A szerzőt nem kell bemutatni: sok népszerű könyv tanította már a fiatal (és nemcsak a fiatal) olvasókat a magyar tájak és a régmúlt magyar korok ismeretére. A mára már jórészt kihalt régi mesterségekről mesél, üvegfúvókról, lakatosokról, csutorásokról, gölöncsérekről, tobakokról és hasonlókról. A könyv minden fejezete kerek és érdekes történet, amely nemcsak a szóban forgó mesterség csínját-bínját ismerteti, de a kort és a történelmet is, és elvezet a Dunántúl festői városainak múltjába is.
Baráth Katalin - Ida és az aranygyapjú
Utazz Idával a görög mitológiába! Egy meglepő találkozás során Hermész, az istenek hírnöke időutazásra hívja, és egy titokzatos feladattal bízza meg Idát, a cserfes és szókimondó tinédzsert. Ida vállalja a kihívást, és minden nehéz helyzetben megállja a helyét. Az izgalmas, sok próbatétellel teli kalandozás során megismerkedik számos istennel és hőssel, de közben ugyanaz a mai kamaszlány marad, aki a parkban mélázott, mikor egyszer csak melléült egy titokzatos idegen... "Kedves, üde, ugyanakkor szellemes, fordulatos, izgalmakban bővelkedő regény. Az ifjú olvasó észre sem veszi, annyira magával ragadja a történet, talán még csettint is: ezek a görög héroszok legalább olyan jófejek, mint a mai szupermenek!" "Örömmel ajánlom Baráth Katalin könyvét, amely méltán nyert a kiadó pályázatán! Áradó képzelettel és sok nyelvi leleménnyel visz el az ókorban, s mi vidáman követjük e kalandozásban. Nagy erénye az írónak, hogy egy mai tizenéves fejével, nyelvével és érzelmeivel ámuldozik, biztos kézzel idézi fel a régi kor hangulatát, és ütközteti modern korunk hangulatával és szavaival Vidám és tanulságos olvasmány."
Kiera Cass - The One - Az Igazi
A párválasztó kezdetekor a lányok még harmincöten voltak, de közülük csak egy nyerhet. Eljött az idő, hogy a korona végre a győztes fejére kerüljön. Amikor beválogatták a Párválasztóba, America még csak nem is álmodott arról, hogy valaha eljuthat a korona közelébe - vagy Maxon herceg szívéhez. Ahogy azonban egyre közeleg a versengés vége, és a palota falain túl fokozódik a fenyegető veszély, America rádöbben arra, hogy mennyi mindent veszíthet - és hogy milyen keményen kell küzdenie a vágyott jövőért. "Egyik kezem Maxonéban pihent, arcomat a mellkasára fektettem. Ő a fejem tetején nyugtatta az állát, így forogtunk az eső zenéjére. Abban a pillanatban biztosra vettem, hogy van közös jövőnk. Ha ilyen érzés, amikor együtt vagyunk, akkor valahogy rá fogunk találni az útra, amely visszavezet bennünket egymáshoz."
Amy Plum - If I Should Die
I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself. Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want. It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him. After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?
Amy Plum - After the End
"I have no idea what is truth and what is fiction. I'm all I've got now. I can't trust anyone." World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there. At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life. When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie. Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
Amy Plum - Die for Her
Set in the romantic and death-defying world of the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy, this digital original novella follows Jules, a brooding, immortal French artist who has fallen in love with his best friend’s girlfriend. Jules Marchenoir is a revenant-an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He’s spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum’s Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for.
Amy Plum - Until I die
I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever. It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe. But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend—but his destiny is so much more. Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality. How are Vincent and I supposed to be together forever if we’re always in danger? I know I’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means lying to the people I love—to fight against a fate that is trying to tear us apart.
Sara Raasch - Snow Like Ashes
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior - and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather - she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own. Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny.
Gerald Brom - The Child Thief
Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief—and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland. Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter's crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose? There is always more to lose. Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries—one where he must learn to fight or die among the "Devils," Peter's savage tribe of lost and stolen children. There, Peter's dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the "Flesh-eaters" and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.
Julie Bertagna - Zenith
Sixteen-year-old Mara and her ship of refugees are tracking the North Star, desperate to find a homeland in the melted ice mountains of Greenland. The vast, floating city of Pomperoy is just one of the shocks that are not in their navigation plans. Unwittingly, the refugees bring catastrophe in their wake for Tuck, a gypsea pirate-boy, and also for Ilira – a land whose inhabitants exist in a state of terror at the top of the world. Back in the drowned ruins at the feet of the towering sky city, Fox is beginning his battle with the cruel, corrupt forces that rule the New World. But separated from Mara, his resolve begins to waver . . .
Patrick Ness - Soha nincs vége
A fiú kétségbeesetten, magányosan merül el a háborgó tengerben. Meghal. Majd felébred, csupaszon, a testét zúzódások borítják, de életben van. Hogy lehet ez? És mi ez a különös, elhagyatott hely? Ahogy lassan megérti, hogy mi történik vele, a fiú egyre jobban mer remélni. Talán ez nem a vég... Talán még nincs vége... Patrick Ness, a Chaos Trilógia és a Szólít a szörny című népszerű ifjúsági regények szerzője ismét egy provokatív hangú, lebilincselő történetet írt.
Carol Lynch Williams - The Chosen One
Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much---if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her. But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle---who already has six wives---Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.
Christa Desir - Fault Line
Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want. But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone. Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame? Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.
Carlo Fiore - A fiatalok etikája
"Az etika éjszakája." A szociológusok így határozzák meg azt a sötét korszakot, amelyben élünk: erőszak, fiatalkorú bűnözések, drog, szex... Európa egyes országaiban arról beszélnek, hogy az etikát tantárgyként be kell vezetni. A jelen munka nem egy "etikai előadás-sorozat". A fiatalok talán nem tudnák feldolgozni. Konkrét esetekből indul ki, melyeket fiatalok élnek át és igyekszik egy értékelést is nyújtani. Öt fejezetben dolgozza fel a fiatalok egyéni és szociális világát. Tehát nem csupán a szexualitás problémáját ragadja ki. Az elemzések, kiértékelések a katolikus és a polgári életből származnak. Kifejezi a napjainkban olyan fontos katolikus-laikus párbeszédet. Kiadványunk egy alternatív kézikönyv szeretne lenni azok számára, akik nem élnek a hitoktatás lehetőségével. Mindenesetre hasznos lesz ifjúsági csoportok, középiskolás diákok, nevelők és szülők számára, akik meg akarják ismerni a fiatalok világát. Egy új kísérletezés, amelyet érdemes kézbe venni mindenkinek, aki a fiatalok világa után érdeklődik. Carlo Fiore szalézi nevelő. Hosszú évek óta dolgozik pedagógiai és szervező szinten a szalézi ifjúsági mozgalomban. Több, mint 20 éve szerkeszti az ÚJ DIMENZIÓK c. folyóiratot. A magyar nyelvre lefordított munkája összefoglalja nevelői tevékenységét.
Christopher Krovatin - Venomous
Locke Vinetti is a high school junior, disenchanted and more than a little hostile. In fact, for years he's had a lousy social life because of a problem he has with his anger--a force he calls "the venom." Ever since he was eight years old and bit off a piece of a classmate's nose, he's been something of a loner. But all that is about to change when he goes out with his one friend, Randall, to meet some of Randall's crew hanging out at Riverside Park. Because in addition to meeting his kindred spirit, Casey--who has his own problems with his own kind of venom--Locke meets the spikey blue fairy-haircut Goth girl of his dreams. And if their relationship is going to work, he knows he has to rid himself of the venom once and for all. Interspersed with comic book adventures of the fantasy anti-hero alter-ego Locke has invented for himself, VENOMOUS is a fast-paced, funny, and ferocious read about one teenage boy's struggle with his inner demons.
Kelley Armstrong - The Calling
Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents. Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page!
Nyrae Dawn - Freeing Carter
His whole life Carter’s fought to hold it together: To help Mom run their store. To be there for his special needs sister, Sara, and be the perfect boyfriend Mel wants. To dominate on the basketball court—the only place he ever feels free. And to carry Mom up the stairs when she’s too smashed to make it on her own. It isn't like she has a problem. Mom loves them. If she doesn't drink every day, she's not really an alcoholic, right? Wrong. Then Kira Dawson, a girl with a bipolar wardrobe and rotating hairstyles comes to town. Somehow, she sees the truths he hides from the world. “You have skeletons, too, Carter Shaw. Don’t think I don’t know it.” For the first time, he wants someone to see his inner scars—to really know him. When his mom finally goes too far, will Carter be able to man-up, even if it means turning his back on her and stepping out from behind the façade he’s fought so hard to keep in place?
Nyrae Dawn - Measuring Up
Seventeen-year-old Annabel Conway is tired of the Hillcrest High School elite making her life miserable because she’s not a size two. This summer, she's hiring a personal trainer to help her lose weight. Annabel doesn’t expect her trainer to be a gorgeous guy around her age. Boys like Tegan are jerks. They pretend to like girls like her so they can make an idiot out of them. Been there, done that. Totally not going there again. She kind of hates him on principal. Blond. Muscular. Funny. It doesn’t help that he knows her measurements! Soon, Tegan's so much more than that. He’s the boy who teaches her to box when she has a bad day. Who jogs with her and lets her set the pace. Who kisses her until she melts. He makes her feel beautiful regardless of what the scale says. Unlike her mom, he doesn’t expect perfection, and he doesn't try to shield her from the world like her dad and best friend. Tegan likes her the way she is. But what happens when he’s not there? He can’t always be there… Will Annabel be able to stand on her own and learn that she already measures up? That her worth doesn’t lie in what the world thinks, the scale says, or even what Tegan tells her—but in herself?
Ann Aguirre - Foundation
In Ann Aguirre’s award-winning novel, Enclave, humans have taken refuge in colonies below ground. Here is the story of what drove them there, told through the eyes of a teen who would later have vast influence over the fate of many, and who gave his heart to the one person who needed him most.
Anne Bishop - Written in Red
No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.