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  • Jennifer Donnelly

    From Jennifer Donnelly, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of A Northern Light and Revolution, comes a mystery about dark secrets, dirty truths, and the lengths to which people will go for love and revenge. For fans of Elizabeth George and Libba Bray, These Shallow Graves is the story of how much a young woman is willing to risk and lose in order to find the truth.     Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo dreams of becoming a writer—a newspaper reporter like the...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    A startling, fiercely feminist re-imagining of Cinderella from the bestselling, award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly. Don't just fracture the fairy tale. Shatter it. Isabelle should be blissfully happy-she's about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn't the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince's heart. She's the ugly stepsister who cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella's shoe . . . which is now filling with blood. Isabelle tried to fit in. She cut away pieces of herself in order to become pretty. Sweet. More like Cinderella. But that only made her mean, jealous, and hollow. Now she has a chance to alter her destiny and prove what ugly...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.   PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.   Two girls, two centuries...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    All of Mattie Lyon's hopes and dreams are riding on her summer job at the Glennmore Hotel. She'll make enough money to go to college in the fall. She'll prove to her father that she is responsible. She'll learn how to survive in the sophisticated world beyond her dad's brokeback farm. But all her plans fall to pieces when a young woman turns up drowned in the lake. Only Mattie knows that her death is a murder. An astonishing and heartbreaking story set in 1906, this novel will take its place beside To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, and other classics that hark back to times of lost innocence. A Northern Light is Jennifer Donnelly's first published young adult novel, and it marks...read more

  • Linda Sue Park

    Perfect for anyone fascinated by the Royal Wedding, Netflix's The Crown, or Wolf Hall, this is a pitch-perfect reimagining of the romance and tragedy of Henry VIII and his six wives, told from multiple points of view by some of your favorite authors. If you were one of King Henry VIII's six wives, who would you be? Would you be Anne Boleyn, who literally lost her head? Would you be the subject of rumor and scandal like Catherine Howard? Or would you get away and survive like Anna of Cleves? Meet them and Henry's other queens--each bound for divorce or death--in this epic and thrilling novel that reads like fantasy but really happened. Watch spellbound as each of these women attempts...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    The Wild Rose is a part of the sweeping, multi-generational saga that began with The Tea Rose and continued with The Winter Rose. It is London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. Into this volatile time, Jennifer Donnelly places her vivid and memorable characters: Willa Alden, a passionate mountain climber who lost her leg while summiting Kilimanjaro with Seamus Finnegan, and who will never forgive him for saving her life; Seamus Finnegan, a polar explorer who tries to forget Willa as he marries a beautiful young schoolteacher back home in England;...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    A stunning and shocking retelling of the Cinderella fairytale from a Carnegie Medal novelist 'In an ancient city by the sea, three sisters - a maiden, a mother, and a crone - are drawing maps by candlelight. Sombre, with piercing grey eyes, they are the three Fates, and every map is a human life . . .' Stepsister takes up where Cinderella's tale ends. We meet Isabelle, the younger of Cinderella's two stepsisters. Ella is considered beautiful; stepsister Isabelle is not. Isabelle is fearless, brave, and strong-willed. She fences better than any boy, and takes her stallion over jumps that grown men fear to attempt. It doesn't matter, though; these qualities are not valued in a girl....read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    Beautiful Sophie, with lips as red as blood, skin as pale as snow, and hair as dark as night, is about to come of age and inherit her father's throne. But Sophie's stepmother wants rid of her - beautiful she may be, but too weak and foolish to reign. And Sophie believes her, as she believes all the things that have been said about her - all the poisonous words people use to keep girls like her from becoming too powerful, too strong. When the huntsman carries out his orders of killing Sophie, she finds a fire burning inside her that will not be extinguished, and sets off to reclaim what was taken from her. Jennifer Donnelly turns her feminist...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe. When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled-powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six. Serafina believes her talisman was buried with an old shipwreck. While researching its location, she is almost discovered by a death rider patrol led by someone familiar. . . . The pain of seeing him turned...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    Once a lost and confused princess, Serafina is now a confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance (BFR). While she works on sabotaging her enemy and enlisting allies for battle, her friends face challenges of their own. Ling is in the hold of Rafe Mfeme's giant trawler, on her way to a prison camp. Becca meets up with Astrid and learns why the Ondalinian mermaid is always so angry: she is hiding a shameful secret. Ava can't return home, because death riders await her arrival. And it is getting more and more difficult for Mahdi, Serafina's betrothed, to keep up the ruse that he is in love with Lucia Volerno. If Lucia's parents become suspicious, his life--and all of Sera's hopes--will be...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams. But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything - and everyone - she holds dear. Fearing her own...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    It has been twelve years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. And yet, in the summer of 1900, East London is still poor, still brutal, still a shadow city to its western twin. Among the reformers is an idealistic young woman named India Selwyn-Jones, recently graduated from medical school. With the help of her influential fiance--Freddie Lytton, an up-and-coming Liberal MP--she works to shut down the area's opium dens that destroy both body and soul. Her selfless activities better her patients' lives and bring her immense gratification, but unfortunately, they also bring her into direct conflict with East London's ruling crime lord--Sid Malone. India...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    HIDDEN IN THE BEAST'S LIBRARY IS A VERY MYSTERIOUS BOOK. BELLE IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER IT AND VISIT A GLITTERING NEW WORLD. BUT IS EVERYTHING IN THAT WORLD WHAT IT SEEMS? AND WILL BELLE BE ABLE TO FIND HER WAY HOME? OR WILL THE STORY TAKE HOLD OF HER-AND NEVER LET HER GO? SMART, BOOKISH BELLE, A CAPTIVE in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner,...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    India's family, fiancé and the general medical establishment object to her position as a female doctor but she insists on defying convention, finding a post in London's East End. There she meets a gang boss called Sid Malone. Criminal he may be but he also has a hidden charm... But Sid has a past and enemies, including India's ruthless fiancé whose intention is to marry into the family...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    HIDDEN IN THE BEAST'S LIBRARY IS A VERY MYSTERIOUS BOOK. BELLE IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER IT AND VISIT A GLITTERING NEW WORLD. BUT IS EVERYTHING IN THAT WORLD WHAT IT SEEMS? AND WILL BELLE BE ABLE TO FIND HER WAY HOME? OR WILL THE STORY TAKE HOLD OF HER-AND NEVER LET HER GO? SMART, BOOKISH BELLE, A CAPTIVE in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner,...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    HIDDEN IN THE BEAST'S LIBRARY IS A VERY MYSTERIOUS BOOK. BELLE IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER IT AND VISIT A GLITTERING NEW WORLD. BUT IS EVERYTHING IN THAT WORLD WHAT IT SEEMS? AND WILL BELLE BE ABLE TO FIND HER WAY HOME? OR WILL THE STORY TAKE HOLD OF HER-AND NEVER LET HER GO? SMART, BOOKISH BELLE, A CAPTIVE in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner,...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat the most powerful mage in history? Meanwhile, Serafina and her Black Fins train goblin troops for battle against her uncle Vallerio's death riders. Will Sera ever see her beloved home-and her beloved Mahdi-again, or will the Volneros take over the mer realms while Orfeo takes on the gods themselves? Nothing less than the fate of the...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    Wie versteinert fühlt sich Andi, als ihr Bruder bei einem Unfall stirbt und sie sich die Schuld an dessen Tod gibt. Als ihr Vater sie zur Aufheiterung nach Paris entführt, fi ndet sie in einem alten Gitarrenkoffer das geheimnisvolle Tagebuch einer jungen Frau, die einst den Sohn Marie Antoinettes betreute. Bald erkennt sie, dass ihre Schicksale untrennbar miteinander verbunden sind, denn auch die Französin konnte den Tod des geliebten kleinen Jungen nicht verhindern. Und so begleitet Andi Alexandrine auf deren gefahrvollen Wegen durch die Wirren der Französischen Revolution - in der Hoffnung, dort den Schlüssel zur Rückkehr ins Leben zu...read more

  • Jennifer Donnelly

    London 1888: Als Packerin einer Teefabrik schlägt sich die junge Fiona täglich durch die Londoner Docks. Zwischen Fabrikstaub und Armut träumt sie von einem besseren Leben. Nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern wagt sie einen Neuanfang in Amerika. Dort schafft es die mutige Schöne bis an die Spitze eines Tee-Imperiums, führt elegante Salons im aufstrebenden New York der Jahrhundertwende. Obwohl sie nun ein glückliches Leben führen könnte, zieht es sie zurück in die Heimat: Sie will herausfinden, was es mit dem Tod ihres Vaters auf sich hat - und trifft dabei auf ihre große...read more