New Books in the CHS Library How to Ruin a Summer Vacation Sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson's plans for her summer vacation must be put aside when her father--a man who has shown up rarely in her life--decides it is time to take her to Israel to meet a family she has never known Fic Elk
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How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
Sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson's plans for her summer vacation must be put aside when her father--a man who has shown up rarely in her life--decides it is time to take her to Israel to meet a family she has never known
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party
Drawing from her childhood experience, the author brings hope and humor to this fascinating story of a young girl growing up and fighting to survive during the Cultural Revolution in China.
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
Eighteen-year-old Indigo is looking forward to becoming a full-time waitress after high school graduation, but her life is turned upside down by a large check given to her by a customer who appreciates that she cares enough to scold him about smoking.
Eva Khatchadourian has been plagued by guilt and denial since her son shot and killed 7 of his classmates 2 years earlier. As she tries to come to terms with her son's actions, she examines the choices she made when raising him and wonders where she went wrong.
After a nasty fall, Naomi realizes that she has no memory of the last four years and finds herself reassessing every aspect of her life.
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
On the day of her father's funeral, Clarissa Iverton is shocked to learn that the man she called her dad was not her biological father after all, and sets out to learn the truth about her past.
High school senior Jamie Carcaterra tries to win a scholarship by writing about her experiences as a fat girl in today's high school culture. As she opens her life up to the criticism of her classmates and the media, she wonders if she is being truly honest with herself.
Thrown out by her abusive mom, Maybe struggles to survive on the streets of New York with homeless teens who become a family in the asphalt jungle. This is a story about people we like to pretend don’t exist.
Fiercely independent Josie is cooler-than-cool, has her life going just the way she likes it, and certainly doesn't have the time--or desire--to fall in love.That is until Carson Gold persists in getting her attention.
From the author of the acclaimed "Keeper" comes a powerfully moving, Carnegie Medal-winning story about love, lies, and secrets set against the daily fear and horror of Nazi-occupied Holland.
Bransen Garibond, in search of his father, journeys to the land of Vanguard, where he plays a central role in a war against the cruel leader Ancient Bradden
Snow Flower and Secret Fan
Friends Snow Flower and Lily find solace in their bond as they face isolation, arranged marriages, loss, and motherhood in nineteenth-century China
Sophie has been frail since her birth, but discovers her strength during a journey through Mexico, where the orphan her family hopes to adopt was born, and to Guatemala, where her boyfriend hopes to find his mother and plans to remain
Breathe My Name
Frances Robinson lives a life, far from her horrifying past. When she was a child, her mother smothered her three sisters. Frances survived, but her mother has just been released from prison . . . and she wants to see Frances.
High school junior D. J. Schwenk staggers under the weight of caring for her badly injured brother, her responsibilities on the farm, a changing relationship with her friend Brian, and her own athletic aspirations.
Alex Rider crash lands off the coast of Australia where he is recruited by the Australian Secret Service to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across South East Asia. In the midst of his mission, Alex discovers information about his parents' murder
In this sequel to Vegan Virgin Valentine , Vivienne’s latest boyfriend, Sam, seems to be different from her past relationships. When her feelings scare her, V makes a mistake that destroys their relationship and sends her on a cross-country journey of self discovery.
Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle Symone--a troubled teen, discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symme's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the center of the Earth.
A breathtaking new story from the astonishing imagination of James Patterson: a girl who can fly has to save herself from the scientists who want to control her--and maybe save the world in the process.
While on a field trip, five outcasts--who normally never participate in school activities--are transported to a different dimension and must try to return to reality.
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see fairies, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle by Keenan, the terrifying but alluring Summer King, who determines that she must become his queen and save summer from perishing.
Mara's niece, who is only one-year-younger, moves in bringing conflict between the two teenagers because of their opposite personalities.
A "geek" who keeps a list of the high school jocks and others who torment him, and pours his energy into creating a great graphic novel, encounters Kyra, Goth Girl, who helps change his outlook on almost everything, including himself
Brave New Girl
Marginalized by her peers, and her parents, and mourning the loss of her older brother who disappeared when she was a child, Doreen finds solace in her love of music and in her best friend,Ted. Then her older sister starts dating someone Doreen develops feelings for.
The Underworld See
Eight months after switching places with Alaric, Naia begins to wonder if their parallel universes can merge, and searches for Aldous, who she hopes can answer her questions
In the finale of the Dreamhunter series, Tziga Hame disappears. His daughter knows that the art of projecting dreams has turned sour--leaving a puzzle only she can unravel, a puzzle having to do with the very nature of the Place itself.
