The Monster on the Road Is Me

Author: JP Romney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374316556
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

It starts with the crows. When you see them, you know he’s found you. Koda Okita is a high school student in modern-day Japan who isn’t very popular. He suffers from narcolepsy and has to wear a watermelon-sized helmet to protect his head in case he falls. But Koda couldn’t care less about his low social standing. He is content with taking long bike rides and hanging out in the convenience store parking lot with his school-dropout friend, Haru. But when a rash of puzzling deaths sweeps his school, Koda discovers that his narcoleptic naps allow him to steal the thoughts of nearby supernatural beings. He learns that his small town is under threat from a ruthless mountain demon that is hell-bent on vengeance. With the help of a mysterious—and not to mention very cute—classmate, Koda must find a way to take down this demon. But his unstable and overwhelming new abilities seem to have a mind of their own... J.P. Romney's The Monster on the Road Is Me is a darkly comic debut novel about the unexpected strength we find when we are tested beyond our limits.

I Will Fight Monsters for You

Author: Santi Balmes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497692756
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Two little girls—one human and the other a monster—are afraid to go to sleep for fear of what’s living under their beds. This beautiful and humorous tale is a perfect bedtime story for anyone who is afraid of (or wants to become friends with) a monster! This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Monsters of Celtic Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667044
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In his quest for revenge, a Celtic hero must outwit an ice-breathing dragon and an evil, shape-shifting sorceress Yards shorter than his brothers and sisters, Celtic giant Finn McCool is the runt of the litter. Still, he is eager to fight evil and is consumed by the need to avenge his father’s murder. Thwarting his mission is Drabne of Dole, who can change shape at will. Also known as the Fish Hag and the Winter Witch, she fiercely guards her underworld terrain, keeping a watchful eye on the Salmon of Knowledge, lest he try to teach ignorant creatures what they have no right to learn. Now she is scheming to destroy Finn, who has just been given a precious gift by the Thrig of Tone, himself imprisoned in the wicked sorceress’s spell. Finn will need all his courage and cunning to outwit Drabne and lay a trap for Goll McMorna, the war chief who slew his father. On his journey from boyhood to manhood, Finn meets an ancient wizard, an ice-breathing dragon, and a fiend named Vilemurk, among others, in this imaginative retelling of one of Ireland’s most enduring myths.

Monsters of Norse Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667013
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A young boy must slay Fafnir, a shape-shifting ogre who has transformed himself into a dragon Fafnir lives with his family in a fortress-like house deep in the forest. His father, descended from an archdemon, shares the secrets of the dark arts with Fafnir and his two brothers. Regnir, the eldest, is a deformed dwarf who lusts after gold and relies on his cunning to get it. Hungering only for food, Oter, the middle brother, can transform himself into a bird of prey. The shape-shifting Fafnir desires to be feared, and when Odin, king of the gods, sets a trap with a treasure that tempts every giant, ogre, and dwarf in his domain, Fafnir becomes a dragon. However, he is about to confront an even fiercer rival: a mortal named Siegfried. This adventure-filled Norse myth is a powerful story of magic, curses, doom, and destruction featuring an unlikely hero whose perils are only just beginning.

Monsters of Greek Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667075
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The gods, heroes, and monsters of Greek mythology come wondrously alive in this second volume of Bernard Evslin’s award-winning series Book two of Bernard Evslin’s extraordinary work opens with the story of Hercules, the strongest man on Earth. Son of a mortal woman and Zeus, feared and hated by Zeus’s wife, Hera, Hercules is condemned to twelve labors in which he must fight the world’s most terrifying monsters. It seems that the world’s mightiest hero may have met his match against the Hydra, a beast with one hundred heads that spew lethal poison. Other tales feature Atlas, the Titan condemned to bear the world on his shoulders; the hideous gorgon Medusa, who turns men to stone; the half-man, half-bull Minotaur; the Sphinx; and many more. Greek myths come to thrilling life in these timeless stories of love and revenge, sorcery and enchantment, in which gods and demigods, mortals, fiends, and demons battle between good and evil. It is a world where bushes become bears, the four winds go to war, and the Nemean Lion and giant crab Cancer strike terror into the hearts of all.

Monsters of Greek Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667068
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This first volume of Bernard Evslin’s award-winning series introduces the monsters, demons, gods, and heroes of Greek mythology Athena, wise and powerful daughter of Zeus, is the most feared of all the goddesses. Poseidon, the “earth shaker,” rules the sea with his thunderous wrath. Each wants to control Olympus absolutely. Obsessed with destroying Poseidon, Athena summons her crows by day and owls by night to spy on his vast water realm. The long-simmering feud spawns a multitude of monsters, the most terrifying of which is the brass-headed colossus Amycus. This classic work features a sprawling cast of gods and mortals waging battle on land and by sea, from Zeus to the Titan god Prometheus, from Hades, who guards the gates of hell, to Circe, immortal weaver of spells, to the great war chief Ulysses, who sails in search of his long-lost home. Monsters of Greek Mythology brings to life fearsome creatures like giant, flame-spitting wingless dragons, a spider named Arachne, goats and swordfish endowed with magical properties, and the Cyclopes—one-eyed male and female goliaths even more powerful than the Titans.

Monsters Mind Your Manners

Author: Elizabeth Spurr
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480494626
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Look out, children, here they come, bringing pandemonium! Lock doors and windows, run and hide. Do not let these creeps inside! Colorful monsters invade home and school! Shocked and dismayed children react to the crazy—and sometimes disgusting—practices of rude—and sometimes goofy—monsters. But the monsters are on the losing end when they miss out on the best part of bedtime.

Mazes and Monsters

Author: Rona Jaffe
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504008440
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Fiction

Part thriller, part love story, Mazes and Monsters is a spellbinding novel about a group of college students in the 1980s who use a fantasy game as refuge from their personal, emotional, and social problems. Based loosely on the “steam tunnel incidents” of the 1970s, the four friends—Kate, Jay Jay, Daniel, and Robbie—eventually take their game too far when they decide to live-action role-play in the caverns near their college campus. What follows is terrifying and unexpected, as each character dives deep into the darkest part of their mind, those forbidden places where our most menacing truths lie.

Heroes Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453264485
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.

R sum With Monsters

Author: William Browning Spencer
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504028516
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Fiction

Obsessed with H. P. Lovecraft’s “Great Old Ones”, Philip Kenan keeps malign cosmic entities at bay by constantly revising his novel, The Despicable Quest. While Philip’s preoccupied with the monsters lurking behind every cubicle at his dead-end job, his exasperated girlfriend flees—heading straight into the horror that lies at the heart of the corporate world.

Even Monsters Have Manners

Author: Janna King
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667648
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eight monster pals living in the town of Freaksterville reveal that they are surprisingly polite. In the Even Monsters series, we discover that remarkable manners are just one way these monsters are just like us! Rollicking verse and crazy cute monsters doing what monsters do come together to help underscore lessons about behavior.

American Monsters The Demon Road Trilogy Book 3

Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008157074
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.

Dead Days Season Three

Author: Ryan Casey
Publisher: Higher Bank Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Fiction

THE THIRD SEASON IN THE HIT POST APOCALYPTIC SERIAL Back in October 2013, a chaotic infection spread across the globe, turning the majority of the population into bloodthirsty zombies. The weak fell. Many of the strong fell, too. But some fought. They did things they weren't proud of. They made gut-wrenching decisions and faced up to dark realities in order to live. Dead Days is the story of a group of those survivors. Season Three of the thrilling, suspenseful series picks up right from Season Two’s stunning cliffhanger. The group is separated, but bound by their destination: Manchester Living Zone, a mythical safe haven many miles away. But every character faces a very different threat. Riley must battle through a harrowing tunnel with a man who claims he is the key to everything. Pedro and his new friends are forced to fight their way down a motorway, in order to protect the boy who might secure a future for the planet. And Chloë discovers the dangers of solitude, as she sinks further and further into the realms of darkness… Who will reach Manchester? Who will survive? And is survival even worth it in this terrifying new world? There will be blood. There will be tears. In the Dead Days, nobody is safe. With fast-paced zombie action and gripping character scenarios, Dead Days is a truly unmissable serial adventure. Download the complete season three now. You’ll be hooked on every word, right until the jaw-dropping final page… british zombies, dystopian fiction, post apocalyptic survival fiction, undead walking dead, zombie apocalypse, zombie series, zombies, sci fi, horror, thriller, suspense

Monster

Author: Robin Morgan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497678057
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Poetry

The debut poetry collection from one of feminism’s most passionate voices, with a new preface by the author Well before Robin Morgan was known as a feminist leader, literary magazines published her as a serious poet, and in 1979 she received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry. Monster, her first collection, originally published in 1972, contains work that will astonish, disorient, and move readers in powerful ways. But Monster is more than just a book; it has become a phenomenon. Written at a time of political turmoil during the birth of contemporary feminism, the title poem was adopted by women as the anthem of the women’s movement; it was chanted at demonstrations and some of its lines became slogans. “Arraignment” stirred an international controversy over Ted Hughes’s influence on Sylvia Plath’s suicide—complete with lawsuits, the banning of this book, and the publication of underground, pirated feminist editions, all of which Morgan reveals in her new preface. From her well-wrought poems in classical forms to the searing energy and poignant lyricism of the longer, later ones, Morgan’s work when it was first released spoke to women hungry for validation of their own reality—and the book sold thirty thousand copies in hardcover alone in its first six months, which was unheard of for poetry. Available now for the first time in years, Monster is an intense, propulsive journey deep into the heart of one of feminism’s greatest heroes.

Lake Monsters

Author: Joseph A. Citro
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584651105
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Fiction

Back in Print -- A "monstrous" tale by Vermont's master of the macabre. Downsized from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, Harrison Allen longs for a fresh start. Alone, with no prospects or plans, he relocates to a borrowed house on Friars Island in Lake Champlain to relax, contemplate, and begin redefining his life. Then he hears about the monsters . . . Creatures -- perhaps similar to those of Loch Ness -- are said to inhabit the murky waters and fogbound marshes of his new island home. His interest piqued, Harrison becomes preoccupied with finding them. But his innocent questions provoke a surprising response: the islanders won't discuss monsters. After Harrison meets the lovely local schoolteacher, Nancy Wells, events inexplicably turn menacing. He suspects he is being watched; he is warned away from an abandoned monastery; and somehow he wins the wrath of a murderous local bully. Then people begin to disappear . . . and die. Harrison's harmless monster hunt discloses something dark and disturbing beating in the heart of this tiny Vermont town. Malevolent forces, powerful and primitive, propel the unwary couple into a maelstrom of escalating terror. Suddenly they find themselves targeted by an unstoppable evil never before contemplated and impossible to comprehend. Harrison's "new beginning" is like nothing he'd ever planned. And Lake Monsters ends with a surprise that's shocking, unexpected, and unforgettable.