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Superman- Dawnbreaker

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By: Matt De La Pena Location: FIC  Genre: Superman... of course The blockbuster DC Icons series that began with Leigh Bardugo's  Wonder Woman , Marie Lu's  Batman , and Sarah J. Maas's  Catwoman  continues with the story of the world's first super hero - SUPERMAN - from award-winning #1  New York Times  bestselling author MATT DE LA PE√ĎA. Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger, better than everyone around him.  He knows drawing attention to himself could be dangerous but lately it's difficult to stay in the shadows. A dark secret is lurking in Smallville and he's not the only one hiding something. With his best friend, Lana Lang, at his side, Clark is determined to discover what evil lies below the surface of their small town. But there are secrets in Clark's past that threaten to destroy the future Man of Steel. Before he can save the world, he must save Smallville "Superman's not my go-to superhero but I've enjoyed the rest of th

Rosie Loves Jack

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By: Del Darbon Location: FIC DAR Genre: Romance. Downs Syndrome Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home. Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though people might think a girl like Rosie could never survive on her own. See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story. "Rosie loves Jack is a marvellous, beautiful and heartbreaking debut novel, enlightening the reader about Down's Syndrome. The book is a story of Rosie a sixteen year old, suffering with Down's Syndrome who is in love with Jack. Jack has temper and anger issues, which conduce to the separation of Rosie and Jack. Due to which he was sent off to Brighton. Jack went to write postcards to her, but sadly it never reaches her, until one day she finds out that her father has deliberately hidden the

Bloodleaf

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By: Crystal Smith Location: FIC SMI Genre: Fantasy  The cover art......  "A phantasmagorical wonder that will keep you guessing until the very last page" Laura Sebastian Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life? "Rating-5/5 Stars Usually cover sucker me into making me want to read the synopsis and want to read

The Wicked King

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By: Holly Black Location: FIC BLA Genre: Fantasy Series: Folk of the Air #2 You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

A Thousand Perfect Notes

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By: C. G. Drews Location: FIC DRE Genre: Young Adult, Romance An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope. “Chocolate is a substance worth existing for” “Music is nothing unless it fills your soul with colour and passion and dreams” Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence. When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it "A Thousand Perfect Notes was a beautiful tribute to music, what family TRULY is, and t

The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree

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By: Paola Peretti Location: FIC PER Genre: Contemporary Junior Fiction- Nice Story "...it’s a book with a lovely message about self-acceptance and the importance of friendship" A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story.  For fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly Mafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing: some time in the next six months her sight will fail completely. Can Mafalda find a way through a seemingly dark future and still go to school, play football and look after her beloved cat? With the help of her family, and her friends, Mafalda needs to discover the things that will be important to her when her sight has failed. A moving, empowering tale of courage and determination that will inspire young and old.

Enchanted

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By: Gita  Trelease Location: FIC TRE Genre: Historical, Fiction and Fantasy- the best combo! Versailles- it is set in Versailles!!!!!!! Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians... When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. With dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine’ and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. There, she gambles at cards, desperate to have

Dry

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By: Neal and Jarrod Shusterman  Location: FIC SCH Genre:  Thirsty Dystopia “...and I realize that this is the true core of human nature: When we've lost the strength to save ourselves, we somehow find the strength to save each other.” “As far as authority is concerned, calm people quietly dying is a lot easier to deal with than angry people fighting for their lives.”   Everyone's going to remember where they were when the taps ran dry. The drought—or the tap-out, as everyone calls it - has been going on for a while. Life has become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t take long showers, don't panic. But now there is no water left at all. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation and violence. When her parents go missing, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive "...AND IT MADE ME SO THIRSTY.  That&

Becoming Karem

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By: Karem Abdul- Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld Location: NF 920 ABD Genre: Basketball real story! A  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER!  The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's life was packed with "coaches" who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar's life and sparked him to become an acti

Two Can Keep A Secret

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By: Karen McManus Location: FIC MCM Genre: Mystery, Thriller Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it. It's where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen's murder five years ago made national news. And where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother she barely knows, after her failed-actress mother lands in rehab. No one knows what happened to either girl, and Ellery's family is still haunted by their loss. Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen's death. His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace. His mother's remarriage vaulted her and Malcolm into Echo Ridge's upper crust, but their new status grows shaky when mysterious threats around town hint that a killer plans to strike again. No one has forgotten Malcolm's brother-and nobody trusts him when he suddenly returns to town. Ellery and Malcolm both know it's hard to let go when you d

How to Tame a Human Tornado

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By: Paul Tobin Location: FIC TOB Genre: Adventure, SciFi Series: The Genius Factor The adventures continue for sixth-grade genius inventor Nate Bannister and his best friend Delphine in the third book of The Genius Factor series. It's Friday the 13th again, and Nate hasn't just done one really outrageous thing. He hasn't even done THREE crazy things like normal. No, this time he's gone and hidden his science vials full of his inventions throughout the town of Polt. He's trying to avoid the Red Death Tea Society as always, who continue to hunt him down. They know where Nate lives now, so his only choice is to conceal his experiments in places they wouldn't think to look. But things are about to go very, very wrong, including: an overwhelming amount of toads in Polt, zebras running wild, and lightning storms that won't quit. Nate and Delphine have been in lots of trouble before, but this is their most disastrous Friday the 13th yet . . . and we can't