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 Curse

The Winner s Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 0374384673
ISBN 13: 9780374384678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winner s Curse Book Review:

An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.

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 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 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.

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.

Nemesis

Nemesis
Author: Anna Banks
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1250106095
ISBN 13: 9781250106094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nemesis Book Review:

The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis. Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude. Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined. Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs? A thrilling futuristic fantasy in which the fate of the world's energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals, by the New York Times-bestselling author of the Syrena Legacy.

NEED

NEED
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 054463652X
ISBN 13: 9780544636521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NEED Book Review:

“No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better.” Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature.

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.

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....

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 Winners Circle

The Winners  Circle
Author: Gail Bowen
Publsiher: Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 077102407X
ISBN 13: 9780771024078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winners Circle Book Review:

Book 17 of the nationally bestselling Joanne Kilbourn series is classic Gail Bowen: masterfully compelling storytelling that combines a modern, urban family with a gripping, satisfying mystery. As Joanne Kilbourn-Shreve, her husband, Zack, and their soon-to-be seventeen-year-old daughter, Taylor, rush through the rain from their cottage to their car, the Thanksgiving weekend they just spent at the lake with Zack's law partners is already slipping away, burnished into memory as pleasantly as the hundreds of other weekends the Falconer-Shreve families have shared at Lawyers' Bay. Thoughts of the weekend past will now focus on the future and be prefaced by the words "next time." Within weeks, a triple homicide will rip apart the lives of those related to the lawyers who, at the end of their first year in law school, only half-jokingly styled themselves "The Winners' Circle." Dazed by grief, Joanne will seek answers to an impossible question: "Why did they die?" The facts behind the suicide of Christopher Altieri, known by his law partners as "the conscience of The Winners' Circle," appear to provide insights, but for Joanne those insights raise new, unsettling questions. Knitting this powerful narrative together is Joanne's unshakeable belief that the only thing worse than knowing is not knowing.

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
Author: James Surowiecki
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307275051
ISBN 13: 9780307275059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Crowds Book Review:

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781853407918
ISBN 13: 1853407917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Crime Book Review:

Picked by a panel of writing judges, this book features eight to ten winners of the Guardian/Picadilly teenage writing competition.

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.

Dream Keeper

Dream Keeper
Author: Amber R Duell
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN 10: 9781795000161
ISBN 13: 1795000163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Keeper Book Review:

The Sandman is seventeen-year-old Nora's closest friend and best-kept secret. He has to be, if she doesn't want a one-way ticket back to the psychiatrist. It took her too long to learn not to mention the hooded figure in her dreams to her mother, who still watches Nora as if she'll crack. So when Nora's friends start mysteriously dying gruesome deaths in their sleep, she isn't altogether surprised when the police direct their suspicion at her. The Sandman is the only one she can turn to for answers. But the truth might be more than she bargained for...For the last five years, the Sandman has spent every night protecting Nora. When he hid the secret to the Nightmare Lord's escape inside her dreams, he never expected to fall in love with her. Neither did he think his nemesis would find her so quickly, but there's no mistaking his cruel handiwork. The Nightmare Lord is tired of playing by the rules and will do anything to release his deadly nightmares into the world, even if that means tormenting Nora until she breaks.When the Nightmare Lord kidnaps Nora's sister, Nora must enter enemy territory to save her. The Sandman is determined to help, but if Nora isn't careful, she could lose even more than her family to the darkness.

DIY MFA

DIY MFA
Author: Gabriela Pereira
Publsiher: Anonim
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.

Online Gambling and Crime

Online Gambling and Crime
Author: Dr James Banks
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2014-07-28
ISBN 10: 1472414497
ISBN 13: 9781472414496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Gambling and Crime Book Review:

With attention to the manner in which online gambling can be a source of criminal activity, not only on the part of players, but also criminal entrepreneurs and legitimate gambling businesses, Online Gambling and Crime discusses developments in criminal law and regulatory frameworks, evaluating past and present policy on online gambling. A rich examination of the prevalence, incidence and experience of a range of criminal activities linked to gambling on the Internet, this book will appeal to scholars and policy makers in the fields of sociology and criminology, law, the study of culture and subculture, risk, health studies and social policy.

Greenwood

Greenwood
Author: Michael Christie
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0771024460
ISBN 13: 9780771024467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greenwood Book Review:

WINNER OF THE ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A CBC BOOKS "BEST CANADIAN FICTION" TITLE OF THE YEAR NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the award-winning author of If I Fall, If I Die comes a propulsive, multigenerational family story, in which the unexpected legacies of a remote island off the coast of British Columbia will link the fates of five people over a hundred years. Cloud Atlas meets The Overstory in this ingenious nested-ring epic set against the devastation of the natural world. They come for the trees. It's 2038 and Jacinda (Jake) Greenwood is a storyteller and a liar, an overqualified tour guide babysitting ultra-rich-eco-tourists in one of the world's last remaining forests. It's 2008 and Liam Greenwood is a carpenter, sprawled on his back after a workplace fall and facing the possibility of his own death. It's 1974 and Willow Greenwood is just out of jail for one of her environmental protests: attempts at atonement for the sins of her father's once vast and rapacious timber empire. It's 1934 and Everett Greenwood is a Depression-era drifter who saves an abandoned infant, only to find himself tangled up in the web of a crime, secrets, and betrayal that will cling to his family for decades. And throughout, there are trees: a steady, silent pulse thrumming beneath Christie's effortless sentences, working as a guiding metaphor for withering, weathering, and survival. Transporting, beautifully written, and brilliantly structured like the nested growth rings of a tree, Greenwood reveals the knot of lies, omissions, and half-truths that exists at the root of every family's origin story. It is a magnificent novel of greed, sacrifice, love, and the ties that bind--and the hopeful, impossible task of growing toward the light.