Teens

Teen Winter Reading has begun! December 13-February 13.  Grab your friends and head to the library... pronto! Why should you sign up for winter reading, you ask? Well, if the joy of reading for reading's sake isn't enough, there's always the grand prize of a Kindle Fire HDX as motivation. The 2nd and 3rd prizes will be $25 gift cards. Registration cards are at the main service desk. You'll get a registration form and then a BINGO sheet. Once you've completed a BINGO, turn it in for a prize (a … Read More

New Books for Teens


Staff Pick

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater

 There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel. (Goodreads synopsis)

 "Persephone stood on the bare mountaintop, her ruffled ivory dress whipping around her legs, her masses of white-blond curls streaming behind her." (Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Pg 1, Sentence 1).

The opening sentence to Blue Lily, Lily Blue is a perfect example of how cinematic Stiefvater's writing is. You can practically feel the breeze that's blowing around Persephone. My recommendation for everyone who wants to read The Raven Cycle books is to listen to them on audio. Will Patton does an excellent job. I've never been so creeped out during a book!

During this book, Blue and her Raven Boys are getting much closer to finding their Welsh King, Glendower. Glendower, however, is no longer Blue's priority. Major plot focuses include: Blue's reaction to her missing mother, Adam's tutelage under Persephone as he gets more adept at helping Cabeswater, the growing relationship between Blue and Gansey, and Ronan's revenge plans for the man who had his father murdered. *Spoiler alert: The man who hired the Grey Man is the new villain in the story and we get the POV from him and his sociopath of a wife.

One of my favorite things about this book is the mirror metaphor. Mirrors are incredibly important and if you've wondered about the title...now you know. If you listen to Will Patton narrate, you'll get a cold shiver every time he says (or sings) "Blue Lily, Lily Blue". Trust me, it's creepy. Another *Spoiler alert: Someone important dies. I'm not telling you who, you'll just have to read the book to find out! ~Krystal


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