She blames herself for the bounty on Papa's head. Book Two in the Dangerous Loyalties series - a historical novel for teens - continues the riveting story of Daughters of the American Revolution patriot Mary Shirley McGuire. It's late summer in the Alleghany Highlands, 1775. Colonial Virginia has resolved to support the American Revolutionary cause for liberty. The British are determined to retain control of the fur trade and keep frontiersmen fighting Indians instead of joining the Continentals. Thirteen-year-old Mary Shirley is still recovering from emotional wounds inflicted when she risked her life delivering traitorous dispatches. She trusted the wrong men, and now the family must flee Indian Creek to stay ahead of British Loyalists who seek her papa's life. But they can't risk being captured by taking the main road to Daniel Boone's trail that leads into Kentucky territory. They must endure the more dangerous and grueling hunter's path that leads to rough frontier forts along the Clinch River. Passions are ignited, friendships are formed, and shocking lessons are learned. Papa ignores the warnings to wait for other travelers, causing Mary's anxieties to worsen. Once they cross the Cumberland Gap, they're at the mercy of God and the Chickamauga Cherokee to make it to Fort Boonesborough alive. Frontiersmen tell them the settlement of Fort Boonesborough isn't defendable, and Mary doesn't want to continue. Papa is confident that the Indians are too busy preparing for winter to raid. A few days from the fort, Mary is feeling hopeful for the future. Then disaster strikes, leaving the family devastated and heartbroken. There is no other choice. Mary must lay aside paralyzing fear and excruciating pain to save her family before time runs out. Fleeing the Shadows (Dangerous Loyalties, Book Two) invites listeners to experience traveling the dangerous wilderness trails wi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angelina Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/175992/bk_acx0_175992_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Colerain County, Ohio, not long before the United States enters the Second World War, a smaller war is waiting to erupt. After years of an uneasy truce, the long-standing tensions between the Clemmer and Kilkinney clans have once more begun to escalate. The rekindling of that feud and its devastating resolution -- as seen through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Winnie Clemmer -- are the subject of Annabel Thomas's powerful new novel. 'All wars, little or big, have elements in common', Winnie observes. 'Over and above the shedding of blood, I mean. To my thinking, self-interest starts them, plain meanness keeps them going. And of course whoever wins, the results are the same: the shriveling of souls'. Embroiled in this conflict, which is rooted in the Civil War and the ancestral rivalries between Anglo-Saxon and Celt, are a host of indelibly etched characters. The adults include Charlotte Clemmer, a woman of iron will whose ambitions touch off the latest round of feuding; Uncle John Kilkinney, a full-bearded, big-hearted preacher and potter whose appeals for peace go unheeded; and Cap Clemmer, father of Winnie and twin brother of Charlotte, whose bitterness can only find expression in brutal deeds. Among the children are Davy and Bevin Kilkinney, a brother and sister who befriend Winnie and thus confound her loyalties. In a world suddenly turned violent, threatening, and strange, Winnie and Davy fall in love and dare to ponder the possibilities of a life together, far removed from the murderous impulses of their skin. With its rich characterizations, its strong sense of place, and its carefully sustained dialect, Blood Feud is an engrossing tale skillfully told. At the same time,it is a perceptive exploration of timeless themes: the causes and consequences of violence, the bonds of family and community, the nature of love, and the yearnings of the human spirit.
From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club Pick No and Me. Adults are as lost as the children they should be protecting, in this compelling exploration of the destructive secrets and loyalties that are kept behind closed doors 'Packs a hefty emotional punch. It reminded me of Leila Slimani's terrific Lullaby' Bookseller 'Narrated with punch and pace. You're kept reading helplessly to the desperate cliffhanger finish' Daily Mail Thirteen-year-old Théo and his friend Mathis have a secret. Their teacher, Hélène, suspects something is not right with Théo and becomes obsessed with rescuing him, casting aside her professionalism to the point of no return. Cécile, mother of Mathis, discovers something horrifying on her husband's computer that makes her question whether she has ever truly known him. Respectable facades are peeled away as the four stories wind tighter and tighter together, pulling into a lean and darkly gripping novel of loneliness, lies and loyalties.
A masterly, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as 'the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,&#8221; Half of a Yellow Sun re-creates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria in the 1960s, and the chilling violence that followed. With astonishing empathy and the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of the decade. Thirteen-year-old Ugwu is employed as a houseboy for a university professor full of revolutionary zeal. Olanna is the professor's beautiful mistress, who has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos for a dusty university town and the charisma of her new lover. And Richard is a shy young Englishman in thrall to Olanna's twin sister, an enigmatic figure who refuses to belong to anyone. As Nigerian troops advance and the three must run for their lives, their ideals are severely tested, as are their loyalties to one another. Epic, ambitious, and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a remarkable novel about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic allegiances, about class and race&#8212;and the ways in which love can complicate them all. Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise and the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place, bringing us one of the most powerful, dramatic, and intensely emotional pictures of modern Africa that we have ever had.
Discover the truth about who really lives above and below New York City with the entire Dead City trilogy&#8212;now available in a collectible boxed set! I hate zombies. I know that sounds prejudiced and I&#8217;m sure some are probably nice to kittens and love their parents. But it&#8217;s been my experience that these are the exceptions to the rule. Meet Molly Bigelow. She&#8217;s part of an elite team, OMEGA, whose job is to protect the living&#8212;and the almost living&#8212;who share the island of Manhattan. In Dead City, Molly is recruited to become a zombie hunter just like her mother. She must come to terms with the idea that zombies exist, and that it&#8217;s her job to help police them and keep the peace. At the same time, Molly just wants to be a regular kid. But can she figure out how to do that when her mother was the most feared&#8212;or most revered&#8212;zombie hunter in the history of New York City? In Blue Moon, Molly&#8217;s efforts to help her Omega team track down the identity of the original thirteen zombies takes her from the Macy&#8217;s Thanksgiving Day parade to New Year&#8217;s Eve in Times Square. Her loyalties to friends and family, and her life, are about to be tested in ways she&#8217;d never imagine. In Dark Days, Molly and the Omegas fight to contain the storm unleashed by Operation Blue Moon. As they do, Molly&#8217;s personal life is thrown into turmoil when she discovers that one of her closest friends has joined the ranks of the undead, a development that threatens the Omegas as well as Molly&#8217;s relationship with her mother.
As the 1950s progress, several unexpected happenings ruffle the usually calm atmosphere of Adams family life. Sammy and Boots are troubled by the first stirrings of industrial unrest, as the unions start to flex their muscles and old loyalties change, while an attractive new employee causes Sammy some troubles of a different kind. The older generation are more than a little surprised at what they see around them as society moves on and the lives of the youngsters are being taken over by rock 'n' roll. Young Emily, still only thirteen but old beyond her years, catches the eye of a teddy boy, while Linda is pursued by a smooth-talking young man. But good sense and good luck prevail, and the Adams family find the strength to cope with these challenging times.
This gripping historical novel is set on the tiny island of Saipan, which the Japanese had long governed, near the end of World War II. Thirteen-year-old Joseph, the son of a local village chief, and his half-Japanese best friend, Kento, have their loyalties tested when U.S. troops arrive and one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific war is fought. Caught in the crossfire between the Americans and Japanese, the boys learn what it really means to be a warrior. The novel is based on historical facts, and an afterword describes the real-life account of what happened on Saipan&#8212;the unimaginable horrors of what is now called Suicide Cliff.
Vivi's animal instincts are her legacy&#8212;and may be her downfall&#8212;in this start to a romantic fantasy series that will appeal to fans of The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Vivi has known the truth about her family&#8212;and herself&#8212;since she was thirteen. But that doesn't mean she's accepted it. Being Haguari isn't something she feels she'll ever accept. How can she feel like anything but a freak knowing that it's in her genes to turn into a jaguar? Now eighteen, Vivi's ready to break away from the traditions of her heritage. But all of that changes with her parents' shocking, devastating deaths and the mysteries left behind. Vivi discovers family she never even knew she had, and a life open with possibility. New friends, new loyalties, and even romance all lay ahead&#8212;but so do dangers unlike anything Vivi ever could have imagined.
Molly is ready for more nonstop, undead action in this follow-up to Dead City, which Kirkus Reviews described as 'a fast-paced read for those who like their zombies with just a little fright.&#8221; When Molly Bigelow discovered that zombies shared New York with humans, she didn't think life could get more shocking. Then she learned that her mother was once one of the greatest zombie killers ever&#8212;and she discovered that her dead mother is not technically dead after all (although she isn't alive, either). Molly's efforts to keep these secrets and to help her Omega team track down the identity of the original thirteen zombies will take her from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade to New Year's Eve in Times Square. Her loyalties to friends and family will be put to the test. And her life will be changed in ways she never could have imagined.