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In the United States of Asgard, Norse gods walk among presidents, and Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the long shadow of his warrior father's battle-frenzied death. But when the popular god Baldur (son of Odin) disappears, Soren is thrust into a quest that may prove his berserker inheritance inescapable. Perfect for fans of Norse mythology, The Lost Sun is Percy Jackson for the teenage reader.Rebecca
Yeine Darr wants only to mourn her mother's death, but her estranged grandfather Dekarta, ruler of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, has other plans. Summoned to the city of Sky and named one of Dekarta's heirs, Yeine must master the politics of the cruel Arameri society if she is to have any chance of winning the throne...and staying alive. Read if you like your fantasy non-Euro-centric, dark, and sexy.
What Makes This Book So Great collects Jo Walton's Tor.com blog posts written between 2008 and 2011. In each entry she lovingly revisits a favorite science fiction or fantasy title that has fallen out of the public eye. In these pages you will discover both Jo Walton's enchanting style (even and especially when she writes about books you've never heard of) and a treasure trove of classic titles you will immediately need to add to your to-read list.Rebecca
Hazel and Jack are best friends until the day Jack stops speaking to Hazel and disappears. Armed with the power of story and the strength of friendship, Hazel embarks on a quest deep into a wintry wood to save her best friend from the curse of a frozen heart. Ursu's imaginative retelling of "The Snow Queen" builds on a foundation of literature and fairy tale to deliver a tale of courage, friendship, and love.
An unexpected gem of a meditation on writing, aging, running, and the intersection of the three. Read this book if you are a writer or a runner, both or neither.
If you enjoy Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale, you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not pick up Enchanted. Alethea Kontis weaves dozens of fairy tale threads together to create a story that is at once cozily familiar and surprisingly original. Sunday Woodcutter's story is engaging, richly drawn, and utterly enchanting.
Let's face it, we're all sick of vampires. But there are vampires, and then there are vampires. The vampires in The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, for example, are twisted in the best of ways. Holly Black serves up one girl's quest for survival in the depths of a hedonistic world where the only thing worse than dying is going cold...and liking it. Rich language, morally ambigious characters, vampires who'd sooner slit your throat than have a conversation with you... What more could you want for your holiday season?
Think Pride and Prejudice. Now cross it with Downton Abbey, and you'll have an idea of what you're getting into when you step inside the world of the servants who run the Bennet household. Baker's evocative prose introduces Sarah, a housemaid used to minding her own affairs -- that is, until a mysterious new footman arrives at Longbourn. Sarah's story is expertly interwoven with the affairs of Pride and Prejudice, but readers unfamiliar with Austen's original will still find a lush, captivating tale that stands on its own."Rebecca
When Myfanwy Thomas wakes up surrounded by dead bodies in a London park, she doesn't remember anything. Not what happened, not where the bodies came from, not even her own name. Her only clues come in the form of notes left by her former self, an operative in a secret agency dedicated to protecting the world from supernatural threats. In order to survive, Myfanwy must pretend she still has her memories while ferreting out the would-be killer before they're able to finish the job. For fans of Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and general romps.