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ELLINWOOD — There are new young adults books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“Fallout” by Todd Strasser. It’s the summer of 1962, and Scott and his friends spend their days shadowed by the threat of nuclear war. Scott’s dad is the only one who actually prepares for the possibility, and then the unthinkable happens. Suddenly ten people are crammed into a bomb shelter built and stocked for four people. As they struggle to survive, what will await them when they eventually emerge?
“Gates of Paradise” by Melissa De La Cruz.  This installment in the Blue bloods vampire series has The Dark Prince storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. He has his greatest dark angels by his side… or so he thinks. These angels have other loyalties, and as they struggle with other dark forces, and against impossible odds, they may determine the future of the world. Also new by Melissa De La Cruz, and part of the Blue Bloods series, Lost in Time.
“Fear” by Michael Grant. It’s been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they’ve built, though, is perhaps the most dangerous enemy of all…fear. This an installment in the bestselling dystopian Gone series. Also new and part of the series is the title Light.
“Open Mic” edited by Mitali Perkins. Talking about race can be difficult. It’s a slippery subject, with as many perspectives as there are people in the world. In Open Mic, acclaimed author Mitali Perkins invites us to listen in as ten authors for young adults step up to the mic and share their stories about what it’s like growing up between cultures.
“Asylum” by Madeliene Roux. When Dan arrives at a summer program for gifted students, he discovers that the usual summer housing has been closed, and the students are forced to stay in the crumbling Brookline dorm, formerly a psychiatric hospital. Soon Dan and his friends are discovered dark secrets about the hospital, and there are some secrets refuse to stay buried.
“Allegiant” by Veronica Roth. Tris and Tobias and their friends and enemies continue their Chicago-area adventures, 200 years in the future in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Divergent series. Main characters struggle to come to terms with their respective family histories and their relationships to each other, and the story involves tragedy, forgiveness, romance, and lots of intrigue and double crossing. What if your whole world was a lie, and love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.