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24 June 2013

Stripped by Brooklyn Skye + Giveaway!

“I like you.” His voice is low and soft, which I don’t deserve. I look away, down the rutted parking lot.
“Don’t... waste those words on me.”
He touches my cheek. “You just need someone to show you.”
“No.” I ease back again. “I don’t. So please, Torrin, stop trying to swoop in and save me. I don’t need saving.”

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

BIO: Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. Her Best Selling New Adult debut, STRIPPED, is out NOW! Represented by Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary Agency. You can follow her on Twitter ( or visit her web site for updates, teasers, and more. (

1) How and why have you started to write? Was there something or someone that gave you an impulse?

I started writing a few years ago when my husband began working nights and I was bored out of my mind. I’d loved reading before that and once I had an idea for a story (it was a ghost story that ended up a complete flop), I decided to try writing. Turns out, what started out as writing to pass the time is now an absolute obsession.

2) Tell me something about you and your book Stripped.

I wrote the first draft of STRIPPED in five weeks. At the time (three years ago), New Adult wasn’t an accepted category so even though most of the story took place in a college setting, Quinn was in high school. Once it was finished, I set it aside for a long while, frustrated because Quinn as a high school senior did not work for me, but I didn’t want to rewrite it as Adult either. Once books like Losing It and Easy started emerging as New Adult, I decided to rewrite it with Quinn in college.

3) While you’re writing, have you discovered a character that you were developing feelings of love for? And was there a character that gave you headaches?

I think anyone who has read STRIPPED might agree that Torrin is pretty swoon-worthy ;) As for a character giving me headaches? I would have to say it was Derek. Mainly because making him a jerk and giving him redeeming qualities was really hard!

4) How have you done your research for this novel?

Most of the research for this novel was about nude modeling. My dad is an artist so I talked a lot with him about the sights and smells of an art room.

5) Is there a book that inspired your writings?

I was inspired to write an unlikeable character by author Courtney Summers. Before that, I’d had the idea for STRIPPED in my head for quite a while, but couldn’t figure out how to tell the story from a character who wasn’t as jaded as Quinn. After reading Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers, I knew I’d be able to give Quinn her story.

6) In the end, would you like say some words to your fans from Romania?

Thank you, thank you, thank you and I hope you fall in love with Quinn and Torrin like I have!

Thank you Ms. Brooklyn for your generous donation!


Inferno de Dan Brown

20 June 2013

Ten Tiny Breaths series by K.A. Tucker

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

Covet by Tracey Gravis Graves

From the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island.

What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?

Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he’s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire’s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can’t weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.

Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July parade. When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they’re spending hours together.

Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room. Daniel knows that Claire’s marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic. But it doesn’t take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads, and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she’ll never cross.

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There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart...

Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.

Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.

But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough...

14 June 2013

Hot releases

A missed first encounter…

Colliding with a second chance…

On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother’s death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start.

While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief. Knowing he can’t live without her by his side, he’s sweet, thoughtful, and everything Emily has ever wanted in a man.

Until she meets Gavin Blake—a rich and notorious playboy who is dangerously sexy and charming as hell. Emily tries to deny the instant connection she feels, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome is not inclined to let go so easily. Recovering from his own painful past, Gavin will stop at nothing to win Emily over. 

This unexpected encounter compels Emily to question her decisions, forcing her to make a choice that will destroy friendships, shatter hearts, and forever change her life.

They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

New releases

Sage Singer befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses…and then he confesses his darkest secret - he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.

What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all - if Sage even considers his request - is it murder, or justice?

There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache.

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from hispoint of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.

The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood Brown

Fans of Amanda Hocking's novel, Wake, will dive into this paranormal romance featuring mermaids--the killer kind--and won't come up for air!

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually, they select their victims at random, but this time around, the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge. They want to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother's death.

It's going to take a concerted effort to lure the aquaphobic Hancock onto the water. Calder's job is to gain Hancock's trust by getting close to his family. Relying on his irresistible good looks and charm, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter Lily. Easy enough, but Calder screws everything up by falling in love--just as Lily starts to suspect there's more to the monster-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined, and just as the mermaids threaten to take matters into their own hands, forcing Calder to choose between them and the girl he loves.

