Imitation

Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Publisher: Powered by Amazon
ISBN: 9781939106438
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Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me. Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they re needed to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now. When there is an attack on Raven s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she s never met? Fans of "Cinder," "The Selection" and "Sara Shepard s Lying Game" series will love "Imitation," a thrilling, action-packed novel sure to keep readers guessing until the very last page. This is a new release of the previously self-published title."

The Curse Touch of Eternity

Author: Emily Bold
Publisher: Satzweiss.com
ISBN: 3845008555
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A centuries old curse, a mysterious pendant and a young love reignite a vendetta that had died down long ago... Samantha, an outsider, finds an old pendant within her deceased grandmother's belongings. A short while later, the seventeen-year old goes on a school-exchange to Scotland. No sooner has she arrived at her host family's than she is drawn into the country's tales and myths. When she then also meets the attractive Scot Payton, her world completely falls apart. The mysterious Highlander soon conquers Sams heart. Caught up in her feelings, she does not realize how much danger she is in - what she does not suspect: Payton's past holds a dark secret. A secret that has bound together both their families' fates for hundreds of years and which is now also endangering Sam's life...

The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195160169
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Many cultures have myths about self-imitation, stories about people who pretend to be someone else pretending to be them, in effect masquerading as themselves. This great theme, in literature and in life, tells us that people put on masks to discover who they really are under the masks they usually wear, so that the mask reveals rather than conceals the self beneath the self.In this book, noted scholar of Hinduism and mythology Wendy Doniger offers a cross-cultural exploration of the theme of self-impersonation, whose widespread occurrence argues for both its literary power and its human value. The stories she considers range from ancient Indian literature through medieval European courtly literature and Shakespeare to Hollywood and Bollywood. They illuminate a basic human way of negotiating reality, illusion, identity, and authenticity, not to mention memory, amnesia, and the process of aging. Many of them involve marriage and adultery, for tales of sexual betrayal cut to the heart of the crisis of identity.These stories are extreme examples of what we common folk do, unconsciously, every day. Few of us actually put on masks that replicate our faces, but it is not uncommon for us to become travesties of ourselves, particularly as we age and change. We often slip carelessly across the permeable boundary between the un-self-conscious self-indulgence of our most idiosyncratic mannerisms and the conscious attempt to give the people who know us, personally or publicly, the version of ourselves that they expect. Myths of self-imitation open up for us the possibility of multiple selves and the infinite regress of self-discovery.Drawing on a dizzying array of tales-some fact, some fiction-The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was is a fascinating and learned trip through centuries of culture, guided by a scholar of incomparable wit and erudition.

Bad Romance

Author: Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627797734
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Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape. Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

The Chrysalids

Author: John Wyndham
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590172922
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The terrifying story of a world paralyzed by genetic mutation. In a community where deviations are rooted out as abominations, David's ability to communicate by "thought shapes" is a dangerous secret. When his ability is discovered, the results are horrific.

Vile Things

Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Comet Press
ISBN: 0982097913
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Vile Things is the ultimate collection of extreme horror with 15 unspeakably gruesome, cringe-worthy, and sometimes disturbingly hilarious tales. and above all else an entertaining and damn good, fun read. The stories, most of which are previously unpublished, include a wide range of subjects: the Jersey Devil, zombies, sadistic Nazis, insatiable ghouls, perverted fishermen, a cult of Basilisk, tequila worms, and much more! FANGORIA MAGAZINE REVIEW "This book is not just your basic horror stories. This is extreme shit...Edited by Cheryl Mullenax, VILE THINGS: EXTREME DEVIATIONS OF HORROR is not for the light horror fan. The stories are not just extreme horror, but also extreme gore and sex…a triple threat of fun in my eyes...This book is a definite for any extreme horror fan. Full of terror, sex, and gore, I don’t recommend this for the faint of heart or for a light read at a beauty salon." MONSTER LIBRARIAN REVIEW "Vile Things is one of the stronger horror anthologies I have come across in some time... I would say that while there are definitely some stronger and gorier stories in this collection than in other horror anthologies, Vile Things offers some excellent horror tales and is highly recommended for public libraries." RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE REVIEW "The most striking fiction is often rooted directly in reality, and this is especially true for the stories found in Vile Things. Most of these tales, collected by editor Cheryl Mullenax, begin with plausible, everyday situations and then darken quickly to trap the reader in twisted supernatural plotlines that teem with the imagination's most repulsive creations, including parasitic mutations, a spate of festering fungal rashes and many other rancid and, well, vile things...But dismembered members aside, there are no cheap gross-outs here; even though the focus is clearly on the vile and unpalatable these don't feel like stories that were written with the sole purpose of being labeled "extreme horror" or to merely revel in their graphic, gory descriptions. Simply put, Vile Things is every deviant horror fan's wet dream."

Deviation

Author: Christine Renee Manzari
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998479354
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Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it'd be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It's a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom. Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can't control. When her secret is discovered, she's sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She's destined to be a human weapon in the war that's been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her -- other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus. Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn't know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He's the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?

Robopocalypse

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307740803
Format: PDF
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Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers.

Duplicities

Author: Tara Brown
Publisher: Tara Brown Publishing
ISBN: 9781927866207
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The conclusion to Imaginations, Duplicities The last city of men has changed. Only those who remember yesterday can see it. There is tension in the air and violence in the corners you aren't supposed to notice. But Gwyn, a young girl in the orchard community, has a different problem. Her learned memories seem to be gone, even the ones that make her who she is. She wakes every morning, startled by the man next to her and the shack of a house they live in. Even the ordinariness of her clothing seems out of place. There is a thirst for adventure lingering in her throat and hunger for revenge she cannot place eating away at her stomach. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, everything changes. A pair of green eyes find her on the train. A pair of green eyes she knows from somewhere. Don't miss the exciting conclusion to Imaginations