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Opinion by Cinders posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Statement of Intent: If Du read to the end, you'll notice that I do not advocate against Lesen Twilight, just putting it into context for young readers. This was originally written for a Facebook audience of Friends until I decided to post it here as well. It was not intended to offend Twilight Fans oder readers, but to simply give a little perspective on why I believe Edward Cullen is a poor character to respect/admire. Should there be enough beliebt demand, I'm willing to write a similar Artikel about Bella Swan.

Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships [link, link]

Note: The ones in bold are ones that are displayed Von Edward Cullen in the book oder film. Thanks to Jody for the research.

1) Uncontrolled temper. "Sometimes I Have a problem with my temper, Bella." (Twilight, Edward, page 164).
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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Bücher About Reading

The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World Von A.J. Jacobs
Just for the heck of it, one Tag A.J. Jacobs decided to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, all thirty-two volumes. Surprisingly his details about his adventure is quite amusing and he does share some very interesting tidbits from the EB. oder as Jon Stewart says: "The Know-It-All is a hilarious book and quite impressive achievement. I've always said, why doesn't someone put out a less complete version of the encyclopedia? Well done, A.J."

Lesen Lolita in Tehran Von Azar Nafisi
I know I have previously recommended this book in my link soapbox Artikel but besides her memories about living in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, Nafisi offers amazingly insightful analysises on Lolita, The Great Gatsby, and gänseblümchen, daisy Miller. I wish I could have had Nafisi as my Western Literature professor!
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Opinion by harold posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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This review was last edited on 6 November 2008. A caveat: keep in mind that this was written Von an adult man Lesen a young adult novel: my opinions will differ from many Fans of the book just as my time in life and experience also differ.

In my mind, a review consists of three parts: a recommendation, a review of the plot, and a critique of the craft that went into the product. These each follow. If Du have not read the book already and think Du might, avoid the review and critique both, as they discuss the book in detail.

Recommendation: Definitely read Twilight if Du are a preteen girl, oder Du are interested in knowing what is enthralling all the preteen girls.

Synopsis: In Twilight, 17-year-old Isabella schwan leaves her mom's Home in Phoenix, AZ to live with her father in gloomy Forks, WA. She feels alienated from everything until she encounters the Cullen family, a group of outcast Vampire who've taken vows of abstinence (from killing people, not from sex), and falls in Liebe with the lone singleton, Edward.
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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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This is a common phrase/question that people employ when asking us booksellers for suggestions for their Friends and family. "Well, he/she loved so-and-so...what else is like that" In fact, that is very helpful when trying to recommend books, knowing other Bücher & authors that they like.

But sometimes one can get stuck in a rut and cannot come up with a wide selection of suggestions. Let's help each other find new Bücher based on Bücher we already enjoy. Adult, young adult, whatever Du like!

Here are some Specific Titles that might prompt some suggestions:


-If Du liked Harry Potter, you'll love...


-If Du liked Twilight, you'll love...


-IF Du liked Murder on the Orient Express, you'll love...


-If Du liked Little House on the Prairie, you'll love...

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oder if Du would prefers to make suggestions per Genre:
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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Stephen King "couldn't stop reading" it. Stephenie Meyer was so "obsessed . . . I had to take it with me out to abendessen and hide it under the edge of the table." Publishers Weekly called it "the best book of 2008."

What is it?

The Hunger Games!

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed and been replaced Von Panem, a country divided into 12 districts and ruled Von the Capitol.

To keep the districts in line, the Capitol has required that annually each of the Twelve Districts send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death. Sixteen-year-old Katniss, whose family's survival rests on her since her father's death, has been forced to represent her district in the Games. To survive, she must kill others. But to kill others is a test Katniss is unsure she will pass.

Part gladiator-like adventure, part romance, part survival story, part political commentary, The Hunger Games asks the question: How far would Du go to survive?
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Opinion by swimchick posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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I know not everyone celebrates Christmas, but in many countries, there is a big break coming up, and I thought I would share some good vacation-type reads. So put these on hold at the bibliothek now to prepare for a long period of time for relaxation and good reading.

