Fall in love all over again in volume one of the graphic novel adaptation of the global phenomenon AFTER! Uncover Tessa and Hardin’s love story as you’ve never seen it before . . .
Anna Todd’s original story comes to life with breathtaking illustrations by Pablo Andres. Featuring twelve pages of behind-the-scenes and character profile bonus content, After: The Graphic Novel is a great introduction to the bestselling series for new readers and the ultimate collector’s item for fans everywhere!
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER . . .
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother determined to keep her on course. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin Scott, with his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos. Good looking, confident, and rather rude, even a bit cruel. For all his attitude and insults, Tessa should hate Hardin, and she does – until something about his dark mood grabs her, and it’s only a matter of time before he ignites a passion in her that she’s never known before.
He will call her beautiful, then insist he’s not the one for her, making excuses and disappearing, again and again. He’ll turn away from her, yet when she tries to push him aside, he’ll only pull her in deeper. Despite the reckless way Hardin treats her, Tessa is drawn to his vulnerability and determined to unmask the real Hardin beneath all the lies.
A good girl . . . a bad boy . . . something undeniable . . . and everything AFTER.
A new love story from Anna Todd begins with THE FALLING, the first novel in a new trilogy (Brightest Stars) from the #1 internationally best-selling author of the AFTER series.
Twenty-year old Karina is proud of the independent life she is trying to create for herself in Ft. Benning, Georgia. A dutiful officer’s daughter, supportive sister to a troubled twin brother, and caring friend to her roommate, Elodie, she always puts the needs of others ahead of her own, and prides herself on being a fixer of broken things-whether it’s the house she’s just bought or the fragmented family she works hard to keep intact.
Like anyone who has grown up around an army base, Karina also knows the background noise that follows men and women home from war. And when she meets Kael, a handsome soldier on the cusp of discharge, she’s immediately intrigued by his brooding presence and enigmatic silence. As their uncertain and unexpected friendship starts to turn into something more, Karina tries to piece together Kael’s story: he is emotionally closed off, recovering from wounds and other trauma in the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. In her practice as a physical therapist, Karina has a strong desire to help him heal, and though it challenges her many insecurities and anxieties, she has an equally strong desire to trust him. But that trust is fragile, like the preciousness of a soldier’s life. It can be gone in an instant. Ultimately facing a crossroads, their relationship will be tested by the one thing that Karina cannot accept, forgive, or understand.
Anna Todd’s Brightest Stars trilogy continues with THE BURNING and THE INFINITE LIGHT OF DUST, coming soon.
Some people when they reach the end of a long, uncharted year of chaos on the home and world stages like to look forward to new horizons (albeit another long, uncharted year of chaos on the home and world stages, only with increasingly worse weather).
But before you leave the cosy confines of 2022, challenge yourself to live through it all one more time with a quiz book from your favourite topical Friday night panel show, with rounds including ‘London’s Hottest Party Venue’, ‘Backbench MP or Charles Dickens Character?’, ‘It’s a Royal Cock-up’ and Have I Got News for You regular features: the Missing Words and Odd One Out rounds.
With over 1,000 questions and plenty of gags on everything from politics to pop culture, Have I Got News For You: The Quiz of 2022 promises hours of entertainment and will serve as a timeless souvenir of a rollercoaster year.
‘Well into MARTINA COLE territory’ Independent
‘A cracking good read’ JESSIE KEANE
SHE MUST FIND THE TRUTH BEFORE THE KILLER FINDS HER
Stealing from the rich is what Cara Kendall does for a living. She’s twenty-four, bold and fearless, convinced that she’ll never get caught. But everyone’s luck runs out eventually. When she breaks into a house in Hampstead, she gets more than she bargained for – a body in the study and the law on the doorstep.
As rumours start to circulate about her part in the killing, she finds herself under increasing pressure to give up what she hasn’t got and tell a truth she doesn’t know. With danger growing by the day, and a killer still on the loose, Cara can’t afford to lose any time. She has to find the answers before her enemies catch up with her. .
Full of the same danger and grit as its London’s setting, this is bestselling author Roberta Kray at the top of her game. Get ready for a KILLER read . . .
From the worldwide bestselling author of The Hating Game comes a sweet and spicy rom-com that imagines Victor Frankenstein’s sheltered younger sister, and her attempts to create the perfect man . . .
For generations, every Frankenstein has found their true love and equal, unlocking lifetimes of blissful wedded adventure. Clever, pretty (and odd) Angelika Frankenstein has run out of suitors and fears she may become the exception to this family rule. When assisting in her brother Victor’s ground-breaking experiment to bring a reassembled man back to life, she realizes that having an agreeable gentleman convalescing in the guest suite might be a chance to let a man get to know the real her. For the first time, Angelika embarks upon a project that is all her own.
When her handsome scientific miracle sits up on the lab table, her hopes for an instant romantic connection are thrown into disarray. Her resurrected beau (named Will for the moment) has total amnesia and is solely focused on uncovering his true identity. Trying to ignore their heart-pounding chemistry, Angelika reluctantly joins the investigation into his past, hoping it will bring them closer. But when a second suitor emerges to aid their quest, Angelika wonders if she was too hasty inventing a solution. Perhaps fate is not something that can be influenced in a laboratory? Or is Will (or whatever his name is!) her dream man, tailored for her in every way? And can he survive what was done to him in the name of science, and love?
Filled with carriages, candlesticks, and corpses, Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match is the spooky-season romcom that reminds us to never judge a man by his cadaver!
‘Take everything you’ve come to love in a Sally Thorne novel: witty banter, a sexy, toe-curling romance, and voice that pirouettes off the page, but add one part Tim Burton. Dear reader, that is what’s waiting for you, and we are OBSESSED. This is Sally Thorne at her absolute best’ Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
Welcome to the world of Harmony, where-despite its name, things are anything but-danger lurks just beneath the surface in this new novel by New York Times bestselling author, Jayne Castle.
If there’s something Ravenna Chastain knows, it’s when to end things. And after she almost winds up the victim of a cult that believes she’s a witch, it’s easy to walk away from her dead-end career, ready for a new start. But where to find a job that would allow her to use her very specialized skill set? The answer is clear: she becomes a matchmaker.
But even a successful matchmaker can’t find someone for everyone, and Ravenna considers Ethan Sweetwater her first professional failure. After nine failed dates, Ravenna knows it’s time to cut Ethan loose. But Ethan refuses to be fired as a client-he needs one final date to a business function. Since Ravenna needs a date herself to a family event, they agree to a deal: she will be his (business) date if he will be her (fake) date to her grandparents’ anniversary celebration.
What Ethan fails to mention is that attending the business function is a cover for some industrial espionage that he’s doing as a favor to the new Illusion Town Guild boss. Ravenna is happy to help, but their relationship gets even more complicated when things heat up-the chemistry between them is explosive, as explosive as the danger that’s stalking Ravenna. Lucky for her, Ethan isn’t just an engineer-he’s also a Sweetwater, and Sweetwaters are known for hunting down monsters…
THE MITFORDS AT WAR
It’s 1941, and the Mitford household is splintered by the vicissitudes of war. To bring the clan together – maybe for one last time – Deborah invites them to Chatsworth for Christmas, along with a selection of society’s most impressive and glamorous guests, as well as old family friend Louisa Cannon, a private detective.
One night, a psychic arrives, and to liven things up Deborah agrees she may host a séance. But entertainment turns to dark mystery as the psychic reveals that a maid was murdered in this very same house – and she can prove it.
Louisa steps forward to try to solve the cold case. But with a house full of people who want nothing more than to bury their secrets, will she be able to unmask the murderer? And how deep does the truth lie?
PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES
‘A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit’
‘Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable’
‘A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunnit’
From the bestselling author of Spoiler Alert, comes Ship Wrecked, the final romcom in Olivia Dade’s fandom trilogy. Sparks fly when two co-stars finally yield to temptation after filming on the same remote island for years . . .
Maria‘s one-night-stand – the thick-thighed, sexy Viking of a man she left without a word or a note – just reappeared. Apparently, Peter‘s her surly Gods of the Gates co-star, and they’re about to spend the next six years filming on a desolate Irish island together. She still wants him . . . but he now wants nothing to do with her.
Peter knows this role could finally transform him from a forgettable character actor into a leading man. He also knows a failed relationship with Maria could poison the set, and he won’t sabotage his career for a woman who’s already walked away from him once. Given time, maybe they can be cooperative colleagues or friends – possibly even best friends – but not lovers again. No matter how much he aches for her.
For years, they don’t touch off-camera. But on their last night of filming, their mutual restraint finally shatters, and all their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion. Too bad they still don’t have a future together, since Peter’s going back to Hollywood, while Maria’s returning to her native Sweden. She thinks she needs more than he can give her, but he’s determined to change her mind, and he’s spent the last six years waiting. Watching. Wanting. His shipwrecked Swede doesn’t stand a chance.
Praise for Olivia Dade
‘An absolutely witty, swoon worthy behind the scenes romp! Delightful from beginning to end!‘ Julie Murphy
‘This slow burn romance had me falling in love every step of the way‘ Meryl Wilsner
‘All the Feels leaves you swooning and eager for more!‘ Denise Williams
‘Joyful, clever and full of heart . . . all the things I love about romance‘ Rachel Lynn Solomon
‘Whip-smart dialogue, scorching chemistry, and side-splitting humour . . . This author is an absolute gem!‘ Mia Sosa
‘Hilarious and poignant at the same time‘ Cat Sebastian
‘Full of humour, heart and heat‘ Kate Clayborn
Can these opposites turn up the heat . . . without burning down the house?
House-flipping sensation and YouTube star Maggie Nichols can’t wait to dig into her next challenge. Arriving in a tiny American town with only a coffeemaker, Maggie is prepared to restore a crumbling Victorian mansion in four months or less. She has her to-do lists, her blueprints and her team. What she doesn’t have is time for sexy, laid-back landscaper Silas Wright.
The man takes flirtation to a whole new level. And he does it shirtless . . . He and his dog are impressively persistent. But she’s not interested in putting down roots. Not when fans tune in to watch her travel the country turning dilapidated houses into dream homes. A short-term fling on the other hand could fit nicely into her calendar. After all, Maggie remembers what fun is like. Vaguely.
As their summer gets downright steamy, Silas manages to demolish the emotional walls she’s spent years building, sending Maggie into a panic. He’s the wrench in her carefully constructed plans. With the end of the project looming, she has a decision to make. But how can she stay when her entire career is built on moving on?
A celebrated artist of the Georgian era paints his two young daughters at the family home in Bath. The portrait, known as “Molly &the Captain”, becomes instantly famous, its fate destined to echo down the centuries, touching many lives.
In the summer of 1889 a young man sits painting a line of elms in Kensington Gardens. One day he glimpses a mother at play with her two daughters and decides to include them in his picture. From that moment he is haunted by dreams that seem to foreshadow his doom.
A century later, in Kentish Town, a painter and her grown-up daughters receive news of an ancestor linking them to the long-vanished double portrait of “Molly &the Captain”. Meanwhile friendship with a young musician stirs unexpected passions and threatens to tear the family apart.
Molly & the Captain is a story about time and art and love. Through the prism of a single painting it examines the mysteries of creativity, and the ambiguous nature of success. What weighs more, loyalty to one’s talent or loyalty to one’s blood? Does self-sacrifice ennoble the soul or degrade it? And what does it mean to speak of the past when its hold on the present is inescapable?
Through Anthony Quinn’s signature gifts – period subtlety, intricate characterisation and storytelling verve this triptych novel melds three families and three centuries into a single vision of human frailty and longing.
COMING SOON: THE UNSTOPPABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE GLOBAL #1 BESTSELLER
In this thrilling new instalment of Patricia Cornwell’s #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself a reluctant star witness in a sensational televised murder trial causing chaos in Old Town Alexandria with the threat of violent protests.
Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta has just inherited one of the most notorious cases of her career. Two years ago, a former beauty queen’s body washed up on the shore of Wallops Island, Virginia. She was last seen on a boat with her fiancé, who has since been held in jail while awaiting trial.
Scarpetta must act as the expert witness for the case – an investigation previously botched by another forensic pathologist. After a gruelling cross-examination by the prosecutor, Scarpetta leaves the court only to discover that the sister of the judge on her case has been found dead.
Scarpetta ultimately finds herself facing a powerful, invisible enemy – who’s planning the unthinkable . . .
‘ONE OF THE BEST CRIME WRITERS WRITING TODAY’ GUARDIAN
‘ASTONISHING . . . THIRTY YEARS ON, THERE’S STILL NO OTHER CRIME WRITER LIKE HER’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘AMERICA’S MOST STIMULATING AND CHILLING WRITER OF CRIME FICTION’ THE TIMES
Jack Ryan, Jr. is the one man who can prevent a second Korean War in the latest thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a “dead-man’s switch,” activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession.
Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul to interview a potential addition to the Campus. But his benign trip takes a deadly turn when a wave of violence perpetrated by North Korean operatives grips South Korea’s capital. A mysterious voice from North Korea offers Jack a way to stop the peninsula’s rush to war, but her price may be more than he can afford to pay.