BY SHARON STURGIS
There are new books available at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:
"Slog’s Dad" by David Almond. Slog believes that the scruffy man on a bench outside Myer’s butcher shop is his dad, returned from death to visit him one last time. Can it be that some mysteries are never meant to be solved? That belief, at times, is its own reward?
"Cloaked" by Alex Flinn. This modern day twist on the fairy tale The Frog Twist takes an average cobbler son and turns him into an unexpected hero. Fast action and amusing situations make this title a fun read.
"The Floating Islands" by Rachel Neumeier. Trei and Araene are two unlikely conspirators who find their lives intertwined when the fate of the stunning floating islands fall into their hands. Can they become kajuraihi, creatures that soar through the skies with wings, in a world of great beauty, great bravery, and great danger?
"Fever Crumb" by Philip Reeve. Fever Crumb has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the Order of Engineers, where she serves as an apprentice. Soon she must assist an archaeologist with a top secret project involving a mysterious room that must be magically unlocked. What secrets from her orphaned past will also be revealed?
"Misguided Angel" by Melissa De La Cruz. Vampires are being abducted and their captors are planning to burn them alive online for the world to see. Lucifer is on the brink of breaking through the gates that hold him at bay from the world. Can Schuyler and the cast of young vampires untangle webs of deception before killers strike again?
"Virals" by Kathy Reichs. Tory Brennan and her science geek friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus, changing them and their DNA forever. Now with newly heightened sense and canine-quick reflexes, they’ll have to solve a cold case murder that’s suddenly become very hot. Can they stay alive long enough to catch the killer’s scent.
"Perfect You" by Elizabeth Scott. Kate Brown’s life has gone downhill fast. She’s working at the mall...with her dad! Her best friend is moving into a new realm of popularity and leaving her behind, she has unending boy trouble. What she doesn’t realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen, but only if she lets them.
"Impulse" by Ellen Hopkins. Three lives, three different pathways to the same destination, Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act-- suicide. Now these three young people have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other’s help they can find their way to a better life.