Monday, October 19, 2020

New Fiction

Burn by Patrick Ness 
"Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe. Because the dragon knows something she doesn't. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit--and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself." -WorldCat 
Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones 
“Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves-his friend, David. Things go from bad to worse as Shane's dream of going to university is shattered and his grieving mother withdraws from the world. Worst of all, he and David have to hide their relationship from everyone. Shane feels that his only chance of a better life is moving to Toronto, but David refuses to join him. When yet another tragedy strikes, the two boys have to make difficult choices about their future together.” -WorldCat 
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett 
“According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Anges Nutter, witch, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. As the armies of good and evil converge on the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield, the Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse, War, Famine, Pollution, and Death, assemble. Atlantis is rising, fish are falling from they sky, everything seems to be going according to plan, except for unlikely angel and demon duo Aziraphale and Crowley, who have been living on Earth for millennia and become fond of the place. To prevent Armageddon, they must find and kill the Antichrist, but someone seems to have mislaid him.” -WorldCat 
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
“In 1973, when a renowned Canadian behavioral psychologist pursues his latest research project--an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills--he brings home a baby chimpanzee named Zan, and asks his thirteen-year-old son to treat Zan like a little brother.” -WorldCat 
Mayday by Karen Harrington
“Twelve-year-old Wayne Kovok loses his uncle to war and his voice to a plane crash in the same year and must learn to speak up as he navigates relationships with his father, grandfather, and new friend, Denny Rosenblatt.” -WorldCat 
Restart by Gordon Korman
“Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?” -WorldCat 
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
“A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world.” -Amazon 
Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry 
"Three sisters in San Antonio are shadowed by guilt and grief over the loss of their oldest sister, who still haunts their house." -Amazon 
Warcross by Marie Lu
When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.” - WorldCat