The Night Circus

The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 0385534647
ISBN 13: 9780385534642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Circus Book Review:

Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding New York Times best seller that has captured the world's imagination. The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance. Look for Erin Morgenstern's new novel, The Starless Sea, available now.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 0385671725
ISBN 13: 9780385671729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Circus Book Review:

In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians becomes a star-crossed love story. The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic. Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway - a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. From the Hardcover edition.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 1446468267
ISBN 13: 9781446468265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Circus Book Review:

The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Against the grey sky the towering tents are striped black and white. A sign hanging upon iron gates reads: Opens at Nightfall Closes at Dawn As dusk shifts to twilight, tiny lights begin to flicker all over the tents, as though the whole circus is covered in fireflies. When the tents are aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign lights up: Le Cirque des Rêves The Circus of Dreams The gates shudder and unlock, seemingly by their own volition. They swing outward, inviting the crowd inside. Now the circus is open. Now you may enter. Discover this amazing fantasy read with a different kind of magic. The Starless Sea, the second novel from the author of the The Night Circus, is out now. ‘The only response to this novel is simply: wow. It is a breathtaking feat of imagination, a flight of fancy that pulls you in and wraps you up in its spell’ The Times

The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0385686234
ISBN 13: 9780385686235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Starless Sea Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1984826794
ISBN 13: 9781984826794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devolution Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion). As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. The journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing—and too earth-shattering in its implications—to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and, inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before. Praise for Devolution “Delightful . . . [A] tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”—Booklist (starred review)

A Stranger in Olondria

A Stranger in Olondria
Author: Sofia Samatar
Publsiher: Small Beer Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN 10: 1931520771
ISBN 13: 9781931520775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stranger in Olondria Book Review:

Jevik travels to the city of Olondria where he is overtaken by a ghost from his past.

Another Piece of My Heart

Another Piece of My Heart
Author: Jane Green
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 1429962739
ISBN 13: 9781429962735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Another Piece of My Heart Book Review:

An unforgettable novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about love, family, and motherhood from the New York Times bestselling author of Jemima J and The Beach House JANE GREEN Another Piece of My Heart "A moving story peopled with nuanced, sympathetic characters." —Booklist Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him. Ethan—divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia—is a devoted father and even better husband. Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily's eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father's love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood—leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives ... and in their hearts. "You will laugh and cry as you read...It's that good."—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia and the Valentine Series

Nights At The Circus

Nights At The Circus
Author: Angela Carter
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN 10: 1409015335
ISBN 13: 9781409015338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nights At The Circus Book Review:

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARAH WATERS Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake? Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.

The Book of Summers

The Book of Summers
Author: Emylia Hall
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 1459230027
ISBN 13: 9781459230026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Summers Book Review:

For nine-year-old Beth Lowe, it should have been a magical summer—sun-kissed days lounging in rickety deck chairs, nights gathered around the fire. But what begins as an innocent vacation to Hungary ends with the devastating separation of her parents. Beth and her father return home alone, leaving her mother, Marika, behind. Over the next seven summers, Beth walks a tightrope between worlds, fleeing her quiet home and distant father to bask in the intoxicating Hungarian countryside with Marika. It is during these enthralling summers that Beth comes to life and learns to love. But at sixteen, she uncovers a life-shattering secret, bringing her sacred summers with Marika abruptly to an end. Now, years later, Beth receives a package containing a scrapbook, a haunting record of a time long forgotten. Suddenly, she is swept back to the world she left behind, forced to confront the betrayal that destroyed her—and to search her heart for forgiveness.

Camp

Camp
Author: L. C. Rosen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 0316537748
ISBN 13: 9780316537742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camp Book Review:

From the author of the acclaimed Jack of Hearts (and other parts) comes a sweet and sharp screwball comedy that critiques the culture of toxic masculinity within the queer community. Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It's where he met his best friends. It's where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it's where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim -- who's only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. This year, however, it's going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as 'Del' -- buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he's determined to get Hudson to fall for him. But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself: How much is he willing to change for love? And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn't know who he truly is?

The Book of Speculation

The Book of Speculation
Author: Erika Swyler
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN 10: 146685779X
ISBN 13: 9781466857797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Speculation Book Review:

One of BuzzFeed's 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015 "As Simon, a lonely research librarian, searches frantically for the key to a curse that might be killing the women in his family, he learns strange and fascinating secrets about their past. A tale full of magic and family mystery, The Book of Speculation will keep you up all night reading."—Isaac Fitzgerald, BuzzFeed Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead. His mother, a circus mermaid who made her living by holding her breath, drowned in the very water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, ran off six years ago and now reads tarot cards for a traveling carnival. One June day, an old book arrives on Simon's doorstep, sent by an antiquarian bookseller who purchased it on speculation. Fragile and water damaged, the book is a log from the owner of a traveling carnival in the 1700s, who reports strange and magical things, including the drowning death of a circus mermaid. Since then, generations of "mermaids" in Simon's family have drowned--always on July 24, which is only weeks away. As his friend Alice looks on with alarm, Simon becomes increasingly worried about his sister. Could there be a curse on Simon's family? What does it have to do with the book, and can he get to the heart of the mystery in time to save Enola? In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, The Book of Speculation--with two-color illustrations by the author--is Erika Swyler's moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic.

The Crown s Fate

The Crown s Fate
Author: Evelyn Skye
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 0062422634
ISBN 13: 9780062422637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crown s Fate Book Review:

The gorgeous and darkly compelling sequel to The Crown’s Game—perfect for fans of Red Queen and Shadow and Bone. A New York Times bestseller! Magic is growing, shadows are rising, and the throne is at stake… Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected. Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom. For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world. With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

Summer of the Monkeys

Summer of the Monkeys
Author: Wilson Rawls
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-12-29
ISBN 10: 0307781550
ISBN 13: 9780307781550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer of the Monkeys Book Review:

From the author of the beloved classic Where the Red Fern Grows comes a timeless adventure about a boy who discovers a tree full of monkeys. The last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee expects to find while trekking through the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma is a tree full of monkeys. But then Jay learns from his grandpa that the monkeys have escaped from a traveling circus, and there’s a big reward for the person who finds and returns them. His family could really use the money, so Jay sets off, determined to catch them. But by the end of the summer, Jay will have learned a lot more than he bargained for—and not just about monkeys. From the beloved author of Where the Red Fern Grows comes another memorable adventure novel filled with heart, humor, and excitement. Honors and Praise for Wilson Rawls’ Where the Red Fern Grows: A School Library Journal Top 100 Children’s Novel An NPR Must-Read for Kids Ages 9 to 14 Winner of 4 State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! “A rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal

The Wolf Wilder

The Wolf Wilder
Author: Katherine Rundell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 1481419420
ISBN 13: 9781481419420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wolf Wilder Book Review:

In the days before the Russian Revolution, twelve-year-old Feodora sets out to rescue her mother when the Tsar's Imperial Army imprisons her for teaching tamed wolves to fend for themselves.

Mail Order Wings

Mail Order Wings
Author: Beatrice Gormley,Emily Arnold McCully
Publsiher: Backinprint.Com
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2000-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780595152049
ISBN 13: 059515204X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mail Order Wings Book Review:

Nine-year-old Andrea orders wings—guaranteed to fly!—through an ad in her comic book. Incredibly, they work. This is the beginning of her exciting and disturbing adventures with the wings, culminating in a long flight and a difficult decision. “A fast-paced story with a spirited heroine and enough buoyancy to keep anyone who fancies flight.” —Booklist

Uniting the Heavens

Uniting the Heavens
Author: Emily English
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2016-11
ISBN 10: 9780997930009
ISBN 13: 0997930004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uniting the Heavens Book Review:

When a bloodied, secret message destined for the powerful Lord Tiede ends up in the hands of Aren, a young apprentice serving in the greatest library in all of Cordelacht, his life starts to unravel. A murderer is leaving grisly sacrifices all over the city in the name of Magic, Aren's little sister starts relaying messages from the gods, and the Lady Tiede becomes a little too familiar with the bumbling apprentice. As intelligent and handsome as he is naive, Aren has a gift for saying all the wrong things and stumbling into hopeless situations, like falling for a mysterious scholar with her own hidden agenda. Now, it's up to Aren to save Tiede, and to do so he'll need to rekindle his masochistic relationship with Tiede Wood, the magical and cursed forest that protects the House. Will Aren unmask the monster on the killing spree and finally prove his worth? Or will he succumb to his personal demons, unable to overcome the stigma of being an Unblessed, and die as godless as he was born?

The Big Book of Boy Stuff

The Big Book of Boy Stuff
Author: Bart King
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN 10: 1423638034
ISBN 13: 9781423638032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Boy Stuff Book Review:

After Bart King interviewed hundreds of the wisest guys and smartest alecks for The Big Book of Boy Stuff, something awesome happened: the book became a classic! Hailed by critics and kids alike, it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and even won awards. In this updated and redesigned tenth anniversary edition, hijinks and hilarity are still front and center. Within these pages, boys can find a myriad of things to do, things to laugh at, and things they didn’t know. Bart King, the veteran of many water balloon wars, taught middle school for many years. He’s written other cool books, including The Big Book of Superheroes, The Pocket Guide to Girl Stuff, and The Big Book of Gross Stuff. Visit his website at www.bartking.net.

The Hourglass Factory A Novel

The Hourglass Factory  A Novel
Author: Lucy Ribchester
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 1681771101
ISBN 13: 9781681771106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hourglass Factory A Novel Book Review:

Amid the drama of the suffragette movement in Edwardian London, the disappearance of a famous trapeze artist in the middle of her act leads a young Fleet Street reporter to an underworld of circus performers, fetishists, and society columnists. London, 1912. The suffragette movement is reaching a fever pitch, and Inspector Frederick Primrose is hunting a murderer on his beat. Across town, Fleet Street reporter Frances “Frankie” George is chasing an interview with trapeze artist Ebony Diamond. Frankie finds herself fascinated by the tightly-laced acrobat and follows her to a Bond Street corset shop that seems to be hiding secrets of its own. When Ebony Diamond mysteriously disappears in the middle of a performance, Frankie and Primrose are both drawn into the shadowy world of a secret society with ties to both London's criminal underworld and its glittering socialites. How did Ebony vanish, who was she afraid of, and what goes on behind the doors of the mysterious Hourglass Factory? From newsrooms to the drawing rooms of high society, the investigation leads Frankie and Primrose to a murderous villain with a plot more deadly than anyone could have imagined.

Crown Duel

Crown Duel
Author: Sherwood Smith
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780152016081
ISBN 13: 0152016082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crown Duel Book Review:

To fulfill their father's dying wish, teenage Countess Meliara and her brother Branaric organize a revolution against a greedy king.

Kidnap on the California Comet

Kidnap on the California Comet
Author: M. G. Leonard,Sam Sedgman
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1529013097
ISBN 13: 9781529013092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kidnap on the California Comet Book Review:

Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventures on Trains story, Kidnap on the California Comet, from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can't wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey's end? An adrenaline-fuelled journey across America from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman in the second mystery adventure in the major Adventures on Trains series. 'A slick and super-satisfying sequel with kidnap, card tricks and the coolest train carriage ever' Ross Montgomery 'Wildly funny, with hairpin plot bends and inventive characters, this series is firmly on track to become a bestseller.' Daily Mail 'A chuffing triumph' The Times Children's Book of the Week on The Highland Falcon Thief