If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother’s been accused of a terrible crime and you’re the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn’t that what families do? When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie’s brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn’t do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It’s a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it’s a book about love – for one’s family and for another.
Sarah Dessen - Just Listen
Annabel Greene seemingly had everything: cool friends, close family, good grades, and a part-time modeling career in town. But it all came crashing down, and Annabel has spent the summer in shaky, self-imposed exile. She finds herself dreading the new school term and facing, well, everyone again. The last thing she wants to do is revisit old friendships while the losses are painful, the secrets behind the rifts are almost unbearable. Her solid family seems fragile, too. What happened to cause the stiff silences and palpable resentments between her two older sisters? Why is no one in her loving but determinedly cheerful family talking about her middle sister's eating disorder? Annabel's devastating secret is revealed in bits and snatches, as readers see her go to amazing lengths to avoid confrontation. Caught between wanting to protect her family and her own struggles to face a devastating experience, Annabel finds comfort in an unlikely friendship with the school's most notorious loner. Owen has his own issues with anger, but has learned to control it and helps her realize the dangers of holding in her emotions.
E. L. James - Fifty Shades Darker
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
J. K. Rowling - Átmeneti üresedés
Az alig negyven-egynéhány évesen megboldogult Barry Fairbrother halála szó szerint felforgatja Pagford városka lakóinak életét. ___Pagford színleg maga az angol idill, macskaköves piactérrel, ódon apátsággal, ám az elbájoló homlokzat mögött számos viszály dúl. Gazdagok civódnak a szegényekkel, kamaszok a szülőkkel, feleségek a férjekkel, tanárok a tanítványokkal. ___Hamar kiderül, hogy Pagford nem az a háborítatlan, békés angol kisváros, aminek látszik. Barry átmenetileg megüresedett önkormányzati helye némelyekben szenvedélyes indulatokat kelt, másokat köpönyegforgatásra késztet... Az _Átmeneti üresedés_ az első olyan regény, amelyet Rowling felnőtteknek írt.
Simone Elkeles - How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation
(How to Ruin, #3) Guess who's jetting to the Holy Land this summer! Remember me, Amy Barak-Nelson—a.k.a the queen of disaster? In case you forgot, my boyfriend Avi is in the Israeli army. A visit is definitely in order. Somehow my grandmother convinced me to sign up for two weeks of pure hell in a military training base. Getting up before dawn, peeing in a hole, and playing war games in the desert isn't my idea of fun. But what's worse? Our team leader turns out to be Avi!
Joanna Trollope - Girl From The South
This story follows a group of the young and single - children of 60's swingers. They are bedevilled by indecision, choice, tradition, and their parents' marital history. The men can't commit, the girls can't reconcile independence and maternity, the rules seem to be vanishing. And time is passing.
Sarah Dessen - Along for the Ride
Dessen has built a well-deserved reputation for delicately depicting teen girls in turmoil. Her latest title showcases a socially awkward young woman who seeks solace in the comforting rigidity of academic success. Auden is about to start college in the fall, and decides to escape her control-freak professor mom to spend the summer with her novelist father, his new young wife, and their brand-new baby daughter, Thisbe. Over the course of the summer, Auden tackles many new projects: learning to ride a bike, making real connections with peers, facing the emotional fallout of her parents’ divorce, distancing herself from her mother, and falling in love with Eli, a fellow insomniac bicyclist recovering from his own traumas. The cover may mislead readers, as despite the body language of the girl in pink and the hunky blue-jeaned boy balanced on a bike, this is no slight romance: there’s real substance here.
Joanna Trollope - Marrying the Mistress
What happens when the esteemed head of a family -- a judge no less -- announces he is leaving a decades-old marriage to marry his mistress? How do his grown sons feel? How do his grandchildren react? And what if that mistress actually turns out to be an immensely likable woman? In Marrying the Mistress, Joanna Trollope -- a descendant of Anthony Trollope and a No. 1 bestselling author in England -- combines her trademark sensitivity with a new boldness and honesty that make this book her most true-to-life. Read an excerpt from the novel below.
Sue Townsend - The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance. Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? Eva, he complains, is attention seeking. But word of Eva's defiance spreads. Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street, while her new friend, Alexander the white-van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place, Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently...
Jacqueline Wilson - The Worry Website
Is anything bothering you? Problems in class or at home? Don't know where to turn for help? Log on to the Worry Website! Type in your worry and wait for the good advice to flow in. At least that's the plan when Mr Speed sets up his super-cool new Worry Website. Holly, Greg, Natasha and the rest of the class think they've got shedloads of worries. But, as they find out, sometimes the best advice comes from the most unexpected place.
