Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Teen Tuesday: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!  Considered a "new adult" book for older teens and up.  I enjoyed this novel that had a "Beauty and the Beast" theme set in a fairy world.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Seriously Underrated Teen Titles That Everyone Should Read - according to Buzzfeed

Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read  - I give credit to BuzzFeed.  Use the link to see a full list of all the titles!

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I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
"It is so compelling and beautifully written . It also deals with important topics, like grief, family, and LGBTQ issues."  Ashley

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Hate List by Jennifer Brown
"The book deals with a high school student struggling in the aftermath of a school shooting. Despite the weight of the subject matter, it’s a great read. It’s full of emotions — sad ones, happy ones, and suspenseful ones. Although Brown writes a lot of YA novels, she writes about important issues that will interest all ages."  Emily

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Every Day by David Levithan
"It’s an amazing read about identity and who one truly is. The main character changes bodies each day, so you never know what will happen."  Katie

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I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
"Everybody knows Zusak for The Book Thief, but this novel is just as beautiful and powerful. It reminds anyone who feels stranded in their twenties that you don’t need to be famous or anything special to make a huge difference in the world. All you need to be is kind."  Jen

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
"It is probably one of my all-time favorites. Taking place in a world where everyone can hear your thoughts, it’s a beautiful take on the classic coming-of-age story." Megan

These are just five on a list of 27 - and there were actually a few more Teen titles on the list, including Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (March 4, 2016 movie directed by Tim Burton), the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty, and Private Peaceful, a historical fiction about two brothers set in WWI (that I just checked out to read!) by Michael Morpurgo (he also wrote "War Horse").

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hot Teen Books for June 2015

Here are a few books published in June that I am looking forward to reading!  Hope something appeals to you, too.

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, published June 9
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gilbaldi, published June 16
In alternating then and now chapters, debut author Lauren Gibaldi crafts a charming, romantic story of first loves, lifelong friendships, uncovered secrets, and, ultimately, finding out how to be brave.

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen, published June 2
Told in raw, exposed free verse, Skyscraping reminds us that there is no one way to be a family. Set in New York City, Mira tries to cope with the fall-out of her parent's "open" marriage.

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker, published June 2
The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway, published June 23
Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Teen Tuesday Pick: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard --a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
My thoughts:
A Teen dystopian, that reminds me of a "Selection" on steroids. Instead of a reality show where a bride is chosen for the prince by popular vote, the daughters of the each of the houses in the land demonstrates her lethal powers to win the Prince. The world in Red Queen is divided by the color of blood - the "Reds", the poor, working class, and the "Silvers" the rich, powerful rulers. A red girl, Mare, is called to work at the castle where during the "Queens Trial" a freak accident reveals that she has a super power that is similar to the Silvers. The novel blends intrigue, romance (a classic love triangle - Mare is betrothed to one noble brother, but secretly loves another), and uprising. If you liked either The Hunger Games, the Matched Trilogy, or The Selection series, this book is for you. With the cliff hanger ending, I am sure volumes two and three are in the writing queue.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Announcing our Teen Haiku Contest Winners!

This year over 36 haikus were entered by 13 teens in our annual Haiku Contest.  Without further ado, here are the winning entries! 

Our winner was Rowan Humphries, a senior at Aquinas Institute.  Rowan wrote about friendship:

My Faraway friend
time's swept us apart again
when will you be back?

Second place was awarded to Paul Suflita of Greece, who wrote on the topic of social justice:

The rich overlook
The multitudes of needy
Two sides of one coin

Third place winner Alissa Frame from Pittsford wrote about spring:

Deer in the forest
Graceful steps, nose in the air
Desire for loved spring

We had two honorable mention awards this year - sisters Christina and Crystal Lee of Greece. 

Christina wrote "Lions":

Large ferocious beasts
The fierce King of the Jungle
blaring mighty roars

Crystal (who was our first place winner in 2014) wrote "Wild River":

Fast rapid currents
Dancing over the rocks
Spraying in your face.

First place winner Rowan Humphries

Third place winner:  Alissa Frame

Honorable mention winners:  Crystal and Christina Lee

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time to Apply for a Summer Volunteer Postion!

Do you:
1.  Like working with children and families?
2.  Have basic computer skills and enjoy teaching others?
3.  Have a friendly, helpful attitude?
4.  Enjoy interacting with the public?
5.  Are you dependable, prompt, and adaptable? 
6.  Enjoy crafts and games?

If you answered yes and are between the ages of 13-19, it is time to get your applications in for a summer volunteer position at the Greece Public Library.  Access the application on our website here, or at the information desk in the library (information desk and children's desk).  Please answer each question completely and return this form to the library no later than June 8, 2015. Volunteer forms will NOT be accepted after this date. There is a mandatory volunteer meeting either Wednesday, June 10 or Thursday June 11 at 3:30 pm. You MUST attend one of these meetings in order to volunteer for the Summer Reading Program- NO exceptions!  This application is also mandatory if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for our Tech Tutor program.
Volunteering makes you feel great, is wonderful to put on your college applications, and is good to have if you want to apply for a job. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Teen Tuesday: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie

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Based on the wildly popular YouTube channelThe Haunting of Sunshine Girl has been described as " Gilmore Girls " meets " Paranormal Activity " for the new media age.
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy.

In the days that follow, things only get stranger. Sunshine is followed around the house by an icy breeze, phantom wind slams her bedroom door shut, and eventually, the laughter Sunshine hears on her first night evolves into sobs. She can hardly believe it, but as the spirits haunting her house become more frightening—and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger—Sunshine must accept what she is, pass the test before her, and save her mother from a fate worse than death.

Monday, May 4, 2015

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Wow.  An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir has drawn me right in!  When I saw this book had been chosen an Amazon Editor's "Best Pick of the Month" and it already has over 2,000 ratings on Goodreads - I was compelled to pick it up.  Here's a summary of the book from Goodreads:

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Here's my favorite review quote:  “An Ember in the Ashes mixes The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones...and adds a dash of Romeo and Juliet.”—The Hollywood Reporter

So far I am really enjoying this - a little violent for my personal tastes, but it does fit in well with the storyline.  I do like the characters, the espionage angle, and the way the story is unfolding.  I am also glad it is not a futuristic setting - I was tiring of the same dystopian themes. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

What's New for May 2015! Hot New Reads!

Get ready for some great new Teen fiction in May!  Here are a few of the hot new releases that will soon be on your library shelves!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (author of the Throne of Glass series)
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.  She had me at Tamlin. Published on 5/5/2015.

The Heir by Kiera Cass.  It is time for the daughter of America Singer and Prince Maxon to have her chance at choosing a spouse.  PS.  Warner Brothers has purchased the rights to The Selection by Kiera Cass. Published on 5/5/2015.

Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson. THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. Published 5/18/2015

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion to the authors’ bestseller Between the Lines, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot are sure to appreciate this novel about love, romance, and relationships.  Published 5/19/2015.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (Who is one of 30 authors coming to Teen Book Fest 2015 on Saturday, May 16 from 9am till 5 pm at Nazareth College. And it's FREE!) The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans. Published 5/5/2015. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What do Sia, Hozier, Jason Aldean and Walk the Moon have in common?

Quiz time. What do the following albums have in common? They are all available on Freegal, and part of your five free downloads a week with your library card! 
Never used Freegal? Listen to why you should try it!
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Here's a few of the top albums right now! There are millions of songs available, including the Sony Music Catalog. Try it - it's easy and FREE with your library card!


Monday, April 20, 2015

YALSA announces the Teen Top 10 finalists! Read and prepare to vote in August!

teens' top ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted during National Library Week, and teens across the country are encouraged to read as many nominees as they can over the summer. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will then vote online between August and Teen Read Week to select their favorites. The 10 titles with the most votes become the year’s Teens’ Top Ten. If you want something good to read this summer, use this list for suggestions!

