Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.
In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners witness Link's heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.
Dream Dark word count: ~10,000
The day has finally arrived: Mitchell Wate and Lillian English are getting married. Everyone has come together--Ethan and Lena, John and Liv, even Link is back in town--and there's enough pie to make Amma proud. But despite the joyous occasion, Ethan can't help but worry that something feels...off.
When Siren-turned-Hybrid Caster Ridley blows into town unannounced, Ethan's suspicions are confirmed. And it's worse than he imagined: Silas Ravenwood is coming for them, and no one in Gatlin is safe. Has the Wheel of Fate finally caught up to them, or can the Casters and Mortals come together to stop it in its tracks?
#1 New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl reveal Gatlin's destiny in this not-to-be missed final installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories.
Word Count: ~13,000 words
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
While looking through her grandmother Emmaline's keepsakes, Lena Duchannes comes across a little blue book with a big history--a book that changed Macon Ravenwood's life and saved Lena's.
When Lena was a baby, Seer and gifted card reader Amma Treaudeau saw a terrifying future in the cards that sent her to Emmaline's door. When a powerful Dark Caster sets fire to Lena's house with baby Lena and her father trapped inside, Amma, Emmaline, and Macon vow to protect the child. Lena's grandmother and her Uncle Macon whisk Lena away, protecting her and moving her to a new place at the first sign of trouble. But a Caster can only hide for so long, and Macon must rely on the teachings in an ancient book to control his Dark nature. Ultimately, it will be his job to protect Lena--and keep her from surrendering to a Dark fate.
#1 New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl revisit the events that would define Lena's future in the third installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories.
After a disastrous car crash outside New York City, Ridley Duchannes--Dark Caster, Siren, and bona fide bad girl-has gone missing. Her wannabe rocker and quarter Incubus boyfriend, Wesley "Link" Lincoln, was driving, and when he comes to, Ridley is nowhere to be found. The only clue is the giant raven emblazoned on the hood of the truck that hit them, which can mean only one thing: Silas Ravenwood is back. And he has Ridley.
Determined to find her, Link reunites with old friends John Breed and Liv Durand, his New York bandmates, and the mysterious Lennox Gates--who has his own reasons for tracking down Ridley. Together they travel through the Caster Tunnels and the Deep South to New Orleans, where they uncover the truth about the infamous Ravenwood labs and exactly what Silas has been doing within those walls. By the time Link and his friends reach Ridley, she is no longer the Siren they know and love. She's something new. This time, love might not be enough to save them.
In this sequel to Dangerous Creatures, the bestselling spin-off of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels, coauthors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl deliver an intoxicating blend of magic, suspense, and danger.
Ethan Wate is still grieving the loss of his beloved Amma when he receives an unexpected gift--the old, yellow Whitman's Sampler box that held Amma's most closely guarded secrets. "One day I might let you have a look under that lid, Ethan Wate," Amma used to say. "But today isn't the day."
Now it's time for one of her greatest secrets to be revealed. In a long-lost letter, Amma tells Ethan the story of growing up as a young Seer with a remarkable gift for reading cards. But with a power that far-reaching comes responsibility, and Amma has been honoring her mission since before Ethan was born--to protect the Wate family at any cost. So when Lila Jane Evers enters Mitchell Wate's life, bringing the whole Caster world with her, Amma turns to her cards. This time, it's a the reading that will define the rest of her life--and Ethan's.
In this second installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl bring you even deeper into the Caster world.
Word Count: ~9,000 words
Ridley Duchannes is nobody's heroine. She's a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can't trust her, or yourself when she's around. And she'll be the first to tell you to stay away--especially if you're going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her.
Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley "Link" Lincoln, never listens to anyone. Link doesn't care if Rid's no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream. He teams up with a ragtag group of Dark Casters, and when the band scores a gig at a hot Underground club, it looks like all of Link's dreams are about to come true.
But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals, and soon Ridley realizes that Link's bandmates are keeping secrets. With bad-boy club owner Lennox Gates on her heels, Rid is determined to find out the truth. What she discovers is worse than she could have imagined: Link has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay. With their lives on the line, what's a Siren to do?
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, are back to cast another magical spell. Their signature blend of mystery, suspense, and romance, with a healthy dose of wit and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.
