New young adult books at the Ellinwood Library
ELLINWOOD — “The Calling” by Kelley Armstrong. Maya Delaney is a skin-walker. Experiencing intense connections with the animals, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. But after Maya and her friends are kidnapped and endure a horrific helicopter crash, they are lost in the wilderness, with nothing but their powers to help them get back home.
Also by Kelley Armstrong, “The Rising.” The story continues, and Maya and her friends are desperate. Hunted by a powerful Cabal, and running out of places to hide, all they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to help. In the meantime, their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.
“Last Breath” by Rachel Caine. Morganville, Texas, is a small town with a mix of human and vampire residents. But there is a new threat in town, and he’s turning the vampires from predators into prey. If vampires are turning into victims, what chance does a human like Claire have?
Also by Rachel Caine, “Black Dawn.” The story continues, and ever since the mysterious creatures that prey on vampires took over Morganville, the lives of human Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. And now vampire Amelie, the town Founder, has been infected by the bite of the predators. Will Morganville become litter more than a ghost town?
“The Milk of Birds” by Sylvia Whitman. Nawra lives in Sudan, in a camp for refugees displaced by a trail of murder and destruction. Soon a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs her with an American donor. Soon two teenagers develop an unlikely sisterhood, teaching each other compassion and forging a bond that spans two continents.
“The Madress Underneath” by Maureen Johnson. Rory Deveaux has experienced a near fatal run-in with a Jack the Ripper copycat. Her brush with death has touched her more than she thought possible. She now has the power to vanquish ghosts on contact, and she must work with the city’s secret ghost fighting police to solve a string of inexplicable deaths threatening London.
“One Came Home” by Amy Timberlake. Georgie’s older sister, Agatha, has run off, and when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body, wearing Agatha’s ball gown, everyone assumes the worst. But Georgie refuses to believe the “facts” and sets out to track down every last clue and bring the real Agatha.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.