Under Different Stars

Under Different Stars
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 9781477821121
ISBN 13: 1477821120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Different Stars Book Review:

Winner of four 2014 UtopYA Awards, including Best Book of the Year and Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago's foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she'll stop running and finally find her place in the world. That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home. As danger draws close, he must protect her until she can wield the powers she cannot use on Earth...and he soon realizes that counting a galaxy of stars would be easier than losing this extraordinary girl. Kyon Ensin knows the powerful depths of Kricket's gifts--gifts he'll control when he takes her for his tribe and leads the forces that will claim Ethar and destroy his enemies, starting with Trey Allairis. Now, Kricket faces the most difficult choice of her life: whether to wage a battle for survival, or a fight for love.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1250762901
ISBN 13: 9781250762900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Book Review:

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Winner of Best Science Fiction in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Number the Stars

Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-10-19
ISBN 10: 9783125342743
ISBN 13: 3125342740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Number the Stars Book Review:

Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 9781477828236
ISBN 13: 1477828230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Stars Book Review:

The highly anticipated sequel to "Under Different Stars," nominated for eight 2015 utopYA Awards, including Best Book of the Year and Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year. Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger and more dangerous than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents clans. According to Alameedan prophecy, one house will rise to power and the other will be completely wiped out, and Kricket s precognition is believed to be the weapon that will tip the scales. A target of both the Rafe and the Alameeda houses, Kricket finds protection and a home in the arms of Trey, her Etharian bodyguard-turned-boyfriend. But her visions of what s to come disturb her deeply, especially since she must discover whether the gift of foresight will allow her to rewrite the future, or if her fate is as immovable as the stars. "

Darken the Stars

Darken the Stars
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 9781503947429
ISBN 13: 1503947424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darken the Stars Book Review:

Kyon Ensin finally has what he's always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn't crave the crown of Ethar--she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis. As conspiracies rage in the war for Ethar, Kricket's so-called allies want to use her as a spy. Even those held closest cannot be trusted--including Astrid, her sister, and Giffen, a member of a mysterious order with a hidden agenda. But Kricket's resolve will not allow her to be used as anyone's pawn, even as the Brotherhood sharpens its plans to cut out her heart. As the destiny prophesied by her mother approaches, Kricket will backtrack through her fiery future to reshape it. For she knows one thing above all else: the only person she can truly count on is herself.

Rising Shadow

Rising Shadow
Author: Jacquelyn Wheeler
Publsiher: Jacquelyn Wheeler
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2010-10
ISBN 10: 0982516061
ISBN 13: 9780982516065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rising Shadow Book Review:

Ashlyn Woods can't wait to put her past behind her and start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil's favor. Soon she and the other Soterians are learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated. And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 074758589X
ISBN 13: 9780747585893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Splendid Suns Book Review:

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 1101569182
ISBN 13: 9781101569184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review:

From #1 bestselling author John Green and now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Laura Dern! “The greatest romance story of this decade.″ —Entertainment Weekly #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. From John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. It brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0399562508
ISBN 13: 9780399562501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giver of Stars Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America

Window to the Stars

Window to the Stars
Author: Tuck Perrelli
Publsiher: Tuck Perrelli
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2009-01-30
ISBN 10: 144146316X
ISBN 13: 9781441463166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Window to the Stars Book Review:

The life of a seemingly ordinary man is turned upside down by the events that transpire after a freak accident. He happens across a device of unknown origin that possesses abilities that endow the owner to defy the laws of nature, and the known universe. Part one of a series that follows the dramatic challenges in the main character's belief system about the universe, humanity's origins and nearly every aspect of normality. This story promises to entertain you with a blend of sci-fi, action and drama, romance and comedy, and a little spirituality and metaphysics to boot. The action is heart thumping and the drama is engrossing.

The Sneetches and Other Stories Read Listen Edition

The Sneetches and Other Stories  Read   Listen Edition
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0385383126
ISBN 13: 9780385383127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sneetches and Other Stories Read Listen Edition Book Review:

Dr. Seuss creates another timeless picture-book classic with The Sneetches and Other Stories. Are you a Star-Belly Sneetch or a Plain-Belly Sneetch? This delightful book contains four tales with deliciously subtle takes on how silly it is to be, well, silly. “The Sneetches,” “The Zax,” “Too Many Daves,” and “What Was I Scared Of?” make this energetic compilation a must-have for every library. Full of Dr. Seuss’s signature rhymes and unmistakable characters, it’s perfect for new and lifelong Seuss fans. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

The Five Ages of the Universe

The Five Ages of the Universe
Author: Fred C. Adams,Greg Laughlin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 143911868X
ISBN 13: 9781439118689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Ages of the Universe Book Review:

As the twentieth century closed, Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin captured the attention of the world by identifying the five ages of time. In The Five Ages of the Universe, Adams and Laughlin demonstrate that we can now understand the complete life story of the cosmos from beginning to end. Adams and Laughlin have been hailed as the creators of the definitive long-term projection of the evolution of the universe. Their achievement is awesome in its scale and profound in its scientific breadth. But The Five Ages of the Universe is more than a handbook of the physical processes that guided our past and will shape our future; it is a truly epic story. Without leaving earth, here is a fantastic voyage to the physics of eternity. It is the only biography of the universe you will ever need.

