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Dreams of Gods and Monsters

By Laini Taylor

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy. At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of ? And does anything else matter

This imaginative final novel in the fantasy DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series is a gripping page-turner.Plunges us into a world of beauty and horror . . . intricately plotted . . . it's a book that flies between worlds on blood-tipped wings and grips like a magical vice.Fantasy and romance combine. . . If you've ever wondered what would happen if an angel and a devil fell in love, you're about to find out.Thrilling.The incredible final novel in Laini Taylor's breathtakingly imaginative Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERSLaini Taylor is the the award-winning author of critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling novels DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE and DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine Pie. Visit her website: www.lainitaylor.com. Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/lainitaylorDREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS hardcover went straight to Number Five on the Sunday Times bestseller list!Over 16,000 copies of the hardcover and eBook of DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS sold in the six weeks after publicationIn the UK alone, we have sold 130,000 copies (through Bookscan and eBook sales) of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series so far, and we're still yet to fully publish the final book in the trilogyUniversal bought the film rights after a heated auction, with Joe Roth (Oz the Great and Powerful) producing.Her books feel like films in the waiting - epic, intensely visual landscapes that readers become fanatical about.Enchanting and affecting writing that will go from strength to strength. All the signs are pointing towards her being a potential big brand author for us
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Don't Look Back

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

My breath caught and I dropped the letter, scuttling back on the bed. Heart racing, I closed my eyes, but I could still see the words...

Samantha Franco has the perfect life. Until, that is, she and her best friend Cassie disappear and only Samantha resurfaces... with no knowledge of what happened.

And Cassie stays missing. Gradually, Samantha begins to piece together her memories of that night. If she can do that, she may yet be able to save her friend. And, little by little, something begins to emerge...

Then she gets the note.

Don't look back. You won't like what you find.

As the mystery starts unravelling, this thriller will have you grippedFast-paced, action-packed, pulse-racing and beautifully writtenFull of nail-biting suspense [and] hair-raising twists and turnsA chilling thriller from one of the best YA authors around...full of Mean Girls characters, sexy romance and a psychological aspect that'll keep you guessing until the endA suspenseful thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of the Covenant and Lux series.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories . . . therefore explaining her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance.

Come find out more about the books of the Covenant series at: www.ACovenantNovel.com, visit her website: www.jenniferarmentrout.com, follow her on Twitter: @JLArmentrout, or find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout.

Perfect for fans of the TV show Pretty Little Liars, and the films Mean Girls and Black Swan.This is a high-concept, breakout book for Jennifer Armentrout: a crossover Gone Girl that will appeal to adult and teenage readers alike.Will appeal to readers who enjoyed Tanya Byrne's Heart-Shaped Bruise, Megan Abbott's Dare Me and Sophie McKenzie's Close My Eyes.Jennifer Armentrout is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, with a vast online fan base and social media presence.
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Panic

By Lauren Oliver

An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver.

Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them - and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

In this gritty, spellbinding novel, bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping narrative of friendship, courage, survival, and hope.

An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver.

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with DELIRIUM and then PANDEMONIUM - the first two books in her compellingly addictive trilogy. The eagerly anticipated final book in the Delirium trilogy, REQUIEM, published in Spring 2013.

She is also the author of two novels for young readers, LIESL & PO and THE SPINDLERS, delightful, scary and magical novels that are certain to become modern classics of children's writing. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (www.twitter.com/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/laurenoliverbooks).

PANIC has already been optioned by Universal Pictures in a major deal.Lauren Oliver has had a series of New York Times bestsellers with the spellbinding BEFORE I FALL and the gripping three books in the DELIRIUM trilogy.Lauren Oliver is a huge star in the blogosphere and beyond.
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Darkest Fear (Birthright Book One)

By Cate Tiernan

What is your birthright?

Vivi Neves has rejected everything her parents hold dear - their heritage, culture, traditions - and their dark family secret: they're haguari - cat people, shapeshifters who turn into jaguars, as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Then, tragically, her parents are killed. Vivi can cling to her own beliefs and live her life the way she wants -or she can embrace her heritage and avenge her parents' deaths.

With danger closing in on her, her decision is forced . . . and she's pulled deeper into a mystery that gets darker and more dangerous until finally she must face her heritage . . . or die.

The first book in a new series by Cate Tiernan, written in her signature tone of dark, mesmerising, and intriguing...Cate Tiernan is the author of the popular Sweep, Balefire and Immortal Beloved series. She grew up in New Orleans and lived for many years in New York City, editing and writing a multitude of popular children's series. Cate currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children. Her website is at www.catetiernan.org.Cate Tiernan explores the hidden, compelling world of haguari (were-cats) as only she can, with rich, multifaceted characters, evocative settings, and seductive YA romance.Important 'YA' themes discussed - heritage does not equal destinyCate Tiernan has a large and growing legion of fans online and in the YA blogging community.A beautiful, eye-catching jacket that follows a brand new series style.Film rights have been snapped up for the first book in Tiernan's previous series, Immortal Beloved.
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Requiem (Delirium Trilogy 3)

By Lauren Oliver

'The new Hunger Games... ' Cosmopolitan

He never loved me. It was all a lie.
'The old Lena is dead,' I say, and then push past him. Each step is more difficult that the last; the heaviness fills me and turns my limbs to stone.
You must hurt, or be hurt.

An all-out uprising has been ignited and Lena Haloway is right at its centre.

But things have changed. The Wilds are no longer a safe haven for the rebels and pockets of resistance have opened throughout the country.

And when a face from her past reappears, Lena is faced with a devastating choice that could tear her and the revolution apart.

'Un-put-downable, a truly fantastic finale.' Guardian

The new Hunger Games . . . We loved the first two books, and spring sees the publication of the final instalment . . . With a movie trilogy in the pipeline too, you'd better get reading!Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages . . . A dystopian tour de force.Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive ... A thoughtful, exciting and moving story that reminds us just how important love is. Devour it, then go and give all your friends a big hug.A dystopian Romeo and Juliet story that deserves to be as massive as Twilight.Amazing, unputdownable!We're big fans of Lauren Oliver and this is the emotionally charged follow-up to last year's futuristic love story DELIRIUM. With echoes of Brave New World, we catch up with young heroine Lena as she attempts to survive in the dangerous Wilds . . . Now we just have to wait for the final episode in the trilogy.In the same mode as Suzanne Collins in her Hunger Games trilogy, Oliver, too, posits a feisty, physically able heroine, giving as good as she gets, in a fast-paced YA thriller: this trend is a welcome one.The powerful, heartbreaking conclusion to the stunning Delirium trilogy from the author of BEFORE I FALL.The finale to one of the most anticipated, talked-about series is here. And it's destined to become a phenomenon.Lauren Oliver is a massive star in the blogosphere and beyond. There's massive potential to build her into a brand author.She has massive word-of-mouth appeal. Everyone who reads her books immediately falls in love with them.
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World After

By Susan Ee

The irresistibly compelling BOOK TWO in the long awaited PENRYN AND THE END OF DAYS series. It is THE book we are all waiting with bated breath to read...

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige.
Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

'Action packed and tense, it will delight even sci-fi refuseniks'

The irresistibly compelling BOOK TWO in the long awaited PENRYN AND THE END OF DAYS series. It is THE book we are all waiting with bated breath to read...

Susan Ee has eaten mezze in the old city of Jerusalem, surfed the warm waters of Costa Rica, and played her short film at a major festival. She has a life-long love of science fiction, fantasy and horror, especially if there's a touch of romance. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her souped-up imagination to bust out and go feral.Producer Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead) acquired film rights to the series. There's been a flurry of press coverage in the wake of this announcement, including pieces in Entertainment Weekly, HollywoodReporter.com and VarietyOf all the five star Amazon reviews, around 90% of them make a heart-wrenching plea for the second book... ANGELFALL has a compelling intensity to it that shatters your soul and hooks you in.150 five star reviews on Amazon.co.uk, and over 1,250 reviews on amazon.com - over 950 are five star. ANGELFALL's gripping plot is already causing a stir.Glowing reviews in Booklist and Publisher's Weekly, which praised ANGELFALL for "well-developed characters, atmosphere, and strong writing."
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The System (The Killables Book Three)

By Gemma Malley

To survive you need people watching you, following your every move. That's the only currency now: being interesting, being liked ... And, of course, you have to update every fifteen minutes. It means everyone knows where you are, what you're doing; it means that there are no secrets...

Everybody watches everyone else; nothing is hidden. And for those who fail to 'update' every fifteen minutes, the consequences are deadly. Evie and Raffy may have escaped the City but they still fear for their lives. Now the only person who can help them is Frankie, a total stranger, the most popular girl in the world, watched every second by millions of people. But Frankie has other ideas...

And all the time, Lucas is waiting desperately for word from Evie, word that she is coming back to him.

The conclusion to Gemma Malley's terrifyingly dark vision of our near future will leave you gasping for air.

Praise for The Killiables trilogy:Chillingly well-imagined.Riveting, brilliantly imagined and passionate, The System is the mind-blowing conclusion to the Killables trilogy.Gemma Malley is an award-winning author. She lives in London with her husband and three young children. You can visit her online at www.gemmamalley.com.Its gripping, high concept plot set in a dystopian future state, combined with two emotionally engaging teenage characters, will have an impact on whoever reads it.Will appeal to fans of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, and publishes in the same month as the UK film release of Catching Fire.'Thought-provoking and an important one to read.' The Times on The Declaration
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Lips Touch

By Laini Taylor

An award-winning short story collection from the author of the must-read DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE trilogy.

In Victorian times, goblins offered sumptuous fruits in exchange for maiden's souls... and were usually successful. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy young women? Discover the answer in GOBLIN FRUIT.

In SPICY LITTLE CURSES a demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test the curse placed upon her.

And in HATCHLING, six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

'WOW. I wish I had written this book.''DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment.'Remarkable and beautifully written . . . The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one.'You don't want this book to end . . . it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive.'Laini Taylor's imagination is vivid.A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends . . . Mesmerising.Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why . . . Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down.Trust us, it's brilliantA beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman . . . It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters . . . It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success.Thrillingly fresh and new. The smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages. (Seriously, cancel all plans once you begin; you won't want to put it down.)For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels . . . inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross.It's the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next instalment.From the author of the astounding, must-read novel DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, comes a vividly imaginative, award-winning short story collection.A National Book Award Finalist short story collection.A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009'Taylor's three novellas form a triptych of beautiful fantasy writing reminiscent of Charles de Lint and Neil Gaiman' Booklist, starred reviewDaughter of Smoke and Bone sold over 20,000 copies of the UK first edition through Bookscan.Laini Taylor's writing is wonderfully creative yet also extremely accessible. It has the same dark feel about it that made Northern Lights and The Passage so popularUniversal won a hotly contested auction involving four major studios and a top independent production company for film rights to DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE!!The publication of Daughter of Smoke and Bone was met with an avalanche of reviews, endorsements from notable authors, and numerous prize nominations. This all confirms our early faith in Laini Taylor's enormous potential to be the next phenomenon.
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DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT

To celebrate the upcoming UK paperback publication of Days of Blood and Starlight, book two in Laini Taylor’s stunning Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, Hodder & Stoughton are asking Laini’s fans to feature in the book trailer and be in with the chance of winning fabulous prizes. To enter, simply use your phone, webcam or digital camera to create content inspired by the book. This could take form of reading all of or part of the book’s synopsis, sharing your thoughts about the book or using visual imagery to convey your passion. Be as imaginative as you like! Images will also be accepted as valid entries. Entries can be submitted directly to the Smoke and Bone Book Facebook page - www.facebook.com/TheSmokeandBoneGroup - or as a video response to the trailer competition video on www.youtube.com/smokeandbonebook. Alternatively, Vine videos and images can be shared with @smokeandbone on Twitter or tagged on Instragram and Instagram Video using #smokeandbone. Entrants will need to include their name and country of residence in comments. Entrants must be 13 years old or over to enter. ALL those who submit videos will see their names printed in the next book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, due for release in 2014! Hodder and Stoughton will select 20 UK entrants, based on the content and quality of their submissions, to win 20 signed copies of Days of Blood and Starlight . One UK entry will receive a star prize of £100 worth of Topshop vouchers! The competition opens on 3rd July 2013 at 12:01 am London Time and closes on 31st July 2013 11:59 pm London Time. Winners will be informed by the method of their entries and the trailer will be released in August 2013. For the book’s synopsis and full terms and conditions see: INSERT LINK TO FACEBOOK NOTE For more information about the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series go to: www.daughterofsmokeandbone.co.uk
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Angelfall

By Susan Ee

The official print edition of the internet phenomenon. Already over 8,000 five star different reader reviews. (And counting.)

It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...

An explosive, pulse-pounding journey . . . A frickin' fantastic read.Completely enthralling . . . It deserves to be a hit.The new Young Adult fantasy phenomenon.A fantastic combination of action, horror and romance... a thrill to read.I hung onto every word,... If you love witty banter, a dangerous apocalypse, and a cling-on-to-your-seat plot, then why haven't you read Angelfall yet?More explicit, vivid, gritty and evocative than any book I've read for a long time... Both horrifying and spellbinding; I've not come across any authors with Susan Ee's unique storytelling method before... It's a book that defies the labels and boundaries of its genre, and a wonderfully spine-chilling readIt's rare to read a book that is intoxicating that it is all you can think of... Angelfall is one of those books. It's so full of danger, blood, anger, despair and lust... Susan Ee really has created something of a masterpiece. It truly is a flawless debut worth every bit of hype and then some!A gripping page turner.I'm so happy that I decided to pick up Angelfall! I was immediately sucked into the world and I'd stay up late reading long into the night promising myself just one more chapter which would inevitably turn into several more.... Penryn has quickly become one of my favourite heroines and Raffe one of my favourite book boys... Angelfall has such a cinematic feel to it that I could vividly picture everything in my mind making it easy to absorb myself in this gritty and harrowing world. I can't believe I waited so long to read this absolute gem of a novel but I am glad that I now don't have long to wait for the sequel!

Action-packed and genuinely terrifying fantasy epic novel set six weeks after the world has succumbed to the angel apocalypse.

Susan Ee has eaten mezze in the old city of Jerusalem, surfed the warm waters of Costa Rica, and played her short film at a major festival. She has a life-long love of science fiction, fantasy and horror, especially if there's a touch of romance. She used to be a lawyer but loves being a writer because it allows her souped-up imagination to bust out and go feral.Producer Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead) acquired film rights to the series. There's been a flurry of press coverage in the wake of this announcement, including pieces in Entertainment Weekly, HollywoodReporter.com and Variety120 five star reviews on Amazon.co.uk, and over 1,200 reviews on amazon.com - over 850 are five starGlowing reviews in Booklist and Publisher's Weekly, which praised ANGELFALL for "well-developed characters, atmosphere, and strong writing."
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone

By Laini Taylor

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is a book unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where THE PASSAGE meets PHILIP PULLMAN and TWILIGHT meets PAN'S LABYRINTH.

Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things.

When Brimstone called, she always came.

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

'Remarkable and beautifully written . . . The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.' GUARDIAN

WOW. I wish I had written this book.Remarkable and beautifully written . . . The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.The world-building descriptions and language stop your heart and then, like a defibrillator, start it up again.Mesmerising.Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where The Passage meets Philip Pullman and Twilight meets Pan's Labyrinth.Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine. Visit her website: www.lainitaylor.com. Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/lainitaylorThe hardcover was a great success - strong, sustained sales and masses of press and award nominations. It's got the feel of a very big book.Sold over 15,000 copies of the hardcover and eBook editions through Bookscan.The narrative style is extremely strong - the beautiful, storytelling voice grabs you immediatelyThe fantasy is wonderfully creative yet also extremely accessible. It has the same dark feel about it that made Northern Lights and The Passage so popular.Mainstream fantasy is one of the very few growth areas in a declining market. Laini's novel introduces readers to an incredibly enticing world which reveals something quite unexpected . . .Our ambitions for the paperback are huge, and we'll be supporting this publication with an innovative and impressive marketing campaign.Sold in thirty languages so far.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where The Passage meets Philip Pullman and Twilight meets Pan's Labyrinth.

Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things.

When Brimstone called, she always came.

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine.

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Days of Blood and Starlight

By Laini Taylor

It began with the breathtaking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE... This November, the story continues in the astounding, must-read sequel, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon's secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel - a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

This was not that world.

