Books on Self-Discovery

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We have a new book display at the library in the PS4 area. It features books about self-discovery and being who you are. Come check them out. The titles are listed below. Click on them to place the title on hold for yourself.

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz

 

Happy reading.

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New Teen Books for September

We have some brand new teen books this month for your reading pleasure. Be sure to check them out at the library.

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The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles
Seventeen-year-old Zoe’s life has changed irrevocably ever since the otherworldly events that brought her together with the mysterious bounty hunter she calls X. In order to save Zoe and her family, X committed an unthinkable act–he gave up his freedom and returned to captivity in the Lowlands.
Now, X is determined to break the lords’ hold on him once and for all. But after he is stripped of his powers, he hurtles toward a darkness he’s never experienced and a past he’s never known. The secrets that surface could be the key to reuniting X and Zoe…or they could mean the destruction of everything the two of them are fighting for.

 

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Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invited him to join the Gunpowder Plot–claiming it will put an end to the plague–Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.

 

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I Felt a Funeral in My Brain by Will Walton
How do you deal with a hole in your life? Do you turn to poets and pop songs? Do you dream? Do you try on love just to see how it fits? Do you grieve?
If you’re Avery, you do all of these things. And you write it all down in an attempt to understand what’s happened–and is happening–to you.

 

 

 

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Serina Tessaro has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the Heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. It’s her chance to secure a better life for her family, and to keep her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, out of trouble. But when Nomi catches the Heir’s eye instead, Serina is the one who takes the fall for the dangerous secret her sister has been hiding.
Trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one option: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to save Serina. But this is easier said than done…A traitor walks the halls of the palazzo, and deception lurks in every corner.

 

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No one looking at Morgan Kemper would think she had a secret–at least not one that she’s deeply ashamed of. To everyone she meets, she comes across as sweet, pretty, and put-together. But Morgan knows that looks can be deceiving. For over a year, she’s shoplifted countless pieces of clothing and makeup. Each time, she tells herself it will be the last, and each time, it never is.
But when she’s caught and sentenced to thirty hours of community service, the image Morgan has carefully constructed starts to crumble.

 

 
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Nick has the best of moms and the worst of moms. On the upside, she’s a distinguished professor and bestselling author. On the downside, she’s a serious alcoholic, with no clue how to relate to her son or husband.
Nick, meanwhile, has finished his junior year and needs a break from his stressful home life. What better place to spend the summer than Seaside, Oregon, a sleepy beach town where he can chill out, meet girls, and work his uncle’s car wash.
Enter local legend Phoebe Garnet. She’s funny and sexy but dangerously self-destructive. Suddenly Nick is more in love, more obsessed, more heartsick than he’s ever been.

 
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Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A rock band–and winning the local Battle of the Bands, with its first prize of a trip to New York City–is his best chance. But things keep getting in the way. Small matters like the fact that his brother just got shot in the butt for confronting the racist owner of a local restaurant.
Maggi Bokoni has just moved back to the reservation from the city with her family. She’s dying to stop making the same Traditional artwork her family sell to tourists (conceptual stuff is cooler), stop feeling out of place in her new (old) home, and stop being treated like a child. She might like to fall in love for the first time too.

You can check out these and more in the Young Adult section of the library.

 

 

 

 

Summer Reads – 2016

School’s out for summer!  We can finally put down those textbooks and indulge in a fun read. From suspenseful page-turners to thrilling fantasies, we’ve selected a few of our new books to keep teens reading all summer long. Read them for yourself and let us know which one is your favorite.

 

Contemporary Fiction

  • This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang. A heart-wrenching novel about best friends on a collision course with the real world.
  • My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul. Three words describe this book: funny, fast-moving and honest.

Fantasy

  • Traveler (Seeker #2) by Arwen Elys Dayton. If you liked Game of Thrones and Legend, try the Seeker series.
  • Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi. It’s a fast-paced, thrilling and non-stop action kind of read.

Historical Fiction

  • Dodger (Dodger #1) by Terry Pratchett. Full of eccentric characters and carefully detailed London scenes make this funny tale a good read.

Love Stories

  • Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. This book is definitely a unique read blending romance, contemporary, paranormal, and time travel elements.

Mystery

  • A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro. Liked the Sherlock TV shows, movies, and books? Give A Study in Charlotte a spin and see if you like it…just like in the Sherlock books, wit and humor shine through this novel.

Science Fiction

  • On the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis. A 4 star rating on Goodreads sums up how good this book is.

New Books at the Library this Summer!

Summer is a great time to catch up on some excellent books. And there are a lot of great new reads to look forward to this summer. Here’s a list of new books you can request and check out from the library:

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  • Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
  • To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix
  • All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  • Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
  • Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • Dangerous Deception by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

Be on the look-out for upcoming Summer Reading fun!

Winter Reading Adventure Books for YA Readers

Lakeland Library Region’s Winter Reading Adventure is in full swing! If you’re looking for some adventurous books to help you complete the “read 3 books” task, here are some suggestions:

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  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Books for a Cold, Blustery Day

Winter has arrived. It can be gloomy and cold outside, so what better time for books that are magical, enchanting, funny and/or adventurous? These familiar favorites and new tales are sure to brighten up the dullest of days!snoday

  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Rags & Bones edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (graphic novel) by L. Frank Baum and Eric Shanower
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flannigan
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Seconds by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Scott Pilgrim series by Brian Lee O’Malley
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • A Wrinkle in Time (graphic novel) by Madeline L’Engle and Hope Larson
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott