Escape from Aurora

Escape from Aurora
Author: Jamie Littler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-02-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780451481382

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Nevermoor meets How to Train Your Dragon in the thrilling sequel to Voyage of the Frostheart! Ash and his ragtag crew of misfits aboard the Frostheart sleigh have just pulled into Aurora: the most dazzling city Ash has ever seen. Icy skyscrapers, wondrous new foods, and bustling city folk who barely have the time of day for a smalltown kid like him. That is, until he masters the art of songweaving--the ability control the giant monsters that lurk in the snow beyond city limits. But the real reason Ash came to Aurora is to find his long lost parents. The only token they left him before their disappearance was a lullaby; a map disguised as a song that has led him from landmark to landmark, all in the hopes of finding them at the end of it. With the help of his best friend Lunah, the fast-talking ship's navigator, and his yeti guardian, Tobu, Ash is one step closer to finding the family he's always longed for. He might find, though, that getting what you wished for is more complicated than he imagined, and Ash's world is about to expand in ways he never thought possible.

Frostheart 2

Frostheart 2
Author: Jamie Littler
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780241355329

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The bestselling Frostheart crew are back for another thrilling adventure! Ash and the rest of the Frostheart's brave crew have finally arrived at the majestic stronghold of Aurora - and Ash's mind is blown. It's an extraordinary place - unlike anything he's ever seen - and he can't wait to solve the next clue that will lead him to his parents. But it's quickly clear that even Aurora isn't safe for Song Weavers. A fanatical Pathfinder captain has turned the city against Ash and his kind - and it's not long before the Frostheart has to make another break for freedom. But when a vicious Wraith attack leaves Ash, Lunah, Rook and Tobu stranded on the ice, they will have to use all their strength and cunning to reach safety. But what they find is even more incredible... Praise for Frostheart: "Littler's debut is wild, funny, lavishly illustrated and filled with excitement." Guardian "A heart-stopping tale ... [that] really lives up to the hype" Sunday Post "This exhilarating snowy adventure will have kids reading under the covers long after lights out." i Newspaper

Rise of the World Eater

Rise of the World Eater
Author: Jamie Littler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-11-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780451481412

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Nevermoor meets How to Train Your Dragon in the thrilling conclusion to the Frostheart trilogy! After escaping the towering city of Aurora and fighting for the safety of Solstice--the secret sanctuary of misunderstood Song Weavers--Ash has the battle of a lifetime ahead of him. A battle for his freedom. For the freedom of Song Weavers in every Stronghold. And even for the leviathans, the giant beasts that lurk under the snow, but who may be just as poorly understood as the Song Weavers who can communicate with them. But a battle is the last thing Ash wants ever since he's come face to face with the person he has been tirelessly searching for: his mother. And yet the two of them are up against a common enemy, the largest, most ferocious ancient leviathan called the Devourer, known by local legend as the World Eater for the way it consumes anything and everything in its path. In a fight that will take the pathfinders, yeti, Song Weavers, and even leviathans working together, how can Ash get them all on the same side when he and his mother can't even agree on how to defeat this beast? If Ash and his ragtag crew of friends aboard the Frostheart can't stop the Devourer, Ash's family reunion will be short-lived.

Aurora Burning

Aurora Burning
Author: Amie Kaufman,Jay Kristoff
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2021-04-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781524720957

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Our heroes are back . . . kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic Aurora Cycle series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy's best hope for survival. First, the bad news: Anancient evil--your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal--is about to be unleashed.The good news? Squad 312 is here to save the day. As soon as they'vejust got to take care of a few small distractions first. Like the clan of gremps who are holding a serious grudge against the squad. And a bunch of illegit GIUTA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be. Then there's Kal's long-lost sister, who's not exactly happy to see him.But with the reappearance of the colony ship that Auri was found on, new clues about Auri--and her powers as a Trigger--begin to come to light. And just in time. Because if Auri can't learn to master her powers, the squad going to be soooo dead.Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts,inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion's most unforgettable heroes--and, you know, the rest of the galaxy.

