Soon to be in the library......
the books, not the beach towel! I just finished reading these and thought I would tempt you with some good reads to convince the kids that the school is worth rentering this fall.. Maybe that's a little far fetched, especially in July, but school supplies have hit the shelves.
Throne of Glass (YA) by Sarah J. Maas
LOVED IT!! Although the fantasy- adventure genres are appealing to me, the cover screamed of chick lit. Surprisingly, it wasn't! This was a page turner and even though it is a hefty 404 pages, it only took me two beach days to read. The female protagonist, Celaena Sardothien, is one tough cookie. She is a professional assassin banished to the mines for hard labor. Being one of the very few to survive this torteous ordeal, she is pulled from her sentence to compete against other hardened crimals for the title of the King's Champion. Facing, danger, monsters, truly scary beings, and people she ,must rely on but cannot trust, she must win this competition or go back to the mines. Although it was somewhat predictable in places, it kept me engaged and I'll even consider buying the sequel.
Also Known As (YA) by Robin Benway
Another spy book but this time the main role is played by Maggie Silver. Maggie has grown up in a spy family; she is the resident safe cracker. Rather than turn to the dark side, she uses her powers for good. Sadly, Maggie has never known the normal\ life of a kid, UNTIL she gets her new assisgnment in a private school where she must wear a uniform.Maggie needs to save the Collective before someone exposes all the spies, including herself and her family, to the public. Adventure, danger, and a little bit of romance, this is sure to be a hit with girls wanting a different kind of role model in their books.
Zeus and the Rise of Olympians (3grade and up) by Ryan Foley
Not a lover of graphic novels, but understanding their importance, I thought this book to be well done. The illustrations are good and the characters are not scantily clad (which seems to be the norm in some of these books). The format is perfect and not too busy, at least for me. Kids will read about the story of Zeus and learn a thing or two that they may not have known. I can see this being a big hit with mythology lovers and reluctant readers.
Grab your beach towel and keep reading,
The Noisy Librarian