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Recommended reading for Sci-Fi and Fantasy lovers! August 2018

August 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Books, City Library, Main Branch, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

A list dedicated to Angels and Demons!

The Dirty Streets of Heaven, by Tad Williams. Bobby Dollar, an angel who has taken part in the long battle between Heaven and Hell, must figure out why there are suddenly an unprecedented number of souls missing from both sides and who summoned a Babylonian demon to kill him.

The Enchantment Emporium, by Tanya Huff. Moving to Calgary to take over her late grandmother’s junk shop, charm-caster Alysha Gale learns that she will be serving the fey community, which proves to be deeply troubled with problems that may be more than Alysha’s family can solve. By the author of The Keeper’s Chronicles.

Midnight Crossroad, by Charlaine Harris. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth….

This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab. As the heirs to opposing sides in a warring city, Kate Harker and Augustus Flynn should never have met. A Romeo and Juliet-esque fantasy about the difference between good and evil and the blurry gray area in between.

This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It, by David Wong. As this sequel opens, we find our heroes, David and John, again embroiled in a series of horrifying yet mind-bogglingly ridiculous events caused primarily by their own gross incompetence. The guys find that books and movies about zombies may have triggered a zombie apocalypse, despite a complete lack of zombies in the world. As they race against the clock to protect humanity from its own paranoia, they must ask themselves, who are the real monsters? Actually, that would be the shape-shifting horrors secretly taking over the world behind the scenes that, in the end, make John and Dave kind of wish it had been zombies after all.

The Lovely Bones: A Novel, by Alice Sebold. This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family’s grief a hopeful and joyful story.

A Study in Sable, by Mercedes Lackey. Sent by Lord Alderscroft to the bachelor’s flat of a certain famous, and rather rude, detective, psychics Sarah and Nan are compelled to prove their powers to him before being asked to consult on behalf of his Elemental Masters associates, John and Mary Watson.

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