The nominees are as follows:
Alsaid, Adi. Let’s Get Lost. Harlequin Teen.
Armentrout, Jennifer L. Don’t Look Back. Disney Hyperion.
Blackburne, Livia. Midnight Thief. Disney Hyperion.
Blake, Kendare. Mortal Gods. Tor Teen.
Clare, Cassandra. The Bane Chronicles. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry.
Cremer, Andrea. The Inventor’s Secret. Penguin Group/Philomel.
Dellaira, Ava. Love Letters to the Dead. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books.
Despain, Bree. Into the Dark: The Shadow Prince. Egmont.
Han, Jenny. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Simon & Schuster.
Howard, A.G. Unhinged. Abrams/Amulet Books.
Lu, Marie. The Young Elites. Penguin/G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Maas, Sarah J. Heir of Fire. Bloomsbury.
Matson, Morgan. Since You’ve Been Gone. Simon & Schuster.
Nielsen, Jennifer A. The Shadow Throne. Scholastic.
Novak, Ali. My Life with the Walter Boys. Sourcebooks.
Pearson, Mary E. The Kiss of Deception. Macmillan/ Henry Holt & Company.
Rutkoski, Marie. The Winner’s Curse. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Scott, Victoria. Fire & Flood. Scholastic.
Shine, Joe. I Become Shadow. Soho Teen.
Smith, Andrew. Grasshopper Jungle. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile.
Smith, Jennifer E. The Geography of You and Me. Hachette/Poppy.
Stone, Juliana. Boys Like You. Sourcebooks.
Sundquist, Josh. We Should Hang Out Sometime. Little Brown & Company.
Talley, Robin. Lies We Tell Ourselves. Harlequin Teen.

Middle School Monday:

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Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Do you enjoy fantasy?  A touch of magic?  Alice Hoffman incorporates the magical into a story about fitting in, family, and belonging.  I am really enjoying this book! 

“Twig Fowler and her mother keep to themselves so that their neighbors in Sidwell, Massachusetts, won’t discover their secret: Twig’s older brother James has wings, thanks to a generations-old curse laid upon all Fowler men by Agnes Early, the Witch of Sidwell. Against their mother’s warnings, Twig befriends Julia, a descendent of Agnes Early, and James falls in love with Julia’s sister Agate, relationships that will ultimately bring secrets to light. Hoffman creates a witchy small town New England setting but populates it with realistic characters such as twelve-year-old Twig, who desperately wants a friend. Twig’s entirely mundane broken arm, incurred in a fall from a tree, contrasts nicely with James’s wings, which allow him to fly but keep him from living a normal life. The tone, mystical but not too dark, makes this a good choice for readers who want to imagine just a bit of magic in their lives.”
—Shoshana Flax, The Horn Book

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Coming Soon! An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

published April 28, 2015

Lots of buzz about Sabaa Tahir's book An Ember in the Ashes. It is racing up the Goodreads "To Be Read" shelf, and we will be getting it for our shelves soon! Marie Lu, author of the bestselling "Legend" series has this to say "I was so engrossed with this book that I missed a connecting flight. If that doesn't convince you to read An Ember in the Ashes, I don't know what will. An explosive, heartbreaking, epic debut that will keep you glued to the pages. I hope the world's ready for Sabaa Tahir."

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.  

Read more about Sabaa Tahir

Monday, April 13, 2015

April is Poetry Month: New Verse Novels and Don't forget the Haiku Contest

April is National Poetry Month!  We have several new poetry books in, as well as some new novels in verse.  Novels in verse are usually quick reads, but can really impact you with their strong emotional content.  I did not think I would like them, but once I read one I became a fan.  Also, don't forget our Haiku Contest - you have until April 30th to get those entries in and win Wegmans giftcards! 

Here's a few new books to check out:

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A tongue in cheek guide to life with poems.  For example, a few headings "If you are madly in love and others say you should be more cautious" or "If things turn out really sour and you need some sound advice" or "if you are on the receiving end of snobbery". 

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Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from "The New Yorker" to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is "right now"--full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page.

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A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power, Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights.

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"On a hot summer night in a midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims--with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive"-- From Amazon.com website.

Monday, April 6, 2015

We Want to be Your Favorite Library!

Every year the Rochester Regional Library Council chooses a favorite public library based on patron voting and comments.  We want to be your favorite library!  We strive to be the best with what we offer for you, including:

1.  great new book selections with multiple copies
2.  carrying your school reading books
3.  free programs for you to attend, including free SAT/ACT practice tests
4.  a great space to study or meet, even if it is to watch the fish in our 20 foot long fish tank!
5.  additional choices in Overdrive e-books for Greece patrons.
6.  5 FREE music downloads per week with your library card and our Freegal service.
7.  free wi-fi and new wireless printing from your device (even from home)
8.  a new iPad station with 4 iPads loaded with news apps, and Safari internet explorer.
9.  Secondhand Prose - a bookstore right in the library that offers books at great prices!
10.  Volunteer opportunities in the summer for teens.


