The Serpent King

Author: Jeff Zentner

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0553524046

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6522

A William C. Morris Award Winner A New York Times Notable Book An Amazon Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Shelf Awareness Best Teen Book of the Year Named to BuzzFeed's "Best YA Books of 2016" list! Named to Mashable's "Best YA Book of the Year" list! "Move over, John Green; Zentner is coming for you." —The New York Public Library “Will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” — Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill’s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia—neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending—one that will rock his life to the core. In this William C. Morris Award Finalist, debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one’s true self in the wreckage of the past. “A story about friendship, family and forgiveness, it’s as funny and witty as it is utterly heartbreaking.” — “A brutally honest portrayal of teen life . . . [and] a love letter to the South from a man who really understands it.” — “I adored all three of these characters and the way they talked to and loved one another.”—New York Times

The Serpent King

Author: Jeff Zentner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448188245

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7335

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal Winner of the American Library Association Morris Award for best debut YA Winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction A Buzzfeed Best of 2016 book Goodreads Choice Awards finalist A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2016 Publishers Weekly Best of 2016 Dill is a misfit in his small, religious Tennessee town. His dad is in prison for a shocking crime, and his mom is struggling to make ends meet. The only things getting Dill through senior year are his guitar and his fellow outcasts, Travis and Lydia. Travis is an oddball who finds comfort from his violent home life in an epic fantasy book series. And Lydia is like no one else: fast-talking, creative and fiercely protective. Dill fears his heart will break when she escapes to a better life elsewhere. What Dill needs now is some bravery to tell Lydia how he feels, to go somewhere with his music – and to face the hardest test of all when tragedy strikes.

The Serpent King

Author: Jeff Zentner

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 1770498850

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5225

Dillard Early, Jr., Travis Bohannon and Lydia Blankenship are three friends from different walks of life who have one thing in common: none of them seem to fit the mold in rural Tennessee's Forrestville High. Dill has always been branded as an outsider due to his family heritage as snake handlers and poison drinkers, an essential part of their Pentecostal faith. But after his father is sent to prison for sexual abuse of a young parishioner, Dill and his mother become real pariahs. His only two friends are Travis, a gentle giant who works at his family's lumberyard and is obsessed with a Game of Thrones-like fantasy series (much to his alcoholic father's chagrin); and Lydia, who runs a popular fashion blog that's part Tavi Gevinson and part Angela Chase, and is actively plotting her escape from Redneckville, Tennessee. As the three friends begin their senior year, it becomes clear that they won't all be getting to start a promising new life after graduation. How they deal with their diverging paths could cause the end of their friendship. Until a shattering act of random violence forces Dill to wrestle with his dark legacy and find a way into the light of a future worth living. From the Hardcover edition.


The Legend of the Serpent King

Author: Hamid Rahmanian,Simon Arizpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606998892

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 10

View: 2610

A Guggenheim Fellow and a paper engineer retell a Persian myth in pop-up book form.

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)

Author: Sayantani DasGupta

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338185721

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7857

MEET KIRANMALA: INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER (Only she doesn't know it yet.) On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey . . . until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories-like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world. To complicate matters, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it . . .

Secrets of the Tombs 3: The Serpent King

Author: Helen Moss

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

ISBN: 1444010441

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4851

Perfect for fans of INDIANA JONES and PERCY JACKSON, this third exciting installment in Helen Moss' SECRETS OF THE TOMBS series follows Ryan and Cleo on another death-defying mission. Can Ryan and Cleo uncover the secrets of the tombs and solve the mystery before it's too late?

Goodbye Days

Author: Jeff Zentner

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553524089

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 961

“Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming.” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything. Perfect for fans of Turtles All the Way Down,Thirteen Reasons Why, and Zentner's own The Serpent King, one of the most highly acclaimed YA novels of 2016, Goodbye Days asks what you would do if you could spend one last day with someone you lost. Where are you guys? Text me back. That's the last message Carver Briggs will ever send his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. He never thought that it would lead to their death. Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation. Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a “goodbye day” together to share their memories and say a proper farewell. Soon the other families are asking for their own goodbye day with Carver—but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these goodbye days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison? "Jeff Zentner, you perfectly fill the John-Green-sized hole in our heart." —Justine Magazine “Evocative, heartbreaking, and beautifully written." —Buzzfeed "Masterful." — “Hold on to your heart: this book will wreck you, fix you, and most definitely change you.” —Becky Albertalli, Morris Award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

The Serpent King's Domain

Large Format Edition

Author: Paul W Gresty,Dave Morris,Jamie Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909905290


Page: 192

View: 1404

FABLED LANDS is an epic series of interactive books with the scope of a massively multiplayer game world. You can choose to be an explorer, merchant, priest, scholar or soldier of fortune. Buy a ship or a townhouse, join a temple, undertake desperate adventures in the wilderness or embroil yourself in court intrigues and the sudden violence of city backstreets. Undertake missions that will earn you allies and enemies, or stay a free agent and find fortune where you will. With thousands of quests and locations to explore, the choices are all yours. * * * SET OUT ON A JOURNEY OF FABULOUS ADVENTURE Enter THE SERPENT KING'S DOMAIN, a vast jungle forbidden to outsiders. Along these uncharted paths lie a thousand opportunities for adventurers bold enough to seek profit, glory, knowledge or raw power. Defy the ever-vigilant hunters whose traps wait to claim the lives of the unwary. Explore the mysteries of the Plateau of Dragons, high above the forest canopy where no human has ever set foot. Exorcise the ghosts that haunt the creeper-choked city of Tarshesh. And finally confront the immortal Serpent King, living avatar of an ancient god, the deadliest warrior of this mysterious realm. Choose your own destiny - what role to play, where to go, and what to do. Pick from hundreds of quests and encounters. Decide for yourself how to face the snares and dangers of the jungle, and reap the rewards that will carry you on to even greater adventures in the role-playing world of the FABLED LANDS.

The First Time She Drowned

Author: Kerry Kletter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147513278

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5589

"First published in the United States of America by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016" --Title page verso.

The Serpent and the Moon

Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King

Author: Princess Michael of Kent,Michael Of Kent Princess

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743251067

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 3277

An intriguing study of a royal love triangle captures the complex relationships that existed between King Henri II of France, his wife Catherine de Medici, and his mistress, Diane de Poitiers, examining the impact of the love story on the history of Renaissance France. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

The Serpent's Shadow

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141335704

Category: Children's stories

Page: 416

View: 7846

Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble. Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed - defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent's shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld? Don't miss any of the explosive action in the final thrilling instalment of the Kane Chronicles Trilogy.

Choose Wonder Over Worry

Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential

Author: Amber Rae

Publisher: Wednesday Books

ISBN: 1250175259

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 6059

Offers advice to move beyond the fears and doubts that prevent individuals from creating a life that reflects who they truly are and discusses how to rewrite the internal "worry" narratives that hide the best and truest self.

The Square Root of Summer

Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626723745

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7901

A stunning debut novel the New York Times calls a "delectable romance"! Gottie's heart has been broken three times. One, when her best friend moved away without saying goodbye. Two, when her beloved grandfather died. Three, when her first love wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. As Gottie spirals deeper into grief, her past literally comes back to haunt her when she is inexplicably sent back in time to good memories and bad, revisiting afternoons of kisses and days she wanted to forget forever. This summer, Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide—and she's the only one who can figure out why. The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love and loss, from debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

Radio Silence

Author: Alice Oseman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062335731

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9988

From critically acclaimed author Alice Oseman comes a smartly crafted contemporary YA novel, perfect for readers who love Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. This is an utterly captivating and authentic new teen novel from the author of Solitaire, which VOYA said “could put her among the great young adult fiction authors.” Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and she is a girl. They don’t. They make a podcast. In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of one life-changing year. Will they have the courage to show everyone who they really are? Or will they be met with radio silence?

The Serpent Garden

Author: Judith Merkle Riley

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307395367

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

View: 3499

When Henry VIII arranges a marriage between his sister and the aging French king, widowed painter Susanna Dallet joins the entourage, unwittingly carrying a perilous secret that will embroil her in the dark intrigues of the French court.

Shadow of a Dark Queen

Author: Raymond E. Feist

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061751615

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4263

“An epic reading experience.” —San Diego Union-Tribune Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist Raymond E. Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a Dark Queen. Feist’s classic epic fantasy adventure returns readers to ever-imperiled Midkemia, a breathtaking, richly imagined realm of magic and intrigue, where two unlikely heroes must rally the forces of the land to stand firm against a malevolent race of monsters intent upon conquest and annihilation. Locus magazine calls Shadow of a Dark Queen, “the place to start for those yet to discover Feist’s fantasy worlds.” For fans of Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks—and for anyone not already in the thrall of this astonishing author’s literary magic—that is excellent advice indeed.

The Night Child

A Novel

Author: Anna Quinn

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1538434334

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4627

This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds. Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl’s face appears above the students’ desks—“a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora’s body—the kind of raw terror you feel when there’s no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire—when you think you might die.” Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered—a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown. “Anna Quinn writes with bright and assured authority, making this a remarkable debut novel you won’t soon forget. Her haunting story, expertly and lovingly crafted, leaves you breathless with both terror and hope.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Kaliya, Serpent King

Author: Joshua M. Greene,Patrick Wire

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608871483

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 1701

When the king of ancient India's serpent people poisons the once-pristine Yamuna River and threatens the villagers and animals of Vrindavan, a young Krishna resolves to protect the environment and safeguard the lives of everyone who depends on the river.

The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 9

Author: Don Kraar,Mike Docherty

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616553715

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 2335

Collecting, for the first time, the long out-of-print Conan the King tales originally published by Marvel Comics. The Chronicles Of Conan, originally published by Marvel Comics, further the legend of Robert E. Howard's epic creation. With the tide of war turned, Conan's armies invade Nemedia, arch-enemy of Conan's kingdom of Aquilonia. As the brutal siege commences, the greatest threat to Conan is not Nemedian sinew or steel, but the steeled heart of a boy raised in the black arts and dedicated to Conan's destruction. That boy is Conan's lost son!

Highly Illogical Behavior

Author: John Corey Whaley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147515203

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7997

Agoraphobic sixteen-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that--and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.