It's the 31st century in an alternate universe -- and it's just another day for the original Guardians of the Galaxy. Major Vance Astro and his team land on the World of Mutants, but soon they're punching their way through a violent rebellion against Wolverine's descendant Rancor! And to make matters worse, there's a Dark Phoenix on the loose! Here's hoping they survive the experience. Then it's off to rescue Firelord, a cosmic clash with Ghost Rider and the debut of the mysterious Protégé -- culminating in an epic battle with the Punisher of the 31st century. Wait, did we day Punisher? More like Punishers -- a whole army of them! Plus" a major turning point in the life of Vance Astrovik! Who is Major Victory?
"Time is short as Krang accelerates his plan to terraform the Earth... which will kill all who live on it! A surprise alliance results in a daring plan--and the stakes have never been higher!"--Back cover.
When the revered leader of her settlement, a dark, isolated land with merciless winters and puritanical rulers, asks Emmeline for her hand it is a rare opportunity, but not only does she love another man, she cannot ignore dreams that urge her into the dangerous and forbidden woods that took her grandmother's life and her family's reputation.
Eight years after being kidnapped Addie Webster, now sixteen, resurfaces under mysterious circumstances, significantly changed, and her childhood best friend, Darrow Fergusson, is asked by a national security advisor to spy on her to uncover whether sheis a threat to her father's Presidency or the nation.
Seventeen-year-old Aiden has been living like a ghost since his mother tried to stop a family curse by causing him to forget his psychic experiences but when Jarrod, a childhood friend, returns, so do the memories and Aiden is compelled to seek the truthand release them all from the story that has trapped them.
Life has just become very complicated for seventeen-year-old Katie; her father walked out a year ago, her mother is stressed out, her brother is a "special needs" teenager, and she is caring for the maternal grandmother she has never met, who is sufferingfrom Alzheimer's--and Katie has a secret of her own that she cannot reveal.
"Seventeen-year-old Paige, Hollywood's newest starlet, finds that being half of the world's most famous couple comes with a price--she must dodge the paparazzi, hide her feelings for her other costar, and navigate scandals that threaten to tear her relationship apart and end her career"--
After learning that she pledged her life to deception, Quin and her oldest companion Shinobu search for answers in the past about the Seeker legacy and uncover a sinister plan, begun generations ago, with the power to end it.
Seventeen-year-old Astrid Sullivan belongs to a family of compulsive gamblers, and now that her father has been laid off from his job in Detroit and lost all their money betting on the Titans, which are half-horse, half car, and race around impossible tracks, her family is falling apart--but when Astrid's new friends give her the chance to participate in this year's Titan races, she thinks she sees a way to win some money and keep her family together.
When Thomas Bellweather is framed for his mother's murder, the only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, whose friend was murdered similarly twenty years ago, and both investigate to find answers that may get them killed.
"Parker hasn't spoken since he watched his father die five years ago. He communicates through writing on slips of paper and keeps track of his thoughts by journaling. A loner, Parker has little interest in school, his classmates, or his future. But everything changes when he meets Zelda, a mysterious young woman with an unusual request: 'treat me like a teenager'"--
"Following the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief"--
Profiles two vampire brothers--Damon, who is so determined to make Elena his queen of darkness that he would kill his brother to possess her, and Stefan, who desperately seeks the power to destroy Damon.
In this loose retelling of "Wuthering Heights" set in Missouri during the Civil War, when free-spirited seventeen-year-old Catrina discovers a mysterious young man with amnesia on her family's sorghum farm, they fall passionately in love, scandalizing intolerant family members and neighbors.
"Nick has created the perfect list of rules for remaking his life. But meeting dark-eyed Dawn, hanging out with teen thug Zod, and making illegal deliveries are nowhere on that list. Small steps lead to an avalanche of consequences as one boy attempts totake charge of his destiny"--
"Growing up in Alaska in the 1970s isn't like growing up anywhere else: Don't think life is going to be easy. Know your place. And never talk about yourself. Four vivid voices tell intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation"--
"Allie is devastated when her sister Leah commits suicide--and not just because she misses her. The two teens made a suicide pact so that they'd always be together, and Allie can't understand why she was left behind"--
Mathilda (Tilly), fourteen, and Ruth Anne (Roo), sixteen, are sisters and best friends in Connecticut, but when Roo crashes her car while texting she is confined to a hospital bed with "locked-in syndrome," aware of her surroundings, but apparently comatose--and Tilly must find a way to communicate with her sister, while dealing with her own sense of guilt.
"Secret Wars has destroyed the multiverse! All that remains is Battleworld! And in the realm of Marville, a whole school of super-powered kids do their best to live up to the planet's name! From their top-secret treehouses, the Avengers and X-Men fight over anything and everything -- from action figures to fast food to dodgeball. But when a twin brother and sister move into town, the playground becomes a battleground like never before as the two teams tussle to recruit them! Will the new arrivals join Earth's Mite-iest Heroes, the Children of the Atom...or the Kindergarteners of the Galaxy?!? Plus: In the very first tale inspired by Skottie Young's variant covers, Cyclops and Captain America come to blows over Bucky the teddy bear! When these junior Avengers and X-Men swap their ABCs for AVX, it spells only one thing: trouble!"--Page 4 of cover
Now a driver in the chariot races, Nic is still a target of the Praetors because of the magical amulet he found, and they will do anything to get their hands on it--and meanwhile Atroxia is beginning to wake up.
Starting in 1972 when she is nine, Ling, the daughter of two doctors, struggles to make sense of the communists' Cultural Revolution, which empties stores of food, homes of appliances deemed "bourgeois," and people of laughter.
When Earth is hit by an asteroid and begins the end of the world, Billy and his companions, who have taken refuge in outer space, learn that survival above the atmosphere is as difficult as survival below.
Sensitive guitarist Jake has been trying to express his love for his best friend, anime artist Elena, but when Elena connects online with Harlow, sparking an instant connection, Jake is sure something is wrong but his objections only push Elena into Harlow's arms.
After a party gets raided by the police, four teenagers who barely know each other find themselves on the run in a car with a trunk full of stolen drugs--and in the next few hours they will make decisions that will determine the course of the rest of their lives.
"Amani is desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, and she's counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan's army, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji...and herself"--
Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp.
Struggling to survive in a decimated world where nearly everyone she loves is missing or presumed dead, Lyric Walker works to unite the Alpha before a second wave of invasions wipe out the rest of humanity.
After nine years Clare Macleod and her father are finally returning to their old home in Ireland, a house by the sea, with a yew tree growing inside it, a tree with its roots in both the human and fairy world--and soon Clare, who has always been able to sense the "Strange," meets the boy Finn, and discovers that she must battle against the forces of evil to restore order to both worlds.
After her mother is arrested, Dess is sent to live with the foster family that took in her baby brother several years before, and although she and her new foster sister, Hope, clash immediately, they soon realize they have much in common.
Sixteen-year-old Red desperately tries to fit in with her peers while saving her grandmother's failing bakery, handle her crush on Peter, and protect herself from the ferocious wolves that attack around each full moon.
"Sixteen-year-old Lyla lives in a bleak, controlling society where only the brightest and most favored students succeed. When she is caught buying cheats in an underground shadow market, she is tattooed--marked--as a criminal. Then she is offered redemption and she jumps at the chance, but it comes at a high cost, and doing what is right means betraying the boy she has come to love"--
As the Iremonger family begins a search for a new home in London, residents of the city begin to notice strange incidents, including missing persons, strange objects appearing, a creeping darkness, and lots of rats.
Sixteen-year-old expert archer Merry Owen is desperate to save her family's farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, and when she finds a buried chest containing an ancient and hopefully valuable Welsh text, she hopes it will be the key to a fortune--and so it is, but not in the way she expected, for it sends her and her friend James de Courcy into past.
Having achieved fame and thousands of followers with her Tumblr exposé of her brilliant-yet-clueless parents, a seventeen-year-old African American honors student tries to keep secret that her microblog is ghostwritten by a forty-one-year-old white man.
Four fan-girls of The Ruperts, sneak away to a hotel in Manhattan to see their favorite boy band, but when one of them literally drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and they tie him up, things get complicated--and when Rupert is killed things go from badto worse.
After defeating an evil Ruby Eye with the power of Isolation, Minoru Utsugi is invited by the Accelerator--a girl named Yumiko--to join a mysterious organization whose goal is to defend humanity from the threat of the Ruby Eyes.
Sixteen-year-old Hope Walton travels back in time to help rescue her mother, a member of the secret society of time travelers, who is trapped in twelfth-century England in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
This title examines the role and theme of Biblical allusions in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Matrix, Lord of the Flies, and The Lion King. It features four analysis papers that consider Biblical allusions, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.
Having defeated General Eugene of the Salamanders and having aided the alliance between Sylphs and Cait Siths by protecting their leaders, Kirito and Leafa reach Alne, the town at the foot of the World Tree, at long last. But before they can tackle the tree--and their main objective--server maintenance begins, and they are forced to log out. Back in the real world, Kazuto and Suguha Kirigaya, each unaware of the other's in-game identity, pay a visit to Asuna Yuuki, who still lies asleep in her hospital room. While there, Suguha suffers a terrible shock when she realizes just how strongly her beloved brother cares for Asuna. Meanwhile, Asuna, still imprisoned atop the World Tree within the game world of ALfheim Online, makes a fateful and desperate decision to escape...
Kum-Ji takes pity on E-Soh and tells him where her heart truly lies. But speaking candidly with E-Soh doesn't automatically give her an opening to grow closer to E-Wan. Just when she decides that it's time for her to stop clinging to her fantasies and come back to reality, the band gets in a terrible accident. Some of the members are hurt badly, and there are fears that the band may not be able to carry on... Kum-Ji wants desperately to help her friends, but what can one girl do?! Find out in the long awaited conclusion of Chocolat!
"It is the seventh year--the time when the UnSeelie Court must pay a tithe to Seelie royalty to remain a separate entity. Sacrificed at midnight on Samhain, the UnSeelies call their offering the Seven Year King. This time, Donegal plans to sacrifice someone Tiki loves. To make matters worse, Fiona disappears, Johnny lies near death, and the threat of the liche comes closer. Tiki's only hope is that she and Rieker can find an ancient faerie treasure and outsmart the Winter King before the turning of the seasons. In this third book of The Faerie Ring series, Tiki is pulled between two worlds--and unable to find peace in either."--Author's website.
In The Island, the compelling conclusion of The Line trilogy, Rachel and Pathik continue their adventure. Will fire tales about the mysterious island called Salishan prove to be true? Are there inhabitants, and if so, are they friends or enemies?
In a graphic novel adaptation of the book, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
In this graphic novel, Simon Schwartz weaves biography and fiction together to explore the life of Arctic adventurer Matthew Henson. Moving between different time periods and incorporating Inuit mythology, Schwartz offers fresh perspective on the many challenges Henson confronted during his life. As a member of early missions to reach the North Pole, Henson braved subzero temperatures and shifting sea ice. As an African American at the turn of the twentieth century, he also faced harassment and prejudice. Henson won a place on Arctic expeditions through skill and determination--though he didn't receive the same credit as his teammates. He also won the respect of the native peoples he met during his journeys--though he couldn't prevent the harm that the expeditions caused them. More than a biography, First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson is an artistic homage to Henson's accomplishments and the complicated realities of being a trailblazer in a society that didn't recognize black men as equals.
Shredder and Krang finally meet up, but will they be able to overcome their differences and join forces? Meanwhile, Old Hob has perfected the art of making mutants! With the ranks of his gang swelling, the Turtles will have to determine if they can truly trust Hob against the Foot.
"Survival of the fittest. This is the one principle that governs the lands of Baron Apocalypse. His mutant armies have subjugated the human population, forcing them into ghettos. The X-Men have failed in their every attempt to unseat Apocalypse from his throne. The dream of Charles Xavier is dead. This is the world that Doug Ramsey has grown up in. A world where he has spent most of his life hiding in fear"--Amazon.com.
"Luke continues his quest to learn about the Jedi by heading for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. But when his lightsaber is stolen, he soon finds himself entrapped and imprisoned! Will his friends come to his aid before he's forced to enter the Arena of Death? Meanwhile, Han and Leia are confronted by an unexpected foe. The Imperials are closing in on them, and they were set on the rebels' trail by a mysterious woman from Han's past--one with a very personal grudge! As Chewbacca is unleashed, Han finds himself dealing with...a ball and chain?! You've got to read it to believe it! Plus: Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant. Will Ben Kenobi risk revealing himself to do what's right? It's a special tale from Obi-Wan's past!" -- Page  of cover.
Bounty Hunters on the attack--against the Empire! Vader has a new mission to do for the Empire. Unfortunately, it's completely at odds with his own mission. What's a Dark Lord to do? Plus: Who is Tagge's mysterious new agent?
When Annalise steals away Cooper, Noelle's lifelong crush, Noelle and her friends create the perfect virtual guy to deceive Annalise, but when the plan goes awry, Noelle learns hard lessons about phonies and friendship.
A few weeks into her sophomore year at Ventura High School in California, Wren Verlaine is shipped off to Hardwick Hall, a prestigious boarding school in Connecticut, where clues begin appearing about the one secret her mother has ever kept from her.
Having arrived in Candeia, Brazil, starving and footsore, after walking sixteen days to fulfill his dying mother's last wishes, young Samuel takes up residence in an enormous, broken statue of Saint Anthony and finds that he can hear the prayers of the townspeople, despite his lack of faith.
"Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman. Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought--1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life--herentire existence--is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures. her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own"--
Nita, Kit, and all the other young wizards are planning and practicing for a planetwide wizardry competition--but spells can go awry, unexpected dangers await, and the wizards must discover what secrets lie within themselves.
Committed to a mental hospital against her will for something she claims she did not do, Cassie O'Malley signs herself out against medical advice when she turns eighteen and tries to start over at college, until her estranged mother appears, throwing everything Cassie believes about herself into question.