Archive for the ‘Series’ 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

Cinder

April 27, 2012 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 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

Shadow Children

October 26, 2011 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

Harry Potter

September 2, 2011 11:28 am
posted by smatush

Series: Harry Potter

Author: J.K. Rowling

Summary: A boy has to defeat a dark wizard.

Who will like it: People who like magical things in their books.

If you like this, try these: The Lost Years of Merlin Series, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Young Wizards Series, The Heir Series, Seven Realms Series

Recommended by: Diana L. (16-years old), Ringer Library

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

August 31, 2011 3:26 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Author: Rick Riordan

Summary: After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Who will like it: Anyone who likes their books with a large dose of adventure, and anyone who always thought Greek mythology was interesting but too complicated to actually read.

If you like this, try these: Cronus Chronicles, Young Heroes Series, Princesses of Myth Series, Dusssie

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian