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5 Books | by Elizabeth Meininger

Escape to Pirate Island

Escape to Pirate Island

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Pirates of the Caribbean, Treasure Island, and Mutiny on the Bounty rolled into one thrilling adventure with a pair of feisty, independent female characters at the helm! A MURDER. A MAP. A MUTINY. You can't run away from yourself... The year is 1720 and two young women are about to find themselves in more trouble than they could ever have imagined possible. Cat Meadows is a smuggler who's built her reputation on the backs of unsuspecting souls. Lily Exquemelin has been left nothing by her father but his troubles and his treasure map. Forced to make a desperate escape, they each find themselves on a Trans-Atlantic adventure that will pit them against pirates, mutineers, lost treasure, and each other! Can they learn to trust one another and escape the clutches of their would-be captors or will their past's finally catch up to them? Find out in this swashbuckling, romantic adventure!

The Dark Wife

The Dark Wife

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Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth. Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want--except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice. Zeus calls Hades "lord" of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny. But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.

Outlaw

Outlaw

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PRIDE. AMBITION. BLOOD. With a single shot, a legend is born. Robyn Fitzwarren, daughter to the Baron of Loxely, only wants to support her mother while her father is off on Crusade. But when she enters an archery tournament in disguise, she incurs the wrath of the Sheriff of Nottingham's arrogant nephew, Theo. Now, not only is her own life threatened but the lives of her family as well. Will she flee from danger? Or fulfill her destiny, stand up to injustice, and become the fabled outlaw of legend: Robyn Hood?

The Priory of the Orange Tree

The Priory of the Orange Tree

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Get ready for Samantha Shannon's new novel, A Day of Fallen Night, coming in January 2023!The New York Times bestselling "epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of Game of Thrones" (Bustle).NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:AMAZON (Top 100 Editors Picks and Science Fiction and Fantasy) * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * BOOKPAGE * AUTOSTRADDLEA world divided.A queendom without an heir.An ancient enemy awakens.The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

Girls of Paper and Fire

Girls of Paper and Fire

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The mesmerising New York Times bestseller!Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honour they could hope for . . . and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth.And instead of paper, she's made of fire.'A timely reminder that, in the right hands, the fantasy genre has things to say about injustice and abuse of power in the real world' GuardianLei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. Ten years ago, her mother was snatched by the royal guards, and her fate remains unknown. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after - the girl with the golden eyes, whose rumoured beauty has piqued the king's interest.Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, Lei does the unthinkable - she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

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