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Feel the darkness, touch the black, hear the shadows whisper back... Lynn and her best friend, Mouse, are convinced Mrs. Tuggle is a witch, even if no one believes them. Lynn thought they were safe after they escaped the witch's clutches last summer, but the evil Mrs. Tuggle hasn't finished with them yet. A menacing flock of crows is following Mouse's every move and the girls' only protection against this dangerous woman is destroyed. Lynn and Mouse know they have to act fast. But they don't know what Mrs. Tuggle is planning, and this time, they may not get away so easily...
Lynn Morley and Mouse spot strange purple weeds growing exactly where they threw old Mrs. Tuggle's glass eye in The Witch's Eye. Could these ominous plants be witch weeds?
The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?
A devastating fire, a rash of farm accidents, a poisoned apple, and a woman's mysterious disappearance-what's happening at the Bindart Orchard? People keep secrets but ravens and rabbits bring messages-if you can decipher them. When Cricket Bindart asks sixteen-year-old Bethany Salem for assistance, the Witches' Night Out coven is drawn into a dark harvest of danger. Do you dare to join them?
Bethany Salem is a pretty normal 16-year-old, except for one thing . . . she's a Witch! When Bethany "sees" a murder before it happens, along with a mysterious three-eyed woman whose image keeps showing up in mirrors and glass, she and the other members of the Witches' Night Out coven decide to investigate. Together, they are drawn into a dark world of illusions and secrets, murder and magick, where nothing is as it first appears . . . and no one is safe.
Trying to undo the spell of the evil Dally Rumpe, Beatrice travels to Werewolf Close, where she meets two of her mother's aunts and learns something about her mother's past.
This second in a series of magic and adventure novels starring young apprentice witch Beatrice Bailey finds Beatrice and her friends heading to a unusual beach resort, where the waters are filled with serpents and monsters.
Being classified as Classical witches, Beatrice Bailey (AKA Bailiwick) and her friends are off to Widdershins, a witches' academy, where they deal with the mystery of the town's monster and also make a discovery that changes the life of one of them.
Apprentice witch Beatrice Bailey and her friends are off on a brand-new adventure as they continue their effort to thwart the evil Dally Rumpe and reverse his magic spell.
Ryder's mother was once a great prophet and powerful witch, but she is slowly losing her mind to grief--and maiden's woe, an addictive flower drug found in the Witchlands. Deadly monsters made out of dirt and sticks and stones are coming, she warns. There is an assassin in the mountains, she cautions the coven. But none believe her. Then the monsters come. In the wake of his village's destruction, Ryder heads into the mountains on a quest to find the assassin and destroy the creator of the ghastly monsters. When he finds his twin--a spirit twin who is not the assassin, but is a sworn enemy of the Witchlanders--Ryder and Falpian awaken a long dormant magic and become entangled in the stirrings of new war between their peoples. Laced with rich, imagined histories, miles of catacombs, and prophecies true and false, Lena Coakley's debut novel is a lush, chilling story in the tradition of Nancy Farmer and Garth Nix.
The Hardy boys' investigation of a museum robbery in England arouses the anger of a coven of black witches.
Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America... and he taught them how to kill it.
Though suspected witch-neighbor Mrs. Tuggle has died, her glass eye resurfaces, bringing new dangers and terrors to Lynn's family.
Louise and Jean's Halloween party is interrupted by the arrival of an uninvited witch who claims to be the keeper of the storm petrel. The witch's departure is followed by a mysterious fire in a coat closet, which breaks up the party and starts the Danas on a strange and worrisome case. Was the witch's arrival an omen that bad luck would come to them? Danger follows as the Danas meet the "petrel gang," a group of international lawbreakers. To make matters worse, their Uncle Ned, captain of the ocean liner Balaska, is reported to be seriously ill and responsible for injuries to his passengers during a terrific hurricane. Louise and Jean fly to New York, distraught by news of their uncle's plight. They are confronted with surprising and unexpected news as they uncover an invaluable clue. With great courage and superior sleuthing skills, they unravel a puzzling mystery of contraband cargo at the waterfront.
Laura Adson could never have guessed that her eccentric neighbor would turn out to be much, much more than just a mysterious old lady. For years she had heard the whispers and rumors about the strange and shadowy past of the rarely seen woman who lived next door. But if Laura's best friend, Cara, hadn't become positively obsessed with the idea that Mrs. Blackert must be a witch, then neither of them would have found themselves standing on a garbage can, during a thunderstorm, peering into her candlelit dining room. And they would never have known about the portraits--portraits whose eyes seemed to shift and slide. They lined the walls of the room, shimmering with an unearthly sense of evil. And Mrs. Blackert was having a conversation with one of them, a conversation that was not one-sided.... full of scenes that fire the imagination and crawl up the spine, Lisa Mullarkey's debut novel offers a suspenseful tale of friendship, witchery, and horribly impossible things... whose truth may be inescapable.
Johnny promised his father, wounded while fighting for the South, that he would take care of the family and not run off to fight. When there's a request to take his mules and wagon on a bold mission to supply the Rebel troops, Johnny can't resist. Then he's captured by Cush, a runaway slave. Johnny doesn't like taking orders from a black, but he has no choice. He's heading for prison camp wondering what will become of his family and himself.
The first book of a series about three orphans who discover what happens when their enemies suddenly become their sisters.
Sequel to "Karen," this continues the growth of Karen, her family, and United Cerebral Palsy. Winner of many awards, and heart-warming always.
Mary MacDonald and her Scottish family of her mother, father, grandmother, little brother Jamie, and baby sister Margaret are all Loyalists, or "Tories," the rude name that they were cruelly called and taunted by Patriots.
Eighteen-year-old Evan is ready to graduate high school and spend more time with Erik, the sweet, sexy guy he's been secretly dating for a year. But he doesn't want to abandon Davis, his lifelong best friend and fellow social pariah. So when a charismatic and dangerous runaway named Sable recruits Evan and Davis to join a group called the Chasers, Evan is curious to learn more. But as Sable educates the Chasers on gay history, their meetings quickly morph into violent encounters and dangerous sexual pursuits. Evan must choose between Erik and Davis before the Chasers' final initiation--a ceremony that involves having unprotected sex with an HIV-positive member of the group who has successfully "chased" the AIDS virus.Chasers hits hard and is sure to get teens thinking and talking about important issues in a meaningful way.
The conventional wisdom holds that the president of the United States is weak, hobbled by the separation of powers and the short reach of his formal legal authority. In this first-ever in-depth study of executive orders, Kenneth Mayer deals a strong blow to this view. Taking civil rights and foreign policy as examples, he shows how presidents have used a key tool of executive power to wield their inherent legal authority and pursue policy without congressional interference. Throughout the nation's life, executive orders have allowed presidents to make momentous, unilateral policy choices: creating and abolishing executive branch agencies, reorganizing administrative and regulatory processes, handling emergencies, and determining how legislation is implemented. From the Louisiana Purchase to the Emancipation Proclamation, from Franklin Roosevelt's establishment of the Executive Office of the President to Bill Clinton's authorization of loan guarantees for Mexico, from Harry Truman's integration of the armed forces to Ronald Reagan's seizures of regulatory control, American presidents have used executive orders (or their equivalents) to legislate in ways that extend far beyond administrative activity. By analyzing the pattern of presidents' use of executive orders and the relationship of those orders to the presidency as an institution, Mayer describes an office much more powerful and active than the one depicted in the bulk of the political science literature. This distinguished work of scholarship shows that the U.S. presidency has a great deal more than the oft-cited "power to persuade."
Monologues from Stuyvesant High School. Tuesday, September 11, seemed like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center. The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. Within a few hours that Tuesday morning, they would experience an event that transformed all their lives completely. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day none of us will ever forget.
From the bestselling author of The Christy Miller Series, this series centers around Christy Miller's friend Sierra Jensen. Sierra is a spunky and bold sixteen-year-old with big dreams and unconventional clothes. Today's teens can truly relate to what is going on in Sierra's life -- whether it's friendships, dating, or learning to trust in God. Sierra shows readers how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and how to grow in their commitment to Him. Let the fun begin! As Sierra and her Southern California friends gather for the Big Event - Doug and Tracy's wedding - Sierra ponders the meaning of first kisses, lifetime commitments and pledges of love.
A 12-year-old faces the fact that her father is dying, and then his death, but dealing with the emptiness afterwards is hardest of all.
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can't bring herself to hate him as much as she'd like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?
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