Archive for the ‘History’ Category

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

The Monstrumologist

September 26, 2011 12:42 pm
posted by smatush

 

Series: The Monstrumologist      

Author: Richard Yancey

Summary: In 1888, 12-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters. Will is often put in horrific situations that are described in gruesome detail.     

Who will like it: Readers who like scary stories, and old-school gothic horror books.

If you like this, try these: Frankenstein, Dracula, Sign of the Raven, Foundling Series, Prowlers Series

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Musician’s Daughter

August 31, 2011 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