Mrs. J's notes: What is it like to live with a sister that is literally attached to you as a conjoined twin? Read Gemini to find out!
Call Number: Real_Muk
Publication Date: 2016-07-26
In a powerful and daring debut novel, Sonya Mukherjee shares the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to be truly extraordinary. Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins, Clara and Hailey, have lived in the same small town their entire lives—no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence and they’re slowing becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s, and figure out what it means to be her own person. Told in alternating perspectives, this unconventional coming-of-age tale shows how dreams can break your heart—but the love between sisters can mend it.
Mrs. J's Notes: Not to be confused with Gemini And now that I think about it WHY did they have to name these books so similar! Anyway, this one takes place in outer space. Aliens are attacking the space base and only Hanna and Nik can save the crew. Are they up for it? To find out, be sure to check out Gemina
Publication Date: 2016-10-18
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren't just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia--and possibly the known universe--is in their hands. But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.
Mrs. J's Notes: A Torch Against the Night takes place in ancient Rome. It features the thrilling escape of 2 slaves, Laia and Elias. You'd think they would just be happy that they escaped and hightail it out of there but where's the adventure in that? So instead-they decide to risk their lives again to rescue Laia's brother. This one will get your heart rate up!
A Torch Against the Night
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf--the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison--to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom. But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene--Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Shrike. Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own--one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.
Mrs. J's Notes: In Riverkeep, Wulliam's father was just minding his own business, doing his job, which is to keep the river clear of weeds when he is unexpectedly pulled down into the water AND he emerges possessed! Woll isn't too thrilled with the new personality his dad exhibits, so he sets off to find a cure. Turns out it isn't as easy as it looks to find that pesky cure. This is an epic journey that you won't want to miss.
Publication Date: 2016-07-26
Wulliam’s father’s job is to keep the river clear of weeds, ice, and corpses. When he is pulled under the water one day and emerges possessed, Wull embarks on an epic journey in search of a cure.
Mrs. J's Notes: Jude's best friend was found dead in a swimming pool. Was it an accident, a suicide, or a murder. Jude intends to find out. Great for those who love a mystery.
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
When Jude’s best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, her family calls it an accident. Her friends call it suicide. But Jude calls it what it is: murder.
Mrs. J's Notes: In Last Seen Leaving Flynn's girlfriend is missing. The evidence points to Flynn. Can he find his girlfriend, keep the cops away AND keep his own secret? Good one for those that like mysteries.
Last Seen Leaving
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking question he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn--as January's boyfriend, he must know something. But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.
Mrs. J's Notes: A Taste for Monsters: This book takes place in Victorian England when Jack the Ripper was murdering his victims. Haunted by the ghosts of his victims, Evelyn sets out to discover her salvation. Turns out, the worst monsters are men.
A Taste for Monsters
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, a young woman in Victorian London is set on a terrifying path to salvation. The real monsters are men. London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut away from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred, who does not recoil from her, and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity's worst nightmares. A terrifying and haunting tale from the Edgar Award-winning author of Icefall and the Assassin's Creed novels, Matthew J. Kirby.