Friday, November 30, 2018

New Fiction

Bluecrowne by Kate Milford
A Greenglass House Novel
"In 1810, Lucy Bluecrowne, twelve, is bored living ashore with her stepmother and half-brother until two nefarious strangers identify her little brother as the pyrotechnical prodigy they need for their evil plan." –WorldCat

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
"When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, her senior year starts off exactly as planned ... until she uncovers her boyfriend's dark secret.” –WorldCat

Buried Beneath the Boabab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
“A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband -- these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. But a girl's dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night.” –WorldCat

Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
“For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn't actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it's seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can't wait to leave behind.” –WorldCat

Everlife by Gena Showalter
Everlife; Book Three
“Tenley 'Ten' Lockwood knows the fate of the Everlife rests on her ability to unite the realms and destroy the Prince of Ravens. When betrayal leads to defeat and Ten finds herself bonded to the enemy, an unthinkable choice may be the only answer.” –WorldCat

Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Ember In The Ashes; Book Three
“Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger as the Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, Laia of Serra, and Elias Veturius all face increasing dangers.” –WorldCat

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Sequel to Wintersong
"Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King―who he was, who he is, and who he will be.” –WorldCat

The Dark Beneath The Ice by Amelinda Berube
“Something is wrong with Marianne. It's not just that her parents have finally split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital. She's losing time. Doing things she would never do.And objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close. Something is after her. And the only one who seems to believe her is the daughter of a local psychic.” –WorldCat

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns; Book Three
“Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown. But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. Her sisters are not dead but in hiding, and dealing with repeated visitations by a specter that may be the fabled Blue Queen, whose bony finger pointing out to sea urges them to return to Fennbirn. Jules, too, is being urged on to Fennbirn but in the role of a legion-cursed queen who will lead a rebel army to Katharine's doorstep.” –WorldCat

What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi
“Alternating journal entries chronicle the powerful fight for Mellie's right to choose after she becomes pregnant by rape.” –WorldCat

Words On Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
“Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren't there….It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can't. Still, there's hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.” - WorldCat

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Graphic Novels

Chimpanzee Chum by Vicki Low and Faith Erin Hicks
“In Chimpanzee Chum Kenneth Mtiti, an African village boy, befriends an orphan chimp after his father accidentally kills its mother. Kenneth needs to protect his new friend from humans and a school visit from real-life chimp expert, Jane Goodall, changes everything.” –WorldCat

In A Class Of Her Own by Kathleen Gould Lundy and Jeff Alward
In a Class of her Own tells the story of Ruby Bridges, the six-year-old girl who makes history in America in 1960 by being the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. What is she up against?” –WorldCat

Lumberjanes Vol. 8: Stone Cold by Shannon Watters
“Excited to have Barney starting their first week at the camp, the Roanokes run over to the Zodiac cabin, only to find everyone turned to stone! Between strange shadows and Diane being back, it looks like April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are going to have their hands full trying to find a cure for their friends ... as long as they don't look the wrong thing in the eye first.” –WorldCat

Nellie In The News by Claire Kelly and Faith Erin Hicks
Nellie in the News is the story of Rosie Freedman, a gifted young African-American girl who drops out of school when her family falls on hard times. It is only when she meets Nellie Bly, a journalist on an amazing mission, the Rosie starts to dream again.” –WorldCat

Nomad King by Jack Booth
“Temujin, king of Mongolia, extends his power and empire beyond Mongolia and China. Includes historical facts and timeline.” –WorldCat

Rescue In Rwanda by Nicholas Woolley
“A young doctor working for a relief organization arrives in Rwanda as violence escalates.” –

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson
"’Speak up for yourself -- we want to know what you have to say.’ From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless -- an outcast -- because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her.” –WorldCat

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
“Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!” –WorldCat

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
The Unwanted is an important, timely, and eye-opening exploration of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, exposing the harsh realities of living in, and trying to escape, a war zone.”  -WorldCat

Trapped In Gallipoli by Barbara Winter
“In the midst of the First World War, a young orphan named Duyal joins his uncle, Mustafa Kemal, commander of the Turkish forces, at Gallipoli. When the Allies attack, Duyal is captured by Australian soldiers and kept as a prisoner of war!” –WorldCat

Monday, November 26, 2018

New DVDs

A Plastic Ocean
“An international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors goes on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface our seemingly pristine ocean. The result will astound viewers, just as it did our adventurers, who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.” –WorldCat

First Peoples
“200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are 7 billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors beat the odds and spread from continent to continent? What was the secret to their success? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research.” –Container

Good Things To Do
“Our planet's quest for sustainability takes many forms. One such effort has yielded results that could very well teach all of us methods of success. The Danish island of Samsa is an experimental site for renewable energy production: wind turbine farms, biomass power plants, and solar panels. All are used to generate electricity, heat, and hot water for the island. This green revolution is showing the world that Denmark can change our relationship with energy resources, and those at the forefront of the revolution have a new mission: to make Denmark completely eco-sustainable by 2030.” –Container

Killer Floods
“Scientists investigate floods occurring in the remote past that evidence shows to have been of a magnitude far greater than even the more extreme floods of today. The possibility of such floods recurring and the connection between cataclysmic floods and climate change are discussed.” –WorldCat

Making North America
“Mighty, elemental forces molded North America. Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space all shaped our land. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents a bold and sweeping biography of our continent and how it came to be.” –Container

The Great Human Odyssey
“Dr. Niobe Thompson takes a journey of discovery in the footsteps of our human ancestors, and unlocks the mystery of our unlikely survival and miraculous emergence as the worlds only global species.” –WorldCat

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
“In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.” –WorldCat

Thursday, November 22, 2018

New Fiction

American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
“Brothers Teodoro and Manny Avila take a road trip to address Manny's PTSD following his tour in Iraq, and to help T. change his life and win the heart of Wendy Martinez. Includes information and resources about PTSD.” –WorldCat

And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
"Presents a twist on themes from Moby Dick in the story of a proud warrior whale pod that attacks a ship before pursuing a near-mythical adversary on a vengeful hunt that risks the worlds of both whales and humans." –WorldCat

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
“When Corey moves away from Lost Creek, Alaska, she makes her friend Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. With every hour, Corey's suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets--but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter.” –WorldCat

Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
“When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they join Sherman's march through Georgia. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them, but even as hope glimmers, there are many hardships yet to come. When she meets a free black named Caleb, Mariah dreams in a way she never dared . . . of a future worth living and the possibility of true love. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the difficult march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever.” –Amazon

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
“Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone's hero and a social media superstar after a chance encounter with Connor just before his suicide leads others to believe Evan was his only friend.” –WorldCat

From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon
“Told through letters, this is the story of aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra, who learns a lesson about love while directing a movie for the Midsummer Night arts festival, in which her longtime crush and his twin brother are also participating.” –WorldCat

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins
“Follows six teenagers as they are brought into close contact over the course of one tense week, in a town with political and personal tensions that build until one fires a fatal gunshot.” –WorldCat

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
"In a world where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world.” –WorldCat

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
“At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS.” –WorldCat

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
“After being punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift, Father Time returns to Earth along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.” –WorldCat

The War Outside by Monica Hesse
"World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado--until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. Thrown together at Crystal City, a family internment camp, Margot and Haruko find solace in their growing, secret friendship. But in a prison the government has deemed full of spies, can they trust anyone-even each other?" –WorldCat

When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer
“T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol and boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she's not developing schizophrenia. But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can't abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf's life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way.” –Amazon

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New Biographies

Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything by Aly Raisman
“Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games-and beyond.” –WorldCat

Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey by Ken Dryden
“This is the story of NHLer Steve Montador--who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015--the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries.” –WorldCat

Obsessed: A Memoir by Allison Britz
"A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder--and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side--in this powerful and inspiring memoir." -WorldCat
Proud: My Fight For The American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad
“Ibtihaj Muhammad's path to Olympic greatness has been marked with opposition and near-debilitating challenges because of her race, religion, and gender. As the only woman of color and the only religious minority on the U.S. women's saber team, she had to push past sterotypes, misconceptions, and negativity to find her own path to success and Olympic Glory. Her reflection provides an unflinching and honest portrayal of how she managed to stay true to herself and still play by the rules.” –Publisher

Stalin: A Biography by Oleg V. Khlevniuk
“This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator.” –Amazon

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything by Jane Hawking
"The wife of the reknowned British physicist describes their courtship and marriage, her years caring for his physical needs, his rise to prominence as a scientist and world celebrity, their bitter divorce, and later reconciliation." –Publisher

William the Conqueror: The Bastard of Normandy by Peter Rex
“A masterful biography of the Norman king who conquered England in 1066 and changed the country forever.” –WorldCat

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New Nonfiction

Canada’s Three Korean Wars by Bob Orrick
Canada’s Three Korean Wars is a capsule account of Canada’s army, navy, and air force during the Korean War.” –Publisher

Marching As To War by Pierre Berton          
"Between 1899 and 1953, three generations of young Canadians marched off to distant battlefields to fight in four different wars. From the African veldt to the fields of Flanders, the beaches of Dieppe, and the Korean highlands. The half-century also saw Canada transformed from an agricultural nation beholden to the British Empire to an industrial powerhouse closely linked to the Unites States.” –WorldCat

On War by Carl von Clausewitz
On War is a treatise about a military art which Prussian officer Carl Philipp Gottflib von Clausewitz had been working on for 15 years. It is commonly believed that Clausewitz's treatise had a greater impact on military leaders of the late XIX and XX centuries than any other book.” –Amazon

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege by Antony Beevor
“In August 1942, Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost; then, in an astonishing reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives.” –Amazon

The Korean War: A History by Bruce Cumings
“For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including an archive of captured North Korean documents, Bruce Cumings reveals the war as it was actually fought.” –Amazon

The Mythical Battle: Hastings 1066 by Ashley Hern
“The Battle of Hastings is one of the key events in the history of the British Isles. This book looks at themes such as how Harold died and why the English lost, but also at other crucial issues, such as the diplomatic significance of William of Normandy's claim to the English throne, the Norman attempt to secure papal support, and the extent to which the Norman and Anglo-Saxon armies represented diametrically opposed military systems.” –Publisher

The Norman Conquest by Teresa Cole
“A re-examining of the Norman Conquest of England, the genocide committed in northern England, the wholesale transfer of lands to Norman lords, and the Domesday Book designed to enable every last drop of riches to be extracted from a subdued kingdom.” –Publisher

The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games by Tony Perrottet
“Piecing together ancient eyewitness accounts, this history is a fascinating mix of the familiar and the wildly exotic, exploring the often harsh conditions the spectators endured, the bizarre events that were held, and even Plato's changing room pick up' lines.'” –Publisher.

Vimy by Pierre Berton
“The action is placed within the context both of the Battle of Arras, of which this attack was part, and as a milestone in the development of Canada as a nation.” –WorldCat

Monday, November 19, 2018

New Fiction

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
“As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated--scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.” –Publisher

After The Fire by Will Hill
“Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She's starting to see the lies behind Father John's words. Then a fire engulfs life as she knew it, and Moonbeam is forced outside The Fence into a world she does not recognize.” –WorldCat

American Panda by Gloria Chao
“A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.” –WorldCat

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
“In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother's stories of strong women of the Bible.” –WorldCat

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
“After her sister and song writing partner, Lea, dies in an automobile accident, seventeen-year-old Rumi is sent to Hawaii with an aunt she barely knows while she and her mother grieve separately.” –WorldCat

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
“The events of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein unfold from the perspective of Elizabeth Lavenza, who is adopted as a child by the Frankensteins as a companion for their volatile son Victor.” –WorldCat

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
“Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom's beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie's journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Albom reveals Annie's story.” –WorldCat

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness
"On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one. Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable in the modern world than they were in the 18th century." –Publisher.

What The Night Sings by Vesper Stamper
“Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.” –Publisher

Friday, November 16, 2018

New Fiction

Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
“Twelve-year-old Milo is stuck spending the winter holidays in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem-again! He will have to work with friends old and new to uncover clues in search of a mysterious map and a famous smuggler's lost haul.” –WorldCat

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
“In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—now a major motion picture, Love, Simon—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.” –Amazon

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
“Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons." – WorldCat

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen
“It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other.” –Amazon

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me: Book Four
“Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?” –WorldCat

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
“Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Displaced, along with her mother and father, from their home in Prague -- first to the capital city's ghetto, then northward to the Terezin settlement, and now to Auschwitz in Poland -- Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Fredy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees, becoming the librarian of Auschwitz.” – WorldCat

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Truly Devious; Book One
“Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym 'Truly, Devious.'” –WorldCat

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
“Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.” –WorldCat

Thursday, November 15, 2018

New Fiction

A Heart In A Body In The World by Deb Caletti
“When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run? So that’s what Annabelle does—she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain passes and suburban landscapes, from long lonely roads to college towns. She’s not ready to think about the why yet, just the how—muscles burning, heart pumping, feet pounding the earth. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person—The Taker—that haunts her.” –Amazon

A Room Away From The Wolves by Nova Ren Suma
“Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina's cruel father and start over. But before they could even leave town, Bina had a new stepfather and two new stepsisters, and a humming sense of betrayal pulling apart the bond with her mother-a bond Bina thought was unbreakable.” –WorldCat

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
“When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.” –WorldCat

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer; Book Two
“Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old. She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise. She was wrong. In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.” –WorldCat

Origin by Dan Brown
Robert Langdon Novels; Book Five
“Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.” –Amazon

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
“Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: when her mother committed suicide, she turned into a bird and flew to her native Taiwan. On her journey to find her mother, Leigh must face her family's past and move towards a future of forgiveness and love.” – WorldCat

The Golden Tower by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Magisterium; Book Five
“As Callum begins his final year at the Magisterium, he is estranged from most of his friends and a furtive darkness haunts him.” –WorldCat

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Fiction

9 From The Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan
“Beloved characters from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series star in these hilarious and imaginative new short stories, each set in a different one of the Nine Worlds from Norse mythology.” –WorldCat

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
“Sixteen-year-old Zarin is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from. So how is it that Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that." –Amazon

Bang by Barry Lyga
"Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend, Aneesa, to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out.” –Amazon

Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Empirium Trilogy; Book One
“Two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, hold the power to save their world… or doom it.” –Amazon

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Illuminae Files: Book Three   
“Kady, Ezra, Hanna, Nik, and 2,000 other refugees must return by container ship to Kerenza, where they meet Rhys, once close to Kady's cousin, Asha, and now their enemy.” –WorldCat

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
“Magic passed down through generations. An island where strange things happen. One summer that will become legend.” –WorldCat

The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
Carve The Mark; Book Two
“As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may--or may not--be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own.” –WorldCat

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen; Book Four
“Victory 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.” –WorldCat

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
“Best friends since childhood, Luke and Toby have dreamed of one thing: getting out of their dead-end town. Soon they finally will, riding the tails of Luke's wrestling scholarship, never looking back. If they don't drift apart first. If Toby's abusive dad, or Luke's unreliable mom, or anything else their complicated lives throw at them doesn't get in the way.” –WorldCat

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Fiction

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas
DC Icons; Book Three
“Selina Kyle's coming-of-age-story as she claws her way to the top of Gotham City's criminal underbelly and becomes Catwoman.” –WorldCat

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton
Rebel of the Sands; Book Three
“When gun slinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed she doesn't have a choice. Armed with only her revolver and her untameable powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn't exist.” –WorldCat

Immortal Reign: A Falling Kingdoms Novel by Morgan Rhodes
Falling Kingdoms: Book Six
“As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.” –WorldCat

Inferno by Julie Kagawa
Talon; Book Five
“What if dragons walked among us in human form? Enter a modern fantasy of heroes, sacrifice, forbidden love, and enemies turned allies who have no choice but to fight side by side.” –WorldCat

Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves
Blood Rose Rebellion: Book Two        
“After her cousin Matyas' blood breaks the Binding, effectively disarming the spell restricting magic to the elite Luminates, Anna Arden believes that the magical, inhuman Praetheria will be safe, Hungary will be independent of Hapsburg rule, and she can freely love the Romani Gábor, but instead by May 1848, Anna feels pressure to lend her support to opposing political factions, attempts to master her chimera nature, and ends up seeking the aid of the outlaw the King of Crows.” –WorldCat

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
“In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.” –WorldCat

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
The Trials of Apollo; Book Three
“The Greek god Apollo is still in the persona of ungifted human teenager Lester Papadopoulos. Now Lester and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor-- and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles-- somewhere in the American Southwest. But the longer he stays mortal, the weaker he grows ... and the less confident that he will be able to regain his place on Mount Olympus.” –WorldCat

The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead
Glittering Court; Book Three  
“Meet Tamsin, the Glittering Court's hard-angled emerald. Her outsized aspirations make her a fierce competitor, rising to the top of the ranks. But when the ship she boards for the New World is tragically lost at sea, she is quite literally thrown off-course.” –WorldCat

Traitor To The Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
Rebel of the Sands: Book Two
“Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she's fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.” –WorldCat

Wildcard by Marie Lu
Sequel to Warcross
“Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to. Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo.” – WorldCat

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel; Book One
“Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter- but did you know he really lived? The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects-the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until its too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.” –WorldCat

The Magician by Michael Scott
The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel; Book Two
“Fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman continue their magical training in Paris with Nicholas Flamel, Scatty, and the Comte de Saint Germaine, pursued by Doctor Dee and the immortal Niccolo Machiavelli.” –WorldCat

The Sorceress by Michael Scott
The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel; Book Three
“While armies of the Shadowrealms gather and Machiavelli goes to Alcatraz to kill Perenelle Flamel, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman accompany the Alchemist to England to find someone who can teach them Water Magic.” –WorldCat

The Necromancer by Michael Scott
The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel; Book Four
“Back in London, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman must determine whom they can and cannot trust as they search for both Scatty and an immortal who can teach Josh the magic of fire, while Doctor Dee and Machiavelli continue to seek power.” –Worldcat

The Warlock by Michael Scott
The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel; Book Five
“With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.” –WorldCat

The Enchantress by Michael Scott
The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel; Book Six
"The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power. And Danu Talis has yet to fall. The future of the human race lies in the balance--how will the legend end?” –WorldCat