Go on the adventure of a lifetime with Harry, Hermione, and Ron at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they grow up to battle grumpy Potions masters, puberty, and a Dark Lord who simply refuses to die. Above all else, Sefia is a survivor. After her father was murdered, her Aunt Nin took her in and taught her to hunt, track, and steal when necessary. But after Nin is seemingly kidnapped as well, Sefia is at a complete loss.
Then she discovers that the odd rectangular object left by Nin is actually a book, rare and largely useless in their illiterate society. Getting sent to reform school after accusations of lighting a boy on fire may not seem like the most auspicious path for a teenage girl. This one takes the cake for having the most fascinating approach to storytelling of any book on our list. Originally intended as an enigmatic picture book, it ended up being a well-woven combination of writing and found photographs. The children living there are not just peculiar, but entrenched in danger.
What is the source of this danger — is it the surroundings or the children themselves?
The only way for Jacob to find out is to wade further into the mystery. With a vibrant world of its own and truly iconic characters, the magic of this novel will leave you gasping out loud. In the Kingdom of Goredd, humans and dragons who can assume human form live side-by-side in an uneasy alliance. When the human crown prince is murdered, it appears that dragons are at fault. Young Seraphina, a court musician, finds herself drawn into the investigation as she harbors a secret: she herself is half-dragon, and if she's found out, she would be in serious danger.
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Along with its follow-up, Shadow Scale , this book is perfect for fans of dragon books who worry that the tropes were starting to get a bit creaky. In an alternate timeline, the witch hunts of the s are unfolding in twentieth-century New England. Leagues of witches must go to great lengths to protect themselves from the priests of the Brotherhood, who are on the lookout for girls who show even the barest hint of magic. Unfortunately, Cate Cahill is a witch. Twisty and thrilling, Born Wicked is only the first book in a terrific trilogy about the bonds of friendship and family.
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One night, during a homecoming ball gone horribly wrong, Harper becomes a Paladin a. And you thought that your high school was tough. Nathan is a peculiar kind of witch: half White and Black. The small problem with that?
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And Nathan is the illegitimate son of the most dangerous witch in the world, which means that many would pay to have his head on a platter. Now Nathan has to escape from a literal cage to find his father, and receive the gifts that will empower him on his seventeenth birthday… if he can survive until then.
Princess Lia of Morrighan seems to have a perfect life: born into a royal family, betrothed to a prince, without a care in the world. But as our princess will soon discover, even the lengthiest journey cannot put enough space between her and apparent treason… especially when two mysterious men arrive in town with an unusually pointed interest in Lia and her past.
Under the brutal rule of the Martial Empire, no-one is free — least of all Laia. As it happens, they might have more in common than she might think at first.
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With intricate worldbuilding inspired by ancient Rome, An Ember in the Ashes is an instant hit that critics have called the perfect blend of Hunger Games , Harry Potter , and Game of Thrones. To be accused of witchcraft yourself, of course! In exchange for her life and freedom, she must help him track down the wizard who placed a curse upon him. View all 19 comments. It was wonderful to enjoy Carson McCullers writing again.
She wishes to belong to a couple after their wedding. Frankie is a vulnerable innocent - I worried for her the path she was about to take. I never saw the movie This classic book was a gem that I purchased on an audible daily special sale. View all 10 comments. Recommended to Mariel by: Loyd, I'm ready to be heartbroken. Carson McCuller's The Member of the Wedding is my unrequited love story in my stable of hos: those lyrically intimate classical works I've read that stayed with me because they were confiders of sorts, someones I could go to and find some sort of explanation inside, a relating that was more than good enough of itself.
And I get my belt when they don't put out for me. I don't wanna say cathartic because this book isn't like that. It's often uncomfortably painful in the Carson McCuller's The Member of the Wedding is my unrequited love story in my stable of hos: those lyrically intimate classical works I've read that stayed with me because they were confiders of sorts, someones I could go to and find some sort of explanation inside, a relating that was more than good enough of itself.
It's often uncomfortably painful in the don't-wanna-be-reminded-of-that-wasn't-I-reading-to-forget-that-in-the-first-place way. A lot of my frames of reference in experience are heavily tied into these stories. Yeah, I was angsty at times coughs.
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I'm really still doing that confusion thing ahem , and what I read tomorrow could end up sticking with me for the rest of my days. Still, I've yet to read anything else that quite stands out to me as much when I think about unrequited love. Not the love you can sustain on your own, but the emptiness inside that needs another half to become whole. Frankie is worried about herself because there's that part missing she doesn't even know how to fill.
Young Frankie is the girl throwing all of her hopes onto one thing, although the chance of it working out well are none why would her brother and his new wife take her with them after their wedding? Doesn't she know only babies and cute puppies get adopted? Doesn't matter, it could stand in for any impossible dream. I could relate to that feeling of constantly doing the wrong thing, constantly looking in the wrong places. I can't forget about her desperation. It wasn't do what you gotta do bravery, but last chances sickness.
I love Carson McCullers for capturing so well that raw feeling of clinging to make believe. The especially hard times when the weight of it becomes too much. The moments in life when the usual getting by is no longer enough I read this for the first time when I was fourteen and then again in Both times it provoked strong feelings in me. I heart Bernice.
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I'd have loved to have had those kitchen conversations with her. Because of her this is not a useless feel-bad book but a helps over the rough times book. Like a great conversation when all you'd had was droning voices. View all 4 comments. She was afraid of these things that made her suddenly wonder who she was, and what she was going to be in the world, and why she was standing at that minute, seeing a light, or listening, or staring up into the sky: alone. I read a lot about loneliness. Overwhelmingly, the books that I gravitate towards seem to have at least some thread of loneliness.
But this That completely exposed and silent and almost She was afraid of these things that made her suddenly wonder who she was, and what she was going to be in the world, and why she was standing at that minute, seeing a light, or listening, or staring up into the sky: alone. I was a child who was alone a lot, and there were passages in here that were painfully realistic to me. This little girl narrator stood around, walked around, sat around.
She wanted out.
pt.helahoku.gq She needed someone, almost anyone. She looked up from the twilight into lighted house windows and peered into doorways, searching. She was selfish and mean with flashes of anger, but that anger made so much sense to me.
This book surprised me. I liked it more than Lonely Hunter, perhaps because I related to it on a deeper level, but even the writing felt more intimate to me, more tortured and dreamy and in parts, philosophical. View all 7 comments. Jul 05, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: classics , library-book , american-southern , re-read , read-in-college , kindle.
Have you ever picked up a book you are certain you have read before and found that nothing feels familiar on reading it again.