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Claire Legrand - Foxheart
Foxheart ​is a classic fantasy-adventure about the danger of lies and the power of truth, the strength found in friendship, and the value of loving and being loved . . . even if it means risking your heart. Full of magic, adventure, and an original and compelling cast of characters, Foxheart is a fast-paced fantasy reminiscent of Howl’s Moving Castle. Orphan. Thief. Witch. Twelve-year-old Quicksilver lives as a thief in the sleepy town of Willow-on-the-River. Her only companions are her faithful dog and partner in crime, Fox—and Sly Boots, the shy boy who lets her live in his attic when it’s too cold to sleep on the rooftops. It’s a lonesome life, but Quicksilver is used to being alone. When you are alone, no one can hurt you. No one can abandon you. Then one day Quicksilver discovers that she can perform magic. Real magic. The kind that isn’t supposed to exist anymore. Magic is forbidden, but Quicksilver nevertheless wants to learn more. With real magic, she could become the greatest thief who ever lived. She could maybe even find her parents. What she does find, however, is much more complicated and surprising. . . . Acclaimed author Claire Legrand’s stunning and original novel will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones.

Claire Legrand - Kingsbane
Rielle ​is now the anointed Sun Queen, tasked with proving to the people she is unequivocally loyal to the crown. She is also on a secret mission to close the gate to angels for good and make sure Corien doesn't return to his full strength. But as Rielle's power grows, so does the people's distrust--they call her Kingsbane. And as Corien's hold over Rielle grows stronger and those she loves turn away from her, she must decide which side to hold onto. In the future, Eliana has accepted that she is the daughter of Rielle, the Blood Queen. Together with those loyal to her she must figure out how to bring down the empire. But her friend Navi's illness, an affliction brought about by the angels, is distracting. Eliana may not have been able to save her mother, but she is determined to save Navi. But as she journeys to find a cure, she discovers truths about the past and the angels that will lead her down a dark and devastating path...perhaps to the Blood Queen herself.

Claire Legrand - Sawkill ​Girls
Beware ​of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find. Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is. Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

Claire Legrand - Furyborn
The ​stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first. A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.

Claire Legrand - The ​Year of Shadows
Olivia ​wants a new life, and it might take ghosts to get it. A heartfelt, gently Gothic novel from Claire Legrand. Olivia Stellatella is having a rough year. Her mother's left; her neglectful father, the maestro of a failing orchestra, has moved her and her grandmother into the city's dark, broken-down concert hall to save money, and her only friend is Igor, an ornery stray cat. Just when she thinks life couldn't get any weirder, she meets four ghosts who haunt the hall. They need Olivia's help; if the hall is torn down, they'll be stuck as ghosts forever, never able to move on. Olivia has to do the impossible for her shadowy new friends: save the concert hall. But helping the dead has powerful consequences for the living; and soon it's not just the concert hall that needs saving.

Claire Legrand - Winterspell
The ​clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince... but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums. New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer. Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes. Her home is destroyed, her father abducted - by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets - and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed - if she leaves at all. Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

Claire Legrand - Königsfluch
Rielle ​soll acht verborgene Heiligtümer finden, um die offene Pforte, durch die die Engel in böser Absicht gekommen sind, wiederherzustellen. Eliana wird ein Jahrtausend später als lang ersehnte Retterin der Menschheit empfangen. Während sie an mehreren Fronten kämpft – gegen das Imperium und seine Monster, gegen Simon und gegen sich selbst –, verschieben sich die Grenzen zwischen Freund und Feind. Doch für welche Seite werden die Königinnen ihre außergewöhnlichen Kräfte einsetzen, für das Gute oder das Böse?

Claire Legrand - Some ​Kind of Happiness
THINGS ​FINLEY HART DOESN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT • Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.) • Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer. • Never having met said grandparents. • Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.) Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real--and holds more mysteries than she'd ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones. With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she’ll first have to save herself. Reality and fantasy collide in this powerful, heartfelt novel about family, depression, and the power of imagination.

Claire Legrand - Furyborn ​1-2.
La ​profecía lo anunció: llegará una Reina de la Sangre para destruir el mundo, y una Reina del Sol para reconstruirlo. No se sabe cuándo, no se sabe quién. Pero sucederá. En dos épocas diferentes y reinos separados, las vidas de Rielle y Eliana están vinculadas por lazos aún más poderosos que la magia. Una de ellas es la Reina de la Sangre; la otra, la Reina del Sol: ambas están destinadas a unir el cielo y la tierra, las almas celestiales y los humanos. Pero el camino que tendrán que transitar es duro, repleto de sacrificios y de pruebas inclementes para estas reinas que, al fin y al cabo, son dos chicas tan valientes como vulnerables en cuyos hombros el Destino eligió cargar el peso del Universo.

Claire Legrand - Das ​Haus der verschwundenen Kinder
Alle ​Erwachsenen können dir gefährlich werden – und Mrs. Cavendish besonders! Das Leben in der beschaulichen Kleinstadt Belleville ist genau so, wie die zwölfjährige Victoria es gern hat: übersichtlich, vorhersehbar und aufgeräumt. Und Victoria mit ihrem strengen Zopf, den ordentlichen Kleidern und den hervorragenden Noten passt perfekt nach Belleville. Eine einzige Unregelmäßigkeit erlaubt sie sich: den verträumten und vergesslichen Lawrence, der so ganz das Gegenteil von ihr ist. Lawrence ist ihr bester Freund. Als er plötzlich spurlos verschwindet, ist es allerdings vorbei mit Victorias geordnetem Alltag. Sie würde es nie zugeben, aber sie vermisst ihn furchtbar. Daher stellt sie auf eigene Faust Nachforschungen an. Was Victoria entdeckt, gefällt ihr gar nicht: Unter der glatten Oberfläche von Belleville verbirgt sich ein dunkles Geheimnis. Eines, das offenbar in der Erziehungsanstalt von Mrs. Cavendish seinen Ausgang nimmt. Die rebellischen Kinder, die dorthin geschickt werden, kommen ungewöhnlich still und brav zurück – oder gar nicht mehr. Steckt Mrs. Cavendish hinter Lawrences Verschwinden?

Claire Legrand - Zorngeboren
Rielle ​und Eliana. Zwei Königinnen, die die magische Macht besitzen, über das Schicksal der Welt von Avitas zu bestimmen. Doch wer von beiden wird sie retten, und wer sie zerstören? Rielle Dardenne rettet ihren Freund den Kronprinzen – mithilfe der sieben Arten der Elementarmagie. Doch die Einzigen, die diese außergewöhnliche Fähigkeit besitzen sollen, sind laut Prophezeiung zwei Königinnen: die Sonnenkönigin des Heils und die Blutkönigin der Zerstörung. Kann Rielle in sieben Prüfungen beweisen, dass sie die Sonnenkönigin ist? Tausend Jahre später: Die Kopfgeldjägerin Eliana Ferracora besitzt magische Kräfte und glaubt, damit unantastbar zu sein – bis eines Tages ihre Mutter und andere Frauen verschwinden. Eliana schließt sich einer gefährlichen Mission an und entdeckt, dass das Böse im Herzen des Imperiums noch schrecklicher ist, als sie es sich jemals hat vorstellen können …

Claire Legrand - The ​Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls
Victoria ​hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster--lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does, too.) But then Lawrence goes missing. And he's not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that Mrs. Cavendish's children's home is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out . . . different, or they don't come out at all. If anyone can sort this out, it's Victoria, even if it means getting a little messy.

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