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http://merrild.ru/images/map24.php This was when Love realized the Precure Kingdom was heading towards something bad. Fallout: Equestria has the war between the zebra and Equestria, which ended much like in the original Fallout again, it's almost confirmed that the zebra fired first. We actually hear a great deal about what happened in the background of the war, but still almost never see a battle fought.

There is the occasional mention of the Battle of Al'Zahur in Warriors of the World: Soldiers of Fortune that took place fourteen years prior to the fic. All anyone knows about the war is that it was "between mercenaries and the Chivalry", and that Valkron was part of it. He's reticent on the subject, but he does imply that it changed a lot about how the way things were run in the Kingdom afterwards. The ongoing Federation-Klingon War also gets mentioned as the reason for the USS Bajor 's construction she's primarily a line battleship to replace combat losses but doesn't play a role in the plot.

Several times in Sonic X: Dark Chaos , mostly because the author has admitted that he isn't good at writing battle scenes. The Demon-Seedrian War, which ended in the creation of Tsali and the near-extermination of Cosmo's race, is a major part of the backstory frequently alluded but never actually shown. The author began to write a prequel to explore it, but it was scrapped.

The battles between the Demons and Angels aren't really shown either - the story focuses more on the effects of said battles and the political machinations behind the scenes. Paralleling World Wars I and II, the great political mess left by the events in the manga led to a massive, bloody war between Sable and its invading neighbors. The war has political ramifications even a century later. Lord Death claims it is the darkest and bloodiest period of war between them.

Three whole centuries of on-and-off bloodshed; for reference, both World Wars began and ended during the Period of Destruction. Surge having fought in the most recent one that ended 40 years ago. The sides of the war were mentioned to be the Trainer Aligned Treaty Organization consisting of Kanto, the Orange Islands, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Orre and the Fall City Pact consisting of Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia , with side conflicts originating from one side aiding the traditional enemies of the other, such as the Fall City Pact giving aide to the Draconid Tribe that often was in conflict with the main Hoenn population.

What is known about the war is that it was not pretty. The specifics of the War are All There in the Manual for the setting, but all that is important to the protagonists is that the Brotherhood of Nod left behind a base which was then taken over, transformed into an experiments lab, and abandoned by Aperture Science deep within the Australian countryside that they need to explore. The Negotiations-verse is a recursive fanfiction of The Conversion Bureau that takes place in the aftermath of the war between humanity and ponykind, with humanity emerging victorious.

Long story short, the Zordonians were nasty, the humans and elves got mad and kicked them off the planet, humans accidentally killed the elves' leader, the elves hid and the Zordonians returned 10, years later. A Chance Meeting of Two Moons : There was a war between Order and Chaos in the past, with a majority of the alicorns and dragonquui of the multiverse fighting each other. This war is the reason why there are so few alicorns in the multiverse, and why the Doors to the Realms In Between have largely been sealed off. Its ramifications are still being felt a thousand years later, including the treatment of the Changelings.

When Sombra returned, he started the Crystal World War, which lasted ten years and took the entire world working together to drive him back to his empire's capital and kill him. Cora ripped her heart out and held it as leverage against her parents, only for Bella to use her first moment of instinctive magic to turn her into a rose. Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku! It's heavily implied to have been a bloody and brutal affair, which led to widespread xenophobia on Earth that persists into the main story. Many alien superheroes who were once praised as champions for good like the Martian Manhunter and Starfire were either ousted, forced into hiding, or killed out of sheer paranoia.

Those closely associated with them, like Renegade, were treated similarly. Izuku himself is plagued with self-loathing at the start of the story for being an alien, which is only compounded by his lasting guilt complex. Roanapur Connection : The Russian and EU war refered in chapter Eye Of The Storm that took place between , is heavily implied to have been a bloody and costly war that Europe is still recovering from years later. With Ganabati also noting the use of Chemical bombs and gas attacks that did a number on the major cities, but also on Poland and Ukraine especially.

The Great War is also mentioned in chapter one that Nathan states led to Japan becoming a republic in atb. Endless Pantheon : The Goa'uld and Faerie Courts went to war several millennia ago due to Thoth's Folly, a series of events which saw the Goa'uld fall from grace. The exact details of the war are not clear as the Terms which ended the hostilities also rewrote much of the Goa'uld racial memory of what happened.

To the modern day, the Goa'uld still consider this to have been the only war worth mentioning as such. Films — Live-Action. When watching Airplane! As farcical as the entire movie is, it could very well have been some other war entirely though. Hell it could be a war they or Ted completely made up as well. In one scene Ted starts having flashbacks which are represented by Stock Footage going farther and farther back, all the way through World War I biplanes and finally the Wright brothers test flight.

This time frame informs a lot of the gags and references in the latter film. Ida is set in Poland in , 16 years after the end of World War II and a decade or so after the show trials at the height of Communist oppression. Both of those traumatic experiences hang over the entire film. Ida is in search of the truth about her parents, Polish Jews whe were murdered during the war. Although Wanda doesn't admit it, she obviously feels guilt over her role as a Hanging Judge during the Communist show trials of the early s.

The Lord of the Rings begins with Galadriel recounting the story of the last war with Sauron, several thousand years prior. We only see the end of the final battle. Maleficent 's backstory includes a war between humans and The Fair Folk. While the film only makes small reference to it, the novelization expands on this; notably, it was in this war that Maleficent's parents were killed. The film itself shows the two races living in segregation, though the ending implies that Queen Aurora will bring peace between them.

The Clone Wars were this for the Star Wars trilogy until the prequels came, then two cartoons and a lot of other things that explored it, so it ultimately avoids this trope. The Time Machine : In-Universe. The protagonist from traveled a couple of decades into the future. One of his friends' sons mentions "the front" of "the war". It's obvious it's the First World War, but being a time-traveler, he was unaware. The film loops back to this trope again in the late second act, when the protagonist visits the remnants of a museum's collection kept however ignorantly by the Eloi.

The "talking rings" recording devices relate the horrific effects, then aftermath, of a cataclysmic global war that ostensibly occurred during the period that the Time Machine was buried in rock. Speaking as it does of the destruction of oxygen factories and germ warfare, it's unclear whether it is the same war whose nuclear strike the protagonist narrowly avoids in his second "future stop," or one that follows. A plot point in Rollerball. Whenever the protagonist tries to find out details about the Corporate Wars he finds himself hitting a brick wall, as America is One Nation Under Copyright and doesn't want its skeletons in the closet being aired.

When the film starts, the war is over, and the Sentinels are just hunting the last mutant survivors. Seventh Son is set about a century after a war waged by evil witches on humanity, which the world is said to still be recovering from. RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 sees mentions of a war in the Amazon, with Cain and the Rehabs having served in the war and the latter film sees Lewis reading a copy of USA Today in the scene of the botched donut shop robbery with the headline being the war getting worse.

These were elements from Frank Miller 's original script for 2 , which had Sgt. Reed as having served in the war and dreading the arrival of the Rehabs as he recognized them from his time in the war and stated they were mercs. The Discworld series has two examples - the wizard wars which serve as an example of why wizards shouldn't actually cast spells, and the wars of the Evil Empire, which serve as the origin story of the Orcs.

The latter may or may not be the same as the "big old wars" mentioned in "Troll Bridge", in which Cohen the Barbarian fought for a bright new future and the return of the king , and Mica the troll fought because a big troll with a whip told him to. The Second Wizarding War zigzags with this trope. On one hand, the heroes do eventually get to battle the Death Eaters and their allies. This is because most of the books are taken from Harry's point of view. The war against Gellert Grindelwald is even more obscure. All we know for sure is that it apparently took place around the same time as World War II.

Fanon consensus is that Grindelwald and Those Wacky Nazis had some sort of alliance. Word of God is that the timeframe and location of the war against Grindelwald are not a coincidence, but is vague on whether this was just a deliberate parallel to World War II by the author or an indication that they were actually the same war. Twice in The Hunger Games : the civilizational collapse that led to the founding of Panem , and the more recent "Dark Days" when Panem's provinces rose in an unsuccessful rebellion against the Capitol.

The Butlerian Jihad is repeatedly mentioned in the original Dune series and had a profound effect upon the setting. Anderson wrote a prequel trilogy to flesh out the details. But the fans try not to talk about those. Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga is full of these. Mad Yuri's War, the Cetagandan Invasion, the Komarr Conquest and subsequent Revolt all have a direct impact on the storyline decades after they took place. The Psychlo invasion in Battlefield Earth , which lasted about 9 minutes. In Sergey Lukyanenko 's Watches books, the Treaty is signed between the Light and the Dark Others after a magical war that nearly destroyed everything.

Hardly any details are revealed about the war. The beginning of The Film of the Book Night Watch shows a battle between two groups of barbaric-looking people without using any magic the director hates magic , with each group consisting of two dozen men at most. This is likely meant to be symbolic , though. Later novels flesh out more details. In The Last Watch , Anton sees a vision of a battle that took place long ago that ended when Gesar and Rustam used a spell devised by Merlin to collapse the layers of the Twilight in a certain area, turning both the Dark Others and their human armies into living statues.

Petersburg was the site of the biggest magical battle of the war, likely contributing to it becoming a Genius Loci in The Face of the Dark Palmira. Larry Niven 's Future History leading to Known Space series deals heavily with relations between humans and the Kzin, but the early Man-Kzin Wars never showed up in the books just because Niven didn't like writing war stories.

He did let other writers go back and fill that in later, though. Many references are made to the war, but few details are revealed. Apparently, it was a big free-for-all with all known races but no alliances. The war led to the formation of the Human Empire. The author even throws in a funny story about humans spreading misinformation about their dietary needs i. The aliens spend resources developing a spinach-killing virus and lose countless ships spreading it throughout the human worlds.

When humans don't die, they surrender out of shock. On a less funny note, good luck finding spinach after the war. Many other wars — the Breaking of the World, the War of a Hundred Years, Artur Hawkwing's war of consolidation — all serve to create rich background for the series. The Red Rising trilogy has three: The Conquering, which took place roughly years before the start of the original novel. The original Golds who colonized Luna, weary of paying heavy taxes to Earth-based corporations, declared their independence, turned around, and conquered Earth. The Dark Revolt, when the Obsidian caste rebelled against their Gold masters a little less than three centuries after the Conquering.

To prevent future rebellions, the Obsidians were stripped of all technology and banished to the poles of planets and moons, where tribal shamans encouraged the superstition that the Golds were gods, a fact which Golds masquerading as Nordic deities deliberately reinforced.

More recently was the first Moon Lords' Rebellion, which began fifty-five years before the start of the trilogy, when the moons of Saturn rebelled against the Core after Octavia au Lune usurped her father as Sovereign. The war lasted for twenty years and did not end until The Ash Lord destroyed Rhea, the moon which had instigated the rebellion, with nuclear warheads, killing millions. Up until the second book of the trilogy, the glassy ruins of Rhea in the night sky and their children held as political hostages on Luna was enough for Octavia to keep the Moon Lords in line.

After the Augustan alliance shatters at the end of Golden Son, the outer moons of the solar system declare their independence once more. Though their second rebellion does not do well, the revelation that Octavia had been keeping enough nuclear weapons to repeat what the Ash Lord did to Rhea if necessary convinces the Moon Lords to form a temporary alliance with the Rising to defeat the Sovereign's forces.

The Reynard Cycle : At the outset of the series, there has been a civil war raging in Arcasia for over a hundred years. The Countess Persephone's father was slain in it, Duke Nobel proved his skill as a military commander during it, and Bruin, Tiecelin, and Grymbart fought in it, occasionally referencing battles, camp life, what the weather was like before an engagement, etc. The war drove an entire region to famine so extreme that its people had to resort to eating their own children , and yet it's over before page one of Reynard the Fox.

More cryptically, there are occasional references to "The Glyconese Rebellion", an ancient war in which dragons were involved. In the The Sword of Truth series, many of the MacGuffins , events and plots of the entire series are a result of the direct influence of the events in the Great Wizard War that happened over years ago.

A Song of Ice and Fire has many of these. The most important is Robert's Rebellion, which is really the cause for all of the events in the series - giving the effect that the reader has plunged into the middle of the story rather than the beginning. More recently, there was Balon Greyjoy's Rebellion. Going even further back then that, back to mythic times, there are the stories from various cultures about a great battle between good and evil, implied to be an earlier war with The Others.

As for Tywin Lannister and the Reynes and Tarbecks, we also find out about what he did beat them militarily and burned Tarbeck Hall to the ground, and then trapped the Reynes in a mine and redirected a river to drown them. From Honor Harrington : Admiral Theisman's purge of the State Sec forces which refused to fall in line with the new government after the overthrow of the Committee of Public Safety.

The only part of it shown is from The Fanatic , which itself took place away from the meat of the action. Not a typical example, as that particular conflict took place between two of the later books of the series. Earth's "Final War" many centuries before the current timeline, where the planet was nearly rendered completely uninhabitable until several colonies sent aid to repair the damage. The novels take place from the detached perspective of England, with word of the continuing war coming in newspaper headlines and occasional chatter.

Stephen King 's The Dark Tower series occasionally reference the last war of the Gunslingers against the Good Man, and it's the backdrop against which Wizard and Glass is set. There is also an even older event implied to be a nuclear war, which is why the series is After the End in the first place. Star Trek Expanded Universe In the Star Trek: New Frontier series, Calhoun and Picard and their crews discover that a species that's apparently been friendly — the Selelvians — is actually capable of an insidious level of mind control which they've hidden successfully up until this point.

In the next book in the series, there's been a Time Skip of several years and the Selelvians have been defeated after a fairly vicious war. The war is also this trope in the "mainstream" novel 'verse. We know that it indeed happened between Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul and the early Star Trek: Voyager Relaunch , off near the Tholian border, but other than a couple of offhand mentions it's not yet been visited. Triplanetary mentions the first and fourth Jovian Wars, which resulted in the formation of the Triplanetary League from Venus, Tellus, and Mars.

The 'Holy War' against the Ghouls in E. Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros , in which all the civilized "polite" nations of the world of Mercury fought alongside each other, and that ended just shortly before the book's storyline begins. In Nineteen Eighty-Four , there is supposedly a vast war raging between the three superstates, but it has no actual bearing on the novel's plot. Of course, it could just be made up to make the party's rule seem legitimate.

Some kind of great war is implied to be happening in Lord of the Flies. The reason the children are on the island is because the plane that was evacuating them from a soon-to-be-nuked Britain was shot down. One of the Barnaby Grimes books mentions a war that was fought possibly still being fought to the East, in "The Malabar Kush". It included events such as "the siege of Rostopov", "the fall of Dhaknow", and "the storming of the Great Redoubt". Stewart Cowley's "Terran Trade Authority Handbooks" opening opus, Spacecraft: AD purports to be an identification guide of the spacecraft of that era it's essentially one-page profiles based on spacecraft pictures by illustrators such as Chris Foss and Peter Elson.

Proxima Centauri - from all three races fill the military section, and there are hints of major fleet actions between capital ships early in the conflict. While a few specific battles are touched on in terms of detailing the service histories of the ships that fought them, and the civilian ships built in the wars' aftermath add a smattering of their own history, a full history of the entire war does not exist. There were to have been further TTA handbooks as part of an early 21st Century attempt to reboot the franchise, but these seem to have gone to Development Hell and this troper a BIG fan as a child has not been able to locate any of them.

Cowley played the game again in the follow-on Great Space Battles. One of the ships in the ancient fleet which is resurrected to save humanity when its enemies show a disturbing ability to hack the battle computers of the sophisticated frontline ships and yes, this predates the reboot Battlestar Galactica by DECADES is described as being a veteran of 'countless' Imperial policing actions - but we never get to find out what these are, even though they are serious enough that battleships were required.

There are still Kill Sats in place over their homeworld, programmed to destroy anything that makes orbit. The protagonist returns to his home planet after fighting a war twelve billion years in the future at the end of time, apparently to hold back the spread of entropy so the universe has a chance to exist in the first place. He deliberately says as little as possible about the war because to discuss what happened would risk creating a Grandfather Paradox , and he'd have to return to the future to fight all over again. The Salvation War has constant mentions of the Great War between Heaven and Hell lasting for a few million years , demons wiping out multiple other races on other worlds, and skirmishes among the demon nobility.

The Godslayer Chronicles by James Clemens has a back story of a great war between the Gods which ended in the shattering of the Gods' world and splitting the Gods into 3 beings: a flesh but immortal body which landed on "Earth", and 2 non-corporeal forms in the Aether "The Aethryn" and the Naether "The Naethryn". It fell years prior to the story's setting. Several characters in Remember To Always Be Brave are straight from the last of three global wars which started in their s, the Roman-Nipponese war. Immediately before those two, there was the Sino-Roman war and the Roman-Mongolian war, and all three lasted from around the s to , with a nuclear bombing of Japan and the "Peninsula" Korea followed by a long, bloody invasion.

In Palimpsest , there are a lot of references to a war that took place at some point prior to the events of the story. Most of the immigrants know it happened, but few seem bothered by the details. It's eventually revealed that Palimpsest had once closed itself off to immigrants completely, but Casimira went to war against the anti-immigrant group because sorrow and loneliness made her determined to bring the immigrants back.

Because she won, people from real life once again got the ability to travel there and possibly stay forever. It's never explained for certain who actually won, though the implied outcome is that the Federation won but left the League more or less intact. John "Black Jack" Geary catches just the opening salvos, before being forced to become a Human Popsicle. His Escape Pod is discovered many decades later, and he helps turn the tide and bring the war to an end. Seekers of the Sky makes references to major conflicts between this Alternate History 's powers, mainly between the State and the Russian Khanate it's mentioned that this world had it own version of the Napoleonic Wars.

There are also mentions of occasional conflicts between the State's American colonies and the Aztec Empire. There is also the war that brought the British Isles under the State's control. The Crapsack World of the Bas-Lag Cycle has had a few: The destruction of the ancient Ghosthead Empire, which had been founded by Ancient Astronauts wielding probability magic so powerful that the site of their arrival on the planet remains a combination Eldritch Location and Hellgate ; relics like "Possible Towers" and "Possible Swords" are scattered in hidden places across the world.

The Malarial Queendom of the Anophelii was all but exterminated and its few survivors sequestered on a small island, where the mosquito-like females' insatiable Horror Hunger can be controlled. New Crobuzon's Golden Age ended in the Pirate Wars against two rival city-states, to which New Crobuzon retaliated with an attack of Torque-bombs that twisted the ruins of Suroch into a teratogenic wasteland.

Also the Faceless War fought against parasitic monsters called the Faceless. The Legion is still struggling to recover from the Faceless War. Most of the large-scale conflicts in Arrivals from the Dark are glossed over with few details given. Even if a story is taking place during an interstellar war, the protagonist is likely to be involved on its fringes. This includes the four Void Wars against the Faata taking place over the span of a century , the war with the Dromi which lasts for at least years due to the sheer numbers of the enemy , as well as the smaller conflicts against the Kni'lina and the Haptors.

The Shannara books mention the First War of the Races. It's only mentioned briefly as being a huge war where the rebel Druids and the race of Man fought the Druids and the other races Elf, Dwarf, Gnome and Troll. Men were defeated, but the war had far-reaching consequences. However, none of the books at present actually tell the story of the war itself such as what caused it, the major battles and so on. The Kharkanas Trilogy has a few: The story happens just a few years after the Forulkan War, which is often referenced but never explicitly shown.

Almost all characters have in some way been influenced by it, be it through participating or losing a good chunk of their families to it, and the entire population of Kurald Galain has been decimated; some noble houses are almost gone. All that is shown for certain is that the Tiste won.

Either parallel to or shortly after the Forulkan War, the war against the Jhelarkan happened, but even less is shown of that even though it must have happened recently enough that the Jhelarkan are still licking their wounds and have yet to deliver the promised hostages as of the start of the first volume. At the end of the second volume a far more ancient war is hinted at. It's supposed to have been scarily similar to the current civil war, hinting that history is repeating itself, but that's all that is said about it.

The Malazan Book of the Fallen , being a ten-volume doorstopper series with a millennia-spanning backstory, also has a couple: The so called Jaghut War on Death is said to have happened millennia ago. The only source of information on that is an undead dragon in the eighth book , who claims that it happened and brought the Jaghut — usually a solitary bunch prone to becoming hermits — together in entire armies, as well as allies from almost every race inexistence at that time. High King Kallor, who's old enough to have seen the Jaghut in their prime, has never heard of that war and refuses to believe the dragon.

The trope is, however, later averted in the prequel, The Kharkanas Trilogy , where it happens onscreen, but is still in play for the main series. The civil war that sundered the Tiste homerealm of Kurald Galain is often references but barely ever shown, and what little information there is tends to contradict itself. All that's certain is that it destroyed Kurald Galain and caused the three Tiste peoples to evacuate into other realms, and was caused by Mother Dark turning away from her children. Again, this one is averted in the prequel trilogy, but remains in play in the main series.

The extermination war in which the T'lan Imass decided they'd had enough of being ruled over by the Jaghut Tyrants and vowed to hunt the latter into extinction is also often referenced and important for the setting's backstory, but only bits and pieces of information are given to the reader. This one happened at least three hundred thousand years before the main story.

Another extermination war with even less information available is that of the Forkrul Assail against the followers of the god best known as the Errant. It reduced the Errant's power drastically and himself from the local top god to skulking the shadows.

And that's pretty much all that is known about it. Other than that he is still smarting tens of thousands of years later. The Forkrul Assail — they love their war mongering — invasion of the sub-continent of Kolanse is very sparsely explained, but being important to the series' backstory, it is referenced quite often once introduced.

They showed up in their ships, took over, caused a famine and have been lording over Kolanse ever since. How exactly they managed to gain control over several kingdoms can only be inferred thanks to their particular style of magic. The various conquests of the Malazan Empire are mostly only referenced, chiefly among them the conquests of the continents of Korelri and Genabackis only the tail-end of which is shown and the sub-continent of Seven Cities.

The latter plays the bigger role in the backstory of the series as it provides the reasons for the Whirlwind Rebellion that happens in the second volume. Robert A.

In Between Planets , his protagonist refers to "the great field, still slightly radioactive, where Old Chicago used to be. His near-immortal protagonist, Lazarus Long a. Woodrow Wilson Smith mentions having participated in several wars on nearly as many planets. The few clues given indicate that this is all that remains of central Europe, destroyed in a nuclear war a long time ago. It's referred to several times as the reason for much of the chaos in the world.

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No longer offscreen after the fifth volume, which reveals the leadup to the war and the war itself. Alien in a Small Town apparently experienced two of these, the Genomic War - which gave rise to a number of genetically engineered Human Subspecies who have had varying degrees of success interacting peaceably with baseline humans in the years since — and the Android Uprising, about which we are given even fewer details, but the current society seems to believe that Androids Are People, Too.

The biggest effect of the Genomic War on the main story is that it apparently caused the Amish and Mennonites to have to evacuate their territories for a time, and when they finally returned, they were somewhat less closed minded than they had been, and a number of outsiders followed them, making them a much more ethnically diverse group than they had been. Hugo takes a break from telling his story to go into a very extensive and detailed history lesson on the Battle of Waterloo.

He finally ties it into the main story at the very end of the battle by revealing a relationship between two characters that really could have been summarized in a sentence or two. Ultimately, a new type of bomb was created in the hopes of stopping Shadel, the Green Bomb. Unfortunately, Shadel had managed to get hold of how to build those himself, and fired his bombs at America's ally nations. Of course, America fired their green bombs at him, ending his campaign.

