Warcross by Marie Lu
In this first installment, set in a futuristic New York City, bounty hunter/hacker Emika Chen is struggling to survive. She is behind on her rent and has barely enough money to buy food. When she is caught hacking into Warcross, a large virtual reality tournament, she is surprisingly offered a job by the company’s CEO: Join the tournament and find out who is trying to sabotage the whole thing. This book is great for fans of Ready Player One and Ender’s Game.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Sixth grader Tommy interviews his classmates as they talk about their interactions with Dwight, a fellow sixth grader, who gives out advice through a finger puppet origami Yoda. Is Origami Yoda really able to see the future? Or is it all just an enormous hoax? If you enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Dan Kinney or James Patterson’s Middle School series, come and check this one out!
The following book review is from our Library Clerk, Mrs. O’Malley :
The book I would like to recommend is called The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (no we are not related).
This is a book about a young lady named Myfanwy Tiffany Thomas, who wakes up with amnesia. She finds clues that she left for herself to enable Myfanwy to continue her work as one of the leaders of a super-secret government organization that protects an unknowing public from a wide variety of paranormal threats. This new "Myfanwy" must keep on the lookout for someone who is trying to kill her and at the same time continue to do her job.
This book is fast paced and keeps you guessing throughout the book. With supernatural creatures and strange co-workers will she ever remember what actually happened to her?
What will happen to Myfanwy? Will she find the person trying to kill her? Will she be able to do her job? If you want to know, come to the library and check out The Rook by Daniel O’Malley for some great adventure.