Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

The Girl in the Blue Coat is a historical fiction novel set in Amsterdam during World War II.  Hanneke, a Dutch girl, makes a living making black market deliveries while at the same time trying to deal with the painful memories of losing her boyfriend in the war. When one of her customers asks her to find a missing Jewish girl, she is drawn into a mystery that will bring challenges, tragedy and impossible choices that will change her life. Hanneke, like most children during World War II is forced to grow up too fast, but in the process changes from a reserved, grief-stricken girl to a courageous heroine who puts her own life in danger to save a girl she has never met.

If you liked   Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087 or Between Shades of Gray, you'll want to pick this one up.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Kennedy Waters never believed in ghosts...until the night one tried to kill her...and her entire world began to unravel. And, why all of a sudden did identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart appear out of nowhere to save her?

The brothers reveal that Kennedy's mother was part of ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon.

When all five members of this society are murdered on the same night, a new generation of Legion members (including Kennedy) begin a quest to find the truth and the only weapon that might destroy the demon. This young adult book is a chilling paranormal fantasy filled with suspense, romance and dark adventure. Kami Garcia is the author of another popular paranormal series, Beautiful Creatures.