Sixteen-year-old Bristal discovers she is a shapeshifter, one of three remaining elicromancers tasked with guarding the realm of Nissera against dark magic while manipulating three royal families to promote peace.
A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone. Shahana is a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir who lives alone with her young brother in the shadow of the Line of Control, the border patrolled by Pakistani and Indian soldiers that divides Kashmir in two. Life is hard, but Shahana ekes out a living with her beautiful embroidery. Then she finds a boy lying unconscious near the border. Zahid is from across the Line of Control, and Shahana takes a terrible risk by sheltering him. But how can she give Zahid up to the authorities when she knows he'll be imprisoned, or worse?
Thirteen prominent cartoonists discuss their creative processes and the experiences and influences that led to their success in one of today's most vibrant art forms. Each interview is followed by an original graphic short on the common theme of "the city."
With Mahiru and Kuro still recovering, Misono sets a plan into motion to rescue Licht and his Servamp Lawless from the clutches of Tsubaki. But it turns out the biggest threats to the mission's success are the prisoners themselves, as Licht and Lawless begin fighting each other! Just what is Lawless' history with Eves and what does it mean for the future of his most recent acquisition?
"As summer vacation inches closer, Tohru spends her days in anxious anticipation. Yuki meets two mysterious new student council members... and Uo-chan is in love?! Who is the object of her affection?! Once summer break is in full swing, Tohru and the others take a trip to the Sohma family cottage at Momiji's invitation. Even though they're enjoying summer activities like swimming in the ocean and catching stage beetles. Yuki and Tohru have an ominous premonition! Meanwhile, Shigure pays a visit to the main house, where he makes a proposal to Akito?!"--Cover flap.
"Despite the Spriggan 12 being reduced to eight, both sides remain uncertain of victory. In Halgeon, the Warrior Queen Di Maria has trapped the Sky Sisters in a tricky situation. Meanwhile, back at Fairy Tail, members start disappearing at the hands of Jacob the Assassin, but Natsu is still fast asleep! The decisive battle for Magnolia remains perilous... the waves of formidable enemies keep coming, but the wizards of Fiore are ready to fight!"--Page 4 of cover.
"Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. The summer before she turned sixteen, she returned to Tokyo, making a solo journey to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through illustrations, photos, and musings, Inzer documented her journey. In Diary of a Tokyo Teen, Inzer explores the cutting-edge fashions of Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district, eats the best sushi of her life at the renowned Tsukiji fish market, and hunts down geisha in the ancient city of Kyoto. As she shares the trials and pleasures of travel from one end of a trip to the other, Inzer introduces the host of interesting characters she meets and offers a unique -- and often hilarious -- look at a fascinating country and an engaging tale of one girl rediscovering her roots."--provided by Amazon.com.
"From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history"--
As they celebrate the opening of their underground nightclub, the Zeroes, six teenagers with unique abilities, learn about the sinister power of Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill--and who loves killing Zeroes.
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets--a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world. --
Kate Hamilton is a congressman's daughter, used to the world of Washington politics, but after some pictures of her cause a mild scandal, she finds herself exiled to her aunt's West Texas farm and animal shelter, in the district where her father is planning to run for office--and then she discovers that politics in a small town can be even nastier than Washington, especially when it involves the local high school football team.
"Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she's never lived in the ocean. Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas. Now Lia lives in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu's seaside mansions and attends high school with humans. To protect everyone around her, she must limit contact with non-Mer. No exceptions. But when the new girl sets her sights on Lia's crush, she will risk exposing her deadly secret to stop him from falling for the wrong girl."--Page  of cover.
"After leaving Seattle following an epic confrontation with his nemesis Eddie Fyers, Ollie wanders to Canada in search of finding himself again as a stunt coordinator on a Hollywood film being shot on location. However, he soon finds that his new friends aren't everything, and everyone, they seem. Mike Grell's classic run on GREEN ARROW is finally collected in its entirety, continued in GREEN ARROW VOL. 6. Collects issues #39-50"--
Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born--three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to control storms or flames with the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, able to ingest the deadliest poisons without harm. And Arsinoe, a naturalist, can control nature. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose ... it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown. --
Hacker Ani Lee is researching a strange .wav file, while Joe Dyson, an operative working for a secret teen division of British Intelligence, is looking into the disappearance of a friend caught up in the underground music scene. Their investigations intertwine.
Coy is a quirky teenage boy and his best friend Monroe is a girl who is just as odd and funny and obsessed with 80's culture as he is. So when Monroe comes down with a mysterious illness, his inner turmoil only grows.
The three fates--Riata, Cait, and Smertae--have always been guiding and protecting Scotland unseen, indirectly controlling the line of kings according to the old religion. When there is a disagreement between the weird sisters, Riata and Smertae will use men as pawns, and Smertae will direct Macbeth to a crown he was never meant to have.
"Journey with us into the time after the end of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (Punisher, Wolverine, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (Avengers World, Punisher) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star -- and into the chaos of a shattered Empire. Everything you need to know is right here!"--Cover, page 4.
Black Widow's strength and cunning will be tested to their limits as she takes on a mission too dangerous for S.H.I.E.L.D.! Let battle commence as Captain Marvel wades into an interplanetary turf war! Ms. Marvel checks off another super hero rite of passage - a team-up with Wolverine! As the mysterious blue file turns friend into foe, who can She-Hulk trust? The Odinson continues to narrow down the possible answers to the question on everyone's lips - just who is the new Thor? And Squirrel Girl meets Girl Squirrel - and also a Hippo! Grade A excitement, guaranteed!