Jacqueline Wilson - Lily Alone
Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was. Looking after six-year-old twins Bliss and Baxter and three-year-old Pixie is a lot of responsibility. When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep calm and show she can cope without any grown-ups. But being in charge soon feels overwhelming, and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there . . .
Jacqueline Wilson - The Diamond Girls
Dixie is the youngest Diamond girl. She and her sisters - dreamy Martine, glamorous Rochelle and tough Jude - could hardly be more different, but their mum has always tried to teach them the value of sticking together. Now Mum's expecting yet another baby, and she's convinced this one's a boy. She insists they move to a bigger place - but it's rough, dilapidated and filthy, and before they've even unpacked, Mum's gone into labour! Can the Diamond girls pull together in time for her to come home? And will anyone spot Mum's little secret but Dixie?
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent. Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of compulsory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress-Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
'Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies...' A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of _Cloud Atlas_ hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. In his extraordinary third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.
Stephenie Meyer - Breaking Dawn
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs. Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life - first discovered in TWILIGHT, then scattered and torn in NEW MOON and ECLIPSE - seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed...forever?
Joanne Harris - Blackberry Wine
Everyday magic, he called it - the transformation of base matter into the stuff of dreams, layman's alchemy. Jay Mackintosh is trapped by memory in the old familiar landscapes of his childhood, more enticing than the present, and to which he longs to return. A bottle of home-brewed wine left to him by a long-vanished friend seems to provide both the key to an old mystery and a doorway into another world. As the unusual properties of the strange brew take effect, Jay escapes to a derelict farmhouse in the French village of Lansquenet, where a ghost from the past waits to confront him, and the reclusive Marise - haunted, lovely and dangerous - hides a terrible secret behind her closed shutters. Between them, a mysterious chemistry. Or could it be magic?
Jenny Downham - Amíg élek
Előbb-utóbb mindenki meghal – mindannyian tudjuk. A tizenhat éves Tessa, akinek csupán hónapjai vannak hátra, talán mindenki másnál is jobban tudja. De van egy listája: felsorolta azt a tíz dolgot, amit még meg akar tenni, mielőtt meghal. Az első helyen a szex áll. Lehetőleg még ma. De nem mindig könnyű elérni, amit az ember akar, és amit akar, nem mindig esik egybe azzal, amire szüksége van. És néha a legváratlanabb dolgok lesznek a legfontosabbak. Felemelő, életigenlő és boldog – ez a rendkívüli regény azzal ünnepli az életet, hogy szembenéz azzal, milyen valójában a halál. A regényből _Now is Good_ címen angol film készült, amelynek főszerepét Dakota Fanning játssza.
David Lodge - Deaf Sentence
_Being deaf is less an affliction than a sentence..._ Retired Professor of Linguistics Desmond Bates is going deaf. Not suddenly, but gradually and - for him and everyone nearby - confusingly. It's a bother for his wife, Winifred, who has an enviably successful new career and is too busy to be endlessly repeating herself. Roles are reversed when he visits his hearing-impaired father, who won't seek help and resents his son's intrusions. And, finally, there's Alex. Alex is a student Desmond agrees to help after a typical misunderstanding. But her increasingly bizarre and disconcerting requests cannot - unfortunately - be blamed on defective hearing. So much for growing old gracefully...
Sara Shepard - Pretty Little Liars (angol)
The #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars and the upcoming HBO spin-off series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin! Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret. Set in ultra-trendy Rosewood, Pennsylvania, Pretty Little Liars centers around four beautiful girls who are hiding some very ugly secrets, and the one person who knows them all…and is not afraid to spill. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, The Cousins, and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, this paperback repackage of the first book in Sara Shepard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series—featuring a brand-new cover—will introduce new readers to the thrilling and magnetically compelling world of Pretty Little Liars, where everyone’s got something to hide, and no secret stays buried for long.
Joss Stirling - Lélektársak - Sky
Sky egy kicsit zárkózott, szorongó tizenhat éves lány, aki túlságosan jól tudja, milyen érzés kívülállónak, idegennek lenni valahol. Mikor Londonból Coloradóba költözik kissé különc nevelőszüleivel, megtapasztalja milyen egy tipikus amerikai középiskola, és milyen egy nem tipikus fiú. Zed Benedict jóképű, tehetséges, minden lány álma, csak épp sötét titkok veszik körül. Aztán Sky egy hangot hall a fejében… Az Ő hangját. És Zed is hallja, érti az ő válaszait, amiket még ki sem mondott. Mi ez az egész? Kik a savantok, és létezik olyan, hogy lélektárs? Sky hiszi is, nem is, amíg mélyen belül fel nem éled benne egy képesség, amitől már rég meg akart szabadulni. Valami, amitől egész életében félt... Természetfeletti képességek, szövevényes összeesküvés és két kamasz szerelme.
J. K. Rowling - The Casual Vacancy
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?