The Winner's Crime

The Winner's Crime
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 0374384711
ISBN 13: 9780374384715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner's Crime Book Review:

Following your heart can be a crime A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She's working as a spy in the court. If caught, she'll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can't help searching for a way to change her ruthless world . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret. This dazzling follow-up to The Winner's Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

The Winner's Crime

The Winner's Crime
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN 10: 1408858703
ISBN 13: 9781408858707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner's Crime Book Review:

Lady Kestrel's engagement to Valoria's crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust ... While Arin fights to keep his country's freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner's trilogy.

The Winner's Curse

The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN 10: 1408858215
ISBN 13: 9781408858219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner's Curse Book Review:

As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined. The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly – and everything is at stake.

The Winner's Kiss

The Winner's Kiss
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN 10: 1408858754
ISBN 13: 9781408858752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner's Kiss Book Review:

Following the intrigue and danger of The Winner's Curse and the revolution and romance of The Winner's Crime, Kestrel finds herself in the tundra's mines and Arin has sailed home. The empire seems unstoppable. Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this third and final installment in the heart-stopping Winner's trilogy.

Science Fair Winners

Science Fair Winners
Author: Karen Romano Young
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1426305222
ISBN 13: 9781426305221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Science Fair Winners Book Review:

Collects twenty science experiments that mimic techniques used at crime scenes, including figuring out a suspects height and analyzing handwriting and paper fibers.

The Cabinet of Wonders

The Cabinet of Wonders
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-08-05
ISBN 10: 9781429930000
ISBN 13: 1429930004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cabinet of Wonders Book Review:

Marie Rutkoski's startling debut novel, the first book in the Kronos Chronicles, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism. Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astronomical clock. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home – blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn't know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father's eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her father's clock has powers capable of destroying their world. The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Conjurer's Riddle

The Conjurer's Riddle
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 069817254X
ISBN 13: 9780698172548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Conjurer's Riddle Book Review:

The Revolution is beginning–and Charlotte may be on the wrong side. In this sequel to The Inventor's Secret, Charlotte and her companions escape the British Empire, but they haven't left danger behind. In fact, if they go against the revolutionaries, they face even greater peril. Charlotte leads her group of exiles west, plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans. But as Charlotte learns more about the revolution she has championed, she wonders if she's on the right side after all. Charlotte and her friends get to know the mystical New Orleans bayou and deep into the shadowy tunnels below the city–the den of criminals, assassins and pirates–Charlotte must decide if the revolution's goals justify their means, or if some things, like the lives of her friends, are too sacred to sacrifice. This alternate-history adventure series asks the questions: What would have happened if America had lost the Revolutionary War? And what would people be willing to do to finally taste freedom? Praise for The Conjurer's Riddle: "This is classic steampunk [with] exotic and picturesque locales, lots of interesting machinery, and the adrenaline rush of following the adventures of an honest and fearless heroine. A suitably swashbuckling sequel."--Kirkus Reviews "This invigorating series neatly fits into the sagacategory, with loads of adventure, lots of explosions, plenty of pirates, and still some pages left forromance. The dramatic ending sweeps readers right toward the next book."--Booklist "Fans will enjoy seeing Charlotte take on a more serious role as she faces multiple factions while forging her own path."--VOYA Praise for The Inventor's Secret: * "Cremer...creates an inventive blend of steampunk and alternative history in this new series. She gives readers a fantastical world with mechanical wonders and an opulent vintage setting. The characters are interesting and well developed. Readers will be drawn to future installments."--VOYA, starred review "[A]n entertaining romp in a richly imaginative setting."--Kirkus Reviews

The Shadow Society

The Shadow Society
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 0374367574
ISBN 13: 9780374367572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow Society Book Review:

Darcy Jones doesn't remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn't have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn't happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population. Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn't thought possible. But Conn's interest in her is confusing. It doesn't line up with the way he first looked at her. As if she were his enemy. When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can't rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades' latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . . In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won't soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense.

Our House

Our House
Author: Louise Candlish
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 0451489128
ISBN 13: 9780451489128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Our House Book Review:

"The perfect book for thriller readers and true-crime podcast addicts...a stunning literary thriller that artfully twists and turns until the very end."--Bustle One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Thrillers and Mysteries of the Year One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year One of Real Simple's Best Books of the Year On a bright morning in the suburbs, a family moves into the house they've just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And you didn't sell it. When Fiona Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, she is plunged into terror and confusion. She and her husband, Bram, have owned their home on Trinity Avenue for years; how can another family possibly think the house is theirs? And why has Bram disappeared--along with their two young children--when she needs him most? As the nightmare takes hold, Fiona begins to untangle the lies that led to a devastating crime--and a betrayal so shocking it will teach her to keep her own secrets behind locked doors....

Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own
Author: James Forman, Jr.
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 0374712905
ISBN 13: 9780374712907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Locking Up Our Own Book Review:

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand why. Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness—and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods. A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas—from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.

