#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising comes a gripping sci-fi adventure in which a group of teenagers wake up in a mysterious corridor with no knowledge of who they are or how they got trapped. Their only hope lies with an indomitable young woman who must lead them not only to answers but to survival. “I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid.” A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself—her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin—yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another. Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn. Praise for Alive “Suspenseful . . . [Alive] lives up to its hype, packing plenty of thrills.”—Entertainment Weekly “Fascinating and intriguing . . . a cross between Lord of the Flies and The Maze Runner and yet . . . so much more.”—Fresh Fiction “A ripping, claustrophobic thunderbolt of a novel, Scott Sigler’s Alive gives us an unforgettable young hero who must find the inner strength to lead without knowing where she is, who she is, and how bitterly the odds are stacked against her.”—Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising “Sigler has created a wonderful and engrossing character in M. Savage. Strong and smart, but with the naïveté and misgivings of any teenage girl, she’s someone you’ll definitely want on your side when s*** hits the fan, which it most certainly does.”—Veronica Belmont, host of Sword & Laser “A tense, unsettling page-turner of a story—both deeply strange and wildly compelling.”—Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker and Maplecroft “From the first page I was hooked. The puzzle unfolds masterfully, right down to the last page.”—Dr. Phil Plait, author of Bad Astronomy From the Hardcover edition.
Traces how the works of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew reflected the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, citing the achievements of such influential figures as John Maynard Keyes, Paul Samuelson, and Amartya Sen.
The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever... BYRNE is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of life. FRAY's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before. CHOSS is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood. KATJA is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever. Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.
The Shadow of Imana
Along with nine other African Writers, Veronique Tadjo was invited to visit Rwanda to bear witness to the genocide that took place in 1994 - wiping out one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus during a hundred days of barbaric violence.
The masterwork by the bestselling author of the cult classics Journeys Out of the Body and Far Journeys charts the area that lies "over the edge", beyond the limits of the physical world. Ultimate Journey presents a map of the "interstate"--the route that opens when physical lives are left behind, with their entry and exit ramps, their signposts and their hazards.
The Girl from the Chartreuse
The owner of the bookshop THE VERB TO BE, is a red-haired giant imprisoned in an enormous body and his solitude. One wet afternoon, driving a vanload of new and second-hand books, -tienneVollard knocks down and seriously injures a little girl, -va. In the hospital, he meets -va's mother, Th-r-se, a struggling single parent who lacks maternal instincts and whose dream is to be faraway, alone. Both are haunted by guilt: Th-r-se because of her lateness in collecting her daughter, and Vollard because he did not manage to stop his car on time (even if he knows that he could not have avoided -va: indeed she seemed to throw herself in front of the car). Vollard visits -va regularly while she is in a coma and reads books to her, while Th-r-se spaces her visits out. When -va eventually wakes up, she has become mute and is terribly weakened. A few weeks after -va has been sent to a rehabilitation centre in the Massif de la Chartreuse, Th-r-se gets a job faraway and asks Vollard to visit her daughter on her behalf. Soon, Vollard enjoys their walks in the mountain, where he tells her stories and poems he has memorized and tries to break her out of her mute, impassive shell. However, nothing seems to help 'La Petite Chartreuse' - Vollard calls -va that way in reference to the monastic order of the Chartreux - to enjoy life again. She becomes weaker everyday to such a point that Vollard decides to find Th-r-se and to take her back to her daughter before it is too late . . . Praise for La Petite Chartreuse: ' An extraordinary novel about the power of speech and the silence of childhood' ALAIN SALLES, * Le Monde'A novel that pierces the night as a small music. And that leaves the reader stunned with admiration' OLIVIER LE NAIRE, L'Express
Menopause For Dummies
Although menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman’s life, its physical, mental, and emotional manifestations can vary greatly from one person to the next. Add to this all of the conflicting “expert” information about the benefits, risks, and side effects to which women are exposed on a daily basis, and it’s easy to see why most find it difficult to make informed choices about how to deal with their menopausal symptoms. Authored by a team of acknowledged experts in treating menopausal symptoms, Menopause For Dummies arms you with all the information you need to stay in control every step of the way. In plain English, it explains the role menopause plays in a variety of common health problems, such as osteoporosis, stroke, and heart disease. It walks you through proven measures for minimizing your risk of developing complications through including diet and exercise, stress management, hormone replacement, and other techniques. And it arms you with authoritative, up-to-the-minute coverage of: Premenopause how to identify it and what it means The stages of menopause How menopause can affect your body, emotions, and libido The latest facts about hormone replacement therapy The pros and cons of various alternative treatments The best ways of handling hot flashes Easing symptoms with diet and exercise Preventing bone loss Helpful lifestyle changes With Menopause For Dummies in your corner you’ll have a kinder, gentler “change of life.”
A prominent forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Gate works at a maximum security facility for the criminally insane. When he meets a suspect in a high profile case of possible kidnapping and murder named Theodorus, Michael will soon be in for the biggest challenge of his life. Becoming involved with the case of Nadia, a woman who has disappeared in her search for lost love, Michael is forced to face his own secrets. For years, he has experienced episodes of lost time and has zero memory of what has happened. Suppressing a parallel existence in an alternate reality, Michael's secret life as the Goddess Artemis' lover has long been rationalized away by his brain. A representative of modern man, Michael suffers from his denial until he is forced to find a way to accept his own magical nature. Determined to solve Nadia's case and forced to learn about himself, Michael ventures on a journey of self-discovery that could change his life forever. Michael Gate an emotionally charged transformative fiction novel by Olga Yahontova that reaches out to readers through their own past experiences. Using gripping criminal fiction and the search for lost love, the novel takes readers through an exciting cerebral journey into their own transformations. Creating a unique new form of literature, the novel introduces readers to the cathartic experience of therapeutic narratives. A captivating book that elicits personal experiences from each reader, Michael Gate is a must-own entry into every reading collection.