1. His Dark Materials Von Philip Pullman
(The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)-I read this series once over a break and it is fantastic. Deep and meaningful while still a quick read. The 2nd one is my favorite.

2. Anna Karenina Von Leo Tolstoy
This is probably a challenge for a lot of people, but it's one of the most amazing Bücher I have ever read. I tackled this one over a Weihnachten break and finished in a little over a week. It's a good book to go for when Du have a long stretch of time to devote to it.

3. Inheritance series Von Christopher Paolini
(Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr) This is a good chance to catch up before the 4th book comes out. (Anyone know when that is, btw?) People may laugh at this pick, but the Bücher are very easy reads and pretty addicting. You'll get into them quickly which is perfect for the holidays. Du want to relax after...
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Review by Leightonfan posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Synopsis:
Clay Jensen returns Home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded Von Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut Autor eichelhäher, jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.


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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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In A Sunburned Country, A Walk in the Woods and I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Von link
While I have only discovered Bill Bryson's works within the past year, I have whole-heartedly fallen in Liebe with his writings. Why? Because they are the freaking funniest things I have ever read. He delights in depicting the strange and the awkward, which usually turns out to be him. This "God Dad! [teenage eyes rolling in disdain, can't believing that they are related]" theme runs throughout his books, adding *pop* and *crackle* to his extremely informative self-travel journeys. A Walk in the Woods is about his hike along the US Appalachian Trail; In A Sunburned Country is about Bryson's travels across Australia; I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away is (as the Titel so prominently points out) about returning to the American lifestyle after twenty years of living in England. "Woods" and "Sunburned" are full-fledged Bücher about his trips; "Stranger" is a collection...
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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Advance Readers' Copies -- one of the many benefits of working at a bookstore. For those who might not know what that phrase refers to though, it means I (and other booksellers) are invited, even encouraged, to read advance copies of Bücher before they are officially released to the public. In this world of thousands upon thousands of books, publishers often send out a free copy in hopes that a particularly enthusiastic recipient will personally promote the work to his oder her customers, and thus increase sales exponentally.

Here are a few Bücher that I have read in galley form (another phrase for advance reader copy) and hope y'all will pick them up, either at a bookstore oder library.


The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and their Patients
Von Lucy Spelman (Editor), Ted Mashima (Editor)
In bookstores June 24, 2008 (US Release Date)


This is a cute book that all animal-lovers should pick up, oder would be a great present for teenagers interested in becoming veterinarians. It’s a simple concept: vets from around the world contribute a story about an exotic...
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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Now, there are two types of memoirs in my mind: those about famous people, and those that aren't. Both have their pros and cons. Mehr people are likely to notice a famous memoir at the bookstore and buy it based on the celebrity's name -- but "common folk" memoirs don't have pre-conceptions, politics, and religious perspectives to overcome. oder you're like me, who likes whatever she reads as long as its good. Whatever Du like to read, here are a few memorable memoirs that I'd recommend Du read.

With memoirs written Von writers, Du rightfully expect that the memoir is as good of a read as their non/fiction tales. None of the following authors will let Du down! link's memoirs, which are teilt, split into childhood and adulthood, are as imaginatively funny and horrible gruesome as his fictional tales (did Du know that his nose was practically sliced off in an accident?). Beverly Cleary's memoirs, also teilt, split between youth and adulthood, Zeigen how she and her literary celebrity Ramona Quimby are very similar. link's memoir isn't a straight...
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Opinion by swimchick posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Since everyone was so positive about my last article, I decided to make it a series of sorts. Different themes, maybe one Artikel a month. I am 23 and I still Liebe all of the following books. People can enjoy them at any age, but these are especially great ones for kids and teens. There were so many to choose from, so I apologize that I had to leave out so many of my favorites. Let's all recapture youth! As always, these are in no particular order.

1. The Neverending Story Von Michael Ende
This is one of the few Fantasy novels that isn't an entire series. Not to offend anyone, but I do not like this movie at all. So when a friend told me the book was great, I was quite surprised. I didn't read this until I was in college, but I think it's a great one for young Fantasy lovers.

