Maria Vermisoglou is a librarian who lives in Greece. She has been a booklover ever since she learned to read. She loves trips, books and walks with her friends. Not necessarily in that order. Eva is a healer and a witch. Running a medicine shop long before women had freedom and during the time that witches were hanged or burned at the stake, she keeps her heritage a closely guarded secret.
But she must risk it all when she becomes friend with the princes of Spain, and hides them from their power-hungry uncle. Torn between following her heart and letting herself fall in love with the heir to the throne, or following common sense for witches and denying her true feelings, witches do live hundreds of years longer than us, she wages an inner war, and an outer war at the same time. This book was amazing, up until the end, where it was mostly just a giant epilogue separated into chapters. The second plot was still being resolved, but it could have easily been resolved in another book, so the for the second half of it, I was pretty bored.
When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again. The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her glamorous conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible.
Here Belle can have everything she ever wished for. Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Belle must uncover the truth about the book before she loses herself in it forever. The audio edition was awarded an Odyssey Honor for Excellence. In , Jennifer teamed up with Disney to launch the bestselling Waterfire Saga, an epic series about six mermaids on a quest to rid the world of an ancient evil.
The first book in the series, Deep Blue, was released in May, ; the second, Rogue Wave, launched in January ; the third, Dark Tide, came out in October ; and the fourth, Sea Spell, was released in June This is a great book for Disney fans. Belle is still a captive and she has received the library, finding an enchanted book by the name of Nevermore.
Poe much? She finds herself lost in the story, literally, but can she return back to the beast and her friends when she is tricked by Death herself? Thrice Read Books has one hardcover copy in excellent condition. You can buy it here. Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords.
But he alone feels the changing heart of his island Volcano. It destroyed his beloved sire.
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Now he foresees their doom, but none will listen. As he seeks proof, the Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea. Arak was mocked as a worthless dreamer until he and Scree, a fearless undersea misfit, saved the dragons. Now dragons and octopi sail north in search of mythical ice dragons. They find Drakor and a terrifying reality. When Scree enters the abyss to check his volcano, she discovers everyone is in peril. Can this crew of unlikely friends save three realms? This upbeat novel is for readers age 9 and older.
Burke is the creator of the award-winning Dragon Dreamer series: Science Fantasy Adventure with flying dragons and an undersea world. Burke has worked as an author, artist, and marine biologist, studying creatures of the dark abyss and diving on coral reefs. The author lives in Georgia with family and rescue pets. Burke loves chocolate and so do the dragons!
The Dragon Dreamer series grew from years at sea, a fascination with the alien, intelligent octopuses, and a love of dragons. These stories blend imagination with real science and author experiences. The deadly sea storm that threatens Arak, a young dragon, is one Burke survived. This series of young adult books is for age 9 and older. Arak and his friends have found a wounded ice dragon, a creature of legend and a creature of stubborn pride, by the name of Drakor.
Drakor is like Arak, he sees what is to come. Bullied as a worthless dreamer, Arak flew far away on a quest. A fearless shape-shifter octopus named Scree rescues him, and an unexpected friendship begins. Arak returns to the Winter Festival, where dragons carve glaciers with fire and toss lightning bolts in the clouds.
But a devastating illness strikes the clan. Then an undersea volcano erupts, which triggers a towering tsunami and a deadly chain of events. How can Arak use his hidden talents and a dangerous dream to save the dragons? Dive into a new fantasy world! For young adults 9 to Who knew that a story with octopi and dragons could be so good? Try it! Arak is a dragon with a special gift. He can see what is happening in other places.
Scree is an octopus and a Healer. Teamed up, they can make peace with different species, and learn that legends are more than stories, but that they are filled with truth and hope. This book was impressive. Combining fire the dragons and the water Scree and her pod , it creates a magical mixture of love and danger. It was slow at times, and then too fast at other times.
In a dimension created by the ancient gods, most are now stuck working at Gods Incorporated. Goblin, a bitter hybrid with childhood issues and shape-shifting abilities, has a grudge against the world. Ken, Indonesia. Premsze, Malaysia. Erwin, Switzerland. Antonia, Canada. Cxhkg, Canada. Alejandro, Netherlands. Kenneth, Indonesia.
