The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
Author: Helen Grant
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN 10: 0440339618
ISBN 13: 9780440339618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vanishing of Katharina Linden Book Review:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Helen Grant's The Glass Demon. After Pia’s grandmother dies in a freak accident, the neighbors in her little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel glance at Pia with wary eyes. But then something else captures the community’s attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden. Katharina was last seen at a parade, dressed as Snow White. Then, like a character in a Grimm’s fairy tale, she disappeared. Ten-year-old Pia and her only friend, the unpopular StinkStefan, suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their investigation is inspired by such local legends as that of Unshockable Hans, visited by witches in the form of cats, or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever. Then another girl vanishes, and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place, one far away from fairy tales—and perilously close to adulthood.

The Glass Demon

The Glass Demon
Author: Helen Grant
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-05-06
ISBN 10: 0141958200
ISBN 13: 9780141958200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Glass Demon Book Review:

The first death: Seventeen-year-old Lin Fox finds a body in an orchard. As she backs away in horror, she steps on broken glass. The second death: Then blood appears on her doorstep - blood, and broken glass.The third death: Something terrible is found in the cemetery. Shards of broken glass lie by a grave.Who will be next? As the attacks become more sinister, Lin doesn't know who to trust. She's getting closer to the truth behind these chilling discoveries, but with each move the danger deepens. Because someone wants Lin gone - and won't give up until he's got rid of her and her family. Forever.

Wish Me Dead

Wish Me Dead
Author: Helen Grant
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN 10: 0141337745
ISBN 13: 9780141337746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Wish Me Dead Book Review:

The funny thing is I never even meant the first one. Now I bitterly regret visiting the cursed witch's house, deep in the middle of the forest. It's where I made my wishes. I wished Klara Klein dead. It came true. I wished for the most gorgeous boy in town to finally notice me. It came true. I wished to be rid of the poisonous busybody who destroyed my family. It came true. I didn't mean for this to happen. Not me, Steffi Nett, the shy one who never says anything. But as the body count increases with every wish I make . . . Who else could it be?

Treason's Shore

Treason's Shore
Author: Sherwood Smith
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2009-08-04
ISBN 10: 9781101108727
ISBN 13: 110110872X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Treason's Shore Book Review:

Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith's epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe • Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters After ten years of exile on the sea, Inda returned home to protect his country from attack by an ancient enemy. But he found his home utterly changed. His old classmate Evred, a formerly powerless younger prince, was now king—and made Inda his Royal Shield Arm, the leader of defense for the entire kingdom. His country's enemy, the Venn, are planning the largest naval attack in history, and the first line of defense is in a critically strategic strait to the north. Control of this strait has been contested for generations, often with violent conflicts, and Inda will need strong allies to overcome the Venn. Even with these allies, Inda is severely disadvantaged and outnumbered. Can Inda, military genius but only one man, find a way to defeat the powerful navy of the Venn and bring peace to his battered homeland at last?

Newes from the Dead

Newes from the Dead
Author: Mary Hooper
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781429982832
ISBN 13: 1429982837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Newes from the Dead Book Review:

"Intriguing and captivating."—Celia Rees, author of Witch Child WRONGED. HANGED. ALIVE? (AND TRUE!) Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory—of being hanged. A maidservant falsely accused of infanticide in 1650 England and sent to the scaffold, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, her burning need to revisit the events—and the man—that led her to the gallows. Meanwhile, a shy 18-year-old medical student attends his first dissection and notices something strange as the doctors prepare their tools . . . Did her eyelids just flutter? Could this corpse be alive? Beautifully written, impossible to put down, and meticulously researched, Newes from the Dead is based on the true story of the real Anne Green, a servant who survived a hanging to awaken on the dissection table. Newes from the Dead concludes with scans of the original 1651 document that recounts this chilling medical phenomenon. Newes from the Dead is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Unspeakable

Unspeakable
Author: Abbie Rushton
Publsiher: Atom
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 0349002053
ISBN 13: 9780349002057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Unspeakable Book Review:

Megan doesn't speak. She hasn't spoken in months. Pushing away the people she cares about is just a small price to pay. Because there are things locked inside Megan's head - things that are screaming to be heard - that she cannot, must not, let out. Then Jasmine starts at school: bubbly, beautiful, talkative Jasmine. And for reasons Megan can't quite understand, life starts to look a bit brighter. Megan would love to speak again, and it seems like Jasmine might be the answer. But if she finds her voice, will she lose everything else?

Consumed

Consumed
Author: Abbie Rushton
Publsiher: Atom
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0349002045
ISBN 13: 9780349002040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Consumed Book Review:

Myla used to love spending long, hot days on the beach with her sister, Asha. Until the day Asha was taken from her and the sun went out. Forever. That was two years ago. Myla hasn't been down to the beach - or even left the house - since. Crippling agoraphobia and panic attacks keep her locked inside a nightmare of the day she can never forget. Her main contact with the outside world is online - until she meets Jamie. Jamie is new in town and also struggles with things most people find easy. Nobody gets why it's so hard for him to eat. But, like Myla, Jamie is trapped by his fears and feels anxious, awkward and alone. Gradually the pair begin to trust each other. Are they willing to reveal their secrets - and risk discovering the truth? Or will they let their pasts consume them for good...

The Firebrand

The Firebrand
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780451462657
ISBN 13: 0451462653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Firebrand Book Review:

After spending a year riding with the Amazon tribes, Kassandra, royal princess of Troy, returns to her city to dedicate herself to being a priestess of Apollo, in this retelling of the story of the Trojan War. Reprint.

The Lock Artist

The Lock Artist
Author: Steve Hamilton
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781429983440
ISBN 13: 1429983442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lock Artist Book Review:

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me. But you can call me Mike." Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all. It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever close to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long. Steve Hamilton steps away from his Edgar Award-winning Alex McKnight series to introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen in the world of crime fiction. The Lock Artist is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Transit

Transit
Author: Anna Seghers
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1590176405
ISBN 13: 9781590176405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Transit Book Review:

Anna Seghers’s Transit is an existential, political, literary thriller that explores the agonies of boredom, the vitality of storytelling, and the plight of the exile with extraordinary compassion and insight. Having escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in Germany in 1937, and later a camp in Rouen, the nameless twenty-seven-year-old German narrator of Seghers’s multilayered masterpiece ends up in the dusty seaport of Marseille. Along the way he is asked to deliver a letter to a man named Weidel in Paris and discovers Weidel has committed suicide, leaving behind a suitcase containing letters and the manuscript of a novel. As he makes his way to Marseille to find Weidel’s widow, the narrator assumes the identity of a refugee named Seidler, though the authorities think he is really Weidel. There in the giant waiting room of Marseille, the narrator converses with the refugees, listening to their stories over pizza and wine, while also gradually piecing together the story of Weidel, whose manuscript has shattered the narrator’s “deathly boredom,” bringing him to a deeper awareness of the transitory world the refugees inhabit as they wait and wait for that most precious of possessions: transit papers.

You Were Always Mom's Favorite!

You Were Always Mom's Favorite!
Author: Deborah Tannen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN 10: 1588369137
ISBN 13: 9781588369130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


You Were Always Mom's Favorite! Book Review:

Conversations between sisters reveal a deep and constant tug between two dynamics—an impulse toward closeness and an impulse toward competition. It takes just a word from your sister to start you laughing, or to summon up a past you both share. But it also takes just a word to send you into an emotional tailspin. For many women, a sister is both a devoted friend and a fierce rival. Wise and witty, You Were Always Mom’s Favorite! will leave you with a profound new understanding of the unique and precious sister bond, as well as provide practical advice that will open up communication, dispel tensions, and make a vital connection even stronger, deeper, and more resilient.

Blackout

Blackout
Author: Rob Thurman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1101477369
ISBN 13: 9781101477366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Blackout Book Review:

When half-human Cal Leandros wakes up on a beach littered with the slaughtered remains if a variety of hideous creatures, he's not that concerned. In fact, he can't remember anything-including who he is. And that's just the way his deadly enemies like it...

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place
Author: Anna Winger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-08-14
ISBN 10: 1440638748
ISBN 13: 9781440638749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Must Be the Place Book Review:

A "stealthily original" (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel of two people who find each other when they least expect it in a city haunted by history.BR Walter Baum has one of the most famous voices in Germany. A former television star, he's been dubbing Tom Cruise's lines into German for fifteen years. Now he finds himself nearing forty, alone and adrift. In the apartment below is Hope, a young American woman, isolated in a lonely city. When they finally meet in the elevator of the building they share, what transpires is "an essential love story for our confused and difficult times."(Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan)

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1451610335
ISBN 13: 9781451610338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Radleys Book Review:

Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

The Ancient Secret

The Ancient Secret
Author: Flavia Anderson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780902103139
ISBN 13: 090210313X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ancient Secret Book Review:

Sneaky Pie for President

Sneaky Pie for President
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 0345533542
ISBN 13: 9780345533548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sneaky Pie for President Book Review:

Ask not what your cat can do for you—ask what you can do for your cat. Tired of politics as usual? Despair not: Rita Mae Brown’s intrepid feline co-author, Sneaky Pie, is taking time off from her busy schedule writing bestselling mysteries to run for President of the United States. It’s never too late to start! With help from her friends—the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise Corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell—Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. After all, who better to get the economy purring again than an honest tabby with authentic political stripes? Sneaky has an animal-friendly agenda to unify all Americans—regardless of whether they walk on two or four feet or even if they fly. Human candidates have had their chance in Washington, and nowhere does it say in the Constitution that the next president cannot be a cat. Vote Sneaky! Includes a preview of Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown’s next Mrs. Murphy mystery, The Litter of the Law .

Remember Me Like This

Remember Me Like This
Author: Bret Anthony Johnston
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 0812971884
ISBN 13: 9780812971880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Remember Me Like This Book Review:

A family shattered by the abduction of an older son endures the fallout of four nightmarish years when he is found alive and returned to them badly traumatized. A first novel by the award-winning author of Corpus Christi. 35,000 first printing.

Come Back to Me

Come Back to Me
Author: Mila Gray
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN 10: 1481439677
ISBN 13: 9781481439671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Come Back to Me Book Review:

In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend’s sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he’s home on leave. When a Marine Chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa’s heart breaks—someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend… Three months earlier, Marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley’s sister, Jessa—the one girl he can’t have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finally gives in, and Jessa isn’t strong enough to resist diving headfirst into a passionate relationship. But what was just supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater than either of them expected. Jessa’s finally found the man of her dreams and Kit’s finally discovered there’s someone he’d sacrifice everything for. When it’s time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say goodbye. Jessa vows to wait for him and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what. But as Jessa stands waiting for the Marine Chaplain to break her heart, she can’t help but feel that Kit has broken his promise… Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who’s coming home to her?

Fish in the Sky

Fish in the Sky
Author: Fridrik Erlings
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-03-14
ISBN 10: 9781458734495
ISBN 13: 1458734498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fish in the Sky Book Review:

Josh Stephenson's thirteenth year starts with a baffling sequence of events. His estranged father has just sent him a taxidermied falcon for his birthday and his flirty seventeen - year - old girl cousin has moved into his house. Hiding out in his secret hollow in a big rock by the sea, Josh tries to figure out once and for all: is his life being sucked into a black hole, or is this just being thirteen?

Silent Saturday: Forbidden Spaces Trilogy

Silent Saturday: Forbidden Spaces Trilogy
Author: Helen Grant
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 0370332415
ISBN 13: 9780370332413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Silent Saturday: Forbidden Spaces Trilogy Book Review:

Seventeen-year-old Veerle is bored with life in suburban Brussels. But a chance encounter with a hidden society, whose members illegally break into unoccupied buildings around the city, soon opens up a whole new world of excitement - and danger. When one of the society's founding members disappears, Veerle suspects foul play. But nothing can prepare her for the horror that is about to unfold when an old foe emerges from the shadows... No one is safe, and The Hunter will strike again...