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índiceThe Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore.

I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would flight the Mogadorians. And we would win.

But I was wrong. Even thought we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we´re in hiding trying to figure out our next move.

The six of us are powerful-but we´re not yet strong enough to take their entire army. We haven´t discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven´t learned to work together. And there´s still so much that we don’t know about the Elders of their plan for us. Time us running out, and there´s only one thing we know for certain: We need to find Number Five before they do.

índiceGirl Meets Ghost by Lauren Barnholdt.

You know how sometimes you´re doing something totally important, and you get interrupted by something horribly annoying, like and unwanted text or a teacher calling on you? Yeah, welcome to my world. Only, a lot of the time it´s not my phone or a teacher interrupting me. A lot of the time it´s a ghost. I see them. I listen to them. And then I do whatever they tell me so that they can get closure and move on to wherever it is ghosts go.

 

 

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she met the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons-and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It´s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. Within twenty-four hours Clary s pulled into Jace´s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

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índiceCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what´s normal when you´re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, our mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won´t ler her go-especially her handsome, infuriating newfound brother, Jace. And Clry´s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil-and also her father.

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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.

To save her mother´s life, Clary travels to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters-never mind that by doing so she is breaking the Law, which could mean death. Even worse, Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by Shadowhunters ho are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. Luckily, Clary finds an ally in the mysterious Sebastian, who holds a strange attraction for her. As Valentine musters a demon army, can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their ancient hatred and work together? And can Clary harness her newfound powers to help save them all-whatever the cost?

Watch an interview with Cassandra Clare:  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MtHRw52tF4]

índiceMe and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.

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My name is Greg Gaines. I am seventeen. My physical appearance is unsatisfactory. And there is probably a fungus eating my brain. I´m not even sure I´m a human.

Earl

Earl Jackson is the only person who is even sort of my friend. We make mediocre films together. Werner Herzog is our biggest influence.

Dying Girl

During my senior year, my mom forced me to become friends with a girl who had cancer. This brought about the destruction of my entire life.

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90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper.

Don Piper died instantly when his car was crushed by a semi. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper went to heaven. Ninety minutes after the wreck, he miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested and he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he shares his life-changing story with you.

índice Enchanted by Alethea Kontis.

It isn´t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday´s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets and enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship depends into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland- and a man Sunday´s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent to making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past-and hers?índice

 Ruthless by Sara Shepard.

Aria´s love life is on the Fitz-ahem frits. Emily´s exploring her wild side. Hanna´s kissing the enemy. And someone from Spencer´s past is back to haunt her. But none of that compares on what these pretty little liars did on their last spring break. It´s their darkest secret yet. And guess who else knows? I haven´t forgotten, and I certainly haven´t forgiven. These pretty little liars better watch their backs because they´re about to get exactly what they deserve…

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Crushed by Sara Shepard.

 It’s springtime in suburban Rosewood, which means iced soy lattes, fresh manicures in shimmering pastels—and prom. But while everyone else is flipping through the racks at Saks in search of the perfect dress, Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are on a different kind of hunt: They’re looking for A. . . .

Hanna puts her campaign for prom queen on the back burner to volunteer at the burn clinic, where one of A’s victims is recovering. Emily digs into Ali’s past at the mental hospital with some very crazy consequences. Spencer contacts a private eye to help her stalk her stalker. But when their sessions get a little too private, they may forget to keep their eyes on A. . . . And Aria’s worried that A is even closer than she thought. When her dark secret from Iceland finally comes to light, she discovers that maybe, just maybe, the one person she’s been trying to hide the truth from has known all along.

The liars are finally taking the fight to A. But no matter what they do, A’s always one step ahead, ready to crush the girls completely. From Goodreads.

índiceBurned by Sara Shepard.

It´s spring break, and the pretty little liars are trading in Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They want nothing more than to sail into the tropical sunset and leave their troubles behind for one blissful week. But where Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna go, A goes, too. From scuba diving to tanning on the upper deck. A is there soaking up all their new secrets.

Emily is smooching a stowaway. Spencer´s going overboard trying to land a new boy. And a blast-or rather, a crash- from Hanna´s past could mean rough waters ahead for everyone.

The liars better tighten their life jackets. A perfect storm is brewing, and if they aren´t careful. A will bury them at sea…

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Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick.

Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children, weak from hunger, malaria or sheer exhaustion, dying before his eyes. He sees prisoners marched to a nearby mango grove, never to return.

One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn´s never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. In order to survive, he must to quickly master the strange revolutionary songs the soldiers demand- and steal food to keep other kids alive.

This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated from the Khmer Rouge, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier.

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Trinity by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm.

The dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb.

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October 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

New books for Middle School.

índiceCinder by Marissa Meyer.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth´s fate hinges on one girl…

Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She´s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and is reviled by her stepmother. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai´s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world´s future. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for.

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Son by Lois Lowry.

When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen.

Claire had had a son. Se was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow.

And so her journey began.

But here is this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own. In the security of her new home, she is free and loved. She grows stronger.

As tempted as she is by the warmth of more human kindness than she has ever known, she cannot stay. Her son is out here; a young boy by now.

Claire will stop at nothing to find her child… even if it means trading her own life.

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Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge.

Once upon a time, maybe the things were different. Ron Koertge knows what really happened to all those wolves and maidens, ogres and orphans, kings and piglets of fairy tales, and he knows about the Ever After.

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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

When Nora and Patch are forced together as lab partners, Nora would rather fall to her death than put up with his elusive answers to her questions, his teasing, and his infuriatingly handsome face and hypnotizing eyes. It seems Patch was put on earth just to drive her crazy.

But before long, Nora´s defenses start to break down as her curiosity about Patch heats up. Why does he always seem to be wherever she is and know exactly what she´s thinking? How does he know what to say to both attract and repulse her? And what is up with those V-shaped scars on his chiseled back?

As their connection grows stronger, Nora´s own life becomes increasingly fragile. Nora needs to decide. Is Patch the one who wants to do her harm or the one who will keep her safe? Has she fallen for one of the fallen?

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Doomed Queen Anne by Carolyn Meyer.

Anne Boleyn was born without great beauty, wealth, or title, but she´s blossomed into a captivating young woman. And she knows it. Determined to rise to the top, she uses her wiles to win the heart of England´s most powerful man, King Henry VIII. Not satisfied with the King´s heart, however, she persuades Henry to defy everyone –including his own wife – to make her his new queen.

September 12, 2013 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

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skiSki!: your Guide to Jumping, Racing, Skiboarding, Nordic, Backcountry, Aerobatics, and More by Pamela Pollack.

Skiing is the cool but extreme skiing is even cooler! Race down the slopes at supersonic speeds. Do a back flip off a mogul. Soar off a jump the size of a six-story building.

diveDive!: your Guide to Snorkeling, Scuba, Night-diving, Free-diving, Exploring Shipwrecks, Caves, and More by Darice Bailer.

Venture below the surface and experience a whole new world. From exploring underwater caves, to daring rescue missions, to following fabulous fish and sea life-diving is more than just swimming down deep. Find out the essential gear, tips, and techniques for any type of diving from the basic to the extreme. Then take the plunge.

climbClimb: your Guide to Bouldering, Sport Climbing, Trade Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpinism, and More by Pete Takeda.

Grab a hold! Climb on up!

Feel the rush of clinging to rock 3,000 feet high, bouldering without ropes, and climbing solid pillars of ice. Learn about the gear the pros use and how they reach the highest peaks on Earth.

grueGruesome facts.

Packed with over 1,500 disgustingly gruesome and fiendishly foul facts, you are guaranteed to be fascinated for hours!

reeReal Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship by Barry Clifford and Kenneth J, Kinkor.

The Whydah left Africa in 1716, bearing the weight of human cargo. Reaching Caribbean waters, the ship was seized by Sam Bellamy, commander of a growing fleet of pirate ships. Shipwrecked in a nor’easter in 1717, the Whydah sank deep into Cape Cod waters, only to be discovered by intrepid diver Barry Clifford, who was dedicated years of his life to recovering the artifacts of this ship, from cannon and pistols to buttons and buckles-and, of course, pirate treasure: gold, silver, and pieces of eight.

volVolcano! by Judy and Dennis Fradin.

The Icelandic eruption of 2010 & other hot smoky, fierce, and fiery mountains.

dogDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. By Jim Milio and Melissa Jo Peltier.

150 compelling stories of the dogs Cesar has met and mastered-from Nunu the demon Chihuahua to Wilshire the firehouse Dalmatian.

figFigure Skating Today: the Next Wave of Stars by Steve Milton.