2. The Secret Garden Von Frances Hodgson Burnett
I find this book completely amazing. It is full of hope and magic. It makes me want a garden of my own. It's a thick book, but very easy to get through.
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Review by Cinders posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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"I still get nightmares," begins Johnny Truant, editor of House of Leaves ("House," Von the way, always colored in blue). He goes on to explain how he stumbled upon the fateful document that would consume him. How Zampanò, an old and eccentric shut-in had left his critique of the Navidson Record scribbled on loose-leaf papers, book covers, and the backs of envelopes and even stamps scattered across his room. Johnny diligently collected all of the papers and organized them into the comprehensive thesis it was meant to be. It is an elaborate and detailed explanation of a documentary that, Johnny discovers, doesn't exist. No matter where he looks, he cannot find the film. But regardless, and for no reason he can remember, he diligently edited this scholarly paper and his footnotes are scattered throughout the novel, sometimes pages long.

But of course, Johnny shares something in common with the Navidson Record in that he doesn't exist either. He is a character created Von Mark Z. Danielewski to tell the story of House of Leaves, which is really a story-within-a-story. One story deals with Johnny and Zampanò and how the text effects them, especially...
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Opinion by breebree446 posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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#5 The Supernaturalist Von Eoin Colfer

The Supernaturalist takes place in the future. A boy named Cosmo hügel is an orphan in this new world. He goes to a school where he's tortured every day. He finally sees his chance to escape when there is a crash on the highway. He and his friend ziplock manage to escape, this only ends in Ziplock's demise and Cosmo's attack Von these strange blue creatures. He is saved Von three people(Stefan, Ditto, and Mona) who call themselves the Supernaturalist. The Supernaturalist become the closest thing he's ever had to family and together they have to take on the blue creatures and learn the secrets behind Satellite City. The Supernaturalist is packed with action and takes an interesting outlook on the future.

#4 Goddesses Series Von Clea Hantman

The story kicks off when three troublesome Muses pull a prank on the goddess Hera. Thier dad, Zeus, banishes them to Athens, Georgia in 2002. Now, the goddesses have to get along in our time. Thalia is worrying about whether oder not she loves Apollo. The only way for the girl's to get Home is to learn thier lessons, which won't be easy when The Furies are there with them, and...
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Opinion by cullenjonas4eva posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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*A person in the "questions" section asked if they were "too old" to read young adult novels. They wanted to know "how old is too old"? I presume that a lot of adults ponder this question, oder feel ashamed of Lesen young adult novels instead of "adult" novels. This was my answer, and I hope it will help you, too:

I believe that any adult can share in the joy and experience of losing yourself in a good book; whether it's a young adult novel oder not.
Young adult novels usually revolve around themes that attract the tween/teen ages, but this does not mean that these themes do not also attract adults, too.
I am a person considered of young adult age. If I find a really good young adult novel, I lend it to my mother (who is a very picky critic I might add), and she usually enjoys it. My mother is 46 years old.
In conclusion, there is no such thing as "too old" for a book. However, there is such a thing as "too young" for a book, as some Bücher involve complex themes that younger children might not understand oder these themes would frighten them.
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Article by AnnabethChase posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Mmkay, this is a really powerful-but really long- quote and I really hope Du take just a few Minuten out of whatever you're doing and read it.

"I was telling Du about evil, now that I know what it is. It's what makes a man get drunk and press a red hot poker on his child's back. It's what makes men have to queue for hours at the dock gates for a chance of a job when there are only a dozen jobs for a hundred men, so they fight each other in order to get them, and the foreman laugh and egg them on. It's what takes an old couple who've got nothing left but each other and splits them up to go in the workhouse so they each die alone. It's ... what takes rent out of tenements and slums and refuses the responsibility of mending the drains, so that children have to wade knee-deep through filth to get into their houses....Don't interrupt. Don't open your mouth. Listen to me and learn.

