The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite Galaxy 'Alex' Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. Their eight windowless 'tombs' are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street's biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.
A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals-personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others-that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America's most tangled, honest, human roots.
From Chandler Baker, the New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network comes The Husbands , a novel that asks: to what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband? Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too... but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder? When the Spanglers go house hunting in Dynasty Ranch, an exclusive suburban neighborhood, Nora meets a group of high-powered women-a tech CEO, a neurosurgeon, an award-winning therapist, a bestselling author-with enviably supportive husbands. When she agrees to help with a resident''s wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women there. She finds the air is different in Dynasty Ranch. The women aren''t hanging on by a thread. But as the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-it-all. One that''s worth killing for. Calling to mind a Stepford Wives gender-swap, The Husbands imagines a world where the burden of the ''second shift'' is equally shared-and what it may take to get there.
A gorgeously illustrated collection of the twelve original stories that frame Melissa Albert's New York Times bestsellers The Hazel Wood and The Night Country. Before The Hazel Wood , there was Althea Proserpine's Tales from the Hinterland... Journey into the Hinterland, a brutal and beautiful world where a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice-and still lives. Perfect for new readers and dedicated Hinterland fans alike, Tales from the Hinterland features full-page illustrations by Jim Tierney, foil stamping, two-color interior printing, and printed endpapers.
Once Upon a Broken Heart marks the launch of a new series about love, curses, and the lengths that people will go to for happily ever after from Stephanie Garber, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in true love and happy endings...until she learns that the love of her life will marry another. Desperate to stop the wedding and to heal her wounded heart, Evangeline strikes a deal with the charismatic, but wicked, Prince of Hearts. In exchange for his help, he asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing. But after Evangeline''s first promised kiss, she learns that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game - and that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she''d pledged. He has plans for Evangeline, plans that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy...
" Migrations is as beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read. This is an extraordinary novel by a wildly talented writer." -Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven For readers of Flight Behavior and Station Eleven , a novel set on the brink of catastrophe, as a young woman chases the world's last birds-and her own final chance for redemption. A will is a powerful thing, and mine has been called terrible. Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean's tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world's last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani , to take her onboard, winning over his salty, eccentric crew with promises that the birds she is tracking will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny's new shipmates begin to realize that the beguiling scientist in their midst is not who she seems. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of letters to her husband, and dead set on following the terns at any cost, Franny is full of dark secrets. When the story of her past begins to unspool, Ennis and his crew must ask themselves what Franny is really running toward-and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Migrations is a shatteringly beautiful ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened. But at its heart, it is about the lengths we will go, to the very edges of the world, for the people we love.
A blazing talent debuts with the tale of a status-driven wedding planner grappling with her social ambitions, absent mother, and Puerto Rican roots, all in the wake of Hurricane Maria It''s 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro ''Prieto'' Acevedo, are bold-faced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn while Olga is the tony wedding planner for Manhattan''s powerbrokers. Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy. Sure, Olga can orchestrate the love stories of the 1%, but she can''t seem to find her own...until she meets Matteo, who forces her to confront the effects of long-held family secrets... Twenty-seven years ago, their mother, Blanca, a Young Lord-turned-radical, abandoned her children to advance a militant political cause, leaving them to be raised by their grandmother. Now, with the winds of hurricane season, Blanca has come barreling back into their lives. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the months surrounding the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico''s history, Xochitl Gonzalez''s Olga Dies Dreaming is a story that examines political corruption, familial strife and the very notion of the American dream-all while asking what it really means to weather a storm.
