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The Cruelty

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By: Scott Bergstrom
Location: FIC BERG
Genre: Thriller/ Mystery 

“YA Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets The Bourne Identity, with a dash of Homeland.”
When Gwendolyn Bloom realizes that her father has been kidnapped, she has to take matters into her own hands. She traces him from New York City across the dark underbelly of Europe, taking on a new identity to survive in a world of brutal criminal masterminds. As she slowly leaves behind her schoolgirl self, she realizes that she must learn the terrifying truth about herself. To overcome the cruelty she encounters, she must also embrace it.

“There is a body count, but I was more interested in the aspect of a girl figuring out her identity,” Feiwel said. “Other publishers wanted to tone down the violence, but this is a superhero story. That’s why the movies bought it. And I wanted her to get the bad guys. In terms of empowerment, it’s very satisfying.” Adams said she, too, thought that Gwen would get a lot of leeway from readers b…

Faceless

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By: Alyssa Sheinmel
Location: FIC SHE
Genre: Young adult contemporary fiction!

We were told this is a MUST BUY from the Paper Plus- so we did!

“You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it's only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else's love.”
When Maisie is struck by lightning, her face is partially destroyed. She's lucky enough to get a face transplant, but how do you live your life when you can't even recognize yourself anymore? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student ...a normal girl. Now, after a single freak accident, all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did and didn't shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what 'lucky' really means.

"This is a brilliant story of identity, friendship, and acceptance. The writing was quick and easy, with short chapters keeping the story moving at a great pace." Kate

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At the Edge: Riding for My Life

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By: Danny MacAskill
Location: NF 796.60 MAC
Genre: Action man extraordinaire

I have spent many hours with the boys in my life watching this guy do crazy things on a bike, I appear to be disinteretsed but You p watch every minute- then I ban them eternally from trying ANY of this stuff on their bikes or unicycle! You probably can't do most of this on a unicycle- but I am sure Danny would try! This guy is crazy- but oh so entertaining and an incredible athlete who rides in stunning places!
This is his story...

I checked my balance and peered apprehensively at the sheer drop below. Once I felt comfortable, I radioed down to Stu.

'I'm just gonna unclip quickly,' I said.

My walkie-talkie crackled straight away. Stu sounded pretty stressed. 'Dude, keep the rope on!'

I edged forward, my hands and feet scoping out the summit for any loose rock. The ridge pinnacle was still only a meter wide, if that, but I felt pretty stable.

'This bit's fine,' I said. 'The…

Everything I need to know I learnned from StarWars

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By: Yoda and co
Location: PIC SMI
Genre:It is what is it

“Ohhh. Great warrior.Wars not make one great."
Feel like the weight of the galaxy is on your shoulders? Thinking about joining the dark side? To restore your inner peace with the Force, look no further than the timelessStar WarsLittle Golden Books! This inspirational collection features illustrations of epic scenes from the entireStar Warssaga.

I just could not resist getting this for our library, a star-wars pick me up book, that is inspirational and makes you smirk at the same time. It has EWOKS!!!!!!

“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

The Serpent King

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By: Jeff Zentner
Location: FIC ZEN
Genre: Young Adult- Mental illness

“If you're going to live, you might as well do painful, brave, and beautiful things.”
A dark, southern gothic novel about small-town dreams, love and grief.

Dill's father is in jail for an unspeakable crime. Shunned by the neighbours in their small religious Tennessee town, Dill and his mother try to make ends meet.

Dill’s only respite from poverty and prejudice are his two friends: Lydia and Travis. Travis is an oddball, finding sanctuary from his violent father in his obsession with an epic fantasy saga. Lydia is fast-talking and fiercely creative, pinning her hopes on her achingly cool fashion blog. Dill fears his heart will break when she escapes to a better life in New York.

Dill wants to get through his final year of high school in one piece. But there’s a dark secret at the heart of his family, a serpent poisoning his blood, filling him with despair. Dill must confront this legacy of madness and …

Whisper to me

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By: Nick Lake
Location: FIC LAK
Genre: Mental Health- Youth Fiction


It’s weird. I’m writing this to you, and you haven’t walked into my life yet. But I guess you already know when you first saw me.
It’s like a wood in ancient Greece, a leafy glade. I’m here, and the voice is here—the echo—and we’re just waiting for you, for the real action to start.
Which is soon.
Things are going to go fast from here.
Are you ready?
Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke. She’s trying to explain why. Why she pushed him away. Why her father got so angry when he saw them together. Why she disappears some nights. Why she won’t let herself remember what happened that long-ago night on the boardwalk. Why she fell apart so completely.