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Try again. Open your list. Let's start with the team. Sam's Bungalow has a wonderful team: today they are serving lunch in the restaurant and tomorrow guiding you through the jungles in search for orangutans. Very helpful, attentive and friendly guys. They suggested airport transfer which saved us at least 2 hours and a lot of nerves.
So I definitely recommend to get that transfer. Location is wonderful - on hill slope but not high. Sam's Bungalow is located in the end of the road so there was practically no noise from motorbikes which are the only means of transportation here. From our bungalow room 4 we have a good view on Bahorok river.
Room was large, with balcony and hammock. Vast bathroom was located in the basement. Relaxing atmosphere in the evening accompanied by delicious food what - might be better! Breakfast and lunch were also good. So get packed and come to Sam's Bungalow! Always one of the best places to stay in Bukit Lawang, due to its location, silence, staff, and good value, Sam's has upped its game.
There is now a second WiFi router, allowing for stronger signal in the rooms. There is also a fan installed in the dining area, which is handy on hot days. The standard of service remains the same or better. Sam's is located at the almost end of the river bank which makes it perfect for that peaceful, beautiful nature to be enjoyed with no disruption.
Be sure to wake up early to have a walk by the river banks and you'll discover a little wonder. The room was bigger than expected and the bathroom was big and airy with a rain-shower and stones to step on. A little reflexology while showering never hurts. Staff were super friendly and food was Great! The location is very good. We had a view of the jungle and the river from our balcony. Very comfortable bed and amazing and friendly staff! Loved it so much at Sams, would highly recommend!!
Very accommodating staff. Meals at the restaurant were reasonably prices with the exception of meat dishes. Excellent fresh juices and milk shakes. The service and friendliness from Sam and Pippit made us fall in love with Sumatra. Tee had the most amazing experience at Sam's bungalow. Best location in Bukit Lawang, you get the breeze and have a private spot in the river. Best food in Bukit Lawang, even people from other guesthouses were coming here to eat Best jungle tour. We saw 20 orangutans in the overnight trek, the food was amazing and the tents in the jungle very comfortable.
We had a once in a lifetime experience. We booked for 2 nights and ended up staying 5 nights in total and we are already kissing this place. Stay here if you want to truly live the Jungle Dream. This is the best place we have stayed in the entire world. Sorry to say but if you come to Bukit Lawang and you don't stay here then you are not very smart.
Sam and Pippit, the owners, are the nicest people we have met in Indonesia and the service of Sam's Bungalow is worthy of a five star resort. We had the time of our lives, the jungle dream seeing more than 20 wild orangutans and staying overnight in a beautiful camp in the jungle next to the river. While we were taking a swim before returning we even had the chance to see a mother orangutan with her baby!!!!! On top of that, the food at Sam's is the best in town and probably in Indonesia We booked 2 nights but liked it so much that ended up staying for 5 nights.
Best place ever!!! Bedding could have been better, sheet too small and kept coming off mattress. Pillow uncomfortable. Lighting in room dim. Great riverside location. Friendly staff. Excellent food, nice restaurant overlooking the river. Spacious bathroom and hot shower. Further away from the town so more unspoilt.
Huge balcony with view, hammock and rack to dry clothes. Amazing location, very kindly staff. She tells them again to run, but the coyotes are already attacking the others. Sam and his friends manage to fight off the coyotes and get into the house, but not before Sam is seriously injured. Lana uses her powers to heal him.
The children barricade themselves in the house to prevent the coyotes from getting in. Back at the Coates Academy, Caine and his cohorts secure Andrew to a table so he can't move anything but his hands. Computer Jack sets up cameras so they can videotape his vanishing from all angles. Andrew prays to God to forgive him for being cruel to the other children. Then he sends sonic waves of energy out around him in hopes that it will keep him from disappearing.
The time recorded on Andrew's birth certificate passes, and still he remains on the table. He keeps up the sonic waves for 30 seconds. When he finally stops, he lets out a prayer of thanks. Then he's gone. When Caine and his group examine the films, they find only two that actually show Andrew's disappearance. For a few frames, the ropes are gone from his arms and legs, and he seems to be reaching toward a flare of light.
He has a smile on his face. When Jack zooms in on the light flare, they can see something like a hole surrounded by teeth. Caine figures that something disguised itself to make Andrew reach for it. He vows that when it's his time to go, he won't take the bait. Sam, Lana and the others are locked in the cabin when the coyote pack leader returns with a lit torch. Lana knows that The Darkness gave it to him. The children must flee the cabin and face the hundreds of coyotes waiting outside for them.
