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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (2012, Oct 2nd).
Siblings Sadie and Carter Kane discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on them. to Stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings Carter and Sadie ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: James Dean
Publisher: HarperCollins (2012, Sep 25th).
'Twas the day before Christmas and Santa was ill.In the cold winter wind he had caught a bad chill.Will Christmas be canceled? Will it come to that?"Never!" cried Santa. "Let's call Pete the Cat!"In this rockin' new spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Berkley Trade (2012, Oct 2nd).
Laura Templeton found out the hard way that nothing in life is guaranteed. The daughter of a wealthy hotelier, she had always known comfort, privilege, and security. But by the age of thirty, her storybook marriage had been destroyed by her husband's infidelity. Laura's divorce left her both emotionally and financially devastated--but determined to rebuild her life without the Templeton fortune.Laura had always defined herself as a wife, a daughter, or a mother. Now, she must finally discover Laura the woman... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions (2012, Sep 25th).
A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Weber
Publisher: Baen (2012, Oct 2nd).
New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling phenomenon David Weber delivers the second entry in an original young adult science fiction adventure series. Young forest ranger Stephanie Harrington and her treecat companion Climbs Quickly battle natural forest fire and very human enemies on a pioneer planet. Prequel to the Honor Harrington adult science fiction saga.Second entry in a new young adult series by New York Times best seller David Weber, and the prequel to the hugely popular Honor Harrington adult science fiction saga. Fire in the forest–and a cry for help from a trapped and desperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, precocious fourteen-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that is flooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (2012, Aug 28th).
Enter the world of the internationally bestselling Iron Fey series. Dangerous faeries. Heartbreaking romance. Thrilling action and limitless adventure. The world of the fey has never been so powerful. This collection includes three novellas set in the world of the Iron Fey plus the Guide to the Iron Fey with exclusive information about Julie Kagawa's unforgettable world of Faery.Winter's PassageNever make a promise to a faery. They always come to collect. Now Meghan Chase must fulfill her promise to Prince Ash of the Winter Court and embark upon a dangerous journey into the heart of enemy territorywhile being pursued by a relentless new foe and guarding her own foolish heart.Summer's CrossingWhat can turn enemies into reluctant allies? A call from the Exile Queen, Leanansidhe, ties legendary prankster Puck to his archenemy, Prince Ash, on a journey that may end in betrayal and will set them both on an irreversible path. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (2012, Sep 18th).
After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting -- egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos. King Cayleb of Charis, his queen Sharleyan, and Merlin will have their hands full trying to stave off wholesale starvation in Siddermark while at the same time shipping in enough land combat units to fend off the "volunteers" from the Church's Temple Lands. And there are those who remeber how dependent Church power is on money from Siddermark... and who wonder what will happen if Siddermark starves.Bursting with vivid invention and the sweep of lived history, Midst Toil and Tribulation will build this series' audience to a new level. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Wahida Clark
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Dafina (2009, Apr 1st).
In her hot, gritty new urban drama, Essence ® bestselling author Wahida Clark tells the story of a woman who thinks she has everything, but who really has everything to lose— starting with her best friend, and ending with her life… Brianna and Shan couldn't be more different. From her $1200 weave to her closet full of Gucci, Prada, and Chanel, Brianna believes that men were born to bankroll her lifestyle. Shan likes to make her own money by working for a living at a men's prison—and prefers Sean John, Baby Phat, and Fubu to Jimmy Choo. Still, despite appearances, Shan and B are sisters where it counts—or so they think… For B, lying is part of the hustle, and the hustle is what gets her sex, clothes, cars—pretty much whatever she wants. She couldn't care less who gets hurt along the way, as long as it isn't her. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ellen Hart
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1 edition (2012, Oct 2nd).
DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis from St. Louis with a purpose, but things aren’t going as he planned. When it becomes clear he’s in way over his head, DeAndre can think of only one person to call for help—his Uncle Nolan’s business partner, newly licensed private investigator Jane Lawless. However, by the time Jane listens to his voice mail, she’s hearing a voice from beyond the grave—DeAndre left the message only minutes before he was knifed to death outside a gentlemen’s club. Soon his murder isn’t the only one.With Nolan in the hospital, Jane sets out to find out who killed DeAndre, how his death is connected with the others, and what he was doing in Minneapolis in the first place.Rest for the Wicked is another outstanding addition to Ellen Hart’s award-winning mystery series. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Mulholland Books (2012, Oct 2nd).
TWO MISSING GIRLS. TWO BRUTAL MURDERS. ALL CONNECTED TO ONE FARM HOUSE. WHO IS TO BLAME?When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the girls are never found.Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash McBain once lived. A suspect is in custody, a troubled young man who can hear voices and claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman.Convinced that Piper or Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, persuade the police to re-open the investigation. But they are racing against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability