Simon & Schuster
How far would you go to stand out?
From the author of "Nerve". ... What if the ultimate makeover had a deadly consequence? Aislyn has always been cripplingly shy - hiding from the world white wishing she could step into the spotlight. So when she's offered Charisma, an underground drug guaranteed to make her shine, she can't resist the temptation. The effects are instant: Aislyn's charming, funny and popular, just like she's always wanted.
But suddenly so are lots of other people... Then the doctor behind the "miracle" drug disappears and people's behaviour starts spiralling out of control. What ...
Simon & Schuster
Are you a player or watcher?
Now a major motion picture. ... Film tie-in edition of 2016's hottest YA film, starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco & Juliette Lewis. Black Mirror meets Pretty Little Liars - perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner.
A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly.
When Vee is picked to be a player in "Nerve", an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. It tempts her with amazing prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and teams her up with her perfect boy: sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating - Vee and Ian's fans cheer ...
How Hard Can Love Be?
From the author of "Am I Normal Yet?". ... Amber, Evie and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Amber’s story of how painful - and exhilarating - love can be, following on from Evie's story in "Am I Normal Yet"?
All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber's hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.
And then there's prom king Kyle, the guy ...
What's a Girl Gotta Do?
From the author of "Am I Normal Yet?".
Feminism, friendship and fallouts... The book that everyone's shouting about. ... How to start a feminist revolution:
Call out anything that is unfair on one gender
Don't call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe)
Always try to keep it funny
Don't let anything slide. Even when you start to break...
Lottie's determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas... ...
One Hundred Days of Happiness
What would you do if you only had 100 days left to live? Lucio Battistini has a list:
To win back his wife - the love of his life
To become a dad his kids will always remember
To help his father-in-law find love
To let his friends know how much they mean to him
And most of all he must make every moment count.
So far, he hasn't been getting it right. And if Lucio is going to become the man he was always meant to be, he's got a lot of work to do...
"Funny, moving... I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes."
"Hilarious but heart-wrenching."
Demigods and Magicians
Epic heroes, legendary adventures from the creator of "Percy Jackson".
Includes a sneak peek at "The Trials of Apollo" Risck's new series. ... Magic meets mythology in this explosive trilogy of short stories from Rick Riordan.
When a mysterious magical disturbance draws magicians Carter and Sadie Kane to New York, they meet another pair of kids with abilities as incredible as their own: Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase! And it's no coincidence that they've all been drawn to the Big Apple. A crazed sorcerer, Setne, is stirring up double trouble, unleashing dangerous creatures from both Greek and Egyptian ...
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
By the bestselling author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - Douglas Adams.
Now a Netflix original series. ... A Full-Cast Dramatization of a Novel By One of Science Fiction's Most Beloved Authors!
This production is based on Douglas Adams' novel of the same name, adapted by Mike Stott and directed by the hugely acclaimed Dirk Maggs. This series of six half-hour episodes features a stellar cast with Harry Enfield as the eponymous Holistic Detective, Billy Boyd as his client Richard Macduff, Olivia Coleman as his secretary Janice Pearce, Jim Carter as his nemesis DS Gilks, Andrew Sachs as Professor Reg ...
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
By the bestselling author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - Douglas Adams. ... The second Dirk Gently book by Douglas Adams, "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul" is a witty detective story perfect for fans of his phenomenally successful "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shot up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame, the usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely ...
Carve the Mark
Harper Collins Publishers
Honour has no place in survival.
From the bestselling author of "Divergent". ... On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favoured by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not - their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra's currentgift gives her pain and power - something her brother exploits, using ...
Holding Up the Universe
New York Times bestselling author of "All the bright places". ... Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed 'America's Fattest Teen'. But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to see who she really is. Since her mum's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
Everyone thinks they know Jack ...
The only crime was to be an independent woman. ... When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men.
But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari's lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage.
Told in Mata Hari's voice through her final letter, "The Spy" is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and ...
Soapdodgers. Personnel. 1 Prague. Outside
A story in seven parts
The novella "1 Prague. Outside", places the Scottish protagonistamongst a group of foreign, largely English, migrant workers in the Czech capital during the 1990's. The city is booming and confident and the Anglophone gastarbeiter are having the time of their lives. All apart from our man who cannot come to terms with his existential angst and his disdain at all around him, all that is except his Scots-Canadian brethren to whom he passes an authentic piece of Scotland.
Bryan Stewart runs the Scottish Cultural Centre and Caledonian School of English in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he lives with his wife, Branimira and two children, ...