The Witches of the Glass Castle

Author: Gabriella Lepore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995679252

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 326

View: 3609

A storm is coming. Mia and her brother Dino's life is about to be turned upside down. Thrown into a world of witches, hunters and magic. Can they survive?
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The Witches of the Dark Power

Author: Gabriella Lepore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995679269

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 322

View: 4744

Prepare for the uprising. The most anticipated sequel to The Witches of the Glass Castle. More magic, suspense and romance.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 962

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.
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Koralle und Knochen

Author: Tiffany Daune

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507172826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 166

View: 4245

Halen weiß, dass die Funken, die sich unter ihren Fingerspitzen entzünden, gefährlich sind. Ihr ganzes Leben hat sie versucht, das Prickeln zu unterdrücken, das sie Sachen zerstören lässt. Doch jetzt, als sie wieder in Rockaway Beach ist, wo sie zusehen musste, wie ihr Vater ertrank, lassen sich die Flammen nicht mehr zügeln. Halen bemüht sich, die Kontrolle zu behalten. Aber dann verschlägt es sie in eine mysteriöse neue Welt – in das Unterwasserreich Elosia. Dort kommt sie hinter die Geheimnisse ihrer Vergangenheit und kann die Funken nicht mehr zurückhalten. Während sie Elosia erkundet, erfährt sie, dass ihr bisheriges Leben eine Lüge gewesen ist. Und als diejenigen, die sie getäuscht haben, sie um Hilfe bitten, muss Halen sich entscheiden: Lässt sie all das hinter sich oder entfesselt sie die Magik, die sie alle vernichten könnte?
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Crown of Midnight

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834952

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8264

Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful Â? the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her. Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of this New York Times bestselling sequel, in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series.
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The Witches of Outremer

Author: George Buford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499094531

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 7732

An Arab bandit raids a caravan headed for Jerusalem and captures a teenage girl, the daughter of an aristocratic crusader family in Jerusalem. The family hires Eric and Haroun, two of the toughest mercenaries in the country, to rescue her. What no one knows at first is that the bandit, Ali Rashid, is Eric’s half-brother. To complicate matters further, the teenage girl, Jane Longreach, is a witch—an actual spell-casting, demon-summoning witch. Because she’s young, she doesn’t yet have her full powers; but as she becomes more and more powerful it becomes debatable exactly who needs to be rescued.
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Seeing the Light

Exploring Ethics Through Movies

Author: Wanda Teays

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 5261

Seeing the Light: Exploring Ethics Through Movies is an engaging and innovative approach to the study of philosophy and the development of moral reasoning skills. Features broad coverage of topics in ethics and moral reasoning Offers an innovative and imaginative approach to showing relevance of movies for ethical reflection Draws on a diverse selection of popular movies, foreign films, and documentaries to illustrate ethical dilemmas and character development on the big screen that has application to our lives Presents coverage of major ethical theories ranging from Ethical Egoism and Cultural Relativism to Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Rawls' Justice Theory, Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, and Feminist Ethics Demonstrates how film is a powerful vehicle for sharpening skills in analysis and moral reasoning Includes accompanying website
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Marlena

Author: Julie Buntin

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732548821

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

View: 5861

Die fünfzehnjährige Cat ist neu in der Stadt, einsam und unglücklich - bis sie ihre Nachbarin kennenlernt, die wunderschöne und unberechenbare Marlena. Eine Freundschaft beginnt, voller Versprechungen, intensiv und gefährlich wie die Jugend selbst: erste Drinks, erste Zigaretten, erste Küsse. Marlena aber wird immer riskanter - und Cat wird ein Versprechen brechen, das sie jetzt, Jahrzehnte später, einholen wird. Die atemberaubende Geschichte zweier Mädchen und einem Jahr im ländlichen Michigan, das die eine ihr Leben kosten wird und die andere für immer verändern.
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Sternenstaub

