Finished the book I was reading, “The Captive Kingdom” by Jennifer A. Nielsen which is the fourth book in “The Ascendance” series.   If you loved the action and twists in the other three books, you will love this book also! After a time of peace and quiet, King Jarron has grown restless.  Imogene suggests they set off on a trade trip to obtain a new weapons supply for Carthya using his connections as the pirate king  for transportation.  While returning to Carthya, their ship is attacked by the Prozarian’s which leads to a surprising discovery…Darius, Jarron’s older brother, may be… Read More »

LIBRARIAN CHAT – 1/28/2021

Happy 2021! Hope you are enjoying the new website!  I am still learning how to use various features of the program and this my first attempt at chatting.  Right now I am reading “The Captive Kingdom” by Jennifer A. Nielsen.  It is the fourth book in “The Ascendance” series.  I am only about a third of the way through the book but it has had a lot of action already, pirates, kidnappings, attempted escapes, escapes and lots of plots inside of plots.

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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party – Allan Wolf

Dangerous and powerful, Hunger stalks the Donner party at every turn through the unpredictable wilderness as they make their pivotal decision to leave the trail on their journey across the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847. Based off of letters, diaries and historical research about the Donner party this book recounts one of the most horrifying tales of survival in American history. (YA F Wol)

A Sky Beyond the Storm – Sabaa Tahir

Book 4, the final chapter of the “Ember in the Ashes” series. (YA F Tah)

“Concrete Rose” by Angie Thomas (YA F Tho)–New book from the author of “The Hate U Give”.  Set in Garden Heights 17 years before “The Hate U Give” follow the story of Maverick Carter as he moves from boyhood to man.

“This Will be Funny Someday” by Katie Henry (YA F Hen)–17 year-old Izzy is used to keeping her thoughts to herself…in school, where her boyfriend does the talking for her, and at home where its impossible to compete with her older siblings and high-powered parents.  When she accidently walks into a stand-up comedy club and performs, her experience is surprisingly cathartic.  After the show, she meets Mo who invites her to join her group of friends and introduces her to the Chicago open-mic scene.  The problem is her new friends are college students…and she tells them she is one too.

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