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ucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. They have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of passive-aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight and meticulous approach to his job. Joshua can’t understand Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and attitude. Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into a human.The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good. But can he trust her?
In the third and final book in the Grisha verse, Alina and her friends have ended up at the Apparat, from which she had to accept his help against her own will. Alina wants to escape from the Apparat and look for the Firebird, the third amplifier. Together with Mal and their friends, they go and search for the third and last amplifier and the lost prince, which they are not even sure if he is still alive. In this part, Alina will have to forge new alliances and set aside old rivals to search for the Firebird. But while Alina is on the road, she discovers something that will change the relationship between her and the Darkling. Killing the Firebird appears to be the only thing that can save Ravka from the Darkling’s evil plan.
‘Sweet, sour and extremely spicy.’ Summary Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s…
In this story, we follow Cadence Sinclair Eastman, one of the children of the Sinclair family. Cadence has been through tuff times, but can always enjoy the summer vacations on the private island of the Sinclairs. Together with her cousin Mirren, nephew Johnny and his half-brother Gat, Cadence forms ‘the Liars’. During their fifteenth summer, Cadence and Gat fall in love. Then something happens, which causes there to be a gap in the story. Throughout her summer, memories emerge, along with family secrets and lots of lies.
In Siege and Storm, we follow Alina, just like in Shadow & Bone. She fled with Mal to escape the Darkling. They try to start a new life in another country. Alina must hide her identity in order to not to be found by the Darkling. With the help of an unknown freebooter, they manage to return to Ravka. Alina is determined to do everything she can to fight her enemy. But after using her powerful powers, Alina falls further into the Darkling’s dangerous game.
Imagine Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men, improving their skills in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped.
Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn, he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive. She won’t let anything hold her back. But when she is sucked into Rhen’s world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfall … and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.