The acclaimed New York Times bestseller! Welcome, welcome to Caraval - Stephanie Garber's sweeping tale of the unbreakable bond between two sisters. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world... Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever. Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away. New York Times bestseller #1 IndieNext Pick Publishers Weekly Flying Start Entertainment Weekly Best 10 YA Books of 2017 Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year Amazon Best Book of the Year Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year ' The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus . Grade: A-.' - Entertainment Weekly 'Impressive, original, wondrous. ' - USA Today 'Spellbinding.' - US Weekly 'Magnificent.' - Publishers Weekly , starred review 'I lost myself in this world.' -Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes 'Beautifully written.' -Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn 'Shimmers with magic.' -Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner's Curse 'Darkly enchanting.' -Kiersten White, author of And I Darken 'Decadent.' -Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen 'Like stepping into a living dream.' -Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon 'Destined to capture imaginations.' - Kirkus Reviews ' Ideal for fans of The Night Circus , Stardust , and The Hunger Games. ' - School Library Journal
Secrets. Lies. Super-bad choices. Witchcraft. This is Our Crooked Hearts , a darkly gripping contemporary fantasy from Melissa Albert, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood The suburbs, right now . . . Seventeen-year-old Ivy''s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she''s always known-that there''s more to her mother than meets the eye. The city, back then . . . Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural. As the trio''s aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point. Years after it began, Ivy and Dana''s shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should''ve messed with.
The sequel to the national indie bestseller Anna K , set over the course of the next summer, as the characters deal with the fallout from Vronsky's tragic death and Anna's sex tape scandal. How the mighty have fallen. Anna K, once the golden girl of Greenwich, CT, and New York City, has been brought low by a scandalous sex tape and the tragic death of her first love, Alexia Vronsky. At the beginning of the summer, her father takes her to the other side of the world, to connect with his family in South Korea and teach his daughter about her roots. Is Anna in exile? Or could this be her chance to finally figure out who she really is? Back in the U.S., Anna's brother, Stephen, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are falling even more deeply in love. But when Lolly learns about unexpected consequences from Stephen's cheating the previous year, she has to consider how much she is willing to forgive. Lolly's little sister, Kimmie, and her new boyfriend, Dustin, are thinking about having sex together for the first time. And Bea, Vronsky's cousin, is having her own romantic and sexual awakening, though she hasn't forgiven her ex-BFF, Anna, for her role in Vronsky's death. Set over the course of a single, life-changing summer, Anna K Away is full of the risk, joy, heartbreak, and adventure that marks the three months between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.
"This is a book that contains very few numbers. Instead, it is about meeting people who have opened my eyes." It was facts that helped him explain how the world works. But it was curiosity and commitment that made the late Hans Rosling, co-author of the bestselling book Factfulness , the most popular researcher of our time. How I Learned to Understand the World is Hans Rosling's own story, which he wrote while working on Factfulness in the months before his death, of how he became a revolutionary thinker, and takes us from the swelter of an emergency clinic in Mozambique, to the World Economic Forum at Davos. In collaboration with Swedish journalist Fanny Hargestam, Hans Rosling wrote his memoir with the same joy of storytelling that made a whole world listen when he spoke.
From Margarita Montimore, the author of GMA Book Club pick and national bestseller Oona Out of Order , Acts of Violet is a dazzling and twisty new novel about a famous magician who disappears, leaving her sister to figure out what really happened. Nearly a decade ago, iconic magician Violet Volk performed her greatest trick yet: vanishing mid-act. Though she hasn''t been seen since, her hold on the public hasn''t wavered. While Violet sought out the spotlight, her sister Sasha, ever the responsible one, took over their mother''s salon and built a quiet life for her daughter, Quinn. But Sasha can never seem to escape her sister''s orbit or her memories of their unresolved, tumultuous relationship. Then there''s Cameron Frank, determined to finally get his big break hosting a podcast devoted to all things Violet-though keeping his job hinges on an exclusive interview with Sasha, the last person who wants to talk to him. As the ten-year anniversary approaches, the podcast picks up steam, and Cameron''s pursuit of Sasha becomes increasingly intrusive. He isn''t the only one wondering what secrets she might be keeping: Quinn, loyal to the aunt she always idolized, is doing her own investigating. Meanwhile, Sasha begins to experience an unsettling series of sleepwalking episodes and coincidences, which all lead back to Violet. Pushed to her emotional limits, Sasha must finally confront the most painful truths about her sister, and herself, even at the risk of losing everything. Alternating between Sasha''s narration and Cameron''s podcast transcripts, interspersed with documents that offer a tantalizing peek at Violet herself, Acts of Violet is an utterly original, propulsive story of fame, deception, and forgiveness that will make you believe in magic.
''Move over, Mia Thermopolis! Princess Izumi will completely capture your heart while making you laugh nonstop . With an unforgettable voice and a heart-fluttering romance, Tokyo Ever After is an instant favorite .'' - Gloria Chao, author of American Panda , Our Wayward Fate , and Rent a Boyfriend '' Despite the swoon-worthy love interest and glittering palaces, Tokyo Ever After is not your typical princess story . Izumi is a spunky, irreverent, lovable narrator who struggles to reconcile her American upbringing with her Japanese heritage. A fresh and distinctly modern fairy tale .'' - Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of American Royals and Majesty '' Tokyo Ever After is a swoony, feminist contemporary royals story that has all the froth of American Royals , the heart of The Princess Diaries , and the spark of Crazy Rich Asians . Snack enthusiast and proud romance novel reading Izumi is a girl after my own heart! From the very first page, her bright and sparkling voice bursts off the page with an effervescent warmth that is impossible to set down. I absolutely love this captivating story of belonging and finding your voice, even when the stakes are royal-family level high. This is a perfect novel .'' -Cristina Russell, Children''s Book Buyer, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL ''Emiko Jean''s Tokyo Ever After leaps off the page and into your heart, a modern classic that is a perfect fit for every bookshelf . Diving into family, culture, and the pressure of both, especially in a public setting, Jean''s newest explores incredible character depths while also compelling you to not set it down for a second. Izumi is a heroine I would follow into a 20-book-long series, but for now I shall settle for rereading it over and over and over again .'' -Rachel Strolle, Teen Librarian, Glenside Public Library Distrinct, Glenside Heights, IL '' Once in a while I get to read a perfect book. Fun, funny, heartfelt. Tokyo Ever After is such a book . I found myself cheering for Izzy from page one. AND THE GIRL GANG-the best. I loved every page.'' -Mike Lasagna, Bookseller, Barnes & Noble, Mohegan Lake, NY '' A charming gift of a book that will leave you smiling from ear to ear long after turning the last page , Tokyo Ever After is The Princess Diaries for a new generation. Pack your bags with Izumi and take a journey filled with self-discovery, plenty of swoons, and lots of heart . It''s an unforgettable one.'' -Kalie Barnes-Young, Children''s and YA Bookseller, Barnes & Noble at the Grove, Los Angeles, CA '' With an unforgettable band of besties and a swoon-worthy love-interest at her back, Izumi''s transformation from average teen to poised princess was an utter delight . You can''t help but root for her as she battles the paparazzi, conniving relatives, and her own insecurities, all while discovering what it means to bridge two cultures in the royal spotlight.'' -Stephanie Beaver, Library Specialist, Hoover Public Library, Hoover, AL ''Part Princess Diaries and part Crazy Rich Asians , Tokyo Ever After is a technicolored blend of family dynamics, romance, and culture! Izumi''s story is a totally heartfelt and immensely fun comedy of manners about finding your people and your place in the world . Emiko Jean''s Tokyo is a character all on its own-its vibrant atmosphere imbuing every page as Izumi''s (mis)adventure unfolds. Readers will fall in love with this fresh, dynamic coming-of-age tale !'' -Laura Graveline, Children''s Specialist, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX '' Effortlessly funny, romantic, and relatable, Tokyo Ever After is my new favorite feminist fairy tale ! Readers will cheer for Izumi as she discovers she''s Japanese royalty, falls into a forbidden romance, and deals with existential dilemmas...like how to find her place in the world when she''s caught between two cultures and if she should eat another dorayaki. (Answer: always eat another dorayaki.) This book is a balm for anyone who has felt like they don''t belong. Clear a spot on your bookshelf now because this isn''t one you want to miss!'' -Kinsey Foreman, Bookseller, High Five Books, Florence, MA '' I. Loved. This. Book. It''s a love letter to Japan but it''s more than that. It''s a love letter to best friends, forever supportive best friends, and group chats. It''s a love letter to moms and being fiercely feminist. It''s a love letter to hometowns and pop culture and late nights. It''s a love letter to finding yourself when you never feel like you really fit in. It''s a love letter to being a teen...who happens to find out she''s a princess. Sigh . I cannot wait to re-read this book .'' -Ashley Duncan, Teen Librarian, Maricopa County Library, Phoenix, AZ ''Smart and laugh out loud funny, Izumi, a fully-realized character who leaps off the page, is sure to win the hearts of readers everywhere . Readers will be able to relate to Izumi''s sharp wit and her desire to fit in in both America and Japan. I loved seeing the inside look of being royal, the hierarchy of the Japanese royal family, forbidden romance, and the growth of Izumi''s character...she just has to be herself and be honest with everyone around her. I rarely say this, but THIS BOOK IS PERFECT . I cannot wait to recommend this book to readers everywhere.'' -Rachel Simon, Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA '' Whip-smart, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and filled with utmost heart , Emiko Jean''s Tokyo Ever After is a book you''ll never forget. Springlike and hopeful, this book brings me absolutely nothing but joy. A perfect hug, a warm chocolate chip cookie, the smell of cherry blossoms blooming-this book will make you feel all of this and more- I wish I could read it again for the first time .'' -Cody Roecker, Bookseller, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Grove, MO '' Crazy Rich Asians meets The Princess Diaries in this delightful and charming take on the hidden royalty trope. Izzy''s quest to bond with her father and her culture is engrossing and totally heartfelt. Tokyo Ever After gave me the warm fuzzy feeling that I got seeing What a Girl Wants in theaters as a kid and I think it''s a coming-of-age story that should be embraced by everyone . Netflix, call Emiko Jean!'' -Sami Thomason, Events Coordinator, Square Books, Oxford, MS ''Dear Diary, I just read the BEST book! It''s called Tokyo Ever After , and it''s basically heart bottled into a book , but it deals with some serious stuff, too. Fans of The Princess Diaries will LOVE this (of course!), and they will simply adore the Japanese Chris Pine-esque love interest!'' -Isabella Ogbolumani, Events Coordinator, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY
Bruce Lee's daughter illuminates her father's most powerful life philosophies-demonstrating how martial arts are a perfect metaphor for personal growth, and how we can practice those teachings every day. "Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water." Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, renowned the world over for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, learning at an early age that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline-they are an apt metaphor for living a fully realized life. Now, in Be Water, My Friend , Lee's daughter Shannon shares the concepts at the core of his philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools of personal growth and self-actualization. Each chapter brings a lesson from Bruce Lee's teachings, expanding on the foundation of his iconic 'be water' philosophy. Over the course of the book, we discover how being like water allows us to embody fluidity and naturalness in life, bringing us closer to our essential flowing nature and our ability to be powerful, self-expressed, and free. Through previously untold stories from her father's life and from her own journey in embodying these lessons, Shannon presents these philosophies in tangible, accessible ways. With Bruce Lee's words as a guide, she encourages readers to pursue their essential selves and apply these ideas and practices to their everyday lives-whether in learning new things, overcoming obstacles, or ultimately finding their true path. Be Water, My Friend is an inspirational invitation to us all, a gentle call to action to consider our lives with new eyes. It is also a testament to how one man's exploration and determination transcended time and place to ignite our imaginations-and to inspire many around the world to transform their lives.