Off the shelf
Hi everybody! As some of you know, my name is Pascale Bruns and I am the new Teen Librarian at the Kendall Young Library. I am very excited to be working here in this beautiful library and that I will be able to get to know the people of Webster City. Literature has always been my passion – and I don’t remember a time when I didn’t go to libraries. I am so excited to get to share that passion with all of you and to get to know the teens at the Teen Lounge every week.
My reading interest ranges from Young Adult books to Historical Fiction books. I thought I would list a few books here that I have greatly enjoyed that the Kendall Young Library has in their collection. These would be worth checking out!
A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jeweled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
One Dark Crown by Kendare Blake
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born–three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose, it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family’s country estate, where no two clocks read the same. Summers there are perfect, timeless. Not much ever happens. Until, of course, it does.
More than three decades later, Lorna is determined to be married within the grand, ivy-covered walls of Pencraw Hall, known as Black Rabbit Hall among the locals. But as she’s drawn deeper into the overgrown grounds, half-buried memories of her mother begin to surface and Lorna soon finds herself ensnared within the manor’s labyrinthine history, overcome with an insatiable need for answers about her own past and that of the once-happy family whose memory still haunts the estate.
I look forward to being involved in this community and meeting the people. See you at the library!