Wicked Saints

Wicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250195685
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An instant New York Times bestseller! A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy. This edition uses deckle edges; the uneven paper edge is intentional.

Wicked Saint

Wicked Saint
Author: Veronica Eden
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9798607756925
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Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He stole my first kiss... and now he thinks everything else is his.GemmaI said no to the one person no one at this school dares to refuse.Now I'm targeted by jealous girls, guys that compete to be the first to "break the prude", and by him. After one kiss, the king of the school hunts me down like I'm a conquest to win. He'll have to fight harder than that, because I'm no one's trophy.They all want a piece of me, but I will not bend or break for them.No one refuses the king.LucasOne case of mistaken identity and a hasty kiss turned my world upside down.The new girl refused me. Not only that, she threw down the gauntlet. That won't stand. No one ever says no to me. This school is mine and she'll learn her place as a loyal follower or her life is going up in flames.I'll make her say yes. She'll be screaming it before I'm finished breaking her.Warning: Wicked Saint is a dark new adult high school bully romance intended for readers 18+. This book is part of a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone. This mature new adult romance contains crude language, dubious situations, and detailed intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.

Wicked Saints

Wicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250195661
Available:
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy. “This book destroyed me and I adored it.”- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval This edition uses deckle edges; the uneven paper edge is intentional.

Ruthless Gods

Ruthless Gods
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781250195715
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The stunning sequel to instant New York Times bestseller, Wicked Saints Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become. As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. Their paths are being orchestrated by someone...or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer. In their dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in their Something Dark and Holy trilogy, Emily A. Duncan paints a Gothic, icy world where shadows whisper, and no one is who they seem, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless. This edition uses deckle edges; the uneven paper edge is intentional.

Blessed Monsters

Blessed Monsters
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781250195746
Available:
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The unforgettable conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Something Dark and Holy trilogy! The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen. They broke the world. And some things can never be undone. In Emily A. Duncan’s Blessed Monsters, they must unite once more to fight the dark chaos they've unleashed - but is it already too late? "Duncan brings this atmospheric trilogy to a stunning close, with a final volume that delivers on the mood, monstrosities, and character relationships that have made this series a joy." - BuzzFeed This edition uses deckle edges; the uneven paper edge is intentional.

All the Crooked Saints

All the Crooked Saints
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780545930826
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

The Confessions of Saint Augustine
Author: Augustine
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780679641940
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Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul.' Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from A.D. 396 until his death in A.D. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. 'Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind,' wrote Edward Gibbon. 'He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin.' And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: 'There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiritual, and cultural force.'

Jankyn s Book of Wikked Wyves

Jankyn s Book of Wikked Wyves
Author: Ralph Hanna,Traugott Lawler
Pages: 605
ISBN: 9780820346106
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Release: 2014-02
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In volume 1 of Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyves (Georgia, 1997), Ralph Hanna and Traugott Lawler presented authoritative versions of three medieval texts invoked by Jankyn (fifth husband of the Wife of Bath) in The Canterbury Tales. In Jankyn's Book, volume 2, Lawler and Hanna revisit one of those texts by way of presenting all the known contemporary commentaries on it. The text is Walter Map's “Dissuasio Valerii,” that is, “The Letter of Valerius to His Friend Ruffinus, Dissuading Him from Marrying.” Included in Jankyn's Book, volume 2, are seven commentaries on “Dissuasio Valerii,” edited from all known manuscripts and presented in their Latin text with English translation on the facing page. Each commentary opens with a headnote. Variants are reported at the bottom of the translation pages, and full explanatory notes appear after the texts, along with a bibliography and index of sources. In their introduction, Lawler and Hanna discuss what is known about the authors of the commentaries. Four are unknown, although one of these is almost certainly a Dominican. Of the three known authors, two are Dominicans (Eneas of Siena and the brilliant Englishman Nicholas Trivet), and one is Franciscan (John Ridewall). In addition, the editors discuss the likely readerships of the commentaries—the four humanist texts, which explicate Map's witty and allusive Latin and which were for use in school, and the three moralizing texts, which mount eloquent defenses of women and which were for use mainly by the clergy. While Lawler and Hanna's immediate aim is to give readers of Chaucer the fullest possible background for understanding his satire on antifeminism in “The Wife of Bath's Prologue,” the “Dissuasio Valerii” commentaries extend significantly our understanding of medieval attitudes, in general, toward women and marriage.

