While you are waiting for the latest book in Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series (which FYI, will be here in June!), be sure to check out Heist Society! Katrina Bishop has spent her childhood helping her father in the family business…art theft. However, she’s ready to get out and live a normal life at her New England boarding school. However, she finds herself unwillingly back in the game when her father is accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
The fabulous website TeenReads recently interviewed Carter about writing her new book and what she learned about real life art heists. Be sure to check it out!
Click here to request Heist Society from the library.
The 7th-9th Grade Book Group will be meeting Thursday, April 1st from 3:30-4:15 p.m. to discuss The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn. Snacks will be served and new members are always welcome. Books are available in advance at the Peace Dale Library. Stop in or call the library at 789-1555 for more information.
New Finds & Hidden Treasures is our new weekly book spotlight! Every Monday we’ll let you know about one of our great books from the new section as well as a related hidden treasure that you may have missed the first time around.
Check out this week’s fantasy titles!
|Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns . . .
Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they’ve been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.
Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother’s stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.
However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student . . . an attraction that could jeopardize everything.
|And a Hidden Treasure…
|Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
Other titles you may like:
- Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- Terrier: The Legend of Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce
Sound good? Check the library catalog for availability. And don’t forget to check back for all new suggestions next Monday!