The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood
Author: Melissa Albert
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 1250147913
ISBN 13: 9781250147912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hazel Wood Book Review:

Welcome to Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood—the fiercely stunning New York Times bestseller everyone is raving about! Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began—and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong. Don’t miss the New York Times bestselling sequel to The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, out now, or Tales from the Hinterland, coming January 12, 2021!

The Night Country

The Night Country
Author: Melissa Albert
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1250246083
ISBN 13: 9781250246080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Country Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved The Hazel Wood! In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors of The Hazel Wood. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang. With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors—and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and—if he can find it—a way back home... Don’t miss Tales from the Hinterland, coming January 12, 2021!

The Hazel Wood: Chapter Sampler

The Hazel Wood: Chapter Sampler
Author: Melissa Albert
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 1250194016
ISBN 13: 9781250194015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hazel Wood: Chapter Sampler Book Review:

This excerpt from The Hazel Wood—Melissa Albert's fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of The Magicians—contains the first six chapters. Everyone is talking about The Hazel Wood! “Thoroughly, creepily captivating.” —Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling and Jane, Unlimited “This book is pure imagination candy.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval “Destined to be a classic.” —Kami Garcia, author of The Lovely Reckless “Absolutely breathtaking.” —Seanan McGuire, author of Every Heart a Doorway “Terrifying, magical, and surprisingly funny.” —Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places “Unlike anything else I’ve ever read before.” —Evelyn Skye, author of The Crown’s Game “A part of me will never leave The Hazel Wood.” —Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere “An elegant dark fairy tale, full of the power of story.” —Kat Howard, author of Roses and Rot

The Hazel Wood - Target Club Pick

The Hazel Wood - Target Club Pick
Author: Melissa Albert
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 9781250297327
ISBN 13: 125029732X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hazel Wood - Target Club Pick Book Review:

Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1442489138
ISBN 13: 9781442489134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of a Tiger Book Review:

Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

Hazel Wood Girl

Hazel Wood Girl
Author: Judy May Murphy
Publsiher: The O'Brien Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN 10: 1847174787
ISBN 13: 9781847174789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazel Wood Girl Book Review:

DAY ONE I have NO friends. None. Count them. It’s OFFICIAL since last night, and I can’t even feel angry any more these days. I don’t feel anything now, it’s like having pins-and-needles in the places where I used to feel happy or sad. I mean, God, you’d think that I could make one person like me after six months here. I can’t believe people are still annoyed that I had lunch with Danny from Chemistry when I didn’t even know he was that girl’s boyfriend for the last million years. I think they just like having someone easy to hate. Ever since her family moved to the country to live on a farm, Poppy's been miserable. She has a new life and a new school but unfortunately no new friends. Luckily, that's all about to change...

This Mortal Coil

This Mortal Coil
Author: Emily Suvada
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 1481496352
ISBN 13: 9781481496353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Mortal Coil Book Review:

“Redefines ‘unputdownable.’” —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Iluminae “I was thrilled. I was shocked.” —NPR “Stunning twists and turns.” —BCCB (starred review) In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius. That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own. When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race. Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

Britain's Trees

Britain's Trees
Author: Jo Woolf
Publsiher: Pavilion Books
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 1911657178
ISBN 13: 9781911657170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain's Trees Book Review:

This lovely book will enable the reader to identify Britain's trees and enjoy reading the rich folklore and traditions connected with them. From hawthorn to holly, from beech to blackthorn, each of Britain's 40 or so native trees are illustrated and a text weaves together the fascinating natural history, folklore, traditions, and remedies connected with them. The stories of some of Britain's oldest and most beloved trees, some dating back thousands of years, are included too. As well as a fascinating book to dip into, the illustrations mean it also functions as a handy identification guide.

Untitled

Untitled
Author: Melissa Albert
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 9781250302670
ISBN 13: 1250302676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untitled Book Review:

Hazelwood

Hazelwood
Author: Tom Doig
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN 10: 1760144460
ISBN 13: 9781760144463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazelwood Book Review:

Early in the afternoon of 9 February 2014, during the worst drought and heatwave south-eastern Australia had experienced in over a century, two separate bushfires raged towards the massive Hazelwood open-pit brown-coal mine, near Morwell in the Latrobe Valley. The fires overwhelmed local fire-fighting efforts and sent a skyful of embers sailing onto millions of square metres of exposed, highly flammable brown coal. Twelve hours later, the mine was ablaze. The Hazelwood mine fire burned out of control for 45 days. As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley became ill, afraid – and angry. Up against an unresponsive corporation and an indifferent government, the community banded together, turning tragedy into a political fight. In Hazelwood, Tom Doig reveals the decades of decisions that led to the fire, and gives an intimate account of the first moments of the blaze and the dark months that followed. This is a gripping and immediate report of one of the worst environmental and public health disasters in Australian history.