The Head of the Saint

The Head of the Saint
Author: Socorro Acioli
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780553537932
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Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 2017 LA Times Book Prize Finalist A quirky story of love, mischief, and forgiveness from Brazil’s foremost award-winning author for young readers, in her U.S. debut. Fourteen-year-old Samuel is newly orphaned and homeless in a small town in Brazil. He lives in a giant, hollow, concrete head of St. Anthony, the lingering evidence of the village’s inept and failed attempt to build a monolith over a decade ago. He didn’t know what it was when he crawled into it, seeking shelter during a storm, but since coming there, he hears beautiful singing, echoing like magic in the head twice a day. So he stays. Miraculously, he can also hear the private prayers and longings of the villagers. Feeling mischievous, Samuel begins to help answer these prayers, hoping that if he does, their noise will quiet down and he can listen to the beautiful singing in peace. Ironically, his miracles gain him so many fans that he starts to worry he will never fulfill his own true longing and find the source of the singing. Filled with beautiful turns of phrase and wonderfully quirky characters, The Head of the Saint is a riotous story of faith and magic that won’t soon leave your thoughts.

When the Saint Falls

When the Saint Falls
Author: A D McCammon
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1675108714
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Release: 2020-01-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thatcher Michaelson is a bully. Arrogant. Cruel. Ruthless. And the most attractive guy I've ever laid eyes on. He's the rebel of Westbrook High, and I'm merely the annoying goody two-shoes he dubbed the saint. There must be something wrong with me. After nearly two years of dirty looks and constant humiliation, I'm still crushing on the guy who hated me on sight. Then he kissed me and instead of the ice-cold gaze I was accustomed to, I saw passion burning behind his dark molten eyes. Violet St. James doesn't belong in my world. Good. Kind. Pure. She's everything I'm not.She doesn't just look like an angel, she is one. And I've fought every impulse to make her mine.But all my efforts went up in flames the second I tasted her sweet lips. My inability to stay away has changed everything. She's determined to break down all my walls, but my little saint doesn't understand the consequences of her actions. She tells me she's not afraid of the fall.But she should be.

Wicked Fall

Wicked Fall
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781940883328
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Big Dog Books, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true. He's covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family's cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he's opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range. Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she's managed to put herself right in Woolf's line of sight... the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down. Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie's dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he's ever believed about himself. **Warning: this book has sex in it. Lots of sex. Dirty sex. The Wicked Horse Series is a bit different than what Sawyer Bennett normally writes. While you’ll still enjoy fabulous characters, a suspenseful story, some witty banter and an epic romance, there’s just… a lot of sex. You’ve been warned.

Wicked Flesh

Wicked Flesh
Author: Jessica Marie Johnson
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780812252385
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Release: 2020
Editor: Early American Studies
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unearthing personal stories from the archive, Wicked Flesh shows how black women, from Senegambia in West Africa to the Caribbean to New Orleans, used intimacy and kinship to redefine freedom in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Their practices laid the groundwork for the emancipation struggles of the nineteenth century.

Saints The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days Volume 2

Saints  The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days  Volume 2
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pages: 2134
ISBN: 9781629726489
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Release: 2020-02-12
Editor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Saints, Vol. 2: No Unhallowed Hand covers Church history from 1846 through 1893. Volume 2 narrates the Saints’ expulsion from Nauvoo, their challenges in gathering to the western United States and their efforts to settle Utah's Wasatch Front. The second volume concludes with the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780857861016
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Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Wicked and the Just

The Wicked and the Just
Author: Jillian Anderson Coats
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9780544022218
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Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishmen to help keep down the "vicious" Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon
Author: Anonim
Pages: 623
ISBN: PRNC:32101079827083
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Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Wicked

Wicked
Author: Gregory Maguire
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780061792946
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.

The Four Winds

The Four Winds
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250178626
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER #1 INDIE BESTSELLER "The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close.”—The New York Times "A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women."—People "Through one woman’s survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind." —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Wicked St Louis

Wicked St  Louis
Author: Janice Tremeear
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781614233435
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Release: 2011-08-18
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Watch a duel on Bloody Island from the stern of a river pirate's ship and be glad that Abraham Lincoln did not have to keep his appointment. Venture into a brothel where a madam's grin was filled with diamonds or where "Ta Ra Ra Boom de Ay" was hummed for the first time. Witness children forced into labor and aristocrats driven to suicide. Keep company with the gangsters who were a little too "cuckoo" for Al Capone. Visit Wicked St. Louis.

Saint

Saint
Author: E M Snow
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9798631584181
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Release: 2020-03-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At Angelview Academy, Saint Angelle is considered God. But don't be fooled by his ridiculous name or that pretty face because Saint? He's as wicked as they come. I should know. I'm the new girl who pissed him off. The nobody who called out his crew of vicious tyrants. The mortal who wouldn't bow then and sure as hell won't now. Saint swears I'll regret it. He vows to own every inch of me. He even promises to make my senior year a living hell. I don't believe him, though. Because if angels can fall, so can so-called gods. And I want to be the one to bring Saint Angelle to his knees. SAINT is a full-length, 80,000 word new adult/ mature high school romance with enemies-to-lovers and bullying themes. It is not recommended for readers under 17 as it contains dubious situations and triggers that some readers may find offensive. It is NOT a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger.