Get hooked on a great book series
Special to the Whig
With the holiday season in full swing, take a break from all the festivities and get hooked on a new book series with these recommendations from the Cecil County Public Library.
Many of these books are available as an e-book or eaudiobook or traditional CD book – so if you are traveling this December and haven’t enjoyed any of these series, check them out. Artemis Fowl (2009) By Eoin Colfer Somehow I was much too old to read the Harry Potter series when it came out in 1997. Thank goodness I am getting younger! Once I read the Harry Potter books, I loved them and was looking for another series. Artemis Fowl is a 12-year old genius who decides to restore his family’s honor (and wealth) by kidnapping a fairy. The adventures continue through eight books. Under the Never Sky
(2012) By Veronica Rossi If you liked the Divergent series by Veronica Roth try the dystopian story “Under the Never Sky.” Aria, ex- pelled from her comfortably sheltered society into the Death Stop, meets Perry, a Dweller. The two teens need to work together to traverse a terrifying landscape, even though their societies have taught them to hate one another. This three-part series has also been optioned for a movie.
Lacy Flint (2011) By Sharon Bolton One of my favorite mystery series makes my list of favorites. Lacy Flint is a young detective constable in London. She is a bit troubled and ends up in some tight situations. Part psychological thriller, part mystery, this series is always exciting. There are currently four books in the series and I am hoping for the next book to come out soon. Scaredy Squirrel (2008) By Melanie Watt I like to think I am a nondiscriminating reader, so I’m adding my favorite children’s series to this list. Scaredy Squirrel is a great series for children about different life events that children may be apprehensive about. Scaredy tells it like it is. From holiday tales to making a new friend, Scaredy can help children understand what life’s all about. Adults will find this series amusing and enjoyable.