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Holly Black - Black ​Heart - Fekete szív
Cassel ​Sharpe pontosan tudja, hogy bérgyilkosnak használták, de próbál megszabadulni a múltjától. Próbál jó útra térni annak ellenére, hogy a családjában számos hivatásos szélhámos is van, és ezért a hazugság és megtévesztés mindennél természetesebb számára. Próbálja a helyes megoldást választani, bár a lány, akibe szerelmes éppen az, akit ha van egy kis esze, messze elkerül. Próbálja meggyőzni magát arról, hogy az lesz a legokosabb, ha a Szövetségiek rendelkezésére bocsátja a képességeit annak ellenére, hogy a kormány képviselőiben egész életében ellenséget látott. Ugyanakkor miközben az édesanyjának bujkálnia kell, a szerelme éppen arra készül, hogy csatlakozzon a maffiához, ráadásul korábban titokban tartott részletek kerülnek napvilágra, a jó és rossz közötti határvonal egyre jobban elmosódik. Amikor pedig a Szövetségiek arra kérik Casselt, hogy éppen azt tegye, amivel kapcsolatban megfogadta, hogy soha nem teszi még egyszer, már csak saját magára hagyatkozhat, hogy eldöntse, mi a szélhámosság, és mi az igazság. Ebben a veszélyes játékban, amiben a saját élete a tét, lehet, hogy kénytelen lesz mindennél kockázatosabb szerencsejátékba fogni – ezúttal a szerelméért.

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - A ​végső küzdelem
Miután ​sikerül a behemótokat a tengerbe csalni, újabb veszedelemmel kell szembenéznie nemcsak a Grace és a Vargas gyerekeknek, hanem egész Floridának: mindenütt hatalmas víznyelőaknák keletkeznek a földben, veszélyeztetve az emberek és az építmények biztonságát egyaránt. Hőseinknek újabb nyomozást kell folytatniuk, hogy vajon mi okozta a pusztítást, és hogyan lehet megfékezni a föld alatti lényeket... A krónikák utolsó részében befejeződik a küzdelem a természet és egyensúlyának helyreállításáért.

Holly Black - Red ​Glove - A vörös kesztyű
Cassel ​teljesen mindennapi srácnak tartotta magát, amíg rá nem jött az igazságra: keze egyetlen érintésével képes átváltoztatni bármit – vagy bárkit – azzá, amivé csak akarja. Így történt, hogy Lila, a lány, akibe gyermekkora óta szerelmes volt, fehér macskává változott. Most, hogy Lila visszanyerte emberi alakját, Casselnek örülnie kellene. Csakhogy Lilára szerelmi átkot vetettek iránta, és ha ez az érzelem nem valódi, akkor Cassel semmit nem hihet el neki, bármit tesz vagy mond. Amikor a fiú legidősebb bátyját meggyilkolják, a szövetségiek a segítségét kérik, ugyanakkor a maffia is a nyomában van, mert pontosan tudják, mennyire értékes lehet számukra. Ha életben akar maradni, mindkét oldal előtt kell járnia egy lépéssel. Ebben a játékban, amelyben a vesztest hatalmas veszély fenyegeti, a szerelem átok, és a szélhámosság az egyetlen válasz.

Holly Black - Cassandra Clare - A ​rézkesztyű
New ​York Times sikerlistás sorozat! E kötet megcáfolja mindazt, amit a jó és a gonosz világáról tudni vélünk. Callum Hunt nyári szünete nem olyan, mint a többi gyereké. Egyetlen pajtása egy káosz sújtott farkas, Harceb. Az édesapja azt gyanítja róla, hogy a gonosz rejtőzik benne. És persze a legtöbb gyerek ősszel nem a Magisztérium varázslatos világába készül visszatérni. Call élete nem könnyű… És még nehezebbé válik, miután körülnéz a pincében, és felfedezi, hogy az apja talán végezni akar vele meg Harcebbel. Call elszökik a Magisztériumba – ott azonban még feszültebb a helyzet. Valaki ellopta az Alkahesztet, egy rézkesztyűt, ami képes megfosztani bizonyos mágusokat a varázserejüktől. Ráadásul miközben Call és barátai, Aaron meg Tamara, a tettes után kutatnak, nagyon veszélyes ellenfelek figyelmét hívják föl magukra… és még annál is veszélyesebb igazságot tárnak fel. A Magisztérium rejtélyei egyre csak szaporodnak. Az elsöprő sikerű szerzőpáros fantasztikus utazásra invitál, ahol a tét nemcsak egy fiú sorsa… hanem az egész világé. _"Fiatalabb és idősebb korosztálynak egyaránt ajánlom ezt a könyvet... Aki olyasmit keres, ami megállja a helyét a Harry Potter mellett, az mindenképpen olvassa el!"_ -THE GUARDIAN -

Holly Black - Cassandra Clare - The ​Iron Trial - Vaspróba
A ​legtöbb gyerek bármit megtenne, hogy átmenjen a vaspróbán. Callum Hunt viszont nem. Ő el akar bukni. Callt az édesapja egész életében óva intette a mágiától. A fiú meg van győződve arról, hogy ha sikerrel jár a vaspróbán, és felvételt nyer a Magisztériumba, annak csak rossz vége lehet. Úgyhogy a lehető legjobban igyekszik, hogy a lehető legrosszabb formáját hozza… A cél az, hogy csődöt mondjon, csakhogy épp ebben mond csődöt. Így hát most várja a Magisztérium, ez az egyszerre szenzációs és vészjósló hely, ami sötét szálakkal kapcsolódik Call múltjához, és kanyargós utat mutat a jövője felé. A vaspróba csak a kezdet, a legnagyobb próbatétel csak ezután következik… A nagy sikerű szerzők, Holly Black és Cassandra Clare bámulatos képzelőereje nyomán most kezdetét veszi egy lélegzetelállító, szédületes, észveszejtő kaland a mágikus ismeretlenbe. _"Még vonakodó olvasókat is elragad, és a fantasy szerelmeseinek is tökéletes. Tele van rejtélyekkel és nyomokkal, a főhőse gyerekek számára is érthető problémákkal küzd, és a történet csupa kaland." - Pamela Kramer, Book Examiner -_

Holly Black - Ironside
In ​the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing -- her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie. Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth -- that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen? Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears.

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - Välimääraja
Löö ​raamat kinni ja pane ära, sellest võib tulla veel palju kära!

Holly Black - Tony DiTerlizzi - The ​Seeing Stone
Thanks ​to the mysterious book left behind by their long-lost great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace kids — Jared, Simon, and Mallory — becomes more unpredictable than ever. When Simon goes off in search of his missing kitten and vanishes, Jared is convinced that one of the creatures from Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You has something to do with it. Mallory is not convinced. But when she and Jared have to contend with a band of marauding goblins, she begins to think Jared might be right — Simon is in grave danger and it's up to her and Jared to save him.

Cassandra Clare - Holly Black - L'anno ​di ferro
Quando ​raggiunge la grotta in cima al ghiacciaio, Alastair capisce subito che il Nemico l'ha preceduto. Sua moglie Sarah è stata uccisa, come gli altri maghi lì rifugiati. Solo il debole vagito di un neonato lo rincuora: suo figlio Callum, seminascosto accanto al cadavere della madre, è ancora vivo. Ma quando Alastair lo prende fra le braccia, le terribili parole incise nel ghiaccio da Sarah prima di morire lo fanno inorridire… Dodici anni dopo, quando Call viene ammesso al Magisterium, la prestigiosa accademia riservata ai ragazzi dotati di talento magico, suo padre è contrario: sin dalla più tenera età ha insegnato al figlio a diffidare della magia. E ora Rufus, il magister più anziano della scuola, lo ha ammesso all'Anno di Ferro, il primo del Magisterium. Call non può sottrarsi al suo destino. La magia scorre, in certe famiglie. Ma sul destino di Call incombe fin dalla nascita l'artiglio del Nemico. il fuoco vuole ardere, l'acqua vuole scorrere, l'aria vuol levarsi, la terra vuole avvincere, il caos vuol divorare.

Holly Black - Valiant
When ​seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system. But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-colored powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with creatures that no one else can see. And then there's Luis's brother, timid and sensitive Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves instead of feet. When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave have been dealing, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honorable. And as Val grows to know him, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming. Bestselling author Holly Black follows her breakout debut, Tithe, with a rich, harrowing, and compulsively readable parable of betrayal, abuse, friendship, and love.

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - Troll ​Trouble
Each ​book in this Special Edition features a third of the original Seeing Stone story with a special introduction and conclusion, followed by a brand-new prequel story and illustrations created by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black in conjunction with GM and S&S. The new material, which comprises about 10 to 15 of the 64 pages in each book, is available only through the GM promotion.

Holly Black - Tony DiTerlizzi - Lucinda's ​Secret
_Let ​the story of my niece and nephews be a warning. The more you know, the more danger you're in. And trust me, you don't want to meddle with the Little People. -- S.S._ One thrilling adventure -- The Spiderwick Chronicles! Their world is closer than you think.

Holly Black - Cassandra Clare - The ​Bronze Key
Magic ​can save you. Magic can kill you. Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer… and risk their own lives in the process. As Call, Tamara, and Aaron discover, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands, it has the capacity to do immeasurable harm, unless it is stopped in time. In this striking third book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare present us with a school where anything, good or evil, can happen, and the only way to unlock the truth is to risk everything to find it.

Holly Black - The ​Darkest Part of the Forest
Children ​can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for. Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking. Until one day, he does… As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - Arthur ​Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You
It ​all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick,s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you! Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick,s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites. With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come!

Holly Black - Cassandra Clare - A ​bronzkulcs
A ​mágia megmenthet. A mágia megölhet. A Magisztérium diákjai elméletben teljes biztonságban vannak varázslatos iskolájukban. A mágusok gondos irányításával megtanulják használni a varázserejüket, és rendet teremteni a kaotikus világban. Ám a káosz most felveszi velük a harcot. Callnek, Tamarának és Aaronnak olyan dolgok miatt kéne aggódniuk, mint a felmérők és varázsversenyek. Ám az egyik iskolatársuk megdöbbentő halála után muszáj a hidegvérű gyilkos nyomára bukkanniuk… kockára téve a saját életüket. Az ifjú barátok kénytelenek szembenézni azzal, hogy a mágia csak annyira jó, amennyire a felhasználója. Gonosz kezekben mérhetetlen kárt tud okozni – hacsak Call, Tamara és Aaron még időben meg nem akadályozzák. A Magisztérium-sorozat lenyűgöző harmadik részében a két nagy sikerű írónő, Holly Black és Cassandra Clare egy olyan iskolát tárnak elénk, ahol bármi megtörténhet – legyen jó vagy gonosz –, és az igazságot egyedül úgy lehet kideríteni, ha hőseink mindent hajlandóak kockára tenni.

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - Behemótveszély
Nick ​és Laurie immár szövetségesekként készülnek harcba szállni a Behemótokkal, ezekkel a veszélyes óriásokkal, amelyek hosszú álmukból ébredve lángba akarják borítani egész Floridát. Hiába vesznek azonban leckéket Vaksi Jacktől, a tapasztalt behemótvadásztól, tudásuk mégis kevésnek bizonyul. Végül Arthur Spiderwick Manóútmutatója segítségével rájönnek, hogy az óceán és a szirének jelentik a megoldást. Merész vállalkozásukhoz szükségük van Nick bátyja, Jules és annak barátnője, Cindy közreműködésére is. Nagyszabású akciójuk már-már sikerrel jár, ám ekkor fölbukkannak a Grace gyerekek egy új információval... A nagysikerű Spiderwick krónikák folytatásának 2. részében a Vargas és a Grace gyerekek még korántsem érnek megpróbáltatásaik végére...

