NBS recommends powers and punishments

(The Philippine Star) - February 10, 2013 - 12:00am

ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE

By Gail Carriger

P729

MANILA, Philippines - Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

UNRAVEL ME

By Tahereh Mafi

P329

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her people with gifts and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

SEVEN WONDERS BOOK 1:

THE COLOSSUS RISES

By Peter Lerangis

P349

One Boy, Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die. One Mission, Jack needs to find seven magic Loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. One Problem, The Loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands of years. Seven Wonders, because they’re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

FEARLESS 2: TWISTED; KISS; PAYBACK

By Francine Pascal

P385

Gaia Moore is brilliant and beautiful. She’s trained in three kinds of martial arts, has a reflex speed that’s off the charts, and can break codes in four languages. She’s also missing the fear gene. Special attributes and fearlessness aside, Gaia simply wants a regular life, one with friends, and maybe even a boyfriend. And although the guy she really wants is still utterly unavailable, there are other options. Like the new dark and mysterious boy who is definitely interested. Gaia might be ready to take a walk on the wild side, but her love life is nothing compared to the danger that’s closing in. Still on the search for information about her family, Gaia is finding out more and more each day and one of her friends might be behind everything. Gaia must figure out who is about to betray her and the wrong decision could be deadly.

STOLEN NIGHTS:

A VAMPIRE QUEEN NOVEL

By Rebecca Maizel

P465

Last year, the love of my life died performing a ritual to fulfill my one wish and make me human. And now I’ve performed the same ritual for my friend Vicken and survived. Why am I here, back safe on Wickham campus? The strong magic I used in the ritual did more than just make Vicken human. It drew someone to Lover’s Bay who does not belong here. She wants the ritual. Then she wants me dead. And she will take down anyone and everyone in my life to get what she wants. As if that weren’t enough, the ritual has also summoned the anger of the Aeris, the four elements and most fundamental powers on earth. They have a surprise and an unbearable punishment for me like stepping into the sunlight for the first time, only to be put into a cage. And now I have to make an impossible choice: between love and life, yearning or having, present or past.

 

AT MADEMOISELLE GERALDINE BUT JULIETTE BUT SOPHRONIA BY FRANCINE PASCAL CENTER GAIA SOPHRONIA
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