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Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

By Paul Krueger
  • ISBN Code: : 1594747792
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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In this sharp and funny urban fantasy novel, booze is magic, demons are real, and millennial Bailey Chen joins a band of monster-fighting Chicago bartenders instead of finding a “real” post-college job. Bailey Chen is fresh out of college with all the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and an awkward relationship with Zane, the old friend she kinda-sorta hooked up with during high school. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his monster-fighting bartender friends, her demons become a lot more literal. It turns out that evil creatures stalk the city streets after hours, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and rum lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will all these powers be enough for Bailey to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? And what will she do when the safety of a “real world” job beckons? This sharp and funny urban fantasy is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and grown-up readers of Harry Potter. Includes 14 recipes from a book of ancient cocktail lore.

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  • Pdf File: how-i-paid-for-college.pdf

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A deliciously funny romp of a novel about one overly theatrical and sexually confused New Jersey teenager’s larcenous quest for his acting school tuition It’s 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan. Seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller–type, is Peter Panning his way through a carefree summer of magic and mischief. The fun comes to a halt, however, when Edward’s father remarries and refuses to pay for Edward to study acting at Juilliard. Edward’s truly in a bind. He’s ineligible for scholarships because his father earns too much. He’s unable to contact his mother because she’s somewhere in Peru trying to commune with Incan spirits. And, as a sure sign he’s destined for a life in the arts, Edward’s incapable of holding down a job. So he turns to his loyal (but immoral) misfit friends to help him steal the tuition money from his father, all the while practicing for his high school performance of Grease. Disguising themselves as nuns and priests, they merrily scheme their way through embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery, and blackmail. But, along the way, Edward also learns the value of friendship, hard work, and how you’re not really a man until you can beat up your father—metaphorically, that is. How I Paid for College is a farcical coming-of-age story that combines the first-person tone of David Sedaris with the byzantine plot twists of Armistead Maupin. It is a novel for anyone who has ever had a dream or a scheme, and it marks the introduction to an original and audacious talent.

The Silence of the Lambs

By Thomas Harris
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1429957654
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: the-silence-of-the-lambs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname--Buffalo Bill--is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter--Hannibal the Cannibal--who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

By N.a
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Book Code : 1683690702
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 399
  • Pdf File: buffy-the-vampire-slayer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The cult classic TV show is now a charming picture book for the youngest fans in the Buffyverse! In this new picture-book story brought to life with cute and colorful illustrations, young readers see what the world's strongest vampire slayer was like back when she was a kid! Join not-so-brave little Buffy, Willow, and Xander as they investigate strange sounds coming from the closet, seek advice from their school librarian Giles, and encounter everyone's favorite Buffyverse monsters. Charmingly illustrated by Pop Classics artist Kim Smith, this sweet, silly, and not-so-scary book borrows Joss Whedon's beloved characters to tell an endearing bedtime story.

The Stone Angel

By Margaret Laurence
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  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Book Code : 1551993775
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 700
  • Pdf File: the-stone-angel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The film adaptation of Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel, starring acclaimed actresses Ellen Burstyn and Ellen Page, and introducing Christine Horne, opens in theatres May 9, 2008. This special fortieth-anniversary edition of Margaret Laurence’s most celebrated novel will introduce readers again to one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Hagar Shipley is stubborn, querulous, self-reliant, and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her, she makes a bold last step towards freedom and independence. As her story unfolds, we are drawn into her past. We meet Hagar as a young girl growing up in a black prairie town; as the wife of a virile but unsuccessful farmer with whom her marriage was stormy; as a mother who dominates her younger son; and, finally, as an old woman isolated by an uncompromising pride and by the stern virtues she has inherited from her pioneer ancestors. Vivid, evocative, moving, The Stone Angel celebrates the triumph of the spirit, and reveals Margaret Laurence at the height of her powers as a writer of extraordinary craft and profound insight into the workings of the human heart.

Magical Boy Volume 1: A Graphic Novel

By The Kao
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338795465
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 806
  • Pdf File: magical-boy-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A breathtakingly imaginative fantasy series starring Max -- a trans high school student who has to save the world as a "Magical Girl" . . . as a boy! Although he was assigned female at birth, Max is your average trans man trying to get through high school as himself. But on top of classes, crushes, and coming out, Max's life is turned upside down when his mom reveals an eons old family secret: he's descended from a long line of Magical Girls tasked with defending humanity from a dark, ancient evil! With a sassy feline sidekick and loyal gang of friends by his side, can Max take on his destiny, save the world, and become the next Magical Boy? A hilarious and heartfelt riff on the magical girl genre made popular by teen manga series, Magical Boy is a one-of-a-kind fantasy series that comic readers of all ages will love

Última llamada en el Nightshade

By Paul Krueger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B DE BLOK
  • Book Code : 6075293590
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: Última-llamada-en-el-nightshade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

«La energía mágica se libera con alcohol, pero demasiado alcohol la diluye al punto de la inutilidad. Si se mezcla bien, un Té Helado Long Island podría desafiar la ley más básica de la magia: múltiples licores operando en perfecta armonía para liberar el potencial más profundo de quien lo bebe». El Bar Nightshade es el punto de reunión de la Corte de los Coperos, quienes se encargan de hacerle frente a las bestias que acechan la ciudad de Chicago por las noches. Sin darse cuenta, Bailey Chen se verá inmersa en esta vida nocturna y descubrirá un extraordinario y feroz mundo, en donde no sólo deberá combatir con los terribles tremens y con un experimentado barman que guarda un terrible secreto, sino también tendrá que lidiar con la poderosa atracción que siente por su compañero Zane. En el Nighthshade se mezclan magia, bebidas, intrigas, batallas y amor.

The Last Chance Hotel

By Nicki Thornton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338323725
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: the-last-chance-hotel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Readers looking for an enchanting read, a story of overcoming the odds, or a tale of suspense will love this traditional Agatha Christie, who-dun-it mystery, matched and raised by a hint of magic. Seth is a kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. His father has long ago left, leaving him imprisoned until he is old enough to set out on his own. If there's any hope he has, it's to be the greatest chef that ever lived... just like his father. One night, a band of magicians begin to arrive to participate in a secret meeting -- a Prospect Selection Procedure to determine the most talented magicians in the world, judged by their leader Dr. Thallonius. Seth has one task: to make Dr. Thallonius the greatest dessert he's ever tasted. Then, maybe he will help Seth find a way to freedom. But when the doors to the private meeting open, and Dr. Thallonius lay dead on the floor, the group blames the dessert, which means that it's Seth who will pay the price. But Seth knows he's innocent, and only has so much time to eliminate each suspect and prove his innocence.

netwars - The Code - Compilation One

By M. Sean Coleman
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  • Publisher : BASTEI LÜBBE
  • Book Code : 3732503941
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: netwars-the-code-compilation-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

netwars: The Code - Compilation, for the first time all six episodes of the serial cyber thriller appear in one collection. -- Hackers. Cyber warfare. Terrorism. Forget Edward Snowden and the NSA. Do you really know who's monitoring your data? -- Welcome to the Deep Web. Those parts of the internet no search engine explores. The place where you can buy anything. Drugs, children, weapons. Anyone can do it. And get away free. -- It all starts with a plane crash. Anthony Prince, head of PrinceSec, a firm that provides high-tech security for the government and major corporations, dies in an airplane accident when crossing the English Channel. Responsible for Prince's death is a hacker named Strider, whose real name is Scott Mitchell. During his day job at the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) Mitchell uses legitimate means to get the bad guys. As Strider, he pushes the boundaries of the law to punish them. On the night of Anthony Prince's death, PrinceSec suffers a cyber-attack. Passwords, secrets, security measures to high profile targets are stolen. When the NCCU is called to assess the damage, they find a link between Prince and a criminal hacker group called Black Flag. The race is on for Mitchell to protect his identity as Strider and to stop Black Flag before the next attack. -- netwars: The Code is part of a transmedia project based on real facts and cyber-attack scenarios. The project spans multiple story platforms including a fact-based website (www.netwars-project.com) and the interactive graphic novel app "netwars: The Butterfly Attack." For fans of Dave Eggers, THE CIRCLE; Daniel Suarez, DARKNET; the movie ENEMY OF THE STATE, and espionage and high-tech thrillers. -- About the Author: M. Sean Coleman launched his career as one of the original writers on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Online. He has since written and produced original, award-winning shows for MSN, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox, the BBC, and Channel 4. He continues to write novels, graphic novels and tv scripts from his home in London.

Nightshade

By Susan Wittig Albert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101207817
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: nightshade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert takes China Bayles on a trip down memory lane, where one fresh murder and several cold cases force her to face her dark past… China’s herb shop and catering business may be thriving, but she’s still reeling from her father’s death—and isn’t remotely interested in her half-brother Miles’s investigation of it. Although, when fate forces her to get involved, China realizes it’s time to bring the past to light—or else it will haunt her the rest of her life. But China and McQuaid discover that Miles may have been keeping as many secrets as he seemed determined to uncover—for starters, knowledge of the whereabouts of their father’s wrecked car, a key piece of evidence. How deep do the layers of secrecy go? And who has a stake in concealing the truth after sixteen years? Piecing together clues, China and McQuaid embark on a wild goose chase, tracking down evidence that might link several cold-case murders to her father’s death. But the closer they get to untangling the story, the more China longs for answers she may never get...