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - Manók ​könyve
Amikor ​a Grace gyerekek beköltöznek Lucinda nagynénjük Viktória-stílusú házába, felfedezik a Manók könyvét, különleges lényekkel találkoznak, és ezzel megkezdődnek valószerűtlen kalandjaik.

Holly Black - Cassandra Clare - The ​Iron Trial
Most ​kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst — and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .

Holly Black - Cassandra Clare - The ​Copper Gauntlet
From ​Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes the second installment in the New York Times bestselling series that defies what you think you know about the worlds of good and evil. Callum Hunt’s summer break isn’t like other kids’. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren’t heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall. It’s not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc. Call escapes to the Magisterium -- but things only intensify there. The Alkahest -- a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic -- has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes -- and get closer to an even more dangerous truth. As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey through one boy’s conflict -- and a whole world’s fate.

Holly Black - Tony DiTerlizzi - The ​Field Guide
It ​all starts when Jared Grace finds their great uncle's book, "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You" and the Grace kids realize that they are not alone in their new house. Now the kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything they can to stop them.

Holly Black - Black ​Heart
Cassel ​Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy. But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.

Holly Black - Tony DiTerlizzi - Great ​escape
Jared, ​his twin brother Simon and their sister Mallory escape from trolls who are after a book that reveals the world of the fairies.

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - Lucinda ​titka
A ​koboldokkal és az óriáskobolddal folytatott küzdelem, valamint Nyüsszentyű újabb cselvetései után a Grace gyerekek elhatározzák, hogy fölkeresik Lucinda nénit, a múlt egyetlen élő tanúját. Csakhogy közben a Manók Könyvének nyoma vész.

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - The ​Nixie's Song
This ​story takes place in Florida, where 11-year-old Nick Vargas lives with his brother, Jules, his weird stepsister, Laurie, his father, Paul, and his stepmother, Charlene, in his father's housing development. Laurie has read the Spiderwick Chronicles and believes in faeries. Nick thinks she is "lame" and wishes she would leave him alone. After finding a four-leafed clover (which allows people to see faeries) he sees a nixie unconscious in his yard, which he and Laurie carry into a nearby artificial pond. In the following day, the Nixie, named Talya, gives Nick and Laurie the Sight and sends them to find her six sisters, who were separated when their pond was destroyed. They leave after a faerie named bobby fills Nick's father's car with sand to look for Talya's sisters at her old pond. They find the pond dried, the surrounding forest burnt and the bodies of three of the nixies, accidentally waking up a giant, which they mistook for a hill. They flee from the giant, who becomes hypnotized and calm when it hears Talya's singing. The children decide to ask the authors of The Spiderwick Chronicles themselves for advice at a book signing, convincing Jules to drive them. Once there, they are disappointed when Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black don't believe them, but they then run into Jared and Simon Grace, who offer to help them gather useful information. Jared tells them about a giant expert who lived nearby and they plan to meet at his address. The place appears to be deserted, and after a quick incident with will-o'-the-wisps, the kids take several papers including a diagram of a giant trap. While the giant is hypnotized by the nixie's song, the three kids use a rope to tie the giant's foot to its neck. It thrashes around, strangling itself with the cords, leaving the kids horrified at what they've done. When the giant stops moving, an old man called Noseeum Jack ("Noseeum" due to his poor eyesight, and "Jack" being a reference to the story of Jack the Giant-Killer) approaches, revealing to be the son of the giant expert who met Arthur Spiderwick, and a giant slayer himself, killing the giant definitely. He explains that the giants sleep for 500 years at a time and all wake up at once, bringing panic and destruction to anywhere they go, and that soon all of Florida's giants would be waking up.

Holly Black - Tony DiTerlizzi - The ​Wrath of Mulgarath
Bruised ​and battered, Jared, Simon, and Mallory return home to find their home ransacked and learn that Mulgarath has made off with their mother and Spiderwick's Guide. With only the help of Thimbletack, Hogsqueal and Byron, the Grace kids have to defeat Mulgarath and his goblin army. But they have to rescue Arthur Spiderwick from Lorengorn and the elves first.

Tony DiTerlizzi - Holly Black - A ​varázskő
Amikor ​Mallory és Jared megpróbálja kimenteni Simont a koboldok fogságából,egy varázskönyvet használnak,melynek segítségével a láthatatlan dolgok is láthatóvá válnak.

Holly Black - White ​Cat
Cassel ​comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago. Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the con-men. Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love -- or death -- and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

Holly Black - The ​Coldest Girl in Coldtown
COLDTOWN ​WAS DANGEROUS, TANA KNEW. A GLAMOROUS CAGE, A PRISON FOR THE DAMNED AND ANYONE WHO WANTED TO PARTY WITH THEM? Tana lived in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

Holly Black - Red ​Glove
Curses ​and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe's world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does. When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue—crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too—they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can't trust anyone—least of all, himself? Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

Holly Black - Cassandra Clare - Il ​guanto di rame
Callum ​Hunt ha tredici anni, frequenta il secondo anno del Magisterium e dovrebbe essere morto. Perché prima di essere uccisa, sua madre ha lasciato una scritta incisa nel ghiaccio: UCCIDETE IL BAMBINO. Ma questo non è il peggiore dei suoi segreti. Callum sa di avere dentro di sé l'anima del Nemico, che si è impadronito di lui dopo il Massacro Gelido. E sospetta che suo padre voglia rubare l'Alkahest, il guanto di rame, unico oggetto magico in grado di salvare il mondo dalla malvagità assoluta. Quando decide di partire in cerca del padre, però, scopre di non essere solo. Con lui ci sono i suoi migliori amici: Aaron, timido e generoso, che ha appena scoperto di essere il Makar e possiede la potente magia del vuoto, Tamara, intelligente e piena di risorse, e Subbuglio, il giovane lupo del caos che non lo abbandona mai. Callum sa di non avere scelta. Se necessario, dovrà sacrificarsi. Uno di voi fallirà. Uno di voi morirà. E uno di voi è già morto. Callum sapeva qual era dei tre.

Holly Black - White ​Cat - A Fehér Macska
Cassel ​átoktevők családjából származik, akiknek hatalmukban áll, hogy kezük legkisebb érintésével megváltoztassák valaki érzéseit, az emlékeit, a szerencséjét. Mivel az átoktevés törvényellenes, ők mindannyian gengszterek vagy szélhámosok. Kivéve Casselt. Az ő érintése nem varázslatos, úgyhogy ő kívülálló, az egyenes srác egy görbe úton járó családban. Mindössze egyetlen apróságot kell elnézni neki, hogy három évvel ezelőtt meggyilkolta a legjobb barátját, Lilát. Az azóta eltelt idő alatt Cassel, beleolvadva a tömegbe, gondosan felépítette a normalitás látszatát. Ám a látszat bomlásnak indul, amikor Cassel egy szörnyű álomtól űzve, amiben egy fehér macska akar neki valamit mondani, egyik éjszaka elkezd alvajárni. Más, felkavaró dolgot is észrevesz, két bátyjának furcsa viselkedését is beleértve. Titkolnak előle valamit, amiből egy rejtélyes történet bontakozik ki. Ahogy Cassel elkezdi gyanítani, hogy részese egy óriási csalásnak, azt is szeretné megtudni, valójában mi történt Lilával. Az is lehet, hogy még mindig életben van? Hogy ezt kinyomozza, Casselnek túl kell járnia az összes körülötte lévő szélhámos eszén.