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Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger

 

Alexia Tarabotti is soulless, a spinster, and half Italian–which is the worst characteristic according toparasol

the late 1800s socialites in London’s high society. Alexia spends late nights wielding her parasol while visiting her dear friend, Lord Akeldama, a flamboyantly rove vampire and failing miserably at avoiding Lord Maccon (appaling,loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf). Select supernaturals are missing and others unknown are coming into being. With the soulless ability to negate supernatural powers, Alexia is a prime target.

 

Ms. Carriger delivers an intense, romantic, witty novel that incorporates proper London etiquette and collides with steam-punk interventions and the animalistic urges of the supernatural. This is a great read and I could not put it down.

 

-Ashley Prather

 

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Librarian’s note:

I loved this book too, and the rest of the series. Gail Carriger also has a YA series that starts with Etiquette & Espionage

 

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Here’s a book that Brooke wants you to know about…JMC_BeautifulDisaster_Cover-e1333664180331

I have recently read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.  It is a story about “good-girl” Abby, who goes to Eastern University with her best friend, she thinks that she has put enough distance between her and her rough childhood.  She meets Travis Maddox, who is a hunk of yumminess, Eastern University’s resident bad boy.  He is lean, muscular, and covered in tattoos, what else could a girl need.   Travis spends his nights fighting in an underground fighting ring and bringing home a different girl most nights.  He meets Abby and they become friends.  Abby goes to one of his fights and makes a bet with him, if he loses he has to remain abstinent for one month, but if he wins the bet Abby has to live with him for one month.

As you read this book you see them fall for each other.  Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down, it is intense and they both are perfectly stubborn.  Abby tries to stay away but she can’t and when her past shows up will Travis leave her hanging or will he be there for her?

Ms. McGuire weaves a very addictive love story.  She has a way of making you feel what the characters are feeling.  I am now reading Walking Disaster (book 2); this is from Travis’ perspective.  I have read some things about people reading the books concurrently.  I will let you know how this works out in my next review!—Brooke Vickers

CLOSED June 19-21st

Pardon our dust while we do a little maintenance over the West Virginia Day weekend.  We will open back up on Monday the 23rd at 9 am.  Come and check out our clean carpets, and freshly painted bathrooms! 

Summer Reading Program Returns June 25th!

This summer the Library is being taken over by SCIENCE! Welcome to the 2014 Summer Reading Program Fizz! Boom! Read! it is open to students who have completed Kindergarten through the 5th grade.  We meet every Wednesday at 1:00 for about an hour beginning June 25th.  Stop in and get registered.

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New Books!

New additions in fiction–
The Target by David Baldacci
Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
The Keeper by John Lescroart
Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins
The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry
Nonfiction–
Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers
The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters by Gregory Zuckerman
The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System by James Rickards
Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakanomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Call to place holds 304-872-0844
Want some thing we don’t have? We love requests!

Join us for our Fancy Tea Party!

We will be holding our annual Tea Party this Saturday (May 17th) at 11:00 am. Join us for stories, snacks and a very fancy craft.  Tea Party attire (fancy word for clothes) is encouraged but not required.  Hope to see you soon!nancy tea (1)

Happy National Library Week!

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Head over to Creative Family Fun for some new ideas on fun things to do at the Library.

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