Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ms. D is reading: Earthseed

Ms. D'Ambruoso is currently reading Octavia Butler's Earthseed duet: Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.
Ms. D says:
Parable of the SowerThis is such a good series! I've been meaning to read them for a while now, but just hadn't gotten around to it. I can't believe I've never read them before. I'm in love. I want more, but this is all she wrote in this set. Sower was published in 1993, but I'm convinced that Octavia Butler saw glimpses of the future. This future, dystopian, America that her main character, Lauren, lives in could easily happen under the right (or wrong!) circumstances. Some of the scenes are very uncomfortable to read, since Lauren's world is not a safe one. However, I highly recommend them both.

Goodreads says:
52397When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.


If you are interested in this book, come to the library and check it out. Don't forget that students can also write reviews and be published on the library website!




Friday, November 6, 2015

Just Arrived: Shadowshaper

The BAA library has just received six new books. One of these is:

[caption id="attachment_640" align="aligncenter" width="207"]Shadowshaper Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older[/caption]


Goodreads synopsis:
Cassandra Clare meets Caribbean legend in SHADOWSHAPER, an action-packed urban fantasy from a bold new talent.

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra's near-comatose abuelo begins to say "No importa" over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep.... Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.

Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order's secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by one. With the help of her friends and the hot graffiti artist Robbie, Sierra must dodge Wick's supernatural creations, harness her own Shadowshaping abilities, and save her family's past, present, and future.

Come on in and check it, or one of or other new arrivals, out!