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In case you haven’t heard, Games of Thrones final season starts April 14th. Like many great tv shows and movies, it’s based on a book. George RR Martin started writing the series in 1996. Catch up on all the intrigue before the final season begins by rereading the books or rewatching the tv series; both are available for free at the library.

Many movies based on books are available to read at your local library including Bird Box, Umbrella Academy, Five Feet Apart, and Ferdinand. Can’t wait to find out what happens in Avengers: Endgame? You can read the comics now! Not to mention the books always have more information because they aren’t limited by a run time like a movie or tv show. Just want to watch the movie? No problem. You can probably borrow the DVD from the library. Most movies come out on DVD just 3 months after they release in the theatre.

Ash Princess by Sebastian

Theodosia, or as she is forced to be called Thora, is the Artemisian princess whose throne was cruelly stolen. The Kalovaxians have taken over her country, murdered her mother, and punish her for any perceived misbehavior by her people. When she is forced to kill her own father, Theodosia realizes she cannot continue on in this manner. She will no longer calmly accept that this is her life. The rebels help her to escape, she makes friends and allies along the way.

Political intrigue, colonization, magic,and a strong female protagonist make this a compelling read. Fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard will devour this in hours.

A List of Cages by Roe

Senior Adam Blake is interning for the school’s psychologist as an elective. Can it get any easier? He spends most of his time texting friends. When the psychologist asks him to find a student who is dodging her, everything changes for Adam. Julian used to be Adam’s foster brother but things have not gone well for Julian. Adam is determined to help him, why does he hide during the school day and why won’t he talk about his home life?

Our teen reviewer felt this book was “incredibly realistic and sad.” This is a good choice for fans of realistic fiction. It is for more mature readers as it delves into issues of abuse and mental health.

This is Our Story by Elston

5 boys walked into the woods but only 4 came out. The 4 who lived won’t say what happened and the DA just wants the case to go away; they have powerful families with political ties. Kate, however, wants to find the truth. A boy is dead after all. Kate and the prosecutor she works for are determined to figure it out even when it puts their own lives at risk.

Our teen reviewer had this to say, “this book grabbed my attention right from the first sentence and held on with a death grip until the last word. I loved it.”

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