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O príncipe encantado existe? Bárbara é linda, loira e bem-sucedida. Desde que assistiu a uma cerimônia de casamento pela primeira vez, ainda criança, seu sonho é apenas um: percorrer o tapete vermelho da igreja, vestida de noiva. Porém, contrariando todas as suas expectativas, ao ser abandonada no altar, a vida de Bárbara desmorona. Ela decide voltar à cidade natal e passa a viver com os irmãos e mais dois amigos. Todos homens. Com a ajuda de Vivian, uma espécie de Barbie Malibu, Bárbara tenta superar sua decepção amorosa recente e uma da adolescência, que volta com tudo à sua memória: o garoto dos olhos azuis. Será que o cavalo branco só passa uma vez? É isso que Bárbara vai descobrir com bom humor, jogo de cintura e uma pitada de neurose, em O Garoto dos Olhos Azuis, romance de estreia de Raiza Varella.
An army of the drowned dead, family betrayal, an exiled witch who doesn't know she has power--or that enemies are lurking all around her, spying on her. Follow Kassandra as she discovers who and what she is in this moving underwater fantasy. Kassandra comes from the sea, but she has no memory of saltwater, seagulls, or an incoming tide. She's never seen an ocean, never heard the thunder of surf. She's an exile, betrayed by her own family, sent as far from the sea as they could arrange--somewhere in the middle of Nebraska. Everything changes the day she drowns in Red Bear Lake, and discovers she can't really drown. Not in the way everyone else can. Then a two-thousand year old king wakes inside her head and turns out to be a prodigy with mathematics.
Kassandra cries for the first time in her life, and learns that her tears are doorways for calling things from the sea. With clues from summoned sea-demons and the voices in her head, Kassandra sets out to find out what the hell is going on...and discovers she's a prisoner, trapped between a murderous grandfather who controls an army of the drowned dead, river witches who spy on her through the plumbing, and Ms. Matrothy, the Girl's Department Director, who's been trying to kill her since she was four.
“Sick City is fun, twisted and brutal….O’Neill could be our generation’s Jim Thompson.” — James Frey, author of Bright Shiny Morning “Tony O’Neill works his L.A. people the way Dutch Leonard had his hand down the pants of every degenerate in his great Detroit novels.” — Barry Gifford, author of Wild at Heart From Tony O’Neill, the author of Down and Out on Murder Mile and coauthor of the Neon Angel and the New York Times bestselling Hero of the Underground, comes Sick City—a wild adventure of two junkies, Hollywood, and the Sharon Tate sex tape. Readers of Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will take great delight in Sick City, “a disturbingly twisted ride through Hollywood’s underbelly with a degenerate cast of colorfully interwoven characters” (Slash).