40 profiles and over 140 photographs of the world´s best skaters who are jumping higher, skating faster, and reaching new artistic and technical heights.

100Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel.

This essential collection is packed with tempting, nourishing recipes for babies and older children-from French Toast Fingers and Mini Chicken Sliders to Tuna Muffin Melts and Salad lollipops- helping to safely introduce new tastes and textures to your baby and ensuring that your child is healthy, happy, and content.

priPrincess Party Cookbook by Annabel Karmel.

Every Little girl dreams of being a princess…

And there´s nothing a princess likes more than throwing a party! From Fairy Finger Sandwiches and Rice Krispies Hearts to Emerald Pizza, Ruby-Glazed Chicken, and Gelatin Gems, these are magical, delicious dishes fit for a royal banquet. You´ll be able to celebrate every occasion in style, with Snowflake Cupcakes for the holidays, Pretzel Broomsticks for Halloween, and Tropical Smoothies for the beach. Filled with ideas for creating themed invitations and table settings, plus tips for making jewelry, gifts, and decorations, this is truly the indispensable guide to the perfect princess party!

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Top Secret: Shady Tales of Spies and Spying by Lauren Buller, Joe Fullman, Ben Gilliland, and Jim Pipe.

No secret is safe. Tiptoe into the top-secret world of espionage to discover why spies spy, how spies spy, and what spies spy on…

  • From spooks to sleuths, Top Secret lifts he lid on real-life spying:
  • Meet the real James Bond and get shaken and stirred!
  • Crack a code that took experts 200 years to decipher.
  • Discover how your cell phones spies on you.

kitI´m a Scientist Kitchen by Lisa Burke.

Turn your kitchen into a learning laboratory with a few household items and a little help from a grown-up.

leWho Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket.

Before you consider reading this book. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea?
  2. Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn´t stolen at all?
  3. Do you really think that´s any of your business? Why? What kind of person are you? Are you sure?
  4. Who is that standing behind you?

redRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright.

Valerie´s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.

After her sister´s violent death, Valerie´s world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them-it could be anyone in town.

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says the must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes… or everyone she loves will die.

houseHouse at the End of the Street by Lily Blake.

In the wake of a divorce, Elissa and her mom leave the big city for a quiet house in the country-but the only reason they can afford to rent their new place is the lingering echo of a tragedy that happened in the house next door.

But a chilling secret is still hidden, waiting to be discovered in the house at the end of the street.

bunBunheads by Sophie Flack.

Until now, nineteen-year old dancer Hannah Ward has followed the Manhattan Ballet Company´s unofficial mantra, “Don’t think, just dance.”

But when she meets Jacob, a spontaneous musician, Hannah´s universe begins to change. With her eyes newly opened to the world beyond the theater, she must whether to compete against the other “bunheads” for a star soloist spot or to strike out on her own.

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aniAnimal Encyclopedia by Dr. Lucy Spelman.

Simply the best children animal encyclopedia. This stunning family reference volume has 2,500 animal species, the best animal photography, and exclusive from-the field reports that take you into the wild.

upcAnimals Up Close by Igor Siwanowicz.

This book is full of tiny creatures you cold hold in your hand. Come down to their size and see what they´re really made of, with fantastic photographs that take you into an alien world.

beauBeauty by Lauren Conrad.

Guide dedicated exclusively to beauty, Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential.

piWhy Pi? By Johnny Ball.

It´s an incredible geometrical journey into the world of measurement, math, and beyond!

heidiHeidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! By Wanda Coven.

Heidi can´t wait to go camp with Lucy! Bit when Lucy´s friends from last year ignore Heidi, Heidi tries to think of a way to fit in. At first Heidi uses her Book of Spells to help her, but in the end she decides to ask the girls why they don´t like her. Heidi is surprised by their answer… and by the time camp ends she has made two new friends!

ideasIdeas that Changed the World by Julie Ferris, Mike Goldsmith, Ian Graham, Sally MacGill, Andrea Mills, Isabel Thomas, and Matt Turner.

Stop, look, and marvel at the creations that have shaped our world. Read the human stories behind some of history´s most amazing inventions and be inspired.

sharShark by Fleur Star.

From giant whale sharks to deadly great whites, find out all about sharks-some of the most amazing creatures in the world.

alleAll about Ellie by Callie Barkley.

The Critter Club is up and running, and so are the girls-especially Ellie! It´s time for Santa Vita Elementary´s spring play, and Ellie is trying out for the lead. As the play draws near, will Ellie let her moment in the spotlight get in the way of being a good friend?

weirWeird but True! 4.

Find more about all the things you want to know in this fun series.

mosMosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy & Dennis Kunkel.

Learn about how a female mosquito hatch, reach adulthood and seek out the blood meal that will allow her to reproduce.

jourJourney to Jo´Burgby Beverley Naidoo.

Mama lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year. Old naledi and her young brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one-person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back.

childChildtimes by Eloise Greenfield and Leslie Jones Little.

Three generations of black women remember their “childtimes” in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history.

bighBig Book of How.

Answers to questions that every kid wants to know. Great photos, illustration, and diagrams. Packed with facts and hands-on activities.

biwBig Book of What?

June 24, 2013 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

More books for girls!

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From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender.

Alexis is the last girl you´d expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs-an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who´s finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit.

Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club: new friends are just what Kasey needs. It´s strange, though to see how fast the girls in the Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular. Then Alexis learns that girls have pledged an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit named Aralt.  Worried that Kasey’s in over her dead again, Alexis and her best friend, Megan, decide to investigate by joining the club themselves. Soon Alexis trades in her pink hair and punky clothes for a mainstream look, and finds herself reveling in their newfound elegance and success.

The club´s connection with Aralt seems harmless, and before long, Alexis can hardly remember why she joined in the first place. Surely it wasn´t to destroy Aralt.

Why should she hurt someone who has given her so much, and asked for so little in return?

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The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester.

She can fly!

Piper McCloud lives with her normal ma and pa on a normal farm in normal Lowland County. But Piper isn´t your normal girl. Ever since Piper was a baby, she´s been able to hover a few feet off the ground, and if the people of Lowland County knew she could fly, they would have something to say about it. So, it only seems bet that Piper be sent away to I. N. S. A. N. E. , the top secret school for children with extraordinary abilities like hers. Her new friends have powers like telekinesis, X-ray vision, and the ability to create their own weather. Piper likes her new life at school, but soon, she realizes things aren´t as they seem. Now, the school she was sent to for her own protection might be the most dangerous place she´s ever been.

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Fallen by Lauren Kate.

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

There´s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori?

Mu¡ysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price´s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah. He´s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Except Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce-he goes out of this way to make that very clear But she can´t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret… even if it kills her.

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The reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

New school, new opportunities…

Moxie Roosevelt is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary name, but that´s about to change. Now that she´s starting school at Eaton Academy, it´s time to reinvent herself-and become worthy of a name like “Moxie.”

But when she tries out a bunch of different personalities, she quickly loses track of who she actually is and who she´s supposed to be at any given moment! Before long, Moxie comes to see that boarding school isn´t that it seems… and she isn´t the only with a secret to hide.

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The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone.

Boys are the biggest mystery of all…

Eleven-year-old Felicity doesn´t want to live with her distant relatives in Maine. The old house is full of strange people and swirling secrets. She´d rather  return to London with her glamorous parents, even if the air raids of World War Two make it dangerous.

Then the first strange letter arrives. Uncle Gideon tries to hide it, but Felicity recognizes the handwriting. Why is her father sending coded messages from Portugal? With the help of a handsome boy she meets, Felicity vows to uncover the truth. But can one girl discover what is happening with her parents and fix her fractured family-all while in the throes of her first big crush? It´s a tall order, but Felicity is determined to crack the Romeo and Juliet code.

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Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur.

I wasn´t going to use the ley right away, I decided. I was going to hold on to it, just for the day. For now, the key had infinite possibilities. It would be nice to have a day of infinite possibilities.

For Elise, nothing has seemed right since middle school started. Her locker partner tortures her and she can´t get her homework done. A new baby moves into her house, interrupting her wonderful life with Uncle Hugh and Aunt Bessie. Worst of all, things with her best friend, Franklin, are just not the same as they used to be.

The Elise discovers a secret: a mysterious key labeled with her name. Could it open of the eight doors in the barn above Uncle Hugh´s workshop, the ones that have been locked as long as she can remember?

