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All Good Things Come to an End

by Scott Westerfeld Kate Brian Jessica Verday Becca Fitzpatrick Rick Yancey

Excerpts from 5 books: Private by Kate Brian; Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick; The Hollow by Jessica Verday; Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld; and The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey.

Behemoth

by Scott Westerfeld

The Leviathan arrives in Constantinople, a city where Clanker culture and Darwinst principles intersect in the most intriguing ways. Dr Barlow and Deryn deliver their precious cargo to the Sultan, but their peace-keeping mission goes unexpectedly - and disastrously - awry. Now the only way to save themselves in this hostile, politically-charged city is for Dr Barlow to offer up the thing that matters most: the air ship. Alek escapes from his prison camp and goes on the run with his men and the loris while Count Volger stays behind to fend-off the pursuit, forcing Alek to take on new responsibilities. Meanwhile a secret mission lands Deryn in serious danger... and leads both teens to re-evaluate their precarious situations in the world.

Behemoth (Leviathan #2)

by Scott Westerfeld Keith Thompson

At the end of Leviathan, our heroes Alek and Deryn were aboard a mighty air ship heading toward Constantinople to deliver a secret package. But their secrets--Alek's family is responsible for starting World War I, and Deryn is a girl passing as a guy in the British Air Service--are jeopardized when their mission goes awry. The only way to save themselves in a hostile, politically charged city is to offer up the thing that matters most--their airship, The Leviathan. In this striking futuristic rendition of an alternate past where machines are pitted against genetically modified beasts in the first world war, lines between allies and enemies blur, and the consequences are Behemoth.

Blue Noon (Midnighters, Book 3)

by Scott Westerfeld

The five teenage Midnighters of Bixby, Oklahoma, thought they understood the secret midnight hour-until one morning when time freezes in the middle of the day. The noise of school stops. Cheerleaders are frozen in midair. Everything is the haunted blue color of the midnight hour. As the Midnighters scramble for answers, they discover that the walls between the secret hour and real time are crumbling. Soon the dark creatures will break through to feed at last . . . unless these five teenagers can find a way to stop them.

Bogus to Bubbly

by Scott Westerfeld Craig Phillips

THE WORLD OF UGLIES, SET IN OUR NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE,is a complex place filled with bubbly technology and lingo, yet bogus rules about status and appearance. That's why a guide to the world of uglies has been requisitioned from the hole in the wall. Inside you'll find: A rundown on all the cliques, from Crims and Cutters to tech-heads and surge-monkeys The complete history, starting with the destruction of the oil bug to the launch of Extras in space How all those awesome gadgets came to be: hoverboards, eyescreens, skintennas, sneak suits... PLUS an exclusive look at Scott Westerfeld's first draft of Extras -- starring Hiro, not Aya. And so much more, it's mind-wrecking.

Especiales

by Scott Westerfeld

Ya hace mucho tiempo que Tally dejó de ser una una imperfecta rebelde e indisciplinada. Por aquel entonces, ella aún creía que los especiales eran solo un rumor siniestro y aterrador: de ellos se decía que eran veloces, atractivos y crueles como nadie. Irónicamente, el destino ha llevado a Tally a convertirse en especial y, tras someterse a la más sofisticada de las operaciones quirúrgicas, ha perdido muchos de los recuerdos de su pasado. Sin embargo, cuando la doctora Cable le asigna la misión de acabar con la resistencia, Tally se ve obligada a escuchar una voz que le habla desde lo más hondo de su corazón, donde todavía laten memorias imborrables.

Extras

by Scott Westerfeld

At the end of Specials, the conclusion to the Uglies trilogy, things in Tally's futuristic world had stabilised. The walls between the social classes - the uglies, pretties and specials - had been torn down. So Tally took off to live on her own in the wild. Fast forward. . . Tally discovers another brand new world. In Extras, it's all about who you know, and how much you have. It's just like LA. Only Paris and Nicole are way dead. . .

Extras

by Scott Westerfeld

Si no eres popular, no existes.Tras el fin de la era de los perfectos, la sociedad está sumida en un renacimiento completo, en el que la popularidad manda. Ser famoso implica tener mejor casa, mejor ropa e incluso mejores amigos. En cambio, no serlo te convierte en invisible, en un perdedor, en un completo desconocido. En definitiva, en un extra.Aya Fuse lo es. Pero a sus quince años hay algo que tiene ya muy claro: por nada del mundo piensa resignarse al anonimato. Y está dispuesta a todo para hacer realidad sus sueños...

