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What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70, years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Beekeeper Holly McNee Jensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivans Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman?
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In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart. How to become invisible, to make someone fall in love with you, to transform into another creature: these are all things that people have believed in, yearned for, or feared, throughout history.
Spells and charms have captured the imagination for hundreds of years. Warding off evil is also something that has concerned people throughout history. This eBook short examines the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic, and how they relate to the Hogwarts lesson subjects of Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts. The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic.
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From the use of bones and shells thousands of years ago, to peering into teacups in the parlours of Victorian England, for millennia people have strived to see what fate and fortune holds. Trying to read our destinies, the study of the night sky has fascinated people for centuries, from the star atlases of ancient China to the celestial globes of 17th-century Venice.
This eBook short examines the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic, and how they relate to the Hogwarts lesson subjects of Divination and Astronomy. In the past, naturalists and explorers travelled the globe to encounter weird and wonderful creatures that enhanced our knowledge of the world and pushed forward the development of science. Nevertheless, it seems part of human nature to want to believe in the unbelievable: from the bestiaries and cabinets of curiosities of the medieval period onwards.
We think that truth and myth are easily distinguished today, but magical creatures and the stories around them continue to fascinate us — and they are as central to the Harry Potter stories as Harry, Hermione and Ron. This eBook short examines the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic, and how they relate to the Hogwarts lesson subjects of Care of Magical Creatures.
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Top Charts. New Arrivals. Win at work. See more. Bryan Burrough. Book 3. Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to Great, Jim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors. Using information gathered from interviews with over social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows that his "Level 5 Leader" and other good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness.
Simon Sinek. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion.
Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other.
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Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.
Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
Brian Tracy. Double and triple your sales—in any market. Safi Bahcall. Not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world. Stephen M. Over two million copies sold. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and all stakeholders—is the single most critical component of a successful leader and organization.
Its impact, for good or bad, is dramatic and pervasive. Why trust? The simple, often overlooked fact is this: work gets done with and through people. The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in every transaction and every relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction. It specifically demonstrates how to establish trust intentionally so that you and your organization can forego the time-killing, bureaucratic check-and-balance processes that is so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.
This updated edition includes an insightful afterword by the author which explores ten key reasons why trust is more relevant now than ever before—including how trust is the new currency of our world today. Henry Hazlitt. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day.
Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt , was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson.
John C. Gather successful people from all walks of life-what would they have in common? The way they think! Now you can think as they do and revolutionize your work and life! America's leadership expert John C.
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Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You'll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You'll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you'll clearly see the path to personal success.
Tycho Press. It tells you in plain English about the fundamentals of stock market and investment strategies to deepen your investing literacy. If you're looking for good advice on which stock to buy and when to sell it, you can find it in this book. Broussard, reader and financial advisor Learn how to make the best of your investment with Stock Market Investing for Beginners. Eat That Frog! There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be.
Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.
In this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise. But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done—today!
Top romance reads. Shadow Warrior. Book 4. Vittorio Ferraro is a man whose family loyalty knows no bounds. He would die for his siblings and the people they love, but what he really wants is to start a family of his own. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible—let alone one who could accept his particular needs—and he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger.
Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own. If you love hot men, sexy women, the good guys winning against the bad guys, love both sweet and ultra steamy , and family that stands together, then this book is all that and even more. The Mister. E L James. London, Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
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Anywhere and everywhere, in every conceivable position, and some I didn't know were possible. Life was pretty incredible. Until I woke up in his chateau in France, alone. On the bed next to me was a note. There were only four words: He belongs to me. E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe. Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair.
He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him? This book is intended for mature audiences. Wolf Rain. The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin.
The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems. This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems--if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters--and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.
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As if that weren't enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial. Filled with the suspense and emotion that have made James Patterson the world's 1 bestselling writer, 16th Seduction is the Women's Murder Club's toughest case yet-and an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish.
Blood of the Fold. Richard comes to terms with his true identity as a War Wizard. The New World, and all the freedom of humankind, is under threat from the Imperial Order after he had brought down the barrier between the Old and New World. The Imperial Order has already sent delegations and armies into the New World. Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. The Novice: Summoner: Book One. He can summon demons. But can he win a war?
Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning. Cold Days. Her word is his command. And her first command is the seemingly impossible: kill an immortal. Worse still, there is a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could mean the deaths of millions.
Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent an apocalypse, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound infinite powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own His soul. Protect the Prince. Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over.
Only one thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen…. What Alice Forgot. Liane Moriarty. One Second After. New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. The Dark Forest. This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. George R. Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone.
What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.
The obvious comparison here is J. Uncensored advice for a better life. Eckhart Tolle. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world. To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind.
From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better. Eckart Tolle. And Maybe the World. William H. The inspiring 1 New York Times bestseller that "should be read by every leader in America.
On May 17, , Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views.
Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments. The Laws of Human Nature. Robert Greene.
From the 1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose.
Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense. Sarah Knight. Praise for Sarah Knight"Genius. Rachel Hoffman. Mark Manson. We live in an interesting time. Jen Sincero. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results. Gary John Bishop. Why do you act the way you do? Do you ever feel like you get stuck in destructive cycles that hold you back from living the life you really want?
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There is a hound named Oberon who deserves a snack, after all. But amidst the battles and bargaining that goes into saving the world, there is also an enormous amount of heart. Neil Gaiman. The bestselling author of Neverwhere returns with his biggest, most commercial novel yet—a tour de force of contemporary fiction A master of inventive fiction, Neil Gaiman delves into the murky depths where reality and imagination meet.
Now in American Gods, he works his literary magic to extraordinary results. Stephen R. What are the habits of successful people? Covey's 7 Habits book. And, it can transform you. This updated interactive edition of Dr. Or something worse than dead. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her.
But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born. Writing his unusual heroine, Koontz keeps the pages alive with attitude as well as action. For Hawk, who is as fearless as she is beautiful, no obstacle is too great, especially with the well-being of her hidden-away five-year-old son on her mind.
Beautifully plotted and written with notable care and flare. The Hawk series. Michael Crichton fans and thriller aficionados who appreciate a fierce female protagonist. George Orwell. It is, above all, a way of asserting power. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions.
Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present. The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy. The thrilling prequel to the New York Times—bestselling Summoner series!
Children of Blood and Bone. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. City of Endless Night. Douglas Preston. When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure.
Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered. Worse still, there's something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer.
As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D'Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It'll take all of Pendergast's skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale. The Fallen. Star FBI detective Amos Decker and his colleague Alex Jamison must solve four increasingly bizarre murders in a dying rust belt town--and the closer they come to the truth, the deadlier it gets in this rapid-fire 1 New York Times bestseller. Something sinister is going on in Baronville.
The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes--obscure bible verses, odd symbols--have the police stumped. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.
Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home. And with the lives of people he cares about suddenly hanging in the balance, Decker begins to realize that the recent string of deaths may be only one small piece of a much larger scheme--with consequences that will reach far beyond Baronville.
Decker, with his singular talents, may be the only one who can crack this bizarre case. Only this time--when one mistake could cost him everything--Decker finds that his previously infallible memory may not be so trustworthy after all Free sneak peeks. Unfreedom of the Press. Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.
Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other.
The Name of the Wind. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me. So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice. There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description.
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But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature. The Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwood. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans.
The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force.
It is Margaret Atwood at her best. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what. People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important—so terrifying—that they will exterminate anyone in their way.
But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless—and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love. The paranoia and mystery increase as the story unfolds. Koontz has created [a] wonderful character in Jane Hawk.
Koontz rocks it again. Koontz is practically Shakespeare. The Silent Corner brims with both action and emotion. Her imagination is full of magic that's more than a cheap trick of the eye and she's got a beauty so distinctive that I know I could travel the whole world and not find anyone who reminds me of her. That was my biggest issue with this book. Instead of fully concentrating on their relationship, Remi was more focused on solving a family mystery. Don't get me wrong, the twists regarding the family was, like the previous book, a very pleasant and intriguing part of the story.
However, I wanted Remi and Kal to have more time together. I loved the maturity of how they handled things and the passion between them was amazing. I loved how they met and how their relationship came into existence, and how the respect and love for each other never went away.
