Each of the 3 episodes is a completely self-contained story, but there is an over-arching theme.‘The National Anthem’ – the least sci-fi, in that it's set very much in the present day. Inspired by news events that get whipped up in the social networks and Twitter, and everything feels like it's rattling slightly out of control…‘15 Million Merits’ - (co-written with Charlie’s wife, Konnie Huq) is set in a dystopian, sarcastic version of the future, in which everyone is compelled to live a life of physical drudgery, and the only real means of escape is by entering a kind of talent show, of a type which may seem familiar to visitors.‘In Memoria’ (written by Jesse Armstrong). You know when you have an argument, and everyone's fantasised about being able to rewind and go, ‘Here's what you said earlier,’ or ‘Look how you embarrassed me’ or what have you? Well, this is set in a world where everybody has got the ability to do that - you've got the equivalent of Sky+ for your head, so that you can rewind and replay your visual feed.
Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil.Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it's kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she's good at it.And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let's just say she owes some people a new tree.Enter Cassandra Heaven. She's Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria cooking. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme's babysitters club?The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra's mother left her: "Find the babysitters. Love, Mom."Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they're about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. All before the parents get home.Kate Williams grew up in Kansas and now lives and works in San Francisco. She has worked with Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Elle, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Vans, Calvin Klein, H&M, Popular, Style.com, Nike, Lively, and more. The Babysitters Coven is her first novel for young adults. To learn more about Kate and her books, find her on heykatewilliams.com or follow @heykatewilliams on Twitter and Instagram.
Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson teams up with rock-star poet Ellen Hagan in this feminist anthem about two young women fighting to have their voices heardA stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give.Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their 'progressive' New York City high school, they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. One problem - no one shows up. That hardly stops them. They start posting everything from videos of Chelsea performing her poetry to Jasmine's response to being reduced to a racist and sexist stereotype in the school's theatre department. And soon, they've gone viral, creating a platform they never could've predicted. With such positive support, the Women's Rights Club is also targeted by trolls. But Jasmine and Chelsea won't let their voices - or those of the other young women in their city - be silenced. They'll risk everything to be heard and effect change ... but at what cost?Renée Watson is the bestselling Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winning author of the novel Piecing Me Together as well as many others. Renée is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing under-represented voices in the creative arts. She lives in New York City.reneewatson.net @harlemportland (Instagram) Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer and educator. Her latest collection of poetry, Hemisphere, was published by Northwestern University Press, Spring 2015. This is her first novel. She lives with her husband and daughters in New York City. ellenhagan.com @ellenhagan (Twitter)
For fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT - the highly anticipated fourth and final book in the international bestselling RED QUEEN seriesVICTORY COMES AT A PRICE.Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal's betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart-and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her-Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven's head.But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal's powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything - and everyone - in his path.War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard's stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power . . . for all will be tested, but not all will survive.The #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard comes to a stunning conclusion in this fourth and final book.Aveyard, VictoriaVictoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies.Find out more at www.victoriaaveyard.com or follow her on Twitter @VictoriaAveyard
Tweet your company to the top of the market with a tailored approach to Twitter. Twitter Power 3.0 is the newly updated guide that shows smart businesses and entrepreneurs how to use Twitter to their advantage. This book is the best business leader's guide to Twitter, with the most up-to-date information on trends in social media, branding, and competitive research. Listeners will learn that viral content doesn't happen by accident, why videos and photos are crucial to engagement, and how to measure the success of a Twitter strategy using specific and accurate metrics. This new edition contains brand-new case studies, user profiles, features, and images, helping listeners create a stronger overall Twitter strategy whether they're already engaged or just wondering if Twitter's important for their business future. Tip: It most definitely is important! Twitter has grown up. It's now a public company worth over $30 billion, and it means business. Twitter has changed over time but remains a crucial tool for business branding and a key place to engage with customers and build long-term client relationships. This book demonstrates how Twitter can play an important role in business growth, 140 characters at a time. Understand how Twitter differs from other social media platforms Build a savvy Twitter strategy as part of a broader social media plan Create viral content that effortlessly spreads your message and gains you huge numbers of followers Learn which metrics matter and how to measure and track them Firms need to understand how Twitter is a vital element in any social media marketing and craft strategies specific to each. Twitter Power 3.0 is the complete guide to Twitter for business, with the latest information, proven techniques, and expert advice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Comm, Dave Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038365/bk_acx0_038365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tessa Hart's agoraphobia means she doesn't interact with many people, except for the online fandom of pop sensation Eric Thorn. Eric is frightened by his obsessive fans; he knows he must do something to shatter his online image fast. So he creates a fake Twitter account to mess with one of his biggest followers, @TessaHeartsEric. Instead, they form a bond via Twitter that neither could have imagined. But when the two arrange to meet in real life, what should have made for the world's best episode of Catfish turns deadly.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Soneela Nankani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003485/bk_howe_003485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular Twitter account @sosadtoday comes a darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays. Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings and that quickly gained a dedicated following. In So Sad Today, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love, low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores - in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic - questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Broder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002410/bk_hach_002410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.