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Star Wars: Darth Vader. Vol. 1, Vader

Gillen, Kieron, author.


When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor's secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don't want him to learn the truths he seeks!

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

A little in love

Fletcher, Susan, 1979- author.


Eponine, the street girl from Les Misérables, tells the story of her life and her unrequited love for Marius, which ultimately leads to her death on the barricades during the short-lived rebellion of June 1832.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

Da Vinci's tiger

Elliott, Laura, 1957- author.


In fifteenth-century Florence, the dashing Venetian ambassador commissions young Leonardo da Vinci to paint a portrait of his Platonic love, Ginevra de' Benci, a well-educated, teenaged poet in a passionless marriage, propelling her into the world of art, politics, and romance, with all of its complications.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.


Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

Shake cats

Davidson, Carli.

636.8002 DAVIDSO

Shake Cats includes more than 130 gorgeous, highly detailed color pictures of felines in mid-shake. Inside, fans will find a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of cats photographed.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

Star Wars : before the awakening

Rucka, Greg, author.


Reveals the origins of a doubtful stormtrooper for the First Order called FN-2187, a young scavenger on the desert planet of Jakku who calls herself Rey, and a hotshot Republic pilot named Poe Dameron, before they become involved in the major conflicts disrupting the galaxy.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

Velvet undercover

Brown, Teri J.


A World War I era spy novel about a bright British girl who is sent undercover into the heart of enemy territory to rescue Britain's most valuable (and secret) spy.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

Wet dog

Gamand, Sophie.

779.3297 GAMAND

Every dog owner knows too well the fun and misery of bath time: the wriggles, the poignant looks, the playful splashes. WET DOG, by photographer Sophie Gamand, is a stunning and touching capture of this intimate moment. Elevating dog photography to the status of art, these expressive portraits of our canine friends mirror our very own human emotions.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

Worlds of ink and shadow

Coakley, Lena, 1967-


Living an isolated life in their strict father's parsonage out on the English moors, the Brontë siblings have always been inseparable, their vivid imaginations actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gonday, but when Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters--the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna--refuse to let them go.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library.

Trouble is a friend of mine

Tromly, Stephanie.


After her parents' divorce, Zoe Webster moves from Brooklyn to upstate New York where she meets the weirdly compelling misfit, Philip Digby, and soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as he pulls her into his investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl which may be related to the disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Shake cats

Davidson, Carli.

636.8002 DAVIDSO

Adorable and hysterical color photographs of more than sixty cats caught mid-shake.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Pop sonnets : Shakespearean spins on your favorite songs

Didriksen, Erik, author.


The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in 'Pop Sonnets,' a collection of 100 classic pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets. All your favorite songs are here, including hits by Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, and many others. With stirring sentiments on everything from love and despair to wanton women, 'Pop Sonnets' offers inspirational verse for every occasion.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Slaughterhouse 90210

Kreizman, Maris.

808.882 KREIZMA

The perfect book for anyone with a Netflix account and a library card.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Felines of New York : a glimpse into the lives of New York's feline inhabitants

Tews, Jim, author.

636.8009 TEWS

Featuring more than 100 photos and quotes from cats in America's most glamorous city, Felines of New York exposes the furry underbelly of New York City's most glamorous, self-important residents.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Buddies : heartwarming photos of GIs and their dogs in World War II

Keeney, L. Douglas, author.

940.5412 KEENEY

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Junji Ito's cat diary : Yon & Mu

Itō, Junji, 1963-

741.5652 ITO

Hell-o-kitty! Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his financée, A-ko, to live with him. Little did he know ... his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow--Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, J-kun finds himself purrsuaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Plastic, ahoy! : investigating the great Pacific garbage patch

Newman, Patricia, 1958-

J 363.738 NEWMAN

A team of scientists explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have gathered, having drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier

Princeless. 1, [Save yourself]

Whitley, Jeremy, author.


Princess Adrienne is tired of being locked in a tower, waiting around to be rescued by a prince. She escapes from the tower with the help of her guardian dragon, Sparky, and with her plucky sidekick Bedelia, Adrienne sets off on a quest to rescue her sisters who are suffering the same fate.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

The great American Dust Bowl

Brown, Don, 1949- author, illustrator.

TEEN 978.032 BROWN

The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today. Presented in comic book format.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

One man guy

Barakiva, Michael, author.


When Alek's high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school, he thinks his summer is ruined. But then he meets Ethan, who opens his world in a series of truly unexpected ways.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Bioluminescence : nature and science at work

Zimmer, Marc, author.

TEEN 572.4358 ZIMMER

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Everything, everything

Yoon, Nicola, author.


The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

The silence of six

Myers, E. C. (Eugene C.), 1978- author.


"What is the Silence of Six, and what are you going to do about it?" These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein's best friend Evan just moments before he kills himself after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school. Haunted by the unforgettable image of Evan's death, Max's entire world is upended as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library.

Eden west

Hautman, Pete, 1952-


Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the land of Grace. It is all Jacob knows. Beyond the fence lies the World, a wicked, terrible place, doomed to destruction. Only the Grace will be spared. But something is rotten in paradise.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library.

X : a novel

Shabazz, Ilyasah, author.


Co-written by Malcolm X's daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library.

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