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Laser Tag on June 15th, 2018

In two weeks from this posting, we’ll be having laser tag in the library!

To kick off summer reading, we have an evening of fun planned on June 15th. First, we’ll have a Beatles tribute concert featuring New England’s best Beatles tribute band, 4EverFab, on the library lawn starting at 6:30 PM.

Then, at 9 PM, forty teens—that’s anyone going into 6th grade and up in the fall—will be invited to play laser tag in the library. Two teams at a time will compete for glory among the stacks, and there will be snacks, pizza, and soda. All participants will win a door prize! The fun will go until midnight.

But if you want to be one of the laser warriors, you’ll need to do a couple of things. First, you need to sign up on the library website. Then, you’ll need to returned a completed Laser Tag Liability Release to the reference desk.

Register online, turn in those forms, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

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New Books This Week (June 18th, 2018)

Summer reading sign-ups have begun! While you’re filling out your registration, check out some of these new arrivals in the teen section. Just remember: you can’t count your time spent reading until June 25th!

 

Fiction

We Are All That's Left, by Carrie Arcos.We Are All That’s Left, by Carrie Arcos.
Philomel Books, 2018.

“Zara and her mother, Nadja, have a strained relationship. Nadja doesn’t understand Zara’s passion for photography. And Zara doesn’t know how to reach beyond their differences and connect with a closed-off mother who refuses to speak about her past. But when a bomb explodes as they’re shopping at a local farmers market, Zara is left with PTSD—and Nadja is left in a coma. Without the opportunity to get to know her mother, Zara is faced with questions—not just about her mother, but about faith, religion, history, and her own path forward.

“Told in chapters that alternate between Zara’s present-day Providence, Rhode Island, and Nadja’s childhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s Bosnian War, We Are All That’s Left is a beautifully written, heartrending nvoel that shows the power of struggle and tragedy—across decades, generations, and borders—to provide connection, healing, and love.” From the publisher.

 

The Gone Away Place, by Christopher Barzak.The Gone Away Place, by Christopher Barzak.
Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

“A little after eight in the morning, Ellie Frame picked a fight with her boyfriend, Noah, in the parking lot of their high school. A little while later, the high school, the town of Newfoundland, and much of the surrounding counties were obliterated by a series of tornadoes. In the wake of the storms, more than ninety people were dead, among them most of Ellie’s friends, dozens of people she’d known since childhood… and Noah.

“They were all gone, just like that.

“Now, in the broken days and weeks that follow, Ellie begins to play a game called ‘I’m fine’ with anyone who asks how she’s doing. Because in addition to the horror of losing so many, she is now seeing people she knows are no longer there: the boy next door who had a secret crush on her; her best friend, Becca, whose complicated relationship with her mother has grown even darker; and Ingrid, the strange, reclusive girl whom Noah always took the time to be kind to.

“The one person she can’t find, however, is Noah.

“Capturing the voices of those who lived and those who died, Ellie’s account of the tragedy’s aftermath traces her journey from the pain of loss to the heartbreaking guilt of survival to the quiet hope that she’ll one day find herself again.” From the publisher.

 

Out of the Blue, by Sophie Cameron.Out of the Blue, by Sophie Cameron.
Roaring Book Press, 2018.

“Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie’s mum dies, mysterious Beings start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted—not a single one has survived.

“Eight months later, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh, intent upon catching one of the Beings alive. But Jaya can’t stand his obsession and refuses to join him and her little sister in their hunt for a miracle.

“Until the day a miracle happens to Jaya: a Being falls right at her feet and is still alive. Now she must make a decision: call her dad and notify the authorities, or hide the Being and try to nurse her back to health.

“Together with her friends, Jaya embarks on a journey of empathy and compassion to save a Being from another world—even as she struggles to accept herself and learn to live in this one.” From the publisher.

 

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy, by B. T. Gottfred.The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy, by b. t. gottfred.
Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

“Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. Zee is starting to wonder herself. Could they be onto something?

“Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: Well, obviously.

“But there’s more to Zee and Art than anyone realizes.

“What develops is a powerful connection between two people who are beautiful in all the ways they’ve been told are strange. As they explore their own complex relationships to gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other. With his trademark frankness, b. t. gottfred delves inside both characters’ heads in this story about love and living authentically.” From the publisher.

 

Amal Unbound, by Aisha Saeed.Amal Unbound, by Aisha Saeed.
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018.

“Twelve-year-old Amal’s dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village’s ruling family. As punishment for her behavior, she is forced to leave her heartbroken family behind and go work at their estate.

“Amal is distraught but has faced setbacks before. So she summons her courage and begins navigating the complex rules of life as a servant, with all its attendant jealousies and pecking-order woes. Most troubling, though, is Amal’s increasing awareness of the deadly measures the Khan family will go to in order to stay in control. It’s clear that their hold over her village will never loosen as long as everyone is too afraid to challenge them—so if Amal is to have any chance of ensuring her loved ones’ safety and winning back her freedom, she must find a way to work with the other servants to make it happen.” From the publisher.

 

Graphic Novels

Legend Found, by Charles Soule.Legend Found, by Charles Soule.
Marvel Worldwide, 2018.

“General Leia Organa gave Poe Dameron an important task: locate the mysterious Lor San Tekka. And our hero may be closer than he thinks—but can he get the job done in time? Black Squadron faces their next assignment, but is it mission impossible? Not for Poe’s crew—which means it’s prison break time! Plus: Poe has never been one to follow the rules. So when he disobeys a direct order from General Organa and gets stranded in First Order space—with no ship and little oxygen—how will he survive? Meanwhile, Terex sets plans in motion to finally free himself from the grasp of the First Order! And the end of an era approaches as the force of Poe’s destiny draws him toward an awakening.” From the publisher.

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New Books This Week (June 4th, 2018)

We’re just two weeks away from the start of summer reading! While we get ready (and you sign up for laser tag) we have a couple new books to show off. Consider one of these as your inaugural read for the summer!

 

Nonfiction

How I Resist, by Maureen Johnson.How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation, edited by Maureen Johnson.
Wednesday Books, 2018.

“Stand up and speak out!

“Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they’re bound to inherit. But with much to stand up and shout about, where do they begin?

How I Resist is the way to start the conversation. An all-star collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features personal, sometimes funny, often irreverent, always instructive stories that will inspire reflection—and action.

“This guide will remind you that you are not helpless, and that you can be the change you wish to see in the world, in the news, and for your future.” From the publisher.

 

Graphic Novels

Animus, by Antoine RevoyAnimus, by Antoine Revoy.
First Second, 2018.

“Tucked away in a quiet Japanese neighborhood lies a peculiar playground.

“There, Hisao and Sayuri meet a masked ghost named Toothless. And there, one of their friends gets hurt.

“Now they must race against the clock to solve the mystery of who Toothless really is—and break the playground’s curse.

“Beautiful and eerie, Animus weaves an entrancing spell out of childish curiosity, folklore, friendship, and fears that lie deep in the human heart.” From the publisher.

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New Books This Week (May 28th, 2018)

Happy Memorial Day! The library isn’t open today, but tomorrow we’ll be here—and so will these latest arrivals! Go ahead and read the summaries below, then click on the links to be taken to our catalog.

 

Graphic Novels

Losing the Girl, by MariNaomi.Losing the Girl, by MariNaomi.
Graphic Universe, 2018.

“Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst… or at least the weirdest. It couldn’t be an alien abduction, right?

“None of Claudia’s classmates at Blithedale High know why she vanished—and they’re dealing with enough already. Emily’s trying to handle a life-changing surprise. Paula’s hoping to step out of Emily’s shadow. Nigel just wants to meet a girl who will laugh at his jokes. And Brett hardly lets himself get close to anybody.

“In Losing the Girl, the first book in the Life on Earth trilogy, Eisner-nominated cartoonist MariNaomi looks at life through the eyes of four suburban teenagers: early romance, fraying friendships, and the traces of a mysterious—maybe otherworldly—disappearance.” From the publisher.

