Spotlight On: The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up – the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.  — from the publisher

Find out more at the official Random House website.

New Books: The Red Necklace & The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner

Don’t be fooled by the cover of The Red Necklace! This book is not strictly for girls. In fact, the main character is a boy. If you enjoy historical fiction with a dash of the fantastical, this book is for you.

Synopsis of The Red Necklace (from the inside cover):
The winds of change are blowing through Paris in the winter of 1789, both for France and for our hero, a striking and mysterious Gypsy boy named Yann Margoza. He was born with a gift for knowing what people are thinking and an uncanny ability to throw his voice, and he has been using these skills while working for a rather foolish magician. That work will soon end, however, and on the night of the magician’s final performance, Yann’s life will truly begin. That’s the night he meets shy Sido, an heiress with a cold-hearted father, a young girl who has only known loneliness until now. Though they have the shortest of conversations, an attachment is born that will influence both their paths.

And what paths those will be! While Revolution is afoot in France, Sido is being used as the pawn of a fearful villain who goes by the name Count Kalliovski. Only Yann, for Sido’s sake, will dare to oppose him.

New Christian Chick Lit

Find out more about the books on Goodreads by clicking the titles below.

Reshonda Tate Billingsley’s Good Girlz series

Nothing But Drama
Blessings in Disguise

With Friends Like These

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Melody Carlson’s Carter House Girls series

Mixed Bags
Stealing Bradford
Homecoming Queen
Viva Vermont!
Lost in Las Vegas

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Melody Carlson’s 86 Bloomberg Place series

I Heart Bloomberg
Let Them Eat Fruitcake
Spring Broke
Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah

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Nikki Carter’s So For Real series

Step to This
It Is What It Is
It’s All Good

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New books at the library

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