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Jasper Jones anyone?

24 Apr

What I’m reading this week…

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Jasper Jones was nominated for a Michael Printz Award, so why haven’t I heard anyone really talking about it?? Maybe I’m in a hole or something, but this book is good. I mean really good. Think Mark Twain goes down under. It is definitely not for those sensitive to violence, (I hope I’m not giving too much away), because in the first pages Charlie Bent is called out of his bedroom window in the middle of the night by the shady Jasper Jones, who has a reputation for trouble. What happens next is terrifying and confusing. Charlie follows his intuition and decides to trust the seemingly unreliable Jasper.


Lots of new YA books have arrived!

21 Jul

Here are just a few of the new YA titles that have arrived for your summer pleasure…come up to YA and browse.

The Chaos” by Rachel Ward

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This novel is a sequel to the action-driven Num8ers.    Adam has inherited his mother’s curse, when he looks into people’s eyes he sees the date of their death and how they’ll die.  Walking around in London of 2026, he sees the same date  in the eyes of almost everyone around him, six months in the future.

YA Books for Giving!

13 Jan

Take a look at this list of new YA books perfect for giving…Just click on the link below:

YA Holiday Books

Check out these new YA books!

4 Oct

Reckless by Cornelia Funke

This is a fairy-tale-like adventure which Funke fans will want to read.  The story tells of Jacob Reckless who, like his father before him, escapes into the Mirrorworld.  All is well until his younger brother, Will, follows him.  Will comes under the spell of the Dark Fairy and he slowly turns to stone and then to jade.  Such a creature is called a Goyl in Mirrorworld.  A Jade Goyl wields special power which attracts the interest of unsavory characters.  The search is on for an antidote to the spell.  Fairies, dwarves, man-eating sirens and unicorns populate the exciting story.  Looks like Funke has also left the door open for a sequel.

Book CoverDeadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

If you like suspense, romance and lots of plot twists you might pick up Deadly Little Lies, Laurie Stolarz’s latest book in the Touch Series.  Last Fall Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious newcomer who has the power to sense the future through touch.  Ben’s abrupt departure from town leaves Camelia brokenhearted.  While he’s away she studies this gift called psychometry and discovers she also has the power.  When Ben returns he wants nothing to do with Camelia until she becomes involved with Adam.  Then the threatening, eerie messages begin…Who could it be?

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