Dragons and Magic Books

Hello, Sweateas,

I’ve been very busy getting the hang of my new job as librarian, so I had to put my writing and blogs on hold for a while, but here I am now, hopefully back on the writing and blogging saddle.

But have I been too busy to read? NEVER!

In the last four months I’ve read 35 books, which is a little over two books per week. My goal is to read at least two books per week, so I’m right on track in spite of being so busy. 🙂

Today I’m praising a couple of fantasy books new to our ebook collection (the Follett Shelf). They are:

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman ***** is the first book in a new and exciting YA high-fantasy series:

In the mythical medieval kingdom of Goredd, dragons have the ability to take human form and live and work alongside humans, in spite of having a very different philosophy and code of conduct. Seraphina is a 16-year-old gifted court musician with a shameful secret: she’s half-dragon, half-human. This fascinating new series contains a lot of political intrigue and medieval action, a touch of romance, and some of the coolest dragons ever. Don’t miss it!

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens ***** is the first book in the fantastic new juvenile series: Books of Beginning:

 Kate, Michael, and Emma are siblings who were taken from their parents when they were very young to protect them from a powerful evil that’s threatening the world. They’ve spent the last 10 years hidden in a series of orphanages. While exploring the last–and strangest– of these, they come upon a magical green book which transports them 15 years into the past. Thus begins an exciting and dangerous adventure that includes an evil witch, grumpy dwarves, zombie-like monsters, and more. If you liked the Narnia books, you will definitely enjoy this series.

Come check out a spooky book at our library this week. We have several fun reads to choose from. And if you’re looking for an awesome high-level creepy book, try my favorite: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. We have several copies. Two other Bradbury Halloween gems are The Halloween Tree and From the Dust Returned. Those you’ll find at your local library.

Happy Halloween!

Ms. Pla

“Give me a good cup of coffee and a book I love, and I’ll be happy.”                               source: riseafterfalling.com

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