Unfortunately, much of society was destroyed in the process. Live-Action TV. The war with the Magogs from Andromeda , the end of which caused the Nietzschean revolution, may count too, as it started at the beginning of the first episode. The episode then jumps years in the future, to the main plot, not only skipping the downfall of the revolution, but also the civil war among the ones who caused it, the High Guard. Babylon 5 The Dilgar War, the first major interstellar war that the humans got involved in, as well as the previous Shadow War, which took place around a thousand years previously.

We do see a glimpse of that era, mostly just some less advanced looking Minbari ships, but nothing of the war itself. Also the Telepath War. We are shown only before and after. And the first Narn war for independence from the Centauri, about years prior to the beginning of the series. Along with the numerous wars the Centauri Republic was waging with its neighbors in the third season, none of which are seen, or indeed the numerous smaller wars between the members of the League of Nonaligned Worlds in the same season.

There are also allusions to various minor conflicts that the Earth Alliance took part in. Not to mention the Earth Minbari War, which we heard much about, but saw little of, until the prequel movie In The Beginning. Also, the Drakh War, of which we see practically nothing due the spin-off telling it getting Screwed by the Network. Other important conflicts are the other Shadow Wars, the war against the Thirdspace Aliens , the one against whoever created The Hand purpoted to be the Thirdspace Aliens in the Expanded Universe , and the genocidal war between the Centauri and their co-worlder race the Xon.

Discussed by Garibaldi in an introspective moment in season 5 as things move towards war with the Centauri. To paraphrase, he wonders aloud why we always divide history by the wars, not by the periods of peace, and comes to the conclusion that wars are just more fun. Franklin were being smuggled to Mars. The Earth Alliance kept out of the Vorlon-Shadow war, so from the perspective of most humans this is the case. Marcus even sarcastically lamented coming home as a war hero in a war nobody ever heard about. Both series of Battlestar Galactica have mentioned previous wars with Cylons.

A licensed video game also purports to cover that period, even being played from the perspective of Commander Adama as a rookie pilot, but it mixes and matches so many elements of the original series and remake that it probably belongs in its own separate continuity. Doctor Who : Episodes of the classic series referred to several different events, including the survivors of the destruction of Phaester Osiris defeating Sutekh and sealing him in a pyramid on Mars , or the ancient war between the Time Lords and the Great Vampires shortly after the beginning of time.

The Sontarans have been at war with the Rutan host for at least 60, years of the Whoniverse's timeline mentioned in both Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures , and yet we've never encountered a Rutan and Sontaran together on TV once. The Last Great Time War, between the classic and new series. It was never shown, we know only that it caused a lot of destruction and wiped out entire races, including the Time Lords, whose last survivor was the Doctor. We find out that the Doctor was the one who ended the war, killing every Dalek apart from a few who got away, of course at the cost of also killing every Time Lord, including their own children and grandchildren.

The Doctor has to deal with the consequences of the Time War from time to time and sometimes they or somebody else makes a reference to some events of it, but it's still mostly a mystery. The Time War is described by the Gelth in "The Unquiet Dead" as being "invisible to lesser species but devastating to higher ones", meaning that the Time War was "offscreen", as it were, to a large portion of the Universe. Showrunner Steven Moffat has gone on record saying that he will never show the Time War since there isn't enough money in the world to do it justice.

All we see of it in "The Day of the Doctor" is a few brief scenes of the Dalek invasion of Gallifrey at the war's climax You never saw what was born. And that's what you've opened.

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Right above the Earth. Hell is descending. His Divine Shadow: The victory of your ancestors was not complete. Kai: You are a survivor of the Insect Civilization! The Adventure Zone: Balance has The Relic Wars, a global conflict fought over immensely powerful magical artifacts called the Grand Relics; it nearly destroyed the world a decade back. Most of the world doesn't remember it, thanks to Laser-Guided Amnesia. Tabletop Games. Doc and the silver dragon Falx fought in the war, during the adventure the PCs find a message that dates back to it, and one mission involves scouting one of the Castles of Ruling that played a major part in the war.

The backstory of the Nentir Vale setting in 4th Edition has the war between the civilization of Nerath led by King Elidyr and the gnoll demon horde headed by Yeenoghu. There was also the war between the tiefling half-devil empire of Bael Turath versus the dragonborn empire of Archosia. Your characters most likely will start their career scrounging leftover supplies from said wars.

An attempt was made to rework the World Of Greyhawk setting with The Greyhawk Wars the war Iuz was preparing for in the time period of the original boxed set. The war itself was represented as a stand-alone board game only. It produced some interesting novels set in the aftermath of the War where characters often have to deal with the consequences, but the canon version of the war itself is relatively obscure.

All of these are provided some level of detail specifically who was fighting and why , but the exact events of the wars are generally shrouded in mystery typically because they all involved reality being damaged to some degree. And those are just wars involving the Exalted. The occasional hint is dropped regarding wars waged by gods in the era before humanity, and even occasionally to conflicts involving the Primordials prior to the existence of Creation. Autochthonia has its own version in the Elemental War so named because it so devastated the mechanical ecology that it drove thousands of elementals violently mad , which was noteworthy for being an extremely violent, ethnically driven total war in a world where most fighting is skirmishes to steal resources and supply lines.

Caledor sent the emissaries back with nothing, saying that the Dwarfs had to beg if they wanted anything. Gotrek was pissed, but sent the emissaries back another time, demanding more compensation for the insult. Caledor had their beards shaved, one of the most grievous insults to a Dwarf, starting a war that would wreck both kingdoms and leave the two races as bitter enemies. Warhammer 40, includes a lot of this in the backstory , such as a Robot War that explains the Imperium's distrust of Artificial Intelligence.

In Twilight: World War III is pretty much already over in when the first adventure is set, with the players as survivors of one of the last major battles. Everybody lost. Battletech has an interesting relation to this trope, as it features multiple eras who started out being this trope. The 'classic' Battletech started in the In-Universe year of and featured an eight-hundred year backstory filled with these of particular note were the Reunification Wars, the Amaris Civil War, and the first three Succession Wars. As the game has expanded forward in time, sourcebooks have also been released to allow games being played at these time points, using era-appropriate tech and 'mechs.

The main remaining offscreen war at this point is the Outer Reaches Rebellion, as it happened years before the creation of the Humongous Mecha the setting is known for. A very blatant Deus ex Machina at the end restores Senior to his rightful place.

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Old Hamlet's war with Norway in Hamlet. Othello 's military record might also count: he boasts at length of his experience with 'pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war', but we never see him fight. Giuseppe Verdi 's opera compensates for this somewhat by having him win a naval battle in the opening scene, but this is still an Offstage Moment of Awesome. Macbeth begins with a recounting of a war between Scotland and Norway.

Video Games. This event has shaped most of the Zero series' world and its characters, and yet info on the war is scarce. This, as it turns out, is intentional - it was such a horrific war that the Neo Arcadian government, built after the war, decided to bury all historical texts and info about the war deep in the ground, and declare anybody who knows it a Maverick, out of fear that "Weil's Sin" will repeat. RuneScape has the God Wars which had raged on for years, making up the entirety of the Third Age. Despite ending years ago, the repercussions are still felt today: many races are driven to extinction, down to Last of His Kind or is a Dying Race ; the gods are forced to depart from Gielinor.

Many quests focus on this time: the Cave goblin-dwarf railway is postponed due to the discovery of related artifacts, the player rediscovers the myriad, a Dying Race of Energy Beings , human-vampyre tension runs high but if another war breaks out, Guthix would be reawakened to destroy the world and remake it. Except now he's dead. Castlevania has "The Demon Castle War" in where modern-day soldiers attacked and died; given the zombies Dracula's Castle.

There is no game that covers this, with the two closest games to that point being set 36 years afterwards or 55 years before. The rebooted Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series had the Necromantic Wars, a series of conflicts between the titular Lords of Shadow against the ancient civilization of Agartha that took place before the game's storyline and is merely referenced on in-game supplementary material and Zobek's narration.

