Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What We're Reading

Here's a snapshot of what the library staff is reading.

What are you reading right now? Recommend books to others in the comments section.

Renegades
Renegades
By Meyer, Marissa
2017-11 - Feiwel & Friends
9781250044662 CHECK CATALOG


NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER



From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.

Extraordinary Powers.

She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The …More


Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country
By Paton, Alan
2003-09 - Scribner Book Company
9780743262170 CHECK CATALOG

An Oprah's Book Club selection

Paton's deeply moving story of Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the backdrop of a land and people riven by racial inequality and injustice, remains the most famous and important novel in South Africa's history. Published to coincide with the Miramax film release in December, starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris.
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Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success
By Gladwell, Malcolm
2011-06 - Back Bay Books
9780316017930 CHECK CATALOG

In this stunning investigation of success, Gladwell asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? Brilliant and entertaining, "Outliers" is a landmark work that will transform the way success is understood. …More


Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
By Macintyre, Ben
2008-08 - Broadway Books
9780307353412 CHECK CATALOG

Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. "Agent Zigzag" offers a unique glimpse into the psychology of espionage, with its thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal. …More


Winter's Child
Winter's Child
By Dokey, Cameron
2009-09 - Simon Pulse
9781416975601 CHECK CATALOG

Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale "The Snow Queen is retold in a dramatic new way by a bestselling author of more than 30 teen novels. Original. …More


Alone
Alone
By Balog, Cyn
2017-11 - Sourcebooks Fire
9781492655473 CHECK CATALOG


This must-read for lovers of Stephen King's The Shining will leave readers breathless as Seda and her family find themselves at the mercy of a murderer in an isolated and snowbound hotel. Get ready for what Kirkus calls "A bloody, wonderfully creepy scare ride."
When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda's almost excited to spend the summer …More


Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
By Bruder, Jessica
2017-09 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393249316 CHECK CATALOG


From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of …More


The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
By McCullough, David
1978-10 - Simon & Schuster
9780671244095 CHECK CATALOG

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Truman," here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In "The Path Between the Seas," acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.
"The Path Between the Seas" tells the story of the men and women who fought …More


Only Child
Only Child
By Navin, Rhiannon
2018-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781524733353 CHECK CATALOG

"Perfect for fans of Room... a heartbreaking but important novel." --Real Simple
Readers of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will also like this tenderhearted debut about healing and family, narrated by an unforgettable six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts and the quietest voices speak the loudest.
Squeezed into a …More


All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
By Doerr, Anthony
2014-05 - Scribner Book Company
9781476746586 CHECK CATALOG

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2015), Alex Awards (2015), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2015), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2016), Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2015), Idaho Library Association Book Award (2014), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), National Book Awards (2014), Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (2015), Pulitzer Prize (2015)

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. …More


Serafina and the Black Cloak
Serafina and the Black Cloak
By Beatty, Robert
2016-06 - Disney-Hyperion
9781484711873 CHECK CATALOG

"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul."
Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's …More

Thursday, December 28, 2017

TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER BY TAMORA PIERCE

Three become friends while attending a university for mages. One’s an extra royal prince. Arram’s is poorer but talented and from a land across the ocean where there are no slaves. The other is a girl, Varice, who is beautiful and smart. The story centers around Arram and his learning about his powers as a mage. Arram’s about ten years old when the story starts and 14 when it ends. This book has some excellent stories about Arrams encounters with the gods for the first time, injustices in the world, and his introduction to the world of the royal court. There are stories of his powers gone wrong and when he uses them for good and fair. I liked Arram very much, he is shy, polite and has a strong moral compass.

This book reminded me of Harry Potter, a magic school, master teachers, and three friends growing up and their magic together. It seemed to be written to a slightly older reader than Harry Potter. It was easy to read, flowed well, and enjoyable. The ending seemed somewhat abrupt and clear on setting the stage for future adventures of these three. I love that there is a map and glossary. This is a world building book. However, the glossary didn’t have or contain names of people. a few times I had lost track of who all Arram’s master teachers were and back stories.


This book will be published in early February, 2018.  We recieved a review copy from the publisher and Netgalley.  Sue Hill

Thursday, December 21, 2017

NEW AUDIOBOOKS AT BRIGHAM CITY LIBRARY

Audiobooks: Not Enough Time To Read? Listen To A New Book!

