Unrivaled

Unrivaled
Author: Alyson Noel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN: 0062324543
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unrivaled Book Excerpt:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël comes the first book in the Beautiful Idols series. With mystery, suspense, and an insiders-only look at Los Angeles that echoes Gossip Girl’s racy and real New York, fans of Pretty Little Liars and readers who crave pulse-pounding romance will love Unrivaled. Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero. But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her own a long time ago. She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel. That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.

Blacklist

Blacklist
Author: Alyson Noel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 0062324578
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blacklist Book Excerpt:

Fans of Pretty Little Liars will crave the mystery and suspense in the second book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël’s Beautiful Idols series, where celebrity worship is a dangerous game. Wannabe reporter LAYLA, aspiring actress ASTER, and fledgling musician TOMMY joined the Unrivaled nightclub competition for the same reason—they knew winning it would change their lives. They just never imagined that somewhere along the way they’d become entangled in the disappearance of mega starlet MADISON BROOKS. Now each of them is smack in the center of a media frenzy that threatens to take all of them down. Banding together to clear their names, the fierce adversaries become temporary allies and vow to dig up the truth. But when Layla, Aster, and Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider, they will find that some secrets are best kept in the grave.

Unrivaled

Unrivaled
Author: Alyson Noel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN: 9780606396097
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unrivaled Book Excerpt:

Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero. But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her own a long time ago. She's Hollywood's hottest starl

Stealing Infinity

Stealing Infinity
Author: Alyson Noël
Publsiher: Entangled: Teen
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 1649371551
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stealing Infinity Book Excerpt:

“An unputdownable, clever, modern fantasy!” –#1 NYT bestselling author Tracy Wolff My life goes completely sideways the moment I meet the mysterious Braxton. Sure, he’s ridiculously hot, but he’s also the reason I’ve been kicked out of school and recruited into Gray Wolf Academy—a remote island school completely off the grid. I never should have trusted a face so perfect. But the reality of why Gray Wolf wanted me is what truly blows my mind. It’s a school for time travelers. Tripping, they call it. This place is filled with elaborate costumes and rare artifacts, where every move is strategic and the halls are filled with shadows and secrets. Here, what you see isn’t always what it appears. Including Braxton. Because even though there’s an energy connecting us together, the more secrets he keeps from me, the more it feels like something is pulling us apart. Something that has to do with this place—and its darker purpose. It’s all part of a guarded, elaborate puzzle of history and time...and I might be one of the missing pieces. Now I have all the time in the world. And yet I can’t shake the feeling that time is the one thing I’m about to run out of...fast. The Stealing Infinity series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Stealing Infinity Book #2 Ruling Destiny

Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe

Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe
Author: Alyson Noël
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-03-22
ISBN: 1534498257
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe Book Excerpt:

Stranger Things meets Sideways Stories from Wayside School in this quirky supernatural middle grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël about a boy on an unlikely quest to uncover an enchanted book to defeat an unearthly nemesis. When he first started seeing ghosts, Max mistakenly assumed everyone else could see them, too. Now, after years of being blamed for the pranks of mischievous spirits, Max is determined to do whatever it takes to make himself normal. But when he’s sent to spend the summer with his eccentric grandfather, Ramhart, being normal becomes impossible. Here in Glimmerville, bakeries sell enchanted pies, the lake is infested with mermaids, the town’s beloved ghosts roam free, and Ramhart himself is celebrated as the world’s most famous monster hunter. At first, all Max wants is to survive the summer, but the more time he spends in Glimmerville, the more he starts to wonder if he’s finally found a place where he can truly be himself. But when a supernatural attack steals Ramhart’s soul, Max—with the help of a few new friends—must go on a quest to find his grandfather’s renowned Field Guide, an enchanted book that contains all the knowledge Ramhart has gathered about defeating unearthly nemeses. And if they don’t find the book fast, Glimmerville will crumble into chaos, and Max will lose the only person who’s ever made him feel at home.