An Unkindness of Magicians

An Unkindness of Magicians
Author: Kat Howard
Publsiher: Gallery / Saga Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1481451200
ISBN 13: 9781481451208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Unkindness of Magicians Book Review:

“A remarkable writer.” —Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of American Gods An Alex Award Winner There is a dark secret that is hiding at the heart of New York City and diminishing the city’s magicians’ power in this fantasy thriller by acclaimed author Kat Howard. In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney—a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn’t want to help the system, she wants to destroy it. Sydney comes from the House of Shadows, which controls the magic with the help of sacrifices from magicians.

Bloom

Bloom
Author: Kevin Panetta
Publsiher: First Second
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 1250245745
ISBN 13: 9781250245748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bloom Book Review:

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band—if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything. Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, in which the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow.

The Wanderers

The Wanderers
Author: Kate Ormand
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1634509145
ISBN 13: 9781634509145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wanderers Book Review:

A Unique Twist on Shape-Shifters with Fast-Paced Action, Thrilling Adventure, Mystery, and a Bit of Romance Flo lives an eccentric life—she travels with a popular circus in which the main acts star orphaned children with secret shape-shifting abilities. Once Flo turns sixteen, she must perform, but she’s not ready. While practicing jumping a flaming hurdle in a clearing beside the circus, she spots a dark figure in the trees and fears he saw her shift. The news sends the circus into a panic. In Flo’s world, shifters are unknown to humans with the exception of a secret organization—the EOS, referred to as “hunters.” Hunters capture and kill. They send some shifters to labs for observation and testing—testing they don’t often survive—and deem others useless, a danger to society, and eliminate them. To avoid discovery, shifters travel in packs, constantly moving and keeping themselves hidden. Up until now, the circus was the perfect disguise. Believing she has brought attention to the group, Flo feels dread and anxiety, causing her to make a mistake in front of the audience during her performance—a mistake that triggers a violent attack from the hunters. Flo manages to flee the torched circus grounds with Jett, the bear shifter who loves her; the annoying elephant triplets; and a bratty tiger named Pru. Together they begin a new journey, alone in a world they don’t understand and don’t know how to navigate. On the run, they unravel secrets and lies that surround the circus and their lives—secrets and lies that all point to the unthinkable: Have they been betrayed by the people they trusted most? Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Wise Hazel Tree

The Wise Hazel Tree
Author: Carolann Gregoire MSW
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 198220236X
ISBN 13: 9781982202361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wise Hazel Tree Book Review:

Rituals for living in season renew our sense of personal power and understanding of the underlying magick of the universe that sustains us. The magick is presented in an artful fusion of Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui, and Wicca. In the branches of The Wise Hazel Tree, these ancient traditions lead the way around the wheel of life, helping our dreams and those of the Great Mother unfold more true to form. Consider life’s course if in autumn, we follow nature’s cue and take stock of our accomplishments alongside harvest celebrations of nature’s bounty. Or, as nature sleeps, we slow life’s pace in winter to allow time for self-care and reflection. Once spring blooms, we could find ourselves more rested and ready to begin work on new ideas and ventures. Following our intention, the sunny days of summer would shine on our growing dreams and daily endeavors.

The King's Mistress

The King's Mistress
Author: Emma Campion
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 9780307589279
ISBN 13: 0307589277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King's Mistress Book Review:

History has not been kind to Alice Perrers, the notorious mistress of King Edward III. Scholars and contemporaries alike have deemed her a manipulative woman who used her great beauty and sensuality to take advantage of an aging and increasingly senile king. But who was the woman behind the scandal? A cold-hearted opportunist or someone fighting for her very survival? Like most girls of her era Alice is taught obedience in all things. At the age of fourteen she marries the man her father chooses for her, dutifully accepting the cost of being torn from the family she holds so dear and losing the love of her mother forever. Despite these heartbreaks Alice finds that merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and the two settle into a happy life together. Their bliss is short-lived, however, unraveled the dark day a messenger appears at Alice's door and notifies her of Janyn's sudden disappearance. In the wake of this tragedy, Alice learns that her husband kept many dangerous secrets--secrets that result in a price on her own head and that of her beloved daughter. Her only chance to survive lies in the protection of King Edward and Queen Philippa, but she therefore must live at court as a virtual prisoner. When she is singled out by the king for more than just royal patronage, the stakes are raised. Disobeying Edward is not an option, not when her family is at risk, but the court is full of ambitious men and women, many of whom will stop at nothing to see her fall fron grace. The whispers and gossip abound, isolating Alice, who finds unexpected solace in her love for the king. Emma Campion paints a colorful and thrilling portrait of the court of Edward III--with all of its extravagance, scandalous love affairs, political machinations, and murder--and the devastating results of being singled out by the royal family. At the center of the storm is Alice, surviving by her wits in this dangerous world where the choices are not always of her own making. Emma Campion's dazzling novel shows that there is always another side to the story. From the Hardcover edition.

Tear You Apart

Tear You Apart
Author: Sarah Cross
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 1512426288
ISBN 13: 9781512426281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tear You Apart Book Review:

If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive. Viv knows there's no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey. But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything--but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she'll join him and be his queen. All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?

The Sin Eater's Daughter

The Sin Eater's Daughter
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0545819733
ISBN 13: 9780545819732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sin Eater's Daughter Book Review:

Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she's engaged to the prince, Twylla isn't exactly a member of the court. She's the executioner. As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month, she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla's fatal touch, avoids her company. But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he's able to look past Twylla's executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla's been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen. However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla's problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody

The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody
Author: Matthew Landis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0735228000
ISBN 13: 9780735228009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody Book Review:

A trio of seventh graders become one another's first friends as they discover the secrets of a Civil War soldier in this middle grade novel for fans of Gordon Korman and Gary Schmidt Twelve-year-old Oliver Prichard is obsessed with the Civil War. He knows everything about it: the battles, the generals, every movement of the Union and Confederate Armies. So when the last assignment of seventh-grade history is a project on the Civil War, Oliver is over the moon--until he's partnered with Ella Berry, the slacker girl with the messy hair who does nothing but stare out the window. And when Oliver finds out they have to research a random soldier named Private Raymond Stone who didn't even fight in any battles before dying of some boring disease, Oliver knows he's doomed. But Ella turns out to be very different from what Oliver expected. As the partners film their documentary about Private Stone--with Oliver's friend Kevin signing on as their head writing consultant--Oliver discovers that sometimes the most interesting things are hiding in uninteresting places. Even Private Stone is better than expected: There's a mystery buried in his past, and Oliver knows he can figure it out.

Challenge Everything

Challenge Everything
Author: Blue Sandford
Publsiher: Pavilion Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-08-07
ISBN 10: 1843654822
ISBN 13: 9781843654827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenge Everything Book Review:

Challenge Everything. Act Now. Change the World. This book will show you how. The main concern of young people is climate change and how to combat it. This is the only official handbook from Extinction Rebellion Youth and will help you to change your life and change the world for the better. Written by activist and founder member of Extinction Rebellion Youth London, this is no greenwashing book – it's an important call to action. A manifesto for how young people can help to save the planet by questioning everything about modern life and acting upon their conclusions. This book will ask you to challenge everything – challenge government (protest and take peaceful action where necessary), challenge business (decide who you want to support, decide who you want to boycott), and above all to challenge yourself – how can you change your life to make a difference. Filled with stories, essays, slogans and inspiring illustrations, this book will cover consuming, actioning, boycotting, campaigning, striking, questioning, rewilding and reconnecting with our planet. Blue Sandford was named by The Times as one of "Britain's Greta Thunbergs" (Dec 2019).

This Is How I'd Love You

This Is How I'd Love You
Author: Hazel Woods
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 0698157710
ISBN 13: 9780698157712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is How I'd Love You Book Review:

As the Great War rages, an independent young woman struggles to sustain love—and life—through the power of words. It’s 1917 and America is on the brink of World War I. After Hensley Dench’s father is forced to resign from the New York Times for his anti-war writings, she finds herself expelled from the life she loves and the future she thought she would have. Instead, Hensley is transplanted to New Mexico, where her father has taken a job overseeing a gold mine. Driven by loneliness, Hensley hijacks her father’s correspondence with Charles Reid, a young American medic with whom her father plays chess via post. Hensley secretly begins her own exchange with Charles, but looming tragedy threatens them both, and—when everything turns against them—will their words be enough to beat the odds?