Here are some books our TAB members have read and loved recently. We’ve included the call number so you can come and get them at Reston Regional Library! All summaries are taken from Novelist unless otherwise noted.
Children of Blood and Bone, Toni Adeyemi (YSF ADE)
Coming of age in a land where her magi mother was killed by the zealous king’s guards along with other former wielders of magic, Zelie embarks on a journey alongside her brother and a fugitive princess to restore her people’s magical abilities.
Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo (YSF BAR)
Kaz and his crew find their loyalties tested after pulling off an impossible heist and are forced to fight for their lives when powerful enemies descend on Ketterdam in pursuit of knowledge about a dangerous drug. Sequel to Six of Crows.
Thunderhead, Neal Shusterman (YSF SHU)
Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.
Life As We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer (YFIC PFE)
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family’s struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Warriors, Erin Hunter (JFIC HUN)
For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King (813 KING 2000)
Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 — and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. – From Goodreads
Lord of the Flies, William Golding (FIC GOL)
The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
Fresh Ink: An Anthology, ed. Lamar Giles (YFIC 808.83 F)
Offers a diverse collection of YA authors writing stories about such topics as gentrification, acceptance, coming out, and poverty.
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire (FIC MAG)
Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister’s death.