Author: Rae Carson, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 272, Publisher: Del Rey, ISBN: 9780593128411

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters! The Resistance has been reborn. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over. Just as the spark of rebellion is rekindling, a mysterious signal broadcasts throughout the galaxy, with a chilling message: Emperor Palpatine, long thought defeated and destroyed, is back from the dead. Has the ancient Lord of the Sith truly returned? Kylo Ren cuts a swath of destruction across the stars, determined to discover any challenge to his control over the First Order and his destiny to rule over the galaxy—and crush it completely. Meanwhile, to discover the truth, Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. Featuring all-new scenes adapted from never-before-seen material, deleted scenes, and input from the filmmakers, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion.

Author: Max Gladstone, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 65, Publisher: Serial Box, ISBN: 9781682100936

The day of reckoning has arrived for both Asanti the Archivist and the entire Societas Librorum Occultorum. Adapt or die; stay the course or switch streams: those are the questions faced as magic rises and Bookburners Season Two reaches its conclusion. This episode written by Max Gladstone. Magic is real, and hungry—trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. Freshly awake to just what dangers are lurking, she joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad: Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum. Together they stand between humanity and magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label. "The End of the Day" is the thirteenth and final episode of Bookburners Season 2, presented by Serial Box Publishing.

Author: Nicole Silvester, Genre: Study Aids, Total Page: 55, Publisher: Hyperink Inc, ISBN: 9781614647065

ABOUT THE BOOK Richard Castle is a mystery writer who has developed writers block after killing off his main character. When a copycat killer starts murdering people based on Castles books, he is investigated by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett. Beckett happens to be smart and beautiful, as well as a good cop, so Castle is intrigued by her, and comes up with an idea for a new series of novels about a character based on her. Initially, Beckett is not receptive to Castles request to shadow her so he can give his books more realism, even though she is secretly a fan and has read all his previous books. It takes Castles use of some high-placed connections, including the mayor of New York, to get permission, but he finally joins the team. MEET THE AUTHOR Nicole has been writing since she could make letters with a pencil, and has been making a living at it for more than ten years. She has gone back to school too many times, studying archaeology, folklore, writing and visual art. She writes fiction under several pen names, and also does printmaking, book arts, and photography. She's an avid amateur natural historian with a particular fascination for things that fly, whether it's birds, bats or insects. And if it's possible to be both a luddite, with a love for the low-tech, and a technophile, with a fascination for everything new and shiny, Nicole is both. She reads too many books, plays too many video games, and watches too much anime. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Where season one was an introduction to the characters and their unusual partnership, season two delves more deeply into their interactions and relationships. Castle is still, in many ways, a murder-of-the-week show, or a police procedural, in which the focus is on solving a murder, but it also has more depth. At the end of season one, Castle and Beckett were estranged because Castle interfered too much in trying to help Beckett with the mystery of her mothers murder. So as season two begins, the first thing he has to do is reconcile with her. At first Beckett doesnt want him around at all, but a murder investigation brings them together and she decides to allow him to help as long as he agrees to leave her alone afterward. But the time the investigation has concluded, Beckett has to admit that she enjoys having Castle around. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Castle Season 2 + About Castle + Andrew W. Marlowe, Castle's Creator + Castle: A Summary of Season Two + Castle: Season Two Episode Guide + ...and much more Castle Season 2

Author: Robert Jordan, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 736, Publisher: Hachette UK, ISBN: 9780748115358

SOON TO BE A MAJOR AMAZON PRIME TV SERIES The second novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. The Forsaken are loose, the Horn of Valere has been found and the Dead are rising from their dreamless sleep. The Prophecies are being fulfilled - but Rand al'Thor, the shepherd the Aes Sedai have proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn, desperately seeks to escape his destiny. Rand cannot run for ever. With every passing day the Dark One grows in strength and strives to shatter his ancient prison, to break the Wheel, to bring an end to Time and sunder the weave of the Pattern. And the Pattern demands the Dragon. 'Epic in every sense' Sunday Times 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times '[The] huge ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre' George R. R. Martin 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX

Author: Julia Quinn, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 400, Publisher: HarperCollins, ISBN: 9780062424075

# 1 New York Times Bestseller The inspiration for season two of BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Anthony Bridgerton in the second of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family. ANTHONY’S STORY This time the gossip columnists have it wrong. London’s most elusive bachelor Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry—he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield—the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams... Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister—but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself...

Author: Sally Rooney, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 338, Publisher: Hogarth, ISBN: 9780451499066

NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • From the New York Times bestselling author of Normal People . . . “[A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.”—Entertainment Weekly SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE TIME 100 NEXT LIST • WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD • ONE OF BUZZFEED’S BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Vogue, Slate • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Elle Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy. Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD “Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”—Celeste Ng, Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast “The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they’re suspenseful.”—Curtis Sittenfeld, The Week “Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.”—New York “A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. . . . But Rooney’s natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do.”—Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker “This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.”—Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)

Author: Caroline Kepnes, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 448, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781476785646

