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TRU: Teen Readers Unite November Book Discussion
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?
Then Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you!
We will discussion these books on Tuesday November 14th from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.
Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12.
Sign up & book claiming for November’s TRU discussion will begin at 4 PM Tuesday October 10th at 4 PM, only at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk. You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there.
We have 4 copies of : The Berserkers by Emmy Laybourne and 5 copies of: Beasts Made of Shadows by Tochi Onyebuchi.
The Berserker: Are Hanne’s powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse?
Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne knows she is truly cursed. It’s not Stieg’s fault that their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
No, the fault lies with Hanne and her inability to control her murderous “gift”–she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must leave Norway for the American frontier or risk being brought to justice. Aided by a young cowboy who agrees to be their guide, Hanne and her siblings use their powers to survive the perilous trail, where blizzards, wild animals, and vicious bounty hunters await.
Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.
When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life.