by Dee Hare, Librarian
Today’s the day! But if you would like the creepy feeling from Halloween to linger for a bit longer, check out some of these new additions to the library’s collection. They include:
Undead and Unsure by Mary Janice Davidson is the newest installment in her “Queen Betsy” series. Betsy’s crazy life gets even more surreal after she kills the Devil but her sister is forced to take over his role. Laura puts Betsy in charge of all things earth-bound, which include her vampire husband Sinclair, their adopted little BabyJon and Betsy’s pregnant best friend.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone and its sequel Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor are the story of Karou, a seventeen year old art student in Prague. Although lovely to behold, Karou carries around a mysterious sketchbook filled with hideous and frightening monsters – the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known. As she struggles to understand her legacy, Karou must decide how far she will go to avenge her people.
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones finds Grim Reaper Charley Davidson getting sidetracked from her investigations by her handsome new next door neighbor. But as dead women begin to show up at her door one after another, Charley must vow to stay away from Reyes as he becomes the chief suspect in an arson case.
The Curse of the Thirteenth Fey by Jane Yolen is a modern retelling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty. Accident prone Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap on her way to bless the newborn princess Talia but does arrive in time to give a gift that seems horrific to everyone at the ceremony. Gorse’s blessing, however, may eventually prove to be a real benefit to the young princess.
In Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones by Christopher Krovatin, three sixth graders – athletic Ian, sensitive PJ and brainy Kendra become separated from the rest of their group during a class trip. As they are attacked by zombies and much more, the three must learn to rely on each other to survive.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.