The Glittering Court

Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698405998
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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead. "Brilliant and original, Mead’s new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end." —School Library Journal For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea. After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him. Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else's property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

Midnight Jewel

Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698406001
Size: 17.22 MB
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The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead. Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. For some, the Glittering Court offers a chance at a life they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. But for Mira, it’s simply a means to an end. In the new world, she plans to earn off her marriage contract price, and finally be free. Mira pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she’s discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agency—and her ticket to buying her freedom. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Mira applies herself by day, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity. By night, she dons a mask and slips into the city, fighting injustice and corruption on her own terms—and impressing Grant with her extraordinary abilities and insights into a brewing rebellion. But the rebellion isn’t all they’re fighting… Neither of them can ignore the attraction burning between them—an attraction so powerful, it threatens to unravel everything Mira’s worked so hard for. With freedom finally within her grasp, can Mira risk it all for love?

Soundless

Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698148437
Size: 16.60 MB
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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Sabaa Tahir. "Fans of characters like Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage will flock to this impressive stand-alone novel." --Booklist For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon. Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever.... From the Hardcover edition.

Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141352503
Size: 13.61 MB
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Forbidden temptation lies behind the iron gates . . . Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires - the ones who will never die. Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard. Now after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all they must never let their guard down . . . *Don't miss the major blockbuster movie Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters in February 2014*

Multiple City

Author: Aditi De
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0143100254
Size: 18.97 MB
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Founded By The Chieftain Kempe Gowda Around 1537, The Story Of Bangalore Has No Grand Linear Narrative. The Location Has Revealed Different Facets To Settlers And Passers-Through. The City, The Site Of Bloody Battles Between The British And Tipu Sultan, Was Once Attached To The Glittering Court Of Mysore. Later, It Became A Cantonment Town Where British Troops Were Stationed. Over Time, It Morphed Into A City Of Gardens And Lakes, And The Capital Of Indian Scientific Research. More Recently, It Has Been The Hub Of India&Rsquo;S Information Technology Boom, Giving Rise To Brand Bangalore, An Indian City Whose Name Is Recognized Globally. Hidden Beneath These Layers Lies A Cosmopolitan City Of Sub-Cultures, Engaging Artists And Writers, Young Geeks And Students. People From Every Corner Of India And Beyond Now Call It Home. In This Collection Of Writings About A Multi-Layered City, There Are Stories From Its History, Translations From Kannada Literature, Personal Responses To The City&Rsquo;S Mindscape, Portraits Of Special Citizens, Accounts Of Searches For Lost Communities And Traditions, Among Much More. U.R. Ananthamurthy Writes About Bangalore&Rsquo;S Kannada Identity; Shashi Deshpande Maps The City Through The Places She Has Lived In Since She Was A Young Girl; Anita Nair Draws A Touching Portrait Of A Florist Who Celebrates The Glories Of The Raj;&Nbsp; Ramachandra Guha Describes His Close Bond With Bangalore&Rsquo;S Most Unusual Bookseller; And Rajmohan Gandhi Recounts The Mahatma&Rsquo;S Trysts With The City. From Traditional Folk Ballads To A Nursery Rhyme About Bangalore, From Poems To Blogs, From Reproductions Of Turn Of The Twentieth Century Picture Postcards To Cartoons, Multiple City Is The Portrait Of A Metropolis Trying To Retain Its Roots As It Hurtles Into The Future.&Nbsp;&Nbsp; &Nbsp;

Crown Duel

Author: Sherwood Smith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152016082
Size: 20.46 MB
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To fulfill their father's dying wish, teenage Countess Meliara and her brother Branaric organize a revolution against a greedy king.

A Court Of Thorns And Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408857878
Size: 18.74 MB
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Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill Â? the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ... Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever. The start of a sensational romantic fantasy trilogy by the bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series. Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers.