Daisy is going on holiday! In an actual plane to actual Spain! It’s so exciting! She’s never seen a palm tree before, or eaten octopus, or played zombie mermaids, or made so many new friends! Trouble is, five of them are small and cute and furry kittens!!!! And guess who wants to be their new English Mum?
Wind-voice the half-dove, formerly enslaved, is now free, and Maldeor, the one-winged archaeopteryx, hungers for supreme power. The adversaries will both embark on their own epic quest to find the sword that will determine the future of birdkind. An exciting prequel to the “New York Times” bestseller “Swordbird.”
The blue jays and cardinals of Stone-Run Forest have turned against each other. According to legend, only Swordbird, son of the Great Spirit, has the power to conquer evil and restore peace to the land.
Nikki is finally starting to adjust to life at her new school and things are looking up. She’s made some real friends and her major crush, Brandon, even asks her to be his lab partner in science, Hello! Seriously awesome development! But when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon’s going to take her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki agrees to spend Halloween at a kids’ party for her little sister Brianna. It’s only after she makes the commitment that she finds out Mackenzie was lying and that her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality.
Now she’s got two parties to juggle, what’s a girl to do?
Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis’ gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter.
Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable “merchant of Italian origin”.
Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality.
But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new.
Midnight: a mist-haunted wood with a bad reputation. A sweet sixteen party, and thirteen-year-old Nell is trying to keep her sister, spoilt birthday-girl Gwen, out of trouble. No chance. Trouble finds Gwen and drags her through the mist. Only Nell guesses who’s behind the kidnap – the boy she hoped was her friend, the gorgeous but mysterious Evan River.
Evan is no ordinary boy – he has a secret which will lead Nell to question everything she has always learned from her grandmother’s stories. Evan lives on the fringes of Nell’s world, rarely glimpsed, misunderstood and feared, but a long-simmering showdown between the two worlds is looming …