The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1471120384
ISBN 13: 9781471120381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of the Scorpion Book Review:

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 143910655X
ISBN 13: 9781439106556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of the Scorpion Book Review:

Discover this internationally bestselling, National Book Award–winning young adult classic about what it means to be human with an updated, reimagined cover! Matt Alacrán wasn’t born. He was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, the drug-lord ruler of the country of Opium. Most people hate and fear clones like Matt—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, and realizes escape is his only chance to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2002-09-01
ISBN 10: 0689852223
ISBN 13: 9780689852220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of the Scorpion Book Review:

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrâon, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN 10: 0545229782
ISBN 13: 9780545229784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Girl Named Disaster Book Review:

Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

Long Lost

Long Lost
Author: Jacqueline West
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 0062691775
ISBN 13: 9780062691774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Lost Book Review:

“Perfect to be read late into the night.”—Stefan Bachmann, internationally bestselling author of The Peculiar “A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Grab a flashlight and stay up late with this one.”—Kirkus Reviews Once there were two sisters who did everything together. But only one of them disappeared. New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline West’s Long Lost is an atmospheric, eerie mystery brimming with suspense. Fans of Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces and Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts series will lose themselves in this mesmerizing and century-spanning tale. Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist. When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance. Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore. New York Times–bestselling and acclaimed author Jacqueline West weaves a heart-pounding, intense, and imaginative mystery that builds anticipation on every page, while centering on the strong and often tumultuous bond between sisters. Laced with suspense, Long Lost will fascinate readers of Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Secret Keepers and fans of ghost stories.

The Land of the Silver Apples

The Land of the Silver Apples
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1471116530
ISBN 13: 9781471116537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of the Silver Apples Book Review:

In trying to save his sister Lucy from being thrown down a well, Jack has managed to cause an earthquake which demolishes a monastery. It appears that sometimes, the magic just doesn't quite work out… but then he is, after all, only a bard-in-training! So when Lucy is unceremoniously carried off by the Lady of the Lake, Jack gives chase and follows her through the Hollow Road which lies underground. Aided by his friend, Thorgil, the berserker, and slave girl, Pega, Jack uncovers an unexpected world of hidden caves, hobgoblins, kelpies and elves - not the enchanted sprites one would expect, but fallen angels who steal human children and torment them… could this be the fate of his sister? Underground, Jack discovers that his actions will determine the fate of both worlds...

The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion Rules
Author: Erin Bow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 1481442716
ISBN 13: 9781481442718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scorpion Rules Book Review:

In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis’s strategy to keep the peace: if her country enters a war, Greta dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He’s a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives—and is severely punished for it. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly, his rebellion opens her eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power. Then Elian’s country declares war on Greta’s and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to mete out punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to save them.

The Scorpion s Head

The Scorpion   s Head
Author: Hilde Vandermeeren
Publsiher: Pushkin Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN 10: 178227748X
ISBN 13: 9781782277484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scorpion s Head Book Review:

A furiously paced psychological thriller about a woman accused of attempting to murder her son, perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins Shortly after a fractious weekend away with her family, Gaelle wakes up injured in a psychiatric hospital in Berlin. Her seven-year-old son is in a coma in another hospital--and the police suspect her of attempting to murder him. With no memory of what happened but convinced of her innocence, Gaelle escapes and begins a determined hunt for the truth. Michael is a contract killer working for Scorpio, a ruthless organization that spares no-one, where any agent who violates the rules signs their own death warrant. When Michael decides to reject an assignment, he knows he must run for his life. One makes a living by killing, the other would kill to survive. And soon their paths will cross... An exhilarating addition to the Walter Presents Library.

Scorpion

Scorpion
Author: Andrew Kaplan
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1497677971
ISBN 13: 9781497677975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scorpion Book Review:

This supercharged thriller from master storyteller Andrew Kaplan introduces the Scorpion, the CIA’s top agent in the Middle East, and launches the bestselling espionage series Kelly Ormont sprints down the narrow streets of Paris. When a car pulls up and a man points a gun at her, life as she knows it is over. Within days, this beautiful congressman’s daughter will be in the Middle East, where some of the wealthiest men in the world will bid to make her their slave. Only the Scorpion can save her now. An American raised among the Bedouin, the Scorpion is the CIA’s top agent in the Arabian peninsula. To save Kelly, he slips into the sinister underworld of human trafficking, where the kidnapped girl’s trail leads him to a Saudi prince with fanatical global ambitions. When the Scorpion discovers a link between the prince and the Russians, Kelly will not be the only person who needs a savior.

The Ear the Eye and the Arm

The Ear  the Eye  and the Arm
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780531068298
ISBN 13: 0531068293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ear the Eye and the Arm Book Review:

In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

Scorpions

Scorpions
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061975060
ISBN 13: 9780061975066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scorpions Book Review:

The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice of innocence and the struggle to steer clear of violence. This Newbery Honor Book will challenge young men to consider their own decisions as they come of age in a complex and often frustrating society. Pushed by a bully to fight and nagged by his principal, Jamal is having a difficult time staying in school. His home life is not much better, with his mother working her fingers to the bone to try to earn the money for an appeal for Jamal's jailed older brother, Randy. Jamal wants to do the right thing and help earn the money to free his brother by working, but he's afraid to go against the Scorpions. Jamal eventually pulls free of the gang's bad influence, but only through the narrowest of escapes. Walter Dean Myers, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, sensitively explores the loyalty and love between friends faced with hard choices. Scorpions is 25 years old, but the issues of poverty and violence make it a timeless powerful read—sadly as relevant as ever.

The Scorpion s Gate

The Scorpion s Gate
Author: Richard A. Clarke
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-10-25
ISBN 10: 9781101205617
ISBN 13: 110120561X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scorpion s Gate Book Review:

The insider whose warnings about terrorism on U.S. soil went unheeded—and whose book Against All Enemies rocketed to the top of bestseller lists—now presents his first novel: an all-too-believable story of politics, oil, espionage, and the earthshaking consequences that may lie at the end of the road ahead... Brian Douglas, working for British intelligence, is in Bahrain’s five-star Diplomat Hotel when the bomb goes off. He’s as used to carnage as one can be, after his years in Iraq. But much has changed since that war. The sheiks have been driven out of Saudi Arabia—now called Islamyah—and Iraq has become a virtual puppet of Iran, now packing nuclear heat. The coalition forces are long gone from Saddam’s homeland, after pulling out their troops and leaving the mess behind. But the mess isn’t going away, as this latest bombing suggests. And as Douglas and others try to sort out agendas and loyalties, motives and manipulations, the Middle East grows ever hotter—and this time withdrawal may not be an option...

The House with the Scorpions

The House with the Scorpions
Author: Mikis Theodorakis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781947917132
ISBN 13: 1947917137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House with the Scorpions Book Review:

In Greece Mikis Theodorakis is a national icon. He is the country's most famous composer, and a figure who has spent his life struggling against injustice and oppression in his own country and elsewhere. This book is not only a collection of Theodorakis's poetry, but the record of an extraordinary life.

The Bogleheads Guide to Investing

The Bogleheads  Guide to Investing
Author: Taylor Larimore,Mel Lindauer,Michael LeBoeuf
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780471779216
ISBN 13: 0471779210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bogleheads Guide to Investing Book Review:

The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 1442482540
ISBN 13: 9781442482548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lord of Opium Book Review:

In 2137, 14-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of old El Patron, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation facing the rest of the world.

The Warm Place

The Warm Place
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780140379563
ISBN 13: 0140379568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warm Place Book Review:

When Ruva, a young giraffe, is captured and sent to a zoo in San Francisco, she calls upon two rats, a street-smart chameleon, a runaway boy, and all the magical powers of the animal world to return to "the warm place" that is home.

The Islands of the Blessed

The Islands of the Blessed
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 1481443100
ISBN 13: 9781481443104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Islands of the Blessed Book Review:

The crowning volume of Newbery Honor author Farmer's trilogy that began with "The Sea of Trolls" and continued with "The Land of Silver Apples." Impeccably researched and blending the lore of Christian, Pagan, and Norse traditions, this expertly woven tale is beguilingly suspenseful and, ultimately, a testament to love.

Anastasia at Your Service

Anastasia at Your Service
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Yearling Books
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1983-12
ISBN 10: 0440402905
ISBN 13: 9780440402909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anastasia at Your Service Book Review:

Bored and in need of money, Anastasia, inspired by the novels of Mary Roberts Rinehart, seeks a job as a companion to a wealthy, elderly woman.

Scorpion

Scorpion
Author: Christian Cantrell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 1984801996
ISBN 13: 9781984801999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scorpion Book Review:

“An exceptional, fast-paced thriller featuring a tech-empowered assassin whose pattern and objective you’ve never seen before, chased by a heroine with tenacious grit.”—David Brin, author of The Postman and Existence Quinn Mitchell is a nine-to-five spy—an intelligence analyst for the CIA during the day, and a suburban wife and mother on evenings and weekends. After her young daughter is killed in a tragic accident, sending her life into a tailspin, Quinn hopes to find a new start in her latest assignment: investigating a series of bizarre international assassinations whose victims have been found with numeric codes tattooed, burned, or carved into their flesh. As Quinn follows the killer’s trail across the globe, always one body behind, she begins uncovering disturbing connections between the murders—and herself. Every lead she tracks down in pursuit of the assassin brings Quinn one step closer to the Epoch Index, a mysterious encrypted message discovered in the archives of the Large Hadron Collider. Its origins are unknown and decrypting it is beyond even the CIA. Yet nothing else can possibly link together a slew of unsolvable murders, an enigmatic and sophisticated serial killer who always seems to be three steps ahead, a quirky young physics prodigy whose knowledge extends well beyond her years, and, underlying everything, the inescapable tragedy of Quinn’s own past. Discovering the meaning of the Epoch Index leads Quinn to a shocking twist that shatters everything she thought she knew about the past, the future, and the delicate balance of right and wrong that she must now fight to preserve.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2004-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780689852237
ISBN 13: 0689852231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of the Scorpion Book Review:

This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors. Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt’s first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón’s power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn’t even suspect.