ELLINWOOD — Three new novels in the Tiger’s Curse series: “Tiger’s Quest,” “Tiger’s Voyage” and “Tiger’s Destiny,” all by Colleen Houck. In “Tiger’s Quest,” Kelsey battles immortal sea monkeys, and treks the jungle of India, all and while falling in love in Ren, a 300-year-old prince. In “Tiger’s Voyage,” Kelsey must embark on another voyage, this time to find Durga’s Black Pearl Necklace, and free her beloved Red from both the tiger’s curse and his sudden amnesia. Finally, in “Tiger’s Destiny,” Kelsey and her friends now face their final challenge, to find the goddess Durga’s Rope of Fire. But the tables are turned when the sorcerer Lokesh has kidnapped Kelsey. She must escape his clutches and break the tiger’s curse.
“Ship Out of Luck” by Neal Shusterman. Whether on land or at sea, Antsy can’t manage to stay out of trouble. He quickly finds himself the accomplice of a stowaway and thief on the largest grandest ship in the Caribbean, and soon becomes the focus of a major international incident and the poster child for questionable decisions.
“The Riders of the Apocalypse Series” by dark fantasy and paranormal author Jackie Kessler is available at the Ellinwood Library. Each of the four titles focuses on a young adult, her personal demons, and how those demons translate into positions of power when that young adult becomes one of the four riders of the Apocalypse.
The first title featured is “Hunger.” Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life and to face the horrifying effects of her awesome new power.
The second title is “Rage.” Missy mutilates herself as an obsessive compulsion against frustration and fear, creating pain and numbness against the horrors in her life. Now she has been chosen to be one of the riders of the Apocalypse, War. She can wield a new kind of blade, a brutal sword that can cut down everything. Can she use this new weapon to triumph over her own pain?
“Loss” is the third story in the series. Billy is picked on, but now he has become the Rider of the Apocalypse, Pestilence. When Billy uses his power to lash out at his enemies, he accidently unleashes a horrible plague. Can he find the original Pestilence, the White Rider, and rectify this tragedy?
“The Final title is Breath.” The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse aren’t just harbingers of doom, the actually keep life in balance. But what happens when their leader, Death, becomes suicidal? When Death himself gives up on life, a teenager with a secret becomes the world’s only hope.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.