What do you love about your library?  Let us know!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Debut Novels Just In! Fantasy, Romance, Contemporary, and Horror

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The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace - a new fantasy novel.
Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - a new romantic read
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.  Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!

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We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach - a contemporary novel with a twist
Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.

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Shutter by Courtney Alameda - a new Horror novel
When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before . . . or die trying.

Monday, March 23, 2015

2nd Annual Teen Haiku Contest at the Greece Public Library

Contest Rules

1. Entries are accepted from April 1, 2015 through close of business (9:00 p.m.) April 30, 2015.  

2. Entries must be in the form of a three line haiku.  

3. Haiku must total seventeen or fewer syllables. Typically, line one has five, line two seven and line three five syllables. 

4. Haiku must be in English and be an original work by a Monroe County teen aged 12-18.

5. All entries must include your name, age, address, phone number and e-mail address. You may drop off your entries to the Greece Public Library in person at the information desk or e-mail them to ctalbot@libraryweb.org. If using e-mail, please put “Haiku Contest” in the subject line. Your haiku may be used on the library website, social media accounts, and library brochures. You will be credited for your poem any place it appears. You may enter more than one haiku.

Open to teen residents of Monroe County ages 12-18. Prizes are as follows: first prize $50 Wegmans gift card, second prize $30 Wegmans gift card and third prize $20 Wegmans gift card. $10 Honorable Mention prizes will be awarded as well.   Prizes must be claimed by May 30, 2015.  

Winners will be notified by phone and e-mail by May 11.  All decisions by the judging committee are final. Questions? Contact the Teen Services Coordinator Claire Talbot at 585-723-2495 or ctalbot@libraryweb.org. Entry forms are available at the library or here Teen Haiku Contest Form

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teen Tuesday: The Rapture Gone Wrong

Recently, there have been two teen books that address families believing the end of the world is nigh...and what they choose to do about it. 

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Abigail's parents believed the world was going to end. And--of course--it didn't. But they've lost everything anyway. And she must decide: does she still believe in them? Or is it time to believe in herself? Abigail's parents never should have made that first donation to that end-of-times preacher. Or the next, or the next. They shouldn't have sold their house. Or packed Abigail and her twin brother, Aaron, into their old van to drive across the country to San Francisco, to be there for the "end of the world." Because now they're living in their van. And Aaron is full of anger, disappearing to who-knows-where every night. Their family is falling apart. All Abigail wants is to hold them together, to get them back to the place where things were right. But maybe it's too big a task for one teenage girl. Bryan Bliss's thoughtful debut novel is about losing everything--and about what you will do for the people you love.

No Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss is a tough book to read - I read most of it.  It is difficult to watch a family fall apart, and parents not do their primary job - protect their kids.  The passages about being homeless really got to me. Fans of Sara Zarr, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell will connect with this moving debut.

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Sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country roadtrip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivan Apple isn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth.

My thoughts:  I have not read this one yet, but the author, Katie Coyle, sums up her book in 140 characters as:  "Vivian Apple is about best friends, road trips, belief, cute boys, climate change, and a regular girl learning to tap into her inner badass!"  More books in this series are planned. 

Both these books are recommended for older teens, or more mature readers. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

For Cinderella Fans: Three New Fairy Tales

On Friday my college girl and I went to see the new "Cinderella" - we are suckers for anything based on this fairy tale.  I've also read that Beauty and the Beast will be the next "real life fairy tale" Disney project, and will star Emma Watkins and Dan Stevens.  Yippee!  To tide you over until that movie comes out, try reading a few of these teen books that weave fairy tale characters into their storylines.

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.  Cinderella in a dystopian, futuristic setting.  The Lunar Chronicles series continues with Scarlet, Cress, and FairestWinter debuts November, 2015.

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Dearest by Alethea Kontis
Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday's palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he's her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday's unique magic somehow break the spell?

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Ensnared by A. G. Howard
Third in the Splintered trilogy,
Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world--a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that's gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?  Be sure to read Splintered and Unhinged first!  My co-worker Ali loves this series!