Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 9488From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life. Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison. When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates. Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed. But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.
Soul Or Spirit
Author: Bruno P.H. Leclercq
View: 1957What if those who pretend to perceive something beyond the visible, what if they were right? Is Science capable of saying that it may indeed be so? We are presenting a complete view of the world and of man. Admittedly, it can be considered as pure fiction as no mathematical formulas are used anywhere in those texts. The hardware, the multi layer structure of our brain was described in 'Man, Worm and Ant' of the same author. In 'Glitter', we are looking at the software aspect of our flesh computer. This is a thorough analysis of the organization and functioning of the brain-mind. But it doesn't end there. In 'Yoga des Sphères', in 1970, this author postulated the existence of two 'parallel' universes. In 'Matter of Dream' this concept is repeated with more details. This is heresy to most physicists, yet there is a new theory within the walls of the university – thus debatable but acceptable – theory that shows that some of the problems encountered by physics can be resolved, assuming that the universe is indeed multi-layered. This theory is mostly the brain-child of Drs. Lisa Randall, and Raman Sundrum. Dr Leclercq's description of this complex universe opens the door to accepting that there is indeed clairvoyance and thaumaturgic healing. It also shows that the notion of 'spirits' and 'souls' can be supported by science once it is seen that there are parallel universes really communicating. We can then ponder the presence of other entities, even gods maybe. In any case, this path finally helps us think reasonably about what we are here for... Are we just accidents of matter? Are we pawns placed for the enjoyment of some creator? Are we helpers in the progress of evolution? Dr. Leclercq says we are!
Author: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 4916Spanning the fifth through 19th centuries, this sumptuous collection features two dolls with 14 outfits that were inspired by the works of Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Jan van Eyck, and Aubrey Beardsley. Historically accurate costumes, each sprinkled with a touch of glitter, include German, Persian, Italian, Spanish, American, French, and other styles.
A Celebration of Sparkle
Author: Adams Media
Publisher: Adams Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
View: 1133Indulge your shiny side and embrace your glitter obsession with this collection of all things sparkly—featuring history, trivia, quotes, and tips on how to use glitter safely and responsibly to decorate your clothes, your home, and your body! Once confined to the craft aisle and the hands of children between the ages of three and nine, glitter has migrated to adults of all ages and incomes—who enthusiastically decorate their hair, faces, and bodies with it, bathe in it, and, of course, craft with it. But glitter is more than something you use or look at, it’s a lifestyle—a state of mind for people who want to sparkle and shine inside and out. Glitter! is the perfect gift for those who are dedicated to adding sparkle to every aspect of their lives. Filled with tons of fun ideas for glittery craft projects—including glitter lip balm and eye shadow, glitter shoes, glitter bath bombs, glitter slime, glitter drinking glasses, and more!—as well as everything else you’ve ever wanted to know about glitter. Glitter! also includes four pull-out glitter-quote cards to frame and hang!
The Language of Gems in Modernista Writers Rubén Darío, Ramón Del Valle-Inclán, and José Asunción Silva
Author: Rosemary C. Lo Dato,Rosemary C. LoDato,Rubén Darío,Ramón del Valle-Inclán,Jose A. Silva
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 7427The influence of the plastic arts, especially painting and sculpture, upon the Hispanic literary movement known as Modernismo is well-documented. Although numerous studies have referred to gems, Beyond the Glitter focuses upon the significance of gems and jewels in elaborating Modernismo's complex aesthetics. The role of gems and jewelry is discussed in the poetics of three prominent Modernista writers: Ruben Dario, Ramon del Valle-Inclan, and Jose Asuncion Silva. The conclusion underscores how the rich and varied symbolism associated with jewelry and precious gems enriched the poetics of Modernista writers because it enabled them to articulate their quest for ideal beauty, expressive of a sublime state of mind and spirit.
Tales from the Real Las Vegas
Author: Hal Rothman,Mike Davis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
View: 7617An anthology of essays and first-person narratives offers a glimpse of the people and institutions that support the Las Vegas gaming industry.
Author: Elle Fowler,Blair Fowler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 5738From internet stars Elle and Blair Fowler comes a scintillating new novel that takes readers Beneath the Glitter of the glitzy L.A. social scene. Welcome to a place where dreams are made. And where nothing—and no one—is ever what it seems. After their make-up and fashion videos went viral on YouTube, sisters Sophia and Ava London are thrust into the exclusive life of the Los Angeles elite. Here fabulous parties, air kisses, paparazzi and hot guys all come with the scene. Sophia finds herself torn between a gorgeous bartender and a millionaire playboy, and Ava starts dating an A-list actor. But as they're about to discover, the life they've always dreamed of comes with a cost. Beneath the glitter of the Hollywood social scene lies a world of ruthless ambition, vicious gossip...and betrayal. Someone close to them, someone they trust, is working in the shadows to bring the London sisters falling down. And once the betrayal is complete, Sophia and Ava find themselves knee-deep in a scandal that could take away everything they care about, including the one thing that matters most—each other.
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 6360Das Romantik-Highlight des Frühjahrs: Aprilynne Pikes faszinierende Fantasy Durchscheinend blau und weiß sind sie und erschreckend schön, die flügelartigen Blütenblätter, die der 15-jährigen Laurel eines Morgens aus dem Rücken wachsen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem neuen Freund David versucht sie, herauszufinden, was mit ihr geschieht. Doch erst als sie in dem verwunschenen Wald hinter ihrem Elternhaus auf den faszinierenden Tamani trifft, erfährt sie die unglaubliche Wahrheit: Laurel ist eine Elfe, die als kleines Kind zu den Menschen gesandt wurde, um das Tor nach Avalon zu beschützen. Sie weiß, am Ende wird sie sich entscheiden müssen: zwischen ihrem Leben als College-Mädchen und ihrer Bestimmung, vor allem aber zwischen dem attraktiven David und dem Frühlingselfen Tamani, dessen grüne Augen sie nicht mehr loslassen ...
Author: Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 6812Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful and the heir to a vast family fortune. She was also deeply in love with an American suitor when her mother chose instead for her to fulfil her social ambitions and marry an English Duke. Leaving her life in America, she came to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence in her new home - Blenheim Palace. The 9th Duchess gives unique first-hand insight into life at the very pinnacle of English society in the Edwardian era. An unsnobbish, but often amused observer of the intricate hierarchy both upstairs and downstairs at Blenheim Palace, she is also a revealing witness to the glittering balls, huge weekend parties and major state occasions she attended or hosted. Here are her encounters with every important figure of the day - from Queen Victoria, Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas, Prince Metternich and the young Winston Churchill. Causing a scandal by separating from the Duke after 11 years, Consuelo began her new life as philanthropist, public speaker and campaigner for women's suffrage. Her literary soirees would include H G Wells, JM Barrie and George Bernard Shaw. In 1921 she remarried aviator Jacques Balsan moving with him to a chateau in the South of France. This intimate, richly enjoyable memoir is a wonderfully revealing portrait of a golden age.
Author: Suzie Leigh
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 3950Hannah Matthews smooth, olive skin turned pasty, white, and flat. It pulled tightly over her frame, leaving behind a flawless but unnatural finish that closely resembled a mannequins. She reached up to touch her face, but her arm locked at the elbow, freezing her limb away from her side at a ninety-degree angle. It lodged squarely, refusing to move any further. She tried to speak but no words would form. A cheesy smile had welded itself onto her lips, one that would lead any passer-by to believe she was quite content. She could still speak, but she couldnt wipe the grin off her face. Her eyes remained frightened and frustrated, despite the story her face told. She had become trapped in the body of a mannequin. Others had been destroyed in this building as well. Nick Pearson had come here not long ago, and his entire body had become covered in thick scars. It happens to all of us. Every day we live, we die a little more. Something makes us scarred and lethargic, stealing our vivacity and our quality of life. Is it circumstances, or is it our choices? History proves we cant prevent our own demise. But what if there was someone who could? Meet the Glitter Man.
The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel
Author: Janine Farrell-Robert
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7512Rare, romantic, and forever: The diamond industry depends on these myths to reap billions of dollars of profit. This sensational investigation explodes such fallacies and reveals how multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns create the impression of rarity and romance. It reveals a very secret and unromantic world, one that is dominated and controlled by a handful of mighty corporations. With Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Blood Diamond making more people than ever aware of the seamy side of the diamond trade, Janine Roberts’ explosive exposé, taking us through seven decades of intrigue and manipulation, is the right book at the right time.
Author: Toni Runkle,Stephen Webb
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 560True Confessions of a Trendsetter Hi! I'm Kat. Welcome to my blog. I may be from a small town but I'm also Glitter Girl Cosmetics' newest trendsetter. Thanks to my flair for fashion and my popular style blog, I've been chosen to be an Alpha Girl, which means I get to try out all the Glitter Girl products before they hit the stores. Forty-eight hours after she blogs about the goodies in the new line, every girl at Kat's school is sporting the gear. Kat's popularity skyrockets, but Jules—Kat's BFF—seems to be the only one who's not buying into the Glitter Girl lifestyle. Is Kat willing to sacrifice her friendship for life in the fab lane?
30 Ways to Sparkle in Style
Author: Naomi Pike
Publisher: Random House
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 2183Live life with a little more sparkle. This is your one-stop guide to glitter and how to wear it. Includes only the best biodegradable and ethical brands (please glitter responsibly!). Features 30 gorgeous step-by-step looks from all-sparkle lips to intricate eye make-up, glitter braids and beards, to full-on body art or a perfectly simple glitter lash line. Halloween, Christmas or festival season just isn't the same without a little sparkle and shimmer. Also includes glitter inspiration from the runway to Instagram, your basic eco-glitter beauty kit, fashion and accessories to complete the look, sparkling stockists and top tips from the experts, including make-up artists, drag queens, celebs, stylists and fashion designers. Grab your glitter, because you deserve to shine!
The Age of Glitter in Popular Culture
Author: Shelton Waldrep
View: 2216The Seventies is must reading for anyone who wants to revisit that glam decade and the contributions it made to our culture. The contributors take you on a fascinating journey that looks at the Black Panthers, Jonestown, glam rock, black action films and gay male subcultures as well as including queer rereadings of cultural phenomena, examinations of clothing and seventies bodies, and an essay on the meaning of sound in the seventies.