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LIBRARIAN CHAT-update 11/26/2019
11/26/2019 - I have taken a short break to read an adult series. Have a great Thanksgiving.

10/29/2019 - Finished two books last week, "House of Salt and Sorrows" by Erin A. Craig and "Run, Hide, Fight Back" by April Henry. One is fantasy, the other is realistic fiction.

"House of Salt and Sorrows" takes the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses and puts in a great cursed by the gods plot twist. The story is set on a remote island kingdom were the god of the sea, Pontus, is worshiped. Their mother died shortly after the youngest princess was born and since then, one by one, the princesses have been dying, drowned in a tub, fell off a cliff, died from the plague, fell off the library ladder. Annaleigh, now second in line to the thrown, is wondering if the family is really cursed or if someone is killing her sisters. Determined to find out, she starts looking into the life of the latest sister to die, Eulalia only to discover more questions than answers.

"Run, Hide, Fight Back" is another fantastic book by April Henry! Teenagers Miranda Nash, Cole Bond, Javier Ramirez, Parker Gray, Amina Abdi, and Grace Busby are all in the Fairgate Mall when a group of people start shooting into the food court. April Henry has given each teen has their own background story that influences the way they react during the attack. Will the teens pick the right time to run, hide, and fight back? Will they survive or will they end up victims? Definitely a book worth reading.

Mrs. Amy
TEEN GINGERBREAD HOUSE CHALLENGE II
7th-12th graders
December 30, 2019
2:00-4:00 PM
Queen City room on the second floor of the library

House frosting and basic candy to decorate with will be provided by the library. You may bring your own supplies if you wish. Space is limited for this program so sign up in the Childrens Department as soon as possible.

Pictures of last years gingerbread houses are on the library Facebook page.
Whats New
Angel Mage - Garth Nix
More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. (YA F Nix)
Rebel - Marie Lu
Eden Wing has been living in his brothers shadow for years. Even though he is a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wings little brother.

A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he would rather hide out form the would and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden Safe...even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniels life.

As the two brothers struggle to accept who they have become, a new danger creeps into the distance that has grown between them. Eden soon find himself drawn so far into Ross Citys dark side, even his brother can not save him. At least not on his own. (YA F Lu)
Return of the Temujai - John Flanagan
"Rangers Apprentice: Brotherband" book 8 (YA F Fla)
Steel Tide - Natalie C. Parker
Book 2 in the "SeaFire" series. (YA F Par)
The End and Other Beginnings - Veronica Roth
No world is like the other.

Within this masterful collection of short stories, each setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new technologies and being. And yet, for all the advances in these futuristic lands, the people must still confront deeply human problems. (YA F Rot)
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