In a story based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia tells of her life in the court at Elsinore, her love for Prince Hamlet, and her escape from the violence in Denmark
Physically and emotionally disabled after a construction accident, Edgar Freemantle becomes an amazingly successful artist in a brief span of time; but not without horrifying and inevitable results.
With her trademark humor, the author of "Alice, I Think" brings life and laughter to a remarkable story of horses and heartbreak, relationships, mixed signals, and the soul-searching that sometimes takes two.
Harlan's a popular kid and Manny's a geek. But something strange is happening to both of them. It's a journey that eventually leads downtown, where a secret lies at the intersection of Grand and Humble.
Billionaire Carl Trudeau, upset over a shocking verdict against his company and convinced that the Supreme Court will not be friendly to his appeal, decides to purchase a seat on the Court by recruiting, manipulating, marketing, and molding an unsuspecting young candidate.
In 1899 Manhattan, the drowning of beautiful Elizabeth Holland, daughter of New York society's ruling family, brings to the surface the scandalous behavior of several teenagers.
While on summer vacation, fifteen-year-old Hal begins to hear thoughts his sister is having, even though she is in a comatose state in a hospital back home.He discovers the truth behind the accident that put her there.
Billie Standish Was Here
The river jeopardizes the levee and most of the town leaves; but Miss Lydia, an elderly neighbor, and Billie form a friendship that withstands tragedy and time.
As her irritating, eccentric family prepares to celebrate her grandfather's eightieth birthday, sixteen-year-old Lily wants just one whole perfect day together
After her mother leaves Odella and her family in Manitoba and moves to Iceland with another man, she dies there, and the family finally learns some of the many secrets that have haunted them for two generations
Fifteen-year-old Moo Nelson, shy, overweight, and bullied by his classmates, finds his life spinning out of control after he witnesses a car chase and a fight that results in a murder
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble. (National Book Award Nominee)
Joe, an English boy from the right side of the tracks, is poised to get everything he has ever wanted, but he risks it all when he falls for Candy, and is drawn into her seedy, dangerous world.
The world of uglies, pretties, and specials is over. Now, it’s about fame. In the new book in Westerfields "New York Times" bestselling Uglies series, everyone’s social status is monitored and rated. It is a world where anyone can be a celebrity.
Covert counter terrorism agent Scot Harvath sets out to find a Guantanamo released assassin who is wreaking havoc on the world and those closest to Harvath, despite the orders to stay out of the investigation.
Witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, forcing her to turn to the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright.
When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.
Alex Cross rejoins the police force to face the most diabolical villain he has ever encountered--a serial killer with a hunger for mega-celebrity. It becomes clear to Alex that he is after a genius of terror who has Washington, D.C., on a string.
A sixteen-year-old Portland, Oregon skateboarder, whose parents are going through a difficult divorce, is engulfed by guilt and confusion when he accidentally kills a security guard at a train yard.
This first novel in a series featuring a new generation of McKettrick men introduces Jesse McKettrick, whose Indian Rock ties run deep. The Triple M Ranch is in his blood, but with his land at stake, he won't get involved in Cheyenne Bridges' scheme
Erin and her family must somehow find a way to let go when her sister Amy is involved in a terrible accident. The second novel explores the complexities not only of accepting unexpected loss, but also the need to move on.
In his first book for young adults, the author of "White City Blue"--winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award--tells a chilling story set in a dystopian future about a heroic girl, who is prepared to risk everything in the pursuit of justice
High school sophomore Lucy Norton's life is turned upside down when her father remarries and moves Lucy to Long Island, where she finds herself trapped in a Cinderella story with a wicked stepmother, two evil stepsisters, and a dashing prince who could make all Lucy's dreams come true.
When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.
In a powerful sequel to Crank, Kristina is determined to manage her addiction to crack, but when she is unable to manage her use of the drug and the pull becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.
The death of Liam Hegarty, found drowned in the sea at Brighton, England, sparks a crisis in the life of his sister Veronica, who goes to bring Liam home to Dublin where the Hegarty clan is gathering to mourn and remember.
Schuyler Van Alen, a loner at a prestigious New York City private school, sets out to learn the secrets of the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.
Rocker Judas Coyne, pays a thousand dollars for a suit said to be inhabited by the owner's ghost, and learns only after the angry spirit arrives that he has been set up by the family of his last girlfriend who committed suicide. Author Joe Hill is the son of Steven King
After losing an important game for his team, NFL backup quarterback Rick Dockery is fired, but his agent finds him an opportunity to play for the Panthers of Parma, and even though he has never been to Europe, he moves to Italy hoping for a second chance
Ninety-year-old Jacob Jankowski finds himself haunted by memories of his past in the circus and the freaks, exotic animals, and other people he encountered as a performer
U.S. counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp rushes to pull the world back from the brink of nuclear war when Iran blames the U.S. and Israel for an attack that has left a radioactive bomb and environmental disaster in the middle of Iran's second largest city
Before I Die
A terminally ill teenaged girl makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies.
Howie Traveler finally gets a shot at baseball stardom when he is offered a job as manager of the Cleveland Indians, but soon learns his lofty dreams of mastering America's favorite pastime are unrealistic as he deals with his superstar outfielder.
Things Not Seen
When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.
Looking For J. J.
Jennifer Jones, a young woman recently released from prison for killing her friend six years earlier, attempts to start a new life with a new identity, but soon learns it is impossible to escape from the past.
Follows the experiences of Mr. March, the father in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," as he witnesses the cruelty and racism of both Northern and Southern soldiers and the harsh realities of Civil War.
This is the spectacular story of Jor-El and Lara (Superman's parents), General Zod and his uprising, Braniac and his miniaturized Krypton city, and two desperate parents faced with the end of the world.
When Ruben and Jed find a dead body on the Rhode Island shore, they are certain it has something to do with smuggling liquor. Suddenly, the boys find themselves caught in a war between two Prohibition gangs.
A graphic novel that relates the life experiences, from birth to his start in boarding school, of a Muslim boy growing up on a rubber plantation in rural Malaysia.
The Rules of Survival
Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally and physically abusive mother.
Dragons of the Highlord Skies
Kitiara is forced into hiding when Emperor Ariakas believes she arranged the assassination of Highlord Verminaard, while her rival, Laurana, travels to Icereach with Sturm, Flint, Tasslehoff, and three knights in search of the fabled dragon orb that could save Solamnia.
Still reeling from seeing police shoot his unarmed cousin to death on the roof of a New York City housing project, seventeen-year-old Clay is dragged into the whirlwind of political manipulation that follows.
Eugenides, still known as a Thief of Eddis, faces palace intrigue and assassins as he strives to prove himself both to the people of Attolia and to his new bride, their queen.
Knights of the Hill Country
In his senior year, high school star linebacker Hampton Greene finally begins to think for himself and discovers that he might be interested in more than just football.
In Restoration London, 16-year-old Meg Moore spends long hours conversing with the famous authors and poets who visit her father's bookstore, and even writes her own stories. Without warning, however, Meg comes to learn exactly how powerful words can be.
When a sixteen-year-old member of a race of shape-shifting killers called doppelgangers assumes the life of a troubled teen, he becomes unexpectedly embroiled in human life--and it is nothing like what he has seen on television.
Set in North Dakota. Ragni, a single woman who is struggling with her job and her father's Alzheimer's disease, agrees to fix up her great-grandmother's cabin. She's accompanied by her teenage niece, Erika, who has taken to wearing all black and rarely talks to Ragni anymore. Snelling takes this opportunity to weave together Ragni's story with the story of her great-grandmother, who came by train in the 1900s.
In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel, who is better known for brains than brawn, worries about his missing grandfather, and the grandfather, Albert Least-Weasel, struggles to survive, caught in his own steel trap in the Alaskan winter
As World War I rages, 15-year-old Sasha, a well-to-do English girl, wants to become a nurse. When she helps at a hospital, Sasha is able to see when someone is going to die. When she sees her brother in a premonition, she pretends to be a nurse and goes behind the front lines to prevent his death.
In Iran, a young girl with three suitors gets permission from her father and a holy man to weave into her wedding rug a riddle to be solved by her future husband, which will ensure that he has wit to match hers.
Aging, reclusive author Vida Winter, having given out multiple versions of her life story over the years, decides to finally set the record straight and engages Margaret Lea, a London bookseller's daughter, to write her biography, drawing the young woman into a tale of a governess, a ghost, a willful woman, feral twins, and a gothic mansion.
Locke Lamora, a member of a group of orphans know for their wits and talent for thieving, finds himself pulled into the city's criminal underworld and struggles to free himself from the group before his life is destroyed
When his sister goes missing under mysterious circumstances, seventeen-year-old Kurt spends a night at the local police station overhearing statements from a variety of witnesses that reveal the deep prejudices and shocking secrets of his small beach community.
Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Bloom's life changes in unexpected ways when her parents convince her to make contact with her biological mother, an agnostic from a Jewish family who is losing her battle with cancer.
Assistant district attorney Nina Frost has always prided herself on the fact that she protects the city's children from abuse and crime, but when her own son is abused, she finds herself overcome with rage and sets out to find his attacker and exact justice for her son.
When a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable. Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda's struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.
Five urban middle school students, their teacher, and other community members relate how a school project to build the world's largest tetrahedron affects the lives of everyone involved.
In this sequel to "Inside the Shadow City," Kiki and the Irregulars embark on another underworld--and underground--adventure. This time, Oona takes the lead to protect New York City from Manhattans gangsters, rodents, diamond merchants, society figures, and assorted forces of evil.
From the runaway bestselling authors of "The Nanny Diaries" and "Citizen Girl" comes the story of Kate Hollis, a woman who finds herself at the threshold of full adulthood, only to discover that the only way to 30 is through 17.
Thirteen-year-old Toby Malone struggles to keep his family together after his father leaves; however, hiding his older brother Jake's drug habit from their mother is getting harder and harder.
The Edge of Winter
Bonds are formed and hearts are healed within a group of five people in Rhode Island's South County as they work together to save a wounded snowy owl and prevent a developer from raising a sunken World War II U-boat that is a cherished part of the community.
A night of drinking and a tragic car accident forever change the lives of four people. As the lives of people who never wanted to hurt others intersect, harsh realities of choices that cannot be changed are explored novel. Events surrounding the hit and run accident of a popular high school student are told from the viewpoints of those involved, including the victim.
THE BOY BOOK
A high school junior continues her quest for relevant data on the male species, while enjoying her freedom as a newly licensed driver and examining her friendship with a clean-living vegetarian classmate.
Sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks inherits her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana in 1917 and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war in Europe
As if it doesn't suck enough to have cancer, practically every time you pick up books or see movies where characters get sick, you know they'll be dead by the last scene. Everything changes for Isabelle, not quite fifteen, when she is diagnosed with lymphoma--but eventually she survives and even thrives.
After being abandoned, thirteen-year-old Ronnie Hartman tries to connect with her new foster parent, but trouble at school and a letter from her mother interfere with her relationship with the woman who wants to adopt her.
COLOR OF THE SEA
Sam's pain over losing the love of his life when her parents take her back to Japan is overshadowed when he is drafted by the U.S. Army and sent to Japan on a secret mission that forces Sam to choose between his loyalties to America and loyalties to his heritage.
Life will never be the same for 12-year-old Ananka Fishbein, after she ventures into an enormous sinkhole near her New York City apartment and discovers a secret city below the streets of Manhattan
In a world where select people can enter "The Place" and find dreams of every kind to share with others for a fee, a fifteen-year-old girl is training to be a dreamhunter when her father disappears, leaving her to carry on his mysterious mission.
Lady Mary's life is forever changed when her father, Lord Cawdor, betrays the Scottish king and is hanged as a traitor. Now a ward of Lord and Lady Macbeth, she's trapped in a castle with a power-hungry couple who will do anything to get what they want in this retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy
In this gripping, psychological page turner, Cass McBride has only a walkie talkie to save her when she is buried alive by a classmate who blames her for his brother’s death.
Iris’ mother and father have always been eager to take in travelers. Her parents‘ continuing discontent leads them to welcome some peculiar strangers. One spring, a family of wanderers comes to stay, and their strange, compelling, and dangerous presence will leave the Iris family infinitely changed.
A young woman named Ivy, who made a shocking discovery in her small western Pennsylvania town when she was seven years old and learned a surprising secret nine years later, questions whether she has inherited the Rumbaugh curse
"New York Times" bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson tackles the subject: what it means to be a man today, as a string of events and changes has high school senior Tyler Miller questioning his place in school, in his family, and in the world.
Carlotta is doing research to become a romance writer, but with her mother's current flame trying to get sober while her mother crisscrosses the East Coast selling hand-crocheted Easter bunnies, even Carlotta realizes the course of true love does not run smoothly.
Eric "Hustle" Samson, a smart and street-wise seventeen-year-old dropout from Harlem, aspires to rap stardom, a dream he naively believes is about to come true.
After an exhausting two-year rescue mission, the crew of the starship "Phoenix" return to their home planet to find it devastated by civil war, forcing Bren Cameron and a ragtag group of survivors to set out on a dangerous ocean crossing in search for peace.
Vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out in a rowboat in search of the legendary "One Piece", which is said to be the greatest treasure in the world.
Upon moving to Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; creatures that seem determined to destroy Jess.
The world is in great danger, and only five kids can save it. Two of the five, twins Scott and Jamie, can communicate telepathically. Soon, their lives are in jeopardy, with one of them trapped and other on the run.
High school senior Carolina Livingston begins a passionate love affair with her new English teacher, Mr. Mann, challenging society's, and her own, ideas of what is right and wrong.
Former artist Michael Boone is forced to care for his younger brother, a damaged man with a childlike mind, but when a mysterious woman walks into the brothers' lives, their delicate equilibrium is shattered.
Vickie and the others must decide whether or not to leave their safe house after receiving a strange warning and Judd and Lionel return to the States only to face new enemies with a new Global Community program.
Two warrior squirrels lead the battle against Gulo, a bloodthirsty wolverine who will stop at nothing to recover the Walking Stone that will give him the authority to rule the lands of ice beyond the Great Sea.
Riley Crane wakes up covered in blood with a gun under her pillow with no memory of what happened in the last three weeks, and sets out to uncover the truth, even if it means risking her life.
Commander "Rocky" Jackson is shocked to learn that the plans for a nuclear submarine she designed more than a decade earlier have fallen into the wrong hands and her own weapon is being used to try and destroy the world's most powerful countries.
Noah's daughter, daughters-in-law, sons, wife, and the animals describe what it was like to be aboard the ark while they watched everyone around them drown.
Presents over seventy stories of love, kindness, and memories of lifelong feminine friendship as friends help each other through good and bad times, marriages and breakups, illnesses and raising children, and celebrations and losses.
The sixth in Stephen King's Dark Tower series reveals the motivations of demon-mother Mia, whose determination to give birth to whatever entity she is carrying has led her to New York City in 1999.
A young man begins to recall fragments of memories about a traumatic event that occurred when he was eight years old. In his efforts to piece together the truth, he encounters other individuals who are also struggling with their troubling memories.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Lt. Col. Jon Smith, activated in the wake of a deadly attack on a nano-technology research facility, sets out to learn the truth about the leader of the eco-conscious, anti-technology Lazarus Movement, and uncovers a plot that could change the world.
Actor Jack Burns finds every aspect of his life, including his relationships and career, overshadowed by his desire to find his missing father.
A self-help guide for teenagers, including information on peer pressure, popularity, and ambition.
In this third novel from a Printz Honor winner, Iggy leaves public housing behind to make something of his life. It's not easy when you're 16, have no skills, and your only friend is mixed up with the dealer who got your mom hooked.
Casey comes to regret convincing her friends to ditch the senior class trip to Washington, D.C., when dead bodies start turning up in the woods where they have gone in an attempt to "accidentally" run into her boyfriend and his buddies.
Todd Belknap, a field agent for Consular Operations, is fired from the agency after an operation goes wrong and must take matters in his own hands after a friend and fellow agent is abducted by a militia group in Lebanon.
After rescuing her younger brother abandoned at a busy airport by their divorced father, fifteen-year-old Lily finds her faith in God sorely tested as she struggles to rescue herself from the bitterness and anger she feels.
High school sophomore and star pitcher Shane Hunter's life of affluence and private school begins to fall apart when his father, owner of a Lexus dealership, is arrested for money laundering.
Crime writer Patricia Cornwell uses historical documents and modern technological advances to try and identify the nineteenth-century killer Jack the Ripper.
After losing his family farm, Mack, his wife Jodie, and their two children struggle to build a new life for themselves, but their efforts are soon threatened by Mack's overwhelming depression.
The murder of FBI agent Dane Carver's twin brother draws husband-and-wife team Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savitch into the investigation, which runs from San Francisco to Los Angeles and involves a homeless woman and a hit television show.
The mountain of Salamandastron needs the help of Brocktree the Badger Lord when evil comes in the form of the Blue Hordes of Ungatt Trunn, the Earth Shaker.
Inspector O is pulled into a web of betrayal and death in North Korea when he becomes the target of a government plan to eliminate anyone who knows too much about a series of decades-old kidnappings and murders.
