"a book that readers will find almost impossible to put down." Publishers Weekly Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters. Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he'll be safe. Simon can't even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can't stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you're the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything. PRAISE FOR CARRY ON "Thrilling and sexy, funny and shocking, deeply moving and very, very magical. Trust me, you have never, ever seen a wizard school like this." Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians "Full of heart and humor, this fantastical tale is a worthy addition to the wizarding school genre." People Magazine
Long anticipated by patrons and fans of The Present Moment Cafe, this recipe book gets into the heart and soul of a raw, vegan, gourmet restaurant. Handmade in The Present Moment not only takes you through the transformational passage which led to the creation of the cafe but Yvette Schindler opens her kitchen doors and shares recipes from one of the finest restaurants of it's kind in the USA. Trained by Chef Chad Sarno, Yvette and her staff created gluten-free, dairy-free, flavorful dishes that have been perfected over the years to the point where many of the repeat customers are not even vegetarians. This recipe book is for everyone, omnivores and vegans as well. Full color photos assist in the creative plating of the dishes. Among the recipes included are the award winning Pad Thai and Collard Wrap with almond ginger dipping sauce, Kale salad, Chicago-Ian style pizza, Broccoli Cheddar soup and Better Than Pumpkin Pie. Seaweed never tasted as good as it does at The Present Moment and the secret is revealed in the versatile shoyu sauce. Chocolate Ganache, warm Apple Cobbler and vanilla ice cream are a few of the desserts to "live" for. Yvette Schindler credits the live enzymes maintained in the raw food diet for producing the positive health benefits in her life. "The most remarkable change I noticed was the lack of pain from the arthritis in my right knee, which had hurt every time I walked up steps" plus "ditching the fifteen pounds that I could never seem to lose on a high protein, low carb diet, or any of the diets I had tried."
Rising Urban Books star C. N. Phillips delivers modern fairytales with an urban fiction twist. Maid for You: When Ava Dunning's mother is killed in a senseless act of violence, it feels like the world has ended. Now on her own, with the bills piling up, Ava is forced to take a job with a company called Maid For You. Trying to clock as many hours as she can, Ava jumps at the opportunity to do some overtime on the side, only to discover that she's bitten off more than she can chew. Just like that, she becomes a cleaner for King Dex, one of the most notorious kingpins on the West Coast. It's nothing for him to pay a couple thousand dollars for her to clean up his dirty work, and she's happy for the paycheck. Things become complicated when Ava discovers that King Dex played a part in her mother's death. Now Ava is set on revenge, but when she meets Charmont, King Dex's son, and falls head over heels, she must make the hardest decision of her life. Which half of her heart should she follow? Robin the Hood: There are many things that can happen when you make someone mad. They can hold a grudge, curse you out . . . or hire somebody to rob and kill you. Her name is Robin, and the hood claimed her long before she got into this business. She and her team of outlaws are hired by major hitters in the game to collect debts with either money or souls, plus tax for their own needs. When Robin is offered triple the usual rate to double cross the man she has fallen in love with, greed gets the best of her. When the hit goes wrong and her identity is exposed, Robin makes enemies that she thought she'd only see in her nightmares. Follow this grimey tale and see if this girl from the hood will find her way out of a sticky situation, or pay the ultimate price in blood.
Exam Board: Non-Specific Level: KS3 Subject: English First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2018 Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the plot, enabling students to engage with the whole story in the class time available - Builds understanding of Shakespeare's language by providing a detailed glossary alongside the text for quick and easy reference, plus a range of language-focused activities - Offers a tried-and-tested approach to introducing Shakespeare, based on Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' productions that have been seen and appreciated by over 150,000 students - Helps students form their own personal responses to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night , stimulated by stunning photographs from Globe productions and questions that reflect on context, characters and themes - Lays the foundations for GCSE success by including activities that target the skills needed for the assessment objectives Free teacher support Shorter Shakespeare: Twelfth Night is supported by free online teaching resources for each scene: - Teaching notes with guidance on how to approach the scene - Practical group activities to use in the classroom - Questions on language, context, themes, character and performance - Web links to extra resources including photographs from Globe productions, interviews with actors and contextual information This title is also accompanied by 10 video clips from Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' production of Twelfth Night .