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Trapped in Wonderland

Meredith Alice Hughes has found herself falling through a portal and into Wonderland. There, she finds some of her classmates, who are actually fictional characters from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and they use a potion to make her forget everything. Everything would have been fine, that is, until the White Rabbit tries to murder her and she finds herself in Wonderland once more. Apparently, according to a prophecy, Alice is the only one who can save Wonderland from the Cirque de Rêves, a group that is trying to destroy and takeover the world. Little does Alice know that not only is Wonderland in danger, but her home world as well, because all the citizens in Wonderland represent the dreams of every living human in the real world, and when they start to disappear, so does the hope of every living thing. Will Alice believe in herself enough to defeat the Cirque de Rêves? Or will she fall victim to the dark thoughts that reside in her heart? **
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Meredith Alice Hughes has found herself falling through a portal and into Wonderland. There, she finds some of her classmates, who are actually fictional characters from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and they use a potion to make her forget everything. Everything would have been fine, that is, until the White Rabbit tries to murder her and she finds herself in Wonderland once more. Apparently, according to a prophecy, Alice is the only one who can save Wonderland from the Cirque de Rêves, a group that is trying to destroy and takeover the world. Little does Alice know that not only is Wonderland in danger, but her home world as well, because all the citizens in Wonderland represent the dreams of every living human in the real world, and when they start to disappear, so does the hope of every living thing. Will Alice believe in herself enough to defeat the Cirque de Rêves? Or will she fall victim to the dark thoughts that reside in her heart?

The Desolation Trilogy Digital Boxed Set

**THREE NOVEL DIGITAL BOX SET** ~ The Desolation Trilogy ( *Become, Desolate, Destined* )
**Become**
It’s never too late to choose.
*Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.
When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.*
“The composite mythologies for the characters are what won me over; it’s something that can’t be explained without spoiling the novel. Because I classify this as Modern Mythology it’s just as good as any story told by DC or Marvel. BECOME: a novel of Desolation is an origin story of a hero.” – G. Conway’s review
“I loved loved loved this set of books. I cant wait to read more, I was unable to set them down once I started reading.” – Amanda’s Amazon Review
“Become is a wonderfully heartbreaking and captivating story. It will pull at your heartstrings and have you cheering the characters on to the very end. I am madly in love this series and Ms. Cross’s style of writing. I can’t wait to start Desolate and continue their quest.” Pyxi Rose’s Review
**Desolate**
Where darkness lives, all will become desolate.
**Destined**
Destiny isn’t fate, it’s choice.
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The Red Pyramid

Siblings Sadie and Carter Kane discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them–Set–has his sights on them. to Stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings Carter and Sadie ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in *The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel*, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.
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Oracles of Delphi Keep

Oracles of Delphi Keep (Oracles of Delphi Keep Series #1) by Victoria Laurie
*Ian Wigby is about to find out that he is a very special boy.*
Along the southern coast of England, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, stands a castle. And at that castle’s old keep is an orphanage. Delphi Keep has seen many youngsters come and go through its gates, and Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, are happy to call it home. Life has always been simple at the Keep, and the orphanage safe, until one day, Ian and Theo find a silver treasure box. And within the box, a prophesy. Three thousand years ago a great Greek oracle wrote of a quest. A quest on which the fate of the world depends. A quest that names two children—Ian and Theodosia. Suddenly Delphi Keep is no longer safe. And Ian and Theo, along with a very special group of friends, realize they must unravel the meaning behind the scroll of Dover cavern before darkness falls on the world. And before an unfathomable evil catches up with them.

The Mysterious Benedict Society

As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete.
**Recensie(s)**

Great cast of characters, lots of cool puzzles and mysteries. This book reminded me of some of the better children’s books I grew up with, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Phantom Tollbooth. –Rick Riordan Tackles personal concerns: abandonment, family, loyalty, and facing one’s fears. –Booklist, starred review Begins with a bang… resembles the otherwordly experience of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. –Publishers Weekly, starred review Dashes of mild humor and introspection rest on a solid base of suspense, mystery, and well-rounded characters, making this a satisfying dish for readers of varying tastes. –The Bulletin, starred review Fans of Roald Dahl or Blue Balliett will find a familiar blend of kid power, clues, and adventure. –School Library Journal, starred review Do not miss this one. Buy two copies because they will be needed. –VOYA Real flashlight under the bedclothes material… this story flies past, thrilling us as it goes. –Horn Book
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #3) by Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka
Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.
Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, this wildly inventive journey is sure to delight.

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

It should have been a celebration party, but now it’s another mind-bending mission for the children of the Mysterious Benedict Society. Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance, as they race across the globe by train, bicycle and ship to save their beloved Mr Benedict.
**Recensie(s)**

Praise for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey * .. .this is not just a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of clever twists and hair’s-breadth escapes, but also a warm and satisfying tale about friendship. – School Library Journal (*STARRED review*) Stewart keeps interest high throughout the journey with first-rate brainteasers, interludes of physical danger, and the children’s own complex dynamics… [readers] will find this sequel a worthy successor. – Horn Book Trust, friendship, human nature, pride, and courage underlie the story and add depth… This classic struggle of good versus evil also includes the many layers in between. – VOYA .. .entertainingly quirky… – Kirkus Crafty and involving for readers as they figure out clues alongside the [characters]… every bit as chunky and satisfying as the first, this adventure will delight fans. – The Bulletin
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Knightley Academy

Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher
Henry Grim is a servant boy at the Midsummer School—until he passesthe elite Knightley Academy exam and suddenly finds himself one of the first commoners at the Academy, studying alongside the cleverest and bravest—and most arrogant—young aristocrats in the country. But someone is out to sabotage him from becoming a full-fledged Knight of the Realm, and soon Henry uncovers a conspiracy that violates the Hundred Years’ Peace treaty—and could lead to war! Full of (bloodless) battles and nonstop action, this page-turner will captivate readers as they root for Henry to save his school and country from their enemies.

The Curse of Deadman’s Forest

The Curse of Deadman’s Forest (Oracles of Delphi Keep Series #2) by Victoria Laurie
The Curse of Deadman’s Forest is the second book in the Oracles of Delphi Keep—a series with all the timeless charm of classics like the Chronicles of Narnia and all the action-packed adventure of a modern middle-grade blockbuster.
Since Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, found the silver treasure box and the prophecy within it, their world has changed. There’s no denying what they discovered in Morocco: a powerful evil is budding, and to defeat it, and save the world from darkness, six uniquely gifted children must be gathered.
According to prophecy, a trip through the magical portal near the castle will bring them to the third Oracle—a child with extraordinary powers to heal. But the very same prophecy foretells Ian’s death should he venture through the portal again.
Everyone agrees: to risk Ian’s life is too great a gamble. But when a terrible curse enters the keep, it becomes clear that there is no other choice.
If Ian and Theo stay in Dover, all will surely be lost, but to follow the prophecy, they will risk their lives and everything they have ever held dear.
According to prophecy, a trip through the magical portal near the castle will bring them to the third Oracle—a child with extraordinary powers to heal. But the very same prophecy foretells Ian’s death should he venture through the portal again.

Everyone agrees: to risk Ian’s life is too great a gamble. But when a terrible curse enters the keep, it becomes clear that there is no other choice.

If Ian and Theo stay in Dover, all will surely be lost, but to follow the prophecy, they will risk their lives and everything they have ever held dear.

Since Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, found the silver treasure box and the prophecy within it, their world has changed. There’s no denying what they discovered in Morocco: a powerful evil is building, and to defeat it, and save the world from darkness, six uniquely gifted children must be gathered.
According to prophecy, a trip through the magical portal near the castle will bring them to the third Oracle—a child with extraordinary powers to heal. But the very same prophecy foretells Ian’s death should he venture through the portal again.
Everyone agrees: to risk Ian’s life is too great a gamble. But when a terrible curse enters the keep, it becomes clear that there is no other choice.
If Ian and Theo stay in Dover, all will surely be lost, but to follow the prophecy, they will risk their lives and everything they have ever held dear.

Since Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, found the silver treasure box and the prophecy within it, their world has changed. There’s no denying what they discovered in Morocco: a powerful evil is building, and to defeat it, and save the world from darkness, six uniquely gifted children must be gathered.
According to prophecy, a trip through the magical portal near the castle will bring them to the third Oracle—a child with extraordinary powers to heal. But the very same prophecy foretells Ian’s death should he venture through the portal again.
Everyone agrees: to risk Ian’s life is too great a gamble. But when a terrible curse enters the keep, it becomes clear that there is no other choice.
If Ian and Theo stay in Dover, all will surely be lost, but to follow the prophecy, they will risk their lives and everything they have ever held dear.

Astroboy

Astro Boy: The Novel by Tracey West, Price, Stern, Sloan Publishing Staff
In futuristic Metro City, a robot with incredible powers is created by a brilliant scientist in the image of his lost son. This robot is Astro Boy. Alone in the world, Astro must learn who his real friends are and how to use his powers for good, because one day Metro City will need a hero.

The V-Word

An honest and poignant collection of essays by women about losing their virginity in their teens. The V-Word captures the complexity of this important life-decision and reflects diverse real-world experiences. Includes helpful resources for parents and teens.

Losing it. Popping your cherry. Handing in your V-card.

First time sex is a big unknown. Will it be candlelight and rose petals or quick and uncomfortable? Is it about love or about lust? Deciding to have sex for the first time is a choice that’s often fraught with anxiety and joy. But do you have anyone telling you what sex is really like?

In The V-Word seventeen writers (including Christa Desir, Justina Ireland, Sara Ryan, Carrie Mesrobian, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, and Jamia Wilson) pull back the sheets and tell all, covering everything from straight sex to queer sex, diving-in versus waiting, and even the exhilaration and disappointment that blankets it all. Some of their experiences happened too soon, some at just the right time, but all paint a broad picture of what first-time sex is really like.

Funny, hot, meaningful, cringe-worthy, gross, forgettable, magnificent, empowering, and transformative, the stories in The V-Word are never preachy, but provide a map for teens to chart their own course through the steamy waters of sex. With The V-Word girls can finally take control, learn what’s on the horizon, and eliminate the fear and mystery surrounding this important milestone.

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Underneath It All: A History of Women’s Underwear

For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women’s undergarments became complex structures designed to shape their bodies to fit the fashion ideals of the time.
In the modern era, undergarments are out in the open, from the designer corsets Madonna wore on stage to Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement on Instagram. This feminist exploration of women’s underwear reveals the intimate role lingerie plays in defining women’s bodies, sexuality, gender identity, and body image. It is a story of control and restraint but also female empowerment and self-expression. You will never look at underwear the same way again.
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For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women’s undergarments became complex structures designed to shape their bodies to fit the fashion ideals of the time.
In the modern era, undergarments are out in the open, from the designer corsets Madonna wore on stage to Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement on Instagram. This feminist exploration of women’s underwear reveals the intimate role lingerie plays in defining women’s bodies, sexuality, gender identity, and body image. It is a story of control and restraint but also female empowerment and self-expression. You will never look at underwear the same way again.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars

“With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly

“‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People

“You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen
Onderstaande tekst is vertaald vanuit de originele taal
Een mysterieus eiland.

Een verlaten weeshuis.

Een vreemde verzameling bijzondere foto’s.

Het ligt allemaal klaar om ontdekt te worden in De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine, een onvergetelijk boek dat fictie en fotografie mengt in een spannende leeservaring. Het verhaal begint met een vreselijk familiedrama die de zestienjarige Jacob op een reis stuurt naar een afgelegen eiland bij de Welshe kust, waar hij de afgebroken ruïnes ontdekt van het Weeshuis voor Bijzondere Kinderen van mevrouw Peregrine. Terwijl Jacob de verlaten slaapkamers en hallen doorzoekt, wordt het langzaam duidelijk dat de kinderen méér waren dan simpelweg bijzonder. Misschien wel gevaarlijk. Misschien wel met goede reden in quarantaine geplaatst op dit verlaten eiland. En op de één of andere manier – hoe onmogelijk het ook lijkt – misschien nog wel in leven. Met de huiveringwekkende fantasie en de spookachtige vintagefotografie is De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine een plezier voor volwassenen, tieners, en iedereen die houdt van avontuur in de schaduwen.

“Een spannende, aangrijpelijke en geweldig vreemde eerste roman. De foto’s en tekst werken briljant samen en creëren een onvergetelijk verhaal.”—John Green, New York Times bestsellerauteur van Een Weeffout in Onze Sterren

“Met een verhaal dat X-Men: First Class en tijdreizen mengt, beeldspraak die doet denken aan David Lynch, en de rijke, griezelige details, is het geen wonder dat De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine opgepakt is door Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly

“‘Bijzonder’ is bij lange na niet genoeg om het te dekken. Dit spannende en wonderlijke boek van Riggs wordt nu al verfilmd.”—People

“Als je een goede thriller wilt deze zomer, zul je dit geweldig vinden. Het is een mysterie en je racet om het op te lossen voordat Jacob dat zelf doet.”—Seventeen
**Recensie(s)**

A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. –John Green, New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. –CNN Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. –Associated Press I read all of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books and I loved them. –Florence of Florence + The Machine [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. –USA Today Pop Candy With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+ –Entertainment Weekly Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies. –People You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself. –Seventeen This peculiar parable is pure perfection. –Justine magazine One of the coolest, creepiest YA books. –PopSugar It’s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. –Publishers Weekly An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale. –Library Journal Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life. –Geeks of Doom Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. –Cleveland Plain Dealer Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years…both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. –Forces of Geek Though technically a children’s book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is more Grimm’s than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale. –Florida Times-Union In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a pleasant surprise–a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful. –PopMatters A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love. –Romper
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The Haunted High Series Book 5- Ashes of Night

Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 45 books. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book. Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming.

The Haunted High Series Book 3- City of Demons

When Professor Briggs vanishes with the piece of demon heart, Finn choses to go after him. But the coordinates lead to the feared mythic labs where even Finn’s friends are afraid to go. Searching for answers, Finn comes across the one thing he doesn’t expect, the scent of another werewolf. Jumping down a rabbit hole of gruesome experiments, a deadly demon bite, and humans straight from his nightmares, Finn risks losing everything to rescue the girl and unveil the secret she’s vowed to keep.
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The Green

How far would you go to save your dream?Seventeen-year-old Ariceli Pisa is a senior at the prestigious Cambridge High School and has her sights set on Northwestern University. She’s a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society…and a drug dealer. That’s not the only secret she has to keep from her best friend Naomi–she’s also madly in love with Naomi’s ex-boyfriend, James Bartlett. Trying to balance her life at Cambridge High with her new demanding job keeps her teetering on the edge of disaster. ***Warning: This book contains strong language, drugs, and violence and is advised for upper YA readers, ages 15 and up.***The Green is a full novel at 53,000 words.Check out Karly Kirkpatrick’s other titles:Into the Shadows, Book 1 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy (YA Paranormal) Darkness Rising, Book 2 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy (YA Paranormal)After Dawn, Book 3 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy (YA Paranormal) *coming Fall, 2012*Bloody Little Secrets (YA paranormal/vampires)EIGHT (a collection of short stories)The Grimmdale High Series *coming December, 2012*Karly Kirkpatrick loves to read and write YA. She published her first YA novel, Into the Shadows in 2010 and added Bloody Little Secrets and EIGHT in 2011. She lives in Elgin, Illinois. For more information about Karly, visit www.karlykirkpatrick.com.