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Tall Cool One is the fourth novel in this witty series that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. New York blueblood Anna Percy came to L.A. to learn how to have a good time. Now she's surfing Zuma Beach with the industry's hottest young television producer. But duty calls and Anna must jet down to Las Casitas, Mexico, on a secret mission for her uber-powerful businessman father. But it turns out Anna isn't the only one staying at the super-luxury resort with a secret.
Is Jonathan a dream guy . . . or a monster? When Jonathan Cain moves to Sweet Valley, Jessica Wakefield feels an attraction so strong it's almost supernatural. Jonathan is interesting, intelligent, and gorgeous in a dark, brooding sort of way--no wonder SVH students are following him around! But Jonathan won't even meet Jessica's eyes. Will Jessica find a way to capture this mystery man's heart . . . or has she lost her touch? Elizabeth Wakefield doesn't trust Jonathan for a single minute. She can't believe her friends--and her twin sister--are so taken with such an arrogant guy. And when a body, drained of blood, is discovered behind the Dairi Burger, Elizabeth's mistrust explodes into a fear. Jonathan might be far more dangerous than she ever imagined.
Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?
When Tallulah Addy sets out on an impulsive cross-country trip to rescue her best friend, she doesn't anticipate getting stranded in rural Tennessee without a dime. Nor does she guess that rescuing a dog will land her a job in the local veterinarian's office. But there, under the wary eye of ornery Dr. Poteet, Tallulah works harder than ever before, tending to animals of all shapes and sizes--and unexpectedly, to wounds long-buried in herself. Tallulah swears she'll leave the first chance she gets, yet when given the choice, it may prove harder to keep the promise to her friend than to say good-bye to the strangers who have become her new family.
Travis is the epitome of cool, especially when he's in trouble. But when he's sent to stay at his uncle's ranch, he finds that his tough attitude doesn't make him any friends and his city survival skills are no match for the unforgiving land.
Peter S. Beagle has been producing quality fantasy for almost three decades. Tamsin is a well-written and moving tale of an adolescent's adjustment to a new country, a new step-father and step-brothers, a troubled ghost and a very wise cat. Anything Peter Beagle puts his immense talent to work on becomes worth reading and this is a charming and very readable addition to his catalogue.
Summer can't wait to get back to the Florida Keys. She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an apartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, Summer is in for more boy trouble. Summer's boyfriend, Seth, is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but he's all the way across the country in California. Enter Austin, the hottie from spring break whom Summer hasn't stopped thinking about. With Austin flirting 24/7 and Seth hundreds of miles away, Summer is about to learn about true love...
At the end of the Civil War, a young house slave on a small North Carolina plantation searches for her mother who was mysteriously sold when Tancy was a baby.
Teased because of her choice of friends, her Buddhist religion, and her lackluster campaign for class president, Taneesha's fifth-grade school year proves to be disappointing until she learns to make peace with herself and those around her.
After an outburst at her brother's wedding, 17-year-old Michelle is taken to Minnesota's Apostle Islands for a rest and there meets Paul, a young Native American writer who is the first to sense how deeply disturbed she is.
Alex is unhappy living with her mother's parents in Indiana while her mother and alcoholic father remain in Texas, and her life becomes more complicated when she uses her computer to act on her suspicions about her grandparents' new neighbor.
Over the years sixty members of the Dark family and sixty Penhallows have married one another--but not without their share of fighting and feuding. Now Aunt Becky, the eccentric old matriarch of the clan, has bequeathed her prized possession: a legendary heirloom jug. But the name of the jug's new owner will not be revealed for one year. In the next twelve months beautiful Gay Penhallow's handsome fiance Noel Gibson leaves her for sly and seductive Nan Penhallow; reckless Peter Penhallow and lovely Donna Dark, who have hated each other since childhood, are inexplicably brought together by the jug; Hugh and Joscelyn Dark, separated on their wedding night ten years ago for reasons never revealed, find a second chance--all watched over by the mysterious Moon Man, who has the gift of second sight. Then comes the night when Aunt Becky's wishes will be revealed. . . and the family is in for the biggest surprise of all.
Julie really likes the new girl in her class. Still, there's something odd about Carla Warner. The things Carla says don't quite add up, and she seems to avoid answering certain questions. As Carla's stories become more outlandish, Julie can't escape a disturbing fact: either her new friend is lying -- or she's in real danger!
A gripping tale of family loyalty and doing the right thing.
Ages 9 and up. Something frightening is happening with time. One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. When the Timekeeper disappears, Silver embarks on a perilous quest with her friend Gabriel to search for the clock before it falls into the wrong hands--and before time as we know it comes to an end. A Book Sense Children's Pick
"Provides a concise, accessible overview to the traditions and cultural impact of Taoism, and includes a further reading section, websites section and index."
[from the back cover] "Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer--he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig hope to marry royalty? Taran must find out who he really is. Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi. The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth...." All five of the Chronicles of Prydain are in the Bookshare collection and all are exciting, funny and magically imaginative.
NANCY DREW has come to San Francisco at the urgent request of Tim An, president of the small island nation of Philonesia. His beloved niece, Soong An, a promising violinist, has been the target of several kidnapping attempts. The motive may be an upcoming musical competition... or the political turmoil in her homeland. But in this city of mist and mystery, one truth emerges: Soong An's life is on the line! Meanwhile . . . A violent outbreak of sabotage has drawn FRANK and JOE HARDY to the campus of San Francisco University. Posing as visiting student activists the Hardys infiltrate Ethics Now, an animal rights group threatening to disrupt laboratory research. But as the experiments in terror grow increasingly explosive, the boys uncover a disturbing connection between the case and one particular student: Soong An. The investigation soon draws Nancy, Frank, and Joe into a web of danger and deception... in TARGET FOR TERROR
The classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. The long hunts of the otters, by men and otterhounds, chase Tarka. Will he survive? First copyright in 1927. Many old British names for animals and land forms.
Far from her big-city home, Heather uses her writing to stage a creative escape.
Beany Malone and Carlton Buell are in love, engaged, and waiting for marriage until Carl graduates college. But waiting isn't easy for Beany, especially when her friends Dulcie, Kay, and Jennifer are all marrying young. As Beany sees both the joys and troubles of early marriage, she and Carl begin to feel the strain. Meantime, Beany's work at the community center becomes complicated when a young man with a bad reputation starts coming to the Friday night canteens. Beany has her hands full controlling him, and it doesn't help that the other kids idolize him. The author takes a close look at work, love, and young marriage in this episode of the Malone series.
What do baseball, werewolves, and time travel have in common? Cyrus Nygerski knows a thing or two about baseball. But what he doesn't know is that asking Cassandra Paine to a historic 1967 Red Sox-White Sox game will be only the first of several spectacular events of his summer. For one thing, Cassandra is a werewolf and for another, Nygerski is destined to collide with her not once, but twice. Each time, Nygerski discovers, Cassandra's running away from a murder. Cassandra can foresee the future, but she cannot alter the past -- and it is that which freewheels both she and Nygerski into a whirlwind of suspense, baseball, and danger, in an alternate, nonlinear time line that saves Cassandra from her nightmare and hands Nygerski his dream...
High adventure, romance, worldly ambition, and magical power all come into play when three extraordinary young people escape from the Palace of Arvestel and flee on horseback, pursued by the army- and by sinister magic. Tansy, Perrin, and Skir could hardly be more different---a laundry maid, a swordsman, and a young priest-king whose countries are at war. But their frantic escape from Arvestel thrusts them together. Pursued by soldiers and haunted by the witch-woman's sinister magic, they ride for their lives through hostile lands. To survive they must learn to trust each other, strip away the layers of deception that surround Skir, and challenge the tyranny of the witch-woman. But what will happen if all truths are revealed? And will the power of the priest-king be enough to bring peace to the Threelands? This thrilling adventure set within a storm of secrecy takes place within the world of the Chanters of Tremaris series. Picking up 20 years after the last book in the trilogy, in a different country, fans of the series will love it, as well as newcomers looking for strong girls and believable worlds in the style of Tamora Pierce.
Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, were as close as two sisters could be--until Livvy chose to become a vampire, leaving Destiny behind. Now Destiny will do anything to bring Livvy back to the family. But in Livvy's world of endless darkness, she knows there is only one way she and Destiny can be reunited ---- Destiny must become a vampire too. . . . Which sister will live to see the glow of the next full moon? Whose lips will savor the taste of night? Who will survive? Ages 12+
Thirteen-year-old Caitlin goes camping with her older sister in the woods of northern Minnesota, but she doesn't count on the intrusion of her sister's boyfriend or the ghost of a boy who died in the fire that destroyed the forest a century before.
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