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Beautiful Creatures by Kami GarciaBeautiful Creatures

You may have seen the movie version of this in the theatres, you may not.  Either way, you should pick up this book – the first in a four book series.

Ethan Wate is a high school student living in the small Southern town of Gatlin.  He’s lived here his whole life and he’s bored to death.  He can’t wait to graduate and leave as quickly as possible.  That’s until he meets Lena Duchannes, the new girl in his school who is completely different from anyone he’s met in Gaitlin.  Not only does she dress and act differently from the other girls in town, she also has an odd connection with Ethan.  He’s been dreaming about her since before he set eyes on her and soon after they meet he discovers that they can communicate by thought.

What are the special powers that Lena seems to possess?  What is the mysterious family curse that she seems obsessed with?  What’s the deal with her uncle who only appears at night and never ventures into town?

You’ll be hooked from the first chapter.

Place a hold on Beautiful Creatures from the Calvert Library catalog.



Wings (book review)

Posted: 12/13/2012 by Calvert Library in Books
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Wings by Aprilynne Pikewings

…is about tenth grader Laurel, a girl made unusual by her dislike of most colorful foods and beverages, her fair skin that allows sunlight to shine through, and now, to her horror, the bump on her back that soon blooms into a flower with foot-long petals.  She’s sure that her parents don’t have any of these unusual features and spends most of her time hiding them from the world.

Enter Tamini, a really handsome guy that she meets out in the woods.  He starts trying to convince Laurel that she is a faerie and that faeries resemble plants more closely than humans.  He tells her that her parents aren’t her biological parents and that the land that her family owns houses a portal

to the faerie world.  And right now that that portal is being threatened by a band of evil trolls.

Although Laurel is very attracted to Tamini, she knows that believing him means that the world as she’s known it will be turned upside-down and the relationship she’s just started with her crush David will be at risk.  Will she join in the fight for the world of faeries—a world that she belongs
This is the fast-paced start to a four book series. to but has never known?

Place a hold on Wings from the Calvert Library catalog.