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The Darkest Minds

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Alexandra Bracken

Amy W., Circulation is reading...The Darkest Minds

Nyxia Unleashed: The Nyxia Triad, Book 2

Monday, August 20, 2018
Scott Reintgen
Nyxia Unleashed: The Nyxia Triad, Book 2

Zen and the Art of Faking It

Friday, June 1, 2018
Jordan Sonnenblick
Zen and the Art of Faking It

Sara D., YS is reading...Zen and the Art of Faking It"

King's Cage

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Victoria Aveyard
King's Cage

Marybeth K., YS is listening to...King's Cage

Flunked

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Jen Calonita
Flunked

Jen R., Youth Services is reading...Flunked

Elsewhere

Friday, March 16, 2018
Gabrielle Zevin
Elsewhere

After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live." 

LOVE THIS BOOK!! This is one of my favorite books! I love how the author takes a spin on the after-life as something I would have never thought about and really got me thinking. I was drawn into the characters and couldn't put the book down. She has you truly caring for the characters and what happen to them. I would highly recommend this book to everyone!  Check our catalog

Jen R., YS

Another Day

Friday, February 16, 2018
David Levithan
Another Day

Imagine you wake up every day in the life of a stranger. Imagine you fall in love with the girlfriend of one of those strangers. What would you do to be with her? This is the life of “A.” A has been jumping between the lives of stranger for as long as A can remember. As a toddler, A thought that was how everyone lived. When people talked about doing things “tomorrow,” A didn’t understand. Now A is a teenager and wakes up in the life of Justin and falls in love with his girlfriend Rhiannon.  A struggles between maintaining the lives of the hosts and pursuing a relationship with Rhiannon. What would you choose?

Not only is it a great love story but it also challenges gender, race and body type presumptions in a way that's as entertaining as it is unexpected. I enjoyed every thing about this book. I loved the writing style, characters, story, and how it dealt with many important themes. I especially enjoyed reading from A's point of view.  Check our catalog

Sara D., Youth Services

The Red Queen

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Victoria Aveyard

The story of The Red Queen takes place in a dystopian society where the under-class are governed by the aristocrats. This is the first book in the series, and I listened to the audio-book version offered through our digital catalog and Overdrive. Having not read a summary of the book beforehand, I had expected something more along the line of books by Philippa Gregory, however, this book reminded me more of Divergent by Veronica Roth. It took a little while to visualize the type of world the author had built, but I found it entertaining.

This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

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Marybeth – Youth Services

 

The Lines We Cross

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Lines We Cross
The Lines We Cross

This is a young adult story about a girl who is an Afghan refugee in Australia and a boy, Michael, whose parents are very involved in an Aussie Values group that stands against accepting refugees.  Their paths cross at a protest and then again at school and they begin to get to know each other.  As they do, Michael begins to get a better understanding of what it means to be a refugee and who they are.  It is a timely novel, given the situation in today's world.  The Australian setting was also interesting to me because it is so similar to things we hear in the United States.  It was a quick and thought provoking read.

Laura G., Youth Services

Strands of Bronze and Gold

Monday, August 28, 2017
Jane Nickerson
Strands of Bronze and Gold

 

Romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale. Sophie is a seventeen-year-old girl, in the late 1800’s, who just lost her father.  Sophie receives, an invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, the godfather she has never met. When Sophie first arrives at Wyndriven Abbey in Mississippi, she is enchanted by the generosity of Monsieur Bernard de Cressac. She begins to hear rumors about her godfathers past wives. She soon becomes alarmed by what she hears.
 

The story is told in the first person as Sophie unravels the plan Monsieur Bernard de Cressac has for her. The author takes great care to describe that house and the grounds with all of it’s locked doors, dark secrets and hidden objects. The scene is set. Can Sophie solve the mystery of the 4 wives and save herself?  Check our catalog

Sara D., Youth Services

 

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