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Our Broken Pieces

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By: Sarah White Location: FIC WHI Genre: Romance From Wattpad phenom Sarah White comes a steamy teen romance about one girl’s quest to find herself after a traumatic breakup. “The betrayal came out of nowhere. If I didn’t see it for myself , I would have never believed that either of them was capable of hurting me so deeply.” The only thing worse than having your boyfriend dump you is having him dump you for your best friend. For Everly Morgan the betrayal came out of nowhere. One moment she had what seemed like the perfect high school relationship, and the next, she wanted to avoid the two most important people in her life. Every time she sees them kiss in the hallways her heart breaks a little more. The last thing on Everly’s mind is getting into another relationship, but when she meets Gabe in her therapist’s waiting room she can’t deny their immediate connection. Somehow he seems to understand Everly in a way that no one else in her life does, and maybe it’s bec

Paris Adrift

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By:E.J.Swift Location: Fic SWI Genre: Sci Fi fantasy "It's magical, ethereal, straight up gorgeous. " Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift is a science fiction fantasy read that features time travel through various times in Paris. "What an utterly delightful time-travel/atmospheric tale of freedom, choice, and Paris. I was struck by just how descriptive and easy the text flowed, but then I was sucked in to all the different time periods as I drifted through the theater of 1875, from catacombs to bohemians, from Moulin Rouge to Moulin Vert... all the way to 2017 with crowded bars and modern woes... to a dystopian and war-torn future of 2042 that includes time travelers and the ever dreaded and alluring Anomaly in the timestream."- Bradley The Time Machine meets Midnight In Paris  P aris Was Supposed to Save Hallie. Now...Well, Let's Just Say Paris Has Other Ideas. There's a strange woman called The Chronometrist who will not leave her alon

The Book Jumper

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By: Mechthild Glaser Location: FIC GLA Genre: Fantasy- Book about Books argghhh cover art!!!!! "Suspense, action, love and humor: As a reader one wishes one could plunge into the world of books like Amy!" --Bookmark Magazine How many of us have wished we could jump into the worlds of our favorite characters and hang out with them? If I were a mutant, maybe this would be my super power:) reckons TL Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House--but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her

The Keeper of Lost Things

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By: Ruth Hogan Location: FIC HOG Genre: Nice Fiction ( I am sick of dark fiction- this is nice fiction) Once in-awhile a book comes along that feels a little lacy, dressy, decorous, cultivated, rosy, sweet, courteous, cordial, romantic, a little mysterious, quirky, touching, sad, humorous, warm, cozy, and loving. AND YOU’RE UP FOR THE TASK!  Elyse   Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrews last Stand- "From the attention-grabbing opening paragraph, to the joyful conclusion, Ruth Hogan has stirred together a charming fairy tale in which the people may be more lost than the things; and generosity and compassion may be the key to finding a way home. Also there are dogs. Delightful" Fabulous Magazine  "This mystical and spiritual tale is a joyous read that will broaden your imagination and warm your heart * OK!" A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make

The Story of Design

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By: Chalotte and Peter Fiell Location: NF 745.4 FIE Genre: Design This books is very cool- a really solid coffee table book. Each section is rather short (between 5 and 10 paragraphs per section).  It is full of fascinating images (and the glossy paper they use smells divine!). The content ranges from ancient times and covers into the modern era. Overall a great book. Not one you can read in one sitting, but one that you can have on your table for years and enjoy in short bits at a time.  What do I see on a flick through: Steam Power Bluebird 566 Radio The terminal at Kennedy Airport Cutlery Saab Car Polyprop chair The Sex Pistols album cover Urban Bikes iPhone5 Cast iron Cooking pot This book is fun!!!!!  

The 57 Bus

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By: Dashka Slater Location: NF 920 SLA Genre:  True Hate Crime- Teenagers - LGBT A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives  Using information garnered from interviews, social media, public records, and surveillance videos, journalist Dashka Slater expands - in an unbiased manner - on her article published in the New York Times Magazine in January of 2015 to create the full story in book form. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely

Elmet

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By: Fiona Mozley Location: FIC MOZ Genre: Literary Fiction- Man Booker "I was so impressed with this debut novel which was nominated for the 2017 Booker Prize. Fiona Mozley covers a lot of ground - family love and loyalty, moral questions over fairness and greed and how justice is realized ."- Angela “We all grow into our coffins, Danny. And I saw myself growing into mine.”       “It wasn’t all that wonderful, all the time. Those men who would come together so naturally to support one another would go home drunk and beat their wives.” Ewart was caught for a moment. Vivien continued. “There are dreams, Ewart, and there are memories. And there are memories of dreams.”   Fresh and distinctive writing from an exciting new voice in fiction, Elmet is an unforgettable novel about family, as well as a beautiful meditation on landscape. Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life wit

The Crow Girl

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By: Erik Axl Sund Location:FIC SUN Genre: Thriller- Horror ABOUT THE AUTHOR- BECAUSE IT IS FASCINATING!   Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of Swedish author duo Jerker Eriksson (b. 1974) and Håkan Axlander Sundquist (b. 1965). Håkan is a sound engineer, musician and artist. Jerker has been the producer of Håkan's electro punk band iloveyoubaby! and currently works as a librarian in a prison. Erik Axl Sund is the author of three novels so far: Crow Girl (2010), Hunger Fire (2011) and Pythia's Instructions (2012). Together, they form the trilogy about Victoria Bergman. These dark and addictive novels became an immediate success, both critical and commercial. The Victoria Bergman trilogy is the latest literary phenomenon in Swedish crime fiction and a milestone in contemporary crime fiction in general. The most terrifying thriller you'll read this year It starts with just one body – the hands bound, the skin covered in marks. Detective Superintendent Jeanet

Metro 2033

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By: Dmitry Glukhovsky Location: FIC GLU Genre: Russian-  Post Apocalyptic-Gaming Book  So what’s the story? Well, the apocalypse has come and gone. Somebody pushed the button, and only the few who made it to the underground metro survived. They’re still there, decades later, unable to come out (except for Stalkers, who wear gas masks and protective gear). Pockets of civilisation have formed at different stations, each with their own politics, religions and mythologies. But there are things in the darkness, and there are things in the outside world that want in… Dirk The civilization most northern outpost, a lonely metro station, attacked by mysterious creatures that somehow have awoken in the recent war. The world lies in ruins, the surface is contaminated, and a prey to the sun's deadly rays. One last human remnant have sought protection in the Metro, the world's largest nuclear bomb secure bunker, where stations have been transformed into small ci

Senlin Ascends

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By: Josiah Bancroft Location: FIC BAN Genre: Sci Fi- Steampunk-Fantasy Series: The Books of Babel # 1 Don't bother coming to get this one out- my son has it! He said it is good! The first book in the word-of-mouth phenomenon debut fantasy series about one man’s dangerous journey through a labyrinthine world.  Cover Art!!!!!!! “Newcomers may expect the ringdoms of the Tower to be like the layers of a cake where each layer is much like the last. But this is not the case. Not at all. Each ringdom is unique and bewildering. The ringdoms of the Tower share only two things in common: the shape of their outermost walls, which are roughly circular, and the price of beef, which is outrageous. The rest is novel.” The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel in the world. Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and tyrants, of airships and steam

Foreign and Domestic

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By:A. J Tata Location: FIC TAT Genre: Thriller Series: Captain Jake Mahegan# 1      "Gripping and Gritty " We have the first three books in this series now on our library. One year ago, Captain Jake Mahegan led a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban. The mission ended in tragedy. The team was infiltrated and decimated by a bomb. An enemy prisoner was killed. Mahegan was4 dismissed from service--dishonored forever. Now, haunted by the incident, Mahegan is determined to clear his name. The military wants him to stand down. But when the American Taliban returns to domestic soil--headed by the traitor who ruined his life--Mahegan is the only man who knows how to stop him. Outside the law. Under the radar. Out for vengeance. . . "Love it! If you are looking for a strong plot written by a man with perfect insight into the military industrial complex, this is a book for you. The protagonist, Capt. Jake

The Belles

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By: Dhonielle Clayton Location:FIC CLA Genre: Fantasy - Young Adult Series: Belle#1 "If you’re in need of a whimsical yet dark fantasy novel, this is the one for y ou!" "The Belles is a monster hidden behind a pretty facade of dresses, magic, and beautiful writing" - Emily May I am a Belle. I control Beauty. In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle's powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle - the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater - and far darker - than she ever imagined. When the queen asks Camellia to break the rules she lives by to save the ailing princess, she faces an impossibl

Sing Unburied Sing

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By: Jesmyn Ward Location: FIC WAR Genre: Race, death and extremely messy family dynamics “A searing, urgent read for anyone who thinks the shadows of slavery and Jim Crow have passed, and anyone who assumes the ghosts of the past are easy to placate. It's hard to imagine a more necessary book for this political era" Celeste Ng, author of 'Everything I Never Told You',  This review is from Goodreads.com from Emily May "I washed my hands every day, Jojo. But that damn blood ain't never come out." Such a stunning book. Sing, Unburied, Sing captivated me almost instantly. THIS is how character-driven family dramas should be, and there's nothing quite like a nice bit of dysfunctional family drama to keep me turning pages. But I don't want to diminish the strength of this novel. It is a character study of a contemporary African-American family in Mississippi, but it is also a darkly beautiful story about ghosts . In the literal and

Far from the Tree

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By: Robin Benway Location: FIC BEN Genre: Contemporary Fiction Winner of the US National Book Awards 2017 When life falls apart, family sticks together! A contemporary novel about three adopted siblings who find each other at just the right moment. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including— Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mot

City of Saints and Thieves

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By: Natalie C. Anderson Location: FIC AND Genre: Mystery, Thriller- Vendetta A thriller set in Nairobi! A young adult contemporary standalone set in modern day Africa is a great new addition to the Youth Fiction genre! ‘‘If you’re going to be a thief, the first thing you need to know is that you don’t exist.’’ Street-thief Tina breaks in to the luxurious house where her mother was killed to steal from Mr. Greyhill and nail him for her mother’s murder. She is caught red-handed. Saved by Mr. Greyhill’s gorgeous son, Michael, the pair set in motion a cascade of dangerous events that lead them deeper into the mystery, and reveal dark and shocking secrets from Tina’s past. Tina and her mother fled the Congo years ago as refugees, trading the uncertain danger of their besieged village for a new, safer life in the bustling Kenyan metropolis. The corruption and politics of the Congo, and the gangster world of Sangui City, are behind Tina’s mother’s downfall. Is Tina toug

A Bear Called Paddington

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By: Michael Bond Location: FIC BON  Genre: Paddington Why has this never been in our library before- well it is now!!! THE ORIGINAL STORY OF THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE BEAR ! “A bear on Paddington Station?” said Mrs Brown in amazement. “Don’t be silly – there can’t be.” Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, this beautiful large-sized edition of a much-loved classic will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike. "This summer, I am attempting to balance my reading with some lighter fare. This is the perfect antidote to the intensity of the winter's books. Fun, frolicking, fantasy! What a wonderful bear! " 

Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories

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By: Vandana Singh Location:FIC SIN Genre: Short stores- Science Fiction      “A most promising and original young writer.”―Ursula K. Le Guin We think we’re all moving together through space and time at the same speed and in the same direction, yet the universe is far stranger than that. The stories in this collection explore and celebrate this world and others and characters who are trying to make sense of the people they meet, what they see, and the challenges they face. "While few of the stories really stood out to me as being exceptional, I enjoyed reading stories strongly imbued both with a non-Western (Indian) perspective and a strong environmental ethos. Her story "Sailing the Antarsa", which describes a colony world, in which all life is held as sacred, was particularly good in this regard; I would love to see this particular story expanded into a book" “Lovely! What a pleasure this book is . . . full of warmth, compassion, affection, hi

A Darker Shade of Magic

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By: V.E.Schwab Location: FIC SCH Genre: Fantasy- Adventure   We had this book, then it got lost and now we have it again. i think it was a darker shade of magic that made all that happen... Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from

Everless

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By: Sara Holland Location: FIC HOL Genre: Fantasy   Series:Everless #1 “Maybe I am a mystery— a secret— that needs unravelling...”   In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the powe

The Chalk Man

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By: C.J.Tudor Location: FIC TUD Genre: Mystery, Thriller “What shapes us is not always our achievements but our omissions. Not lies; simply the truths we don’t tell.” In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. In 2016, Eddie is fully grown and thinks he's put his past behind him, but then he gets a letter in the mail containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank--until one of them turns up dead. That's when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years

The Toy Makers

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By: Robert Dinsdale Location: FIC DIN Genre: Historical Fiction- Fantasy A dark enchanting, spectacularly imaginative novel perfect for fans of Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist and Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus ‘’Are you lost? Are you afraid? Are you a child at heart?’’   Do you remember when you believed in magic? It is 1917, and while war wages across Europe, in the heart of London, there is a place of hope and enchantment. The Emporium sells toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike: patchwork dogs that seem alive, toy boxes that are bigger on the inside, soldiers that can fight battles of their own. Into this family business comes young Cathy Wray, running away from a shameful past. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own… The novel follows Cathy, a pregnant young runaway, who finds herself at Papa Jack's Emporium in London. This is no ord

The Silver Music Box

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By: Mina Baites Location: FIC BAI Genre: Historical Fiction WWII- Holocaust A captivating cross-generational novel from German author Mina Baites about a Jewish family divided by World War II and an inheritance with the power to bring them back together. 1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country—a country that would soon turn against his own family. A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past. With the keepsake is a letter from Lilian’s mother, telling her daughter for the first time that she was adopted. Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grip

A List of Cages

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By:Robin Roe Location: FIC ROE Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary- Male POV   A remarkably gripping and moving tale of a life saved--in more than one way--by the power of friendship."--Emma Donoghue, best-selling author of Room   “Hate ricochets, but kindness does too.” "This book is at times harrowing and heartbreaking, at times hopeful. But what adds to this book's power is the fact that its plot isn't fantasy, and there are children dealing with these issues every day."- Larry- Goodreads When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian--the foster brother

Tempests and Slaughter

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By: Tamora Pierce Location:FIC PIE Genre: Fantasy Series: Numair Chronicles #1  "Tamora Pierce is a pillar, an icon,and an inspiration"-SarahJ Maas "Tempests and Slaughter is a thoroughly enjoyable high fantasy novel that I recommend to Tamora Pierce fans and newbies, like myself. Although I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to follow along clearly – with my lack of knowledge – there was no cause for concern. The novel is readable, concise, and highly entertaining. I am so very excited to continue the series, now that everything has been set up in the first novel."- Laura- Goodreads Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftove

La Belle Sauvage

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By: Philip Pullman Location:FIC PUL Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Series: The Book Of Dust #1 A new series from the controversial  author Phillip Pullman. "Malcolm tried to remember the fairy tales he knew. Could you bargain with fairies? Did they keep their promises? " Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy... Malcolm's father runs an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his dæmon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust--and the spy it was intended for finds him . When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, Malcolm sees suspicious characters everywhere; Lord Asriel, clearly o

This Savage Song

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By: Victoria Schwab Location: FIC SCH Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopia Series: Monsters of Verity #1 “The beautiful thing about books was that anyone could open them.” THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SAFE There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab , a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but

The Blade Itself

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By: Joe Abercrombie Location: FIC ABE Genre: High Fantasy and Cam Said Series: The First Law#1 What kind of genre is "Cam said". Cam is my son and if he says get a book- I get it. He is a Sanderson die hard, a Brian McClellan reader and a Brent Weeks devourer. If Cam says "get it" it becomes the genre of "Cam Said" Probably Nick would agree! This is good, because I have no idea about this genre, yet I know it is well read and I need people like Cam to recommend these books to me for our library! He begged me to buy him the second- I am a good mum- so I did. Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood.   Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he’s on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian – leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman

A Short History Of The New Zealand Wars

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BY: Gordon McLauchlan Location: NF 993.022 MCL Genre: New Zealand History  We all should know our story. I thought I was pretty informed, and then I read Witi Ihimaeras new books Moetu Sleeps Standing and I thought to myself where is Orakau? I goggled it. It is 21km from my front door- I thought I knew  but I didn't. The last few weeks I have been reading, driving, looking and searching in our local area of Waipa. This area is central to the Waikato Wars and it carries story of treachery, land grabbing, injustice, heroism and evil. I have just read an old local history about Cambridge- what amazing yarns it spins.  We all need to know these stories, even if they revolt us, or the truth is not what we want to hear- we need to hear it, we need to know these stories and make them known. The pain of the past needs acknowledging, its needs retelling, it needs new listeners. This book is perfect- read it! It is concise, it is well researched, it gathers the lessons learned from

I Believe In A Thing Called Love

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By: Maurene Goo Location: FIC GOO Genre: Romance “I believed, and still believe, that you can build your dreams brick by brick. That you can accomplish anything with persistence.”   “You can always control how hard you fight.” A funny young adult novel about a Korean-American girl who uses K-Drama techniques to snag the boyfriend of her dreams. Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She's for sure going to Stanford. But-- she's a disaster in romance, and her botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she's applied to everything else in her life.

The Border

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By: Steve Schafer Location: FIC SCG Genre: Thriller- Mexico border ! We gonna build a wall and a big one and they are gonna pay for it. A big wall. Yes a wall, a big one... This book is so topical with Trump ranting about his wall and the Mexican crossings. This book is about that border!! One moment changed their lives forever. A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens sneak into the Mexican desert, the hum of celebration receding behind them. Crack. Crack. Crack. Not fireworks--gunshots. The music stops. And Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys are powerless as the lives they once knew are taken from them. Then they are seen by the gunmen. They run. Except they have nowhere to go. The narcos responsible for their families' murders have put out a reward for the teens' capture. Staying in Mexico is certain death, but attempting to cross the border through an unforgiving desert may be as deadly as the secrets they are trying to escape... "Incredible life drama

The Language of Thorns

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By: Leigh Bardugo Location: Fic Bar Genre: Fantasy- fairy tales This book is exquisitely  illustrated- it is simply beautiful! "Bardugo is definitely at her best when writing short stories. These dark, haunting and beautifully-written little fairy tales had me reading at every spare moment."- Emily Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.  

Vicarious

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By:Paula Stokes Location: FIC STO Genre: SciFi- Thriller  Paula Stokes weaves together a series of mysteries and the story of an unbreakable bond between sisters in this unforgettable high-tech thrill rid e “In my experience everyone is a killer.” Baz’s eyes go cold. He leans back against the wall. “Or a victim. Some people just need a little coaxing to choose a side. ”   Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have always been inseparable. Together the two of them survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States. But they've escaped the past and started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be. Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose's ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it's bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities in t