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A Retelling of the Legend of King Arthur.
"To discover the truth behind her mother's mysterious death, a teen girl infiltrates a magical secret society claiming to be the descendants of King Arthur and his knights"--Provided by publisher.
Inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth this book is Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom--a master of manipulation named Hecate--has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.
Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt's promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man-now a god-responsible for their deaths. Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost-and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.
Inspired by Homer's The Iliad
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War.
A retelling of the Donner party tragedy in which a group of American pioneers lead by George Donner and James Reed set out for California as part of a wagon train in 1846 and became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. Combines historical facts and the supernatural.
If you enjoy high school mysteries, you will love One of us is lying. "When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case"-- Provided by publisher.
If you like mysteries that lead you on a journey then Sadie is the one for you. "Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray--a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America--overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late"--OCLC.
If you like your mysteries witty and with heart then you will enjoy The curious incident of the dog in the night-time. Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
From the queen of mystery Agatha Christie comes one of the best selling mysteries of all time, Murder on the orient express. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the curious murder of millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett in a locked compartment aboard the Orient Express while the train is stranded by a snowdrift. He must find the murderer before he decides to strike again.
If you love reading about espionage and government mysteries then Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy is the book for you. George Smiley, an agent at the very highest level of British Intelligence, enters the twilight world of espionage and his own past when he is assigned to discover which of his four closest colleagues is a double agent.
If you enjoy fast paced and exciting mysteries then you are certain to like The girl on the train. "Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning ... past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them ... Their life-as she sees it-is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?"--Provided by publisher.
The original dystopian novel--if you haven't read this book yet, check it out immediately! The slow burning plot turns around Jonas, who lives in the Community, where every aspect of life is highly controlled. Instead of being assigned a normal life path by the Elders, he is to be the next Receiver of Memory. This position allows him to see life differently from the rest of the Community.
This novel defines the cyberpunk genre, a mash up of noir, sci fi, punk and dystopian themes.
Henry Case is a down and out hacker/criminal who has been dosed with toxin, as punishment for theft. Armitage, a former military figure, offers him a cure in exchange for his services, but his motives are unclear. This is a dense, tightly plotted novel for fans of Philip K Dick and Isaac Asimov.
In this extremely funny book, Arthur Dent learns that aliens exists moments before aliens destroy earth. He ends up on a space ship called Heart of Gold, traveling through the galaxy on an adventure full of wacky characters.
If you like Ready Player One, you must try this book--it's better! Emika Chen is a bounty hunter--she tracks down people who bet on Warcross, a virtual reality multiplayer game. Through chance and luck, she ends up playing in a huge tournament and draws the attention of the video game's creator. Intrigue and excitement ensues!
During the 50's and 60's, Le Carre worked for both MI5 and MI6--he left his first career to write full time when this book became a smash. His expertise is clear from these densely plotted, methodical books. The ending is explosive enough to make it worth the wait!
Did you know Stephen King wrote high fantasy? Fans of It and The Shining should check out the Dark Tower series. The first book is named for the protagonist of the series, Roland of Gilead, a.k.a the Gunslinger. These books combine fantasy and western tropes to create a mood all their own. Librarian note: you might find that the first Dark Tower book is a little slow! Book 2 picks up a bit.
This series is an absolute classic of the genre, perfect for Lord of the Rings fans. The 14 book series follows hero Rand and allies, as they fight against dark forces and political machinations. This series has everything: prophecies, magic, good vs. evil, enchanted forests, battles, shape-shifting...read it before the Amazon TV adaptation is released!
The first book in the Kingkiller Chronicle is a high fantasy coming-of-age story, all about Kvothe a legendary wizard. He tells the story of his life, how he came into his magic power and later became an infamous fugitive. This series is still in progress, read the first one now and join the many Rothfuss fans waiting impatiently for a third book.
The Old Kingdom book series, eerie and unforgettable, is still wonderfully unique decades after it was written. In these books, Death is a place, and Neuromancers can raise the dead to do their bidding Sabriel's father is an Abhorsen, tasked with putting the dead to rest, until he disappears beyond the Seventh Gate. Sabriel must follow in her father's footsteps and continue the fight against the Neuromancer who would destroy the living world.
Fans of Six of Crows should check out the Shadow and Bone trilogy, set in Ravka, a kingdom what is unfortunately surrounded by the Shadow Fold, a terrible dark wilderness full of people eating monsters. The heroine, Alina, has magical ability that could save the kingdom, but only if she can survive the machinations of Ravka's other magicians.
In the same way the Harry Potter series morphed slowly from a children's book to a sprawling fantasy series, the Queen's Thief series develops a complicated, rich world. These books are set in fantasy-version Ancient Greece, and the hero is the clever Eugenides, who thinks he can steal anything. In these fantastic novels, nothing is what it seems. Librarian note: these are Ms. Friedlander's favorite books!
After nuclear war destroyed the Earth, humanity has lived in space. One hundred juvenile delinquents are sent back to Earth to see if it can be colonized. Their overlords don't care if they ever come back...will the 100 be able to live on a very inhospitable Earth?
There are only a few hundred people left after rampant depopulation. Griz has siblings but no neighbors, no friends. He's only met a handful of people in his whole life. When his beloved dog Jess is stolen, Griz must leave all he knows to get her back.
In Juliana Baggott's exciting book series, the apocalypse has come and gone. The Pure were rich enough to hide from the fallout in the exclusive Dome. The rest of the population live amid the radioactive rubble, barely scraping by. Many people were left permanently scarred by the blast. When a wretch from the outside named Pressia meets a Pure named Partridge, the world just might change for good.
In the first book of Michael Grant's long-running series, all the adults in the whole world disappear. The young are left to fend for themselves in a frightening new world, wondering if they too will disappear someday.
Charlotte Bronte's coming-of-age novel has everything: ghosts, arson, mistaken identity, and a surprise inheritance. Jane Eyre is one of the best written characters in all of English literature: her inner monologues have been quoted for hundreds of years.