Exciting Reads

Here are four great new books that offer lots of excitement and range from fantasy, to sci-fi, to realistic fiction.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Nailer lives in poverty in a world of scavengers where old oil tankers are stripped for parts to be recycled.  When he discovers a beautiful, modern boat crashed on the beach he has to decide whether to scavenge it for a chance at a better life or save the girl trapped in the ship who may have him killed or could be an even bigger “lucky strike.”

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
When Elizabeth gets an after school job at a library, she has no idea what she’s getting in to.  Not just any library, the New York Circulating Material Repository has a magical collection of objects from fairy tales.  And when those magic mirrors and glass slippers start to disappear Elizabeth gets pulled into a mystery to find the thief.

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Rosie and Scarlett March protect the world from Fenris, werewolves who lure girls to their deaths.  It all started when their grandmother was killed and Scarlett saved Rosie’s life.  Now the two put on their red cloaks and hunt these killer werewolves.  But Rosie isn’t sure this is the life she wants and when Silas, a friend and hunting partner, returns to town Rosie begins to wonder about a life away from werewolf hunting.

For the Win by Cory Doctorow
In the world of online gaming there are high stakes to win.  For Mala, in India, it’s a way to get her family out of poverty.  For Leonard, in California, it’s a way to connect with friends around the world.  And for Matthew, in China, it’s a way to make money playing the games that he loves.  When these three find their lives intersecting in various ways with other big gamers, they have to decide which side they’re on.  Are they with the players or do they side with the big corporations who own the games?

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