Read fun facts about the author, here.

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The Bad Queen by Carolyn Meyer.

 From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. She tried to please everyone—courtiers, her young husband, the king, the French people—but often fell short of their expectations. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman can’t help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and unimaginable luxuries. But as Marie-Antoinette’s lifestyle gets ever-more recklessly extravagant, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty—and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay. From Goodreads.

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The Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer.

 Mary Stuart was just five years old when she was sent to France to be raised alongside her future husband. But when the frail young king dies, eighteen-year-old Mary is stripped of her title as Queen of France and set adrift in the harsh world, alone. Determined to reign over what is rightfully hers, Mary returns to Scotland. Hopingthat a husband will help her secure the coveted English throne, she marries again, but the love and security she longs for elude her. Instead, the fiery young queen finds herself embroiled in a murder scandal that could cost her the crown. And her attempts to bargain with her formidable “sister queen,” Elizabeth I of England, could cost her her very life. From Goodreads.

Visit Carolyn Meyer website to see more about these books.

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To Catch a Mermaid by Suzanne Selfors.

Boom Broom thinks his life can´t get any worse. Ever since his mother was swept away by a twister, his family has refused to leave the house and Boom has been caring for his little sister, Mertyle. One day, he brings home a feisty, seaweed-covered fish for Halvor, the Viking descendant who rents the room over their garage, to cook for dinner.

When Boom discovers that the fish is actually little mermaid who seems to grant unlimited wishes, he thinks his luck has turned –that is, until his sister is hit by the curse of the merfolk and starts to turn green! Now Boom and his best friend, Winger, must find a way to return the foul-tempered merbaby to its mother and save Mertyle before it is too late.

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Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally.

What girl doesn´t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn´t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that´s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she´s ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he´s also amazingly cute. And for the first time, she is feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart´s on the line?

April 29, 2013 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

Patience, Princess Catherine by Carolyn Meyer.

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Patience, Princess Catherine by Carolyn Meyer.

Catherine of Aragon grew up expecting she would one day become the queen of England-not a dejected teenage widow. But that is exactly what happens when fragile Prince Arthur, to whom she has been betrothed since the age of three, dies only months after their wedding. Her power now obsolete, Catherine is exiled to a dank castle in a remote part of the country. She is stranded there for years with little money and no control over her own fate.

 

 

There is one ray of light in Catherine´s lonely life-her friendship with handsome Prince Henry, her deceased husband´s younger brother. A marriage to Henry could elevate Catherine from her precarious position and give her the crown that she was once promised. But will Henry take the risk of making the destitute princess his queen? Only time will tell.

March 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Two new fiction books for Middle School.

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Promised by Caragh M. O´Brien.

After defying the ruthless enclave surviving the wasteland, and overthrowing Sylum, Gaia Stone faces her greatest challenge yet-to lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge. But in Gaia´s absence, the Enclave has become even more ruthless, picking girls from outside the wall to serve in an experimental baby factory. Babies with the right genes are now a priceless commodity with the potential to reshape life inside the wall and redefine humanity. The key to it all comes back to one fearless, young midwife. When negotiations devolve into terrorist threats, Gaia finds herself at the crux of an insupportable decision.

As a leader, a woman, and an idealist in love, Gaia must decide if she an sacrifice what –or whom- she values most.

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Crewel by Gennifer Albin.

For generations spinsters have been called by Arras´s Manipulation Services to work the looms and determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die. Gifted with the rare ability to weave time with matter, Adelice is exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in Arras, being chosen by Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life and a web of lies and intrigues.

March 4, 2013 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can´t wait. In just a few weeks she´ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. And as a pretty, she´ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.

But Tally´s new friend isn´t sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world-and it isn´t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally´s choice will change her world forever.

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld.

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she´s completely popular. It´s everything she´s ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun-the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom-is a nagging sense that´s something´s wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally´s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what´s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life-because the authorities don´t intend to let anyone with this information survive.

Specials by Scott Westerfeld.

Tally thought they were a rumor, but now she´s one of them. A Special. A super-amped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

But maybe being perfectly programmed with strength and focus isn´t better than anything she´s ever known. Tally still has memories o something else.

But it´s easy for her to tune that out-until she´s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she´s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally´s world will never be the same.

Visit the author website to look for more titles: http://scottwesterfeld.com

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