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Read Some Historical Fiction

There are so many great historical fiction books that take place in times and communities that you might not know much about! Check out one of these books and take a step back in time…

outrunmoon Outrun the Moon
In 1906 Chinatown, Mercy is determined to break from poverty. Using her cunning, she gains entry to finishing school. When the San Francisco earthquake strikes, Mercy rallies her class to help in the aftermath.
nightdivided A Night Divided
When the Berlin Wall goes up, Gerta and her mother are trapped on the Eastern side, while her father is in the West. Four years later, Gerta sees her father on the Western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life to tunnel to freedom.
boytopmountain The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
Orphaned Pierrot moves in with his aunt, a servant in a wealthy Austrian home – the home of Adolph Hitler.
hiredgirl The Hired Girl
Over the summer of 1911, farm girl Joan seeks a new, better life in the hopes that a hired girl cooking and cleaning for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of – a woman with a future.
saltsea Salt to the Sea
When tragedy strikes a ship bound for safe waters during WWII, the refugees aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff must fight for survival. Based on the true but little-known story of one of history’s most tragic maritime disasters.
blackdove Black Dove White Raven
Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms.
chains Chains
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
warwithinthesewalls The War Within These Walls
Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during WWII, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.

November 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Get Your Free Giveaways!

It’s the last day of Teen Read Week! Make sure to stop by the library today to get one of our awesome free giveaways! We still have notebooks, earbuds, comics, and tons of new books.

Hope you had a great Teen Read Week this year. Keep reading for the fun of it! If you need help deciding what to read, try one of our new book lists.


New Book Lists – October 2016

Books Starring 7th & 8th Graders

Books Starring Black Teens

Books Starring Funny Guys

Fans & Fandom

Gender Identities

Historical Fiction

Summer Love

Time Travel

When It’s All Too Much: Self Help

Wish we had a book list featuring YOUR favorite kind of books? Comment me!

October 15, 2016 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

Books about Fans & Fandom

geeksguide The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love
Graham tries to get his best friend, Roxana, to fall in love with him by planning the perfect weekend for her at Comic-Con, but nothing goes quite as planned.
fangirl Fangirl
Cath loves being a Simon Snow fan, writing fanfiction and dressing up as her favorite character. When she has a hard time at her new college, she has to decide to escape back into Simon’s world or make the most of the real world.
onlythingworse The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You
After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a tentative, fandom-based friendship when their best friends start dating each other.
killboyband Kill the Boy Band
Four fans of The Ruperts stay in the same hotel as the band, hoping to see them. But when one of the girls drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and tie him up, things get complicated.
summernerd The Summer I Became a Nerd
Cheerleader Madelyn can’t let anyone know she’s a secret comics nerd. Then she meets Logan, enters his world of comic cons, and loves it. But can she keep denying her true self to everyone but him?
scarlettepstein Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here
When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her crush is sucked into the distant world of the Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, her subjects aren’t the stars of her fave series – they’re her real-life classmates.
improbabletheory The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak
Ana is an honor student obsessed with success, Clayton is her genius younger brother, and Zak is a gamer who’s forced to join the quiz team by his teacher. When Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention while they’re at a quiz bowl tournament, Ana and Zak follow him into the crazy world of the Con.

October 14, 2016 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

New Sequels

TheEnd The End by Charlie Higson
The 7th and Final Book in The Enemy Series
The final battle ensues between Saint George’s army of sickos and the army of London kids.
TheLongGame The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Sequel to The Fixer

Tess Kendrick, can fix just about any problem her classmates–or their power-wielding parents–might have, but when terrorism, and murder strike, she gets wrapped up in an intricate plot that may end up hitting close to home.
LastStar The Last Star by Rick Yancey
The 3rd and Final Book of the 5th Wave Series
Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Earth’s  survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves… or saving what makes us human.
RoseDagger The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn

In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her in an attempt to break Khalid’s curse, save the empire, and reunite with her one true love.
TheodoreBooneScandal Theodore Boone: The Scandal by John Grisham
Book 6 in the Theodore Boone Series
Even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with standardized testing. When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal.

August 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Try Historical Fantasy

If you’re looking for something new, try one of these historical fantasy books! Go from ancient Rome to 19th century Romania, from 1700s Venice to 1905 Russia. Then, mix it up with magic, witches, shapeshifters and more to create a perfect mix of fantasy and history.

MarkOfTheThief Mark of the Thief
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds an ancient amulet filled with magic.
Silver in the Blood -- In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret--that they are shapeshifters, expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands. Silver in the Blood
In 1897, New York cousins and socialites Dacia and Lou visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret – that they are shapeshifters.
Accidental The Accidental Highwayman
In 18th-century England, Kit Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage.
EggAndSpoon Egg & Spoon
In 1905, Russian peasant Elena trades places with privileged Cat and finds herself caught up in an escapade involving a monk, a prince, and legendary witch Baba Yaga.
LegacyOfKings Legacy of Kings
Prince Alexander is drawn to Katerina, who is under orders to kill the queen. Meanwhile, Alexander’s betrothed wants to alter her destiny with the help of the Spirit Eaters.
Falconer The Falconer
In 1844 Edinburgh, Lady Aileana is not an ordinary debutante – she is a Falconer, a female warrior born with the gift for hunting the faeries who prey on mankind – and who killed her mother.
AdventuresNicoloZen The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen
Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, except for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly.
Diviners The Diviners
Evie is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when she and her uncle, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, are called on to help solve some bizarre murders.

November 9, 2015 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Other Dimensions

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m just sick of the whole world. Those are great times to escape into a good book. Why not leave this world behind and read about another dimension? Check out these book that have parallel worlds, hidden dimensions, or several different versions of the same characters.

Belzhar Belzhar
Unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, Jam is sent to a therapeutic school, where an assignment for a mysterious English class transports her to the realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.
Nil Nil
Transported through a “gate” to the mysterious island of Nil, Charley has 365 days to escape – or she will die.
ThroughToYou2 Through to You
When Camden loses the love of his life in a car accident, he’ll do anything to get her back – even travel to another universe, where she is still alive.
BellWorlds The Bell Between Worlds
Sylas leads a lonely life since his mother died. But then the tolling of a giant bell draws him into a world where good and evil forces clash. Sylas must find a girl called Naeo – or the entire universe may fall.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray -- When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder. A Thousand Pieces of You
When Marguerite’s father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father’s killer and avenge his murder.
Now That You're Here: When street smart graffiti artist, Danny, is jolted into a parallel world, only Eevee, an alluring science geek has the know-how to get him home, but as he falls for her, his motives grow foggy. Now That You’re Here
When graffiti artist Danny is jolted into a parallel world, only Eevee, an alluring science geek has the know-how to get him home, but as he falls for her, his motives get foggy.
InAWorldJustRight In a World Just Right
Scarred loner Jonathan escapes at will into other worlds of his making, but suddenly the world in which a popular girl is his long-term girlfriend is intersecting reality in startling ways.
SpiritsThieves A Book of Spirits and Thieves
When a package arrives at her family’s bookstore, Becca opens it and triggers an ancient magic that intertwines her fate with the powers of a mysterious book. Two parallel worlds collide and Becca is trapped between them.

October 26, 2015 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Horror Stories!

Not only is it Teen Read Week, it’s also that time of year when a good horror story may be just what you crave.  Check out one of these – from ghostly hauntings to crazy creatures to gory deaths, there’s something for every horror lover!

Amity Amity
After moving to a secluded house called Amity, Connor starts having gory dreams and feeling a dark force. Ten years later, Gwen’s family moves to Amity and she’s afflicted with disturbing visions that put her sanity in question.
Insanity Insanity
Intertwining stories of three teens who are haunted beyond imagining in the depths of a Kentucky mental institution.
frenzy Frenzy
Chaos ensues at Camp Harmony when a virus turns the animals in the surrounding wilderness into raging, foam-spewing predators.
WelcomeDarkHouse Welcome to the Dark House
Seven super fans have won a trip to meet a legendary horror movie director. But things go from dark to deadly when they’re trapped in an abandoned amusement park. To earn a ticket out, they must face their darkest demons one ride at a time.
PartyGames Party Games
Rachel is excited to attend Brendan Fear’s birthday party at his family’s estate on mysterious Fear Island, but soon someone starts a game of murder and all of the guests are in danger.
ZomB Zom-B
B thinks reports of zombie attacks are just jokes, until zombies attack his school. When he comes face-to-face with the ravenous, oozing corpses, all bets are off as he does whatever it takes to survive.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey The Monstrumologist
Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they attempt to destroy a pod of beasts that leave nothing but death & gore in their path.
Asylum Asylum
Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they’re staying–secrets that link them all to the asylum’s dark past.

October 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

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