Five Days of Famous

Five Days of Famous
Author: Alyson Noel
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN: 0553537989
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Days of Famous Book Excerpt:

Is being famous the key to living the life of your (tween) dreams? Find out in this modern-day fairy tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël! Seventh-grade girls like guys who are cool. And Nick Dashaway . . . is not cool. When Nick makes a wish after the epic disaster that was the Greentree Middle School Talent Show, he doesn't actually think it's going to come true. But it does. Soon he has a whole new life--he's rich, he's popular, and girls laugh at all his jokes. He's famous. But when he begins to miss parts of his old life, is it too late to get it back? *** “A Hollywood blockbuster waiting to happen.”—Booklist "Perfect for readers wondering what their dream life would be like."—SLJ

Infamous

Infamous
Author: Alyson Noel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 0062324608
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infamous Book Excerpt:

Fans of One of Us Is Lying and Genuine Fraud will love this explosive and satisfying finale to the provocative and suspenseful Beautiful Idols series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël. Club promoters Layla, Aster, and Tommy never imagined that entering the Unrivaled competition would land them in the middle of a celebrity murder investigation, but sometimes fate can be as nasty as the anonymous comments on a Hollywood gossip blog. But Madison Brooks isn’t dead. Layla, Aster, and Tommy have been set up, and as Madison’s dirty little secrets creep closer to the light, they discover Madison will do anything to keep her past hidden—no matter who gets caught in the crossfire.

Kundalini science a spiritual psychology

Kundalini science  a spiritual psychology
Author: Premyogi vajra
Publsiher: Premyogi vajra
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kundalini science a spiritual psychology Book Excerpt:

This book is the compiled form of blog-posts till date. Those posts are written by Premyogi vajra, a mystic yogi. He is enlightened as well as he has his kundalini awakened. These all posts are related to kundalini. One post corresponds to one chapter. Premyogi vajra is writing about Kundalini since 3 years ago, when his kundalini awakened after one year long continued kundalini yoga meditation. He became amazed on seeing that nowhere Kundalini had been mentioned or described completely. Even Kundalini had not been defined properly. He searched and read many kundalini awakening experiences, but he found none as genuine and complete. Although he found Samadhi as mentioned in Patanjali Yoga Sutras as equivalent to Kundalini, but that was described in a mystic and ancient way that was difficult to be understood by the laymen type general public. Therefore inspired by these shortcomings, he decided to present every know-how about kundalini in very simple or childish way keeping everything at ground level, true, experiential, scientific, original, practical and intuitive. That genuine, honest and humane effort resulted into the origination of this wonderful book. That is why this book appears as a blessing for kundalini seekers. Because it is not comfortable to read so many blog posts together on glare producing screens, therefore those posts were presented in the form of a kindle e-book that is comfortable and enjoying to read. As a result, it is fully hoped that readers will find this book spiritually uplifting and comfortable to read. The description of Tantra and Kundalini is clear, simple, true, natural, practical and scientific as described by Premayogi Vajra. Such description is not visible anywhere else. Premayogi Vajra was born in the year 1975 in a small village in the beautiful basket valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. He is naturally fond of writing, philosophy, spirituality, yoga, public service, applied science and tourism. He has also done commendable work in the field of animal husbandry and veterinary medicine. He is also fond of polyhouse farming, organic farming, scientific and water conserving irrigation, rainwater harvesting, kitchen gardening, cow farming, vermicomposting, website development, self-publishing, music (especially flute playing) and singing. He has also written close to ten books on almost all these subjects, whose descriptions are available on Amazone Author Central, Author Page, Premyogi vajra. The description of these books is also available on his personal website demystifyingkundalini.com. He had also been a Vedic priest for a short period of time, when he performed religious rituals in people's homes with the help of his Vedic priestly grandfather. He has gained some advanced spiritual experiences (enlightenment and Kundalini awakening). His autobiography, along with his unique experiences, is particularly shared in the book "Physiology Philosophy - A Modern Kundalini Tantra (A Yogi's Love Story)" written in Hindi. The matching equivalent of this book in English is “Love story of a Yogi- what Patanjali says”. This book is the most prominent and ambitious book of his life. This book contains the most important 25 years of his life’s philosophy. He has worked very hard for this book. In a quality and unbiased review on Amazon.com, this book has been reviewed as a five-star, best, must-read and excellent book. Google Play Book Review also found five stars for this book, and this book was rated as good (cool). Premyogi vajra is a mysterious person. He is like a polymorphic man, who has no fixed form of his own. His actual form depends on the size and type of the trance/Samadhi that he is continuously experiencing in his mind, no matter what he looks like from outside. He is enlightened (self realized), and his Kundalini has also awakened. He had self realization or enlightenment naturally / through love yoga, and Kundalini awakening through artificial means / Kundalini yoga.