The Bridge of Snow

The Bridge of Snow
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 1466861657
ISBN 13: 9781466861657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Bridge of Snow Book Review:

In Arin's childhood, before the war, there was still time to tell stories. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Treachery of Spies

A Treachery of Spies
Author: Manda Scott
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 1448169046
ISBN 13: 9781448169047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Treachery of Spies Book Review:

THRILLER OF THE MONTH ‘Superb . . . a blend of historical imagination and storytelling verve reminiscent of Robert Harris.’ The Sunday Times 'The most exciting, involving thriller I've read in an age, and I can't recommend it highly enough.' Mick Herron * A Treachery of Spies is an espionage thriller to rival the very best, a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse, played in the shadows, which will keep you guessing every step of the way. A body has been found. The elderly victim’s identity has been cleverly obscured but one thing is clear: she has been killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. To find answers in the present, police inspector Inès Picaut must look to the past; to 1940s France, a time of sworn allegiances and broken promises, where the men and women of the Resistance fought for survival against Nazi invaders. But, as Picaut soon discovers, there are those in the present whose futures depend on the past remaining buried, and who will kill to keep their secrets safe. Old fashioned espionage might be a thing of the past but treachery is as dangerous as ever. * 'This is a rich vein for fiction, and Scott does it more than justice, with this beautifully imagined, beautifully written, smart, sophisticated - but fiercely suspenseful - thriller.' Lee Child 'The most exquisite story of heroism, deception, love and treachery you’ll find this year.' Simon Mayo 'A fast-moving tightly-wrought thriller. The destination is in fact as unexpected as it’s satisfying - and very thought-provoking.' Robert Goddard 'A Treachery of Spies is a masterclass in thriller-writing. It is a heart-racing, heart-wrenching read, conceived with passion and executed with frightening skill. An awe-inspiring achievement.' Giles Kristian

Claiming India from Below

Claiming India from Below
Author: Vipul Mudgal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 131735219X
ISBN 13: 9781317352198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Claiming India from Below Book Review:

Going beyond electoral politics and government, this volume broadens the scope of the functioning of democracy in India, and explores citizens’ role in the implementation of public policy. It looks at the ways in which extra-parliamentary power monitoring devices such as public institutions, citizens’ associations or assemblies, and the mainstream and emerging forms of the media, permeate through the political order. The volume: • brings participation and communication in governance and policy making to the centrestage; • examines case studies of state and citizen engagement from across India; and • presents perspectives of practitioners, activists and scholars to provide a comprehensive view of the debates surrounding the idea of Indian democracy. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers in politics, political science, media studies, public administration, sociology and social anthropology, as well as the interested general reader.

The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0374306397
ISBN 13: 9780374306397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Midnight Lie Book Review:

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest. But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

The Bridge Kingdom

The Bridge Kingdom
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Context Literary Agency LLC
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 9781733090322
ISBN 13: 1733090320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Bridge Kingdom Book Review:

What if you fell in love with the one person you'd sworn to destroy? Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil - and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara's homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom. But as she infiltrates her new home - a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas - and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore. Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?

DIY MFA

DIY MFA
Author: Gabriela Pereira
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781599639345
ISBN 13: 1599639343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


DIY MFA Book Review:

You are a writer. You dream of sharing your words with the world, and you're willing to put in the hard work to achieve success. You may have even considered earning your MFA, but for whatever reason--tuition costs, the time commitment, or other responsibilities--you've never been able to do it. Or maybe you've been looking for a self-guided approach so you don't have to go back to school.

A Crime in the Neighborhood

A Crime in the Neighborhood
Author: Suzanne Berne
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN 10: 1565126890
ISBN 13: 9781565126893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Crime in the Neighborhood Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book. Set in the Washington, D.C., suburbs during the summer of the Watergate break-ins, Berne's assured, skillful first novel is about what can happen when a child's accusation is the only lead in a case of sexual assault and murder. A BOOK -OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB selection.

Social Dynamics of Crime and Control

Social Dynamics of Crime and Control
Author: Kai-D. Bussmann,Susanne Karstedt
Publsiher: Hart Publishing
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1841131431
ISBN 13: 9781841131436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Social Dynamics of Crime and Control Book Review:

This book assembles essays by leading scholars in their fields of criminology and socio-legal studies. John Braithwaite, John Hagan, Jack Katz, Nicola Lacey, Michael Levi, Joan McCord, Dario Melossi, Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld explore new directions in contemporary theorising about the impact of social and cultural dynamics on crime and social control. These essays have in common that they transcend disciplinary boundaries by combining criminological and socio-legal perspectives; in so doing they bring fresh perspectives to the analysis of crime in market societies and in the global market place. The authors do not share the apocalyptic and dramatic predictions of rising crime rates, but are aware of the "double movement" of social change and the counteracting forces that emerge in its course. These essays promote an integrative perspective that bridges the gap between etiological criminology and a constructionist approach as well as between explanatory and normative theory.

Companions in Crime

Companions in Crime
Author: Mark Warr,Warr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2002-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780521009164
ISBN 13: 0521009162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Companions in Crime Book Review:

The principal thesis of Companions in Crime is that deviant behavior is predominantly social behavior.

The Ruin

The Ruin
Author: Dervla McTiernan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 0525504893
ISBN 13: 9780525504894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ruin Book Review:

It's been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he's never forgotten the two children she left behind... When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget--until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose twenty years ago--the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug and alcohol addled mother. Detective Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers a piece of evidence that will change everything... This unsettling small-town noir draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland, where corruption, desperation, and crime run rife. A gritty look at trust and betrayal where the written law isn't the only one, The Ruin asks who will protect you when the authorities can't--or won't.