"Impoverished Russian country girl Elena Rudina and the aristocratic Ekatrina meet and set in motion an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and the witch Baba Yaga"--OCLC. Maguire is known for retelling fairy tales. He wrote Wicked. This book is best for a high school audience.
This week on the blog, I will be telling you about new books in the library media center.
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
"In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door. Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process." - Summary from Amazon This historical fiction novel is recommended for high school level.
The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa Three novellas set in the world of the Iron Fey. A must-read for fans of this fantasy series.
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson "For fans of Frozen, The City of Ember, and The School of Good and Evil, The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous. Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields. The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home. The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible. Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey." - from Amazon.
Do you have a new or used iPod that is just collecting dust? Donate it to Music and Memory, a non-profit organization, that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, which vastly improves quality of life.
One of our seniors is collecting iPods for Music and Memory as part of her Motto Project. There is a collection bin in the library media center.