Best April White books

Waging War (The Immortal Descendants) (Volume 4)

April White

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War is being waged against the Descendants and Saira Elian is desperate to stop the Mongers' savage bid for power ... 

Saira's search for kidnapped mixed-bloods draws her into the Mongers' stronghold, revealing the horrible truth behind the irresistible Monger ring and the vile plan to cleanse Family bloodlines ... permanently. 

Under threat of a brutal massacre, Saira and Ringo travel back to Bletchley Park during World War II where they team up with Archer from the past to crack a Nazi code and expose a Monger intent on changing the course of history. They join forces with a female commando from the French resistance to hunt down an elite unit of Monger soldiers - Hitler's Werewolves - before the terror squad can strike a fatal blow at the heart of the Allied war effort. 

Their manhunt drags Saira, Archer, and Ringo into the London underground on the eve of a Nazi bombing raid where they come face-to-face with the Monger assassin on a suicide mission. With the lives of all mixed-bloods in peril, Saira must make a sacrifice that even Time may never forgive. 

Cheating Death (The Immortal Descendants) (Volume 5)

April White

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In this thrilling conclusion to The Immortal Descendants series, a life has ended, the future is lost, and a war has just begun. 

An explosion has split Time and Archer has paid the ultimate price, leaving Saira heartbroken and desperate to repair the rupture. But the blast has trapped Saira in an alternate future where Mongers are cornered predators and Death is the ultimate judge. If Saira and her larcenous friend Ringo ever want to see Archer alive, they must pull off the impossible - alter history at a moment in time to which they cannot return. But saving Archer will restore a timeline where Mongers have complete control, mixed bloods are hunted prey, and the Descendant world is spiraling into chaos.

As Saira uses her Clocking skills to prevent her worst nightmares from coming true, she travels from the dirty streets of Victorian London to the secret archives of the Vatican. She seeks a purpose that is greater than smashed hope, greater than lost love, greater than the prophecy that has shaped her very existence. She must use the lessons of history to free the present and shape the future. And in the end, Saira and her friends will face War and Death in the most important battle of all - the one for Peace.

Marking Time: The Immortal Descendants: Book 1

April White

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** Winner of the 2016 Library Journal Indie E-Book Award - YA **

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything ... a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a Tube station transports Saira to the nineteenth century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War, and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries - if you are a Descendant of Time.

Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and to save her, Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.

Tempting Fate (The Immortal Descendants) (Volume 2)

April White

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Seventeen-year-old Clocker, Saira Elian is back on the run and being hunted by Mongers. The Descendants of War are amassing power in the 21st century, bent on controlling all the Immortal Descendants. Their attempt to kidnap Saira, a rare Descendant of Time and Nature, reveals just how brazen they've become. Archer, the vampire who has loved Saira for over a century, is willing to risk everything to protect her. 

When a horrific vision reveals Ringo, thief and loyal companion from 1888, being tortured at the hands of the bloodthirsty Bishop Wilder in a Renaissance prison, Saira and Archer realize there has been a ripple in the river of Time, and they must travel to 1554 to find its source and save their friend. Their rescue mission lures them to the Tower of London, site of the most notorious executions in history, where they encounter the mysterious Lady Elizabeth who is confronting a terrible fate of her own. 

The time-traveler, the vampire, and the thief will need all of their skills and ingenuity as they race against time to steal a document that could change the course of history and put the Immortal Descendants at the mercy of the Mongers. Can they stop a madman bent on collecting the blood of history's most powerful Seer before the executioner's axe falls?

Changing Nature (The Immortal Descendants) (Volume 3)

April White

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Immortal Descendants are disappearing and seventeen-year-old Clocker Saira Elian is next on the list... 

Saira and Archer's romantic London summer is shattered by the bold kidnappings of Immortal Descendants. It's clear Mongers want control of the Descendant Families, and when they target a powerful Shifter, there's no doubt they will eliminate anyone who stands in their way. 

A split in time could be the cause of this new Monger aggression, and Saira, Archer and Ringo suspect their time-traveling nemesis Bishop Wilder. One dangerous world is exchanged for another when Saira and her friends track Wilder to the gloomy streets of Paris in 1429. They find the city besieged by marauding wolves led by a fanatical peasant girl who will be known to history as Joan of Arc. 

Crossing the time stream to repair it has dropped them into the heart of the Hundred Years' War on the eve of an epic battle, where the line between friends and enemies will be drawn in blood. To finally end the deadly game of cat and mouse with Wilder, Saira must confront her greatest challenge yet: the truth about her changing Nature.

The Immortal Descendants: Books 1-3

April White

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**Marking Time is the winner of the 2016 Library Journal Indie E-Book Award**

A limited edition boxed set of the first three books in the time travel fantasy series with over 1200 five-star reviews. Includes the exclusive short story "The Gift." This five-book series is complete.

“A rich, satisfying mix of romance, horror, and time travel." - Kirkus Reviews (Marking Time)

Saira is a young woman who has no idea she’s “special”. No one has explained to her that she is descended from a unique family, and if she were to trace one of the strange spirals she finds, she could end up lost in time. So when her mother disappears, Saira survives as she always has – until one night she finds herself transported back to Whitechapel, London in 1888, on the night of Jack the Ripper's double murders.

And that's just the beginning...

"An enthralling mystery, wrapped in a thriller, tied with a romantic bow." LitBuzz Reviews

"April White is a consummate story teller who weaves historical events into a fast paced story through time. A great plot, intriguing characters that you'll instantly care about, and beautiful writing that is some of the best I've ever read." G. Elliot, Author

The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Four Presidents and Race in America

April Ryan

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2016 NAACP Image Award Nominee, Essence Top 10 books of 2015, African American Literary Show Inc. 2015 Best Non Fiction Award

When the award-winning
The Presidency in Black and White first appeared, readers were captivated by journalist April Ryan’s compelling behind-the-scenes look at race relations from the epicenter of American power and policy making—the White House. As a White House correspondent since 1997, Ryan provides unique insights on the presidencies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. In the updated paperback edition, Ryan contributes a new afterword, chronicling the country’s growing racial divide, the end of the Obama era, the increasingly contentious Trump White House, and prospects for race relations in the Trump presidency.

At Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White

April Ryan

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Winner of the African American Literary Show Award for Best Non-Fiction

In her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversation from the White House to every home in America. At Mama’s Knee looks at race and race relations through the lessons that mothers transmit to their children. As a single African American mother in Baltimore, Ryan has struggled with each gut wrenching, race related news story to find the words to convey the right lessons to her daughters. To better understand how mothers transfer to their children wisdom on race and race relations, she reached out to other mothers—prominent political leaders like Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett, celebrities like Cindy Williams, and others like Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, whose lives have been impacted by prominent race related events. At a time when Americans still struggle to address racial division and prejudice, their stories remind us that attitudes change from one generation to the next and one child at a time.

Features interviews with:
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; John Lewis, congressman; Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Secretary of State, Presidential candidate; Cindy Williams, actress known for role of Shirley on Laverne & Shirley; Cory Booker, United States senator; Christopher Darden, OJ Simpson prosecutor; Michael Cole, actor best known for role of Pete on The Mod Squad; Valerie Jarrett, presidential advisor; Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy; Iyanla Vansant, author, life coach and television personality; Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist; President Barack Obama; and President Jimmy Carter.

Philadelphia Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From The City Of Brotherly Love

April White

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Not long ago, Philadelphia’s culinary identity could be described in one word: Cheesesteak. But today you’re as likely to hear food lovers discussing Iron Chef Jose Garces, restaurant mogul Stephen Starr, Marc “Is this the Best Italian Restaurant in America?” Vetri, and the gelato genius of Capogiro. You’ll find them crowding into Honey’s Sit ‘n’ Eat for a Jewish-Southern brunch, lining up for bespoke cocktails at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., and planning a year in advance for dinner at Talula’s Table. And these Philly food devotees are always hungry for more.

 

One thing hasn’t changed since the city’s cheesesteak days, when friendly rivalries between vendors earned the humble sandwich its place atop Philly foodie lore. The personalities—the talented, memorable chefs in the city’s kitchens—are the driving force behind the city’s current restaurant revolution. Philadelphia Chef’s Table captures this vibrant moment in Philadelphia’s dining scene through recipes from and conversations with more than fifty of the city’s most influential and well-known chefs.

A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One

Elizabeth Hunter

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"No secret stays hidden forever."

A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mysterious manuscript he's hunted for over five hundred years. He never expected a young student librarian could be the key to unlock its secrets, nor could he have predicted the danger she would attract.

Now he and Beatrice De Novo follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, though the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation hundreds of years in the making. 


History and the paranormal collide in A Hidden Fire, the first book in the bestselling Elemental Mysteries series and semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012.