By Holly Black
CASSEL IS CURSEDCursed by a memory. He murdered the girl he loved - and he doesn't remember why.In a world where magic is illegal and his family is branded criminal, Cassel doesn't fit in. He has no magical talent - just a gift for getting into trouble.Boarding school offers an escape, but then the dreams start. Dreams that drive him home to unravel his past. Dreams that force him to confront who he really is and what he's really done. Cassel is about to discover that his family hides an incredible secret - one that will transform his life for ever.A sensational new novel from the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles.
The Wizard Heir
By Cinda Williams Chima
Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. And it's not his attitude that's the problem: it's the trail of magical accidents - lately, disasters - that follow in his wake. Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained, and his powers are escalating out of control. Worse, as the magical accidents that plague him grow in intensity, Seph makes a discovery: the stories he's been told about his parents' life and death are fabrications. The people he most trusted have been lying to him.After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boy's school on the coast of Maine. Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards. Maybe here he will find a community he can trust? But Seph's enthusiasm dampens when he learns that the training comes at a steep cost. Who can he trust, when everyone around him is keeping secrets? And where can he turn, when he finds himself at the centre of a war he may well not survive?
The Warrior Heir
By Cinda Williams Chima
Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. At least, until one day Jack forgets his 'medicine'. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great - right up to the moment when he loses control of his own strength and almost kills another player during the soccer team tryouts. An incident which proves to be just the beginning. Jack is about to learn the startling truth about himself: he is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game - a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir. As if his bizarre magical heritage isn't enough, Jack discovers that he's not just another member of Weirlind: he's one of the last of the warriors, and his power has manifested at a time when both houses are scouting for a player. Jack's performance on the soccer field has alerted the entire magical community to the fact that he's in Trinity. And until one of the houses is declared Jack's official sponsor, they'll stop at nothing to get Jack to fight for them ...
Why Men Can Only Do One Thing at a Time Women Never Stop Talking
By Barbara Pease, Allan Pease
Fabulous combined giftbook edition of the two mini books WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND CAN ONLY DO ONE THING AT A TIME and WHY WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS AND WON'T STOP TALKINGIn this hilarious book, Allan and Barbara Pease highlight the differences between men and women in the way they think and act. Why are women radar detectors; why do men hate to be wrong? Each page features a snippet of wisdom, bound to produce laughter from even the most cynical soul. The perfect giftbook for men and women. Including plenty of new material, this beautiful hardback edition is adapted from their multi-million-selling Number 1 bestseller Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps.