Discover how one unsuspecting man gets thrust into a dark and confusing existence through no fault of his own. His instincts and desires are out of his control. His actions are enslaved by an unnatural thirst for blood. Join our hero, Drake, on his journey as he transforms from an amorous young man with a promising future, content to fill his life with simple pleasures, into a ferocious beast of legends – an immortal vampire unlike any other vampire! What was once his lust for life has now become his lust for blood! Is his path now destined to be shrouded in only darkness?
When they stop for the afternoon in sleepy Lone Cone (Pop. 317), they’re charmed by the quaint tourist town which is filled with B&Bs, candy stores, and gift shops.
But the folksy hospitality will vanish as the sun drops behind the mountains. A winter storm is approaching, and the Stahls couldn’t have picked a worse night of the year to get snowed into this perfect little town with a dark, dark secret.
One day Steven gives Becky a ride home on his motorcycle. There, they discover a severed arm, one of the fingers of which still has an unusual ring attached: a circle, in the middle of which is a heart, at the center of which is a bold number 37. While comforting Becky, Steven discovers a tattoo at the base of her neck: it is the same symbol. And so begins a thrilling descent into a world of crime and murder, a ride wilder than any Steven has taken before.
In Delirium, the government requires that all teenagers be cured of love, a.k.a. deliria, to keep society safe. But 95 days before her treatment, Lena Haloway falls for a boy–and must face the truth about her own feelings and the world in which she lives.
Lauren Oliver’s riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium.
The summer before they’re supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss.
But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line.
In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will come to understand scenes from Delirium through Hana’s perspective. Hana is a touching and revealing look at a life-changing and tumultuous summer.
With Pandemonium not coming out until February 28th, I think the author, Lauren Oliver, released Hana to appease her fans. It was only released in a digital format and was free for just a few days on her website. It was wonderful and makes me even hungrier for the next installment of this trilogy. If you like young adult literature with romance,angst and trouble abound you should check out this series,
When a young woman is found dead in a field, dressed up as a scarecrow with a slashed grin and a broken neck, the residents of Salem, Massachusetts, begin to fear that the infamous Harvest Man is more than just a rumor. But out-of-town cop Jeremy Flynn doesn’t have time for ghost stories. He’s in town on another investigation, looking for a friend’s wife, who mysteriously vanished in a cemetery.
Complicating his efforts is local occult expert Rowenna Cavanaugh, who launches her own investigation, convinced that a horror from the past has crept into the present and is seducing women to their deaths. Jeremy uses logic and solid police work. Rowenna depends on intuition. But they both have the same goal: to stop the abductions and locate the missing women before Rowenna herself falls prey to the Harvest Man’s dark seduction.
I’ve been listening to this series in the car while doing my almost daily errands and for several days have been sick and have missed finding out “what happens next”, but finally after a box of Kleenex and several cold pills later I finished Deadly Harvest and can say that I enjoyed it even more than the first book. I think the reason was the location where the story took place, Salem,MA, and you know what that means, WITCHES and TOIL AND TROUBLE. This installment has mystery,myths, murders,handsome heroes,and budding romance. What more could a reader ask for. Loved it.
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Some riders live.
At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition – the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience.
Beginning this book I moved along at a fairly quick pace but something happened about a third of the way through and it seemed to bog down and I thought I’d never make it to the half way point. That said, when I did reach the middle of the storyline it flowed like the Mississippi River after a heavy rain.
The story is magical yet sad and while the characters of Sean and Puck are totally at opposite ends of the spectrum in the beginning, they grow into a relationship with such chemistry and realness that it’s a joy to watch develop. When I reached the end I didn’t want it to be over and that it a sign of a great author, so my hat is off to you Maggie Stiefvater, you have done it again.