I like to spread the word when I come across a book that excites me. I read Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor last weekend (sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone) and I'm all fired up about it. Thank you, Ms. Taylor, for a thrilling couple of days. I am in your debt. (Warning readers: this is one of those series that will have you tearing at your hair and gnashing your teeth waiting for the next installment. Be prepared.)The second instalment is much darker, with more epic battles, suffering and loss . . . The ending is absolutely incredible - with a twist that completely catches you by surprise, leaving you dying to find out what happens next.Plunges us into a world of beauty and horror . . . intricately plotted . . . it's a book that flies between worlds on blood-tipped wings and grips like a magical vice.

It began with the breathtaking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE... This November, the story continues in the astounding, must-read sequel, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT

Laini Taylor is the author of four previous books, the most recent of which, DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, was described by the Guardian as 'remarkable and beautifully written . . . The opening volume of a truly original trilogy'. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine Pie. Visit her website: www.lainitaylor.com. Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/lainitaylorAmazon.com Top Ten Book of 2011 - in the same list as Before I Go to Sleep, IQ64, The Tiger's Wife, The Marriage Plot and The Art of Fielding.Sold over 20,000 copies of the UK first edition through Bookscan.The fantasy is wonderfully creative yet also extremely accessible. It has the same dark feel about it that made Northern Lights and The Passage so popularOur innovative, global marketing plan matches our huge ambitions for it.Universal won a hotly contested auction involving four major studios and a top independent production company for film rights to DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE!!An avalanche of reviews, endorsements from notable authors, and shortlisted on over a dozen prizes - all of this confirms our early faith in Laini Taylor's enormous potential to be the next phenomenon.

Sequel to the extraordinary DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE.

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers` arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon`s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel - a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

This was not that world.

Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine Pie.

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The 100

By Kass Morgan

The Hunger Games meets Lost in this spectacular new series. Now a major TV series on E4.

No one has set foot on Earth in centuries - until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents - considered expendable by society - are being sent on a dangerous mission: to re-colonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves - but will she ever forgive him Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.

... the writing is fast-paced and engaging. The back-stories that are gradually revealed for each of the characters are interesting, and provide intriguing hints at the tensions and problems that exist in the spaceships. From the strictly monitored one-child policy, to a democracy that is crumbling from within, and a distinct class system that is surely just a spark away from causing the entire colony to explode into conflict, there are multiple fascinating issues that appear to have arisen in this post-apocalyptic society.Fantastic teen romance... packed with powerful and empowered characters.The 100 is set to be the next big thing in the world of YA books and TV - I was thrilled to receive one of 100 proofs of the first book in the series to review. Before the paperback has even had its UK publication, a TV series is being developed by the people behind The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, so I was keen to see what all the buzz was about... I found The 100 a rapid and enjoyable read - as a new entry into the Young Adult dystopia genre, this is an adventurous page-turner with plenty of action and even some romance... I very much enjoyed the descriptive elements of the setting too; the linked spaceships with their different classes of occupants were very well realised, and the sections set on Earth are extremely atmospheric, as the young people experience planet life for the first time. I found myself really gripped, racing through the action to see what would happen next. Morgan's style is dramatic, open, fast and accessible, and will certainly appeal to teenage readers of science fiction, and older ones too.I enjoyed every minute of it, and I cannot wait to see how they adapt it for the screen. I loved the world Morgan created, and the pacing was spot on... Despite this book not even being released yet, I find myself craving more of this story already... I highly, highly recommend you pre-order your copy of this novel today, and get it read before the TV show starts. I genuinely can't wait.Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book set in a post-nuclear-war world.An ingenious double-twist on the jeopardy-driven 'lifeboat' scenario

The Hunger Games meets Lost in this spectacular new series. Now a major TV series on E4.

Kass Morgan received a BA from Brown and a Masters degree from Oxford. She currently works as an editor in New York and lives in Brooklyn.Combines fast-paced plots with an ensemble cast of attractive and relatable teenage characters, told in an engaging style.We're looking to expand our YA list and this is a fantastic commercial addition.Between Hodderscape and our new YA online community, Chapter 5, we're excellently placed to reach the target audience of these books.Soon to air on US TV channel, CW. Currently being pitched for UK TV.This is Lost meets Battlestar Galactica meets Gossip Girl - a new YA series from the company behind Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries with scope for a multi-book story arc.