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.
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. "
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.
1904 in three parts - Astrology, Chiromancy, and Physiognomy. Also, chapters on the significance of the moles of the body astrologically considered, the mystical wheel of Pythagoras and the methods of working it. Content: Astrology, the Alphabet of As.
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets to the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other's arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder - would they be better off staying in this place forever? Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won't be the same people who landed on it. The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.
A fascinating study of medieval English convents, showing their ideals, lifestyle, organisation, relationships inside and outside the cloister, and failings.
The Jewel of Seven Stars is a horror novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker, first published by Heinemann in 1903. The story is a first-person narrative of a young man pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. It explores common fin de siècle themes such as imperialism, the rise of the New Woman and feminism, and societal progress.
It is 1943 and for 10 year old Annemarie life is still fun. But there are worries too - the Nazis have occupied Copenhagen and there are food shortages, curfews and the threat of being stopped by soldiers and Annemarie's best friend is a Jew.
From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier “An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author brings you a standalone that will be sure to top your favorite books list for years to come. **WARNING** This book will make you UGLY CRY so whatever you do DO NOT read in public!! It also contains a sexier than sin hot rocker who has the ability to melt your panties straight off by just a slight strum of his guitar! Meet Jordan Valentine and Brittan McKenna!! Brittan McKenna's life was perfect. After getting engaged to her high school sweetheart her happily ever after seemed to be all planned out. However after 9/11 her fiance drops out of college to enlist; Brittan's life takes a swift turn.During his tour she tried to stay strong and hold onto the hope that he'd soon return to her, but then the unthinkable happens and she gets the news every military spouse prays they never have to hear. On the day Cane died, Brittan believed her heart had died along with him...or so she thought until her passion for music causes her to blaze a new trail testing fate and "tempting tomorrow." Eight years marks the anniversary of Cane's death when Brittan sets eyes upon Jordon; a guitarist whose shrouded in mystery and a world class bad boy for her bands opening act, Tempting Tomorrow. Will he have that spark to set Brittan's heart a light? After swearing off love will Brittan allow herself to feel again after years of trying anything to numb her pain and heartache? Does Jordon have what it takes to win her heart and make Brittan love again? Falling for a rock star is a dangerous game, but it's a hopeless task when you both have hidden demons. For Jordon love does not exist... not until he meets the lovely Brittan who has the power to tame the untameable beast inside of him. Will Brittan open her heart to love or will she sabotage the relationship before it even has a chance? What Everyone is Saying! This is a heart wrenching tale of love and loss with a sexy twist in the form of rockers Jordon Valentine and Brittan McKenna. If you love sexy Rock Stars and are a sucker for a sad story then Tempt My Heart is your kind of book. Bloggers say they haven't cried this hard since 'Taking Chances' By Molly McAdams and crushed so hard on a rocker since Kellan Kyle! This standalone is a must read! Brittan McKenna and Jordon Valentine are going to rock your world. From: Three Chicks and Their Books I loved this book hard! I love that the author went back and did back story on Brittan and Cane's relationship because it played a huge part in the story- and a massive part in Brittan's recovery. DUAL POV! DUAL POV! I love it when there is another perspective, especially a guy's- and for me, Jordon was the perfect rocker dude. Cocky, arrogant, but with a very sweet and caring side. Jordon Valentine guitarist for the rock band, Tempting Tomorrow- and one sexy rock god, is who Brittan bumps into at a kick off celebration for their tour- that's right, their tour, Jordon's band is opening for Brittan's band- fate! These two have some crazy sexual chemistry! These characters are real, honest, and up front with one another- which I love. Most novels are spent in pure angst the entire time and you want to shout "COME ON ALREADY!!!" But they actually communicate with each other and it makes it easier to see into this world Danielle has created. I can't wait for everyone I know to read it. More Reviews!!! OH MY GOD! Grab the tissues, Danielle Jamie's new standalone novel, Tempt My Heart is so emotionally raw its crazy, I spent at least 50% of this book crying my eyes out. This book will make you laugh and it'll make you cry but most of all it will make you appreciate what you have and look at life a different way, or it at least that's what it did for me. I can't begin to express how much this book touched my heart. 5 Big Ugly Crying Stars!! - Fictional Men's Room For Book Ho's"