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A College of Magics

By Caroline Stevermer
  • ISBN Code: : 1466819480
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Teenager Faris Nallaneen is the heir to the small northern dukedom of Galazon. Too young still to claim her title, her despotic Uncle Brinker has ruled in her place. Now he demands she be sent to Greenlaw College. For her benefit he insists. To keep me out of the way, more like it! But Greenlaw is not just any school-as Faris and her new best friend Jane discover. At Greenlaw students major in . . . magic. But it's not all fun and games. When Faris makes an enemy of classmate Menary of Aravill, life could get downright . . . deadly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Pdf File: the-fascinators.pdf

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A magic-infused YA novel about friendship, first love, and feeling out of place that will bewitch fans of Rainbow Rowell and Maggie Stiefvater. Living in a small town where magic is frowned upon, Sam needs his friends James and Delia—and their time together in their school's magic club—to see him through to graduation. But as soon as senior year starts, little cracks in their group begin to show. Sam may or may not be in love with James. Delia is growing more frustrated with their amateur magic club. And James reveals that he got mixed up with some sketchy magickers over the summer, putting a target on all their backs. With so many fault lines threatening to derail his hopes for the year, Sam is forced to face the fact that the very love of magic that brought his group together is now tearing them apart—and there are some problems that no amount of magic can fix.

Carry On

By Rainbow Rowell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 146685054X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: carry-on.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author! Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 - Youth! Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer! Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up. Carry On is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.

The Books of Magic

By Neil Gaiman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Book Code : 1401239935
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: the-books-of-magic.pdf

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From Neil Gaiman, the best-selling novelist and creator of the world-renowned comics title The Sandman, comes a mesmerizing tale of the dangers and opportunities of youth, and its endless possibilities. Illustrated by four of comics' most accomplished artists, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess and Paul Johnson, THE BOOKS OF MAGIC collects all four issues of the original miniseries that introduced the character of Timothy Hunter and set the stage for his continuing adventures.Timothy Hunter could be the most powerful magician in the world, but does he really want to be? Guided through the magical world starting at the begining of time by a group of DC Universe magicians, often refered to as the Trenchcoat Brigade (John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Mister E, and Doctor Occult), they attempt to aid Timothy in his decision whether or not to embrace his gift. However, by the time Timothy makes a choice, it may have already been made for him.

Circle of Shadows

By Evelyn Skye
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062643746
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: circle-of-shadows.pdf

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A thrilling new fantasy series full of magic and betrayal—from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series. Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona. As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging in the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark. So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group. Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved. Love, spies, and adventure abound as Sora and Daemon unravel a complex web of magic and secrets that might tear them—and the entire kingdom—apart forever.

Mairelon the Magician

By Patricia C. Wrede
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1466847913
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 224
  • Pdf File: mairelon-the-magician.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kim doesn't hesitate when a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into the travelling magician's wagon in search of a silver bowl. Kim isn't above a bit of breaking-and-entering. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London-disguised as a boy!-has schooled her in one hard lesson: steal from them before they steal from you. But there is something odd about this magician. He isn't like the other hucksters and swindlers that Kim is used to. When he catches her in the act, Kim thinks she's done for--until he suggests she become his apprentice. Kim wonders how tough it could be faking a bit of hocus pocus. But Mairelon isn't an act. His magic is real. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

101 Great, Ready-to-Use Book Lists for Teens

By Nancy J. Keane
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610691350
  • Total of Pages : 263
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 500
  • Pdf File: 101-great-ready-to-use-book-lists-for-teens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Building on the author's work in The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists, this book provides 101 new and revised reading lists created in consultation with teachers and public librarians—an invaluable resource for any educator who plans activities for children that involve using literature.

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101147164
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: the-name-of-the-wind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. “I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD! DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me. So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend. Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle: “The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire “Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” —Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara "It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words." —Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea "The characters are real and the magic is true.” —Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice "Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." —Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn

The Queen of Heaven's Daughter

By Mary Trepanier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cwtch Press
  • Book Code : 1947234064
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: the-queen-of-heaven-s-daughter.pdf

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What does it take to wake a sleeping demon? A couple of college kids, a lot of angst, and a bit of karma. Joanie pays her tuition bills with her body. It helps that she's talented and loves the work. She manages to keep her work separate from her private life until she meets Clayton. At first glance, he's a typical college john, but he's magic in bed. The last thing she needs, though, is to fall for a client. It doesn't help that Joanie is also entranced by the lovely Cleo, an initiate of Inanna. Clayton excels in his engineering classes, but he yearns for love. When he meets Joanie, he can't believe his luck. But he has a hard time wrapping his head around her job and her other loves. What none of them knows is that Clayton's anguished loneliness has awakened Puabi-Ekur, a gender-bending demon whose past life is intricately linked to Joanie's. As a succubus/incubus, Puabi-Ekur takes matters into their own hands to push Clayton and Joanie together. But balance must be maintained in the order of all things, and Puabi-Ekur is not the only supernatural force to come to the party. Powerful djinn and magics collide in this sexy urban fantasy set in Seattle.

A Worldbuilder's Guide to Magic

By Brent A. Stypczynski
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476644888
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 481
  • Pdf File: a-worldbuilder-s-guide-to-magic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Constructing a functional system of magic that helps readers suspend disbelief is a crucial part of worldbuilding in the fantasy genres. Yet creating a believable, compelling and original fictional universe can be daunting. To help inspire writers, this guide provides an overview of how magic has been understood in history and used in myth, legend and modern fiction. Different forms of magic are explored and a broad range of stories--from Nordic myths to modern novels--are described and referenced. Discussion explores how magic as a concept shapes, and is shaped by, fictional worlds and societies.

Wonders of Numbers

By Clifford A. Pickover
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195348001
  • Total of Pages : 417
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: wonders-of-numbers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty--each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history. Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating "math gossip." How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens? Check out Chapter 30. Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? You'll find it in Chapter 45. From the beautiful formula of India's most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr. Googol's witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.

Anne of the Island

By L. M. Montgomery
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486821307
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 588
  • Pdf File: anne-of-the-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The impulsive, irrepressible heroine of Anne of Green Gables returns to attend college in Nova Scotia and enter an exciting world of scholarship in the company of friends old and new.