Before she met and married Mitchell Wate, the beautiful and brilliant Lila Jane Evers was an honors student at Duke University. Studying late into the night in the rare books library, she is captivated by a single line of text on an old piece of parchment: "In the Light there is Dark, and in the Dark there is Light."
What can it mean?
Then one night, Lila Jane meets a mysterious young man who may have the answer. His name is Macon Ravenwood, and for every secret he reveals, he is hiding another. With Macon's help, Lila Jane uncovers the wonders of the Caster world--the Light and the Dark. But a romance between the Incubus who is fighting his own dark side and this fiercely independent Mortal is doomed from the start. The closer Lila Jane and Macon become, the more her life is in danger.
Discover the unforgettable and untold story of how Lila and Macon fell in love in this all-new Beautiful Creatures novella from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Word Count: ~12,000
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.
Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.
Her heart has to break before it can open.
When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.
He has to let someone in before it’s too late.
With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.
But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.
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Praise for The Lovely Reckless:
"Meet your next book boyfriend Marco Leone. You'll fall in love with him just like I did!" —Abbi Glines, New York Times bestselling author of The Field Party series & The Rosemary Beach novels
“A perfect blend of electrifying romance, pulse-pounding street racing, and page-turning suspense.” —Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Problem With Forever
“Want an adrenaline rush with your swoon? Kami Garcia delivers an action-packed and addicting romance with complex characters, high stakes, and enough angst to keep you turning page after page. Once I started, it was impossible to stop!” —Cora Carmack, New York Times–bestselling author of Losing It
“Kami Garcia turns up the heat with The Lovely Reckless! The Fast and the Furious meets Romeo and Juliet, with a romance guaranteed to get your pulse racing.” —Carrie Ryan, New York Times–bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Sexy, fast-paced, and action-packed—this is Kami Garcia like you’ve never seen her before.” —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times–bestselling author of Shatter Me
“The Lovely Reckless has everything I hope for in a book. Packed with the perfect blend of suspense, drama, romance, and heart, Kami Garcia has truly topped herself.” —Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Hopeless
“Edge-of-your-seat suspense, love, and heartbreak.” —Jamie McGuire, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster
“With a feisty heroine, an irresistible bad boy, and an attraction so sizzling the words practically burn up the page,The Lovely Reckless is an insanely addictive, sexy, rush of a read you’ll return to again and again!” —Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Immortals series
“Rip-roaring and hyper-real, Kami outdoes herself.” —Holly Black, New York Times–bestselling author of The Darkest Part of the Forest
“The Lovely Reckless is a thrilling ride full of twists and turns and a love story that will melt your heart!” —Katie McGarry, award-winning author of Nowhere but Here
“A pitch-perfect story of surviving loss, finding love, and saving oneself—all set in a world of fast cars and smooth criminals. The Lovely Reckless thrills from beginning to end.” —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Legend and The Young Elites
“The Lovely Reckless is Garcia’s superb, roaring entrance into the world of young adult contemporary fiction—full of first love jitters and heart-stopping action." —Christina Lauren, New York Times–bestselling author of Sublime
“As exciting as a high-stakes drag race with a hero hotter than a red-lined engine, The Lovely Reckless is a thrill ride without compare! You’ll fall in love with sexy bad-boy Marco and root for the daring heroine Frankie as they fight to be together against all odds. The Lovely Reckless is a bold and original love story sure to delight readers everywhere." —Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Arcana Chronicles
"The Lovely Reckless is a fast-paced, fresh read that you'll want to devour in one sitting. I'm obsessed!" —Anna Todd, Internet Sensation and Bestselling Author of the After Series
"Kami Garcia has moved into bold, new territory, and the results are spectacular. I was hooked from the first chapter!" —Richelle Mead, #1 International Bestselling Author of Vampire Academy series
"Give this to teens who like suspense, sexy romance, and urban fiction.”—VOYA
"The romantic scenes sizzle. A wild and enjoyable ride." —Kirkus Reviews
"This high-stakes, suspenseful romance novel... will keep [teens] turning pages." —School Library Journal
Powerful original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world.
Plagas de langosta, oleadas de calor y devastadoras tormentas asolan la ciudad y, a medida que pasa el tiempo, cada vez resulta más evidente que algo, o alguien, deberá sacrificarse por Gatlin... Pero ¿quién?
En muchos momentos, no hay sólo una respuesta o un camino.
En ocasiones, tampoco hay vuelta atrás.
Y esta vez tampoco habrá un final feliz.
Hermoso caos es la primera novela de las autoras, la tercera de la saga de las dieciséis lunas. Las anteriores son: Hermosas criaturas y Hermosa oscuridad.
«Una de las series con más gancho entre los jóvenes as cosa [...]. Las autoras saben cómo hacer la lectura atractiva».
«Entretenida, llena de magia y con un final que no deja indiferente. Las autoras han sabido crear un lugar donde nada es lo que parece».
«Los lectores se verán absorbidos por una tenebrosa y cuidada atmósfera, por el relato y la crítica de la vida sureña y por un completo y profundo universo fantástico».
«Algo completamente diferente... A los jóvenes les encantará: romance, magia, tormentos y la promesa de mucho más por venir».
2013 BRAM STOKER AWARD NOMINEE FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL.
I never believed in ghosts.Until one tried to kill me.
When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, she doesn't realize that paranormal forces are responsible--not until mysterious identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a deadly spirit sent to kill her.
Kennedy learns that her mother's death was no accident, and now she has to take her place in the Legion of the Black Dove--a secret society formed to protect the world from a vengeful demon. A society left in the hands of a misfit group of teens with unique skills: Jared, combat trained, with a temper to match; Lukas, rogue hacker and code breaker; Alara, whose attitude is as powerful as her voodoo protections; and Priest, an engineer capable of making a weapon out of a soda can.
As the teens use their individual talents to battle paranormal entities, they earn their rightful places in the Legion--except for Kennedy, who is left wondering if she is truly one of them.
Can she stay alive long enough to find out--without losing her heart in the process?
Protect Yourself.What you can't see CAN hurt you.
På det seneste er Ethan begyndt at have mærkelige drømme om en pige, han aldrig har mødt. Det er blevet en besættelse for ham, og han føler sig både forelsket og lettere sindssyg på en gang.
Da skoleåret starter, og den smukke Lena Duchannes dukker op, bliver pigen fra hans drømme pludselig lyslevende. Lena er befriende anderledes end alle piger på Jackson High, men også skræmmende. Hun bor hos sin onkel, den besynderlige eneboer Macon Ravenwood, i byens ældste ejendom – spøgelseshuset – og hun er fra første dag dømt ude af det lille samfund.
Ethan mærker øjeblikkeligt en stærk forbindelse imellem dem, som han ikke kan forklare eller modstå. De kan læse hinandens tanker og får stærke fortidssyner om en tragisk kærlighed under den amerikanske borgerkrig. Sammen afdækker de en verden i Gatlin, som er langt dybere og farligere, end Ethan i sin vildeste fantasi kunne have forestillet sig.
Lena og Ethan er som skabt til hinanden, men der hviler en forbandelse over Lenas skæbne, som vil blive afgjort på hendes sekstenårs fødselsdag – og den nærmer sig.
"Giv den her til fans af Stephenie Meyers Twilight [...] eller HBO's True Blood-serie, og de vil sluge samtlige 600 sider af denne paranormale romance med gotiske træk." – SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Cuando por fin Ethan deja atrás los escalofriantes acontecimientos relatados en Hermoso caos,
tiene solo un objetivo: volver al lado de Lena y de todos a los que quiere.
Mientras tanto, Lena está haciendo lo imposible para propiciar el regreso de Ethan, aunque eso suponga tener que confiar en sus antiguos enemigos o arriesgar las vidas de aquellos por los que él se sacrificó.
Una vez más, y esta es la definitiva, Ethan y Lena tendrán que reescribir su destino.
Read this dark thriller to find out why millions of people became obsessed with The X-Files.
In the spring of 1979, seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder has bigger problems than applying for college. Five years ago, his younger sister disappeared from their home and was never heard from again. Mulder blames himself, and his mother blames his father, who has retreated into his top-secret work for the State Department. In Fox’s senior year, his dad has moved him to Washington, DC—away from his friends on Martha’s Vineyard.
While Mulder doesn’t mind the fresh start and not being known as “that kid with the missing sister,” he’s still obsessed with finding Samantha. So when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can’t stop himself from getting involved. Could there be a link to his sister’s case? As he uncovers the truth, Mulder and his friends find themselves on the trail of a serial killer.
Sucked into a world where conspiracies, the occult, and madness overlap, Fox Mulder starts to believe.
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