We are gearing up for another teen night @ the library. February 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. teens can play on our Wii system, eat pizza, and have a fun time hanging out. We will have table games available as well. Spread the word to any teens you know.
KJ has been reading some of our new titles that will appeal to our young adult readers. Maybe one of these will interest the teen in your life.
Matched by Ally Condie. Cassia lives in a world where “The Authorities” control every aspect of their lives. Cassia turns seventeen on the day of her Matching Banquet. She finds out the name of the boy who is her perfect partner…the man she will marry. But the screen is blank for several seconds before Xander’s picture finally appears. Xander, who has been her best friend since childhood is her perfect match! However, the microchip she has been given to tell her about her match tells a different story. The Authorities made a mistake? Impossible!
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee. Mary, at twelve years of age is plucked from the gallows by the headmistress of an unusual school for girls. Fast forward to Mary’s seventeenth year and she joins the Agency, a group of elite female detectives run by her rescuers. Mary is sent undercover to investigate the possible fraud of a well-to-do import merchant. As she unravels the mystery surrounding the claims of missing cargo, Mary has to live by her wits and rely on her intuition.
The Ring of Solomon (A Bartimaeus Novel) by Jonathan Stroud. The Bartimaeus trilogy plus one…Stroud gives us a “prequel” to his popular fantasy series. alternate Jerusalem in King Solomon is on the throne. His absolute control over his domain is held due to his magical ring that makes his subjects cower. He is having a fabulous temple built in his honor. The mischievous djinni, Bartimaeus, is banned from the project and sent to hunt bandits in the desert. There he meets Asmira, who is on a quest to steal the ring even if it means killing Solomon.