Remi is definitely a swoon-worthy book boyfriend. I absolutely love Dylan's writing and her characters are seriously the best. I feel a strong connection to them, and I always end up not wanting the story to end. View 2 comments. Feb 12, Rhonda Ziglar rated it it was amazing. I am so addicted to this book I can't stop thinking about it. I am still high on the love story of Remi and Kal. Their story has all the feels with some suspense and lots of love. Dylan Allen's words will be engraved on my heart forever.
My words can't even do this story justice, just read this book. You definitely need to 1-Click this book. Feb 25, Na rated it really liked it Shelves: arcs , personal-challenge Like if he wasn't holding onto me, I'd defy gravity and fly away. And I must say, Dylan Allen delivered once again a story that warms your heart, has your heart in knots, breaks it and puts it back together even more beautifully. I loved h 4. I loved how this book started and showed us how the young love blossomed over one summer. I fell for both and I fell hard. And so my heart broke in thousand pieces, when Remi broke Kal's heart.
The angst that was woven into the pages turned this cute beautiful young love into an angsty page-turner. Those star-crossed lovers make your pulse race with hope and wishes on how everything should turn out. A story about love, loss and a happily ever after that makes you swoon along every line.
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Let me close this review with this beautiful quote right from the beginning of the book, which is also the perfect description for The Legend: "The Legend is a love story. But it's also a cautionary tale. It tells you to love deeply, believe in happily ever after, but don't try to live anyone's life but your own. Make your own truth" Mar 19, Carla Bulian rated it it was amazing.
What a fairytale! Just wow! Feb 23, Shabby -BookBistroBlog rated it it was amazing. It's an inspirational story. Drives home the point again and again that you don't have to accept the situation handed to you by life and circumstances. Do everything to change your destiny. Drive hard, chart your own course and make a difference in this world.
Love yourself enough to accept love and give back the love tenfold. So many youthful mistakes that throw wrenches in the budding innocent love of Remington Wilde and Kalilah. They hide from their mothers in an alcove behind the curtain and therein starts the fateful connection that will drive them Wild over the years. A climb on the trellis, an electrifying kiss and hushed breathless sentiments paint their love rosy A beautiful summer together strengthens that tie and they're in love.
I know the magic of happy endings only exist in books and sometimes in my mind. But alas! The matriarchs- "Snakehead" Wilde and "Fly Queen" Morgan are vixens with sharp talons which they use to tear apart their love nest Years pass and the couple meets off and on The mystery, intrigue, and secrecy that lies in their pasts comes and stands right in front of their faces again and again.
I fucked-up. Somewhere between those two facts is our full story. Dylan creates tenacious and spirited heroines. They are daughters of Earth, holding on to familial values even at the cost of personal happiness, protective of their young'uns. In fact even the vixens are ultimatley driven to devise nefarious plans to protect their children. Sounds twisted but the idea behind their evil is still love for their offspring.
A mother would go to any length to shield her kids,This sentiment particularly resonates with me. Her writing style is poignant and stirring. The disquiet and turmoil fills the story yet she manages to create pockets of serenity for the couple for their love to bloom. This invokes in readers sympathy and protectiveness for these characters and THAT is the strength of Dylan.
Their love became precious to me. That's Dylan's forte. She not only gives us a simple story, she gives life lessons. And all this while there's teary eyed smile on my face. A very sensible, sorted alpha. He's very clear headed, decisive and staunch loyalist. His love is unshakeable and undeniable. Take me home. Allen delighted us with another of her magical stories and brought to life a completely amazing couple, gahhh, my emotions are still a mess, my heart stopped beating several times because the story is mind-blowing, kept me holding the breathing and with the heart accelerated through the whole plot, absolutely obsessed with the characters.
The Legend is captivating, magical, epic, a roller coaster of emotions that makes you live and savor every laugh, tear, sigh. I cannot get enough of the characters. I loved Remi and Kal. Remi, gahhh, I cannot with him, so confident, so focused on what he wants, so sure of himself, so sexy and fun, I loved, his tenderness and his fierce way of protecting those he loves, he is PERFECT.
Kal, I loved her strength and courage to face the obstacles that life puts in the way. Their relationship is full of lies, intrigues, secrets and obstacles, but despite everything, from their first interactions we see their intense chemistry, ufff, I got goosebumps with their passionate dialogues. As time goes by, and despite the obstacles in the way, they somehow always find their way to the other, their destiny despite the circumstance is hopeful. Their deep connection is not only physical but emotional, I loved the way they understand and support each other and how they are a vital part of another's growth.
They are a couple that is destined to be. Their relationship is intense and passionate, and the sex scenes are, wow, off charts, explosive, sexy, sweet, the best. This is definitely an emotional story like few, full of love, intrigue, sweetness, courage, of which I can not get enough even after reading it 2 times, Remi and Kal will stay in my heart forever. An ovation for Mrs. Allen that manages to create a magical world but so real, almost palpable through the pages. No puedo conseguir suficiente de los personajes. No pude conseguir suficiente de ella y por supuesto una lectura obligatoria.
Feb 23, Curlyhairlass19 rated it it was amazing. So freakin good if not better than The Legacy.. I fell just as hard for Kalilah, as I did for Remi. Remi captured my heart and soul with his handsome looks, dirty mouth, and romantic soul. Evil intentions tore them apart, but nothing can keep true love from being together.
The things he says makes me blush and squirm at the same time. Not to mention the fireworks that the book started with com So freakin good if not better than The Legacy.. Not to mention the fireworks that the book started with combined with roller coaster feels all over the place. This book was amazing. A feel melter. I love Dylan Allen and that is all folks!!! It jumps around too much, to the point of confusion. Like one page they are just meeting again for the first time and saying hello and then I turn the page to the 2.
And this happens a lot. That being said, this was my first novel but this author but I'm surprisingly still willing to perhaps one day come back and try another on of her books. But unfortunately this wasn't much of a winner for me. View all 3 comments. Feb 22, Vanessa nessreads rated it it was amazing. My gosh I needed answers, and I needed them fast. He was larger than life and his heart was made with the purest gold.
The way he loves is just beyond beautiful. Kal is doing her damndest to write herself a future she is worthy of. It was evident since the first encounter, Remi and Kal were destined to be together. The Legend was a wild ride. Angst galore. I wanted more, I craved more, I needed more. Allen just has a way with words that she leaves you spellbound.
She did a phenomenal job pouring herself into this story. She had me feeling everything. There was gasping for air moments and just as many clutching my heart moments. I was completely transfixed. Feb 25, Nova Brantley rated it it was ok. I was half way thru this book till I got to her having a kid with another man. And then the book lost me. Oh and there is cheating as well. Feb 20, Geornesha Jefferson-Clayton rated it it was amazing. I won an ARC of this book in a readers group and I fell in love! Very well written, beautiful writing style, the story and the characters are deep and keeps you in.
Mar 04, Dora Koutsoukou rated it liked it. Painful family secrets, broken dreams and years without each other, can true love overcome these things? The Legend tells the heartbreaking and beautiful story of Kal and Remi. I adore this book, plain and simple. I was just a kid, but I knew it in my bones, then.
I still know it, now. Fast forward 14 years later where Kal and Remi are both grownups with adult lives and responsibilities. A job opportunity from Kal gives the couple the opportunity to spend time together, to reconnect and to find out if they can give their love another chance.
Want each other. Kal and Remi are an amazing couple, and they deserve that hard-fought, all-consuming love. And luckily, Dylan Allen gives them exactly that. There were moments I wanted to yell at the couple, other times I just wanted to hug them. Remi and Kal are both products of their upbringing, which dictates their actions and reactions to a certain degree. This magnificent man is mine. He always has been. Feb 23, Lisa Two Bookish Brits rated it it was amazing.
Dylan put her all into the book and shines brightly throughout it. Most definitely one of the top reads of ! Mar 16, Malene rated it really liked it Shelves: part-of-a-series. Remi was so damn dreamy. Both when he was a teenager and an adult. He owned me. Kal fought for herself, what she stood for and her beliefs. Such a fierce woman. I really enjoyed their first meeting in the library and what slowly became a strong friendship and all consuming love. That first half of the book was fabulous storytelling. It was a stupid reason. Luckily their strong chemistry and connection Remi was so damn dreamy.
Luckily their strong chemistry and connection overshadowed that and made me enjoy the second half of the book too even though it took some time for Remi and Kal to get back together it was so worth it. Regan and her story is making my fingers itch. Very excited to read her book. Feb 16, Patricia Rohrs words we love by blog rated it it was amazing. They say legends never die and in the case of Remington Wilde that will always ring true! Their journey was one full of pain, loss and lies!
Kal is an amazing woman and one of my fave Dylan heroines. She carries herself with such grace and finds a way to pull through! Her and Remi from the start were They say legends never die and in the case of Remington Wilde that will always ring true! Her and Remi from the start were destined for great things be it together or apart and I loved every second of the story even the gut wrenching moments!
Mar 01, Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle rated it it was amazing. Remi is just swoonworthy with a capital S. I love who he is with Kal.
I love that at his core he is honorable and wants a real love built on friendship. But I also die over that infamous dirty mouth of his. Kal is an interesting heroine, one who comes from less than respectable background with her mom, which ultimately shapes her decisions and choices. There are times you want to scream, but she is relatable because at her core, you know she is trying to her best.
There are moments, especially when they come together as adults, that I wish would have been a bit more fleshed out. However, the chemistry and the connection between Remi and Kal make up for every single bit of it. I LOVE these two in and out of the bedroom, and their journey is one that is difficult. Some couples are just magic.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review Feb 20, Rachel Tucker rated it it was amazing. Dylan freaking Allen is seriously a majestic being that was put on this earth to brings us all the magical words. She is seriously a unicorn in my book. He had a certain hypnotic pull to the reader. Allen has a way with her writing that will make you fall madly and insanely in love with her characters.
I was hypnotized by the love these characters had for one another. Here is a Dylan freaking Allen is seriously a majestic being that was put on this earth to brings us all the magical words. Uninhibited, beautiful, complicated, damaged, and all fucking mine. These characters So, one-click THE book of the year. This a second chance romance that was filled with raw undeniable passion, and swoon worthy characters.
Utterly addictive this slow burning second chance love story that was an angst lovers dream. The first half of the story shows how these two met, and the chemistry was sizzling. You could feel the burn through the pages. That was my only complaint. Now I will say this book was not what I was expecting, in a good way. It's an angst fueled roller coaster. Buckle up, and enjoy the ride. Feb 15, Ange rated it it was amazing. This was one of the most breathtakingly raw stories of love I've ever read!
This book delivers such a powerful punch, I know it will stick with me for a long time. It weaves a tale of deep rooted friendship and first love, and tells the tale of how the love of a lifetime, deserves a million chances. Remi and Kal first meet in their blossoming youth and form a friendship so unique.
As a reader, I found myself pinned to the pages, unable to tear myself away from reading about their friends-to-lover This was one of the most breathtakingly raw stories of love I've ever read! As a reader, I found myself pinned to the pages, unable to tear myself away from reading about their friends-to-lovers tale.
I had butterflies right along with Kal, and felt the desire that built between these two. Their angsty and lust filled summer together truly made me believe in soulmates. What happens on the pages afterward had my heart in my throat. I tore through the pages, needing to know what happened next. To experience such redemptive love was magical. And to be honest, it was hot AF. I found myself biting my lip and clenching my thighs at points. Remi in his youth was cunning and confident. But as a man? He was legendary. A take-charge type of man, both inside and outside of the bedroom.
Kal is the type of female lead that I love. She's never had anything handed to her, and handles delicate situations with such grace. Her heart of gold spills from the pages and helps mold Remi into the man he needs to be. The Legend is a love story that stands the test of time. The Legend is absolutely phenomenal!
This book is everything I want in a book. Where Kal is strong, and determined. She tries to over come and be better then where we came from. She puts Remi in his place and puts his ego in check. Throughout their story they encounter things that get in their way of being happy and being together. Dylan always knows how to have you hooked in a story. Her way with words have you feeling the emotions as the come off the pages. The Legend is definitely a top read for me and I highly recommend everyone to read it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed.
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