Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley

By Judith Richardson

The cultural panorama of the Hudson River Valley is crowded with ghosts--the ghosts of local americans and Dutch colonists, of progressive warfare squaddies and spies, of presidents, slaves, clergymen, and employees. Possessions asks why this zone simply outdoors long island urban turned the locus for thus many ghostly stories, and exhibits how those hauntings got here to function as a weird kind of social reminiscence wherein issues misplaced, forgotten, or marginalized lower back to assert ownership of imaginations and territories. analyzing Washington Irving's tales in addition to a various array of narratives from neighborhood folklore and nearby writings, Judith Richardson explores the explanations and results of Hudson Valley hauntings to bare how ghosts either evolve from particular old contexts and are conjured to serve the current wishes of these they hang-out. those stories of haunting, Richardson argues, aren't any mere echoes of the previous yet functionality in an ongoing, contentious politics of position. via its tight geographical concentration, Possessions illuminates difficulties of belonging and owning that hang-out the country as an entire.

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Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone Series)

By Lori M. Lee

In the Labyrinth, we had a asserting: keep silent, maintain nonetheless, preserve safe.

In a urban of partitions and secrets and techniques, the place just one guy is meant to own magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to maintain hidden her personal secret—she can control the threads of time. while Kai was once 8, she used to be came upon by means of Reev at the riverbank, and her “brother” has handled her ever when you consider that. Kai doesn’t recognize the place her skill comes from—or the place she got here from. All that concerns is that she and Reev remain jointly, and perhaps sooner or later movement out of the freight box they name domestic, clear of the steel partitions of the Labyrinth. Kai’s purely good friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous attractiveness that either frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. while protecting silent and secure potential wasting him ceaselessly, Kai vows to do no matter what it takes to discover him. she's going to depart the one domestic she’s ever identified and chance getting stuck up in a revolution centuries within the making. yet to avoid wasting Reev, Kai needs to get to the bottom of the threads of her earlier and face stunning truths approximately her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her precise power.

Lori M. Lee makes her debut with this attractive YA fantasy.

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Between (Alternate Places Book 2)

By P.S. Power

Between:

Having organize a profitable enterprise, assisting beings stream from one place to a different directly, Zach Hartley has yet one objective left in lifestyles. to discover the demon that killed his father, and ruin him for all eternity. that allows you to do this, he needs to develop into another person entirely.

Something else.

When you hunt demons, you cannot enable little such things as sanity cease you though.

Not in case you are going to survive.

And surviving is a specific thing that he is first-class at, indeed.

The first 3 books of the sequence are being published on September seventeenth, 2014.

* They comprise intercourse, violence and grownup topics. no longer advised for kids less than 14 years previous, or individuals with smooth sensibilities.

Book One: Mr. Hartley

Book : Between

Book 3: at the Line

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Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, Book 1)

By Ann Aguirre

Because the service of an extraordinary gene, Sirantha Jax has the power to leap ships via grimspace-a expertise which makes her a hugely prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash touchdown kills every body on board, leaving Jax in a prison phone with out reminiscence of the crash. yet her fun's now not over. a gaggle of rogue opponents frees her...for a value: her assist in overthrowing the status quo.

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Twenty Palaces, A Prequel

By Harry Connolly

While Ray Lilly used to be thirteen years outdated, a handgun twist of fate landed his ally, Jon Burrows, in a wheelchair and grew to become Ray right into a runaway and petty legal. Fifteen years later, Ray returns domestic after a stint in criminal; he’s decided to move instantly, yet he is familiar with he can’t do this with out making peace together with his outdated friend.

What Ray doesn’t count on is that Jon has simply acquired a mysterious cure–not in basic terms is he out of his wheelchair, he turns out superior and speedier than… good, pretty well an individual. Worse, his treatment has drawn the eye of all types of robust humans: the media are camped out on his block, the police are investigating him for coverage fraud, and peculiar shadowy figures have began to attract nearer, figures who sincerely don't suggest to do Jon any good.

Can Ray catch up on the largest mistake of his lifestyles via holding his oldest good friend? And what negative rate will the realm need to pay if he succeeds?

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Alpha Divided (Alpha Girl) (Volume 3)

By Aileen Erin

Existence has been loopy seeing that Tessa McCaide moved to Texas. She’s long gone from being a normal-ish woman with visions to a super-powered werewolf. She’s fought off vampires and damaged an almost unbreakable curse. And she’s acquired a scorching mate, Dastien Laurent, to maintain her busy. issues are taking a look up until eventually the complete moon rite rolls round. sooner than Tessa can boost her bond with Dastien, the neighborhood coven crashes the gates, hard that Tessa—their inheritor apparent—be lower back. If the pack desires to keep away from a warfare with the witches, handing Tessa over is the best choice. Tessa doesn’t are looking to reason an all-out struggle, yet becoming a member of a dark-magic coven isn’t on her to-do checklist, in particular if embracing her magic part ability parting with Dastien. whilst the coven chief attempts to regulate Tessa with dark-magic, Tessa realizes she has to dismantle the coven or arrange the pack for warfare. both selection will swap her life—and her world—forever.

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Touching Darkness (Midnighters #2)

By Scott Westerfeld

Bixby, Oklahoma, is stuffed with secrets.
some pop out at midnight.
some should still remain hidden.

As the Midnighters look for the reality in regards to the mystery hour, they discover terrifying mysteries woven into the very textile of Bixby’s historical past, and a conspiracy that touches the realm of sunlight.

This time Jessica Day isn't the simply Midnighter in mortal possibility, and if the gang can’t be able to come back jointly, they can lose one in every of their very own . . . endlessly.

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Prince of Air and Darkness

By Jenna Black

It’s demanding being the son of evil incarnate…

Hunter Teague is the prince of the Unseelie court docket, the darkish half Faerie. Raised in an environment of unspeakable cruelty, Hunter has discovered the teachings of his mom, the Queen of Air and Darkness, and he’s able to placed them to take advantage of. He’s on a undertaking, person who will shift the stability of energy in Faerie ceaselessly: he'll seduce the Seelie king’s mortal daughter and sire a toddler upon her—a baby who could be inheritor to either the Seelie and the Unseelie thrones. Hunter hasn't ever met a mortal girl he couldn’t seduce...until now.

Kiera Malone is a self-employed net clothier and a self-professed cynic. She doesn’t think in magic or soulmates, not to mention her mother’s ridiculous claims to have slept with the legendary Faerie King. but if Hunter hires her to layout an internet site, Kiera unearths herself interested in him in ways in which look nearly magical. He’s attractive and attractive as sin, the type of guy any girl might swoon over—but her each intuition warns her there’s anything risky lurking underneath his captivating façade.

To reach his undertaking, Hunter needs to enable himself catch up with to Kiera than he ever deliberate. quickly, he unearths himself stressed with the single factor a prince of the Unseelie courtroom can’t come up with the money for: a sense of right and wrong. Now Hunter needs to betray both the girl who's slowly operating her method into his center, or the Queen of Air and Darkness...who may break him and Kiera either.

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Insurgent (Divergent Series)

By Veronica Roth

One selection can spoil you. Veronica Roth's moment number one New York Times bestseller keeps the dystopian thrill experience that begun in Divergent. a success with either youngster and grownup readers, Insurgent is the action-packed, emotional experience that encouraged the most important movie starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Octavia Spencer.

The paperback version comprises certain bonus content material via Veronica Roth.

As struggle surges within the factions of dystopian Chicago throughout her, Tris makes an attempt to save lots of these she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identification and loyalty, politics and love.

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Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery

By Monique Martin

Professor Simon pass has spent his lifestyles looking for proof of vampires and averting emotional entanglements. while a mysterious coincidence transports Simon and his assistant, Elizabeth West, again in time, Simon eventually reveals either the facts that he's been trying to find, and the romance that he hasn't.

Simon and Elizabeth's constructing dating is proven through demons genuine and imagined. In Nineteen Twenties big apple, there are greater than mobsters vying for energy within the city's speakeasies. while the neighborhood kingpin with a depressing mystery units his points of interest on Elizabeth, daily struggles develop into a struggle for his or her very lives.

Don't pass over the opposite books within the Out of Time sequence!

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