Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Meme: A Special Spy Series

Today, I would like to focus in on one author, on one series that I absolutely love to death. My love for it is being rekindled right now, because I miss the level of excellence this series brought to my literary life. Every book was amazing- even though I never finished the last one because I couldn't bear to have it end.

This series is the Gallagher Girls series.


Ally Carter, in Gallagher Girls, has created a fun, mystery-filled world of diverse characters, twisting alliances, huge surprises, and more. I loved this series when book 1 came out ten years ago, in 2006. I was 10. I listened to them on audio with my mom, and she loved them. Since then, I've done continuous rereads as each progressive book came out, and I'm getting ready to do another one, because they're appealing to every age, and because they feel like home. So if you haven't read them yet, and you want a fun, fast read about spies, you should go grab them, and then tell me about them! I work at the South Branch ;D Here's the link.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday Meme: For the Dragon Lovers

Dragons are cool. And in stories, they add an element of danger or even personality that can really get people interested. Here are three great dragon books (besides Eragon) that will satisfy your desire for more of these scaly beasts.

1. The Story of Owen- E.K. Johnston: The story of a modern day dragon slayer, as told by his friend, a classmate who agreed to tell his story. It's how one teen, a dragon-slaying prodigy, could protect his entire town from the dangers of dragons. Or could he?  Click here to check it out.

2. Talon- Julie Kagawa: Okay, so this one is about dragon shapshifters, but it's still cool. This is the first in a 5-book saga that is still in progress (book 3 was just released) but you can get in on it now! Click here to reserve a copy.

3. Seraphina- Rachel Hartman: In this novel, it's the dragons that turn into humans to lend their brilliant logic and mathematical skills to humankind. A royal assassination casts doubt on the dragon kind, and a young musical prodigy has to help find the truth while hiding her own secrets. Click here to get it!