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Under Different Stars Book Summary : 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.
Sea of Stars Book Summary : 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. "
Darken the Stars Book Summary : 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.
All the Stars and Teeth Book Summary : “Fierce and unrelenting...Do yourself a favor and get lost in this beautiful book!” —Tomi Adeyemi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. She will reign. As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic. When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic. But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stowaway she never expected... or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever. I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom. An Imprint Book “Vicious and alluring, All the Stars and Teeth is a force to be reckoned with." —Hafsah Faizal, author of We Hunt the Flame “Jam-packed with swashbuckling adventure, swoonworthy romance, and dark, lush magic.” —Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray
Window to the Stars Book Summary : The life of a seemingly ordinary man is turned upside down by the events that transpire after a freak accident. He happens across a device of unknown origin that possesses abilities that endow the owner to defy the laws of nature, and the known universe. Part one of a series that follows the dramatic challenges in the main character's belief system about the universe, humanity's origins and nearly every aspect of normality. This story promises to entertain you with a blend of sci-fi, action and drama, romance and comedy, and a little spirituality and metaphysics to boot. The action is heart thumping and the drama is engrossing.
The Influence of the Stars Book Summary : 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.
The Giver of Stars Book Summary : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK USA Today's top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing “I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling. . . It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” –Reese Witherspoon From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
The Same Stuff as Stars Book Summary : Angel's dad is in jail and her mum's abandoned her and her little brother at their great-grandmother's crumbling farmhouse. Grandma can't even look after herself, let alone two children, so Angel finds that it's left up to her. In a dreary and lonely world there is only one bright spot - amysterious stranger who appears on clear nights to teach Angel all about the stars.* Katherine Paterson is an internationally acclaimed author who has won the Newbery Medal (twice), the National Book Award for Children's Literature (USA) twice, and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award
UNDER A SEA OF STARS Book Summary : Arana Telanri, a Druid of the Clan of the Flame Spiders, has lived in the Forest of Ruvano all her life. For most of that life, she has been the guardian of the elven capitol known as Qualilari. However, the queen of the elves has commanded she leave her beloved home and lead an expedition to the Southern Jungle. She, along with one thousand of her people, must blaze a trail through a vast, dangerous and largely unexplored territory to reach their new home. Throughout the journey Arana must face her own doubts and fears as she leads her people through conflict and the cold shadow of death to their new home. Whisper of Fate is the first book in the Under a Sea of Stars trilogy and the first step along Arana's journey to a destiny she could never have imagined."
The Fault in Our Stars Book Summary : From John Green, the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "The greatest romance story of this decade." —Entertainment Weekly -Millions of copies sold- #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012 TODAY Book Club pick Now a Major Motion Picture Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Number the Stars Book Summary : 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.
A Prince of Sinners Book Summary : An elegantly written piece where a young man refuses to forgive his newly found father because he had abandoned he and his mother. But after life's many trials teaches much to both, they discover that there is strength and greater clarity in numbers...
In the Stars Book Summary : Ever since a mysterious fortuneteller informed Miss Wilhelmina Throssell that she'd soon meet her true love - a one-eyed commander - Mina's thought of little else. She never imagined marriage was in the stars for her or that she had a true love out there somewhere. Anywhere. Lieutenant-Colonel Nathaniel Carrick, Viscount Healeyfield returned home from the battlefields with nothing but his honor, his excellent eye-sight, and a crumbling abbey to his name. As luck would have it however, his wealthy mentor has a daughter of marriageable age that he'd like to see wed before he dies. Almost instantly, Nathaniel is quite smitten with the girl. She's lovely, enchanting and the most unique female of his acquaintance. Unfortunately, the girl in question is quite adamant that her one true love, whoever he may be, has but a single eye.
Where the Forest Meets the Stars Book Summary : In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises. The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child's home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay--just until she learns more about Ursa's past. Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren't Jo and Gabe checking the missing children's website anymore? Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.
Stars Calling Book Summary : Isolated and depressed after the loss of his wife Nikki, Abe Watsen can barely get out of bed. Once a promising astrophysicist eager to be a part of the manned mission to Mars, Abe Watsen is just a shell of his former self. Concerned for his emotional and mental state, Abe's father James Watsen entreats Abe to join him in an elaborate scheme to capture Nikki's murderer. Secrecy and cunning must be used against the elusive criminal mastermind Geheim Teufel, the leader of an underground terror group. To ensure their safety, Abe's best friend Ori will join them in a plan that will involve luring their nemesis onto a space craft and rocketing them all to the moon. However, once on the lunar surface their planned showdown goes horribly wrong and the group finds themselves on the run from authorities with nowhere to go but farther into space. Can they clear their names and return to Earth or will their only hope be a life sentence on the run in deep space? What will the ending be for the Watsen family?