One thing's for sure: whatever Calder decides, the outcome won't be pretty.

"Riveting! A cold-blooded tale of secrets, revenge, and forbidden love that will leave you terrified to go in the water."--Gretchen McNeil,author of Possess

"Scary and spooky . . . I really enjoyed reading this."--USA Today

“A haunting tale of revenge and romance.”--Justine Magazine

It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind.

Then dead bodies start washing ashore. Calder blames his mermaid sisters, but Lily fears her father has embraced the merman's natural need to kill. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe—only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. . . .

Tempest series by Julie Cross

The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, throws lots of parties, is interested in a girl he can’t have, and oh yeah, he can travel back through time.
But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Julie Cross's Vortex is the thrilling second installment of the Tempest series, in which the world hangs in the balance as a lovelorn Jackson must choose who to save

Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, after an accidental run in with Holly—the girl he altered history to save—Jackson is once again reminded of what he's lost. And when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents not only find themselves under attack, but Jackson begins to discover that the world around him has changed and someone knows about his erased relationship with Holly, putting both their lives at risk all over again.

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The sequel—and conclusion—to Sarah Crossan's Breathe. Three teen outlaws must survive on their own in a world without air, exiled outside the glass dome that protects what's left of human civilization. Gripping action, provocative ideas, and shocking revelations in a dystopian novel that fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth will devour.

Bea, Alina, and Quinn are on the run. They started a rebellion and were thrown out of the pod, the only place where there's enough oxygen to breathe. Bea has lost her family. Alina has lost her home. And Quinn has lost his privileged life. Can they survive in the perilous Outlands? Can they finish the revolution they began? Especially when a young operative from the pod's Special Forces is sent after them. Their only chance is to stand together, even when terrible circumstances force them apart. When the future of human society is in danger, these four teens must decide where their allegiances lie. Sarah Crossan has created a dangerous, and shattered society in this wrenching, thought-provoking, and unforgettable post-apocalyptic novel.

Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall #1) by Shannon Messenger

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

13 June 2013

Something Strange and Deadly series by Susan Dennard

Daniel Sheridan is an engineer’s apprentice on a haunted Mississippi steamer known as the Sadie Queen. His best friend–the apprentice pilot, Cassidy Cochran–also happens to be the girl he’s pining for…and the captain’s daughter. But when it looks like the Sadie Queen might get taken off the river, Daniel and Cassidy have to do whatever they can to stop the ghosts that plague the ship.
Fortunately, there happens to be a Creole gentleman on board by the name of Joseph Boyer-–and he just might be able to help them…

The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Following an all-out battle with the walking Dead, the Spirit Hunters have fled Philadelphia, leaving Eleanor alone to cope with the devastating aftermath. But there’s more trouble ahead—the evil necromancer Marcus has returned, and his diabolical advances have Eleanor escaping to Paris to seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the infuriatingly handsome Daniel once again. When she arrives, however, she finds a whole new darkness lurking in this City of Light. As harrowing events unfold, Eleanor is forced to make a deadly decision that will mean life or death for everyone.

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In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

Breathing series by Rebecca Donovan

"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection while pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises - not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - but at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.

Emma’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe. Now everyone in Weslyn knows Emma’s secret, but Carol can’t hurt Emma anymore. Some are still haunted by the horror of that night, and some must face the repercussions of their choices. Fans of Rebecca Donovan’s debut novel will discover there’s still much to learn about Emma’s life.

Emma leaves Weslyn and everyone in it behind to attend Stanford University, just as she always intended. A shell of her former self, she is not the same girl. She is broken, and the only way that she’ll be whole again is through forgiveness. Emma must find a way to forgive herself and recognize her own worth before she can receive the love she deserves. This final installment will have readers holding their breath until the very last page.

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Fără suferinţă, cum am putea şti ce e bucuria?

Îşi vor aminti oamenii de mine? Ce sens are viaţa mea? Ce vreau să las în urmă?

Deşi un medicament miraculos i-a prelungit viaţa, Hazel Grace Lancaster, în vârstă de 16 ani, are impresia că de când se ştie a fost „în fază terminală”.

