unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 08/28/2009 - 16:56

Kirsten Miller has written another Kiki Strike novel called Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb. Here are a few more titles you might enjoy:

 

 

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. The first book in the Underland Chronicles.

 

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 17:02

I hope you have a chance to read the other books in the Bloody Jack series:

 

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady, by L.A. Meyer.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 17:03

I selected a few titles that have some of the same elements as The Red Necklace…history, intrigue, a bit of the mystical and other interesting plot elements. I hope you enjoy reading some of these books!

 

Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells.

As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn't know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known.

 

Kindred by Octavia Butler.

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 12:06

Thank you for your Book Match request for I Can’t Tell You by Hilary Frank. As I don’t know your age or why you liked the book (other than the genre you selected as Romance) the books I am suggesting are based on the fact that I Can’t Tell You is a high school level book and an unconventional romance. Therefore, I chose books that have romance elements in them, but are also have other conflicts with friends, family, school, etc, since I Can’t Tell You also contains those themes. Here are some other books I hope you will like.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 17:25

Here are some other fantasy stories with strong (mostly female) characters (some with a little romance) that I think you will like:

 

Stardust by Neil Gaiman.

The story of young Tristran Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. He has fallen in love with beautiful Victoria Forester and in order to win her hand, he must retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to her.

 

Sabriel by Garth Nix.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 17:26

Since you enjoyed Bloomability by Sharon Creech, and also books by Libba Bray, I have sent along a list of books that I hope you will enjoy just as much. Thank you for letting us know why you liked particular books as this helps us to make selections for you.

 

Did you know that A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray is the first in a series? The second book is Rebel Angels and the third is The Sweet Far Thing. You might want to check those books out as well.

 

The Ruby in the Smoke / by Philip Pullman.

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