. Lela azonban nem akárki, ő eldöntötte, hogy megmenti legjobb barátja lelkét, még akkor is, ha ezzel feláldozza örök síron túli életét. Miközben Lela megpróbálja megtalálni Nadiát, elfogják az Őrök, ezek az óriási, nem éppen emberi lények, akik a város sötét, végtelen utcáin járőröznek. Túlságosan is emberi vezetőjük, Malachi minden tekintetben különbözik tőlük, egyet kivéve: halálos hatékonyságát. Amikor találkozik Lelával, Malachi saját tervet dolgoz ki: kijuttatni Lelát a városból, még akkor is, ha maga mögött kell hagynia Nadiát. Malachi tud valamit, amit Lela nem: a sötét város nem a legrosszabb hely, ahova kerülhet az ember, és mindent megtesz azért, hogy a lány elkerülje ezt a még rosszabb sorsot.
John Burnside - The Glister
Since George Lister’s chemical plant closed down, Innertown has been a shadow of its former self. In the woods that once teemed with life, strange sickly plants grow. Homes that were once happy are threatened by a mysterious illness. Here, a young boy named Leonard and his friends exist in a state of confusion and despair, as every year or so a boy from their school vanishes after venturing into the poisoned woods. Without conclusive evidence of foul play, the authorities consider the boys to be runaways. The town policeman suspects otherwise but, paralyzed with fear, he does nothing. And so it is up to the children who remain to take action. Their plan to stop the forces of evil that are destroying their town is at the shocking and terrifying heart of The Glister.
Anna Carey - Blackbird
This twisty, breathless cat-and-mouse thrill ride, told in the second person, follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious and terrifying assailants. A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. With only minutes to react, she hunches down and the train speeds over her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got there. She has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist of a blackbird inside a box, letters and numbers printed just below: FNV02198. There is only one thing she knows for sure: people are trying to kill her. On the run for her life, she tries to untangle who she is and what happened to the girl she used to be. Nothing and no one are what they appear to be. But the truth is more disturbing than she ever imagined. The Maze Runner series meets Code Name Verity, Blackbird is relentless and action-packed, filled with surprising twists.
Kailin Gow - Fade
A Thriller from Bestselling Author Kailin Gow What if you found out you never existed? My name is Celestra Caine. I am seventeen years old, which makes me a senior at Richmond High. I never thought this would happen to me, but it has... I'm one of those people you see every day, go to school with, remember seeing at the supermarket or the mall, and then one day you don't hear about them any longer. They're gone, and eventually, you forget them.
Sarah Fine - Sanctum (angol)
“My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple.” A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance—hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone—she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife. As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t—the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.
Chuck Wendig - Blackbirds
Miriam Black knows when you will die. She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides. But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.
Chuck Wendig - Mockingbird
Miriam is trying. Really, she is. But this whole "settling down thing" that Louis has going for her just isn't working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide trailer. She works at a grocery store as a check-out girl. And her relationship with Louis--who's on the road half the time in his truck--is subject to the piss and vinegar Miriam brings to everything she does. It just isn't going well. Still, she's keeping her psychic ability--to see when and how someone is going to die just by touching them--in check. But even that feels wrong somehow. Like she's keeping a tornado stoppered up in a tiny bottle. Then comes one bad day that turns it all on her ear.
Kirsty Eagar - Night Beach
For Abbie, the ocean is a refuge and the only place she feels in touch with her wilder, truer self. But when her step-cousin Kane returns from a surf trip with something to conceal, she learns that what the sea wants, the sea shall have … A page-turning gothic thriller from award-winning author Kirsty Eagar.