Însă atunci când fermecătorul Augustus Waters, suferind şi el de aceeaşi boală cumplită, apare la întâlnirile unui grup de suport unde merge Hazel, povestea fetei va fi complet rescrisă.

Spirite înrudite, împărţind acelaşi farmec şi acelaşi simţ al umorului, Hazel şi Gus încep o cursă contra cronometru în care învaţă ce înseamnă să iubeşti.

Sub aceeaşi stea este un amestec de melancolie, duioşie, înţelepciune şi umor.

The New York Times


O fată trebuie să facă o alegere cumplită.

Părinţii ei? Morţi.

Fratele ei? Bolnav.

Salvarea? Este posibilă… Cu preţul de a fi altcineva!
În cine poate să aibă încredere?
În nimeni.

Fanii seriei Jocurile foamei vor îndrăgi acest roman.
Kami Garcia, coautoarea serieiCronicile casterilor

Îmbinând literatura science-fiction cu o viziune fantasy asupra viitorului, Startersreprezintă un debut de senzaţie, în care miza e tot mai mare pe măsură ce suspansul creşte.

The Los Angeles Times

Bine aţi venit într-un Los Angeles al viitorului!

Un război biologic a decimat populaţia de vârstă medie. Au supravieţuit doar cei care apucaseră să fie vaccinaţi: tinerii şi bătrânii.

Callie, în vârstă de şaisprezece ani, descoperă Banca de Corpuri unde adolescenţii îşi închiriază trupurile adulţilor înstăriţi ce îşi permit luxul de a redeveni tineri.

Dar neurochipul ei funcţionează greşit, iar Callie ajunge să afle lucruri pe care nu trebuia să le ştie şi ia cunoştinţă de planul diabolic al Băncii de Corpuri…

Aducând în discuţie subiecte legate de societate, ideea de proprietate şi separarea dintre corp şi minte, thrillerul Lissei Price prezintă dozajul perfect de tensiune, personaje credibile şi scene profund emoţionante.

Publishers Weekly

New York Times Bestseller

Să stai pe margine poate fi un avantaj.
Dar vine o vreme când trebuie să intri în ring.

Primul an de liceu e cel mai greu.

Îţi faci noi prieteni, te îndrăgosteşti cu adevărat, nu te mai înţelegi deloc cu părinţii.

Să creşti mare e mai complicat decât ţi ai imaginat vreodată.

Jurnalul unui adolescent timid a făcut senzaţie la apariţie, dobândind statutul de carte cult, vânată asiduu de adolescenţi.

The New York Times

Intră în lumea lui!

Aflat în pragul adolescenţei, Charlie se hotărăşte să-şi povestească viaţa unui prieten imaginar, căruia îi trimite o serie de scrisori intime.

Prins între dorinţa de a şi trăi viaţa şi tendinţa de a fugi de ea, Charlie, se trezeşte obligat să exploreze un teritoriu până acum necunoscut. Acela al primelor întâlniri şi al casetelor cu compilaţii, al problemelor de familie şi al prietenilor adevăraţi. Şi caută neîncetat „melodia perfectă” a unei „călătorii perfecte” în care „să se simtă infinit”.

O poveste despre trecerea de la copilărie la adolescenţă în tradiţia celebrului De veghe în lanul de secară. Reflecţiile lui Charlie asupra vieţii, dragostei şi prieteniei sunt profunde şi înduioşătoare, iar vocea narativă are o muzicalitate aparte.

USA Today

1975, New Hampshire: Nola Kellergan, o adolescentă în vârstă de 15 ani, dispare fără urmă. 33 de ani mai târziu, scriitorul de succes Harry Quebert este acuzat de crimă, atunci când trupul fetei este descoperit în timpul unor săpături în grădina casei sale.

Tânărul Marcus Goldman, scriitor în pană de inspiraţie, nu ezită să plece la New Hampshire şi să înceapă propria anchetă pentru a-l ajuta pe Harry, mentorul şi prietenul său.

