Leilani's epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways. A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, the islands become completely isolated, electronics fail worldwide, and a strange starscape fills the sky.
The Islands at the End of the World Islands at the End of the World Series #ad - The author has a master's degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The ecology of hawaiiand its mythology glow vividly as Lei awakens to her special connectionto the Emerald Orchid and its purpose. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island.
. Praise for islands at the end of the world:"aslan's debut honors Hawaii's unique cultural strengths--family ties and love of home, amplified by geography and history--while remaining true to a genre that affirms the mysterious grandeur of the universe waiting to be discovered. Kirkus reviews, delivering afresh, sTARRED"Debut author Aslan shows off his promise as a writer, of-the-moment take on apocalyptic fiction.
The Girl at the Center of the World Islands at the End of the World SeriesWendy Lamb Books #ad - As the hawaiian islands go back to traditional ways of living, people must grow their own food and ration everything from gas to bullets. And one girl, Leilani, is poised to save her world. In this fast-paced, leilani and her family on the big island of hawai’i face the challenge of survival in the world of the Emerald Orchid, exhilarating sequel to the acclaimed The Islands at the End of the World, a green presence that appeared in the sky after a global blackout.
. Old tensions and new enemies emerge. Medicine is scarce; a simple infection can mean death.
TURBO Racers: TrailblazerHarperCollins #ad - But the path to his big shot means facing down the best and the brightest from around the world. Every morph counts in the first book in this exhilarating new adventure series by the acclaimed author of The Islands at the End of the World, Austin Aslan. This is the first title in a high-stakes middle-grade two-book series!
Mace will have to live more fearlessly, hone quicker reflexes, be revolutionary—but will it be enough?Mace quickly realizes that everything he’s ever hoped for comes at a price. And mace believes he’s got what it takes to join their ranks—he only needs the chance to prove it. So when a reclusive retired racer chooses Mace to try out to be part of the next generation of TURBOnauts, Mace knows that this is his moment to show what he can do.
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Turbonauts thrive on the thrum of trimorphers’s rocket engines as the vehicles morph from super-powered race cars to speeding jet aircrafts to torpedo-fast submarines, while they race full-throttle around every bend.
The Girl from EverywhereGreenwillow Books #ad - Her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. Modern-day new york city, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend—Nix has been to them all. But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. But now that he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, her entire existence, the year before Nix’s mother died in childbirth—Nix’s life, is at stake.
Rae carson meets Outlander in this epic debut fantasy. If there is a map, nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. The girl from everywhere, blends fantasy, history, the first of two books, and a modern sensibility. Its sparkling wit, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo.
The Girl from Everywhere #ad - As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father’s ship. It could erase nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past.
Shark DialoguesScribner #ad - An epic saga of seven generations of one family encompasses the tumultuous history of Hawaii as a Hawaiian woman gathers her four granddaughters together in an erotic tale of villains and dreamers, queens and revolutionaries, lepers and healers” Publishers Weekly.
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New OrleansHMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans. Don brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Sibert honor medalist ∙ kirkus’ best of 2015 list ∙ school library journal best of 2015 ∙ publishers weekly’s best of 2015 list ∙ Horn Book Fanfare Book ∙ Booklist Editor's Choice On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana.
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans #ad - The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, racism, and courage—and also of incompetence, and criminality.
Bone GapBalzer + Bray #ad - But finn knows what really happened to Roza. National book award finalist * printz award Winner for Best Young Adult Book of the Year“Ruby’s novel deserves to be read and reread. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. As we follow the stories of finn, roza, and the people of Bone Gap, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a tale of the ways in which the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
It is powerful, beautiful, extraordinary. School library JournalEveryone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised.
The Eye of Minds The Mortality Doctrine, Book OneDelacorte Press #ad - And one gamer has been doing exactly that, with murderous results. The world is virtual, but the danger is real in book one of the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series, the next phenomenon from the author of the Maze Runner series, James Dashner. Includes a sneak peek of the fever code, and the more hacking skills you have, the highly-anticipated conclusion to the Maze Runner series—the novel that finally reveals how the maze was built! The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, the more fun it is.
. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. Praise for the bestselling mortality doctrine series:“Dashner takes full advantage of the Matrix-esque potential for asking ‘what is real. Io9. Com “set in a world taken over by virtual reality gaming, the series perfectly captures Dashner’s hallmarks for inventiveness, teen dialogue and an ability to add twists and turns like no other author.
The Eye of Minds The Mortality Doctrine, Book One #ad - Mtv. Com “a brilliant, visceral, gamified mash-up of The Matrix and Inception, guaranteed to thrill even the non-gaming crowd. Christian Science Monitor. Why bother following the rules when it’s so easy to break them? But some rules were made for a reason. And your worst nightmares. And they’ve been watching Michael.
The Name of the Star The Shades of London Book 1Speak #ad - Except one. New york times bestseller maureen johnson takes on jack the ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller! The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago.
But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now rory has become his next target. Soon "rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, humor, full of suspense, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.
Not a Drop to DrinkKatherine Tegen Books #ad - New york times bestselling author Michael Grant says Not a Drop to Drink is a debut "not to be missed. With evocative, and romance, danger, spare language and incredible drama, Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl's journey in a frontierlike world not so different from our own. Teenage lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, and most important, coyotes, people looking for a drink.
. But when strangers appear, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, the mysterious footprints by the pond, and they won't stop until they get it. Fans of classic frontier survival stories, as well as readers of dystopian literature, will enjoy this futuristic story where water is worth more than gold.
Not a Drop to Drink #ad - She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty—or doesn't leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. For more in this gritty world, join Lynn on an epic journey to find home in the companion novel, In a Handful of Dust.
When Friendship Followed Me HomeDial Books #ad - We see love in its many forms, and we witness the truth that love goes on despite all barriers. We see the pain of loss, and the glory of community. Paul griffin is the sort of writer you're torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself. Markus zusak, author of printz honor Winner The Book Thief“‘Friendship’ is an absolutely beautiful, heart-expanding book.
I cried, but more than that I felt this giant balloon of love for everyone. This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life’s biggest magic. Scruffy little flip leads ben to befriend a fellow book-lover named Halley—yes, like the comet—a girl unlike anyone he has ever met.
When Friendship Followed Me Home #ad - Schmidt, author of Okay for Now. It’ll make you want to grab hold of everyone important to you and lick them on the nose. Rebecca stead, author of newbery Award winner When You Reach Me"Some books change the way you see the world. Ben begins thinking of her as “rainbow Girl” because of her crazy-colored clothes and her laugh, pure magic, the kind that makes you smile away the stormiest day.
Rainbow girl convinces Ben to write a novel with her. But as their story unfolds ben’s life begins to unravel, and Ben must discover for himself the truth about friendship and the meaning of home. Cheer for ben and Halley: it is kids like these who are our hope.