`He was one of those men - one meets perhaps only two or three in a lifetime - who seem almost to suck the eyes out of your head. He was their Supreme Commander - almost their god´SPECTRE is a merciless new enemy - a group of the world´s toughest criminals, headed by the brilliant Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The gripping fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series. Juliette´s short tenure as the Supreme Commander has been an utter disaster. When the children of the other world leaders show up on her doorstep, she wants nothing more than to turn to Warner for support and guidance. Will Juliette´s broken heart make her vulnerable to the strengthening darkness within her?
The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand. Juliette and Warner´s story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi´s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series. Juliette Ferrars thought she´d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?
The book that all SHATTER ME fans have been waiting for is finally here. The fourth incredible instalment of Tahereh Mafi´s New York Times bestselling YA fantasy series perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard´s The Red Queen, Stranger Things and Leigh Bardugo´s Six of Crows The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand. Juliette Ferrars thought she´d won. She took over Sector 45, was named Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series which has been published in over 30 languages around the world. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, Ransom Riggs, fellow bestselling author of Miss Peregrine´s Home For Peculiar Children, and their young daughter. She can usually be found overcaffeinated and stuck in a book. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TaherehMafi PRAISE FOR THE SHATTER ME SERIES: ´´Dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading.´´ - Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series ´´Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I´m envious. I couldn´t put it down.´´ - Lauren Kate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series ´´Tahereh Mafi´s bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion. A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young adult literature - or any literature!´´ -Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine´s Home for Peculiar Children ´´IGNITE ME really does ignite all five of your senses. It blows your mind and makes you hungry for more of its amazing characters. It will completely blow your expectations; Tahereh Mafi truly knows how to deliver!´´ - Teenreads.com
Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi´s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy, this book collects her two companion novellas, Fracture Me and Destroy Me, in print for the first time ever. It also features an exclusive look into Juliette´s journal and a preview of Ignite Me, the hotly anticipated final novel of the series. Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner´s point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can´t stop thinking about her-and he´ll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow. Fracture Me is told from Adam´s perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam´s more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji, and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam cares about. The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent and The Hunger Games. This captivating story, which combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, was praised as ´´a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love´´ by Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine´s Home for Peculiar Children.
A two player micro-strategy game about picking your battles. As a general, you must carefully deploy your forces across three possible theaters of war: air, land, and sea. If you can control two out of three of these theaters, you will win the current battle. But winning a single battle is not enough to win the game. And in fact, sometimes you may want to surrender and lose a battle on purpose in order to win the larger war. At the start of each battle, you will be dealt a hand of 6 cards. You will not be drawing more cards, so you must formulate your strategy on the basis of these 6 cards and these 6 cards alone. Players take turns playing 1 card at a time, until either all cards have been played, or one player decides to surrender and drop out. The order you play your cards is critical, and so is how you play them. All cards can either be played face up or face down. Face up cards grant you special powers but must be played in a matching theater (for example, air cards must be played in the air theater.) Face down cards are wild and can be played to any theater, but do not grant any special powers. At the end of the battle, the winning player earn points based upon how many cards are left in their hand. The less cards left in your hand, the more points you will earn. This means the stakes get higher the longer a battle continues. Thus, it may sometimes be in your best interest to surrender -- to deny your opponent additional points. Components: 2 Supreme Commander Cards, 18 Battle Cards, 3 Theater Cards, 14 Score Markers, 1 Rulebook Playing Time: 20 Min.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys. Soon to be a Broadway play starring Laura Linney produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and London Theatre Company ? LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post ? The New York Times Book Review ? NPR ? BookPage ? LibraryReads ? Minneapolis Star Tribune ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn´t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy´s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy´s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. Praise for My Name Is Lucy Barton ´´A quiet, sublimely merciful contemporary novel about love, yearning, and resilience in a family damaged beyond words.´´-The Boston Globe ´´It is Lucy´s gentle honesty, complex relationship with her husband, and nuanced response to her mother´s shortcomings that make this novel so subtly powerful.´´-San Francisco Chronicle ´´A short novel about love, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, but also simpler, more sudden bonds . . . It evokes these connections in a style so spare, so pure and so profound the book almost seems to be a kind of scripture or sutra, if a very down-to-earth and unpretentious one.´´-Newsday ´´Spectacular . . . Smart and cagey in every way. It is both a book of withholdings and a book of great openness and wisdom. . . . [Strout] is in supreme and magnificent command of this novel at all times.´´-Lily King, The Washington Post ´´An aching, illuminating look at mother-daughter devotion.´´-People
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War. Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, ´´By excluding the human factor, aren´t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn´t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ´the living dead´?´´ Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission. Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war ´´I found ´Patient Zero´ behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town. . . . His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine. Although he´d rubbed off the skin around his bonds, there was no blood. There was also no blood on his other wounds. . . . He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls. At first the villagers tried to hold me back. They warned me not to touch him, that he was ´cursed.´ I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves. The boy´s skin was . . . cold and gray . . . I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse.´´ -Dr. Kwang Jingshu, Greater Chongqing, United Federation of China ´´´Shock and Awe´? Perfect name. . . . But what if the enemy can´t be shocked and awed? Not just won´t, but biologically can´t! That´s what happened that day outside New York City, that´s the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war. The fact that we couldn´t shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us! They´re not afraid! No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid!´´ -Todd Wainio, former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers ´´Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? . . . For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war. They had no limits of endurance. They would never negotiate, never surrender. They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth.´´ -General Travis D´Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
NATIONAL BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND LOS ANGELES TIMES ´´A rich, layered epic that probes the meaning of identity and homeland- a literary territory that is as resonant now, in our globalized culture, as it was when the sun never set on the British Empire.´´-Los Angeles Times Book Review Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her. The struggles that have made Burma, India, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel by the writer Chitra Divakaruni calls ´´a master storyteller.´´ Praise for The Glass Palace ´´An absorbing story of a world in transition, brought to life through characters who love and suffer with equal intensity.´´-J. M. Coetzee ´´There is no denying Ghosh´s command of culture and history. . . . [He] proves a writer of supreme skill and intelligence.´´-The Atlantic Monthly ´´I will never forget the young and old Rajkumar, Dolly, the Princesses, the forests of teak, the wealth that made families and wars. A wonderful novel. An incredible story.´´-Grace Paley ´´A novelist of dazzling ingenuity.´´-San Francisco Chronicle