Author: Olivia Shepard
Publisher: Austin MacAuley
Sam Bleack, raised with ruthlessness, bound by piracy, is unique by nature. Sam Bleack was feared by most, and the Bleack name was despised by all. Only one thing made this pirate different from the others: Sam was a girl. Conrad Rutledge, the Earl of Rustlebridge, with revenge in his heart, vowed to eliminate all with the Bleack name. Seeking revenge encouraged him to encounter Sam. At first, with hatred, they wanted to kill each other, but then a deeper feeling began to emerge, making them not know whether to pursue their feelings or their hatred for each other.
Foolish/Unfoolish is a collection of vibrant and honest "reflections on love" by R&B singer Ashanti. Ever since she was thirteen years old, Ashanti has kept journals of her poetry, thoughts, and ideas about life and love. Now, in this very personal collection, Ashanti presents her poems about love, along with stories about what (or who) moved her to write them. In Foolish/Unfoolish, Ashanti explores such universal themes as falling head-over heals in love, becoming insanely jealous, feeling broken-hearted, and being single but having hope for the future. In "No Words," she describes being completely addicted to a new boyfriend; in "Ride Out," she captures what it feels like to be joyriding with your man on a hot summer night; in "Insecure," she writes about telling a suspicious boyfriend to stop driving by her house at night to see if her car is there; and in "Us," she delves into the pain of discovering that your man is cheating on you. Spirited, moving and often filled with humor, Ashanti's poetry and reflections will entertain and surprise as they offer an intimate look into the life of one of today's most popular performers. These are works that are both lyrical and raw and which tell the truth about love.
Author: Nick Bantock
Publisher: Chronicle Books
From the creator of the bestselling Griffin & Sabine series comes a loving gift book that's (literally) full of heart. This quirky book takes six heart-themed expressions and gives them new meaning through engaging pop-ups. From Brave Hearted (a heart that looks like a tiger) to Light Hearted (a heart with lightbulbs surrounding it), My Foolish Heart features Bantock's signature art style in a small and giftable package. With its inimitable word play on turns of phrase, this playful book is a delightful surprise for Valentine's Day or whenever a token of unexpected affection is in order.
Author: Natalia Jaster
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
*Mature YA: sexual content and language. Intended for readers 17 and older* There is a rule amongst his kind: A jester doesn't lie. In the kingdom of Whimtany, Poet is renowned. He's young and pretty, a lover of men and women. He performs for the court, kisses like a scoundrel, and mocks with a silver tongue. Yet allow him this: It's only the most cunning, most manipulative soul who can play the fool. For Poet guards a secret. One the Crown would shackle him for. One that he'll risk everything to protect. Alas, it will take more than clever words to deceive Princess Briar. Convinced that he's juggling lies as well as verse, this righteous nuisance of a girl is determined to expose him. But not all falsehoods are fiendish. Poet's secret is delicate, binding the jester to the princess in an unlikely alliance-and kindling a breathless attraction, as alluring as it is forbidden.
Author: Penny Rudge
When big-boned, eager-to-please, accident-prone Taras Krohe ambles into a stiff English public school on a puzzling scholarship with his funny foreign name, an eccentric and over-protective Bukovinian mother, and no father at all, disappointment beckons. A decade later, Taras and his mother are still living off their benefactress Mrs Bartlett in a cramped South London flat, while Taras's promising job has warped into a Kafkaesque nightmare, and his truculent Russian girlfriend has decamped with a ponytailed aesthete. When the mysterious Mrs Bartlett dies, an old schoolfriend with a grudge emerges and eviction looms. Now even the terminally easygoing Taras must show his mother he's a man, and uncover the secret behind his family's plummet into disaster. But she has other ideas for her little pourchi: she's determined to wrestle him away from the dangerous influences his search reveals. And it's by no means certain who will come out on top . . .
Author: Emma Mills
Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
Claudia agrees to coach actors in her high school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, leading to new friendships--and maybe even new love.
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Unbeknownst to anyone in her small town, Isadora is a radio talk show host who gives advice on love and relationships even though she's never been on a date, but that may change now that a handsome stranger has moved in next door.
Author: Ola Josiah
Publisher: PunchLine Media
Love Quotes is a classic compilation of awesome love quotes from the personal collections of the author, its not like anything you have read before.
Author: Theodor W. Adorno, E. F. N. Jephcott
"A volume of Adorno is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature."--Susan Sontag
Author: Tracy Solheim
In the aftermath of a steamy one-night stand, Julianne Marchione, who has been rendered a single mother, successfully tracks down the football player father of her child, only to discover that she has met the love of her life.
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love
Author: Jan Silvious
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Draws from the Bible book of Proverbs to offer advice on how to get along with difficult people and honor God at the same time.
Author: Pierre Ronsard
Publisher: Penguin UK
Ronsard is considered one of France's greatest love poets, yet his poetic achievements are not restricted to his verses of love, wine and nature. A true Renaissance figure, his themes ranged from politics, science and philsophy, to the bawdy and risqué. Using Greco-Roman and Italian poetic models, and drawing on the rich images of classical mythology, Ronsard revolutionised the tradition of French poetry. In the 20th century, Ronsard's poetry was influential for W. B. Yeats, translated by Sylvia Plath, and illustrated by Henri Matisse. He stands as one of the most innovative and diverse voices in the history of European poetry.