Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Gay Teens, Humor, LGBTQ, New, Realistic Fiction, Romance

NEW! “First Lines” and New Book Reviews

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Hunted, by Meagan Spooner. A Young Adult/Russian interpretation of Beauty and the Beast.

  • First lines:
  • BEAST: We always know before the change comes. When a storm approaches we feel it in the thickness of the air, the tension in the earth awaiting the blanket of snow.

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones, and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when he loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva’s secretly relieved: out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronesses; or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance–the Beast.

Kirkus review here, Booklist review here,

Honestly Ben, by Bill Konigsberg.

  • First line:
  • According to the swim instructor at the Gilford gym, I had the worst buoyancy of any human he’d ever seen.

Ben Carver returns for the spring semester at the exclusive Natick School in Massachusetts determined to put his relationship with Rafe Goldberg behind him and concentrate on his grades and the award that’ll mean a full scholarship–but Rafe’s still there, there’s a girl named Hannah whom he meets in the library, and behind it all is his relationship with his distant but demanding father.

Kirkus review here. Booklist starred review here, School Library Journal starred review here.

Posted in Best-Seller, Dystopia, Fiction, Girl Power, History, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Series, Suspense, Teen Top Ten

2017 TTT! (Teens Top 10 Nominees for the 10 Best Books of the Year)

The 2017 TTT nominees have been announced! The TTT are announced every year on the Thursday of National Library Week (April 9-15). Check out the video below featuring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, stars of “Everything Everything,” the new movie hitting theaters later this year and based on the best-selling YA novel by Nicola Yoon.

A total of 26 books were chosen by members of teen book groups from fifteen schools and public libraries in the U.S. Click on “2017 TTT Nominees” for a list of titles.

2017 TTT Nominees.

The Rodgers Memorial Library carries many of these titles. Click on the title to access the book in our catalog:

Posted in Best-Seller, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Series

March New Books – 1st Batch

Click on the image below to access the record in our catalog!

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King’s Cage (Red Queen series, v. 3), by Victoria Aveyard. In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

The Bunker Diary, by Kevin Brooks. People are really quite simple, and they have simple needs. Food, water, light, space, privacy. Maybe a small measure of dignity. A bit of freedom. What happens when someone simply takes all that away?”

We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour. “Short, poetic and gorgeously written…. The world LaCour creates is fragile but profoundly humane.” – The New York Times Book Review

“A beautiful, devastating piece of art… An extraordinary work.” – Bookpage

“So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.” – Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

Dragonwatch (Dragonwatch series, v. 1), by Brandon Mull. In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies….

Replica, by Lauren Oliver. From Lauren Oliver, the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyra’s story and Gemma’s story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey.

The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

 

 

Posted in Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Series, Suspense

Ring in the New Year with some awesome books!

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Start the New Year off with great reads! Click on any of the images above or on the title below to access a record and description for each book, and click on the book review organization (Kirkus, to read a short synopsis and review. Listed alphabetically by author.

Essential Maps for the Lost, by Deb Caletti. Kirkus review here. (Realistic Fiction)

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird Trilogy, vol. 2), by Claudia Gray. My Thoughts, Literally! review here. (Science Fiction)

Spindle, by E. K. Johnston. Teenreads review here. (Fantasy)

The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner. Publishers Weekly review here. (Realistic Fiction)

Posted in Author Interview, Classic, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Realistic Fiction

Coming Soon: “The Sun is Also a Star” and “My Sister Rosa” and “Heartless”

   

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From left: Authors Nicola Yoon, Justine Larbalestier, Marissa Meyer

Arriving in December: The long-awaited follow-up to Nicola Yoon’s best-seller Everything Everything. Read an interview with the author where she discusses her new book The Sun is Also a Star.

Also arriving: A creepy thriller by Australian author Justine Larbalestier (author of the 2010 very popular Zombies vs. Unicorns, also arriving). Read here about why she decided to write her new book My Sister Rosa about a teenage boy’s relationship with his psychopath 10-year-old sister.

And finally: Marissa Meyer – author of the terrific and best-selling “Lunar Chronicles” series (Cinder, Scarlet, etc.) – discusses Heartless, her imaginative take on the teenage life of the Queen of Hearts (“Off with her head!”) from the famous book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (more popularly known as Alice in Wonderland) by Lewis Carroll. Read the interview here.

 

Posted in Fan Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

NEW! November Fiction Titles

Below are our recent fiction stand-alone (not part of a series) acquisitions to our YA library. Click on the title or on the image to access the record in our catalog, and/or on “Read review” to read a recent review (if available).

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