Teen Reads (Triple Review!) – March 25, 2016

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara seemed to be a normal teenager, she had a wonderful best friend and a good life. But, when she is in an accident with three of her friends and is the only one to walk away alive…. Her life changes. Now in a new town and new school, she is forced to deal with her past. With the help of a mysterious boy, Mara confronts her past and learns a lot about herself in the process. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a well written novel with an excellent plotline; it will draw you in and keep the pages turning until the last word. Definitely a must read for teens who love a good mysterious page-turner!

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

In the sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Mara is still trying to escape her past with her boyfriend Noah. After multiple incidents, she realizes she can’t run anymore. Her secrets and problems aren’t in her head, like everyone has been telling her. Mara has to fight in order protect herself and those who she cares about most. Hodkin does an amazing job following the intensity set in the first novel. It is truly a gripping story that will keep you occupied till the very end.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

In the last book of the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Mara is fighting for her life and those that she loves the most. In the beginning, she lost and confused; physically and emotionally. She has to work to make sense of everything that she has learned about herself. She found her true best friends and her one true love. Mara found herself and now wants to tell everyone… but Mara isn’t her name, it is what she chose. An amazing ending to a thrilling series. Hodkin is an excellent author and story teller. Definitely a must read for anyone interested in mysteries, romance, action-packed dramas… or all of the above.

(Reviewed by Anna Wilson)

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New Items – March 24, 2016

What’s new in the library?

The books on this list have just arrived!

Featured New Releases in Fiction

Additional New Releases in Fiction

  • Room for Hope by Kim Sawyer
  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
  • The Road to Hell by Joelle Presby
  • Tom Clancy’s Commander in Chief
  • The Travelers by Chris Pavone
  • Dark Promises by Christine Feehan
  • Saving Jason by Michael Sears
  • Gone Again by James Grippando
  • As Close to us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner
  • Crazy Blood by T. Jefferson Parker
  • The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
  • At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Cold Between by Elizabeth BoneSteel
  • Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  • Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
  • Compulsion by Allison Brennan
  • When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris
  • What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera
  • Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly
  • Cambodia Noir by Nicholas Seeley
  • Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Infinitely Bell by Devon Monk
  • The Revolving Door of Life by Alexander McCall-Smith
  • Girl in the Dark Room by Marion Pauw
  • Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
  • The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  • Borderline by Mishell Baker
  • No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd
  • The Preacher’s Lady by Lori Copeland
  • The Singing Bone by Beth Hahn
  • The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
  • The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins
  • All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
  • Scary Old Sex by Arlene Heyman
  • Hap and Leonard by Joe Lansdale
  • Goodbye to the Dead by Brian Freeman
  • Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Lost Angels by Makayla Yokley
  • Cold Barrel Zero by Matthew Quirk
  • No One Knows by J.T. Ellison
  • The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester
  • Shelter by Jung Yun
  • Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake
  • The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr
  • The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman
  • Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
  • The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon
  • The Eloquence of the dead by Conor Brady
  • Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry
  • The Nest by Cynthis Sweeney
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Teen Reads – March 19, 2016

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

Unlike any other book I have ever read, Illuminae uses a collection of transcripts, IMs, emails, and the thoughts of a deranged AI system to tell its story. The plot is centered around Kady Grant and Ezra Mason who are ex-boyfriend and girlfriend. They are struggling to survive after an intergalactic corporation attacks their home planet for harboring the illegal mining operation of a rivaling corporation. The story has a little a bit of everything: action, sci-fi, and romance, but not too much romance. It is also a very realistic book. Unlike some books that seem to go to any odds to keep main characters alive, this book is very liberal in its disposing of characters. This may frustrate some readers but it was a relief for me to see a book try to be as realistic as possible. Overall it was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it to any who can tolerate sci-fi (for those who don’t enjoy sci-fi this book may be a little much for you).
4.5 out of 5 stars

(Reviewed by Nick Detter)

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New Items – March 8, 2016

What’s new in the library?

The books on this list have just arrived!

Featured New Releases in Fiction

Additional New Releases in Fiction

  • Exisle by Peter Clines
  • If I Run by Terri Blackstock
  • The Killing Forest by Sara Blaedel
  • This Was Not the Plan by Christina Alger
  • A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
  • South of Nowhere by Minerva Koenig
  • Golden Age by Jane Smiley
  • The Widow by Fiona Barton
  • A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan
  • Spring by Vina Jackson
  • Baggage by S.G. Redling
  • The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery
  • She’s Not There by Joy Fielding
  • Nookietown by V.C. Chickering
  • A Gathering of Shadows by Victoria Schwab
  • The Ironsmith by Nicholas Guild
  • No Cure for Love by Peter Robinson
  • The Immortals by Jordanna Brodsky
  • Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey
  • Last Weynfeldt by Martin Suter
  • Version Control by Dexter Palmer
  • The Fragment by T. Davis Bunn
  • Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer by Cathy Ace
  • Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver
  • Clawback by J.A. Jance
  • Behold the Man by Bodie Thoene
  • A Treasure Concealed by Tracie Peterson
  • The Gangster by Clive Cussler
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Featured New Releases in NonFiction

Additional New Releases in Nonfiction

  • The Hunt for Vulcan by Thomas Levenson
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • Krav Maga by David Kahn
  • The Ultimate Guide to Tractors by Jim Glastonbury

Featured New Releases in Video

  • Additional New Releases in Video

    • Mercy Street
    • The Good Dinosaur
    • Heroic Age
    • Spotlight
    • Creed
    • The Danish Girl
    • Room
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