Archive for the ‘Fighting’ 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

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

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

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

Ship Breaker

September 26, 2011 5:08 pm
posted by smatush

 

Title: Ship Breaker

Author: Paulo Bacigalupi

Summary: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.   

Who will like it: Readers who like knowing more about the gritty, hard facts of life, and readers that believe in doing what’s right even if it’s hard.

If you like this, try these: Crank, Black Juice, King of the Screwups, Pathfinder

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

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