New YA Fiction

Bookworm3What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard: After glimpsing an older man in a room with a dead girl, sixteen-year-old Allie, who has a life-threatening allergy to sunlight, discovers she is the lone key to stopping a serial killer.

The Kiss by James Patterson: For the first time in their lives, Wisty and Whit Allgood find themselves at odds as Wisty is drawn to a mysterious and magical stranger named Heath.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.

House of Secret by Chris Columbus: Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.

The Kill Order by James Dashner: Mark and Trina struggle to survive as modern civilization is destoryed by sun flares and mutating diseases.

Panic by Sharon M. Draper: As rehearsals begin for the ballet version of Peter Pan, the teenaged members of an Ohio dance troupe lose their focus when one of their own goes missing.

Light by Michael Grant: Answers to every mystery of the FAYZ are revealed, unexpected heroes emerge as sacrifices are made, and the Darkness is finally conquered by a force even more powerful than itself in this conclusion to the Gone series.

Son by Lois Lowry: Answers to every mystery of the FAYZ are revealed, unexpected heroes emerge as sacrifices are made, and the Darkness is finally conquered by a force even more powerful than itself in this conclusion to the Gone series.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer: Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth: Tris Prior survives the Erudite simulation attacks that occur, but. even though the Dauntless have been freed from Erudite mind control, a war develops and secrets emerge.

Roxi Reviews

Roxi Wilkinson has graciously agreed to share some of her recent reads with us. The following review is part of an ongoing series of guest posts written by Roxi:

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout is the story of two brothers who escaped their life in Maine as soon as high school ended. They are both lawyers.  Jim, a successful corporate lawyer and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney. Their lives are sent spinning when their sister calls, desperately needing help with her lonely teenage son. The adult children struggle with their current issues as well as their past; a tragic death of their father. Strout is a brilliant storyteller, weaving humanity’s deepest desires and sorrows into a masterpiece. I feel blessed to have found this book.

Strout is a Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge which I hope to checkout soon!

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Free Etsy Workshops!

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Turn your hobby into an online business! The library will be offering two FREE workshops on Etsy – an online marketplace for handmade items, vintage, and craft supplies.

Etsy I: Setting up Shop will be held Thursday, May 9th 
& Etsy II: Special Features will be held on Thursday, May16th.
Both will be from 6-8pm in Community Room A.
Participants need to have good working knowledge of using the internet. A limited number of laptops are available for workshop use on a first come, first serve basis. Participants are welcome to bring in their personal laptops. Space is limited, and you may reserve you seat by contacting the library at 762-1387.