Extras

by Scott Westerfeld Rodrigo Corral

Fame It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gossip and trends, and "surge monkeys" are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. And it's all monitored on a bazillion different cameras. The world is like a gigantic game of American Idol. Whoever is getting the most buzz gets the most votes. Popularity rules. As if being fifteen doesn't suck enough, Aya Fuse's rank of 451,369 is so low, she's a total nobody. An extra. But Aya doesn't care; she just wants to lie low with her drone, Moggle. And maybe kick a good story for herself. Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks, yet are deeply secretive of it. Aya wants desperately to kick their story, to show everyone how intensely cool the Sly Girls are. But doing so would propel her out of extra-land and into the world of fame, celebrity...and extreme danger. A world she's not prepared for.

Goliath

by Scott Westerfeld

Alek and Dylan are back onboard the Leviathan. The ship is ordered to pick up Tesla, a Russian inventor who has created a machine he claims can destroy half of the world, which he is using as a threat to impose peace. Alek wants to the end the war, so decides to back Tesla politically, as do the Darwinists. Meanwhile Dylan is still pretending to be a boy, though Alek has figured out her true identity, and promises to keep her secret. With stops in New York, California and Mexico, Dylan and Alek encounter adventure and intrigue at every turn, but when a secret German plan to sabotage Tesla's machine leads to a heart-stopping stand-off, as Tesla threatens to fire his weapon, it's up to the two of them to stop him - or face the end of the world for real. . .

Goliath (Leviathan #3)

by Scott Westerfeld Keith Thompson

Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek's throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Air Service.) And if they weren't technically enemies. The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld's brilliant trilogy.

The Last Days (Peeps, Book 2)

by Scott Westerfeld

The Last Days is a 300 page modern magics novel written by the popular author Scott Westerfeld and first published in 2006. This work follows Westerfeld's novel Peeps and is set in the same world, a New York City that is being overwhelmed by an apocalyptic wave of rats, disease, and demonic decay. Razorbill's summary reads as follows: The summer is stifling, and strange things are happening in New York City. Rats have taken over the borough of Brooklyn. A weird, black, oily substance is oozing from fire hydrants and faucets. A mysterious epidemic is turning people into raving cannibals. And the signs say that worse is coming ... In the midst of all this, five teenagers are trying to ignore the madness and concentrate on something really important: their new band. But there's no way to escape the chaos, especially when it turns out their lead singer has the disease--and her songs may hold the key to the entire chain of disasters. Will their music stave off the end of the world? Or summon it? Set against the apocalypse that began in Peeps, The Last Days is about five teenagers who find themselves creating the soundtrack for the end of the world.

Leviathan

by Scott Westerfeld

The year is 1914 and Europe, armed with futuristic machines and biotechnology, is on the precipice of war. Prince Aleksandar is fleeing for his life, having discovered that his parents have been assassinated and he is now a target for the Clanker Powers, a group determined to take over the globe with their mechanical machinery. When he meets Deryn Sharpe, an orphan girl who has disguised herself as a boy so she can to join the British Air Service, they form an uneasy, but necessary, alliance. But the pair will soon discover that their emerging friendship will dramatically change their lives - and the entire course of the Great World War. . .

Leviathan

by Scott Westerfeld Keith Thompson

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

Love Is Hell

by Scott Westerfeld Justine Larbalestier Laurie Faria Stolarz Gabrielle Zevin Melissa Marr

Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it. In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers-Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)-love may be twisted and turned around, but it's more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all. From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.

Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour

by Scott Westerfeld

A few nights after Jessica Day arrives in Bixby, Oklahoma, she wakes up at midnight to find the entire world frozen, except for her and a few others who call themselves 'midnighters'. Dark things haunt this midnight hour - dark things with a mysterious interest in Jessica. The question is ?hy; The Secret Hour is a compelling tale of dark secrets, midnight romance, eerie creatures, courage, destiny, and unexpected peril.

Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness

by Scott Westerfeld

Bixby, Oklahoma, is full of secrets.some come out at midnight.some should stay hidden. As the Midnighters search for the truth about the secret hour, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby's history, and a conspiracy that touches the world of daylight. This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can't find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own . . . forever.

Midnighters #3: Blue Noon

by Scott Westerfeld

The five teenage Midnighters of Bixby, Oklahoma, thought they understood the secret midnight hour-until one morning when time freezes in the middle of the day. The noise of school stops. Cheerleaders are frozen in midair. Everything is the haunted blue color of the midnight hour. As the Midnighters scramble for answers, they discover that the walls between the secret hour and real time are crumbling. Soon the dark creatures will break through to feed at last . . . unless these five teenagers can find a way to stop them.

Peeps (Peeps, Book 1)

by Scott Westerfeld

OKAY, LET'S CLEAR UP SOME MYTHS ABOUT VAMPIRES. FIRST OF ALL, YOU WON'T SEE ME USING THE V-WORD MUCH. IN THE NIGHT WATCH, WE PREFER THE TERM PARASITE POSITIVES, OR PEEPS FOR SHORT. THE MAIN THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT THERE'S NO MAGIC INVOLVED. NO FLYING. NO TRANSFORMING INTO BATS OR RATS EITHER. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A DISEASE. After a chance encounter with a mysterious woman one night, Cal Thompson's Life is changed forever. He's been infected with an insidious parasite. The good news: he's only a carrier--still sane, without the worst of the symptoms. The bad news: he's infected all his former girlfriends--and now they've turned into what Cal calls peeps. The rest of us call them vampires. And it's Cal's job to hunt them down before they create even more of their kind...

Perfección

by Scott Westerfeld

Tally tenía un sueño: ser perfecta. Ahora ya lo ha hecho realidad y ha perdido, como consecuencia, todos los recuerdos de su pasado. Su única preocupación es ser admitida en la mejor pandilla de la ciudad, la de los Crim, y para lograrlo solo tiene que ganarse la aprobación de Zane -el chico más popular y deseado- durante una peculiar fiesta de disfraces que se celebrará en Nueva Belleza. Pero la noche de la fiesta, un encuentro fugaz hará que el mundo de Tally se tambalee...

Pretties

by Scott Westerfeld

Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold. Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.

The Risen Empire (Succession, Book 1)

by Scott Westerfeld

The Risen Empire is a 300 page science fiction novel written by the popular author Scott Westerfeld and first published in 2003. It is the first book of a series by Westerfeld entitled Succession. The summary by Tor reads as follows: From the acclaimed author of fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling (Philip K. Dick Award special citation and a New York Times Notable Book) comes a sweeping epic, The Risen Empire, Scott Westerfeld's dazzling hardcover debut. The undead Emperor has ruled his mighty interstellar empire of eighty human worlds for sixteen hundred years. Because he can grant a form of eternal life, creating an elite known as the Risen, his power has been absolute. He and his sister, the Child Empress, who is eternally a little girl, are worshiped as living gods. No one can touch them. Not until the Rix, machine-augmented humans who worship very different gods: All compound minds of planetary extent. The Rix are cool, relentless fanatics, and their only goal is to propagate throughout the galaxy. They seek to, end, by any means necessary, the Emperor's prolonged tyranny of one and supplant it with an eternal cybernetic dynasty of their own. They begin by taking the Child Empress hostoge. Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is tasked with her rescue. Separated by light-years, bound by an unlikely love, Zai and pacifist senator Nara Oxham must each, in their own way, face the challenge of the Rix, as they hold, the fate of the empire in their hands. The Risen Empire is the first great space opera of the twenty-first century. "The action moves with the pace of a well-executed military operation; a fascinating clash of supertechnologies. This story has everything: combat, intrigue, politics, and even an undead cat collection." John C. Wright

Scott Westerfeld: Leviathan Trilogy

by Scott Westerfeld

All three books in Scott Westerfeld's around-the-world, steampunk, adventure trilogy, now collected together in one ebook bundle!

The Secret Hour (Midnighters, Book 1)

by Scott Westerfeld

The Secret Hour is a 300 page modern magics novel written by the acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld and first published in 2004. It is the first volume of a trilogy by Westerfeld entitled Midnighters; Touching Darkness is the second. The summary by Eos reads as follows: nobody is safe in the secret hour Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma. Time freezes. Nobody moves. For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour-only they are free to move about the midnight time. These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable tt| midnight aura appears at Bixby High School. Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark !creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica . . . and they're determined to stop her before she can use it. A story of courage, shadowy perils, and (unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld. scott westerfeld has written five adult novels, including THE RISEN EMPIRE and THE KILLING OF WORLDS. He was born in Texas and has also designed children's software and composed electronic music. He alternates his summers between New York City and Sydney, Australia.

So Yesterday

by Scott Westerfeld

A teenager who's paid by corporations to spot what's "cool," combines his skills with his friend Jen's creativity to thwart a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer culture. Soon, he discovers how hard it can be to tell who the good guys are.

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