The Bell Jar Unabridged

The Bell Jar  Unabridged
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN 10: 8027248345
ISBN 13: 9788027248346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bell Jar Unabridged Book Review:

This eBook edition of "The Bell Jar (Unabridged)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither stimulated nor excited by either the big city or the glamorous culture and lifestyle that girls her age are expected to idolize and emulate. She instead finds her experience to be frightening and disorienting. From hereafter her mental state keeps deteriorating until she starts feeling helpless as if being kept inside a glass bell jar! The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is often regarded as a roman à clef because the protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences with what may have been clinical depression or bipolar II disorder. Plath died by suicide a month after its first UK publication. The novel was published under Plath's name for the first time in 1967 and was not published in the United States until 1971, in accordance with the wishes of both Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and her mother.

Release the Stars

Release the Stars
Author: Harper Bliss
Publsiher: Ladylit Publishing
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 9881420547
ISBN 13: 9789881420541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Release the Stars Book Review:

Can love be measured in percentages? After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross moves from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV show based on her books. Charlie vows to never date any woman who isn't a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. When Charlie is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she's had a celebrity crush on for ages, she's forced to review her belief in percentages... because true love could very well be on the line. Release the Stars is a contemporary lesbian romance novel set in the glitzy world of Hollywood. What reviewers are saying about RELEASE THE STARS: ★★★★★ "I loved this precious romance and eagerly await Ms. Bliss' next book." - Curve Magazine ★★★★★ "The writing is just as hot as you'd expect from Ms. Bliss." - The Lesbian Review What readers are saying about RELEASE THE STARS: ★★★★★ "The LA lesbian romance I never knew I needed." ★★★★★ "The characters are complex and the romance is sweet." ★★★★★ "It was so good, I read it straight through." ★★★★★ "Charlie is one of Harper's most realistic characters, flawed and thoroughly likeable."

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN 10: 9004439374
ISBN 13: 9789004439375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shooting Stars Book Review:

Shooting Stars is a novel about walking through our past traumas, moving from darkness to light, and the ways in which love – from lovers, friends, or the art we experience – heals us.

Children of Another God

Children of Another God
Author: T. C. Southwell
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-01-25
ISBN 10: 9781523689682
ISBN 13: 1523689684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of Another God Book Review:

When a young peasant girl is injured while hunting, she meets a strange, magical man who is a member of a despised race - Mujar. Truemen scorn the shape-shifting unmen for their odd, humble ways, and envy their power over the elements. Mujar do not use their powers for good or evil, they simply exist, immortal and apparently purposeless. Now a scourge is sweeping the land, armies of mounted warriors who cannot be defeated are wiping out Truemankind without mercy. They are known as the Black Riders, but no one knows where they come from or why they seem bent on exterminating every man, woman and child. Talsy traps the Mujar with gold, which has an odd effect on them, to make him help her, but her father intends to throw him in a Pit, from which he will be unable to escape. Talsy does not believe the Mujar deserves such a fate, so she frees him and begs him to take her with him on his journey. He agrees, and they set off across Shamarese, continuing his quest to find an old hermit's lost son. There is far more at stake than Talsy realises, however, and she has innocently stumbled upon the last free Mujar, who has the power to decide the fate of her race.

Stars Calling

Stars Calling
Author: D. H. Draws
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2015-08-05
ISBN 10: 9781515124351
ISBN 13: 1515124355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stars Calling Book Review:

Isolated and depressed after the loss of his wife Nikki, Abe Watsen can barely get out of bed. Once a promising astrophysicist eager to be a part of the manned mission to Mars, Abe Watsen is just a shell of his former self. Concerned for his emotional and mental state, Abe's father James Watsen entreats Abe to join him in an elaborate scheme to capture Nikki's murderer. Secrecy and cunning must be used against the elusive criminal mastermind Geheim Teufel, the leader of an underground terror group. To ensure their safety, Abe's best friend Ori will join them in a plan that will involve luring their nemesis onto a space craft and rocketing them all to the moon. However, once on the lunar surface their planned showdown goes horribly wrong and the group finds themselves on the run from authorities with nowhere to go but farther into space. Can they clear their names and return to Earth or will their only hope be a life sentence on the run in deep space? What will the ending be for the Watsen family?

