Briony has a secret–she's a witch–and she KNOWS she is responsible for all the troubles that have befallen her family. Her stepmother's death, the fire in the family library, the flood that took the front porch, and the head injury to her beloved twin sister Rose. When golden Eldric comes to stay at her house, Briony fights her feelings for him. She knows she's bad news and cannot imagine her life any other way.

Written in lush language, the plot oozes with imagination and atmosphere. A terrific read!

From the author of The DaVinci Code,  a “technothriller” about government surveillance and the effect on our privacy.

Book response by student Library Assistant Austin.

A tale of love, time travel, and following your heart.
Enjoy this Book Response by student Library Assistant Kaitlyn.

Monstrumologist is one of the creepiest books I’ve read in a long time! As one of my Library Assistants said, “It was so disgusting–I couldn’t stop reading!”
Orphan Will Henry is apprenticed to Dr. Warthrop–a hunter of monsters. When a grave robber brings the corpse of a vicious, man-eating  Anthropophagi to the good doctor, the hunt is on to find the rest of the species before they wreak havoc among the population. First book in a series.
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Do you have an older brother? Do you know someone who has served in Iraq or Afghanistan? Do you have any idea what it feels like for a soldier who returns to civilian life?

This book is the story of 17-year-old Levi whose older brother has returned from Iraq. They’ve never been particularly close, but Levi seems to be the only one in the family who realizes that his brother is having serious difficulty returning to “regular” life. When his brother takes off on a walking trip to Washington D.C. from their home in Boston, Levi decides to go along in hopes of cracking his brother’s shell.

A good book to spark discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder.