Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."
"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....
"I dare you..."
anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her
mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she
protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and
forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness.
That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her
and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for
the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....
Ryan Stone is the
town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't
tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including
the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the
Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth
expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and
his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get
too close is daring herself to want it all....
Magnus Bane has
a royal role in the French Revolution—if the angry mobs don’t spoil his
spells. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.
in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to
rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution—after
being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the
daring escape calls for invisible air balloons…
e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane,
whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles, The Runaway Queen, is written by Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Clare.
Kaleb, is about to leave for college, and Ashleigh is worried that he'll
forget about her while he's away. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool
party, Ashleigh's friends suggest she text him a picture of herself --
sans swimsuit -- to take with him. Before she can talk herself out of
it, Ashleigh strides off to the bathroom, snaps a photo in the
full-length mirror, and hits "send."
But when Kaleb and Ashleigh
go through a bad breakup, Kaleb takes revenge by forwarding the text to
his baseball team. Soon the photo has gone viral, attracting the
attention of the school board, the local police, and the media. As her
friends and family try to distance themselves from the scandal, Ashleigh
feels completely alone -- until she meets Mack while serving her
court-ordered community service. Not only does Mack offer a fresh chance
at friendship, but he's the one person in town who received the text of
Ashleigh's photo -- and didn't look.
Acclaimed author Jennifer
Brown brings readers a gripping novel about honesty and betrayal,
redemption and friendship, attraction and integrity, as Ashleigh finds
that while a picture may be worth a thousand words . . . it doesn't
always tell the whole story.