The Lords of Shadow were victorious and completely wiped out the Agarthians, with only a few survivors of left when the game begins none of which survive until the end. Much of the information about it is from allusions and As You Know statements in the games, and lots of characters you run into in both games are war heroes or veterans from one side or the other. The war ended when the Empire sacked Coruscant, held it hostage, and demanded a peace treaty for reasons that vary wildly depending on who you ask. The two powers have spent the intervening years in a very intense just-this-close-to-hot Cold War.

Rise of the Hutt Cartel involves the titular organization making their own bid for power on a galactic scale, but all the players ever see is the guerilla war for Makeb where the outcome is decided. Between the Shadow Of Revan and Knights of the Fallen Empire expansions a massive raiding force from a third side devastates both factions. We see bits of it in a trailer, but in-game the timeline skips over it and rejoins during a combined attempt to track them back to their homeworld.

There's then a second offscreen war with the same enemy's full strength where they conquer the galaxy while the Player Character is temporarily out of action. For the longest time, StarCraft had the Guild Wars, which were referenced only in vague snippets as a civil war whose consequences still loomed over the Terran worlds. Fast forward many years, it's been more-or-less explained away with tie-in literature. Still nothing in the games, but this series has always assumed you did the reading first. The Elder Scrolls : Several significant wars have been fought in the series backstory or between installments that have shaped the game world.

After years of fighting, they were forced to team up to drive out the invading Nords. Chief Tonal Architect, Lord Kagrenec, crafted tools to tap into the power of the heart, hoping to allow the Dwemer to transcend mortality. The Chimer, seeing this as a blasphemy against their gods in the Daedra, attempted to stop the Dwemer, reigniting their war. Exactly what happened next is up for intense debate , but the Dwemer disappeared from existence, Nerevar was slain, Dagoth and the Tribunal used the tools on the heart to achieve godhood , and Azura cursed the Chimer with dark skin and red eyes, transforming them into the modern Dunmer.

The Nord defeat in Morrowind also marked the furthest expanse of their early empire, the first empire of Men in Tamriel. Many of their conquests were thanks to their mastery of the Thu'um as a weapon of war. After that defeat, Jurgen Windcaller, one of the defeated Nord leaders, reflected on it and determined that it was a punishment from the gods for misusing the Thu'um. Thus, he created the Way of the Voice and founded the Greybeards to only use the Thu'um to honor the gods. Afterward, it saw a drastic drop in use as a weapon of war and the Nords were never again able to reach that level as an empire.

The aftereffects of this battle can still be felt in the plotlines for Morrowind and Skyrim. The Tiber Wars were a series of wars fought as part of Tiber Septim 's campaign to conquer all of Tamriel. Septim had conquered all but Morrowind protected by their Physical Gods and the Summerset Isles protected by their powerful magics during the late 2nd Era, the only two provinces the last empire out of Cyrodiil, the Reman Dynasty, had failed to conquer.

He got them to join via treaty with exceptionally favorable terms to the Altmer.

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Unknown to Septim, the Dunmer demi-gods of Morrowind, known as the Tribunal, had been cut off from their divine power source by their ancient enemy, Dagoth Ur. Septim's legions easily sacked Mournhold, the capital of Morrowind. Without their gods to protect them, the rest of Morrowind would have been devastated in a protracted war with Septim's legions. Knowing this, Vivec, one of these gods, met with Septim and forged an Armistice. Morrowind would join the empire as a Voluntary Vassal , sparing his people from war. Specifially, continued Great House rule, free worship of the Tribunal, and the right to continue practicing slavery which was outlawed elsewhere in the empire.

Septim then used the Numidium to Curb Stomp the Altmer of the Summerset Isles sacking their capital in less than hour , bringing them under the rule of men for the first time in history. With the unification of Tamriel, Septim began the Third Era of Tamriellic history during which the games from Arena to Oblivion all take place. Both kings were slain during the war, which saw Lysandus' son lead the forces of Daggerfall to victory.

Lysandus' ghost, however, returned to haunt the city of Daggerfall, which kicks off the plot to the Daggerfall. The Dominion's forces sacked the Imperial City, committing gruesome atrocities against the city's populace. With reinforcements from his Nord forces in Skyrim, Mede was able to recapture the city, but at great cost. Knowing that his empire was too exhausted to endure further conflict, Mede reluctantly signed the White-Gold Concordat ; a treaty that, among other things, banned the worship of Talos in the Empire.

This particular provision angered the Nords most of all, leading to the Civil War in Skyrim. The battle with the quiskerians and the death of Phaeton in Legacy Of Heroes. Most of the wars happened very long ago, but occasionally you'll find a veteran of the Krogan Rebellions either an asari or a krogan, due to their immense lifespans , and many older humans and turians still remember First Contact.

Come Mass Effect 3 , Javik, a revived Prothean, will talk about a series of wars that both his people fought i. There's also the war on Garvug mentioned by the Cerberus News Network, in which corporate mercenaries attempted to take over a krogan-controlled world, and the Second American Civil War, the details of which can be found during the "Stolen Memories" mission. Cave Story : References are made several times to a war for control of the Demon Crown.

It's implied that the protagonist and Curly Brace were combatants in this war, two of the few surviving soldiers from the army that massacred the Mimigas. But that's ultimately revealed to be false when Curly regains her memories—she remembers fighting to destroy the Demon Crown, separate from any army, with the protagonist as her only ally. Guild Wars : Prophecies has the titular Guild Wars that caused a divide between the three human kingdoms of Tyria.

A majority of the war against the Charr also took place off-screen during the two-year timeskip and after the refugees departed. Factions has the Tengu Wars which brought about a temporary peace between the Canthan Empire and some of the native Tengu. Much earlier in history there was also a war of unification where the Luxons and Kurzicks were both conquered by the Empire.

Guild Wars 2 : Several wars took place between the two games. A prolonged war took place between the Charr and the surviving armies of Ascalon. Ultimately a peace accord was signed in the face of the common enemy, the Elder Dragons. In Elona Palawa Joko diverted the main source of water for the human nations, forcing their surrender.

He now controls everything south of the Crystal Desert. The dwarves have continued to wage a war against the Destroyers since the end of the first game and so are never seen in the sequel. Guilty Gear has the Crusades, an apocalyptic conflict between humans and Gears, led by Justice.

In some games you can play duels that happened back then. It's the reason why the Combine control the planet: they defeated all of Earth's armed forces in just seven hours. There are mentioned in a few brief lines in the manual. In the Earth series, we never get to see or read details about World War 3 , only that it was a nuclear war that destroyed all former nation-states. Only a few facts are known from before the war, mostly about the founding of the Lunar Corporation.

The game history starts after the war, with the creations of the United Civilized States and the Eurasian Dynasty. It took place long before any other point in the game's timeline and was fought between hundreds, if not thousands of different Keyblade bearers, all for the right to form the ultimate weapon and take control of the Cosmic Keystone.

The result: the weapon was shattered, the great power hid itself, and barriers rose between the worlds to prevent easy travel. All that remains is an absolutely massive Field of Blades on an otherwise abandoned world. It reveals that the war was fought over Lux-the light of the world and not the X-Blade and Kingdom Hearts as the legends state.

On that note, the X-Blade doesn't even appear in the war at any point nor is it even mentioned during it or prior to it. The Legend of Zelda : The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has a vague recounting of a war which occurred before Link was born and led to the death of his mother, who left him in the care of the Great Deku Tree. He enjoyed it, reveled in it even. And he flunked out. Now he wants to redeem himself. Has to. He takes a job in tiny Kusko, Alaska, and promises to stay a year.

His intentions are pure, but soon he's lonely, low on cash, and desperate to escape the tundra. In this rough, raw, harrowing, and hilarious story, Eddie's life becomes a dogsled ride along a line between youth and experience, bravery and recklessness, right and wrong. It's tough going, and Eddie is alone at the helm for the first time. Lions, and tigers, and bears, not quite! She is actually a high-ranking member of a secret society whose mission is to overthrow the four Wicked Witches and set the stage for the return of the rightful ruler of Oz.

With the help of a feisty, purple-haired girl named Locasta, Glinda sets across the unforgiving landscape to rescue her mother. They are soon joined by Ben, a revolutionary New Yorker, and a mysterious girl called Shade. Critics are raving about Laurie Forest's incredible debut, The Black Witch: "Elloren learns to question authority and Gardnerian history, while developing real empathy for different races and species.

Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice. Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy.

But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away.

Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to hate and fear. Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers of E. Lockhart and Gayle Forman breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic Maine town. Staying out late, hooking up, and telling lies is what Darcy does to forget.

Forget about the mysterious disappearance of her friend. Forget about the dark secret she and her cousin Nell share. Forget about that hazy Fourth of July night. April Henry masterminds another edge-of-your-seat thriller in this much-anticipated sequel to Girl, Stolen. Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne--who is blind--for ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial.

As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. But the plan goes wrong and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy's henchmen--this time for the kill. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase? A Christy Ottaviano Book.

Grendel's Guide to Love and War by A. The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Revenge of the Nerds in this tale of a teen misfit who seeks to take down the bro next door, but ends up falling for his enemy's sister and uncovering difficult truths about his family in the process. Tom Grendel lives a quiet life--writing in his notebooks, mowing lawns for his elderly neighbors, and pining for Willow, a girl next door who rejects the "manic-pixie-dream" label. But when Willow's brother, Rex the bro-iest bro ever to don a jockstrap , starts throwing wild parties, the idyllic senior citizens' community where they live is transformed into a war zone.

Tom is rightfully pissed--his dad is an Iraq vet, and the noise from the parties triggers his PTSD--so he comes up with a plan to end the parties for good. But of course, it's not that simple. One retaliation leads to another, and things quickly escalate out of control, driving Tom and Willow apart, even as the parties continue unabated. Add to that an angsty existential crisis born of selectively reading his sister's Philosophy coursework, a botched break-in at an artisanal pig farm, and ten years of unresolved baggage stemming from his mother's death.

A clever spin on a weighty classic. Shabnam quickly finds herself in love, while her former best friend, Farah, who Shabnam has begun to reconnect with, finds Jamie worrying. That Thing We Call a Heart is a funny and fresh story about the importance of love—in all its forms. How could Lucy's father have betrayed the entire family? How could her mother forgive him? And why isn't her sister rocked by the news the way Lucy is? As her father's secret becomes her own, Lucy grows more and more isolated from her friends, her family, and even her boyfriend, Simon, the one person she thought understood her.

When Lucy escapes to Maine, the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather, she finally begins to get to the bottom of her family's secrets and lies. Just Fly Away is a debut novel about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding one's way in the world from an award-winning writer, actor, and director.

New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight raises the stakes in the second book of the heart-pounding Outliers trilogy, a uniquely speculative story about secrets, betrayal, and a world where one small group of people are blessed—or cursed—with an incredible power. Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. Ever since they returned home, Jasper has been spiraling, wracked with guilt over what happened to Cassie. It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice.

She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers. Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising--and cannot be escaped. Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old.

But before she's allowed to dance an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy--she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match. Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom.

When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent's loyalty is at odds with his heart. Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades.

Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra--fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before--are now marching from their stony shores for the twin's adopted homeland, Stille. Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known.

The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land--and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people. The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Morgan Matson.

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke.

Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem. Words are weapons. Facts can be manipulated. And nothing is absolute--especially right and wrong. Tanner McKay is at Bannerman Prep for one reason: to win. The elite school recruited him after he argued his public school's debate team to victory last year, and now Bannerman wants that championship trophy. Debate is Banner's life--his ticket out of scrimping and saving and family drama, straight to a scholarship to Stanford and a new, better future.

When he's paired with the prep school playboy everyone calls the Duke, Tanner's straightforward plans seem as if they're going off the rails. The Duke is Bannerman royalty, beloved for his laissez-faire attitude, crazy parties, and the strings he so easily pulls. And a total no-show when it comes to putting in the work to win. As Tanner gets sucked into the Duke's flashy world, the thrill of the high life and the adrenaline of the edge becomes addictive. A small favor here and there seems like nothing in exchange for getting everything he ever dreamed of.

But the Duke's castle is built on shady, shaky secrets, and the walls are about to topple. Nelson's taut debut is perfect for anyone who's struggled to survive the cutthroat world of competitive high school. Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life — and the promise of love — emerges in this rich, highly readable debut. Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Louisiana, is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. But, dearest to her heart, she has the peace that only comes when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water and wings.

And then the storm comes, and everything changes. Told in a strong, steady voice, with a keen sense of place and a vivid cast of characters, here is a novel that asks compelling questions about class and politics, exile and belonging, and the pain of being cast out of your home. But above all, this remarkable debut tells a gently woven love story, difficult to put down, impossible to forget. There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown.

She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until her execution, Becca's told to fit in and shut her mouth Her sister Cassie was always the perfect twin. Becca's only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late.

Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed: They took the wrong twin. From Carnegie Medal—winning author Mal Peet comes a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, both harrowing and life-affirming. Born of a brief encounter between a Liverpool prostitute and an African soldier in , Beck finds himself orphaned as a young boy and sent overseas to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. At age fifteen he is sent to work on a farm, from which he eventually escapes.

Finally in charge of his own destiny, Beck starts westward, crossing the border into America and back, all while the Great Depression rages on. What will it take for Beck to understand the agonies of his childhood and realize that love is possible? The Gray House is an astounding tale of how what others understand as liabilities can be leveraged into strengths. Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled students living in the House are overlooked by the Outsides. Not that it matters to anyone living in the House, a hulking old structure that its residents know is alive.

But student deaths and mounting pressure from the Outsides put the time-defying order of the House in danger. As the tribe leaders struggle to maintain power, they defer to the awesome power of the House, attempting to make it through days and nights that pass in ways that clocks and watches cannot record. Unfortunately, she's an Alto 2, which--in the musical theatre world--is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody's falling over themselves to express their appreciation.

So it's no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington's elite a cappella octet. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for. In middle school, everyone was a Fever Dream fan. Now, a few weeks after her high school graduation, Grace Thomas sometimes feels like the only one who never moved on. She can't imagine what she'd do without the community of online fans that share her obsession.

Or what her IRL friends would say if they ever found out about it. Then, one summer night, the unthinkable happens: Grace meets her idol, Jes. What starts out as an elusive glimpse of Fever Dream's world turns into an unlikely romance, and leads her to confront dark, complex truths about herself and the realities of stardom. From the author of A Song to Take the World Apart, Grace and the Fever is a heart-clutching reminder of what it's like to fall in love--whether it's with a boy or a boy band--and how difficult it is to figure out who you are after you've fallen out of love again.

Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives. Until Sebastian. Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake. Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael—the last surviving demon in the Kindred—guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.

Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer. But their next job brings them into enemy territory: England. A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border. Windfall by Jennifer E.

This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one Jenny Han says is filled with all of her "favorite things," Morgan Matson calls "something wonderful" and Stephanie Perkins says "is rich with the intensity of real love. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she's been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday--just when it seems they might be on the brink of something--she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune.

As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy's father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy's newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined. Praise for Windfall: Featured in Seventeen Magazine's "What's Hot Now" "Windfall is about all of my favorite things--a girl's first big love, her first big loss, and--her first big luck. It's a story about love, and luck, and the way our lives can change in an instant. I laughed and cried and bought a lottery ticket the very next day. Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. But the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn't exist.

With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in to lead, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated, accelerating the disease. The only possible solution he can think of is to go back to the virus's origin: an extinct poisonous apple. Legend has it a tree bearing the apple might be found at the center of a deadly labyrinth hidden deep within Germany. A place that no one in their right mind enters. Leaving Pete in charge of the survivors, Alyssa sets out with only her sword, her wits, and the help of Maddox Hadder, a wild boy who oversees the castle gardens.

To get to the center of the maze, she'll be forced to battle monsters more terrifying than her darkest nightmares. But can anyone truly survive the madness of the maze? And what if there's no apple to be found there? What begins as just a normal Tuesday becomes a day that will shatter sixteen-year-old Kai's life forever. All it takes is a letter, tucked into a pile of their family's mail.

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It's from Kai's older sister, Jen, who lives nearby. And it begins,? If you are reading this, I am already gone. Dazed, Kai helps to plan Jen's funeral and tries to cope with their devastated parents, all the while searching for answers. How could Jen do this, and why? Kai is heartbroken and furious, and soon she's caught in a vicious downward spiral, self-medicating and lashing out at the people she loves. That's when her parents shock her: they're sending her to the Tree House, a summer camp for grieving teens.

Kai is not a happy camper at first. But when she meets other kids who are grappling with loss, she begins to share her feelings, find a way forward, even laugh Just a Normal Tuesday offers a roadmap for anyone who has been touched by loss and anyone who is looking for hope in a broken world. This is her first novel. In a world where everyone is the same, one girl is the unthinkable: unique. We have brown hair.

Brown eyes. Fair skin. We are healthy and strong and smart. But only one of us has ever had a secret. Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She's nothing special--just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city. Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. He thinks she's interesting. Which means he must be flawed. When Dahlia can't stop thinking about him--when she can't resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules--she realizes she's flawed, too.

But if she's flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled. Getting caught with Trigger would seal not only Dahlia's fate, but that of all five thousand girls who share her face. But what if Trigger is right? What if Dahlia is different? Suddenly the girl who always follows the rules is breaking them, one by one by one. Before Verity. When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she'd imagined won't be exactly what she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather's estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident.

One of her family's employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital. Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister, Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, she witnesses firsthand some of the prejudices they've grown used to-a stark contrast to her own upbringing-and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing-person investigation. Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces, and when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travellers.

Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime. The Red Onslaught is broadcasting waves of telepathic hate across the globe - and Marvel's greatest heroes have turned on their moral axis! What is Tony Stark's dark secret? And with the heroes "inverted" to evil, who will stand against them?

How about an army of villains?! Magneto betrays his alliance, a founding Avenger quits and the Scarlet Witch is forced to join Doctor Doom! And who are Kluh and the Sorceress Supreme? Witness an X-Man's horrifying fate -and an Avenger's appalling choice! Who will live or die? Who will remain inverted? The shocking climax will crack the Marvel Universe to its core! The long-awaited sequel to Shirow Masamune's ground-breaking The Ghost in the Shell, and one of the most highly anticipated graphic novel events in many years, Man-Machine Interface is Shirow s most ambitious and complex story yet, with deep forays into philosophy and the meaning of artificial life, intelligence, and existence.

The Ghost in the Shell 1. Focusing on Section 9 agents in their daily battle against technocrime, Human-Error Processor. Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. A funny, sad and serious memoir, How to Be Happyis David Burton's story of his turbulent life at high school and beyond. Feeling out of place and convinced that he is not normal, David has a rocky start.

He longs to have a girlfriend, but his first 'date' is a disaster. There's the catastrophe of the school swimming carnival - David is not sporty - and friendships that take devastating turns. Then he finds some solace in drama classes with the creation of 'Crazy Dave', and he builds a life where everything is fine. But everything is not fine. And, at the centre of it all, trying desperately to work it all out, is the real David. How to Be Happytackles depression, friendship, sexual identity, suicide, academic pressure, love and adolescent confusion.

It's a brave and honest account of one young man's search for a happy, true and meaningful life that will resonate with readers young and old. Or a slut, a junkie, a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi's jean jacket.

Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the professionals at Straight. But on the inside it was By age fourteen, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a "drug rehabilitation" facility that changed her world. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to "treat" its patients.

In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve's End is that soon she'll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done.

There's nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They're better off taking a chance elsewhere. What Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge.

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At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree. But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? Quinn Cutler is sixteen and the daughter of a high-profile Brooklyn politician. She's also pregnant, a crisis made infinitely more shocking by the fact that she has no memory of ever having sex.

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Before Quinn can solve this deeply troubling mystery, her story becomes public. Rumors spread, jeopardizing her reputation, her relationship with a boyfriend she adores, and her father's campaign for Congress. Religious fanatics gather at the Cutlers' home, believing Quinn is a virgin, pregnant with the next messiah.

Quinn's desperate search for answers uncovers lies and family secrets--strange, possibly supernatural ones. Might she, in fact, be a virgin? Melanie and Damon are both living in the shadow of loss. For Melanie, it's the loss of her larger-than-life artist mother, taken by cancer well before her time. For Damon, it's the loss of his best friend, Carlos, who took his own life. As they struggle to fill the empty spaces their loved ones left behind, fate conspires to bring them together. Damon takes pictures with Carlos's camera to try to understand his choices, and Melanie begins painting as a way of feeling closer to her mother.

But when the two join their school's production of Othello, the play they both hoped would be a distraction becomes a test of who they truly are, both together and on their own. And more than anything else, they discover that it just might be possible to live their lives without completely letting go of their sadness. Praise for Speak of Me As I Am: "Debut author Belasco adeptly captures the tribulations of high school life while also celebrating art's ability to help clarify and contextualize its joys and sorrows.

The novel's most intriguing character. A stirring account of the trials of adolescence. Teens seeking a quieter but no less moving story will find this book a perfect read. And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

Last summer, Lucy's and Ben's lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie--Lucy's best friend and Ben's sister--was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief.

Now it's a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie's death looms, Lucy and Ben's undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can't change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing--and to each other. A novel of love and monsters. Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and better yet. They have high school wired until the arrival of two new students.

The first is Norman, who is almost eight feet tall and appears to be constructed of bolts and mismatched body parts. Despite his intimidating looks, Esme finds herself strangely - almost romantically - drawn to both his oversized brain and oversized heart. The second new arrival is Zack, an impossibly handsome late transfer from the UK who has the girls at school instantly mesmerized. Soon even sensible Esme has forgotten Norman, and all three sisters are in a flat-out hex war to win Zack.

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But while the magic is flying, only Norman seems to notice that students who wander off alone with Zack end up with crushed bones and memory loss. Or worse, missing entirely. And oh yeah, a Japanese corpse-eating demon cat. Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn't do wonders for her popularity, there's another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them from clothes to textbooks to cell phones she sees a vision of their emotions.

She can read a person's fears and anxieties, their secrets and loves This is helpful for her work as a math tutor, but it means she can never get close to people. Eva avoids touching anyone and everyone. People think it's because she's a clean freak with the emphasis on freak but it's all she can do to protect herself from other people's issues. Then one day a new student walks into Eva's life.

His jacket gives off so much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn's skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart. Zenn Diagram, Wendy Brant's sparkling debut novel, offers an irresistible combination of math and romance, with just a hint of the paranormal.

Readers will swoon over Zenn and connect instantly with Eva, the most fully drawn prodigy in teen fiction today. From New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters drawn together despite everything they stand to lose. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments.

Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. Quinn Littleton was a mean girl--a skinny blonde social terrorist in stilettos. She was everything Emma MacLaren hated. Until she died. A proud geek girl, Emma loves her quiet life on the outskirts, playing video games and staying off the radar. When her nightmare of a new stepsister moves into the bedroom next door, her world is turned upside down. Quinn is a queen bee with a nasty streak who destroys anyone who gets in her way.

Teachers, football players, her fellow cheerleaders--no one is safe. Emma wants nothing more than to get this girl out of her life, but when Quinn dies suddenly, Emma realizes there was more to her stepsister than anyone ever realized. A meaningful and humorous exploration of teen stereotypes and grief, Dead Little Mean Girl examines the labels we put on people and what lies beyond if we're only willing to look closer.

The first contemporary novel about a disease that bends the lives of ten percent of all teenagers: scoliosis. Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet.

Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her-even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself. Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, Braced is the inspiring, heartfelt story of a girl learning to manage the many curves life throws her way.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Especially murder. Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he's maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that. She's been working on Operation Escape Vegas: playing in illegal card games so she can save up enough money to get out come graduation day. Then her dad's murder conviction is overturned. The new evidence seems to come out of nowhere and Nikki's life becomes a mess when he's released from prison.

Because the dad who comes home is not the dad she remembers. And he's desperately obsessed with finding out who framed him-and why. As her dad digs into the seedy underbelly of Vegas, the past threatens everything and Nikki is drawn into his deadly hunt for the truth. But in the city of sin, some sinners will do anything to keep their secrets, and Nikki soon finds herself playing for the biggest gamble ever-her life.

Not a single soul. But then had come the shame, and the intimidation from the boys who raped her - and the one who held her down. She is consumed with keeping the memories at bay, forcing them down through small cuts and the burn from the end of a cigarette. But when her English class is given the assignment of writing a collaborative novel about a fifteen-year-old girl, The Pain Eater, fact and fiction begin to meet up.

When the boys spread rumors about Maddy, she realizes that continuing to hide the truth will only give them more control, and she slowly gains the courage to confront them. From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure that Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The series, calls "startlingly original and achingly romantic Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She's willing to risk anything--including her own life.

To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel. He's a machine. Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that's begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination. Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they're not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they're forced to question everything they'd been taught was true.

Gayle Forman meets Francesca Lia Block in this dazzling story about two coma girls and the boy who connects their lives. I saw. It's a place. Like this but different. Then what? She woke up. But still, she can't shake the feeling that she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife. Joe: Joe visits the hospital every day, hoping that Jaz, his lifelong friend, will wake up. More than anything, he wants to hear her voice again. But he's not sure anyone can reach her. Opening themselves up to the great unknown--and each other--Eden and Joe experience life: mysterious and scary, beautiful and bright.

What if you found out your life has been threaded with secrets — ones that rocked you to your core? An affecting page-turner written in a brave, memorable language all its own. Some words are hard to get out of your mouth. Because they spell out secrets that are too huge to be spoken out loud. But if you bottle them up, you might burst. So here's my story. Told the only way I dare tell it. Sophie Nieuwenleven is sort of English and sort of Belgian.

She and her family came to live in Belgium when she was only four or five, but she's fourteen now and has never been sure why they left England in the first place. She loves her international school, adores her friend Comet, and is protective of her little brother, Hercule. Then one day Sophie makes a startling discovery, a discovery that unlocks the mystery of who she really is.

This is a novel about identity and confusion and about feeling so utterly freaked out that you can't put it into words. But it's also about hope. And trust. And the belief that, somehow, everything will be OK. Sophie Someone is a tale of good intentions, bad choices, and betrayal — and ultimately, a compelling story of forgiveness. By her senior year of high school, Rianne has exhausted all the fun there is to have in small-town Wereford, Minnesota. Not that she ever did anything worse than most guys in her school Including her parents.

With an uncomfortable home life and her once-solid group of friends now dissolving, the reasons for sticking around after high school are few. So why is Rianne locking step when it comes to figuring out her future? A studious girl and a quiet, straight-A boy start a controversial podcast together that challenges their courage and forces them to confront issues in the form of backlash and censorship. Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

The prize? Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons--before he was famous. It was supposed to be the best summer of her life. Instead, seventeen-year-old Lucy finds her best friend, Harper, shot dead in an LA swimming pool. How did things ever go so wrong? The story circles back to trace the steps that led to this disaster. Only Harper McKenzie could have taken five girls from their school and reinvented them as Crush, the top prospect to win the international talent contest Project Next.

As soon as the band finds its footing, it scores a huge win in the UK semifinal. Next stop, LA! The girls will spend a luxurious summer in Hollywood, living as reality TV stars while they prepare for their performance in the Project Next final. With a mansion to themselves, they're the toast of the town It's way too late when Lucy discovers that Harper's heart has never been in Project Next at all.

Joining the competition was just part of Harper's elaborate ruse to reconnect with her no-good ex-boyfriend. Harper will risk anything from her friendships to the band's reputation to get him back. Meanwhile, the other members of Crush are throwing themselves headfirst into sex, drugs and rock and roll. With the band in crisis and the final approaching, Lucy must decide whether she wants to play to Harper's beat or set the rhythm for the rest of the band.

This fast-paced story takes unexpected twists, unraveling the mystery of Harper's murder and exploring the complicated relationships among members of the band. Writing team Marie Powell and Jeff Norton with many years in the entertainment business between them deliver one-part wish fulfillment and one-part cautionary tale as they go behind the scenes to reveal what no one sees on? At Shadyside High, cheerleading can be a scream!

For the first time since the original series, R. Stine brings back his most beloved characters—the cheerleaders of Shadyside High. The cheerleading squad at Shadyside has always been strong, but now there are rumors that lack of funds may mean the end of cheerleading at Shadyside. That would be a shame for Heather Wyatt, who has just transferred from her old school, where she was a star, and is eager to join the squad. The competition to join the squad is anything but friendly—and it ends in murder.

Will Heather make the squad—if there's even a squad anymore—or will she end up dead? Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family's reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out.

Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh. With their lifestyle on the brink, however, Bentley's family starts to crumble, and one thing becomes startlingly clear--without the show, there is no family. And since Bentley loves her family, she has to do the unthinkable--save the show. But when her future brother-in-law's car goes over a cliff with both Bentley and her sister's fianc inside-on the day of the big made-for-TV wedding, no less-things get real. Really real. Like, not reality show real.

Told in a tongue-in-cheek voice that takes a swipe at all things Hollywood, Royce Rolls is a laugh-out-loud funny romp with an LA noir twist about what it means to grow up with the cameras rolling and what really happens behind the scenes. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around--and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it.

Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries--including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage. Welcome to Weep. Reggie isn't really a romantic: she's been hurt too often, and doesn't let people in as a rule.

When Reggie meets Snake, though, he doesn't give her much of a choice. Snake has a neck tattoo, a Twizzler habit, and a fair share of arrogance, but he's funny, charming, and interested in Reggie. Good thing Reggie isn't a romantic. Definitions of Indefinable Things follows three teens as they struggle to comprehend love, friendship, and depression--and realize one definition doesn't always cover it.

Kyla Cheng doesn't expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn't need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she's president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don't just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular.

Kyla's even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed. Until someone takes issue with this arrangement. A week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla "doing it" with her crush-worthy English teacher is uploaded to her school's website. It instantly goes viral, but here's the thing: it's not Kyla in the video. With time running out, Kyla delves into a world of hackers, haters and creepy stalkers in an attempt to do the impossible-take something off the internet-all while dealing with the fallout from her own karmic footprint.

Set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, The Takedown is a stylish, propulsive, and provocative whodunit, asking who would you rely on if your tech turned against you? Now it's a new year and they're ready for Sofia to move on. Soon the two are exchanging emails, and Sofia opens up and spills all, including a few worriesthat are totally embarrassing.

Turns out even advice columnists don't have all the answers, and one day Sofia learns a secret that flips her world upside down. It's a novel about love, family, grief, and growing up. Gem has never known what it is to have security. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence.

When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie—on their own in Seattle and beyond. Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read. Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. Fat girls always have to be careful. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is.

Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

For every athlete or sports fanatic who knows she's just as good as the guys. The summer before Caleb and Tessa enter high school, friendship has blossomed into a relationship. Caleb is getting ready to try out for the football team, and Tessa is training for cross-country. But all their structured plans derail in the final flag game when they lose. Tessa doesn't want to end her career as a loser.

She really enjoys playing, and if she's being honest, she likes it even more than running cross-country. So what if she decided to play football instead? What would happen between her and Caleb? Or between her two best friends, who are counting on her to try out for cross-country with them? And will her parents be upset that she's decided to take her hobby to the next level? This summer Caleb and Tessa figure out just what it means to be a boyfriend, girlfriend, teammate, best friend, and someone worth cheering for. Heldring writes with insight and restraint. Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist.

Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart. A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood. Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive.

At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend--Aneesa--to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past.

It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out.