Liggett, K. (2015). Blood and Salt. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
Hardcover-$17.99 (Barnes & Noble)
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A twin brother and sister duo search for their mom off the grid in the midwest while battling dark forces.
Have you ever had the eerie, tingly feeling that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck? It is a common warning sign that you should be wary of something, but being afraid is good because it means that you have something to live for.
Twins, Ash and Rhys, were raised by their hipster mom who they swear was part of a cult. She dabbles in alchemy and constantly talks about an ancient immortal that was separated from her lover. Rumor has it that the ancient immortal requires a mortal vessel so she can be reunited with her lost love in sacred city of Quivira hidden in the rural cornfields of Kansas. Things start getting really creepy when a naked dead girl that seems to haunt Ash starts looking more and more like her. What would you do if you saw a dead body that looked exactly like you?
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Maas, S. (2015). A Court of Thorns and Roses. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.
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Awards/Honors: 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards for YA Fantasy
Feyre must agree to live among the Fae to pay a debt and keep her family safe.
I love Sarah J. Maas and I couldn’t wait for this book to come out when I heard she was doing a version of Beauty and the Beast (my favorite Disney movie ever). I like that they are making more reimagined fairy tales because they are easier to relate to and the girls are stronger. -Samantha S., age 17
Let me tell you a story about a beauty and a beast. You’ve already heard that one? Trust me, you haven’t heard this one! Our “tale as old as time” has been revamped and it has more action and adventure than ever. Feyre’s family had it all and now they have nothing, so she spends her time hunting and looking for ways to provide for her father and sisters. In traditional fashion, she finds trouble in the eerie woods and is taken to a land of dangerous Fae to pay the price. Don’t be fooled, there are darker powers at work than the mere likes of Gaston.
A Court of Thorns and Roses has the fun, magical elements of our beloved Beauty and the Beast, but with a dark twist. Follow Feyre to the land of the Summer Court and help her break the curse. Face it, who doesn’t love a good fantasy?
Here is Sarah introducing you to this new series!
Block, H. (2015). The Darkest Part of the Forest. New York, NY: Hachette Book Group.
Hardcover-$18.99 (Books of Wonder)
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When a dangerous Fae is loose, it is up to a brother and sister to figure out why and to keep their town safe.
“There’s a monster in our wood
She’ll get you if you’re not good
Drag you under leaves and sticks
Punish you for all your tricks
A nest of hair and gnawed bone
You are never, ever coming—“ (p.18)
Hazel and Ben live in a small town called Fairfold where humans acknowledge the presence of the fair folk, but try to stay away from their mischievous ways. In the middle of a clearing is a glass coffin with a horned boy inside, reminiscent of Snow White. Hazel and Ben grew up pretending to be friends with the boy and protecting the land as knights. One day they wake up and the coffin is shattered and the horned boy is missing. The teens quickly become entangled in the dangerous activities of the Fae. Will their feelings for the horned boy turn them against each other?