Author: Christian Lehmann, William Rodarmor
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
1996 It all begins when Eric, Charles, and Andreas come upon the video store of their dreams, featuring war games they've never even heard of. Amid the stacks of lurid boxes, the most remarkable game of all is pressed on them by the store's owner. Though it fits on a single diskette, the game surpasses their wildest fantasies: the graphics are better than a movie, and the action seems to put them right inside the screen. A chilling novel of suspense, virtual reality, and cyberterror by a major new author of young adult fiction.
What?s happening on the Planet of Libris? Books have started flying away and disappearing! Who would want to prevent citizens from reading? The Little Prince investigates and discovers a story of romance and jealousy . . . .
Mia & Co Mia & Co
Publisher: Europe Comics
Mia's back! But her gang of friends is changing. Mia's parents sent her to a private school this year to bring her grades up, so her only chance to see her old friends Gauthier, Louka, and Zouzou is playing video games with them after school. There's a new tenant at Wilfried's place, a geek who has an interesting relationship with oven mitts. This year also brings a new challenge for Mia: a fighting-game tournament at the local video game store, with a mysterious new opponent. And there's still that haunted house around the corner...
Blood of Dragons
Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Harper Collins
The final volume in Robin Hobb's popular Rain Wilds fantasy series, Blood of Dragons completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra—and the mythical silver wells that the dragons need to survive. Can Tintaglia and the Elderlings unlock the secrets of the ancient city? Or are they doomed to extinction? The world of Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds series has been praised by Booklist as "one of the most gripping settings in modern fantasy," and Publishers Weekly called the Rain Wilds books "a meticulously realized fantasy tale" and "a welcome addition to contemporary dragon lore."
F My Life
Author: Maxime Valette, Guillaume Passaglia, Didier Guedj
Today, my boss fired me via text message. I don’t have a text messaging plan. I paid 25 cents to get fired. Your girlfriend dumped you, your car broke down, your boss passed you up for the big promotion. Life’s not fair, but there is one sure-fire way to ease your pain–laughing at someone else who had an even worse day than you did. Enter the devastatingly funny world of F My Life, where calamity is comedy. Covering every disastrous pratfall in love, work, family-life, and more, F My Life proffers other people’s ruinous, real-life happenings to brighten your gloomiest day: someone getting dumped through a greeting card, ignored at their birthday party, or insulted by their own grandmother. Spanning everything from ironic twists of fate to down-right shameful moments, F My Life’s squirm-inducing stories are schadenfreude at its finest. So today, take solace in knowing that at least you’re not that guy. There now, don’t you feel better? Today, my boyfriend broke up with me. I cried and told him that I loved him. He gave me a quarter and told me to call someone who cared. I threw the quarter in his face and ran. I waited for the bus, but when I got on, I realized I was 25 cents short of the fare. I walked home in the rain. Today, my mom walked in on me looking at a 1978 Playboy. She asked if I found it in the basement. I said yes. Then I realized she was the centerfold. Today, I got in line at the grocery store. The woman in front of me looked right at me, turned to her friend, and said “That reminds me, I forgot to get acne cream.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
Home Time (Book One)
Author: Campbell Whyte
Publisher: Home Time
The last school bell has rung and it's finally HOME TIME! Even though they're twins, Lilly and David don't agree on mucha except that the last summer before high school is the perfect time for relaxing with friends. But their plans for sleepovers, fantasy games, and romance are thrown out the window when the whole gang falls into a river and wakes up in a village of fantastic creatures. Hailed as magical spirits and attacked by lizards, these kids must find their way home - if they don't throttle each other first. Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte combines the rich imagination of Dungeons & Dragons with puckishly charming characters and a touch of video-game geometry in his spectacular first graphic novel.
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
The second novel from the “hottest science fiction writer in America” and New York Times–bestselling author of Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon (Details). Meet Sangamon Taylor, a New Age Sam Spade who sports a wet suit instead of a trench coat and prefers Jolt from the can to Scotch on the rocks. He knows about chemical sludge the way he knows about evil—all too intimately. And the toxic trail he follows leads to some high and foul places. Before long Taylor’s house is bombed, his every move followed, he’s adopted by reservation Indians, moves onto the FBI’s most wanted list, makes up with his girlfriend, and plays a starring role in the near-assassination of a presidential candidate. Closing the case with the aid of his burnout roommate, his tofu-eating comrades, three major networks, and a range of unconventional weaponry, Sangamon Taylor pulls off the most startling caper in Boston Harbor since the Tea Party. “[Stephenson] captures the nuance and the rhythm of the new world so perfectly that one almost thinks that it is already here.” —The Washington Post
World of Warcraft
Author: Michael Costa, Neil Googe
Publisher: Dc Comics
A group of Alliance champions seek to find out about the mysterious Dark Riders, cloaked figures who terrorize the gloomy forests of Duskwood.
He's yellow - but he sure ain't mellow. Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures.
The Last Apprentice series follows the terrifying adventures of the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward. But Tom's is only one story. There are others. . . . The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training? And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom's closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past? What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county? And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county's menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them. Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?
18 year old Paul, his mother and his sister land on Altair-4, a recently established human colony. They expect to be reunited with Paul’s father there and start a new life, but he doesn’t show up to welcome them at the spaceport... Later, they are rescued from a gang of thugs by a Stepanerk, a member of a sentient alien species. An encounter that will prove invaluable to Paul when he decides to go and look for his father...
Author: Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
“As fearless as a futuristic Game of Thrones.”— MARGARET STOHL, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures trilogy From Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Blue Bloods and Witches of East End series. Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows. At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light. But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all. This is a remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.
Author: Chris Yost, Cullen Bunn
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Collects Minimum Carnage: Alpha #1; Scarlet Spider #10-12, Venom (2011) #26-27, Minimum Carnage: Omega #1. Carnage is back ... and bigger ain't necessarily better! Scarlet Spider and Venom collide as the hunt for Carnage begins, taking both heroes to a place you'll never believe: the Microverse! Cletus Kasady has found a whole new world to terrorize - and, stranded on this alien planet, Scarlet Spider and Venom must work together to defeat him!
Author: Andrew Caldecott
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
'Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties' - Hilary Mantel Twelve children, gifted far beyond their years, banished by their queen and given sanctuary at Rotherweird. Some say they are the golden generation; some say the devil's spawn. But everyone knows there is something to be revered - and feared. Four and a half centuries on, the town of Rotherweird is still bound by the Elizabethan laws that keep it isolated from the rest of England, any study of its past forbidden. Then an Outsider arrives: a man of unparallelled wealth and power, enough to buy the town of Rotherweird - deep-buried secrets and all . . . 'Enthralling' - M.R. CAREY