After a short stay with an FBI agent who gives them a chance to attend school and live a normal life, the six genetically-altered, winged youths head toward Florida and Max's ultimate destiny--to save the world, whether she wants to or not.
An illustrated collection of more than 150 original fairy tales by the nineteenth-century Danish author, including well-known favorites such as "The Ugly Duckling" and lesser-known titles such as "The Daisy."
While planning a baby shower for her friend, New York homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the disappearance of a pregnant woman and the murders of two, wealthy, international accountants.
Teru and two other students, the only survivors of a train derailment, face their worst fears and a dark evil in order to survive and find their way home.
Jackson Pickens, a criminal defense attorney, has come to hate his profession and his life, but he is shocked out of his inertia when his father's corpse is found and Work becomes the prime suspect in the murder.
After his first host is killed in battle, Draycos, a warrior from a dragon-like, symbiotic race, is forced to latch onto teenager Jack Morgan to survive, whereupon the two join forces--literally--to find those who have wronged them.
A military thriller focusing on First Sergeant "Goose" Gander who bears witness to the beginning of the Apocalypse fighting on the Turkish-Syrian border, and his wife, Megan, who struggles with issues on faith on the home front.
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.
The Immortals travel to a newly discovered island inhabited by democratic humans to bring them into the empire but wreak havoc there instead, unleashing one of the monstrous insects upon them accidentally.
Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy is hired to represent a high-profile triple-murder suspect, local star athlete, Dante Halleyville.
A confused seventeen-year-old girl, a single mother and her young son, two elderly women, and a sad and lonely man, with their own individual tragedies to bear, come together in a small Manitoba town and find a way to a better future.
In 1967, seventeen-year-old Rigby John Klusener leaves his hometown in Idaho to hitchhike to San Francisco, where he must face his fears and his own sexuality.
Presents a collection of short stories, each featuring a character seeking to comfort or save someone.
The author describes her unique friendship with a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a sickly piglet who helped her develop a new relationship with neighbors in her small-town community.
While obtaining a Western education at a Japanese boarding school in 1890, Toyo also receives samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.
The author describes her unique friendship with a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a sickly piglet who helped her develop a new relationship with neighbors in her small-town community.
A ruthless assassin and his dark elf companion are heralded as heroes by the King of Bloodstone for vanquishing the evil undead sorcerer, but there they must still contend with enemies who would much rather see them dead.
National Football League wide receiver Terrell Owens shares his perspective on his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, 2005 suspension from the team, and experiences with the media and how it portrays him.
When the Police Chief’s estranged wife is found brutally murdered, the townspeople are convinced he killed her and turn their hatred on him and the local minister who has been rumored to be having an affair with Russ.
Bishop Blackwood is dispatched to Washington D.C. to investigate when his old Chicago pal is elected president and begins experiencing problems with what appears to be a poltergeist in the White House.
An Irish sorcerer, his vampire twin brother, a witch, a warrior, a shape-shifter, and his cousin, the scholar Moira, who has traveled through time to claim her rightful place as queen of the ancient kingdom Geall, band together to fight the evil queen and her vampire army.
Isolated from friends who believe the worst, a sixteen-year-old finds an ally in a classmate, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.
First Sergeant "Goose" Gander, stationed with the 75th Army Rangers along the Turkish/Syrian border, begins to realize in the aftermath of the Rapture that he is fighting enemies from inside and outside his camp, while his wife, Megan, faces a battle of her own.
Psychologist Delaware and L.A.P.D. detective Sturgis investigate the case of two young acting students whose disappearance and claims of abduction are revealed to be a hoax; but then one of the two is found murdered while the other vanishes.
Recounts the true stories of ten scientists and medical researchers that have endured extreme hardship and discomfort in order to test new discoveries and inventions in the fields of medicine and science.
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
As the Nazis approach Paris, Sally King, Memphis Jones, Nell Bracecourt, and Irene Curie are thrown together by a murder at the infamous Alibi Club and their attempts to keep a deadly weapon out of German hands.
Mitra and her brother Babak are exiled royals living on the streets as orphaned beggars. Babak possesses a strange gift of being able to know someone's dreams, and soon they find themselves on the road to Bethlehem in this biblical epic.
A senior basketball-player shoulders the hopes of a dying mill town and her bereaved family when she and an eccentric English-teacher/coach try to lead their team to state basketball history.