Desperate for his forgiveness, she’s telling the whole story of the summer she nearly lost herself. She’s hoping he’ll understand as well as she now does how love—love for your family, love for that person who makes your heart beat faster, and love f…

The Penguin Lessons

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By:Tom Mitchell
Location:NF 920 MIC
Genre: A true "penguin is my best mate" story

The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals.


'I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time'

Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn't need is a pet. What he really doesn't need is a pet penguin.

Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil…

Pax

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By: Sara Penny Packer
Location: FIC PAC
Genre: Animal Fiction of extreme goodness
Illustrated by: Jon Klassen who is still looking for his fish!

Charlottes Web x Watership Down

“Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace.”

"This book. Oh my. This story broke my heart and then healed it too. A beautiful beautiful story".- Katie
A moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen. Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by 'his boy', Peter. Now the country is at war and when his father enlists, Peter has no choice but to move in with his grandfather. Far worse than leaving home is the fact that he has to leave Pax behind. But before Peter spends even one night under his grandfather's roof he sneaks out into the night, determined to find his beloved friend. This is the sto…

Hell's Gate

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By: Bill Schutt and J.R. Finch
Location:Fic SCH
Genre: Thriller
Series: R.J.MacCready#1

"Two of the best adventure writers to hit the scene in a long time"- Clive Cussler

Bill Schutt is a biology professor at LIU Post and a research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History.
Raised on Long Island by parents who encouraged his love for turning over stones and peering under logs, Schutt quickly grew a passion for the natural world, with its enormous wonders and its increasing vulnerability. He received his PhD in zoology from Cornell and has published over two dozen peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from terrestrial locomotion in vampire bats to the precarious, arboreal copulatory behavior of a marsupial mouse. AND he writes WW11 Thrillers!

When a Japanese submarine is discovered abandoned deep in the Brazilian wilderness, a smart, adventurous, and tough zoologist must derail a catastrophic plot in Hell’s Gate.

1944. As war rages in Europe and …

Real People Books

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Powering up with Joseph Parker by David Riley
Girl on Fire- Jennifer Lawerence by Nadia Cohen
Adele By Sean Smith


Three famous people who have stories to tell. Great stories for you to read and be inspired by. A singer and an actor and a boxer- now there is a great mix! We have them- come on in and grab them!
Just to whet you appetite - a free fact from each
Yes, her real name is Adele! The average radio listener doesn’t know, however, that her full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.
Jennifer Lawrence a very sporty person. Growing up, she played basketball, field hockey and softball as a kid.... Field Hockey!!!! Good lady!!! Joesph Parkers nick name is.... "Explosive Joseph"! There we have it folks- come and read more!


The Hate U Give

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Check out these two YouTube clips from this stunning new book!

Elon Musk

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By: Ashlee Vance
Location: NF 920 VAN
Genre:  Biography- science- genius


Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our FutureThis book needs to be read by anyone who wants to know what our future is going to look like- why? Because this guy is creating it! South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academicall…

The Hate U Give

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By: Angie Thomas
Location: FIC THO
Genre: Real life stuff- the hard yards- a book that truel matters!


Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

"Stunning"- John Green

"The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen—people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right.
Maybe this can be it."


"There are those books that are important and timely, worthy of reading because of the social and/or political message that they send. They fill a gap in the market; they make waves. They need to exist. And there are other books that are well-written, emotionally-charged and unputdownable - books that are not important as such, just really good. But, on occasion, you find one of those rare wonderful creatures that is both important AND really amazingly good. The Hate U Give is one …

First and Then

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By: Emma Mills
Location: FIC MIL
Genre: Realistic Youth Fiction and Football

“Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this novel, a contemporary YA romance about love—for the unexpected boy, for a new brother, and for yourself. First & Then comes from Emma Mills, the YouTube vlogger and co-creator of the popular "life skills" channel, "How to Adult" which currently has over 160,000 subscribers.
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them - first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life. 

“A thousand electric cars…

The Everything Box

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By: Richard Kadrey
Location: FIC KAD
Genre: Fantasy
Series: (Another Coop Heist #1)

a dark and humorous story involving a doomsday gizmo, a horde of baddies determined to possess its power, and a clever thief who must steal it back . . . again and again.
"The first in the "Coop Heist" series sets up a more humorous take on magic and the supernatural in the modern world as a thief with magical immunity is tasked multiple times to steal a box that holds the apocalypse or something along those lines. Looking for the box are various cultists, government agents, mobsters, zombies, demons, and an angel or two." Tom
22000 B.C. A beautiful, ambitious angel stands on a mountaintop, surveying the world and its little inhabitants below. He smiles because soon, the last of humanity who survived the great flood will meet its end, too. And he should know. He’s going to play a big part in it. Our angel usually doesn’t get to do field work, and if he does well, he’s certain…

Imposter Queen

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By: Sarah Fine
Location: FIC FIN
Genre: Fantasy
Series:  Imposter Queen#1

...brimming with magic, prophecies, friendship and betrayal...

“Our lives aren’t ours, darling,” she murmured. “We are only the caretakers of this magic. We don’t use it to protect ourselves—we use it only to protect the Kupari. They call us queens, but what we really are is servants.”
― Sarah Fine, The Impostor Queen


Sixteen-year-old Elli was only a child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic in service of her people. The only life Elli has known has been in the temple, surrounded by luxury, tutored by magic-wielding priests, preparing for the day when the queen perishes—and the ice and fire find a new home in Elli, who is prophesied to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced…

Thief of Lies

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By: Brenda Drake
Location: FIC DRA
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Library Jumpers #1

“Sentinels are sort of like Mary, aren’t we?” His voice was quiet. “We’re alone in the world, taken from our true parents. I like to think of the libraries as our secret garden. Our escape.”
― Brenda Drake, Thief of Lies

Teleporting into the Paris library and the premise of being able to jump to libraries around the world through magical books, protected by magical knights against magical and demonic creatures, with skilful wizards on both sides!
YES PLEASE!
Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across…

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

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By: Eric Lindstrom
Location: FIC LIN
Genre: Young Adult- - Mental Health

In A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, Eric Lindstrom, author of the critically acclaimed Not If I See You First, examines the fear that keeps us from exposing our true selves, and the courage it takes to be loved for who we really are.

In the vein of It's Kind of a Funny Story and All the Bright Places, comes a captivating, immersive exploration of life with mental illness.

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm's length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel's compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst--that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she's been h…

The Challenge

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By: Tom Hoyle
Location: FIC HOY
Genre: Young adult, adventure

Tom Hoyle writes some pretty smashing books, and this one is no exception. 'The Challenge' features an all male cast with Ben as the protagonist. Ben's best friend goes missing and Ben's life is turned upside down.
Queue the entrance of the twins, Sam and Jack, who take Ben under their wing and help him to become more popular. But this doesn't go to plan...
There is a fun internet game called The Challengeand Ben becomes involved. It starts off as an interesting and fun game but soon becomes evil and sinister as the activities Ben is asked to do turn more and more strange and dangerous.
The trouble is... once you are involved with The Challenge it is hard to get out!
I really enjoyed this book- and have asked Mrs Bichan to buy 30 more copies!




This Savage Song

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By:V.E.Schwab
Location: FIC SCH
Genre:  Urban fantasy-post-apocalyptic
Series: Monsters of Verity#1

 "Sin City PLUS Romeo and Juliet MINUS romance PLUS monsters."A post-apocalyptic world where monsters roam free.... “The beautiful thing about books was that anyone could open them.”
― Victoria Schwab, This Savage Song   “Monsters, monsters, big and small,
"They're gonna come and eat you all.
Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw,
Shadow and bone will eat you raw.
Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly,
Smile and bite and drink you dry.
Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal,
Sing you a song and steal your soul.
Monsters, monsters, big and small,
They're gonna come and eat you all!”
― Victoria Schwab, This Savage Song



There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the fu…

These Shallow Graves

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By: Jennifer Donnelly
Location: FIC DON
Genre: Historical Fiction

Be careful how deep you bury the past !
"A twisted tale of secrets, murder, love and revenge" USA Today.com
"Its fun, feminist and so fast paced that you will be whipping through the book to solve the mystery" Bustle.com
A New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed author of A Northern Light and Revolution.This thrilling mystery is perfect for fans of The Cellar and Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. It's a story of dark secrets, dirty truths, and the lengths to which people will go for love and revenge. Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon like all the girls in her class she ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo dreams of becoming a writer a newspaper reporter.
Wild aspirations aside, Jo s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. The story is that Charles Montfort shot himself while clea…

Life in a Fish Bowl

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By: Len Vlahos
Location: FIC VLA
Genre: Young Adult Tragicomedy




When Jared Stone discovers that he has terminal brain cancer, he decides to sell his life to the highest bidder on eBay. He gains the attention of a nun, a psychologically-disturbed man of leisure and wealth, a video-game playing teen, and a TV producer. When his posting is pulled down on eBay, only one person is left, the TV producer. So Jared and his family become the focus of a reality TV show and lose their privacy entirely. Jackie, Jared’s 15-year-old daughter, will not willingly participate in the show, figuring out how to avoid the crew and the cameras. But perhaps there is even more that she can do as she starts her own behind-the-scenes YouTube show that tells the truth about the editing and manipulation of her family by the reality show.- Tasha

Fifteen-year-old Jackie Stone is a prisoner in her own house. Everything she says and does 24/7 is being taped and broadcast to every television in America. Why?…

Zeroes

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By: Chuck Wendig
Location: FIC WEN
Genre: SciFi/Thriller

Is this topical or what....?

Cyber Espionage...
Hackers... 
Government survelliance

Combining the scientific-based, propulsive narrative style of Michael Crichton with the eerie atmosphere and conspiracy themes of The X-Files and the imaginative, speculative edge of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Zer0es explores our deep-seated fears about government surveillance and hacking in an inventive fast-paced novel sure to earn Chuck Wendig the widespread acclaim he deserves.

An Anonymous-style rabble rouser, an Arab spring hactivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll are each offered a choice: go to prison or help protect the United States, putting their brains and skills to work for the government for one year.

But being a white-hat doesn’t always mean you work for the good guys. The would-be cyberspies discover that behind the scenes lurks a sinister NSA program, an artificial intelligence code…

Three Dark Crowns

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By: Kendare Blake
Location: FIC BLA
Genre: Fantasy
Series" Three Dark Crowns #1

“Three dark queens
Are born in a glen,
Sweet little triplets
Will never be friends

Three dark sisters
All fair to be seen,
Two to devour
And one to be Queen”


Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. 

Katharine is a poisoner.  
Mirabella is an elemental .
Arsinoe is a naturalist.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen…

Freeks

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By: Amanda Hocking
Location: FIC HOC
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Amanda Hocking is a must buy- no matter what.  Probably because Mrs Rae demands me too, but also because she is a great writer- and a fantasy story set in a carnival with freeks-YES!!!

“It's not the amount of time that makes something real. It's what happens in that time," he said solemnly. "Each moment is weighted against the next, and the moments I've spent with you have been more meaningful than almost all the ones I've had before it.”
― Amanda Hocking, Freeks



Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculous…

Woven

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BY: Michael Jensen
Location: FIC JEN
Genre: Fantasy

The Princess Bride meets Ghost (the movie), with a little hint of The Matrix in there.
I have been trying to get this book for  a year or so, I just loved the cover, and finally I have managed to get a copy into our library. It is a stunning looking book inside and out- and the story....

"A unique story that has the nostalgic feeling of a beloved fairytale. I was immediately sunk into this book from page one. There is comedy, romance, adventure, action, magic, ghosts, what's not to love? If that doesn't sound like a great book to you, you are dead wrong. I read it so fast that it felt short but it's a decent size novel. I just fell so in love with the plot and the characters, I just wasn't ready for it to be over. It's amazing. "- Brittany


Two unlikely allies must journey across a kingdom in the hopes of thwarting death itself.

All his life, Nels has wanted to be a knight of the kingdom of Avërand. Ta…

The Passion for Dolssa

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By: Julie Berry
Location: FIC BER
Genre: Historical Fiction 

I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it.

Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all.

Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire, and wants Dolssa executed, too.

Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas.

When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers. But all of Botille’s tricks, tales, and cleverness can’t protect them forever, and …

Before I Fall- The Movie

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The book  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is super popular in our library- I think with the movie coming out I will order a couple more copies- it is always better to read the book first!! But this trailer- oh my.... it says it all!


