Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

The Mortal Instruments

September 11, 2011 3:50 pm
posted by smatush

Series: The Mortal Instruments

Author: Cassandra Clare

Summary: Suddenly able to see demons and the Shadowhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother is kidnapped by a demon and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster. Clary soon discovers that this new, creepy world may be more apart of who she is than her regular life.

Who will like it: If you liked Twilight, but wished there was more to it than just the love story you will love this.

If you like this, try these: The Demonata, Devilish, Prom Dates from Hell

Extras: http://www.mortalinstruments.com/

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Blood Red Road

August 31, 2011 5:45 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Dustlands #1

Author: Moira Young

Summary: In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape and help her find her brother.

Who will like it: If you liked the Hunger Games you will love this! Plus, anyone who likes adventure stories and to discover new worlds will enjoy this.

If you like this, try these: The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Tomorrow Series

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Musician’s Daughter

4:38 pm
posted by smatush

Title: The Musician’s Daughter

Author: Susanne Dunlap

Summary: In 18th-century Vienna, 15-year old Theresa’s musician father turns up dead on Christmas Eve with his valuable violin missing. Theresa suspects that her father was murdered and begins to investigate the details of her father’s death starting with visiting the gypsy camp where her father died. It’s there that Theresa begins to uncover a trail of blackmail and extortion, even as she discovers honor, and the possibility of a first love.

Who will like it: People who like a little mystery with their stories, and those that love stories with gypsies!

If you like this, try these: The Mozart Season, The Dalemark Quartet, Wild Roses

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian