Rapid City Public Library Teens

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another Book Trailer Monday video! Popular historical fiction author Philippa Gregory also has a young adult series.Changeling, a combination of fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Italy, is the first in the series. 17 year old Isolde has been sent to a nunnery and accused of witchcraft. Luca, also 17, is supposed to investigate these accusations, but instead he helps Isolde escape.

Read the Order of Darkness series, Changeling, Stormbringer, and Fool’s Gold, if you love historical/fantasy fiction!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor is your Book Trailer Monday video this week. Raised by chimera, 17 year old Karou now lives a mostly normal life in Prague. Trying to avoid being drawn into a battle between angels and chimera, Karou wants to regain contact with her chimera family and escape the angel Akiva, who has been following her around the world. 

Try the first book in the series, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, (in book, ebook, or book on CD format) and Days of Blood & Starlight (in book or ebook format).

Book three, Dreams of Gods & Monsters, comes out on April 8, so put in a hold request for the book!

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd, on Tumblr as meganshepherdauthor, is this week’s Book Trailer Monday video. Based on the classic The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells, this is the story of Dr. Moreau’s 16 year old daughter, Juliet. When she travels to find her estranged father on his tropical island, she encounters her his horrific experiments.

Try the book The Madman’s Daughter and the sequel, Her Dark Curiosity at the library.

nprbooks:

I kind of want to take this challenge:

Last year, Australian writer Patrick Lenton compiled a massive list of every single book that was referenced in the Gilmore Girls series, and set out to read each one in an attempt to complete what’s known as the “Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.” Lenton’s currently on book number 18 — Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress — and estimates if he reads one book every two weeks, it’ll take him two more years to complete the challenge.
-via Buzzfeed

-Nicole

nprbooks:

I kind of want to take this challenge:

Last year, Australian writer Patrick Lenton compiled a massive list of every single book that was referenced in the Gilmore Girls series, and set out to read each one in an attempt to complete what’s known as the “Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.” Lenton’s currently on book number 18 — Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress — and estimates if he reads one book every two weeks, it’ll take him two more years to complete the challenge.

-via Buzzfeed

-Nicole

The Book Trailer Monday title is Leila Rasheed’s Cinders & SapphiresThis one’s for my Downton Abbey fans! Set it pre-World War I Britain, the Earl of Westlake and his family return to their ancestral estate at Somerton. Told in alternating views of both nobles and servants, Cinders & Sapphires looks at the scandalous lives and loves of both classes.

Try the book and look out for the sequel, Diamonds & Deceit.

maggie-stiefvater:

I made this music video. Or. Video. I mean. It’s something. It’s how to pronounce my last name. Just now. This second.

I love this!

cheshirelibrary:

I’m Divergent - are you? (Not surprised that I scored lowest on bravery and selflessness!). Take the aptitude test : http://assets.divergentthemovie.com/aptitudetest/

Divergent here, too! Abnegation/Amity. Sounds about right!

cheshirelibrary:

I’m Divergent - are you? (Not surprised that I scored lowest on bravery and selflessness!).
Take the aptitude test : http://assets.divergentthemovie.com/aptitudetest/

Divergent here, too! Abnegation/Amity. Sounds about right!

Downloadable of the Week: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

                    Click this cover for a(n) eBook sample of Code Name Verity.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, a 2013 Printz Honor Book, is our Downloadable of the Week. This critically acclaimed novel details the friendship between a World War II pilot and Verity, a spy captured by the Nazis and forced to share details about the British war effort.

If you need help downloading this or other ebooks, visit our ebook guide. If you don’t already have a library card, you can even sign up online!

"when the quarter quell is announced, it’s the first time that Effie realizes not only how unfair the games are but how cruel the capital is and to what lengths they will go to maintain their power." - Elizabeth Banks