Synopses & Reviews
Carbon County, Wyoming is like a current running through Daphnes heart.
When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyds home, where she believes shell find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphnes Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and its not silence that welcomes her. Its the sound of trumpets.
Daphnes desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears.
Daphne landed in Carbon County for a reason. She only has to read the signsand believe.
"Beautiful Lucinda (Luce) Price is banished from everything she knows after a mysterious fire leaves her friend Trevor dead and Luce shouldering the blame. She is forced to board at a decrepit reform school where students are under the constant watch of cameras and must go without cellphones or Internet access. Grief-stricken by Trevor's death and horrified by her new surroundings, Luce is also plagued by sinister, terrifying shadows that appear wherever she goes. The remote gothic setting provides the standard backdrop for the crux of the story, first in a planned series the romantic feelings Luce develops for the elusive, unpredictable, and rather unlikable Daniel. Aside from the evil shadows, the plot can be summed up with a single word: pining. Luce longs for Daniel in various ways dreaming of him, digging up information, trying to talk to him, experiencing rejection, then trying again. Some readers will pine right alongside Luce, but others may feel that Kate spends too much time on unrequited love and too little on forward movement in Luce's relationship with Daniel and the mystery of what, exactly, Daniel is. Ages 12 up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Praise for End Times
“In her debut, Schumacher rounds out her third-person narrative with a varied cast of believable secondary characters and sets the stage for a compelling sequel. In an even greater feat, the author provides a fascinating reimagining of the rapture accessible to both religious and secular readers alike. This page-turner will leave readers eager for more.” -Kirkus
“End Times will take you on an electrifying journey as one downtrodden girl from Detroit fights for her family, their hometown of Carbon County, Wyoming and the good of the world.” -Pittacus Lore, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Lorien Legacies series
“Explosive, electrifying, and charged with emotion. This skillfully woven story of the unhinged, mythical town of Carbon County, Wyoming, will take you to the edge and leave you dangling, desperate for the next installment. I swear my heart is still pounding.” —Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 and Gone
"A vivid and captivating read rife with religious fervor, family entanglements, profiteering and a dash of sparkle hula-hoops. Chronicling one girl's quest to find her place in the world, and set against the backdrop of a pious small town that's just struck oil, Anna Schumacher's Rapturous debut is sure to make every reader a believer."--Leah Konen, author of The After Girls
“I loved this book. Daphne Peyton arrives in a flourish of mysterious trumpets and Anna Schumachers gorgeous, rich prose never lets up. End Times is fearless and gripping, surprising and heartfelt. Schumacher takes us to the beginning of the end, and leaves us wanting more.” -Danielle Paige, author of Dorothy Must Die
“Anna Schumacher's astonishing debut grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go as it drags you on a thrilling and unsettling ride headed straight for the Apocalypse. I just hope the End doesn't come before the sequel's out.” -Bennett Madison, author of The Blonde of the Joke and September Girls
"A gripping and compulsive read. A fresh new take on the apocalypse that marries sharp plotting with full-bodied characters. I loved this book!" -Micol Ostow, author of Family
“End Times is a captivating read that will leave you questioning good versus evil—and craving the next book in the series.” —Shani Petroff, author of the Bedeviled series
Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luces boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasanteven evilhistory.
Its only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels theres a reason to be herethough she doesnt know what it is. And Daniels frosty cold demeanor toward her? Its really a protective device that hes used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.
Seventeen-year-old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce's boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant--even evil--history.
Fallen angels, demons, and a mortal or two thrown in for good measure . . . get ready to fall.
The Fallen in Love Boxed set contains all four hardcover editions of Lauren Kate's ridiculously romantic New York Times bestselling series. Fallen angels, demons, and a mortal or two thrown in for good measure . . . get ready to fall.
Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and the fervent adulation that comes with being in the celebrity Angel world. She's trying to juggle her ordinary life—high school, family, friends—with the intense demands of being in the public eye as heartthrob Angel Jackson Godspeed's girlfriend.
And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She's been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means entering into dangerous and high stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever—and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war. . . .
When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all inblood and salt.”
These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.
Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the towns history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.
As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herselfand discover the truth about Quivira before its too late. Before shes all inblood and salt.
Jael has always felt like a freak. Shes never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dads always been superstrict—but thats probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her familys dangerous history and Jaels untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.
Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.
Praise for Misfit
« “An impeccably paced and unusually profound urban-fantasy novel. Thoughtful, scary and captivating.” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About the Author
At sixteen, Kim Liggett left her rural midwestern town for New York City, where she pursued a career in music and acting. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kim sang backup for some of the biggest rock bands of the 80s. After settling down to have a family, she became an entrepreneur, creating a childrens art education program and a travel company specializing in tours for musicians. Shes married to jazz musician Ken Peplowski, and has two beautiful teenagers.