In this sequel to Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go and Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck, twice-dead teen Milton Foster heroically dons a fat suit (sort of) and infiltrates the part of the 18-and-under afterlife set aside for fat kids.
Marlo has matriculated to the Second Circle of Heck, where kids study such subjects as necroeconomics while being tormented by desire for material possessions. Egged on by Rapacia’s Vice Principal of Darkness – a giant tin Easter bunny named the Grabbit, whose hollow voice speaks in diabolically cute limericks – Marlo begins to plan the heist of all eternity.
Milton Fauster is a good little boy, but his sister Marlo is bad seed. Because of her, he spends his last moments on Earth as an unwitting accomplice to petty theft. Before Milton has time to make peace with his maker, he and Marlo find themselves eternally darned. Darned to Heck.
From a grand design that challenges you to reconsider the order of cause and effect, to sentences like “If Time is a piece of cheese, the two seconds that followed were fondue,” this book makes you think, then laugh, then grip your armrests with concern and excitement, over and over until its cleverly satisfying ending.
It all started innocently: an email sent to the wrong address, an “I” before an “E” where it shouldn’t have been. What followed was a friendship, then romance of sorts. This is the follow-up book to “Love Virtually”, in which Emmi Rothner mistakenly emails Leo Leike and things take off from there.
Somewhere over the doughnut, there’s a place where knights slay dragons, and woodcutters slay granny-eating wolves, and all the other stock fairy-tale characters live stock fairy-tale lives. But one day, a forest maiden named Buttercup awakens to the absurdity of it all.
This might turn out to be a historically important book, lending insights to the development of manned Mars exploration. But for now it’s notable enough for what it is: a smart, exciting piece of entertainment that touches the heart and transports the mind to a strange but real world.
Five years after the release of their “Starbound” trilogy, author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are back with another thrilling sci-fi duology. The first book, “Unearthed”, is released on January 9, 2018.
Martha Boyle’s life changes when a strange woman hands her a piece of paper and thanks her for being nice to her daughter. The paper turns out to be a page torn from the diary of another girl, Olive Barstow, a quiet girl from Martha’s school who was killed by a car while riding her bike. According to Olive’s diary, the dead girl hoped she and Martha would become best friends.
In Leora’s society, the most important moments of a person’s life are tattooed upon their skin for everyone to see. When a person dies, their skin is tanned and turned into a book of their life – to be either treasured and passed down by their family members, or destroyed if the person is judged to have lived an immoral life.