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His Dark Materials Vol-02 The Subtle Knife
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What is he? A friend or an enemy? He is a murderer. Will has just killed a man. He’s on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds. The second volume in Philip Pullman’s incredible His Dark Materials trilogy. First published in 1995 and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK’s top awards for children’s literature.
Terribly Tiny Tales
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Never upon a time, there was nothing.
Then once came along and the stories never stopped.
What you hold is a collection of some of the finest tiny tales from over 100 writers. Each written in 140 characters or fewer, waiting to stir a world inside you.
Squeeze it between your favourite titles, gift it to someone really special or simply take it with you wherever you go. This one’s for keeps, on a tiny shelf in your heart. Promise.
Terribly Tiny Tales, the Internet’s most loved micro-fiction platform, and Penguin come together for the first time on the same page.
The Children of Destruction
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We used to live in a world of magic . . .
For Alice, life as a teenager is hard enough without turning into a supernatural herald of destruction. And you would think that after causing minor hurricanes with a major sneeze, being visited by a talking fox and ending up on a journey with death around every corner, things can’t get much worse.
Between a blind and telekinetic mass murderer, a girl bound to a shadow-demon and a genetically engineered pseudo messiah, a whole generation of weird is ready to come of age. And when it does, the world will change.
If it survives that long.
The Kinder Poison
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“A DELICIOUS HIGH-STAKES ADVENTURE.” –PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Holly Black, The Kinder Poison is an enthralling fantasy adventure that follows a teenage girl chosen to be the human sacrifice in a deadly game between three heirs who will do anything for the crown.
Zahru has long dreamed of leaving the kingdom of Orkena and having the kinds of adventures she’s only ever heard about in stories. But as a lowly Whisperer, her power to commune with animals means that her place is serving in the royal stables until the day her magic runs dry.
All that changes when the ailing ruler invokes the Crossing. A death-defying race across the desert, in which the first of his heirs to finish–and take the life of a human sacrifice at the journey’s end–will ascend to the throne. With all of the kingdom abuzz, Zahru leaps at the chance to change her fate if just for a night by sneaking into the palace for a taste of the revelry. But the minor indiscretion turns into a deadly mistake when she gets caught up in a feud between the heirs and is forced to become the Crossing’s human sacrifice.
Now Zahru’s only hope for survival hinges on the impossible: somehow figuring out how to overcome the most dangerous people in the world.
It Looks Like This
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A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike’s father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his little sister don’t want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but then Mike meets Sean, another new kid, and “hey” becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. But Mike’s father is always watching. Rafi Mittlefehldt tells a wrenching tale of first love and loss that exposes the undercurrents of a tidy suburban world.
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Welcome to Harrow Lake. Someone’s expecting you . . .
Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker – she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she’s swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she’s never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father’s most iconic horror movie was shot. The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map – and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away.
And there’s someone – or something – stalking her every move.
The more Lola discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola’s got secrets of her own. And if she can’t find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her.
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Last year, Ollie Morcombe was a star pupil, popular and a gifted musician.
Then, after the accident, everything changed. Now he’s an outcast, a prime target of the school bullies who have made his life a living hell.
Today – the last day of the school year – he’s brought those bullies a gift. A homemade pipe bomb.
What has driven a model student to plan an unspeakable revenge? And with the clock ticking down to home time, what can anybody do to stop him?
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Does anyone ever really want to ‘fall’ in love? Knowing me I’ll just trip over it and graze my knee on the gravel of humiliation.
Haylah Swinton is fairly confident she’s brilliant at being a girl. She’s an ace best friend, a loving daughter, and an INCREDIBLY patient sister to her four-year-old total nutter of a brother, Noah. But she has a secret. She wants to be a stand-up comedian, but she’s pretty sure girls like her – big girls, girls who don’t get all the boys, girls who a lot of people don’t see – don’t belong on stage.
That hasn’t stopped her dreaming though, and when the seemingly perfect opportunity to write routines for older, cooler, impossibly funny Leo arises… well, what’s a girl to do? But is Leo quite an interested in helping Haylah as he says he is? Will Haylah ever find the courage to step into the spotlight herself? And when oh when will people stop telling her she’s ‘funny for a girl’?!
Turtles All the Way Down
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A gripping story that cuts to the heart of friendship and first love’ The Scotsman
‘Acknowledging the difficulties of loving someone with a chronic mental illness is both ethically noble, and, with this novel, skilfully done.’ Claire Hennessy, Irish Times
‘The friendships in Green’s novels are stirring and powerful.’ The New York Times
‘It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.’
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett.
But there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.
So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of mental health, love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
The Sage’s Secret (The Kalki Chronicles)
What if the legend of Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu, is an elaborate hoax created by Lord Krishna?
In the year 2025, twenty-year-old Anirudh starts dreaming of Krishna. But these visions that keep flashing through his mind are far from an ordinary fantasy-they are vivid episodes from the god’s life. Through these scenes, as Krishna’s mystifying schemes are revealed, Anirudh slowly comes to terms with his real identity . . .
He is the last avatar of Vishnu, sent to restore the balance between good and evil. But an ancient and powerful nemesis, burning with the fire of revenge, has already started assembling a clan of mighty sorcerers to finally be rid of the protector god and unleash depravity on earth.
Will Anirudh realize his potential before it’s too late? Or will the enemy destroy everything in their wake before the avatar finally manifests? This gripping read is the first part in the Kalki Chronicles, which unveils the greatest legend of the Kali yuga.
Boastful Centipede And Other Creatures
“Meet Pooch, the mongoose along with scorpions, crabs, centipedes and other insects and reptiles in the pages of this charming little book as they talk about their habits and eccentricities – in verse! Did you know that the cobra cannot hear, and ‘dances’ because it is following the movements of the snake charmer’s flute? That the hermit crab does not have a shell of its own and has to go about looking for one that fits? And what, exactly, does the cockroach feel when you flee screaming from it? Crackling with wit, and full of fun facts, these poems by the author of the widely acclaimed “”Cobra in My Kitchen””, are a must read for poetry and nature lovers alike.
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“It’s very hard to be a good daughter.
Meet Sarah. She is a seventeen-year-old girl from a conservative urban family. Sarah has to do all the chores of the house, keep her family members happy and her reputation clean so that people don’t gossip about her, and always look good so that she can be the ideal candidate for the rishtas that come her way. All this really upsets Sarah, but being the Pakistani obedient daughter, Sarah can only suppress her anger. However, this time Sarah’s patience has run out and she cannot hold in her indignation any longer.”
Siddharth and Veera have a connection they refuse to acknowledge.
There is more to Kavya than her snooty social-butterfly act.
Mahir is the heartbroken heartbreaker.
Aslesha has built all her friendships on a foundation of lies.
Nikhil has spent his entire life learning how to shut people out.
All Aakash wants is a second chance.
And then there’s Ananya. The one who was born to raise hell and change the
“After the catastrophic World War III that nearly destroys the human race, the future is now Pangea, run according to The Principles: ‘We will survive as one world, one country, one race.’ True harmony can only exist if everyone genuinely believes in the Pangean way. So, anyone who holds deviant beliefs is â€˜washed’ of their memories and implanted with a more Pangean disposition.
Seventeen-year-old Suni is about to begin the perfect Pangean life when her wash is reversed, returning her memories, and she discovers everything she has known about herself is fake. Unable to live that lie, she joins a ragtag group of rebels. On the run, she must come to terms with the man she loved and what he has become, as she struggles to find out who she really is.
“A SUICIDAL MACHINE. A CHILD WITH A SECRET THAT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. THE MAN TRAPPED BETWEEN THEM.
In the City, where machines take care of everything, lives Albert, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary problem: He’s being blackmailed into becoming the first person in living memory to actually do something.
What begins as a chance encounter with an outlaw child swiftly spirals out of control as Albert is trapped between the authorities and the demands of his unusual blackmailer. Forced to go on the run for his life, he finds himself in a shadow world of cyber-junkies, radicals and rebels, where he discovers the horrifying truth behind the City, a truth that will make him question everything he has ever known.”
Nirmala and Normala
“Why isn’t life like the movie? For that matter, why aren’t movie like your life?
Nirmala and Normala are twins separated at birth. *dramatic music*
While one goes on to become a heroine, the other goes on to become a normal person. Yes, we know we should put â€˜normal’ in quotes. We also know that we should issue a disclaimer that there’s no such thing as normal. But, really, let’s talk about that later.
If you’ve ever sat through a movie wondering why in the world the heroine is playing with street children or why she seems so daft despite being Harvard-educated, you should listen to Nirmala’s story.
As for Normala, well, we all know her, don’t we?”
“When Tara Mullick meets Jay Dhillon at a stifling society wedding, she forgets, for a moment, that she’s an awkward, chubby seventeen-year-old, dying to get out of her sparkly lehenga and back into the comfortable invisibility of an oversized T-shirt.
And all Tara can do is carry him with her, a talisman, over half a decade spent oscillating between India and the American heartland.
Laced with pop culture and a heady dose of decadence, this is the hedonistic experience of heedless millennials out in an ever-shrinking world and, within that world, the struggle to find a place or person to call home.”
The Life and Times of Layla the Ordinary
â€˜I am Layla the Ordinary. Doesn’t have the same ring to it as Alexander the Great, but then, some of us do have to be ordinary to make the specials stand out even more. Right? Right.’
Sift through the journal of Layla, whose overnight transformation from pedestrian to popular sends her world spinning into a riot of endless lists that range from:
. Platonic (or, Laylanic) love to first kisses . BFF trouble to BF confusion . Fashion faux pas to ideal coffee dates
This rib-tickling and charming account of an average teenager’s life will have you hooked from the first page to the last.