Age of Swords: Book Two of the Legends of the First Empire
Age of Swords: Book Two of the Legends of the First Empire
By Sullivan, Michael J.
2017-07 - Del Rey Books
9781101965368 CHECK CATALOG The gods have been proven mortal and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth--from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series.
In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the …More


Blade of Empire
Blade of Empire
By Lackey, Mercedes
Author Mallory, James
2017-10 - Tor Books
9780765324399 CHECK CATALOG
FROM THE AUTHORS OF NYT BESTSELLER WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, NYT BESTSELLER THE PHOENIX TRANSFORMED, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER TO LIGHT A CANDLE
They thought the war was over. They were wrong.
Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side--the losing side--in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a …More


Calamity
Calamity
By Sanderson, Brandon
Read by Andrews, MacLeod
2017-02 - Audible Studios on Brilliance
9781511311755 CHECK CATALOG
The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Firefight
From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the New York Times bestselling Reckoners series. What started in the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart and continued in the instant #1 New York …More


The Cartel
The Cartel
By Winslow, Don
Read by Porter, Ray
2015-06 - Blackstone Audiobooks
9781504610803 CHECK CATALOG From the internationally bestselling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped from the headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adan Barrera, the head of El Federacion, …More


Crown of Vengeance
Crown of Vengeance
By Lackey, Mercedes
Author Mallory, James
2014-07 - Brilliance Audio
9781491502969 CHECK CATALOG The world created by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory has its own history and legend--and one of the greatest is the story of the Elven Queen Vielissiar Faricarnon, who was the first to face the Endarkened in battle and the first to bond with a dragon. She worked some of the greatest magics her world has ever known, and paid the greatest Price. This is her story. …More


The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
By Verducci, Tom
Read by Verducci, Tom
2017-03 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780525492986 CHECK CATALOG The New York Times Bestseller
With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.
It took 108 …More


The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Darkest Part of the Forest
By Black, Holly
Read by Fortgang, Lauren
2015-01 - Little, Brown Young Readers
9781478955894 CHECK CATALOG A girl makes a secret sacrifice to the faerie king in this lush New York Times bestselling fantasy by author Holly Black
In the woods is a glass coffin. It rests on the ground, and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives....

Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Since they were
…More


The Darkest Torment: A Spellbinding Paranormal Romance Novel
The Darkest Torment: A Spellbinding Paranormal Romance Novel
By Showalter, Gena
2016-05 - Harlequin Books
9780373779741 CHECK CATALOG
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him...
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, …More


The Demon Crown: A SIGMA Force Novel
The Demon Crown: A SIGMA Force Novel
By Rollins, James
Read by Baskous, Christian
2017-12 - HarperAudio
9780062694331 CHECK CATALOG A construction project beneath the National Mall reveals a dark secret dating back to the Civil War, something buried by a cabal of scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution. It is a cache of bones, preserved in amber, protecting a wonder like no other, the very secret of life after death. But such a prize is guarded by a horror out of the ancient past, …More


Lockwood & Co., Book Five the Empty Grave
Lockwood & Co., Book Five the Empty Grave
By Stroud, Jonathan
2017-09 - Disney-Hyperion
9781484778722 CHECK CATALOG Five months after the events in "The Creeping Shadow, " Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps are now on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? …More


End Game
End Game
By Baldacci, David
Read by Brewer, Kyf
2017-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781478930037 CHECK CATALOG Number-one New York Times-bestselling author Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet, as Will Robie and Jessica Reel, two of the most lethal people alive, must find the one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. …More


The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
By Child, Lee
Read by Hill, Dick
2017-11 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781524774271 CHECK CATALOG Number-one New York Times-bestselling author Child delivers a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes" (The Washington Post). …More


Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive
Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive
By Sanderson, Brandon
Read by Kramer, Michael
Read by Reading, Kate
2017-11 - MacMillan Audio
9781427275929 CHECK CATALOG In the third volume of Sanderson's New York Times-bestselling series, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance. …More


The People vs. Alex Cross
The People vs. Alex Cross
By Patterson, James
Read by Blake, Andre
2017-11 - Little Brown and Company
9781478923343 CHECK CATALOG Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Alex Cross is turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? …More


The Quantum Spy: A Thriller
The Quantum Spy: A Thriller
By Ignatius, David
2017-11 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393254150 CHECK CATALOG
A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The winner of the race to build the world's first quantum machine will attain global dominance for generations to come. The question is, who will cross the finish line first: the U.S. or China?
In this gripping cyber …More


The Rooster Bar
The Rooster Bar
By Grisham, John
Read by Fliakos, Ari
2017-10 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780399564994 CHECK CATALOG #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham's newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that's on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school
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The Ship of the Dead
The Ship of the Dead
By Riordan, Rick
Read by Crouch, Michael
2017-10 - Listening Library (Audio)
9781524735791 CHECK CATALOG Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. …More


Tom Clancy Power and Empire
Tom Clancy Power and Empire
By Cameron, Marc
Read by Brick, Scott
2017-11 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9781524780487 CHECK CATALOG A newly belligerent Chinese government leaves U.S. President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options in this continuation of the #1 New York Times-bestselling Tom Clancy series. …More


Two Kinds of Truth
Two Kinds of Truth
By Connelly, Michael
2017-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316225908 CHECK CATALOG Harry Bosch searches for the truth in the new thriller from #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly
An Amazon Book of the Month


Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's 3-person
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Typhoon Fury
Typhoon Fury
By Cussler, Clive
Author Morrison, Boyd
Read by Brick, Scott
2017-11 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780525497301 CHECK CATALOG Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war, in a thrilling suspense novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. …More