Friday, January 15, 2021

There are Dragons in the Midst of the Library

 Okay, so maybe not literal dragons... maybe. 

We want to extend our gratitude to Mr. Bryan Davis for his generous donation of the Dragons in Our Midst series. This series is recommended for ages 10-16 and is found in our Young Adult section.

About Mr. Davis

Bryan Davis is the author several speculative-fiction series, including Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, The Reapers Trilogy, The Time Echoes Trilogy, Tales of Starlight, and Dragons of Starlight.

Bryan lives in western Tennessee with his wife, Susie. Bryan and Susie have homeschooled their four girls and three boys.

Bryan was born in 1958 and grew up in the eastern U.S. From the time he taught himself how to read before school age, through his seminary years and beyond, he has demonstrated a passion for the written word, reading and writing in many disciplines and genres, including fantasy, theology, fiction, devotionals, poetry, and humor.

About Dragons in Our Midst series

These stories inspires young people to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths and use them to overcome any obstacle. It is both a hair-raising, modern-day adventure and a glimpse into another world a world of knights, dragons, and fair maidens. 

The first book, Raising Dragons, plunged two teenagers, Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver, into mind-boggling mysteries, life or death pursuits, and deadly sword-to-sword battles. 

The second volume, The Candlestone, a mysterious book leads Billy into mortal combat with a powerful dragon slayer. 

The third volume, Circles of Seven, victory comes at a great cost to Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver. 

The fourth volume, Tears of a Dragon, a vicious evil has been unleashed on the earth that only the dragons can defeat. With Billy's father, the great Clefspeare, missing, Billy and Bonnie must lead the dragons into war against the Watchers - demonic beings as old as the earth itself. Masters are the art of deception, the Watchers use the deadliest of weapons against humankind.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

New Books for under the sparkly lights

Brand new books for your reading pleasure! Perfect timing to check out and relax during the holidays. 

 Adult Books

Daylight by David Baldacci
Daylight by David Baldacci
FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy -- from which neither of them will escape unscathed

Tom Clancy Shadow of the Dragon by Marc Cameron
Tom Clancy Shadow of the Dragon by Marc Cameron

When a high-level mole infiltrates American Intelligence, President Jack Ryan dispatches John Clark and the Campus team to track down a missing scientist who holds critical aerospace and naval technology.

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

A high-suspense follow-up to the best-selling "You Don't Own Me" finds the nuptials of television producer Laurie Moran and investigative host Alex Buckley nightmarishly upended by the sudden disappearance of Alex's seven-year-old nephew.

The Searcher by Tana French

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets

Advent: A Journey of Preparation
Advent: A Journey of Preparation by Faith Tilley Johnson
by Faith Tilley Johnson

A view of where the season of advent originated and readings to take the reader through the season in preparation.

Stardust: An Alzheimer's Love Story by Edward Morris
Stardust: An Alzheimer's Love Story by Edward Morris
Entertainment reporter and playwright Edward Morris and his wife Norma had lived in separate houses for 34 years when they discovered Norma was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Although each had established individual careers—she as a publicist for such Grammy winning artists as Ralph Stanley and Steve Wariner—Ed decided to move into the home Norma had purchased on her own as her caregiver. What they had in common was a love for songs from the Great American Songbook, particularly those recorded by Willie Nelson in his classic album, Stardust. That album would become a focal point of their lives as Norma's dementia progressed. Simultaneously, Ed began chronicling the ups and downs of caring for her on Facebook. These accounts became so popular that eventually Nelson sent Norma a video expressing his thanks and best wishes. This is no bleeding-heart book. There's plenty of humor and salty language. But it's absolutely honest (down to discussing their outside love affairs), and positively fascinating.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini 

A space voyager living her dream of exploring new worlds lands on a distant planet ripe for colonization before her discovery of a mysterious relic transforms her life and threatens the entire human race.

Of Blood & Fire by C.R.Quinn
Of Blood & Fire by C.R.Quinn 

How does it feel to live in a lie? Beckett Dawes was barely making it through community college and still lived with his parents. He never felt completely comfortable in his life, there was always a yearning for something more, although he could never find his way. Today was like every other day in Beckett’s life, until a quiet girl from one of his classes said, “I know what you are, do you?” Never did he imagine those few words would cause his world to come crashing down around him. His entire life was a lie, and the monsters he thought were only in movies were real, very real. Natasha Cushlin had one dream - to become a Warrior. Her training was the only reason she noticed the two men following the boy in the library. Who knew that a simple act would cause her to question everything in her life. Could she give up everything she wanted just to be loved?

Young Adult

Winter. White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore
Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore

Winter, White and Wicked tells the story of an island plagued by an eternal winter and when rig driver Sylvia takes on a new haul to bring her friend home she begins to wonder if the stories she knew and the history she had with the icy spirit are true or if they're all a ruse to keep her from looking to the sky and hoping for the sun.

Juvenile Fiction

Captain Underpants And The Revolting Revenge Of The Radioactive Robo-Boxers. : The Tenth Epic Novel
Captain Underpantsand the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dave Pilkey 

Captain Underpantsand the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dave Pilkey
Captain Underpantsand the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dave Pilkey 


Alexander and theTerrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Alexander and theTerrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

New Books to enjoy while snuggled by the fire


Scarlet Odyssey - C.T. Rwizi

Scarlet Odyssey - C.T. Rwizi
Although it is considered unmanly, Salo reads books and works in secret to awaken his latent magical powers, which allows him to defend his tribe when it is attacked by a cruel enchantress. His queen gratefully accepts his desire to be a mystic, but cannot allow him to stay, so he is sent on a quest to gather more information about the threat the sorceress poses -- which will lead him eventually to join other outcasts and discover how exactly his fate is entwined with the enchantress.

Deathless Divide, Book 2 of Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Young Adult

Deathless Divide - Justina Ireland
The sequel to Dread Nation is a journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America.
After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother.
But nothing is easy when you're a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodermus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880's America.


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