Evil....it's what makes a family starve--the family I heard about the other day, five of them, father and mother and three children all dead, with nothing in their little room, nothing, because they'd pawned every spoon and every blanket and every chair, and there was no work, and...
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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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My Life in France Von Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Du must know Julia Child Von name if not Von reputation. The cook of all cooks. The woman who revolutionized American household kitchens; she entered the Home Von TV and left us groaning, having just gorged on prodigious French food. But that really isn't her, Julia Child declares, in her book. My Life in France is an amazing, humanizing potrait of Julia Child as we peek into her life before fame and (can Du belive it?) her life before she could cook (she claims that she was horrible in the küche before moving to France and attended cooking classes). The best thing about this book, besides its wonderful writing? The idea that Du can become a master when Du are older; that a skill doesn't have to be innate, it can be learnt.


A Chef's Life: In Suchen of the Perfect Meal Von Anthony Bourdain
Written Von "bad boy" chef Anthony Bourdain, A Cook's Tour: In Suchen of the Perfect Meal will provoke envy and jealousy when Du read about how he gets paid to travel the world (Barcelona, Vietnam, Russia, etc.), experience out-of-this-world meals and then...
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Opinion by swimchick posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Hi everyone!

I just want to say enough already. We have determined again and again that Vampire and Twilight Liebhaber comprise maybe a little less than half of the members who are answering these questions. I say we just give it a rest now. We don't need any Mehr picks about whether Du Liebe oder hate vampires, which is the best vampire series, oder any other opportunities for fighting over an issue that's at a standstill.
Now I have read Twilight and am not a fan, though I will admit they are addicting while Du read them. I have sagte how I feel about the books, the writing, the characters and all of it on the C.A.T. (Critical Analysis of Twilight) spot. If your aim is to battle this out, please, Mitmachen that spot! It's a great place for people to talk out all of this.
But on the Bücher to Read spot, I would rather hear new and different suggestions. I Liebe Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter too, but these are practically everyone's recommendations. It's not just Twilight that's everywhere. We need to stop judging each other for what we like oder don't like.
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Opinion by Renesmee-C-C posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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When I look on Youtube oder even here, there are people that just want every one to hate the Twilight series and Edward most of all! THEY ARE FICTIONAL! And your all fighting like a bunch of babies! Its a book! Du dont have to like it and I am not telling Du to read it if Du haven't.
I agree, Liebe does not work like she explains it, and this book is pretty stereotypical but thats not the point!
Us kids and Teens know that Vampire and Werwölfe are NOT real but we have every right to like what we want to like!
I see that some people are waiting for someone like Ewdard to come and sweep them off their feet and I agree, they are just going to be disappointed. And I see that some of them do not want to listen no matter what, but Du cant go telling them not to like him! Thats like telling a toddler not to want a Prince Charming!
Du should listen to yourselves! Its like Du never read a book when Du were little and went "I want my boyfriend to be just like that."
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Opinion by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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A note to book-cover publishers: before Du decide on a cover, go into a bookstore and head to the respective section. See the trend of tints and shades that color that genre. then pick a different color! It is astonishing that, even in this Tag and age, history Bücher about China and Russia are still primarily red, Bücher about Ireland are green, and "women's books"(i.e. Chick Lit and Self Help) are pastel pink, blue oder yellow. Honestly, even murder mystery books, when targeted towards female readers, take on rosa as opposed to the red and/or black of other mysteries.

The psychology of book covers seems not to have evolved past an assumed color code. And yet, as a bookseller, I wonder why a book publisher doesn't try to break the conformity so to make the book stand out. Got a new history book about China? Try bright yellow. It's still in the warm Farben but will pop! Irish books? Try a orange (tho' that might fall into a political realm of Catholic Green vs. Protestant Orange....so maybe a yellow would too work in this scenario).
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Review by cressida posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Sometimes it's great to be a bookseller.

B.E.A. (which I didn't go to, alas) has passed and our book buyers have come back with some great ARCs in their suitcases and begun to share the book love. The eagerly-awaited Sekunde book to The Hunger Games is in my hands, as well as Jeannette Wall's new "true-life novel". I was also happily surprised Von a new book in a new series Von Cinda Williams Chima, Autor of the Heir trilogy (The Warrior Heir; The Wizard Heir; The Dragon Heir). All three are fantastic -- y'all should pick them up come Autumn 2009!


Catching feuer Von Suzanne Collins
US Release Date: September 1st, 2009


The Hunger Games are back!

"Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won Von defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss, to her horror, is the face of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry....
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Opinion by NikkiLovesOTH posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Hi! Everyone I Made A New Fanpop Club About The Series "Boys That Bite By: Mari Mancusi" And Would Totally Be Stoked If Du Can Add It Here's The Fanpop Address:
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It's An Awesome Book Series And If Du Like Buffy oder Vampire Bücher Du Would Liebe It, I'm Trying To Find Fans That Can Add Stuff To The Club And Help Get It Started! Du Can Look Up the Series Or
Check Mari Mancusi's Myspace At: link
They Are Really Good Bücher Their My Favorit Of All Time! Here Is The Summary Of The First Book! Wrote Von Mari Mancusi!

"ABOUT BOYS THAT BITE

My mom is so going to kill me if she finds out I'm turning into a vampire...

Okay, so technically she can't because I'm immortal. Well, not yet. See, due to the worst case of mistaken identity with my dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth hangout called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for my innocent neck instead of hers. Now, if I don't reverse it in time, Magnus will be my blood mate forever...
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Review by Leightonfan posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the Tag that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To oben, nach oben it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the Home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be Mehr to my housemates than meets the eye. The Frage is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

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Opinion by tubby2002 posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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I read this really good book the other Tag and I would like to recommend it to poeple. This is what is written on the inside cover about the book:

Rule 3: DONT STARE AT INVISIBLE FAERIES: Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty- especially if learn of her Sight- and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule 2: DONT SPEAK TO INVISIBLE FAERIES: Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking Fragen Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule 1: DONT EVER ATTRACT THEIR ATTENTION: But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his Queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost-- regardless of her plans.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe, sicher are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friends, Seth; her life; everything.
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Opinion by tamore posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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1. Harry Potter Von J.K. Rowling

Like, duh.

In my opinion, it's both the best YA series ever and the best Fantasy series ever. Why? Harry Potter is the best of everything - the best characters, the best plots, the best writing.

The characters are people Du can fall in Liebe with, and not just the main Heroes and the main villains. Even Mehr minor characters are pretty extensively developed, like Snape, Pettigrew, Neville, even Dean oder Seamus. They all have histories and quirks and unique personalities and very few authors are able to so vividly create such a huge cast of characters.

Similarly, the plot and the world are phenomenal, from the rules of the wizarding world to how backstories tie together and how book to book the insgesamt Harry vs. Voldemort plot progresses. The intricacy has to be admired.

That's all not to mention how good Rowling is at Schreiben on a Mehr Minute scale. She writes simply but descriptively, discussing enough without overdoing anything. And sure there are better writers out there, but her style does not take away from the impact of the books.
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Article by ja8ke posted Vor mehr als einem Jahr
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Hullo everyone, my name Is Renee Smith and I would just like to say, Im the most erratic person you'll ever meet LOL that and I'm going through a painful publishing period for my FINALLY DONE AND GONE UNDER THE messer FOR EDITING novel its a bit science fiction but very up to speed with the century we live in....I know how its hard to relate to Bücher that takes place in the future. The book is called seeker, and its a story that my characters have been dieing to tell the world and me, which i never usually listen to because its hard to pay attention when Du have senioritis! Any ways I just wanted to let Du all know before it hits stores, I was hopeing to get feed back from everyone and if your wondering what its about become a Fan and i'll become yours and I'll let Du read a few chapters. My Friends and editor are workin on a website that should be up Von the ending of summer. WHOOOOO!! It's a rush but I'm still feeling doubious about this whole thing. Giving my thoughts to Du all would mean I dont have anything to keep sacred but everyone insists that i should "SPREAD THE NEWWWWWWS" so there it goes.:)
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