Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Wicked Lovely

October 26, 2012 11:12 am
posted by smatush

   

Title:  Wicked Lovely Series

Author: Melissa Marr

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance. 

Who will like it: If you’re into all things fae and slightly creepy then this series is totally for you.

If you like this, try these: Tithe Series by Holly Black, The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa, Paranormalcy Series by Kiersten White, Wings Series by Aprilynne Pike, Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

Tags: Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, 5 out of 5 stars, Drama, Family, Fighting

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Graceling

10:38 am
posted by smatush

  

Title:  Graceling Series

Author: Kristin Cashore

Summary: In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.     

Who will like it: If you liked the Hunger Games and you also like fantasies then this is perfect for you, because it’s a great blend of both.

If you like this, try these: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare, Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray, Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

Tags: Survival, Friends, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, 5 out of 5 stars, Fighting

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

September 16, 2012 2:54 pm
posted by smatush

Title:  Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Author: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Summary: Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find.    

Who will like it: This is a great book for readers who really like to get to know their characters. Also good for those who like anticipating how inevitable scenes will play out.

If you like this, try these: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, You are Here by Jennifer Smith, Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

Tags: 5 out of 5 stars, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance, Friends

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Dead to You

April 27, 2012 11:19 am
posted by smatush

Title:  Dead to You

Author: Lisa McMann

Summary: Having been abducted at age seven, abandoned, a foster child, and homeless, Ethan, is happy to be home until his brother’s suspicion and his own inability to remember something unspeakable from his early childhood begin to tear the family apart.     

Who will like it: If you like tough, realistic situations then this one is for you.

If you like this, try these: Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Tags: Family, Fighting, Romance, High School, Drama, Friends

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Cinder

10:49 am
posted by smatush

Title:  Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Summary: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.     

Who will like it: If you like fairytales and/or dystopian novels this is perfect for you.

If you like this, try these: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire, Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Tags: Dystopian, Family, 5 out of 5, Science Fiction, Series, Romance

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Scorpio Races

March 27, 2012 5:54 pm
posted by smatush

Title:  The Scorpio Races

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. 

Who will like it: If you like horses or understand the deep friendship you can have in a pet then this book is for you. Also, if you like girls who have guts then you will like it.

If you like this, try these: Black Horses for the King, Blood Red Horse, Blood Red Road, Daughter of the Centaurs

Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Friends, Romance, Fighting, Pets

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Luxe

February 9, 2012 5:32 pm
posted by smatush

    

 

Title:  The Luxe Series

Author: Anna Godberson

Summary: The story of three girls’ lives at the turn of the century. Gossip Girl meets the 1900s. Drama, mystery, and a four-part series. You will fall in love with the characters located in old New York City on the upper East Side. 

Why I picked it: 1900’s historical drama

Who will like it: Teenage girls and adult women who like to read drama.

If you like this, try these: Bright Young Things series, Flappers series

Tags: Drama, Romance, Family, Friends, History, Fashion, Series

Recommended by: Jessie J. (20-years old), Ringer Patron

Things Not Seen

October 26, 2011 2:20 pm
posted by smatush

Title: Things Not Seen

Author: Andrew Clements

Summary: Bobby Phillips uses a malfunctioning electric blanket and becomes invisible.  Nobody knows how to bring Bobby back.  His only hope may lie with his new friend Alicia, who is blind.

Who will like it: People who like books about invisibility.

If you like this, try these: Tangerine, Mind’s Eye, So B. It, Frindle

Recommended by: Cheryl O., Library Volunteer

Shadow Children

11:31 am
posted by smatush

Series: Shadow Children

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Summary: Luke, as a third child in a society that only allows two children per family, must live in the attic hidden away.  His glimpse of the outside through an air vent uncovers a friend and an adventure.

Who will like it: People who like books about secrecy.

If you like this, try these: Unwind, The House of Power, The Maze Runner

Recommended by: Cheryl O., Library Volunteer

Hunger Games

October 24, 2011 12:11 pm
posted by smatush

Series: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Summary: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition played to the death, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.     

Why I picked it: The world Suzanne Collins creats and her characters are very realistic.

Who will like it: Everybody! I typically hate action books but LOVED this series.

If you like this, try these: Blood Red Road, The Maze Runner, Incarceron, Birthmarked

Recommended by: Megan P. (19-years old), Ringer Library Patron