The Bone Thief

The Bone Thief
Author: Alyson Noel
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 0553538020
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bone Thief Book Excerpt:

Fans of Tim Burton and Wes Anderson will love this new fantasy novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël in which a ragtag team of eleven-year olds with otherworldly abilities set out to solve the mystery behind the sudden onset of ordinary events plaguing their very unusual town. Compared to other more ordinary towns, Quiver Hollows is a very strange, very curious place. It is also home to longtime friends Grimsly, Ollie, Ming, and Penelope. In a town where everyone is spectacularly abnormal, Grimsly feels bad about being terribly, unforgivably normal, as the town's pet funeral director. So when a series of strange and disturbing mundane occurrences begins plaguing Quiver Hollows, well, Grimsly fears his growing celebrity just might be to blame since everyone knows that the things you focus on the most have an uncanny way of shaping your world. The group of friends also learn that the bones in the pet cemetery are thought to be the source of the strange magic that binds the town of Quiver Hollows. With the bones now gone, the town's magic is quickly dissipating. Will it ultimately become as common and ordinary as everywhere else?

Country and Beauty

Country and Beauty
Author: Cheng Zhi
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 1646774469
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Country and Beauty Book Excerpt:

While the mainland was about to fall and the world was about to be destroyed, Xie Fei's talent started to show up and got noticed. He got on the way of unifing the world. He resolved the crisis step by step in wars again and again, in which he fully demonstrated his military talent. From north to south, from territory to thought, he gradually unified the mainland. He was sought after by beauties. Plus his good reputation has been passed down through the ages.☆About the Author☆Cheng Zhi, an online novelist who is good at different kinds of fictions. Such as urban novels, oriental fantasy novels, and so on. He has written many novels. For example, Bath Fire Phoenix,Country and Beauty. And Country and Beauty is the most popular one.The biggest feature of Cheng Zhi's works is that his novels have grand structure and magnificent content.

Balkan Idols

Balkan Idols
Author: Vjekoslav Perica
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002-07-11
ISBN: 9780198033899
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balkan Idols Book Excerpt:

Reporting from the heartland of Yugoslavia in the 1970s, Washington Post correspondent Dusko Doder described "a landscape of Gothic spires, Islamic mosques, and Byzantine domes." A quarter century later, this landscape lay in ruins. In addition to claiming tens of thousands of lives, the former Yugoslavia's four wars ravaged over a thousand religious buildings, many purposefully destroyed by Serbs, Albanians, and Croats alike, providing an apt architectural metaphor for the region's recent history. Rarely has the human impulse toward monocausality--the need for a single explanation--been in greater evidence than in Western attempts to make sense of the country's bloody dissolution. From Robert Kaplan's controversial Balkan Ghosts, which identified entrenched ethnic hatreds as the driving force behind Yugoslavia's demise to NATO's dogged pursuit and arrest of Slobodan Milosevic, the quest for easy answers has frequently served to obscure the Balkans' complex history. Perhaps most surprisingly, no book has focused explicitly on the role religion has played in the conflicts that continue to torment southeastern Europe. Based on a wide range of South Slav sources and previously unpublished, often confidential documents from communist state archives, as well as on the author's own on-the-ground experience, Balkan Idols explores the political role and influence of Serbian Orthodox, Croatian Catholic, and Yugoslav Muslim religious organizations over the course of the last century. Vjekoslav Perica emphatically rejects the notion that a "clash of civilizations" has played a central role in fomenting aggression. He finds no compelling evidence of an upsurge in religious fervor among the general population. Rather, he concludes, the primary religious players in the conflicts have been activist clergy. This activism, Perica argues, allowed the clergy to assume political power without the accountablity faced by democratically-elected officials. What emerges from Perica's account is a deeply nuanced understanding of the history and troubled future of one of Europes most volatile regions.

Boys Love Cosplay and Androgynous Idols

Boys    Love  Cosplay  and Androgynous Idols
Author: Maud Lavin,Ling Yang,Jing Jamie Zhao
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 9888390805
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys Love Cosplay and Androgynous Idols Book Excerpt:

Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer in this digital, globalist age. The title of this pioneering volume, Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan already gives an idea of the colorful, multifaceted realms the fans inhabit today. Contributors to this collection situate the proliferation of (often online) queer representations, productions, fantasies, and desires as a reaction against the norms in discourses surrounding nation-states, linguistics, geopolitics, genders, and sexualities. Moving beyond the easy polarities between general resistance and capitulation, Queer Fan Cultures explores the fans’ diverse strategies in negotiating with cultural strictures and media censorship. It further outlines the performance of subjectivity, identity, and agency that cyberspace offers to female fans. Presenting a wide array of concrete case studies of queer fandoms in Chinese-speaking contexts, the essays in this volume challenge long-established Western-centric and Japanese-focused fan scholarship by highlighting the significance and specificities of Sinophone queer fan cultures and practices in a globalized world. The geographic organization of the chapters illuminates cultural differences and the other competing forces shaping geocultural intersections among fandoms based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. “This important collection complicates our understanding of fan practices, showing how national and regional factors play an important role in how media texts and identities are understood. It also shows how the Chinese-speaking world is home to dense and often conflicting modes of audience reception of cultural texts deriving from Sinophone, Japanese, and Western contexts.” —Mark McLelland, University of Wollongong “An exciting anthology by a talented group of emergent scholars whose vibrant studies offer fresh insights on the diverse practices and transregional flows of queer fandom in the Chinese-speaking world. Local in its specificity and transnational in its scope, this book highlights the creativity of queer fan practices while critically locating them within the political and social structures that produce them.” —Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Simon Fraser University

The Expositor and Current Anecdotes

The Expositor and Current Anecdotes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1912
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Homiletical illustrations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Expositor and Current Anecdotes Book Excerpt:

Modern India

Modern India
Author: William Eleroy Curtis
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2022-08-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern India Book Excerpt:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Wonderful West Virginia

Wonderful West Virginia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonderful West Virginia Book Excerpt:

Modern India 1885 1947

Modern India  1885 1947
Author: Sumit Sarkar
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 468
Release: 1984-08-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern India 1885 1947 Book Excerpt:

The Family Treasury of Western Literature Science and Art

The Family Treasury of Western Literature  Science  and Art
Author: Jethro Jackson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gift books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Treasury of Western Literature Science and Art Book Excerpt:

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
Author: Wayne Koestenbaum
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 1474620175
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Andy Warhol Book Excerpt:

'Properly analytical ... always entertaining' TIME OUT 'Should tempt both those generally familiar with Andy Warhol and, even more, young people who have trouble imagining how popular art can challenge the status quo' L A TIMES Painter, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, all-round celebrity, Andy Warhol is an outstanding cultural icon. He revolutionised art by bringing to it images from popular culture - such as the Campbell's soup can and Marilyn Monroe's face - while his studio, the Factory, where his free-spirited cast of 'superstars' mingled with the rich and famous, became the place of origin for every groundswell shaping American culture. In many ways he can be seen as the precursor to today's 'celebrity artists' such as Tracey Emin and Damian Hurst. But what of the man behind the white wig and dark glasses? Koestenbaum gives a fascinating, revealing and thought-provoking picture of pop art's greatest icon.

Hell and the Mercy of God

Hell and the Mercy of God
Author: Adrian J. Reimers
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0813229405
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell and the Mercy of God Book Excerpt:

If God is truly merciful and loving, perfect in goodness, how can he consign human beings created in his own image to eternal torment in hell? God’s goodness seems incompatible with inflicting horrible evil upon those who oppose his will and defy his law. If to this paradox we add the metaphysical requirement that God be perfect in goodness, the eternal evil of hell seems to be contradictory to God’s own nature. Catholic philosopher Adrian Reimers takes on these challenges in Hell and the Mercy of God, drawing on relevant sources from Aristotle to Aquinas, from Dante to Tolkien, from Wagner to John Paul II, along with Billie Holliday, The Godfather, and the music of George Gershwin. He presents a philosophical theology, grounded in Scripture, of the nature of goodness and evil, exploring various types of pain, the seven capital sins, the resurrection of the body, the meaning of mammon, the core meaning of idolatry, the psychology of Satan and those who choose his path, and the moral responsibility of the human person. These reflections illuminate the intelligibility of orthodox Catholic teachings on the goodness of God and the reality of hell. Hell is not an arbitrary imposition set up for human rule-breakers but a continuation of a freely chosen way of life manifest even in this world. Examples from history, art, and contemporary culture lead the author to conclude that anyone who does not believe in the reality of hell is not paying enough attention. And yet, mercy and hope remain triumphant, because, just as Christ offers entrance into paradise to the “good thief” Dismas on the cross, God continues to offer repentance and salvation to all who live.

No Other Gods

No Other Gods
Author: Kelly Minter
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780781448970
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Other Gods Book Excerpt:

Musician and author Kelly Minter explores the natural needs of women that can become modern-day idols, replacing God's presence in their lives.