Dream Strider

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By: Lindsay Smith
Location: FIC SMI
Genre: Fantasy


Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith, is a high-concept, fantasy spy novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.

I dream, mostly good stuff, some weird stuff. I remember them too, and I dream in colour.
In this book Livia can enter other peoples dreams...

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighboring kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.


"tense action and…

Cell 7

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By: Kerry Drewery
Location: FIC DRE
Genre: Sci/Fi- Dystopia

‘Behind bars. For your entertainment.’ 

Should she live or die? You decide

An adored celebrity has been killed. Sixteen-year-old Martha Honeydew was found holding a gun, standing over the body.

Now Justice must prevail.

The general public will decide whether Martha is innocent or guilty by viewing daily episodes of the hugely popular TV show Death is Justice, the only TV show that gives the power of life and death decisions - all for the price of a phone call.

Martha has admitted to the crime. But is she guilty? Or is reality sometimes more complicated than the images we are shown on TV?

The Journey

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By: Francesca Sanna
Location: PIC SAN
Genre:A real story- to real

This picture book left me silent. Mad. Sad. Angry. Hopeful. Frustrated. Determined!
Picture books speak, they tell complex stories simply. They make us reflect deeply within 50 pages often more than what a 320 page novel can..Maybe it is the combo of print  and art that illicit deep reactions from within.
Whatever it is- it works!

From the author: The Journey is actually a story about many journeys, and it began with the story of two girls I met in a refugee center in Italy. After meeting them I realized that behind their journey lay something very powerful. So I began collecting more stories of migration and interviewing many people from many different countries. A few months later, in September 2014, when I started studying a Master of Arts in Illustration at the Academy of Lucerne, I knew I wanted to create a book about these true stories. Almost every day on the news we hear the terms "migrants" and &…

Ninth City Burning

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By: J.Patrick Black
Location: FIC BLA
Genre: Aliens/SciFi/Dystopic

For fans of Ender s Game, Red Rising, and The Hunger Games comes an explosive, epic science fiction debut...
“I shouldn't be surprised―filtering the facts to present the rosiest possible picture is part of human nature―but I am.”

Cities vanished, gone in flashes of world-shattering destruction. An alien race had come to make Earth theirs, bringing a power so far beyond human technology it seemed like magic. It was nearly the end of the world until we learned to seize the power, and use it to fight back.
The war has raged for five centuries. For a cadet like Jax, one of the few who can harness the enemy s universe-altering force, that means growing up in an elite military academy, training for battle at the front and hoping he is ready. For Naomi, young nomad roaming the wilds of a ruined Earth, it means a daily fight for survival against the savage raiders who threaten her caravan.
When a new attack looms, …

Heartless

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By: Melissa Meyer
Location: FIC MEY
Genre:  Fantasy-Retelling

“When pleased, I beat like a drum. When sad, I break like glass. Once stolen, I can never be taken back. What am I?”
― Marissa Meyer, Heartless


A girl who has a talent for cooking magical confections that can alter a person's emotions catches the eye of the King of Hearts, who wants her for his bride. She will do anything to avoid this fate, particularly as she finds herself falling in love with the mysterious new court jester...

Heartless is an epic retelling of Alice in Wonderland, with the focus being on The Queen of Hearts.Its hard to imagine Catherine, who just wanted to open a bakery and fall in love, would ever become the short-tempered, unpredictable Queen of Hearts we all know.
Old characters, like the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat, appear with extra additions of Meyer's own invention

"I did not expect to enjoy Heartless as much as I did. I did not expect to warm up so much to this …

Carve the Mark

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By: Veronica Roth
Location: FIC ROT
Genre: Fantasy- SciFi- Dystopia- The lot!!!!
Series: #1- Carve the Mark 

AUTHOR OF DIVERGENT!!
In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift
“I am a Shotet. I am sharp as broken glass, and just as fragile. I tell lies better than I tell truths. I see all of the galaxy and never catch a glimpse of it.”

This book is a tad controversial,the book has racial undertones, the author's allusion to chronic pain as a source of strength for one of the characters is another problematic issue.

"After the roller coaster of the last several years with the Black Lives Matter movement, the systematic oppression of Muslims, and the discussions I have had and read, I'm finding myself more and more sensitive to the plights of those who are oppressed. I want to give those people a voice rather than reinforce harmful views." Meg

So apart from the issues what is this book about? 

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet p…