Roman

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641189594

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5766

Wenn der Sternenstaub zur Erde fällt, erfüllen sich die geheimsten Wünsche ... Die selbstbewusste Archäologin Riley hat einen Auftrag: Zusammen mit fünf weiteren Auserwählten muss sie nach Irland reisen, um dort die Suche nach dem letzten Stern, dem Stern des Eises, zu vollenden und das Schicksal aller Welten zu retten. Um die noch fehlenden Hinweise zu finden, vertieft sich Riley in die Geschichte und die Mythen Irlands. Als sie eines Tages in eine gefährliche Situation gerät, ist es der geheimnisvolle Doyle, der sie rettet, und sie kommen einander näher, gefährlich nah. Doch Doyle verschloss einst sein Herz für immer. Wird ihre Liebe trotzdem eine Chance haben? Und werden die sechs Auserwählten es schaffen, ihre Mission zu erfüllen?
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Girls In The Moon

Author: Janet McNally

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641182301

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8939

Liebe, Musik, New York! New York, die aufregendste Stadt der Welt! Phoebe, Tochter zweier Rocklegenden, besucht ihre Schwester Luna, die kurz davor ist, mit ihrer Band The Moons so richtig durchzustarten. Doch Phoebe möchte Luna nicht nur beim Berühmtwerden zusehen. Sie möchte, dass sich ihre Mutter und ihre Schwester versöhnen, sie möchte ihren Vater finden und Schluss machen mit allen Geheimnissen und Halbwahrheiten, die die Familie zerstört haben. Und sie möchte diesen Jungen kennenlernen, mit dem sie sich seit Monaten heimlich schreibt: Archer.
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The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?

Der Spannungsbestseller des Jahres!

Author: A. J. Finn

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641220955

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4410

Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...
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Nostradamus For Dummies

Author: Scarlett Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118070054

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6465

Nostradamus made simple-a surefire prophecy of success! Michel Notredame, or Nostradamus (1503-1566), was a French physician, astrologer, and prophet whose books of visionary four-line verses have intrigued and beguiled readers for hundreds of years. Now, with this fun and easy guide, everyone can finally get a handle on Nostradamus and his "Centuries" of prophecies, which many people believe to have predicted the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler, the Kennedy assassination, and 9/11, among other events. The book covers Nostradamus's life and beliefs, his use of cryptic language and anagrams, interpretations of his work that link it to specific historical incidents, and critics who are skeptical of his prophecies. It also explores the implications of his work on the past, present, and future, and much more!
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Good Girls & Wicked Witches

Women in Disney's Feature Animation

Author: Amy M. Davis

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969014

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 4996

An in-depth view of the way popular female stereotypes were reflected in—and were shaped by—the portrayal of women in Disney’s animated features. In Good Girls and Wicked Witches, Amy M. Davis re-examines the notion that Disney heroines are rewarded for passivity. Davis proceeds from the assumption that, in their representations of femininity, Disney films both reflected and helped shape the attitudes of the wider society, both at the time of their first release and subsequently. Analyzing the construction of (mainly human) female characters in the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio between 1937 and 2001, she attempts to establish the extent to which these characterizations were shaped by wider popular stereotypes. Davis argues that it is within the most constructed of all moving images of the female form—the heroine of the animated film—that the most telling aspects of Woman as the subject of Hollywood iconography and cultural ideas of American womanhood are to be found. “A fascinating compilation of essays in which [Davis] examined the way Disney has treated female characters throughout its history.” —PopMatters
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Night of the Dark Horse

Author: Janni Nell

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426895429

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5738

Just another typical week in the life of a paranormal investigator. I had barely arrived in Ireland to investigate a pooka terrorizing the villagers of Dingaleen when I got called to ride the fairy horse myself. When a pooka calls, you answer—and hold on for dear life. Unfortunately, the beast tossed me into a bog. Fortunately, my gorgeous guardian angel fished me out. Just barely. You see, Casper is still weak from tangling with an evil spirit on our last case. So he's not even much help to me in the land o' the green. The powers-that-be are even hinting at retirement… But I won't lose Casper. Not now. Not ever. As luck would have it, I have a chance, albeit a slim one, to save him and get the answers I need to solve the pooka case—if I just take a wee trip through Fairyland. Except angels aren't welcome there, humans can't eat, drink or sleep there, and time is running out. An Allegra Fairweather Mystery 56,000 words
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Anatopsis

Author: Chris Abouzeid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101153296

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8529

Princess Anatopsis Solomon wants to be a knight-errant. But hermother, chairwoman of Amalgamated Witchcraft Corporation, plans for her immortal daughter to take over the family business. The Queen has even hired a new tutor: a demigod named Mr. Pound. But Mr. Pound’s plans go far beyond completing Ana’s education. He is searching for the mysterious and powerful Os Divinitas. And if he finds it, nothing will survive. A shocking and powerful gift will catapult the Princess into an unlikely quest through the rich worlds of Anatopsis, inhabited by magic immortals, a rebel army, and the last dog in the Universe.
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My Vocabulary Did This to Me

The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

Author: Jack Spicer

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571090

Category: Poetry

Page: 508

View: 2305

Winner of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry (2009) Winner of the American Book Award (2009) In 1965, when the poet Jack Spicer died at the age of forty, he left behind a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and a few copies of the seven small books he had seen to press. A West Coast poet, his influence spanned the national literary scene of the 1950s and ’60s, though in many ways Spicer’s innovative writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries in the New York School and the West Coast Beat movement. Now, more than forty years later, Spicer’s voice is more compelling, insistent, and timely than ever. During his short but prolific life, Spicer troubled the concepts of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark publication of this essential poet’s life work, and includes poems that have become increasingly hard to find and many published here for the first time.
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The Prose Works of N.P. Willis

Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 798

View: 8164

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Throne of Glass 4 - Königin der Finsternis

Roman

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430257

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 704

View: 8750

Der langersehnte vierte Band Celaena hat tödliche Wettkämpfe überlebt, ihr wurde das Herz gebrochen, sie hat sich den Schatten ihrer Vergangenheit gestellt und es überstanden. Jetzt kehrt sie zurück nach Adarlan. Aber nicht mehr als Celaena Sardothien, sondern als Aelin Galathynius, Königin von Terrasen. Doch bevor sie ihren Thron besteigen kann, muss sie noch offene Rechnungen begleichen. Da ist zum einen ihr alter Meister, der sie verraten hat. Und der König von Adarlan, der in seinem grenzenlosen Machthunger die Magie verbannt und den ganzen Kontinent unterworfen hat.
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The Queen's Rivals

Author: Brandy Purdy

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758289367

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 980

Three sisters find themselves caught in the royal intrigues of Tudor England in this historical romance from the author of The Boleyn Bride. The Ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey were born in an age when all of London lived beneath the menacing shadow of the Tower. Tyrannized by Bloody Mary and then Elizabeth I, the sisters feared that love was unthinkable—and the scaffold all but unavoidable. Raised to fear her royal blood and what it might lead men to do in her name, Mary dreads what will become of herself and her elder sisters. On their honor, they have no designs for the crown, yet are condemned to solitude, forbidden to wed without permission from the queen—a permission that would never come. And though Mary is accustomed to dwelling in the shadows and may never catch the eye of a gentleman, her beautiful and brilliant sisters long for freedoms that would surely cost their lives. Now, Mary can only trust in divine providence to provide a chance for love and happiness—unless destiny gains the upper hand . . . A gripping and bittersweet tale of broken families and broken hearts, courage and conviction, The Queen’s Rivals recounts an astonishing chapter in the hard-won battle for the Tudor throne.
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Screams of Pan

Author: Jery Tillotson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469712970

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 4588

Fantastic Fury! Grab this one! Brazenly original with dazzling eroticism! Vampires! Werewolves! Muscle Gods! Over-the-top-sex! Youll find them all in Jason Furys thrilling new fantasy novelScreams of Pan! Christina Tremont rules Manhattans supernatural world of bat boys, wolf girls, fauns and satyrs. Then she meets the incredible new Mr. Universe, the fabulous and over-sexed Johnny America, who is pursued by a monstrous vampire sect, the Dark Ones. Even Christinas magical powers cant withstand these enemies and together with Johnny, theyre forced to seek out the terrifying Great God Pan for his protection. Best-selling cult author, Jason Fury, weaves an intoxicating tale of fantasy, eroticism and horror, guaranteed to enchant even the most jaded reader.
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