With 2019 upon us, I leave you with an exciting adventure story, to take with you on your adventure into 2019. What was your favorite adventure-y read of 2019?
To what fantastical realm or magical creatures did you encounter and couldn't get enough of this year?
This is the series I've been obsessed with as I mourn the end of Queen Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series (the seventh and final book Kingdom of Ash was released on October 23rd and is available in the Teen Room: YA F Maa-- check the new side of the A-frame).
A patron requested that I order Reaper at the Gates earlier this summer, and I was reading book reviews about it, it piqued my interest, so I started with number one in the series: An Ember in the Ashes.
It's Teen Read Week where we celebrate all things YA and encourage teens to read!
This year's theme invites us to read sci-fi, fantasy, and other stories that are out-of-this-world. So, with a little help from Astronomy Picture of the Day, here are six out-of-this-world books that you can find in the Teen Room.
Click each pic to see the book in the card catalog.
For those of you who love disappearing into another world --or another version of our world, these are probably your top contenders for Teens' Top Ten 2018! Remember, voting is open from now until October 13th!
Without further ado, here is the order you should read/watch LOTR:
(Spoiler: Ned Stark dies in this one, too.)
MONSTROUS BEAUTY by Elizabeth Fama
Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra's help, Hester investigates her family's strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.
THE LOST WORLD by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The creator of Sherlock Holmes delivers a classic adventure fantasy in this tale of a trip by journalists, scientists, and adventurers to investigate rumors of dinosaurs on a mysterious plateau deep in a mythical South American jungle. Much fun and over-the-top adventure ensue. The author is ably supported by Glen McCready, who delivers a reading very much in the nineteenth-century style. He plays up the characters’ big personalities and celebrates the rather orotund style of the writing, which isn’t as tight as in the Holmes books.