As we head into the summer break, we have again chosen 3 titles to read over the summer. It was a difficult decision, requiring a lot of discussion, but we finally chose 2 fairly short titles: Borne by Jeff VanderMeer and The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.
Our third choice is about twice the length: Mistborn (The Final Empire) by Brandon Sanderson.
They are all now available on the Nooks.
Have a great summer!
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
In a ruined, nameless city of the future, Rachel, who makes her living as a scavenger, finds a creature she names “Borne” entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic, despotic bear created and tortured by the Company. At first, Borne looks like nothing at all—just a green lump that might be a Company discard. It somehow reminds Rachel of the island nation of her birth, now long lost to rising seas. She feels an attachment she resents; attachments are traps, and in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet when she takes Borne to her subterranean sanctuary, the Balcony Cliffs, Rachel convinces her lover, Wick, not to render Borne down to raw genetic material for the drugs he sells—she cannot break that bond.
Wick is a special kind of supplier, selling tiny creatures that can be swallowed or stuck in the ear, and that release powerful memories of other people’s happier times or pull out forgotten memories from the user’s own mind. But what is he hiding? Why won’t he tell her about what happened when he worked for the Company? And why does he have a journal titled ‘Mord’?
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Local librarian Hanna Casey is wondering where it all went wrong ... Driving her mobile library van through Finfarran's farms and villages, she tries not to think of the sophisticated London life she abandoned when she left her cheating husband. Or that she's now stuck in her crotchety mum's spare bedroom.
With her daughter Jazz travelling the world and her relationship with her mother growing increasingly fraught, Hanna decides to reclaim her independence. Then, when the threatened closure of her library puts her plans in jeopardy, she finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the fragmented community. Will she also find the new life she's been searching for?
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Once, a hero rose to save the world. He failed. For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.
Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and defeating the Lord Ruler. A new kind of uprising is being planned—one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine: a teenage street urchin named Vin. Once, a hero rose to save the world and failed. This time, can a young heroine succeed?