Pretty Little Liars
The four naughty girls at the heart of "Pretty Little Liars" think their secrets are safe with Alison, but now they're receiving creepy messages from someone named "A, in the first installment of Shepards addictive new series.
#1 bestselling author Nicholas Sparks's new novel is at once a compelling family drama and a heartrending tale of young love.Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.
Chased by their pasts and drawn toward a more hopeful future, four sisters embark on the journey of their lives--aboard the "Titanic."Weyn weaves fact, fiction, and fate in this spellbinding novel.
Romiette and Julio
Star Crossed Lovers When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romiette and Julio discover that not everyone approves of their budding romance. In their case, it is because Romiette is African-American and Julio is Hispanic, and the Devildogs, a dangerous local gang, violently oppose their interracial relationship. When the Devildogs threaten to teach them a lesson, Romiette and Julio come up with a risky plan to escape from the gang's fearsome shadow. But things go terribly awry, and the two find themselves caught up in a deadly reality more frightening that Romiette's nightmare -- and in a desperate struggle to avoid the tragic fate of Shakespeare's famous young lovers.
Tears of a Tiger
After a car accident kills Robert, Andy's best friend and teammate on the Hazelwood High Tigers, Andy doesn't know if he can go on. He's consumed with guilt for driving the night of the accident after a long evening of drinking and partying. With perceptiveness and compassion, Draper portrays an African-American teenager who feels driven to consider suicide in the wake of a devastating tragedy.
Why Did She Have to Die?
Kathy Rowan, a bright 14-year-old is held up as the sterling example of what a daughter and sister should be. Her sister Elly, one year younger resents this and the way their peers flock to Kathy. A bright, popular boy named Russ Canton takes an interest in Kathy as most of the local boys do. Since he is older and has a car, he is not one the girls' father would approve. Kathy, a school leader takes an active role in planning the spring dance and tricks Elly into participating. As they leave the meeting, Russ offers them a ride home. He does not pay attention to his driving and barely misses a child on her bike and crashes the car, killing Kathy. Russ emerges unharmed; Elly is in a coma for a week and has a severely broken leg. Once discharged from the hospital, she limps back into life and even more reluctantly into school. Her anger at Kathy and her popularity and death escalate; she vandalizes a bathroom by smearing makeup all over the place; she trips a boy who slighted Kathy and is hostile to the one boy who makes overtures to her. Family counseling and a chance to discuss Kathy's death and make decisions about dispensing her personal effects as well as making friends with the boy who extended the olive branch to her help empower Elly to cope with her loss.
In this exquisite fantasy, Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward must control the blood lust she arouses in him because--he's a vampire. This deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful novel captures the struggle between defying instincts and satisfying desires.
In L.A. CANDY, nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality T.V. show. With fame comes wealth, hot clothes and even hotter love interests -- and Jane′s lapping it all up with her eclectic entourage of pals who are always up for a wild night out and the chance to get a piece of her spotlight. But soon Jane realizes everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems to be.
Silverfin by Charlie Higsdon
How does an ordinary boy become the world's most famous secret agent? Discover how the legend began in Silverfin, the first in a series for younger readers about the young James Bond, a 13-year-old growing up in Britain in the 1930's.
Book Trailer: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp is a story about a teenager named Alfred who helps his uncle acquire the legendary sword Excalibur. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review upon release and named it one of their "Best Books for Children" in 2005, the book was a Carnegie Medal nominee in 2006, and the film rights to the book were picked up by Warner Bros. in 2005. The story is based in modern times, with the obvious conspiracy with stealing the sword "Excalibur", said to be wielded by King Arthur himself in his time. It is said he threw it back to The Lady of The Lake before he died. Therefore, humans of modern times maybe placed another cover-up story to shield the Knights of the Round Table, who actually had the rights to the sword. The villain is an ex-kniight, Mogart.