Endgame: The Calling, By James Frey

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Fast Facts:

  • Genre: Dystopian
  • Recommended For: Fans of the Hunger Games
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

This book takes place in a futuristic world where 12 “players” ages 13-19 compete to solve an ancient puzzle. James Frey crafted Endgame cleverly and beautifully! I absolutely couldn’t put it down until the end of the last page! Endgame is complex and not just a simple read, it has the perfect amount of action and romance. Anyone who loves the Hunger Games will be intrigued by this book. Endgame: The Calling is a fantastic book and I am very excited for what comes next!

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Dissonance, by Erica O’Rourke

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imageDissonance by Erica O’Rourke is a science-fiction/romance book. Delancey Sullivan, also known as Del, is a Walker. Walkers can “Walk” between dimensions. Every time someone makes a decision in our world, the “Key World,” a new world is formed where another version of the person (called an “Echo”) chooses a different path. Then all of those create different branches, and so on. The Walkers’ job is to find any mistakes with the Echoes or in the alternate dimensions. If one is found they “cleave” the world, destroying it. Del loves Walking, but hates cleaving. Walking calms and relaxes her, but when a world is cleaved she can’t help but feel bad for all the lost echoes, even though everyone says that they are just shadows, not real. When Del accidentally cleaves a world, however, everything goes downhill. She’s expelled from Walker school and is not allowed to go on Walks by herself. When Del starts running into her crush, Simon, every time she Walks with her sister, she thinks it’s just a coincidence. But when he starts seeing things through his Echo and appearing even more, Del realizes something is up. Working with her grandfather, sister, best friend, and Simon, she figures out that the Walker government is not as perfect as seems.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction, romance, or suspense. Dissonance is well written and impossible to put down. The characters are relatable and full of depth. All the little details weave together to make a great story. The ending leaves some questions and room for a sequel, but isn’t overly frustrating and answers most questions. Dissonance isn’t O’Rourke’s first book, and hopefully it won’t be her last.

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Hot new YA fiction is here!

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We have multiple copies of Reached and Days of Blood & Starlight for those series fans who have been waiting for them.  Reached is the final book of Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy.  Cassia’s rebellion against society  is complete as she fights for her right to choose her mate rather than having society choose for her.

In Laini Taylor’s latest, Days of Blood and Starlight, Karou now knows who she is and has to decide whether to wage war for her people against her starcrossed love.  This follow-up to Daughter of Smoke and Bone is just as engaging as it’s predecessor.

Place your holds now.  The wait lists are growing quickly!

Companion books for the Hunger Games movie!

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With the Hunger Games movie almost upon us, the library has recently received several books about the movie along with some companion books and parodies.  Take a look below and prepare yourselves for the arena! 

Hunger Games Tribute Guide by Emily Seife

Hunger Games: official illustrated movie companion

Unofficial Hunger Games cookbook: from lamb stew to “groosling” by Emily Baines

Parodies of the Hunger Games – If the intensity and drama of the book is a little too over the top for you, you may want to check out these book parodies that poke some fun at the Hunger Games phenomenon.

Hunger Pains: a parody by the Harvard Lampoon

Hunger Pains by Stefan Petrucha (this one is in the comic/graphic novel format)

Hunger but Mainly Death Games: a parody by Bratniss Everclean

And if you like science fiction movie phenomenons, but maybe not the Hunger Games one, here are a few new Star Wars titles that we’ve recently collected, including a sweet Milennium Falcon repair manual!

Jedi Path by Daniel Wallace

Star Wars Millennium Falcon: modified YT-1300 Corellian freighter: owner’s workshop manual by Ryder Windham