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The library has copies available in print and digital and are happy to help you track down a copy if you need it. (call us at 224-543-1485).
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- DISCUSS: The Hurricane Wars by Thea GuanzonThe Chatter Box of Long Grove, Long Grove, IL
All Talasyn has ever known is the Hurricane Wars. Growing up an orphan in a nation under siege by the ruthless Night Emperor, Talasyn has found her family among the soldiers who fight for freedom. But she is hiding a deadly secret: light magic courses through her veins, a blazing power believed to have been wiped out years ago that can cut through the Night Empire's shadows. Prince Alaric, the emperor's only son and heir, has been forged into a weapon by his father. Tasked with obliterating any threats to the Night Empire's rule with the strength of his armies and mighty Shadow magic, Alaric has never been bested. That is until he sees Talasyn burning brightly on the battlefield with the magic that killed his grandfather, turned his father into a monster, and ignited the Hurricane Wars. In a clash of light and dark, their powers merge and create a force the likes of which has never been seen. Thrust into an uneasy alliance, they will confront the secrets at the heart of the war and find, in each other, a searing passion--one that could save their world...or destroy it.
*If you are doing the library's Branch Out Yearlong Reading Challenge this book counts in the Discover a Debut category: https://guides.vapld.info/BranchOut
- DISCUSS: True Biz by Sara NovićThe Chatter Box of Long Grove, Long Grove, IL
True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they'll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who's never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school's golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another's—and changed forever.
Reading Group Guide: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/670269/true-biz-by-sara-novic/9780593241523/readers-guide/
*If you are doing the library's Branch Out Yearlong Reading Challenge this book counts in the Multilingual Lives category as it includes words depicted in another language (ASL): https://guides.vapld.info/BranchOut