Sam has learned how to summon his power. He uses it to attack the first wave of coyotes, setting them on fire. They flee into the rest of the pack, setting off a panic. Sam and his friends are safe for the moment, but they must find their way back to town. They come across one of the Coates students with her hands in concrete.
When they try to help her, Drake descends on them. He has set a trap, and the others have walked into it. He takes them to the Academy to face Caine. First, Drake takes his prisoners into a common area where they see other kids, whose hands have been encased in concrete, eating from trays like pigs at a trough. Drake threatens to shoot Astrid if Sam doesn't get his hands put in concrete as well. After Sam's hands begin to set, Drake makes Astrid do the same thing.
Astrid cries hysterically, trying to convey her terror to Little Pete. When Caine and Diana arrive, Sam distracts him from what Astrid is doing. He tells Caine that Lana is a healer. To prove her powers, Caine has Drake shoot Sam in the leg. As Sam collapses, Astrid knocks her brother's video game from his hands. Before her concrete block can crush it on the ground, Pete causes all the concrete blocks to disappear. Caine and Diana run into the school while Sam uses his power to burn Drake's arm so he can't shoot Little Pete. Sam, his friends and the Coates students who had been tortured, make their way back to town.
Sam gives a speech uniting all the town kids and the Coates students, offering them a new beginning to work together to fight Caine. He sends Edilio on a special secret mission while Astrid goes among the children to find out if they have any powers. Though tired, Lana spends her remaining energy healing anyone who's wounded. Drake's arm must be amputated. Once he is coherent, Caine sends him into town to kidnap Lana, which he does. He comes across Orc and Howard on the road back to Coates. The coyotes attack the group. They want Lana.
Drake refuses, threatening to shoot the pack leader and any other animals that try to take her. The coyotes take Drake and Lana with them to The Darkness. They leave Orc behind. Edilio has returned from his mission. He gets Astrid and her brother to follow him to the firehouse where he and Sam show her the security tape from the power plant.
She sees her father and several co-workers interacting with each other. Suddenly a loud alarm sounds, and the adults frantically search their monitors. Other adults arrive. Little Pete can be seen holding his ears and rocking. His father pushes him away when Little Pete tries to approach him. Pete ends up sprawled in front of a monitor flashing the number Astrid explains that the number is a code that means there's a core meltdown in process.
She watches as her brother pulls his hands from his ears, and a moment later, a bright flash of light obliterates the picture. When it comes back on, the sirens are silent, the adults are gone, and Pete returns to playing his game. The time on the tape is the same moment when every other person over the age of 14 disappeared. Astrid pleads with Sam not to share this information, convinced her brother didn't know what he was doing. Sam explains that Little Pete is a hero, that he saved them from a nuclear holocaust. The coyotes take Drake and Lana into the mine to see The Darkness.
The Darkness possesses Lana's body and uses it to speak. It searches Drake's mind and knows he will help The Darkness destroy the others. The Darkness uses Lana to reform Drake's stump into a whip-like tentacle. The Darkness instructs the coyotes to heed Drake's commands. Drake and the coyotes return to Caine and prepare to attack Sam and the town. In the battle that follows, Drake and the coyotes take Mary and the preschoolers hostage. Drake will let the coyotes eat the little children unless Sam gives himself up to Caine.
Sam agrees, but only in theory. One of his soldiers arrives at the day care with a tray overflowing with raw hamburger. The coyotes set on it in frenzy. Sam uses his power to light them on fire. Drake attacks Sam, using his whip-arm to choke him, but Quinn takes aim from a nearby rooftop and shoots Drake. Although he misses, the shot is enough to frighten Drake. He leaves. Sam gets some of the town kids to pretend to surrender to Caine in the plaza.
Unfortunately, Caine sees the coyotes fleeing as he and his cohorts drive into town. He convinces the pack leader to follow him and attack the children in the plaza. Sam uses his power to fight the coyotes off, but there are too many of them. They set upon the children in a desperate need to feed. Caine arrives and threatens to use his power to destroy the church where Astrid and many other children are hiding. Sam and Caine fight power-to-power, destroying property and maiming each other. Caine causes the church to collapse on Sam.
Drake returns to town, eager to rejoin the battle, but Orc stops him. The former bully has morphed into a rock beast and blames Drake for his predicament. The two fight each other. Diana tries to get Caine to call off the coyotes, now that she thinks Sam has been killed, but he refuses. He is too engrossed in watching Orc and Drake fight. A bright light glows from the church, and Sam emerges from the rubble. Caine hides behind Astrid, taunting Sam to try burning him and risk killing her as well.
The world around Sam fades as the exact day and time of his birth arrives. His mother appears and begs him to follow her. Although tempted, Sam refuses, wanting to stay and help Astrid instead. Caine enters the eerie light, and Sam's mother calls to him as well. Both boys refuse her, and her appearance shifts into that of a giant mouth ringed with teeth. It mocks Caine, telling the boy that they will meet again in the future. The creature melts away and both boys are sent back to the real world. Sam allows Caine to live if he agrees to leave the town.
Caine vows to return. He takes Drake and Diana with him and leaves. He asks the pack leader to take him to The Darkness.
Those that survived the battle gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Sam encourages the children to have hope that things will return to normal one day. Until then, he asks that they all work together to make the world they're living in a good one. When Quinn discovers his own parents have disappeared, he wonders whether God did it. He and Astrid discuss whether God would do something like this because He was angry with them. Sam is angry with God because of what happened in the apartment fire. He is afraid to bring up the idea of burying the dead girl because then the others would probably want him to read a Bible verse.
Astrid comments that God is supposed to be love. Caine tells the town kids that he wants to sit down in the church, in the presence of God, to work out what they should do.
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The church has stained-glass windows depicting Jesus and the parables. Astrid genuflects as she enters the church. When a girl dies, someone says she has gone to be with God. At the girl's funeral, they say the Lord's Prayer and Edilio makes the sign of the Cross. As she is fleeing Drake, Astrid says the "Hail Mary" prayer.
Someone comments that the Mary taking care of the preschoolers is a saint, just like the ones in the church. When Andrew is waiting to see if he will disappear, he prays for Jesus to forgive him for the horrible things he's done. Orc believes he is going to hell because of the girl he killed. When his body begins to transform into stone, Orc believes it is God's judgment for the murder. Astrid prays to the Virgin Mary to intercede and save Sam. Mary prays for Jesus to save the preschoolers from the coyotes.
Astrid prays to the archangel Michael for help. A quote from Abraham Lincoln is spoken in which he gave God credit for a victory. At the Thanksgiving feast Sam gives thanks to God for helping them through. Drake feels like a god when he climbs the steeple of the church with his rifle, because he has the power of life and death in his hands. At the Thanksgiving feast, Sam also thanks fate for surviving the battle with Caine. One of the main conflicts of the story is that there are no remaining adult authorities within the FAYZ, setting up a kind of Lord of the Flies dynamic, in which older kids vie for power.
Some, such as Sam and Edilio, do not want the responsibility, but accept it so they can do good things. Others — Caine, Drake, Howard and Orc — want power to control kids. Astrid is called a b--ch. The word a-- is used with smart , and h is used to describe the place. Quinn gives Sam the finger. God's name is used in vain alone and with the words oh, oh my, thank, willing and honest to.
Objectionable words include butt, pee, piss, jerkwad, crap and sucks. Violence is prevalent as the majority of conflict is between the kids who desire power — Caine, Drake, Howard and Orc — and those — Sam, Astrid and Edilio — who only want to help everyone survive. Bullies are consistently shown physically harming those weaker than themselves. Orc and Howard beat Sam and his friends with a baseball bat and their fists when they try to escape on the golf cart.
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Orc beats a girl hard enough to cause her death. The reader is told that before the FAYZ, Caine used his ability to cause physical harm to students and teachers who made him angry. Caine uses his telekinetic ability to throw items — a crucifix and cinder blocks — at people. He also levitates those he's angry with and throws them across the room. Drake is repeatedly described as psychotic and dangerous, enjoying the physical pain he can cause people. He torments Astrid and slaps her while Sam is being brutally questioned by Caine. Coates students who wouldn't join Caine's "team" had their hands encased in cement so they couldn't use their powers.
The kids were unable to feed or bathe themselves. When the kids watch the video of Andrew's disappearance, they see the vague image of a giant creature with a mouth full of teeth waiting to devour him. Drake hits a boy in the head and kicks him in the groin.