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New Books This Week (May 21st, 2018)

Feel like spring yet? It sure does to us, if our allergies are any indication. If you’re stuck inside while the trees are doing their mating dance (or if you’re one of those lucky people who can enjoy some outdoor reading right now) consider checking out our newest arrivals! Read the summaries below, click on the titles to see our catalog, and put something on hold if it looks good to you. That way, the book will be waiting for you with your name on it the next time you come in.

 

Fiction

Leah on the Offbeat, by Becky Albertalli.Leah on the Offbeat, by Becky Albertalli.
Balzer + Bray, 2018.

“When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

“So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

“Becky Albertalli returns to the world of her acclaimed first novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, in this warm and humorous story of first love and senior-year angst.” From the publisher.

 

Retribution Rails, by Erin Bowman.Retribution Rails, by Erin Bowman.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

“Redemption is never free.

“When Reece Murphy is forcibly dragged into an infamous gang because of a mysterious gold coin in his possession, he vows to find the man who gave him the piece and turn him over to the gang in exchange for freedom. Never does he expect a lead to come from an aspiring female journalist. But when Reece’s path crosses with Charlotte Vaughn’s after a botched train robbery, and Charlotte mentions a promising rumor about a gunslinger from Prescott, it becomes apparent that she will be his ticket to freedom—or a noose. As each manipulates the other for their own end, past secrets are unearthed, reviving a decade-old quest for revenge that may be impossible to settle.

“In this thrilling companion to Vengeance Road, dangerous alliances are formed, old friends meet new enemies, and the West is wilder than ever.” From the publisher.

 

Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland.Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland.
Balzer + Bray, 2018.

“Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the war between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Negro and Native Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities, and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane.

“But that’s not a life she wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a desperate fight against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

“At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justine Ireland’s stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.” From the publisher.

 

Tradition, by Brendan Kiely.Tradition, by Brendan Kiely.
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2018.

“Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But the secret traditions that fester in its hallowed halls can be profoundly dangerous.

“JULES DEVEREUX just wants to keep her head down, avoid distractions, and get into the right college so that she can leave Fullbrook and its old-boy social codes behind. She wants freedom, and the power that comes with it, but ex-boyfriends and ex-best friends are determined to keep her in place.

“JAMIE BAXTER feels like an impostor at Fullbrook, but the hockey scholarship that got him in has given him a chance to escape his past and fulfill the dreams of his parents and coaches, whose mantra rings in his ears: Don’t disappoint us.

“When Jamie and Jules meet, they recognize in each other a shared instinct for survival. But as classmates and teachers increasingly deride Jules, Jamie must learn to listen or his own demons could wreck their newfound friendship. As pressures intensify for them to play by the rules and keep the school’s toxic secrets, they are faced with a powerful choice: Remain silent while others get hurt, or stand together against the ugly, sexist traditions of an institution that believes it can do no wrong.” From the publisher.

 

Stay Sweet, by Siobhan Vivian.Stay Sweet, by Siobhan Vivian.
Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2018.

“For Amelia Van Hagen, scooping cones at Meade Creamery has always been more than just a summer job. It’s a sisterhood, one dating back to when the legendary ice cream stand first opened with an all-girl staff.

“Amelia has learned so much from the older girls over the years: like who the best teachers are, how to lie to her mother, and the perfect amount of sprinkles for a sundae. And as the newest manager, she’s determined to pay it forward and give the girls in her charge their best summer yet.

“But then Grady Meade, the grand-nephew of the stand’s founder, arrives unexpectedly to take over the business, showing little deference for the girls and their traditions.

“Grady’s presence threatens everything Amelia wants to protect—the ice cream stand, her friendships, and, most inconveniently, her heart.” From the publisher.

 

Nonfiction

Almost Adulting, by Arden Rose.Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of), by Arden Rose.
Harper, 2017.

“Hey there, budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies! Welcome to the future, where there are MORE THINGS TO KNOW THAN EVER BEFORE. These things—which you may not know at all—include:

  • Making internet friends who are cool and not murderers
  • Flirting with someone in a way to make them think you are cool and not a murderer
  • Being in an actual relationship where you talk about your feelings in a healthy manner??? To the other person???
  • Eating enough protein
  • Assembling a somewhat acceptable adult sense of style when you have zero dollars
  • Going on adventures without starting to smell
  • How sex is supposed to feel, but, like, actually though

“By the end of this book, which at least some people may or may not have called ‘educational,’ you will have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online, and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult. People are gonna think you know stuff and everything!” From the publisher.

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New Books This Week (May 7th, 2018)

Spring is here in full force! While it’s imperative that you get outside and enjoy this nice turn of the weather, don’t forget about our latest arrivals in the teen section. Click the links in the titles to be taken to our catalog, where you can see more information and put the book on hold for yourself (or a friend!).

 

Fiction

Beyond a Darkened Shore, by Jessica Leake.Beyond a Darkened Shore, by Jessica Leake.
Harper Teen, 2018.

“The ancient land of Eirinn is mired in war. Ciara, princess of Mide, can barely remember a time when Northmen weren’t plundering the shores of her divided homeland.

“With her intimidating ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions, Ciara has managed to keep her people safe. But lately a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as superstition, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Eirinn but the entire world.

“It isn’t until Ciara captures Lief, a young Northman leader, during his failed siege of Mide that she discovers she’s not the only one who has these prophetic visions. Leif is Ciara’s enemy, but together they may be the only ones who can save their world. And as battle grows closer, their alliance borne out of necessity starts to become something more.

“With evil rising around them, they must do what it takes to defend the land they love… even if it means the greatest sacrifice of all.” From the publisher.

 

A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas.A Court of Frost and Starlight, by Sarah J. Maas.
Bloomsbury YA, 2018.

“Hope warms the coldest night.

“Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and, with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

“Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.

“Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this wondrous tale of hope and promise picks up after A Court of Wings and Ruin and sets the stage for the thrilling events in the future books.” From the publisher.

 

Nonfiction

Bygone Badass Broads, by Mackenzi Lee.Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World, by Mackenzi Lee.
Abrams Image, 2018.

“Based on the popular Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world.

“With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BCE and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time—like the legendary inventor of silk, the world’s first novelist, and a woman who transformed modern physics. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.” From the publisher.

 

Graphic Novels

Kim Reaper, vol. 1, by Sarah Graley.Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings, by Sarah Graley.
ONI Press, 2018.

“Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim’s job is pretty cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel who frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that.

“Unaware of the ghoulish drama she’s about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it… and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain!” From the publisher.

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New Books This Week (April 23rd, 2018)

Happy spring break! They say it might even feel like spring out there. But just in case you get tired of frolicking through the fields, we have some new arrivals for you to consider.

 

Fiction

Into the Nightfell Wood, by Kristin Bailey.Into the Nightfell Wood, by Kristin Bailey.
Katherine Tegen Books, 2018.

“In this stunning sequel to The Silver Gate, Wynn and Elric are adjusting to life in a new, unfamiliar world. They may be safe now, but living in the Between is not without complications. Their adoptive mother, the benevolent Fairy Queen, is haunted by the memory of her child who was kidnapped long ago. She won’t risk letting the same thing happen to Wynn and Elric, so the siblings must follow strict rules in the kingdom.

“But that grief has been weakening the queen’s powers for years, and the protective shield around their kingdom is deteriorating. Wynn and Elric battled the Grendel’s forces on their way to the gate, and now they know he lives in the Nightfell Wood: a cruel, dangerous region beyond the kingdom where the elves reside. The shield has always protected the fairies from dark powers, but since the queen has long suspected the elves of playing a role in her daughter’s disappearance, she refuses to extend refuge to them.

“When Wynn is coerced into the Nightfell Wood by a creature sent to do the Grendel’s bidding, Elric knows he must go after her to save her life. What they discover there—about fear, prejudice, and the true nature of evil—will change the fairy kingdom forever.” From the publisher.

 

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah, by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah, by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.
Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

“Twins Sam and Ilsa have a tradition of throwing awesome, ridiculous dinner parties for their friends at their grandmother’s posh apartment—and now they’ve prepared their final blowout, just before graduation.

“The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests, and the other twin doesn’t know who’s coming until the partiers show up at the door. With Sam and Ilsa, the sibling rivalry often trumps the sibling revelry, and tonight’s guest list has it all—bitter exes, mysterious strangers, and a best frenemy from upstairs.

“Written in alternating chapters by New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah is an unconventional New York City soirée for the ages.” From the publisher.

 

Losers Bracket, by Chris Crutcher.Losers Bracket, by Chris Crutcher.
Greenwillow Books, 2018.

“Annie Boots has one year to go.

“One year before she can call the shots.

“One year before she’s free, off to college, doing whatever she wants to do, when she wants to do it.

“One year to hold it all together.

“But when your last name is Boots—as in Nancy’s daughter and Sheila’s sister—and your foster family is in danger of falling apart as well, one year feels more like the losers bracket. And a really, really long time.

“Annie did get lucky with friends. And her support system—her social worker, her foster brother, the branch librarian, Nancy’s boyfriend—isn’t going to let her down. But you can’t always outrun your feelings. You can’t control who you love. You don’t get to pick your gene pool. And even though Annie knows she should stay away, there has always been something about family…” From the publisher.

 

Following Baxter, by Barbara Kerley. Following Baxter, by Barbara Kerley.
Harper, 2018.

“Eleven-year-old Jordie Marie Wallace has been waiting forever for someone to move in next door, so she is thrilled when Professor Reese arrives: she has a laboratory in her basement and an extraordinary dog named Baxter—who seems to understand everything Jordie says.

“Jordie and her younger brother, TJ, begin walking Baxter and helping Professor Reese in the lab. But being lab assistants ends up being more than Jordie and TJ bargained for and leads them to a secret neither of them expected. When Professor Reese goes missing, it is up to Jordie and TJ to use their smarts and Baxter’s magical powers to find her. Will they be able to save Professor Reese before it’s too late?” From the publisher.

 

The Fates Divide, by Veronica Roth.The Fates Divide, by Veronica Roth.
Katherine Tegen Books, 2018.

“Fate brought them together. Now it will divide them.

“The Lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.

“Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek—a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead—reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

“As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may—or may not—be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.

“With the addition of two powerful new voices, Veronica Roth’s sequel to Carve the Mark is a chorus of hope, humor, faith, and resilience.” From the publisher.

 

Web of Frost, by Lindsay Smith.Web of Frost, by Lindsay Smith.
Eventide Press, 2018.

“A too-young queen must learn to control her powers in order to save her empire, but can she trust the only person who’s taught her to use her gift?

“Russalka is a proud empire, frozen and vast, protected for centuries by a royal family who works miracles from the saints. But rebellion stirs in the streets, and its war-hungry neighbors threaten to invade. The young princess Katza has been tormented by visions of her bloodied hands destroying Russalka—a clear message from the saints that she must never rule. So when tragedy places her next in line to the throne, Katza fears their warnings are on the verge of coming true.

“Then she meets Ravin, a mysterious young prophet with visions of his own: visions of Katza as a regal empress with unimaginable power. All she has to do seize upon the holy magic of her bloodline. But the more Ravin whispers in her ear, the more Katza begins to wonder whether he has her best interests at heart. With a revolution boiling over and war looming at the border, the greatest threat to Russalka may be Katza herself.” From Goodreads.

 

Nonfiction

Brazen, by Penelope Bagieu.Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, by Pénélope Bagieu.
First Second, 2018.

“Astronaut. Empress. Apache warrior.

“Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. Against overwhelming adversity, these remarkable women raised their voices and changed history.

“With her one-of-a-kind wit and dazzling drawings, Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world-famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, their stories are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.” From the publisher.