The Young Elites is the brand new series opener by Marie Lu, author of the bestselling Legend trilogy. Unlike Legend, this one is set in an alternative medieval world. Ten years ago, a deadly plague swept through Kenettra leaving thousands dead. Many of those who did survive were branded with strange markings. In Adelina’s case, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Your attention, please. The National Book Award Finalists have been announced just in time for your Fall reading list. Commence enjoyment. Fiction Finalists: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Redeployment by Phil Klay Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Lila by […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In The Crossover, the main character and his brother are thirteen year old twins. Both are very dedicated to and good at playing basketball. These boys are smart, and their family is fiercely loyal and loving with strong moral supports. The topics of the poems vary from basketball, to school, to family life, all the while […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This series opener begins with a prank. Aria and her friends are leaving their enclosed pod, Reverie, to see what a farm pod is like. Then things go awry, Aria’s friends are dead, and she’s exiled to the Outside. On the Outside, everything is dangerous, and nothing Aria has been taught is useful. Perry, an […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Anna’s life is complicated. She lives with and is homeschooled by her father which isn’t so strange. What is strange is that there are four genetically altered boys living in her basement: Nick, Cas, Trev, and Sam. Anna’s father works for the organization that did the altering, the Branch, and it’s his job to monitor […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The nominees for the 2014 National Book Award have been announced for both adult fiction and nonfiction. Some of the fiction nominees include Some Luck by Jane Smiley, All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Redeployment by Phil Klay, Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle and The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol. Nonfiction nominees […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I saw Conversion by Katherine Howe come across my desk, I knew I had to read it . Any fans of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, or anyone interested in the Salem Witch Trials should check this one out. Colleen Crowley and her group of friends attend St. Joan’s Academy, an all girls elite private […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Macy demonstrates the significant impact bicycles had on life in the 1880s and 1890s, especially in regards to the freedoms and rights of women and girls. Bicycles and cycling offered women the ability to travel short and long distances independently, something that was severely restricted prior to the introduction of bikes in the USA. Bicycles […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Not only has Park always felt like a social outcast because of his half Korean heritage, he believes that he is a disappointment to his father. Then, one day, Eleanor gets on the school bus, and Park’s life shifts radically. Eleanor seems oblivious to the social norms Park is always trying to obey. At first, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We at the library are excited to participate with K-State in exploring their common book, The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. I wrote back in March about why I loved the book, so I won’t go through all of that again. I know that once you read it your curiosity will be caught, so here […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.