Readers Guide

 

By Yvonne Olson

The Oak Ridge Public Library is happy to offer instant access to e-books and audiobooks. Download the Libby by Overdrive app wherever you get your apps to download your favorite titles and authors to your mobile device, e-reader, or tablet.  Check out our newest additions to our children’s and teen’s digital collections.

Nova has a very good reason to want revenge on the Renegades. Adrian, on the other hand, only has eyes for justice. Regarded as heroes, The Renegades are symbols of hope and courage, with powers one could only dream of. Nova has powers of her own, however, and wants to infiltrate their ranks. How far will Adrian let her go? Find out in Renegades by Marissa Meyer, available on audiobook.

Alice and her mother have spent their entire life on the road, trying to get away from the bad luck that always follows. When her grandmother, a reclusive author, dies, and her mother is kidnapped, Alice learns just how bad her luck can get. The kidnapper claims to be from the Hinterland, a world Alice has heard about only in her grandmother’s stories. Forcing Alice to her grandmother’s estate, the kidnapper tricks Alice into disobeying her mother’s only rule -- stay away from the Hinterlands. Alice discovers just what went wrong in her own story in The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, available on audiobook.

Phillip Pullman, author of the bestselling His Dark Materials series, is back after seventeen years with The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. The tender-hearted son of an innkeeper, Malcolm is the kind of boy who sees everything but isn’t seen himself, the perfect life for a spy. When he intercepts a message meant for someone else, he learns of a dangerous substance called Dust, a plot to kidnap the baby Lyra, and the existence of The Magisterium.  When the spy the message was meant for ends up floating in the river Thames, Malcolm decides to take her place in protecting the baby Lyra from forces he doesn’t understand. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage is available as an eBook and audiobook.

Zelie remembers when her land hummed with magic, when her people could cause flames to light, waves to roar, and even call souls, but the times have changed and magic has been banished by a ruthless king. After her mother dies and the people of her village lose hope in their situation, Zélie decides to learn to control her own powers and takes a chance to bring back the magic she once knew in Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, available on audiobook.

As the youngest student in his class, Arram has a powerful Gift. He and his friends, Varice and prince Ozorne, form a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. As he gets closer to Varice, and Ozorne gets closer to the throne, Arram must decide where his loyalties lie. Tamora Pierce takes readers back to her world of Tortall in Tempests and Slaughter, available as an eBook and audiobook.

Other Titles to Recommend:

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses – available as eBook
  • Ash Princess – available as eBook and audiobook
  • Eragon – available as eBook
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – available as eBook and audiobook