A Peculiar Peril

A Peculiar Peril
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780374308896

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A Peculiar Peril is a head-spinning epic about three friends on a quest to protect the world from a threat as unknowable as it is terrifying, from the Nebula Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer. Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfather’s overstuffed mansion—a veritable cabinet of curiosities—once he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities: It holds clues linking to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley has stormed back to life on a magic-fueled rampage across a surreal, through-the-looking-glass version of Europe replete with talking animals (and vegetables). Swept into encounters with allies more unpredictable than enemies, Jonathan pieces together his destiny as a member of a secret society devoted to keeping our world separate from Aurora. But as the ground shifts and allegiances change with every step, he and his friends sink ever deeper into a deadly pursuit of the profound evil that is also chasing after them.

Methods of Desire

Methods of Desire
Author: Aurora Donzelli
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2019-08-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780824880477

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Since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, Indonesia has undergone a radical program of administrative decentralization and neoliberal reforms. In Methods of Desire, author Aurora Donzelli explores these changes through an innovative perspective—one that locates the production of neoliberalism in novel patterns of language use and new styles of affect display. Building on almost two decades of fieldwork, Donzelli describes how the growing influence of transnational lending agencies is transforming the ways in which people desire and voice their expectations, intentions, and entitlements within the emergent participatory democracy and restructuring of Indonesia’s political economy. She argues that a largely overlooked aspect of the Era Reformasi concerns the transition from a moral regime centered on the expectation that desires should remain hidden to a new emphasis on the public expression of individuals’ aspirations. The book examines how the large-scale institutional transformations that followed the collapse of the Suharto regime have impacted people’s lives and imaginations in the relatively remote and primarily rural Toraja highlands of Sulawesi. A novel concept of the individual as a bundle of audible and measurable desires has emerged, one that contrasts with the deep-rooted reticence toward the expression of personal preferences. The spreading of foreign discursive genres such as customer satisfaction surveys, training sessions, electoral mission statements, and fundraising auctions, and the diffusion of new textual artifacts such as checklists, flowcharts, and workflow diagrams are producing forms of citizenship, political participation, and moral agency that contrast with the longstanding epistemologies of secrecy typical of local styles of knowledge and power. Donzelli’s long-term ethnographic study examines how these foreign protocols are being received, absorbed, and readapted in a peripheral community of the Indonesian archipelago. Combining a telescopic perspective on our contemporary moment with a microscopic analysis of conversational practices, the author argues that the managerial forms of political rationality and the entrepreneurial morality underwriting neoliberal apparatuses proliferate through the working of small cogs, that is, acts of speech. By examining these concrete communicative exchanges, she sheds light on both the coherence and inconsistency underlying the worldwide diffusion of market logic to all domains of life.

The Christmas Escape

The Christmas Escape
Author: Sarah Morgan
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2021-10-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780369706775

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“A journey of love and festive cheer.”—Woman's World on The Christmas Escape “Morgan’s latest Christmas tale will delight readers and give them the perfect excuse to snuggle up for a few hours with a cup of hot cocoa.”—Booklist on The Christmas Escape An uplifting novel of friendship, the festive season, and risking everything for the biggest gift of all... It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas escape – a dream trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. But facing a make-or-break marriage crisis, Christy desperately needs time alone with her husband, Seb. Her solution? Alix, along with Seb’s oldest friend, Zac, can take Christy’s daughter on the planned Lapland trip, and they will all reunite there for Christmas Day. After all, what are friends for? There’s nothing Alix won’t do for Christy, but Christy’s plan to save Christmas is testing their friendship. Especially as Alix and Zac have a difficult history of their own. As long-held secrets unravel, and unexpected romance shines under the Northern Lights, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want? And could this Christmas escape save the precious gift of each other’s friendship? A messy family drama and a steamy little romance unfold under the Mediterranean sun for the perfect summer escape in The Island Villa, the next heartwarming novel by USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan!

Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising
Author: Amie Kaufman,Jay Kristoff
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-05-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781524720988

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES • From the internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . . The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . . A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy's biggest chip on his shoulder An alien warrior with anger-management issues A tomboy pilot who's totally not into him, in case you were wondering And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem--that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC.