IF YOU HAD SECRET MAGICAL POWERS, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather's library has made sure of that. But there's still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the Diberi, a secret organisation with plans to destroy the entire universe. Effie and her school-friends are the only ones who can stop them . . . and time is running out.
THERE IS MAGIC BEYOND THE REALWORLD . . . When Effie and Maximilian both mysteriously vanish, friends Raven, Lexy and Wolf don't know where to turn for help. Effie is in deep danger and she's running out of time. To make things worse, Raven's mother is caught up in a plot with the ruthless billionaire Albion Freake, who will stop at nothing to become invincible. Can the school-friends save Effie and Maximilian and stop Albion Freake's deadly plan, before it's too late?
Ariel Manto est une thésarde en galère. Elle travaille sur un sombre scientifique victorien méconnu, Thomas E. Lumas, et son directeur de recherche a mystérieusement disparu. Lorsqu'elle tombe sur un exemplaire de La Fin des mystères de Lumas, roman introuvable et réputé maudit, elle n'en croit pas ses yeux. Ce n'est que le début d'un voyage pour le moins extraordinaire...
EVERYTHING IS MADE OF MAGIC . . . Effie Truelove and friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian and Raven must use their magical skills to defeat the Diberi, a corrupt organisation intent on destroying the worlds at Midwinter. But during a visit to the Otherworld, Effie is mistaken and imprisoned for being a galloglass - a dangerous, selfish islander. Can Effie and her friends reunite before total destruction is wreaked upon the universe?
B>b>A darkly funny sports memoir about a mid-life crisis, exercise addiction, tennis, and how to grow up when you really, really don''t want to./b>/b>br>br>At 12, Scarlett discovered her father was not the punk photographer who''d brought her up, but was in fact the man she previously knew as her godfather. Her new father was Jewish, European, wealthy, and exciting. He even sent her to tennis camp. Her talent immediately apparent, Scarlett was selected to train for Middlesex Juniors, a regional tennis team in West London, UK. Scarlett never went to train with the team, however: she lived too far away.br>br>Fast forward a few years, and at 41, Scarlett was a successful novelist and a senior academic. She had a lovely house and a wonderful partner. She''d had all the therapy. Then her beloved dog died and she couldn''t get over it. Of her three fathers (she''d acquired a step-father at 10), one died of a heroin overdose and the other two were diagnosed with cancer. Her sister-in-law become pregnant at the same time that she realized that she really was never going to become a mother. For the first time in her life, remaining a size 8-10 was hard, verging on impossible.br>br>She was supposed to grow up, but she didn''t know how. So instead, she decided to regress: to go back to the thing she''d loved best as a child but had inexplicably abandoned: tennis.br>br>41-Love is heartbreaking rather than heartwarming--but frequently darkly funny as Scarlett finds she''ll do anything to win--except actually growing up.
What secrets are hiding in your family tree? Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment . . . A complex and fiercely contemporary tale of inheritance, enlightenment, life, death, desire and family trees, The Seed Collectors is the most important novel yet from one of the world's most daring and brilliant writers.
EVERYTHING IS MADE OF MAGIC . . . Effie Truelove and her school-friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian and Raven must use their magical skills to defeat the Diberi, a corrupt organisation intent on destroying the worlds at Midwinter. But during a visit to the Otherworld, Effie is mistaken and imprisoned for being a galloglass - a dangerous, selfish islander. Meanwhile, Lexy is threatened by the vile professor Jupiter Peacock and Wolf embarks on a perilous journey to find his missing sister. And back at school, Neptune the cat is bored. He's used to lording it over the other stray cats, but they've all mysteriously vanished. Where could they be - and how will he find them? Can Effie and her friends reunite before total destruction is wreaked upon the universe?
When Tash, daughter of a Russian oligarch, is sent to an English boarding school, she is new to the strange rituals of the girls there. Theirs is a world of strict pecking orders, eating disorders and Instagram angst. While she spends her time at the lake and the stables, a few hand-picked girls are invited to join the Headmaster at his house for extra lessons. Then her friend Bianca mysteriously vanishes, and the routines of her dormmates seem darker and more alien than ever before.
When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of "The End of Mr Y" in a bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She's read about its author before, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, and this is his most notorious, and rarest, book. It is also believed to hold a curse. Anyone who's ever read it, including Lumas, has disappeared without trace.
If Kelsey Newman's theory about the end of the time is true, we are all going to live forever. But for Meg - locked in a dead-end relationship and with a deadline looming for a book that she can't write - this thought fills her with dread. Stuck in a labyrinth of her own devising, Meg knows that there must be a way out.
Luke, 25 ans, est allergique au soleil et doit donc rester confiné. Julie, quant à elle, est brillante mais a peur de tout et n'ose quitter sa ville natale. Un jour, Luke apprend qu'un gourou peut le guérir. Avec Julie et deux amis, ils partent dans un combi Wolkswagen, Luke portant une combinaison spatiale. Ce voyage changera leurs vies.
Effie's world comes to life with a magical GLOW-IN-THE-DARK cover 'Some people think opening a book is a simple thing. It's not. Most people don't realise that you can get truly lost in a book. You can. Especially you.' AFTER THE WORLDQUAKE, MAGIC IS SEEPING INTO OUR WORLD Effie Truelove is a new pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange, with its twisted grey spires and an English teacher so frightening she gives the class nightmares. When her beloved grandfather is brutally attacked, Effie promises to look after his magical books. But then shady book-collector Leonard Levar gets his hands on them and Effie has to embark on the most dangerous adventure of her life . . . Effie must travel to the mysterious Otherworld, unlock the hidden meaning of an old book called Dragon's Green, and brave the terrifying Diberi, a secret organisation with plans that could destroy the entire universe. But Effie can't face the Diberi alone. Can her new school-friends Maximilian, Wolf, Lexy and Raven combine their gifts and discover their true powers in time?