Monthly Archives: August 2016

Another Brooklyn – Jacqueline Woodson

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them. ...

A Rose By Any Other Name… – Helen Bell

When insecure sophomore Emma gets a part-time job, she’s thrilled. The job is a six-week long project where she’ll be coding a website for a martial arts studio. For Emma, a computer science major, it’s perfect—a great way to gain some real world experience. But her excitement quickly evaporates when she finds out that her boss is Ryan Damon, the mean, arrogant guy she has slammed into, twice. Ryan Damon, the son of the famous, late movie star Bruce Damon, suffered a great tragedy at ...

The Dragon and the Faerie – Roland Capalbo

Sixteen-year-old Andy has an appetite for adventure, so when he stumbles upon a ruined, condemned castle perched on a remote island in the Hudson River, he can’t resist the urge to explore it. Together with his reluctant sister, Emilia, they discover that the castle has housed a dark secret for centuries—a gateway to a world inhabited by dragons, wizards, faeries, and demons. When they pierce the barrier between the world they know, and this other world, their crossing sets off a dark chain of events: ...

Infernal Ties – Holly Evans

The Hawke twins are hunters. They keep the supernal community of Prague in line, and they’re good at it. The witches whisper their names when something goes bump in the night, and the lycans tell stories of them to make their cubs behave. When Quin doesn’t come home after what should have been a quick rogue-disposal, Evie begins to worry. Evelyn Hawke is a force to be reckoned with. Nothing and no one will stop her from getting her twin back. She’ll do whatever it ...

Shadowed Strength – Wendi Wilson

She should have run. While walking home at night, sixteen year old Melanie Johnson is tackled to the ground by a masked assailant with nefarious intentions. Her savior, a large black dog with soulful eyes, vanishes as quickly as he appears. You are mine. She starts receiving threatening notes from her attacker, promising to finish what he started. I am Ace. To complicate things further, her long-time crush Jeremy reveals a secret that Melanie is not sure she can accept. He is more than he ...

It Gets Worse – Shane Dawson

New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Wall ...

Kendra’s Diaries – KP Smith

Doesn’t growing up remind you of a roller coaster? You are going up, up and up and as soon as you make it to the top yeah life will try and drop you back down. Even when you steady yourself make sure you hold on tight; don’t forget about those gigantic loops! Growing up can get some kinda crazy huh? No worries you are not alone. Meet Kendra Foster she OVERstands. She experiences all the highs, lows, ups, downs and everything in between. Her family ...

Shadow of the Mountain: A Novel of the Flood – Scott R. Rezer

The Children of Ararat: Book One Chosen… or delusional? How does one man persevere when he is given a message that will either test the strength of his faith or convince him he has lost his mind? Noach ben-Lemekh is one of the few men on earth who still worships the One True God. With his barren wife, he leads a simple life as a trader in the provincial city of Beth-Aden, away from the intrigues that infest the capital of the League of Sippar. ...