Happy Birthday to Books (2/12-2/18)

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Some of you may still be wallowing in your loneliness, but there’s no need to fear! We’ve got some new books for you to check out that will not disappoint. They’ll call when they say they’ll call and they’ll take you out to nice places. Isn’t that what love is all about?

Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell (2/14)
Thief’s Covenant features a character that goes from rags-to-riches-to-rags-once-more. Talk about bad luck. Adrienne Satti was an orphan that rose to aristocracy in a polytheistic society. After a string of murders and conspiracies, she’s forced to live as a badass thief. She becomes Widdershins. Olgun, a foreign god (with Widdershins as his only follower) decides to live in her head as a Jiminy Cricket of sorts (I think that outfit is what Olgun wears, too). Widdershins gets accused of murder and now she must clear her name. Along the way, she also searches for the answer to the question of who killed Olgun’s other followers. CUE THE SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC!

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (2/14)
We all know the legend of Robin Hood. You know, the guy (or, in Disney, a fox) who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But we know a lot less about the Merry Men. What about Little John? Scarlet is told through RH’s BFF Will Scarlet’s point of view. . . only Scarlet is a girl! She travels with Robin (and gets pretty close to him) while constantly eluding the Sheriff of Nottingham, so you know she’s bad to the bone. Things start to get nasty when a thief hunter named Gisbourne comes around and–soon enough–Scarlet finds herself n her toes. Will she be able to keep up the lifestyle of thievery? And, more importantly, what’s going on between her and Robin? Tune in to find out.

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (2/14)
The Butterfly Clues is chock full of suspense. Lo (short for Penelope) is a hoarder with OCD. After the death of her brother, she seeks comfort by swiping an assortment of objects everywhere she goes. One day, she wanders around a very bad part of town and finds herself almost getting hit by a ricocheting bullet (get it together, Lo–velvet poker-playing dogs are not worth the trouble). She discovers that the bullet killed a young woman named Sapphire and eventually finds a butterfly pendant that belonged to her. She goes all detective and tries to catch the killer (times when taking the initiative may not be such a great thing). As she works out the pieces of the “butterfly clues”, the murder gets closer and closer to home. O_O *Wide eyes trying to give you the secret without giving you the secret.*

The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers (2/14)
Jocelyn and her twin brother Jack used to live in a terrible, potentially dark-magic-filled foster home called Seale House. They were like two peas in a pod. Like Voldemort and Quirrell. Like peanut butter and nutella. Like me and oh. . . most drop-dead gorgeous guys. However, tragedy strikes when Jack dies. . . or does he? Jocelyn gets a letter from “Jason December”–the code name Jack used to go by. Noah, Jocelyn’s childhood crush, is the only other person who knows about that name. . . so it’s back to Seale House we go! When she gets to Seale House, she realizes that there are indeed dark forces at work and she has to go on a terror-filled adventure to find out what exactly happened to her brother. Then she wakes up from a coma and finds out she was dreaming the whole time. Kidding! …or am I? I am. Promise.

Trafficked by Kim Purcell (2/16)
America, land of the free? Seventeen-year-old Hannah is coming from Russia to America in hopes of finding a better life. She’s promised a job as a nanny that will pay her $400 a week, allowing her to pay for her grandma’s surgery. But when she arrives at the house, the family imprisons her and works her like a slave without paying her. So. . .no welcoming gift basket?The nerve of these people. She’s not allowed to leave the house and she can’t correspond with any of her friends and family members. Um, no Facebook, Twitter, or Figment. . .? The horror! Adding to the madness is the fact that she doesn’t speak a word of English and her “employers” are threatening to hurt her family back home. Wow, come on guys. Hannah has no one but herself to free herself from what is, legit, the worst job ever.


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