An explosive YA thriller from international bestselling author of One of Us is Lying.
The Storys are the envy of their neighbours: owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence:
You know what you did. They never hear from her again. Years later, when 18-year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother’s resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who’s been such an enigma their entire lives.
Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular.
By the time Carrie retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles. And if you ask her, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach.
But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning, British player named Nicki Chan
Based in part on the author’s own life, David Copperfield is the epic story of a young man’s journey of self-discovery – from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the memorable cast of characters he encounters along the way are his brutal stepfather, Mr Murdstone; bubbly Nurse Peggotty; his brilliant, but unworthy schoolmate Steerforth, his eccentric aunt, Betsy Trotwood, the scheming clerk Uriah Heep, the enchanting Dora and the magnificent Mr Macawber – a character much like Dickens’ own father. Full of tragedy and comedy in equal measure, David Copperfield remains one of the most enduring and popular of Dickens’ novels.
With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.
A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city of Florence. Only Langdon’s knowledge of hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers. With only a few lines from Dante’s dark and epic masterpiece, The Inferno, to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance – sculptures, paintings, buildings – to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat…
#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies in the vein of Ninth House and The Night Circus
In Charlie Hall’s world, shadows can be altered, for entertainment and cosmetic preferences-but also to increase power and influence. You can alter someone’s feelings-and memories-but manipulating shadows has a cost, with the potential to take hours or days from your life. Your shadow holds all the parts of you that you want to keep hidden-a second self, standing just to your left, walking behind you into lit rooms. And sometimes, it has a life of its own. Charlie is a low-level con artist, working as a bartender while trying to distance herself from the powerful and dangerous underground world of shadow trading. She gets by doing odd jobs for her patrons and the naive new money in her town at the edge of the Berkshires.
The second story in the ever-popular Anne of Green Gables series. Now Anne is half past sixteen and she’s ready to begin a new life teaching in her old school. She’s as feisty as ever and is fiercely determined to inspire young hearts with her own ambitions. But some of her pupils are as boisterous and high-spirited as Anne, and so life in her Avonlea classroom becomes a lesson in discovery and adventure . . .
The stunning new novel of World War One from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller.May, 1915.Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies – injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy.Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even – as some islanders suggest – a German spy…?Only one thing is for sure: she loves music and moonlight, and it is when she listens to the gramophone that the glimmers of the girl she once was begin to appear.
“Book 2 in The Summer I Turned Pretty series – now a major new TV show on Amazon Prime! From the author of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a smash-hit Netflix movie), perfect for fans of The Kissing Booth, Rainbow Rowell and Holly Bourne.
One girl. Two boys. An impossible decision to make . . .
When something is perfect, you hope it lasts forever. But Isabel’s lazy, long hot summers at her family friends’ beach house are over.
Holes is a 1998 young adult novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book centers on Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a correctional boot camp in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft.
“Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller. A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines. Olly’s brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa. He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to university.
Hero, a swallow, has a journey to make too. He must fly to Africa for the winter to join all the other swallows. His journey is difficult and fraught with danger. Three separate stories are woven into one powerful and moving novel whose central theme not only exposes the horrors of war and of landmines, but also the endurance of the human spirit.”
“Having a little sister like four-year-old Ramona isn’t always easy for Beezus Quimby. With a wild imagination, disregard for order, and an appetite for chaos, Ramona makes it hard for Beezus to be the responsible older sister she knows she ought to be…especially when Ramona threatens to ruin Beezus’s birthday party. Will Beezus find the patience to handle her little sister before Ramona turns her big day into a complete disaster?
“”An important reminder of the good that can come when you throw yourself fully into any situation and draw outside the lines,”” says Brightly in their article “”12 Girls from Fiction Who Are Their Own Heroes.”””
The powerful new novel from the master storyteller – inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing. It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made – a mistake he must put right before it is too late…
Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, but tragedy grounded his dreams. Now the dust has settled, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in Florida, seeking a rare break from his duties at home.
But when he meets Morgan Lee, his world is turned upside-down, and Colby can’t help but wonder if the responsibilities he has shouldered need dictate his life forever. Morgan is on her way to Nashville with plans to become a star and she wants Colby to come with her.
What is more important? Friendship, loyalty, or love?
Ridge and Sydney are thrilled to finally be together guilt-free. But as the two of them navigate this freedom, Warren and Bridgette’s relationship is as tumultuous as ever, and Maggie grapples with her illness.
When she comes across an old list of things she wanted to do “maybe one of these days,” Maggie decides to live life to the fullest and accomplish these dreams. Maggie keeps Ridge updated on her adventures, but he can’t help but worry, even as Sydney grows more and more suspicious about their friendship. But if she’s going to move past this jealousy, she’ll need to reconcile how she and Ridge came together with the fact that Maggie will always be in their lives somehow…or end up walking away from the man she loves so much.
“What is wrong with you?’
Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She’s seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous.
Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn’t mean she’s a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one: good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace?
Innocent or guilty, everyone is damaged. Some are damaged enough to kill.”
මීට අවුරුද්දකට විතර ඉස්සර ඉස්කෝලෙ
ඇරිලා ගෙදර ආව ගමන් පරණ ඇඳුමක්
දාගෙන පන්සලට දුවන් ආපු කාලෙ හරි
සුන්දරයි අපේ හාමුදුරුවනේ. ඒත් මට
ආපහු ඒ අතීතෙට යන්න බෑ
මගේ බලාපොරොත්තු බිඳිලා ගියේ මීට
කාලෙකට ඉස්සර අයියෙ. මඩේ පිපුණත්
නෙළුම් පිවිතුරුයි කියනවනෙ. ඒ වගේ
පිවිතුරු නෙළුමක් කඩා ගන්න වැව්
ඉවුරෙ හිටපු මට පින නැතිව ගියා. දැන්
ඉතිං එන විදියට ජිවත් වෙනවා.
The stunning sequel to SIX OF CROWS, this is GAME OF THRONES meets OCEAN’S ELEVEN in a fantasy epic from the number 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Welcome to the world of the Grisha. Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets – a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
|Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy, this book collects the final two companion novellas, Shadow Me and Reveal Me, leading up to the explosive final in the series – coming next year.
Juliette is still reeling from Warner’s betrayal, and Kenji is trying to balance his friendship with her with his responsibilities as a leader of the resistance against the Reestablishment. Things get even more interesting when an unexpected person from Omega Point’s past surfaces.
Readers are brought back to the Shatter Me world one last time before the final novel installment in the series hits shelves in 2020.
|Only someone like Jeffrey Archer . . . could have written a compelling story like this. Every page bristles with suspense and the ending comes at you with the force of a tank round DAVID BALDACCI. London, 1988. Royal fever sweeps the nation as Britain falls in love with the ‘peoples princess. Which means for Scotland Yard, the focus is on the elite Royalty Protection Command, and its commanding officer. Entrusted with protecting the most famous family on earth, they quite simply have to be the best. A weak link could spell disaster.
Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick and his Scotland Yard squad are sent in to investigate the team. Maverick ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan is charged with a very sensitive and unique responsibility. But it soon becomes clear the problems in Royalty Protection are just the beginning. A renegade organization has the security of the country and the Crown in its sights. The only question is which target is next in line……….
|Amari Peters knows three things.
Her big brother Quinton has gone missing. No one will talk about it.
His mysterious job holds the secret…
So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she’s certain this is her chance to find Quinton. But first she has to get her head around the new world of the Bureau, where mermaids, aliens and magicians are real, and her roommate is a weredragon. Amari must compete against kids who’ve known about the supernatural world their whole lives, and when each trainee is awarded a special supernatural talent, Amari is given an illegal talent – one that the Bureau views as dangerous. With an evil magician threatening the whole supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she is the enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn’t pass the three tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton …
An epic middle grade supernatural adventure series, soon to be a major movie starring Marsai Martin. Perfect for readers aged 8+ and fans of Percy Jackson, Nevermoor and Men in Black.
The thrilling third book in Chris Colfer’s No.1 New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic… series. Brystal Evergreen is running out of time. It’s almost been a year since she made a deal with Death to find and destroy the Immortal in exchange for her life and she still hasn’t found a single clue about who or where the Immortal is. To make matters worse, something dark and malignant has risen from deep within the earth, threatening life as we know it. To stop this new evil, the fairies and witches must work with all the kingdoms and territories, including the Righteous Brotherhood and their Army of the Dead. But is the threat more familiar than they expected? And why are a secretive group of Sorcerers convinced Xanthous Hayfield is connected to it?
Have you discovered the rest of the series: A Tale of Magic and A Tale of Witchcraft?
Chris Colfer is also the author of the million-copy bestselling series The Land of Stories.
A United Nations relief team in a small village in the Congo makes an alarming discovery. An unknown force is leveling the evolutionary playing field. Men, women, and children have been reduced to a dull, cattle-like state. The natural world surrounding them—plants and animals—have grown more cunning and predatory, evolving at an exponential pace. The insidious phenomenon is spreading across the African continent, threatening the rest of the world. But is it a natural event? Or more terrifyingly, did someone engineer it?
Throughout the ages, the Ocean has occasionally rescued young women from drowning. To repay their debt, these young women must serve for 100 years as Sirens, remaining young and beautiful and using their deadly voices to lure strangers into watery graves. To keep their true nature secret, Sirens must never speak to humans, and must be careful never to stay in the same place for too long. But once her century of service is over, each Siren gets a chance to start over – a chance to live the mortal life that was almost stolen from her. Kahlen became a Siren after her family died in a terrible shipwreck, decades ago. And though a single word from her can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.
“I stuck my finger under the edge of the paper and jerked it under the tape. ‘Shoot,’ I muttered when the paper sliced my finger. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut. It all happened very quickly then. ‘No!’ Edward roared … Dazed and disorientated, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm – and into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires. For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realise their troubles may just be beginning …
This story follows Veronika through these intense days as her experiences lead her to questions the whole ideas of what madness is before she comes to realize that every second of existence is choice that we all make between living and dying. This is a moving and uplifting song to life, one that reminds us that every moment in our lives is special and precious. Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Renowned for his best-loved work The Alchemist, he has sold over 20 million books worldwide and has been translated into 42 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, Paulo Coelho is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and to change people’s lives.
Three Sisters is a beautiful story of hope in the hardest of times and of finding love after loss. Heather Morris is the global bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, which have sold eight million copies worldwide. Three Sisters is her third novel, and the final piece in the phenomenon that is the Tattooist of Auschwitz series.
Unpleasant truths await a Sri Lankan president in the back of a London cab. An advertising agency has to come to terms with a blown-up collection of pictures of its employees’ penises. A man presumed missing, quietly journals by the sea. A being dispassionately recalls the numerous births it had taken and absurd fates it had to endure. An Englishman, a Dutchman and a Portuguese man walk into a Ceylon bar with grand narcotic designs.
අතිත ඊජිප්තුවේ ශ්රි විභූතිය ගැන සදහන් කරන විට , නිසැකවම සිහියට නැගෙන නාමයයි රැම්සිස් , දෙවන රැම්සිස්.
වසර හැටකට වැඩි කාලයක් ඊජිප්තුවේ කිරුළ දැරු ඔහු ආලොකයේ පුත්රයා විය.
පාරාවො සේටි, ඔහුගේ පියා තම රට ලොව බලවත්ම අධිරාජ්යය බවට පත් කලේය.
සේටිගෙන් පසු ඔහුගේ රාජ්යයේ හිමිකරුවා කවුරුන්ද? සදවන් මුහුනක් ඇති වැඩිමල් පුතු ශානාර්ද? කෙළිලොල් , ජවසම්පන්න තරුණයෙකු වු රැම්සිස් ද?
විශිෂ්ඨයෙකු වන්නට , ලොව දිනන්නට සේටි උගන්වන්නේ තම බාල පුත්රයාටය. එහෙත් තම සහොදරයා නිසොල්මනේ වියන දැලෙන් ගැලවෙන්නට රැම්සිස් ට හැකිවේද?
ලස්සන ඉසෙට් හා නෙෆාටර්…………….
මේ දෙදෙනා අතරින් ඔහු තම ආදරිය තොරාගන්නේ කෙසේද?
සිටියේ ඔහුට, විශ්වාසි මිතුරන් තිදෙනෙකි. පාසල් මිතුරෙකු වු යුදෙව්වා , මොසස් , සර්පයින් වශි කරන සේටො , පුද්ගලික ලේකම් ආමෙනි…
මේ සියලුදෙනා සමග අනාගතය ජයගැනිමට ආලොකයේ පුත්රයට හැකිවේද?
විවෘත ආර්ථිකය ඇති වෙන්නට පෙර ලංකා සමාජයේ ජන ජීවිතය හා බැඳුණු සමූපකාර ව්යාපාරය අදටත් නොනැසී පවතී. ඉතා දිළිඳු ගම්වල ජනතාවගේ මූලික අවශ්යතා පිරිමසා ගැනීමට සුපිරි වෙළෙඳසැල්වලින් පුළුවන්කම ලැබෙන්නේ අතලොස්සකටය. සමූපකාර ක්රමය තුළ බොහෝ වටිනාකම් ඇත. එහෙත් මේ ව්යාපාරයේ නිසි දියුණුවක් නැත. එහි අභ්යන්තරය – එහි ඛේදය කිසිම සාකච්ඡාවකට බඳුන් වී නැත. “බැළ මෙහෙවර” නවකතාව සමූපකාර ව්යාපාරය අළලා ලියා තිබෙන එකම නවකතාව වන්නේය. කතුවරයාගේ ප්රායෝගික අත්දැකීම් ඔස්සේ රචිත මේ නවකතාවෙන් ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන සංස්කෘතියෙහි පරිහානියේ පටන් ගැනීම ද සාකච්ඡාවට බඳුන් වේ. ගැමි සමාජයේ විපරිණාමයක් අද නැතත් ගැමි ජන දිවි පෙවෙත තුළ ‘දියුණුවක්’ නැති බව සත්යයකි. මේ නවකතාවෙන් සිදු කෙරෙන ඊට අදාළ සමාජයීය කාරණා සම්බන්ධ විග්රහය අදටත් අදාළය.
“මල්ලි, මේ ක්රියාව කඩදාසි විරකමමකි, ඕනැම මෝඩයකුට ඕනැම වේලාවකදි නුඹව මරා දමන්නට පුලුවනි. තත්ත්වයෙන් මගහැරිමට ඇති එකම ලෙහෙසි ක්රමයත්,බියගුලු ක්රියාවත් සිය පණ නසා ගැනිමයි. අමාරු වුණාම වෙඩි තබා ගන්නවා.මේ ජීවිතයේ සියලු අමාරුකම් මැඩ ජය ගැනිමට නුඹ උත්සහ කළාද? නොව්ගොරොද්වොලින්ස්කි වලදි අපි එක දවසකදි දහත් වාරයක්ම සතුරාට පහරදිමට ගොස් අවසානයේදි හැම බාධාවක්ම මැඩ ජයගත් සැටි නුඹට අමතක වුනාද? වාහාම පිස්තොලය සගවා ගනින්! ඒ ගැන කාටවත් කිසිම දාක කියන්ට එපා. ජිවත්විම කොහෙත්ම බැරි තරමට දුෂ්කර වු විට පවා, ජිවත්විමට ඉගෙන ගනින්,නුඹෙ ජිවිතය ප්රයොජනවත් බවට පරිවර්තනය කරපන්..!”