She-Hulk, Vol. 1: Law and Disorder by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido, Ron Wimberly
Jennifer Walters is the She-Hulk! A stalwart member of the Avengers and FF, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off more than she can chew! When Kristoff Vernard, the son of Victor Von Doom, seeks extradition, it’s an international jailbreak, She-Hulk-style! Then, She-Hulk and Hellcat must uncover the secrets of the Blue File — a conspiracy that touches the entire Marvel Universe! And when someone important to She-Hulk is killed, and won’t let it stand — but who can she trust? She-Hulk takes on her most terrifying role yet: defendant!
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Imprudence ( The Custard Protocol #2 ) by Gail Carriger
London is in chaos.
Rue and the crew of The Spotted Custard returned from India with revelations that shook the foundations of the scientific community. There is mass political upheaval, the vampires are tetchy, and something is seriously wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue’s best friend Primrose keeps getting engaged to the most inappropriate military types.
Rue has got personal problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue’s beginning to suspect what they all really are… is frightened.
When the Custard is ordered to Egypt, transporting some highly unusual passengers, Rue’s problems go from personal to impossible. Can she get Percy to stop sulking? Will she find the true cause of Primrose’s lovesickness? And what is Quesnel hiding in the boiler room?
Check out more about the author and gain access to merchandise and signed copies of the books here: http://gailcarriger.com/books/imprudence/
Stealing Snow by Danielle Page
First kisses sometimes wake slumbering princesses, undo spells, and spark happily ever afters.
Mine broke Bale.
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent her life locked in Whittaker Psychiatric—but she isn’t crazy. And that’s not the worst of it. Her very first kiss proves anything but innocent…when Bale, her only love, turns violent.
Despite Snow knowing that Bale would never truly hurt her, he is taken away—dashing her last hope for any sort of future in the mental ward she calls home. With nowhere else to turn, Snow finds herself drawn to a strange new orderly who whispers secrets in the night about a mysterious past and a kingdom that’s hers for the taking—if only she can find her way past the iron gates to the Tree that has been haunting her dreams.
Beyond the Tree lies Algid, a land far away from the real world, frozen by a ruthless king. And there too await the River Witch, a village boy named Kai, the charming thief Jagger, and a prophecy that Snow will save them all.
Check out other books by Danielle Page such as Dorothy Must Die, our book of the month!
Book link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18053060-dorothy-must-die
Dorothy Must Die Review
“Dorothy Must Die” by Danielle Paige is a great spinoff of the Wizard of Oz. The main character, Amy, is transported to Oz and finds that Dorothy has come back, and Oz has taken a turn for the worst. Now, it is up to her to kill Dorothy.
There are a lot of things in the book that I love. There is a sense of mystery throughout the story; like how everyone has secrets they aren’t willing to share. The main character Amy is a strong female character who you can see how she changes and finds out about herself as a person though out the book, gaining confidence and drive. It’s also admirable how the author takes a bright fairytale filled with fun and magic and turns it into something much darker and interesting for older readers.
Another great thing, the plot doesn’t rely on a romance to move the story along. Instead, it has other elements to take its place, causing there to never be a dull moment. That isn’t exercised quite enough in teen books. At the end of the book I was left surprised but it was a good way to end. “Dorothy Must Die” is definitely a great book, and I think if nothing else, the author made it clear, this is not a fairy tale.
Review Courtesy of Our Junior Friends of the Library
Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch
In a town without a memory, there’s one who can’t forget.
When a mysterious virus tears through the small town of Black River, it spares residents’ lives but takes something just as precious—their memories.
Six months later, the people of Black River are quarantined, surviving on rations, and policed by government forces. With their memories erased, they’ve all been transformed—some for better, some for worse.
Seventeen-year-old Cardinal Cassidy has escaped the virus, but he can’t escape its devastating impact on his home and family. He chooses to remain deep within the Quarantine Zone, living in a mountain camp with the town’s former bully—now his best friend. Together, they look after a group of orphaned kids and do their best to move on.
But then an enigmatic young woman appears, a private corporation takes control of Black River, and the safe, closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble.
Learn more about the book here :http://www.jeff-hirsch.com/new-page-3/
Story Time – Crafts, Templates, Signs
American Girl Club this Saturday, October 1st
Book Sale- Someone needs to do this at least once a week. May change due to amount of books.
Displays- Signs, Ideas, Pulling Books, Decorations
Harry Potter Program – Decorations, Supervising, Running activities, Handing out treats Oct. 22
Study Room Picture Frames- Decorate with theme of the month
Every JFOL meeting at 6. Hope to spend 30-45 minutes on the discussion.
Book of the month is Dorothy Must Die.
Letters about Literature
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
As a lover of photography and an appreciator for all things “Time Burton- esque”, I thought that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children would be the perfect read.
The author Ransom Riggs is an urban explorer and collector of forgotten photographs which explains the cover. The cover gives you an ominous, paranormal feel and that’s exactly what the author wants. In a Huffington Post blog created by the author he explains that the photos he chose have no meaning to him, it just makes him react. All of the photos have long since left any meaning to them but sparks an uneasy feeling in all of us and Ransom Riggs would have it no other way for it sets the reader up for the atmosphere long before they read it.
The brilliance of the book is truly in the imagery that the author paints for the reader. The characters and the settings are described vividly and breathe life to book. His choice in a small fishing community in Wales helps add to the energy of the book – cold, wet, musty, and dark. He explains and conveys Jacob’s character and the connections that meld him into who he is. Especially with showing us how Jacob is annoyed by nearly everyone and everything but holds the highest regard to his grandpa.
The way to truly lose all meaning in the book is to do what I did, switch between reading and listening to the audiobook. When reading the book all f the imagery is the same as listening to it but you miss the pictures. The pictures! They provide the truly unsettling feeling as you turn each page wondering what will be shown next and that’s how you should read it. That’s how it was meant to be read. Listening to the book is still not a horrendous idea but a lot of meaning and feeling goes away once the pictures are gone; they’re a main part of the story.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is truly peculiar and fascinating and with an upcoming movie who knows what will happen. The possibilities are there to bring out that unsettling feeling from taking the still photographs and changing into a moving picture. Yu can see these pictures move and that may be the highlight of the readers when they see the movie. Not the plot and how well the book was represented but the seeing those photographs come to life.
Ransom Rigg’s Huffington Post Blog