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Black Hills by Nora Roberts

Another winner by Nora Roberts. I enjoy her romance novels, especially when there is suspense, murder, and intrigue. She weaves her story around the wildlife refuge that is owned and operated by Lil. As a young girl, she built a relationship with the grandson of the neighbors. Coop was sent to spend the summer with his grandparents while his parents attempt to rekindle their marriage. By the time Lil was leaving for college, she and Coop fell in love; but because she knew what she wanted to do with her life. Coop did not want to follow his father in studying the law. He left college, joined the NY police force. Lil tried to forget her love for Coop, after all, he broke her heart.

Or did he? There is a former volunteer who worked at the refuge Lil operated, who believed he was a descendant of Crazy Horse. He believed Lil was dishonoring the Sioux by keeping tigers, cougars, and other such animals locked up. If you enjoy a book which begins with a tentative friendship that turns into love, and then intertwine it with murder and intrigue this is a must read.

Submitted by: Karen Weichbrodt

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

This tale of evil and mystery involves a governess and two orphaned young children, Miles and Flora. The narrator's voice keeps your interest. She builds the suspense that ends in a horrifying finale. It leaves you having thoughts of evil, horror, imagination, reality, and human relationship. This is not a bedtime tale.

Submitted by: Mary Ann O'Donnell

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsSet in a future North America, Katniss volunteers to take her younger sister's place in the annual televised competition in which young people from across the nation are forced to fight each other until only one survives.

5 out of 5 stars. I loved the book. It was a thousand times better than the movie!

Submitted by: Malari R.

K-On! by Kakifly

K-On by KakiflyYui has never played a musical instrument in her life, yet she decides to become the lead guitarist of her school's pop music club.

K-On is a very carefree graphic novel for people who would like a good laugh. It's about 5 girls: Ritsu, the club president and drummer; Mio, the bassist; Yui, the lead guitarist; Tsumugi, the pianist; and Azuza,the rhythm guitarist going though high school life. As normal teens, they have antics here and there, and they face problems some teens today may go through (like studying!) It's an amazing book and if you like to laugh, this is the book to read. I'm in love with this series :)

Submitted by: Mariel L.

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


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