What have you been reading lately?

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Tell us about what you have been reading. These a few of the books I’ve been reading lately. You can borrow them too from the Learning Commons!

RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #1)This is an intriguing introduction to the world of Blue Sargent. While she doesn’t have the clairvoyant ability of her family to read the future, she does possess the ability to make the energy stronger.  She becomes enmeshed in the lives of the local Aglionby boys, with strange and tragic stories of their own.

SPARK (Spark #1 ) by Rachel Craw How would you react if  you knew your DNA had been altered? This is the experience for  Evie, who is one day an ordinary seventeen year old, grieving for her mother. The next, she’s a Shield, the result of a decades-old experiment gone wrong, bound by DNA to defend her best friend from an unknown killer.”(publisher’s blurb”). Check out Rachel Craw’s trilogy Spark, Stray & her new release Shield.

JUMP (Twinmaker #1) by Sean Williams is a really intriguing look into the future of technologies and the fabrication and enhancement of goods and the changing impact of this society on our identiies.

ILLUMINAE (Illuminae #1) This is a great read if you enjoyed the 100 by Kass Morgan. Think artificial intelligence, intergalactic consipiracy and warfare. Be prepared to read official reports, transcripts, secret code, leaked memos and forbidden communications between crew members as our characters battle their way to safety.

 

Ms Austin


The Hammer of Thor #2 – Magnus Chase & the gods of Asgard

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The long awaited sequel to ‘Magnus Chase and the sword of Summer has arrived!’ Borrow your copy today.

Ms Ambrosini

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon-the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki-and the price he wants is very high.

For book reviews visit: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26874946-the-hammer-of-thor?from_search=true

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The Floods series books #4, #5, #6

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The Floods are a family of Wizards and Witches. The parents, Nerlin and Mordonna, have seven children, some of whom were not created in the traditional way like you, but were made in the cellar underneath their house, using incredible mystical powers, a set of very shiny ‘Jamie Oliver’ saucepans and a small chemistry set. Books 1 – 6 are available to borrow from the Learning Commons.

To find out more on this great series visit http://colinthompson.com/floods/index.htm

Happy Reading, Ms Ambrosini

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Magisterium book #2 The Copper Gauntlet

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Callum Hunt has returned from the Magisterium victorious. He is now a mage in his own right – a copper Year student. He has friends; he feels at home in the winding tunnels of the mysterious magical school. But Call hides a terrible secret. His soul is not his own. His body is a vessel for a powerful evil mage, wielder of chaos magic… murderer. Salvation could lie in the Alkahest, a mysterious copper gauntlet. But it is a dangerous object, with a violent history. It could destroy everything Call knows and loves … And release the evil within him. (blurb)

A collaboration between Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, if Fantasy is your friend this book is for you!

Want to know more about this book? go to:   http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13612962-the-copper-gauntlet?from_search=true&search_version=service

 Happy reading Ms Ambrosini


The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa Book #2 the iron fey : call of the forgotten series

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After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.
But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.

Book #3 The Iron Warrior out November 2015

For more book reviews go to: www.goodreads.com  Ms. Ambrosini

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Fearless by Marianne Curley book #3 Avena series

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Ebony and Nathaneal were in love before they were even born.… Torn apart and kept in different worlds, will they finally reunite in this exquisite conclusion to Hidden and Broken?
Ebony was kept hidden on Earth for sixteen years, unaware that she was an angel. Unaware that her true soulmate, Nathaneal, was searching for her. Now ready to claim her rightful place with him, in a cruel twist of fate Ebony is captured and imprisoned in a version of hell.
Knowing that Nathaneal will come for her, Ebony is determined to fight against the evil that holds her prisoner. As long as she has Nathaneal’s love, Ebony has nothing to fear. Can Nathaneal break through the gates of hell? Will these long-lost lovers finally reunite and fulfil their destiny? For more book reviews go to: www.goodreads.com

Ms Ambrosini

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A breathtaking new fantasy trilogy by Zoe Marriott

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A breathtaking new urban fantasy trilogy from the critically acclaimed, award winning author of The Swan Kingdom and Shadows on the Moon.

When fifteen-year-old Mio steals the katana – her grandfather’s priceless sword – she just wants to liven up a fancy-dress costume. But the katana is more than a dusty heirloom, and her actions unleash an ancient evil onto the streets of modern-day London. Mio is soon stalked by the terrors of mythical Japan and it is only the appearance of a mysteriously familiar warrior boy that saves her life. Mio must learn to control the katana’s legendary powers fast or she risks losing not only her own life…but the love of a lifetime.

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Visit www.goodreads.com for 5 star reviews on this series!

Happy reading, Ms Ambrosini

 


Who is the fairest of them all?

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Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer 

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In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the best selling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series. (Goodreads.com)

 

 

For those of you who are not familiar with the Lunar Chronicles series this is the time to catch up and borrow all 4 books!

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Happy Holidays! Ms Ambrosini

 


Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters movie

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Have you loved the Percy Jackson Series?  From Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief now comes the second story in film with the Sea of Monsters to be released 19 September!

In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising…
Official trailer:

Read the Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series…

Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief – Book 1
*The Sea of Monsters – Book 2
The Titan’s Curse – Book 3
The Battle of the Labyrinth – Book 4
The Last Olympian – Book 5

 

 

 

 

We have these books so come in and reserve your copy to read before you catch this great movie! 🙂
From Ms. Robinson