Thursday, May 3, 2012

FRESH!

Three fabulous sequels have arrived at the Greece Public Library.  Have you been waiting for any of them?  Come in and check one out!
Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first book in a trilogy that she began writing while still a college student. Insurgent is book two, and according to a number of reviewer's on Amazon, this book surpasses the blockbuster book one!  It literally picks up where Divergent left off, and has more twists and turns to make you craving book three's release!  In a futuristic Chicago, Tris, just sixteen, must make a choice that will decide the rest of her life.  Breathtaking betrayals, a love interest, according to one reviewer, Insurgent will make you say "Peeta Who?"

"It's been nearly nine years since Bitterblue became queen after her tyrannical father's rule, and the kingdom of Monsea is still struggling. Monsea has undergone tremendous change, but the young queen finds herself buried under paperwork, unaware of what truly happens outside of her tower. So she sneaks out one night and goes into the city, pretending to be peasant in various taverns. It's not long before she meets Saf and Teddy, two young thieves who steal to right the wrongs of King Leck. Bitterblue befriends them and, not realizing she is their queen, the two young men open her eyes to the true state of her kingdom, and the cause for it--betrayal and deception among those Bitterblue trusts the most."  Summary by the Compulsive Reader (Amazon)  Kristin Cashore has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Graceling, her first book, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool--who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible.  The Ship Breaker, was a Printz Award winner for author Paolo Bacigalupi, and many reviewers feel that The Drowned Cities is actually a superior work! 
 



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