Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Just received some book reviews on a couple of 2014 favorites.  Read on!
MORTAL HEART by Robin LaFevers.  New York:  Houghton Mifflin, 2014. 441p. ISBN:
978-0-547-62840-0 hc. 17.99. Gr. 8-12   YA FIC

Annith is a handmaiden of Death. She has served and trained in his convent for her entire life. When she learns that she is being groomed as a Seeress, Annith decides to sneak away and forge her own path to serve Death. During her travels, she meets up with others from her convent,and learns many secrets related to the kingdom and convent that she serves. Will these secrets change her life forever, and will Annith be able to follow her heart, save her kingdom, her convent, and have a chance at love? Mortal Heart is book number 3 in the "His Fair Assassin" series that includes GRAVE MERCY, DARK TRIUMPH, and COURTING DARKNESS.  The fifth book in the series will be published in 2020.
Melissa Coyne, Reader, Munising Public Library

LOVE IS THE DRUG by Alaya Johnson.  New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2014. 335p.  ISBN: 978-0-545-41781-5 hc. $17.99.    Gr. 9-12  YA FIC

Emily Bird is a brilliant student at a private boarding school in Washington DC. She is living an ideal life, until she wakes up in a hospital several days after attending a party with her boyfriend. She cannot remember anything that happened to her between the party and waking up. The world has changed, and there is a deadly flu epidemic sweeping the world.  Emily must piece together what happened to her, what her scientist parents are working on, and what she may unwittingly know about this outbreak. With the help of her drug-dealing friend, Coffee, Emily must piece all the clues
together, save her family, and save herself from the government agent who is stalking her.
Melissa Coyne, Reader, Munising Public Library

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