NOW A HIT NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE RIVETING SEQUEL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING YOU “Kepnes hits the mark, cuts deep, and twists the knife.” —Entertainment Weekly “Delicious and insane...The plot may be twisty and scintillating, but it’s Kepnes’s wit and style that keep you coming back.” —Lena Dunham “Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King “Obsessed.” —Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author In the compulsively readable sequel to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.” In Hidden Bodies, the basis for season two of the hit Netflix series, You, Joe Goldberg returns. Joe is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They reemerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…

Author: Jonathan Kaufman Nathan, Genre: Study Aids, Total Page: 72, Publisher: Hyperink Inc, ISBN: 9781614646273

ABOUT THE BOOK “I like to describe Portland as a city with a lot of self-esteem, filled with people with a lot of self-doubt. Portland is a really kind place, with all kinds of people who will go to tyrannical lengths to show you how kind they are, to the point that it actually feels kind of mean. I think a lot of our characters are trying to navigate that.” – Portlandia co-creator Carrie Brownstein, quoted in The Daily Beast “You remember the 90s, when everyone was pickling their own vegetables, and brewing their own beer? People were growing out their mutton chops and waxing their handlebar moustaches. Everyone was knitting and sewing clothes for their children. People were wearing glasses all the time, like contact lenses had never been invented.” “Wait, are we talking about the 1990s?” – Jason From LA and Melanie, Episode 5, “The Dream of the 1890s” If you haven’t heard the joke, then you haven’t been going to the right bars in the right cities with the right people. Hang around enough cool, plugged-in, young, urban progressives - “hipsters,” as they’ve been termed in the last few years - and you’re bound to eventually meet a couple of them who are self-aware enough to have latched on to it. The joke is dry, bitter, self-deprecating. It indicts the entire hipster scene for a sin, one which is simultaneously inconsequential and monumental, that has characterized American progressives - young and old, hip and square, urban and rural - for decades. “Hey, are you a hipster?” “No.” “OK, you’re a hipster.” Hipsters are becoming notorious for their self-loathing. The internet is lousy with Tumblrs, blogs, and entire websites dedicated to bashing the hipster phenomenon. But who are the people hanging out long enough to make all these observations in the Mission, in Williamsburg, in Silver Lake, in Wicker Park, in Capitol Hill? It generally takes one to know one, when it comes to hipsters, and the joke is that one of the first identifiers of a hipster is denial of membership in the group. It’s a social identity literally built around participants’ pretending to not be participants. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK “Hey, are you a hipster?” “No.” “OK, you’re a hipster.” Hipsters are becoming notorious for their self-loathing. The internet is lousy with Tumblrs, blogs, and entire websites dedicated to bashing the hipster phenomenon. But who are the people hanging out long enough to make all these observations in the Mission, in Williamsburg, in Silver Lake, in Wicker Park, in Capitol Hill? It generally takes one to know one, when it comes to hipsters, and the joke is that one of the first identifiers of a hipster is denial of membership in the group. It’s a social identity literally built around participants’ pretending to not be participants. It’s not new, this progressive self-hatred. Its roots run deep. Liberals have always seemed uneasy with their own ideals. Conservatives rarely engage in the same degree of public, brutal, hilarious, humiliating self-flagellation. Recent studies have confirmed that conservative politics are bolstered by what is termed “low-effort thinking.” Firmly attached to a relatively simple, black-and-white worldview, a conservative does not see enough complexity in the issues of the day to see the funny side of his or her own perspective. But philosophical self-mutilation is so deeply entrenched in the left that progressives even do it in their daily lives. They wryly adopt and self-apply the most insulting terms hurled at them from across the aisle. Bleeding heart. Flaming liberal. Treehugger. And so on and so forth.

Author: Mia Black, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 112, Publisher: Mahogany Publications, ISBN:

A move to North Carolina has allowed Mika and Royce to finally settle down and let go of some of their worries. Royce is well on his way to finishing school and getting his legit business off the ground, while Mika happily prepares for their baby and take care of Sasha and the girls, but soon, the pressure to take care of herself and ensure everyone else is fine takes hold and it’s time to enlist help, but Royce is reluctant. As they mull over their options, a series of troubling phone calls leave Mika wondering if their past troubles may have come back to haunt them. At the same time, she reconnects with a family member, who has struggles of her own. When they decide to reunite to help each other with their current problems, others warn that they may be in over their heads. Could a generous offer turn out to be the worst decision they’ve ever made? Find out what happens in part one of The Love On The Low Spinoff! keywords: urban books, urban books free, urban, urban fiction, urban street fiction, urban african american, free book, freebie, free book, free ebook, freeside chick, side chick romance, african american romance, urban books, urban books free, urban, urban fiction, urban street fiction, urban african american, free book, freebie, free book, free ebook, free, urban books black authors free, african american books free

Author: Robert Kirkman, Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Total Page: 27, Publisher: Image Comics, ISBN: PKEY:DEC021803

Mark has come down with a case of insomnia, and while most people would trot down to the living room to watch infomercials, Mark, being a superhero, has a few more entertaining options. During his leisurely evening flight, he spots a robbery in progress at the local Toys R Toys. But why would a villain like the dreaded Ogre want to steal an entire shipment of Game Boxes? And why is the world's premier teenaged super team on hand to help Invincible stop him? And when did that girl in 3rd period science class get so cute? Nothing is what it seems, and everything seems like it's nothing, but one thing's for sure, it's entertaining as all get out!