Against the Tide of Stars

Against the Tide of Stars
Author: D. P. Stevens
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2013-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781470174644
ISBN 13: 1470174642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against the Tide of Stars Book Review:

A human frontier world is emptied as the extent of the Eternal Empire is felt. The War to Be is drawing near and the Lord Eyes and his faithful world of warriors prepare for the onslaught against a tide of stars that seem to have no end. And when the enemy strikes suddenly, all the plans of the Immortal Regent are thrown into disarray, leaving his companions to deal with disaster and the advent of the War, all hinging on a desperate plan that will become the first resistance Against the Tide of Stars...The Eppian Maneuver.

Under a Different Sun

Under a Different Sun
Author: J. F. Holmes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 9781983127960
ISBN 13: 1983127965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under a Different Sun Book Review:

In the near future, massive empires rule the stars, and west of the Reach, they are battling for control of new systems. In the no-mans land between the front lines, Captain Nate Meric and the crew of the privateer Lexington fight for prize money, and loyalty to their ship and their friends. Beneath it all, though, runs a hidden dream. To see America restored, and take her rightful place among the stars. *This is the second edition of this book, revised and about 30% longer. It tells a more comprehensive and complete story. Will not update prior purchases. Chapter 20Zlatcov listened to Schmeltzer's' transmissions and gritted her teeth. She slammed the throttles forward, pressing her into the seat, not caring about the damaged engine. The shuttle passed through the exhaust of the frigates engines, coming up on the blind side. Her view screen melted and crackled, but held. Up and over the top, slamming her against the straps holding her in the seat. This elicited excited shouts and yells from the assault bay. She spun the shuttle around and applied full thrusters, bringing them to a dead stop relative to the ship, two meters above the deck. The ramp slammed down and six figures dashed out. "BLOW IT, HOLMES!" yelled Knight. The young apprentice demo man placed a cratering charge against the windows over the ship's Bridge and they scrambled away from it. Before he stepped away, he could see the shocked expression through the windows of the French Captain and his bridge crew. Holding up his hand, counting down with his fingers. At two, every man in the squad dialed up the magnetic lock on their boots, holding them fast to the hull. At one, the charge erupted in a blinding flash, shattering the plastisteel armored windows. Air rushed out, followed by several bodies wearing the sky blue of the French Navy. They milled around for a few seconds as they flew out into space, then fell still, dying quickly from decompression. Bjorn Stenger grabbed the still hot, shattered window edges and swung himself into the Bridge, into the howling airstream. His right arm erupted, firing without discrimination at whatever figure was still moving in the disappearing air. Behind him the rest of the team swung in before metal shutters slammed downward, closing off the breech. "Shupe, get the engine controls. Shut this sonofabitch down. Cahr, Orr, you HOLD that passageway!" said Knight, pointing to an access way off to one side. "Do not let anyone through. Tank, main corridor, start clearing it. Yee, pull anything you can of Intel off their hard drive. Holmes, start placing demo charges at all stations, two minutes."Yee started banging on keyboards through his gloved fingers. "Just because I'm a frigging Asian doesn't mean I know computers, you know."Knight ignored his grumbling, stepping over to the fire control panel and shoving aside the dead body there. He programmed an overload into the main 2cm battery, charging it but giving it no firing coordinates. A flurry of shots sparked off a bulkhead, soundless in the airless compartment, and Tank came bounding back onto the Bridge. He spun, fired, and then fell heavily backward as something crashed into his suit and then exploded with a sharp CRACK. A shaped charge round, used to penetrate armor, had caught him in the leg, shattering it. He sat back up and fired three grenades down the hallway, then started cursing, dragging himself out of the line of fire. "Time to go, Gentlemen," said Knight, and they retreated back towards the metal shuttered windows where they had originally come in. Orr and Cahr fired even, measured shots designed to keep their opponent's heads down, sending ricochets around corners, while Yee and Shupe half hauled, half dragged the Heavy Suit soldier to the window. "Breaching! FIRE IN THE HOLE!" yelled Holmes, and another charge shattered and bent the steel shutters. They remained in place though, blocking their exit.

UNDER A SEA OF STARS

UNDER A SEA OF STARS
Author: Dakota Frank
Publsiher: Wolfsinger Pub
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-12-30
ISBN 10: 9781942450559
ISBN 13: 1942450559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UNDER A SEA OF STARS Book Review:

Arana Telanri, a Druid of the Clan of the Flame Spiders, has lived in the Forest of Ruvano all her life. For most of that life, she has been the guardian of the elven capitol known as Qualilari. However, the queen of the elves has commanded she leave her beloved home and lead an expedition to the Southern Jungle. She, along with one thousand of her people, must blaze a trail through a vast, dangerous and largely unexplored territory to reach their new home. Throughout the journey Arana must face her own doubts and fears as she leads her people through conflict and the cold shadow of death to their new home. Whisper of Fate is the first book in the Under a Sea of Stars trilogy and the first step along Arana's journey to a destiny she could never have imagined."