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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won... Read more about Catching Fire

I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air. My muscles are clenched tight against the cold. If a pack of wild dogs were to appear...


What do readers say about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

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It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it's up to ... Read more about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Thetwomenappearedoutofnowhere,afewyardsapartinthenar- row, moonlit lane. For a second they stood quite still, wands di- rected at each other's chests; then, recognizing each other , they stowed their ...


What do readers say about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

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Air-raids over London during WWII compel four siblings - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy - to be sent away from the city to the house of a kindly but remote Professor "who lived in the heart of the country." There is much to discover in the country: w... Read more about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

And really it was a wonderful tea. There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a sugar-topped...


In this first book of the blockbuster multiplatform series, two likable orphans compete with nefarious family members for an old aunt's fortune. "Dazzles with suspense."-SLJ, starred review... Read more about The Maze of Bones

Amy sat there in shock. She found herself holding a green slip of paper worth one million dollars. A challenge? A dangerous secret? What was going on? She stared at the blank projector screen. She cou...


Tom Rob Smith-the author whose debut, Child 44, has been called "brilliant" (Chicago Tribune), "remarkable" (Newsweek) and "sensational" (Entertainment Weekly)-returns with an intense, suspenseful new novel: a story where the sins of the past threate... Read more about The Secret Speech

DURING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR he’d demolished the bridge at Kalach in defense of Stalingrad, rigged factories with dynamite, reducing them to rubble, and set indefensible refineries ablaze, dicing th...


"It's the tactics and the terrain, the morale and the characters that make the difference between an average thriller and one as good as this."-The New York Times Book Review

Upon its original publication, River of Darkness awed readers who look for ... Read more about River of Darkness

The village was empty. Billy Styles couldn’t understand it. They hadn’t seen a living soul on the road from the station, and even the green was deserted, though the weather was the kind that normally ...


The second book in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE.

When they think you will fail . . . fail to listen.

As the only female page in history to pass the first year of training to be... Read more about Page

Fall that year was warm. Heat lay in a blanket over the basin of the River Olorun, where the capital of Tortall covered the banks. No breath of air stirred the pennants and flags on their poles. The r...


'Exciting, unsettling and technically brilliant' - Spectator

In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed - except ... Read more about The Midwich Cuckoos

ONE of the luckiest accidents in my wife’s life is that she happened to marry a man who was born on the 26th of September. But for that, we should both of us undoubtedly have been at home in Midwich o...



The Baudelaires need a safe place to stay-somewhere far away from terrible villains and local police. A quiet refuge where misfortune never visits. Might Heimlich Hospital be just the place?

In Lemony Snicket's eighth ... Read more about The Hostile Hospital

There are two reasons why a writer would end a sentence with the word “stop” written entirely in capital letters STOP. The first is if the writer were writing a telegram, which is a coded message sent...



A good book's sales should keep growing year after year, and Empress Theresa's have since 2014.

A good story should have admirable characters. Readers need somebody to admire. The young newlyweds Steve and Theresa are totally devoted to each ot... Read more about Empress Theresa

I’m Theresa, the younger daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Sullivan, and I hope it’s not bragging to say I was cute as heck at age ten. Everybody in the family said so. I was the princess in the Sulli...

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