Erienne, our Adult & Teen Services Specialist, is here to discuss the books he read during summer reading and the ones he’s most looking forward to reading soon. Watch his book talk, and then check them out for yourself.

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Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas

Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savoring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City—has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world.

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Locked In by John Scalzi

Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One percent doesn’t seem like a lot. But in the United States, that’s 1.7 million people “locked in”…including the President’s wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative that could change everything.

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Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (Locked Tomb #2)

She answered the Emperor’s call. She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend. In victory, her world has turned to ash. Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman’s shoulders. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath—but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor’s Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 Edited by Rich Horton

This eleventh volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors. With selections of the best fiction from Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and other top venues, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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Ironheart by Eve L. Ewing

Riri Williams steps boldly out of Tony Stark’s shadow to forge her own future! Caught between her need for independence and her obligations at MIT, Ironheart needs to make some tough decisions! Luckily, Riri has a will of steel, a heart of iron and a new AI on her side! When one of Spider-Man’s old foes holds a group of world leaders hostage, Ironheart must step up her game.

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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time #2)

In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul. After the arrival of the witch Moiraine in their small village of Emond’s Field, Rand al’Thor and his friends must flee, thus embarking on a quest that will lead them face-to-face with the Dark One.

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The Last Druid (The Fall of Shannara #4) by Terry Brooks

As the Four Lands reels under a brutal invasion from across the sea, spearheaded by a nation determined to make this land their own, our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. For as one group remains to defend their homeland, another undertakes a perilous journey across the sea to the homeland of the invaders, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. For both groups, the stakes could not be higher. For those who remain, one of their key allies has been banished to the Forbidding: a demon-filled prison from which there is no escape.

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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Complete Year One by Al Ewing

The collected Year One comic adventures of the Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith! With a force of personality capable of bending time itself and all the energy of a star’s exploding heart, the Doctor blasts into the hollow, tragic life of a woman with so much to offer—and gives her the chance to scream “Geronimo!” at the trills, colors and terrors of an infinite universe!

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