Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, Avery West's newfound family believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead. To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle --- beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family--but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she's falling in love with.
In this dark southern gothic novel, a young woman meets a man who may be more than he seems. After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands. To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day. Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.
Sugar Legowski-Gracia wasn’t always fat, but fat is what she is now at the age of 17. Not as fat as her mama, or her brother Skunk, but she’s large enough to be the object of ridicule wherever she is. Sugar’s life is dictated by taking care of Mama in their run-down home. But when Sugar meets Even she has the new experience of someone seeing her and not her body. As their unlikely friendship builds, Sugar allows herself to think about the future for the first time, a future not weighed down by her body or her mother. Soon Sugar will have to decide whether to become the girl that Even helps her see within herself or to sink into the darkness of the skin-deep role her family and her life have created for her.
It's been seven days since Clementine, Logan, and their allies retreated into hiding on the Surface. Clementine feels almost safe in their company, but she knows it won't last. The rebels may have won one fight against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from over. He will find a way to fly his Core battleship to the nearby planet, Marden, no matter how many lives are lost in the process. Unless the rebels defeat him first. But Charlie has more weapons in his possession than guns and bombs, and he will do whatever it takes to keep the rebels from ruining his plans. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan and everyone she cares about --- and losing control of herself.
Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of four. Her parents say it’s from the trauma of seeing her house burn down, and she accepts the life they’ve created for her without question --- until a car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past. When a new guy moves into town, Scarlett feels an instant spark. But Noah knows the truth of Scarlett’s past, and he’s determined to shield her from it…because Scarlett grew up in a cult called Eternal Light, controlled by her biological parents. And they want her back.
The Kevinian cult has taken everything from 17-year-old Minnow. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something --- but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of --- if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.
Don't fall, Ethan scrawls in red permanent marker across the rides and signs of Sea Town. Since his brother Jason's death, Ethan can't let go of his big brother. Rachel reads as she prepares to dump back into the ocean the shells her brother Curtis collected. Together, Ethan and Rachel are about to discover just how far a man will go to protect his kingdom.
TO HOLD THE BRIDGE showcases Garth Nix versatility as the collection offers nineteen short stories from every genre of literature including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery and adventure. Whether writing about vampires, detectives, ancient spirits or odd jobs Garth Nix's ability to pull his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.
In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price --- young, handsome, charming a world-traveler --- who is presumed dead after an explosion. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: They have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds as the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own.