"As the demons unleashed by the reawakened Ten Commandments continue to wreak havoc, both the Seven Deadly Sins and Holy Knights realize they're facing a terrible enemy from their past - the demon Fraudrin, who has taken something precious from Meliodas, Griamore, and Hendrickson. After her memories are tampered with by Gowther, Diane must also come face to face with her past before joining the Seven Deadly Sins. How will the appearance of someone she thought she'd lost forever affect the Sins' showdown with the Ten Commandments?"--Amazon.com.
"The three Babcock sisters must travel to a Mexican clinic across the border so their mother, ill with leukemia, can receive alternative treatments. The sisters' world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal. . . an illness far more insidious than cancer that poisons their home"--
"Anneli has lived in a small Mennonite community in Bolivia her whole life - until now. She and her father have packed their bags, changed their names and fled, and she doesn't know why. She only knows that her father is trying to locate her mother, who disappeared when Anneli was five. Arriving in Toronto, Anneli has to fend for herself in an alien environment, isolated in a big city with no idea how to navigate the unspoken codes that come with being fourteen and in high school. Torn between two worlds, she is troubled by the things she and her father have left behind - a vanished town, a long-ago crime - but determined to find her mother: the one person who might be able to tell her just what it is they're running from."--Dust jacket flap.
"Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitchiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It willhurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you,' Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves"--
"Straight-laced Hannah chooses to participate in a hypnotism show at the local fair, but when the hypnotist leaves her mind open to suggestion, Hannah must learn to block out the demons that toy with her sense of right and wrong before she ends up killingher boyfriend to appease the demons"--
"After Franklin commits a horrific crime and is sent to a special lab for rehabilitation, only Jeremy believes that Franklin might actually be better...but when crimes start up again in their small town, Jeremy begins to wonder if evil can ever truly be quelled"--
After Vivian's longtime crush pretends their secret summer affair never happened, she vows to protect her heart with only "safe" crushes, until Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, throws her plan into chaos.
Rani Patel, almost seventeen and living on remote Moloka'i island, is oppressed by the cultural norms of her Gujarati immigrant parents but when Mark, an older man, draws her into new experiences red flags abound.
Neil and his friend Larry travel in their new food truck to the Salsa Verde ranch in Arizona to participate in the legendary food-truck gathering, but when Neil discovers that the Verde ranch is in danger of foreclosure, the only hope for the ranch is a treasure map left behind by the very first Verde, a chef who discovered a mine while escaping from a murderous army colonel.
Working as a summer intern on the set of a movie being filmed in her small Georgia town, seventeen-year-old Dee meets famous pop star turned actor Milo Ritter, who is offending everyone with his rudeness.
"A teenage girl grapples with her sister's death and her own place in the universe over the course of one fateful summer in upstate New York. With an epic '80s soundtrack blasting in the background, Lost Stars is a novel that encapsulates teenage-life andall its awkward longing, heady passion, and introspective questioning"--
Moving to a new city and joining an evangelical church despite his own reluctance, artistic Mike is bullied by a father who wants him to play sports and toughen up, a situation that is complicated by Mike's growing feelings for another newcomer.
Sammy Wallach's plans for the end of her junior year include sneaking out to the city to see her favorite band and getting Jamie Moss to ask her to the faux prom, but when the international bank her father works for is hacked she suddenly finds her and her family's whole digital world, emails, photos, journal, exposed for everyone to see--and the repercussions are making all their lives a misery.
In a world were the privileged can acquire savant abilities through a procedure, Orpheus, a genetically enhanced boy whose father holds the copyright for the procedure, meets Zimri, a natural musical prodigy.
Renaissance painter Caravaggio explains how his artistic independence and unconventional style get him into trouble with the Catholic Church and the other authorities in the early seventeenth century and turn him into a fugitive.
In this alternate version of the 1950s, after the Axis powers win World War II, Yael, a Jewish skinshifter, fails in her mission to kill Hitler and finds herself being hunted while trying to finish what she started.
A junior in high school, Mira has come back from a car crash with experimental prosthetics and chips that are implanted directly into her brain which has enhanced her hearing, and her athletic abilities--which all seems great until her friends and boyfriend turn against her, she gets cut from the lacrosse team because of her "unfair advantages," and the people in her town start calling her a cyborg; but worst of all she feels emotionally detached from everything.
"When her unusual powers mark her as the one destined to lead the war against the seven Ancients, Henrietta trains to become the first female sorcerer in centuries--though the true nature of her ability threatens to be revealed"--
"The effects of CONVERGENCE are still being felt across the DC Universe, especially by one young precog named Lilith. After having visions of a Teen Titans team the world has never known, Lilith is compelled to set out to warn Dick Grayson, Roy Harper, Donna Troy and an Atlantean named Garth of something dark and sinister that she believes is coming after them. Is tragedy in store for the Titans, and where is this mysterious Lilith getting her visions from? Find out in TITANS HUNT! Collects issues #1-8"--
Traces the stories of advocates and activists who risked danger and hardship to uphold the 1954 desegregation ruling by the Supreme Court, sharing additional information on how the NAACP strategized its responses to period racism.
"Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics. Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public's imagination, thanks especiallyto popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scenephotography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies. In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos usesreal-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking,Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system"--
"Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as “Bloody Lowndes,” an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels’s poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.
"Greta was her country's crown princess, and also its hostage, destined to be the first casualty in an inevitable war. But when the war came, it broke all the rules, and Greta forged a different past. She is no longer princess. No longer hostage. No longer human. Greta Stuart has become an AI."--Cover, p. 
The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She's been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She's no longer alone--it's the two of them against the world. That's something even a town this brutal can't take away from her. Until it does. Lena's future depends on her family's factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she'll risk everything to do what's right. In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules. An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.