ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood School/Community Library has some new books. They are:
"Witch and Wizard: The Gift" by James Patterson. Whit and Wisty Allgood are relentlessly hunted by the soldiers of a brutal totalitarian government. But this supremely skilled witch and wizard are fighting back against the wicked regime of the New Order and its systematic destruction of music, art, books, and imagination.
"Nicholas Dane" by Melvin Burgess. When fourteen-year-old Nicholas Dane’s mother dies, social services sends him to a home for boys where intimidation and violence keep order. Things get even worse when he realizes that the home’s respected deputy head has something more frightening in mind.
"Girl Stolen" by April Henry. Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car when the car is stolen. The thief didn’t mean to kidnap Cheyenne, but when he and his dad find out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes. Now there’s a reason to keep her. Can she survive this nightmare? Not only is she kidnapped, she’s sick with pneumonia...and she’s blind.
"Bloody Valentine" by Melissa Del La Cruz. In this popular immortal vampire series, the author offers three tantalizing stories that delve deep into the love lives of the all-powerful vampires and their Red Blood friends from New York’s Upper East Side.
"The Sky Is Everywhere" by Jandy Nelson. Lennie Walker is a book worm and band geek, happy to hide in the shadows of her fiery sister. But when her sister dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life, and finds herself struggling to balance, grief and comfort, and boys for the first time.
"Scumble" by Ingrid Law. Ledger Kale always dreamed of the awesome magical power he’d get when he turned thirteen, the day when folks in his family inherit an extraordinary talent called a savvy. But his dreams are soon in pieces, and so are the toaster, the television, and the wipers on the family minivan. Worse, there’s an outside witness to his monumental mess, one who wants to publicize his gifts!
"Cloaked in Red" by Vivian Vande Velde. The author has taken eight new looks at one of the world’s most beloved and mixed up stories. Really...haven’t you ever wondered about a girl who can’t tell the difference between her grandmother and a big bad wolf? You may never look at fairy tales in quite the same way after reader this take on Little Red Riding Hood.