Monday, June 1, 2015
Monday Meme Spotlight: Awesome Box!
We all want to be awesome. It's the life goal of many people in one way or another- they want themselves to be awesome, their kids to be awesome, or their products to be awesome. Well, here at KHCPL, we want to know what you think is awesome. That's why we have the AWESOME BOX. This is a box at return location where you can put your books, CDs, or movies to let us know just what you love. Here are a few YA selections that have been recently placed in the Awesome Box.
1. Frostfire- Amanda Hocking: A girl trying to be a warrior, a forbidden romance (well, two, I think) and a unique world, Frostfire is the first in the Kanin Chronicles, a series we carry here at the library. I've heard a lot of feedback about this novel but haven't actually read it myself, so if you want to check it out and tell me what you thought, click this link.
2. The Wrath and the Dawn- Renee Ahdieh: This novel is a retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, the classic story of a girl who keeps herself alive by weaving tales every night. And let me tell you, this is one tale you want to read. Right now, go pick it up, and read it. You won't put it down, I promise. The eloquent writing, the beautiful scene-setting, and the rich details make for a book that grabs you, sucks you in, and keeps you there with dizzying descriptions of setting, vivid characters, and electrifying turns. You'll want to click on this link and order a copy from the library.
3. Rook- Sharon Cameron: This is another page-turner, as well as another book inspired by a classic. The Scarlet Pimpernel was a big influence on the writing of this novel, and I very much enjoyed this tale of a Luddite society reverting to the methods of the French Revolution. With danger, deception, and lots of action, Rook carries itself through any doubt that a standalone novel is somehow less than, say, a trilogy. And you get a satisfying ending without having to wait three years for it. Click here to hold a library copy.
4. Ashes to Ashes- Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian: A tale of love, revenge, and deception, Ashes to Ashes marks the third book in the Burn for Burn series. Although I haven't read it, it was put in the Awesome Box, so it must be stellar. There's no excuse for falling in love in this novel- and if you fall for the wrong person, you'll have to pay. It sounds great, right? Find the whole series by clicking here.
You can find more recently awesome picks, as well as 'most awesome' by going to this website in your browser: http://khcpl.awesomebox.io/. Once you're there, you can scroll through everything that's been named awesome at any of the three KHCPL branches. Thanks for reading! And remember that puppy says: