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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsAnna is not happy about leaving behind her school, friends, and crush when she is sent to boarding school in Paris...until she meets Etienne St. Clair.

So get this! I went to pick out some Abe books to read over the summer, and I got 2 Abe books. Then, I picked up Anna and the French Kiss because of curiosity...and well, I was glued! This book is just amazing! I just kept on reading and reading until I finished the book. The whole book! 372 pages. I was shocked, happy, but also sad because the book that I really enjoyed reading was done...fini (French for finished)! But anyways, I really recommend this book to people who want to feel happy and in a good mood, or just to make your day. Plus, it is quite handy with French words.

Submitted by Ingrid A.

House of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Marked by P.C. Cast16-year-old Zoey attends the House of Night, a school that will train her to become an adult vampire.

This is NOT your typical vampire book! This book is for anyone who likes vampires, pagan goddesses, immortal enemies, supernatural, elemental-based powers, and just a sprinkle of teenage drama. This series is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Submitted by: Kelly G.

The Betrayal Knows My Name by Hotaru Odagiri

The Betrayal Knows My Name by Hotaru OdagiriYuki has the ability to feel people's emotions and learn their deepest secrets just by touching them.

This book is for anyone that likes shonenai-type manga. There is a character for every personality, so there's NO way you can't relate to any of the characters. The plot is fairly thick, as is the book.

Submitted by: Kelly G.

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn BarnesEvery other day, Kali is just your average 16-year-old girl. On alternate days, she becomes a demon hunter with superhuman powers.

3 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed reading this book! It was unlike any other book I've read.

Submitted by: Millie H.

Public Secrets by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is one of my favorite Authors. Her books are rich with likeable characters and stories with twists and turns. In Public Secrets, Emma McAvoy and her famous rock star father, Brian McAvoy, are the main characters. This story spans 23 years, from the British invasion of music to the American 1990s. In 1967, Brian McAvoy is a young man. He comes to fame and fortune with his new pregnant wife and his three old daughter, Emma. Brian is the lead singer of Devastation and they've taken the world by storm.

Brian, the son of Irish peasants, now has fame and the money that goes with it. However, that doesn’t stop tragedy from striking. Brian’s 2 years old son, Darren, is murdered during a bungled attempt at kidnapping. Why? Who would hurt little Darren? The whole world is in love with little Darren. Will they ever find out? Who will have to hurt, lose and come back to make life livable? This story is an example of how life is so strange; how what we do when we are young affects our dreams, futures, and life; and how one incident can your life change everything.

Submitted by: Teresa Seed

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

This is featuring Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. Far from a Boston homicide, this features Dr. Isles at a convention in Wyoming where she meets up with a friend who is also a medical examiner. He has his 13 year old daughter with him, and a couple of friends who plan on going to a ski lodge after the convention. They are traveling in a blizzard and here is where the suspense keeps you from being able to put the book down. Stranded in the blizzard, they seek shelter, but soon find something very eerie about the town in which they find themselves.

Tess Gerritsen keeps your attention throughout, gripping the edge of your seat. In her true style of the Rizzoli and Isles books, this is a must read for her fans. Terror, suspense, feelings of being watched, and finding how the residents seemed to have disappeared rather suddenly are just some examples. Jane Rizzoli knows that something terrible has happened to her friend and goes to Wyoming to find her. The investigation and what happens to Dr. Isles and her companions will keep you reading from cover to cover.

Submitted by: Karen Weichbrodt

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren OliverSamantha dies in a car crash, then gets a second chance, and a third and a fourth, and ends up reliving her last day for an entire week. But why?

4 out of 5 stars. This book was really good, and I did not expect the ending.

Submitted by: Megan S.

Ghost in the Shell 2. Innocence by Masamune Shirow

Ghost in the Shell 2 InnocenceIt is the year 2032, and Section 9 agent Batou must solve the mystery of a set of murder-suicides.

4 out of 5 stars. I gave it a 4 because I would have liked Kusanagi over Batou as the main character.

Submitted by: Michael M.

Welcome to Our New Website

library logoAfter many months of hard work, we'd like to introduce our new website, fppld.org. It offers a fresh look, an easier method of navigation, our new logo, and our new web address. While you can still access our website through franklinparklibrary.org, we recommend that you update your bookmarks. Our new library logo is a digital rendering of a stained glass piece created by Kevin Eagleton. If you would like an intro to the new website or need help locating info, just ask a librarian or email web@fppld.org. Enjoy using our new website, and let us know what you think!

Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura by Arina Tanemura

Sakura Hime Vol 6 by Arina Tanemura
Sakura is forbidden to look at the moon and has never been told why. Then one day after glancing up at the moon, she is attacked by a demon.

5 out of 5 stars. You understand the main character more and realize she has real-life problems. I never expect the events in this book. It reminds me why I love this series!

Submitted by: Malari R.

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