Acolo este depăşit rapid de evenimente: investigaţia intră în impas, iar Marcus începe să primească ameninţări. Pentru a dovedi nevinovăţia lui Harry şi a-şi salva cariera de scriitor, e absolut necesar să răspundă la trei întrebări: cine a omorât-o pe Nola Kellergan? Ce s-a întâmplat în New Hampshire în vara lui 1975? Şi cum se scrie un roman de succes?

Roman noir, roman poliţist fără îndoială, dar şi roman psihologic cu răsturnări de situaţie surprinzătoare sau hilare,Adevărul despre cazul Harry Quebertprezintă moravurile societăţii americane, bine ascunse în spatele unei faţade impecabile. – Le Figaro

Thrillerul anului

The Observer

Citeşte-l şi rămâi celibatar.

Financial Times

Cine eşti?

Cum am ajuns aici?

Sunt întrebări care îl frământă pe Nick în ziua când sărbătoreşte cinci ani de căsnicie. Şi tocmai acum, soţia sa dispare pe neaşteptate. Primul suspect este Nick. Deşi îşi susţine nevinovăţia, dovezile împotriva lui nu încetează să apară. Sub presiunea mass-mediei, face paradă de cinism şi de minciuni. Iar jurnalul lui Amy, descoperit de poliţie, dezvăluie că mariajul lor era departe de a fi perfect.

Este Nick un ucigaş?

Adevărul îţi dă fiori: este mai întunecat decât ţi-ai fi imaginat.

Vocile personajelor sună atât de autentic, încât cititorul devine un observator direct al mariajului disfuncţional. Un adevărat tur de forţă. The Guardian

ERIC KANDEL este laureat al

Premiului Nobel pentru medicină

Reunind opt eseuri fascinante ale lui Eric Kandel, volumul oferă o imagine completă asupra concepţiei sale despre modul în care biologia creierului este pe cale să revolu­ţioneze psihiatria, psihologia şi alte ştiinţe ale minţii. De asemenea, autorul american insistă asupra potenţialului neuroştiinţelor în a modifica ideile psihanalitice despre inconştient şi anxietate. În acest scop, psihiatrul ameri­can propune ingenioase modele experimentale (incluzând celebrul melc de mare Aplysia) şi teoretice (referitoare la dezvoltarea şi plasticitatea sinaptică) pentru o mai bună înţelegere a proceselor moleculare şi genetice, care stau la baza învăţării, a memoriei de lungă şi de scurtă durată, a ataşamentului şi a fobiilor.

Cartea include o serie de comentarii succinte ale unor experţi din domeniu, toate subliniind vizionarismul lui Kandel. Ingeniosul psihiatru schiţează o imagine seducă­toare despre viitorul comun al psihiatriei, psihoterapiei şi al biologiei minţii, oferind o lectură captivantă pentru toţi specialiştii din aceste domenii.

Eric R. Kandel (n. 1929) este neuropsi­hiatru şi profesor la Universitatea de Medicină din Columbia. Este recunoscut pentru cercetările fundamentale asupra neurofiziologiei memoriei, fiind coautor la clasicul tratat Principiile neuroştiinţei.

De ce au nevoie cu adevărat bebeluşii şi copiii mici? În această carte, autorii definesc ceea ce fiecare copil trebuie să primească în primii ani de viaţă. Ei abordează problema îngrijirilor şi tipurilor de interacţiuni care trebuie să existe între copiii mici şi părinţii sau persoanele care îi îngrijesc: creşele cu program normal sau săptămânal, în care educatoarele şi îngrijitoarele lucrează în schimburi, îngrijirea de grup, îngrijirea de către bone sau alte persoane, adopţia. Acestei nevoi primordiale i se adaugă altele, la fel de importante: nevoia de protecţie fizică, siguranţă şi ordine, nevoia de experienţe care să se adapteze diferenţelor individuale, de experienţe de dezvoltare adecvate, nevoia de stabilire a limitelor, de structură şi aşteptări, precum şi nevoia de a trăi într-o comunitate stabilă şi suportivă, cu o continuitate culturală.

Cu o îngrijire adaptată la diferenţele individuale, mulţi copii născuţi chiar şi cu deficienţe grave se pot dezvolta mai bine decât ar fi de aşteptat. Într-o analiză recentă a peste 200 de copii diagnosticaţi cu afecţiuni din spectrul autist, majoritatea s-au bucurat de o îmbunătăţire semnificativă a funcţionării psihice şi emoţionale atunci când părinţii lor şi o echipă de terapeuţi au reuşit să abordeze diferenţele individuale şi să descopere „cheile" potrivite. Această realizare arată că trăsăturile fiziologice în sine nu limitează sau nu definesc neapărat potenţialul unui copil.

Când cerşetorii devin îngeri...

Antonin Dampierre, în vârstă de treizeci de ani, foarte preocupat de înfăţişarea sa, este un bărbat ca oricare altul. Sau, cel puţin, aşa pare. Lucrează într-o agenţie imobiliară de lux până în ziua în care, ratând o tranzacţie din pricina a doi beţivi, se repede la unul dintre ei şi îl omoară în bătaie.

Antonin are un moment de iluminare: vrea să purifice lumea de cerşetori. Aşa că îşi începe căutarea halucinantă prin Parisul epavelor umane, unde o cunoaşte pe Isolde de Hauteluce, un fel de mamă a răniţilor. Va reuşi această eroină dedicată întru totul umanităţii să-l salveze pe Antonin de el însuşi?

Pentru a descoperi Parisul nu trebuie să ridici ochii, ci să îi cobori spre pământ.

Pascal Bruckner

Există numeroase cărţi care te învaţă cum să te porţi cu copiii după ce trec de perioada schimbării scutecelor, însă niciuna care să-ţi spună cum să te descurci cu ei după ce au absolvit liceul. Pe măsură ce în viaţa tinerilor îşi fac apariţia noi tipare de comportament, părinţii îşi dau seama că fiii şi fiicele lor, deveniţi adulţi, au probleme mai serioase decât aveau cu doar câţiva ani în urmă.

Cum să te porţi cu copiii tăi deveniţi adulţieste un manual conceput pentru mame şi taţi care îşi pun întrebări. Fie că este vorba despre aplicarea unei pedepse fiului, acum student, care vine în vizită acasă, sau despre achitarea costului nunţii fiicei de patruzeci de ani, autoarele oferă sfaturi într-o diversitate de situaţii dificile din punct de vedere emoţional şi financiar.

Crush series by Lacey Weatherford

Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect.

Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his eyes off her? He tries to keep her at arms length, but fate seems to keep pushing them together. Before long, it’s obvious to everyone they’re crushing on each other. 

As sparks begin to fly, Hunter finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into hot water. Soon he’s scrambling to keep Cami from discovering his dark secret—one that can destroy their entire relationship.

Life is good. Cami is away at her dream college with her dream man by her side. She thinks if she can just get through with meeting Hunter’s family that everything will be perfect. Little does she know that life’s about to turn upside down again when Hunter is called to infiltrate a gang whose specialty is chopping and racing cars. His contact happens to be a beautiful curvy girl who is the gang leader’s sister and he has to pose as her boyfriend. Communication with Cami is basically forbidden to help keep his cover.

Hunter, however, can’t stand being away from the girl he really loves, and he sneaks away one night to meet her across town. He doesn’t know the gang leader, Ripper, has suspicions about him already and he’s following him to see where he goes. He surprises Hunter and Cami, and Hunter quickly introduces her as his cousin who is having some car trouble. He thinks all is well until he discovers he has one serious problem. Ripper likes Cami and decides to pursue her, drawing her into the same dangerous world he’s supposed to bring down.

Can he keep his cover without having Cami get caught in the crossfire? Will the two of them survive having to watch each other fake it in the arms of another? Or will their hot stolen kisses destroy everything?

Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy

Only sunlight can save us.

We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what's left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.

After the death of my parents, it's up to me—as the newest delegate for humanity—to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Then again, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine . . . or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it's safe to let one in.

Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever.

There's nowhere left to hide.

I thought vampires were our enemies - they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood - until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires don't get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst - a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.

To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all... before it's too late.

Dawn returns from L.A. with terrifying news: In his greed for power, the maniacal Day Walker Sin is raising an army and infecting his followers with the Thirst—a rabieslike disease that will turn them into mindless killers. To stop him, Dawn and Victor will have to convince humans and vampires to work together before it’s too late.

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